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    I prefer to NOT use a lap pad or pillow. I use a...

    I prefer to NOT use a lap pad or pillow. I use a "guitar foot rest" under my left foot at my home studio. I often prop my left foot up on the leg of a chair by raising my heel against thee left front...
  2. Thread: SM3U vs BB1

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    These are two radically different mouthpieces....

    These are two radically different mouthpieces. The SM3U is a wide/deep mouthpiece that is significantly larger in rim diameter (26.4mm) than the 51D (25.55mm). The 51D plays smaller though it has a...
  3. As long as both of them are medium shank, they...

    As long as both of them are medium shank, they are essentially the same horn produced at the same facility to the same acoustic spec. The only difference was valve caps, finger buttons, and...
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    To add to Dave Werden's list of mouthpieces, Wick...

    To add to Dave Werden's list of mouthpieces, Wick makes a 4AY (similar to 4AL and 4AM but small shank). This is what I use on a Yamaha 321, but it is not a beginners mouthpiece. Also, the Yamaha 48...
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    To be honest, in general, the mouthpiece will be...

    To be honest, in general, the mouthpiece will be a pretty significant determining factor. When I play a Yamaha 321 with a Wick 4AY, I sound pretty "big" and would not feel bad about playing in any...
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    David Bandman played a 321 exclusively until he...

    David Bandman played a 321 exclusively until he purchased a Besson 2051 (small bell) Prestige. I know he uses a small mouthpiece (Bach 7 to 12) on the 321 and am not sure what he uses on the 2051.
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    Mike, Congratulations. Let me know how the horn...

    Mike, Congratulations. Let me know how the horn plays wrt to pitch. I am happy with my E3, but find the 6th partial being in tune causes problems trying to play in pitch with seatmates who play...
  8. I use the Gard bag. I have taken my baritone to...

    I use the Gard bag. I have taken my baritone to England twice with the bag in the overhead. I have toted it all around England, Wales and Scotland on the London Tube, and trains.

    Pro: It is...
  9. Thread: Yamaha 642 Neo

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    Dave I am in full agreement. I am not completely...

    Dave I am in full agreement. I am not completely certain why Misa Mead plays a 967T (Sovereign with a trigger), but note that the leadpipe of the Sovereign makes it more suitable for a smaller player...
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    Mike, I will take the Doug Elliott XT J cup....

    Mike,

    I will take the Doug Elliott XT J cup. $50
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    Dean, Wagner tubas are designed to be played...

    Dean,

    Wagner tubas are designed to be played by french horn players. The valves are left handed and the lead pip is VERY skinny. Is the horn in the picture left or right handed. If it is right...
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    Natalie, Some facetious and serious tips: 1....

    Natalie, Some facetious and serious tips:

    1. Regarding nail care: I find that gnawing on mine suffices. Occasionally I gnaw too far but it has never stopped me from playing.

    2. Regarding hand...
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    Ater selling my 2007 Prestige 2051, I bought a...

    Ater selling my 2007 Prestige 2051, I bought a 2001 967 in silver for around $3,500. The horn was in superb shape, everything about it was perfect, valves were good, and it played well. I ended up...
  14. Great article. Though I have been playing in...

    Great article. Though I have been playing in British brass bands since the summer of 2008, I first heard/saw this essential information presented by Helen Harrelson at the first NABBSS in 2014 (?)....
  15. The serial number for this horn (551178)...

    The serial number for this horn (551178) indicates this is definitely a 1971-1974 instrument, likely 1972 or 1973 but definitely not 1950s. It could well be a large shank horn from the factory. I...
  16. SOLD -Cronkhite Gig Bag for Sale - Good Price - $120

    Back in 2007, I asked Steven Mead how he transported his horn for International travel. He told me he used a Cronkhite Gig bag. His answer:

    "Hello Douglas,

    I highly recommend a good gig bag for...
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    Sorry that you were aware of this. In the...

    Sorry that you were aware of this. In the interests of keeping a positive outlook with NABBA moving forward, I have no more to say, other than I was happy to see Capital City do so well and believe...
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    James, thank you very much. I have been a member...

    James, thank you very much. I have been a member on 1st baritone now for 10 years. I am just finishing a 5 year tenure as Treasurer and reverting back to my former position as librarian. This band is...
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    Just wanted to let you all know that the trombone...

    Just wanted to let you all know that the trombone position has been filled. Still looking for solo euphonium, Eb tuba, and mallet percussionist.
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    Three Wick 4AL's sold! - Benefit dwerden.com

    The dwerden.com members have been fantastic and purchased all three Wick 4AL mouthpieces I had for sale. Proceeds totalling $135 have gone to Dave.



    SOLD - Wick 4AL - Gold - $45+shipping -...
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    Brandon, I will buy the Cronkhite bag! PM Sent

    Brandon, I will buy the Cronkhite bag! PM Sent
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    New England Brass Band - Low Brass

    Vacancies:

    New England Brass Band (NEBB), the region's premier British-style brass band, has vacancies for the 2019-2020 season. The band rehearses weekly, on Monday evenings in Wilmington, MA,...
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    Seller is Eric Goode. He was a BU student and...

    Seller is Eric Goode. He was a BU student and tubist with the New England Brass Band a few seasons back. Eric also ran the Boston TubaChristmas this last season. The horn appears to be an E1 (doesn't...
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    Rick...correct. WTB is the correct title. Noah is...

    Rick...correct. WTB is the correct title. Noah is a friend of mine and a very hard working student. he has tried my E3 (no trigger and prototype valves), He definitely is looking for a used E3.
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    Funny, before I read Barry's comments I thought...

    Funny, before I read Barry's comments I thought it looked like the JP to me too. Particularly the valveset and the wrap. That would be consistent with the other comments since JP tends to "clone"...
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