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

  1. dizforprez

    dizforprez Forte User

    Nov 2, 2003
    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

    Aug 9, 2004
    Santa Cruz County, CA
    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

    Nov 2, 2003
    thanks, you are probably right, any one know how much it would cost? :cry:

    MUSICandCHARACTER Forte User

    Jan 31, 2004
    Newburgh, Indiana
    This is the kind of job my friend Dan would do.

    He owns the Village Tinker Brass Repair shop

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


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