DIYAPASON-L Digest #617 - Tuesday, August 6, 2002
 
Re: French Horn Retrofit
  by <Jess4203@aol.com>
[Residence Organs]  Re: French Horn Retrofit
  by "David Scribner" <david@blackiris.com>
Reed questions
  by "Randy Newman" <rnewman@dilligaff.rutgers.edu>
 

(back) Subject: Re: French Horn Retrofit From: <Jess4203@aol.com> Date: Tue, 6 Aug 2002 22:52:03 EDT     --part1_188.bfb5750.2a81e553_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   Hi Gang:   I am not very much further along in assembly, but I have picked up chests = for four more ranksto go with my original three. I do need some DE magnets = for one chest, if you know of any available reasonably, email me privately. = Also acquired an Estey labial oboe.   My question today is about a french horn I was offered. It's a six inch scale (CC pipe resonator is 6" diamter at the top. While it was voiced = for about 7 inches of wind, it played fine on the voicing chest at 3.75", = about what I'll have at the chests when winded up. This reed has weighted and leathered tongues and is stopped at the top with a slot. It is a nice = smooth sound, but I wondered about altering it by removing the leather or = unstopping the resonators. Could I get more of a trumpet sound? any ideas about = doing this kind of thing, or is it another "don't touch!"??   TIA, Roy Kersey   --part1_188.bfb5750.2a81e553_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D2>Hi Gang: <BR> <BR>I am not very much further along in assembly, but I have picked up = chests for four more ranksto go with my original three. &nbsp;I do need = some DE magnets for one chest, if you know of any available reasonably, = email me privately. &nbsp;Also acquired an Estey labial oboe. <BR> <BR>My question today is about a french horn I was offered. &nbsp;It's a = six inch scale (CC pipe resonator is 6" diamter at the top. &nbsp;While it = was voiced for about 7 inches of wind, it played fine on the voicing chest = at 3.75", about what I'll have at the chests when winded up. &nbsp;This = reed has weighted and leathered tongues and is stopped at the top with a = slot. &nbsp;It is a nice smooth sound, but I wondered about altering it by = removing the leather or unstopping the resonators. &nbsp;Could I get more = of a trumpet sound? any ideas about doing this kind of thing, or is it = another "don't touch!"?? <BR> <BR>TIA, <BR>Roy Kersey </FONT></HTML>   --part1_188.bfb5750.2a81e553_boundary--  
(back) Subject: [Residence Organs] Re: French Horn Retrofit From: "David Scribner" <david@blackiris.com> Date: Tue, 6 Aug 2002 22:05:53 -0500   At 10:52 PM -0400 08/06/2002, Jess4203@aol.com wrote: > >My question today is about a french horn I was offered. It's a six >inch scale (CC pipe resonator is 6" diamter at the top. While it >was voiced for about 7 inches of wind, it played fine on the voicing >chest at 3.75", about what I'll have at the chests when winded up. > This reed has weighted and leathered tongues and is stopped at the >top with a slot. It is a nice smooth sound, but I wondered about >altering it by removing the leather or unstopping the resonators. > Could I get more of a trumpet sound? any ideas about doing this >kind of thing, or is it another "don't touch!"??   Don't touch it! If it is a good French Horn it shouldn't be ruined by trying to make it into something it isn't. French Horns are somewhat rare.   David  
(back) Subject: Reed questions From: "Randy Newman" <rnewman@dilligaff.rutgers.edu> Date: Tue, 6 Aug 2002 23:39:21 -0400 (EDT)     Roy's french horn question has reminded me that i have a couple reed related questions of mine own. First, has anyone had replacement reed pipes made up? I have a nice clarinet rank that is missing one pipe (in the 4' octave). i also have a trumpet that is missing a resonator in the 8' octave. i have the boot, just not the resonator. Any idea approx. how much it would cost to have these made up by say OSI/Trivo/Shopps?   My second question, which i believe has been discusses here before, is about cleaning dirty zinc pipes. A few of my 16' tuba pipes are very dirty and heavily oxidized with a kind of white powdery coating that doesn't seem to clean up with soap/water and scotch brite pads. ideally i'd like to make these look like new if possible. any ideas?   thanks in advance.   -randy