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    Outside of Military Bands and a handful of...

    Outside of Military Bands and a handful of university positions (where you will probably also be required to teach Tuba, and possibly Trombone) you are unlikely to find a regular job playing...
  2. I know this is an old thread but for anyone...

    I know this is an old thread but for anyone looking in NY I would recommend Abel Brass in Rochester, NY. Paul Abel's shop is located in close proximity to the Eastman School of Music he does repairs...
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    A google search of concert bands in your area...

    A google search of concert bands in your area should give you some options, after that contact those that interest you and ask to come down and observe or sit in on a rehearsal. Some groups don't...
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    If it's loose enough that it's falling out could...

    If it's loose enough that it's falling out could it be possible they sent you a Medium or Euro shank mouthpiece by mistake? Schilke makes that mouthpiece in all 3 shank sizes. If you know someone...
  5. If water collection is your only issue have you...

    If water collection is your only issue have you considered having extra water keys added at strategic places. It's a pretty common aftermarket upgrade to do on a horn.
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    I've played Taps many times as part of my Army...

    I've played Taps many times as part of my Army reserve duties (even though I was a Euphonium and Trombone player), and as a member of the American Legion, and VFW. As long as you dress neatly, a...
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    I've played both CC and BBb Tuba as well as Bass...

    I've played both CC and BBb Tuba as well as Bass and Tenor Trombone, and Euphonium. The CC or BBb issue can be a little confusing since I play a CC Tuba in Concert Band, but play a BBb Sousaphone...
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    Another vote for the Yamaha 321, I play one...

    Another vote for the Yamaha 321, I play one myself, it can easily handle the standard concert band literature and the slightly smaller bore size will help with your air issues. It is also available...
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    Since Graduating from High school (about 4...

    Since Graduating from High school (about 4 decades ago) I've played in a lot of situations over the years (some paying a lot of free), but I've always had a day job to support myself. Paying gigs on...
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    Definitely taking some private lessons would...

    Definitely taking some private lessons would help, and most teachers will give you a little theory as you progress. I would encourage you to start by learning all of the major scales, the scales are...
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    It's funny that Glen Call was mentioned in this...

    It's funny that Glen Call was mentioned in this thread, Glen Call is the instructor I work with when he isn't in Florida, I played with him in a local Army Reserve Band some time after he got out of...
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    Mouthpieces close to a Lehman M

    I had my Euphonium set up with a med. (Euro) shank receiver so I can use a vintage Lehman mouthpiece. What I'm looking for actually is a large shank mouthpiece for my bass trombone that has a rim...
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    I see you're playing a Yamaha 642 that really is...

    I see you're playing a Yamaha 642 that really is a professional grade horn, yes there are others out that that are slightly better, but what is it about the Yamaha that you want to improve on? If...
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    Another option is to have an Amado Water Key...

    Another option is to have an Amado Water Key added to the 4th valve slide. This will make emptying it easier during performance if required since you won't have to actually pull and reinsert the...
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    Lehman M mouthpiece

    Although they aren't in production anymore, I've recently had the receiver on my YEP-321 switched out to a Euroshank, and I've been using a Lehman M mouthpiece that I got from the instructor I've...
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    What do you play on when it isn't marching...

    What do you play on when it isn't marching season? If you are looking for a bigger size rim, I have used the Denis Wick 4AY which was designed for the YEP-321 by Dennis Wick. You might consider...
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    A quality 4 valve instrument will take him...

    A quality 4 valve instrument will take him through high school, 3 valve instruments are limited in both range, and intonation issues (think about playing trumpet without your 1st and 3rd valve...
  18. I personally would look for a used Yamaha YEP-321...

    I personally would look for a used Yamaha YEP-321 I played one in an Army Reserve Band for 15 years, and I still play one today. The only drawback of this horn is for whatever reason Yamaha decided...
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    I picked up Tuba from Euphonium like you because...

    I picked up Tuba from Euphonium like you because our marching band needed a sousaphone. I started on a Bach 18, but switched to a CONN Helleberg. The recommendation of trying different sizes of the...
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    Pull the 4th valve slide and dump it, or have a...

    Pull the 4th valve slide and dump it, or have a tech add a water key to the 4th valve tubing at the low point.
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    The Yamaha 48 is roughly equivalent to a Bach 6...

    The Yamaha 48 is roughly equivalent to a Bach 6 1/2 AL. I would try the 6.5 AL size (you can get Bach, or the Faxx equivalent which will cost less).
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    In that price range I've seen quite a few King,...

    In that price range I've seen quite a few King, and Yamaha YEP-321s for sale. I personally would prefer one of the intermediate non-compensating models to one of the Chinese Imports. The main reason...
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    Mark thanks for the feedback, how did he like the...

    Mark thanks for the feedback, how did he like the results?
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    YEP-321 Receiver mod?

    Has anyone here had any experience changing out the receiver on a YEP321 to a American large or Euro sized shank. I Would like to put a Euro shank (old Besson/B&H ) receiver on mine, but there don't...
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    I like the way the 4AY sounds with my 321. It...

    I like the way the 4AY sounds with my 321. It has opened up the sound quite a bit from the Yamaha 50 I was using.
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