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    I think you're referring to the "loterry years"...

    I think you're referring to the "loterry years" of English Besson brass instruments production where funds made available through the UK national lottery resulted in overproduction and poor quality...
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    Of course Micah! I try to refrain from...

    Of course Micah!

    I try to refrain from stating what is "the best" as that is nearly always personal and depends on what you're looking for. Nickel plated pistons allow for easy replating (though...
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    Hi Micah, While they appear complicated, valve...

    Hi Micah,

    While they appear complicated, valve manufacturing is not as secret as it would seem. It ain't nuclear physics after all.
    That said, valves surely can make or break a brass instrument....
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    Accessoiries like heavy valve caps and Lefreque...

    Accessoiries like heavy valve caps and Lefreque plates in essence add mass to an instrument, which do alter the instrument in some ways.

    The difference between playing with these mostly have an...
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    Hmm, I find it slightly amusing to see this post...

    Hmm, I find it slightly amusing to see this post pop up along with four answers within an hour of posting. This is a euph-oriented forum with a very active community and a lot of knowledgeable...
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    https://shop.mtp-music.de/article-details/MTP-PTRI...

    https://shop.mtp-music.de/article-details/MTP-PTRIG-SII1.aspx

    There you go. I would recommend you to go to your local tech and ask about your options regarding putting a trigger on your horn,...
  7. This. Besson Prestige euphonium hardcases are not...

    This. Besson Prestige euphonium hardcases are not particularly known for their endurance nor good build quality. The zipper is a notorious weakpoint along with the handles (obviously!) and like you,...
  8. Dave, I just wanted to clear up on how you...

    Dave,

    I just wanted to clear up on how you would remove said dent in the 1st valve loop. A technician usually as a huge set of threaded dent balls in increasing sizes that can be attached to...
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    PM'd
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    Due to the competition-factor, the level of...

    Due to the competition-factor, the level of playing has seen a huge rise over the last fifty years. With banding being adopted in countries other than Great-Britain from the 1970s onward, that rise...
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    An inch of difference in bell diameter will not...

    An inch of difference in bell diameter will not affect the "loudness" of an instrument. If you'd compare a 968 and a 967 to eachother, I'll promise you that you will be able to play equally loud on...
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    Looks to be in great shape. This is an older...

    Looks to be in great shape. This is an older style Sovereign with the soldered leadpipe and heavier gauge metal, Besson would change over to the Sovereign GS model the year after this horn was build....
  13. Sold, took about 3 hours... :-)

    Sold, took about 3 hours... :-)
  14. FS: Adams E1 Custom Series w/ gold brass bell in silverplate - good price

    For sale is an Adams E1 Custom Series euphonium with a gold brass bell, 0,6mm gauge in silverplate.
    This horn was made in 2014 and sold in 2015 at the Adams factory in the Netherlands to the...
  15. I owned one of these briefly. If you're looking...

    I owned one of these briefly. If you're looking for a non-compensating euphonium this is about the best one you can get. these non-compensators share the same bell and bows from the 378 model and are...
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    Dear readers, I am overflowed with positive...

    Dear readers,
    I am overflowed with positive comments, not only on my writing but also on my playing. Thank you for taking an interest and all the nice comments!


    Yes, I am now fully graduated...
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    Hi Dave, thank you as well! I'm not sure about...

    Hi Dave, thank you as well!
    I'm not sure about Adams not being a hydroformed instrument, I will ask some people who work there and let you know.

    My point about the hydroforming stuff is that...
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    Hi Doug, thank you for the nice comments! I...

    Hi Doug, thank you for the nice comments!
    I actually played a very late English-made Sovereign which did not have removable 1st valve compensating slide. I'm sure it had "made in England" on the...
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    The Besson Sovereign euphonium: history & review

    Hi all,
    I anounced some weeks ago that I would do a review of my personal instrument, in the end it got a bit broader than that. I hope you enjoy this little essay of mine on the Besson Sovereign...
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    My apologies if my comment came off as unkind,...

    My apologies if my comment came off as unkind, but I can't but notice that you have a very outspoken opinion about this particular brand for a while now, across this forum and in a couple of Facebook...
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    I saw you post this exact same thread on Facebook...

    I saw you post this exact same thread on Facebook a while back.
    I am not really into assembling all sorts of parts from very distinctly different instruments to create my own imaginary "perfect"...
  22. Sold. Never had a mouthpiece sell so quickly,...

    Sold. Never had a mouthpiece sell so quickly, shoulda asked for more I guess… Ha!
  23. Denis Wick 4AL + Warburton Demondrae Thurman rim one-of-a-kind mouthpiece

    Hi all,
    Due to me finishing graduate school in a couple of days I decided to off-load some euphonium gear that I no longer use.
    I bought this mouthpiece a while ago from forum-user DutchEupho who...
  24. Not to undermine this Ebay listing, but I would...

    Not to undermine this Ebay listing, but I would stay away from this. Apart from the cosmetic wear you can also see that some of the braces dented inwards into the bell. The valve tubing is also way...
  25. Hi Dave, To my ear, I preffered your excerpts...

    Hi Dave,
    To my ear, I preffered your excerpts played on the Blue Mouthpiece. To make a comparison, I find the Red Mouthpiece more mellow, warm and dark where the Blue Mouthpiece was more brilliant,...
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