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  1. Bass trombones can be heavy. My arthritis led me...

    Bass trombones can be heavy. My arthritis led me away from piano and back to euphonium. I took up trombone to play with a local orchestra, and I play a medium-bore Bach 36B, a tenor trombone with an...
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    What did Doug Elliott recommend for you? Just...

    What did Doug Elliott recommend for you? Just curious.
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    Hope you enjoy your new digs, John. Time to...

    Hope you enjoy your new digs, John. Time to update your signature regarding ensembles you belong to!
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    Audrey has decided it's for sale. She's asking...

    Audrey has decided it's for sale. She's asking $300, local pickup in Westchester County, NY. If you're interested, I'll put you in direct touch with her.
  5. It doesn't surprise me that the part is played by...

    It doesn't surprise me that the part is played by a trombonist. Doesn't Joseph Alessi play the Bydlo solo when the NY Philharmonic performs "Pictures?" The one time I saw the Philharmonic perform...
  6. Bydlo - Toscanini and NBC Symphony Orchestra

    I was listening to this recording yesterday and it seems to me that the Bydlo solo was not being played on a euphonium - or if it was, perhaps the age of the recording affected the timbre. Is anyone...
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    I will ask her. Audrey works at Sam Ash and she...

    I will ask her. Audrey works at Sam Ash and she sees a lot of unusual instruments that people come in trying to sell.
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    Can anyone identify this tuba?

    My section mate Audrey recently was given an old tuba - small bell flare and three rotary valves. We can't find any manufacturer's markings. It's pitched in BBb. Can anyone identify it? Manufacturer...
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    There IS a bass trombonium. A collector friend of...

    There IS a bass trombonium. A collector friend of mine had acquired one. However, it was four valves (non-compensating) so I don't think B1 was playable (i.e., just like a single valve Bb/F bass...
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    For your own sake, don't think of going as...

    For your own sake, don't think of going as quickly as possible. You are re-training muscles to work in a different way. Progress will be slow, with setbacks. You may have breakthroughs or you may...
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    I find that very interesting. I had read that the...

    I find that very interesting. I had read that the BB1 was a tweaked version of the Schilke 51D. I don't recall the source.
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    Mouthpiece design

    A few weeks ago I recall reading a post that mentioned that the BB1 mouthpiece, which I use, uses a different design philosophy than the very popular DW 4AL, and that mouthpieces like the 51D and BB1...
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    The Bowman BB1 is a tweaked version of the 51D....

    The Bowman BB1 is a tweaked version of the 51D. Perhaps it'll work for you.
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    The Tyrell book is still in print. My teacher had...

    The Tyrell book is still in print. My teacher had me start working on it just this past year. https://www.amazon.com/progressive-studies-trombone-bass-clef/dp/B0007IXI72
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    I have the Mack Brass euphonium. I've tried...

    I have the Mack Brass euphonium. I've tried Hetman, Blue Juice (yes, the odor), Yamaha, and Resilience. I've found the best results and least build-up of gunk with Resilience. My body chemistry may...
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    I have a similar story. 1972, during college. I...

    I have a similar story. 1972, during college. I went to see Jaki Byard. My friend Ken's band was opening the show. His band took the stage and his piano player didn't show. Ken saw me sitting in the...
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    I'll join in wishing you a happy birthday, John.

    I'll join in wishing you a happy birthday, John.
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    Sorry for the nitpicking: 22 Celsius (a/k/a...

    Sorry for the nitpicking: 22 Celsius (a/k/a centigrade), not Kelvin. 22 Kelvin [no degree sign by convention] is -251.15 Celsius.

    But I do appreciate your thorough comments on the Wessex C tuba....
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    It makes sense to me that the taper from shank...

    It makes sense to me that the taper from shank all the way to the valve set should be optimized for a particular shank. I suspect this is part of the thinking behind the Monette trumpet models that...
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    I find the BB1 rim to be quite comfortable, and...

    I find the BB1 rim to be quite comfortable, and (for me, at least) when compared to the SM, I have a more secure high range and my compensating range is no longer tending sharp.
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    Guido: For me (and players with less fleshy lips...

    Guido: For me (and players with less fleshy lips may get a different result), I felt that the BB1 had more volume inside the mouthpiece. My tone had stronger lower harmonics, which made my sound...
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    I use the BB1, and have tried Kadja and SM4U. The...

    I use the BB1, and have tried Kadja and SM4U. The BB1 rim size is about 1.01 inches, similar to a Schilke 51D. The mouthpiece itself has a fair amount of mass, a deep cup and an open backbore. I find...
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    Whoa! Sorry, I didn't know that.

    Whoa! Sorry, I didn't know that.
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    Sounds like you're reading treble clef, so I'll...

    Sounds like you're reading treble clef, so I'll refer to treble clef notes in this message.

    Have you considered using 4th valve for the sixth-partial G? Then use 2-4 for F# and 1-4 for F. It may...
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    I was hoping you'd know the source, and I was...

    I was hoping you'd know the source, and I was right.

    I was on a trip to the lake area in northern Italy a few years ago. One of the men on the trip was a cornet player, aged 80, who brought his...
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