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Postby ThomasDodd » Tue Jan 25, 2005 7:35 pm

I saw [url=http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=16213&item=3777845958]this[/ur] Reynolds 4v baritone on ebay. 4 in a ror pistons, forn mounted, but this picture has me confused though.

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What is this piece in the midlde extening to the right? Part of a tuning slide trigger?
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Postby Chuck(G) » Tue Jan 25, 2005 7:40 pm

Looks like it to me--either that, or the bottom part of an ashtray holder...
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possible tuning slide

Postby TUBACHRIS85 » Tue Jan 25, 2005 7:46 pm

It looks like another valve, without a cap on it. A five valve baritone doesnt make sense. Its most likley for tuning. Try getting a better picture to see were it leads to. Thats my thought on it.
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Postby ThomasDodd » Tue Jan 25, 2005 7:49 pm

Chuck(G) wrote:the bottom part of an ashtray holder...
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Now that could be usefull, If I ever got to play in a location where I could...

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Postby Lew » Tue Jan 25, 2005 8:08 pm

That is a main tuning slide "trigger," like on the old Conn Constellation (model 24/25I) baritone horns. It is essentially a spring loaded piston that allows moving the main tuning slide during playing but has a self centering ability so it will spring back to the original position. I own one of the Conn versions of these, and this looks almost identical. It does appear to be missing some of its parts though.
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Postby Schlepporello » Tue Jan 25, 2005 8:29 pm

Isn't that where the detonator goes?
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Re: possible tuning slide

Postby Kevin Hendrick » Tue Jan 25, 2005 10:36 pm

TUBACHRIS85 wrote:It looks like another valve, without a cap on it. A five valve baritone doesnt make sense. Its most likley for tuning.

I take it you've not seen the avatar of our friend Highams? It is, indeed, a five-valve euphonium (3 top + 2 side, all pistons). If a six-valve F tuba makes sense, why not a six-valve (or more) euphonium? If I remember correctly, a French tuba is essentially a euphonium in C with six valves ... sounds like fun to me! 8)

schlepporello wrote:Isn't that where the detonator goes?

That would be so you can play clear up to "C4", right? :wink:
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Re: possible tuning slide

Postby Schlepporello » Tue Jan 25, 2005 11:18 pm

Kevin Hendrick wrote:
schlepporello wrote:Isn't that where the detonator goes?

That would be so you can play clear up to "C4", right? :wink:

Well, I saw the plunger so I merely assumed......... :wink: :lol:
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Re: possible tuning slide

Postby Kevin Hendrick » Wed Jan 26, 2005 12:05 am

schlepporello wrote:
Kevin Hendrick wrote:
schlepporello wrote:Isn't that where the detonator goes?

That would be so you can play clear up to "C4", right? :wink:

Well, I saw the plunger so I merely assumed......... :wink: :lol:

Makes sense to me! :D
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Postby Bandmaster » Wed Jan 26, 2005 5:01 am

Reynolds used these "dampners" on the first valve slides of some of their tubas also. Note photo below (also from a horn eBay). One of the tuba players in the community band I play in has one on his Reynolds recording tuba. You can set it to stop at preset positions making slide alterations more consistant.

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