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    You can say that again. I was just about to bring...

    You can say that again. I was just about to bring my horns in to Dillon Music for some adjustment and de-denting, and now everything is pretty much on hold, for who knows how long.

    Dillon is...
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    I would think in Spain getting either Wick or...

    I would think in Spain getting either Wick or Yamaha mouthpieces would not be an issue. You an probably get Schilke as well. There are plenty of European dealers, and amazon might sell them too.
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    Well, at least they talk about the quality of the...

    Well, at least they talk about the quality of the brass that they use. can't make good instruments without good brass. The company I work for imports some leather goods from india, and some of the...
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    Are you still looking? That Boosey and Hawke's is...

    Are you still looking? That Boosey and Hawke's is still there at Dillon Music.

    If I didn't already have a Euphonium, I would have bought it.
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    I would definitely try it! Yamaha mouthpieces are...

    I would definitely try it! Yamaha mouthpieces are also VERY economically priced. That size and style of mouthpiece is a classic Euphonium type.
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    Man, I wish I had those kind of deep pockets in...

    Man, I wish I had those kind of deep pockets in HS, or parents willing to spend that much. But there were plenty that did, even 20 years ago, especially for very good stringed instrument players. ...
  7. The Baltimore Brass writeup calls it a 54L...

    The Baltimore Brass writeup calls it a 54L "Kaiserbaritone" in one place, and a 56 Oval Baritone in the other. The 56B looks like a "little tuba", and I also see a 56L, which is oval.
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    Nitrocellulose lacquer can turn yellowish over...

    Nitrocellulose lacquer can turn yellowish over time. However a lot of companies also tint their lacquer, so that's not really a good way to tell. The wear patterns with nitro, acrylic, and epoxy...
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    Yeah, it's just not as durable as the modern...

    Yeah, it's just not as durable as the modern epoxy lacquers. Also, it isn't very heat resistant. If you give an older Bach trombone a hot bath... the lacquer falls right off. I think even Bach has...
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    That's gotta be Nitrocellulose lacquer, which is...

    That's gotta be Nitrocellulose lacquer, which is still used by a lot of repair shops for touchup work and refinishing. Nikolas lacquer is "Nitro" based, and Bach Trombones and Trumpets used to use...
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    Where are you currently located? US? Europe? That...

    Where are you currently located? US? Europe? That will definitely help with recommendations. Looking at the pics, I'm a bit partial to the unrestored one you are looking at. Some spot lacquering on...
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    I will say, that having to take speech classes in...

    I will say, that having to take speech classes in elementary school helped me to separate the articulation type from the syllables it produces. That and then doing voice over stuff for college...
  13. Probably the same reason why you don't see many...

    Probably the same reason why you don't see many Vienna F tubas with 6 valves either: they found better ways to get the sound with good intonation. Having 6 valves in the circuit is a bit much for...
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    For me, it really depends on what type of playing...

    For me, it really depends on what type of playing I am doing. Tonguing with the teeth gives a very hard pointed articulation, and sometimes you want that. Also I find that when I need to tongue as...
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    This is something I have also dealt with, and am...

    This is something I have also dealt with, and am still dealing with. A switch from Euphonium to Eb Bass is fairly easy. Going to BBb contrabass is a whole different deal. It needs much "slower air"....
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    Nickel / German silver is very popular for the...

    Nickel / German silver is very popular for the outer tuning slide tubes, again because of its more durable nature. Most professional level trombones, tubas, etc have nickel silver outer tuning...
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    When this gets asked in the Trombone forum, many...

    When this gets asked in the Trombone forum, many will point to Doug Elliott, who before becoming a foremost expert on embouchure's as well as a custom modular mouthpiece maker, was a professional...
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    That's perfectly fine. The green stuff is mineral...

    That's perfectly fine. The green stuff is mineral deposits stained green from the oxidized copper in the brass. You also can get a reddish oxidation on the surface of brass as well. I would just...
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    Is this visible from the outside of the slide, or...

    Is this visible from the outside of the slide, or is this something you are seeing on the interior of the slide? Are you able to post pictures of this?

    You can get corrosion on the inside of...
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    Aren't the current production all CNC lathe made?...

    Aren't the current production all CNC lathe made? They should be extremely consistent now, while back in the "old days" when the template, scoop, or drill bit got worn, the specs would change a bit....
  21. Just remember that they are now known as just...

    Just remember that they are now known as just Giddings, so if you want a new mouthpiece, looking for G&W won't really find you much.

    With stainless steel, it seems that people either love them, or...
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    I just received my own standard Wick 4AL, and I...

    I just received my own standard Wick 4AL, and I do have to say, I like it. I was using a Hammond 11L, and it just seems to have something that the Hammond doesn't. A Richer tone maybe.
  23. I think the valve guides are round, but they are...

    I think the valve guides are round, but they are worn. This horn looks to have possibly been a school horn, and it's entirely possible that the leadpipe angle is due to a repair or drop as it is due...
  24. Does my Euph Leadpipe need Adjustment?

    I've been playing more euphonium lately, and as a "downstream" player, I find it hard to get in a comfortable playing position with my horn. Looking at pictures of other Euphoniums, I can't tell if...
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    What kind of valve oil were you using before? It...

    What kind of valve oil were you using before? It may have anti-corrosion properties that are removing oxidation from the valve casings and/or tubes.
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