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    Here is a good King, perhaps the one you are...

    Here is a good King, perhaps the one you are looking at???

    King 1168 4-Valve

    You might also take a look at this Conn Connstellation. 4 valves, special leadpipe for this model. This is like the...
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    The Festivo would be more similar in...

    The Festivo would be more similar in blowing/sound to the Schiller, but with front valves. However, the King might work well for you. It IS easier to blow because of the smaller bore and is also...
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    I should probably mention that a bell guard such...

    I should probably mention that a bell guard such as the one I used will change the sound of your horn a bit. On my Besson and Sterling I liked the change; it mellowed the sound somewhat, which seemed...
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    A good example of the American small euphonium....

    A good example of the American small euphonium. King and Conn were the most popular brands and were made well, sounded good, and had good intonation.

    The larger question would be: what is your...
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    I understand why you're asking so many questions,...

    I understand why you're asking so many questions, but I don't have "solid" answers. I have my own experience and that of a student. Then we have the experience of a few other forum members.

    I was...
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    Sticky: FS: Willson 2950TA Euphonium in Silver

    This looks like a fine instrument! I have taught 2 different players who use this model, and (especially with a Wick mouthpiece, IMHO) it can have an excellent sound and response. Condition looks...
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    I would suggest the pre-made guards. The moisture...

    I would suggest the pre-made guards. The moisture barrier is a nice addition. My own body chemistry is such that sweat was never much of an issue, so the fact that my home-made guards did well for me...
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    I'd be nervous about it. Nylon tricot (mention...

    I'd be nervous about it. Nylon tricot (mention above) feel soft and cushy on the fingers. It was often used as a liner in shoes for that reason. But it was able to wear through quality silver plating...
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    I made my own for a long time. Leather can indeed...

    I made my own for a long time. Leather can indeed cause tarnish, so when I used leather I put a backing of cotton flannel on it, using a spray fabric adhesive. I never had a problem with tarnish on...
  10. Review of the Cronkhite Euphonium Bag and Comparison of Altieri Bag

    Now that I have my new leather Cronkhite bag, I did a full review with several photos. There is also a comparison of the Cronkhite bag to the Altieri bag:
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    For those following this thread, here is my...

    For those following this thread, here is my review of the Cronkhite, including a comparison to my Altieri bag:
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    Opinions Needed - Grad School Article

    I've been asked to include this link on my site (I'd probably use the links page). It has some advice from a number of university deans, professors, and program directors on graduate school. It is...
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    Cronkhite says just to use some Kiwi Leather...

    Cronkhite says just to use some Kiwi Leather Lotion (or similar) a couple times a year.

    https://glenncronkhite.com/leather-care

    Here is a photo; it shows my mouthpiece pouch partway into the...
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    I don't mind at all! (Once I have time I'll do a...

    I don't mind at all! (Once I have time I'll do a blog post with details and a comparison with the Altieri.)

    Even though it weighs (and costs) a bit more I went with leather. I feel it offers...
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    I wasn't too detailed before because I was...

    I wasn't too detailed before because I was thinking this was a continuation of conversations in other similar threads. But I'm talking about a situation where one is bringing the horn as a carry-on....
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    To close the loop, my bag arrived this week. Just...

    To close the loop, my bag arrived this week. Just under 4 months from order to opening the box.
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    The Torpedo Coyote is a case that comes in...

    The Torpedo Coyote is a case that comes in different configs, and one is a triple case. I assume a triple case is large enough that it has to go in the overhead, so it would be a similar situation in...
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    Advice from Cronkhite/Torpedo Bags

    This page on the Torpedo website has some good advice. We've talked about most of it, but the summary is handy:

    https://torpedobags.com/customer-comfort/flight-recommendations/
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    Thanks for that info. I've heard that Gershwin's...

    Thanks for that info. I've heard that Gershwin's music is tough - hard to get permission to arrange and definitely not cheap. (That resulted in not having an excerpt for Porgy & Bess in the euphonium...
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    Welcome to the forum!

    I'm not sure what mouthpiece would have normally be included originally. It was probably something akin to a Bach 7 or 9 among modern stock.

    Value? Probably in the teens...
  21. FS: Buescher 3-Valve Bell-Front Euphonium - Good Price!

    This traditional American euphonium was made in 1950 and is silver with gold wash inside the bell (based on photo). Buescher is not as well-known as Conn/King/Holton but they were in the same class...
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    I dropped the ball on this question! Here is...

    I dropped the ball on this question! Here is where you can obtain the sheet music for "Someone to Watch Over Me":

    http://www.josephturrin.com/instrumental.html
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    Congratulations on signing up for lessons! My...

    Congratulations on signing up for lessons! My perspective would be as encouraging as your teacher's, BTW. I have two students who signed up after similarly-long layoffs. Within about a year they were...
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    According to this page: ...

    According to this page:

    https://www.holtonloyalist.com/serial-numbers/

    it was made around 1914.

    A missing small bell won't hamper your playing while you use the large bell. I have seen a few...
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    It does look more compatible with my upstream...

    It does look more compatible with my upstream setup than with your downstream setup! I suppose it is possible it was the one I played, which Paul may have made more comfortable for me in that way. I...
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