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BBb Helicon *Price Reduced*

PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 7:36 pm
by Schlepporello
Up for sale is my BBb 4-valved Helicon which was built for me by the late Harvey Hartman. The horn was built from the following parts that I know of:
A silver-plated bell from an upright Holton EEb tuba.
The body from an old Conn Sousaphone, I don't recall the date or model.
The Valve cluster and journals from a Conn 4J upright tuba, I believe Harvey said was from 1964.
Valve caps and buttons from a 4-valved Jupiter sousaphone, nickel finished.
Harvey buffed the silver plating from the bell except for on the bell engraving and the inside of the bell. He spayed both with a lacquer finish, which seems to be preventing any tarnish build up with the exception of one small scratch in the bell. Included with the Helicon is 1 goose neck and 2 bits, a Bach 22 or 24 AW mouthpiece (which ever the buyer prefers) and a way cool stand that I bought for the Helicon to prevent me from setting it on the floor. The horn is still VERY playable and the plating is still very good on the valves. When Harvey built this, he took 90% of the dents out and I've only picked up a couple of small dings in the years I've owned it.
Price is $2500.
The helicon is located in Amarillo, Texas. Given the fact that the bell is non-detachable and the horn is such an odd shape, I am reluctant to ship this horn. When I received it from Harvey, Greyhound managed to damage the receiver for the crook. Harvey graciously sent me a replacement which is now on the horn. If the person who buys this wants the old one, I still have it. If I have to ship this horn, the buyer can expect to have to pay to have this part replaced again.
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Re: I'm Selling my Helicon

PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 2:14 pm
by Schlepporello
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Re: I'm Selling my Helicon

PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:22 pm
by Schlepporello

Re: I'm Selling my Helicon

PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:46 pm
by Kirley
What a cool horn!
Looks like Harvey did a beautiful job.
I hope it finds a good home.

Re: I'm Selling my Helicon

PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:24 am
by Schlepporello
Kirley wrote:What a cool horn!
Looks like Harvey did a beautiful job.
I hope it finds a good home.

I didn't mention this, but this is one of the last horns that Harvey built before he passed away.

Re: I'm Selling my Helicon

PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:00 am
by Frank Ortega
What is the bore size?

Re: I'm Selling my Helicon

PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:48 am
by Schlepporello
Frank Ortega wrote:What is the bore size?

I have no idea, nor do I know how to check or where to check. The valve set and valve journals is from a Conn 4J if that helps your inquiry.

Re: I'm Selling my Helicon

PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:57 am
by Gongadin
Beautiful horn. Guess you wouldn't be interested in a trade... :)
From what I could find on the interwebs, the Conn 4J has a bore size of .658".

Re: I'm Selling my Helicon

PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:54 pm
by Schlepporello
Gongadin wrote:Beautiful horn. Guess you wouldn't be interested in a trade... :)
From what I could find on the interwebs, the Conn 4J has a bore size of .658".

No, with 7 horns at the house I really need to be selling some. And I figured an internet search could turn up some answers on the bore size. It's kind of hard for me to do the search myself when I'm driving a truck.

Re: BBb Helicon

PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:50 am
by Schlepporello
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Re: BBb Helicon

PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2018 1:05 pm
by Schlepporello
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Re: BBb Helicon

PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:16 am
by Tubajug
Beautiful horn Schlepp!

Re: BBb Helicon

PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:48 pm
by Schlepporello
bump

Re: BBb Helicon

PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2018 12:50 pm
by Schlepporello
Bimp.

Re: BBb Helicon

PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 9:26 pm
by Schlepporello
Bumpsy-daisey.

Re: BBb Helicon

PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 4:50 pm
by Schlepporello
Do the Bump.

Re: BBb Helicon

PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 2:09 pm
by Schlepporello
Bump-zilla!

Re: BBb Helicon

PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:05 pm
by Schlepporello
Bumpsy-daisy!

Re: BBb Helicon *Price Reduced*

PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:29 am
by Schlepporello
Bump for lowered price.

Re: BBb Helicon *Price Reduced*

PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:31 am
by Doc
Do you have any recordings featuring the helicon?