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Re: Conn 52j 5th Valve delete

Postby pauvog1 » Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:52 am

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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Re: Conn 52j 5th Valve delete

Postby iiipopes » Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:49 am

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.
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Re: Conn 52j 5th Valve delete

Postby TheGoyWonder » Thu Mar 16, 2017 12:59 pm

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.
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Re: Conn 52j 5th Valve delete

Postby andrew the tuba player » Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:33 am

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.
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