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    Tenor horn is a good choice if you are looking...

    Tenor horn is a good choice if you are looking for a challenge that isn't a trumpet or cornet.

    I used to play Solo Tenor Horn in a brass bands, before jumping back to Euphonium. It's a great...
  2. Thread: Bell Size

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    Ah. I had forgotten about the new Shires horns...

    Ah. I had forgotten about the new Shires horns having that as an option. I don't know much about the Willson euphs; they aren't in Australia much at all.

    I wonder if you were to ask Adams whether...
  3. Thread: Bell Size

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    Bell Size

    I'm curious to see that only really Besson produces their professional instruments with the option for an 11" bell. Most brands have moved to 12" set ups (or as close to that). Although it's curious...
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    This intrigues me greatly, as I have been wanting...

    This intrigues me greatly, as I have been wanting to get a new piece for a while, and was almost 100% settled on a Wick Ultra 5X, to replace my Bach 5G. I always loved the sound the standard Wicks...
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    That looks like an intriguing option. It’s a...

    That looks like an intriguing option.
    It’s a pity there isn’t an Adams supplier in Australia. It’s difficult to get hold of any horns like this to try!
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    Thanks you both for your input. The rust thing...

    Thanks you both for your input.

    The rust thing threw me, as well. It probably isn't rust, as you both have pointed out. It was an orange/brown colour, so that is what made me jump to rust. I...
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    Valve Problems

    So I've been on a 1990's (I presume, at least) Besson Sovereign Euphonium that my band has. It hasn't led an easy life.

    The last three months with the horn have been hell. After finally figuring...
  8. Thanks Fujifilm. I shall be looking into those. ...

    Thanks Fujifilm. I shall be looking into those.

    Good questions iiipopes. I have been dabbling with both; still a fair way off yet though!
  9. Brilliant playing and conducting. What a way to...

    Brilliant playing and conducting. What a way to get the audience to engaged!
  10. New Besson BE955 Sovereign Baritone Thoughts

    It has been a few weeks since I landed back home with my new Besson BE955 Sovereign Baritone and I have been playing it almost everyday in the lead up to the Christmas season and a lot of other gigs....
  11. Poll: I started being taught baritone when I was 8 in...

    I started being taught baritone when I was 8 in 2001 by my grandfather. I then joined a brass band for lesson at 10 and was given a cornet for five seconds, a tenor horn for fifteen and then was...
  12. The Ellerby concerto is one on my list to look...

    The Ellerby concerto is one on my list to look at; it's certainly going to take some work if I get it!

    Thanks for the link, Dave.

    I hadn't thought about reading up on concert-pitch parts; that...
  13. Thanks for the suggestions so far. This is a...

    Thanks for the suggestions so far. This is a brilliant start!

    Dave, I have no issue reading bass clef, or tenor of that matter. Fortunately playing trombone for a few years gave me some skills.
  14. Baritone Horn Solo Music - Share your Recommendations!

    I am on the prowl to build up my collection of baritone horn solos and was wondering if anyone has some ideas.

    For next year, I have two pieces organised;

    Lied - Eugene Bozza (originally for...
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    My Sovereign Baritone was bought brand new with...

    My Sovereign Baritone was bought brand new with plastic still on the case and the certificate was blank.
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    Cheers Superted. Much appreciated!

    Cheers Superted. Much appreciated!
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    Thanks Dave. All of this has been fantastic help.

    Thanks Dave. All of this has been fantastic help.
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    Sorry, that wasn't clear at all. I was...

    Sorry, that wasn't clear at all.

    I was thinking about getting something cut to size for inside the bell, like black packaging foam in audio equipment cases. It would stick out the top slightly to...
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    Hi all, I'm back. There would be no issue with...

    Hi all, I'm back.

    There would be no issue with getting a piece of foam cut to the size of the bell would there?
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    Thanks for the information at well, Graeme. A gig...

    Thanks for the information at well, Graeme. A gig bag might be out of the question at the moment (I'm a bit time poor organising this!) however it's very good knowledge for the future.
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    Thanks for that. I shall have to have a look for...

    Thanks for that. I shall have to have a look for one. Much appreciated!
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    Nice work Barry. That fills me with lots of hope!...

    Nice work Barry. That fills me with lots of hope! Thank you.

    Cheers jimpjorps.

    Mike, what kind of ball would suggest? And do you mean that it should stick out the end of the bell and rest...
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    Cheer Barry. I had been thinking about this...

    Cheer Barry.

    I had been thinking about this approach. I remember reading similar points to getting it on board somewhere. The case isn't that much bigger than my normal carry on bag, which can go...
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    Thank you for the advice Dave. You really are a...

    Thank you for the advice Dave. You really are a fount of knowledge!

    I shall be putting all the bits and pieces in my other checked luggage bag, so that's not issue at all.

    The case is quite...
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    Flying with a Besson Hard Case

    Just after a bit of advice.

    I am the proud owner of a brand new Besson Sovereign Baritone BE955 and I am a little worried as I have to fly internationally with it very soon! I know there are quite...
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