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Beanboy128
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 2020 7:18 am    Post subject: Holton regular collegiate cornet Reply with quote

What is up trumpet homies. I'm new to cornet, just bought my first one. I have a problem though, I really wish slides had rings. Could I have a lire box soldered on and put a ring through? thanks.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 2020 11:37 am    Post subject: Re: Holton regular collegiate cornet Reply with quote

Beanboy128 wrote:
What is up trumpet homies. I'm new to cornet, just bought my first one. I have a problem though, I really wish slides had rings. Could I have a lire box soldered on and put a ring through? thanks.
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Seems that that could work out OK. Take it to a reputable repair person. They might have a more elegant answer to the problem.
Remember though, it's not a repair persons job to evaluate the cost of a repair or alteration in relation to the value of the instrument (most will let you know if you're gazing down a rabbit hole).
Get used to the instrument first and see what it has to offer you musically and then put some thought into repairs, alterations, and accessories (mouthpieces etc)
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 2020 3:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Adding Rings or adjustable rings are not a complex operation in general.

I have a Selmer Radial that has an adjustable ring. The problem was, it was wonky and slipped pretty often, regardless of how I adjusted it or how firmly I attempted to lock it down. I had a repair tech add a fixed ring (which I prefer anyway) and it's great. I left the holder in case I ever need a lyre, and also, it doesn't really matter anymore.

I also have a Bach 184 cornet that had a trigger that I hated. It was stiff and I hated how it was positioned for my hand and my grip. I'm not a trigger fan in general, but am willing to put up with some if they function well for me. I had my friend remove the trigger and install a saddle for the first slide. It's great, though removing the tension the trigger added to the horn made the blow open up quite a bit and it's pretty free blowing, now. Sometimes, it's a bit more than my out-of-shape form can handle easily.

So, consider whether you want a fixed or adjustable ring - either isn't a big deal to add.
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Bflatman
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2021 2:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have trumpets and cornets without any slide rings.

All the slides are fixed and cannot take a ring unless it is replaced with a completely new extendable slide.

Personally I would not do it you are supposed to lip these instruments and lipping is a cornet and trumpet players skill so why not learn it.

The cost of replacing a fixed slide with an extendable slide is likely to be high maybe as much as 100 dollars.

You can pick up a cornet with extendable slide and ring for around 100 dollars on ebay, there are 2 on ebay now for 100 dollars buy it now and a yamaha for 48 dollars bid price

For 100 dollars you will get a good instrument with an extra mouthpiece worth 50 dollars and a case as well. All that for the cost of getting your current instrument converted.

And you know having a second cornet is a wise move

Or you can spend 100 dollars with a tech getting your instrument converted.
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