The raw bells are produced by a company which specializes in their manufacture and are made with our tools to our own design. For some traditional horns, we use one-piece bells made with a continuous seam. This very expensive and traditional manufacturing method guarantees maximum uniformity of thickness in the flare of the bell. After the blank has been soldered, the entire bell is hammered out. As a result of the special finishing and bending technology used in our own workshop, the proper hardness and tension is preserved all the way through the final product. The sound and the response of these instruments is fantastic.
We bend the bells by hand, shaping them to make an exact fit. Hammering compresses and hardens the material in areas to be bent. In addition to the sound qualities of instruments produced by this expensive method, the compressed material is also more resistant to corrosion. Every bell is electronically measured and tested before assembly.