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  1. FYI, there's a five-valve (4+1, 5v-flat half...

    FYI, there's a five-valve (4+1, 5v-flat half step) non-compensating used Mahillon euphonium currently for sale at Baltimore Brass.
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    Where's that "Like" button?

    Where's that "Like" button?
  3. New York Staff Band performing near Boston Oct. 16 weekend

    The Salvation Army New York Staff Band will be performing at several locations in the Boston area the weekend of Oct. 16. Details here: http://www.nysb.org/MusicMinistry/nysb-in-massachusetts/
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    I seem to recall playing some band transcriptions...

    I seem to recall playing some band transcriptions of Rossini overtures where "cello of the band" perfectly fit the euphonium parts!
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    I've used the Hetman light piston oil and their...

    I've used the Hetman light piston oil and their tuning slide grease on my Tuba Exchange euph (on their recommendation) for some time with no gunk; also Hetman Classic oil and their slide grease on...
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    Last Sunday evening we did a Lessons & Carols...

    Last Sunday evening we did a Lessons & Carols service with choir and full orchestra. Christmas Eve is 3 services (3, 5, and 7 PM). We don't play for the first two, but the last is another Lessons &...
  7. Obviously, I'll defer to Jonathan on this, since...

    Obviously, I'll defer to Jonathan on this, since he's seen them side by side, but just to clarify, my impression is that the Solo EEb is pretty much the same size horn overall as the 19" EEb except...
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    As a matter of possible interest, Wessex tubas...

    As a matter of possible interest, Wessex tubas used to sell a Chinese clone of the Courtois 366 (it's not listed on their site now), which was termed a "Saxhorn Euphonium". I tried one roughly this...
  9. Thread: E flat Tuba

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    Yes, the bass clef E2 becomes treble clef C#. ...

    Yes, the bass clef E2 becomes treble clef C#. And yes, you finger as if it's a treble clef euphonium part.

    --Frank
  10. Thread: E flat Tuba

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    The transposition trick you're referring to on an...

    The transposition trick you're referring to on an Eb tuba is to read a bass clef tuba part as if it were treble clef, and add 3 sharps to the key signature. You still have to deal with accidentals,...
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    This is a good idea, but add to the other experts...

    This is a good idea, but add to the other experts someone who knows something about experimental design and the associated statistics. Too many people find "correlations" without knowing what they...
  12. At least one publisher, C. L. Barnhouse, adopts...

    At least one publisher, C. L. Barnhouse, adopts the policy Dave is suggesting: you can make emergency copies if you have ordered replacements. You might also check to see if you can order directly...
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    Check out...

    Check out http://www.artisticengraving.com/tubas-sousaphones (the BSO tuba bell in the lower right corner is particularly neat).

    Frank
  14. You may also want to ask the dentist about...

    You may also want to ask the dentist about potential effects of not having a tooth in that position, either on the tooth that opposes it, or on other teeth that might move around due to its absence,...
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    Rick-- I've been using Hetman 8 consistently...

    Rick--

    I've been using Hetman 8 consistently for several years now for all slides except 2nd (I use Ultra for that!), and usually apply it in a thicker layer than I suspect you're using (I've...
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    A sticking 1st valve on a 2341 (a genuine King,...

    A sticking 1st valve on a 2341 (a genuine King, not a clone) is a topic that comes up sometimes on Tubenet. An additional (although related to bracing) "usual suspect" with the 2341 is that it has a...
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    It would be a hoot if this were true. It would...

    It would be a hoot if this were true. It would mean the Chinese copied literally everything about the King 2341.
  18. Earlier this year I ordered some springs and a...

    Earlier this year I ordered some springs and a spring damper set from Dawkes. After receiving an ack from them, I heard nothing for a couple of months, after which I emailed them again. They...
  19. A couple of suggestions: (1) check out the tuba...

    A couple of suggestions: (1) check out the tuba mouthpiece spec sheet on this site (2) if you want to experiment cheaply, you could try one or more of the Kelly Lexan mouthpieces -- they're...
  20. Just to make sure we're all talking about the...

    Just to make sure we're all talking about the same horn, the "Schiller British Band Compensating Baritone" is a British-style baritone, not the 1150 4-valve compensating euphonium. Just to muddy the...
  21. FWIW, I have a 1967 Besson New Standard (roughly...

    FWIW, I have a 1967 Besson New Standard (roughly the same horn) and the valves look about the same (possibly worse) than those in your pictures. You can't really tell from pictures of the corrosion...
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    Yes, 203 means 2 trumpets and 3 trombones. ...

    Yes, 203 means 2 trumpets and 3 trombones. Sometimes you can find out more about the arrangement by looking it up on another web site that might show parts of the score on "preview" or "look inside"...
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    Some of the listings on page you've linked to...

    Some of the listings on page you've linked to give the instrumentation. For example, in the second quintet entry, "BAB-EL-MANDEB", the notation "211.01" indicates the instrumentation (in this case,...
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    Gary, Sorry, I'm not convinced. I've no doubt...

    Gary,

    Sorry, I'm not convinced. I've no doubt there are pieces marked for Eb Bass because the composer feels they would sound better on Eb Bass. But neither of the pieces you mentioned are the...
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    +1 Another data point: on some music from the...

    +1 Another data point: on some music from the early 1900's, there is one part marked "Eb Basses". Again, it's not clear why it doesn't just say "Basses" since, even though there are sometimes top...
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