Re: cutting bell flare
Postby Daniel C. Oberloh » Mon Apr 09, 2012 8:58 pm
The only economically workable way I have found to cut down a tuba bell rim is not re-spinning but replacing the rim with a solid rim made from brass rod, that is milled, brazed into a ring, shaped on a roll-stand and after proper fitting, soldered to the bell rim. If done properly and with care, it will be nearly impossible to tell that it was altered. It is very doable.
Daniel C. Oberloh
Oberloh Woodwind and Brass Works