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    Nice work, very euphonious!

    Nice work, very euphonious!
  2. I've been oiling *after* practice for years based...

    I've been oiling *after* practice for years based on the advice of Mike Milnarik, a Boston area tuba pro. He publishes a nice daily routine and to quote from it: "Best time to oil your valves......
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    :cool:

    :cool:
  4. 880088018802 Here are some photos of my ~1910...

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    Here are some photos of my ~1910 York euphonium. The High/Low pitch adapter can be seen at the lower left of the 1st photo. The adapter can be seen in the low pitch position in the...
  5. I have a York euphonium with this feature. The...

    I have a York euphonium with this feature. The extra slide serves to lengthen the main tuning slide and convert it from high pitch to low pitch. York had a patent on this, and the slide is likely to...
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    You can get felts and corks on line if you're...

    You can get felts and corks on line if you're inclined. I think the key buttons also had felt under them. Getting the right sized felts will allow the pistons to be in proper alignment in both the up...
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    Sterling Bauerfeind Valve - 95 grams

    Sterling Bauerfeind Valve - 95 grams
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    Did you remove the stem?

    Did you remove the stem?
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    That looks like a very good buy!

    That looks like a very good buy!
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    I use them nearly every practice session. I keep...

    I use them nearly every practice session. I keep the main slide in, and dump it out the bell. Sometimes they get hung up *after* the tuning slide. I think it's because they tumble sideways at some...
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    Here is an interesting pdf that can get you...

    Here is an interesting pdf that can get you started:Brasswind Innovation and output of Boosey & Co. It has an interesting discussion of various patents for compensating pistons (Blaikley was not...
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    Thanks! I have the USB version of the AT2020 (not...

    Thanks! I have the USB version of the AT2020 (not stereo). I haven't figured out the best setup yet.
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    That will be very interesting; what type of mic...

    That will be very interesting; what type of mic is your "good one"?
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    I have a playable Solbron from 1928 or so; serial...

    I have a playable Solbron from 1928 or so; serial number 132871. It's labelled Boosey & Co, "Imperial Model", Solbron Class A, Compensating pistons.

    I don't know anything about the history of this...
  15. That was really very well done, thank you!

    That was really very well done, thank you!
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    Nice job!

    Nice job!
  17. Thread: Pad bugs

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    I imagine your friend is referring to woodworms,...

    I imagine your friend is referring to woodworms, the larvae of certain beetles. They can do tremendous damage to wooden instruments such as violins and guitars! They can damage a wooden case, but in...
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    Two very interesting links. I played in the FSU...

    Two very interesting links. I played in the FSU bands in 1970 & 71, but was a physics major. I wish I had known that such a distinguished euphoniumist had passed through there!
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    (:-)

    (:-)
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    The etudes are fun and challenging for...

    The etudes are fun and challenging for intermediate players like myself, so I've been getting back into them during the pandemic. It may not have been clear that I provided indexes to Joe Dixon's...
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    Practicing Rochut

    I’ve been using Joe Dixon’s Key-of-the-week exercises as part of my practice routine. The exercises contain major & minor scales, some Arban exercises and some of Clarke’s exercises. I really like...
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    And remove the finger buttons if they have mother...

    And remove the finger buttons if they have mother of pearl or abalone inserts!
  23. Red: Warmer and somewhat veiled, Blue: Cooler...

    Red: Warmer and somewhat veiled, Blue: Cooler with more presence and brilliance in the attack.

    I thought blue served Czardas well, while the warmth of red was just right for the Holst.
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    I think you have demonstrated that we don't need...

    I think you have demonstrated that we don't need fancy gear to produce a very nice recording!
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    That was really nice! It appears you are...

    That was really nice! It appears you are recording in a small room, but capturing a very good quality sound. Do you mind sharing how you were setup?
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