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    Nick, You have too many horns! Now looking at...

    Nick,

    You have too many horns! Now looking at a York Eminence??? BTW, I heard your 25i bell is being lacquered today. I want a picture of the horn with the reurbished bell on it.

    Doug
  2. Oh Barry, My memory must be getting flat!

    Oh Barry, My memory must be getting flat!
  3. Several issues here. Quite a few older...

    Several issues here.


    Quite a few older Imperials and New Standard horns have been converted from medium shank to large shank.
    The existing records show that serial number 481845 dates to...
  4. The New Standard/Imperial of the late 1950s...

    The New Standard/Imperial of the late 1950s through very early 1970s had an 11" bell and medium shank receiver. They had an absolutely beautiful, melodic, smooth sound in the hands of better players....
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    I have travelled with both my Adams E3 and my...

    I have travelled with both my Adams E3 and my Sterling on Southwest. BUT, BUT, I DO NOT USE THE BONNA case. I use my Cronkhite gig bag. The bell on my E3 (12+") is larger than the bell on my 300mm...
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    I have been always to play entire concerts on...

    I have been always to play entire concerts on bassoon parts in absence of bassoon performer. Typically I have used my English baritone with a regular mute, particularly for exposed parts. The reason...
  7. The E1 is a very nice, clean, clear sounding horn...

    The E1 is a very nice, clean, clear sounding horn that doesnt have the power or darkness of the E2 or E3. It is a wonderful horn for many types of ensemble and performance. I expect it to continue!
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    USQMC does mean US Quarter Master Corp, It would...

    USQMC does mean US Quarter Master Corp, It would also mean the horn was purchased after 1912 and before 1962, when the USQMC became the Army Materiel Command. USQMC was stamped on horns that were...
  9. Down another horn - my Connstellation left the fold today!

    To all,

    My 1968 Conn Connstellation 24i (with a spare 25i bell and case) has now gone to another member of our forum. I have owned the horn since June of 2007 (12 1/2 years) and enjoyed having a...
  10. Thread: Trigger usage

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    Roger, All triggers on compensating...

    Roger,

    All triggers on compensating euphoniums work as Dave describes. They go flat but not sharp and generally have some sort of adjustable stop mechanism for tuning. This is because most...
  11. Thread: Trigger usage

    by daruby
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    There was a Gemeinhardt horn that was being...

    There was a Gemeinhardt horn that was being marketed a few years ago that did 2-way trigger. Also, I saw the trombone instructor from Eastman use a Besson trigger as a 2 way trigger by tuning the...
  12. Thread: Trigger usage

    by daruby
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    Dave, The Connstellation was a one way trigger...

    Dave, The Connstellation was a one way trigger like the modern ones. There was no center detent. You set the initial pitch using the thumb screw in the tuning slide brace with adjustments in the...
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    $1,500 for a 24I/25I with two bells in good...

    $1,500 for a 24I/25I with two bells in good condition is about the right price. I'd need to see the listing. You live in Massachusetts. If you are interested in a Connstellation at that price, I have...
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    Check the "quinntheeskimo" prices on eBay....

    Check the "quinntheeskimo" prices on eBay. Sometimes he has an 842ST for sale. If used or demo or return stock, they will be less than list price and near new. He currently has a silver NEO with...
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    I just re-habbed an older Yamaha YAH-201 student...

    I just re-habbed an older Yamaha YAH-201 student model alto horn belonging to the New England Brass Band. I purchased a DW 2 tenor horn mouthpiece that fits the leadpipe/receiver just fine.

    Doug
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    Will, I preferred the euro shank on these...

    Will,

    I preferred the euro shank on these horns. I felt that the intonation, response, and sound was slightly better. If you already play a Doug Elliott, Wick, or DEG mouthpiece, the euro shank is...
  17. I really do not know. The various other E3's I...

    I really do not know. The various other E3's I auditioned when I tried my horn were either .55 or .60 brass bells (no sterling silver) while mine is a .70 brass bell and had a richer sound IMHO....
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    I learn something every day. I must say I liked...

    I learn something every day. I must say I liked the old handrest better. In fact MUCH better. Never had to have it re-soldered to the inner or outer branches and I preferred the positioning. Every...
  19. Money has not been an object for me in the 5...

    Money has not been an object for me in the 5 euphoniums I have owned over the last 39 years. These include a 1980 Besson Sovereign 967, 2007 Besson Prestige 2051, a 2009 Sterling Virtuoso customized...
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    This is definitely a New Standard, but it appears...

    This is definitely a New Standard, but it appears to have the Besson Sovereign valve caps and finger buttons. The serial number 671xxx does date it to 1982 which means it has a large shank receiver....
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    The handrest changed with the introduction of the...

    The handrest changed with the introduction of the 967GS (full floating leadpipe) in the mid 90's. The Round stamps had the early handrest and the metal tab valve guides. Then Besson switched in the...
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    Proud of you guys even if you did get your butts...

    Proud of you guys even if you did get your butts kicked at the Little Big Horn.
  23. New England Brass Band - Wilmington, MA -Immediate Opening!!!!

    I am re-posting this as a new thread since the person who committed to our solo euphonium chair had to pull out at the last minute due to health problems.

    Vacancies:

    New England Brass Band...
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    I prefer to NOT use a lap pad or pillow. I use a...

    I prefer to NOT use a lap pad or pillow. I use a "guitar foot rest" under my left foot at my home studio. I often prop my left foot up on the leg of a chair by raising my heel against thee left front...
  25. Thread: SM3U vs BB1

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    These are two radically different mouthpieces....

    These are two radically different mouthpieces. The SM3U is a wide/deep mouthpiece that is significantly larger in rim diameter (26.4mm) than the 51D (25.55mm). The 51D plays smaller though it has a...
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