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  1. Hello Ann, at the recent ITEC 2019 conference I...

    Hello Ann, at the recent ITEC 2019 conference I had the opportunity of fiddling with a number of euphos, a few of which, though quite different in tone and construction, I really liked.... including...
  2. That's awesome, Dave.. Are you at liberty to give...

    That's awesome, Dave.. Are you at liberty to give us a vage indication of release timeframe for EP600?

    Regards, G.
  3. Yes, the JP 374 at 10LBS 10Oz appears to be over...

    Yes, the JP 374 at 10LBS 10Oz appears to be over 1Lbs heavier than the Wessex Dolce, which weighs 9.25 Lbs.

    Worth pointing out that Wessex is working on the EP600 high grade euphonium to be...
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    Hello Hiram, would be great if you could record a...

    Hello Hiram, would be great if you could record a substantial clip playing on your Shires prototype for all of us to watch... For example, a couple of movements from the Ponchielli... You playing...
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    The manufacturerJin Bao might very well be the...

    The manufacturerJin Bao might very well be the shop that makes the B.A.C. eupho.... While Jin Bao's labeled instruments are mostly Yamaha clones, the factory does make horns patterned over other...
  6. Hello Sheldon, although your son's own mouthpiece...

    Hello Sheldon, although your son's own mouthpiece may not be the "most bestest" or the one "to rule them all" *smiles!*, he is doing the right thing to utilize consistently for his tests.... Removes...
  7. Hello Sheldon, what mouthpiece was your son using...

    Hello Sheldon, what mouthpiece was your son using when testing the Wessex and the Jupiter?

    Reason for asking is that as mouthpieces have an influence on a number of parameters, including overall...
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    Poll: I admit that I was hoping against hope that "B"...

    I admit that I was hoping against hope that "B" would be the YB 0.70mm, well knowing that this was unlikely.

    As great as the YB 0.70 sounds, I comfortably prefer the SS for all audible parameters...
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    Poll: Thank you so much David for the URL... Worked...

    Thank you so much David for the URL... Worked perfectly!


    Playing the clip on my laptop's internal speakers, the difference between the two horns was not terribly in evidence....

    So I...
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    Poll: Hi David, talking about a "blind test"... My JAWS...

    Hi David, talking about a "blind test"... My JAWS screen reading software can't detect the links to the videos at all... Could you post the raw URLs, or standard links using HTML anchor tags or...
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    Poll: Thank you so much Dave, it would be very...

    Thank you so much Dave, it would be very interesting if you could do a comparative A/B recording of the two E3s similar to the one you did for E1/E3 for us to listen to...

    Meantime, will we hear...
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    Poll: Purely from the virtual point of view of my...

    Purely from the virtual point of view of my mind's eye, the two solutions are likely equally gorgeous... If price difference were not a factor, I would select the one whose tone and playing...
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    I checked the ITEC exhibitors list at: ...

    I checked the ITEC exhibitors list at:

    https://www.iteaonline.org/conferences/ITEC2019/conference_index.php?page=Exhibitors and Advertisers

    Could not find Shires... Does anyone know at which...
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    Thank you 58Mark... Sounds promising... Do you...

    Thank you 58Mark... Sounds promising... Do you have any other info on this upcoming Wessex eupho... E.g. Bell diameter, trigger, brass type, projected pricing?

    Thanks, G.
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    Hello 58Mark, what information have you gathered...

    Hello 58Mark, what information have you gathered on the upcoming high end Wessex euphonium? ... And have you seen it and perhaps play tested it already?

    G.
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    According to what I heard some months ago,...

    According to what I heard some months ago, Wessex, in addition to its current lower cost Dolce and Festivo euphoniums, might be displaying at ITEC the prototype of a new higher end hand-made model,...
  17. Hello kennyg48, I have been using Ultrapure...

    Hello kennyg48,

    I have been using Ultrapure on the valves of my Wessex Festivo EP104 since last July with seemingly good results... The oil does not appear to dry up particularly quickly, and the...
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    Hello Gary, doubtless the manifestations of...

    Hello Gary, doubtless the manifestations of brassophilia nervosa affecting even the most ardent members of the euphonium and tuba community is invariably much milder than the related scurge of...
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    Hello ARoberts, looks like you might have...

    Hello ARoberts, looks like you might have developed a minor case of Euphophilia Gravis... Often this syndrome has complications, leading to attacks of Euphophrenia Furiosa with episodes of Upgraditis...
  20. I found that applying slide grease to caps...

    I found that applying slide grease to caps threads is also helpful, and complementary to the techniques already described by John and David.

    G.
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    Hello Frank, delighted to hear that you are in...

    Hello Frank, delighted to hear that you are in excellent hands... Do keep us posted!

    Regards, G.
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    A Wessex "Dealer"?! I thought Wessex in North...

    A Wessex "Dealer"?!

    I thought Wessex in North America sold only direct to consumers.

    G.
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    Thank you so much Aroberts for your insight on...

    Thank you so much Aroberts for your insight on the three horns... Will you be upgrading to a Wessex?

    Regards, Guido
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    Hello Whiteman, if you have not done this...

    Hello Whiteman, if you have not done this already, you should consider contacting Steve Markus at Wessex:

    Phone: 616.843.6888

    Regards, Guido
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    Thank you so much for the excellent report...

    Thank you so much for the excellent report ARoberts....

    Could you contrast the tone and playing characteristics of Dolce, Festivo, and your Schiller?

    I have Festivo, which is the only euphonium...
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