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    This little hot rod (actually just a sports car)...

    This little hot rod (actually just a sports car) has had 2 x Euphonium, 1 x 3/4 CC Tuba, my roll-on suitcase, and my CPAP case on a 900 mile ride to the USABTEC in DC and return through NYC to...
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    Fixed

    Fixed
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    I always liked the medium shank...

    I always liked the medium shank Besson/Boosey&Hawkes Imperials. Their intonation was better than the Sovereign. Once Besson quit making this horn, it created a market for the Willson 2900, first in...
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    A. looks great B. Reputable seller C. S/N makes...

    A. looks great
    B. Reputable seller
    C. S/N makes this a 1970. Excellent vintage. Desirable medium shank
    D. Unknown valve condition
  5. This is a HP horn with an LP extension on the...

    This is a HP horn with an LP extension on the leadpipe tuning slide. This is quite visible in the first two pictures above. The extension is under the leather belt in the 1st and uncovered in the...
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    Sticky: This is awesome!

    This is awesome!
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    On playing the range on a Connstellation I have...

    On playing the range on a Connstellation I have some specific feedback.

    1. The Besson CAN be easier as you approach high Bb (C treble). It will generally be better in tune, and with the right...
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    Connstellation 24i

    Ok, ok, ok. On topic. All of these "toys" are by the good graces of my lovely wife of 44 years!

    My old Euphonium collection (all gone now) with 1941 Holton DB, Connstellation 24i, 1980 Round Stamp...
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    I do not really know the full cost to restore,...

    I do not really know the full cost to restore, but it will be more than ANY Connstellation is worth.

    A complete re-lacquer job requires stripping the old lacquer, polishing the entire horn,...
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    Model Number - Since you have a curved bell, the...

    Model Number - Since you have a curved bell, the model number is 24i. According to Conn Loyalist's serial number list, your horn is a 1963.
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    It will not diminish the tone quality to refinish...

    It will not diminish the tone quality to refinish the bell of a 25i. A good shop can de-dent the bell (Nbarcisi had Osmun music do it when he bought my 24i/25i) and refinish. The lacquer will be a...
  12. I always loved the British sound, even before I...

    I always loved the British sound, even before I knew what it was. I didn't have access to British euphonium recordings until the 1990s, but my sound on New Standards and my Sovereign (especially)...
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    In great condition, I would say $1,500 - $2,000....

    In great condition, I would say $1,500 - $2,000. Maybe more if in "restored" or perfect original condition.
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    Sorry, my 24I/25I (I had both bells and cases)...

    Sorry, my 24I/25I (I had both bells and cases) got sold to a member here a couple of years ago. It was in near perfect condition.
  15. I saw this one this morning. I agree. Very nice.

    I saw this one this morning. I agree. Very nice.
  16. David, My experience with the New Standard...

    David,

    My experience with the New Standard includes a 3 valve medium shank bell-front (horn dates to mid-1960s), and two medium shank 4 valve bell up horns (one 1968, the other 1970 or '71). I...
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    Gary, Your Sovereign would have been made...

    Gary,

    Your Sovereign would have been made sometime between 2002-2005. The last instruments manufactured in the Edgeware, London plant ended in 2002 with serial number 890008. The tooling (and in...
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    This is a non-compensating 3 valve bell front...

    This is a non-compensating 3 valve bell front dating to 1985. While the quality should be ok, it is more suited to marching band rather than brass band. The lack of the 4th valve will limit its...
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    The regular trombone/euphonium ones work fine. I...

    The regular trombone/euphonium ones work fine. I use them in my small shank English baritone (even an old Besson 956 4 valve with the worst twisty wrap in the world). No problems. Just make sure you...
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    This is a Conn 66I New Wonder bell up baritone....

    This is a Conn 66I New Wonder bell up baritone. As long as it is not a high pitch, it might be useable in a community band context. Condition of valves and the "tuning/lead pipe" is paramount. Leaks...
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    The serial number helps date the horn to 1924-25,...

    The serial number helps date the horn to 1924-25, but we need a picture to tell you what model.
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    Is that G sharp using 1-2? The issue with pulling...

    Is that G sharp using 1-2? The issue with pulling 1 or 2 to try to bring it in tune is that then your Eb's below G, A just above, middle C, and high A tend to then be flat.
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    Trombone: "legato" = light tongue, "slur" is a...

    Trombone: "legato" = light tongue, "slur" is a phrasing mark with light tongue.
    Valved instrument: "legato" = light tongue (soft?), "slur" means no tongue, use valve to articulate and blow through...
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    Answer: Depends on the horn. On almost all...

    Answer: Depends on the horn. On almost all non-comp horns, it would be 1-2. On my compensating 3 valve baritone, it is 3. On both of my euphoniums (Sterling and Adams) it is 3, however, 1-2 with...
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    Ed, PM me. Maybe I can help. Doug

    Ed,

    PM me. Maybe I can help.

    Doug
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