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    Wtb: Grime gutter for 642-ii neo euph

    Topic says it all...what'cha got?
    Jim
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    I went with only my Yamaha 321, and everyone was...

    I went with only my Yamaha 321, and everyone was more than receptive. I was the only euphonium in
    the camp for my session, but they told me I was far from the first euphonium to have participated....
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    I attended one of the Aebersold summer camps at...

    I attended one of the Aebersold summer camps at age 62 and had a blast. Jamey Aebersold lives in New Albany, IN...not far from Louisville and about 90 minutes from me. The camp was on the Univ. of...
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    Great tune and great performances! Thanx for...

    Great tune and great performances!
    Thanx for sharing.
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    Hi... I was fortunate enough to spend some...

    Hi...
    I was fortunate enough to spend some quality time with Rich, courtesy of Harvey Phillips*, and would play some of Rich's stuff in my lessons.

    I do not like playing jazz or pop music on a...
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    I've played this instrument & I can attest to its...

    I've played this instrument & I can attest to its quality.
    At the price he's set, it's a steal.
    Jim
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    I believe the 52E2 might fit your bill...it's...

    I believe the 52E2 might fit your bill...it's been aeons since I used one, though...shortly after the Crimean War, IIRC.
    Seriously, I think the 52E2 will fit your needs. It is indeed a bit larger...
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    Congrats...Loan the Geneva to me.

    Congrats...Loan the Geneva to me.
  9. Welcome to the forum and--hopefully--back to...

    Welcome to the forum and--hopefully--back to playing!

    I would heartily recommend a Mack Brass 1150. At $995 new in silver, it is a terrific choice for a returning player.
    I used one for a while...
  10. I am a recent convert to the Wedge, having bought...

    I am a recent convert to the Wedge, having bought a 103 for my Neo euphonium.
    If you do decide to buy, DO NOT BUY ONE THAT IS TOO BIG. You are playing a BARITONE.
    I'm not sure if there is a Wedge...
  11. Thread: Yamaha 642 Neo

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    Does anyone know if the Neo has undergone any...

    Does anyone know if the Neo has undergone any developments/refinements since its issue? If so, what were they?
    ALSO: I can't find any info on Yamaha serial numbers--do they still have that goofy...
  12. Thread: Yamaha 642 Neo

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    Superted, Please see the discussion here about...

    Superted,
    Please see the discussion here about the tuning slide...just as it is a compromise designed to fit a generic player, so is the mouthpiece a compromise to fit a generic player. I didn't...
  13. Thread: Why We Play

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    A bit of Snorlaxian history TL: DR if you...

    A bit of Snorlaxian history TL: DR if you wish...guess I'm getting a bit philosophical after seeing these posts and Martin Cochran's post about adult amateurs.
    In 1980, I had made the finals for the...
  14. Is a 642 twice as good as a 321? Twice as...

    Is a 642 twice as good as a 321? Twice as expensive? :p
  15. Thread: Yamaha 642 Neo

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    This whole business about what horns are...

    This whole business about what horns are "professional" is a digression.
    Over my entire career as a performer, I have made 85% of my euph-playing
    income playing a Yamaha 321. (Avatar pic was taken...
  16. Thread: Yamaha 642 Neo

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    I posed the same question to the individual who...

    I posed the same question to the individual who works on my horns--he said that the design of the tuning slide is somewhat of a compromise in that any commercially manufactured instrument has to...
  17. Thread: Yamaha 642 Neo

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    My experience with the Neo very closely parallels...

    My experience with the Neo very closely parallels Matonizz's with respect to the main tuning slide and intonation. In a sense, I'm glad he shared about the tuning slide, since I had attributed my...
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    I love my spitballs!!! ;)

    I love my spitballs!!! ;)
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    I have a J6E--just to confirm, it's a EURO...

    I have a J6E--just to confirm, it's a EURO (Willson)-sized shank.

    http://www.dwerden.com/forum/showthread.php/22722-Two-doug-elliott-shanks?highlight=shank#.XTuyQHdFyCg

    Jim
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    One issue related to thickness is that Adams...

    One issue related to thickness is that Adams horns claim to have a constant thickness of metal despite the bending, whereas all other euphoniums have thinner metal where tubing bends. I assume Adams...
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    I agree fully with Davidus1 about the Mack. I had...

    I agree fully with Davidus1 about the Mack. I had one for a while and it was a solid performer. I used in several brass groups/wind ensembles and received positive feedback in all of them.
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    Speaking of lawyers, music, cabbages, and...

    Speaking of lawyers, music, cabbages, and kings...Leonard Garment, famous for being Richard Nixon's head lawyer, was a tenor sax player who, IIRC, had brief stints with some name bands in the 40s....
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    Gary, that's because your head is upside down. ;-)

    Gary, that's because your head is upside down. ;-)
  24. Yesterday I used the wedge on my Yamaha Neo to do...

    Yesterday I used the wedge on my Yamaha Neo to do a concert with the Indianapolis Brass Choir. Parts were very busy, but not difficult. Also includrd the piccolo part to S&S.
    *The Wedge matches my...
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    The F flat is a flatted fifth, a chord/lick type...

    The F flat is a flatted fifth, a chord/lick type well known to jazz players. And using an E natural would create a situation in which two notes on the same line would have two consecutive...
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