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  1. Thread: Newby

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    My favorite dog at rehearsal story: Carl the...

    My favorite dog at rehearsal story: Carl the drummer used to play with one head on the bass drum, the other side open and a pillow stuffed inside to dampen vibrations. So the band was rehearsing at...
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    Update from Westchester County, New York. I play...

    Update from Westchester County, New York. I play trombone in a community orchestra that rehearses in White Plains - near the New Rochelle epicenter. All rehearsals canceled for the foreseeable...
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    Jazz (see my photo) is almost completely deaf and...

    Jazz (see my photo) is almost completely deaf and he cheerfully curls up near me when I practice. Sometimes if I'm doing range exercises he'll lift his head when I try going above C5.
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    I adore his trumpet playing, and while the music...

    I adore his trumpet playing, and while the music he plays on trombone is stellar, I'm not enamored of his tone on trombone, either.

    I pick up my trumpet once in a blue moon (usually to add a part...
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    I was using Yamaha springs in my Mack Brass...

    I was using Yamaha springs in my Mack Brass (JinBao) horn. I started using the lighter version of Mead springs a few months ago, and I like the change.
  6. I'm not an expert, but I suspect there are two...

    I'm not an expert, but I suspect there are two issues:
    first, the compactness of the instrument, i.e., the tightness of the bends coupled with a smaller bore than a modern orchestral F or CC tuba,...
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    I guess Willson didn't want Wessex to corner the...

    I guess Willson didn't want Wessex to corner the market for aging arthritic euphonium players, like myself.
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    I listened to it on YouTube and I agree that it...

    I listened to it on YouTube and I agree that it was amazing. Coincidentally, YouTube automatically queued up another video right after that - Demondrae Thurman playing the same piece!
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    Here's a less-than-ideal suggestion (I got the...

    Here's a less-than-ideal suggestion (I got the idea from the way some gigs were booked back in my pro-keyboard days): fly by plane with your mouthpiece, having arranged to rent a horn locally.
    ...
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    Not to mention the fact that John would be doing...

    Not to mention the fact that John would be doing a public service for all of us by playing and reviewing the Sinfonico (note his detailed review of the E3 when he acquired it). John, you can tell...
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    Nifty idea. I'm just north of NYC, and I'd like...

    Nifty idea. I'm just north of NYC, and I'd like to try an Adams E3 someday. The horns I have in return are nothing special - a Mack Brass euphonium and a Bach 36B - but I do have a gem of Steinway A....
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    Interesting - screw-in receivers for small,...

    Interesting - screw-in receivers for small, medium, and large shank mouthpieces. I don't think I've seen that for any other euphonium. I would think that a euphonium would be designed to have best...
  13. John offers good advice. There are some new...

    John offers good advice. There are some new contenders from Shires that may be worth a look, plus the new Wessex hand-made horn.
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    Hah! That brings back memories...the rental horn...

    Hah! That brings back memories...the rental horn my school gave me in 4th grade didn't have a case - just a plastic bag!
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    According to the Indiana website, it's today.

    According to the Indiana website, it's today.
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    LOL! One medium, one small, two big...

    LOL!
    One medium, one small, two big personalities.
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    I also recommend the Hercules stand. It's very...

    I also recommend the Hercules stand. It's very stable, no incidents of rubber sticking to the horn or crumbling, and good access to the horn for oiling the valves.

    I have two dogs (see my avatar)...
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    There's a wealth of information in this forum on...

    There's a wealth of information in this forum on various makes and models. I think you should consider your budget and how serious you are - is this to be an instrument to carry you through a college...
  19. Scottish Miliitary Tattoo - music extravaganza

    I'm not sure where to post this - my wife an I booked a vacation in Scotland for August 2020, and we'll get to see the Military Tattoo. This should be interesting!
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    He also played trombone (no surprise), and later...

    He also played trombone (no surprise), and later changed his name.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kiane_Zawadi
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    What's the sixth instrument on the Bohme sextet,...

    What's the sixth instrument on the Bohme sextet, and who's the performer?
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    Thanks for posting this. Those are some tough...

    Thanks for posting this. Those are some tough arrangements.
  23. And then buy yourself two first-class plane...

    And then buy yourself two first-class plane tickets for the return - one for you and one for the horn.
  24. The only instrument for me where money was no...

    The only instrument for me where money was no object was my 1902 Steinway Model A, and as a matter of fact I got a great deal on it - even after the 7-month long refurbishing project, it wound up...
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    Have you considered a marching strap arrangement...

    Have you considered a marching strap arrangement or one of those supporting pegs? https://www.ergobrass.com/euphonium/
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