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Postby bisontuba » Wed Aug 30, 2017 5:33 pm

My repairman showed me this two weeks ago, and I was so blown away, I ordered one. Can use on Windows, iOS, or Android...$20.. check the alignment of your instrument valves, slides, etc. --so small it is perfect for SmartPhones, iPad, etc....all Wi-Fi...technological leap once again....

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Re: New tool

Postby the elephant » Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:19 pm

There is no brand or model number on the package, just the resolution. Where do you buy it?

I have a USB endoscope for tubas that is about 30' long that I bought on Amazon and it has proven to be a very helpful diagnostic tool. I have a gooseneck endoscope (meaning "posable") that is about four feet long attached to a handheld camera unit that can upload to my phone or computer via USB that takes low res movies that I use for automotive work. It is too large a diameter for most stuff but fits well in most woodwinds as well as tubas and, to a lesser degree, euphoniums.

I would like a link to this one you bought. I like these things and it is always good to have several, since they all have limitations of one sort of another.
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Re: New tool

Postby hbcrandy » Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:46 pm

Please post where this can be purchased.
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Re: New tool

Postby bisontuba » Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:50 pm

Tons of them on eBay......just type in endoscope.....
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Re: New tool

Postby TheGoyWonder » Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:45 pm

most can't turn anything remotely curved unforunately. Dentist mirror down the cylinder is decent tho.
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Re: New tool

Postby the elephant » Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:50 pm

bisontuba wrote:Tons of them on eBay......just type in endoscope.....


So no link, then...? I have two of them already, as I stated. I wanted *this* one that you just gushed over, thinking it must be particularly good. Since they are not all of the same quality it is good when you can locate a specific one that is known to be good.

Sorry for bugging you about it. Never mind, then. It is probably the same as what I have already.
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Re: New tool

Postby bisontuba » Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:08 pm

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Re: New tool

Postby the elephant » Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:13 pm

Hey, thanks!
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Re: New tool

Postby Dan Schultz » Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:24 pm

I have several of these things. I'm waiting for one with a body about 1/2" long and 1/4" diameter in order to be fully useful.
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Re: New tool

Postby Voisi1ev » Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:25 am

Curious, what situations do people use these in?
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Re: New tool

Postby bisontuba » Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:46 am

Valve alignment
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Re: New tool

Postby Voisi1ev » Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:16 am

OK I'm picking that up, but like every time you take them out?
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Re: New tool

Postby bisontuba » Thu Aug 31, 2017 12:27 pm

Voisi1ev wrote:OK I'm picking that up, but like every time you take them out?



No, but good to see how alignment is...and what crud is inside ( 'time to clean'), etc....
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Re: New tool

Postby Dan Schultz » Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:20 pm

Voisi1ev wrote:OK I'm picking that up, but like every time you take them out?


Well... felts compress and rotor bumpers degrade. The camera is also good for identifying obstructions. I found a bottle of valve oil lodged in the back bow of a euph a couple of weeks ago. You can also spot globs of solder inside tuning circuit tubes.
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Re: New tool

Postby DonShirer » Fri Sep 01, 2017 6:10 pm

Did you try clicking on "Next Post" in the upper right corner of the original linked site? Watch out for them turtles!
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