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A Buccin

BrassWindFix had never heard or seen this instrument/trombone before it arrived in the workshop.  A unique instrument that sounds a mixture of a trombone and french horn.

A buccin (dragonhead trombone) was originally popular in French military bands from 1810-1845 with the designs becoming more and more elaborate and colourful as time went on.  The steel tongue moves with the vibrations produced through the instrument. Sadly their popularity was not sustainable and they fell out of fashion.

At soft volumes the instrument produces a very warm, delicate sound due to the bell being made of hammered tin or very thin brass. It is also capable of an extreme fortissimo. Not everyone agrees on how to pronounce the name of the instrument, with variants including “boo-san”, “bue-san”, “boo-seen” and “buck-sin.”

This instrument was difficult to play as the extremely large and heavy head of the dragon made the stabilty of the instrument difficult to handle.  Justin at BrassWindFix soldered a hand-support to balance the instrument out so the client could comfortably hold and play the instrument.  Another extremely satisfied client at BrassWindFix!

Here is a link to the instrument in action

Some pictures of Justin with the before and after pictures.  See more on our Facebook Page!

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BrassWindFix Gift Vouchers

NEW TO BRASSWINDFIX!gift-vouchers

BrassWindFix Gift Vouchers are now available and are an ideal present for all woodwind and brass musicians!

The gift vouchers can be exchanged for any accessories we have available at BrassWindFix or can be put towards any servicing or repair for a woodwind or brass instrument in our workshop.  Each gift voucher is valid for up to 24 months from the date of purchase so there’s plenty of time for them to be redeemed!

So, if you are stuck for a gift idea for the woodwind or brass musician in your life whether it be for a birthday, christmas, anniversary, congratulations on passing your exam or just because you want to treat them to something just because you can, then the BrassWindFix gift vouchers are an ideal present.

What do we sell?

We sell reeds stands and accessoriescleaning and maintenance, mouth piece covers and little musical nik-naks – all items are available in our workshop and online.

If you don’t need any accessories then the gift vouchers can also be used towards payment for any instrument servicing or repair in our workshop at BrassWindFix.

Gift Vouchers start from as little as £5 so they are perfect as a stocking filler too!

For more information and to buy please contact Justin on 01934 861226 or email justin@brasswindfix.co.uk or pop into the workshop in Wrington! We’d love to see you!

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COVID-19: Following the latest Government announcement the BrassWindFix workshop will re-open as planned on Monday 12th April. If you would like to make a booking please use our contact page to send us a message, or call the workshop on 01934 861226 from Monday onwards.

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