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    That will be very interesting; what type of mic...

    That will be very interesting; what type of mic is your "good one"?
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    I have a playable Solbron from 1928 or so; serial...

    I have a playable Solbron from 1928 or so; serial number 132871. It's labelled Boosey & Co, "Imperial Model", Solbron Class A, Compensating pistons.

    I don't know anything about the history of this...
  3. That was really very well done, thank you!

    That was really very well done, thank you!
  4. Nice job!

    Nice job!
  5. Thread: Pad bugs

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    I imagine your friend is referring to woodworms,...

    I imagine your friend is referring to woodworms, the larvae of certain beetles. They can do tremendous damage to wooden instruments such as violins and guitars! They can damage a wooden case, but in...
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    Two very interesting links. I played in the FSU...

    Two very interesting links. I played in the FSU bands in 1970 & 71, but was a physics major. I wish I had known that such a distinguished euphoniumist had passed through there!
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    (:-)

    (:-)
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    The etudes are fun and challenging for...

    The etudes are fun and challenging for intermediate players like myself, so I've been getting back into them during the pandemic. It may not have been clear that I provided indexes to Joe Dixon's...
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    Practicing Rochut

    I’ve been using Joe Dixon’s Key-of-the-week exercises as part of my practice routine. The exercises contain major & minor scales, some Arban exercises and some of Clarke’s exercises. I really like...
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    And remove the finger buttons if they have mother...

    And remove the finger buttons if they have mother of pearl or abalone inserts!
  11. Red: Warmer and somewhat veiled, Blue: Cooler...

    Red: Warmer and somewhat veiled, Blue: Cooler with more presence and brilliance in the attack.

    I thought blue served Czardas well, while the warmth of red was just right for the Holst.
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    I think you have demonstrated that we don't need...

    I think you have demonstrated that we don't need fancy gear to produce a very nice recording!
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    That was really nice! It appears you are...

    That was really nice! It appears you are recording in a small room, but capturing a very good quality sound. Do you mind sharing how you were setup?
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    I have some old instruments that I've aligned...

    I have some old instruments that I've aligned myself. With my Sterling, I just use the standard felt set. Regarding the former, I bought a variety of felts of various sizes online (don't recall at...
  15. Very nice! Will look forward to your next...

    Very nice! Will look forward to your next installment - Carroll
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    A clue is in your description of how the tuner...

    A clue is in your description of how the tuner behaved when you tried it on your bass guitar. The initial attack has lots of harmonics then sustains with a strong fundamental. Euphonium tones ...
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    The latest (Fall 2020) ITEA Journal has a pitch...

    The latest (Fall 2020) ITEA Journal has a pitch notation guide on page 10, using yet another scheme. It uses superscripts, which makes it difficult to show exactly; where you see a number in the...
  18. Thread: Valve oil

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    I always come back to Blue Juice. It doesn't last...

    I always come back to Blue Juice. It doesn't last as long as some, but I definitely see less gunk in the horn and valve oil is cheap!
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    Sorry, to omit that! They are both SS. The...

    Sorry, to omit that! They are both SS. The diameter of the "Brandon Jones" is the larger of the two.
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    Hi Doug, here are some data for you: ...

    Hi Doug, here are some data for you:

    Mouthpiece Weights (Grams)

    124.4 Wick 4AM Gold
    165.6 Schilke 51D Gold Medium shank

    121.2 Wick 4ABL (Heritage)
    136.4 G&W “Kadja” Stainless steel...
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    If there were a “lingua franca” for note naming,...

    If there were a “lingua franca” for note naming, it would have to be the naming convention for the 88 key piano keyboard. One need only remember that C on the ledger line between the bass and treble...
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    ....and it was fun! thanks - Carroll

    ....and it was fun! thanks - Carroll
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    Encore!

    Encore!
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    The first time I listened to the clips, it was...

    The first time I listened to the clips, it was "blind", with my eyes closed. The difference was clear in all cases. The heavy cap definitely adds more "gravitas" as Doug mentioned, but the sound...
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    Regarding the C#, here is my theory: The plates...

    Regarding the C#, here is my theory: The plates helped to make the C# more stable. Consequently, you learned to play the C#. Now that you have learned to play the C#, you no longer need the plates!...
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