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Hirsbrunner Eb?

PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 1:13 am
by Will Jones
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Eb-Tuba-Hirsbru ... Sw4CFYv9Z~

This looks like an interesting horn for a euphonium player like me (with the fourth valve in the correct spot).

Anybody have any experience with these Hirsbrunner Ebs?

Re: Hirsbrunner Eb?

PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 1:44 am
by cambrook
Not personally, but I've talked to an owner in Melbourne (Aus) who is a euphonium player and he loves it for the reasons you mention.

Apparently they have a beautiful singing sound in the normal and high range, but not a powerhouse low register. A lovely horn if that's what you're looking for!

Re: Hirsbrunner Eb?

PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:49 am
by BrooklynBass
This question is probably sacrilege for many (bracing for the flames)... how difficult would it be reconfigure the valves 4 in a row?

And if I survive that question... what about a 4 + 1 config? (flat whole step +1 in left or right hand).

I imagine the answer to my question is "less than buying a Wessex Danube" (which I'm eyeing). But I am deeply curious.

Re: Hirsbrunner Eb?

PostPosted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 12:25 am
by Will Jones
cambrook wrote:Not personally, but I've talked to an owner in Melbourne (Aus) who is a euphonium player and he loves it for the reasons you mention.

Apparently they have a beautiful singing sound in the normal and high range, but not a powerhouse low register. A lovely horn if that's what you're looking for!


Being a euphonium player that might play to my strengths!

Re: Hirsbrunner Eb?

PostPosted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:09 am
by bigboymusic
Having seen a six valve Alex be rearranged from 3+3 to 2+4, I know it's do-able, but the $$ in the end might be interesting....

Re: Hirsbrunner Eb?

PostPosted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:02 pm
by Will Jones
And it's sold!