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  1. Is it open to public to join or try out?

    Is it open to public to join or try out?
  2. Where did you start the brass band? Mike

    Where did you start the brass band?

    Mike
  3. I think the more important question is whether...

    I think the more important question is whether the cup of your mouthpiece is gold or silver plated. The air slides much easier over the gold! ;-)
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    With regard to the DE, I would recommend also...

    With regard to the DE, I would recommend also trying the I cup. The Ultra X is closer in depth to the I cup. Also, try with his s shanks. The standard shank sits out further than a Wick shank. The...
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    In the post above, Dean makes very good points....

    In the post above, Dean makes very good points. Also, are you just looking at new horns or would you consider pre-owned (sounds better than used)?

    Mike
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    Hardest Brass Band parts

    Got this link in my email from Algirdas Matonis. Parts don't seem too bad!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYjl51P7Hbw

    Mike
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    Hi Mike, I have used the Warburton BJ...

    Hi Mike,

    I have used the Warburton BJ mouthpiece with a 2900 and did not care for it. The BJ is a very livery sounding mouthpiece and for me it sound very bright and edgy. Warburton also sells a...
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    Not meaning to be contrary, but my guess is that...

    Not meaning to be contrary, but my guess is that your air support is not as good as you think. Speaking as a person that has struggled with this issue, when I feel like I am really working to move...
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    Not sure what you mean by "superior options". To...

    Not sure what you mean by "superior options". To me, the SM3U does not work, so virtually anything is superior. I think that rim contour is more important for comfort than diameter. Obviously people...
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    I had the pleasure of playing in a band with a...

    I had the pleasure of playing in a band with a gentleman named Merle Erler for a number of years. Merle played tromone with National Symphony in the 1930s(!!!) and then in the Navy Band fro many...
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    So, you have a mouthpiece that works great for...

    So, you have a mouthpiece that works great for you, except for the very specific situation of fast sixteenth note near octave intervals? We should all be so lucky! This really seems like an issue of...
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    I weighed my Willson 2900 and it is right at 10...

    I weighed my Willson 2900 and it is right at 10 pounds.
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    This seems like an issue you should discuss with...

    This seems like an issue you should discuss with your teacher since they are familiar with your playing. That being said, have you tried performing your vibrato with a metronome to achieve the...
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    This works very well. ...

    This works very well.

    http://stores.quickhornrinse.com/lpt-001-euphonium-lap-pad/

    Mike
  15. Thread: SM3U vs BB1

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    What do you mean by, "I like to use a lot of air...

    What do you mean by, "I like to use a lot of air when i play, so much so that I find myself having to tone back how much air to make runs and skips possible"? It sounds like you are just blowing as...
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    Just got a new strap. Feels much softer than my...

    Just got a new strap. Feels much softer than my old QHR strap. Valerie also has some really great patterns!

    Mike

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    One more suggestion for you is the Parker Lance...

    One more suggestion for you is the Parker Lance LaDuke model. My understanding is that it is a 51D depth cup with a 1.02 rim. it is stainless steel.
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    The difficulty that you'll find is that...

    The difficulty that you'll find is that mouthpieces like the Warburton or Kadja have throats and backbores that are significantly larger than the 51D. My suggestion would be to have a 51D cup...
  19. Wedge sells a variety of trombone mouthpieces...

    Wedge sells a variety of trombone mouthpieces that may work for baritone. I do caution that the rim of a Wedge mouthpiece is smaller than that of a conventional mouthpiece of the same size.
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  20. Still have some euro shank mouthpieces and Doug Elliott stuff available

    I am finally trying to unload a bunch of pieces accumulated over the years. PLEASE NOTE: ALL MOUTHPIECES ARE EURO/MEDIUM SHANK THAT FIT WILLSON 2900 AND SOME BESSONS ETC. THEY ARE NOT LARGE SHANK...
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    Since a number of you guys have requested photos...

    Since a number of you guys have requested photos of certain pieces, rather than sending a photo to each PM, I am providing a photo of each of the pieces in which interest has been shown. From right...
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    Euro shank mouthpiece extravaganza!!!

    I am finally trying to unload a bunch of pieces accumulated over the years. PLEASE NOTE: ALL MOUTHPIECES ARE EURO/MEDIUM SHANK THAT FIT WILLSON 2900 AND SOME BESSONS ETC. THEY ARE NOT LARGE SHANK...
  23. I always play while doing squats. Playing while...

    I always play while doing squats. Playing while bench pressing is a bit more of a challenge...

    Mike
  24. I got my Wedge 102 last week. So far, I'm not...

    I got my Wedge 102 last week. So far, I'm not that impressed. I went with the 102 rather than a 103 at Dr. Dave's' recommendation. But, I find the sound to be smaller, my flexibility to be less, and...
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    mouthpiece rumminations

    I stumbled across this post by the well-known trumpeter Jens Lindemann regarding mouthpieces. It gives some food for thought.


    "I noticed a recent mouthpiece thread and thought I would weigh in...
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