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  1. I'm happy with my Prestige, but soon (next year...

    I'm happy with my Prestige, but soon (next year when I retire) I'm going to buy an Adams E3 as a lighter alternative to Besson. I had the opportunity to try one recently, E3 0,6 and I liked it....
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    Hallo everyone, Dennis Kurun Camilleri, owner...

    Hallo everyone,
    Dennis Kurun Camilleri, owner and designer of K&G mouthpieces, contacted me yesterday telling me that he made an euphonium mouthpiece upgrade. He did four 3D pieces and told me if I...
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    I recived the strap last week and I tried it on...

    I recived the strap last week and I tried it on Sunday during a gathering of bands where we had to travel a stretch of road marching: the strap proved to be very useful for supporting my Prestige....
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    I get involved in this discussion regarding...

    I get involved in this discussion regarding weight: the euphoniums you weigh are around 9/10 pounds. My personal Prestige 2052 is 11,13 pounds (5,05 Kg) with lighter caps and without mouthpiece,...
  5. Thread: lefreQue Times 4

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    Update: I put the plates back because with them,...

    Update:
    I put the plates back because with them, even if they don't seem to give significant improvements in sound, they make the ugly beast of the high C# be hit more easily.
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    This may be a problem with my intention to buy an...

    This may be a problem with my intention to buy an Adams E3 now, when it comes to the 6 partial, I can tune it right with the help of the trigger, or play it sharp when I'm in unison with my...
  7. Thread: 3rd valve use

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    Some considerations: the brass instruments are...

    Some considerations:
    the brass instruments are essentially a tube equipped at the two ends of a bell and a mouthpiece, with which the sounds of the harmonic series can be emitted based on the length...
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    I have been using them for some years and I was...

    I have been using them for some years and I was convinced that some benefits gave it: last week I washed my Prestige and I have not repositioned the plates: I don't feel the difference. I found some...
  9. Thread: 51D but bigger?

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    Franz, how much bigger is the 5.1D* of yours? I...

    Franz, how much bigger is the 5.1D* of yours? I think I will stick with the same size as my trombone for now.[/QUOTE]

    The 51D* has been modified with respect to the original: now it produces a...
  10. Thread: 51D but bigger?

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    The 52D measures 25,78mm against the 25,55mm of...

    The 52D measures 25,78mm against the 25,55mm of the 51D. The 52E2 is 25,91mm: it's a good mouthpiece but it has a narrow edge. You have to see if it fits your chops. I don't recommend the Schilke...
  11. Thread: Bellinzona

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    Bellinzona

    Here is a nice march, written in the last century by G.B. Mantegazzi, composer and band director from Ticino ( Swiss canton ), born in Riva San Vitale, at a gunshot from my country, in whose band I...
  12. Thread: Metal Thickness

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    No, I'm sorry, I don't know the thickness of the...

    No, I'm sorry, I don't know the thickness of the Miraphone: the sample I tested in 2012 I liked very much, it had,among other things, a wonderful easy natural high B.
  13. Thread: Metal Thickness

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    Off course, the high B has been a problematic...

    Off course, the high B has been a problematic note to be obtained with certainly on the Prestige, but working on it with the right mouthpiece now comes out beautifully and in tune. It is not a note...
  14. Thread: Metal Thickness

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    I am only an amateur player and, even if I have...

    I am only an amateur player and, even if I have been doing it for over 50 years, I have several limits compared to some of you who are much better at playing brass than I am, but I can make some...
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    Nothing, someone asked for the thickness of the...

    Nothing, someone asked for the thickness of the various brands and I simply provided data: I can say that the thicker the more you can push without sound distortions. My prestige can be pushed to the...
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    I played an euphonium with the four valves in...

    I played an euphonium with the four valves in line for twenty years and I didn't have any particular problems. Now, since 2007, I play on 3+1 euph: it took me a few months to synchronize the two...
  17. Thread: Metal Thickness

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    By junction I mean the vertical line along the...

    By junction I mean the vertical line along the entire length of the bell where the brass sheet is joined, which is then hammered to make it uniform. I assume this makes the thickness thinner at that...
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    If it can be useful, just to give an idea, a few...

    If it can be useful, just to give an idea, a few years ago, out of curiosity, I measured the thickness of the bells on my brass instruments with a centesimal caliber that I had available in the...
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    I, for many years , at carnival, have been...

    I, for many years , at carnival, have been protecting my euph with a women's pantyhose.
  20. Glad you enjoyed it, I love K&G mouthpieces. For...

    Glad you enjoyed it, I love K&G mouthpieces. For the measurements it is necessary to calculate 0,3mm less than the one shown in their table, while the bore on my 3D measures 7,4mm (0,291 inches).
  21. Thread: Adams Options

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    Poll: They both sound very good and, even if they seems...

    They both sound very good and, even if they seems to sound the same, I have a slight preference for the horn B: it has a warmer shade.
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    The K&G mouthpieces have the identical rim...

    The K&G mouthpieces have the identical rim profile for all their products: you can go from the various sizes and instruments with the same sensation on the lips. Their table of comparison between the...
  23. Thread: Adams Options

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    Poll: I voted for the yellow brass, but Id'be curious...

    I voted for the yellow brass, but Id'be curious to know the difference in terms of sound, response etc.
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    Based on my experience I would suggest the 4,5.

    Based on my experience I would suggest the 4,5.
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    I have been playing with K&G mouthpieces for 4...

    I have been playing with K&G mouthpieces for 4 years now and I couldn't be happier with them but......
    last week I dug up a K&G mouthpiece for baritone I bought at the time but I didn't like the...
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