Hey all! I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this question, but I couldn't really find anywhere else. My name is Aaron Bartos, and I'm a student at CCM in Cincinnati, OH. I play an older Ricco Kühn, and have been noticing since my purchase two years ago that the airflow in my horn felt quite restricted.
While fooling around a bit at a horn repairman's house, we discovered that by adding a Rauch R1 pipe to my horn, not only did the horn play more freely, but improved the tone, response, and overall feel of the horn tenfold. I was unable to purchase that exact pipe however, and for the past few months I have been looking for someone to buy a R1 pipe off of. After many phone calls and emails (including one to Mr. Dan Rauch himself) I have been so far unsuccessful in finding one. My professor thought it would be a good idea to post here on IHS in hopes that I would have better luck.
Is there anyone out there that would be willing to sell me their R1 pipe, or know who could talk to so that I could purchase one? Any help would be much appreciated.