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    Besson New Standard baritone horn: doubt about valves.

    So, I've been looking for a compensating baritone for a while now, and today one popped up online.
    The instrument looks great, but when I asked for some pictures of the valves, doubt started setting in.

    I've included the pictures; What do you all think of it? Should I continue with the purchase?
    The price of the horn is 350, which would be roughly $400 I think, but I do want to use it in my band.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Valves New Standard baritone.jpg   New Standard baritone.jpg  
    Euphoniums
    Willson 2960TA Celebration
    1979 Boosey & Hawkes Sovereign (Globe Stamp)
    Mouthpiece: Denis Wick SM4
    Baritone
    1975 Besson New Standard
    Mouthpiece: Denis Wick 6BS

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    That might make me hesitate as well. However, the price is pretty low, and it MIGHT play fine. My main concern is the large patch of plating damage that is right alongside a port.
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    Quote Originally Posted by davewerden View Post
    That might make me hesitate as well. However, the price is pretty low, and it MIGHT play fine. My main concern is the large patch of plating damage that is right alongside a port.
    that's what concerning me too, especially since it's the case on the leftmost and rightmost valve...
    Euphoniums
    Willson 2960TA Celebration
    1979 Boosey & Hawkes Sovereign (Globe Stamp)
    Mouthpiece: Denis Wick SM4
    Baritone
    1975 Besson New Standard
    Mouthpiece: Denis Wick 6BS

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    I'd avoid. You can play it like that but it's going to require a lot of valve oil. But these just aren't that good to start with, even if the valves are fine.
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    Barry

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