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Reply #15 - Jul 18th, 2012 at 7:45am
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My first horn was a 1904 Besson cornet in high pitch, my father bought it for me, he paid 32 pounds for it in 1950, I realise now that was about 3 weeks wages. I lent it to a "friend" in 1985 and have not seen it since.
I really do not miss it.

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Reply #16 - Jul 18th, 2012 at 12:26pm
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Seems like someone was taking advantage of your Dad. I can't imagine that an over 40 year old high pitch horn would be worth that much of his wages.
  
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Reply #17 - Jul 31st, 2012 at 3:12pm
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I was given a brand new Conn 6D to play a solo with my high school orchestra at my graduation in 1937.I played through college,but put it aside in 1941  when I enlisted .in the Navy.. Twenty six years later I had to put it back into playable condition when I retired as an officer(not playing during Naval service). It played quite well, but in 1992 I had the horn reconditioned by Osmun brass. I still play it today at times to show off a prized possession,although I now play an 8D in 4 South Florida groups. I recently have come across a King piston valve Single horn (vintage 1942) that I would like to know more about its value. Itis playable.
  
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Reply #18 - Jul 31st, 2012 at 4:48pm
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Piston horns seem to be more of a curiosity than a coveted instrument.  I think they are generally criticized as being stuffy.  Not being a horn player, I don't know whether that is a valid criticism or not.  I once had a military issue Conn piston horn.  When I sold it, it went to Europe.  Seemed like the Europeans were more interested in the pistons than those in this country,

  
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Reply #19 - Aug 14th, 2012 at 3:52am
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My first trumpet was a king.gave it to my best friends daughter.im one of those who belives in passing along what gave you your start to someone new..then I had a getzen tone balanced,and super deluxe.,my first flugel was a king,that I gave to my good friend,so he could use for college..then a Yamaha.,a crappy Bach,a vox cornet...but now,im waiting eagerly for my conn Wurlitzer lyric liberty 1883 cornet!!! Any day now!
  
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Reply #20 - Aug 30th, 2012 at 1:33am
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2  I still have it and play it occasionally.
  
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Reply #21 - Sep 1st, 2012 at 9:48pm
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i miss my first bach 42b . great horn... Sad
  
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Reply #22 - Dec 1st, 2012 at 5:08pm
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Mine doesn't fit any of these catagories.......the horn I played in High School Bach TR200S is now being played by my daughter who is now in Junior HIgh....she's been using it for 3 years now.
  
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Reply #23 - Dec 1st, 2012 at 9:09pm
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That's probably closest to #2.  Mine went through that pattern on its way of becoming a lamp!
  
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Reply #24 - Jun 10th, 2013 at 11:51am
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I apologize.  My interests changed for a while and I haven't even looked at this site for a long time.  But that is not real important.

I did not have my own horn growing up: used school horns through junior high and high school.  I played 'baritone.'  I remember it, or them as Conn.  I have a similar one now, but made too late to be period correct. 

But I do have my father's York mellophone, my mother's Martin trumpet, an American Standard baritone that belonged to a cousin of my father and my little brother's cornet (Conn?) 

And my one son's Yamaha YEP321 euph.  My other son has his Meinl-Weston tuba.  Grandchildren coming up.

I'm not much of a player of anything, TubaChristmas mostly.

alfred
  
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Reply #25 - Jun 11th, 2013 at 5:22am
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I am sorry to say I don't have my first horn. It was a Buescher and It went to Gabriel's trumpet choir back in the mids 60's. I still bore my wife with the praises of that horn. However, I stlll have my second trumpet a Selmer K-modified lightweight, bought in 1965. I liked this horn until I discovered Benge. I played the Benge 2X from 1968 until 1992, when I wore it out (but I still have it - someday to be restored). From that time until 2 years ago I played a 1968 Bach Stardivarius. That is when I discovered the 1929 Conn 22B!
All the while I have also been a baritone/euphonium player. I still have an Olds bell front 4 valve aquired used back in 1988.
  
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Reply #26 - Jun 13th, 2013 at 8:42pm
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I'm still playing the Meinl Weston CC tuba I got in '67 at Indiana U.  I bought the Glier helicon about a year ago, and it's future with me is still to be decided!
  

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I am in 3  Smiley
  
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Reply #28 - Mar 26th, 2014 at 9:34am
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Because of the following, I am partial to the I am glad its gone category.  I owned a Lafayette trumpet that had been used and abused by my brothers before it came to me.  It was a model from the 1930's, was au natural to the point of turning green and had been bent 'closed' halfway down the bell.  My father was able to reform the bell into a passable shape and emoried the mouthpiece to rid it of burrs on the lip surface.  I used wooden doweling, sheet lead and muscle (9 year old's) to improve upon its shape and 0 through 0000 steel wool to make it shine.  It did look better but was a source of shame to me (my family had aspirations that were contagious I guess).
  After trying to learn on this humbling sticking valved French P.O.S. for 2 years, my music teacher mercifully switched me to a schools baritone horn.  Half a century later I decided to take up the trumpet again and with joyful abandon have compensated a bit by becoming a collector as well as a comeback player.  Currently my mostly vintage stock of select professional level trumpets, cornets (and a hand full of flugelhorns) have increased to nearly 7 dozen specimens.  My playing, even at my age, improves steadily and I not only find joy in playing, but in the artistry of the instruments as well as their company's and designers' histories.  Further, it expands to the history of brasswinds , their development back from the points of their inceptions , etc.  .So, maybe that French abomination turned out to be 'not so bad'  in the long run.
But I'll never buy one! Angry
  
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Reply #29 - Mar 26th, 2014 at 9:39am
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stumac wrote on Jul 18th, 2012 at 7:45am:
My first horn was a 1904 Besson cornet in high pitch, my father bought it for me, he paid 32 pounds for it in 1950, I realise now that was about 3 weeks wages. I lent it to a "friend" in 1985 and have not seen it since.
I really do not miss it.

Regards,  Stuart.


Horn or 'friend' ? Smiley
  
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