Conn Tubas, Sousas, and Helicons, et al

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Posted by R B Meng on May 02, 1999 at 14:18:13:

Does anyone know of the existance of a complete compendium of all of the Conn large brass instruments that details all of the model numbers and their associated features? IE: size (3/4, 4/4, 5/4, etc.) number of valves, bore size, bell configuration/size, engravings, etc.

I recently purchased a Conn 26J tuba that I dearly love, but am curious about other models.

The 26J BBb is either a 6/4? or 5/4?, bell front, 4 short-throw piston valves with offset keys. It sounds "huge" and weighs a ton -- definitely not something to stroll or march with.

Additionally, which model sousaphone would be a close match?
Did Conn ever make Helicons?

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