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    New Setup for Mouthpiece Test

    I'm working on a video comparing a Wick 4AL, and Alliance DC3, and an Alliance DC4. My home tests are done with the mic within a foot of the bell's edge, and that can show some factors. But what I...
  2. Um, probably not. In my experience they A) don't...

    Um, probably not. In my experience they A) don't have enough samples of a popular horn to have much choice about what to send (I know that is the case here), and B) there really isn't much a...
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    If I understand correctly, I think that's called...

    If I understand correctly, I think that's called a reverse slide. Usually (not sure if that is why in this case) it is done so the sound moving through the tubing can slide OVER the joint instead of...
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    Welcome to the forum! I don't know about that...

    Welcome to the forum!

    I don't know about that model, or even the current generation of Blessing. I played one about 30 years ago that was a Conn 88H copy. It played fairly well but seemed a little...
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    Welcome to the forum! As with most things on...

    Welcome to the forum!

    As with most things on euphonium, when you build high range you want to do so gradually, consistently, AND correctly. There are "shortcuts" that people try, like shifting the...
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    As with John, I can't think of any other than the...

    As with John, I can't think of any other than the Sinfonico and Adams. Certainly not the major brands (Besson, Yamaha, Willson). Miraphone does some things in a traditional way, but I don't know the...
  7. Ooooo, I LOVE a challenge! I'm overqualified for...

    Ooooo, I LOVE a challenge! I'm overqualified for AARP myself, but I may try that phrase near the end. The loud part is up high, which saves air, and then you are in a diminuendo, so...maybe. But I...
  8. I see what you mean. although the seller says all...

    I see what you mean. although the seller says all valves and slides move smoothly. That would lead me to wonder about the alignment issue. I did not notice the patch...or rather, I thought it was a...
  9. FS: Besson 4-Valve Compensating Euphonium in Lacquer - Medium Shank

    This listing looks pretty good. The horn shows some wear and dents, but nothing out of the ordinary. The ugliest thing I can see is the bell rim, which could stand some straightening (I think most...
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    FS: Willson 2900B in Silver

    This is an auction starting at $1,999.99. Naturally I expect it to go much higher, but it could still end up as a bargain. The condition looks like it's what I would call "good, used." There are some...
  11. Thanks, Rick. That is very well done! I saw it...

    Thanks, Rick. That is very well done!

    I saw it on my Facebook feed, but nowhere else. How did you come across it? (Just curious)
  12. I'll see what I can do about clips from a larger...

    I'll see what I can do about clips from a larger room. In a couple weeks I have a tentative recording session planned in my church's sanctuary, and Sara won't be there. Do a mouthpiece comparison...
  13. No problem! See this one: ...

    No problem! See this one:

    http://www.dwerden.com/forum/showthread.php/24623-Comparing-2-Alliance-Mouthpieces-DC3-and-DC4
  14. Comparing 2 Alliance Mouthpieces: DC3 and DC4

    Here is my video with A/B comparisons of the signature David Childs mouthpiece, DC3, and the DC4.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMaJGJwV5Uo


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMaJGJwV5Uo
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    I have only owned one euphonium with a trigger,...

    I have only owned one euphonium with a trigger, my Sterling Virtuoso. It worked nicely (after I figured out what lubricant to use - it was very fussy and undependable before that). I needed a trigger...
  16. Comparing the Wick 4AL to the Alliance DC3 (David Childs signature)

    I tried this one for a while and thought it might be a bit too large for me, although it was reasonable. So far I'm liking the DC4 better for my current use, but this is a great mouthpiece and you...
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    Earle was a good friend and a true musician. It...

    Earle was a good friend and a true musician. It was a pleasure to sit next to him during Symphonia performances. He was a team player who was always in good spirits. Here is an old recording from...
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    When Your Wife Knows You TOO Well

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  19. I sure appreciate any/all comments, folks! After...

    I sure appreciate any/all comments, folks! After playing a 4AL for so many years, and "trying" to change for short periods to some other kind, I'm constantly questioning myself about changing now!!
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  20. Thanks for the comments, guys! From my...

    Thanks for the comments, guys! From my perspective, they each have certain qualities that are attractive. I'm sure I will miss the 4AL sometimes, but I'm pretty much set on going forward with the DC4...
  21. A/B Comparison - Alliance DC4 and Wick 4AL

    Here is a video in the format of my previous mouthpiece comparisons. This is the close-mic comparison. I'll try to do some large-room versions at some point. What do you think?
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    Cool. Let us know how it goes!

    Cool. Let us know how it goes!
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    Welcome to the forum! FWIW, a few of our senior...

    Welcome to the forum! FWIW, a few of our senior members here (including me) will be chain testing a Sinfonico over the next month or two. We will report our findings on the forum.

    In the meantime,...
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    I also have too little experience to be of help...

    I also have too little experience to be of help with FB sales. The only things I bought off FB Marketplace were some music stands for our church and they were a local deal. I have to say they were...
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    Of course I've seen this before, John, but I just...

    Of course I've seen this before, John, but I just HAD to stop by and look at the purdy horn again! The engraving really does add something.
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