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Reply #30 - Mar 28th, 2014 at 3:21am
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I didn't own a horn as a teen, playing tuba.  They're costly.  Played the schools.  The BBb tubas were being used by others so I was given the old CC. 

It doesn't take long to learn different fingering when you're a teen and within 3 weeks I could play it as well as a BBb and switch back and forth.  It was a 1910 Cleveland, black as coal.  Took it home and polished for two evenings, then sawed about 1" off the tuning slides to get the pitch right. It would easily play several notes that were always stuffy on a BBb.
  
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Reply #31 - May 14th, 2014 at 8:47pm
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I still have my Getzen Severinsen Trumpet and its picture is in the catalog.  However I am really enjoying my 1953 Olds Special I bought recently for $90.00.
  

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Reply #32 - Jun 6th, 2014 at 2:12pm
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I started in 5th grade on a Bundy tenor trombone, and I've still got it.  It's my "campfire horn" if there is such a thing - I play it on the occasions I'm on a parade float, or at a rowdier gig. 

I played the school's Reynolds bass trombone in High School, and bought a Holton TR-150 when I graduated in 1990.  I played for a few years in college before I ran afoul of a discouraging instructor. 

The Holton is still my primary horn.  I don't get a chance to perform very often, but I love the horn.

I guess this puts me in camp 1) and 2).
  
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Reply #33 - Jun 6th, 2014 at 4:16pm
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kapkarl wrote on Jun 6th, 2014 at 2:12pm:
I started in 5th grade on a Bundy tenor trombone, and I've still got it. It's my "campfire horn"

Me too on an old American - still have it - doesn't play.

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Holton TR-150 when I graduated in 1990. I played for a few years in college before I ran afoul of a discouraging instructor.

The Holton is still my primary horn. I don't get a chance to perform very often, but I love the horn.


Mine was a Collegiate in-line bass.  It was my main horn for lots of years, and it is still my 2nd/3rd part horn.

i guess I shouldn't be, but I'm still amazed that those venerable old horns, are still able to hold their own.



  
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Reply #34 - Jul 1st, 2014 at 12:54pm
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The cornet I played in elementary school is long gone.  I don't even know what it was.  It was traded in on a used baritone when I was in 7th grade (maybe in 1965?), which I played through high school, with the exception of a school French horn my senior year.  I occasionally got the bari out during college, but rarely after that.  I lent it to a grand nephew for a few years, but his dad assures me that it will be back in my store room at my sister's house by the time I get back to the US in about a year.  I've since started playing my son's old TR300 trumpet, so I'm sure that I'll get the old bari out next year.
  
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Reply #35 - Mar 8th, 2016 at 11:35pm
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kenton wrote on Feb 20th, 2012 at 4:43am:
1) I still have it, I still play it, It is my one and only.
2) I still have it, it sits in the closet. It is a friend
3) I got rid of it, good riddance.
4) I got rid of it, wish I had it back.
5) I go through horns like water, all I care about is the one I have now.


The horn I took my first steps on playing brass, was an old Flugelhorn with rotary valves; my dad exchanged it with a friend together with a Lark Euphonium for a Mahillon "Euphonium". The friend later returned the Lark, but kept the Flugel; I wish it was the other way around, so that should be 4)

Then when it turned out that I had some talent, my parents bought me an Amati Trumpet. I do not have any particular fond memories of it, so I guess it is 3)

My teacher suggested to switch to Cornet, as I couldn't keep the trumpet straight up long enough. My parent's got me a Conn cornet, I do remember trying out a few horns at some weird guy's house. This Conn won hands down. Since I later made the switch to Tuba I don't play Trumpet/Cornet anymore, but it is definitely 2)

Then when I got older and stronger, my parent's bought a Conn 22b from the same weird guy. I don't remember trying out then, I think they bought it on reccomendation of my teacher. It was my trusty "scheurijzer" (don't know what to call it in English, maybe something like "iron ripper") for the next few years.This is also 2)

A few years later, my High School Orchestra bought a Schenkelaars BBb tuba and I was immediately fascinated by it. So I tried it out for a few weeks before my parents bought me my own Schenkelaars. It was an old lumpy 3-valve BBb beast, some of the supports came loose but I played it nonetheless. I am undecided if it's 3) or 4)

Then as I progressed I of course had to get a better instrument and bought a B&S CC tuba from my teacher. I still got better and eventually applied at the Royal Conservatory of Music in The Hague and got accepted (didn't finish though, but that is another story). So naturally, after a while my professor insisted I had to get another, better tuba wich was a Kalison CC tuba. I sold the B&S to the Youth Orchestra I was a member of. Later I had to sell the Kalison as well. I regard both of them as 4), but since I do not have that much storage space my wife should say 3) is more appropriate...
  
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