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Willson 2950S Series Compensating Euphonium

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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 q...Click To Read More About This Product

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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.

FEATURES
Key:  Bb
Bore: .640-.680-inch Graduated Bore
Bell: 12.25-inch
Bell Material: Yellow Brass
Bell Position: Upright
Valves: Stainless Steel Piston
Number of Valves: 4
Valve Position: Traditional 3 Top + 1 Side
System: Compensating
Features: Compensating Valve Design; Valve Spring Silencer System
Case: Yes
Mouthpiece: Yes
Mouthpiece Shank: Large
Finish: Silver
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Willson2950S Series Compensating Euphonium
 
4.8

(based on 6 reviews)

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5.0

Still an amazing horn 13 years later.

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from Missouri

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Comments about Willson 2950S Series Compensating Euphonium:

My parents invested in this 2950 for me my sophomore year of high school. It has been well worth the scholarship funds I received and still plays and looks just as it did when I received it. The larger bore and bell demands a lot of air but the tone and quality are amazing.

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Buy This Horn!!!

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from Tallahassee, FL

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Comments about Willson 2950S Series Compensating Euphonium:

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!

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

great horn!

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from austin, Texas/

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Comments about Willson 2950S Series Compensating Euphonium:

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!

(39 of 41 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Flawless Sound!

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from Louisiana

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Comments about Willson 2950S Series Compensating Euphonium:

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.

(4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Horn best thing I've ever played

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from Tennessee

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Comments about Willson 2950S Series Compensating Euphonium:

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.

(15 of 55 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

A great horn for the seasoned proffesional

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from Charlotte

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Comments about Willson 2950S Series Compensating Euphonium:

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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