Below are typical Mellophoniums. Most people call them mellophones, which is incorrect. The top picture shows the old Conn Mellophonium, with long bell. I own a silver one thay plays half way decent. These were used by Kenton, who originated that design. The next one is a picture is of an AMATI mellophonium. They are the only company that I know of that is still making the Stan Kenton styled mellophonium. The next one is made by Reynolds. The 4th pic is of what most mellophoniums looks like today. Even Conn makes them like this now. The next 2 pictures are of a Drum and Bugle core mellophonium. It has one rotor and one piston. These are not very popular these days, as DCI and others no longer enforce rigid rules regarding instrumentation. If you know how to play the D&B 2 valver, give me a shout, I'd like to know how you play and Ab!!!
CLICK HERE to learn more about the origin of the mellophonium that was created by Stan Kenton.
Remember the cardinal rule about the mellophonium--
IT'S ALWAYS OUT OF TUNE!!
AMATI Mellophonium (You can still buy these new!)
Another Reynolds Mellophonium, but this is the only mellophonium i've ever seen with the 4th rotor for transposition. (A feature usually seen on the mellophone)
This is a marching horn currently available from Kanstul. Nice horns.