Posted by Dave on April 05, 2002 at 10:07:20:
In Reply to: D*mn Recording bell posted by frustrated on April 05, 2002 at 00:25:31:
I have had several recording basses, including one currently which is a Reynolds. The way I managed these beasts is to lay the horn acrose my legs, turning the bell up and draping my right arm over the horn to reach the valves. Sometimes it's a bit of a stretch to reach the valves and admittedly, it is awkward. The plus is that you have now come up with an upward facing bell, which should make the band director happy! Try it, you might like it.