Adding an F attachment?

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disco
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Adding an F attachment?

Post by disco » Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:10 am

I’ve got a very nice 8HT with the SL4747 slide that plays very well. I’d really like to have an F with this horn. I wondered how much the sound would change with the addition of a valve to this horn. I’m also curious about the cost. Looking for maybe a Minnick or Greenhoe set up.

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Re: Adding an F attachment?

Post by Bonearzt » Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:24 am

Overall, I don't think it would alter the sound THAT much, but that's just my demi-god like, all-knowing opinion....

Adding a valve section will run you about $1K, A Greenhoe section, if you can find one, will add a bit more.

I would recommend an Instrument Innovation valve and your tech can build anything around that.


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Re: Adding an F attachment?

Post by disco » Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:44 pm

What’s a Haggman cost?
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Re: Adding an F attachment?

Post by Matt K » Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:22 am

disco wrote:
Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:44 pm
What’s a Haggman cost?
Hagmann*

Noah is a distributor for those and can get you updated pricing for the US: http://brassark.com/valves.html

Hagmann would be one of the more expensive valves to put on merely because they're more expensive than other parts, unless something has changed recently.
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Re: Adding an F attachment?

Post by LeTromboniste » Fri Jun 08, 2018 3:53 pm

I paid my Hagmann coverstion kit 1057 CHF (So maybe $1100 USD with the exchange rate these days), not including installation by my local tech, and that was almost 8 years ago, so it's probably quite a bit more now.

I love Hagmann valves, but I would recommend making sure to try other 88H's with Hagmanns before doing that blind. I know many people (myself included) who don't really like the effect of an Hagmann (or other very open valves, for that matter) on Conns.
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Re: Adding an F attachment?

Post by disco » Fri Jun 08, 2018 4:45 pm

That’s an excellent point I haven’t thought of
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