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  1. I've never broken a spring...knock on wood! But...

    I've never broken a spring...knock on wood! But I've heard too many stories to think it doesn't happen.

    On the plus side, that's a pretty easy way to clean up the technical passages you mentioned!
  2. My first horn had standard Amado keys. I had my...

    My first horn had standard Amado keys. I had my repair tech drill them out so the hole was more practical.

    Now Adams is using their own version, so the size is correct for the horn they put them...
  3. One article I saw suggested you try to blow out a...

    One article I saw suggested you try to blow out a candle with a trumpet by playing loudly and putting the bell right in front of the candle. We all know that won't work.

    See this video, which is a...
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    I'll start the ball rolling here. Jeff, if you...

    I'll start the ball rolling here. Jeff, if you have a decent repair tech handy, I would ask them about shortening the existing springs. Best would be to get a new set for use in the future and have...
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    Recovering Use of Right Hand

    I'm posting this on behalf of user jstraussman.

    I am recovering from a stroke though i have weakness in my right hand and fingers. i am looking for suggestions to improve my finger strength or...
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    Most people would play this with 4 right-hand...

    Most people would play this with 4 right-hand fingers on the 4 valves. For someone used to a 3+1 setup, they might choose to reach around with the left hand to operate the 4th valve. Both work. The...
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    Sticky: This is a great deal so I'm making the post...

    This is a great deal so I'm making the post "sticky."
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    Sticky: FS: Doug Elliott Mouthpieces/Parts

    This might be a good chance to get into a more flexible, modular mouthpiece setup. Included are:


    The price is $310 for all of it. Shipping is only $8. The experienced seller has a 100%...
  9. I got started out of necessity! We formed a...

    I got started out of necessity! We formed a euph/tuba quartet in 1976 or so and did not find a lot of music that was good and was also programmable. So we wrote some of our own, just for the group. I...
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    Welcome to the forum! Boosey & Hawkes are,...

    Welcome to the forum!

    Boosey & Hawkes are, essentially, the same as Bessons of the same era. At least in the last half of the 20th century they were made in the same factory. At least by the 70's...
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    I have put some thoughts down in the past. See...

    I have put some thoughts down in the past. See this for starters:

    http://www.dwerden.com/eu-articles-choosing.cfm
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    If memory serves, it was because attacks could be...

    If memory serves, it was because attacks could be less clear. But that would bother you or not bother you, depending on your own style, preferences, and attacks. The horn had been displayed in the...
  13. Euphonium Playing a Clarinet Part? Sure!

    I heard this and knew I HAD to share it! A euphonium handling the solo part of Mozart's Clarinet Quintet (solo plus 4 strings). Good job by Cynsy Plant on the solo!

    (I love the creativity of...
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    It depends. According to this site: ...

    It depends. According to this site:

    connollymusic.com
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    That's a good policy, Doug. To me it becomes a...

    That's a good policy, Doug.

    To me it becomes a bit less black & white when a piece is permanently out of print or unavailable for some other reason. In the case of this guy, before I responded and...
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    Excellent Buy on a King 2280

    The is a pretty clean-looking 2280 (4-valve, upright, non-compensating euphonium). The seller states that all slides and valves move easily and that the 3rd valve trigger is smooth. He says there are...
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    The post is gone now, but I didn't get a notice...

    The post is gone now, but I didn't get a notice that the admin deleted it. Maybe the guy did. Anyway, I looked at his FB profile. He is apparently a member of one of the British Army bands and a...
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    Lesson in What NOT to Do!

    I was part of this conversation on Facebook tonight. I blocked out the original poster's name. It seems pretty flagrant to me, and as I say there, works against the best interest of all of us.
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    I have only commissioned or participated in...

    I have only commissioned or participated in commissions for very few works. Part of the reason is that the outcome is not predictable. Someone else commissioned a euphonium piece from a composer who...
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    Adams has the adjustable-gap receiver (AGR) as...

    Adams has the adjustable-gap receiver (AGR) as mentioned above. They offer many options in material, including alloy and thickness. You can get vented valves now if you want, and I believe those are...
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    Welcome to the membership, Micah! Of course, I'm...

    Welcome to the membership, Micah! Of course, I'm familiar your name and your posts on Facebook. I'm sure you will have things to add to our conversations!

    Be sure to notice that there is a special...
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    Funky Winkerbean and Dr. Paul Droste

    The creator of Funky Winkerbean apparently lived near Ohio State and knew Paul Droste. He created this cartoon one week. Paul shared that on the IET Legends session yesterday, so I'll include his...
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    Well, anecdotally speaking, this is a common...

    Well, anecdotally speaking, this is a common practice among lead/screech trumpet players, so...

    My own THEORY is that playing low increases the circulation in the chops, which may help condition...
  24. I hope so too! To me, the fact that Jim Curnow...

    I hope so too! To me, the fact that Jim Curnow owned it would make it a more special horn to own. He's a fixture in the low brass world and a really nice buy besides.
  25. Ah, thanks. I was aware when Jim Curnow was...

    Ah, thanks. I was aware when Jim Curnow was selling it. There had been some damage to the horn before he got it, but he had it worked over by a fine shop near Chicago (I might assume Schilke). He had...
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