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    Help with flugelhorn

    I have an eighties flugel, I had it replated it came back with a wad of solder betwween the third valve casing and the bell pipe. Isn't that supposed to be a brace? are there supposed to be brces on the other valves as well? If you know please let me know or send me a picture!

    Sorry Its BAch Strad. 183 model/ I out it on my first post but it never went up! I 99.999% sure that that wad of solder was not there before, I would have noticed it!!!!! I think the guy is full of it!!!
    Last edited by thebuilder38; 04-02-2009 at 09:56 PM.

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    Re: Help with flugelhorn

    It would help to know what make/model flugel you have, and pics of the brace in question...

    Just a tip if you want some help! Lots of different flugels made in the 80s.

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    Re: Help with flugelhorn

    How big is the gap between the bell mount and the valve casing? I have a 1935 vintage Mahillon Flugel that was done the same way. If the gap is too small...there may not have been enough room for a brace to fit so they simply used solder. Seems like a cheap way to finish it out......and was never 100% sure my Mahillon was supposed to be that way or not, but it may be the way it came.

    As said by is probably best to know what brand we're talking about, to get some actual comparisons.
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    Re: Help with flugelhorn

    That is a very popular way to build flugelhorns (and some trumpets) and has no sonic disadvantage.

    Your post makes me think that you are not sure how the instrument was BEFORE plating.......................
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