The close cooperation with Matt Tropman, Euphonium-Soloist of the 'Brass Band of Battle Creek' led to a completely new soloist Euphonium in the Meinl Weston product range which was introduced at Musikmesse Frankfurt 2008. Matt Tropman, former principal euphonium player at the United States Marine Band in Washington DC now resides in Battle Creek, Michigan. He is as Executive Director of the Brass Band of Battle Creek and adjunct professor in low brass at Eastern Michigan University. Enjoy Matt Tropman on his albums 'Continuum' or 'From the Balcony' distributed by Summit Records.
. Featuring a comletely new design of the body and the bell, the Meinl Weston 751 Phoenix is handmade at the Meinl Weston company in Geretsried, south of Munich. The bottom bow and the first branch are made of sheet metal for enhanced response. As Matt has always paid special attention to the ergonomic design of the instrument, especially the position of the 4th valve has been altered to assure maximum comfort. A trigger at the tuning slide guarantees perfect intonation.
The Melton Bb-Euphonium Model Phoenix 751 is compensated and has a bore of .591 (4th valve .669), a bell diameter of 11.8, four piston steel valves. The standard version is lacquered, silver plated and gold brass bell are optional. Other include waterkeys for all four valves and a tuning slide trigger.

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