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Curved hand grip for 3b

Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:43 am
by Mikebmiller
I like the curved hand grip on my Lawler so much that I was wondering if if was possible to purchase an aftermarket grip that would fit a 3 b slide. It seems that if would be an easy thing to get, but I'm not sure where to start.

Re: Curved hand grip for 3b

Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:27 pm
by keybone
I know Roy is busy (building a horn for me!). Does he do smaller jobs like this?

Re: Curved hand grip for 3b

Posted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 4:07 am
by doctortrombone
It used to be fairly common to solder curved pieces to the existing braces. Any capable tech should be able to do that.

Re: Curved hand grip for 3b

Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 1:54 pm
by whitbey
I have curved hand grips on my horns. There are photos in my profile. Kevin Powers from Michigan Musical made them. The heat of installing it requires realigning the slide. He is tops at that.
Also the stuff they use for auto wire loom covers makes a nice pad.

Re: Curved hand grip for 3b

Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 2:24 pm
by Bonearzt
Kanstul sells a curved brace assembly that could easily be adapted with a little work.
Also some stuff called plastimorph/instamorph that is easily formed & attached to a hand slide.

Jupiter has a plastic grip on their student horns that could probably be adapted to a small bore horn.


Eric

Re: Curved hand grip for 3b

Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:53 pm
by MalecHeermans
This doesn't address the OP because it's currently limited to large bore horns and basses, but I thought it was really interesting.

http://wisegrip.com/about-section/

Anyone get to try one of these yet?

Re: Curved hand grip for 3b

Posted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:08 pm
by DougHulme
Yes I did. They were across the gangway from me at the ITF in Iowa. I held it a few times and it was indeed comfortable, in fact I was going to buy one but they left early and I was with someone when they left. I could recomend it for your purposes... Doug