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    I would also consider perhaps getting a linkage...

    I would also consider perhaps getting a linkage made to be able to use the fourth valve with the left hand. It's an option on some of the rotary instruments, although it may be considerably less...
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    I would look for a Miraphone 53 used, perhaps set...

    I would look for a Miraphone 53 used, perhaps set up a saved search on German eBay. Wessex makes some great instruments but IMO the ovalform baritone is not one of their best.
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    I once sent him an email asking if he knew where...

    I once sent him an email asking if he knew where I could get felts and springs for my Besson Prestige baritone since he worked closely with Besson in developing that instrument and is known to have a...
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    International was the student line in the 1980s...

    International was the student line in the 1980s and 1990s, and again now, I think. Less nickel trim, non-compensating models, perhaps simpler bell construction.
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    All that work to track down and fix errors, and...

    All that work to track down and fix errors, and transpose parts, why not just buy the Fennell edition?
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    aha, gotcha. thanks for the clarification.

    aha, gotcha. thanks for the clarification.
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    I'm not aware of one, but the issue I have with...

    I'm not aware of one, but the issue I have with Dave's euph chart is I believe he uses the most in tune alternate fingering for each note (although I can't find the reference on this, can someone...
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    It really depends on the band. I know there are...

    It really depends on the band. I know there are probably some community-level brass bands that would just be happy to have the part covered. But for any serious band that competes it would not be...
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    In the British brass band sense, I like to...

    In the British brass band sense, I like to describe the difference between baritone and euphonium as a function of the vowel sound from the instrument. Euphonium is an "ohhhh" sound and baritone is...
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    Add my vote for the Howard Snell over the Bill...

    Add my vote for the Howard Snell over the Bill Himes Elsa's Procession. Not even close.
  11. I actually like really hearing it on F tuba, it...

    I actually like really hearing it on F tuba, it adds a clumsiness and a big sound that compliments the music well. As a euphonium player who wants to play it again myself I will never admit to having...
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    I'd say pre-war german or bohemian. Any chance...

    I'd say pre-war german or bohemian. Any chance it's for sale?
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    I hate the 956 and the york 3056 that was made...

    I hate the 956 and the york 3056 that was made with the 956 tooling. Ergonomic mess, weird little loop in the 4th valve tuning slide that's a huge pain to mess with, abysmal intonation, and they just...
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    The problem I always have with the first valve is...

    The problem I always have with the first valve is mineral scale from my saliva. It won't come off with normal cleaning and it tends to make valve oil dry up really quickly. You could have a...
  15. https://www.thomannmusic.com/brass_cases_and_bags_...

    https://www.thomannmusic.com/brass_cases_and_bags_cases_bags_for_baritone.html
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    I'd say it's probably 1870s. Nickel silver is...

    I'd say it's probably 1870s. Nickel silver is desirable and Hall and Quimby were a good maker. Valve trombones aren't all that desirable and it's almost certainly high pitch. I'd put the value...
  17. I doubt it's patentable as removable valves have...

    I doubt it's patentable as removable valves have been made for brass instruments since the 19th century. Nevertheless, the Stauffer/Hornguys valve is just a copy of what yamaha used to make. I...
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    I don't know for sure, but it has been a trend in...

    I don't know for sure, but it has been a trend in European orchestras to play at A=442 and sometimes higher for the past ten years or so, so it makes sense.
  19. I like the BR140 a lot! A couple of minor...

    I like the BR140 a lot! A couple of minor intonation issues, but no worse than the besson, which is the benchmark.

    I do not like the alliance baritone mouthpieces. Too deep -- baritone mouthpieces...
  20. I find baritone to be quite a bit more difficult...

    I find baritone to be quite a bit more difficult to play than euphonium. The idea about the baritone sound is it's a different vowel sound than euphonium. Whereas euphonium is a big OHHH baritone is...
  21. Thread: Valve felts

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    clanky valves might be just felts but it could...

    clanky valves might be just felts but it could also be worn valve guides.
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    I'll definitely do V+flat3 on trombone for B-flat...

    I'll definitely do V+flat3 on trombone for B-flat as well for added resistance if I need to be really soft and smooth. Depends on the valve. Works really well on a rotor. Less so on a thayer. 2nd...
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    There are certain Chinese-made instruments that...

    There are certain Chinese-made instruments that will play circles around certain German-made instruments that cost 4x the price in every conceivable way.
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    you'd also need the top valve cap, stem, button,...

    you'd also need the top valve cap, stem, button, spring, felts, and valve guide. Probably somewhere in the neighborhood of an extra $100 per valve.
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    My guess, knowing that Willson parts are...

    My guess, knowing that Willson parts are generally on the high end of the spectrum, is that pistons 1-3 would be somewhere around $500 each. That's just a guess but I would bet I'm not too far off....
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