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Bell measurement needed

Postby roweenie » Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:39 pm

I'm looking for the bell length on the Holton 340 or 345......if anyone out there has access to one, could you take a measurement off it for me?

The measurement I need (starting at the point where the bell exits the ferrule to the end of the bell), like so:

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Many thanks in advance!
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Re: Bell measurement needed

Postby roweenie » Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:23 pm

Sounds about right bloke, thanks (I suspected you'd come through.....)

The York 91 I measured has a 27" long bell, so you're definitely in the ballpark.

The Simonetti website lists the horn (his example, anyway) as having an overall height of 37 3/4".
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Re: Bell measurement needed

Postby djwpe » Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:53 pm

Holton 345 BBb is approximately 27-1/2”.
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Re: Bell measurement needed

Postby roweenie » Fri Apr 05, 2019 1:11 pm

Awesome guys, thanks for the information.

I know that those horns were made in small batches by varying individuals, most likely by hand, so it makes sense that lengths would vary some....
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Re: Bell measurement needed

Postby roweenie » Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:41 pm

Thanks, elephant!
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Re: Bell measurement needed

Postby roweenie » Sat Apr 06, 2019 9:26 pm

bloke wrote:
roweenie wrote:Sounds...


...so et tu down the 6/4 rabbit hole...??

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No sir, not a rabbit hole, at least for me.

I have to honestly say that my experiences have been quite different than what you usually describe.
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