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Thread: FS: Lovely 1970's-ish Besson 4-Valve in Silver REDUCED TO $2500

  1. #11
    Reduced to $2,800.
    Dave Werden (ASCAP)
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  2. #12
    I bought this horn for $1900 plus shipping. I figured I can’t go
    Wrong.

    It does seem heavier than other horns of this era I’ve played.

    The valve caps/buttons and some slides appear to have been lacquered to appear as though they have gold trim. I’ll probably see if I can get it removed. European shank, so it’ll be harder to find the right piece. (K&G, which I’ve been playing mostly, doesn’t offer a medium shank option...)

    Mike
    Mike Taylor
    Adams E3 - SS Bell/Brushed Lacquer - Custom short valve set - For Sale
    Besson BE2056 Baritone
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    I play tested one of these a couple of years ago. What a sweet-focused tone. The sixth partials were sharp but if I added the 4th valve to the normal fingering those 3 notes ( Eb, E, F concert) came down about 10 cents. AND the tone wasn't affected like it was on my Yamaha 641.
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  4. #14
    Quote Originally Posted by miketeachesclass View Post
    I bought this horn for $1900 plus shipping. I figured I can’t go
    Wrong.
    Interesting! The sale price listed on eBay was $2100. Did that sale fall through and give you a chance at it? In any case, that was a great buy!
    Dave Werden (ASCAP)
    Euphonium Soloist, U.S. Coast Guard Band, retired
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  5. #15
    Quote Originally Posted by davewerden View Post
    Interesting! The sale price listed on eBay was $2100. Did that sale fall through and give you a chance at it? In any case, that was a great buy!
    I did get a weird second chance offer from eBay, but the final price was $1900 plus $200 shipping, which ends up at the $2100 figure you saw.
    Mike Taylor
    Adams E3 - SS Bell/Brushed Lacquer - Custom short valve set - For Sale
    Besson BE2056 Baritone
    Illinois Brass Band
    Fox Valley Brass Band

  6. #16
    Thanks for completing the story. Must have been something going on behind the scenes in eBay-land. The seller seems to have been brand new; maybe that played a part.
    Dave Werden (ASCAP)
    Euphonium Soloist, U.S. Coast Guard Band, retired
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    Maybe down the road have a good tech put a Prestige leadpipe on it.

    Oberloh made a copy and set mine up that way during the rebuild.

    The large shank receiver really opened up the dynamics and MP choices while keeping the original tone.

    Best thing that ever happened to a New Standard.

    DG
    1966 Besson 181 highly modified New Standard
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