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    Follow-up on the King 1168. I did purchase the...

    Follow-up on the King 1168. I did purchase the King and have now utilized it for a couple of pop orchestra rehearsals. Have combined it with a LOUD LM-52S stainless steel mp. Instrument blends...
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    My tech noted the missing thumb holder also. ...

    My tech noted the missing thumb holder also. Said it would be a fairly easy fix. He leans toward the Conn but mentioned both are good instruments for what I need.
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    That is the King I'm considering. That...

    That is the King I'm considering. That particular Conn is another I'm watching. Both would probably end up being roughly 1/2 the cost of a Festivo and considering that euphonium is my 'second'...
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    Thanks for your input.

    Thanks for your input.
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    It would be used in a pops orchestra setting,...

    It would be used in a pops orchestra setting, covering occasional euphonium/baritone, 3rd bone, and bass clarinet parts where appropriate. I utilize at present a Schiller 3+1 compensator but the...
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    King 1168 4 valved euphonium

    Any thoughts or information on a King 1168 4 valved euph with a manufacture date of 1975.
  7. Sold for $2,000.00

    Sold for $2,000.00
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    From Brass Ark re: the referenced horn-----A...

    From Brass Ark re: the referenced horn-----A beautiful Mirafone tenor tuba/euphonium from the 1970s. This is a euphonium setup in tuba shape, it has 4 rotary valves, upright bell. Takes a standard...
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    The HornGuys baritone is the 5 valved 56B Kaiser....

    The HornGuys baritone is the 5 valved 56B Kaiser. This Instrument appears to possibly be the 4 valved 56A model.
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    Any further/updated information on this euphonium...

    Any further/updated information on this euphonium such as condition evaluation and estimated value?
  11. Isn’t this the same horn Wessex has for sale...

    Isn’t this the same horn Wessex has for sale within it’s used Instrument section? I believe their asking price is $1660.
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    Poll: I have been playing the Schiller Elite for well...

    I have been playing the Schiller Elite for well over 6 years and have had no issues with it. Has met/exceeded all of my expectations. Great value for the price. Also going on 5 years with a silver...
  13. Thread: Cheap Euphs

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    Cheap Euphs

    Mine fit somewhat loosely. I obtained some small rubber rings from Home Depot that fit around the bottom valve cap nipples that tightened up my grime gutter.

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  14. Thread: Cheap Euphs

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    Cheap Euphs

    My Schiller comp euphonium also had a loose main tuning slide. Took my tech guy about 1 minute to correct. Has not been a problem going on 2 1/2 years now. In fact since correcting very minor...
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    Sources for used Jinbao horns

    I have yet to come across a used JinBao comp euphonium or a big JinBao tuba anywhere other than Jim Laabs rental returns.

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    Schiller vs. Jinbao, etc.

    My tuba was shipped Greyhound for $80. 5 mile drive for me. No shipping charge now?! Well worth it!

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    Schiller vs. Jinbao, etc.

    Well if you want it now, Jim Laabs has a JinBao 3+1 lacquer comp euph on ebay for $885 + $39 shipping or nickel plated for $1,085. Bigbottom's price for the same lacquered horn is $750 + shipping. ...
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    Schiller vs. Jinbao, etc.

    I have bought horns from both Laabs(JinBao comp euphonium and bass trumpet) and Bigbottom(JinBao comp Eb tuba). Both were easy to deal with although Laabs did have long wait times(2-3 months) after...
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    Switching from Trumpet. Need Advice.

    Great! Hope the Schiller works for your program needs.

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    Cheap Euphs

    Al at Big Bottom Music NW is a good guy to deal with if you are looking for a JinBao horn. He will treat you right. Sold me a silver-plated JinBao Eb tuba...great transaction.

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    Switching from Trumpet. Need Advice.

    If you are on a music scholarship and your euphonium performance is involved with said scholarship I would definitely check with your band director and teachers/professors about the suitability of a...
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    Switching from Trumpet. Need Advice.

    If your situation will allow for a Nirschl I would check out a Schiller (JinBao) euphonium for under $1,000. I have the 3+1 comp euphonium. No issues after 2+ years. Jim Laabs Music sells the...
  23. Thread: Schiller Elite?

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    Schiller Elite?

    I obtained a grime gutter for my Schiller from Yamaha over a year ago. It fits the 642. It was free at the time. I contacted a Kurt Witt(kwitt@yamaha.com). I don't know if they are still giving...
  24. Thread: Valve Springs

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    Valve Springs

    The Yamaha teflon coated copper springs for euphonium and tuba can be had at; hornguys.com. At least that's where I obtained mine last year. These springs fit my Schiller comp euphonium. The grime...
  25. Thread: Schiller Elite?

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    Schiller Elite?

    Another buying site for JinBao(which a Schiller is) instruments here in the States is; bigbottommusic.com......I bought a JinBao silver Eb tuba from them and it was a great transaction. Owner Al...
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