J.c. Sherman wrote:The last contemporary photo I say of him was with a Conn 2J.
As far as I've heard, they won't be making him anything... at least, nothing for production. They're gun-shy about CCs.
Gun-shy, yes, but still going to make him something. With the changes in the ownership of the company, they are taking a lot more time doing diligent research before launching product, as the company isn't trying to make similar mistakes. I hope that they will see a growing opportunity for CC tubas, and try to make an instrument to fit that place in the market.
Andy Smith, DMA Eastman School of Music MM '2009 DMA, UNC Greensboro 2013
They still make the 15J, so they could "easily" make a 3J. They still make a 2341, so they could "easily" make a 52J (they were supposed to offer a tuning slide leg to allow removal of the 5th, but they never did; and a carbon fiber bell would make it light and nice for Chuck). They probably shredded the plans and mandrel for the Harvey Phillips because - hey - it's important for a big corporation to shed assets. They could still order the "Conn Int'l" rotary, right?
manatee wrote:Yeah, I would have liked to have played one (HP BBb),as well. They have got to be out there somewhere. I have never seen a used one offered for sale. Unlikely horn for schools one would think.