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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...
  3. 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...
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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
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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.
  9. 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...
  10. 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
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  14. 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.
  18. 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....
  21. 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...
  22. Thread: Draining Slides

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    I suspect it has to do with the radius of the...

    I suspect it has to do with the radius of the crook, being tighter on the 2nd valve, less water will cause more gurgling than on the first valve.

    Interestingly, the Miraphone 5050 fills the 2nd...
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    No. I have neither the inclination nor the need...

    No. I have neither the inclination nor the need to do so. The fact that switching to a petroleum lubricant stops the slime resolves the slime is good enough for me. We engineers get paid to solve...
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    Gary- i grant you that the biofilm idea is...

    Gary-

    i grant you that the biofilm idea is speculative. But it is informed speculation based on my professional experience dealing with commercial and industrial water systems, and seeing the...
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    i agree 100% with Rick on this, that Blue Juice...

    i agree 100% with Rick on this, that Blue Juice is all the lubricant you need. The petroleum oil kills the bacteria that otherwise feed on synthetic oil and result in the “green slime” biofilm that...
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