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 made it!(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 made it!(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 made it!(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 made it!(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 made it!(author)2013-12-22

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

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charlieanderin made it!(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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themostwonderfulplaceonearth made it!(author)2012-08-18

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

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mdepierre made it!(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 made it!(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 made it!(author)2011-05-25

most people don't know how to knit

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dyanii made it!(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 made it!(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 made it!(author)2011-03-02

sorry for curiosity!!

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katietes made it!(author)2011-03-02

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 made it!(author)2011-02-28

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

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happyjo made it!(author)2011-02-27

This is really awesome! :D

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hivoltage made it!(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 made it!(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 made it!(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 made it!(author)2011-02-26

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

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recyclegrandma made it!(author)2011-02-26

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

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homestuck made it!(author)2011-02-26

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

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caarntedd made it!(author)2011-02-26

5 stars. Awesome.

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REA made it!(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 made it!(author)2011-02-26

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

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scoochmaroo made it!(author)2011-02-26

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

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katietes made it!(author)2011-02-26

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

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ERCCRE123 made it!(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 made it!(author)2011-02-26

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 made it!(author)2011-02-26

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

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jessandstavro made it!(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 made it!(author)2011-02-20

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

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