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Sometimes the best thing to happen to a mellophone is to take it out of circulation and make something else out of it.

In this example, the bell and branch were taken from a Boston Eb Mellophone and combined with the valves and leadpipe from a Conn single F horn.

Valve slides are shortened to appropriate lengths and a fourth, stopping valve is added.

An extra creative touch is the twist in the third slide crook.

The result is a very useable and compact descant horn.

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