Urgent....help Required!!

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by Aaron, Sep 9, 2005.

  1. Aaron

    Aaron Member

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    Hi All
    I am after some help regarding a particular brass accessory of which i am struggling to find.
    Recently i was lucky enough to have a brand new baritone bought by the band, but i have a recurring (& slightly embarrassing) problem with sweaty palms when playing, which throughout my career has resulted in the deterioration of the laquer/silver plating where my hand rests below the valves.

    I have started to notice the early stages of this on my new baby (Cecelia by name!) which is of course worrying, & i wonder does anybody know whether you can buy valve jackets for anything other than cornets/trumpets, as this would halt any further damage to my lovely spanking new sovereign

    Any help would be VERY much appreciated!
     
  2. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

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    I don't know about covers just for the valves but I know you can get full covers for euphoniums & tubas, although they may be a little on the loose side for a baritone.
     
  3. eckyboy

    eckyboy Member

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    I think what you are looking for are the leather covers with the lace tie - up that was all the rage in the 80's for cornets. I have seen plastic see through ones on trade stands but only for the cornet.
     
  4. eckyboy

    eckyboy Member

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  5. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

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  6. eckyboy

    eckyboy Member

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    I dont think that would be much good for playing in the band hall though Peter, you know the valve guards I'm talking about for the cornet ? Unsure if you get them for others though.I'm busy googling though.
     
  7. GJG

    GJG Well-Known Member

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    Check this out:

    http://www.leatherspecialtiesco.com/

    They're a U.S. company; I've bought stuff from them through the website. The stuff is good quality, if a little pricey, and of course you run the risk of customs/VAT surcharges.

    The website advertises "basic guards" for Baritone/Euphonium; my only reservation would be that the American idea of a baritone is not necessarily the same as ours. They do custom work, however, so it's probably worth talking to them.

    Hope this helps.

    G.
     
  8. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

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    They list Besson, Yamaha & Willson so they can probably do what you want, although they are shown as new products, and there are no pictures yet.
     
  9. Incognito

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    I used to have this problem when I played Euphonium.

    My mum made one up from a bit of old velvet curtain and velcro.
    It did the job nicely.
     
  10. HBB

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