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    Although, in their really excellent video on...

    Although, in their really excellent video on Sousa playing style,

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=f9kibOSP7sU

    Mark and Hiram from the Marine Band play the high G, as you can see at about 12:38. I...
  2. The 76X euphoniums had .580” bores and 11” bells....

    The 76X euphoniums had .580” bores and 11” bells. They were made from 1982-1999. I see folks on eBay and Reverb listing these for prices higher than new compensating euphs from Mack or Wessex. I can...
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    I can’t comment on the BB1, but to me an Elliott...

    I can’t comment on the BB1, but to me an Elliott 101 feels larger, rounder, narrower, and slightly sharper on the inside edge than a 51D rim. The jump from the 51D to the 101 is much smaller than the...
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    First, I would avoid horn #1. From the...

    First, I would avoid horn #1. From the description text it is apparent that the seller is not particularly knowledgable about musical instruments. I am implying no dishonesty, but they probably...
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    One of my section mates in brass band plays a...

    One of my section mates in brass band plays a 2704 with a Wick SM5 and sounds terrific. He played the Willson 51d previously and says his sound and intonation both improved with the switch.
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    Sticky: 6.67cm on my 1997 Besson 968.

    6.67cm on my 1997 Besson 968.
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    Dave said: Oh, and I've only seen/heard Henry...

    Dave said:

    Oh, and I've only seen/heard Henry Charles Smith using a Conn Connstellation. Did he previously use a King? He talks about the Conn in this article:

    Yeah, I you are right there. The...
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    Adolph Herseth, the former principal trumpet of...

    Adolph Herseth, the former principal trumpet of the Chicago Symphony, once said something to the effect of, “You can call yourself a professional musician if you are the only one in the room that...
  9. You could just try these, too. ...

    You could just try these, too.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/SET-OF-4-VALVE-SPRINGS-FOR-SOVEREIGN-EUPHONIUM/352147594400?hash=item51fda1dca0:g:EHoAAOxydlFS~OXF

    If you look through this seller’s...
  10. Poll: I started as a clarinet player. My clarinet...

    I started as a clarinet player. My clarinet career hit the skids in sixth grade when an orthodontist told my parents that I would need braces if I stayed with it (hey, it was the early ‘60’s). If I...
  11. Dan is a great guy and is not afraid to think...

    Dan is a great guy and is not afraid to think outside the box. He figured out a way to put an f attachment on a friend of mine’s soprano trombone. It used parts from several different vendors and...
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    I can only speak to the 5g 51d. Although the rim...

    I can only speak to the 5g 51d. Although the rim diameter is listed as 26.00mm, it feels smaller to me than a Wick 4al, but bigger than a Bach 5g. The rim feels to me very comparable to a Giddings...
  13. Kevin is Kevin Powers. I don’t know the current...

    Kevin is Kevin Powers. I don’t know the current status of his shop, but here is the last contact information I have. He has done some really first rate work for me in the past.

    Michigan Musical...
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    The XT junction diameter is awfully close to the...

    The XT junction diameter is awfully close to the rim diameter of the 51d. I suspect that’s why XT rims don’t come smaller than 101. If you could find an XT I cup and I9 shank I think that would be as...
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    I play flute (baroque and simple system, but the...

    I play flute (baroque and simple system, but the embouchure is basically the same as modern flute) as well as low brass. I see no problems with doing both. I also have a good friend who plays...
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    Mouthpieces for Sale

    All Sold. Thanks to everyone for your interest.

    Time to clean out the mouthpiece drawer. All are in excellent condition. Prices include shipping to the contiguous US.

    Wick Classic 4al $40...
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    Lignatone was a stencil brand of the Amati/Denak...

    Lignatone was a stencil brand of the Amati/Denak company. It was used mostly for instruments destined for the export market during the Communist era in Czechoslovakia. The Lignatone label appeared on...
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    If we are including brass band as well as concert...

    If we are including brass band as well as concert band, my vote goes to Derek Bourgeois’ “The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea.” Like most compositions written as competition test pieces it taxes range,...
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    There is an eBay seller in the U.K., brass-fix,...

    There is an eBay seller in the U.K., brass-fix, that has a good selection of horn maintenance items. I have used them for several years for springs, felts, valve guides and the like. Their shipping...
  20. For what itís worth, about three months ago I...

    For what itís worth, about three months ago I picked up an XO model 1632 .500 bore trombone. It is in every way a terrific horn. Itís good enough to have kept the Bach 16m that I picked out at the...
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    Rotary horns are big in the Balkans as well. I...

    Rotary horns are big in the Balkans as well. I thought I would give a couple links to the Boban Markovic Orkestar. Although the barytons (tenorhorns) play mostly in background, you get an idea of...
  22. Here is a thread where Brandon Jones addresses...

    Here is a thread where Brandon Jones addresses the redesign:

    http://www.dwerden.com/forum/showthread.php/17396-Newly-Designed-XO-Euphonium#.XH1E_RpOmhA

    According to Brandon, if the serial...
  23. Thread: The Planets

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    I attended an LAPO performance of “Planets” back...

    I attended an LAPO performance of “Planets” back in the late ‘60’s. I recall the euphonium soloist being Jack Parton from the Congress Hall Salvation Army Band. I remember him having a huge sound...
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    Sorry to potentially hijack this thread, but I...

    Sorry to potentially hijack this thread, but I have a question for the K&G users who have chimed in. I would appreciate your comments on how K&G rim sizes compare to Wicks. There have been some...
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    Keep in mind that all aspects of a mouthpiece...

    Keep in mind that all aspects of a mouthpiece work together. It’s difficult to isolate any one factor. That said, a larger bore will darken the sound (possibly making it more diffuse), tend to raise...
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