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What’s On My Bench? An Awesome Edwards Trombone!

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What’s On My Bench? An Awesome Edwards Trombone!

There have been lots and lots of horns across my bench lately, but I thought I’d take a few moments to show you this one - an Edwards trombone with Thayer valve and TB-C slide. This is a very nice professional instrument, and the previous owner cared for it as it only had one small dent. It was, however, pretty full of calcification and had a few stuck parts due to not having a regular chem clean. While a regular home clean will take care of a lot of the yuck we blow into our horns, a professional chem clean...

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What's on My Bench? A Trio of Vintage Bachs!

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What's on My Bench? A Trio of Vintage Bachs!

There’s been a whole lot happening at the igloo lately, including a giant shipment of B&S, Schertzer, and Meinl Weston brass, but I thought I would take a moment to share these beauties with you! What you see here are a ‘62 Mt Vernon, a ‘66 43, and a ‘70 37, and they are all in pretty fantastic shape! The Mt Vernon is the best player of the three, but probably because it has had a valve job at some point and the pistons are still nice and tight. All three show some wear, but they still have plenty of...

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What’s on My Bench? Conn 62H Trombone

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What’s on My Bench? Conn 62H Trombone

Today’s awesome horn is a Conn 62H trombone, and it was a lot of fun to work on! Serial number dates this one at 1970, and it still has a lot of years of play time left in it. This is a very unusual horn in that the main tuning mechanism is in the handslide instead of the bell. It was stuck and had a small dent, so I had some delicate work to do. It came out beautifully with no issues, so the tuning mechanism works smoothly and the handslide does as well. Someone had painted the rotor caps...

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What's on My Bench? 1967 Getzen Eterna Severinson Model Trumpet

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What's on My Bench? 1967 Getzen Eterna Severinson Model Trumpet

Today’s horn may not be much to look at, but it sure is an awesome player! This is a 1967 Getzen Eterna Severinson Model, and if you’re a trumpet player, you probably know a bunch of people that really love these horns.  They are light and responsive, with those fast Getzen valves that survive so well over the years; this is a great horn for Jazz and Commercial playing. This horn has a lot of wear to the lacquer finish, but it’s in great shape otherwise and has lots of years of playing left in it. Love it as is, get...

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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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