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    Boy those Fb horns are notoriously hard to play!

    Boy those Fb horns are notoriously hard to play!
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    I wouldn't give your current skill level much...

    I wouldn't give your current skill level much thought as you search for a horn. None that have been described are so uniquely hard to blow or have such awful intonation that only a pro can make them...
  3. Thread: New or Used?

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    If you have a bit of patience you may find a...

    If you have a bit of patience you may find a Besson New Standard in very good condition by watching this forum or Ebay. I got my New Standard by "trolling" the mentioned sites and it's a 70s vintage...
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    Please give some thought to providing your...

    Please give some thought to providing your embouchure with a bit of rest. Trying to "play through" embouchure dystonia can make it worse.
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    It's not so much the tool as it is the carpenter....

    It's not so much the tool as it is the carpenter. I think that I could hand Dave just about any euphonium mentioned in this series of posts and he'd sound glorious. It often comes down to...
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    I'd also like to put in a plug for getting a good...

    I'd also like to put in a plug for getting a good condition used Besson New Standard. GREAT horns and I dearly love mine. You'll be in the $3K range for a sample in good condition, but they sound...
  7. I've got a creeping feeling that if I said, "Hey,...

    I've got a creeping feeling that if I said, "Hey, Honey, found another euphonium", I'd be nursing a nasty lump on my forehead.
  8. Thread: Here we go again

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    Public kudos to Magikarp, who declined payment...

    Public kudos to Magikarp, who declined payment for the button in lieu of a donation to the American Cancer Society! Remarkable humanitarian at exactly the right time of year!
  9. Thread: Here we go again

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    PM sent!! Thanks! And I would love to hear...

    PM sent!! Thanks! And I would love to hear about the experiment.
  10. Thread: Wurlitzer age help

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    Does it play? How does it sound?

    Does it play? How does it sound?
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    If buying the horn would imbue me with the...

    If buying the horn would imbue me with the Professor's talent, I'd be all in. Tragically that's not how it works...
  12. Thread: Here we go again

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    I'd love to hear more details about just how you...

    I'd love to hear more details about just how you applied the resin. Toothpick application to the sides of the brass guides? How long to dry? I definitely don't want to epoxy the valves into the...
  13. Thread: Here we go again

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    Many thanks... it definitely needs that fourth...

    Many thanks... it definitely needs that fourth finger button to cap off the look!
  14. Thread: Here we go again

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    I promised pictures: from bath time to...

    I promised pictures: from bath time to reassembly. I must heap more praise on Dillon Music. They replaced the springs, felts and corks. The metal valve guides are a bit noisy, but I don't think...
  15. Thread: Here we go again

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    Horn arrived courtesy of Dillon Music/eBay, just...

    Horn arrived courtesy of Dillon Music/eBay, just as advertised with no unpleasant surprises or unexpected dents. It's grimy, so I'll take pictures after it's had a good bath this weekend. Couldn't...
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    Hearty congrats on your find!

    Hearty congrats on your find!
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    What do the fifth and sixth valves do?

    What do the fifth and sixth valves do?
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    Beautiful piece!! Would love to have that...

    Beautiful piece!! Would love to have that phenomenal piano backing track... finding an accomplished pianist inclined to collaborate is a remarkable blessing.
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    Here we go again

    I love my Sterling, but the nostalgia I associate with my college Besson and the unique rich sound keep drawing me back. SO... found a satin finish Besson on Ebay courtesy of Dillon Music and took...
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    "A few dents that don't affect playability"

    We see it all the time in ads: "a few dents that don't affect playability" when pictures demonstrate tubing smashed half flat, BIG dents that would have to impact air flow, and flattened bells that...
  21. I played a Sovereign for several years and loved...

    I played a Sovereign for several years and loved it. I've always loved the Besson sound.
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    Unique "custom" 4th valve holder on the Ebay...

    Unique "custom" 4th valve holder on the Ebay Besson!
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    Great to have new euphonium options!

    Great to have new euphonium options!
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    Beautiful engraving... a lost art!

    Beautiful engraving... a lost art!
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    I've tried mouthpiece after mouthpiece, and keep...

    I've tried mouthpiece after mouthpiece, and keep coming back to my trusty 4AL. Glad this one is working well for you!
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