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    Ok, this is a lot to digest at once, and this...

    Ok, this is a lot to digest at once, and this being December, it isn't the season for messing around on a non-gigging double, but I reread Dave's explanations above and I've got a couple of...
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    I bought it and looked through it last night. It...

    I bought it and looked through it last night. It looks like the secret, from a trombone player's point of view, is don't forget about those "extended positions". For example, most trombone players...
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    Yeah, the soft tongue thing. I learned a...

    Yeah, the soft tongue thing. I learned a different approach where you use the natural breaks on the horn instead of tonguing where possible. The valve is a natural break every time, so there is no...
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    Alternate fingerings

    Ok, so I've been playing my new Festivo for a few months now. Getting better with the valves. I've always heard euphonium players say "don't play like a trombonist", and was never quite sure what...
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    In the way of an update, my Festivo arrived...

    In the way of an update, my Festivo arrived today. I've owned a Dolce before, so I'm not completely new to the euphonium world. I haven't inspected it under a bright light, but it looks great....
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    Ok, well, I pulled the trigger on a Festivo. It...

    Ok, well, I pulled the trigger on a Festivo. It sounds like that has the best combination of things I'm looking for. Thanks for all your input.
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    Wow, thanks for that! I really do like the sound...

    Wow, thanks for that! I really do like the sound of the baritone. Much more trombony. If it doesn't play low, what's the purpose of the 4v comp baritone?

    Anyway, the recital helps me understand...
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    Hmmm. I had always focused on the intonation part...

    Hmmm. I had always focused on the intonation part of compensation. I forgot about the extended range aspect of it. So compensating euphs can play C and B below the staff? I wondered why I didn't see...
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    Baritone or Euph - vague inquiry

    I'm a trombone player, and I've dabbled in the valved instruments, but never really settled on anything. I've got a tuba, but I'm not sure I'm going anywhere with that. I've had a Wessex Dolce, but...
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    Ok, thanks, that seems to make sense. I notice...

    Ok, thanks, that seems to make sense. I notice that it also says Made in Germany, "G.L. Adams" on the bell under the Miraphone mountain, or whatever that is. I don't have access to the serial number...
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    Miraphone 56a dating

    I saw a Miraphone 56a kaiser baritone that looks different from what you see on the miraphone site https://www.miraphone.de/instruments/baritone/c-kaiser-baritone-upright-4-valves-103

    The one I...
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    One thing I do that's simple is to carry my...

    One thing I do that's simple is to carry my mouthpiece in my pocket, and maybe hold it in my hand to keep it warm. That helps, it's not as good as getting to blow a few notes, but it helps. Also a...
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    Well, as a follow up, I did buy the instrument....

    Well, as a follow up, I did buy the instrument. It was billed as a compensating euph, but it turned out not to be a compensator at all. So its going back. It has a nice sound, but over all its...
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    King 1173 baritone

    I think I know the answer to this question, but I'm going to ask anyway, to confirm or correct.

    Is anyone familiar with the King / HN White 1173 4v baritone "Improved model"? It appears to be a...
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    How about goodgigs tranparent bell? 6699 ...

    How about goodgigs tranparent bell?
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fhWSenVbro&t=95s
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    Yeah, intonation will be an issue. I'm weighing a...

    Yeah, intonation will be an issue. I'm weighing a rotary against a King 2280 against the Wessex Festivo. Without the opportunity to play any of them first. The King seems to have an advantage in the...
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    Rotary Euphoniums

    I've researched this a little, so I've seen some of the previous posts on this topic, but there were some things those didn't answer for me. And you all seem like a friendlier lot than the tuba forum...
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    Thanks for the responses. I'll try a Wessex or...

    Thanks for the responses. I'll try a Wessex or Mack Brass compensator with a big mouthpiece. Thanks again.
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    Good instrument for playing low

    I'm a trombone player, and sometimes like to play euphonium. Is there a particular model that has a better low range than others? Not interested in a tuba (want to stay in Bb, but don't want a...
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    Let him in, but loan him a euphonium. Or worse, a...

    Let him in, but loan him a euphonium. Or worse, a non-Bb tuba. With sticky valves. And a missing second valve slide. :rolleyes:
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    For the "real tuba" comment, I started my search...

    For the "real tuba" comment, I started my search for a tuba getting a lot of advice and just listening to a guy who is a great tubist, and went to the same music school I went to, so his comments...
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    Another thing I wanted to mention in relation to...

    Another thing I wanted to mention in relation to this thread was the other options that Wessex has that compete with the Bombino. I was looking for a small Eb, but I started being interested in the...
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    Glad I found this. I'm a trombone player,...

    Glad I found this. I'm a trombone player, sometimes euphonium, and just got a Bombino as well. I wanted something small and manageable. I was learning the Eb fingerings with the tenor clef trick, but...
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