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    I will say that I'm currently playing on a DE 103...

    I will say that I'm currently playing on a DE 103 rim with an H* cup and H9 backbore.

    I have a bunch of DE components from 103 through 106 rims, and H through J cups/backbores. The H seems to be...
  2. Besson Serial number update - 2022

    Just received from the buffet usa folks:




    So, it seems we will no longer be able to easily date a German Besson by using the first two digits of the serial number.
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    Hey Sam, I have a bunch of K&G pieces, and...

    Hey Sam,

    I have a bunch of K&G pieces, and I've not experienced this either on silver or gold - I assume this is a fluke.

    Mike
  4. I had a nice chat via email with Geneva - along...

    I had a nice chat via email with Geneva - along with some talk about possibilities for more exposure particularly in the USA market. I'll keep the group updated if I know more.
  5. I'll add to this conversation that I played my...

    I'll add to this conversation that I played my Geneva in last night's rehearsal because my gold lacquer prestige is in the shop, and I got some complements.

    Anecdotally, Tim Oldroyd told me when...
  6. Agreed. I would be interested to see their...

    Agreed. I would be interested to see their current offerings; If their QC has improved, they could gain traction.
  7. There is one US distributor that I am aware of. ...

    There is one US distributor that I am aware of. The southeast Salvation Army region, run by Joe Johnson.
  8. I own a Cardinal. After 2 years and...

    I own a Cardinal.

    After 2 years and professional cleaning, the valves are still heavy. Not slow, but heavy. I put some Mead light springs in there and it was considerably improved. It’s a nice...
  9. Hey John, I'm not sure what ken did while the...

    Hey John,

    I'm not sure what ken did while the MP was in his possession, but the modified piece was a gold plated model that I had laying around and donated to the endeavor.

    obviously the part...
  10. That’s an interesting thought!

    That’s an interesting thought!
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    I bought my first gold lacquered prestige from...

    I bought my first gold lacquered prestige from Thomann. Import duty was about $350.

    I ended up sending it back because the first valve casing was wrecked by a honing machine and nobody caught...
  12. Anyone have any info?

    Anyone have any info?
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    Assuming it’s the German retailer I’m aware of,...

    Assuming it’s the German retailer I’m aware of, make sure you account for taxes/customs fees.
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    I cannot recommend Austin Custom Brass enough....

    I cannot recommend Austin Custom Brass enough. Trent and Josh are responsive and definitely have the ear of Miel Adams; any time I had an issue, they were quickly able to get it addressed.
    ...
  15. Identifying a Besson Sovereign (1980's)

    A friend of mine just bought a horn from Dillon that he was told is a Besson Sovereign. The serial number he was provided puts it at 1985.

    However, the bell doesn't have any engraving at all on...
  16. I mean... I like Hirsbrunner as much as the next...

    I mean... I like Hirsbrunner as much as the next guy, but this price seems ridiculous to me.
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    Doug, please reach out if you do sell it.

    Doug, please reach out if you do sell it.
  18. Bump.

    Bump.
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    For a German horn?

    For a German horn?
  20. Poor Quality prints from large publishers (Carl Fischer in this case)

    I bought a copy of Beautiful Colorado, which arrived today.

    I have to say, the print quality of it is just atrocious - one example of that is attached.

    I cannot understand how modern...
  21. WTB - Doug Elliott H cup and shanks

    Looking for Doug Elliott Euph H cup and shanks.

    Mike
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    As a trumpet like mouthpiece hoarder myself, I...

    As a trumpet like mouthpiece hoarder myself, I don’t typically switch mouthpiece based on application in the way that a trumpet player might when going between commercial/jazz work and orchestral...
  23. Yes. I am leaving the medium springs in this...

    Yes. I am leaving the medium springs in this horn.

    Mike
  24. Buffet ended up telling me they were the light...

    Buffet ended up telling me they were the light springs.

    I put in the new medium springs 2 weeks ago, and they’re heavier than the ones the horn shipped with, so I’d say they were definitely the...
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    I can speak anecdotally to this, as I bought a...

    I can speak anecdotally to this, as I bought a gold lacquered prestige initially from Thomann in Germany because there weren't any available in the USA according to the distributor. I got it and it...
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