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1  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Instruments / Re: Conn 78H/79H vs Yamaha 640 on: Sep 14, 2017, 07:17AM
That makes sense. Thank you. I'll look more at the 8" bell and see if I can try that out this evening.
2  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Instruments / Conn 78H/79H vs Yamaha 640 on: Sep 14, 2017, 06:32AM
I had the same student horn all the way through high school and as a Music Ed major in college, had only played off and on in the 20+ years since then and have now been playing more steadily over the last couple of years and think I'm past time for an upgrade. I'm planning on keeping the Bach that I have, but it is .500 and 8" bell, so for more orchestral sound I am looking at a couple of options. I've spent most of the last week (literally spent work hours on this forum) looking at reviews and comparisons.

Because I'm older now and breath support isn't what it used to be, I'm looking at the .525 models with F-attach. If I can get my preference, I think I would like the red brass, but not really that vital in my choice. My question is, since the majority of my playing now is community orchestra, how much difference does the bell size make in quality of sound? The 2 models that have floated to the top for my choices right now are the Conn (I believe it's 79H, because it comes with F-attach) or the Yamaha 640. I'm leaning toward the 8 1/2" bell, but would appreciate your input.
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