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Vintage 1963 Late Model Conn 6B Victor Trumpet!

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SKU:
UTPT Conn 6B 775 RW-C
Weight:
6.00 LBS
Shipping:
$35.00 (Fixed Shipping Cost)
  • Vintage 1963 Late Model Conn 6B Victor Trumpet!
  • Vintage 1963 Late Model Conn 6B Victor Trumpet!
  • Vintage 1963 Late Model Conn 6B Victor Trumpet!
  • Vintage 1963 Late Model Conn 6B Victor Trumpet!
  • Vintage 1963 Late Model Conn 6B Victor Trumpet!
  • Vintage 1963 Late Model Conn 6B Victor Trumpet!
  • Vintage 1963 Late Model Conn 6B Victor Trumpet!
  • Vintage 1963 Late Model Conn 6B Victor Trumpet!
  • Vintage 1963 Late Model Conn 6B Victor Trumpet!
  • Vintage 1963 Late Model Conn 6B Victor Trumpet!
  • Vintage 1963 Late Model Conn 6B Victor Trumpet!
  • Vintage 1963 Late Model Conn 6B Victor Trumpet!
$699.99
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Description

Here's a vintage Conn trumpet we just got into the shop! This is a "late model" 6B Victor, built around 1963-64. There are some signs of use and repair, so make sure to see the photos for the condition of this instrument. There's lacquer wear throughout. There are some dents and dings around the bell bend and on the bell flare. There's a ding on the first valve slide crook. There's been some repair work done on the third valve slide water key. There's some compression loss in the valves (especially the second valve). This horn will play best with a heavier oil made for vintage instruments, although a valve rebuild may be something to consider. Also note the cool three-metal color scheme with Coprion leadpipe, brass bell, and nickel sliver trim!

From Conn Loyalist:

Notice the "wide" wrap. "Late" models built from 1958 on had an adjustable finger ring and a Coprion leadpipe (but not a Coprion bell). The "late" mode, 6B had top spring valves. The "B" stamped on the mouthpiece receiver indicates this is a trumpet, not a cornet...

The 1957 catalog says the 6B weighs 2 lbs 13 oz., however the later model 6B is definitely quite a bit less heavy than the Connstellation. Possibly the switch from bottom to top spring valves (thereby using less metal in the valve) lightened the instrument. It is also possible that as the 1960's wore on, Conn was forced to reduce cost and did this in part by using somewhat thinner metal thereby lightening the instrument. This would mean that the actual weight of the 6B "drops" at some model year(s). The "late" 6B Victor was produced from 1958 to at least 1983. Starting sometime in the early 1970's, probably 1971 when the factory moved to Abilene, the 6B didn't have the Coprion leadpipe anymore but a brass leadpipe. The 6B has a #1 bore (0.438").

What Conn said in 1959

Designed with new modern acoustical precision, this trumpet is another Conn "new tone advance" model. Victor has challenged them all for half a century and this is another proud victor model that sets high in professional performance. These features make a winning trumpet: Cali-Bore, clickeless Crysteel valves with exclusive pin guide, brilliant trumpet tone seamless tone chamber. Also available: Lustrous satin silver plated finish with bright gold bell.

What Conn said in 1966

Vibrant and live sounding. Excellent for solo as well as ensemble work. Coprion mouthpipe. One-piece valve casing. Micro finish mouthpipe. Length: 21½". Bell 5 1/8".

Sold with no case or mouthpiece.

 

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