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  1. Hirsbrunner 'Stealth' Euphonium

    Hello everyone,

    I recently came across the Hirsbrunner 'Stealth' Euphonium which was nickel plated with gold trim valve caps and I was wondering if anyone had any information about when this Euphonium was released and how it performed compared to normal silver plated Euphonium's?

    I was also wondering how this concept came about and if any Hirsbrunner 'Stealth' Euphonium's are still being played on?

    Thank you so much for all your help and support.

    Best Wishes,

    Micah Dominic Parsons
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    I know that Robert Pendergast, aka 'euphisto', plays or played the stealth model Hirsbrunner. Haven't seen him post here in the forum in quite awhile. I remember him performing at SRTEC in Sarasota, FL many years ago when he was still at FSU. Maybe he will chime in.
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  3. Hello RickF,

    Thank you so much for your message. I will have to get in touch with Robert Pendergast and have a chat with him about The Hirsbrunner 'Stealth' Euphonium.

    Thank you so much for your help and support.

    Best Wishes,

    Micah Dominic Parsons
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  4. #4
    Hi Rick, Micah,

    I'm still playing on my black lacquer Hirsbrunner. I'm not sure if there's anything different or special about it versus a standard silver plated version. It's a 479 Exclusive model which featured a larger throat leading to the bell. I'm sure there are other differences between the 479 and the 379, but I can't recall what they are. Mine was supposed to have been a demo horn to advertise the then new 479 at conferences. I assume the black lacquered Hirsbrunners were available in the late 90s early 2000s. Lacquer works better for me because I react strongly to silver. Also, after having two brass lead pipes, I had Daniel Oberloh make a lead pipe from nickel silver. I've not had any corrosion issues with the new lead pipe and it looks nice against black lacquer. Hope you are well!

    Sincerely,

    Robert Pendergast, DM

  5. Hello Robert,

    I was wondering if you had any pictures of your Hirsbrunner 'Stealth' Euphonium that I could have a look at if this is ok?

    Best Wishes,

    Micah Dominic Parsons
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    Sure, I'll have to take a few. I'll send them to your email.

    Robert Pendergast, DM

  7. Hello Robert,

    Thank you so much for sharing these images with me!

    Best Wishes,

    Micah Dominic Parsons
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  8. I see there is a Hirsbrunner 479 euphonium on eBay currently. Interesting that it has a 12.5 inch bell, but I guess some companies can custom make the bell to be different sizes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by euphisto View Post
    Hi Rick, Micah,

    I'm still playing on my black lacquer Hirsbrunner.
    I seem to remember that the particular finish of this euphonium was done with a process of galvanic plating in black nickel, however beautiful. The Hirsbrunner euphoniums are quite popular in my part of country ( I live a stone's throw from the Swiss border): they are considered the Rolls Roices of euphoniums and and those who have them keep them tight. Pity that Peter Hirsbrunner has retired and these beauties are no longer produced.

    http://www.palaciodatuba.com/English...rsbrunner.html
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  10. Hello everyone,

    I really hope that I will be able to test The Hirsbrunner Stealth Euphonium in the near future!

    Thank you so much for all your help and support!

    Best Wishes,

    Micah Dominic Parsons
    Best Wishes,

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