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    But surely a real artist wouldn't be influenced...

    But surely a real artist wouldn't be influenced by that. :rolleyes:

    I wonder if, instead of getting a euphonium first and then attaching plates to it, anyone has tried buying a set of plates first...
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    Sounds like you're pressing the mouthpiece too...

    Sounds like you're pressing the mouthpiece too forcefully against your lips/teeth. The Doug Elliott suggestion is a good one.
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    Yes, this is what I did (i.e., I did it -- not a...

    Yes, this is what I did (i.e., I did it -- not a tech) to the 1st valve slide on my Cerveny 781 BBb horn. It's quite simple to do IF the slide legs are really parallel. I then used standard valve...
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    You might want to reconsider this. I don't quite...

    You might want to reconsider this. I don't quite get the claim that running your furnace air circulation system is "supposed to keep the humidity down". In the absence of central air conditioning,...
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    Valve front euphoniums with piston valves and...

    Valve front euphoniums with piston valves and upright bells are unusual. Valve front euphoniums with rotary valves and upright bells are not all that uncommon in certain areas (and Cerveny currently...
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    This is pretty much the old home remedy. ...

    This is pretty much the old home remedy. Sometimes it works, but it depends on "how stuck" the slide is. I have seen it result in putting a dent/crease in the inner part of the slide crook.

    FYI,...
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    What to look for is always the same: The extra...

    What to look for is always the same: The extra tubing (which then also leads to longer valves because they have to support two runs of tubing going through them).

    As a simplistic approach, if you...
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    That horn may have (probably has?) the medium...

    That horn may have (probably has?) the medium shank European receiver -- like my Amati of the same vintage does. You can get one from Doug that will interchange into the DE cup you have.

    I've...
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    You mean like more places in the music? Or more...

    You mean like more places in the music? Or more shady places like bars, parties, bandas, etc? :cool:
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    I'm not trying to be obstinate, but what is that...

    I'm not trying to be obstinate, but what is that comparison useful FOR? What does it give you an idea OF? What does it provide to you other than just knowing the raw data on thickness? From the...
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    Yes. But in addition to how it's worked, it's...

    Yes. But in addition to how it's worked, it's also the specific alloy and the type and thickness of the plating. My 1924 Buescher (at least double thickness sliver plated) tuba and 1965 Amati oval...
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    I've read through this Rev. Proc. and don't see...

    I've read through this Rev. Proc. and don't see where this in any way permits the deduction of travel expenses to/from community band rehearsals and other events. It seems to discuss deductions taken...
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    The last time I looked into this in detail, this...

    The last time I looked into this in detail, this kind of stuff just couldn't legally be done. It's similar to deducting for services to the organization that you might contribute as -- for example...
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    Yes. The reason for my question about the...

    Yes. The reason for my question about the clarinet preference is that among the most common (non-double reed) woodwinds, clarinet is sure the most challenging and demanding.
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    I'm a converted saxophone (and later, flute)...

    I'm a converted saxophone (and later, flute) player. 15 years of lessons/playing on the saxophone; self-taught on the flute. If you choose flute, you'll at least be playing a brass (or maybe...
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    I think it's a BBb. Way too much tubing for an...

    I think it's a BBb. Way too much tubing for an Eb. Looks a lot like a Yamaha YBB-105WC.

    Were those guys actually playing those instruments? Or was it all faked?
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    ... :p

    ... :p
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    It's displayed fine for me from the beginning. I...

    It's displayed fine for me from the beginning. I think y'all got some image issues on your devices. Of course I only read this forum on my 24" monitor under Win 10. :rolleyes:
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    Just to add some more frustration :) ...

    I have never found learning the extra set of fingerings to be problematic, and I'm pretty sure that you would be able to manage it in quick order and with...
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    In the New Horizons band I played in for about 6...

    In the New Horizons band I played in for about 6 months some years ago, there were 9 -- when they all showed up. :)
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    Sure. I still do what I've come to think of as...

    Sure. I still do what I've come to think of as "hobby philosophy" -- including writing a book that I should be working on instead of typing this. :):):)
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    Because of all the other anecdotal evidence...

    Because of all the other anecdotal evidence (perhaps even more compelling) to the opposite point of view? There's a classic fallacy of informal argument called "special pleading" (strongly favored...
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    Both of which COULD be alternatively explained by...

    Both of which COULD be alternatively explained by the realizing the readiness of teachers (and very likely particularly music teachers) and would-be musicians to jump at the chance for a well-paying...
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    I was originally self-taught as well, and at...

    I was originally self-taught as well, and at precisely the same time -- but a slightly different path. I was 9 years into an academic career and an Associate Professor of Philosophy (with tenure!)...
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    When I was working at Bell Labs in that period,...

    When I was working at Bell Labs in that period, the central processing switching systems were either VAX 780s or AT&T 3B20s with a maximum of 12 Meg of memory. The individual memory cards, as I...
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