frankenhorns

Discussion in 'Horns' started by dizforprez, Oct 4, 2004.

  1. dizforprez

    dizforprez Forte User

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    i have been wanting an Eflat for a while but am seriously short on $.

    I have been toying with the idea of putting together a frankenhorn but i am not sure if it would be worth it. i have getzen Bflat that wouldnt be worth reselling but i can take the valves from it and a bach 229 bell. so all i would need is a leadpipe and someone to put it together and cut the slides down.

    what do you guys think; would it work? would be it worth it? or is this a totally off the wall idea?
     
  2. nieuwguyski

    nieuwguyski Forte User

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    20 years ago I had a college instructor who had a Getzen Eterna Bb that had been cut down to an Eb. It was his only Eb trumpet, and seemed to play quite well. So I'm sure it *can* be done, but to get it done well would probably cost nearly as much as buying a used Eb.
     
  3. dizforprez

    dizforprez Forte User

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    thanks, you are probably right, any one know how much it would cost? :cry:
     
  4. MUSICandCHARACTER

    MUSICandCHARACTER Forte User

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    This is the kind of job my friend Dan would do.

    He owns the Village Tinker Brass Repair shop
    http://members.evansville.net/dschultz

    Drop him an email and ask. His prices are usually very reasonable.

    Jim
     

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