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  1. Given the amount of tubing necessary for a...

    Given the amount of tubing necessary for a compensating instrument, is it even possible to make a top-action compensating euphonium that doesn't resemble a Three Stooges plumbing adventure?

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  2. Thread: Wick 2AL

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    Hi, Mr. Patino...may I call you Longhorn? When...

    Hi, Mr. Patino...may I call you Longhorn?
    When switching to a larger mouthpiece, the temptation is to try to do--instantly--everything you could do on a smaller mouthpiece. That can lead to several...
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    Wishing you a quick recovery! Fusions are nothing...

    Wishing you a quick recovery! Fusions are nothing to mess with--my L4 and L5 were fused in 1965, when the surgery was primitive compared to today's techniques. Happy birthday, too...despite all the...
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    Same for Jazz...it's even a blippier blipolette...

    Same for Jazz...it's even a blippier blipolette...
  5. Thread: Barry Rogers

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    I'm pretty sure I heard that guy in NYC a few...

    I'm pretty sure I heard that guy in NYC a few times when I lived there--he could cover up an entire band.
    I was pretty connected to a Puerto Rican community in my neighborhood--they "adopted" me...
  6. Thread: Oval Baritone

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    I really like that Bydlo!! Too many euphonium...

    I really like that Bydlo!! Too many euphonium players try to make it pretty when it's supposed to be an oxcart lumbering through town, and too many tuba players try to play it and it sounds TOO...
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    On a side note, I have lost virtually all faith...

    On a side note, I have lost virtually all faith in "peer-reviewed" literature, especially in the social sciences. Eight years on a tenure and promotion committee (among other things) took that faith...
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    I was taking a break from a HUGE Finale project....

    I was taking a break from a HUGE Finale project. I am indeed a fountain of useless information. At least I have a major project to work on, bring in some extra bucks, and prevent mindless posting. :p...
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    The first melody was for many years the opening...

    The first melody was for many years the opening theme for Chicago Cubs baseball on WGN TV, and the trio was the theme for the "Joy Boys" radio show in the 50s, a show that gave Willard Scott his...
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    We should also remember that the instruments and...

    We should also remember that the instruments and mouthpieces in use when Melody Shop was written were pea-shooters by today's standards...much smaller bored than ANY large-bore compensating horn...
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    Indiana is also closed down. Schools are out...

    Indiana is also closed down. Schools are out until May 1st (at the earliest), Indianapolis Brass Choir, Indiana Wind Symphony, and Crossroads Brass Band all on hiatus until further...
  12. Thread: Beirut

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    The "percussionist" was last seen working for the...

    The "percussionist" was last seen working for the Houston Astros...
    But good stuff!
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    http://www.dwerden.com/forum/showthread.php/23222-...

    http://www.dwerden.com/forum/showthread.php/23222-FS-FT-Mid-70-s-Mirafone-Oval-Euphonium#.XmmZ1EBFzeM
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    I'm using the light springs in a Yamaha Neo and...

    I'm using the light springs in a Yamaha Neo and also had a set in a Mack 1150.
    As Rick did, I found the regular Mead Springs too strong--but I really like the light ones.
  15. Thread: Willson 2950

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    Who is that, Rick? Might have overlapped with me.

    Who is that, Rick? Might have overlapped with me.
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    Izajmom, I'm back to it now. I find it quite...

    Izajmom,
    I'm back to it now. I find it quite comfortable, and it allows me to do what I want to do. I briefly returned to the SM 3.5 for one performance, but went back to the Wedge. I've had it...
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    I'm now vacillating between the Wedge and the...

    I'm now vacillating between the Wedge and the 3.5...
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    Mouthpieces are like underwear: I change every...

    Mouthpieces are like underwear: I change every three months whether I need to or not.
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    I'll refrain from re-offering the response I...

    I'll refrain from re-offering the response
    I gave the last time to Highpitch's proverb above.
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    I've had dalliances with any number of pieces but...

    I've had dalliances with any number of pieces but always return to the SM 3.5--it's the only one with the cup width of the SM 3 with the cup depth of the SM 4.
    Fits my big mouth better than any...
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    Agree with Gary on all points! Said Gary: "If...

    Agree with Gary on all points!

    Said Gary: "If you really want to go to graduate school for the purpose of having a financially comfortable life and a job commensurate with your education and...
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    Pretty much cookie-cutter info, if not downright...

    Pretty much cookie-cutter info, if not downright misleading--I agree with Sara above. All you have here are people who have a product to sell. Additionally, much of the content is based upon the...
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    Decided to keep it.
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    I normally experience low confidence levels, and...

    I normally experience low confidence levels, and I found I can overcome a lot of it
    by memorizing my music and the accompaniment.
    Fortunately, I am good at music technology, so I can create MIDI...
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    LOUD is essentially out of business. There was a...

    LOUD is essentially out of business. There was a domestic squabble between
    the husband and wife who ran the company, and it became extremely acri-
    monious.
    I had an LM-20 euphonium mouthpiece for...
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