Large Shank Model!
With one of the largest bells in the euphonium class and weighing in at a hefty 10 lbs, 2 oz, this is an instrument built for sound. The resonance qualities of this fine instrument are amazing. With the larger set-up at the shank and the 12.25" bell this euphonium requires someone with plenty of air to get the most out of it.
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This is where it's at in the euphonium world! I played this during college when the school just brought two of them. I used a Denis Wick 3.5 with the horn and the sound is amazing. With the right amount of air, you might be mistaken for a tuba in the lower register. The upper register sounds almost like a human voice, but better! Buy This Horn!
I loved this horn since the moment i first bought it years ago. I have accurately compared it to every other major brand, the besson prestiage, miraphone, yamaha 842, and no other horn comes remotely close to the quality of this instrument, in my opinion this is the best made euphonium in production right now. The sound and intonation are second to none and this horn is even MORE free blowing than the other brands. low range is a dream, high range is just as good! It does however take a lot of air to fill up and make it sing compared to its just as amazing brother the 2900 (which is the euphonium dr. brian bowman plays on and most of his studio), but once you fill it up the sound of this instrument is second to none!
I recently purchased the Willson 2950 Euph and I fell in love with the sound after the first note I played. The euph produces a warm dark and rich tone that you can't help but love. I've played on the Yamaha 842 and the Besson Prestige and Sovereign but they can't compare in sound and tone. I had read reviews claiming that the 2950 had a muddy tone almost like a tuba; it doesn't. The bigger bore and larger bell require lots of air but if you have the skills, it plays like a dream. I've played on the Willson 2900 and the differnce between the sound of the two horns is miniscual. They both sound professional grade. Another plus concerning the WIllson euphs is that the spit catcher corks are neoprene and actually insert up into the spit hole. If you are looking for a dark and rich sound, look no further than the WIllson 2950.
I purchased this horn about two years ago and have been playing like crazy ever since. This horn produces a great sound. I have had no problems with anything on the horn. Very durable. Would recommend this to any one. It does have a very large bore and takes a little more air than maybe the 2900 or other brands but nothing to truly be concerned about. Hope this helps.
I am currently a performance major at the university of North Carolina at Charlotte and I play one of these horns. I do not own my own yet, but I am using one of the new university's horns. The sound on the Willson is exceptional but it is very difficult to play when you first start. For those who have fallen in love with the free blowing power of the besson or yamaha like I have, this is DEFINITELY a diificult horn to play. The high register is not nearly as clear and open as the besson and the intonation is even worse, though I have to admit that the low register, given the right mouthpiece, you can easily emulate a strong, low sound, and I mean tuba strong low sound. It's a great horN, if you know what you're doing. NOT FOR THE FRESH OUT OF HIGH SCHOOL HOT SHOT!!!
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