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  1. Hello Ann, the Shires Bravo is definitely one...

    Hello Ann, the Shires Bravo is definitely one more intriguing contender.

    While it might be difficult to locate a dealer which stocks both Sonic and Bravo, it is very likely that the appearance of...
  2. Hello Ann, the non-comp Adams Sonic non-comp...

    Hello Ann, the non-comp Adams Sonic non-comp sounds to me a very impressive horn in this substantive demonstration by Mauro Martins:
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  3. Hello Steve Vaughn, I just noticed that you are...

    Hello Steve Vaughn, I just noticed that you are selling your Mercer&Barker MB4F mouthpiece...

    What mouthpiece are you now favoring for your Shires Q40?

    And how is such new(?) MP working better...
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    You are right on, Steve... Hence my own high...

    You are right on, Steve... Hence my own high interest in Q40, and -- somewhat as a half leap of faith, in the Shires Solo version as well.

    Hope you (Steve) will have an opportunity of trying out...
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    Hello Brandon, that's intriguing... But I googled...

    Hello Brandon, that's intriguing... But I googled the Mercer&Barker www site without success.

    * Does Mercer And Barker have a web site?

    * Alternatively, where else can these mouthpieces be...
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    Hello Woltz, if your local Shires dealer had also...

    Hello Woltz, if your local Shires dealer had also a Q40 in stock, it might be worth while play-test that as well.... Q40 seems to be closer to the Besson tone than Q41.

    And then of course there...
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    Supercongrats Magikarp! I hope you will soon...

    Supercongrats Magikarp!

    I hope you will soon regale us with some telling audio/video clips of your gorgeous new E2 put through its paces, prefixed by the Alliance 3.

    BTW, how much does the...
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    "not" to stir the pot further, here is the link...

    "not" to stir the pot further, here is the link to the Shires Solo euphonium at Dillon :)
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  9. "traditionally Catholics don't do instrumental...

    "traditionally Catholics don't do instrumental music, "

    HMM.... Me thinks Monteverdi and Gabrieli must be looking perplexed from up there upon High :)

    But you are right, the tradition of...
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    Hello MagiKarp, yes Vanderweele+E2+AL do sound...

    Hello MagiKarp, yes Vanderweele+E2+AL do sound truly impressive in the Cosma Concerto recording.

    Yet I have the feeling that the combination of DC3 on E2 might potentially enhance the...
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    Hello Simon-Magicarp, I am wondering which...

    Hello Simon-Magicarp, I am wondering which mouthpiece you used whilst testing E2 and the other eupho upgrade candidates... Perhaps the Alliance 3 listed in your signature line?

    Meantime, in case...
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    Congrats Simon, while I have found so far only...

    Congrats Simon, while I have found so far only one useful clip of E2 on youtube, I find it to be a very special and impressive-sounding euphonium:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7t07Sd7tbk
    ...
  13. Hello Sean, this event sounds very exciting.... I...

    Hello Sean, this event sounds very exciting.... I wish I could attend.... But alas, it is not in the cards at this time *Sighs!*

    I am very keen on the Shires euphos, and in particular in exploring...
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    Hi Sean.... I left you a phone msg. Regards,...

    Hi Sean.... I left you a phone msg.

    Regards, GUido
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    Hello SPKissane, what is the actual list price of...

    Hello SPKissane, what is the actual list price of the Shires Bravo?

    Regards, Guido
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    Hello StatrrGemini, admittedly, even from the...

    Hello StatrrGemini, admittedly, even from the product description, it is impossible to tell what the core of the Doubler's hard case is made from:

    "Another great feature of this horn is the case:...
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    Hi StarGemini, no fear.... The ACB Doubler's...

    Hi StarGemini, no fear.... The ACB Doubler's Euphonium does sport a hard case with wheels. Try navigate to the following page:

    austincustombrass.com

    enter

    euphonium doublers

    in the search...
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    Hello Wendy, Windworks in Washington state lists...

    Hello Wendy, Windworks in Washington state lists a used Kadja for sale for $135. While the listing shows this to have a large shank, our friend Richard III had the opportunity of playtesting it, and...
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    Here is an interesting data point.... This is...

    Here is an interesting data point.... This is almost $400 below the Q40 demo unit offered by Dillon for $4495 at:

    https://www.dillonmusic.com/demo-s-e-shires-q40s-euphonium-sn-q9171/

    What might...
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    Undeniably, the Adams Sonic is a very impressive...

    Undeniably, the Adams Sonic is a very impressive euphonium. Here is Mauro Martins playing the Sonata in F by Benedetto Marcello on an Adams Sonic:
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  21. Hello Jeff, while the manufacturing of the Shires...

    Hello Jeff, while the manufacturing of the Shires Q40 and Q41 is a collaborative project between the Shires US factory and the Eastman mother company, these horns are far from being step-up...
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    Ditto... #3 of each group is my preferred horn......

    Ditto... #3 of each group is my preferred horn... Besson New Standard?

    Saluti, Guido
  23. Thank you Dave, I had totally forgotten your...

    Thank you Dave, I had totally forgotten your thread dedicated to the comparison of E3 SS vs E3 YB 0.70, where you finally revealed that horn B is your own E3 with SS bell.

    After two and a half...
  24. Hmmm... Using a good Plantronic USB headset, I...

    Hmmm... Using a good Plantronic USB headset, I instead vote in favor of horn B..... But am not sure which horn is which.

    G.
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    Hi Scott, your favorable impression and selection...

    Hi Scott, your favorable impression and selection of M5050 corroborates my own brief encounter with the same Miraphone eupho at the last ITEC in 2019.... Playing it mostly with a SM4U, I found it to...
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