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  1. In the day, B&H was a juggernaut of the British...

    In the day, B&H was a juggernaut of the British music supply scene. They sold sheet music, instruments, accessories, and had a number of brands under their name.

    Boosey merged with Hawkes & Son...
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    Wow, that is a major setback in life. Everyone...

    Wow, that is a major setback in life.

    Everyone here should try to send something, no matter how small, to help out a guy that wrote many tunes we play.

    DDG
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    Good score! (From another New Standard...

    Good score!

    (From another New Standard disciple)

    Dennis
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    Making & with a euph? Hahahahahahaha... DG

    Making & with a euph?

    Hahahahahahaha...

    DG
  5. If you park your horn on it's bell, stop. That...

    If you park your horn on it's bell, stop.

    That is how all the oil/water gets into your pads.

    DG
  6. Maybe down the road have a good tech put a...

    Maybe down the road have a good tech put a Prestige leadpipe on it.

    Oberloh made a copy and set mine up that way during the rebuild.

    The large shank receiver really opened up the dynamics...
  7. Simple...the one I have now. DG

    Simple...the one I have now.

    DG
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    Once the music is passed out for us, the first...

    Once the music is passed out for us, the first thing I do is make copies and turn in the originals.

    Those get punched and set in a ring binder (can't blow away) in concert order.

    Marks will fly...
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    I'm not about to shave and find out after 25...

    I'm not about to shave and find out after 25 years of playing (this time).

    IOW, no big deal.

    Dennis
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    Do you mean these guys? I have this LP, it is...

    Do you mean these guys? I have this LP, it is really funny.

    https://alchetron.com/Guckenheimer-Sour-Kraut-Band

    They weren't amateurs, rather most were San Fransisco Symphony guys. It is...
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    They remind me of those 'save gasoline' mileage...

    They remind me of those 'save gasoline' mileage improver doodads.

    If you bought them all, and installed them, your tank would overflow every time you drove your car...

    DG
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    Gets a better in-staff G on my Besson. DG

    Gets a better in-staff G on my Besson.

    DG
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    Nah. The opinion of your peers, maybe. The...

    Nah.

    The opinion of your peers, maybe.

    The sadness of your valve caps, you betcha.

    DG
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    The only good thing about placing a euph on the...

    The only good thing about placing a euph on the bell is convenience.

    Everything from scratching the edge, gunking up the felts, to having it fall over (as illustrated).

    One should ever do it,...
  15. Not so much an animated director, eh? Reminds...

    Not so much an animated director, eh?

    Reminds me of a smaller version of Col. Bourgeois.

    Those old horns got the job done.

    DG
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    Silver tarnish is actually silver sulfide, not so...

    Silver tarnish is actually silver sulfide, not so much caused by moisture.

    Check your place out for something offing some sulfur-based compound. Certain rubbers, adhesives, and matches are some...
  17. Thread: Why We Play

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    I parked the horn after my music degree in '76. ...

    I parked the horn after my music degree in '76. There wasn't much for me to do, professionally with the horn without going into the military and the draft bypassed me for 'Nam.

    Radio...
  18. Thread: Bellinzona

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    That does look like fun to play, kinda reminds me...

    That does look like fun to play, kinda reminds me of a Seitz march.

    DDG
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    Question answered. Asked, as numerous players...

    Question answered.

    Asked, as numerous players erroneously refer to the "1" of a 3 & 1 euph as the "compensating" valve, even on a non-comp horn.

    Dennis
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    "She assessed it as an intermediate horn, without...

    "She assessed it as an intermediate horn, without compensating (I think that came after mine was made, mid 70's)".

    Please explain this.

    Dennis
  21. I knew it all along. Dave is an undercover agent...

    I knew it all along. Dave is an undercover agent for the intonation police.:)

    Dennis
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    Why, the latter, of course! Ha! DG

    Why, the latter, of course!

    Ha!

    DG
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    Bb tubas play in more places. DG

    Bb tubas play in more places.

    DG
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    3+1 tubas rule in the brass band world. So do...

    3+1 tubas rule in the brass band world. So do players with long arms...

    DG
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    That white plastic part is the guide. It has a...

    That white plastic part is the guide. It has a little bump that fits into a hole on top of the valve, and is held in place by the stem.

    I've seen where the stem gets loose when playing, and lets...
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