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    I'm glad I could contribute something useful. And...

    I'm glad I could contribute something useful. And I love the term "stable range!"
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    Doug, it looks like you're using a note...

    Doug, it looks like you're using a note designation that refers to the partial on euphonium/trombone, which is one I haven't seen before. When I first saw your notation Eb6, I was thinking scientific...
  3. Thread: Yamaha YEP-641

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    Walter Barrett uses a Yamaha YP-641. He had a...

    Walter Barrett uses a Yamaha YP-641. He had a trigger added to it, and he may have had other work done to it over the years. He gets a beautiful tone from that instrument, and it blends well with the...
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    I just want to clarify that you are referring to...

    I just want to clarify that you are referring to scientific notation, where C4 is middle C?

    I think that a good teacher can work with you on your embouchure. In these pandemic times I am sure you...
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    Will you use it on both your Adams and your Dolce?

    Will you use it on both your Adams and your Dolce?
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    About 55 years ago I was in boy scouts, got...

    About 55 years ago I was in boy scouts, got myself appointed the troop bugler, and bought the official boy scout bugle. I remember it cost $10 and it was pitched in G. I had thought at the time that...
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    You may also consider a Schilke 51D or its near...

    You may also consider a Schilke 51D or its near relative, the Bowman BB1. I use an old Bach 6.5AL on my medium-bore trombone and I use the BB1 on euphonium. The rim sizes are similar, so you can...
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    Constance Weldon, RIP

    My wife saw this obituary today. Ms. Weldon was the first woman to play tuba with a major orchestra in the US.
    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/07/arts/music/constance-weldon-dead.html
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    Does that mean you have one that will fit my Mack...

    Does that mean you have one that will fit my Mack Brass euphonium (made by JinBao)?
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    Thank you, Doug. Makes sense to the junior-boy...

    Thank you, Doug. Makes sense to the junior-boy scientist in me.
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    If I understand this correctly, you install one...

    If I understand this correctly, you install one HBC on your fourth valve and it affects the entire range of the horn, even when not using the fourth valve?
  12. Thread: Euph Springs

    by dsurkin
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    Soon after I got my Mack Brass (JinBao) horn, I...

    Soon after I got my Mack Brass (JinBao) horn, I started using Yamaha springs. The coating on those springs tended to slough off, requiring thorough cleaning of my valves. About a year ago I bought...
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    Focusing on this part of your question: even...

    Focusing on this part of your question: even less-expensive mouthpieces can be made to a high degree of tolerances thanks to advancements in the machinery. There may be differences in the brass...
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    For your amusement, I've seen a video clip of...

    For your amusement, I've seen a video clip of Mnozil Brass tuning up. Leonard (trombone/bass trumpet) plays the tuning notes, and gives different notes to different instruments. Sorry I can't find...
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    Yes, that's right. A number of years ago I...

    Yes, that's right.

    A number of years ago I found a rare book in the library on Isabelle Vengerova, the great piano pedagogue. I wrote to the author (care of the University his bio said he was...
  16. I think you have to choose the mouthpiece that...

    I think you have to choose the mouthpiece that works best with each instrument. I know Walter Barrett uses a Doug Elliott 114 rim on his euphonium, his tenor trombone, and his bass trombone. I don't...
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    About 20 years ago lightning did hit at or near...

    About 20 years ago lightning did hit at or near our house. All power went off. The surge protectors worked in that case (they were completely burned out), but the worst was to come a few minutes...
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    If you're going to be a music major in college,...

    If you're going to be a music major in college, you may want to contact your prospective college instructor in advance. My teacher, Rob Stattel, had acquired a Besson in high school but when he later...
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    I did it and posted a video to my Facebook page....

    I did it and posted a video to my Facebook page. I saw a reference in this thread to signing up - I wasn't aware I was supposed to do that.

    I am a little embarrassed that the horn slipped a bit in...
  20. Thread: Wick 2AL

    by dsurkin
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    Walter Barrett, who's my section leader in the...

    Walter Barrett, who's my section leader in the Westchester Community Band, plays euphonium and trombone using Doug Elliott mouthpieces. His rim size is 114, if I remember correctly. I've heard him...
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    DE implies that he makes several different rim...

    DE implies that he makes several different rim styles in the 101 size. From his web site:

    The MT series has a general "feel" about like a 7C.
    The LT series has a general "feel" about like a 5G ...
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    I got the DE used - it's a gold-plated XT101 rim....

    I got the DE used - it's a gold-plated XT101 rim. I like the rim a lot, but the cup that came with it was too small to get a good sound from the euphonium. I feel that I get a better vibrato with the...
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    Have you considered the Bowman BB1? It's a...

    Have you considered the Bowman BB1? It's a tweaked 51D and I find it gives me a nice tone on my Mack Brass horn. I was using a Steve Mead 4UX for a while, and I've tried the Kadja, but I find the...
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    Doug: thanks for the detailed answers and the...

    Doug: thanks for the detailed answers and the photo. If I understand what I'm looking at, the piston ports are oval for the compensating loop but round for the non-compensating loop?

    I've never...
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    Doug: Does the oval shape affect sound or...

    Doug:

    Does the oval shape affect sound or responsiveness? While I will acquire a short-throw E3 only in my daydreams, I'm still curious.
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