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« on: Oct 10, 2017, 12:40PM »


What's the deal? Is there a reason for its existence? Was it used for something specific? Does anyone happen to know anything about it? Is it just something else to blame on the French? Do tell!


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« Reply #1 on: Oct 14, 2017, 11:57AM »

Probably designed to be dual purpose over-the-shoulder and regular bell-front.
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« Reply #2 on: Oct 14, 2017, 12:52PM »

Probably designed to be dual purpose over-the-shoulder and regular bell-front.

Thanks for the reply, Ed. I hadn't even considered that.  I don't think it comes apart for that to happen, but I'll try to find out.
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« Reply #3 on: Oct 18, 2017, 05:01AM »

Probably designed to be dual purpose over-the-shoulder and regular bell-front.

That would make sense, given that the buccin was a French instrument.  Maybe the over-the-shoulder configuration was meant to be similar to that.
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« Reply #4 on: Oct 24, 2017, 02:47PM »

Probably designed to be dual purpose over-the-shoulder and regular bell-front.

I checked. No deal. Everything is soldered and it definitely all seems original. I can't see how it would be converted anyway with the joints that exist, unless the "gooseneck" section is not used at all for rear facing configuration.

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« Reply #5 on: Oct 24, 2017, 07:49PM »

How about a cavalry trombone.  You can place your left arm through the loop so you can hold it while riding a horse.
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