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Re: Rotary Conn CC

Postby bort » Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:59 pm

Stephen Shoop wrote:I am current owner of the Conn rotary tuba sold on Ebay in December 2016. It will play in CC or BBb due to two sets of interchangeable slides.


Very cool! I agonized about that tuba, and was REALLY close to getting it... but I eventually decided to pass on it. Glad it ended up in good hands, and it'll be great to see and hear it in action!

I also forgot about another Conn rotary that a former TubeNet member send me pictures of a while back... it was disassembled and being repaired. Never got the back-story on that one, though. Will have to see if that's the same as any of these other ones. It was silver...
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Re: Rotary Conn CC

Postby boredhorns » Thu Mar 15, 2018 10:48 pm

Someone had wrote "There's no real indication that this is one of them, that it did come from the Conn factory."

I am able to read on the bell "CG Conn, made in the USA." Does this not illustrate that it was made in the Conn factory" I am located in Chicago if anyone would like to check out the tuba for themselves.
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Re: Rotary Conn CC

Postby Donn » Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:21 pm

No! There are lots of tubas around with bells that were installed later, in a modification performed long after it left the factory, and of course those bells come with the engraving from the donor horn. But bort recognized the valves from another Conn-made rotary, and they are pretty distinctive. So it looks like a pretty good bet. That other tuba at Baltimore Brass with the same valves, was otherwise very different, though, wasn't it? So it's a distinction without much meaning - they're more one-off custom jobs than factory models, it's just that the custom work was done at the factory, using valves from the same bin.
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Re: Rotary Conn CC

Postby boredhorns » Sun Apr 08, 2018 12:59 pm

Dropped my price significantly!
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Re: Rotary Conn CC

Postby boredhorns » Sat Apr 28, 2018 12:49 pm

I found the serial number 199572 which dates this tuba to 1923. Is there any significance in determining the model number or the rarity of this tuba? Thank You
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Re: Rotary Conn CC

Postby boredhorns » Sat Apr 28, 2018 1:07 pm

I found serial number 199572 which dates this tuba to 1923. Can this help determine which model number it could possibly be or the rarity of this tuba? Thanks
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Re: Rotary Conn CC

Postby Alex C » Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:57 am

Well, it definitely isn't Fred Geib's horn.

I contacted two knowledgeable tuba players, both said the horn might be a Conn factory custom job. You need the horn in hand to be more certain.
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Re: Rotary Conn CC

Postby Donn » Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:54 am

Alex C wrote:You need the horn in hand to be more certain.


He does, I think, but the horn is apparently uncommunicative on the subject.
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