Posted by Klaus on October 07, 2002 at 08:28:20:
In Reply to: Re: Re: Symphony brand Eb helicon posted by Kenneth Sloan on October 06, 2002 at 20:33:06:
The instrument is very different from what I assumed in my first reply.
I see it as a sample of an older US design not fully developed as in the later Conns, but definitely having a better approach to the airpath than sousas and helicons out of the European tradition.
The leadpipe/main-tuning-slide set-up also points back to the US about 100 years ago.
Would the experts Rob P-M, Lew, and others kindly drop a word of wisdom?
The 6 pix all have been collected in a folder at the open, non-posting Yahoo site of mine linked to below. As the pics do not come out of my high-resolution-huge-files concept, they should be fairly easy to get.