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1902 Conn BBb Helicon

Postby SousaWarrior9 » Sun May 27, 2018 11:52 pm

Here is a Conn BBb Helicon from 1902. The best part of this historic horn is that is still plays, and quite well! The valves have been replated, so they function like new valves, despite being on such on old horn. As a result, compression is great and valves are smooth. The slides are also in great shape with little to no wear. Aside from the silver plating on the valves, the horn is all original, with a great patina. Sound is very direct and punchy, and the horn is incredibly lightweight for its size. It also has a set of low-pitch slide extenders to put the horn in low-pitch BBb, if you're into that.
The Issues: The horn is in great shape and relatively dent free except for one crease in the bell. I'm not sure the neck and bits are original, and I do not have a case with this one. Approximately .732" bore, like most Conns, and about an 18" bell.
Would prefer not to ship this one.
$2,000
Also open to offers!
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Shipping would be via greyhound preferably Or if you are willing to meet me in person In the central Illinois area, even better.
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Re: King 1241, York Sousa, Wessex Baritone, Olds Bass Bone

Postby SousaWarrior9 » Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:02 pm

Update:

King 1241 is on hold

York Sousa has been spoken for

Olds Bass bone and Wessex Baritone are still available.
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Re: King 1241, Wessex Baritone, Olds Bass Bone

Postby Awegner2 » Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:08 pm

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Re: King 1241, Conn Helicon, Wessex Baritone, Olds Bass Bone

Postby SousaWarrior9 » Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:01 am

Bump for lowered prices and an additional horn for your consideration!
Also, the King is back on the market.
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Re: King 1241, Conn Helicon, Wessex Baritone, Olds Bass Bone

Postby SousaWarrior9 » Tue Aug 21, 2018 1:47 pm

The King and the Wessex have been added to the tuba-euph Facebook marketplace
The King is out on another trial but still not sold yet, so there's sill time if you're interested!
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Re: King 1241, Conn Helicon, Wessex Baritone, Olds Bass Bone

Postby jmviehmann » Fri Aug 24, 2018 12:05 am

How much is the helicon?
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Re: King 1241, Conn Helicon, Wessex Baritone, Olds Bass Bone

Postby SousaWarrior9 » Fri Aug 24, 2018 1:13 pm

jmviehmann wrote:How much is the helicon?


I was hoping to work out a trade with someone who possesses a Martin Mammoth of the front-action variety, because it would be easier to cut out the middle man, so to speak, because if I sold the helicon, that's exactly where the money would go. Sadly, no one has yet taken me up on the offer, so I may consider selling it outright. Would't want to ship it though if I did, though. I could be persuaded to let it go for around $3,000 if no one wanted to trade.
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Re: King 1241, Conn Helicon, Olds Bass Bone

Postby SousaWarrior9 » Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:06 pm

UPDATE:
Wessex Baritone is sold!
The King is still out on trial. Waiting to hear back.
Open to offers on the helicon and bass bone.
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Re: King 1241 with BOTH bells, and 1902 Conn Helicon

Postby SousaWarrior9 » Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:25 pm

What an eventful past couple days!
Olds Bass Bone is SOLD pending funds.
and...
The King is back on the market once again!!
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Re: King 1241 with BOTH bells, and 1902 Conn Helicon

Postby SousaWarrior9 » Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:32 pm

lower price on the King!
The helicon also has an official price now at $2,500. It will be in Tube-Euph FB marketplace soon as well.
Need to clear out some space!
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Re: King 1241 with BOTH bells, and 1902 Conn Helicon

Postby SousaWarrior9 » Tue Sep 25, 2018 6:00 pm

NEW lower price on the Helicon! Come snatch up this amazing piece oh history in fantastic condition. You know you want this so you can turn heads at tubachristmas and standing gigs... :tuba:

King is also still available.
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1902 Conn BBb Helicon

Postby SousaWarrior9 » Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:15 pm

Update:
King has been sold pending funds

The helicon is still available!
I'm surprised, as I thought this one would sell the quickest. Not every day do you come across a collector's item like this that still plays like a new horn :tuba:
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