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Re: WTB: Martin Recording bell

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I have a Martin Mammoth with a recording bell, and I've been wanting to get an upright bell for it. Would you be interested in a trade? I assume you have an upright bell?

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Re: WTB: Martin Recording bell

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YORK-aholic wrote:Well, that won't work, as I have a Martin carcass without a bell at all!

Thanks anyway...

I assume you bought one of the two Marin bodies that were on eBay recently?
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Re: WTB: Martin Recording bell

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Sorry to hear that! I was thinking it was a perfect trade for a second.
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Re: WTB: Martin Recording bell

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Only if you buy the rest of the horn with it ;) I'll be posting it in the "for sale" section within the next week or two after I've cleaned it and re-aligned the valves!
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Re: WTB: Martin Recording bell

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YORK-aholic wrote:I'll take your recording bell off you anyway. :mrgreen:
I thought hard on those two, also. Did you get the straight one or the one with a slightly squished stack? If/when you get a bell, either one should be a player.
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Re: WTB: Martin Recording bell

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FWIW I have a silver plated "Martin Handcraft" recording bell (pretty sure not Mammoth) that I have no use for unless someone has a body that it fits.

Some dents, tenon is bent a bit (I can fix), most of the plating is there. No photos ATM but if someone can use It I'll be happy to make some.

Tenon: ~20 5/8" circumference (6.565" dia)
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Re: WTB: Martin Recording bell

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If you still need a bell your Martin, this here has shown up on eBay. It would also give you extra parts for your tuba.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Martin-tuba/36 ... Sw-sZa6SPB" target="_blank
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Re: WTB: Martin Recording bell

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York-aholic,

I have both the bell and stack available from the same horn. I have no idea what they are worth.
I do know what I paid for the upright to replace them and I surely would not ask for the $800 I paid
for that bell. I am located in Fargo, ND. I will do a little market research on the bell system. If you
are interested let me know. They are both in good condition. I'll be back with a price shortly.

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Re: WTB: Martin Recording bell

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YORK-aholic,

A quick look revealed a much older sousaphone bell priced at $250. I'll offer the Martin Mammoth
bell and stack for $300 to you and you paying the shipping and packaging costs to your site. If interested
I can take some pics today.

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Re: WTB: Martin Recording bell

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YORK-aholic wrote:
Gus_Pratt wrote:If you still need a bell your Martin, this here has shown up on eBay. It would also give you extra parts for your tuba.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Martin-tuba/36 ... Sw-sZa6SPB" target="_blank" target="_blank" target="_blank" target="_blank
Yeah, I may have accidentally bought that one. I have a complete Mammoth valve section sitting here. If the pistons fit, I'm in business, if they don't, a little bit of soldering and I'm in business...

I have got to stop buying these things, or else start selling some of them. Otherwise, my place is going to look like Lost's must: tuba store room with a bit of living space squeezed in among them!
I have the same problem. Need to sell some of this heavy metal. :)
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Re: WTB: Martin Recording bell

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Here's a mammoth sousaphone bell.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/283030976767

I vaguely remember the comment that at least their tennons matched. And looking at both a recording bell and a sousa bell, they seemed the same depth front to back. Sousa bell just spread wider.

If ya happen to try it out, let us curious types know how it works...
Thanks for playing!
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Re: WTB: Martin Recording bell

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You're welcome.

Glad to know the Martin has a bell again!
Thanks for playing!
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Re: WTB: Martin Recording bell

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York,

Are you still looking for the bell?
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