Exact Measurements of a Bb Trumpet

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  1. KMRoark

    KMRoark New Friend

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    I am going to make a trumpet out of PVC tubing. To save me some time, I was wondering if anyone knew the complete measurements of a Bb trumpet.
     
  2. codyb226

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    Ivan would know best, his username is trumpetsplus. I dont know how that will sound, and how are you making a bell flair with PVC? I know that 5 feet is with no valves or all valves pressed down. But I may be wrong.
     
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  3. Mark_Kindy

    Mark_Kindy Mezzo Forte User

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    Nick Drozdoff does a similar thing in one of his videos.
    Nick Drozdoff: Home
    Physics of trumpet, Clip two, at about 4 minutes in shows him doing something like what you're talking about.
    I don't recall him addressing the length, but it might be in there.

    James Morrison made a french horn out of a garden hose, as well. I remember in his video, he said he did trial and error, though this may not be what you're looking for.

    Best of luck!
     
  4. LH123

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  5. trumpetsplus

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    Excellent.
     
  6. KMRoark

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    The bell itself won't be made out of PVC. I will be making a mold.
     
  7. KMRoark

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    This did explain a lot, thank you.
     

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