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    I believe the 52E2 might fit your bill...it's...

    I believe the 52E2 might fit your bill...it's been aeons since I used one, though...shortly after the Crimean War, IIRC.
    Seriously, I think the 52E2 will fit your needs. It is indeed a bit larger...
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    Congrats...Loan the Geneva to me.

    Congrats...Loan the Geneva to me.
  3. Welcome to the forum and--hopefully--back to...

    Welcome to the forum and--hopefully--back to playing!

    I would heartily recommend a Mack Brass 1150. At $995 new in silver, it is a terrific choice for a returning player.
    I used one for a while...
  4. I am a recent convert to the Wedge, having bought...

    I am a recent convert to the Wedge, having bought a 103 for my Neo euphonium.
    If you do decide to buy, DO NOT BUY ONE THAT IS TOO BIG. You are playing a BARITONE.
    I'm not sure if there is a Wedge...
  5. Thread: Yamaha 642 Neo

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    Does anyone know if the Neo has undergone any...

    Does anyone know if the Neo has undergone any developments/refinements since its issue? If so, what were they?
    ALSO: I can't find any info on Yamaha serial numbers--do they still have that goofy...
  6. Thread: Yamaha 642 Neo

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    Superted, Please see the discussion here about...

    Superted,
    Please see the discussion here about the tuning slide...just as it is a compromise designed to fit a generic player, so is the mouthpiece a compromise to fit a generic player. I didn't...
  7. Thread: Why We Play

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    A bit of Snorlaxian history TL: DR if you...

    A bit of Snorlaxian history TL: DR if you wish...guess I'm getting a bit philosophical after seeing these posts and Martin Cochran's post about adult amateurs.
    In 1980, I had made the finals for the...
  8. Is a 642 twice as good as a 321? Twice as...

    Is a 642 twice as good as a 321? Twice as expensive? :p
  9. Thread: Yamaha 642 Neo

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    This whole business about what horns are...

    This whole business about what horns are "professional" is a digression.
    Over my entire career as a performer, I have made 85% of my euph-playing
    income playing a Yamaha 321. (Avatar pic was taken...
  10. Thread: Yamaha 642 Neo

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    I posed the same question to the individual who...

    I posed the same question to the individual who works on my horns--he said that the design of the tuning slide is somewhat of a compromise in that any commercially manufactured instrument has to...
  11. Thread: Yamaha 642 Neo

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    My experience with the Neo very closely parallels...

    My experience with the Neo very closely parallels Matonizz's with respect to the main tuning slide and intonation. In a sense, I'm glad he shared about the tuning slide, since I had attributed my...
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    I love my spitballs!!! ;)

    I love my spitballs!!! ;)
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    I have a J6E--just to confirm, it's a EURO...

    I have a J6E--just to confirm, it's a EURO (Willson)-sized shank.

    http://www.dwerden.com/forum/showthread.php/22722-Two-doug-elliott-shanks?highlight=shank#.XTuyQHdFyCg

    Jim
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    One issue related to thickness is that Adams...

    One issue related to thickness is that Adams horns claim to have a constant thickness of metal despite the bending, whereas all other euphoniums have thinner metal where tubing bends. I assume Adams...
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    I agree fully with Davidus1 about the Mack. I had...

    I agree fully with Davidus1 about the Mack. I had one for a while and it was a solid performer. I used in several brass groups/wind ensembles and received positive feedback in all of them.
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    Speaking of lawyers, music, cabbages, and...

    Speaking of lawyers, music, cabbages, and kings...Leonard Garment, famous for being Richard Nixon's head lawyer, was a tenor sax player who, IIRC, had brief stints with some name bands in the 40s....
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    Gary, that's because your head is upside down. ;-)

    Gary, that's because your head is upside down. ;-)
  18. Yesterday I used the wedge on my Yamaha Neo to do...

    Yesterday I used the wedge on my Yamaha Neo to do a concert with the Indianapolis Brass Choir. Parts were very busy, but not difficult. Also includrd the piccolo part to S&S.
    *The Wedge matches my...
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    The F flat is a flatted fifth, a chord/lick type...

    The F flat is a flatted fifth, a chord/lick type well known to jazz players. And using an E natural would create a situation in which two notes on the same line would have two consecutive...
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    Be careful of IRS "HOBBY LOSS" rules!! (retired...

    Be careful of IRS "HOBBY LOSS" rules!! (retired financial planner/finance professor here)

    https://www.tgccpa.com/2016/07/irs-hobby-loss-rules-is-it-a-business-or-hobby/ ...lays out some basics....
  21. Well...I'm back from a four-day road trip to...

    Well...I'm back from a four-day road trip to Utah...before I discuss anything as mundane as euphonium mouthpieces, I have to say that Logan, Utah is as close to heaven as I will ever get. What a...
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    I think ALL my euphonium parts are difficult.

    I think ALL my euphonium parts are difficult.
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    Nice job! I dug the reference to "Flight of the...

    Nice job! I dug the reference to "Flight of the Bumblebee"!
  24. I've ordered a Wedge 103 and will give a full...

    I've ordered a Wedge 103 and will give a full report as soon as I have had some time behind it.
    Since the designer of the euphonium Wedge also helped to design the Yamaha Neo I now play, I see some...
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    You may have the regular strength springs, in...

    You may have the regular strength springs, in which case the longest spring belongs to the FIRST valve. The regular set has only slight difference between 2 and 3. The fourth spring should not be the...
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