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    I have some old instruments that I've aligned...

    I have some old instruments that I've aligned myself. With my Sterling, I just use the standard felt set. Regarding the former, I bought a variety of felts of various sizes online (don't recall at...
  2. Very nice! Will look forward to your next...

    Very nice! Will look forward to your next installment - Carroll
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    A clue is in your description of how the tuner...

    A clue is in your description of how the tuner behaved when you tried it on your bass guitar. The initial attack has lots of harmonics then sustains with a strong fundamental. Euphonium tones ...
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    The latest (Fall 2020) ITEA Journal has a pitch...

    The latest (Fall 2020) ITEA Journal has a pitch notation guide on page 10, using yet another scheme. It uses superscripts, which makes it difficult to show exactly; where you see a number in the...
  5. Thread: Valve oil

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    I always come back to Blue Juice. It doesn't last...

    I always come back to Blue Juice. It doesn't last as long as some, but I definitely see less gunk in the horn and valve oil is cheap!
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    Sorry, to omit that! They are both SS. The...

    Sorry, to omit that! They are both SS. The diameter of the "Brandon Jones" is the larger of the two.
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    Hi Doug, here are some data for you: ...

    Hi Doug, here are some data for you:

    Mouthpiece Weights (Grams)

    124.4 Wick 4AM Gold
    165.6 Schilke 51D Gold Medium shank

    121.2 Wick 4ABL (Heritage)
    136.4 G&W “Kadja” Stainless steel...
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    If there were a “lingua franca” for note naming,...

    If there were a “lingua franca” for note naming, it would have to be the naming convention for the 88 key piano keyboard. One need only remember that C on the ledger line between the bass and treble...
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    ....and it was fun! thanks - Carroll

    ....and it was fun! thanks - Carroll
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    Encore!

    Encore!
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    The first time I listened to the clips, it was...

    The first time I listened to the clips, it was "blind", with my eyes closed. The difference was clear in all cases. The heavy cap definitely adds more "gravitas" as Doug mentioned, but the sound...
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    Regarding the C#, here is my theory: The plates...

    Regarding the C#, here is my theory: The plates helped to make the C# more stable. Consequently, you learned to play the C#. Now that you have learned to play the C#, you no longer need the plates!...
  13. Thread: Loose slides

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    Hetman has a new slide gel, Hetman 7.5. I've used...

    Hetman has a new slide gel, Hetman 7.5. I've used Hetman 7 for many years and have been very happy with it, but the oil coming off the valves tended to remove it so that the slide would become more...
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    As one who plays multiple instruments, there are...

    As one who plays multiple instruments, there are upsides and downsides. One upside is that playing a different instrument and musical style informs the others. For example, classical piano and...
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    Yes, the sides are Brazilian rosewood. I also got...

    Yes, the sides are Brazilian rosewood. I also got it out and hurt my fingers a bit! Should do it more often!
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    Sweet! That Taylor 912e; I have a 1972 Yamaha FG...

    Sweet! That Taylor 912e; I have a 1972 Yamaha FG 1500 if you're into orchestra model acoustics.
  17. I have serial number 2042 of this horn and it is...

    I have serial number 2042 of this horn and it is in standard pitch, so there is some good news there. I find that it is relatively easy to lip bend the pitch on individual notes (although I should go...
  18. My horn is the same model as yours, has "2042"...

    My horn is the same model as yours, has "2042" stamped on the 2nd valve. Also stamped on the 2nd valve is "PATD Sept23-13". It is in standard pitch and has a small shank but an 11" bell. It has a...
  19. It looks to be in very good condition.

    It looks to be in very good condition.
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    Yep. I've got it in my right hand, middle finger....

    Yep. I've got it in my right hand, middle finger. Bothers me me more on piano than euphonium, but I have had it "stick" during a solo performance. My doctor recommended a cortisone shot but I haven't...
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    Sweet!

    Sweet!
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    That was really wonderful! The group I play...

    That was really wonderful!

    The group I play with (Charles River Wind Ensemble), will be performing a Marco Putz piece, "Three Sketches For Band", this Fall.
  23. I imagine you'll get some good advice on the best...

    I imagine you'll get some good advice on the best combination of felts/corks on this forum. The most important thing is that the total thickness provides the correct alignment when the valve is in...
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    Good choice of a horn to review! In terms of...

    Good choice of a horn to review! In terms of feedback to you, you might come off as more critical than you intended. I'm thinking specifically about your comments regarding the high register. Also,...
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    Maybe it is caused by air pressure developing...

    Maybe it is caused by air pressure developing when you are playing.

    Not sure what kind of flaw would cause this, but you can test it.

    Sometimes the 2nd valve can pop out; using a heavier...
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