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Mira 188 versus 186

Postby jeopardymaster » Sun Feb 11, 2018 12:09 am

I've tried 188s and I've tried 186s. I get a sense that the difference between the models is only from the bottom bow to the bell throat, but I've never put a caliper or measuring tape to either model to see exactly where and by how much they differ. So I offer these questions: what would it take to convert a 186 to a 188, or vice versa? Is it just the matter of 2 sections of pipe? Are they so different that it isn't possible? Does the answer lie somewhere in between?
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Re: Mira 188 versus 186

Postby bloke » Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:06 am

more different...not possible. The difference (not counting the necessary geometrically longer mouthpipe tube on the small end) begins at the main tuning slide area...

...and the 188 is actually shorter in stature. The bows are completely different.
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