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    I use play-alongs all the time. What works for...

    I use play-alongs all the time. What works for me is to convert the sound to an .mp3. Playing that thru earphones, but I run mine thru a sound board and an amplifier. Most of the videos on my...
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    Thanks, John -- I'll pass that article on to him....

    Thanks, John -- I'll pass that article on to him. I think he'll find it to be a big help.
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    Wessex tuba -- what does the trigger do?

    Community band has started up after a year's layoff, and the tube player who sits next to me has inherited another [former] player's Wessex tuba. It's a rotary 4-valve, but it also has a...
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    This may not work for you, but I'll tell you what...

    This may not work for you, but I'll tell you what I wish I had done -- started learning cello when I entered high school. As a eupher, I had "orchestra envy" really bad, and just prior to my senior...
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    Sticky: Ooh! Ooh! Ooh! :cool:

    Ooh! Ooh! Ooh! :cool:
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    We sang that in German class in high school -- ...

    We sang that in German class in high school -- ". . . bleibst du, mein Schatz, bei mir?"

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    Some players never use the water keys at all;...

    Some players never use the water keys at all; they just pull the slides and dump the water.
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    If you're using the valves, then yes, it's normal...

    If you're using the valves, then yes, it's normal for condensation to occur on the valve slides. I find it odd that there's no water at the main tuning slide water key. Are you holding the horn in...
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    My bottle of Hagerty's came from Amazon today, so...

    My bottle of Hagerty's came from Amazon today, so just a few words about it. That stuff stinks to high heaven, but by yumpin' yimeny, it WORKS! The Dolce looks almost like new.

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  10. Definitely going to check this out! D

    Definitely going to check this out!

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    You might check and see if there's a church...

    You might check and see if there's a church nearby that would let you use one of their Sunday School classrooms a few times a week.
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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...
  17. Thread: HBC Impressions

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    This forum needs a *like* button. D

    This forum needs a *like* button.

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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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  20. 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...
  21. 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
  25. 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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