Besson 700 valves

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by GaryFaulds, May 6, 2012.

  1. GaryFaulds

    GaryFaulds New Member

    Hi all,
    i have a besson 700 euphonium which I have had for at least 25 years it still looks and sounds like new as I look after it but the valves are noisy due to the metal lugs on the valves can these be taken off and replaced with the plastic type which I have seen on sale on e bay etc.
    gary
     
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  3. jennyt125

    jennyt125 Member

    Hi Gary,
    Your euph has the metal screw in guides so cannot be replaced with the plastic Besson ones without some work however I am informed from a reliable source that Wilson plastic screw in valve guides fit the same and are much quieter. You may also like to try a set of the Besson rubber valve dampers for the Sovereign/Prestige euphs. These help to dampen the valve in the casing (obviously!) and do help to reduce some of the valve clanking.
    Cheers, Jenny
     

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