LF1 Flugelhorn questions

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  1. rank_amateur

    rank_amateur New Friend

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    I currently have a Kanstul flugelhorn that in truth I have no reason to be dissatisfied with, but...

    After playing a Lawler trumpet for a few months, I've gotten spoiled and am considering getting an LF1. A couple of questions for Roy or Bruce or anyone who already owns one:

    1) The Kanstul I now play takes mps with the "Bach" taper. Which taper ("french", "american/yamaha/straight", or "bach") does the receiver on the LF1 take? Sure if one is considering springing for a $1700 flugel, adding another $150 or so to replace a couple of mps isn't that much. But still it would be nice not to have to purchase new ones.

    2) I note the bore on the LF1 is .438. My current one is .415. I've heard that larger (>.420 or so) bore flugels have more of a tendency to sound like big trumpets than flugels. Is this true of the LF1?

    Thanks,
     
  2. bkmdano

    bkmdano New Friend

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    Brent,

    Roy will make the flugel receiver to meet your needs. I played the Kanstul F Besson Brevette for years. It had a French taper. However,
    I had Roy make the flugel with an American taper on his recommendation. He would have made the French taper if I had insisted.

    As far as tonal qualities, the LF 1 is the best I've ever played. Very smooth dark tone. I think it has a Mangione type sound. Good luck on your decision.
     
  3. Bruce Lee

    Bruce Lee Piano User

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    Brent,

    What Dan mentioned about the mouthpiece and receiver is true. It would be best if you sent your mouthpiece to Roy, should you decide to order an LF-1, so that it could be custom fit to the receiver.

    As to the bore-size question... please hold that thought... Roy is in the process of re-working the design, from that perspective. We will keep everyone posted, as soon as all of that has been worked out. *Note... the changes will not be huge. :wink:

    Best always,
    Bruce
     
  4. Mikester

    Mikester New Friend

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    TL Flugel is coming !

    I see Roy has decided to go ahead with the TL FLugel. His webpage should be updated in Feb. 2004.

    Stay tuned...
     
  5. Bruce Lee

    Bruce Lee Piano User

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    The Lawler TL Flugel will feature a Getzen valve section! Looks like an end of March release. Details to follow! :D

    Best always,
    Bruce
     
  6. trickg

    trickg Utimate User

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    It would probably make more sense to simply get a new receiver rather than to change mouthpieces - if the receiver used a taper that wouldn't work with your mouthpieces, getting a different receiver with the correct taper would probably be a pretty easy change.

    Edit: Oops - I didn't realize when I posted to this that it was a thread over two years old! I was doing a search on Kanstul flugelhorn receivers on google and got linked to this thread.
     

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