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Re: Trombone slides, etc.
- Subject: Re: Trombone slides, etc.
- From: Bob_Barclay@ccmail.chin.doc.ca
- Date: Wed, 4 Jan 1995 16:28:03 +0100 (MET)
- Message-ID: <3AE63453BAE@nrm.se>
In response to Steve Fowler's enquiries, most of the sackbut makers I
know use slides made by a firm in Germany, although one that I have
discussed this with wouldn't name the source. I can find out if you
want. Regarding the "I hope he knows how to spin a bell", bells of
sackbuts were never spun. They were hammered to shape on a stake and
then burnished onto a case-hardened mandrel. Spinning only came in to
general use in the 19th century. Needless to say, the old technique is
slower, but it requires less sophisticated machinery, and of course
the result is more in keeping with the period. The slides are another