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    Euphonium Valve Spacing Chart

    From the previous thread, I have taken the measurements and put them in spreadsheet format. I'll close the previous thread, so all updates can go below in this thread. The measurements vary in accuracy for understandable reasons, so multiple measurements were reported, I averaged them all, rounded to 2 decimals.

    *** SORTED BY 'BRAND/MODEL' ***

    MODEL >> cm
    Adams E1 6.63
    Adams E3 6.71
    Besson 968 (British 1997) 6.67
    Besson Prestige (German) 6.35
    Besson Sovereign (British) 6.37
    Besson Sovereign (German) 6.35
    Besson/B&H Imperial/NS 6.52
    Conn 20i Short Action 5.90
    Geneva Cardinal 6.40
    Geneva Symphony 6.30
    Hirsbrunner 479 6.60
    Miraphone 5050 6.22
    Shires Q41 6.70
    Sterling (Bauerfeind) 6.75
    Wessex Dolce 6.46
    Willson 2060TA 6.70
    Willson 2900 6.67
    Yamaha 321 6.30
    Yamaha NEO 6.30

    *** SORTED BY 'SPAN' ***

    MODEL >> cm
    Conn 20i Short Action 5.90
    Miraphone 5050 6.22
    Geneva Symphony 6.30
    Yamaha 321 6.30
    Yamaha NEO 6.30
    Besson Prestige (German) 6.35
    Besson Sovereign (German) 6.35
    Besson Sovereign (British) 6.37
    Geneva Cardinal 6.40
    Wessex Dolce 6.46
    Besson/B&H Imperial/NS 6.52
    Hirsbrunner 479 6.60
    Adams E1 6.63
    Besson 968 (British 1997) 6.67
    Willson 2900 6.67
    Shires Q41 6.70
    Willson 2060TA 6.70
    Adams E3 6.71
    Sterling (Bauerfeind) 6.75
    Last edited by davewerden; 02-26-2021 at 08:28 PM.
    Dave Werden (ASCAP)
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    Adams Artist (Adams E3)
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    Well done Dave, good info !!
    Shires Q-40
    Sterling Virtuoso 1065H
    Adams E3

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    Dave,

    do you mean cm instead of mm?

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    I just measured my Jinbao stencil horn (branded as Monzani MZEP-1150L). I get 6.40 cm.

    I also measured the distance between 1&2 and 2&3 and found the 1&2 combination to be about 0.05 cm further apart than the 2&3 combination. That might be within the range of manufacturing tolerances, but 20 thousandths of an inch seems a little much. Anyway, it's probably a little better to have the 2&3 spacing less than 1&2, at least as far as my fingers are concerned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by massmanute View Post
    Dave,

    do you mean cm instead of mm?
    YES! I'll fix it - thanks!
    Dave Werden (ASCAP)
    Euphonium Soloist, U.S. Coast Guard Band, retired
    Adams Artist (Adams E3)
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    Quote Originally Posted by massmanute View Post
    I just measured my Jinbao stencil horn (branded as Monzani MZEP-1150L). I get 6.40 cm.
    I just factored that in. Thanks.

    When I get a chance I'll check to see if my valves are different for 1-2 and 2-3. That would be interesting.
    Dave Werden (ASCAP)
    Euphonium Soloist, U.S. Coast Guard Band, retired
    Adams Artist (Adams E3)
    YouTube: dwerden
    Facebook: davewerden
    Twitter: davewerden
    Instagram: davewerdeneuphonium

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