large hands, small trumpet

Discussion in 'Horns' started by jamesfrmphilly, Dec 2, 2003.

  1. jamesfrmphilly

    jamesfrmphilly Piano User

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    Oct 31, 2003
    the north philly ghetto
    i play a MAX, built by Kanstul for Charles Colin.
    the horn sounds good to me but it's too small for my hands.
    i can't get my thumb through the saddle or my finger through the ring on the slides.
    when i get some money, I'm going the change horns due to the size not the sound.
    do you build any horns for the guy with a larger hand?
    is the any way to specify a larger wrap so that my hand can fit?
     
  2. busnutmedic

    busnutmedic New Friend

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    Jan 1, 2004
    massachusetts
    Funny, the horn I had before my current one was too big, it was a 50s Olds Studio. I think the one I have now is a Kanstul, but I'm not sure. It's a Besson International.

    Bonnie
     
  3. DrunkIQ

    DrunkIQ Pianissimo User

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    Nov 21, 2003
    Austin, Texas
    James,

    I know the feeling - I can barely hold my old getzen comparied to other horns (smallest horn I know of). My web site has some pics of how I have to hold any horn that I use. The getzen is even worse, i have to use my right thumb to active the first vavle slide trigger. I have yet to run into a horn that will let me hold it in a normal fashion...

    -marc
     
  4. JACKKANSTUL

    JACKKANSTUL Pianissimo User

    I have had special order custom trumpets done for people with large hands. You need to give me a call to discuss your needs but we can do it.

    To The Customization-through Kanstul Music we "Just do it"

    Jack Kanstul
     

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