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Thread: Yamaha YBH 621 vs Wessex BR 144

  1. Yamaha YBH 621 vs Wessex BR 144

    Hello

    I've posted several times about my Yamaha and how that I am constantly pulling slides and emptying spit valves. It can become a real problem, when playing a long piece without many measures of rest in a concert band piece. For those who have played both horns, is the Wessex any better? Thanks.

    LittleJimmy

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    It is a common problem for all baritones: the diameter of the smaller bore, compared to the euphonium, exacerbates the accumulation of condensation, especially in cold environments. There is little to do: empty the condensation from the slides using the water keys instead of pulling them, it only takes a few seconds.
    Besson Prestige 2052,3D K&G mouthpiece;JP373 baritone,T4C K&G mouthpiece;Bach 42GO trombone,T4C K&G mouthpiece

  3. #3
    The one difference between the two is that the Wessex has a water key on the third valve slide, which is far better than pulling all the time. You could have your tech add a water key to yours. I’ve had that done numerous times to the horns I’ve had in the past and present.
    S E Shires Q-40
    Hirsbrunner HBS 479
    Besson New Standard
    Conn Connstellation 24i & 25i

  4. Nick,

    You have too many horns! Now looking at a York Eminence??? BTW, I heard your 25i bell is being lacquered today. I want a picture of the horn with the reurbished bell on it.

    Doug
    Sterling Virtuoso 1052HS & Adams E3 Prototype 0.70 Top Sprung valves
    Sterling Virtuoso 1050HS baritone
    New England Brass Band
    Winchendon Winds/Townsend Military Band

  5. #5
    Haha, no Doug, I get the Reverb feed daily and thought I’d mention, and I will certainly post pictures once I get it back, thanks Doug !!!! By the way, NEVER to many euphs !!!
    S E Shires Q-40
    Hirsbrunner HBS 479
    Besson New Standard
    Conn Connstellation 24i & 25i

  6. #6
    Quote Originally Posted by daruby View Post
    Nick,

    You have too many horns!
    I see seven in his signature. That's what I call a "beginner"
    --
    Barry

  7. #7
    Very true Barry, now that Iíve one for every day of the week, next goal is one for every month of the year
    S E Shires Q-40
    Hirsbrunner HBS 479
    Besson New Standard
    Conn Connstellation 24i & 25i

  8. Quote Originally Posted by Nbnarcisi View Post
    Very true Barry, now that I’ve one for every day of the week, next goal is one for every month of the year
    Nick,

    I think Barry's goal is a horn for every day of every week of every month of every year! He is truly is an outlier. Don't forget the pipe organ as well and a few cute alpacas to boot!

    Doug
    Sterling Virtuoso 1052HS & Adams E3 Prototype 0.70 Top Sprung valves
    Sterling Virtuoso 1050HS baritone
    New England Brass Band
    Winchendon Winds/Townsend Military Band

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    Then I shall try to follow in the path of a true collector Doug !!
    S E Shires Q-40
    Hirsbrunner HBS 479
    Besson New Standard
    Conn Connstellation 24i & 25i

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    Well, my goal is to have all the most appropriate instruments for all of the opportunities I might have to do playing with quality groups. No more, no less. I don't get any joy just from having them, only if they give me the opportunity to get good at something new and apply it with other musicians.

    The problem is I just keep finding more opportunities!
    --
    Barry

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