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    I encouraged a friend to try my (cleaned) Wick...

    I encouraged a friend to try my (cleaned) Wick 4AL on her Mach euphonium. It "opened" up her sound, she was pleased with the improvement, bought one a short time later and has been using it...
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    Indianapolis Indiana

    In my opinion, the best repair shop in central Indiana is Musicians Repair and Sales in Indianapolis. I've never had a worry or complain on any of their work. In fact, I pass up closer shops to take...
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    Your instrument appears to be a Besson New...

    Your instrument appears to be a Besson New Standard. These have some peculiar intonation problems (concert Eb can be a nightmare). However, in my opinion, when in good repair, the New Standard...
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    You have sharp eyes, Dave. I completely missed...

    You have sharp eyes, Dave. I completely missed the horn in the photo.
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    While visiting the Quick Horn Rinse website to...

    While visiting the Quick Horn Rinse website to look at their lap pillow, you might also take a look at the euphonium hand strap. Many of us like this option. A similar hand strap is also available...
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    That's exactly what I do. My daughter once had a...

    That's exactly what I do. My daughter once had a summer job in college erasing all the markings from orchestral parts. It was ok for her, as she was getting paid, but thinking about the our volunteer...
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    Am I correct in thinking that making the valves...

    Am I correct in thinking that making the valves shorter requires making them with oval holes (with oval tubing leading to and from)?
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    [QUOTE=RickF;151843] "Jason Ham is selling his...

    [QUOTE=RickF;151843] "Jason Ham is selling his Yamaha 842."
    I know that he's changed careers, but Jason Ham was an excellent euphonium player and I hope that it doesn't mean he has given up playing...
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    I've had success in putting an old sock through...

    I've had success in putting an old sock through the tuning slide loop to allow for a better grip. You probably should do this only after using the penetrating oils mentioned above. If it's still too...
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    I own euphoniums with each kind of valve set-up....

    I own euphoniums with each kind of valve set-up. I can play passages that require use of the 4th valve faster in the 3+1 instrument than on my Conn 24i in-line model. Perhaps this is because the 3+1...
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    When taking bell materials into consideration,...

    When taking bell materials into consideration, please understand that silver is much softer than brass. When my sterling silver belled Adams E2 was weeks old, I made the mistake of placing it bell...
  12. I've read that Dennis Wick developed the 4AL to...

    I've read that Dennis Wick developed the 4AL to get the sound he wanted from the Conn 8H and 88H trombones. Although I use a 4AL on euphonium, it doesn't work for me on trombone. (But then I'm...
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    Dave's reply sounded approximately right. The...

    Dave's reply sounded approximately right. The website is pretty well constructed. In my experience, shipping costs show up before you commit to buying. Hope that helps.
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    I've had great service from Steve Mead's...

    I've had great service from Steve Mead's euphonium store, including fast shipping. Oration is available there for less than $13.50 (plus shipping). https://www.euphoniumstore.net/search=oration
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    Once you experience the din of the exhibit hall,...

    Once you experience the din of the exhibit hall, you'll appreciate the John Morgan's advice to arrange to audition favored instruments in a nearby practice room, outside (if the day is nice), or in...
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    I was able to obtain a free sample of Resilience...

    I was able to obtain a free sample of Resilience Oil F1 Valve oil (evidently now referred to as oil #2 according to bbocaner). I tried it for several weeks. I found it to be one of the slickest and...
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    Sam Pilafian died

    Tubist extraordinaire and apparently, to those who knew him, an all around nice guy, died this weekend. Like many, I loved his work with the Empire Brass, Boston Brass and, my favorite, Travelin'...
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    I recently noticed that David Vining has...

    I recently noticed that David Vining has published a book entitled "Trombone Intonation Mastery." I don't have direct experience with this book, but have another of Prof. Vinings books (Range Songs)...
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    One of my teachers in college, Henry Charles...

    One of my teachers in college, Henry Charles Smith III, started on euphonium and then learned trombone in order to play in his school orchestra. It worked out for him, as he later became principal...
  20. The "regular" Mead valve springs I have used in...

    The "regular" Mead valve springs I have used in the past were identified for valves 1-4. The new set of "light" Mead valve springs I recently received have only #4 identified. Is this correct?
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    Great news! Hope that things continue to improve.

    Great news! Hope that things continue to improve.
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    There are many people who love their Wessex Dolce...

    There are many people who love their Wessex Dolce (especially on this forum) and some others who seem to think their John Packer was worth the extra. So it is an individual choice.
    (That said, John...
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    For inspiration check out Carol Jantsch...

    For inspiration check out Carol Jantsch (Philadelphia Orchestra), Velvet Brown (Penn State U), and Dr. Deanna Swoboda (Arizona State U), all wonderful tubists who happen to be female. (The list is...
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    lzajmom...

    lzajmom wrote: "At 5'4", I'm not long and I'm not strong, so having a comfortable reach seems important."

    If you need any inspiration from a woman who may be approximately your size (or smaller),...
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    As has been reported previously on this forum,...

    As has been reported previously on this forum, Wessex seems to be moving their US headquarters from Michigan to the Chicago area. That could explain the difficulty of reaching them.
    Dave Werden has...
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