RHODIUM

Discussion in 'Horns' started by Castle Bravo, Oct 14, 2005.

  1. Castle Bravo

    Castle Bravo Piano User

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    I'm not sure there is another horn like this one anywhere in the world.
    Rhodium (same metal group as platinum) plated - don't have it yet, these are the usual teaser pics you get from Leigh before he ships the horn....
    ....can't wait!! :shock:

    Very similar to silver - but slightly whiter, and the never tarnishing shine goes on forever....
    Bling Bling, baby!
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  2. FreshBrewed

    FreshBrewed Mezzo Piano User

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    You going to let me test play it before you fly Gary? :D
     
  3. Castle Bravo

    Castle Bravo Piano User

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    Sure - if it ever gets here :-?

    Naaaaaa just kidding; it will get here - Leigh is a very busy man though. :D

    You are more than welcome to play test it!
     
  4. davidjohnson

    davidjohnson Piano User

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    lovely horn.

    a couple of years ago i posted questions (forgot where) regarding 'exotic' platings. no replies.

    there were some metals i had researched that were more more expensive than i could imagine that produced unusual colorings.
    i even found a place that specialized in plating with them.

    $$$$$$$$$ weep, sob....oh, well...i knew a guy once who had a beginner trumpet gold plated because it reminded him of his first axe. i do NOT have that kind of dough.

    dj
     
  5. brian moon

    brian moon Forte User

    Do you have any pictures from the bottom of the horn near the 1st valve slide? Does this trumpet tune at the bell crook? I can't see the tuning slide.
     
  6. trickg

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    Eclipse trumpets have a unique tuning slide at the bell crook, which is why you don't see it in the typical spot off of the leadpipe. You can sort of see the tuning slide setup in the last picture that Gary posted.

    That's a wonderful looking horn - how much more expensive is the Rhodium plating than the traditional silver?
     
  7. NYTC

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    Nice horn,Gary.
    I heard Noel testing it this morning.
    This baby sounds amazing!!!!

    Felix
     
  8. trickg

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    This is an interesting site regarding rhodium plating:

    http://www.artisanplating.com/faqs/rhodiumfaqs.html

    It's interesting to note that (according to the article) rhodium plating is not as bright as silver - but if it wears better than silver, I'm curious why it isn't used more on instruments.
     
  9. NYTC

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    From what I understand,one of the reasons why it is not used more often on instruments,because it does cost more than 24K Gold plating.
    I am not sure about other reasons.
     
  10. trickg

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    That would make sense. My friend that does a sort of mini tank plating for mouthpieces showed me the two $500 bottles of plating solution he had for gold and platinum. The bottle of platinum solution was significantly smaller than the bottle of gold. I suspect that Rhodium would probably be similar in cost.
     

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