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    Hello BessonRocks, The listing is over 3 years...

    Hello BessonRocks,

    The listing is over 3 years old. I suspect it likely that the original poster is no longer checking in. If you use the Private Message feature you might be able to get a...
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    John, AFAIK, the brushed finish Sterlings are...

    John, AFAIK, the brushed finish Sterlings are lacquered. Isn't the inside of the polished bell also lacquered? If so, no need (in fact don't) polish.

    Doug
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    An Adams with the brushed brass finish (in fact...

    An Adams with the brushed brass finish (in fact with any brushed finish) is lacquered. It will not tarnish. So do NOT, NOT, NOT polish it using of the polishes discussed above. These will scratch the...
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    Also yes, it will happen. I just did a complete...

    Also yes, it will happen. I just did a complete inside and outside wash on my Sterling Virtuoso. The outside was a reddish-goldish tarnish (on the silver parts, not the actual gold parts). After...
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    Yes this is tarnish. I use Wright's Silver Cream...

    Yes this is tarnish. I use Wright's Silver Cream on my mouthpieces and it works great. Yes keeping them in pouches or wrapped in the original small plastic bags they ship in inside of the boxes can...
  6. Don, I used to practice in the band room at...

    Don,

    I used to practice in the band room at the Hollis Brookline HS where I taught math for a number of years. I would go into the room around 4-4:30p after all student use was over. The drums...
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    My Experience auditioning an Adams E3

    Franz,

    Dave Werden echoed my own words. When you reported that the .60 yellow brass E3 just didn't give you quite the sound you wanted in comparison with your Prestige. my first thought was that...
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    I was also pleased to learn that our lowest...

    I was also pleased to learn that our lowest fundamental is 30-ish Hz B0. That is pretty low.
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    I was going to mention that the difference was...

    I was going to mention that the difference was more noticeable on Danny Boy. I was also listening on a Desktop PC with a 5.1 Logitech speaker setup. Youtube does compress the audio but not as bad as...
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    Dean I was referring to partials. So Eb4 and...

    Dean

    I was referring to partials. So Eb4 and F4 are 6th partial, then the 4th partial G below is G3, and 5th partial tuning Bb is Bb3? Our pedal range (1st partial) is therefore B0 to A1? And my...
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    David, To me the heavy cap on your Adams...

    David,

    To me the heavy cap on your Adams gives the horn a bit more gravitas. I would say it put the sound more towards the classic British direction. Also sounds a bit more resonant. With the...
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    MikeS, My experience with my 2001 Sovereign...

    MikeS,

    My experience with my 2001 Sovereign 967 was similar to yours. It was well built (musta been a good day) with a good sound and the valve action was fantastic. However, I did NOT like the...
  13. Micah, always make sure you remember to turn the...

    Micah, always make sure you remember to turn the snares off on the drums!! ;-)
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    Sticky: Hi all...Adams, Sterling (with Bauerfeind...

    Hi all...Adams, Sterling (with Bauerfeind valves), Hirsbrunner, and Willson should all have the same valve spacing and stroke (within measurement error). They ALL are based on the Bauerfeind design...
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    Changes to Sovereign

    Sovereign 967's


    1st version - Boosey & Hawkes Sovereign "Round Stamp" - 12" bell, heavier brass, large shank receiver, leadpipe soldered to bell, metal "tacquet" valve guides, molded nylon...
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    Note that Micah's new Prestige has the new...

    Note that Micah's new Prestige has the new leadpipe without the center brace that is on Steven Meads gold lacquer horn. So in this case, the differences between this new 2020 silver Prestige and my...
  17. Thread: Yamaha YEP-641

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    Yes! They are completely different. The YEP641...

    Yes! They are completely different. The YEP641 still used some of the tooling from the non-compensated 4-inline YEP-321. Here is the relationship:

    1. The YEP-321 was Yamaha's first "good"...
  18. Daniel Thomas - Joshua Fi't the Battle of Jericho

    Hot off his incredible performance of the Kabelevsky Violin Concerto on euphonium, we bring you the ever versatile Daniel Thomas (solo euphonium with Black Dyke) performing "Joshua Fi't the Battle of...
  19. Thread: Besson Prestige

    by daruby
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    BTW - The York "Eminence" was the equivalent of...

    BTW - The York "Eminence" was the equivalent of the Besson Prestige and was largely built using the older Edgeware tooling. However there were a number of differences, some cosmetic and some...
  20. Thread: Besson Prestige

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    Matzeuph, Serial number 890008 is the last...

    Matzeuph,

    Serial number 890008 is the last known completely English made instrument manufactured at the former Besson Edgeware Road facility in London. After that, the tooling was shipped out, the...
  21. This horn was SOLD for $1,250

    This horn was SOLD for $1,250
  22. Micah, I agree with Fujifilm on sources re:...

    Micah,

    I agree with Fujifilm on sources re: the development of the Sovereign GS and the Prestige. My first reaction is that you are personal friends with Stephen Mead and have studied under him....
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    They had a senior technician who knew how to do...

    They had a senior technician who knew how to do this work. He retired. They were unable to hire/train a replacement who could do this work adequately (they tried) so they left the business.
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    I had my 1980 round stamp redone around mid...

    I had my 1980 round stamp redone around mid 1990's. It was a lacquer horn with lots of wear due to the fragile nature of the old nitrocellulose lacquer that Besson used. No serious dents, but lots of...
  25. Thread: Besson Prestige

    by daruby
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    Very nice. A beautiful horn. Enjoy!

    Very nice. A beautiful horn. Enjoy!
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