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Re: Ladies and Gentlemen - The Bessophone!

Postby iiipopes » Mon Jun 27, 2016 5:27 pm

Further update: I mentioned this in another souzy thread, but never brought it over here. The Reynolds 'glass souzy and I never melded. So I sold it. My tech had all the parts to a Selmer Signet 'glass souzy - the "poor man's 36K" and he put it all together for me for a great deal to free up space in his morgue for the more common makes and models. I like the way it blows better, probably from the years with the Bessophone, the .730 bore Besson 3-valve comp I used to own, and the various other .734 Conn souzys I have owned or played otherwise over the years.
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Re: Ladies and Gentlemen - The Bessophone!

Postby iiipopes » Tue Mar 21, 2017 12:33 pm

The continuing saga: I got an offer on the Selmer 'glass souzy I couldn't refuse, so it left. Down the road, as I may need a souzy for outdoors or other gigs, I know where to borrow a Conn Cavalier. I played it years ago before I got the Bessophone, and it is quietly slumbering in a good spot, ready for action on a few minute's notice to oil valves and grease slides. It has already had the conversion done to the upper first valve loop for intonation, which, with the permission of the owners, I had done years ago - the first souzy I had this done to.
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Re: Ladies and Gentlemen - The Bessophone!

Postby shinytuba7 » Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:25 am

iiipopes, the pictures seemed to have been removed from this thread. Would someone interested in seeing the aforementioned horn be able to find pictures of it somewhere else?
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Re: Ladies and Gentlemen - The Bessophone!

Postby the elephant » Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:40 am

Mark had to compact a lot of stuff by stripping out all the photos that were posted as attachments rather than as links to 3rd party photo hosts. Lots of stuff is missing like in this thread. He did this to old threads to prevent having to do it to newer ones. This one is from 2014...
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Re: Ladies and Gentlemen - The Bessophone!

Postby bloke » Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:46 pm

extremely truncated summary:

Besson/B&H and Yamaha 201/321 bells fit on Miraphone 186 tubas.
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Re: Ladies and Gentlemen - The Bessophone!

Postby shinytuba7 » Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:27 pm

bloke wrote:extremely truncated summary:

Besson/B&H and Yamaha 201/321 bells fit on Miraphone 186 tubas.


Awesome, thank you, bloke and elephant, for your replies. Bits of information that I wanted to know!
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Re: Ladies and Gentlemen - The Bessophone!

Postby iiipopes » Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:48 pm

Further update: I got an offer on the Bundy/Selmer Signet I could not refuse and sold it.
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Lexan 32.6 Modified Helleberg rim & modified .080 extender
Wessex BR115 & B&H 3-valve comp w/ Wick Ultra SMB6
King Super 20 trumpet w/ Bach 3C/76
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Re: Ladies and Gentlemen - The Bessophone!

Postby iiipopes » Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:03 pm

Repost of the Bessophone pix lost some time ago:
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BessophoneRear.jpg

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