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Mahillon BBb

Postby hrender » Tue Jul 25, 2017 11:46 am

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Re: Mahillon BBb

Postby The Big Ben » Tue Jul 25, 2017 12:25 pm

I think this is the one that Howard Johnson made famous but with a forward bell. I like how the third valve slide and tubing bends back on itself like that. It looks alright, too. Dents, yes, but the ones in the removable bell and in the bell stack could be made presentable quickly by someone with tools. The enameled badge on the bell is pretty neat.

Top loader pistons and forward bells are kind of out of fashion these days but, at $650 plus shipping, this looks like a pretty good deal. I had a front bell horn at one time but, if I had one again, I would get a floor stand to put the bottom bow in when I needed to put it down. It was always a hassle to find a place to lay it on its back when I was playing with a group. The previous owners must have had a hard time with it, too, because it was moderately dent-free on the front but, on the back, it was obvious that it had been laid on its back a million and one times. I'd allow for the cost of a stand, too.
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Re: Mahillon BBb

Postby edsel585960 » Sat Jul 29, 2017 5:53 pm

Local kid had it. Cleaned up nicely. Plays well. Needed a couple of solders and some dent removal but nothing major. :)
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Re: Mahillon BBb

Postby bigtubby » Sun Jul 30, 2017 10:30 am

It's back! Someone must have made them an offer they couldn't refuse.
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Re: Mahillon BBb

Postby edsel585960 » Sun Jul 30, 2017 11:21 am

https://photos.google.com/album/AF1QipN ... igO0fYaPJo Here are some photos of it after I cleaned it up, removed dents and put 4 matching finger buttons on.
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Re: Mahillon BBb

Postby hrender » Mon Jul 31, 2017 4:56 pm

edsel585960 wrote:https://photos.google.com/album/AF1QipNiVb7XuOlF8WGclqL4j7oW6bpCZgigO0fYaPJo" target="_blank Here are some photos of it after I cleaned it up, removed dents and put 4 matching finger buttons on.


For some reason the link isn't working.

Any plans to try to get an upright bell for it?
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Re: Mahillon BBb

Postby edsel585960 » Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:39 am

I changed the settings on the link. Might work now.
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Re: Mahillon BBb

Postby tofu » Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:13 pm

edsel585960 wrote:I changed the settings on the link. Might work now.


fyi - didn't work for me
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Re: Mahillon BBb

Postby TheHatTuba » Tue Aug 01, 2017 5:12 pm

tofu wrote:
edsel585960 wrote:I changed the settings on the link. Might work now.


fyi - didn't work for me

Same here
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