470 PROFESSIONAL Bb TRUMPET IN NEAR MINT CONDITION (READ DESCRIPTION BELOW). I have been playing horns for 62 years...
Collecting and restoring vintage trumpets and cornets, producing custom finishes, and building custom horns for 51 years. Over the decades I amassed a vast trumpet/ cornet collection. During the past few years I have thinned out the herd and continue to do so. All my horns are gig ready...
Cleaned, valves adjusted & aligned, and with new corks & felts when necessary. PLEASE LOOK AT THE OTHER HORNS I HAVE LISTED.For your consideration, here is a near pristine example of a New Old Stock, 14 year old H. Passant model LABS that is in need of a new owner. While the trumpet is brand new, it sustained some minor damage that I have since repaired. I bought every pro and semi-pro horn he had left. This trumpet was a display model not a demo...
Never played that my friend accidentally knocked off his counter after showing it to a customer. According to his narrative, it bounced around hitting everything it could on its way down.
The top and bottom curves of the back bow exhibited dents along with a shallow dent on the bell stem opposite the valve block. When I got it home, I removed 95% of the dents leaving minor ripples that are more felt than seen (see photos #3, 5 & 6).Enlarge the photos and decide if what you see would prevent you from owning this trumpet. If it does, then read no further.
With the above caveat addressed, I'm sure many of you are asking what the heck is a H. Around the turn of the century, Kanstul produced four copies of some of the most revered trumpets ever built...
A Pre-War Besson - 2. Conn Connstellation 38B (Kanstullation/ Mariachi 991) - 3. Vernon Bach Strad (1537) - 4.
LABSLos Angeles Benge Series 7X (1070)... Passant label to Rayburn Music in New York City and perhaps to a few other large distributors? How my friend acquired a few of the models remains a mystery as he has since passed on. Kanstul was also making horns under the F.
Besson and ZeuS labels at the same time. More than its Kanstul counterparts. Years ago, during a conversation with Charles Hargett regarding the higher cost of the Passant models, I was informed that only the finest materials were used to produce these totally hand/ bench built trumpets, with tolerances even greater than the standard Kanstul Models... Who knows, but that was the rap! So, this trumpet is pretty much a Kanstul Chicago (Benge) Series 1070 which is pretty much a copy of a Besson Meha.
For those of you who haven't heard, Kanstul has closed its doors. I'm asking is a deal!
470 bore and appropriately balanced bell and mouthpipe, this LABS (Kanstul Model 1070 Big Band) has a big sound and free-blowing feel, but with the appropriate resistance necessary to play all night. At home on stage or in the studio, this trumpet has the sparkle and brilliance that big band and Latin players are looking for.
This LABS produces a rich, brilliant tone with projection that will blow paint off the back wall of a large auditorium... It makes a great jazz/ lead axe, but is equally at home playing Latin or Big Band styles, and also works well as a studio horn.This LABS is a very lightweight 2 lb. Trumpet that will accommodate virtually any music style and acoustic venue. The trumpet has a clear and resonant tone that is easily controlled... Its sound is BIG, BOLD, centered and focused. It is a VERY free and open blowing horn and loves to be piloted in the stratosphere where it develops a sophisticated brighter edge with complex overtones. This horn has great intonation... The low register is not flat, and is very resonant. The 5th harmonic is great, and so is the upper register intonation. Responsive and flexible, the LABS makes a great Big Band/ Latin horn, but with the right mouthpiece will back off nicely for those soft ballads. Mechanically, this trumpet is brand new, thus the valves will require a break-in period as they would with any new trumpet. Please note the atypical 3rd valve slide (see photo #9).
The lower female slide tube is quite short and looks strange, however this is completely correct for the horn. Quite frankly, throwing the slide no more than 3/8 to affect an intonation correction is all you really need... The tube doesn't need to be 2+ long.Cosmetically, the trumpet is in pristine condition both outside and in except for the aforementioned repairs. The only other visible blemishes are a few micro pin point pings/ scratches and polishing swirls. Otherwise, the rest of the horn is flawless. I tend to be overly critical and as accurate as possible when describing my horns, so that no one receives any "surprises".
Features - Ultra lightweight one-piece bell; reversed 1st valve slide w/ fixed thumb saddle; reversed 3rd valve slide w/ fixed ring, stop rod, and dump slide. Accessories - Original wood shelled, double handled professional monster of a case in near mint condition. There are a few small scuff marks on the top and bottom case surfaces from kicking around over the years, but it still remains a new case. The combination locks remain new and unset.Also included is a gold plated copy of a Bach Megatone 3C mouthpiece, and a trumpet stand (as pictured). International Buyers - Please Note. I do my very best to be as accurate as humanly possible in my descriptions. Just a musician and collector.
PASSANT KANSTUL COPY OF L. 470) PRO Bb TRUMPET" is in sale since Thursday, September 26, 2019. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Brass\Trumpets". The seller is "alucard49" and is located in Cedar Grove, New Jersey.
This item can be shipped worldwide.