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Luxor / Luxoz Eb Valved Fanfare
Oct 10th, 2016 at 6:00pm
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This one I bought some months ago in an auction.

From the research I made on the web and in another forum (I hadn't found this one yet) it is most likely what is on the title.
Basically a Eb fanfare with an added valve section.

What I can't still figure out is if it is something someone asked the brand to do, or if the brand itself experimented and did some examples of this horn.









  
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Re: Luxor / Luxoz Eb Valved Fanfare
Reply #1 - Oct 10th, 2016 at 7:06pm
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Looking at those soldering marks on the valve tubing I get the feeling that the valve section was used in another instrument. The way it is fixed to that Eb trumpet looks pro so maybe a kind of prototype by the factory.
  
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Re: Luxor / Luxoz Eb Valved Fanfare
Reply #2 - Oct 12th, 2016 at 8:05pm
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It can only be a Frankenhorn. That tubing layout is not very practical or functional. The "UFO" tube decoration that is a typical decoration for natural trumpets under the finger pads cant be very comfortable.
Further, the way the first valve loop's one tube attachs to the valve is far from professional.
Not removing the solder marks from prior use isn't professional either, so I doubt an instrument maker would introduce such a prototype to anybody.

My "verdict" is that this used to be a natural trumpet that maybe was re-tuned into another key and was equipped with a valve section, which again was eqquipped with valve loops of which at least some were not original to that valve section. Also notice that the loops point away from the keys, where they are normally found under the keys on normal rotary valve instruments with clockspring mechanism.
  
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Re: Luxor / Luxoz Eb Valved Fanfare
Reply #3 - Oct 13th, 2016 at 12:00pm
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Thanks for the replies and the insight.

I guess it is probably a "project" of someone who wanted to try something new, a bit on the direction of what KimC said.
  
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Re: Luxor / Luxoz Eb Valved Fanfare
Reply #4 - Feb 18th, 2017 at 8:12am
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It appears to me that you may also have equal lengths of tubing on the first and third valves.  Is one of those an ascending valve (I'd guess the 3rd)?
  
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