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    Schilke makes a 51, which is a "normal" (aka...

    Schilke makes a 51, which is a "normal" (aka smaller) cup than the 51D. According to their site, the 51D is .005 inches smaller than the other 51's which is weird because the 51 is suppose to...
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    That probably solves the mystery then. 2900's...

    That probably solves the mystery then. 2900's historically came with medium/euro shanks so it was replaced with an after-market large shank, thus no longer having the model number.
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    I'm not familiar with older Willsons either but...

    I'm not familiar with older Willsons either but if they were stamped the same as more recent ones, the model number would be visible in photos 5 and 6. It also looks like some work may have been done...
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    A Tale of Two Willsons

    It was the best of times, it was the worst of times... sorry, I couldn't resist.

    Anyways, I work at a local music store and amidst the school shutdown this spring a few schools sent in all their...
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    The 274 comes with a non-branded mouthpiece. It's...

    The 274 comes with a non-branded mouthpiece. It's probably larger than your 6.5AL, but I don't remember it "feeling" like any mouthpiece I'd ever played on. It may be fine to play on for a while as a...
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    Perhaps a practice device like these hand grips...

    Perhaps a practice device like these hand grips would be of benefit? I don't know if they actually "work", but I'd consult your physical therapist before purchasing.
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    The author (Tom Batiuk) was born in Akron, and...

    The author (Tom Batiuk) was born in Akron, and attended Kent State. Many area band directors and educators are quick to boast this fact.
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    I tried a Packer a while ago (brand new), and it...

    I tried a Packer a while ago (brand new), and it seemed like a sturdy horn. It was heavier than my Willson 2950 for sure, but an adequate horn to say the least. The store had started looking into the...
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    Rochut - Down an octave

    I was going back through old books and came across my old Rochut book. I noticed a marking an old teacher had made to play the etudes down an octave, and it got me wondering - why? Is simply to work...
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    I'm also inclined to agree with Dave. From a...

    I'm also inclined to agree with Dave.

    From a publisher's perspective the Fb would be the obvious choice. Printing one flat for the F is much simpler (and cost effective) than printing ALL the...
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    And for the chromatic runs, it's typical for...

    And for the chromatic runs, it's typical for descending lines to use flats and ascending ones to use sharps. That's just the "rule of music" there, and at looks cleaner most of the time. Imagine if...
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    Since this has been revived, I have a weird...

    Since this has been revived, I have a weird question.

    I tried a King 2280 years ago and even though it's marked as a "large shank" receiver, none of my mouthpieces seemed to fit correctly. It...
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    The baritone solo in Schoenberg's Theme and...

    The baritone solo in Schoenberg's Theme and Variations was probably the most difficult I ever had to perform. Mostly because of the open voiced F#minor triad at the end (bass clef- F# about the staff...
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    If you want something exciting and entertaining...

    If you want something exciting and entertaining as an opener, the Goedicke Concert Etude is a great choice, especially if you can get it really cooking.

    Another one my teacher threw out as a...
  15. Thread: Name That Horn

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    Closely looking at the bell in the second...

    Closely looking at the bell in the second picture, you can see some outlines of where I think the logo is (or once was). Looks like it's a burst shape of some nature, but doesn't match the Buescher...
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    High Range and the Horn

    I've played a Willson 2950 for almost 15 years now, and I've never felt like it has held me back. I've always maintained an attitude of 'It's the player not the horn', and I still abide by that near...
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    A quick search says the Sheet music is currently being published by Winwood Music with an older version from Tuba Euphonium Press.

    I can't locate a recording for sale by either publisher. Your...
  18. Thread: Tone

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    A full tone demands an instrument full of air....

    A full tone demands an instrument full of air. Try practicing at louder volumes (with good sound of course!) and practicing filling up the room. After you are comfortable doing that, the practice of...
  19. Thread: SM4U Ultra

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    I don't have my SM5 anymore to verify, but if I...

    I don't have my SM5 anymore to verify, but if I remember correctly my SM4U sat further in my Willson than the other DW mouthpieces did. Not loose per say, but just more of the shank into the receiver.
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    Like you, I tried the Dennis Wick stuff, and went...

    Like you, I tried the Dennis Wick stuff, and went back to my Schilke because I liked the attack and focus... but the rim diameter was smaller than I was use to. I moved up to the 52E2 and that pretty...
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    Good luck! I got to try a 274 earlier in the...

    Good luck! I got to try a 274 earlier in the year, and it should certainly be a good horn. Enjoy your New Horn Day when it arrives!

    The mouthpiece that comes with it isn't the best, but is...
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    Just curious, what is your opinion on clip-on...

    Just curious, what is your opinion on clip-on mics? I know for solo/piano work it's more hassle to mic both players, but would it give your more control over balance and clarity? Or do you not have...
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    I believe the MAP price was about 1550 for the...

    I believe the MAP price was about 1550 for the lacquer, probably more for silver.

    My biggest concern was whether I had a buyer's bias towards my horn. Obviously I'm more use to it's quirks and...
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    John Packer 274 - Thoughts?

    So, the music store I work at is looking into John Packer instruments for cheaper options for advancing students and possibly schools (namely low brass) and I got a chance to try it out. I just...
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    If you're trying to use the build-in mic on your...

    If you're trying to use the build-in mic on your phone, you will need an external mic. Phones aren't designed to handle the amount of sound and frequencies produced by brass instruments and distort...
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