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TheBrassBandMajor
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:33 pm    Post subject: Couesnon Long Bell Piccolo Reply with quote

Great news everybody! The Chinese or Indian Dark side horns did not pull me in this time!

I bought a vintage Couesnon Monopole Piccolo Trumpet! (Triebert Moderne, export name for Couesnon said by multiple trumpeters and Steve Dillard). Its a Triebert Moderne, 42071, Made in France, piccolo trumpet. I have high hopes for this trumpet and hope to learn about piccolo trumpets.

Steve Dillard said he used it in his high school years and used it in a musical production. I got it for around 400 US dollars including shipping, probably because it wasn't named Couesnon. It has a 3rd slide ring, the valves are in very immaculate condition. On the bell is a hideous badly scratched? like engraving of 'School District #91', by search I think it was used in the British Columbian region school. I will contact the seller for more info. It comes with one tuning bit and its original hard-case.

I am pretty proud of this win but can anyone recommend me an ideal mouthpiece to go with this horn? I may ask Blackburn or Charlie Melk to do a custom leadpipe for this, or James Becker of Osmun Music (he said he was happy to do it in an old TH thread). I know amzi here has one.

It doesn't seem to be a loveable or tameable beast but Maurice Andre was surprised by its tone colour and projection. The famous Penny Lane solo was done on this very same model by David Mason.

I am very happy and look forward for its arrival.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 11:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool find, and great deal!! Hope it's awesome!
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 11:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks! I am really looking forward to play this piccolo trumpet. Its so hard to find a 'right' priced Selmer Picc these days. All are over-priced.
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Vincent Bach Mt Vernon Mercedes
B&S Challenger 3137/I
Hermann Ganter G7aN
A.Windisch Silber-Deluxe, Dresden
Couesnon 'Triebert Moderne' piccolo
Conn 'Connstellation' 28A
SO many more trumpets.....
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Years ago I played a few scales on one of those. At least it was a Couesnon, maybe not exactly the same. First picc I ever played on.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use a small cornet shanked piccolo version of my usual pic mpc. Works a treat. These are very nice instruments, even if they are limited use due to only having 3 valves...
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:51 am    Post subject: Couesnon picc Reply with quote

We had one at the store that lit up w/ a Schilke 14A4a. Try that.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Andy Del wrote:
I use a small cornet shanked piccolo version of my usual pic mpc. Works a treat. These are very nice instruments, even if they are limited use due to only having 3 valves...


Maybe someone can make a third valve extension with a rotor valve (a la Yamaha picc)
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Will certainly try a Schlike. Great to know that I got a good horn.
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Vincent Bach Mt Vernon Mercedes
B&S Challenger 3137/I
Hermann Ganter G7aN
A.Windisch Silber-Deluxe, Dresden
Couesnon 'Triebert Moderne' piccolo
Conn 'Connstellation' 28A
SO many more trumpets.....
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I owned a 4 valve long-bell Couesnon piccolo trumpet a number of years back. In truth, I bought it off e-bay without ever playing it because it looked so cool! It had a strangely tilted, offset 4th valve and an amazing looking "wrap". But it turned out to be a fine player as well.

Wish I still had it.

Steve
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 6:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This guy seems like he likes the long-bell Couesnon picc.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 12:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm pretty sure 'the guy' is David Mason playing with the Beatles on his Couesnon.
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B&S Challenger 3137/I
Hermann Ganter G7aN
A.Windisch Silber-Deluxe, Dresden
Couesnon 'Triebert Moderne' piccolo
Conn 'Connstellation' 28A
SO many more trumpets.....
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 5:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe if those hippies in the picture had stuck with trumpet, they might have had a decent musical career....
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