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1950 LA OLDS Ambassador EXPERIMENTAL Trumpet .453 medium bore .468 bell tail
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24 Mar, 2012 00:09:34 GMT
US $299.99
Approximately £196.59(including postage)
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1950 LA OLDS Ambassador EXPERIMENTAL Trumpet .453 medium bore .468 bell tail

I've discovered that there are a few years where Olds made some experimental Ambassadors which were sold in the Carl Fischer catalog, roughly 1950-52, all serials seem to be in the 52-53000 range....they have all different types of names, Diplomat....get it!....a number with Carl Fischer, others I can't even remember anymore!.....the really cool thing is that they're all different!....453, 459, 462 bores....some with tighter spans in the tuning guess is that they were all rejected designs?...using up some of their older tubing when they had different bore sizes?...anyway there are some cool options versus a stock for this's a medium .453 bore in the slide tubing, my guess is that the crooks are still .459....also the bell tail seems to be at it's somewhat conical in design......the tuning slide span is also just a bit tighter, in fact the inside was a bit dinged up and I was going to just replace it, but couldn't due to the difference....the bell might also be a bit more lightweight......overall the horn plays really well, a bit on the brighter side maybe due to the bell....speaks very easily .....great jazz sound! for the horn, didn't have much lacquer so stripped it, now polished raw brass.....has a few dings here and there....these horns were sometimes sloppily put together, leadpipe near receiver just a bit out of shape as you can see, might be original as i've seen them like this before......slides tight enough, sometimes these older Olds horns a bit loose, 3rd slide good, 1st valve has just a very little play, 2-3 good, compression decent, but Hetman might be good tool also....all original except for 3rd slide ring.......comes with it's original non descript case in decent shape.......all horns I sell have my homebrew chem clean and an ultrasonic.....also all new corks/spring/felts, except for valve springs which I usually leave the originals in as the action from todays horns don't seem as good

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US.....FedEx $12-20
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International Priority US Postal Service $60-70

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