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

Postby dmmorris » Mon Aug 03, 2015 10:51 pm

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

Postby Casca Grossa » Mon Aug 03, 2015 10:54 pm

ken k wrote:
Casca Grossa wrote:Being summer and lots of parades going on, I've noticed a trend of helicons outnumbering other tuba shaped objects and I must admit, I'm feeling a little envious. I went to a local parade on Saturday and I saw 5 helicons, 3 BBb tubas and 0 sousaphones. I'm not in the market now but down the line I might take the plunge. For now, could the proud helicon owners post a little horn porn?

what parade that?
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Re: Lovin' Me Some Helicon!!!! Need some horn porn.

Postby Art Hovey » Wed Aug 05, 2015 12:06 am

Dave Gannett and I swapped Bueschers a few years ago for this photo:

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-And here's Tom Holtz with his Eb Buescher:

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One more from a parade gig:

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Bloke's Beauty:

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You can still get a new one like this:

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

Postby UncleBeer » Wed Aug 05, 2015 6:04 am

Here's mine:

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

Postby Casca Grossa » Thu Aug 06, 2015 9:18 am

Keep the pics rolling in!!!! Some great looking helicons out there!!
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Re: Lovin' Me Some Helicon!!!! Need some horn porn.

Postby PaulTkachenko » Fri Aug 07, 2015 3:17 am

Just take the bell off the helicon to make it more portable...
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Re: Lovin' Me Some Helicon!!!! Need some horn porn.

Postby opus37 » Sun Aug 09, 2015 3:56 pm

Here is my 1892 Eb:
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Re: Lovin' Me Some Helicon!!!! Need some horn porn.

Postby humBell » Mon Aug 10, 2015 2:35 pm

I'm pretty sure i know the answer, but hel in helicon rhymes with dell, right?

For a few years there, i was pronouncing it to rhyme with feel, as in helix. No wonder i had to explain what i meant to everyone...

Anyway, this post will serve to me as a reminder that i'll put something in this thread once i figure it's time to go through the learning curve o' taking pictures and posting them internetwise... I've done it before in other contexts, but so rarely and in varying contexts that i kinda have to relearn it, even if the few steps are trivially simple...
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Re: Lovin' Me Some Helicon!!!! Need some horn porn.

Postby bigtubby » Sat Sep 05, 2015 11:40 pm

For nothing more than the porn value ...
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Re: Lovin' Me Some Helicon!!!! Need some horn porn.

Postby OldHorn » Mon Sep 07, 2015 8:17 pm

OK, here's some good old helicon porn.
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Re: Lovin' Me Some Helicon!!!! Need some horn porn.

Postby Ed Jones » Tue Sep 08, 2015 10:30 am

Here's some helicon action:
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Re: Lovin' Me Some Helicon!!!! Need some horn porn.

Postby bloke » Tue Sep 08, 2015 8:29 pm

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

Postby Casca Grossa » Tue Sep 08, 2015 10:25 pm

bigtubby wrote:For nothing more than the porn value ...
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Love the bell on the little one!!!!
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Re: Lovin' Me Some Helicon!!!! Need some horn porn.

Postby Casca Grossa » Tue Sep 08, 2015 10:26 pm


That is a great price but too broke to justify the purchase at the moment. I'd love to have that one though.
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Re: Lovin' Me Some Helicon!!!! Need some horn porn.

Postby Casca Grossa » Tue Sep 08, 2015 10:28 pm

bloke wrote:Image

If I had a Yamaha 822 F, I would trade it in a heartbeat for that!!!!
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Re: Lovin' Me Some Helicon!!!! Need some horn porn.

Postby bloke » Thu Sep 10, 2015 11:15 am

Casca Grossa wrote:
bloke wrote:Image

If I had a Yamaha 822 F, I would trade it in a heartbeat for that!!!!


Don't let that issue concern you.
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Re: Lovin' Me Some Helicon!!!! Need some horn porn.

Postby humBell » Mon Feb 08, 2016 9:49 am

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

Postby bigtubby » Sat Aug 12, 2017 4:17 pm

humBell wrote:
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.)


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

Postby bigtubby » Sat Aug 12, 2017 4:21 pm

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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