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Conn 12B "Coprion"
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100% of reviewers $525.00 10.0

 

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12B
#1 Bore
Bb & A Coprion
1938 - 1955
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Bore (inch): 0.433
Keywords: Conn 12B
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Review Date: 5/19/2010 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: $525.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: I love the Conn 22b's so this one seems like a nice fit also. It is mellower because of the coprion bell but plays great !
Cons: Pretty soild...not too heavy for your hands.

 
This one is in nice shape. You can get one in fair condition for around 300 or so. Like the 22b's these have great intonation. On the low D it is pretty much in tune no lipping or using 3rd slide. On the low c# almost perfect. Can lip down very easily or use 3rd slide. Also I love the look of the bell. As these get older they tend to darken abit but I don 't think it negitively affects the sound. Valves are very smooth with bottom spring action.
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JonathanTrumpet
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Registered: November 2012
Location: Charleston, SC
Posts: 12
Review Date: 11/18/2018 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Tone, valves, overall construction
Cons: As an older horn compression may be lacking

 
I've had two of these; one from '39 and one from '46. They were both excellent horns. With the same body as the Conn 22B; the only difference in the 12B is that the 12B has the Coprion bell. I have both a 22B and a 12B at the moment; they 12B with the Coprion bell is definitely a darker tone. Incredibly enjoyable to play. With a Reeves/Purviance mouthpiece you get a bright tone that carries very well and with a Trumpet-Flugel mouthpiece the sound is like velvet. Watch for worn valves on older vintage horns, a clean leadpipe and if you're lucky to find one in good condition it's worth a great sum. :)
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