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New Horn or Refurbish? 08 Feb 2011 16:06 #431

  • John Glynn
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I have an old Yamaha Geyer YHR-861 that I played professionally for many years. I got it back in 1987. The lead pipe has a slight bend in it and there are dings everywhere... This was a terrific horn for me but I am afraid all the wear and tear has caused it to sound inferior to its younger days.

Should I consider refurbishing this horn or move on? How do you know when a horn has taken on too much collateral damage to be worth saving?

Cheers!
John

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Re: New Horn or Refurbish? 24 Feb 2011 19:18 #435

Hi John:
The 861 is a fabulous horn - I played one for almost 8 years. I'd say HOLD ON TO IT! They're quite desirable instruments - and unless the valves are leaky (which I doubt) everything else can be repaired quite easily. Small dings typically have no affect on how the instrument plays - but the rule of thumb is that if the dent is greater than 20% of the diameter of the tubing then it will affect how the horn plays.
(thus, a smaller dent in the leadpipe will change the feel of a horn more than a similar sized dent in the bell tail).
Have the work done by someone you trust - ask around - and enjoy that horn!!
Ken Pope

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