Hey there trumpeters,
I've been shopping around for my first horn for quite a while - I found a great deal on a vintage Getzen horn from the 50's. Its in good shape besides a few small dings and a major crease on one side of the bell. I have attached two images (from the seller, sorry if low quality) of this crease in particular.
Is this fixable, either by myself or with the help of a pro? Is it worth it/should this crease dissuade me from purchasing this horn? How will it effect the sound?
*EDIT* Looking over the seller's pictures again, I have noticed what seems to be a break between the middle valve and the pipe on the other side. Does this need a resolder, and how much can i expect to be charged for this kind of repair? I don't have experience with a soldering iron so I'm guessing I won't be fixing this myself. I'm also wondering if it might still be playable for the short term with such a defect. Here is the pic: