Has anyone here ever converted a Bb trumpet into a C trumpet befor? I've heard of some people have done it just by cutting off a certain length of the lead pipe and tuneing slide and thats all.
I have this old York I got at an antique store for $40 bucks. The mouth piece is stuck in the the mouthpiece reciver, and the reciver is being held on by just the brace from the bell. Theres also a huge crack in the lead pipe. I was thinking I could just get the whole lead pipe replaced with a C trumpet lead pipe, then only have to make the one cut down at the bottem. (of course, I wont do this, the guy in the shop will)
So does that sound like it will work? Would I need to make any adjustments to the valve slides and bell, or is that really all that needs to be done?
Once thats all done I just have a few dings and a bent bell to bend back and I think I might have a fairly decent C trumpet. What are your guys opinions on that?