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Lengthen tuning slide or bell? (helicon project)

PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:02 pm
by Etienne1006
If I had to get an helicon down nearly a whole step, I'd instinctively do it by messing with the tuning slide. I did it, it works. Intonation is quite bad. Could I get better results with changing the bell for a longer one? Or a sousaphone one?

Any thoughts?

Thanks!

Re: Lengthen tuning slide or bell? (helicon project)

PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:02 pm
by KiltieTuba
So, you could try adding a small length in the tuning slide and a longer leadpipe. Wouldn't mess too much with the bell.