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WTB: Martin Recording bell - Found

PostPosted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 11:22 am
by YORK-aholic
I'm looking for a recording bell for a Martin Mammoth.

Condition isn't super important (within playable limits).

If someone has a tenon for the same bell, I'd be interested in one of those as well.

Thank you.

Re: WTB: Martin Recording bell

PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 5:01 pm
by tylerferris1213
I have a Martin Mammoth with a recording bell, and I've been wanting to get an upright bell for it. Would you be interested in a trade? I assume you have an upright bell?

Tyler

Re: WTB: Martin Recording bell

PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 5:26 pm
by YORK-aholic
Well, that won't work, as I have a Martin carcass without a bell at all!

Thanks anyway...

Re: WTB: Martin Recording bell

PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:15 pm
by Gus_Pratt
YORK-aholic wrote:Well, that won't work, as I have a Martin carcass without a bell at all!

Thanks anyway...



I assume you bought one of the two Marin bodies that were on eBay recently?

Re: WTB: Martin Recording bell

PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:26 am
by YORK-aholic
Guilty...

Re: WTB: Martin Recording bell

PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 3:34 pm
by tylerferris1213
Sorry to hear that! I was thinking it was a perfect trade for a second.

Re: WTB: Martin Recording bell

PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 5:44 pm
by YORK-aholic
I'll take your recording bell off you anyway. :mrgreen:

Re: WTB: Martin Recording bell

PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 6:43 pm
by tylerferris1213
Only if you buy the rest of the horn with it ;) I'll be posting it in the "for sale" section within the next week or two after I've cleaned it and re-aligned the valves!

Re: WTB: Martin Recording bell

PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:31 pm
by The Big Ben
YORK-aholic wrote:I'll take your recording bell off you anyway. :mrgreen:


I thought hard on those two, also. Did you get the straight one or the one with a slightly squished stack? If/when you get a bell, either one should be a player.

Re: WTB: Martin Recording bell

PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:57 pm
by YORK-aholic
I took the first one (slightly squished stack). Not a big issue, the rest of the body is in very good shape and it has the original receiver.

Re: WTB: Martin Recording bell

PostPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:15 pm
by bigtubby
FWIW I have a silver plated "Martin Handcraft" recording bell (pretty sure not Mammoth) that I have no use for unless someone has a body that it fits.

Some dents, tenon is bent a bit (I can fix), most of the plating is there. No photos ATM but if someone can use It I'll be happy to make some.

Tenon: ~20 5/8" circumference (6.565" dia)

Re: WTB: Martin Recording bell

PostPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 10:42 pm
by YORK-aholic
Thank you for the offer, but I believe you are right that it isn't a mammoth bell as the tenon is a bit small.

I got a hold of a Holton 340/345 upright bell. It matches the taper/profile of the one piece upright bell on my 1958 USN Martin Mammoth pretty closely.

Re: WTB: Martin Recording bell

PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2018 11:42 pm
by Gus_Pratt
If you still need a bell your Martin, this here has shown up on eBay. It would also give you extra parts for your tuba.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Martin-tuba/36 ... Sw-sZa6SPB

Re: WTB: Martin Recording bell

PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2018 6:28 am
by lost
I have 3 spare martin mammoth upright valves that might or might not fit this...fyi

Re: WTB: Martin Recording bell

PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2018 10:05 pm
by YORK-aholic
Gus_Pratt wrote:If you still need a bell your Martin, this here has shown up on eBay. It would also give you extra parts for your tuba.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Martin-tuba/36 ... Sw-sZa6SPB" target="_blank" target="_blank


Yeah, I may have accidentally bought that one. I have a complete Mammoth valve section sitting here. If the pistons fit, I'm in business, if they don't, a little bit of soldering and I'm in business...

I have got to stop buying these things, or else start selling some of them. Otherwise, my place is going to look like Lost's must: tuba store room with a bit of living space squeezed in among them!

Re: WTB: Martin Recording bell

PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2018 4:02 pm
by lost
YORK-aholic wrote:I have got to stop buying these things, or else start selling some of them. Otherwise, my place is going to look like Lost's must: tuba store room with a bit of living space squeezed in among them!


Booo Hiss......

I'm lucky to have a storage space in my dwelling. 8)

Re: WTB: Martin Recording bell

PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2018 9:27 am
by YORK-aholic
lost wrote:Booo Hiss......

I'm lucky to have a storage space in my dwelling. 8)


You're in better shape than me then. Mine are spread around a couple of bedrooms...

Must control purchasing impulse and encourage selling impulse.

Re: WTB: Martin Recording bell

PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2018 6:07 am
by Tundratubast
York-aholic,

I have both the bell and stack available from the same horn. I have no idea what they are worth.
I do know what I paid for the upright to replace them and I surely would not ask for the $800 I paid
for that bell. I am located in Fargo, ND. I will do a little market research on the bell system. If you
are interested let me know. They are both in good condition. I'll be back with a price shortly.

Tundra

Re: WTB: Martin Recording bell

PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2018 6:26 am
by Tundratubast
YORK-aholic,

A quick look revealed a much older sousaphone bell priced at $250. I'll offer the Martin Mammoth
bell and stack for $300 to you and you paying the shipping and packaging costs to your site. If interested
I can take some pics today.

Tundratubast

Re: WTB: Martin Recording bell

PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2018 12:41 pm
by edsel585960
YORK-aholic wrote:
Gus_Pratt wrote:If you still need a bell your Martin, this here has shown up on eBay. It would also give you extra parts for your tuba.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Martin-tuba/36 ... Sw-sZa6SPB" target="_blank" target="_blank" target="_blank


Yeah, I may have accidentally bought that one. I have a complete Mammoth valve section sitting here. If the pistons fit, I'm in business, if they don't, a little bit of soldering and I'm in business...

I have got to stop buying these things, or else start selling some of them. Otherwise, my place is going to look like Lost's must: tuba store room with a bit of living space squeezed in among them!

I have the same problem. Need to sell some of this heavy metal. :)