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What’s on My Bench? A 1957 Holton Bass Trumpet!

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What’s on My Bench? A 1957 Holton Bass Trumpet!

Wow, I’ve had some cool stuff lately, and this one was a whole lot of fun! This one has had some work done in the past, but it’s in pretty nice shape overall. It’s mostly raw brass at this point in its life, so I left as much patina as I could. That red brass bell is a beauty! It needed a good solid clean, and new felts and corks, but other than that not much. It had a replacement water key that was a bad fit causing leaks, but I found an age appropriate one that was a better...

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What’s on My Bench? Holton H279 French Horn

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What’s on My Bench? Holton H279 French Horn

As you have seen, we have gotten lots of new/demo Conn-Selmer French horns in the last few months, but I still have plenty of nice used ones on my shelf to go through! This one is a nice Holton H279 - it’s seen some action in its time, but is still pretty solid and will serve you well. It badly needed a cleaning, and had neon green corrosion on its rotors, but now it smells like clean dishes and is ready to play! I did some minor dent removal on the bell flare as well, and the screw bell works...

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