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Thread: Nice Quality Boosey and Hawkes FS

  1. Nice Quality Boosey and Hawkes FS

    Looks nice, I thought I'd post it in case someone was looking.

    https://reverb.com/item/35966390-use...hoCT-cQAvD_BwE

  2. Since I'm not knowledgeable about this, what are people's opinion on this one? What is a good price for this?

  3. A. looks great
    B. Reputable seller
    C. S/N makes this a 1970. Excellent vintage. Desirable medium shank
    D. Unknown valve condition
    Sterling Virtuoso 1065HGS & Adams E3 Prototype 0.70 Top Sprung valves
    Sterling Virtuoso 1050HGS baritone
    New England Brass Band
    Winchendon Winds/Townsend Military Band

  4. Can you please explain why the medium shank is desired?

    Here's what the listing says about the valves:

    About This Listing
    Used Boosey & Hawkes Imperial euphonium (SN:489859) in satin silver with hard-shell case. 11" upright bell and 3+1 compensating pistons of .580/.650" bore. Takes medium shank mouthpiece. Minor dings and scratches as can be expected. You can still see where a bell crease was once rolled out. No pitting in the pistons but the 4th piston was replaced with a newer version that has the black disck shaped guide.

  5. I always liked the medium shank Besson/Boosey&Hawkes Imperials. Their intonation was better than the Sovereign. Once Besson quit making this horn, it created a market for the Willson 2900, first in the military bands then around the world. The smaller of the Shires horns (Q40M?) mimics this with a medium shank and an 11 and something inch bell.

    Doug
    Sterling Virtuoso 1065HGS & Adams E3 Prototype 0.70 Top Sprung valves
    Sterling Virtuoso 1050HGS baritone
    New England Brass Band
    Winchendon Winds/Townsend Military Band

  6. #6
    Here is a thread which also addresses the medium (euro) shank Besson-

    http://www.dwerden.com/forum/showthr...t#.YEJXSmQ8KEc
    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

  7. Just realized I spelled Hawkes wrong in the title...bah.

    Thanks for all the info, it's very interesting.

  8. Quote Originally Posted by 1Cor13:4 View Post
    Just realized I spelled Hawkes wrong in the title...bah.
    Fixed
    Sterling Virtuoso 1065HGS & Adams E3 Prototype 0.70 Top Sprung valves
    Sterling Virtuoso 1050HGS baritone
    New England Brass Band
    Winchendon Winds/Townsend Military Band

  9. Sorry, when you mention "round stamp" could you explain what that means? I'm having trouble parsing that from the posts.

  10. "Round Stamp" or "Globe Stamp" is referring to the logo design on Boosey & Hawkes manufactured brass instruments from that era. Here's an example from a cornet (photo from 4barsrest.com).
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    Willson 2900 TA-1 Euphonium - Denis Wick 4AM
    Yamaha YSL-643 Trombone - Bach 5G
    F.E. Olds Special Trombone (ca. 1941) - Faxx 7C

    Past:
    York Preference 3067 Euphonium - Denis Wick 4AL
    Benge 165F Trombone - Benge Marcellus
    Wessex BR140 Baritone - Denis Wick 6BS

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