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  1. I'm not an expert on that, but I can see the...

    I'm not an expert on that, but I can see the serial number in the photos, and I think it says "131119" with no letter ahead or behind it. Is there any lettering above that number (it is on one of the...
  2. Welcome to the forum! That's a nice looking horn,...

    Welcome to the forum! That's a nice looking horn, there!

    Do you know if it plays to A440?

    Also, please confirm that you have read this mandatory post for items listed for sale:
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    That should be suitable, so the advice above...

    That should be suitable, so the advice above should be good.
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    You could have problems from using a mouthpiece...

    You could have problems from using a mouthpiece that is too large for a just-developing embouchure. What mouthpiece and horn are you using?

    John's advice is good!

    In addition, a common brass...
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    I'm going to move this conversation to the...

    I'm going to move this conversation to the appropriate category...
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    You said it! I'd describe him as having a wide...

    You said it! I'd describe him as having a wide range. He can be totally serious & focused on his work when he's so engaged, but he also really enjoys life and people!
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    Sticky: Marine Band - Music of John Wiliams

    I just got this announcement today via a post card (yes, actual U.S. Mail):

    Beginning this year, we have transitioned our annual educational recording to an all-digital album that is available for...
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    Sticky: I just factored that in. Thanks. When I get a...

    I just factored that in. Thanks.

    When I get a chance I'll check to see if my valves are different for 1-2 and 2-3. That would be interesting.
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    Sticky: YES! I'll fix it - thanks!

    YES! I'll fix it - thanks!
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    Sticky: Euphonium Valve Spacing Chart

    From the previous thread, I have taken the measurements and put them in spreadsheet format. I'll close the previous thread, so all updates can go below in this thread. The measurements vary in...
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    Interview with Miel Adams

    Nice interview with Miel Adams (who designed the Adams euphonium)
    inBBflat: "BETWEEN TUBAS and EUPHONIUMS...MIEL ADAMS":
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  12. Wow! Someone got a good deal!

    Wow! Someone got a good deal!
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    Thanks, John! I hope it is OK if I take the first...

    Thanks, John! I hope it is OK if I take the first sentences, up to "1984", into the YouTube description to educate folks more thoroughly.
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    Had to be late 1950's or in the 1960's.

    Had to be late 1950's or in the 1960's.
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    Can't say I've ever heard people testing with...

    Can't say I've ever heard people testing with that, but it is know among Elvis fans as "Wooden Heart" from a German folk song called Muss i Denn. I used it as part of my Elvis suite - here is that...
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    Thanks, John! That helps clear it up. It is at...

    Thanks, John! That helps clear it up. It is at the very least "dangerous" writing, IMHO, because of the diversity of range and color. The live version still sounds worse, but I think a cold...
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    For me, it's my 1st finger, but I can usually...

    For me, it's my 1st finger, but I can usually manage it fine.

    I knew one person who glued a thin layer of cork to the top of each finger button. Might help!
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    Well, that's another case of "never assume" I...

    Well, that's another case of "never assume" I guess. I'd love to see the score at that point and try to figure out why it grates on me so much! Thanks for clarifying!
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    Harold Brasch - Carnival of Venice

    This is with band, from Brasch's LP of the International Music Camp band. I HAD to upload this track first!! It is Harold's own arrangement as is impressive. At around 4:00 a piccolo joins in with...
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    True, and if that technique feels good to you, it...

    True, and if that technique feels good to you, it works fine. However, you should not use that technique because your water keys get clogged. Once the water keys don't let water out, it is a sign the...
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    You don't state whether you get water from the...

    You don't state whether you get water from the main slide when you remove it and dump it, but I'll assume you do.

    You need a flexible cleaning "snake" of some kind. Music stores generally have...
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    In addition to the suggestion above about making...

    In addition to the suggestion above about making sure the opening is pointing down when you open the water key, pull the main slide out and see if you can dump water out. If there is more than a drop...
  23. I'm currently doing some serious testing of the...

    I'm currently doing some serious testing of the Alliance DC3 (David Childs signature model). It is much like a Wick 4AL, but has a better center and is just a bit darker. The rim is VERY comfortable,...
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    Which notes did you notice? In general, sometimes...

    Which notes did you notice? In general, sometimes "alternate" is not alternate. On a high B concert, for example, the fingering-chart fingering would be 12, but 2 works better in most cases. Same for...
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    The American style instruments are easier to play...

    The American style instruments are easier to play in many ways, and the smaller bore is probably most of the reason.

    Yes, there is hope for building your high range! You need to use air while you...
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