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  1. Sticky: FS: Sterling Virtuoso 4-Valve Euphonium In Silver/Gold w Trigger

    This looks like the configuration I used, with a heavy red brass bell. It would have a great sound, in the classic British style in between a Sovereign 968 and 967. A heavy 4th valve cap is shown,...
  2. Love Divine (John Stainer) - Euphonium Duet

    "Love Divine" by John Stainer, arr. by Dave Werden. This is a duet for euphoniums and piano. For my recent recital at the University of Central Arkansas, I chose this brand-new arrangement I wrote as...
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    Sticky: FS: Conn 5-Valve Double-Bell Euphonium

    This 1921 Conn has had some wear and tear, but could end up being a fine bargain. Get started now preparing for the next TubaChristmas! The valves look pretty worn, so if you intend on doing serious...
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    Rap Music - Not that New

    Whoever recorded the first rap "song" might have been very proud for creating a new form of music. But I wonder if he/she knew that the concept started much earlier, perhaps in 1954 with this...
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    As mentioned above, you normally see these when a...

    As mentioned above, you normally see these when a horn has a trigger. It's possible your instrument originally had a trigger and was converted. BUT it may also have been a custom feature. Depending...
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    That is to keep the moving slide from greasing...

    That is to keep the moving slide from greasing your shirt and to prevent your shirt from getting in the way of the slide's smooth movement!
  7. Here is an example. I is a nice look! 9670

    Here is an example. I is a nice look!

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  8. Wanna Talk About Engraving? THIS Is Engraving!

    The flagship Schmitt Music store in the Twin Cities has this amazing Steinway piano on display. The "engraving" here is actually white gold inlaid to make a panorama of the Twin Cities. You can have...
  9. The brushed finish is lacquered, and I assume the...

    The brushed finish is lacquered, and I assume the bell is, too. But I'll leave the authoritative answer to Doug!

    That is truly a beautiful job of engraving!
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    Welcome to the forum! There is a company doing...

    Welcome to the forum!

    There is a company doing a good job with, and some of our members have used them. You can search or browse around the forum, but with a little luck one of those folks will...
  11. VERY NICE! Lookin' forward to hearing your...

    VERY NICE! Lookin' forward to hearing your impressions, and I'm curious how you like the rose leadpipe.
  12. Sticky: FS: Best Brass Practice Mute (Travel Mute)

    Depending on how the bidding goes, this could be a great buy on the mute that I use for practice and travel when needed. It's very compact and really cuts down the sound! Bidding starts at $30 for a...
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    Mark me as on the side of being wary of too large...

    Mark me as on the side of being wary of too large a sound. I heard a recital a few years ago at an ITEC by a euphonium player who, I think, was using a huge mouthpiece. He was playing a Willson 2900,...
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    Just caution on my part, not based on any bad...

    Just caution on my part, not based on any bad experience. The edge is a joint of stainless steel, brass, and solder. And any polishing you do is apt to affect edges more than flat surfaces. That's...
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    Do Your Slides Not Move Smoothly?

    Now and then a little polishing is useful on the legs of tuning slides. It makes a remarkable difference in how smoothly they move! You CAN get by with just slide grease, but the action will feel so...
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    We need to keep in mind the situation in almost...

    We need to keep in mind the situation in almost all instruments today. How much innovation has there been in trumpets? A modern trumpet looks like the ones from 100+ years ago. Given the larger...
  17. FS: Customized Besson 4-Valve Compensating - mid 1970s

    This one is interesting and looks like a winner! It has good lacquer and valves that are fairly fresh. It has a custom peg with more "subtle" attachment pieces than the add-on pegs, and there is a...
  18. FS: Besson 4-Valve Compensating from Mid-1970s

    This horn look very good based on photos. Not much info on condition, but then again, the price is quite low so far. Bid is at $1,025.

    WOW - SOLD FOR $1,331!
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    Welcome to the forum! The tuba was probably...

    Welcome to the forum!

    The tuba was probably made in 1977-78. Those were good years for Besson, so it should be a good horn.

    I believe all New Standards were compensating. If so, this horn...
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    To clarify, the top-sprung system on Doug's horn...

    To clarify, the top-sprung system on Doug's horn does not shorten the piston travel. I suggested it for Adams to try out because it eliminates the issue of springs getting sideways in the bottom and...
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    I'm not aware of a group project such as you...

    I'm not aware of a group project such as you describe. It's an interesting idea. Here are some quick thoughts.

    For group members, at some point in the process some builders need to be involved to...
  22. Oh, my - that does change the appearance! What...

    Oh, my - that does change the appearance! What does Adams call that finish?
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    Largely because of COVID, I purchased one of...

    Largely because of COVID, I purchased one of these for use at church. It is quite effective!

    https://www.amazon.com/Original-Spit-Catcher-Brasstache-Single/dp/B08FZ43X92

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    I have only just heard of the company, and the...

    I have only just heard of the company, and the only products I have are the 3 shown in the photo. So I'm clueless about the other products.



    I assume a thicker grease would be the solution, but...
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    It's been my observation that the more business a...

    It's been my observation that the more business a company from schools & musical organizations, the worse the website is. Wenger, for example, is very unfriendly for a general purpose shopper.
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