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C.G. Conn has re-entered the high-end brass instrument market with the introduction of a new line of professional trumpets.
Vintage One, Bb, combines the best of the classic C.G. Conn trumpets with a modern design. .459" (11.66mm) bore, one-piece hand-hammered yellow brass bell, 46 standard mouthpipe, two tuning slides, monel pistons, patented Modular Valve Weight (MVW) system kit, 1-1/2 CKB mouthpiece, double case.
These horns are designed to be well-balanced and compatible with the player's concept of sound. The initial prototype was designed nearly two years ago and, since then, prototypes have already been used on several television shows, as well as numerous commercials and recordings, as well as in live performances.
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Comments about Conn 1B Vintage One Series Professional Bb Trumpet with Sterling Silver Bell:
I bought a used prototype of this horn from a pro player who used it to record music for a Super Bowl commercial in 2000 (YouTube search "cat herders"). Although my horn is a prototype, it is pretty much identical to the production models. I've been playing for more than 30 years and have tried a variety of horns in that time. I also own a mid 70's Bach Strad Model 43 lightweight, an old Los Angeles Benge 3X, and a Mt. Vernon Bach Strad Model 37--all excellent pro quality horns. This horn plays as well as any of the other great horns I own, and in my opinion, it's hands down better than the Yamaha Xenos I've tried. The sterling silver bell option gives it a great sound (the standard brass bell model plays quite differently--I like the sterling silver bell much better), and the fit and finish are superb. The modular weighted valve bottom cap system lets you vary the sound and feel of the horn. (Mine came without the second, rounded tuning slide, so I can't comment on that.) I would recommend this horn to any advanced high school player who wants a horn that will take them into college and beyond. It's not as popular (at least not around here) as the Bach Strad or the Yamaha Xeno, but this is such a great horn that it should definitely be considered.