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    Every day I'm loving the new K&G 3D more and...

    Every day I'm loving the new K&G 3D more and more: yesterday and Monday I received praise from master and colleagues in the two bands where I play. I'm really happy.
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    I put the question to Dennis and he tells me that...

    I put the question to Dennis and he tells me that it's an upgrade and the difference is small so no need to make a sign, the characteristics are the same but more finer. So the euphonium mouthpieces...
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    Hi everyone, I've testing the new K&G 3D...

    Hi everyone, I've testing the new K&G 3D mouthpiece for a few days and I have to say that I'm just excited about it. On a visual level there are no significant differences compared to the old one:...
  4. I had my first musical lessons at the age of 7 at...

    I had my first musical lessons at the age of 7 at the music school of my village and alto horn as an instrument.Until the age of 40 my only interpretation was Treble Clef. In 1997 I decided to learn...
  5. I usually read euphonium parts in Treble Clef,...

    I usually read euphonium parts in Treble Clef, while I read trombone parts in Bass Clef. When I have to play trombone with parts in treble clef I read them in tenor clef + 2b ( or -2 #)
  6. Thread: Vivo Per Lei

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    Bravo Tim, warm sound, very beautiful, my best...

    Bravo Tim, warm sound, very beautiful, my best compliments for your performance, very good also your friend with trumpet and flugel. I see that the ruthenium details of your Adams stand out well: I...
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    After a mont of using euph hand straps I must say...

    After a mont of using euph hand straps I must say tha I'm pleasantly surprised by its usefulness even when sitting. Place the left hand at an angle that keeps the forearm and hand muscles relaxed,...
  8. I'm happy with my Prestige, but soon (next year...

    I'm happy with my Prestige, but soon (next year when I retire) I'm going to buy an Adams E3 as a lighter alternative to Besson. I had the opportunity to try one recently, E3 0,6 and I liked it....
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    Hallo everyone, Dennis Kurun Camilleri, owner...

    Hallo everyone,
    Dennis Kurun Camilleri, owner and designer of K&G mouthpieces, contacted me yesterday telling me that he made an euphonium mouthpiece upgrade. He did four 3D pieces and told me if I...
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    I recived the strap last week and I tried it on...

    I recived the strap last week and I tried it on Sunday during a gathering of bands where we had to travel a stretch of road marching: the strap proved to be very useful for supporting my Prestige....
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    I get involved in this discussion regarding...

    I get involved in this discussion regarding weight: the euphoniums you weigh are around 9/10 pounds. My personal Prestige 2052 is 11,13 pounds (5,05 Kg) with lighter caps and without mouthpiece,...
  12. Thread: lefreQue Times 4

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    Update: I put the plates back because with them,...

    Update:
    I put the plates back because with them, even if they don't seem to give significant improvements in sound, they make the ugly beast of the high C# be hit more easily.
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    This may be a problem with my intention to buy an...

    This may be a problem with my intention to buy an Adams E3 now, when it comes to the 6 partial, I can tune it right with the help of the trigger, or play it sharp when I'm in unison with my...
  14. Thread: 3rd valve use

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    Some considerations: the brass instruments are...

    Some considerations:
    the brass instruments are essentially a tube equipped at the two ends of a bell and a mouthpiece, with which the sounds of the harmonic series can be emitted based on the length...
  15. Thread: lefreQue Times 4

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    I have been using them for some years and I was...

    I have been using them for some years and I was convinced that some benefits gave it: last week I washed my Prestige and I have not repositioned the plates: I don't feel the difference. I found some...
  16. Thread: 51D but bigger?

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    Franz, how much bigger is the 5.1D* of yours? I...

    Franz, how much bigger is the 5.1D* of yours? I think I will stick with the same size as my trombone for now.[/QUOTE]

    The 51D* has been modified with respect to the original: now it produces a...
  17. Thread: 51D but bigger?

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    The 52D measures 25,78mm against the 25,55mm of...

    The 52D measures 25,78mm against the 25,55mm of the 51D. The 52E2 is 25,91mm: it's a good mouthpiece but it has a narrow edge. You have to see if it fits your chops. I don't recommend the Schilke...
  18. Thread: Bellinzona

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    Bellinzona

    Here is a nice march, written in the last century by G.B. Mantegazzi, composer and band director from Ticino ( Swiss canton ), born in Riva San Vitale, at a gunshot from my country, in whose band I...
  19. Thread: Metal Thickness

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    No, I'm sorry, I don't know the thickness of the...

    No, I'm sorry, I don't know the thickness of the Miraphone: the sample I tested in 2012 I liked very much, it had,among other things, a wonderful easy natural high B.
  20. Thread: Metal Thickness

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    Off course, the high B has been a problematic...

    Off course, the high B has been a problematic note to be obtained with certainly on the Prestige, but working on it with the right mouthpiece now comes out beautifully and in tune. It is not a note...
  21. Thread: Metal Thickness

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    I am only an amateur player and, even if I have...

    I am only an amateur player and, even if I have been doing it for over 50 years, I have several limits compared to some of you who are much better at playing brass than I am, but I can make some...
  22. Thread: Metal Thickness

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    Nothing, someone asked for the thickness of the...

    Nothing, someone asked for the thickness of the various brands and I simply provided data: I can say that the thicker the more you can push without sound distortions. My prestige can be pushed to the...
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    I played an euphonium with the four valves in...

    I played an euphonium with the four valves in line for twenty years and I didn't have any particular problems. Now, since 2007, I play on 3+1 euph: it took me a few months to synchronize the two...
  24. Thread: Metal Thickness

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    By junction I mean the vertical line along the...

    By junction I mean the vertical line along the entire length of the bell where the brass sheet is joined, which is then hammered to make it uniform. I assume this makes the thickness thinner at that...
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    If it can be useful, just to give an idea, a few...

    If it can be useful, just to give an idea, a few years ago, out of curiosity, I measured the thickness of the bells on my brass instruments with a centesimal caliber that I had available in the...
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