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  1. I have pondered this concept for a while myself...

    I have pondered this concept for a while myself having heard similar claims regarding the material and finish of instruments. I am an engineer by profession and have done a lot of material properties...
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    Note that the "economy" shipping on this ebay...

    Note that the "economy" shipping on this ebay item is nearly $200.

    The same item new, is $241.99 from Amazon with free Amazon prime shipping.
    Woodwind Brasswind has it at the same price with free...
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    The Carling family starts the kids out quite...

    The Carling family starts the kids out quite young performing. Gunhild was a child star in her fathers band. I follow Gunhild on facebook and the young lady on euph is in a few other videos. I think...
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    That is some nice work. Sounds like he even...

    That is some nice work. Sounds like he even scratch built a change valve for it. One of my double bell euphs is missing the change valve making the restoration project a non-starter so far. But this...
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    Well having made the 4 valve Besson look so good,...

    Well having made the 4 valve Besson look so good, the 3 valve I already had was looking pretty shabby in comparison. So off it went to the repair shop at Rosso Music along with what remained of the 3...
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    I will look in my mouthpiece collection and also...

    I will look in my mouthpiece collection and also measure my alto horns. If you have access to way of accurately measuring the inside diameter of the mouthpiece receiver, please do so and post it....
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    Another update on the FrankenBesson: I picked...

    Another update on the FrankenBesson:

    I picked up the reassembled horn on Monday and was only able to play it a little that evening. The following evening I had a gig and had the dilemma of whether...
  8. Poll: I find it very interesting how I started on...

    I find it very interesting how I started on trumpet/cornet way back when (early 70s) and converted to "baritone" whereas my youngest daughter started on euphonium in 5th grade.
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    The bell installation is complete! The...

    The bell installation is complete!

    The restored upright bell was soldered to the ferrule on the body and the braces were put in place. Interesting to note is that the Besson euphoniums of this era...
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    With the bell restoration finished, assembly...

    With the bell restoration finished, assembly could begin. The remainder of the horn is nearly dent free. The lacquer finish is freckled; but, time and finances do not support a complete strip and...
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    I have some updates on the FrankenBesson project....

    I have some updates on the FrankenBesson project. The bell had been a hot mess as purchased. Initial rolling had gotten it to a semblance of the correct shape. After a trip through the dent machine...
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    I played for many seasons with Baltimore's...

    I played for many seasons with Baltimore's Marching Ravens which was the band which started in 1947 as the original Colt's Marching Band.
    Check these out; I am in the movie:
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    Check out Baltimore Brass website: ...

    Check out Baltimore Brass website:

    http://www.baltimorebrass.net/index.php?cat=4

    This is their euphonium page. To sort, select "Used" at the pull-down menu.

    There is a King Cleveland 3 valve...
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    Very good advice; I think you are correct sir in...

    Very good advice; I think you are correct sir in saying to steer clear of a horn this rough. I have done a bit of repair work myself and have bought really rough horns just for the parts. So, while...
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    Thank you. I have no idea about the valve stem....

    Thank you.
    I have no idea about the valve stem. Each manufacturer seems to have had their various ways of doing things. It is possible it was done post factory. However, I just looked at my other 3...
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    This page has information on Bessons from a 1958...

    This page has information on Bessons from a 1958 catalog. This model was made at least into the 70s based upon serial numbers seen.

    https://horn-u-copia.net/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1181698452/3
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    Besson Frankenhorn

    I am in the process of making 2 Besson euphoniums out of 3.

    The background:
    A friend of mine, Todd Clontz owns Rosso music. Todd is an excellent instrument repair man and many interesting...
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    I am resurrecting my old thread to say I am no...

    I am resurrecting my old thread to say I am no longer looking for the parts to the Besson.
    I purchased another 3 valve compensating Besson on ebay to use as a donor for parts. The 3 valve and the 4...
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    I posted about this a few years ago. My daughter...

    I posted about this a few years ago. My daughter became quite used to using front action 3v piston horns (both upright and forward bell) in middle school. I wanted to get her a 4v horn for high...
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    I have one in the same serial number range (as...

    I have one in the same serial number range (as well as another 4 valve w/ removable front bell). As far as I have been able to determine, the 3v compensating is a model 176.
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    The length of the shank of a mouthpiece can vary...

    The length of the shank of a mouthpiece can vary within a given taper size. Also, some mouthpieces have had the end shortened for various reasons (damage, "gap" adjustment etc.) This matters when...
  22. I hope you like it as well as I like mine.

    I hope you like it as well as I like mine.
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    I tend to agree that the sound crew was overdoing...

    I tend to agree that the sound crew was overdoing it a bit.
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    I attended this concert. It was amazing.

    I attended this concert. It was amazing.
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    Lubricating the tools definitely helps. The...

    Lubricating the tools definitely helps. The burnishers, mandrels, rollers etc. must be kept highly polished; the lubricant helps protect them from surface rust. There is also an adhesive tape sold...
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