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Who did this conversion?! (Eb/D Bach conversion)



 
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RyanFoster
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:21 pm    Post subject: Who did this conversion?! (Eb/D Bach conversion) Reply with quote

I'm checking out a new horn (Bach CML/229 converted to Eb/D) with a tuneable bell and interchangeable leadpipe, and I'm very curious who may have done the conversion. The seller didn't know and a few guys have said it wasn't their work. Look familiar to anyone? Check out the photos:

https://ibb.co/cxjhYkh
https://ibb.co/fCtg3Pd

Plays like a Strad C trumpet and plays surprisingly in-tune. Whoever did it is a champ!
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Tpt_Guy
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was done by Dick Akright. He did them this way because he felt changing the leadpipe produced better results than changing the bell and slides.

Years ago I tried one of these conversions in his shop in Oakland. It was an incredible horn, and if I weren't in the market for a Bb I probably would have purchased it.

The Bb I ended up purchasing was one he converted to a tuning bell, and it used the exact same tuning rail mechanism, and bell receiver assembly.

What is the asking price?
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RyanFoster
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good eye! Thank you so much. No joke - the tuner barely moves going up the scale on both sides of the horn. He did an awesome job. I think I'm gonna keep it, but if I ever put it up, I'll let you know!
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Tpt_Guy
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah, I misunderstood.

I got the impression you hadn't yet purchased it.
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Christian K. Peters
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:36 am    Post subject: Who did this conversion Reply with quote

Hello all,
This is the way Dave Monette did his C conversions when he was in Salem, Or.
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