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    SOLD!

    SOLD!
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    It seems to be fine - I used it on a Besson 967GS...

    It seems to be fine - I used it on a Besson 967GS and the shank didnít go as far into the receiver as it does on the Adams E2, but thereís still approx 5mm on shank showing, so no issues with my...
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    AR Medium Mouthpiece / L Shank For Sale

    I have decided to sell my AR 72 Medium phosphor bronze euphonium mouthpiece. It is gold plated with the large backbore, and is immaculate. Photos to follow.

    It is wonderful but I am having...
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    The only thing Iíd change on my E2 is Iíd make...

    The only thing Iíd change on my E2 is Iíd make the trigger attachment - not the mechanism which is excellent - but the screws that attach the adjustable rod to the tuning slide - Allen keys rather...
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    Having played for my whole career on Besson /...

    Having played for my whole career on Besson / Boosey until May this year. I have some observations about changing to an Adams. Firstly middle A (treble clef) is very sharp on 1/2. The E above that...
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    The first thing to consider, is it worth doing? ...

    The first thing to consider, is it worth doing?

    Is there sufficient interest to justify the costs of production, recording, manufacture, distribution, copyright permissions, other artist fees...
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    Iíd be hesitant to audition from a brand who...

    Iíd be hesitant to audition from a brand who canít even their own specs right. 17.8mm bore? What is it, an EEb bass?

    It looks terrible quality with a weird low lead pipe, and possibly even...
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    Iíve said Besson are comically overpriced, even...

    Iíve said Besson are comically overpriced, even when youíd get 30% off without asking. A Besson Prestige is the better part of £2000 more expensive than my Adams E2. I suppose like BMW and...
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    IF youíre auditioning for a euphonium position...

    IF youíre auditioning for a euphonium position why would you offer your services as baritone player? If they have a euphonium vacancy audition for that alone, otherwise you might as well suggest...
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    Better than this?!! ...

    Better than this?!!

    https://youtu.be/V9QC5G5Zxmc

    This is Howard Snell's arrangement. He also did March from Respighi's Pines Of Rome which is monumental, and a wonderful version of You'll...
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    I have had a couple of people say their Adams was...

    I have had a couple of people say their Adams was flat - haven't found mine to be so - tuning slide if anything is slightly further out than on my B&H Sovereign. Agree with points about tuning and...
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    My suggestions for what make a brass band the...

    My suggestions for what make a brass band the best choice for euphonium players would be:

    Philip Wilby's Paganini Variations, Masquerade, Dove Descending, and Revelation
    Edward Gregson's...
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    I had a brief toot on a new German Prestige at...

    I had a brief toot on a new German Prestige at band practice last week, for the first time in years. It felt small, either that or the Adams is just generally gigantic. It played ok I suppose,...
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    Please do! I assume it's 26mm diameter? I am...

    Please do! I assume it's 26mm diameter? I am giving serious thought to ordering a 26.4mm with medium backbore, rather than the 26mm / large backbone I currently have. The bronze makes for a heavy...
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    Yes. The fundamental never being used, or if it...

    Yes. The fundamental never being used, or if it is, for effect only. Perhaps I should have said, every note out of tune in relation to second partial. Itís noticeable on the 3 valve compensators...
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    The Neo seems to be comfortably better than the...

    The Neo seems to be comfortably better than the ďclassicĒ Besson Sovereign design which are riddled with intonation issues. The four valve versions are appalling - stuffy, horrendous intonation and...
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    Iím pleased you like your hooter. I love my...

    Iím pleased you like your hooter. I love my Adams, but equally Iím sure there wonít be any huge names moving from Sterling, Geneva, or Besson. Iíd love to be proved wrong but British brass bands...
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    I always thought Bessons, Genevas, and Sterlings...

    I always thought Bessons, Genevas, and Sterlings played fairly similarly, so Iíd guess thatís why the dealer I worked for chose Yamaha as an alternative as theyíre so different. The issue is now...
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    This, and the fact the retailers are very...

    This, and the fact the retailers are very conservative and with a brand that was almost unrivalled, didnít need to take chances. I worked for one of the UKís top Besson and Yamaha dealers and the...
  20. Thread: Hbc - wtf?

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    I have had a heavy valve cap on the fourth valve...

    I have had a heavy valve cap on the fourth valve of my Boosey round stamp, and it made pitching in the awkward upper register slightly easier, but benefitted nothing else.

    I have heavy caps all...
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    The British sound. Micah will know what Iím...

    The British sound. Micah will know what Iím talking about especially, as he and I have discussed it a great deal.

    Itís less recognisable now than it was thirty years ago. There is less vibrato,...
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    The best piece of advice I was ever given was...

    The best piece of advice I was ever given was always plays as loud as you can get away with. We're not tenor horn or baritone horn players, after all.
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    My apologies, I have misread what you were saying...

    My apologies, I have misread what you were saying about ďone mouthpieceĒ (example 4AL) being suitable for everyone, rather than one mouthpiece being suitable for all work. I totally agree about one...
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    Please clarify why you cannot use a ďsoloistĒ...

    Please clarify why you cannot use a ďsoloistĒ mouthpiece for ensemble work, and why it is now impossible to do so, when a lot of truly world class players have managed to do so for a very long time,...
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    I went for the M top (26mm). It feels and looks...

    I went for the M top (26mm). It feels and looks slightly wider than the DC3 I also have, and the sound is significantly more resonant. There's a clue there somewhere.... Backbone is the large, to...
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