And the Q series are manufactured in China in US made parts.
Conjecture: early F attachments didn’t have E pulls, they had short tuning slides. They decided an E pull was useful so they had really long tuning slides. Some messed with them and screwed up the length so there was no longer an E pull. Nobody used it, so they didn’t really miss it. Open wraps were first built from the same parts as those other wraps. Nobody really questioned it, thus we still have stupidly long F attachment pulls that don’t even get to E.tbonesullivan wrote: ↑Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:18 amI have wondered why the tuning slides on the F-attachment are so long, even when an E-pull isn't possible or intended. Is it for stability reasons, or is it just cheaper to make them that way? Even Bass trombones have very long attachment tuning slides.
Changing that length does change how the horn blows and feels, and even different is different and not necessarily good, so who has really tried it?
Only horn I’ve ever had with shorter attachment slides is a Fuchs. Don’t know how that plays yet, still have work to do.
Are the Q series parts the same parts used on the custom? If some are different , which ones? Gabe?