Horn Sound Notes

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Bradygoldminer
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Horn Sound Notes

Postby Bradygoldminer » Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:08 pm

Hello everyone,

I am very interested in "making" a custom horn. I just wanted to know what exact notes the K3 is playing on the first clip of this video.



Thanks, Brady

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Re: Horn Sound Notes

Postby LeslieS5aFan » Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:40 pm

Bradygoldminer wrote:Hello everyone,

I am very interested in "making" a custom horn. I just wanted to know what exact notes the K3 is playing on the first clip of this video.



Thanks, Brady

That's nothing custom, that's just an old k3la. Santa Fe loved those things and I love old k3la's too.

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Re: Horn Sound Notes

Postby Leslie S5A » Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:34 am

So do I!

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Re: Horn Sound Notes

Postby Bradygoldminer » Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:55 pm

Hello,

I forgot to say that the horn is not a custom K horn, I was planning to make a custom cast from aluminium and use my own design for this horn.

Also I know that was an old K3LA, I was just asking what notes did it play.

Hopefully that makes sence

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Re: Horn Sound Notes

Postby Leslie S5A » Tue Aug 28, 2018 5:58 pm

They are D #, F#, and B for the notes.

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Re: Horn Sound Notes

Postby NickN » Wed Aug 29, 2018 5:52 am

Interestingly, although as Leslie S5A says, the K3LA should sound D# F# B...

... in the clip shown, the actual notes heard are D F A - I suppose it's a result of the tape recording medium.

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Re: Horn Sound Notes

Postby Leslie S5A » Wed Aug 29, 2018 8:44 am

Oh ok. Thanks for pointing that out.

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Re: Horn Sound Notes

Postby Jazz_Bass » Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:26 pm

Remember that the old K bells tended to play a half step sharp in many cases. You would end up with extremely bright sounding K3LAs playing E, G, C instead of the advertised D# F# B. D# G C was another common tuning that i've seen.
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Re: Horn Sound Notes

Postby bubbabear36 » Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:44 pm

Those K3LA's that were on the ATSF order of GP 60's always sounded different. Those ran thur here all the time. An insider for the RR said there was nothing different about the horn. Just directly close to full supply of air and short piping to horn. I always thought there was a change of bells, maybe a 4 instead of a 4A.
They did have a sound that says GP60.

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Re: Horn Sound Notes

Postby Mafarnz » Wed Aug 29, 2018 2:27 pm

Lets not forget the doppler effect here. At high speed the sound will be shifted up in pitch. The horn would sound much different sitting still.

bubbabear36 wrote:Those K3LA's that were on the ATSF order of GP 60's always sounded different. Those ran thur here all the time. An insider for the RR said there was nothing different about the horn. Just directly close to full supply of air and short piping to horn.
They did have a sound that says GP60.


That also has a lot to do with it, I believe that K horns tend to blow sharp when force fed too much air.
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