I've got a horn that I just don't use that a local shop wants. Very popular around here, and I'll get about 2500 for it. I could probably wait 6 months and sell for 3k, but I'd do with the 2500. Anyways, I have a classic orchestral instrument that I do play, Kruspe wrap, but I'd really like a more flexible chamber instrument, preferred Geyer wrap. Any ideas?
When I play WWQ's I often use an old vintage Conn 6D. I find it very flexible and blends well with the woodwind players. If you want a Geyer wrap there is the Conn 10D. You also might think about going to a single Bb horn. Bb horns are very light and responsive - of course finding a good one might exceed your budget. And you should also be bale to find a used Yamaha horn around your price range. Yamaha's tend to have a very even scale and might be exactly what you are looking for.
Thanks for the response. I was also thinking about a Schmidt I've run across. Nicely built, a very Chicago sound, but so responsive, of a smaller bore, and warm even on the pp it is a possibility.
A Schmidt for $2500? That would be amazing. I love the older schmidts, in some ways the older Conn 6D is similar to the older Schmidts. Some one in Los Angeles used to do a conversion of the 6D's to make them even more like the Schmidts and I know of several players who back in the 70's had that conversion donel and they loved those horns.