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  1. Hello Jeff, while the manufacturing of the Shires...

    Hello Jeff, while the manufacturing of the Shires Q40 and Q41 is a collaborative project between the Shires US factory and the Eastman mother company, these horns are far from being step-up...
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    Ditto... #3 of each group is my preferred horn......

    Ditto... #3 of each group is my preferred horn... Besson New Standard?

    Saluti, Guido
  3. Thank you Dave, I had totally forgotten your...

    Thank you Dave, I had totally forgotten your thread dedicated to the comparison of E3 SS vs E3 YB 0.70, where you finally revealed that horn B is your own E3 with SS bell.

    After two and a half...
  4. Hmmm... Using a good Plantronic USB headset, I...

    Hmmm... Using a good Plantronic USB headset, I instead vote in favor of horn B..... But am not sure which horn is which.

    G.
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    Hi Scott, your favorable impression and selection...

    Hi Scott, your favorable impression and selection of M5050 corroborates my own brief encounter with the same Miraphone eupho at the last ITEC in 2019.... Playing it mostly with a SM4U, I found it to...
  6. This performance is simply haunting.... Thank you...

    This performance is simply haunting.... Thank you for posting it!

    Regards, Guido
  7. Hello Mike, don't you hate it when work...

    Hello Mike, don't you hate it when work interferes with the rightful enjoyment of music?! *Rolls Eyes!*

    Do keep us posted!

    Mery Christmas, Guido
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    Hello Scott, congrats for your M5050 decision.......

    Hello Scott, congrats for your M5050 decision.... As I mentioned in my previous post on this thread, M5050 was my preferred euphonium at ITEC 2019!

    May I ask which mouthpiece(s) you used during...
  9. Shires Custom & Solo Euphoniums Ė Your impressions and Experiences?

    The long-awaited S.E. Shires Custom and Solo series euphoniums are starting to appear at select music dealers and conferencesÖ Have you had the opportunity of trying them out at the MidWest Clinic or...
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    That's exciting SPKissane.... At first blush, how...

    That's exciting SPKissane.... At first blush, how would you characterize the tone and other performance characteristics of the Shires Solo, contrasted to the Custom variant?

    Thanks, Guido
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    And a Happy Birthday John from South Carolina :)...

    And a Happy Birthday John from South Carolina :)

    Regards, Guido

    PS. And congrats for full vaxerization :)
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    I found on youtube the clip below performed on a...

    I found on youtube the clip below performed on a Wessex Sinfonico. It was posted and likely performed by youtube user Sadad:

    Cruel Angel’s Thesis Arranged for Euphonium (Information in...
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    Thank you Franz for posting this enlightening...

    Thank you Franz for posting this enlightening lecture on the French C tuba... It does create a very special kind of beauty!
    I admit that it did tickle my fancy about the Wessex Tc236.

    Looking...
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    Hello Blake, as you are keen on a tonal color on...

    Hello Blake, as you are keen on a tonal color on the brilliant side, and if you were considering a new compensating euphonium, it is worth looking at the Wessex Sinfonico. It retails for $3250 USD in...
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    Hello Blacke, and welcome to DWerden! JP 274...

    Hello Blacke, and welcome to DWerden!

    JP 274 and King 2280 are quite different from each other.... 2280 is a non-compensating euphonium, while 274 is a compensating euphonium manufactured in...
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    Thank you Hiram, freely admitting that I might be...

    Thank you Hiram, freely admitting that I might be amongst those esoterically-minded euphophiles... I find myself fascinated by your tidbits above :)

    Was your mention of "3" prototypes a typo.......
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    Hi Scott, at ITEC 2019 I had the opportunity of...

    Hi Scott, at ITEC 2019 I had the opportunity of trying out M5050, Prestige, and multiple variants of the Adams E3.

    My very favorite was the Miraphone M5050…. Shimmering with overtones, and the...
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    Fascinating info... Am I correct to infer that...

    Fascinating info... Am I correct to infer that Hiram Diaz performed the Davoren Concerto on a Custom model, rather than on the Solo variant?

    Regards, Guido
  19. Hi Steve, MB4F sounds very interesting... Hope...

    Hi Steve, MB4F sounds very interesting... Hope that you will eventually record a video contrasting MB4F and your SM4U!

    Regards, Guido
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    All, yesterday I reached out to Alexis Smith at...

    All, yesterday I reached out to Alexis Smith at Shires (info@seshires.com). This morning Alexis shared with me that "[...] there will be two models of our Custom Euphonium—one
    of which will be more...
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    Hello Sean, a few years ago Monster Oil...

    Hello Sean, a few years ago Monster Oil formulated a synthetic valve oil doped with small amounts of silicon particularly designed for the tight valves of Adams horns. Amongst other sources, it is...
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    Congratulazioni Franz! I have been quite...

    Congratulazioni Franz!

    I have been quite curious about the Wessex TC236P, as at least in theory, this nifty little horn should prove to be a very flexible instrument.... I am very much looking...
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    All, the new MackBrass ZO-manufactured euphonium...

    All, the new MackBrass ZO-manufactured euphonium referred to above is the EU5500. This eupho has a 12.3" bell made from sheet metal, and is seemingly finalized. EU5500 has its own thread at:
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    Hello Tomahawk, this is exciting! When will...

    Hello Tomahawk, this is exciting!

    When will you be taking delivery of your 5500? I know that Chris was expecting a shipment to be arriving at MackBrass just around this time.... Or perhaps you...
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