Armstrong ARM 3 headjoint

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hs_hopeful
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Armstrong ARM 3 headjoint

Post by hs_hopeful » Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:53 pm

Can anyone tell me if the cut of this headjoint has an "equivalent" among any of the more recent styles of Armstrong headjoints? I just know it is sterling, not thin wall, and definitely produces a different tone than any of my other Armstrong headjoints. Unfortunately, it will fit my 80BE, but not my Heritage.

SylvreKat
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Re: Armstrong ARM 3 headjoint

Post by SylvreKat » Sat Dec 16, 2017 7:48 am

If you just want it for your Heritage, you can take both headjoint and Heritage to a good instrument repairman and have him/her resize it to fit. Of course, then it won't fit your 80.

A make-do option for if it's too small, you can wrap a piece of paper around the joint to help it fit.

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hs_hopeful
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Re: Armstrong ARM 3 headjoint

Post by hs_hopeful » Sat Dec 16, 2017 6:40 pm

Any headjoints I have that don't fit the Heritage are too large, but since they fit the 80BE, I won't bother with having them resized. I would still love to know how ARM3 corresponds to the current system of letters annd numbers, and even tried calling Conn-Selmer, but they were useless.

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