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    Not sure what you mean by "superior options". To...

    Not sure what you mean by "superior options". To me, the SM3U does not work, so virtually anything is superior. I think that rim contour is more important for comfort than diameter. Obviously people...
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    I had the pleasure of playing in a band with a...

    I had the pleasure of playing in a band with a gentleman named Merle Erler for a number of years. Merle played tromone with National Symphony in the 1930s(!!!) and then in the Navy Band fro many...
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    So, you have a mouthpiece that works great for...

    So, you have a mouthpiece that works great for you, except for the very specific situation of fast sixteenth note near octave intervals? We should all be so lucky! This really seems like an issue of...
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    I weighed my Willson 2900 and it is right at 10...

    I weighed my Willson 2900 and it is right at 10 pounds.
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    This seems like an issue you should discuss with...

    This seems like an issue you should discuss with your teacher since they are familiar with your playing. That being said, have you tried performing your vibrato with a metronome to achieve the...
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    This works very well. ...

    This works very well.

    http://stores.quickhornrinse.com/lpt-001-euphonium-lap-pad/

    Mike
  7. Thread: SM3U vs BB1

    by mbrooke
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    What do you mean by, "I like to use a lot of air...

    What do you mean by, "I like to use a lot of air when i play, so much so that I find myself having to tone back how much air to make runs and skips possible"? It sounds like you are just blowing as...
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    Just got a new strap. Feels much softer than my...

    Just got a new strap. Feels much softer than my old QHR strap. Valerie also has some really great patterns!

    Mike

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    One more suggestion for you is the Parker Lance...

    One more suggestion for you is the Parker Lance LaDuke model. My understanding is that it is a 51D depth cup with a 1.02 rim. it is stainless steel.
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    The difficulty that you'll find is that...

    The difficulty that you'll find is that mouthpieces like the Warburton or Kadja have throats and backbores that are significantly larger than the 51D. My suggestion would be to have a 51D cup...
  11. Wedge sells a variety of trombone mouthpieces...

    Wedge sells a variety of trombone mouthpieces that may work for baritone. I do caution that the rim of a Wedge mouthpiece is smaller than that of a conventional mouthpiece of the same size.
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  12. Still have some euro shank mouthpieces and Doug Elliott stuff available

    I am finally trying to unload a bunch of pieces accumulated over the years. PLEASE NOTE: ALL MOUTHPIECES ARE EURO/MEDIUM SHANK THAT FIT WILLSON 2900 AND SOME BESSONS ETC. THEY ARE NOT LARGE SHANK...
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    Since a number of you guys have requested photos...

    Since a number of you guys have requested photos of certain pieces, rather than sending a photo to each PM, I am providing a photo of each of the pieces in which interest has been shown. From right...
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    Euro shank mouthpiece extravaganza!!!

    I am finally trying to unload a bunch of pieces accumulated over the years. PLEASE NOTE: ALL MOUTHPIECES ARE EURO/MEDIUM SHANK THAT FIT WILLSON 2900 AND SOME BESSONS ETC. THEY ARE NOT LARGE SHANK...
  15. I always play while doing squats. Playing while...

    I always play while doing squats. Playing while bench pressing is a bit more of a challenge...

    Mike
  16. I got my Wedge 102 last week. So far, I'm not...

    I got my Wedge 102 last week. So far, I'm not that impressed. I went with the 102 rather than a 103 at Dr. Dave's' recommendation. But, I find the sound to be smaller, my flexibility to be less, and...
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    mouthpiece rumminations

    I stumbled across this post by the well-known trumpeter Jens Lindemann regarding mouthpieces. It gives some food for thought.


    "I noticed a recent mouthpiece thread and thought I would weigh in...
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    The best thing would be to send the 51D and both...

    The best thing would be to send the 51D and both an XT and LT rim to whomever is going to thread the underpart so that they can do measurements. But, the LT rim would probably be the better fit.
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    They are possible. I had Dave Houser modify a 51D...

    They are possible. I had Dave Houser modify a 51D years ago to fit an XT rim and still have 2 euro shank BB1s that accept XT rims. The XT rims do leave a very slight discontinuity between the rim and...
  20. Thread: SM4 Mouthpiece

    by mbrooke
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    The rim diameter, cup depth, throat and backbore...

    The rim diameter, cup depth, throat and backbore of the 6 1/2 AL are all significantly smaller than those of the SM4. That means that it way take awhile before you adjust. Take things slow and work...
  21. For anybody that likes jazz euph, check out the...

    For anybody that likes jazz euph, check out the new CD by David Bandman. This is a link to a sampler on his website

    http://davidbandmanmusic.com/cd-projects.html

    Mike
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    I've been using Resilience Valve Oil #1 (Light)...

    I've been using Resilience Valve Oil #1 (Light) for about a month or so and have been having an issue. When I oil the valves they are very slick, but after a few hours they become sluggish and there...
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    Hiram, How does its sound/performance compare...

    Hiram,

    How does its sound/performance compare with the 2900? Please keep in mind that I play a 2900, so I will likely take your comments very personally and become overly defensive!

    Mike
  24. Thread: alto horn solo

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    That's even worse!

    That's even worse!
  25. I ordered a 102 a few weeks ago. I usually use a...

    I ordered a 102 a few weeks ago. I usually use a 103 rim, but Dr. Dave recommended I try the 102.

    Mike
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