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Re: Lovin' Me Some Helicon!!!! Need some horn porn.

Postby Casca Grossa » Sat Aug 12, 2017 4:28 pm

bigtubby wrote:Stumbled upon this thread again and reminded me that I've acquired a couple of Cerveny helicons in F since my last post. The 4/4 has become my go to horn.
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I almost forgot about my own post. Those are really nice. I keep following eBay to see if I can find a bargain. One of these days I will have one.
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Re: Lovin' Me Some Helicon!!!! Need some horn porn.

Postby bigtubby » Sat Aug 12, 2017 5:11 pm

Casca Grossa wrote:
bigtubby wrote:Stumbled upon this thread again and reminded me that I've acquired a couple of Cerveny helicons in F since my last post. The 4/4 has become my go to horn.
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I almost forgot about my own post. Those are really nice. I keep following eBay to see if I can find a bargain. One of these days I will have one.

Frank Hosemann (g.mu6 on ebay) usually has newer Amati F helicons on ebay. I bought the 4/4 from him in fact (it needed some work). He's a straight shooter and has a couple on ebay now for under $1500.00 OBO - shoot him an offer.
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Re: Lovin' Me Some Helicon!!!! Need some horn porn.

Postby Heliconer » Sun Aug 13, 2017 12:48 pm

Here's a video of my Twin brother and I playing some George Formby. I'm using a King Helicon that I no longer own.

https://youtu.be/jFSwFrp0xdw
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Re: Lovin' Me Some Helicon!!!! Need some horn porn.

Postby humBell » Mon Aug 14, 2017 10:40 pm

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humBell wrote:Anyway, this post will serve to me as a reminder that i'll put something in this thread....



Sorry i am late to the party...

Does this count?

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(editted so size appears reasonable... learn something new every... so often.)


Hells yeah, it is way cool!


Thank ya kindly!

My bad for not identifying it...

Early 1880s Boosey & Co. Eb helicon. Using a conn bit.

I believe i flushed it out with water, and played fine right off the bat, as long as i held the water key closed. Got spring for the water key (ziptied on because it isn't quite right, or i am just clumsy) and replaced the valve springs, but haven't done anything else for it yet. Has a wonderful sound, but not so loud as to knock others' socks off.

For those who come to this thread for the articles, there is a pretty good story here...

The fellow who sold this to me recruited me for local parades, and has paid me more for them than i paid him for this. Sadly, most of the time, he prefers sousaphones so i have not yet marched for him with this.

One of these days i'll get another helicon picture up here...
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Re: Lovin' Me Some Helicon!!!! Need some horn porn.

Postby dwcramer2 » Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:54 pm

This is my 1917 Conn (Elkhart) BBb 4-valve helicon, with a 22" bell; refurbished with a polished silver finish by Lee Stofer in 2015-16 (you might recognize his photoshoot location). All original parts except the 3rd valve slide bow (the original of which was crushed beyond repair), and the 3rd valve slide water key which was added to the new crook for convenience.
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Re: Lovin' Me Some Helicon!!!! Need some horn porn.

Postby Casca Grossa » Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:24 pm

dwcramer2 wrote:This is my 1917 Conn (Elkhart) BBb 4-valve helicon, with a 22" bell; refurbished with a polished silver finish by Lee Stofer in 2015-16 (you might recognize his photoshoot location). All original parts except the 3rd valve slide bow (the original of which was crushed beyond repair), and the 3rd valve slide water key which was added to the new crook for convenience.


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