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I tried one of these at a convention. I couldn't figure out exactly what the setup is on the bell keys. I'm used to a 30's vintage Buescher. The Vintage Reborn seemed user-friendly, so it was my favorite horn there. But I wonder if the Big Bell Stone would have won my heart instead, if I had understood how the keys work. It's possible they are easier to use, if I only knew what they do.
 

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Isn’t the pinky table on your Antigua similar to the Cannonball?
 

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Hi Cat,
I have a Cannonball Big Bell Stone Series alto. the Bell Keys are configured the same as 95% of all modern horns - starting with the Left Hand tilting table Selmers. There's nothing unusual about them. Bb, B and C have double arms to help prevent twisting and there's an extra support brace for the bell key pillar. The Vintage Reborns look a little different cause they don't have double key arms.

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Thanks!
 

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At one time I owned a BB and a VR alto. When I decided to "temporarily" downsize, the VR remained with me. Both horns are easy to play. (for me)
 
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