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How Rare is a 20J Upright Bell?

Postby mjrctuba » Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:33 pm

I recently bought a well-used-but-playing 1960s Conn 20J to use at venues with a greater potential for horn damage. The more I play the 20J, the more I like it.
I only have a recording bell. I've looked around the internet a bit for an upright bell, but haven't found anything.
How hard is 20J upright bell to come by for sale?
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Re: How Rare is a 20J Upright Bell?

Postby GC » Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:49 pm

20J and 24J were recording bell instruments. 21J and 25J were the same instruments with upright bells. Maybe a change in searches? Or try calling some of the major name repairers/restorers whose names you see here on TubeNet.

Kanstul makes a somewhat smaller replacement upright bell for the 2XJ tubas. I believe it's a bit pricey.
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Re: How Rare is a 20J Upright Bell?

Postby lost » Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:19 pm

Not rare. Get the ebay app on your phone and save a search for "conn upright tuba bell"

You'll be notified if one appears nightly. They appear with some regularity.
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