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    This album has been a lot of fun to listen to. I...

    This album has been a lot of fun to listen to. I wasn't familiar with the Bohme piece before this and I think it may be my favorite part of the album, although I have enjoyed it all. I also love the...
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    Knowing what we know of Wessex's focus on...

    Knowing what we know of Wessex's focus on quality, I really can't imagine a Festivo ordered today would be any different, and certainly not inferior, to a Festivo ordered in a month.

    I think your...
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    I'm looking forward to listening to this! I first...

    I'm looking forward to listening to this! I first heard of the project when Hiram Diaz was on the Brass Junkies podcast and the YouTube videos are great. I completely agree with David's comments....
  4. Regarding rumhud's observations, I had never...

    Regarding rumhud's observations, I had never listened to the Vaughan Williams tuba concerto before listening to this version for euphonium. To my uninformed and unbiased ear, I thought it sounded...
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    I played both a Dolce and Festivo side-by-side at...

    I played both a Dolce and Festivo side-by-side at the Wessex showroom. They are both good horns. To me the Festivo had a clearer, more focused sound (possibly due to the smaller bell size?). I also...
  6. I made the switch from treble clef to bass clef...

    I made the switch from treble clef to bass clef in between middle and high school. The BD in high school basically said "You play bass clef now" and I learned it. I did not learn by transposing from...
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    Thanks for the reply Dave. It is the QHR strap. I...

    Thanks for the reply Dave. It is the QHR strap. I can't remember how long I've had it, I want to say around 3 years. It doesn't really strike me as the course weave variant, it is a fairly soft black...
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    I got one of these straps a couple of years ago...

    I got one of these straps a couple of years ago and never felt like I was able to get it adjusted properly. I'm not sure if it has to do with where the brace is on the Schiller that I play, but I...
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    I hope you enjoy the Festivo. When I tried one...

    I hope you enjoy the Festivo. When I tried one out at the Wessex showroom I loved it.
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    I would recommend the Altieri bag. I've used one...

    I would recommend the Altieri bag. I've used one for the past 4-5 years and it is still in great shape. No signs of wear on fabric, padding, zippers, straps, etc...

    The outer pocket is large...
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    Not sure if this is quite what you are looking...

    Not sure if this is quite what you are looking for, but I've always thought that something that sounds good and is reasonably technical and accessible at the same time are the Bourrée 1 and 2...
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    I think others have offered good advice here, but...

    I think others have offered good advice here, but I thought I would offer my thought, which is that the problem skill Quigly describes (sixteenth notes with near octave intervals at 105 BPM) sounds...
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    It sure looks like you have your answer, but I...

    It sure looks like you have your answer, but I also play with a beard the majority of the time and don't notice any ill affects compared to playing without a beard.
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    I have never played a BB1, and it is has been a...

    I have never played a BB1, and it is has been a long time since I played on a Schilke 51D, but I hear the Schilke 51D is somewhat similar to the BB1. A 51D can be found pretty easily, so perhaps you...
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    The only prescription, is more cowbell! (and more...

    The only prescription, is more cowbell! (and more practice)
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    Good question, Guido! Without rambling, the...

    Good question, Guido!

    Without rambling, the simple answer is I don't know, haha.

    And now to ramble, after playing the Dolce back to back with my Schiller, I do think the Dolce offers some...
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    I am by no means an expert, either in playing the...

    I am by no means an expert, either in playing the euphonium or describing them, but I'll do my best to answer some of your questions. In terms of sound and playability the Festivo was distinctly...
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    I was fortunate enough to visit the new Wessex...

    I was fortunate enough to visit the new Wessex showroom earlier this week and I wanted to share what a great experience it was. First of all, huge thanks to Steve Marcus. He was a wonderful host and...
  19. I got mine from here:...

    I got mine from here: https://www.euphoniumstore.net/search=springs
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    I think it is interesting that Dennis also had...

    I think it is interesting that Dennis also had several friends prefer his sound on the 4AL compared to the SMs. I remember being blown away that my listener friends were so unanimous in preferring...
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    I play a 3AL, but have a lot of experience with...

    I play a 3AL, but have a lot of experience with the SM3U. I did really like the SM3U, particularly regarding flexibility. I felt that I could play with a little more focus to my sound on the SM3U...
  22. I think John and Rick both make great points...

    I think John and Rick both make great points regarding typical "community band" range. In my experience, low concert F (right below bass clef staff) and high concert B-flat (fourth ledger line) will...
  23. This mute has sold, thanks for your interest!

    This mute has sold, thanks for your interest!
  24. FS: Denis Wick Euphonium Practice Mute - DW5512

    Would love to sell my Denis Wick euphonium practice mute, the regular black one. I've happily used it for a few years and recently got the Steven Mead travel mute to save on space. Asking $60.

    The...
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    Congrats Christiane! It's so exciting to have a...

    Congrats Christiane! It's so exciting to have a new horn on the way and I can't wait to hear what you think of it. I've never played one but it sure sounds like the JP-274 is a very nice horn.
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