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    Sticky: For what it's worth, I'll put here the pitch...

    For what it's worth, I'll put here the pitch graph of my 2007 Prestige, obtained in the same way as described by Dave. (mouthpiece K&G 3D +). As you can see, there are some high notes, especially the...
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    It is a medium shank, suitable for old pre 1974...

    It is a medium shank, suitable for old pre 1974 euphoniums. If you don't have that type of instrument you cannot use it as it is too big to fit into small shanks receivers and too small for large...
  3. Probably the choice of the mouthpiece is not the...

    Probably the choice of the mouthpiece is not the happiest: size 3 has a very large cup diameter that requires a very developed lip musculature and therefore not suitable for a beginner or a subject...
  4. Thread: Here we go again

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    I replaced the brass guides with nylon ones:...

    I replaced the brass guides with nylon ones: easier than expected. Thanks for the suggestions, in fact the epoxy resin applied to the brass guides worked well, but over time it tended to peel off and...
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    As far as I'm concerned, I found the Holy Grail...

    As far as I'm concerned, I found the Holy Grail of the mouthpieces when I decided to try the K&G.
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    In my opinion and experience you should use (for...

    In my opinion and experience you should use (for all instruments) a mouthpiece with the largest possible internal diameter of the cup with which you can get the desired sound. It's not so much the...
  7. The case of my Besson prestige is 15 years old...

    The case of my Besson prestige is 15 years old and has never given me any kind of problem, robust and reliable. The only problem, if we want to find one, is the weight: case, instrument and...
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    I recently bought a French C Tuba Wessex TC236P:...

    I recently bought a French C Tuba Wessex TC236P: the purpose I had set myself to make this purchase was to play the euphonium parts written in the bass clef using the same dictation used for the...
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    A custom color note. 9027 9028 9029 9030...

    A custom color note.
    9027 9028
    9029
    9030
    9031
    9032
    9033
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    Thanks, I hadn't thought about it! :o

    Thanks, I hadn't thought about it! :o
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    I extracted the 3th slide in order to get an...

    I extracted the 3th slide in order to get an Ab-Eb pitch like the original: with this configuration some notes sound better and you can use 2-3 for a pitched D (6th partial, with 1 partial 5th it...
  12. Thread: Adam's E1 help

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    All mouthpieces now have a standard taper size,...

    All mouthpieces now have a standard taper size, depending on whether they are little, medium and large shank. I will give you some measures so that you can determine what is causing the problem....
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    Check out this recent thread on the French tuba ...

    Check out this recent thread on the French tuba

    http://www.dwerden.com/forum/showthread.php/24873-Wessex-French-C-Tuba-TC-236-P -

    there are a couple of links where Carl Kleinsteuber gives an...
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    The instrument you are looking for might be the...

    The instrument you are looking for might be the Wessex French C tuba: it plays easily with a decent intonation all the notes that euphoniuns and tuba basses can achieve. I recently bought one and am...
  15. I would recommend trying the K&G mouthpieces: I...

    I would recommend trying the K&G mouthpieces: I use them on euphonium, baritone, French C tuba and trombone. After years searching for the ideal mouthpiece (for me) and having gone from Bach 6/2 AL,...
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    In the comparison I made between the Adams and my...

    In the comparison I made between the Adams and my Prestige, personally and also listening to them played by my friend I had a slight preference for the Besson. The intonation on the sixth partial was...
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    Some time ago I went to an Adams dealer musical...

    Some time ago I went to an Adams dealer musical instrument shop a few hundred km from where I live and I tried the models they had ( E1 silver bell 0,6 thickness, E1 red brass bell 0,6, E3 yellow...
  18. Thread: Alto horns?

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    The alto flugelhorn was my first instrument that...

    The alto flugelhorn was my first instrument that I played in the band of my country from 1965 to 1974. At that time the accompaniment part in the bands was entrusted to this instrument which, over...
  19. Thread: New Standard?

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    Mine from 1974 also sounds perfectly in tune with...

    Mine from 1974 also sounds perfectly in tune with all slides inserted (A = 442). Some typical Besson high notes (partial sixth) are easily tamed with alternate positions or lip adjustments. I...
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    Update: The horn sounding flat issue was...

    Update: The horn sounding flat issue was addressed by shortening the main tune slide and thinning the mouthpiece schank so that it fits deeper into the receiver. In this way, in addition to putting...
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    I do not agree. I'm playing with the Prestige...

    I do not agree. I'm playing with the Prestige (4th valve behind the main branch) and with the French C tuba (3 valves operated with the left hand in front): On the Prestige the hand remains rotated...
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    Indeed, having a non-compensating horn is...

    Indeed, having a non-compensating horn is probably the best solution if you are an average player who does not need to play virtuosic parts that require playing notes below F #. For band work an...
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    I bought a used (but practically new) 373 JP...

    I bought a used (but practically new) 373 JP Packer baritone a few years ago: it sounded flat, not just the overall pitch, but also by operating the individual pistons. I cut all the slides, 1st, 3rd...
  24. Thread: Adams E3 Changes

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    Hi John, congratulations on the upgrade of your...

    Hi John, congratulations on the upgrade of your magnificent horn. The inversion of the tubes on the main tune slide is nothing new as it has already been present for some time on some models of...
  25. Thread: Practice regimen

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    From this link you can download for free the...

    From this link you can download for free the parts and audio of all the Sousa's marches: good practice and guaranteed fun.
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