Looking for Opinions on Conn 12J

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Posted by Jan L on June 25, 1999 at 14:25:52:

Had the opportunity to briefly play an almost new USA manufactured Conn 12J in silver plate. Seemed like a decent enough horn for a three-valve, but I didn't have a lot of time to spend really checking it out. The horn was very comfortable to play and had the 1st & 3rd valve slides convieniently placed to make intonation corrections.

Is there anyone out there that has had any good/bad/indifferent experience with the 12J, and what might it be worth? I'm currently playing 2 top action BBb horns, a 20J and a 10J and am looking for a front action 4/4 horn that would fill the gap. Plus, I'm partial to Conns and have no plans on parting with my 10&20Js.

Thanks for any input!

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