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Thread: First picture of my "new" Adams E3 with top sprung valves

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    Absolutely gorgeous Doug!! Thanks for sharing those pictures.
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    That looks phenomenal!

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    Quote Originally Posted by daruby View Post
    More pictures in sequence showing the new Adams E3. [snip]
    Beautiful horn!
    I have a stupid question: do you use silver polish on the bell and nothing on the rest of the horn?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dsurkin View Post
    I have a stupid question: do you use silver polish on the bell and nothing on the rest of the horn?
    The brushed finish is lacquered, and I assume the bell is, too. But I'll leave the authoritative answer to Doug!

    That is truly a beautiful job of engraving!
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    Quote Originally Posted by iMav View Post
    Any idea where someone could purchase aftermarket finger buttons for an Adams horn? (I'm jelly of yours!)
    I have an E3 and forgot to order fancy buttons when I ordered the horn. Later I ordered a set with the green abalone inserts. They are gorgeous. You may also be able to specify the plating on the buttons but Iím not sure. Mine are silver plated. I ordered through my distributor.

  6. Quote Originally Posted by dsurkin View Post
    Beautiful horn!
    I have a stupid question: do you use silver polish on the bell and nothing on the rest of the horn?
    Dean, great question. Not entirely sure yet, though I think the answer is yes. I will attempt to keep the bell area and engraving nice by using "silver gloves" to touch it up from time to time. Full polish with silver cream or spray on stuff may be required at some time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelSchott View Post
    I have an E3 and forgot to order fancy buttons when I ordered the horn. Later I ordered a set with the green abalone inserts. They are gorgeous. You may also be able to specify the plating on the buttons but Iím not sure. Mine are silver plated. I ordered through my distributor.
    I dropped an email to Adams. Weíll see. I donít really have a local distributor/reseller around here.

    How much did the buttons cost you?
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    Magnificent horn: I'm sure the sound that will come out of it will be just as sublime. Well done! I'm curious: how much did this upgrade cost you?
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  9. Hey all...I don't want to be rude, but I will not reply to pricing questions since as a trade show demo prototype, this horn was already used in 2017 and is quite a bit more "custom" than many. Though I purchased the horn originally through my wonderful dealer, Austin Custom Brass, most of my dealings since have been direct with Adams (with Trent Austin's knowledge) due to the unusual nature of the horn. I have been paying mostly retail, but if you want pricing information, you should work with your distributor/dealer or the Adams Music Centre store in the NL. Please note that I did not pay for shipping to the Netherlands since I went there this summer as part of my annual trip to the International Brass Band Summer School. Return shipping was part of what I paid.
    Last edited by daruby; 11-30-2022 at 01:25 PM.
    Adams E3 0.60 Sterling bell - Prototype top sprung valves
    Sterling Virtuoso 1065HGS - 300mm red brass bell
    Concord Band
    Winchendon Winds
    Townsend Military Band

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    Gorgeous horn, Doug! It looks simply wonderful. Adams does a pretty good job with packing and shipping, as I have had mine sent to me a couple times from them. Their box is the best I have seen from any euphonium manufacturer, but I admit I haven't seen many others in a ton of years. Now be careful with it!! Us old codgers can be butterfingers, so extra caution. I am ridiculously careful with mine.

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