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FS: BBb Conn Pan Am Recording Bass - SOLD

Postby opus37 » Mon Jul 11, 2016 3:13 pm

I have for sale a 1927 or 1928 Conn PanAm recording tuba in BBb. The bell is 20 inches in diameter, the total height is 44 inches, and the width is 15 inches. As you can see from the photo bucket pictures attached, it does have a few minor dents and the finish is about 30%. The valves are tarnished but not pitted. All slides work, although the third valve slide is a bit tight. Compression is fair to good since I cleaned the valves*. (*change from original post). No leaks were detected when tested. It has been professionally cleaned and the valves have new felts and corks. It was originally a low pitch, but is has been tuned so it plays in 440. It does take a standard American shank mouthpiece. The bell is removable. It plays very nicely with a great low range voice. I am offering it at $950. (now $800) (now $600) This does not include shipping, a case or a mouthpiece.

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Re: FS: 1920's Conn Pan Am Recording Bass

Postby opus37 » Sat Jul 16, 2016 8:07 am

Bump to low the price to $875. I will entertain reasonable offers.
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Re: FS: 1920's Conn Pan Am Recording Bass

Postby opus37 » Fri Jul 29, 2016 10:46 pm

I cleaned the valves with the new valve cleaner. Most of the tarnish came off and the compression is greatly improved. There is now a noticeable pop with each valve. This horn has a great sound.
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Re: FS: 1920's Conn Pan Am Recording Bass (lower asking pri

Postby opus37 » Fri Aug 05, 2016 7:39 am

Bump for further price reduction to $800.
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Re: FS: 1920's Conn Pan Am Recording Bass (lower asking pri

Postby bloke » Fri Aug 05, 2016 10:39 am

cool tuba...

I would suggest adding straight-on front and straight-on rear pictures...i.e. "obverse/reverse".
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Re: FS: 1920's Conn Pan Am Recording Bass (lower asking pri

Postby opus37 » Sun Aug 07, 2016 2:56 pm

I have added the straight on front and back pictures as suggested. I also added a picture of a pad by the valves for a thumb rest. It kind of looks like a patch, but I don't think it is. I replaced the picture of the valves with one after I cleaned them. I tried to find the worst side of each valve. I put a little time into cleaning and removing some of the tarnish on the silver part of the finish. It looks better than I originally estimated (see new pictures). I think with a more cleaning and polishing, it will look better.
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Re: FS: 1920's Conn Pan Am Recording Bass (lower asking pri

Postby hrender » Mon Aug 08, 2016 6:50 am

Looks like a nice horn and probably plays even better than it looks. I have a similar King of the same vintage, and I get compliments on the sound all the time.
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Re: FS: 1920's Conn Pan Am Recording Bass (lower asking pri

Postby opus37 » Sat Nov 12, 2016 5:45 pm

bump for lower price.
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Re: FS: BBb Conn Pan Am Recording Bass (lower asking price )

Postby opus37 » Tue Nov 15, 2016 2:44 pm

bump for a good deal on a good horn.
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Re: FS: BBb Conn Pan Am Recording Bass (lower asking price )

Postby KiltieTuba » Tue Nov 15, 2016 7:26 pm

How has no one bought this already? This is essentially a 10J - really good, simple tuba.
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Re: FS: BBb Conn Pan Am Recording Bass (lower asking price )

Postby Aidan Purdy » Thu Nov 17, 2016 5:48 am

Is the horn still for sale? I'd buy it this week if so.
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Re: FS: BBb Conn Pan Am Recording Bass (lower asking price )

Postby opus37 » Fri Nov 25, 2016 1:33 pm

Pending sale didn't work out because international shipping was outrageously expensive. Back on the market for $550.
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Re: FS: BBb Conn Pan Am Recording Bass (lower asking price )

Postby opus37 » Thu Dec 15, 2016 9:29 am

bump. I will consider reasonable offers.
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Re: FS: BBb Conn Pan Am Recording Bass (lower asking price )

Postby opus37 » Mon Dec 26, 2016 11:16 am

This horn is now of Craig's List.
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Re: FS: BBb Conn Pan Am Recording Bass (lower asking price )

Postby opus37 » Wed Jan 25, 2017 4:26 pm

bump
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Re: FS: BBb Conn Pan Am Recording Bass (lower asking price )

Postby opus37 » Wed Apr 05, 2017 3:51 pm

bump
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Re: FS: BBb Conn Pan Am Recording Bass - SOLD

Postby opus37 » Sat Jun 03, 2017 9:46 pm

bump to list as SOLD
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