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    The Bowman BB1 is a tweaked version of the 51D....

    The Bowman BB1 is a tweaked version of the 51D. Perhaps it'll work for you.
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    The Tyrell book is still in print. My teacher had...

    The Tyrell book is still in print. My teacher had me start working on it just this past year. https://www.amazon.com/progressive-studies-trombone-bass-clef/dp/B0007IXI72
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    I have the Mack Brass euphonium. I've tried...

    I have the Mack Brass euphonium. I've tried Hetman, Blue Juice (yes, the odor), Yamaha, and Resilience. I've found the best results and least build-up of gunk with Resilience. My body chemistry may...
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    I have a similar story. 1972, during college. I...

    I have a similar story. 1972, during college. I went to see Jaki Byard. My friend Ken's band was opening the show. His band took the stage and his piano player didn't show. Ken saw me sitting in the...
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    I'll join in wishing you a happy birthday, John.

    I'll join in wishing you a happy birthday, John.
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    Sorry for the nitpicking: 22° Celsius (a/k/a...

    Sorry for the nitpicking: 22° Celsius (a/k/a centigrade), not Kelvin. 22 Kelvin [no degree sign by convention] is -251.15° Celsius.

    But I do appreciate your thorough comments on the Wessex C tuba....
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    It makes sense to me that the taper from shank...

    It makes sense to me that the taper from shank all the way to the valve set should be optimized for a particular shank. I suspect this is part of the thinking behind the Monette trumpet models that...
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    I find the BB1 rim to be quite comfortable, and...

    I find the BB1 rim to be quite comfortable, and (for me, at least) when compared to the SM, I have a more secure high range and my compensating range is no longer tending sharp.
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    Guido: For me (and players with less fleshy lips...

    Guido: For me (and players with less fleshy lips may get a different result), I felt that the BB1 had more volume inside the mouthpiece. My tone had stronger lower harmonics, which made my sound...
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    I use the BB1, and have tried Kadja and SM4U. The...

    I use the BB1, and have tried Kadja and SM4U. The BB1 rim size is about 1.01 inches, similar to a Schilke 51D. The mouthpiece itself has a fair amount of mass, a deep cup and an open backbore. I find...
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    Whoa! Sorry, I didn't know that.

    Whoa! Sorry, I didn't know that.
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    Sounds like you're reading treble clef, so I'll...

    Sounds like you're reading treble clef, so I'll refer to treble clef notes in this message.

    Have you considered using 4th valve for the sixth-partial G? Then use 2-4 for F# and 1-4 for F. It may...
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    I was hoping you'd know the source, and I was...

    I was hoping you'd know the source, and I was right.

    I was on a trip to the lake area in northern Italy a few years ago. One of the men on the trip was a cornet player, aged 80, who brought his...
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    Thanks for clearing that up, John. Regarding your...

    Thanks for clearing that up, John. Regarding your motorcycle trip, in a word from TV of my youth: Kowa-bunga! [note my spelling, I'm referencing a 1950s TV show and not the later spelling of...
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    Sold!

    Sold!
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    John: I was thinking about your comment and now...

    John:
    I was thinking about your comment and now I'm a little puzzled. On my Bb nine-foot horns, D4 is the fifth harmonic open. I can use open (fifth harmonic) or 1-2 (sixth harmonic) on instruments...
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    I played Taps today on my euphonium and left the...

    I played Taps today on my euphonium and left the bass trumpet sitting in its case. This is the first time I'm trying to post a video to this forum, and I hope it comes through.

    Edit: I replaced...
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    Getzen bass trumpet - intonation

    I have signed up with Taps for Veterans to sound Taps on 9/11. I had been given a Getzen bass trumpet and I thought I would try using it tomorrow. I used the Bach 12C mouthpiece that came with the...
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    Bumptity-bump. Reasonable offers considered.

    Bumptity-bump. Reasonable offers considered.
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    Here's the description from the Bach website:...

    Here's the description from the Bach website:
    Artisan mouthpieces combine the playability of Bach’s Classic inner cup dimensions with the softer rim designs and greater outside mass of his early...
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    Thanks for posting that, Guido. I'm pleased to...

    Thanks for posting that, Guido. I'm pleased to read that they paid attention to the threading issue, but I'm surprised at the lack of a water key on the first valve slide. I imagine they'll get a...
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    Thanks, Guido. I was taking a quick look while on...

    Thanks, Guido. I was taking a quick look while on a break from work and I missed it.
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    Thanks for joining in, Chris. For what it's...

    Thanks for joining in, Chris.

    For what it's worth, the ZO website shows various models of euphonium and notably does not include the EU5500. For purposes of comparison, the Jin Bao web site has...
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    The photo shows a trigger but it's not mentioned...

    The photo shows a trigger but it's not mentioned in the specs. Is it only available with a trigger?

    As an aside, I see that the EU5500 comes with stainless steel pistons. When I got my EU1150S, it...
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    Has anyone asked the people at Mack Brass? I...

    Has anyone asked the people at Mack Brass? I always found them responsive to questions.
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