Any Kanstul Flugelbone players here?

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Seth Williamson, Sep 22, 2009.

  1. Seth Williamson

    Seth Williamson New Friend

    Sep 22, 2009
    Franklin County, VA
    Just wondering if there was anybody on the list with a Kanstul Flugelbone.

    I like the one I've got, but it seems that it's got a problem with moisture hiding in the horn. The three spit valves are not doing the trick.

    I'd hate to have to rotate the thing like a french horn player. That's always looked like a dweeb thing to do. But that may be the only way to get it out.

    Seth Williamson
  2. namatjira

    namatjira Pianissimo User

    Apr 25, 2013
    Try removing the relevant tuning slide - that provides me with a quick drain. I have noticed with mine that until it (and me) have warmed up the flugelbone does seem to condense moisture much more so needs the spit valves operating every few minutes. I guess this is just a hazard of a brass instrument with lots of bends and length.

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