Complexité ultime: système ‘Synchrotonic’ de pistons

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The brass instrument manufacturing firm of Joseph Higham, based in Manchester, developed a system of valves that was arguably the most complex ever put into regular production, the 'Synchrotonic' system. This was intended to correct the problems of intonation inherent in simple valve systems, especially serious in large instruments such as euphonius and tubas. The article describes and illustrates the principle and application of the system, how it was marketed from 1914 to the late 1930s, and suggests reasons for its discontinuance.
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)24-27
Number of pages4
Issue number60
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2017

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