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  1. Words fail me! What a talent!

    Words fail me! What a talent!
  2. Normally when I play, I don't have to break my...

    Normally when I play, I don't have to break my own horn. My co-workers
    and the audience are more than happy to do it for me.
  3. A picture would be very helpful.

    A picture would be very helpful.
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    Both my original HBC and the inset piece arrived...

    Both my original HBC and the inset piece arrived in very good time.
    Faster, in fact, than I had expected!
  5. Thanks for this great post, Dave!! Went to his...

    Thanks for this great post, Dave!!
    Went to his site & checked out his
    wonderful stuff.
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    Several of us in the Indianapolis Brass Choir...

    Several of us in the Indianapolis Brass Choir tried it many (20?) years ago with very little effect.

    I did it on the Yamaha 641 I owned at the time and found little or no change.

    Normally a...
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    There's a version by the Canadian Brass where the...

    There's a version by the Canadian Brass where the solo is in the horn part. I play it frequently on my Yamaha 321 in my quintet--only goes up to a C above middle C, though the tessitura does sit...
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    Dennis, I'll send you the other arrangement you...

    Dennis,
    I'll send you the other arrangement you had mentioned as a get-well present...
    Might not be in the very near future, but I'll do it.
    You're great, but so are the full-paying customers!...
  9. from where????????? ;-)

    from where????????? ;-)
  10. John, please check your PMs.

    John, please check your PMs.
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    Hi... You have your tuner set at A442 rather...

    Hi...
    You have your tuner set at A442 rather than A440. Is that the custom where you're located?
    If 442 is your local standard, then the main tuning slide needs to be moved.
    If your tuner is set...
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    Thank you, Chris! I'll look forward to receiving...

    Thank you, Chris!
    I'll look forward to receiving mine--
    I'm in your system under my pseudonym, Jim Williams.
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    Well, I've had the thing for a few days, but I'm...

    Well, I've had the thing for a few days, but I'm loath to make any conclusions...

    *My practice basement isn't exactly an acoustic paradise. There's only a few feet
    from the bell to the drop...
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    Mike, I've heard that from Chrissie with the cap...

    Mike,
    I've heard that from Chrissie with the cap for her Neo.
    I'm not really feeling that, because the threads on the heavy cap (mine came yesterday)
    are so much deeper. I've tried it on all four...
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    Horns are made for a "typical" player and are not...

    Horns are made for a "typical" player and are not infinitely customizable off the showroom or factory floor to match individual preferences.

    Heavy caps may work for one player on one instrument,...
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    Thanks for that info! I had never heard of that...

    Thanks for that info! I had never heard of that company before. Some interesting instruments there...as well as a few interesting translations!
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    Thanks for this reminder, Fujiifilm! Here is an...

    Thanks for this reminder, Fujiifilm! Here is an excerpt from the explanation on HORNGUYS. COM :

    This rotor tunes to a flat whole step. That means the low Eb is right in tune played as 4-5. You...
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    I wonder if the premise of Bevan's statement...

    I wonder if the premise of Bevan's statement about disdain for slide-pulling and extra valves holds today?
    Points to ponder:
    *If the Blaikely compensation system is so efficient, why do so many...
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    Loud have ceased production due to some...

    Loud have ceased production due to some family-related issues.
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    I have never been a fan of the Blaikely...

    I have never been a fan of the Blaikely compensating system--it always seemed to me to be a kludge designed to solve one problem while creating a few others...I wonder why the compensating system...
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    If you're near LA, try HORNGUYS.COM and see if...

    If you're near LA, try HORNGUYS.COM and see if they're taking visitors.
    I know they carry JP; the 274 has received excellent reviews and is approximately in your price range.
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    I ordered one from the UK last week...will share...

    I ordered one from the UK last week...will share my impressions after I've had it on for a while.
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    Doug...I was first-chair TUBA (didn't start on...

    Doug...I was first-chair TUBA (didn't start on euph until 1976) in the NJ all-state band under Frederick Fennell in 1969. Do you remember your program? I had a two-LP set of our '69 concert--the...
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