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trumpetfun
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:12 pm    Post subject: Conn 6B Victor Reply with quote

Hi there!

I am curious about Conn 6B Victor trumpets from different time phases especially the difference between the Elkhart and Abeline (Texas) era. Is there much difference and do the Elkhart ones really play better?

Thanks and all the best,
Markus
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tptva004
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

never played one byt here is some good info i found on the web

https://www.trumpetherald.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=1027780

https://cderksen.home.xs4all.nl/Conn6B196ximage.html

https://www.austincustombrass.biz/vintage-late-model-conn-6b-victor-trumpet/

and some playing bye Trent austin
https://youtu.be/301gIYQ-g-0?t=1385
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Dale Proctor
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a 1960 model, and it’s a fine instrument. Good intonation, easy to play, big sound, easy upper register. I don’t have any experience with the really early ones or the late, non-Coprion leadpipe ones, though.


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aTrumpetdude
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've had both horns and the Elkhart horn was noticibly superior. I've had a handful of Abilene horns and often valves are not fit well, sticky or too loose, same with slides. Some have played fine but the Elkhart horns are quite consistent in being excellent so difference in price is warranted imo.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I currently have a good representation of both Elkhart and Abiline Conns and prefer the Elkhart in both manufacturing as well as response.

Even though this is true, I have not played a bad Abilene Conn trumpet. This includes 2 6B's, a 36B, and an exceptional 8B.

I also own a re-issued UMI 38B from '93 that out plays them all...even my '67 38B !!

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