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  1. Dave Werden Review of Wessex Sinfonico Euphonium

    I just came up in the testing rotation of the Sinfonico, and it is a real treat to test this new horn! In 2019 at ITEC I tried the prototype for this horn and found it very promising. Now we are looking at an early production model. My impression is that that the instrument has changed quite a bit in that time (which is not surprising - that's how the process works).

    The Sinfonico, unlike the less expensive Dolce, is hand made from sheet brass. Most other brands (and the Wessex "Dolce") ...

    Updated 08-21-2021 at 05:52 PM by davewerden

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  2. Are Professional Instruments Only for Professional Players?

    The instrument choices today make this question more complex. Some of this post applies to tuba and other instruments, but I will specifically address euphonium.

    Until the late 1970's, there was a pretty wide line between pro euphoniums (i.e. Besson and Boosey & Hawkes) and everything else. That line was largely drawn by the compensating system, but also included the larger bore of the British instruments. Today we have large-bore, compensating euphoniums that cost less than some student-level ...