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  1. If you're having such annoying experience with...

    If you're having such annoying experience with this, why not just add a water key where necessary? I added Amado water keys to the 1st and 3rd tuning slides of my 1924 Eb tuba because I got tired of...
  2. Thread: Bye-bye buzz

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    Dave, I feel your pain. No ... wait ... that's...

    Dave, I feel your pain. No ... wait ... that's MY pain. Never mind.

    A couple of months after I got my Wessex Eb Champion tuba, it developed an annoying buzz -- but of course only on one pitch. ...
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    I don't have any comments on how my newer...

    I don't have any comments on how my newer (1960s-2000s) instruments -- like y'all seem to have -- are holding up. But my 1924 Buescher Eb tuba is doing just fine. I've finally decided to sleeve a...
  4. Sorry to come late to this thread. You need to...

    Sorry to come late to this thread.

    You need to determine what the horn is pitched to. Is it A=440 or is it higher pitch A>440 or lower pitch A<440? This will determine how usable the horn is and...
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    Yes, in my experience the TE euphs have always...

    Yes, in my experience the TE euphs have always been generic Jin Bao products. But I don't know if they may have changed that recently. They are more expensive than Mack Brass, but what you're...
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    I don't use these things, but do clean my...

    I don't use these things, but do clean my instruments otherwise on a regular basis. You should be aware that there are some important places in your horn (particularly a standard euphonium with...
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    Fashion. It's all about fashion. (Well,...

    Fashion. It's all about fashion. (Well, mostly.) People have to have something new and "distinctive". Whether it's a matter of improvement in any sense is (at least in terms of mouthpieces)...
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    Well, I don't have a ring tone with a euphonium...

    Well, I don't have a ring tone with a euphonium theme; but I do have one from what I regard as one of the best examples of military music ever written: Прощание славянки...
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    The problem with any chemical that will attack...

    The problem with any chemical that will attack the mineral deposits (typically calcium) is that it will also attack the brass -- in particular by leeching the zinc out of it, leaving holes in the...
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    Bass. Double valve -- choice of tuning and...

    Bass. Double valve -- choice of tuning and dependent/independent valves up to you. It's simply a different instrument from the tenor trombone. Get a copy of this: New Method for the Modern Bass...
  11. Reluctant as I am to toot my own horn, so to...

    Reluctant as I am to toot my own horn, so to speak, you might be interested in taking a look at this:

    http://www.dwerden.com/forum/showthread.php/20912-Double-Cleaning-My-Horn?p=137621#post137621
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    I've had the same experience with mouthpieces --...

    I've had the same experience with mouthpieces -- both in terms of using a smaller piece to get a note and then going back to the larger one, and using a larger piece to get the (low) note and then...
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    You have my sympathies John. We've never had...

    You have my sympathies John. We've never had that kind of damage here. But we do have surge protectors on our surge protectors. I think that with a powerful enough hit, nothing will do much good....
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    However one feels about the benefits of playing...

    However one feels about the benefits of playing or listening to music, there are some wonderful examples of pseudo-science in this particular "research paper". It's a great mishmash of references and...
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    It's not exactly rocket science (although the...

    It's not exactly rocket science (although the actual acoustic theory gets pretty hairy). Having been a woodwind player in my youth (grade school through college), in my mid-40s I decided to play...
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    In my experience, some of the best PRACTICAL...

    In my experience, some of the best PRACTICAL fingering charts are here

    For non-compensating 4-valve BBb tuba: https://norlanbewley.com/bewleymusic/tuba-fingering-charts/4-valve-bbb-tuba-nc/
    For...
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    That's pretty much what I expected. In that...

    That's pretty much what I expected. In that case, I'd be inclined to use some sort of strong bonding agent (glue -- probably an epoxy). Or better, if it's possible, actually work the joint free and...
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    Just as a matter of curiosity, WHERE are the...

    Just as a matter of curiosity, WHERE are the leaks? It's just hard for me to imagine choosing silicone seal to solve any particular leak problems that I'd encounter with such an instrument.
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    Piston valve tubas in general are fine. In fact,...

    Piston valve tubas in general are fine. In fact, they're usually great. I have two. I used to play a Cerveny rotary tuba, and it too was great, but I prefer the "feel" of piston valves. However,...
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    I like the look of the piston horn more. But my...

    I like the look of the piston horn more. But my GUESS is that the rotary would be a safer pick if you can't test both of them. While it's possible to screw up both rotary and piston valves, rotary...
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    I got a variant of that for Christmas from my...

    I got a variant of that for Christmas from my wife. Oddly prescient.
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    As someone who once had experience working in a...

    As someone who once had experience working in a French group, allow me to suggest "breath control".
    Or alternatively, possibly the closest single word may be "projection".
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    It took me about 6 months of trial & error and...

    It took me about 6 months of trial & error and some physical modifications to adapt my bass trombone TO ME (one of Yeo's primary strong recommendations). This involved installing a Bullet Brace left...
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    From the other Doug's (Yeo) web site ... My...

    From the other Doug's (Yeo) web site ...


    My teacher, Edward Kleinhammer (retired bass trombonist of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra) once told me this true story about doubling:

    One...
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    On the other hand, war tends to produce fairly...

    On the other hand, war tends to produce fairly full employment. This disaster is in the process of producing the opposite -- in an economy that had achieved what was pretty much full employment. And...
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