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  1. News Update!!! As of noon today (Friday,...

    News Update!!!

    As of noon today (Friday, November 25), my Adams E3 is in a UPS warehouse in Louisville, KY. Scheduled delivery is Monday, Nov. 28. I have rehearsal that evening. Here is hoping it...
  2. Mint Green Peanut!

    Mint Green Peanut!
  3. First picture of my "new" Adams E3 with top sprung valves

    As many of you know, my Adams E3 short action valve prototype has been at the factory since late July, getting a new bell, new lead pipe, and repairs and upgrades to other parts of the horn. The...
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    This will be modifications to my current horn....

    This will be modifications to my current horn. Due Date - SOON!
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    Gary's horn was custom designed and made for him...

    Gary's horn was custom designed and made for him entirely at the Adams factory in Itervoort, NL, except the engraving which was done by an elderly gentleman in the Czech republic. The engraving on...
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    Here a few more: Gary Curtin's New Adams...

    Here a few more:

    Gary Curtin's New Adams E1:(this is the mst unusual and striking finish on an euphonium that I have ever seen)

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    My all brass short action E3:

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  7. Thread: Adams quality

    by daruby
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    That has happened to me on my 2001 Sovereign,...

    That has happened to me on my 2001 Sovereign, 2007 Besson Prestige, my 2009 Sterling Virtuoso, and my 2017 Adams E3 Prototype. In all of these, I had it repaired at Osmun Music in Acton, MA. If you...
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    I do not use the clamp. My horn also lives in a...

    I do not use the clamp. My horn also lives in a Cronkhite gig bag rather than the Bonna case.
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    Larry, As far as I know, the Kanstul brand of...

    Larry,

    As far as I know, the Kanstul brand of euphoniums no longer exists. While the "swappable" bell sounds interesting, my experience trying out several Kanstul euphs was pretty unsatisfactory....
  10. This horn is relisted at $999

    This horn is relisted at $999
  11. Thread: Why so cheap??

    by daruby
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    I had a conversation with an authoritative source...

    I had a conversation with an authoritative source (to remain unnamed) regarding Thomann. Several factors account for the pricing:

    1. Current Exchange rate of Euro (or Swiss Franc) compared with...
  12. Hirsbrunner uses Bauerfeind valves. Same guides...

    Hirsbrunner uses Bauerfeind valves. Same guides as Willson, Adams, and older Sterling. Probably orderable from Adams.
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    Like Dave Werden, I have switched from my Wick...

    Like Dave Werden, I have switched from my Wick 4AL to the Alliance DC4. I find that my Adams E3 responds very well (better than my Sterling) to the slightly smaller mouthpiece without giving much (if...
  14. Since 1980 I have owned three Bessons (a round...

    Since 1980 I have owned three Bessons (a round stamp 967, a German 2051 Prestige, and a late English 967), one Sterling (a 2009 Virtuoso), an Adams E3 with prototype short action valves, and have had...
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    To all my friends here. It is entirely possible...

    To all my friends here. It is entirely possible that a VERY nice Sterling Virtuoso, hand picked at the factory with the help of Trevor Groom, might become available sometime in the next few...
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    DC broadcast tonight in St. David's Hall,...

    DC broadcast tonight in St. David's Hall, Cardiff, as part of the Welsh Proms.
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    I will +1 this as well when I had my 2051. I use...

    I will +1 this as well when I had my 2051. I use the medium Mead Springs on my Sterling Virtuoso as well.
  18. It is definitely Bauerfeind.

    It is definitely Bauerfeind.
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    Brass Banding as we get older

    John Morgan,

    I completely understand the conundrum you are facing. I began to stare down the "when is brass banding too much for me" issues one year prior to the pandemic. All of the issues you...
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    One of my favorites is Eric Ball's "Resurgam"....

    One of my favorites is Eric Ball's "Resurgam". What a wonderful piece for the whole band as well as euphonium. I have performed Vintner's "Spectrum" (Not one of my favs) in competition (but I was on...
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    Dana, It was totally my pleasure to meet you....

    Dana,

    It was totally my pleasure to meet you. The Sterling baritone was transformative for me in my tenure with the NEBB. I had previously been playing a York 3056 (same as a Besson 956). The York...
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    FS: Sterling Virtuoso Baritone - w/gold trim

    Hello all,

    I am no longer playing the English baritone in a brass band and so am selling my 3 valve Sterling baritone. This is a Sterling Virtuoso with a heavy bell, perfect for euphonium players...
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    Depending on the chord, the Ab may want to be...

    Depending on the chord, the Ab may want to be shaded lower in pitch while the G# may be a leading tone into the next phrase and shaded just a bit sharper?
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    Nice piece. Try 3rd valve for the lower D and 1-2...

    Nice piece. Try 3rd valve for the lower D and 1-2 for the upper. Changing valves might make the slur easier. 3rd valve might help with intonation on the lower D.

    I like the counter melody with...
  25. Brian, If you feel a need to sell your DC4,...

    Brian,

    If you feel a need to sell your DC4, send me a PM...Doug
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