Introduction: The Warmest Euphonium in the World!

I made a cosy for my euphonium (a half-size tuba) to help keep it warm. I used exactly 245 meters of worsted weight yarn, and used mainly knitting to cover it, but also did some basic wrapping around some of the smaller slides, as there is not much space in between them. Even with its new coat, my euphonium is completely functional, and certainly demands a little more attention than it used to!

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jymm2000 (author)2011-03-01

Q- you know how to make this euphonium sounds like a french horn?
A- shove more yarn in the bell and miss most notes

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Bindlestiff (author)2011-02-28

Having that material around the bell will probably prevent the bell from resonating fully and will compromise your tone. But that might not matter so much in a marching band -- maybe its worth not having to hold cold metal!

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piperjon (author)2011-02-28

I.
LOVE.
This!

I used to play the sousaphone...wonder how much worsted yarn that would take... :D Excellent, excellent and excellent!

Pj

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Bands-are-life (author)2015-06-02

I have a HUGE tuba though I am only in beginner band, it really sucks when the band room is cold and you have to play a freezing tuba. I'm sure this would help!

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whitners_xD (author)2013-12-22

You just became my favorite person ever. Like you have no idea

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charlieanderin (author)2013-11-23

I did this to my oboe my teacher was not happy until I did it to everyone's then she said it was a fashion statement

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My band teacher wouldnt be happy if i did this to my tuba.

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mdepierre (author)2011-05-31

How much does this affect the tone? It's a really cool idea, and I'm thinking about it for some of my instruments, but I imagine much of the resonant sound is muffled. Have you noticed a difference?

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steveblu (author)2011-04-05

as a euphonium player, i for one appreciate this.

maybe i should con my girlfriend into knitting me one of these for the colder months...

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gonzalezchica (author)steveblu2011-05-25

most people don't know how to knit

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dyanii (author)2011-04-23

This much wrapping will definitely compromise the sound of the instrument, as it was designed to enhance sound vibrations as much as possible. And as far as marching band goes, unless your fingers and hands generate a large amount of heat that can be transfered by touching the valve keys, this won't make the euphonium "warmer" because the thing itself is not generating heat. And how do you wash the instrument if it's wearing clothes? HOWEVER, that's one stylish euphonium!

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hamolton (author)2011-03-01

http://tinyurl.com/2epogrt
sorry for the sarcasm, but it seems you haven't been on instructables for very long.

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katietes (author)hamolton2011-03-02

sorry for curiosity!!

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katietes (author)katietes2011-03-02

I had no idea that there are actually devices that you can do that sort of thing with. (sorry, I deleted the other comment by accident!). I've been on instructables for several years, though have only rediscovered it, and just momentarily forgot my google skills in my excitement over a 3D printer. :)

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momtes (author)2011-02-28

A one-of-a-kind instrument! Wow!

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happyjo (author)2011-02-27

This is really awesome! :D

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hivoltage (author)2011-02-27

This is awesome! I played baritone/euphonium back in the high school marching and concert bands. There was nothing worse than an icy baritone on those frigid morning practices on the football field.

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hamolton (author)2011-02-27

When I first saw the pic I thought you had made a euphonium with the 3-d printer!

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recyclegrandma (author)2011-02-25

Very original!! Now, it can only be on to a jacket for a trumpet, a shawl for a drum, a sleeve for a flute.....the possibilities are endless! Who wouldn't love this??!! :-)

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katietes (author)recyclegrandma2011-02-26

If you make a trumpet jacket, please post it up!

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recyclegrandma (author)katietes2011-02-26

You'll have first dibs on the pattern and I know where I can get you some wool, too !!

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homestuck (author)2011-02-26

This is awesome i play the euphonium and it's always cold i need this

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caarntedd (author)2011-02-26

5 stars. Awesome.

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REA (author)2011-02-26

when i saw the title, i thought you meant "warmest sounding" not literally warm lol. very good job by the way.

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katietes (author)REA2011-02-26

Maybe seeing the sweater makes people imagine that the sound is warmer too!

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scoochmaroo (author)2011-02-26

I wish I'd had this in marching band! Those babies can get cold!

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katietes (author)scoochmaroo2011-02-26

My plastic mouthpiece was my best friend when I was in marching band (and I marched a sousaphone, brrrr!)

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ERCCRE123 (author)2011-02-26

I wonder if this can actually help keep the pitch stable in a full-sized band while practicing because the temperature would remain more constant when not playing.

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katietes (author)ERCCRE1232011-02-26

I haven't tried playing it in a group yet but it would definitely be interesting to try..... I might get a chance this week and I'll let you know :)

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catiehade (author)2011-02-26

OMG! I need to learn to knit so I can make one for mine!

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jessandstavro (author)2011-02-20

The comment on pic 7 is clever! Nice work. You're going to start a trend for euphonium cozies.

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jessandstavro (author)2011-02-20

This is incredible! Arty but completely utilitarian...looooove it!

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