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    i agree with you, John, that tenor trombone is a...

    i agree with you, John, that tenor trombone is a less natural double than bass trombone or tuba. But now that I’ve been playing a bunch of alto trombone, I find tenor trombone easier. I also try to...
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    While I agree that the airstream similarities...

    While I agree that the airstream similarities make tuba and euphonium a good double, I found that playing too much tuba tended to make my euphonium sound too dark and dull. I’ve actually found that...
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    I’ll agree with Doug here with a caveat. I owned...

    I’ll agree with Doug here with a caveat. I owned a Sterling for a few years, and while I did sound like me on it, I had to work really hard to overcome the British sound inherent in the horn. I was...
  4. Thread: Shires euphonium

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    I just got back from hearing Hiram Diaz perform...

    I just got back from hearing Hiram Diaz perform on a brand new production model Q41 medium shank. He was performing at Montclair State in New Jersey with his Quintet, High Bridge Brass...
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    I’ve been all digital for probably 8 years. I...

    I’ve been all digital for probably 8 years. I started with an iPad 1, and I’m on the latest iPad Pro now. With the Apple Pencil and forScore, it’s faster and easier to annotate, and the annotations...
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    I owned one of these briefly that I kept as my...

    I owned one of these briefly that I kept as my office horn (at the time, I had more money than time, so I decided to acquire a second horn to keep in my office, and practice in the space I...
  7. Thread: Metal Thickness

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    I finally got around to getting out my micrometer...

    I finally got around to getting out my micrometer and I tried to measure the metal thickness on my 5050. Alas, there is no flat surface for the anvil of the micrometer to bear on, so the measurement...
  8. Thread: Metal Thickness

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    I’ll measure my 5050 in the next couple of days. ...

    I’ll measure my 5050 in the next couple of days.

    Don
  9. An important key to trombone/Euph doubling that...

    An important key to trombone/Euph doubling that Martin touches on is that it’s essential to have a clear concept of a distinct characteristic sound for each instrument. Without this distinction, I...
  10. Thanks for the kind words, John. I noticed that...

    Thanks for the kind words, John. I noticed that the earlier programs are missing on the site. I need to organize that a bit better.

    Note that I stream the concerts on Facebook, and the streams...
  11. Randy, I’m glad you enjoyed the presentation....

    Randy, I’m glad you enjoyed the presentation. That quip is an adaptation of one I’ve heard over the years about many businesses, particularly sailing related businesses. “The way to make a million...
  12. Id agree with the 1.5 suggestion, but try...

    Id agree with the 1.5 suggestion, but try multiple mouthpieces in that range. I absolutely hated the Bach 1.5, and liked other 1.5’s.
  13. I’ve recently begun playing a lot of bass...

    I’ve recently begun playing a lot of bass trombone. I use a Warburton Demondrae on Euph, and a Shires 1-1/4 MD on bass trombone. I played “Pictures at an Exhibition” with an orchestra, playing Bass...
  14. John Morgan, I’m not a baseball fan at all. When...

    John Morgan, I’m not a baseball fan at all. When I was, I followed the Yankees.


    Don
  15. Sorry I’m missing this. I was in town briefly to...

    Sorry I’m missing this. I was in town briefly to speak on the panel Tuesday morning about community Tuba-Euph ensembles. I did get to meet John Morgan (who showed me his gorgeous engraved Adams) and...
  16. I used these for a bit till I found that they...

    I used these for a bit till I found that they were shedding fuzz inside the valve knuckles.

    Don Winston
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    I think the Besson Prestige is a great instrument...

    I think the Besson Prestige is a great instrument if you want to sound like Steve Mead. The only player I’ve heard who doesn’t sound like Steve on a prestige is Dave Childs. FFS even Rolan Froescher...
  18. Iím none of the guys you mentioned, and I havenít...

    Iím none of the guys you mentioned, and I havenít played either the Wessex or the JP, but I bought a JP Bass Trombone sight unseen and I was amazed at the quality of the instrument. The instrument...
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    Nah. Those guys are complete mouthpiece junkies.

    Nah. Those guys are complete mouthpiece junkies.
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    The Miraphone 5050 has a much bigger bell throat...

    The Miraphone 5050 has a much bigger bell throat than most, so the mute needs more cork to keep it at roughly the same insertion depth as it was designed for.
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    A LOT more cork. Like double.

    A LOT more cork. Like double.
  22. Thread: Help!

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    I’ve played a 5050 for 7 years. I highly...

    I’ve played a 5050 for 7 years. I highly recommend the horn for intonation, flexibility, and sound.

    Don
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    I think you may be conflating the oval German...

    I think you may be conflating the oval German tenorhorn and oval German Bariton. When seen separately it’s sometimes hard to tell which is which. The tenorhorn definitely has the trombony sound...
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    I owned one of those Miraphone 56A tenor tubas...

    I owned one of those Miraphone 56A tenor tubas (they call it a Kaiser Baritone). The intonation was awful. So bad I had to cradle the horn with my left arm and ride the main slide with my left hand....
  25. Thread: Adams E2

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    I agree with Doug. To me, the E2 feels a lot like...

    I agree with Doug. To me, the E2 feels a lot like my 5050. For Jake, I believe Aaron’s prestige is a newer German made horn. He does play on a horn belonging to the NY Staff Band, and I’m not sure...
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