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Thread: WTB: Used Compensating Euphonium

  1. WTB: Used Compensating Euphonium

    EDIT: The deal kind of fell through, but on the bright side i have 1.9k on hand right now! If anyone is willing to sell their old compensating horn to me that'd be great! again, I DO NOT care about aesthetics! As long as it sounds how it should, there is no problem!




    Hi! I've kinda been a lurker on this forum for years and finally decided to sign up!

    I'm hoping I can find a good deal today for a used compensating Euphonium! I currently live in florida and have recently graduated high school! I am aspiring to make it into the army band like a friend of mine has who coincidentally is the same age as me!

    I currently have $1700 on hand after saving up! It was going to be more until this covid business happened and the summer job I planned to get was canceled.
    Last edited by IPlayEuph; 12-16-2020 at 01:41 PM.

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    Please look at the threads about the DOUBLER from Austin Custom Brass...might just be your cup of tea.
    Dave, John Morgan, and I have posted reviews on the forum.
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  3. Quote Originally Posted by Snorlax View Post
    Please look at the threads about the DOUBLER from Austin Custom Brass...might just be your cup of tea.
    Dave, John Morgan, and I have posted reviews on the forum.
    Jim
    Hi Snorlax! I actually have already been reading all of your very extensive reviews of the horn and am still following those threads. But in this scenario, it just isn't my cup of tea. I'm looking more into the used market rather than new because I know all new horns in this price range are usually Chinese stencils with either really good quality control or none at all like the ones on ebay. I don't really care if the horn is 20 years old as long as it plays well, is compensating and comes from a reputable brand

  4. I guess I should also put a headline that I don't care for aesthetics such as lacquer wear or plating wear, or even the few dents. As long as it plays great and no dents are affecting sound too much or any at all. I will say I'm not looking for a horn that has silver plated valves like the 70s-80s Bessons, Imperials had it i think?. I know all too well most of those have fared horrendously by now lol.
    Last edited by IPlayEuph; 12-03-2020 at 02:44 PM.

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    I donít visit TubeNet too often anymore but happen to see a used Yamaha 642 (lacquer) for $2400. From the one picture he shared it looks to be in excellent condition. I do not know the seller but heís located in Flagler Beach, FL.

    http://forums.chisham.com/viewtopic....706709#p706709
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  6. Quote Originally Posted by RickF View Post
    I don’t visit TubeNet too often anymore but happen to see a used Yamaha 642 (lacquer) for $2400. From the one picture he shared it looks to be in excellent condition. I do not know the seller but he’s located in Flagler Beach, FL.

    http://forums.chisham.com/viewtopic....706709#p706709
    I just emailed him! This is a good deal!

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    Here is a Besson 3+1 compensating for sale on craigslist in Florida - price is $900. Serial number indicates it is a 1967 horn.

    https://tampa.craigslist.org/pnl/msg...238704811.html
    David Shinn
    1974 Besson New Standard Euphonium (Frosted Silver/Bright Highlights)
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  8. Quote Originally Posted by Shinn View Post
    Here is a Besson 3+1 compensating for sale on craigslist in Florida - price is $900. Serial number indicates it is a 1967 horn.

    https://tampa.craigslist.org/pnl/msg...238704811.html
    Wow! Thank you everyone! I don't think I'dve been aware of these deals! I never really browse tubenet and honestly I never thought anyone would list a horn on Craigslist!

  9. Hi everyone I ended up talking to the seller of the old Sovereign, and am going to purchase that now! Consider my inquiry done!

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    Congratulations!!
    David Shinn
    1974 Besson New Standard Euphonium (Frosted Silver/Bright Highlights)
    Besson 180th Anniversary Dennis Wick 4AL (Frosted Silver/Gold Rim)
    Peninsula Concert Band
    Yorktown, Virginia

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