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̶3̶ 5 (??) Besson bells...no waiting

Postby bloke » Wed Mar 27, 2019 4:59 pm

These three bells all fit BOTH my 3+1 compensating Eb and my 3+1 compensating BBb.

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Re: 3 Besson bells...no waiting

Postby Mark Finley » Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:25 pm

That's really cool. Is intonation effected by any of the swaps?
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Re: 3 Besson bells...no waiting

Postby bloke » Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:30 pm

almost not...

The 17 is about 3/16" longer than the 19...plus the acoustical elongation...so it's barely flatter overall.

The intonation tendencies are fairly hard/fast.

I also have a (26") King fiberglass sousaphone bell in the attic that fits. :P

(These three are all outfitted with genuine Edgware Rd. factory Besson male collars, which are hard to come by. The recording is all original, the 19" is actually a made in England Sterling bell, and the 17" is a very old YBB-201/321 bell (faithful copy of older Besson, and THICK-wall).

:arrow: NOT PICTURED: (didn't bring it in the house) all-original BBb 24" Besson recording bell

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Re: 3 Besson bells...no waiting

Postby bloke » Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:03 pm

revised: :lol:

17 - 19 - 22 - 24 - 26 (fiberglass) :P

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Re: ̶3̶ 5 (??) Besson bells...no waiting

Postby NDCompuGeek » Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:20 pm

Will any of the upright bells fit a York Master?
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Re: ̶3̶ 5 (??) Besson bells...no waiting

Postby bloke » Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:29 pm

NDCompuGeek wrote:Will any of the upright bells fit a York Master?


...??

Besson and King collars are the same size (though the Besson collars are much more "titanic"). I just don't know about those B/M Symphonic bell collars.

I plan to pair the 17" with my Besson 3+1 recording BBb (so that it will have it's original 24" recording bell, plus a 17" bell similar to that model's upright version).

I pair the 19" with my Besson 3+1 recording Eb (so that it will have it's original 22" recording bell, plus a 19" bell similar to that model's upright version).

The other bell...the fiberglass King sousaphone 26" bell...well...That one is here until a local repair customer needs one badly enough.
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