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  1. I got my Wedge 102 last week. So far, I'm not...

    I got my Wedge 102 last week. So far, I'm not that impressed. I went with the 102 rather than a 103 at Dr. Dave's' recommendation. But, I find the sound to be smaller, my flexibility to be less, and...
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    mouthpiece rumminations

    I stumbled across this post by the well-known trumpeter Jens Lindemann regarding mouthpieces. It gives some food for thought.


    "I noticed a recent mouthpiece thread and thought I would weigh in...
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    The best thing would be to send the 51D and both...

    The best thing would be to send the 51D and both an XT and LT rim to whomever is going to thread the underpart so that they can do measurements. But, the LT rim would probably be the better fit.
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    They are possible. I had Dave Houser modify a 51D...

    They are possible. I had Dave Houser modify a 51D years ago to fit an XT rim and still have 2 euro shank BB1s that accept XT rims. The XT rims do leave a very slight discontinuity between the rim and...
  5. Thread: SM4 Mouthpiece

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    The rim diameter, cup depth, throat and backbore...

    The rim diameter, cup depth, throat and backbore of the 6 1/2 AL are all significantly smaller than those of the SM4. That means that it way take awhile before you adjust. Take things slow and work...
  6. For anybody that likes jazz euph, check out the...

    For anybody that likes jazz euph, check out the new CD by David Bandman. This is a link to a sampler on his website

    http://davidbandmanmusic.com/cd-projects.html

    Mike
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    I've been using Resilience Valve Oil #1 (Light)...

    I've been using Resilience Valve Oil #1 (Light) for about a month or so and have been having an issue. When I oil the valves they are very slick, but after a few hours they become sluggish and there...
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    Hiram, How does its sound/performance compare...

    Hiram,

    How does its sound/performance compare with the 2900? Please keep in mind that I play a 2900, so I will likely take your comments very personally and become overly defensive!

    Mike
  9. Thread: alto horn solo

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    That's even worse!

    That's even worse!
  10. I ordered a 102 a few weeks ago. I usually use a...

    I ordered a 102 a few weeks ago. I usually use a 103 rim, but Dr. Dave recommended I try the 102.

    Mike
  11. Thread: alto horn solo

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    alto horn solo

    Don't you just hate it when a 12 year old plays better than you...

    https://www.facebook.com/nrkkork/videos/590217418137444/?v=590217418137444

    Mike
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    I think when Biz was referring to "sonically...

    I think when Biz was referring to "sonically flexible" it meant something like this earlier post from Dave:

    "Regarding the Willson 2900 concept, I have an opinion, which I think I have stated on...
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    Maybe I'm dense or partially deaf, but I've never...

    Maybe I'm dense or partially deaf, but I've never heard anything that I would consider "sonically flexible"from a euphonium. I've listened to a good many players over the years playing on different...
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    As a long time (34 years) 2900 player, I agree...

    As a long time (34 years) 2900 player, I agree that the 2900 tends to get a bad rap. In high school I studied with Brian and I studied with Roger Behrend many years later as an adult when I started...
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    I didn't think Marines would be afraid of a...

    I didn't think Marines would be afraid of a little rain...

    Mike
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    I see the problem with my original question. I...

    I see the problem with my original question. I have the light mead springs. I was assuming that they are the same as the regular ones, only lighter. But, the regular have 4 different strengths,...
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    Identifying Mead springs

    My tech put my Mead springs together in a bag. Is there anyway to tell them apart? They all look about the same to me.

    Mike
  18. I’m sorry, but this discussion seems to be going...

    I’m sorry, but this discussion seems to be going off the rails a bit. It’s like worrying about whether a person that is just starting to play basketball needs one brand of $200 shoes or another. As...
  19. A Wick 3AL is a very large mouthpiece to use if...

    A Wick 3AL is a very large mouthpiece to use if you are not playing a lot. And even then it is probably too much for most people. Before, trying something like the Wedge (which is $230), you should...
  20. I would be careful about the one that you pull...

    I would be careful about the one that you pull through. My came apart inside the horn after about 6 uses. The two ended one has held together.

    Mike
  21. Thread: DC3 v. SM4U/X

    by mbrooke
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    Interpreting Simes posting in the best possible...

    Interpreting Simes posting in the best possible light, you could say that some players, after achieving a high level of success, get bored with simply playing and seek other challenges such a...
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    Many years ago, I had the opportunity to play...

    Many years ago, I had the opportunity to play next to Michael. He was doing his Master's at George Mason and Dr. Tom Hill (tand director at GMU and the City of Fairfax Band) "compelled" him to play...
  23. In this case, he truly believed that Willson 2900...

    In this case, he truly believed that Willson 2900 was the best horn.

    Mike
  24. I agree with Dave in his agreement with Dave in...

    I agree with Dave in his agreement with Dave in his agreement with John!
  25. Good idea. I was taking private lessons as an...

    Good idea. I was taking private lessons as an adult with the euphonium soloist with a major service band in the D.C. area who was also adjunct professor at a university. A new music student came in...
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