58mark wrote:Sounds like you would be better off selling that horn and getting an Eastman...
That's what I was thinking too
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I had a friend who had the delete done some years ago. He worked for a local music store after retiring from Navy band. My recollection is that it really opened up the horn, close to what Matt had originally envisioned working on the prototype. Of course, this means more slide pulling in the lowest register. Yes, he got the parts from Conn-Selmer and had the local tech do the mods.
"Bessophone" w/ 2-piece Imperial Blokepiece,
Lexan 32.6 Modified Helleberg rim & modified .080 extender
Wessex BR115 w/ Wick Ultra SMB6
King Super 20 trumpet w/ Bach 3C/76
Fanned fret bass and electric guitars
what if you took the rotor out and scooped out the part where the cross section constricts (favoring the open side cause that's most notes) an extra hundreth or 2, and then aligned it absolutely perfectly.
As tempting as the Wiseman is, I think if I ever did trade it, I would look for another Kalison Daryl Smith, or maybe even a pro 2000. I absolutely loved my D.S.. Kind of upset I let that one go.
2009 Conn 52J
1965 Conn 20J Project
Olds fiberglass Sousaphone Project
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