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    Speaking of lawyers, music, cabbages, and...

    Speaking of lawyers, music, cabbages, and kings...Leonard Garment, famous for being Richard Nixon's head lawyer, was a tenor sax player who, IIRC, had brief stints with some name bands in the 40s....
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    Gary, that's because your head is upside down. ;-)

    Gary, that's because your head is upside down. ;-)
  3. Yesterday I used the wedge on my Yamaha Neo to do...

    Yesterday I used the wedge on my Yamaha Neo to do a concert with the Indianapolis Brass Choir. Parts were very busy, but not difficult. Also includrd the piccolo part to S&S.
    *The Wedge matches my...
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    The F flat is a flatted fifth, a chord/lick type...

    The F flat is a flatted fifth, a chord/lick type well known to jazz players. And using an E natural would create a situation in which two notes on the same line would have two consecutive...
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    Be careful of IRS "HOBBY LOSS" rules!! (retired...

    Be careful of IRS "HOBBY LOSS" rules!! (retired financial planner/finance professor here)

    https://www.tgccpa.com/2016/07/irs-hobby-loss-rules-is-it-a-business-or-hobby/ ...lays out some basics....
  6. Well...I'm back from a four-day road trip to...

    Well...I'm back from a four-day road trip to Utah...before I discuss anything as mundane as euphonium mouthpieces, I have to say that Logan, Utah is as close to heaven as I will ever get. What a...
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    I think ALL my euphonium parts are difficult.

    I think ALL my euphonium parts are difficult.
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    Nice job! I dug the reference to "Flight of the...

    Nice job! I dug the reference to "Flight of the Bumblebee"!
  9. I've ordered a Wedge 103 and will give a full...

    I've ordered a Wedge 103 and will give a full report as soon as I have had some time behind it.
    Since the designer of the euphonium Wedge also helped to design the Yamaha Neo I now play, I see some...
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    You may have the regular strength springs, in...

    You may have the regular strength springs, in which case the longest spring belongs to the FIRST valve. The regular set has only slight difference between 2 and 3. The fourth spring should not be the...
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    The "regular" Mead springs are 1-2-3-4 in order...

    The "regular" Mead springs are 1-2-3-4 in order of length...longest=1st, etc.
    The "loose" Mead springs are interchangeable for 1-2-3.

    I've got both sets.

    Jim
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    At ITEC, there were TWO Shires models. One with...

    At ITEC, there were TWO Shires models. One with the tweener receiver and the other with a large receiver. According to the rep, the instruments differed in other aspects as well.
    Having tried both...
  13. John Morgan...I was born in Brooklyn, grew up in...

    John Morgan...I was born in Brooklyn, grew up in Queens, and I STILL LOVE THE YANKEES!!!!
  14. I'll be down there after the evening concert!

    I'll be down there after the evening concert!
  15. I'm here now in the Coralville Marriott. Arrived...

    I'm here now in the Coralville Marriott.
    Arrived yesterday afternoon; leaving Thursday morning.
    I'd love to meet all of you...
    PMs welcome!!
    Jim
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    I once opened a program with DIALOGUE by Roger...

    I once opened a program with DIALOGUE by Roger Jones. Begins with a big piano chord to
    wake up the audience. ;-)
    It's energetic/lyrical and well written. Available at SheetMusic.com IIRC.
    For...
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    Top-Action Double-Bell!!

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    Never seen a double bell with top-action valves!
    Every one I've ever played or seen has been front-action.
    THis one is for sale at Dillon's, BTW. I am not an employee ;-)
  18. Where are you in Indiana? I'm in Franklin.

    Where are you in Indiana? I'm in Franklin.
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    Jake, it was an absolute delight to work with...

    Jake, it was an absolute delight to work with Logan...his talent and the dedication were instantly recognizable!
    What a great combination he has chosen as well...lots of potential with performance...
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    I'm gonna try my best to attend.

    I'm gonna try my best to attend.
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    That was quick!! ;-)

    That was quick!! ;-)
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    Wtt: Your k&g 3.5 for my exl or lm-20

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    I'm auditioning mouthpieces for my new Neo...

    I'm interested in acquiring a K&G 3.5 in exchange for EITHER a Giddings EXL OR a Loud LM-20.
    Both are in pristine condition with only slight...
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    Thanks...please check your PMs. Yes...there is a...

    Thanks...please check your PMs. Yes...there is a lot of vitriol being spewed at the LOUD website!!
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    Please tell me more about the LM-20. Thanks!

    Please tell me more about the LM-20.
    Thanks!
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    Highpitch... Or I could say MPs are like...

    Highpitch...
    Or I could say MPs are like underwear...I change mine every three months, whether I need to or not.
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