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  • davewerden
    Administrator
    • Nov 2005
    • 11137

    FS: King 4-Valve Double Bell

    A really good price to get into the double-bell world! The King is probably a little prettier than the photo reveals, but it has certainly seen some use. It has the standard late-curve King main bell and an adjustable small bell with the same curve profile. Buy-it-now price is $1,400 and there is a make-offer button. Seller has a 100% positive rating. THIS MAY SELL QUICKLY...Just sayin'

    ITEM HAS BEEN SOLD (NOT FROM EBAY)

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/225976808478

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    Dave Werden (ASCAP)
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  • SteveMcGovern
    Member
    • Mar 2006
    • 97

    #2
    I guess they went in and erased the background on those photos. But it makes them look doctored and untrustworthy.

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    • iMav
      Senior Member
      • May 2011
      • 1322

      #3
      Considering Wessex’s double bell is under $2300 new…this would have to be a real clean horn (at least for me).

      Of course, I don’t have any sentiment wrapped up into these old ones…
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      • davewerden
        Administrator
        • Nov 2005
        • 11137

        #4
        Originally posted by SteveMcGovern View Post
        I guess they went in and erased the background on those photos. But it makes them look doctored and untrustworthy.
        I try to list only items that seem legit, and the seller here seems to be OK. But Photoshop is not among the seller's skills, apparently!
        Dave Werden (ASCAP)
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        • davewerden
          Administrator
          • Nov 2005
          • 11137

          #5
          Originally posted by iMav View Post
          Considering Wessex’s double bell is under $2300 new…this would have to be a real clean horn (at least for me).

          Of course, I don’t have any sentiment wrapped up into these old ones…
          The Wessex Duplex is a unique horn, but I don't see it as direct competition. Several folks have said it is too heavy and awkward to play while standing, which is a drawback for my uses. AND the valve layout does not allow me to do my favorite hand-over-bell (or plunger) effects. The Duplex might be a much better choice for someone playing from inside a band or who is always going to be seated because it is a very good compensating euphonium. But I think it is really a different animal. I view a DB as a special use instrument, and the old ones are fine (and in some ways better) for that.
          Dave Werden (ASCAP)
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          Adams Artist (Adams E3)
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          • ann reid
            Senior Member
            • Jan 2019
            • 193

            #6
            Originally posted by iMav View Post
            Considering Wessex’s double bell is under $2300 new…this would have to be a real clean horn (at least for me).

            Of course, I don’t have any sentiment wrapped up into these old ones…
            There are several things to like about the Wessex double bell including very good intonation, nice big round sound, and ease of playing 4 and 5 with left hand, but the bulk of the size makes it VERY different from a traditional historic double bell.

            It DID get me preferential seating in this last Tuba Christmas though, and even competing with a really wonderful original old double bell, mine got a whole lot more attention because it was much more visible and brassy and big sounding.

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            • iMav
              Senior Member
              • May 2011
              • 1322

              #7
              …and compensating…

              I’d probably buy one for TubaChristmas…where I would be seated.
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              • davewerden
                Administrator
                • Nov 2005
                • 11137

                #8
                I communicated with the seller about this horn and he seems very legit. However, the horn has now sold.

                (I think I'm hitting about 75% accuracy when I say "Don't wait" on these items!)
                Dave Werden (ASCAP)
                Euphonium Soloist, U.S. Coast Guard Band, retired
                Adams Artist (Adams E3)
                Alliance Mouthpiece DC3, Wick 4AL, Wick 4ABL
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