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    Dawkes Music in England had some NOS "in the...

    Dawkes Music in England had some NOS "in the raw". They are sorta unfinished, in that there is no depression for the top insert.

    One will have to machine a cup in to hold it, or just have a...
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    B&H and Hawkes merged in the '30's. DG

    B&H and Hawkes merged in the '30's.

    DG
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    They couldn't build compensators, as B&H held the...

    They couldn't build compensators, as B&H held the Blaikley patent.

    They did have some workarounds, such as 5 valves and odd fingerings.

    DG
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    Massed Brass...

    Somewhere in England. More than that I don't know.

    Wow...

    DDG

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    Could this be like sticking other peoples'...

    Could this be like sticking other peoples' business in your nose? :rolleyes:

    DDG
  6. Generally, a tuning slide extension means it was...

    Generally, a tuning slide extension means it was built in HP, adjustable to LP. Typical Conn thinking.

    The other slides may be grooved to indicate where to set them for A440 intonation.

    A...
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    And a great tone from that New Standard. ...

    And a great tone from that New Standard.

    Reminds me a bit of Mr. Baglin's playing.

    GD
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    I vote for Lignum Vitae! (but that would be a...

    I vote for Lignum Vitae!

    (but that would be a DIY)

    Dennis
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    A good place to do research: ...

    A good place to do research:

    http://www.euphoniumcollective.co.uk/neweuph.htm

    DG
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    Hi Micah, Fixing up a good, older horn is...

    Hi Micah,

    Fixing up a good, older horn is viable. The key is it was a GOOD horn to begin with.

    I fell in love with and bought a New Standard back in high school (late 60's). I had to sell it...
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    I've never played a lead-pipe tuner that had...

    I've never played a lead-pipe tuner that had decent intonation...

    Just saying.

    DDG
  12. His technique is excellent. You can really hear...

    His technique is excellent. You can really hear him wrestle with the intonation problems inherent in euphs of the era.

    All in all, a good job doing so.

    DG
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    Using Clearasil or some such complexion cream can...

    Using Clearasil or some such complexion cream can cause that.

    Any contact with a Sulfurous compound will tarnish Silver immediately.

    DG
  14. A nifty trigger design. DG

    A nifty trigger design.

    DG
  15. Thanks Rick! I got to see them perform years...

    Thanks Rick!

    I got to see them perform years ago when I was in college.

    DG
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    I haven't played since I broke my neck back in...

    I haven't played since I broke my neck back in May. At first, the doc said no. Then limited time doing so. Now I'm cleared full OK.

    Previously the virus shut down my banding and then Tuba...
  17. If only I could channel Lyndon. My playing would...

    If only I could channel Lyndon. My playing would be perfect!

    DDG
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    I love the fact that the euph was a satin finish...

    I love the fact that the euph was a satin finish New Standard!

    DG
  19. No wonder no one wants to sit to my right...LOL....

    No wonder no one wants to sit to my right...LOL.

    DG
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    Scrumptous! DG

    Scrumptous!

    DG
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    Good job! A Polka just ain't a Polka without a...

    Good job! A Polka just ain't a Polka without a tuba.

    DG
  22. The wrap looks a lot like my 1918 Hawkes & Son...

    The wrap looks a lot like my 1918 Hawkes & Son 3&1.

    DG
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    3 & 1 euphs came about for a reason. Over a...

    3 & 1 euphs came about for a reason. Over a hundred years ago, even.

    Weak pinkys in most players, and your left hand was already there, holding the horn.

    DG
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    Touches two of my favorite things: Radio &...

    Touches two of my favorite things: Radio & euphonium.

    Hard to tell if Mantia used the whisper bell at all.

    DG
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    Yep, loosen the screw just a tad, and don't...

    Yep, loosen the screw just a tad, and don't forget to make sure the valve still has a bit of movement so as not to mash the felts when stored. Just pry it very slightly with fingers to adjust...
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