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    Hi there, I have a heavy cap on the 4th valve...

    Hi there,

    I have a heavy cap on the 4th valve of both my Sterling and my Adams. The Adams cap is, in fact, a 2nd Sterling cap I picked up since they both have the same thread. I also had a Besson...
  2. John Morgan, I am using the Steven Mead...

    John Morgan,

    I am using the Steven Mead springs on my Sterling (that has Bauerfeind valves as do Adams). I have had the same set of coated springs for 10 years and they work great. Ne'er a problem.
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    Dennis, Oh no! Sorry you had to have surgery...

    Dennis,

    Oh no! Sorry you had to have surgery again and still are in the halo. Please stay safe and well. We will keep you in our thoughts.

    In Arizona, this is a good time to keep your...
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    Get the lowest resistance you can find. I have...

    Get the lowest resistance you can find. I have the yellow one (4lbs) and it is too much.
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    Howard (I believe this is your name...), While...

    Howard (I believe this is your name...),

    While I appreciate the desire not to have to deal with surgery, there are things that the OT can not fix. I don't know where you live, but there are...
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    tokuno, That is fantastic. I was 1st chair CA...

    tokuno,

    That is fantastic. I was 1st chair CA All State in 1968/69 - 51 and 52 years ago. Fond memories of playing Bydlo under Frederick Fennell in 1968. Unfortunately, the musical gene was not...
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    Based on the serial number and pictures, I...

    Based on the serial number and pictures, I searched the Conn Loyalist web site. https://cderksen.home.xs4all.nl/ConnEuphonium.html Your horn is a 1914 model. They do not appear to have a picture of...
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    My Besson 2051 had the bag. I also didn't use it...

    My Besson 2051 had the bag. I also didn't use it (though I also didn't use the case). I had a Cordura Cronkhite Gig bag that I used exclusively and most of the time, my horn lives on a euphonium...
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    I have several unpublished piano reductions of...

    I have several unpublished piano reductions of pieces that are only available with brass band accomp. One of these is Euphonium Fantasia. Steve did the reduction for me when I played the piece as a...
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    Micah, True that the mechanics of the German...

    Micah,

    True that the mechanics of the German Besson's are very good and build quality generally better than English Bessons. I had one of the first 2051's imported into the US. It had a 2006...
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    I might add that "heavier is better" vs. "lighter...

    I might add that "heavier is better" vs. "lighter is better" has gone through some extremes over the last 15 years. Examples of "heavy" horns include Sterling Virtuoso, Miraphone 5050, Adams E2,...
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    miketeachesclass (forum member ID) also has an E3...

    miketeachesclass (forum member ID) also has an E3 with SS bell, trigger, and top sprung short action valves. He originally had the same horn with regular valves and then purchased the new one so he...
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    Hi Micah, Good to see you again. We met at the...

    Hi Micah,

    Good to see you again. We met at the SA summer school when I was with Charley Brighton. And I think we might have also run into each other up at Paul Riggett's shop. I have been...
  14. Congratulations!

    Congratulations!
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    John, yes this is trigger finger. I have had many...

    John, yes this is trigger finger. I have had many occupational therapy sessions, two surgeries, and multiple cortisone shots for trigger finger in my left and right thumbs and my right middle finger....
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    For someone like me with a bit too much stomach,...

    For someone like me with a bit too much stomach, I find the upright valve (side valve) horns easier than front valve. I find that the front valve horns put too much pressure on my more than ample...
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    Vito, above, summarized the differences...

    Vito, above, summarized the differences accurately. I GREATLY prefer the leadpipe of the Prestige, so much so that I had my 2002 Sovereign converted to a Prestige-style straighter leadpipe with...
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    Nice horn.

    Nice horn.
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    Just bought it. PS, I don't know if she was using...

    Just bought it. PS, I don't know if she was using it when she recorded this, but she now is a Shires artist.
  20. The creases in the bell should be removable quite...

    The creases in the bell should be removable quite easily. I good horn for marching (light weight) or for a beginner.
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    I already posted on my town FB site that I am...

    I already posted on my town FB site that I am playing Taps on my euphonium at 3:00P tomorrow. I invited anyone on my street to come out, enjoy a minute of silence and listen while I play taps,.
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    Stunning. I REALLY enjoyed that.

    Stunning. I REALLY enjoyed that.
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    Jason, I am using one of the Carbon Fiber Belly...

    Jason, I am using one of the Carbon Fiber Belly pans on my Sterling Virtuoso (customized to use the Besson Belly pan). I DO have a spare plexiglass pan if you need one.
  24. The pictured horn in the OP's post is exactly...

    The pictured horn in the OP's post is exactly what I marched with in the Cal Band from '71 - '73. Great sounding horn and beautifully made with satin silver and gold wash bell. I think the horn I...
  25. All Bb English baritones gurgle.

    I have played the 955 3-valve (and a number of equivalents), the 956 4-valve (actually a York 3056 built using the same tooling), and the Besson 2056 4-valve. ALL Bb baritone's have the "can't get...
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