Re: 1904 Conn Eb tuba help wanted

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Posted by Chuck on May 22, 1999 at 22:39:20:

In Reply to: 1904 Conn Eb tuba help wanted posted by Sally on May 22, 1999 at 17:21:12:

A genuine age patina! I'd leave it alone--like wrinkles, things like that should be worn as a sign of pride. But some CLR (a de-liming solution available at many hardware stores) in warm water will probably soak it away without dissolving the horn and you can finish with a polish like Brasso.

You'll find that most horns from this time were either HP (high pitch) or LP (low pitch). HP, I belive is somewhere around A 462 and LP is A 435, the old "international standard". So your horn probably plays a bit flat.

All in all, it still sounds cool!

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