A New Quarter Tone C Trumpet

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  1. Bill Dishman

    Bill Dishman Piano User

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    This DID however get me to thinking how relatively easy it should be to add a valve similar to this but set it up to drop the horn a fourth like a pic... now THAT could be useful on a Bb or C. :)[/QUOTE]


    This has already been done many years ago. Check the ITG archive journal articles and pics. Always thought it would be a wonderful horn to play.

    The Courtois 4-valve flugel is this type of set up as well.

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  2. 5_Valve_Trumpet

    5_Valve_Trumpet New Friend

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    I built a five valve trumpet that plays in C, D, D-flat, and B-natural. I had no previous experiencing building trumpets, but learned from some great people. I started building it in May of 2013 and finished the build in August of 2013.

    It has a Blackburn leadpipe, Blackburn tuning slide, Bach slides, and Czech rotor valves that match the bore size.

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  3. trumpetsplus

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    Nice job Bryan!!!

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  4. trumpetsplus

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    Currently I have my old C trumpet pulled apart. I will be putting a short D bell on it and adding the ascending rotor to the bell tail. This will give me the option of adding a fifth valve to the lower tuning slide receiver, which could either be a half step like Bryan's design picked up by Hickman or, like Merri Franquin's design, a minor third to get the low Eb concert.

    Endless possibilities. I just love the fact that we can do all this stuff with bits of tubing and NO electronics!
     

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