Imperial Bb 3v - What to do with?

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by Peach, Jun 23, 2009.

  1. Peach

    Peach Member

    I have a 3valve late Imperial Bb in very good shape which I need to shift and wondered if it's really worth anything at all? It's the 17" bell model built in modern pitch with a frosted finish and the old, smaller receiver size.
    I don't want to scrap it because it actually plays VERY well. It's nice and agile (relatively speaking) and doesn't suck the air out of you like a lot of Sovs.
    I'm thinking it might be good for either younger players or anyone unlucky enough to march with a Bb.
    Obviously with the 3 compensating valves you can get nicely down to low F# which is fine for a lot of things.

    So does this thing have any value at all?
    I'd think about giving it away to a Youth band if they'd make good use of it...

    Any ideas?
  2. AndyCat

    AndyCat Active Member

    I'll have it for marching! Swap it for a playable, but needs work, Imperial EEb, 4 valve??
  3. Peach

    Peach Member


    Cheers Andy...

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