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    I recently tried a 4AL for the first time. To...

    I recently tried a 4AL for the first time. To me, it feels bigger than the “4” would normally indicate. It sounds great. I’m shocked that in all my mouthpiece wrangling I’d never tried one before.
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    Iíve heard that it may still be quite a while...

    Iíve heard that it may still be quite a while before it becomes available, though.
  3. Bump.

    Bump.
  4. Thanks for asking, Dave. Yes, the Bonna case is...

    Thanks for asking, Dave. Yes, the Bonna case is included.

    Priced to move!
  5. FS: Adams E3, .60 Sterling Silver Bell, Brushed Lacquer, Tuning Trigger

    ***SOLD***


    For Sale,

    Adams E3
    .60 Sterling Silver Bell
    Brushed Lacquer Finish
    Tuning Trigger
    Vented Valves
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    I stand corrected RE: Gailís horn if thatís the...

    I stand corrected RE: Gailís horn if thatís the case.



    Nice info, Doug, thanks.

    On another note, if anyone wants to check out the 2960 at NABBA in April, Iím happy to arrange a time...
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    Gail is listed on the Willson website as playing...

    Gail is listed on the Willson website as playing a 2950, but is actually playing a 2900. (Or so I've been told).




    I have been playing a 2960 since December with my brass band; I find it...
  8. I don't believe it's possible to increase vital...

    I don't believe it's possible to increase vital capacity; the size of your lung is the size of your lung.

    That said, it's definitely possible to increase the percentage of your lung that gets...
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    Tongue Placement when articulating

    I recently discovered that I developed a bad habit early in my playing career; I didn't take lessons until college, when everyone assumed I'd already been taught the basic stuff, so I've had some of...
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    Sticky: I measured the following: Adams E3: 6.8CM...

    I measured the following:

    Adams E3: 6.8CM
    Adams E3 with custom short valve set: 6.7CM
    Geneva GvL Cardinal: 6.4CM
    Besson New Standard (medium shank): 6.45CM
    Willson 2060TA: 6.7CM
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    Iím not sure where a horn like this fits in the...

    Iím not sure where a horn like this fits in the market. It seems like a lot to pay for a non compensating horn, particularly because the preference among ďproĒ players is overwhelmingly for...
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    Well, I'm back. The horn held up, and the case...

    Well, I'm back. The horn held up, and the case held up. No trouble with the trigger/main tuning slide, valves, etc.

    That said, I did get a bell wrinkle, but I THINK that's because I absent...
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    That really sounds like a great solution. Even...

    That really sounds like a great solution. Even something that fit a Bonna case inside would work well.

    I actually looked into having a trunk style road case made for my Bonna case to fit inside....
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    Great question, Dave. Iíve attached two...

    Great question, Dave.

    Iíve attached two photos here; one showing the lead pipe in the case, and then again very close up. Based on these photos, I question whether your lead pipe would fit.
    ...
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    Wiseman Photos

    Well, I got my Wiseman case.

    It was shipped essentially wrapped in a box, in the shape of the case. It arrived with no problem.

    I ordered mine with the "Flight Jacket", which adds something...
  16. He is looking for 6,000.

    He is looking for 6,000.
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    I spoke with David Fedderly regarding the...

    I spoke with David Fedderly regarding the different models, and this is what he had to say:

    "Yes it seems Paul has settled on 2 models.

    The regular Virtuoso and the other is the same basic...
  18. Hirsbrunner Euphonium for sale - from 1981

    There is a Hirsbrunner for sale local to me from 1981 (At least I believe that's correct - the serial seems to indicate '81).

    I had the opportunity to play the horn last week, and it plays well,...
  19. Willson 2960 TA UK vs non-UK version

    I'm curious whether anyone has been able to side-by-side compare the UK with non-UK version of the Willson 2950 or 2960.

    As I understand it, the only difference is the lead pipe, with the UK...
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    That seems very inexpensive. Probably in ďtoo...

    That seems very inexpensive. Probably in ďtoo good to be trueĒ territory.

    If itís in good condition and you can try before you buy, thatís an incredible deal.
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    Hi Russell, I think the advice youíll get from...

    Hi Russell,

    I think the advice youíll get from most of us is that choosing a horn is an intensely personal endeavor, and you should do everything you can to find a good fit for you.

    I also had...
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    FYI, Baltimore Brass is becoming the distributor...

    FYI, Baltimore Brass is becoming the distributor for Sterling in the US.

    I played the JP374 at midwest, and it plays very well, particularly for the price. But, having owned a sterling, they...
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    The thing that strikes me most is that what I...

    The thing that strikes me most is that what I thought I needed wasnít the same as what I actually needed.

    Heís also very generous with his return policy.

    Hilariously, I ordered two of his...
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    Euph 106, J, J9 and an additional 106 narrow rim...

    Euph 106, J, J9 and an additional 106 narrow rim for comparison.

    Bigger than I would have gotten on my own, but it's working very well so far.
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    Doug Elliott Experience

    I had the opportunity to visit Doug Elliott's booth at the Midwest Conference on Monday. As a guy that's chased mouthpieces for as long as I can remember, I thought taking a moment to speak with the...
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