Joined: 24 May 2021
Location: Topeka, KS
|Posted: Thu Sep 16, 2021 6:14 am Post subject: Braces (not for your face)
|I have tried the search feature but have not seen a thread on this so I wanted to ask the crowd about bracing on our beloved instrument.
I know that brace location and affect the response of the horn but how does the type of brace effect the horn? I've seen some horns with stress-free point to point bracing like Conns, Then there is the ever loves Z-Brace that we all know about and then the Summit-Style sheets of brass that serve as braces.
What does this do to a horn? Is one "better" than another?
Would appreciate the thoughts of you horn heads on the matter
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