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  1. Thread: Willson 2950

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    Dr. Gail Robertson is one of those artists who...

    Dr. Gail Robertson is one of those artists who can sound good on a mpc, hose and funnel. I haven't communicated with Gail in quite some time but she did play a Willson 2900 for quite a long time....
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    Hope everyone stays safe during this coronavirus...

    Hope everyone stays safe during this coronavirus pandemic. Today I'm wearing a tee shirt one of my grand kids gave me awhile ago - but not for the reason suggested.
  3. Thanks Dave. Very nice demo of the differences...

    Thanks Dave. Very nice demo of the differences open vs muted. The practice mute (Best Brass) sounded louder than I expected. Always liked Grainger's "Lincolnshire Posy" and 'The Brisk Young Sailor'.
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    ECRiver, Welcome to the forum. I agree with...

    ECRiver,

    Welcome to the forum. I agree with the links that Rodgeman shared above. Both of those are 3 valve 'compensating' horns so you'll be able to play better in tune for the 1-3, 123 fingered...
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    Same here in S. Florida. Concert dates moved and...

    Same here in S. Florida. Concert dates moved and rehearsals cancelled. I suspect the new concert dates will end up be cancelled all together. This is a terrible pandemic with a huge risk to people...
  6. Thread: Newby

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    Well is seems cows like music. Jazz for cows:...

    Well is seems cows like music.

    Jazz for cows:
    ....
  7. Congrats Russell! Looks like a great deal.

    Congrats Russell! Looks like a great deal.
  8. FS: 1983 British B&H Round Stamp Sovereign Euphonium $2500.

    Just saw this over on TubeNet. The B&H Round Stamp looks to be in great shape according to the pictures. A small dent on the 3rd valve knuckle. I do not know the seller but he resides in central...
  9. Wow, that was quick! Sold already. Hopefully a...

    Wow, that was quick! Sold already. Hopefully a forum member here was able to get it.
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    You can add your horn info etc. by clicking on...

    You can add your horn info etc. by clicking on 'Forum actions' up top, then 'edit profile' then 'edit signature'.

    Hope this helps.
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    I tried the original Mead springs and they were...

    I tried the original Mead springs and they were too strong for my tastes. Since then they've come out with a medium strength which I hear or read have good review.

    Welcome to the forum.
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    Sticky: Dave has been updating his second post in this...

    Dave has been updating his second post in this thread with all the measured spacings.
  13. TJM, From the pics you posted to my eye it's a...

    TJM,

    From the pics you posted to my eye it's a euphonium not a baritone. You can tell by the conical bore from where the the tubing slowly gets bigger from the MTS (main tuning slide). Usually a...
  14. TJ, To post an image from your iPhone that...

    TJ,

    To post an image from your iPhone that picture should already be on your phone. Start a reply in this thread, then you have to slide the the typing area up (to get it above the keyboard...
  15. Thread: Willson 2950

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    Jim I sent you a PM.

    Jim I sent you a PM.
  16. Thread: Willson 2950

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    We have a section player who joined our comm band...

    We have a section player who joined our comm band a few months ago who plays and loves his 2950. He really loves it! He studied at Indiana when Harvey Phillips was there and worked on his master's...
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    Like you Mike, when I started I tongued at my...

    Like you Mike, when I started I tongued at my teeth. This was when I played trumpet. At 12 or 13 I started taking lessons from Howard Sickler (may he rest in peace), who took lessons from the late...
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    Sticky: John, I cracked up after reading your last...

    John, I cracked up after reading your last sentence above.

    I found a battery for my digital micrometer and checked the width again. It's actually 6.224cm. Didn't want to take the valve stems out...
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    Sticky: Oops, corrected to cm.

    Oops, corrected to cm.
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    Sticky: Just measured the spacing of my M5050...

    Just measured the spacing of my M5050 (Miraphone). The best I can tell it’s 6.3 cm (center of 1st valve to center of 3rd valve). I wanted to use my micrometers but the battery is dead so used a...
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    In case Dave's link above doesn't open as it...

    In case Dave's link above doesn't open as it didn't for me, try this:
    http://www.dwerden.com/forum/entry.php/253-New-Book-Advice-from-57-Noted-Brass-Players
  22. Thread: Rusty slide

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    Sounds like you're talking about the 1st valve...

    Sounds like you're talking about the 1st valve compensating slide (See image below).

    Slides are usually made of brass so they don't rust. It could be red rot which means it would have to be...
  23. Good to hear LittleJimmy. Yes, the slides should...

    Good to hear LittleJimmy. Yes, the slides should be inserted so the water keys are located at the lowest point as you play.
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    I can only tell that she's playing on a Doug...

    I can only tell that she's playing on a Doug Elliott mpc. What size I couldn't tell.
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    Here you go:...

    Here you go:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLBy0KNIcvU
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