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    Make sure you have the new version of the books...

    Make sure you have the new version of the books that I typeset and printed at
    1200 dpi laser a few years ago--much easier to read than the older versions
    with 6 generations of 9-pin dot-matrix...
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    Buy the TubaChristmas and Tuba Company CDs as...

    Buy the TubaChristmas and Tuba Company CDs as well.
    I'm playing lead!
    Jim
  3. Tohsy, I think your decision to buy a Dolce will...

    Tohsy,
    I think your decision to buy a Dolce will make you very happy!
    Please keep us posted as you progress.
    Jim
  4. First, welcome back to playing! I might...

    First, welcome back to playing!

    I might suggest that there are several issues here:
    1. A horn with pitch that may inherently be too low.
    2. A mouthpiece that is too big for the horn and for a...
  5. The mouthpiece you're using is too big for that...

    The mouthpiece you're using is too big for that instrument and may be a contributory factor to the pitch issue.
    Try something like a Bach 6-1/2AL with a horn that small. The combination of a...
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    Wtb: Grime gutter for 642-ii neo euph

    Topic says it all...what'cha got?
    Jim
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    I went with only my Yamaha 321, and everyone was...

    I went with only my Yamaha 321, and everyone was more than receptive. I was the only euphonium in
    the camp for my session, but they told me I was far from the first euphonium to have participated....
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    I attended one of the Aebersold summer camps at...

    I attended one of the Aebersold summer camps at age 62 and had a blast. Jamey Aebersold lives in New Albany, IN...not far from Louisville and about 90 minutes from me. The camp was on the Univ. of...
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    Great tune and great performances! Thanx for...

    Great tune and great performances!
    Thanx for sharing.
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    Hi... I was fortunate enough to spend some...

    Hi...
    I was fortunate enough to spend some quality time with Rich, courtesy of Harvey Phillips*, and would play some of Rich's stuff in my lessons.

    I do not like playing jazz or pop music on a...
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    I've played this instrument & I can attest to its...

    I've played this instrument & I can attest to its quality.
    At the price he's set, it's a steal.
    Jim
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    I believe the 52E2 might fit your bill...it's...

    I believe the 52E2 might fit your bill...it's been aeons since I used one, though...shortly after the Crimean War, IIRC.
    Seriously, I think the 52E2 will fit your needs. It is indeed a bit larger...
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    Congrats...Loan the Geneva to me.

    Congrats...Loan the Geneva to me.
  14. Welcome to the forum and--hopefully--back to...

    Welcome to the forum and--hopefully--back to playing!

    I would heartily recommend a Mack Brass 1150. At $995 new in silver, it is a terrific choice for a returning player.
    I used one for a while...
  15. I am a recent convert to the Wedge, having bought...

    I am a recent convert to the Wedge, having bought a 103 for my Neo euphonium.
    If you do decide to buy, DO NOT BUY ONE THAT IS TOO BIG. You are playing a BARITONE.
    I'm not sure if there is a Wedge...
  16. Thread: Yamaha 642 Neo

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    Does anyone know if the Neo has undergone any...

    Does anyone know if the Neo has undergone any developments/refinements since its issue? If so, what were they?
    ALSO: I can't find any info on Yamaha serial numbers--do they still have that goofy...
  17. Thread: Yamaha 642 Neo

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    Superted, Please see the discussion here about...

    Superted,
    Please see the discussion here about the tuning slide...just as it is a compromise designed to fit a generic player, so is the mouthpiece a compromise to fit a generic player. I didn't...
  18. Thread: Why We Play

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    A bit of Snorlaxian history TL: DR if you...

    A bit of Snorlaxian history TL: DR if you wish...guess I'm getting a bit philosophical after seeing these posts and Martin Cochran's post about adult amateurs.
    In 1980, I had made the finals for the...
  19. Is a 642 twice as good as a 321? Twice as...

    Is a 642 twice as good as a 321? Twice as expensive? :p
  20. Thread: Yamaha 642 Neo

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    This whole business about what horns are...

    This whole business about what horns are "professional" is a digression.
    Over my entire career as a performer, I have made 85% of my euph-playing
    income playing a Yamaha 321. (Avatar pic was taken...
  21. Thread: Yamaha 642 Neo

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    I posed the same question to the individual who...

    I posed the same question to the individual who works on my horns--he said that the design of the tuning slide is somewhat of a compromise in that any commercially manufactured instrument has to...
  22. Thread: Yamaha 642 Neo

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    My experience with the Neo very closely parallels...

    My experience with the Neo very closely parallels Matonizz's with respect to the main tuning slide and intonation. In a sense, I'm glad he shared about the tuning slide, since I had attributed my...
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    I love my spitballs!!! ;)

    I love my spitballs!!! ;)
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    I have a J6E--just to confirm, it's a EURO...

    I have a J6E--just to confirm, it's a EURO (Willson)-sized shank.

    http://www.dwerden.com/forum/showthread.php/22722-Two-doug-elliott-shanks?highlight=shank#.XTuyQHdFyCg

    Jim
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    One issue related to thickness is that Adams...

    One issue related to thickness is that Adams horns claim to have a constant thickness of metal despite the bending, whereas all other euphoniums have thinner metal where tubing bends. I assume Adams...
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