I recently bought a MW 451 on ebay. I noticed the 551 was practically the same, just with gold trim (am i wrong?)
I was wondering if the Besson Prestige parts of windcraft, such as the onyx gold buttons and the valve caps and bottums would fit on the Meinl. cheaper than gettign the originals gold plated ya know?
lastly the euphonium has some silver oxidation. can i just use the baking soda method + toothbrush to get it off? or use any conventional silver polish?
EDIT: or maybe if there was some place to get MW 551 spare caps and buttons and just screw those on?