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    Thumbs up FS: MAW 4th Valve for Willson Euphonium

    Hello forum, how's it going? What I have for sale here today is a MAW (by Martin Wilk) replacement 4th valve that fits the Willson 2900. (I have no idea if it fits the 2950 or 2960. I'm not sure if there's a difference in the configuration/bore size of the valve between models.)

    I believe this valve was a prototype, and as such is the only one Martin has made so far, IIRC. It helps a lot with fattening up the sound in the low register, and overall just improves the response/timbre of the horn when using the 4th valve. Any tuba or trumpet player who has a set of MAW valves in their horn can attest to how good they are.

    Asking price is $200. We can work out shipping, OR you can come get it from me if you're in the Indianapolis area (I'll also be at ITEC next month).

    Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by spkissane View Post
    [snip] It helps a lot with fattening up the sound in the low register, and overall just improves the response/timbre of the horn when using the 4th valve. [snip]
    How does that work? What's the physics of it? Thanks.
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    The MAW valve offers a smoother pathway of sound without the bump found in traditional valves (see attached photo). The MAW valve was invented by Martin Wilk.

    M. A. Wilk website:
    http://www.mawvalve.com/index.htm
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    I sent you a PM! Hopefully the valve is still available. Thanks!

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    Thanks, Rick. More succinct than I could've put it.

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    Sold. Thanks!

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    That was quick!! ;-)
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