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  1. To quote a Monte Python classic, "RUNAWAY!!"

    To quote a Monte Python classic, "RUNAWAY!!"
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    My 5050 is such a beast in the weight category, I...

    My 5050 is such a beast in the weight category, I don't want to add ANY more weight to it. Also, I'm sure in the manufacturing process there is a point of diminishing returns in adding it to the...
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    No "smart-alek--ness" taken. Good point! It's...

    No "smart-alek--ness" taken. Good point! It's the Elgar composition.
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    Sorry to hear what happened Dennis! Ugh!

    Sorry to hear what happened Dennis! Ugh!
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    Pomp and Circumstance Arrangement

    Does anyone have a suggestion for a solo arrangement of Pomp and Circumstance that would work well for euph? I found something on Sheet Music Plus for "Music Minus One" for solo trombone and piano...
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    Not sure what type of felts or valves you have,...

    Not sure what type of felts or valves you have, but on the Miraphone 5050 it has "upstroke silencers" (made of plastic) on the top of the valve to keep them quiet. My 2nd valve had a very noisy...
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    San Diego, CA: Windsmith 3875 Granada...

    San Diego, CA:

    Windsmith
    3875 Granada Avenue
    San Diego, CA 92104.

    10AM to 5PM
    Closed Sat, Sun, Mon

    (619) 220-8984
  8. Take a look at "Morceau Symphonique", originally...

    Take a look at "Morceau Symphonique", originally written for trombone. I played as a college scholarship piece on my Yam YEP-321 a million years ago, and it worked out well for me.
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    I thought there was one solo at the beginning of...

    I thought there was one solo at the beginning of the piece.
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    We played it last year with my community band...

    We played it last year with my community band with three euphs so it was manageable to keep the runs and solos going. We decided to share the solos and also trade off some of the more difficult runs...
  11. Thread: Help!

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    Your not alone in your sentiment Mike, I had no...

    Your not alone in your sentiment Mike, I had no clue about comp euphs until I restarted 25 years after college. I played the same Yamaha 321 through high school and college. In fact, the college...
  12. Thread: Newby

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    That's because Dachshunds as a breed love to dig...

    That's because Dachshunds as a breed love to dig in and cocoon themselves inside anything. My two dachsunds always end up together asleep inside small and tight spaces.
  13. Thread: Newby

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    Both my dogs, Myles and Ben, are pretty...

    Both my dogs, Myles and Ben, are pretty unaffected by my playing, generally falling asleep on the couch when either myself or tuba quartet rehearse in the other room.
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    If it functions well, just leave it alone and...

    If it functions well, just leave it alone and sell it as is. One of the best horns I ever played was my old Besson, until it was stolen many moons ago. The horn looked a little rough, but it sure...
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    She's an outstanding performer. She used to play...

    She's an outstanding performer. She used to play a Willson.
  16. Looks like it was relisted and ended. No...

    Looks like it was relisted and ended. No indication if it was "sold" or not.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/C-g-Conn-Double-Bell-Euphonium/274242373552
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    Steven Meade came out with a couple of play-along...

    Steven Meade came out with a couple of play-along books, which came out with a CD to play with that are helpful. Each track allowed you to switch back and forth to each part. I've found it...
  18. I agree above with the above. However you can...

    I agree above with the above. However you can always clean it yourself:
    See below:
    https://youtu.be/a2Ki5dZ6oPw
  19. I'm pilling on here, but if your in So. Cal, it's...

    I'm pilling on here, but if your in So. Cal, it's the Horn Guys. They usually have a good selection of horns to try, but call in advance to make sure they have it at the location.
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    I have two K&M stands, one at home and one in my...

    I have two K&M stands, one at home and one in my car for practices. It is a very sturdy and well made stand and has no problem holding my heavy Miraphone 5050.
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    Thanks for posting. Anything with Freddie...

    Thanks for posting. Anything with Freddie Hubbard is outstanding, especially if there's a euphonium in it.
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    In the community band I play in, we have had...

    In the community band I play in, we have had several bassoon players come and go. During those times, someone in the euphonium section has to play the cues.

    I think it is better to play the...
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    I noticed that too Franz...interesting....

    I noticed that too Franz...interesting....
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    Thanks for posting this Rick. I've had my bag...

    Thanks for posting this Rick. I've had my bag since 2012 and absolutely love it. It's a great light weight alternative to the hard case when traveling to rehearsals or driving to concerts. I've...
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    My 5050 has a hard case (w/wheels), but I've been...

    My 5050 has a hard case (w/wheels), but I've been using the Cronkite case for years and love the convenience because the 5050 is such a heavy horn. I try and remind myself each time that although...
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