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  1. Receiver bits for Hirsbrunner euphonium

    Hello all,

    I have a Hirsbrunner HBS 378 euphonium circa 1999. It did not come with any receiver bits. I assume the bit adapters are large, medium, small shank? Are these available? I've only seen a small shank bit on eBay.

    Thanks,

    Josh
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    I was going to suggest eBay.

    Perhaps Peter has some laying around and can hook you up??

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    iMav is correct, contact Hirsbrunner directly; this is what I did 7 years ago. I needed two, as there was already one (small) screwed in the leadpipe. I assume it is the same with your horn, otherwise you would not be able to insert a mouthpiece at all. You'll only have to find out which one is already installed and which other two you'll need.

    At the time (2016) it cost me €65,- (€25,- per piece, plus shipping).
    Last edited by MarChant; 06-24-2023 at 07:56 AM.

  4. Thanks all. I actually took.a second look and realized at some point the lead pipe was replaced. It doesn't have the little nubs on the end to add or remove a bit so.moot point for me. Ah well.

  5. Hey Martin,

    I don't think my horn has any bit in it (there's not nubs on the end) but it does take a large shank mouthpiece (I use a Shilke 51D). Does the small, medium bit etc screw into the lead pipe then the mouthpiece into the bit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcemu07 View Post
    I don't think my horn has any bit in it (there's not nubs on the end) but it does take a large shank mouthpiece (I use a Shilke 51D). Does the small, medium bit etc screw into the lead pipe then the mouthpiece into the bit?
    That is how I remember the system. If the receiver is set up for bits, you would have one for the large shank. Because you don't see the 2 knobs, then yours is a standard large-shank receiver with no bit threads.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jcemu07 View Post
    Hey Martin,

    I don't think my horn has any bit in it (there's not nubs on the end) but it does take a large shank mouthpiece (I use a Shilke 51D). Does the small, medium bit etc screw into the lead pipe then the mouthpiece into the bit?
    Yes, my horn has a threaded Leadpipe into which you can screw one of three receiver bits. The mouthpiece then goes into the bit.

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  8. Quote Originally Posted by davewerden View Post
    That is how I remember the system. If the receiver is set up for bits, you would have one for the large shank. Because you don't see the 2 knobs, then yours is a standard large-shank receiver with no bit threads.
    Thanks Dave. Do you know if Hirsbrunner made HBS's with a standard large-shank receiver with no bit threads? I am wondering if the receiver on my horn is original or was replaced by a previous owner.
    Josh Chenier
    Euphonium - Hirsbrunner HBS 378
    Bass Trombone - Vincent Bach Stradivarius Model 50

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcemu07 View Post
    Thanks Dave. Do you know if Hirsbrunner made HBS's with a standard large-shank receiver with no bit threads? I am wondering if the receiver on my horn is original or was replaced by a previous owner.
    It's been a lot of years since I was regularly testing Hirsbrunners, but I'm 98% sure that some were made at the factory with a standard large shank receiver like yours. I think the threaded bit system was an extra-cost option, and some customers preferred the more "pure" non-threaded receiver.
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  10. Well I took a shot and emailed Peter Hirsbrunner. He replied that he doesn't have the adapters or receiver but can organize them to ship out ($100 USD). I assume the receiver would be needed for my 378 that has the lead pipe with no bit threads. Thanks for the knowledge everyone. I greatly appreciate it.

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