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    You write you're in the Western US. Is there any...

    You write you're in the Western US.
    Is there any way you can get to Illinois (Wessex) or Missouri (KC-- ACB doubler... not on your list, but perhaps an alternative?) to try a collection of horns and...
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    If someone extended an invitation he'd very...

    If someone extended an invitation he'd very likely pop in here and do a Q&A.
    He jousts on Trumpet Herald a few times a year.
  3. Thread: Hbc - wtf?

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    https://heavybottomcaps.co.uk/ Claim is that...

    https://heavybottomcaps.co.uk/

    Claim is that it helps centre and secure notes.
    Some people think it works, some say it's snake oil.
    I use one on the third valve of my 3-valve tenor horn. Maybe...
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    Nice idea. I'm reminded of a snippet... ...

    Nice idea.

    I'm reminded of a snippet...

    Rabbi: I have blessings for everyone
    Villager: Even for the Czar?
    Rabbi [pauses, thinks and then in Majestic voice]: May God bless___, and keep the...
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    I am a huge fan of Carol Brass for higher...

    I am a huge fan of Carol Brass for higher brass--either the Carol stuff itself or the ACB/Fultone specced "Manchester Brass", which is made in the same factory.
    Lots of options for sound palette...
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    Couldn't agree more. Lots of people on this forum...

    Couldn't agree more. Lots of people on this forum like the Wessex. The one I got sight unseen was an absolute dog.
  7. Oddball suggestion: BA (Hons) Music, Open...

    Oddball suggestion:
    BA (Hons) Music, Open University, UK
    https://www.openuniversity.edu/courses/qualifications/r25#course-details

    +ve
    --Minimal residency requirement, year 3 as a capstone in...
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    Go for it, Ann. You only live once (unless...

    Go for it, Ann.
    You only live once (unless you're Shirley MacLaine...)
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    If you want to buy Chinese or Indian Euphoniums,...

    If you want to buy Chinese or Indian Euphoniums, well, have at it.
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    thanks guys

    thanks guys
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    Frankenmouthpiece: Where can I get a...

    Tenor Horn cup grafted on to a small trombone shank?

    I made a mistake this morning (olympics... sleepy...) and popped a tenor horn mouthpiece in.
    It's something I want to fool around more with....
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    I haven't seen tents. I have seen kids in...

    I haven't seen tents.
    I have seen kids in daycare in 8' x 8' cages.
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    If you are vaccinated, you have minimised your...

    If you are vaccinated, you have minimised your risk.

    Some food for thought:
    https://www.classicfm.com/artists/alison-balsom/covid-19-study-brass-woodwind-droplets/
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    Someday dolphins and whales will grow opposable...

    Someday dolphins and whales will grow opposable thumbs.
    I'm just glad I'll be long dead and won't have to see the revenge they'll take on humanity.
  15. Rock-solid writeup, and even better playing....

    Rock-solid writeup, and even better playing. Thank you.
    Much food for thought and the essay and clips will reward re-reading and re-listening.
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    ACB does try really hard.

    ACB does try really hard.
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    Are you the guy in the pet shop who assures John...

    Are you the guy in the pet shop who assures John Cleese that his Norwegian parrot is resting?
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    Hi Ann, Would the Ergobrass system, or something...

    Hi Ann,
    Would the Ergobrass system, or something in that vein, solve any of the issues?
    https://www.ergobrass.com/euphonium/

    S
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    How many people testing this thing also tested...

    How many people testing this thing also tested the ACB Doubler?
    Would be interested in that comp.
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    Thanks--good stuff. And thanks for keeping the...

    Thanks--good stuff.
    And thanks for keeping the excerpts to a most useful length.
  21. Mouthpiece Question: "What's going to work where?"

    So I'm getting an unusual instrument made and I'm told it will take a "small shank, medium bore" Trombone mouthpiece.
    What makes a Euph mouthpiece good for trombone, and vice versa?
    Or more...
  22. I remain unconvinced. Of course the one making...

    I remain unconvinced.
    Of course the one making the rounds to our resident expert players was optimised before it was shipped out. It's like when they let magazines test drive a car: they give them...
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    good luck

    good luck
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    Right, I can't unsee that, so, erm, thanks.

    Right, I can't unsee that, so, erm, thanks.
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    100% agree, they are complete fun. I don't need...

    100% agree, they are complete fun.
    I don't need more than my one, but I'm really curious: can you describe how the Courtois' sound differs from your others?
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