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    Nice piece! Very solid writing for full band,...

    Nice piece! Very solid writing for full band, using all the sections well. (It's actually pretty easy to make a band sound awkward with improper scoring - a pet peeve of mine!)

    Pretty listenable...
  2. HBC Becomes ABC - Nice Bit of Innovating

    I'm testing a new version of the heavy bottom cap for my 4th valve from the clever folks at HBC. This new version offers 4 different weight options in ONE package! Clever idea, and here is a teaser...
  3. Horns and Gear at the GPRTEC in Des Moines 2022

    Here are some photos from the display area of GPRTEC. Even though Eastman/Shires did not show up (truck broke down), there was a nice selection. For euphoniums, there were 12 models to try from...
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    OOPS! Thanks for your comment. As I was entering...

    OOPS! Thanks for your comment. As I was entering the data yesterday, the entry screen was displaying the pitch field in the wrong order. I caught the error and fixed it, but I missed fixing the...
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    Sticky: Thanks for the 2052 comparison! Results will vary...

    Thanks for the 2052 comparison! Results will vary with the player and mouthpiece, of course. I should have mentioned that the room these horns were in was pretty cold, which could also affect things....
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    Sticky: New Intonation Charts

    I just came back from a conference and was able to do some new tuning runs. You will find new/updated info for:

    Adams E1
    Adams E2
    Adams E3
    Besson 2052-2
    Eastman 826

    They are all here:
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    Maybe, maybe not. It might be reasonable to...

    Maybe, maybe not. It might be reasonable to assume that the acoustic design (size/taper of tubing, for one) will be based on the design of the Q series. Those horns have been well accepted in the...
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    I was hoping too, but Eastman's truck had a...

    I was hoping too, but Eastman's truck had a mechanical problem and they were not able to get to the show.

    Buddy Roger's Music was there with a couple Eastman euphoniums, and I was able to play one...
  9. Sticky: FS: Very nice Besson Prestige 2051 in Silver

    This one is in beautiful shape from the photos shown. It is silver with gold trim and is shown with an HBC heavy 4th valve bottom cap. The case shown looks like a Bonna (or something very similar)....
  10. Sticky: FS: A Yamaha 321-S in FINE Condition - Great price!

    Here is the venerable 321 in silver (4 valves non-comp). Includes a hard case. All looks very nice, and this price is excellent for the horn (there is a make-offer button, but it is already priced to...
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    I agree the sterling silver bell may not be for...

    I agree the sterling silver bell may not be for everyone, although it can be wonderful when used to its best advantage. An interesting alternative I have tried was an E3 in yellow brass of .70...
  12. Sticky: FS: Lovely Holton 4-Valve Front-Valve Straight Bell Euphonium

    This is the typical American style euphonium with the bell that goes to your left, but this one has a straight bell. It is a 4-valve non-compensating horn, of course. It comes with a case, which the...
  13. There are two easy paths to learn tuba after...

    There are two easy paths to learn tuba after playing euphonium. The path I chose was an Eb tuba, which allows me to read bass clef music the way I read treble clef euphonium.

    The other path is a...
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    My treble clef brain was part of the equation, of...

    My treble clef brain was part of the equation, of course. But also, the Eb tuba seems a better choice for solo and quintet work, which was my goal. If your doubling on tuba includes providing the...
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    I'm using the Alliance DC mouthpieces and find...

    I'm using the Alliance DC mouthpieces and find them very comfortable. I use the DC4 now, which is the teeniest bit smaller than your Ultra. The DC3 is about the same amount larger than your Ultra....
  16. I'd lean toward the York, assuming it is a good...

    I'd lean toward the York, assuming it is a good sample. I've always liked the British sound. (My Adams gives me something like that...for a lot more money than this York.)

    Also, assuming you don't...
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    FS: Conn 6H Valve Trombone from 1957

    This is one of the classic American valve trombones. Conns had a nice sound and good intonation and this is in nice shape. Includes a newer-model case. Starting bid is $895 (not sure I'd want to go a...
  18. FS: Old Valve Trombone IN C - 4 Valves - COUESNON

    A very rare instrument, that could be useful for some situations. Instead of the usual key of Bb, this is in C. It's also unusual in that it has 4 valves. Seller says the compression is good, and the...
  19. Sticky: Very informative - thank you!

    Very informative - thank you!
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    Nice!

    Nice!
  21. Feel free to post some photos if you are in the...

    Feel free to post some photos if you are in the mood. It's always fun to see old horns!
  22. Sticky: Sadly, the world we live in as musicians has a...

    Sadly, the world we live in as musicians has a pretty large percentage of folks who will share copyright music freely. I've deleted numerous threads on Facebook where people are simply asking for a...
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    FWIW, I suggest that the standard Mead springs...

    FWIW, I suggest that the standard Mead springs are too stiff for this valve assembly. I find that the Mead Light springs are just right!
  24. That would be quite upsetting! In fairness,...

    That would be quite upsetting!

    In fairness, I'm sure there are many places where manufacturers have to make a decision: do it robustly and charge more, or make what seems like a reasonable choice...
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    Did the Sovereign have a trigger? That in itself...

    Did the Sovereign have a trigger? That in itself adds weight, and I've learned that it does not take much change from what you are used to for it to seem dramatic. (Of course, I'm a little over-aware...
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