Before pictures of this Helicon tuba.

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Lots of damage.

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Previous "repair".

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We actually had to pull all of the guards off to remove the dents from the guards and the branches underneath.

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Starting to disassemble all of the branches.

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Lots of dents in every tube.

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Fabricated a new mouthpipe.

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Once the dents are removed, we polish and reassemble.

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The completed horn. Polished raw brass. This tuba currently resides at the Sheldon Museum.

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Helicon Tuba Restoration

From: Hartenberger World Music Collection