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    Very nice Dave! Well done!

    Very nice Dave! Well done!
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    Wow, what a talented guy!

    Wow, what a talented guy!
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    Hi John, good to see you in here. The Willson...

    Hi John, good to see you in here. The Willson 2975 is an excellent horn usually preferred by tuba players who want to double on euph due to its front-facing valves. If there is not anyone here...
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    Chuck Daellenbach interview

    Informative interview with Chuck Daellenbach. Tubist and founding member of the Canadian Brass, Canadian Brass is celebrating their 50th anniversary this year. The interview is a bit long (over an ...
  5. Thanks for sharing! That was great! Good to see...

    Thanks for sharing! That was great! Good to see Roger Bobo in there too.
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    Oh man Dennis that sounds terrible! My prayers...

    Oh man Dennis that sounds terrible! My prayers for full recovery. Take care.
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    Hi Jacob. Welcome to the forum. It looks to me...

    Hi Jacob. Welcome to the forum.
    It looks to me like your Besson NS (New Standard) should require a medium or Euro shank mpc. From your SN picture your horn was mfg in 1969. See Dave’s post about...
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    There was a thread on this some time ago but I...

    There was a thread on this some time ago but I can’t find it. The M5050 valve throw is 5/8”. A bit surprising due to the fact the bore is .610 for 1,2,3.

    I think the shorter action is due to...
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    I don't see why not. Although the instructions...

    I don't see why not. Although the instructions suggest you rinse after applying before buffing. Tarni Shield has the same instructions and the reason I switched to Haggerty's.
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    Nessun Dorma... alla Corona

    This was very well done (hope Giacoma Puccini wouldn’t mind).

    Nessun Dorma...alla Corona:
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  11. Thread: The Artist

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    Good eye!

    Good eye!
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    Here's a nice recording of Erroll Garner's...

    Here's a nice recording of Erroll Garner's "Misty" with David Crohan on piano, David Hinds on clarinet (VP or our band), drum set is Stu Joseph and bass is Bruce Feeland. Always loved this melody....
  13. Rebroadcast Live - "The President's Own" Marine Band

    Just found this.

    America's All-Star Band: Episode 3 REBROADCAST - 1 p.m. (EDT), Thursday, May 7, 2020


    Thursday, May 7 at 1 p.m. (EDT) - Maestro Gerard Schwarz conducting. The First Suite by...
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    Yeah I noticed the piano hammer too. Not sure how...

    Yeah I noticed the piano hammer too. Not sure how he finds the right peg to turn being blind. Probably vibrations? I got to know David pretty well. After rehearsals a few of us always go out to get...
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    David Crohan - pianist

    I wanted to share something with the forum. David Crohan is an accomplished pianist who was blind at birth. He's now 75 years old and plays nightly at an upscale restaurant in Palm Beach called,...
  16. Oh man that is sweeeet! Very nice Dave! Bending...

    Oh man that is sweeeet! Very nice Dave! Bending the pitch in a few places too is a nice touch.

    The late Art Sares inherited Tommy Dorsey’s gold plated King 2B. Mr Sares took lessons from Tommy....
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    Ashokan Farewell - Jay Ungar

    During this past month of 'social distancing' my wife and I have been watching too much TV. A few days ago we started watching the "Yellowstone" series on Peacock streaming service provided by our...
  18. If I had an old Besson I'd jump on this. Those...

    If I had an old Besson I'd jump on this. Those parts are really hard to come by. I think Dan Oberloh had to machine those fancy valve caps from scratch for forum member 'highpitch'.
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    If you don't have nipples on the bottom valve...

    If you don't have nipples on the bottom valve caps you can make something yourself. Took me some time to find this post but found it finally. There are two suggestions that may work. One on pg 1...
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    Hi and welcome to the forum. Yes, taking it to a...

    Hi and welcome to the forum. Yes, taking it to a repair shop would be my choice but as you say, they're all closed.

    From the pictures it looks like the bell is cocked to one side or crooked. ...
  21. Thread: Oval Baritone

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    I agree Barry. Alessandro Fossi is still my...

    I agree Barry. Alessandro Fossi is still my favorite for the Bydlo solo. Pretty sure it's a B&S F tuba.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rx6Eo6liyCg
  22. Thread: Oval Baritone

    by RickF
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    Nice!

    Nice!
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    Congrats Frank on your new horn! Sounds good.

    Congrats Frank on your new horn! Sounds good.
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    I was impressed with the fact Hiram said that...

    I was impressed with the fact Hiram said that while at the New World School of the Arts in Miami that he got free lessons from Jay Bertolet, very fine tubist and low-brass teacher. Landres Bryant...
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    Conversation with Chris Olka and Hiram Diaz

    Yesterday there was a live interview with Chris Olka (tuba) and Hiram Diaz (euphonium) by Eastman Winds. Thankfully it's been archived.

    Eastman Music TV interview:

    Just click on 'watch on web...
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