Saturday, March 19, 2011

In Progress: F.E. Olds Sousaphone





The Olds is nearly complete. It is not yet lacquered. I want to burnish out some more dings in the bell before I do a final polish. 

In the picture above, the master shows us a proper embouchure. When I told her the bell not being on effects the pitch, she said, "Don't worry about it, I'll lip it down!" 

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