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Eb helicon

Postby ken k » Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:29 pm

looking for one of those funky looking little European rotary valved helicons with the little bells in Eb. Did they make them in Eb? I think the ones I have seen are in F.

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Re: Eb helicon

Postby ken k » Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:51 pm

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Re: Eb helicon

Postby UncleBeer » Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:39 pm

Not funky, rotary, nor 'Euro', but Wessex has a pretty hip Eb helicon.https://www.wessex-tubas.com/shop/tubas/eb-tubas/he29-eb-helicon/
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Re: Eb helicon

Postby The Big Ben » Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:40 pm

Dillon has a couple of Eb helicons right now. One is a Conn, not sure of the other. Pistons, I'm afraid. There is one dealer on Ebay who comes up with a lot of that Euro stuff with rotary valves. Can't remember his ID but guys here have talked about him and say he's a good seller. Maybe someone else knows his name. He's based in Germany.

UPDATE: His Ebay ID is g.mu6 and he has a few F helicons right now.

https://www.ebay.com/usr/g.mu6?_trksid=p2047675.l2559
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Re: Eb helicon

Postby marccromme » Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:29 pm

Cerveny makes an 4-valve Eb helicon with 45 cm bell. I never di play one, so I can't say anything about the quality.

new: https://www.thomann.de/dk/cerveny_helic ... 11_4px.htm

and: http://www.cerveny.biz/helikone/

this guy tend to have some used ones from time to time https://www.ebay-kleinanzeigen.de/s-bes ... d=31775864

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Re: Eb helicon

Postby humBell » Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:20 pm

Just checking...

Some o' the suggestions are piston Ebs helicons.

Would the OP consider piston Eb options?
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Re: Eb helicon

Postby ken k » Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:29 pm

I would prefer one of the old style rotary helicons, mostly for the look. I play in a German band and would like to have that authentic look if I could find one that plays halfway decent.
I have an awesome Pan American BBb piston helicon already.
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Re: Eb helicon

Postby Jthaxton12 » Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:58 am

My friend has one he may part with. It a czek 3V 1900s style. I think he was wanting $800 or more. Its in pretty decent shape for its age and has the original mouthpiece too.
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Re: Eb helicon

Postby ken k » Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:06 pm

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Re: Eb helicon

Postby bigtubby » Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:08 pm

ken k wrote:looking for one of those funky looking little European rotary valved helicons with the little bells in Eb. Did they make them in Eb? I think the ones I have seen are in F.

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This looks like the answer to your question. The price is even right:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/142692166762
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Re: Eb helicon

Postby ken k » Thu May 10, 2018 10:48 pm

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Miraphone Norwegian Star Eb tuba
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