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  1. Sticky: FS: Conn Artist Model 3-Valve Curved Bell Euphonium

    This Conn is in rough-looking shape but seems mechanically sound. It might make a good 2nd (or 3rd) horn for someone, and would be great for marching because it is so light compared to a pro-level...
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    What video do you mean?

    What video do you mean?
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    Happy U.S. Independence Day!

    Happy July 4! In 1992 The U.S. Coast Guard Band helped the Today Show celebrate the holiday. We were with the show on Governors Island (NYC), which was a Coast Guard base at the time:
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    All good advice! Also, I've noticed that brass...

    All good advice! Also, I've noticed that brass bands create some very dramatic effects with sudden dynamic changes, so I would carefully observe dynamics (not bad advice for any playing).

    Brass...
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    The same thought crossed mind! The one stumbling...

    The same thought crossed mind! The one stumbling block for me is that the German Bessons don't sound like the British Bessons, the latter of which had an unbeatable sound IMO. But perhaps to come as...
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    I had not noticed some things until Mike's...

    I had not noticed some things until Mike's comment above. First, in my testing anyway, the concert C in the 5th partial is well in tune, but the C# and D are sharp. Second, and a greater surprise,...
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    Outstanding!

    Outstanding!
  8. Welcome to the forum! We talk mostly about...

    Welcome to the forum!

    We talk mostly about euphoniums, but we do have some tuba players or doublers here. Maybe someone will have some perspective to offer.

    I play a Sovereign E-flat tuba...
  9. Thread: Hbc - wtf?

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    I recently played a recital that involved some...

    I recently played a recital that involved some high volumes in places. A couple weeks before the recital it seemed like I was pushing the max for the horn (combined with my current ability). So I...
  10. Sticky: FS: Conn 4-Valve Upright Double-Bell Euphonium in Silver

    Unless I misread the serial number chart, this horn is from the late 1890's. It looks to be in terrific shape for a horn of that vintage. The valves are 3+1 (seller says they have good compression)....
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    For starters, it helps to have a good recording...

    For starters, it helps to have a good recording of the difficult piece to let potential performers know what they would be working toward. If I piece requires a substantial investment of time &...
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    FS: Very Nice Willson 2900S with Case

    This is the "classic" Willson model, with a medium shank. It looks beautiful from the photos (many more photos at the bottom of the eBay listing). It comes with a molded case that has a bend on the...
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    Sticky: FS: Demo Shires Q40S

    Very nice shape. This is the 12" large receiver model. It comes with a Bonna (or Bonna-like) case. Price is $4,795.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/295044679148

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    Here is my overview of the Bonna Case that came...

    Here is my overview of the Bonna Case that came with my Adams euphonium (plenty of pictures!):

    http://www.dwerden.com/forum/showthread.php/17330-Adams-Custom-Euphonium-Bonna-Case
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    Thanks for passing on the news. I did not see it...

    Thanks for passing on the news. I did not see it on FB yet.
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    Ouch! That is sad news. These are good people and...

    Ouch! That is sad news. These are good people and carried good products. We'll see if they can work out a new owner. I surely understand how the combo of the pandemic and inflation could make it...
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    You beat me to it! Altieri makes good bags, and...

    You beat me to it! Altieri makes good bags, and then will customize when needed. But their bags tend to run on the long side, so I would not be surprised if one off the shelf might fit your Conn.
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    Jumping in a little late, and without all the...

    Jumping in a little late, and without all the refinement of the existing discussion...

    A simple factor is the clearance between piston and cylinder (mentioned above). As mentioned, tighter is...
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    Thanks, Sara. A seller that does not respond to...

    Thanks, Sara. A seller that does not respond to requests for information would cause me concern as well! eBay has protections, but I'd rather not have to test them.
  20. Thanks for your kind remarks! Regarding my quote,...

    Thanks for your kind remarks! Regarding my quote, I find that my music preparation is never really over, I suppose. The samples recorded for the playlist were "good enough" for that purpose, but I...
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    Welcome to the forum! I can't quite put...

    Welcome to the forum!

    I can't quite put together everything you set as the premise. A new 165 should be around $3k as far as I can tell. $1800 would be a remarkable bargain if it is new, but maybe...
  22. Thanks, Rick! Trivia: One unseen aspect I'm...

    Thanks, Rick!

    Trivia:
    One unseen aspect I'm especially proud of: timing! Because the recitals were all 1 hour, I had to plan for 25 minutes max (with time allowed for changing artists and moving...
  23. Welcome to the forum! Your basic question,...

    Welcome to the forum!

    Your basic question, whether to buy a new Chinese instrument or a used name-brand instrument, has been discussed in other previous threads, and you might benefit from poking...
  24. Thanks, John! It was a bit of work to get ready,...

    Thanks, John! It was a bit of work to get ready, but now that I'm retired, I am enjoying having the option of putting in the necessary time.
  25. Speaking of options, here is one of the most...

    Speaking of options, here is one of the most subtle, but it still matters. I'm comparing the stainless steel receiver bit with the stock nickel silver receiver bit.
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