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« on: Apr 21, 2017, 06:30AM »

looks like the biggest alto ever

http://itsabear.com/horns/EbAlto/eb_alto.html
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« Reply #1 on: Apr 21, 2017, 07:36AM »

Wow.  Seeing it next to a standard Olds F really brings it out.
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« Reply #2 on: Apr 21, 2017, 09:01AM »

Interesting that they mounted the TIS screw on the upper leg of the slide when that usually was put on the lower.

Thanks for sharing this.
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« Reply #3 on: Apr 21, 2017, 09:19AM »

Any alto is Teutonic with a Bach 6.5 Al mouthpiece


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« Reply #4 on: Apr 21, 2017, 10:56AM »

Any alto us Teutonic with a Bach 6.5 Al mouthpiece

 Good! :D
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Helmut Voigt alto with modified 36 Bach slide and brassark copper leadpipe
Conn 34H alto in D
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Bach LT6,gold plated,with Hoelle copper tuningslide.
Getzen Super deluxe silver plated and copper rim bell
Getzen 3508
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« Reply #5 on: Apr 21, 2017, 01:28PM »

Actually, the big boy is in Eb, not F.

It's not really that large through the slide, but the bell flare is huge.
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« Reply #6 on: Apr 21, 2017, 03:28PM »

I'm pretty sure that I tried that horn, or one quite similar to it, at Dillon's some years ago. It played fairly well as I recall, but had a different tone color than most altos. A horn like that has potential for being a good fit for Brahms symphonies, and for the Schubert 9th. If I remember correctly, on that same visit, Dillon's had an old "F" alto, also from Olds. Completely different horn - very small bell and bore, and quite bright, almost trumpet-like. I think it was also tuning in the bell, rather than in the slide. Nice that the company was taking the time to build some different altos back then - they could not have been big sellers for them, so I imagine they were custom jobs for professionals.

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« Reply #7 on: Apr 21, 2017, 04:35PM »

ice that the company was taking the time to build some different altos back then - they could not have been big sellers for them, so I imagine they were custom jobs for professionals.
The F alto was a production model for a few years, initially as an Ambassador model intended for students (much like the pBone Mini), later as a "professional" instrument. My theory is that most of the interest in later years came from local SoCal players who were exposed to alto through the Moravian Trombone Choir in Downey.

The E-flat appears to have been a one-off; the one in the pic is the one that was at Dillon Music several years back. I bought it from Matt Stoecker (quinntheeskimo); I'm not sure if he purchased it directly from Dillon's or if there were some intervening owners.
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« Reply #8 on: Apr 22, 2017, 12:20AM »

When this horn was in use in the Chicago symphony, the section was using Schmidt trombones with 10" bells (also the tenors ! ) , maybe it was made to match the sound ?

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