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  1. Don't know about patent. But as I recall the...

    Don't know about patent. But as I recall the HornGuys sold their for around $750. Given the limited market, I'm not sure you could sell them at that price and make a profit.
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    My thought on that is... If a student is...

    My thought on that is...
    If a student is advanced enough to need range outside the Arban, then it is high time to get comfortable with transposition. Up and octave and down an octave should come...
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    Addendum: I have played with this and never found...

    Addendum: I have played with this and never found a need to use the high-quality setting (checkbox in lower-left corner).
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    You're attempting to be too heavy handed, my...

    You're attempting to be too heavy handed, my friend! Fortunately, in the new version of Audacity (I'm not sure when this feature was added in this form, though) you can choose several methods to...
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    Welcome back to the active side of the forum! You...

    Welcome back to the active side of the forum! You may not get flooded with answers because this is a tough issue, and probably not cheap.

    Have you checked this guy out? He's one of the best out...
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    Henry Charles Smith - 1931-2021

    I just learned from Lee Dummer of the death of Henry Charles Smith. It's a sad day, but he surely led a productive life and influenced players and music in general. He commissioned a great many works...
  7. Them There Eyes - Practice Challenge for You!

    Here is a new video we just recorded yesterday. It's a fun, light-hearted piece that many have performed, including Ella Fitzgerald. It requires a "light swing" approach, which is mildly challenging...
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    Welcome to the forum! We have some folks who know...

    Welcome to the forum! We have some folks who know more about this than I, so I hope they will chime in.

    I can say that in general the player has a huge effect on the sound of the horn and...
  9. Thanks for the comments! The sound of horn was...

    Thanks for the comments! The sound of horn was very nice in almost all situations (except for small chamber settings). The British Bessons had amazing sound, and I am still not quite sure why!!! It...
  10. Dave Werden Playing Hejre Kati (Mendez) with USCG Band in 1985

    From my archives, here is a performance of me playing the Mendez favorite "Hejre Kati". It is from 1985, and it gives me a new goal in my practice: trying to get back to the double-tongue speed I...
  11. That is something I've been struggling with for...

    That is something I've been struggling with for years. Obviously we want a large, dark (at least to some extent) sound for a euphonium. If we go too far in that direction we lose the singing quality...
  12. Did this a while ago a FORGOT to post it here! It...

    Did this a while ago a FORGOT to post it here! It is a DC4/DC3 comparison in my church:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGZH7Q2kR74


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGZH7Q2kR74
  13. It might work to tip the horn forward in a way...

    It might work to tip the horn forward in a way that has that compensating slide pointing level or downward, then blow air through with 14 pushed. The water should find its way to the main tuning...
  14. Sticky: FS: Nice Willson 2950TA Euphonium - Large Bore/Bell

    This is what I think of as the "other" Willson. It has a large shank receiver and a larger bell than the 2900 (the most common model). I've had 2 students who used this model, so I have had chances...
  15. Out of curiosity, is it safe to assume that this...

    Out of curiosity, is it safe to assume that this only collects water when you do a lot of playing using 1+4 (and possible including 2/3)? I would also assume that you would only hear gurgling when...
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    The normal receiver has an end piece that is...

    The normal receiver has an end piece that is convex (rounded) all the way to the end. The adaptor that came with my old Besson fit nearly flush with the end of the receiver, but it added a narrow...
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    Yep - that worked! I've seen horns like this...

    Yep - that worked! I've seen horns like this quite a bit, and have played a couple along the way (briefly at display booths), but they were all for use with a medium shank, if I remember correctly....
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    I tried the link (a bit.ly compressed URL) and...

    I tried the link (a bit.ly compressed URL) and got an odd error message so I have deleted that link. Please try again, and perhaps try using the full link. Thanks.
  19. FWIW, I have NEVER had to drain my compensating...

    FWIW, I have NEVER had to drain my compensating loop slides, going back to college. That covers several Bessons, Sterlings, and now Adams. During those many years I have played in cool, humid...
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    William, Can you tell us why you are asking...

    William,

    Can you tell us why you are asking about the horn? Where did you get the photo?
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    Welcome to the forum! We have some smart folks...

    Welcome to the forum!

    We have some smart folks here, but that photo is a bit skimpy! I'd guess some form of a Besson compensating tuba.
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    That does seem like a lot, but I wonder how much...

    That does seem like a lot, but I wonder how much total practice time he recommends (i.e. what percentage of that time is devoted to buzzing songs).

    I spend time playing songs most days. Maybe I...
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    Here is my Tuba player friend plays ...

    Here is my Tuba player friend plays
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    It's been hard for me to track one down, so I...

    It's been hard for me to track one down, so I don't have one yet. There is a good chat about it on a trombone forum here:

    https://trombonechat.com/viewtopic.php?t=18826

    It includes a link to...
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    Welcome to the forum! From the specs and...

    Welcome to the forum!

    From the specs and description I would say it is NOT similar to the Sinfonico. This one appears to be copying the idea of a Miraphone 5050, at least as far as the bell size...
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