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    I just asked Hickey's about this. They said that...

    I just asked Hickey's about this. They said that DEG does not sell OEM Willson springs. I guess I will find out if there's a difference.

    Mike
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    Willson Springs

    Can someone explain why a set of Willson springs is $50. (At Hickeys.) Are they made of some exotic metal guaranteed to give me a super technique?

    Mike
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    Problems in low range

    Has anyone had sudden problems in the low range? A few weeks ago, I started having difficulty getting notes to speak in the mid-low register when tonguing. The problem starts at about the D on the...
  4. Sorry, I don't get your question. If all you have...

    Sorry, I don't get your question. If all you have is 10 minutes, then focus on one thing for 10 minutes. If cutting your loses means not doing anything, then you answered your own question If you...
  5. If I understand your first question correctly,...

    If I understand your first question correctly, practicing 45 minutes a day should produce better results than 10 minutes a day, assuming it is quality practice.

    Regarding the second question, I do...
  6. Practicing is more about frequency. You are far...

    Practicing is more about frequency. You are far better to use multiple shorter sessions throughout the day than 1 long one. "Marathon" anything is good way to injure yourself. People that paice for...
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    Hi Michael, They are available from Wedge. You...

    Hi Michael,

    They are available from Wedge. You can also get euro shank from Giddings, Laskey, Parker, and K&G announced that they will have them sometime later this year.

    Mike
  8. I refuse to accept that! Mke

    I refuse to accept that!

    Mke
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    How does it sound if you attach a Lefreque plate...

    How does it sound if you attach a Lefreque plate onto it?

    Mike :)
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    Listened to the 4AL v %1D. For the Brisk Young...

    Listened to the 4AL v %1D. For the Brisk Young Sailor, I preferred the 4AL. For Danny Boy, I preferred the 51D, and for Fairest, it was a toss up.

    Mike
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    I received an email from Chris: ------- Dear...

    I received an email from Chris:
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    Dear Mike,


    Thanks for your e-mail.


    When we researched the HBC project with Euphonium players, some said they would like the option to slightly...
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    This is the response I got from Chris: Dear...

    This is the response I got from Chris:

    Dear Michael,

    Thank you for your e-mail.


    We designed the HBC inner thread depth with an extra 8mm to give flexibility regarding the spring strength...
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    HI Jim, I just received my heavy cap for my...

    HI Jim,

    I just received my heavy cap for my 2900. One one of the issues that I had is that there is the heavy cap fits differently than the regular Willson cap, so I so my normal spring is too...
  14. Thread: Embouchure!

    by mbrooke
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    You may consider contacting Doug Eliiott at his...

    You may consider contacting Doug Eliiott at his website dougelliottmouthpieces.com.

    Doug has helped a lot of people with embouchure placement issues.

    Mike
  15. Not sure what your question is. Mike

    Not sure what your question is.

    Mike
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    A comment about switching mouthpieces between...

    A comment about switching mouthpieces between solo and ensemble playing. Years ago, I was in a band playing Showboat and we had a trumpet player that had a case with about 20 different mouthpieces....
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    Years ago, when Schilke used to charge the same...

    Years ago, when Schilke used to charge the same amount for a custom mouthpiece as the stock variety, I had them make a 51D to fit a Doug Elliott XT rim and open the throat to .291 in. They actually...
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    Just because I love a good mouthpiece discussion…...

    Just because I love a good mouthpiece discussion…

    According to Terry Warburton, the DT mouthpiece is based on a Bach 3. Likewise, Brain Bowman would say that the 51D is a Bach 3 depth cup with a...
  19. Thread: Swollen lips

    by mbrooke
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    This sounds like a possible soft tissue injury....

    This sounds like a possible soft tissue injury. Have you tried taking a week or so off from playing to see if it helps?

    Mike
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    The EUPH 101 and the XT 101 rim shapes are the...

    The EUPH 101 and the XT 101 rim shapes are the same. What is different is the EUPH rim has a wider threaded portion to accommodate the wider EUPH cup. The cups depths are the same. For example, an LT...
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    Regarding the DE 101 vs the 51D, the 51D rim is...

    Regarding the DE 101 vs the 51D, the 51D rim is smaller. DE measured it as a 1.00 size vs his 1.01. The BB1 rim is nominally a 1.02, but it is much sharper than either the 51D or the DE 101.

    Mike
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    Absolutely nothing wrong with downsizing. Even...

    Absolutely nothing wrong with downsizing. Even Steven Mead has downsized. And plenty of superb players use a 51D. I believe Ben Pierce uses a 51D on a Miraphone 5050. The size of a mouthpiece is very...
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    Not sure if this is relevant to your situation,...

    Not sure if this is relevant to your situation, but I have had the same Willson 2900 for the last 30 years and the first valve has also been clanky. There is nothing discernible wrong with it....
  24. Thread: Tone

    by mbrooke
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    I wonder how much of that is just perception vs...

    I wonder how much of that is just perception vs moving more air. When you spend time playing with the practice mute, your tone is constrained by the mute. When you take it out, you sound better just...
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    I have used a Wedge 103 Euph for about 8 months....

    I have used a Wedge 103 Euph for about 8 months. It sounds similar to a Wick Ultra 4, which is not surprising, since it is based on that mouthpiece. The throat and backbore are very large, so it does...
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