Garland/Kranz

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  1. BrassBandMajor

    BrassBandMajor Fortissimo User

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    I'm thinking of buying good looking rotary, but he wants a pair of pants.
    Does anyone know who can add a garland or Kranz on the bell?
    OR Is this Impossible?
     
  2. stumac

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    I made a Kranz and fitted it to a Selmer Deville bell That I put on a Getzen Super Delux. I will try to get a picture when I get home. It is not difficult.

    Regards, Stuart.
     
  3. gordonfurr1

    gordonfurr1 Forte User

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    Not difficult for YOU...
     
  4. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    I would rethink adding a garland to a trumpet that it was not designed for. The garland reduces feedback to the player - all else being equal. The rotary trumpet bells of yesteryear got much thinner into the flare. The garland stabilized them and made them perform much differently sonically. Adding a garland to a modern "thicker" bell just makes the sound and response slower/deader.

    If this is prep for museum stuff or a fancy lamp, no problem. If the horn should be a player later, I would recommend buying a quality horn designed with the garland.
     
  5. BrassBandMajor

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    Like a F.A Heckel one?
     
  6. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    Actually, my 1938 F.A. Heckel Bb is a very good example. The bell is very thin at the end and the Garland is not a decorative addition, rather the completion of the concept. They had two crowns, a small one for Vienna and a bigger one for Germany. Mine has the big garland.

     
  7. gunshowtickets

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    So you want a kranz and a 3rd valve trigger.
    Any other mods? Can't you just play the trumpet for a while?
     

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