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  1. I think I never did report back about the results...

    I think I never did report back about the results from having sent my Adams E3 to Lee Stofer in Iowa. I got the horn back during ITEC in May 2019. The results are outstanding. Perfect, in fact. ...
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    There is a small sized book (a little hard to...

    There is a small sized book (a little hard to read for those with old eyes like me) and then there is a size like standard music (think typewriter paper at 8 1/2 X 11). The larger book is pretty...
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    I play the Yamaha Douglas Yeo model bass trombone...

    I play the Yamaha Douglas Yeo model bass trombone and have found the Yeo signature mouthpiece that comes with it to work pretty well for me. My high range isn't great, but I can manage a high Bb...
  4. I got a Prestige in the early 2000's that...

    I got a Prestige in the early 2000's that replaced a Hirsbrunner (oh what a mistake I made unloading the Hirsbrunner) and if 10 of these Besson Prestige horns (mine included) had been sent to someone...
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    Tuba Christmas - Find One and Play!

    Just a reminder that this time of year, and particularly during December, there will be many Tuba Christmas events around the country (world). Over 300 are already scheduled. See the Tuba Christmas...
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    +1 with the Marcus Bonna case. A nice, compact...

    +1 with the Marcus Bonna case. A nice, compact case, offering space inside for mouthpiece(s) and a few other things and a nice detachable folder on the outside for music and other goodies.
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    Well, if I was flying with my Adams, which I...

    Well, if I was flying with my Adams, which I won't ever, I would tell them about my $10,000 Adams instrument, and I would be rounding down!!!

    I will drive, sail by ship, ride a train, walk, run,...
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    I can't tell you how many times in band that I...

    I can't tell you how many times in band that I have either played the bassoon ques or the entire bassoon part on euphonium. I never play it with a mute, in fact, I don't think a mute should ever go...
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    Glad you found the reviews enjoyable. Many...

    Glad you found the reviews enjoyable. Many reviews by many folks here makes for a great forum indeed.

    About the E3, I actually didn't move to the E3 from an E1. I sort of made an equivalent E1...
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    I think I blew a few notes on the prototype at...

    I think I blew a few notes on the prototype at ITEC 2019. I remember that they didn't have it early in the week, but it showed up towards the end of ITEC. I think I played it for a little bit. ...
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    Hmmm.... I might be tempted to sell my Dolce and...

    Hmmm.... I might be tempted to sell my Dolce and give this one a try. Sure looks nice, and I have to admit to being intrigued. This would not replace my Adams (which is irreplaceable), but would...
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    I just spent an hour listening to Aubrey Logan. ...

    I just spent an hour listening to Aubrey Logan. I am in LOVE!!! Hopelessly in love!! Well, I actually love my dear wife, Linda, but Aubrey is a force of nature. Wonderful trombone player and...
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    I believe that is Matt Harding, on cornet. He is...

    I believe that is Matt Harding, on cornet. He is solo cornetist with "The President's Own" United States Marine Band.
  14. On any of the euphoniums I have owned with a...

    On any of the euphoniums I have owned with a trigger for the main tuning slide, there is a mechanism (barrel) to move the tuning slide in or out (separate from the actual trigger). I adjust this to...
  15. That's a great piece, Rick. Thanks for sharing.

    That's a great piece, Rick. Thanks for sharing.
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    Hello Michael !! Welcome to the forum. I...

    Hello Michael !!

    Welcome to the forum.

    I own a Wessex Dolce and a couple other high end euphoniums. I personally would choose the Dolce over the Festivo.

    1. $500 less
    2. Bell points...
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    Ditto what Dave said. I own the Eb Bombino. It...

    Ditto what Dave said. I own the Eb Bombino. It is a great tuba for a great price. The lacquered version is just a couple hundred more than the Mighty Midget.
  18. I have to agree that I don't much like playing...

    I have to agree that I don't much like playing (or hearing) a piece that has been altered from the original. After all, the composer put in the notes he/she wanted. If he/she had intended to have...
  19. I started on trumpet in 5th grade and of course,...

    I started on trumpet in 5th grade and of course, treble clef. In junior high, I switched to baritone (treble clef). When I entered high school, both baritone players (senior and junior, I was a...
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    This is an excellent suggestion. I know that...

    This is an excellent suggestion. I know that sometimes when playing some challenging music in orchestra, the conductor may take a section that is fast by beating each note rather than perhaps going...
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    Very nice, Tim!! I really enjoyed that. I see...

    Very nice, Tim!! I really enjoyed that. I see that you have an excellent instrument to sound good on!! But, I am just a wee bit biased, I think!
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    Another thought. You say you verbally count your...

    Another thought. You say you verbally count your parts with the subdivisions. Are you saying that you count like "1 and a 2 e and a", etc. where you have a syllable for every note? This can be...
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    I see you live in Florida (nice weather for this...

    I see you live in Florida (nice weather for this suggestion). As a person who played in the Army and marched while playing a lot, you might try taking walks and singing or thinking tunes to the beat...
  24. I just happened upon this post. I think no one...

    I just happened upon this post. I think no one welcomed you to the forum. Welcome to the forum, Carl!! I think we know each other. I played a little bit with you in a tuba/euphonium quartet in...
  25. Well, I own a Wessex Dolce, in addition to a...

    Well, I own a Wessex Dolce, in addition to a Boosey & Hawkes Imperial and an Adams E3 Custom. I bought the B&H Imperial for $1,000 a couple years ago, and it is in stellar condition (it is a 1956...
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