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  1. I would wanna buy a Yamaha 642 II Neo, a Geneva...

    I would wanna buy a Yamaha 642 II Neo, a Geneva Symphony or Cardinal, and a Besson Sovereign baritone horn
  2. Thread: lefreQue Times 4

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    Yeah just the costs of the things alone is an...

    Yeah just the costs of the things alone is an initial big nope for me.

    For the rest... When I tried them (yeeeeaaaars ago) I found the changes to be for the worse, actually. Goes to show that you...
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    I played on a 3-valve non-compensator of that...

    I played on a 3-valve non-compensator of that series for years and tried a 3-valve compensated one of a colleague euph player and both were good horns, lightweight, very quick and consistent...
  4. Thread: 3rd valve use

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    Same here. Depends on intonation, tuning,...

    Same here. Depends on intonation, tuning, response, sounds, resistance... I often use 3rd valve for my A below the staff (TC) in FF passages because I can just put a bit more air through it and be...
  5. Thread: SM4 Mouthpiece

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    Since the second half of July I've slowly been...

    Since the second half of July I've slowly been changing from my 5AL and 4AL to an SM4 as well, and I have to say... so far, I really like it. It has a similar cup depth to my 5AL, so it's not like...
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    Not gonna lie, because people are always...

    Not gonna lie, because people are always referring to the 'original Besson sound' I've always had that nagging feeling that I should buy or at least try out an old medium shank Imperial or New...
  7. Thread: Yamaha 642 Neo

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    Thinking about it, it surprises me that they...

    Thinking about it, it surprises me that they deliver it with a 51L, instead of a 51DL, which is specifically made for euphonium according to their chart.
  8. Thread: Yamaha 642 Neo

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    Honestly, I see the difference in price between...

    Honestly, I see the difference in price between the Neo and 842 similarly to the difference between a Sovereign and a Prestige. Both are professional-grade horns, but are at a different price point...
  9. Thread: Yamaha 642 Neo

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    Algirdas Matonizz made a comparison video between...

    Algirdas Matonizz made a comparison video between the 842 Custom and the 642 II Neo (both models WITH main tuning slide trigger).
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMgmS8yNxKI&t=0s

    I have to say I...
  10. according to the list on horn-u-copia.net, a horn...

    according to the list on horn-u-copia.net, a horn with serial number 54xxxx would be made in 1974.
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    I did that when my main euph was under...

    I did that when my main euph was under maintenance and I got a 4-inline Yamaha clone as a borrowing instrument until it was finished... my entire posture went to hell because of the unnatural...
  12. Thread: Metal Thickness

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    With 'consistent thickness' I assume the same...

    With 'consistent thickness' I assume the same metal thickness gauge throughout the entire instrument as opposed to, for example, a 0.80 bell on a 0.55 rest of the instrument (to give a very...
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    Agreed. I have to pay much more attention to my...

    Agreed. I have to pay much more attention to my airflow, air support, breathing, aperture, embouchure etc when playing baritone compared to when playing euph. When one of those things is not done...
  14. When I leave my horns in their case but with the...

    When I leave my horns in their case but with the lid opened on my room, in line with my window, it does tarnish with a yellow-brownish colour over time. As in, a couple of weeks to a couple of...
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    Katrina Marzella is certainly (one of) the go-to...

    Katrina Marzella is certainly (one of) the go-to example(s) for a great baritone sound concept.

    And thanks Barry for the description of the technique needed for a baritone; I myself have been...
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    'Is deeper always better?' Flat-out answer: No. A...

    'Is deeper always better?' Flat-out answer: No. A mouthpiece needs to compliment both the player and the horn. It has to be deep and wide enough to give comfort and a nice sound, but go too deep (and...
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    As you said, Festive Overture is a pain in some...

    As you said, Festive Overture is a pain in some places. Also the final... 8-12 bars? from Pomp&Circumstance No.1 with all the sixteenth notes is really hard because of the sudden interval jumps...
  18. Thread: Adams Options

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    Poll: Purely for aesthetics, the yellow brass one. I...

    Purely for aesthetics, the yellow brass one. I like uniformity in things like colour etc, and a silver bell on a brass body (or vice versa) has always looked kinda 'off' to me personally.
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    Back to the instrument itself, Medium/European...

    Back to the instrument itself, Medium/European shank size is indeed very interesting, but also not very... attractive, since for example here in Europe basically everyone that doesn't play either a...
  20. The Yamaha 51D is on the smaller side of the...

    The Yamaha 51D is on the smaller side of the spectrum but is still perfectly viable. I would only go to a larger mouthpiece if the current one physically hurts me because of the lack of space. And...
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    Yeah use of baritones is decreasing pretty...

    Yeah use of baritones is decreasing pretty quickly to just brass band, even in Dutch-Belgian Fanfare bands the baritone parts are just played on euphs because... reasons I have no idea of :/ I guess...
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    We once played Bohemian Rapsody with my band and...

    We once played Bohemian Rapsody with my band and the final note is a high concert A, only played by the first euph, so it's completely open.
    For some reason I lost focus as well and that one note...
  23. I do remember that that comparison vid (against...

    I do remember that that comparison vid (against his Sterling and a Besson Sovereign, iirc?) was made 2 years ago roughly. So maybe he got a newer iteration of the horn that actually fixed the...
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    I have a 1979 Sovereign 967 and a Willson 2960TA...

    I have a 1979 Sovereign 967 and a Willson 2960TA Celebration, and the high range on the Sovereign IS easier than on the Willson. My teacher (who went from Willson to Besson himself) said that it had...
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    Yikes, I can't even play on a worn-out mouthpiece...

    Yikes, I can't even play on a worn-out mouthpiece for 3 minutes without my lips feeling irritated because of the reaction with the raw brass O_O Definitely get a new one.
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