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    I've been playing a Dolce for a couple years,...

    I've been playing a Dolce for a couple years, after 5-ish years of playing a differently stamped Jinbao compensating horn. Both are / were good bang for the buck. I wish I could have had either of...
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    A 3-valve compensator (at least in the baritone)...

    A 3-valve compensator (at least in the baritone) runs into another problem -- they can't make the compensating tubing short enough, and combinations with the 3rd valve are flat rather than sharp. ...
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    I guess I was lucky to get mine done when I die...

    I guess I was lucky to get mine done when I die :-O

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    When did they quit? They did my Conn's valves,...

    When did they quit? They did my Conn's valves, and that was just a couple years ago.

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    I put my 1923 Conn 86I in for a complete rehab...

    I put my 1923 Conn 86I in for a complete rehab job, including replating the valves, a couple years ago. It was an expensive proposition ($1800), and I probably won't recover that cost if I ever sell...
  6. Thread: HBC Impressions

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    This forum needs a *like* button. D

    This forum needs a *like* button.

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  7. Thread: HBC Impressions

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    Stupid question -- are the threads on all...

    Stupid question -- are the threads on all euphoniums identically pitched, or does the manufacturer have to make different HBCs for different brands?
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    My 1923 4-front-valve non-comp Conn 86I. D

    My 1923 4-front-valve non-comp Conn 86I.

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  9. Poll: In retrospect, I do wish I had started cello my...

    In retrospect, I do wish I had started cello my soph year in HS, rather than starting double bass my senior year, just so I could get some orchestra experience. Cello and euph? Good pairing, I...
  10. Thread: Top Eseller?

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    He sells Jinbao instruments. I bought my...

    He sells Jinbao instruments. I bought my baritone from him 5-ish years ago; totally positive experience.
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    It would be an adventure, that's for sure!

    It would be an adventure, that's for sure!
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    Across the Trans-Sib? Cool beans. I'll come...

    Across the Trans-Sib? Cool beans. I'll come with you; you'll need a Russian interpreter :D
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    Good luck getting that train across the Pacific...

    Good luck getting that train across the Pacific :-O :D
  14. My musical take on the COVID social restrictions

    Here are some silly lyrics I wrote to an old country song, expressing my reaction to the whole COVID quarantine issue:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBciDjimpG4
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    Dean will have to say for sure, but you're pro'ly...

    Dean will have to say for sure, but you're pro'ly right. I've met Harold Schonberg (official spelling), and I know a little of his career, which, I believe, did not include teaching and/or writing...
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    I saw it at a USAF theater, Misawa, Japan. At...

    I saw it at a USAF theater, Misawa, Japan. At the time, my favorite character was the old lady :D
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    Not as easy on a euph as it would have been on a...

    Not as easy on a euph as it would have been on a 'bone :D
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    Smooth as hot honey! And perfect accomp track. ...

    Smooth as hot honey! And perfect accomp track. I'd have to take it down a notch or three.
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    I played that on accordion a few years back in a...

    I played that on accordion a few years back in a homecoming service at the church where my parents are buried.
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    We have cats. Zazu the torty leaves the room,...

    We have cats. Zazu the torty leaves the room, but she's not panicked; it's like she remembered something else that she had to do. Fiona the odd-eyed white is deaf; she couldn't care less.
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    As a linguist / polyglot, I have a problem with...

    As a linguist / polyglot, I have a problem with using the syllables "ta" and "da" as articulation models. Physiologically, they are the same, except that "da" adds vibration from the vocal cords,...
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    I'm not going to be much help. I had a major...

    I'm not going to be much help. I had a major underbite until I was in my mid-20s, but then I had complete orthodontic work and a mandible reduction while I was in the USAF. Unfortunately, that...
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    Go right to the boss -- email Adam Frey and ask...

    Go right to the boss -- email Adam Frey and ask him about local rentals.
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    I would have used the word "smart".

    I would have used the word "smart".
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    I'll leave that for others to answer; others who...

    I'll leave that for others to answer; others who fly frequently with their horns can tell you better than I can. I'm less than 200 miles away; I always drive.
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