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  1. Order Summary

    Order Summary
  2. I purchased a complete brass band set of bell...

    I purchased a complete brass band set of bell covers for my brass band. Price was under $120 for 10 cornets, 3 tenor horns, 2 baritones, 2 euphoniums, 3 trombones, and 4 tubas.
  3. Thank you John

    Thank you John
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    I second Dave. I have owned or played...

    I second Dave. I have owned or played (extensively) the following:

    1. 3 front valve/bell front - Conn (14I/20I), Reynolds Contempora, Olds Ambassador, King 2265, Yamaha 211
    2. 3 top action...
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    John, I have 2 full sets of stock, 1/2 weight...

    John,

    I have 2 full sets of stock, 1/2 weight and full weight Sterling bottom caps. If I were to loan you a 1/2 weight and full weight, would you like to try them? They are gold plated. If you...
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    The physics are completely different between...

    The physics are completely different between baritone and euphonium due to the differences in the wraps. Also the desired sound on baritone is different. Having said that, while I have no desire to...
  7. If you started as a concert pitch bass clef...

    If you started as a concert pitch bass clef reader (as I did since I played cello at the same time) and have played much bassoon, cello, or trombone literature, then you will have learned tenor clef...
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    Micah, I now have both an Adams E3 and my 2009...

    Micah,

    I now have both an Adams E3 and my 2009 Sterling Virtuoso. I have a complete set of three 4th valve bottom caps for each horn and have been experimenting with them side by side as I do my...
  9. Thread: Besson tuba

    by daruby
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    Sean, post a pic and find the serial number. I do...

    Sean, post a pic and find the serial number. I do not think the 37 VR 97 is a serial number. The "50 medals of honor" logos were around for quite some time. As to value, it is hard to say.
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    I want to +1 John Morgan's comments. As a...

    I want to +1 John Morgan's comments. As a youngster through my college years and into my early adulthood, I used a Bach 6 1/2 AL. But since I purchased my first Sovereign in 1980, I have used the...
  11. This is a great horn at a good price. I agree...

    This is a great horn at a good price. I agree with your targeting towards someone taking the next step to a full pro quality horn.
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    The Best Brass travel mute definitely does NOT...

    The Best Brass travel mute definitely does NOT fit. While I use a DW English baritone travel mute, I have used the Best Brass for years on euph.
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    Mike, you sold your standard valve E3 as well....

    Mike, you sold your standard valve E3 as well. What are you going to do now? AFAIK, you and I have the only short throw ones in the US (perhaps anywhere else as well!)

    Doug
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    The modern synthetic felts for a...

    The modern synthetic felts for a Sovereign/Prestige will work just fine on an Imperial. The following eBay store: https://www.ebay.com/str/Brass-Fix-UK?_trksid=p2047675.l2563 has complete sets of...
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    No. I played a 4-valve York (Besson 956 clone)....

    No. I played a 4-valve York (Besson 956 clone). The 4th valve was mostly useless and made the horn more difficult to play due to weight and poor ergonomics. The only horn with a full compensating 4th...
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    My bad on the Mack reference. The 3 valve Wessex...

    My bad on the Mack reference. The 3 valve Wessex at $795 (lacquer) is a Besson approximation. I have not played one so cannot give you an opinion on how they play.
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    This York American baritone is not equivalent to...

    This York American baritone is not equivalent to a British style baritone. It also is unlikely to be attractive as a daily player. Even in a regular wind band.

    I sold a 1912 York tenor horn to...
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    Forgot to mention he is a great guy to have...

    Forgot to mention he is a great guy to have refreshing adult beverage with at the bar after the recitals or concerts at band camp!
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    I have met Owen Farr at the IBBSS (and many other...

    I have met Owen Farr at the IBBSS (and many other tenor horn players as well) where he is the lead tutor for the horn section (flugelhorn and tenor). AFAIK, he is generally acknowledged as the best...
  20. Thread: Help with ID

    by daruby
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    Barry, The 2C has its tuning slide in the...

    Barry,

    The 2C has its tuning slide in the lead pipe and the 18C has front action valves, which is why I called 16C for a post 1938 top action horn. The pictured horn has a lead pipe directly into...
  21. Thread: Help with ID

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    This is an alto horn in the American parlance. If...

    This is an alto horn in the American parlance. If it were British, it would be called a tenor horn. The date would make this a Conn 16C. After WW2, the Conn Alto horns were mostly combo Eb/F so that...
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    Generally, almost all horns produced from '42-'45...

    Generally, almost all horns produced from '42-'45 were sold to either Military (US Quartermaster Corp) or Federal purchasing agencies. I don't know of any way to tell quantities.
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    Sterling Heavyweight caps

    Interesting that Charley Brighton just posted on his Facebook page about using a bespoke HBC 1/2 weight/size 4th valve bottom cap on his Willson. I am attaching pictures of the Bauerrfeind/Sterling...
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    I have a set of Sovereign finger buttons

    Check your PM. Matched set of four Sovereign finger buttons. Gold plated. With felts. Doug
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    Hi all, I just thought I'd mention that the...

    Hi all,

    I just thought I'd mention that the normal heavy bottom cap for the Sterling euph is QUITE heavy. I have two of these, one on my Adams and one on my Sterling. In addition, I have three...
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