Posted by Ed Franks on September 06, 2000 at 22:01:04:
About 10 years ago, I purchased a very old 4-valve (rotary) BBb Alexander. It is the best-playing horn I have ever placed to my lips. However, the first time I played in a group, I found that with everything pushed in, I could not quite lip it up to pitch. I was told by several people (including one who had owned a similar horn) that the horn was constructed for a lower pitch standard and that it would be necessary to shorten each
slide by a certain amount. At the time, I could find no one who was willing to take on the job. Now, I have found a technician, but don't have the cut-down measurements.
I know this sounds far-fetched, but can anyone provide more information?