Seattle CL: 1913 Conn Eb Alto Horn Bookmark and Share

Sell and Buy equipment via Ebay and Craigslist
Forum rules
This is for posting links to off site deals that you are not personally selling,but wanting to pass along good deals

Seattle CL: 1913 Conn Eb Alto Horn

Postby hrender » Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:53 pm

hal.
User avatar
hrender
6 valves
6 valves
 
Posts: 2209
Joined: Fri Mar 19, 2004 5:18 pm
Location: Fruited Plains

Re: Seattle CL: 1913 Conn Eb Alto Horn

Postby royjohn » Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:26 pm

I have a 1913 top action York Eb alto horn that is a joy to play. Easy slotting, great tone, wide range on these, easy high register. I would assume that the Conns are similar...good deal for someone interested in such... :D :D :D
royjohn
royjohn
3 valves
3 valves
 
Posts: 393
Joined: Wed Feb 28, 2007 12:13 pm
Location: Knoxville, TN

Re: Seattle CL: 1913 Conn Eb Alto Horn

Postby Donn » Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:46 pm

Surprising the owner doesn't mention the alternate tuning slide. Maybe big enough to extend the pitch from F to Eb? But would either be A=440Hz?
User avatar
Donn
TubeNet Sponsor
TubeNet Sponsor
 
Posts: 5254
Joined: Fri Aug 19, 2005 3:58 pm
Location: Seattle, ☯

Re: Seattle CL: 1913 Conn Eb Alto Horn

Postby Tubajug » Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:58 pm

I'm not familiar with these horns at all, is the open Eb the one in the third space of the bass clef? So they're slightly higher than a euphonium but not as high as a trumpet?
Jordan
King 2341 with a Holton "Monster" Eb bell
H.N. White King Eb
Conn 12J (being harvested for a frankentuba)

Used to own, but still a fun thread: Lyon & Healy Eb

If at first you don't succeed, skydiving's probably not for you.
User avatar
Tubajug
5 valves
5 valves
 
Posts: 1508
Joined: Wed Jun 10, 2009 7:23 pm
Location: Lincoln, NE

Re: Seattle CL: 1913 Conn Eb Alto Horn

Postby Mark Finley » Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:01 pm

[quote="Donn"]Surprising the owner doesn't mention the alternate tuning slide. Maybe big enough to extend the pitch from F to Eb? But would either be A=440Hz?[/quote

One would be high pitch and one low
User avatar
Mark Finley
Low Brass Teacher
Low Brass Teacher
 
Posts: 4904
Joined: Fri Mar 19, 2004 12:08 am
Location: Arlington TX

Re: Seattle CL: 1913 Conn Eb Alto Horn

Postby royjohn » Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:53 pm

High pitch is usually quoted as A=452, but it could be higher than that (A=459??). If the high pitch slide was at A=452, by my calculations you would need 2.04 inches of pull on the slide to get to A=440. This could be pretty do-able, which surprises me, as I've never heard or someone using a high pitch instrument to play in A=440. IDK, maybe my calculations are off. Anyone know much about this?
royjohn
royjohn
3 valves
3 valves
 
Posts: 393
Joined: Wed Feb 28, 2007 12:13 pm
Location: Knoxville, TN

Re: Seattle CL: 1913 Conn Eb Alto Horn

Postby Donn » Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:08 pm

Tubajug wrote:I'm not familiar with these horns at all, is the open Eb the one in the third space of the bass clef? So they're slightly higher than a euphonium but not as high as a trumpet?


Yes, it's half the length of an Eb tuba, where the euphonium is half the length of a BBb tuba. If you've been calling them "tenor horn", it's because you're in England or commonwealth. Elsewhere, tenor is the more slender variant of the Bb baritone. The alto isn't strictly constrained to specific proportions, either, but I dare say it's more standardized than the baritone, and the standard is in some people's opinion very much in line with the old saxhorn. So you could reasonably call it an alto saxhorn if you like.

Well, it's more standardized if you ignore the multitude of alto brasses in the category "marching french horn", "mellophone" etc. In F as often as Eb. They can appear in a couple forms, right handed french horn and trumpet shapes, and they're smaller bored and may take a smaller mouthpiece shank. "Peck horn" refers to the use of all of these instruments for a mid-range off beat rhythm.
User avatar
Donn
TubeNet Sponsor
TubeNet Sponsor
 
Posts: 5254
Joined: Fri Aug 19, 2005 3:58 pm
Location: Seattle, ☯


Return to Off-Site deals and Ads

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 5 guests