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  1. Sticky: Good valve condition there makes it a very good...

    Good valve condition there makes it a very good deal.

    Dennis
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    Interesting take on this. Playing a 'sonically...

    Interesting take on this.

    Playing a 'sonically flexible' euph is like driving a McClaren formula car: One had better be up to it.:eek:

    I'll stick to my 'Mack truck' New Standard for now.:)

    DG
  3. https://www.4barsrest.com/news/detail.asp?id=37938...

    https://www.4barsrest.com/news/detail.asp?id=37938

    They came a long way to win...

    Dennis
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    Clever adaptations, I've forwarded the info to...

    Clever adaptations, I've forwarded the info to our director.

    Thanks, Rick.

    D
  5. When I went down that road a few years back,...

    When I went down that road a few years back, there was a tangible thrill both beforehand with the downbeat, and afterward with the applause.

    Truly one of life's little pleasures. You've earned...
  6. Sure is nice to see another older Besson put back...

    Sure is nice to see another older Besson put back into playing condition.

    Dennis
  7. Again, I'll say the player concern should be...

    Again, I'll say the player concern should be pitch and controllability. Arrange to do the following simple test:

    Have several musically-oriented people listen to you in your playing environment...
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    Usually you have to wrangle yourself into the...

    Usually you have to wrangle yourself into the thing, by holding it up a bit and working both arms thru the respective straps, so it sits squarely on your back like a military field pack. Bell end...
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    Come to think of it, the hardest thing I ever had...

    Come to think of it, the hardest thing I ever had to play was a cello part; the Scherzo movement of Mendelssohn's Midsummer Night's Dream.

    A jillion fast notes with nowhere to take a breath...
    ...
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    S&S is best with a section...each of you get a...

    S&S is best with a section...each of you get a break. And if you're a solo act, you'll need a break anyway.

    Dennis
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    +1 on "The world is waiting for the sunrise". ...

    +1 on "The world is waiting for the sunrise".

    DG
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    One thing I've learned about sound & MP selection...

    One thing I've learned about sound & MP selection is to listen to what others say about your tone. I favored the sound of a Wick SM4 over the 4AL, but to a person (and I played for plenty) they ALL...
  13. Zippers ease up when rubbed with a small...

    Zippers ease up when rubbed with a small candle...

    DG
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    Bravo, Dave. Very well done! Dennis

    Bravo, Dave. Very well done!

    Dennis
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    With your background, you probably read both bass...

    With your background, you probably read both bass & treble clef, so that puts you a leg up in any band.

    DG
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    I get by, despite vibrato completely escaping me...

    I get by, despite vibrato completely escaping me since starting back in '64...

    Work the horn the best you can, spend as much time behind the MP as possible.

    Dennis
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    Well, for my euph brand poll, I wish he would...

    Well, for my euph brand poll, I wish he would just buy that Alex and fill in the blank!

    Dennis
  18. You can't go wrong with a 4AL. I've tried a...

    You can't go wrong with a 4AL.

    I've tried a boatload of MP's on my Besson, and that's what has come home to roost.

    Dennis
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    Please tell who that would be... DG

    Please tell who that would be...

    DG
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    And big $, too. DG

    And big $, too.

    DG
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    I'd like to see a 'local' pro euph made in the...

    I'd like to see a 'local' pro euph made in the USA today...

    Dennis
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    A euph can find work in several types of bands, a...

    A euph can find work in several types of bands, a Wessex bari is best suited for brass bands.

    A different sound is why.

    DG
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    Members ought to update their profile to include...

    Members ought to update their profile to include their area...it would eliminate a lot of confusion.

    DG
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    Previous to this I thought American Standard made...

    Previous to this I thought American Standard made toilets...:rolleyes:

    DG
  25. Brits & brass...far ahead of the US, unfortunately.

    Playing with the London Symphony Orchestra...

    https://www.4barsrest.com/news/detail.asp?id=37610

    The funding and interest of such activities there is wonderful...

    DG
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