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  1. Thread: Lauren Euph?

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    No, a Wisemann is a Wisemann. However, They have...

    No, a Wisemann is a Wisemann. However, They have certain models which they also distribute under other names. In the case of Schiller, some models ARE Jinbao (certainly any euph with 1150 in the...
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    If you are considering an 1150 (jinbao...or...

    If you are considering an 1150 (jinbao...or otherwise Yamaha 642 clone) at least call and talk to Tom at Mack Brass, before ordering from Jim Laabs, at least. Tom has a price match guarantee, even...
  3. Just got a new Schiller Elite V Silver/Gold w/ trigger!

    Today my new Schiller Elite V compensator came via Fed-Ex. I want to post the rather long story of my new horn buying experience here. I already have some first impressions, but need some time to...
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    Thanks for the input. Perhaps Andy meant "out of...

    Thanks for the input. Perhaps Andy meant "out of stock" when we had talked, and that was some time ago. As for this ebay listing, that listing is for more money than I thought it would be. Perhaps...
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    WTB Euphonium Grime Gutter

    I have seen some really old posts that mention getting Yamaha Grime Gutters, possibly even for free. Funny thing was they never mentioned WHERE! Now these are posts dating back to approx. 2007. So...
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    One more thing to consider. The old repair vs....

    One more thing to consider. The old repair vs. replace argument. For example, may be you have a crushed tuning slide crook. If he has access to parts, replacing the crook is probably more cost...
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    No decent repairman can give an honest estimate...

    No decent repairman can give an honest estimate without a thorough visual inspection. If all you are looking for is "ball park", then be prepared to receive a wide range. IDK, made up example here:...
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    Thanks for providing the link Dave. However,...

    Thanks for providing the link Dave. However, NLewis, that Willson scares me. I wonder what you think, Dave? I would guess that those pinholes are a result of a chem clean gone bad (which is to say...
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    @Megsmom. Check Ebay again today, 2/2/16. (I...

    @Megsmom.
    Check Ebay again today, 2/2/16. (I don't know how to post links, sorry) But if you adjust your euphonium search to "newly listed", just yesterday, and this morning, two Besson euphs...
  10. Thank you Jonathan for clearing this up. I...

    Thank you Jonathan for clearing this up. I apologize for adding to the confusion.

    BTW, it looks like I will finally be able to get MY (OK, my son's....) new Wessex ordered this coming Monday. So...
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    Thanks for responding Doug! I have corrected my...

    Thanks for responding Doug! I have corrected my bad math; 24 years! The medium shank definitely has a 3 stamped, and no G. But what you say, obviously makes sense. I always called it acrylic,...
  12. clarification of last sentence: Is every TYPE of...

    clarification of last sentence:
    Is every TYPE of band instrument made at the exact same address?? No, but despite how many different factory locations there are to satisfy the full product line, it...
  13. I admit poor amateur google internet research...

    I admit poor amateur google internet research skills, but my correctly identified by you "assumption" is that the different Jinbao factories make different instruments. Which is to say, Saxophones...
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    Both myself and my son love the Doug Elliot...

    Both myself and my son love the Doug Elliot mouthpiece that I purchased way back in 1992. At the time, DE was the ONLY (that I was aware of) custom manufacturer to offer interchangeable parts that...
  15. I'm glad you mentioned Wessex. I have been doing...

    I'm glad you mentioned Wessex. I have been doing a lot of internet research, so somebody may correct me if I am wrong, but I am reasonably sure that the John Packer is made in the same Jinbao...
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    Just another amatuer opinion to weigh in: In...

    Just another amatuer opinion to weigh in:
    In High School, I played a front action 4 valve Conn. Because of the thumb ring, I remember playing overlap style. (As I had smallish hands and short...
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    Gary, I fully acknowledge that PB Blaster can...

    Gary,
    I fully acknowledge that PB Blaster can get the job done. That said, it may be the smell and overall viscosity that add to its difficulty for clean-up, as to why it isn't the preferred choice...
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    I actually used to work FOR Sam Ash. At the...

    I actually used to work FOR Sam Ash. At the time, (this was several years ago) we weren't told where the Jean Baptiste was made beyond "China". Recently, I read part of a thread where the main guy...
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    If the horn is only a year old, then you MIGHT...

    If the horn is only a year old, then you MIGHT actually have a different problem. You may really want to take it in to a repair tech. If the valve stems have been cross-threaded into the valves,...
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    Is it more common to have a vise with rubber jaw...

    Is it more common to have a vise with rubber jaw pads in your garage, or any type of household drill? Absolutely, the vise is even better than the drill chuck. Thanks Gary, for mentioning the...
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    I'm sorry if this advice come in a little late by...

    I'm sorry if this advice come in a little late by a few hours(4:30-7:30 EST), but this MIGHT help.

    In a repair shop, they have a specialty set a rounded smooth jaw pliars called swedging pliars...
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    Great tip Rick! I called the guy at Brass and...

    Great tip Rick! I called the guy at Brass and Reed because I had thought that they had moved from Daytona to Melbourne. Turns out, that is a different Brass and Reed. Anyway, after seeing your...
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    Dave, Thanks for describing this process. Soon,...

    Dave,
    Thanks for describing this process. Soon, I will be playtesting some horns, but know in advance that alot of any "problems" will be me. (in the meantime I have been practicing to get...
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    Schiller does have its headquarters in Germany. ...

    Schiller does have its headquarters in Germany. I wonder if those logos are produced for the European market? But Schiller instruments are definately of Chinese origin. JimLaabs is only the...
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    I am SLOWLY becoming somewhat of an amatuer...

    I am SLOWLY becoming somewhat of an amatuer expert. I am researching low cost compensating euphonium models. I plan to make a purchase approx Feb 2016 (tax time! LOL!) Now I am aware that alot can...
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