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Thread: BESSON 2052 PRESTIGE, SILVER, M.I. UK, Adams E1 sterling silver or Willson 2900 TA?

  1. #71
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    Quote Originally Posted by simonm29 View Post
    Thinking to take it, I hope I will not make a mistake ........
    While no one can guarantee someone will never have a problem with a horn down the road. I think it has been identified that this is, in fact, a valid custom configuration that has come out of Adams. So, should be no issues with future repairs if they are needed.
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    Get the Adams. An E1 with those specs/customizations will be a fantastic horn.
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    Sean +++

    Furthermore, the sterling silver bell option on E1 is worth $1290 in the US, and that's on top of all other customizations on this horn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by simonm29 View Post
    yea, thats funny

    I have recieved an answer from them, that is exactly on the Photo what it is, considering the serial number
    Attachment 9984
    In case anyone is interested, this is the full translation of the specification document:
    Serial Number: 46339 | Model: E1
    Production Date: 3rd of July 2012 | Name builder: "T.C."

    Bell: Sterling Silver, 0.60mm gauge
    Bell rim: 'Ring' (I assume this means just a 'rolled rim'? since there's also a 'soldered' and 'soldered ring' option I assume this means the wire in the edge of the bell or something like that?)
    Model: 2-part | Bell size: 305mm

    Then two parts both made from 0.60mm gauge gold brass (I can't even place the Dutch terms as instrument parts so no clue what they are)

    Hand-shaped parts made from sheet yellow brass, 0.60mm gauge.

    Valve cluster: Bauerfeind, yellow brass.
    Valve slides: Adams, inner- and outer slides both nickel silver.

    Leadpipe: Yellow brass, 0.60mm, 'sheet' model (as opposed to 'tube' model?).
    Receiver: Adjustable Gap Receiver, nickel silver.

    Main tuning slide: Red brass, 'sheet' model (as opposed to 'tube' model again), 0.55mm gauge.
    'Calibrated': Yes

    Trigger: Not too sure what to make of it, all options were crossed out but main tuning slide was circled as well?
    Finish: Laquered | Brushed, mirror-finish.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheJH View Post
    In case anyone is interested, this is the full translation of the specification document:
    Serial Number: 46339 | Model: E1
    Production Date: 3rd of July 2012 | Name builder: "T.C."

    Bell: Sterling Silver, 0.60mm gauge
    Bell rim: 'Ring' (I assume this means just a 'rolled rim'? since there's also a 'soldered' and 'soldered ring' option I assume this means the wire in the edge of the bell or something like that?)
    Model: 2-part | Bell size: 305mm

    Then two parts both made from 0.60mm gauge gold brass (I can't even place the Dutch terms as instrument parts so no clue what they are)

    Hand-shaped parts made from sheet yellow brass, 0.60mm gauge.

    Valve cluster: Bauerfeind, yellow brass.
    Valve slides: Adams, inner- and outer slides both nickel silver.

    Leadpipe: Yellow brass, 0.60mm, 'sheet' model (as opposed to 'tube' model?).
    Receiver: Adjustable Gap Receiver, nickel silver.

    Main tuning slide: Red brass, 'sheet' model (as opposed to 'tube' model again), 0.55mm gauge.
    'Calibrated': Yes

    Trigger: Not too sure what to make of it, all options were crossed out but main tuning slide was circled as well?
    Finish: Laquered | Brushed, mirror-finish.
    This sounds like a truly fascinating hooter. Since I have had my E2 and got used to it, I have wondered whether a banjo with the heavy valve block and bottom bow might not benefit from a thinner bell for extra resonance. Im certain I would enjoy testing that one!

    If youve not decided to buy it already, given the options, if I was in your situation Id have already bought it.

    The only problem with these discussion is they get me thinking about what my next hooter will be. The only thing I know for certain is it will be an Adams.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Magikarp View Post
    This sounds like a truly fascinating hooter. Since I have had my E2 and got used to it, I have wondered whether a banjo with the heavy valve block and bottom bow might not benefit from a thinner bell for extra resonance. I’m certain I would enjoy testing that one!

    If you’ve not decided to buy it already, given the options, if I was in your situation I’d have already bought it.

    The only problem with these discussion is they get me thinking about what my next hooter will be. The only thing I know for certain is it will be an Adams.
    I bought it today, now i am waiting for it to come

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    Quote Originally Posted by simonm29 View Post
    I bought it today, now i am waiting for it to come
    CONGRATULATIONS! Exciting!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by iMav View Post
    CONGRATULATIONS! Exciting!!
    cannot wait to come :P

    thx man

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    Quote Originally Posted by simonm29 View Post
    cannot wait to come :P

    thx man
    We are both waiting on new horns.

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  10. #80
    Congrats on the new horn! It is a great looking instrument! Hope you have lots of fun with it. And if you ever plan on selling it, send me a message .

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