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    This instrument has been sold.

    This instrument has been sold.
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    For sale: Wessex br-140 baritone

    I have for sale a very lightly used Wessex British baritone. It is in great shape. Iíve been playing euphonium and tuba so this does not get used. It is lacquer brass, compensating and has the high...
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    I guess you purists are correct, the euphonium is...

    I guess you purists are correct, the euphonium is the correct choice, but not the only choice. I play a BR-140 in a community band. I play it TC just like a trumpet. Frankly, it is fast easy to...
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    Welcome to this forum. I have and do play a...

    Welcome to this forum. I have and do play a Bubbie 5 Wessex Tuba. I play it in Eb and it does play very well. I've played it as an F too, but not as much. It also does well. With that said, I...
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    This is the first real winter weather we've...

    This is the first real winter weather we've (Minnesota) had in about 20 years. The snow we had last night was perfect for snow blowing (and shoveling) because it is light and fluffy. The cold snap...
  6. I found that tuning a low pitch tuba to 440 is...

    I found that tuning a low pitch tuba to 440 is much more challenging than a euphonium. The double bell I did with the help of Lee Stofer, only required shortening the main tuning slide by 3/8 of an...
  7. I've modified the pitch of several low pitch...

    I've modified the pitch of several low pitch horns, mostly tubas, but I also did one 1912 Conn double bell. The process is a bit tricky because each horn is different. Basically you shorted slides...
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    Our band has one of these. I tried it and was...

    Our band has one of these. I tried it and was disappointed. It was free blowing, but the intonation was difficult at best. I was not able to play it in tune. I hope this one is better.
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    Actually, I think they were railroaders. I play...

    Actually, I think they were railroaders. I play in the Two Harbors City Band. That band got it's start in 1897 from the railroad band of that era. The railroad band was employees and the band was...
  10. The repair school is in Red Wing MN and it is...

    The repair school is in Red Wing MN and it is well respected. The coarse work, a lot of it is hands on, takes a year or more. You can check out the website using a Google Search. Paying for school...
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    The only person I know who went is Sue Anderson...

    The only person I know who went is Sue Anderson who played trumpet. She has been going to this event for many years.

    Brian
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    There is a lot of discussion about this practice....

    There is a lot of discussion about this practice. The general consensus is to not do it. It is often considered "showing off". There are exceptions, such as, peddling the last cord note to add...
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    Relaquering is a good option, but it is a bit...

    Relaquering is a good option, but it is a bit pricy. If you are a do it yourself person, you could polish it up with simichrome and then wash with dawn dish soap and finally git it a coat of...
  14. I would suggest you consider a British Baritone...

    I would suggest you consider a British Baritone (Wessex BR140). They are a very nice playing horn. You can play any euphonium part with it (depending on 3 valve range) and you can demonstrate the...
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    Congratulations on a new horn. This is almost...

    Congratulations on a new horn. This is almost always a fun experience. My BR140 seems to like a Denis Wick 5BS. You might want to consider that mouthpiece when you start your safari.
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    You have a model 641 (or maybe a 642). It is a...

    You have a model 641 (or maybe a 642). It is a 3/4 size or small size top action 3 valve Eb. It is a high pitch. That means it is tuned to about 445 or 450. You will have a lot of trouble pulling...
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    These can have value, but it depends. First and...

    These can have value, but it depends. First and for most, condition. If they are in great shape then they are worth more. Next is size and style. Old Yorks come is at least two sizes and can be...
  18. Thank you for posting this.

    Thank you for posting this.
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    I do believe the equipment you use does affect...

    I do believe the equipment you use does affect the sound, but I think an equally important factor is tension. By tension, I mean tension in the player. Being able to relax at all volume levels and...
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    Finding a stock valve stem is almost impossible. ...

    Finding a stock valve stem is almost impossible. I had a similar issue with the 3rd valve on Martin medium sousaphone someone gave me. My solution was to have a valve stem made. My suggestion is...
  21. Very nice, I'd like to see the sheet music for...

    Very nice, I'd like to see the sheet music for this too. I've put together a euphonium tuba quartet to play this for a Memorial Day service a couple of years ago. I've also heard of a version where...
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    I'm not sure I understand the unique...

    I'm not sure I understand the unique characteristics of a French C tuba. I have and have played a lot of old horns. Some are made in France during the late 1800s. Would these be similar in sound? ...
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    I had a double bell for a while and conducted a...

    I had a double bell for a while and conducted a similar search. I came up with the same answer you did, essentially nothing. On YouTube, Dave Werden has a few things he's done that demonstrates...
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    I had a 1911 Conn DB in the same configuration. ...

    I had a 1911 Conn DB in the same configuration. It had a case. That case was just like a standard euphonium case. To use the case, I removed the small bell and the horn fit like any euphonium. In...
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    If the finish wore away that fast, you may have a...

    If the finish wore away that fast, you may have a lot of salt in you hand sweat. You might consider playing with gloves on your hands. Those cheap cotton white gloves are all than you need. If you...
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