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This has a raw brass satin finish. I believe the horn is a 485/500 bore as the slide does not fit in upside down, which is the usual test to see if something is dual bore. Several dings throughout the bell, although nothing that would be too hard to take out by a tech. I would have this work done, but I understand some players don't particularly care about this sort of thing, particularly for what this would be used for. The slide is in fine shape, better than most student horns I've tried. This would be very suitable for a middle school student, marching band, and the sort of activity that would require a horn to be able to take a beating. Very easy to play, probably because of the smaller bore.
I've had this bell for a few years now, and recently finished a project to get a dependent tenor valve section. As is, it would make a great addition to a Shires tenor valve section for use as a bass double. That's what I've done for several years now, first with a tru-bore, now with the valve section I just mentioned. It plays very nice as a lighter bass, but I'm finding some of the stuff I'm playing I need a "real" bass for. (Tuba parts of all things!) So I'm selling this to fund that. Wouldn't mind keeping my hands on it since these are pretty rare... but such is life.
Presently it is mounted to accept Shires tenor valve sections. I could remove those and sell the mounds separately if you so desired.
Additionally, I can provide a raw brass satin finish for no additional cost.
Owner had this one ordered new from Conn a few years ago. He had a 112 that was Converted to Greenhoe that he really liked, and wanted one on his Shires setups. He didn't realize that the 112 he had was special ordered with a 9.5" flare, and so when this one arrived with a 10" flare was surprised! (The 112 apparently comes with a 10" flare by default). Ultimately, he found a Shires bell that he liked better and that is what he currently plays on. This one has not seen much action. Raw brass & has a patina. I could give this a raw brass satin finish for no additional cost. Plays very nice, but very large. It could work for commercial stuff if you had the stamina for it. Plays, surprisingly, like a Conn! Softs are dark, louds can be bright. Like playing with power steering.
Looks like its had some dings removed. Doesn't look great at the moment, although it does play well. I won't say it plays as well as if it had never been damaged because I did not own this horn prior to it being damaged. I purchased it for the F attachment. It would make a fine replacement part if yours was thoroughly damaged as removing the dents from a badly damaged slide is probably going to be more expensive than this part.
I could give this pat a satin raw brass finish and that would probably make it look pretty respectable, but I understand not everybody likes the way that looks. For reference, it would look similar to the Olds horn I have for sale on this page. After a time it would develop a brownish patina that I'm quite fond of.
Shires 547 leadpipe w/o venturi (basically to use without a lead pipe) - $19 Instrument Innovations press fit -> shires lead pipe converter - $15 King 607F neckpipe part - $29 King 607F slide receiver - $19 Shires Bass Bell Mounting Hardware - $79