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    When in various years I was on mouthpiece safari,...

    When in various years I was on mouthpiece safari, I studied specs. I read reviews, including forum comments. If possible, I purchased used so if a mouthpiece didn't work out I could flip it. Bottom...
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    Link:...

    Link:
    http://www.hnwhite.com/Euphoniums%20and%20Baritones.htm#Improved

    It appears to be nothing more than H. N. White marketing of the 20's and 30's; no essential differences from the King...
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    To go with gmerrill's comment about drilling the...

    To go with gmerrill's comment about drilling the mute is the cork. Adjusting the thickness of the cork is essential to balancing tone and tuning, and is a trial-and-error exercise that could take...
  4. I searched for a 4-valve American style...

    I searched for a 4-valve American style instrument a few years ago. The only one that met all the criteria at a reasonable price was the Wessex BR115. It is my standard instrument when I play...
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    I would be more concerned about the possibility...

    I would be more concerned about the possibility that if something didn't line up just exactly right in the assembly of the horn that it might have been "helped" into place, creating a metal stress...
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    Indeed. When my horn wants to take a nap and is...

    Indeed. When my horn wants to take a nap and is not fussing about having the top down, I have one of these elastic nets in my trunk that holds the case securely. All joking and satire aside, this is...
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    Do you also put the slightest bit of heavy slide...

    Do you also put the slightest bit of heavy slide grease on the valve cap threads to ease the caps and help seat the threads?
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    Thanks.

    Thanks.
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    Well, of course! Does nobody pick up on satire...

    Well, of course! Does nobody pick up on satire anymore?
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    I must disagree. The Remington taper is a...

    I must disagree. The Remington taper is a slightly different angle than the "medium" shank size of, for example, the Besson/B&H Euph receivers prior to the mid '70's.

    From the Doug Elliot...
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    Yes, by regular, I mean traditional regular, from...

    Yes, by regular, I mean traditional regular, from the .481/.491 King 2B through Yammy .525.
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    The non-comp players in your section should pull...

    The non-comp players in your section should pull and set the 3rd valve slide to be in tune and not sharp. You can tell them I said so. No less a player than Harry James on his trumpet did the same...
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    Agreed.

    Agreed.
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    Do you have a friend with a regular tenor...

    Do you have a friend with a regular tenor trombone that you can compare mouthpieces? If the tip of your mouthpiece is the same as your friend's mouthpiece, then you have a small shank. If it is...
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    I put mine in the passenger seat of my Jaguar...

    I put mine in the passenger seat of my Jaguar convertible with the top down. It loves the ride, and gets jealous if I put it in the trunk while I get the sunshine.
  16. For which I have mixed feelings, because the...

    For which I have mixed feelings, because the King/Conn/Olds/Reynolds/Martin, etc., instrument, to my ears, blends better with woodwinds as well as brass than does a typical Besson/B&H style Euph in a...
  17. These instruments are perfect for a community...

    These instruments are perfect for a community band player that does not need a low range below f at the bottom of the bass staff. And in my opinion, since you can play bottom line G and mid line D...
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    Since I was on an instrument safari in the last...

    Since I was on an instrument safari in the last few years, I never saw any current production instruments that had the Remington or Olds shanks. I did see several places that could order a mouthpiece...
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    Hmm. I know about 2+3 tending flat due to the...

    Hmm. I know about 2+3 tending flat due to the limitations of how small the comp loop on the 2nd valve can be, but I never heard of 1+3 being flat. On my Besson New Standard BBb tuba, 1+3 was right on...
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    ALL brass instruments have flat 5th partials....

    ALL brass instruments have flat 5th partials. Without wasting Dave's bandwidth, it is the geometry of partials and the difference between Pythagorean tuning and our 21st century ears insisting on...
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    I believe that is too large a jump. In the...

    I believe that is too large a jump. In the meantime, if you want to go with a Wick, not only the models referenced above, but look at their British Brass Band Baritone mouthpiece selections from Wick...
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    I play this mouthpiece, the SM6U. I have two of...

    I play this mouthpiece, the SM6U. I have two of them: one small shank for my Wessex BR115 (front-action American style instrument) and my B&H 3-valve comp Euph with a medium shank. I really, really...
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    The best step-up for the money is a Wessex Dolce,...

    The best step-up for the money is a Wessex Dolce, and it is compensating as well.
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    Over a decade ago now, when I went back to...

    Over a decade ago now, when I went back to playing low brass after being away from it for over 25 years, I routinely found myself overblowing, especially as a tuba player behind the bell of a...
  25. What Dave said. In addition, if you like the way...

    What Dave said. In addition, if you like the way the 6 1/2 AL plays, but want a darker tone, I use a Wick Ultra SM6U. I find in addition to the slightly deeper cup helping the low range avoid...
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