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    Gotcha. It's fun to visit brass instrument...

    Gotcha. It's fun to visit brass instrument factories even if they aren't making instruments you'd want to buy yourself. Lidl is in Brno, I believe. I haven't heard that they've been making any of the...
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    Cerveny was Czech not Polish, and they have...

    Cerveny was Czech not Polish, and they have recently gone out of business, so they aren't making them anymore. Josef Lidl has apparently hired most of their workforce and are making most of their...
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    no, your lips are vibrating at the same pitch as...

    no, your lips are vibrating at the same pitch as the note is, period. Doesn't matter what partial you are on or how much tubing you are going through. what can change is the width of the slot and how...
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    also, should be fine with a wick 6bs or 7cs, both...

    also, should be fine with a wick 6bs or 7cs, both are pretty mainstream mouthpieces and the instrument was developed with the 6bs in mind.
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    high D (treble clef, concert C) on mine is pretty...

    high D (treble clef, concert C) on mine is pretty flat either open or with first valve, the only bad note on the instrument - it works great with 1+3, but I haven't noticed the notes leading up to it...
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    one thing you can do is buy more instruments than...

    one thing you can do is buy more instruments than you sell, so you always have a fresh supply of boxes coming in.

    just kidding. sort of.

    u-haul does have a good selection, though.

    I also buy...
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    I like glass plus or regular blue windex and fine...

    I like glass plus or regular blue windex and fine microfiber towels for regular maintenance. If I have tarnished or extremely dirty instruments that this is insufficient for I will follow this...
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    Yeah, there isn't much call in a brass band for...

    Yeah, there isn't much call in a brass band for the extended range. I know that The Devil in the Deep Blue Sea has some low Fs but you could easily just fake it and nobody would notice. Ellerby...
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    By the way, the dislike of the 956 isn't...

    By the way, the dislike of the 956 isn't completely universal. Helen Harrelson I know plays a 956 even though Besson gave her a 2056 to use as well, and she's an amazing player.

    The Neo is where...
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    I bought the very first 2056 sold in the US in...

    I bought the very first 2056 sold in the US in 2008 and played that until I sold it to get my Neo in 2016. Prior to that I used a borrowed York 3056 (made using 956 tooling) for about a year, and the...
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    Sounds great, man!!

    Sounds great, man!!
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    Hi, yeah - I have tried out the BR144 on 3...

    Hi, yeah - I have tried out the BR144 on 3 separate occasions. I really dislike the Besson 956. The 2056 Prestige is worlds better but still has some maddening tuning quirks. I believe the BR144 is...
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    Dave - a suggestion about your intonation charts....

    Dave - a suggestion about your intonation charts. Perhaps it's too late because you may not have all this data, but maybe you could use a different color or shape for the data points for each note if...
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    I've got all the same emails you do, you don't...

    I've got all the same emails you do, you don't need to quote them for me. We originally discussed you sending different models based on my experience with the T5C being smaller than I expected it...
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    I opened the dispute because: 1. I had paid...

    I opened the dispute because:

    1. I had paid for two mouthpieces and you only ever sent one (hence never received the item)
    2. I had already returned the one several weeks prior,
    3. you had made...
  16. I bought a "b-stock" large bore doubler's cornet...

    I bought a "b-stock" large bore doubler's cornet off the ACB web site last year to help put instruments in the hands of talented players who could join the new brass band I started and I was super...
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    You are mischaracterizing the transaction. First...

    You are mischaracterizing the transaction. First of all, I have no idea why you'd bring this up nearly 8 years after the fact. Second of all, your web site at the time never said anything about...
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    Hmm... my local repair tech ordered me a set of...

    Hmm... my local repair tech ordered me a set of willson springs to try in my adams, I think he got them through DEG. I think they were $8. (total, not each)
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    That's one of the reasons I liked the composite...

    That's one of the reasons I liked the composite "felts' that besson/adams/etc. uses, they are quieter than real felt and they don't really compress as they age.

    Yamaha uses a really puffy wool(?)...
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    there are a few things here to be aware of: 1....

    there are a few things here to be aware of:

    1. the original felts sometimes don't fit perfectly, and valve alignment can sometimes be improved by aftermarket felts
    2. a lot of times aftermarket...
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    Ohh... I'll bet that's amazing. OMs are my...

    Ohh... I'll bet that's amazing. OMs are my favorite, and yamaha was using all brazilian rosewood back then, right?
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    The Wick 4AL, which is probably one of the most...

    The Wick 4AL, which is probably one of the most popular euphonium mouthpieces, was designed as Denis Wick's personal orchestral trombone mouthpiece. Oddly enough, Wick used several vintage euphonium...
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    I hear you. same!

    I hear you. same!
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    1990 would be too early for a GS. My money would...

    1990 would be too early for a GS. My money would be on 1994, maybe 1993.
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    That's Paxman. Some of the best french horns....

    That's Paxman. Some of the best french horns. https://www.paxman.org.uk/
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