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    In my present condition, these are great therapy...

    In my present condition, these are great therapy for me.

    Thanks for getting all this together, Rick.

    Dennis
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    Not yet. D

    Not yet.

    D
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    I'm back home now, dealing with a blood clot...

    I'm back home now, dealing with a blood clot issue. Otherwise feeling OK and doing light PT.

    A full halo brace is no fun, at least it will come off in June.

    Again, thanks to all of you for the...
  4. Thread: Wick 2AL

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    John has some good advice there. In this vein,...

    John has some good advice there.

    In this vein, I've mentioned before the importance of having someone knowledgeable listen while you play the same piece using your MP selections.

    We all color...
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    Thank you all, my good friends. D

    Thank you all, my good friends.

    D
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    No so much a gig...

    Last Thursday, the 8th May It was evening outdoors and I tripped over a forgotten garden hose. The next thing on the agenda was a face plant, downhill, into some good-sized stones.

    The result was...
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    Keep in mind the tarnish is silver sulfide, not...

    Keep in mind the tarnish is silver sulfide, not oxide. Silver oxide is rare in nature, and is white.

    Your horn's enemy is sulfur in the air, usually in the form of Sulfur Dioxide. That is a...
  8. Thread: Alto horns?

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    I have a mint 1917 Conn mellphone if you're...

    I have a mint 1917 Conn mellphone if you're interested.

    Both low & hi pitch, plays in C, D, & Eb.

    DG
  9. Again, Dave fires a perfect salvo of tune. ...

    Again, Dave fires a perfect salvo of tune.

    Don't apologize for any t-bone remarks, either. They have a job to do, even if the euph does most of them sweeter.

    DG
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    If you don't have nipples on the bottom caps, it...

    If you don't have nipples on the bottom caps, it won't happen.

    Somebody used to make a plastic cup that fit outside all three valve casings, but I haven't seen one of them in a long time.

    DG
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    Ugly with no vibrato is pretty easy for...

    Ugly with no vibrato is pretty easy for me...:cool:

    GD
  12. Bessons in '43? Whoda' thunk it! Dennis

    Bessons in '43? Whoda' thunk it!

    Dennis
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    John speaks the truth. Please don't fall to...

    John speaks the truth.

    Please don't fall to the hype from Indian horn sellers, they are ALL junk. They do make stylish urinals, tho.

    DG
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    I need an arranger!

    Not some mob fix-it man, but someone who can turn a classic pop tune into a chart for a 5- or 6-piece brass group.

    Will pay whatever is reasonable for a good chart.

    Contact me please via PM.
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    No experience on an Eastman of that model. ...

    No experience on an Eastman of that model.

    I'm curious about the Wessex 'valve issues'; How does that manifest? They have an unconditional warranty on their horns, so I'm not sure what is the...
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    Excellent, thanks. DG

    Excellent, thanks.

    DG
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    Please inform as to shank size and bell diameter....

    Please inform as to shank size and bell diameter.

    Thanks,

    Dennis
  18. Please don't get upset, what we are saying is...

    Please don't get upset, what we are saying is your 'sound' is around 80% you, and some 20% your axe.

    We all need that 20% advantage, even after years of lessons, practice, and performance.

    If...
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    Mostly at the joints of tubing and valves. DG

    Mostly at the joints of tubing and valves.

    DG
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    Superb! DG

    Superb!

    DG
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    One of my bandmates has a rotor plastic tuba he...

    One of my bandmates has a rotor plastic tuba he uses for Tuba Christmas.

    It is now a mess of silicone seal, used to keep leaks at bay.

    He says it is just a toy, and therefore worth the...
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    Herewhileback, a local music emporium was using...

    Herewhileback, a local music emporium was using new Indian horns for doorstops. They gave me a free one just because.

    Made a nice flowerpot.

    DG
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    Not a whole lot going on...

    Covid19 has shut down our concert band; no rehearsals nor performances.:(

    Virtually all AZ schools, like the one we rehearsed in, are closed.

    I'd suppose it is the same in a lot of US...
  24. All the 56 series 5-valve models aren't oval,...

    All the 56 series 5-valve models aren't oval, rather parallel like a little tuba.

    DG
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    That video was just hilarious! The tuba...

    That video was just hilarious!

    The tuba player's posture looked painful, tho. Or would that be 'pasture'?

    DG
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