Here is another beautiful Conn 70H, this one has been made in 1948. It is the “long bell, short slide” version of a Conn 70H which is actually easier to play for someone used to a modern bass trombone.
The 70H may well be my favorite bass trombone of all times and this is a great sounding example. It features a 9.5″ yellow brass bell, .562″ slide with tuning in the slide and the opera wheel tuning mechanism. You can really feel how the room fills with a warm, dense sound when you play it. The 70H is also really versatile as it has been – and continues to be – played successfully in Big Bands, Orchestras etc. And of course… Mr. Bass trombone – George Roberts – made this model famous.
This one is in very good condition for its age, the slide is smooth and the inners have no slide wear. The valve has just been serviced and works great. The tuning mechanism needs one little solder joint to fix the long screw in place. Except that, it is ready to gig.