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Sousaphone Whaley Royce cutting

Postby Etienne1006 » Wed Oct 24, 2018 3:18 pm


I would like to try and cut an Eb sousaphone to F. If anybody has done and documented their process, would be glad to see that.

Also, I spotted a local sousaphone for sale. Here's the picture.

I'm not sur if there is a complete loop of tubing before the valveset. It would make the cut easy! Anybody know if it is? Have you seen sousas like that?

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Re: Sousaphone Whaley Royce cutting

Postby KiltieTuba » Thu Oct 25, 2018 11:42 am

That is part of the body, should be a tapered branch.
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Re: Sousaphone Whaley Royce cutting

Postby bloke » Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:32 am

Most Eb sousaphones offer difficult intonation.
If this one offers pretty-good intonation, I would be completely afraid to hacksaw it, were it mine.
Finally - if cut, from where will you obtain (perhaps one of the "top two" sousaphone pitches) a low Bb ?

' sorry to spam your thread by a "don't do it" posting, but...
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