It is important to make or buy for the right reasons. I have a process for determining which parts are worth developing and why. Read about the process for deciding about one of the toughest parts to make on a horn.
I am very proud of the accuracy of my slide building and want to show you a few of the tools to setup this feature. Also discussed is how fabricating the crooks in the shop helps increase the accuracy of the final slide.
My concepts of slot placement and resistance are heavily influenced by Bob Ward in SF and Andrew McAfee, my very fist teacher. Read how understanding their ideas will help you get the most out of your playing experience on my horns.
Bells are often judged by their shape, weight, alloy, and other external features. Most makers forget to consider the internal features. Read about the two developments that are unique to bells that come out of my shop.