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    I played a 967 built in the early 2000s for...

    I played a 967 built in the early 2000s for years. It suffered from poor intonation above the 5th partial, and it developed several cases of red rot. It was not the best experience with an...
  2. The E1 has no issues being heard in an ensemble...

    The E1 has no issues being heard in an ensemble or as a solo instrument. It doesn't have as "big" a sound as an E3, and by "big" I mean "open and wide". The E1 and E3 are both well suited for any...
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    Common bass trombone mouthpieces

    Hi all,

    I double on a Getzen 1052 bass trombone and use a Bach 1G megatone mouthpiece. It's pretty much the only MP I've used on bass trombone, so I was wondering which MPs are more commonly used...
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    I have a Marcus Bonna case designed for Adams...

    I have a Marcus Bonna case designed for Adams euphoniums, and it works great. It offers excellent protection while allowing me to tote my Adams over my shoulders. I recommend it.
  5. I picked this up. I have a Parker 4G 53 and have...

    I picked this up. I have a Parker 4G 53 and have been looking at the 51D option for a while to have something a bit smaller in my arsenal. Thanks!
  6. My daughter plays viola, meaning she reads alto...

    My daughter plays viola, meaning she reads alto clef. When I try to read her parts I have to spend more brain power transposing than actually playing, which ends up with myself making a lot of...
  7. A "cheat sheet" method to read bass clef when...

    A "cheat sheet" method to read bass clef when coming from treble clef is to take two flats away from bass clef, and begin with reading what would be a G3 in treble clef as a C2 in treble clef, which...
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    Great story Ann! One is never too young or old...

    Great story Ann! One is never too young or old to learn something new!!! Keep at it!!!
  9. Sold! Thanks to all for their inquiries, and...

    Sold! Thanks to all for their inquiries, and special thanks to Dave and Rick for their thoughts on the Adams!
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    Awesome stuff. Congrats!!!

    Awesome stuff. Congrats!!!
  11. The Adams is still available Roger. I replied to...

    The Adams is still available Roger. I replied to your email.
  12. Thanks for the plug Dave. It's a great horn, but...

    Thanks for the plug Dave. It's a great horn, but I need to downsize my euphonium collection and the Adams E1 is the one I play the least.

    I'll be listing this on eBay soon if I don't get any...
  13. Price reduced to $4,500.

    Price reduced to $4,500.
  14. Price reduced to $5,000 with a Yamaha hard shell...

    Price reduced to $5,000 with a Yamaha hard shell case instead of the Marcus Bonna.
  15. If one is looking to audition for top spots but...

    If one is looking to audition for top spots but is unsure when opportunities may arise, being close to audition shape at all times is going to be the best course of action. In my case, I want to...
  16. It's a good watch - especially if you've never...

    It's a good watch - especially if you've never been in a Steve Mead masterclass or had private lessons with him. It is breathing-centric with some buzzing to match - and if one doesn't have...
  17. FS: Adams E1 Custom euphonium with sterling silver bell and trigger

    Hello all,

    I recently picked up an Adams E3 Custom, and to help fund that I am reluctanty offering my Adams E1 Custom for sale. It is a few years old, has .55 gauge thickness with a sterling...
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    I suspect Besson wasn't terribly keen on Mead...

    I suspect Besson wasn't terribly keen on Mead putting lefreque plates on their premiere euphoniums in the first place. Mead is a Besson artist, and the use of lefreques suggests their 2052s don't...
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    Ahhhh lefreQues.....they are always good for a...

    Ahhhh lefreQues.....they are always good for a bit of a debate.

    I've tried lefreQues and found them to be a placibo effect. When you first put them on, your brain is expecting there to be a...
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    In my case there is a learning curve with the...

    In my case there is a learning curve with the sterling silver bell, and for solo work I need to work on methods to utilize the material to take advantage of its qualities. I've been maining my red...
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    I have a Sterling Virtuoso with a red brass bell,...

    I have a Sterling Virtuoso with a red brass bell, and an Adams E1 with a sterling silver bell along with an overall thinner gauge than the Sterling. I find the above descriptions describing the...
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    I feel your pain on the Sterling side of things. ...

    I feel your pain on the Sterling side of things. I've been trying to date my Sterling Virtuoso euphonium for years to no avail. Paul Riggett has told me a couple times he'd look it up but he's...
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    Bravo!!

    Bravo!!
  24. Several times I've been in solo or competitive...

    Several times I've been in solo or competitive situations where warm-up time is very limited. It would be interesting to hear how Dave has prepared for similar situations throughout his career!
  25. Thanks to John, Dave, and Mike for their...

    Thanks to John, Dave, and Mike for their responses. Kevin Powers is an hour and a half from my house, and he's a former employee of Custom Music with extensive Sterling experience. I've contacted...
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