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    USQMC does mean US Quarter Master Corp, It would...

    USQMC does mean US Quarter Master Corp, It would also mean the horn was purchased after 1912 and before 1962, when the USQMC became the Army Materiel Command. USQMC was stamped on horns that were...
  2. Down another horn - my Connstellation left the fold today!

    To all,

    My 1968 Conn Connstellation 24i (with a spare 25i bell and case) has now gone to another member of our forum. I have owned the horn since June of 2007 (12 1/2 years) and enjoyed having a...
  3. Thread: Trigger usage

    by daruby
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    Roger, All triggers on compensating...

    Roger,

    All triggers on compensating euphoniums work as Dave describes. They go flat but not sharp and generally have some sort of adjustable stop mechanism for tuning. This is because most...
  4. Thread: Trigger usage

    by daruby
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    There was a Gemeinhardt horn that was being...

    There was a Gemeinhardt horn that was being marketed a few years ago that did 2-way trigger. Also, I saw the trombone instructor from Eastman use a Besson trigger as a 2 way trigger by tuning the...
  5. Thread: Trigger usage

    by daruby
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    Dave, The Connstellation was a one way trigger...

    Dave, The Connstellation was a one way trigger like the modern ones. There was no center detent. You set the initial pitch using the thumb screw in the tuning slide brace with adjustments in the...
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    $1,500 for a 24I/25I with two bells in good...

    $1,500 for a 24I/25I with two bells in good condition is about the right price. I'd need to see the listing. You live in Massachusetts. If you are interested in a Connstellation at that price, I have...
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    Check the "quinntheeskimo" prices on eBay....

    Check the "quinntheeskimo" prices on eBay. Sometimes he has an 842ST for sale. If used or demo or return stock, they will be less than list price and near new. He currently has a silver NEO with...
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    I just re-habbed an older Yamaha YAH-201 student...

    I just re-habbed an older Yamaha YAH-201 student model alto horn belonging to the New England Brass Band. I purchased a DW 2 tenor horn mouthpiece that fits the leadpipe/receiver just fine.

    Doug
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    Will, I preferred the euro shank on these...

    Will,

    I preferred the euro shank on these horns. I felt that the intonation, response, and sound was slightly better. If you already play a Doug Elliott, Wick, or DEG mouthpiece, the euro shank is...
  10. I really do not know. The various other E3's I...

    I really do not know. The various other E3's I auditioned when I tried my horn were either .55 or .60 brass bells (no sterling silver) while mine is a .70 brass bell and had a richer sound IMHO....
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    I learn something every day. I must say I liked...

    I learn something every day. I must say I liked the old handrest better. In fact MUCH better. Never had to have it re-soldered to the inner or outer branches and I preferred the positioning. Every...
  12. Money has not been an object for me in the 5...

    Money has not been an object for me in the 5 euphoniums I have owned over the last 39 years. These include a 1980 Besson Sovereign 967, 2007 Besson Prestige 2051, a 2009 Sterling Virtuoso customized...
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    This is definitely a New Standard, but it appears...

    This is definitely a New Standard, but it appears to have the Besson Sovereign valve caps and finger buttons. The serial number 671xxx does date it to 1982 which means it has a large shank receiver....
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    The handrest changed with the introduction of the...

    The handrest changed with the introduction of the 967GS (full floating leadpipe) in the mid 90's. The Round stamps had the early handrest and the metal tab valve guides. Then Besson switched in the...
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    Proud of you guys even if you did get your butts...

    Proud of you guys even if you did get your butts kicked at the Little Big Horn.
  16. New England Brass Band - Wilmington, MA -Immediate Opening!!!!

    I am re-posting this as a new thread since the person who committed to our solo euphonium chair had to pull out at the last minute due to health problems.

    Vacancies:

    New England Brass Band...
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    I prefer to NOT use a lap pad or pillow. I use a...

    I prefer to NOT use a lap pad or pillow. I use a "guitar foot rest" under my left foot at my home studio. I often prop my left foot up on the leg of a chair by raising my heel against thee left front...
  18. Thread: SM3U vs BB1

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    These are two radically different mouthpieces....

    These are two radically different mouthpieces. The SM3U is a wide/deep mouthpiece that is significantly larger in rim diameter (26.4mm) than the 51D (25.55mm). The 51D plays smaller though it has a...
  19. As long as both of them are medium shank, they...

    As long as both of them are medium shank, they are essentially the same horn produced at the same facility to the same acoustic spec. The only difference was valve caps, finger buttons, and...
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    To add to Dave Werden's list of mouthpieces, Wick...

    To add to Dave Werden's list of mouthpieces, Wick makes a 4AY (similar to 4AL and 4AM but small shank). This is what I use on a Yamaha 321, but it is not a beginners mouthpiece. Also, the Yamaha 48...
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    To be honest, in general, the mouthpiece will be...

    To be honest, in general, the mouthpiece will be a pretty significant determining factor. When I play a Yamaha 321 with a Wick 4AY, I sound pretty "big" and would not feel bad about playing in any...
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    David Bandman played a 321 exclusively until he...

    David Bandman played a 321 exclusively until he purchased a Besson 2051 (small bell) Prestige. I know he uses a small mouthpiece (Bach 7 to 12) on the 321 and am not sure what he uses on the 2051.
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    Mike, Congratulations. Let me know how the horn...

    Mike, Congratulations. Let me know how the horn plays wrt to pitch. I am happy with my E3, but find the 6th partial being in tune causes problems trying to play in pitch with seatmates who play...
  24. I use the Gard bag. I have taken my baritone to...

    I use the Gard bag. I have taken my baritone to England twice with the bag in the overhead. I have toted it all around England, Wales and Scotland on the London Tube, and trains.

    Pro: It is...
  25. Thread: Yamaha 642 Neo

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    Dave I am in full agreement. I am not completely...

    Dave I am in full agreement. I am not completely certain why Misa Mead plays a 967T (Sovereign with a trigger), but note that the leadpipe of the Sovereign makes it more suitable for a smaller player...
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