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Maker Brass

by hlbrosnihan, published

Maker Brass by hlbrosnihan Oct 29, 2012

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An experiment of creating brass instruments. Bring on a 3D printed Brass band... based solely on a fhorn mouth piece and an old finger holed brass instruments. I have no idea on the pitch yet. Print test will alter for better sound... We all know we want a maker plastic band in PLA! The holiday are upon us. Think of the sound recording that can be done... maybe I will tackle vales next.. or a traditional long horn..

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Yeah I've been looking for a mouthpiece sim maker to a schilke 30c2, but if you figure out how to make any French horn mouthpiece I'd love to try it. This project was really cool btw^
Ya it's just for that horn.. Could scan a French horn one if that is what you are looking for. Somewhat forgot about this random side project. Nice to know others have tried it.
Clarification for any one out there, this is NOT a FRENCHhorn mouthpiece, it's soley for the instrument created. I kind of made that mistake :)

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Attach mouthpiece and bell to piping and play your plastic brass instrument.

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Hilary
Clarification for any one out there, this is NOT a FRENCHhorn mouthpiece, it's soley for the instrument created. I kind of made that mistake :)
Ya it's just for that horn.. Could scan a French horn one if that is what you are looking for. Somewhat forgot about this random side project. Nice to know others have tried it.
Yeah I've been looking for a mouthpiece sim maker to a schilke 30c2, but if you figure out how to make any French horn mouthpiece I'd love to try it. This project was really cool btw^
yes it does work but I would reduce the infill 
The book "The Physics of Musical Instruments" has a good if somewhat mathematical discussion of brass instruments. With fingerholes, you probably want a conical bore. With valves or a trombone slide, there's a straight section then a horn of a particular shape.

Valves would be very impressive, but may be beyond current printers. Maybe a trombone slide with non-printed straight tubing and printed curves, horn, mouthpiece would be possible?

Even simpler, no finger holes, no valves, just a sufficiently long tube. The upper harmonics get close enough together that a tune can be played.
I need to get that book but your right its a straight bore right now for testing. trumpet are straight bore but the piston make some of the changes. I might do a classic call to post horn... But what I really want to build... Is an F-horn all 3d printed or an a Bach cornet with a conical bore. As you can tell i am a brass player. After that I want some new excite music development for brass.. maybe with pickups.. 
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