Conn 6h

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skaskaster
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Conn 6h

Post by skaskaster » Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:57 am

Any thoughts about this instrument as a horn for jazz/commercial/ska music? I heard Al Grey played one of those, before moving to King. And whats the difference between regular 6h and the "Victor" one? Which one is better?
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Re: Conn 6h

Post by BGuttman » Thu Jun 28, 2018 1:07 pm

The 6H was named Victor at some point. The model is discontinued; replaced by the 100H.
The 6H was a great jazz horn. Lots of people still use them. As with all older horns, check condition carefully before putting down your money.
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Re: Conn 6h

Post by chromebone » Thu Jun 28, 2018 1:11 pm

If you want to hear the definitive 6H sound, just listen to Frank Rosolino.
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Re: Conn 6h

Post by LeTromboniste » Fri Jun 29, 2018 11:26 pm

chromebone wrote:
Thu Jun 28, 2018 1:11 pm
If you want to hear the definitive 6H sound, just listen to Frank Rosolino.
And I was there, naively thinking it was just the definitive Frank Rosolino sound.... :shuffle:
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Re: Conn 6h

Post by Arrowhead » Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:24 am

skaskaster wrote:
Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:57 am
Any thoughts about this instrument as a horn for jazz/commercial/ska music? I heard Al Grey played one of those, before moving to King. And whats the difference between regular 6h and the "Victor" one? Which one is better?
A lot of the "early" notable jazz trombonists played on the 6H. They are very good jazz horns, and just fine for commercial/ska, etc.. They have a nice meaty sound; verticalness, and feel easy to play.
I have one with modified sleeves, which reduces the weight.
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Re: Conn 6h

Post by skaskaster » Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:01 am

Ok, so can anyone help me to identify the year when my trombone was made? Just recieved the "Victor" one and it say GH 9700XX on the slide, and there is no S/N on the bell part.
The serial number chart on the conn-selmer couldn't help me

UPD.
Never mind, just found the info about Conn S/N :good:
"CODE SYSTEM

First character (letter) indicates decade, "G" for 1970's, "H" for 1980's.
etc.

Second character (letter) indicates month of year, "A" for January, "B" for
February, etc.

Third character (number) indicates year of decade reading directly.

Fourth character (number) indicates instrument group as follows:

1- Cornet
2-Trumpet
3-Alto
4-French Horn
5-Mellophone
6-Valve Trombone
7-Slide Trombone
8-Baritone-Euphonium
9-Tuba
0-Sousaphone"
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Re: Conn 6h

Post by Davidus1 » Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:18 pm

chromebone wrote:
Thu Jun 28, 2018 1:11 pm
If you want to hear the definitive 6H sound, just listen to Frank Rosolino.
+1 Rosolino is one of my favorites and I love listening to him. Used a 6H!
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