Rare Besson Baritone

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by Highams, Jun 29, 2007.

  1. Highams

    Highams Member

    Slough, Berkshire, England
    Just added to my collection, a 1917 Besson 3v Enharmonic Baritone.

    http://s91.photobucket.com/albums/k309/highams/Vintage Euphoniums/

    You can see the two sets of 1st. & 2nd. valve tuning slides, front & back, the 3rd. is shared and is the master valve.

    When using valves 1 & 2, the shorter back pair of slides are used, when these are used with the 3rd. it switches the direction to the longer front set.

    Both the Besson Enharmonic and the Boosey Compensating systems were available across the whole range of brass band instruments, except Soprano cornet.

  2. Baritonedeaf

    Baritonedeaf Member

    Birmingham, West Midlands
    Crazy - how heavy is it!
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