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Re: Conn 36J

Postby AaronC1901 » Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:04 pm

It’s definitely more of a squeeze, but when I had a 36J, I was able to fit the 2xj bell I had on it with no gap around the tenon. People would always be surprised when I told them that the bell wasn’t the one it came with (ofc they weren’t old tuba fanatics like I am). This is a very high price, but if it’s in as good of condition as it appears.. I would certainly value it at ~$5,000, assuming the valves are in even decent shape.
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Re: Conn 36J

Postby bort » Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:31 pm

AaronC1901 wrote:It’s definitely more of a squeeze, but when I had a 36J, I was able to fit the 2xj bell I had on it with no gap around the tenon. People would always be surprised when I told them that the bell wasn’t the one it came with (ofc they weren’t old tuba fanatics like I am). This is a very high price, but if it’s in as good of condition as it appears.. I would certainly value it at ~$5,000, assuming the valves are in even decent shape.


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Re: Conn 36J

Postby AaronC1901 » Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:35 pm

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This is the only picture I have of it on my phone. It was formerly owned by Joseph Agnew. The horn on the left is a 4v King/HN White CC tuba built by Sam Gnagey
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Re: Conn 36J

Postby tofu » Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:30 am

Wonder who bought this new in 1932. That was the depths of the Depression - for instance Chevrolet sold almost 2 million cars in 1929 and by 1932 sales had plunge to 332,000 cars - that's a nosedive of almost 84%. And Chevy did better than everybody else. Unemployment was over 25% and if you were lucky to still have a job you had taken a massive cut in pay. Makes you wonder who had the scratch and need for an expensive tuba like this - especially when used tubas were probably super cheap and available from unemployed tuba players. Musicians were as under payed back then as they are now and I'd imagine the depression was even harder on them coming off the go go times of the Roaring 20's and all the jazz clubs of the pre-depression era of the 1920's.

Horn looks like it has been well taken care of over the years. The ad mentions the valves were hand lapped a couple years ago - wonder if that means it had a valve job.
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Re: Conn 36J

Postby Paul Scott » Wed Nov 21, 2018 5:08 am

Musicians did very well during the depression and the best ones made a great deal of money. The old -timers always told me that.
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