The Cantesanu Horns repair shop offers instrument customizations as well as general repairs including chemical cleaning, dent removal, screw bell conversions, lacquer stripping and other services.
The most significant customization for any horn is a new leadpipe. The Cantesanu Horns shop offers an outstanding leadpipe -- this is the same one used for building the Model C horn. The leadpipe will fit most any models of horns; it can be bent to perfectly fit your horn using a template or the instrument as a model. The Cantesanu leadpipe has been installed with fantastic results on horns llike Rauch, Berg, Schmid, Yamaha, Conn, Holton, Hoyer, etc. See Leadpipes for Trial
in the Online Store.
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with questions about any type of customization for your horn.
- House Specialty - The Yamaha 667 Customization Package
The innovative customization of Yamaha 667 horns is a Cantesanu Horns shop "house specialty" - this is the ORIGINAL Yamaha 667 customization package and continues to be the best one offered anywhere - a fact proven by the sheer number of extremely satisfied owners of such horns. After years of improving the already good horn, we have arrived to a series of changes that will bring a Yamaha 667 to a truly astonishing result, immediately appreciated by any Yamaha 667 owner! A fully customized Yamaha 667 compares favorably with any custom horn on the market.
The Customization Package Includes:
- New Cantesanu leadpipe installed
- Horn structure reconfigured
- Valves hand lapped
- Chemical cleaning
- Lacquer stripped
The installation of a new Cantesanu leadpipe is the most important factor of the process. The leadpipe radically changes the way the horn plays; making all registers even and clear with enhanced sound, accuracy and intonation. Also, the Amado water-key that comes installed on the leadpipe is a better option than the conventional water-key.
The horn structure is changed according to the "freestanding" concept design used in building te Model C horn. Braces are repositioned and/or removed and any tension in the construction released, giving the horn a more free and open feel (and look).
- Hand Lapping
Hand lapping of the valves is a must for newer Yamaha 667's, the action is greatly improved; a requisite for a satisfying horn.
- Chemical Cleaning
99% of the horns will need a Chemical Cleaning to be prepared for a Customization. A dirty horn cannot be properly customized, this will also bring the horn to a "like-new" condition once completed.
The lacquer inhibits the sound to some degree; all things equal, bare brass is more responsive and present sounding on any horn. Lacquer stripping is a direct customization that makes an appreciable difference on the 667. Most custom manufactured horns are not lacquered, and the customization process of any 667 should include this procedure.