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    My review of the King 2280 Euphonium

    Hey everyone, excuse me for a quick plug. I frequent here every once a while usually posting about horns. I made a thread a while ago asking what would you want to see in a instrument review.
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    Just curious, is there anything different from a...

    Just curious, is there anything different from a Standard Jinbao baritone horn than a Wessex Baritone horn? I know a quite a few Wessex horns has their own development outside of the standard Jinbao...
  3. Well in short, life happened. A few unexpected...

    Well in short, life happened. A few unexpected bills and trips had to be made over the summer so I couldn't purchase a "new" horn for frivolously means. I did buy a few other really excellent horns...
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    What is the best way to "try before you buy"?

    I want to upgrade from my Mack Brass Euphonium and I want it to be a big upgrade. Over the years from high school I've played on (in terms of professional horns) on a Besson Sovereign, a Wilson...
  5. Thanks for the replies. I don't know if it's...

    Thanks for the replies. I don't know if it's against the rules or not but I'm going to post the finished product of my first review:

    https://youtu.be/Y3lylJz1AfA

    I have the script already...
  6. Have you tried their bass trumpet before? ...

    Have you tried their bass trumpet before?





    The plot thickens. The lacquer model is now up for pre-order with a $200 deposit as they will be in June according to their website. So now it...
  7. That's a bit too odd for me lol. First I've even...

    That's a bit too odd for me lol. First I've even seen this horn.



    I was learning more towards the Bass Trumpet initially but the lacquer model of the piston valve seems to be out of stock and I...
  8. Completely frivolous purchase: Baritone Horn, Tenor Horn or Bass Trumpet?

    I am a middle school band director, and to better understand the instruments that I teach, I end up purchasing used or cheap instruments to practice on and to demonstrate with my kids. These include...
  9. So for the director's point of view I wanted to...

    So for the director's point of view I wanted to focus on the long term viability of the instrument. How well will this instrument or brand handle wear and tear of daily student use? (For ex. Yamaha...
  10. What are some aspects you look for in an instrument review?

    I've been toying around with the idea of doing amateur brass reviews and comparison videos on Youtube/Instagram/Facebook. What are some aspects of instrument reviews that you want someone to focus on...
  11. Anybody that can share personal experience/recommendations for a John Packer JP374LT

    I'm starting to think that I want to upgrade my Euphonium. I have a restored Olds Bell Front that I mostly use for quick part demonstrations that I leave in my band room in school for teaching and I...
  12. Thanks for the review, I've been morbidly curious...

    Thanks for the review, I've been morbidly curious about this instrument and how it fares. I wouldn't mind having one just to fool around with from time to time or use in emergency in case of a broken...
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    Euphonium stand for a bell front Euphonium?

    I teach middle school band, and I have most of my instruments out on display ready for me to demonstrate for my students. This year I decided to leave my Mack Brass Euphonium at home and instead use...
  14. I for the life of me cannot remember the source...

    I for the life of me cannot remember the source of this claim so take this statement with a grain of salt, but apparently the Wessex horn are the top tier horn from the Jin Bao factory. Because they...
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    It just came in today and you're right. The...

    It just came in today and you're right. The mouthpiece is surprisingly decent. I think I will use it for a while and see how much I like it in the long run. As for the other recommendations the...
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    Suggested mouthpiece for a Euphonium player?

    1st year educator, played Euphonium as my major instrument through out undergrad. I have a Mack Brass Tuba on the way and I already know the default mouthpiece isn't going to cut it (I have a Mack...
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    I used one two years in my university's symphonic...

    I used one two years in my university's symphonic band.

    It's an extremely capable horn and it does a great job with blending within the band setting. As a solo instrument I didn't really like it....
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    After reading these responses as well as other...

    After reading these responses as well as other responses from various other sources and reading reviews I have decided not to get the 2280.

    Instead I will redirect that money towards another...
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    King 2280...Step Up or Step Down?

    First year Music teacher here. Been playing Euphonium seriously since my sophomore year in high school. I'm 23, and currently saving up money for grad school by living with my parents. I'm generally...
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    E.F. Durand Euphonium or similar

    I am a music major in college with no capable horn to call my own. My school is relatively low on instruments, the symphonic band uses 4 valve euphoniums on the top while students use the 3+1...
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    System Blue Mouthpiece?

    A friend of mines, who I always look to for advice, had recommended this mouthpiece to me and was wondering if anybody else played on one of these type mouthpieces. I know the Blue Devils (DCI) plays...
  22. Thread: Method books?

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    Method books?

    I am a firm believer that method books help in development and playing. Only thing is, is that there are so many methods out there and I just want to know where to draw the line, and this is...
  23. Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms Solo

    Could you critique me so far? The video should work because I placed it as public but this is me playing the intro, theme, 1st variation and 2nd variation. I need to have it performance ready by the...
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    How Important is your Embouchure?

    I have a really odd embochure, I mean really odd for a brass player. I use nearly all of my bottom lip and maybe 20% of my top lip. It's hard to describe over a forum obviously but so you can get a...
  25. Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms Solo

    Okay, so far I've been getting through the piece fairly decently. The biggest problem i'm having is the third variation. I'm not quite sure how to approach it. I'm playing the notes (much slower for...
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