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  1. Introducing a new Euphonium to the market the ACB Doubler's Euphonium

    Hey everyone!

    I do hope everyone is safe and well. I wanted to let you all know about a new offering we have been working on here at ACB for a bit over one year now. We are pleased to expand our super popular Doubler's line of instruments with the newest offering the ACB Doubler's Euphonium! If you are not familiar we have been selling our Doubler's flugelhorns and high brass instruments for about 10 years. I am a trumpeter (I'm sorry! ;-) so I started with the high brass line. A few of you might know me from the big trade shows working with Adams as I was the first US dealer for their brass. While I love the Adams line (that's what I play of course) I also know not everyone can afford them.

    The Doubler name is meant to for our series of horn that are a high quality and consistent and designed to be at a price point for people who need a professional horn but do not play one regularly enough to justify an investment of the sort you’d need for many of the pro quality horns on the market. This series gives people the opportunity to “double” on another horn without breaking the bank and without sacrificing quality.

    Our Euphoniums are professional quality instruments. We go through each one and optimize each instrument prior to shipping to the customer. That includes a precision valve alignment, leadpipe adjustment, deburring of slides, deep clean and valve optimization (including oil lapping), and other proprietary adjustments we have been doing to our high brass line for years.
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    Here's the listing of the Euphoniums on our site with some introductory pricing. Videos of the instrument will be up shortly but feel free to ask any question you might have!

    https://www.austincustombrass.biz/au...l-new-in-2020/

    Best regards,

    Trent
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    Trent Austin
    Owner
    Austin Custom Brass
    www.austincustombrass.biz
    I started on Baritone BTW in 3rd grade band

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    How is the thickness of the brass? Is it thin like Wessex or much thicker like John Packer? Another question would be are you using stainless steel or monel valves? Is this more of a Besson copy, Yamaha copy, or somewhere in between?

  3. Quote Originally Posted by Beef View Post
    How is the thickness of the brass? Is it thin like Wessex or much thicker like John Packer? Another question would be are you using stainless steel or monel valves? Is this more of a Besson copy, Yamaha copy, or somewhere in between?
    Great questions! Thickness is in between the Wessex and Packer but a bit thicker like the 374. Stainless valves and it's definitely inspired by the Besson.

    We have a video launching in an hour with my assistant playing on the instrument. Here's the YT link:

    https://youtu.be/xd-7XVDmWVA



    More videos coming this weekend after Dr. White has more opportunities to practice on the new euphonium.

    Best regards,
    Trent
    Trent Austin
    Owner
    Austin Custom Brass
    www.austincustombrass.biz
    I started on Baritone BTW in 3rd grade band

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    As a slight aside, I'd like to add a post here just to sing the praises of Austin Custom Brass's world-class customer service. The transactions I've had with them over the past year have been great, and they helped me locate and procure the horn I fell in love with even though it had made its way back overseas in the time it took me to make my mind up to buy it. Very communicative, very easy to work with, and very obviously passionate about brass instruments.
    Sean Kissane
    Development Director - International Tuba-Euphonium Association
    Adams E1 Custom (.6 Gold Brass, Brushed Lacquer, Sterling Silver Leadpipe)
    Giddings DHWA-S Mouthpiece

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    Trent,
    Thanks for the info! I think I understand most of it, but what is (sometimes?) needed for "leadpipe adjustment?" (Everything else you mention strikes me as being in the "mechanical" category, so those things are easy to envision.)
    Dave Werden (ASCAP)
    Euphonium Soloist, U.S. Coast Guard Band, retired
    Adams Artist (Adams E3)
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    Instagram: davewerdeneuphonium

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    Great answers! Here are a couple more questions.
    So the horn is yellow brass all throughout, including the lead pipe too?

    You have also said that this is a more Besson inspired horn, do you know by chance what model this is inspired by and what changes you have made to make the horn still different aside from the price?

    Are the valve guides nylon or plastic?

    How many microns thick is the silver plating? Is it on the thicker side or more reminiscent of yamaha horns?

    Why .580 for the bore?

    And finally, are replacement parts going to be easy to find?

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    More questions - Where are these horns built? Where were they designed? The case in the video is very similar to what many JinBao produced horns are coming with. Are these horns made by the JINBAO MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS factory in Tianjin?

    - Sara Hood
    Baritone - 3 Valve, Compensating, JinBao JBBR1240

  8. Quote Originally Posted by Sara Hood View Post
    More questions - Where are these horns built? Where were they designed? The case in the video is very similar to what many JinBao produced horns are coming with. Are these horns made by the JINBAO MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS factory in Tianjin?

    - Sara Hood
    This instrument is not Jinbao. While they are good factory we do have a few factories in China who make instruments for our doubler line and produce much better results for us. We also have factories in Taiwan and Adams who do other OEM projects for us. We used them on our first generation of flugelhorns from 2011-13 but were not pleased with the overall durability of the instrument's replaceable parts like springs, corks, valve guides, etc. The Metal was also a bit too thick for us.

    I'll get to the other questions shortly but wanted to answer that one off the top!

    Regards,
    Trent
    Trent Austin
    Owner
    Austin Custom Brass
    www.austincustombrass.biz
    I started on Baritone BTW in 3rd grade band

  9. Quote Originally Posted by davewerden View Post
    Trent,
    Thanks for the info! I think I understand most of it, but what is (sometimes?) needed for "leadpipe adjustment?" (Everything else you mention strikes me as being in the "mechanical" category, so those things are easy to envision.)

    Hey Dave! Thank you for replying. We make sure the leadpipe's gap and venturi settings are to our optimum specs. You won't be shocked to hear this is an easy thing for a lot of companies to have QC issues with.

    -T
    Trent Austin
    Owner
    Austin Custom Brass
    www.austincustombrass.biz
    I started on Baritone BTW in 3rd grade band

  10. Are there going to be bell options down the road?

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