A. E. Couturier instruments out there? Bookmark and Share

No posting restrictions. Post here if seeking to buy music related items.

A. E. Couturier instruments out there?

Postby humBell » Wed Oct 25, 2017 11:47 am

My curiosity is peeked by a baritone i got. And trumpet/cornets seem common enough i wont't feel bad missing out on one. Interested in anything else with the acclaimed "conical bore" although playing low brass, that's what hits me hardest. And the assymetric slide on a trombone?

Anyway, i don't expect this here post to help much, but at least it is better than sitting on my hands... (That makes it a lot harder to type...)
Ol' et sock & tuba
humBell
bugler
bugler
 
Posts: 204
Joined: Mon Jul 20, 2015 1:48 pm
Location: North Eastern U.S.

Re: A. E. Couturier instruments out there?

Postby Mikelynch » Wed Oct 25, 2017 3:03 pm

My large Couturier helicon is available at BBC (not on their website), in case you are located anywhere near there.
Mikelynch
bugler
bugler
 
Posts: 195
Joined: Fri Mar 19, 2004 12:45 am

Re: A. E. Couturier instruments out there?

Postby humBell » Wed Oct 25, 2017 7:00 pm

Mikelynch wrote:My large Couturier helicon is available at BBC (not on their website), in case you are located anywhere near there.


It is within striking distance. I have occasionally discussed a pilgrimage there with others. Now i may even venture there on my own.

Thanks!
Ol' et sock & tuba
humBell
bugler
bugler
 
Posts: 204
Joined: Mon Jul 20, 2015 1:48 pm
Location: North Eastern U.S.

Re: A. E. Couturier instruments out there?

Postby windshieldbug » Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:06 am

I have a trombone with the patented slide squirreled away somewhere.
Don't think I'll ever get to it.
Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
User avatar
windshieldbug
Once got the "hand" as a cue
Once got the "hand" as a cue
 
Posts: 10732
Joined: Tue Mar 01, 2005 5:41 pm
Location: 8vb

Re: A. E. Couturier instruments out there?

Postby ajtuba » Sat Oct 28, 2017 6:25 am

I've got a Couturier fully-conical Eb tuba. Picked it up from a middle school near by - it had been sitting in a storage room for years unused because aside from the main tuning slide it has not other pullable slides and the teachers didn't know what to do with it....

It's got a sound like nothing else I've ever played. Not doing much of anything with it now since I traded away the only small shank mouthpiece I had. Still, it's a very cool horn. Great condition for being well over 100 years old, too.

Andy T.
Eb bass, Brass Band of Columbus

King 2341/York 670 "Monster" Eb tuba, Parker CJH mouthpiece
E.A. Couturier "Conical Bore" Eb tuba
King 1250 BBb sousaphone
Conn 12H trombone

User avatar
ajtuba
bugler
bugler
 
Posts: 34
Joined: Sat Apr 06, 2013 12:31 pm
Location: Columbus, OH

Re: A. E. Couturier instruments out there?

Postby humBell » Sat Oct 28, 2017 7:26 am

windshieldbug and ajtuba, by all means pester me if you ever decide you are looking to sell them.

Obviously there are probably other folk interested who may not have the audacity to post in the wanted section. So no offense taken if a more appealing or convenient buyer crops up before ya ever get to me.

Thanks for sharing!

No one has yet requested my skills as a baritone player, so i have no valid experience yet to report as to whether it plays well with others...
Ol' et sock & tuba
humBell
bugler
bugler
 
Posts: 204
Joined: Mon Jul 20, 2015 1:48 pm
Location: North Eastern U.S.

Re: A. E. Couturier instruments out there?

Postby Mikelynch » Sat Oct 28, 2017 9:03 am

I also know of someone with a very pretty Eb helicon that might become available.
Mikelynch
bugler
bugler
 
Posts: 195
Joined: Fri Mar 19, 2004 12:45 am


Return to Wanting To Buy/Seeking

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests