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FS: Gnagey 6/4 BBb (Martin/King/Conn)

Postby CLDmusic » Sun Aug 28, 2016 1:01 pm

Divesting in preparation for a career change. I'm not in a hurry to sell because the replacement has already been purchased, but I'd like to free up the finances a bit.

From what I can trace back, this horn was frankensteined in 2004 and has had a few owners, all as reluctant to sell as I am right now. I believe this horn once went by the name "Sputnik." The bell is Martin, marked USN 1960. The first three valve casings are King, with MAW valves inside (the original King valves are in my possession, too). The fourth valve is Conn and bears a second serial number, different from the second valve. The fifth valve is unknown to me, but that never mattered much to me, it's a fifth valve, and it works just fine!

This horn is fantastic. Huge sound with just the right balance of projection and girth. Good intonation, easy to play. That said, it isn't going to win any beauty contests. The bell has clear evidence of dent/wrinkle removal, and the raw brass gets a patina going pretty quickly. Some people are into that, though.

Asking $6000 plus shipping (if necessary).
Located in Southern Arizona.

Additional pictures: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/ ... sp=sharing" target="_blank" target="_blank" target="_blank" target="_blank" target="_blank" target="_blank" target="_blank

Please email me: dudleycl [at] gmail.
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Re: FS: Gnagey 6/4 BBb (Martin/King/Conn)

Postby tubarnak » Sun Aug 28, 2016 5:26 pm

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Re: FS: Gnagey 6/4 BBb (Martin/King/Conn)

Postby Mitch » Mon Aug 29, 2016 1:38 pm

I was the original owner. The horn was first purchased from Sam Gnagey in the fall of '04. He originally intended to cut it to CC, but it was way too good as a BBb to risk losing it in the conversion. I played ONE note before asking him how much he wanted for it. It will resonate in rooms that don't resonate. I can tell you I had it at a couple auditions where people half smirked when they first saw it, but as soon as they heard it, it was all, "So, uh...what is that?" "Where'd you get that?" "Is he making another one?" "What kind of mouthpiece are you using on that?" I had entire string sections wave their bows in the air at a rehearsal where I was subbing after the conductor said, "I think you've got a fan club." It's a helluva horn. Second owner called it Sputnik. I called it Ugly Betty. Doesn't matter what you call it. The horn will speak for itself. If you search old posts, circa 2012, you might find a pic of it next to a Thor, for reference.
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Re: FS: Gnagey 6/4 BBb (Martin/King/Conn)

Postby kmorgancraw » Mon Aug 29, 2016 3:53 pm

Mitch wrote:you might find a pic of it next to a Thor, for reference.


The picture of this horn next to the Thor that you might find is somehow very distorted. A Thor is 38.8 inches tall. The horn for sale is 39 inches tall. In the picture it looks like the horn for sale is at least 6 inches taller than the Thor. It fits into a Cronkite gigbag made for a Neptune/PT-7, the same bag that fits a BMB 6/4 nicely. It is not an extraordinarily huge 6/4.

That being said, it is a very nice playing instrument.

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Re: FS: Gnagey 6/4 BBb (Martin/King/Conn)

Postby CLDmusic » Tue Feb 28, 2017 7:32 pm

Bump. Off hold due to lack of funds.
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Re: FS: Gnagey 6/4 BBb (Martin/King/Conn)

Postby CLDmusic » Thu Mar 02, 2017 10:04 pm

If there's interest, I can bring it with me to SWRTEC in Tucson. Without interest, I probably won't.
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Re: FS: Gnagey 6/4 BBb (Martin/King/Conn)

Postby CLDmusic » Thu Mar 16, 2017 1:31 am

Bump.

Still a few hours to tell me you want to see it at SWRTEC.
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Re: FS: Gnagey 6/4 BBb (Martin/King/Conn)

Postby CLDmusic » Sat Mar 25, 2017 11:25 am

Price reduction bump. A wonderful horn is collecting dust, waiting for its new owner.
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Re: FS: Gnagey 6/4 BBb (Martin/King/Conn)

Postby CLDmusic » Sat Apr 15, 2017 12:10 pm

Bumparoni and cheese.
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Re: FS: Gnagey 6/4 BBb (Martin/King/Conn)

Postby Steginkt » Sat Apr 15, 2017 5:24 pm

If this is still available in late august, Ill take it.
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