What is the weirdest brass instrument you've ever seen?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by Bill Beazley, Aug 4, 2008.

  1. Bill Beazley

    Bill Beazley New Member

  2. on_castors

    on_castors Member

  3. Thirteen Ball

    Thirteen Ball Active Member

  4. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

    A double bell cornet isn't exactly weird or new but what was the point of this Olds' design?

  5. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

    Oren Marshall uses a weird cimbasso based tuba in concert ... this has been mentioned before on a similar thread but the instrument is still intriguing viewing ...

  6. steve butler

    steve butler Active Member

    Billy Bedlams got a good collection, theres this one:-

    I'll try and get pics of his others some time (unless someone beats me to it)
  7. JimboFB

    JimboFB Active Member

  8. tubadaz

    tubadaz Member

    A Double Bell Euphonium! :)
    See the entry on Wikipedia, and also here.
  9. JimboFB

    JimboFB Active Member

    Thats the fella, but the one i saw was a bit more rusty than that!

    I think i tried to play it once, but it didnt work!
  10. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    At the Tuba Christmas gathering at St Pauls last year we had a double-bell euphonium amongst various European and American lower brass.
  11. WhatSharp?

    WhatSharp? Active Member

    I saw him play this not too long ago at the Royal Academy ( Tribute to John Fletcher Concert ). Apparently he had it made specially because of back problems. Sounds fantastic but that might well have something to do with the guy playing it! :D
  12. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

    Aye, he's come on not badly since being in The Young Musician Of The Year a while back. :rolleyes: (amazing technique) How would you describe the sound of the instrument?
  13. WhatSharp?

    WhatSharp? Active Member

    Well to my amateur ( in terms of Tuba's anyway ) ears, it sounds very much like a standard model Tuba, but with greater projection. TBH it wasn't exactly the first thing that popped into my head, the first thing was primarliy... bloomin eck he's good! :D
  14. Ipswich trom

    Ipswich trom Member

    There is an instrument called a "Seven Belled Trombone" in the Museum of Musical Instruments, Brussels. It was invented by Adolphe Sax in 1890. It has valves so is really more of a Baritone. I would paste in the picture but haven't a clue how to do it.
  15. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

    There are pictures of it here. ;)

    ... and some more variations on trombone design here
    Last edited: Aug 6, 2008
  16. Will the Sec

    Will the Sec Active Member

    Bob Cowham of the Houston Brass Band owns one of them!
  17. Ipswich trom

    Ipswich trom Member

    Thanks for that. I think I'll stick with the slide lol!
  18. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

    I was quite surprised seeing it getting played in one of the photos. Looked smaller than I expected. Hope to find a picture of the 13 bell trom sometime.
  19. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

    Here it is ...