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Would you play this horn?

  • Yes

    Votes: 46 47.4%
  • No

    Votes: 30 30.9%
  • Maybe

    Votes: 21 21.6%
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Cannonball Big Bell Stone Series (prototype), dark / multicolor "acid bath" brass with clear lacquer, Spiderman Jasper stones, custom hand engraving "Fire Dragon" designed and engraved in Salt Lake City







 

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I voted no because of the gaudiness of the thing. I prefer more subdued appearances. I do like the semi-precious stone-touches, though.

I played the CB Vintage alto at NAMM in January and was totally impressed. Now THERE was an alto I'd buy if I saw it in my favorite stores. DAVE
 

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I voted yes, because I just played a Cannonball for the first time yesterday (Hotspur Tenor) and it was so free-blowing and had such a gentle low end that I bought one today. However, I do like the looks of the Raven and Hotspur much better than this ugly thing, but I would still play it.
 

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Jeez, and I thought the jewel-encrusted horn that the R-n-R player in Bird had was gaudy!

I'd play it if paid, but I wouldn't buy one.
 

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It's a "closet horn", i.e. play it in the closet. ;-) Not my style at all thanks.
 
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