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  1. The first time I listened to the clips, it was...

    The first time I listened to the clips, it was "blind", with my eyes closed. The difference was clear in all cases. The heavy cap definitely adds more "gravitas" as Doug mentioned, but the sound...
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    Regarding the C#, here is my theory: The plates...

    Regarding the C#, here is my theory: The plates helped to make the C# more stable. Consequently, you learned to play the C#. Now that you have learned to play the C#, you no longer need the plates!...
  3. Thread: Loose slides

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    Hetman has a new slide gel, Hetman 7.5. I've used...

    Hetman has a new slide gel, Hetman 7.5. I've used Hetman 7 for many years and have been very happy with it, but the oil coming off the valves tended to remove it so that the slide would become more...
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    As one who plays multiple instruments, there are...

    As one who plays multiple instruments, there are upsides and downsides. One upside is that playing a different instrument and musical style informs the others. For example, classical piano and...
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    Yes, the sides are Brazilian rosewood. I also got...

    Yes, the sides are Brazilian rosewood. I also got it out and hurt my fingers a bit! Should do it more often!
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    Sweet! That Taylor 912e; I have a 1972 Yamaha FG...

    Sweet! That Taylor 912e; I have a 1972 Yamaha FG 1500 if you're into orchestra model acoustics.
  7. I have serial number 2042 of this horn and it is...

    I have serial number 2042 of this horn and it is in standard pitch, so there is some good news there. I find that it is relatively easy to lip bend the pitch on individual notes (although I should go...
  8. My horn is the same model as yours, has "2042"...

    My horn is the same model as yours, has "2042" stamped on the 2nd valve. Also stamped on the 2nd valve is "PATD Sept23-13". It is in standard pitch and has a small shank but an 11" bell. It has a...
  9. It looks to be in very good condition.

    It looks to be in very good condition.
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    Yep. I've got it in my right hand, middle finger....

    Yep. I've got it in my right hand, middle finger. Bothers me me more on piano than euphonium, but I have had it "stick" during a solo performance. My doctor recommended a cortisone shot but I haven't...
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    Sweet!

    Sweet!
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    That was really wonderful! The group I play...

    That was really wonderful!

    The group I play with (Charles River Wind Ensemble), will be performing a Marco Putz piece, "Three Sketches For Band", this Fall.
  13. I imagine you'll get some good advice on the best...

    I imagine you'll get some good advice on the best combination of felts/corks on this forum. The most important thing is that the total thickness provides the correct alignment when the valve is in...
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    Good choice of a horn to review! In terms of...

    Good choice of a horn to review! In terms of feedback to you, you might come off as more critical than you intended. I'm thinking specifically about your comments regarding the high register. Also,...
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    Maybe it is caused by air pressure developing...

    Maybe it is caused by air pressure developing when you are playing.

    Not sure what kind of flaw would cause this, but you can test it.

    Sometimes the 2nd valve can pop out; using a heavier...
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    Using a high pitch instrument in a modern...

    Using a high pitch instrument in a modern ensemble wouldn't work out well at all; it would be very very sharp. You might be able to pull the slides and lip down, but it would be difficult and tiring...
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    I'll give it a try. If this post goes through,...

    I'll give it a try. If this post goes through, I'm on a different machine and using Safari.
    (No problem posting, so I'll move to the problematic machine and give it a try).
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    Noticed on a particular computer... it's hard to...

    Noticed on a particular computer... it's hard to post replies...
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    Many problems stem from poor breathing. On a bad...

    Many problems stem from poor breathing. On a bad day, you may be tense and not breathing well. So take a moment to get grounded and in touch with how you're feeling in general, then try some mindful...
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    Same here. Attempt #4...

    Same here. Attempt #4...
  21. I think a "dry" horn may not sound and feel as...

    I think a "dry" horn may not sound and feel as good as a "wet" one, where a "wet" horn has oiled pistons, lubed slides and a certain amount of condensation and the former inside all the tubes. My...
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    Can the Korg run its tuner and metronome...

    Can the Korg run its tuner and metronome simultaneously? That would be very useful.
  23. Nice! (I am a soccer fan)

    Nice! (I am a soccer fan)
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    That's interesting. Do you think the term...

    That's interesting. Do you think the term "baritone" refers to the instrument we now often call the "American euphonium"?
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    I've been running a spitball through the horn...

    I've been running a spitball through the horn before the washing on the theory that it'll help loosen up any grime.
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