It is a really nice open blow and the sound is fat.These jokes are a continually-growing collection, and unfortunately, I can no longer remember which jokes I heard from whom.It is a ML .458" bore and rather light, similiar in blow to a vintage French Besson Brevete or or later period Meha.Another late 20's gold plated 2B Conn This one plays a bit darker and more open than the one above but I like them both, these 2B's are one of the best designs Coinn ever produced in my opinion. This 1921 Conn was in excellent condition when I found it.This 26B is a .458 bore and in all other respects was much like the more popular .438" bore 22B.This horn is all original and the condition is amazing for such an old the top of the line in it's day and it still plays good I think even by today's standards.Most trombone manufacturers engrave serial numbers onto the slide of the instrument, where it connects to the bell section.Occasionally, manufacturers engrave the serial number onto the slide lead pipe, where the mouthpiece fits into the instrument, or onto the bell.
The engravings extend to inside the bell, I've never seen this on any other Conn before.
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Without missing a note the soloist glanced toward the wings and called, "If that's my agent, tell him I'm working!
" In an emergency a jazz trumpeter was hired to do some solos with a symphony orchestra.