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Conn 2XJ upright bell

PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:50 pm
by WakinAZ

Re: Conn 2XJ upright bell

PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:53 am
by TUbajohn20J
Hard to find! Someone better jump on this I know there were several people on here looking.

Re: Conn 2XJ upright bell

PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:11 pm
by WakinAZ
Yep, rare as hen's teeth. And this is about what they go for a la carte.
I don't think the bulk of folks who uses forum actually look at this subforum that much. I'm tempted to repost this in the for sale section and get a rap on the knuckles.

Re: Conn 2XJ upright bell

PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:22 pm
by lost
I dunno. In the past 3 years i have seen quite a few pop up. As the amount of people who regularly played these big horns decide its not worth it anymore and "retire" to a smaller horn...we could be in the midst of a conn 2xj upright bell renaissance...now if only the martin upright bells would start appearing...

Re: Conn 2XJ upright bell

PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:49 pm
by WakinAZ
I think the problem for both the Conn 2xJs and the Martin Mammoth could be easily resolved by a clever importer importing Chinese-made clones of those bells or perhaps a tighter focus 22in version.

Dan Schultz imports both 186 and 1291 Miraphone clone bells. I'm sure the same factory could probably figure out how to make a Conn or Martin bell.

I really feel the right setup could be a license to print money, or at least a nice sideline for someone.