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    I think that is true. Disclaimer: I have not...

    I think that is true. Disclaimer: I have not looked at any Sterling instruments except the euphonium. Most of my contact was via Custom Music (the importer here), and they only carried the euphonium....
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    Welcome to the forum! Doug Ruby might have...

    Welcome to the forum!

    Doug Ruby might have more insight, but I was a Sterling artist from around 1990-2012. In the early days they built a whole line of brass-band type instruments, and the...
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    Welcome to the forum! Doug Ruby might have...

    Welcome to the forum!

    Doug Ruby might have more insight, but I was a Sterling artist from around 1990-2012. In the early days they built a whole line of brass-band type instruments, and the...
  4. I think you have seen this advice already, but I...

    I think you have seen this advice already, but I very much prefer this type of approach:

    http://www.dwerden.com/forum/showthread.php/12625-Building-Strength-and-High-Range

    As a supplement to...
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    I'd forgotten about that. Yes, I expect it would...

    I'd forgotten about that. Yes, I expect it would help reduce turbulence, perhaps as much as an Amado key or even more. The plug would have to have a little clearance to move freely, but if made right...
  6. I don't see it with euphonium, at least not in a...

    I don't see it with euphonium, at least not in a patient-room application. But there may be a route for presenting a therapy recital in a larger room, where patients could be brought as a group.
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  7. Sticky: FS: Denis Wick Practice Mute - Great Price

    This practice mute is great for at-home use. (It is not a travel mute.) The condition looks excellent and it is less than half the price of a new one from Brasswind. Buy-it-now price is $65! There is...
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    I contributed to the "Brass Player's Cookbook"...

    I contributed to the "Brass Player's Cookbook" along with 56 other brass players. A few of the articles are about euphonium, but most are a good read for any brass player.
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  9. Welcome to the forum! A 7-year break isn't bad -...

    Welcome to the forum! A 7-year break isn't bad - I've got a student now who took more like a 30- or 40-year break!

    I've heard good and bad reports on Jim Laabs. Overall I think they are OK, but I...
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    In theory it would matter. I conventional water...

    In theory it would matter. I conventional water key has a hole in the slide with a little tube attached, the end of which is sealed by the water key's pad. That's a pothole in the passageway. On my...
  11. To amplify a point above, TubaChristmas is indeed...

    To amplify a point above, TubaChristmas is indeed for baritones, euphoniums, and tubas (and Sousaphones). This concept was created by tubist Harvey Phillips and he specifically included euphoniums,...
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    Interesting indeed! I wonder if her main water...

    Interesting indeed! I wonder if her main water key had a problem (like a broken spring so it had to be "tied" shut). It was actually a great show of dexterity!
  13. Welcome to the forum! (And to the world of low...

    Welcome to the forum! (And to the world of low brass.)

    For your needs I would consider getting an old American euphonium with valves on the front. They are light and easy to blow, with a good...
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    The 2nd slide was always the water collector on...

    The 2nd slide was always the water collector on my compensating horns...until I got my E3. For some reason I don't get that much for #2 anymore. I still empty it when I do the others and get a few...
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    I use my water keys, except maybe at the end of a...

    I use my water keys, except maybe at the end of a practice session when I'll dump slides (only if I'm feeling ambitious).

    If I empty a slide with the water key and immediately pull it and dump it,...
  16. Sticky: FS: Nice Besson 3-Valve Compensating Euph in Silver

    This is a very nice sample of the 3-valve Bessons. It has a large shank receiver and satin silver finish. There is faint gold wash inside the bell, but the gold is apparently pretty worn down (from...
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    I am now driving a Subaru Ascent (a mid-size...

    I am now driving a Subaru Ascent (a mid-size 3-row SUV). Normally the 3rd seat will be folded down, giving me a large expanse of "trunk." I bought the extra cargo net. It attaches to 4 fasteners, at...
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    Thanks for the creative ideas, Gary! Actually, I...

    Thanks for the creative ideas, Gary! Actually, I made a typo. "Inventors" should have been "investors." In our modern world it seems possible to get money long before there is a viable product....
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    I think I have an idea that could make me a...

    I think I have an idea that could make me a millionaire! I should invent a device like a child's car seat that uses the car's anchors to hold it in place. Then we could just buckle our euphonium into...
  20. Thanks for the update. That spot is quite...

    Thanks for the update. That spot is quite bizarre. It's a bit more well-defined that most worn-out plating areas usually are, and I sure don't see a sign of it in the original photos! The pic of the...
  21. You should read this page (which is linked from...

    You should read this page (which is linked from the main Intonation page). It explains how I measure the intonation for best accuracy:
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    NOTE ABOUT OIL/GREASE DISCUSSION: It became a...

    NOTE ABOUT OIL/GREASE DISCUSSION:

    It became a serious digression but had good discussion, so I moved it to its own thread here:
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    A quick alternative for checking valve button...

    A quick alternative for checking valve button effects would be to pull the first valve's compensating slide (on the back of the valve casing) and see if the ports align when you push 1 down. (This...
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    Gary, I, too, like clear, convincing evidence....

    Gary,

    I, too, like clear, convincing evidence. However, I doubt that is possible in this case (at least, given the resources of an instrument valve-oil company and the user population).

    There...
  25. Thread: Warm down ?

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    I'm in favor of it if I have a chance to do so....

    I'm in favor of it if I have a chance to do so. Human runners and race horses generally need a "warm down" period after exertion. I figure our chops can benefit from the same treatment. Usually I...
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