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1914 Conn Helicon

Postby vespa50sp » Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:08 am

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Re: 1914 Conn Helicon

Postby KiltieTuba » Sat Jul 06, 2019 1:21 pm

Pretty neat seeing a ferrule on the lower leadpipe below the neck receiver. Most after this had that as one piece, not two.
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Re: 1914 Conn Helicon

Postby Chuck W » Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:51 pm

No goose neck or bits with this one. I asked.
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Re: 1914 Conn Helicon

Postby KingBassTrombone » Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:58 am

I think a modern Conn neck could be retrofitted rather easily. My 1902 version is 0.734" bore, and a 20K neck and bits fits and works well.
1933 York 706 BBb tuba (adjustable rec. bell)
1902 C.G.Conn Elkhart & New York BBb HeliConn
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Re: 1914 Conn Helicon

Postby KiltieTuba » Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:42 pm

Chuck W wrote:No goose neck or bits with this one. I asked.


That's not a problem. Unless you really need that Victorian-era rounded bits, the Art-deco era ones work just fine. Or get a new set, just the same, but less quality.
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