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    Agreed. I have to pay much more attention to my...

    Agreed. I have to pay much more attention to my airflow, air support, breathing, aperture, embouchure etc when playing baritone compared to when playing euph. When one of those things is not done...
  2. When I leave my horns in their case but with the...

    When I leave my horns in their case but with the lid opened on my room, in line with my window, it does tarnish with a yellow-brownish colour over time. As in, a couple of weeks to a couple of...
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    Katrina Marzella is certainly (one of) the go-to...

    Katrina Marzella is certainly (one of) the go-to example(s) for a great baritone sound concept.

    And thanks Barry for the description of the technique needed for a baritone; I myself have been...
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    'Is deeper always better?' Flat-out answer: No. A...

    'Is deeper always better?' Flat-out answer: No. A mouthpiece needs to compliment both the player and the horn. It has to be deep and wide enough to give comfort and a nice sound, but go too deep (and...
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    As you said, Festive Overture is a pain in some...

    As you said, Festive Overture is a pain in some places. Also the final... 8-12 bars? from Pomp&Circumstance No.1 with all the sixteenth notes is really hard because of the sudden interval jumps...
  6. Thread: Adams Options

    by TheJH
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    Poll: Purely for aesthetics, the yellow brass one. I...

    Purely for aesthetics, the yellow brass one. I like uniformity in things like colour etc, and a silver bell on a brass body (or vice versa) has always looked kinda 'off' to me personally.
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    Back to the instrument itself, Medium/European...

    Back to the instrument itself, Medium/European shank size is indeed very interesting, but also not very... attractive, since for example here in Europe basically everyone that doesn't play either a...
  8. The Yamaha 51D is on the smaller side of the...

    The Yamaha 51D is on the smaller side of the spectrum but is still perfectly viable. I would only go to a larger mouthpiece if the current one physically hurts me because of the lack of space. And...
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    Yeah use of baritones is decreasing pretty...

    Yeah use of baritones is decreasing pretty quickly to just brass band, even in Dutch-Belgian Fanfare bands the baritone parts are just played on euphs because... reasons I have no idea of :/ I guess...
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    We once played Bohemian Rapsody with my band and...

    We once played Bohemian Rapsody with my band and the final note is a high concert A, only played by the first euph, so it's completely open.
    For some reason I lost focus as well and that one note...
  11. I do remember that that comparison vid (against...

    I do remember that that comparison vid (against his Sterling and a Besson Sovereign, iirc?) was made 2 years ago roughly. So maybe he got a newer iteration of the horn that actually fixed the...
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    I have a 1979 Sovereign 967 and a Willson 2960TA...

    I have a 1979 Sovereign 967 and a Willson 2960TA Celebration, and the high range on the Sovereign IS easier than on the Willson. My teacher (who went from Willson to Besson himself) said that it had...
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    Yikes, I can't even play on a worn-out mouthpiece...

    Yikes, I can't even play on a worn-out mouthpiece for 3 minutes without my lips feeling irritated because of the reaction with the raw brass O_O Definitely get a new one.
  14. Thread: Help!

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    I agree with Dave, definitely try out a Willson...

    I agree with Dave, definitely try out a Willson 2950 or 2960. They are great horns with a big sound, and great slotting and intonation.
  15. Regarding mouthpieces, I wouldn't go for a...

    Regarding mouthpieces, I wouldn't go for a Schilke 51D. I used one on my Round Stamp for a while (mainly to get the horrible intonation in check on the 6th partial which... actually worked), but I...
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    That made a lot of sense from my experiences with...

    That made a lot of sense from my experiences with my own Willson, thank you :D
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    I mean... don't they always kinda say the same...

    I mean... don't they always kinda say the same things when they switch sponsor? xD But you're right, Vos is going the opposite way as many others. He'll have his reasons I guess.
  18. Thread: Draining Slides

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    Willson euphs have a rubber plug-like thing...

    Willson euphs have a rubber plug-like thing instead of a cork which goes into the holes so it completely closes off the hole (and little tube attached to it), I would imagine it goes up to the inside...
  19. Never thought about it, but the euphonium (and...

    Never thought about it, but the euphonium (and maybe the flugelhorn) make sense to fit for this use. Very interesting idea.
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    How is the angle of the 4th valve? is it similar...

    How is the angle of the 4th valve? is it similar to your Willson? Or is it more horizontal? That was one of the main gripes I had when I tested a Geneva a couple of years ago.
  21. Thread: Draining Slides

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    I mostly pull the slides out, but only the 2nd...

    I mostly pull the slides out, but only the 2nd valve slide at all times because it fills up quite rapidly. 3rd valve slide depending on if I have enough time and on which instrument (My Sovereign...
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    The amount backpressure (or resistance) with the...

    The amount backpressure (or resistance) with the (old) PM2 is A LOT. In my opinion it forces you to open up your throat and use proper air support to actually feel nice to play with instead of having...
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    Here in the Netherlands, La Tromba is a very...

    Here in the Netherlands, La Tromba is a very popular petroleum-based valve oil brand. Never failed me. I don't know if it's available in the USA but if it is, give it a try.
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    It's been so long since I've tried a LeFreque...

    It's been so long since I've tried a LeFreque plate, maybe I should try one again now I've improved and have a better understanding of my playing and my instruments. My previous observations were...
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    For slide grease I just use normal Vaseline....

    For slide grease I just use normal Vaseline. Works perfectly, never had problems with it.
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