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    All, the new MackBrass ZO-manufactured euphonium...

    All, the new MackBrass ZO-manufactured euphonium referred to above is the EU5500. This eupho has a 12.3" bell made from sheet metal, and is seemingly finalized. EU5500 has its own thread at:
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    Hello Tomahawk, this is exciting! When will...

    Hello Tomahawk, this is exciting!

    When will you be taking delivery of your 5500? I know that Chris was expecting a shipment to be arriving at MackBrass just around this time.... Or perhaps you...
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    Thank you Sean.... That's fabulous! Please...

    Thank you Sean.... That's fabulous!

    Please keep us posted.

    G.
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    Congratulation Ann for your 44th.... And for your...

    Congratulation Ann for your 44th.... And for your new euphonium!

    With apologies for my minor derailing of this delightful thread, here is a question for you Ann... What wonderful horn did you...
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    My wife mostly suffers in silence my practise...

    My wife mostly suffers in silence my practise sessions ... )

    She has patiently tolerated my wandering-eye affairs with the flugel horn, Bb trumpet, short and soprano cornets, and finally... My...
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    Thank you Sean for posting Col. Colburn's...

    Thank you Sean for posting Col. Colburn's excellent report... Valuable findings from a professional with impecable credentials!

    For context, here is an in depth interview with Michael Colburn:...
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    Sticky: Seller is certainly trustworthy.... Dillon Music!...

    Seller is certainly trustworthy.... Dillon Music!

    G.
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    hi Rich, for completion's sake, find below the...

    hi Rich, for completion's sake, find below the URL with the current list of Adams Brass dealers worldwide, including dealers in the US:

    https://www.adams-music.com/en/dealerlocator/adams_brass
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    You are right Steve, a modular receiver design...

    You are right Steve, a modular receiver design which can accept both large and medium MP shanks has likely broader applicability than an Adjustable Gap Receiver that accepts only large shanks.
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    I found a patent submitted by Steve Dillon in...

    I found a patent submitted by Steve Dillon in 1998, since expired, on an adjustable gap receiver for brass instruments:

    US6087572A - Adjustable receiver for brass musical instruments

    Adams...
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    Thank you Steve.... Truly fascinating.... Please...

    Thank you Steve.... Truly fascinating.... Please do keep us posted about the performance of Q40 with your SM4U after the modular receiver has been installed.

    Is the large receiver of Q41 also...
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    Thank you Dean for all the excellent...

    Thank you Dean for all the excellent information... Most enlightening!

    Regards, Guido
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    Hello Steve, as I mentioned several days ago, I...

    Hello Steve, as I mentioned several days ago, I do prefer sample 2 in your comparison on Q40... I found option 2 to be bolder and more emotionally impactful....

    What have you changed between the...
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    Thank you Dean for characterizing the tonal and...

    Thank you Dean for characterizing the tonal and playing qualities of BB1.... How would you contrast tonal and playing characteristics of SM4U against your favorite BB1?

    Regards, Guido
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    I seem to recall that DEG might have gone...

    I seem to recall that DEG might have gone dormant.... If this were correct, it might explain having passed the BB baton to Griego.... BTW, DEG as well as Griego, seem to be both affiliated to...
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    Hi Steve, I listened to option-1 and option-2....

    Hi Steve, I listened to option-1 and option-2. The 2nd version seems to have a bit more presence or boldness, or intensity.... What accounts for the difference?

    Also evident in the copy of the...
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    Thank you Steven for your thorough and thoughtful...

    Thank you Steven for your thorough and thoughtful analysis of the unique character of the two horns. Truly enlightening.

    If I might ask a follow-up....

    How sensitive are Q40 and Q41 to coloring...
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    Mike's post highlights that euphonical beauty...

    Mike's post highlights that euphonical beauty rests in the "ears of the beholder"..... Particularly when comparing two top flighters like Q40 and Q41.... Thus a question to Steven Vaughn...

    In...
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    Thank you so much Steve.... I posted the DropBox...

    Thank you so much Steve.... I posted the DropBox link to the reprocessed Q41 to Q40 comparison clip below...
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    Thank you so much Steve for recording the...

    Thank you so much Steve for recording the excellent comparative sample. I concur with JTJ and with Richard.... Richard and I seem always to be on the same page :)

    I too seem to prefer Q4 for its...
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    Hello Mike, and thank you for your...

    Hello Mike, and thank you for your characterization of the DC series.... I have the feeling that the very same smaller throat that is not your cup of tea might be part of what makes DC4 so enjoyable...
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    Yes, I did read that you have been safariing on...

    Yes, I did read that you have been safariing on eupho mouthpieces.... Just as I did in earlier times for High brass MPs :)

    Do you have Alliance DC series in your collection? I confess that I am in...
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    Hello Mike, what makes a mouthpiece "sing" is a...

    Hello Mike, what makes a mouthpiece "sing" is a real technical/artistic furball, isn't it?

    Material, interior/exterior design details, mass distribution.... How many variables are there really,...
  24. That's intriguing, Tokuno :) ... So, which...

    That's intriguing, Tokuno :) ... So, which euphonium (brand/model) did your son select?

    Regards, Guido
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    Hello Mike, what you report is quite...

    Hello Mike, what you report is quite interesting.... Titanium alloys have a specific density hovering around 4.5. Thus they might require less energy to resonate than stainless steel, which has a...
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