Finally, I amd playing a Conn Trumpet again



  • I played a Conn 28B Constellation between 1953 up until I stopped playing in 1965. I loved that horn and kicked myself in the ass for selling it. I am now three years into my comeback and finally playing a Conn again. This time it is a 1999 Conn Vintage One 1BR-46 Trumpet that I got from Trent Austin and it is a honey.

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  • I played a gig a few years ago with a featured guest - friend of mine and a great player - and he had a Vintage One and found it after a horn search and loved it. It was like he had finally found what he had been looking for.



  • Well George, if you can't find a King Cleveland, i guess that Conn will do;)



  • @N1684T said in Finally, I amd playing a Conn Trumpet again:

    Well George, if you can't find a King Cleveland, i guess that Conn will do.

    Yes. Conn-template that! 😁



  • I'll just stick with my Toreador. ☺ Have fun with the Conn.

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  • @Kehaulani said in Finally, I amd playing a Conn Trumpet again:

    I played a gig a few years ago with a featured guest - friend of mine and a great player - and he had a Vintage One and found it after a horn search and loved it. It was like he had finally found what he had been looking for.

    My 1952 Selmer Paris is my favorite horn, but the Vintage One is a close second. The One also has a tight wrap like the Selmer and I do like the comfort of that, but the silver plate finish of the Selmer probably gives it the edge when it comes to tone.

    One thing I do like about the Vintage One, it has two tuning slides, a D shape and an C. And it has a CG Conn weight system kit. Today I'm going to try adding weight to the valve block to see if I like the sound. My understanding is it will give the horn a darker sound.



  • I have 3 Conn trumpets. A 22B New York Symphony, a 22B Victor, and a 6B Victor. They are nice instruments, but I usually play an old Bach Strad.



  • @GeorgeB said in Finally, I amd playing a Conn Trumpet again:. Today I'm going to try adding weight to the valve block to see if I like the sound. My understanding is it will give the horn a darker sound.

    Unless you have quality playback equipment, I would consider having some other listeners give you feedback on what kind of sound is actually being produced. The placebo effect can be significant.



  • Unless you have quality playback equipment, I would consider having some other listeners give you feedback on what kind of sound is actually being produced. The placebo effect can be significant.

    That makes sense. Thanks for the advice Kehaulani. A friend of mine is a semi-pro trumpet/horn/ piano player. I'll have him give a listen at our next get-together, when I'll try out the weight system. Want to try out the two different tuning slides, too.



  • That is a beautiful Conn that you have, George! I wish you the best with it and enjoy the wonderful sound it will produce for you! 🙂



  • Thanks, Butch. Hope all is well,
    Cheers,
    George



  • Great horn! I played on a '55 28B for the last 15 years or so. Loved it, but decided it was time to move on to something different. I owned a '34 22B for a short time as well, and a Conn cornet from the late 1800's.

    I saw the listing for this horn on ACB. Hope you are enjoying playing it!!!



  • @bobmiller1969 said in Finally, I amd playing a Conn Trumpet again:

    I saw the listing for this horn on ACB. Hope you are enjoying playing it!!!

    Thanks, Bob, I really like this horn.



  • In the Conn world, I hear good things about the Vintage One trumpet. I had a Conn 6B that I wish was still mine, and still have an 80A cornet that I like very much. I am sure that no matter which configuration you ultimately choose, you will be satisfied with your purchase. Enjoy.
    Is there anything better than a new horn that plays well????



  • One of my favorite vintage trumpets is a '39 Conn 12B Coprion that I found in original condition with about 95% lacquer. Great player and love the look of copper.

    Conn has made some great trumpets and cornets and you can still find some beautiful ones out there for a reasonable price.

    Enjoy your Vintage One !! Great horn from a great trusted seller !!



  • I don't think the real Connmen consider a Vintage One as a Conn. I thought it was a Fred Powell horn and quite a good one.



  • @FranklinD

    The early ones were definitely Powell horns. After he left Conn Selmer I understand the ensuing Vintage Ones were not as well made. I don't know how true that is, but mine is one of Powell's and I sure do love it.



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