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Eb sousaphone body + BBb sousaphone valves

Postby Jose the tuba player » Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:44 am

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1OWyVAqz6zyiO0BBqoWmGLNUVcRvROvJQ/view?usp=sharing
Does anybody know if the ferrules for the Eb and Bb king sousaphones are simillar? i want to make a Jr sousaphone since i have been unable to find an olds 97 sousaphone for years now.
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Re: Eb sousaphone body + BBb sousaphone valves

Postby bloke » Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:23 am

I don't know, but that's a clever idea.
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Re: Eb sousaphone body + BBb sousaphone valves

Postby KiltieTuba » Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:43 am

You mean where the body branches attach? I don’t think so, they might be close near the valve section, but I seem to recall the Eb being smaller than the BBb.
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Re: Eb sousaphone body + BBb sousaphone valves

Postby Jose the tuba player » Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:55 pm

KiltieTuba wrote:You mean where the body branches attach? I don’t think so, they might be close near the valve section, but I seem to recall the Eb being smaller than the BBb.

yes where the red arrows are in the picture. i understand some trimming might need to be done but i want to know if its possible to add the BBb valve section and then add tubing to the tuning slide as needed. i also have an olds o99 parts horn with a complete valve section that i could use instead of the king valve section if i need to extend the main tuning slide .
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