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    "Da" is bad. It is vocalized, that is, in order...

    "Da" is bad. It is vocalized, that is, in order to say "da," the vocal cords must vibrate. You don't want the vocal cords in the airstream when you're playing a wind instrument (unless you're doing...
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    1) Yes, it can be done. 2) Probably cheaper to...

    1) Yes, it can be done.
    2) Probably cheaper to sell your horn and buy another. An $800 cost wouldn't surprise me, and it could be more.
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    The word, "Prototype" appears on the bells of...

    The word, "Prototype" appears on the bells of many, many production horns from Besson.
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    Whether it's trumpet or tuba or anything in...

    Whether it's trumpet or tuba or anything in between, the physics are inescapable. Low notes require a greater volume of air at lower pressure (PSI); high notes require a smaller volume of air but at...
  5. Yep, it says I'm in Georgia.

    Yep, it says I'm in Georgia.
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    I've had one for nearly a year. It exceeds my...

    I've had one for nearly a year. It exceeds my expectations in every way. I've seen some samples of famous-brand British euphs that I wouldn't swap it for.

    Looking at it from another angle, Tom...
  7. Thread: Schmidt

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    http://www.dwerden.com/forum/showthread.php/16318-...

    http://www.dwerden.com/forum/showthread.php/16318-F-Schmidt-EUP642S
  8. The folks in the Wind Symphony, after the first...

    The folks in the Wind Symphony, after the first practice, probably spent a lot of time at home perfecting their parts. As the old saying goes, average musicians practice something until they can play...
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    What was meant was, when we're playing on the F...

    What was meant was, when we're playing on the F side, it's a three-valve instrument.
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    See if you can take a quick spin on someone's...

    See if you can take a quick spin on someone's excellent horn as a reality check.
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    My experience was much like Dave's. As a trumpet...

    My experience was much like Dave's. As a trumpet and TC euph player, those fingerings were hard-wired. When I took up BC, having been a pianist, I knew the notes but not their euph fingerings, and...
  12. Lapping involves removing metal, and should be...

    Lapping involves removing metal, and should be considered a last resort. While usually effective, it can result in reduced compression.
    In the case of a valve that had once worked O.K., I would...
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    Yes, a major problem, actually: when you use...

    Yes, a major problem, actually: when you use syllables starting with d or g, the vocal folds constrict the airstream. Some people might be able to use those syllables successfully, but why make...
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    Besson Frustration

    1) Pick a note that will cause the horn to vibrate consistently.

    2) While playing that note, have a friend touch various parts of the horn until the source of the vibration is located.

    3) Apply...
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    Jinbao consistency?

    You're not alone in that. However, it's my guess that most of the criticism of the Jinbao euph is coming from people who have never seen -- let alone played -- one.

    I'm old enough to remember when...
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    Jinbao consistency?

    Good advice, Gary, thanks. I'll be getting an assortment of washers in order to do a valve alignment while replacing the originals.

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    Jinbao consistency?

    Thanks for the answers, y'all.

    My Mack Brass compensating euph arrived yesterday, and -- based on a sample of one -- any concerns I may have had about quality have evaporated. Materials,...
  18. Getting rid of the tromone-esqe sound on euphonium?

    I don't exactly have an answer (and am loathe to diagnose anything remotely), but maybe I can shed some light on it from another direction:

    When I started trombone, my tone was excessively...
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    Jinbao consistency?

    It's not so much about the decision ... that's a done deal ... but more about whether they're pretty consistent (like Yamaha) or all over the map (like Bach trumpets and Besson euphs have been known...
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    Jinbao consistency?

    A quick search didn't turn up anything on this. Does anyone have a fix on the sample-to-sample consistency of the Jinbao-built COMPENSATING euphs? (e.g., Schiller Elite, Mack Brass, Tuba Exchange --...
  21. Thread: Cheap Euphs

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    Cheap Euphs - inquiry on experience with valves

    You're basing this on seeing golden ports going through silver-colored valves, right?

    I haven't laid hands on those valves, but maybe I can shed some light on the situation. Valves are made by...
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