4th Valve Conversion on 15″ Bell Imperial – part 1

I’ve just sent my 15″ Imperial EEb off to Mike Johnson for it’s surgery. Whilst in the operating theatre it will have the following:

  • New large mouthpiece receiver so I can fit my Schilke Geib in it.
  • A couple of inches taken out of the length so it plays at 440Hz
  • The little nobbly bit on the bottom bow cut off
  • The 4th valve removed and changed for a rotary valve

Here are the before pictures – I’m looking forward to showing the after pictures.

Big thanks to Andy Kershaw for taking it up to Mike’s for me.


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