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Old Conn BBb Helicon

PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 6:26 pm
by humBell
http://www.ebay.com/itm/263019448992

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Broken leadpipe, and perhaps other things, but you don't see these every day...

Hopefully it can play again?

Re: Old Conn BBb Helicon

PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 9:31 pm
by The Big Ben
BIN of $1950. Seems like a lot but I don't know.

The piece of the mouthpipe that was torn off is there which certainly makes that repair a little bit simpler. Third valve is down- missing spring or stuck? The dents in the branch below the bell stack look reachable from the bell and the other dents don't look really serious. I bet the slides are stuck. It needs work but nothing crazy. Wish I had $$$ to spend. A helicon *is* on my 'to buy' list. Not this year, though...

Re: Old Conn BBb Helicon

PostPosted: Fri Jun 09, 2017 2:40 am
by humBell
Not entirely sure if there is a connection between Pan American and Conn, but i am remiss in not pointing this out as well here:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/232360713401

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Re: Old Conn BBb Helicon

PostPosted: Fri Jun 09, 2017 6:28 am
by roweenie
Pan American was Conn's student/budget line.

Re: Old Conn BBb Helicon

PostPosted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 9:43 pm
by humBell
I keep forgetting about this listing as well:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/322306340004

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It is off the beaten path as far ebay inatrument listings go.

And well, i guess it is an Eb but this recently went up as well:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/272705563492

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And as regards the original listing in this thread, i had a chance to chat with the seller last week. Sounded like he may be bringing it to a repair fellow to fix the neck. I also mentioned this thread, so he might come aboard. Who knows...