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  1. Euphonium Finger Buttons

    Hey y'all!

    I want to make my Willson a little more "me". Is there any way to buy more and different ones to use / get custom ones?

    Thanks,
    Amaan D.
    Horn
    Wilson 2900/Dennis Wick SM3EU

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    Well, gold (colored) trim pieces is one thing you could do. You can have them gold plated of course. I would think a shop could strip the plating, polish them, and lacquer them so they keep the yellow/gold color.

    Something I've thought about before (but can't do now with a solid sterling silver bell) would be to have a shop strip the silver from inside the bell and lacquer it, giving you a nice contrast (yellow/gold).
    Dave Werden (ASCAP)
    Euphonium Soloist, U.S. Coast Guard Band, retired
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    Instructor of Euphonium and Tuba
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    I know that Mouthpiece Express sells custom finger buttons BUT not sure they have them for Willson. See this link which mentions Bach, Yamaha and more:
    https://mouthpieceexpress.com/catalo....php?cPath=779
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  4. Quote Originally Posted by RickF View Post
    I know that Mouthpiece Express sells custom finger buttons BUT not sure they have them for Willson.
    Ive checked Mouthpiece Express before but they didn't have any for Willson horns. Is there any other place, or are there other brands finger buttons to fit a Willson?
    Horn
    Wilson 2900/Dennis Wick SM3EU

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    Adams has a lot of custom button options, iirc. No clue if they fit Willson valve stems or not.

    One thing to keep in mind is that if you buy new buttons, the vertical "thickness" of them might differ enough from your stock buttons two throw the pistons even ever so slightly out of alignment. Depending where you live, there may be a good tech somewhere near you who could either fashion or at least order you some custom buttons. If you can find one, then the sky's the limit on how cool/personal you can make them.

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    Does your Willson have mother-of-pearl inserts? If so, a tech might be able to replace just the insert???
    Dave Werden (ASCAP)
    Euphonium Soloist, U.S. Coast Guard Band, retired
    Adams E3, Denis Wick 4AL (classic)
    Instructor of Euphonium and Tuba
    Twitter: davewerden
    Facebook: davewerden
    YouTube: dwerden
    Owner of TubaEuph.com, DWerden.com

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