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    As an audio engineer, I find this kind of...

    As an audio engineer, I find this kind of analysis of marginal benefit. While looking at a waveform can give you an idea of whether you are tapering before nite changes, etc, it tells you very...
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    I'm very interested in the outcome - I have...

    I'm very interested in the outcome - I have played the current 3D extensively; I would love to hear about the differences.
  3. Sticky: I've made a couple low-ish offers out of morbid...

    I've made a couple low-ish offers out of morbid curiosity. No dice!
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    That's very interesting - I was not aware of that.

    That's very interesting - I was not aware of that.
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    I use Tonal Energy as a tuner - it's nice because...

    I use Tonal Energy as a tuner - it's nice because it will allows for both equal temperament and just intonation. For playing with drones, that can be helpful.

    As a metronome, I use "Tempo",...
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    I've been fully digital for music reading for...

    I've been fully digital for music reading for about 2.5 years at this point. I use the 12.9" iPad pro, as it's approximately the same size as a standard 8.5x11" sheet of paper.

    I was concerned at...
  7. I did get a weird second chance offer from eBay,...

    I did get a weird second chance offer from eBay, but the final price was $1900 plus $200 shipping, which ends up at the $2100 figure you saw.
  8. I bought this horn for $1900 plus shipping. I...

    I bought this horn for $1900 plus shipping. I figured I can’t go
    Wrong.

    It does seem heavier than other horns of this era I’ve played.

    The valve caps/buttons and some slides appear to have...
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    Let me clarify - I wasn't as clear as I could...

    Let me clarify - I wasn't as clear as I could have been.

    On both horns, with the AGR out 5.5 turns, the short valve set seems to have SLIGHTLY more backpressure. I came in 1 turn to 4.5 on the...
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    New E3 with Short Valves

    A couple years ago, I bought an E3 with SS bell and trigger. It's a great horn! After spending time on Sterling, Miraphone, Willson, and Besson, I felt I had found the horn I wanted, both in terms...
  11. I'm admittedly the kind of guy that will try any...

    I'm admittedly the kind of guy that will try any mouthpiece. Always looking for that silver bullet that will make me David Childs with zero effort!

    All kidding aside, I recently tried the wedge...
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    Well, I placed an order for a wiseman this week. ...

    Well, I placed an order for a wiseman this week. They say it will be ready in November. Iíll provide a full review when I get it.
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    Because after a few flights, the seat will have...

    Because after a few flights, the seat will have exceeded the cost of the case considerably.
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    The Tank flight case

    Has anyone had experience with "The Tank" flight cases? I'm considering buying one but I'd love to get some feedback.

    https://www.casesbysource.com/product/the-tank-euphonium-case-tank-euphonium...
  15. I’ve got an old new standard from the late...

    I’ve got an old new standard from the late 60s/early 70s. Maybe I’ll put that in a Cronkhite bag and see how it goes. I wouldn’t be heartbroken if that horn was damaged the way I would with my E3.
  16. Euphoninum rental - Los Angeles area

    I'm traveling for work next week, and I'd like to rent a horn for the week while I'm out there so I can continue practicing.

    I wanted to take my E3 with me, but it was going to cost an extra $800...
  17. Interesting - I also had my hand brace come off...

    Interesting - I also had my hand brace come off on that side on my E3. I wonder if Adams just goes light on the hand brace solder.
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    Yes, I have the XR, and played it for a few days....

    Yes, I have the XR, and played it for a few days.

    I feel itís small, and sounds significantly brighter than any of the rest of the SM series. It also lacks core of sound for me.

    As always,...
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    I played an SM4X and felt the rim was sharper...

    I played an SM4X and felt the rim was sharper than I liked.

    I moved to the DC3 and really liked the rim contour, but felt the throat was small, and I couldnít use air the way I prefer.

    I have...
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    I ended up selling mine to someone on a facebook...

    I ended up selling mine to someone on a facebook group anyway!
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    I know you werenít asking me, but Iíll interject....

    I know you werenít asking me, but Iíll interject.

    I play on the K&G 3.5, and I came from both a SM3X and SM4X.

    I find the K&G 3.5 to feel similar in size to the SM4X, with the same openness,...
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    Agreed! I have my band-owned Prestige sitting in...

    Agreed! I have my band-owned Prestige sitting in its case in favor of my own E3.
  23. Iíve got one, but it has the same problem. I...

    Iíve got one, but it has the same problem. I really couldnít do much with it.
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    I think there are a number of players in the UNT...

    I think there are a number of players in the UNT studio that play adams. It would possibly be worth reaching out.

    I have an E3 with SS bell, and find it easy to play over an ensemble as well as...
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    Ok, so I played on this piece for a while. ...

    Ok, so I played on this piece for a while.

    First, while it carries the SM4 name, it feels SUBSTANTIALLY smaller than any of the other SM4s to me. (Standard, U, and X). In fact, it could have...
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