Dizzying a horn

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  1. codyb226

    codyb226 Banned

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    Okay, so I am thinking about buying a simple raw brass Bundy from a high school friend I know. I would want to give it an upturned bell if I got it. Who does this? I dont want to do it personally, rather have someone do it for me. I just dont want to mess it up. Any ideas on who can do it? I dont want to spend as much as the bundy is worth. But I want a decent job done.

    Ivan, I know you do Bb to C conversions. Do you do this?


    Thanks everyone.
     
  2. gmonady

    gmonady Utimate User

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    Tom Green would be my man should I want to do this! He is already tricking out my Olds Ambassador... but I did not ask him to Dizzy my horn... don't want to stand out too much as I am such an introvert!!!
     
  3. codyb226

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    Tom Green? I thought he was more of a guy that buffs and does instrument repair. Cause I am trying to do the opposite of a repair. Any slight idea about a charge for that?
     
  4. gmonady

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    He does it all and more. I recommend going to the source and asking him yourself:
    Green's Buffing and Instrument Repair - Home
     
  5. Wondra

    Wondra Pianissimo User

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    Here's another guy to check out: DQ's Custom Shop - Home

    He has reasonable rates, does lots of customization for people (projects like yours), and is well-regarded. You'd have to drop him a line to see what he would charge.

    Dave
     
  6. codyb226

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    Thanks Dave and Gary, I will send both an email.
     
  7. tobylou8

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    You could loosen the braces, get a propane torch and heat the bell. Then insert a piece of re-bar and bend the bell carefully upward to the desired "Dizzyness". Be careful or you will destroy the horn. :roll:
     
  8. codyb226

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    Yeah, guess what I will not be doing?

    I would rather pay someone to do it right then mess it up myself.
     
  9. smokin valves

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    In my opinion, if doing it yourself, take the bell off. I did it to a random bell for my modular strad, which meant the bell was detachable. I think doing it with the bell in place might be asking for trouble.
     
  10. tobylou8

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    You "know" I was joking! Right?:shock:
     

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