Making a Bach 50BL W/ Olsen Valves

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Schlitz
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Making a Bach 50BL W/ Olsen Valves

Post by Schlitz » Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:29 pm

I'm a rather tall guy with big hands. When I started playing more bass trombone a few years ago, I found an Olds P-22. Now the stock trigger on this horn wasn't wonderful, so by referral, I hopped on the ferry to see Benn Hansson. That lead to the subject horn being created. Sure, the bell is a little ratty, but its got the Bach neckpipe, Mt V length tuning slide, and the Olsen Valves. You'll note the custom work done on the triggers and the wraps. The second valve is removable. Why, well I had a CT release back in 2001. Presently, I'm allowed to play a double as long as my hand doesn't get any worse. You'll note the triggers have been modified for my hands. Mike Olsen makes a really good product. As it evolves, this is a really good alternative to other valves out there on the market. I also have the leadpipe adapter they make, allowing me to plug in the threaded pipe of my choosing. Anyhow, here's some progress pictures Benn sent me while constructing this little terror. My hope is that some of you get off the fence and start playing, if you're looking for an axial alternative. Eric Edwards does these too. It be nice for those of us with Olsen valves to post pictures. The only bummer is waiting. So here's mine, where's yours......
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Re: Making a Bach 50BL W/ Olsen Valves

Post by Schlitz » Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:33 pm

Here's another...
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Re: Making a Bach 50BL W/ Olsen Valves

Post by Schlitz » Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:35 pm

Back view of valves........
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Re: Making a Bach 50BL W/ Olsen Valves

Post by Schlitz » Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:38 pm

Front view......
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Re: Making a Bach 50BL W/ Olsen Valves

Post by Schlitz » Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:40 pm

Finished horn, for now.....
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Re: Making a Bach 50BL W/ Olsen Valves

Post by Neo Bri » Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:03 am

Wow! This thing looks great! I'd imagine it's a really fine player, too. And welcome back, Benn!
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Re: Making a Bach 50BL W/ Olsen Valves

Post by Jgittleson » Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:06 am

Real nice!
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