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    Hello from a new member

    Hi All,
    Thank you for allowing me to join this forum !
    Not wanting to commit a faux pas, that's French for dumb mistake, on my first day, I'll simply ask....Is there a proper place on the forum for a newbie to ask questions about a baritone horn?
    I am a collector of instruments and of the ones that I own, my recently acquired 1942 era Conn Baritone is one I feel a strong kinship to. I am learning to play it.
    Anyway, if you could lead me in the right direction, I would be most appreciative.
    Thanks,
    Bill O'

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    Welcome to the forum!

    I suppose the Euph Brands category is a good place for questions about a particular horn. I assume the instrument you have looks something like this (although perhaps with a straight bell):



    It is often called a baritone or an "American baritone" but is really a small euphonium. You can see what I think so by looking at this article on the main site:

    http://www.dwerden.com/eu-articles-bareuph.cfm
    Dave Werden (ASCAP)
    Euphonium Soloist, U.S. Coast Guard Band, retired
    Adams Artist (Adams E3)
    YouTube: dwerden
    Facebook: davewerden
    Twitter: davewerden
    Instagram: davewerdeneuphonium

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    Yes, But Bell up.Click image for larger version. 

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    Last edited by Bill O'; 07-23-2020 at 11:31 AM.

  4. And if you want to hear it at its best, find vintage and original mouthpieces to use with it. I've acquired both Conn Baritone 1 and 2 as well as a Conn euphonium mouthpiece. They really work better on the old girl. Best of luck with your new horn and have fun.
    Richard

    1935 Conn 64I Baritone
    Mouthpieces: Too many to list and growing

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    Thanks Richard...its got an alto/tenor horn mouthpiece in it now....i have a vintage baritone horn mouthpiece coming in. The horn is CG Conn 1942. I am having fun but It will be better on my lip when I have a deeper cupped mouthpiece!

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    FYI, I moved this post to the Euph Brands category, but the original address of the post will redirect you automatically.
    Dave Werden (ASCAP)
    Euphonium Soloist, U.S. Coast Guard Band, retired
    Adams Artist (Adams E3)
    YouTube: dwerden
    Facebook: davewerden
    Twitter: davewerden
    Instagram: davewerdeneuphonium

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    Thank You!

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    Welcome to the forum Bill!
    John 3:16

    Mack Brass Euphonium
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    Thanks!

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    Welcome home, BillO!

    Dennis
    1966 Besson 181 highly modified New Standard
    1918 Hawkes & Son euph 3&1 original
    1915 York Bb tenorhorn original

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