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    It seems that Gary, Sara, and I might be in the...

    It seems that Gary, Sara, and I might be in the same profession. We're starting to get a little technical, so unless the rest of the forum is still interested, would the moderators prefer that we...
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    See the works of Donald Reinhardt. Here's a good...

    See the works of Donald Reinhardt. Here's a good write-up. http://www.wilktone.com/?p=12
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    The band has to be a recognized 501(c)(3)...

    The band has to be a recognized 501(c)(3) organization that has concerts as part of its charitable or educational purposes. Then it's okay. Taxpayer must keep accurate and complete records - date,...
  4. Thread: SM4 Mouthpiece

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    Consider the Schilke 51D or the Bowman BB1 -...

    Consider the Schilke 51D or the Bowman BB1 - slightly larger rim than the 6.5AL and significantly deeper cup.
  5. I use the BB1 on euphonium (Mack Brass, which is...

    I use the BB1 on euphonium (Mack Brass, which is a clone of the Yamaha 641/642), and a Bach 6.5AL on my Bach 36B trombone. The BB1 rim may be closer to the Schilke 51 rim (I've read that the BB1 is a...
  6. On the Wedge website, they say that the...

    On the Wedge website, they say that the mouthpiece is marked with a dot to show how it should be inserted. Does yours not have the dot?
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    Interesting price point on the James Morrison...

    Interesting price point on the James Morrison euphonium. Where is it manufactured?
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    I was a math major in college - that was to be my...

    I was a math major in college - that was to be my backup profession to being a musician. Somewhere around calculus of several variables, I realized that I was not in the same league as some of my...
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    Excuse me for getting a little technical here. ...

    Excuse me for getting a little technical here.

    Sara, I think the musicians on this forum are only going to be concerned about tax depreciation, not the useful life for financial statement purposes...
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    I'm interested in the 6bs. That's small shank,...

    I'm interested in the 6bs. That's small shank, right? Please contact me about payment (and I think the 12c may be appreciated by my granddaughter).
  11. John - does this mean you liked it more than your...

    John - does this mean you liked it more than your Edwards trombone?
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    Dave, so would I.

    Dave, so would I.
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    I'm going to chime in as a pianist, who used to...

    I'm going to chime in as a pianist, who used to play in big bands. I was first-call pianist for one such band and second or third call for two other groups. That meant that I'd often have to come in...
  14. Thread: QHR in Action!

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    Do you worry about the soapy water hurting your...

    Do you worry about the soapy water hurting your lawn? I've thought of getting the QHR, but I'd rather use in with the horn in the bathtub (I actually can run my backyard hose through the bathroom...
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    Wessex sighted at Sam Ash

    I was in Sam Ash in Manhattan on Friday and I noticed they had the Wessex Dolce euphonium, the midget BBb tuba, and one other full sized tuba on display. I think this is a good thing, because it'll...
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    How does that work? What's the physics of it?...

    How does that work? What's the physics of it? Thanks.
  17. I'm afraid I disagree with you - the Shilke has a...

    I'm afraid I disagree with you - the Shilke has a rim diameter of about 1.00 inch and the SM3 has a rim diameter of about 1.03 inch, if memory serves me correctly.
    Have you considered the Brian...
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    In my community orchestra, the second trombone...

    In my community orchestra, the second trombone part is played on a JinBao British baritone. It works okay in our section, and no one would mistake it for the blend of a professional orchestra (I play...
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    Great, then you have given it exactly the level...

    Great, then you have given it exactly the level of thought it needed.
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    Here's some unsolicited advice: consider the type...

    Here's some unsolicited advice: consider the type of job you want, and it should be one that will reasonably be able to meet your financial needs. If getting that job won't put you in competition...
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    Yeah, that's the one. Their model doesn't even...

    Yeah, that's the one. Their model doesn't even have water valves - I guess you have to special order them.
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    A few years ago, wasn't there a European company...

    A few years ago, wasn't there a European company offering a semi-custom euphonium where the base model started at $10K? There was some talk on the forum about it, but I don't recall anyone saying...
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    I second that. One year in my community orchestra...

    I second that. One year in my community orchestra I was playing the bass trombone parts on my euphonium. As he says, I got the notes but not the required tone (and I don't think my compensating range...
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    And Walter still uses his Doug Elliott with a 114...

    And Walter still uses his Doug Elliott with a 114 rim, which is the same diameter as the Schilke 60. I sit in Walter's section for a summer concert band, and it is remarkable how he has such even...
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    My experience with wind ensembles is that...

    My experience with wind ensembles is that euphonium and tuba parts are non-transposing bass clef. British style brass bands have these parts in transposing treble clef. The advantage of the British...
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