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I have decided to part with my Mellophonium collection and keep just one for my concert use. These three play quite well and the Amati is the standout of the three. The Conn 16E is what I played with Stan Kenton as featured soloist in the Mellophonium band that toured the UK in 1963 and the legendary tales of how bad the intonation was is something I have grown sick of hearing over the years. The recordings we did proved my section was on par with the others. Check out "Kenton In England" and hear for yourself. The Couesnon was somewhat damaged with crinkles in the leadpipe which I straightened adding a M/P receiver to fit a cornet shank like the Conn has. The Amati has a European receiver that takes a short trumpet shank but as it is literally brand new, I did not modify that. The Amati was purchased from a NYC store when Cerveyny/Amati withdrew from the US market. I wish we would have had a section of those on the Kenton band as the sound is like the Conn but intonation is superb. The sound of the Couesnon is much like the Conn as well and intonation requires a few alternate fingerings similar to the Conn. Here is a great chance to re-create the Kenton Mellophonium sound in your band as all the charts are all available. Only two cases with these horns, the Conn case and the brand new Amati case and the price does not include shipping. I would add the shipping charge(s) depending on where the horns are shipped to within the US. No international shipping.
Category: Miscellaneous
Item price: $600.00
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