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Kanstul bell on yfb621

Postby MikeMason » Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:20 am

Anyone ever try it or at least measure it? James Jenkins came to Pensacola to play Fantastique with us. He has a kanstul bell on his yfb822. Big difference in response and resonance. Got me wondering if the little kanstul f tuba bell might do the same for little brother. James sounded wonderful and has had many fun adventures since last we spoke. So great to see and hear him again.
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Re: Kanstul bell on yfb621

Postby cjk » Fri May 11, 2018 8:05 am

This seems like a really neat idea.
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Re: Kanstul bell on yfb621

Postby obreitys » Fri May 11, 2018 11:20 am

There is a picture somewhere on here of a guy who put a larger bell and 5th valve on his 621. Maybe get in contact with him? It’s been awhile since I saw the post, you’ll have to search through the archives. I love the idea, I often wish my 621 had a couple extra inches up top. Of course, that would take away from the projection, etc. etc. Since I don’t have the funds for a major modification I guess I just have to resign myself to believing the folks at Yamaha knew what they were doing...
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Re: Kanstul bell on yfb621

Postby MikeMason » Fri May 11, 2018 12:31 pm

The yfb621 tends to sound better out front than under the bell. I still want to like the sound I make for me as well. I’ve noticed the more time I spend playing it, the better I like my sound. Imagine that .
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Eastman 6/4 with blokepiece symphony/profundo
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