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ttf_heinz gries
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Post by ttf_heinz gries » Fri Jan 26, 2018 1:20 pm

with the help of a Riedl Hinge Box, i made an adjustable balancer/counterweght.

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Post by ttf_oslide » Fri Jan 26, 2018 5:32 pm

Yes - - but that's an awfully long lever. I'd be worried to damage the horn.
Besides, I'd put it on the other leg of the crook in order to avoid additional torque of the bell to the left.

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Post by ttf_timothy42b » Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:44 am

Ingenious.  You can extend it when you have a long muted passage. 
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Post by ttf_Nanook » Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:06 pm

There's German engineering for ya...I like it...

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Post by ttf_heinz gries » Tue Jan 30, 2018 3:15 am

Quote from: oslide on Jan 26, 2018, 05:32PM
Besides, I'd put it on the other leg of the crook in order to avoid additional torque of the bell to the left.


here the new version. And yes i am a lefty

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Post by ttf_oslide » Wed Jan 31, 2018 5:18 am

Now that looks good!   Image

How does it feel when playing and handling? Any noticable effect on the sound?
The next development step could perhaps be something to clip on?

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Post by ttf_heinz gries » Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:47 am

the handling is great for alto playing in the outside slide position. Cause the alto with the shorter part over
the shoulter is not well balanced and a counterweight inside the tuningslide, as like the Conn 34H doesn,t work well.
No noticabe effect on the sound.
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Post by ttf_heinz gries » Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:47 am

the handling is great for alto playing in the outside slide position. Cause the alto with the shorter part over
the shoulter is not well balanced and a counterweight inside the tuningslide, as like the Conn 34H doesn,t work well.
No noticabe effect on the sound.
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