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  1. Willson. Thanks, Dave. D

    Willson.

    Thanks, Dave.

    D
  2. I'm just curious, does the tubing follow the...

    I'm just curious, does the tubing follow the Besson or Willson arrangement between valves 1&2?

    Dennis
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    Ah, high-tech stuff. Never mind. D

    Ah, high-tech stuff.

    Never mind.

    D
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    Looks like a knob to hold his hand off the horn...

    Looks like a knob to hold his hand off the horn in a comfy position whilst using the trigger & 4th.

    Playing as much as he does, I could see muscle strain developing in the left hand.

    DG
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    Long ago in a far, far away place

    Well, not really. About 2018, taken in the Orpheum Theater in downtown Phoenix.

    Just after a really great Ahwatukee Foothills Band concert.

    Jeff on his Conn, Greg on his Willson, Jack on his...
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    Try Dan Oberloh in Seattle. DG

    Try Dan Oberloh in Seattle.

    DG
  7. Top of the heap in the NS line, IMO. A steal,...

    Top of the heap in the NS line, IMO.

    A steal, too.

    DG
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    Perfect. And that folly is just amazing! DG

    Perfect. And that folly is just amazing!

    DG
  9. Before covid, I suppose that was my job in our...

    Before covid, I suppose that was my job in our community band.

    With variable attendance, levels of ability, and a smorgasbord of horns it was like herding cats.

    Somehow, when we playback...
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    Best I can offer (a bit off topic) is when I say...

    Best I can offer (a bit off topic) is when I say I play the euphonium, then they ask what is that?

    I reply it is a baritone you spend a lot of money on.

    DG
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    If you have any say in what type microphone used...

    If you have any say in what type microphone used in your recording, try a Coles ribbon mic.

    Many brass artists and recording engineers used ribbons to good advantage (Doc Severinsen, Herb Alpert...
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    Depending on the water temp, that "swinging" may...

    Depending on the water temp, that "swinging" may just be shivering...

    Other than that, they're all wet.:rolleyes:

    DG
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    Keep in mind the diaphragm only works to pull in...

    Keep in mind the diaphragm only works to pull in air.

    It relaxes on exhale, your chest muscles do the rest.

    DG
  14. Those Bessons were a really nice-playing horn. ...

    Those Bessons were a really nice-playing horn. For a comp design, there isn't much low-end stuffiness either.

    Get one of the pros to restore it, you won't regret it.

    DG
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    https://www.arresonance.com/mouthpieces Quite...

    https://www.arresonance.com/mouthpieces

    Quite the undertaking.

    So many combinations...

    DG
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    Done. DG

    Done.

    DG
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    Working on getting that. DG

    Working on getting that.

    DG
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    Dana, (I think) a bandmate of mine built a 'tree'...

    Dana, (I think) a bandmate of mine built a 'tree' out of finished lumber to put in his front room, hanging all his tubas, Sousas, and euphs on.

    Kind of a work of art...

    DG
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    When I bought my '66 NS Besson back in high...

    When I bought my '66 NS Besson back in high school, it was the envy of the other section players, even tho we all used school-provided 3V comp Bessons. It had just the sound I was used to...
  20. Thread: Hbc - wtf?

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    Supposedly it dampens the miniscule vibrations...

    Supposedly it dampens the miniscule vibrations present in some compensating euphs 4th valve.

    This in turn 'supposedly' redirects that energy back into the airstream, rather using it to vibrate...
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    I don't think a Bonna case qualifies as a 'Gig...

    I don't think a Bonna case qualifies as a 'Gig Bag'. It is very protective, resistant to much abuse, and has several carrying options.

    My old New Standard fits perfectly and has no damage done to...
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    Ah, yes, save that jewel! My Besson New...

    Ah, yes, save that jewel!

    My Besson New Standard was a SA 'discard', and you can imagine just how bad it was before restoration. Lots of dents, holes, and apparently someone had sat on it. More...
  23. It wasn't stressed in High School. Somehow I...

    It wasn't stressed in High School. Somehow I made 1st chair in All-State two years in a row.

    In college, chasing a degree, it became important.

    The fact that I was the only euph in the program...
  24. Now that is a prize! DG

    Now that is a prize!

    DG
  25. That is probably a great playing compensator...

    That is probably a great playing compensator design, but the wrap is just but-ugly.

    DG
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