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    Hmm... my local repair tech ordered me a set of...

    Hmm... my local repair tech ordered me a set of willson springs to try in my adams, I think he got them through DEG. I think they were $8. (total, not each)
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    That's one of the reasons I liked the composite...

    That's one of the reasons I liked the composite "felts' that besson/adams/etc. uses, they are quieter than real felt and they don't really compress as they age.

    Yamaha uses a really puffy wool(?)...
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    there are a few things here to be aware of: 1....

    there are a few things here to be aware of:

    1. the original felts sometimes don't fit perfectly, and valve alignment can sometimes be improved by aftermarket felts
    2. a lot of times aftermarket...
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    Ohh... I'll bet that's amazing. OMs are my...

    Ohh... I'll bet that's amazing. OMs are my favorite, and yamaha was using all brazilian rosewood back then, right?
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    The Wick 4AL, which is probably one of the most...

    The Wick 4AL, which is probably one of the most popular euphonium mouthpieces, was designed as Denis Wick's personal orchestral trombone mouthpiece. Oddly enough, Wick used several vintage euphonium...
  6. I hear you. same!

    I hear you. same!
  7. 1990 would be too early for a GS. My money would...

    1990 would be too early for a GS. My money would be on 1994, maybe 1993.
  8. That's Paxman. Some of the best french horns....

    That's Paxman. Some of the best french horns. https://www.paxman.org.uk/
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    This was all the fad in the 1990s. I never had it...

    This was all the fad in the 1990s. I never had it done to any of my instruments but I know many other players who did and swore they could feel a difference.

    Once while I was up picking out...
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    One of the things that can cause valves to dry...

    One of the things that can cause valves to dry out very quickly is a large amount of mineral scale on the piston. When's the last time you had a chemical cleaning done?
  11. And of course moved to solo euphonium in Dyke...

    And of course moved to solo euphonium in Dyke when Gary Curtin moved to Fodens in 2016.

    Dan is a super good guy!!

    And that Geneva euphonium sounds fantastic!
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    4 or 5? hahaha!! hundreds...

    4 or 5? hahaha!! hundreds...
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    The soprano player in my band has a stomvi sop...

    The soprano player in my band has a stomvi sop with these on it from the factory. Here's what I don't understand. If they are tuned in relation to the fundamental of the instrument, what happens when...
  14. I believe that masks are extremely effective at...

    I believe that masks are extremely effective at reducing the spread of the virus, and we should absolutely all wear them when we are out in public -- but they are not 100% effective. Especially not...
  15. Thread: Besson tuba

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    Yeah, I saw a euphonium engraved like this in the...

    Yeah, I saw a euphonium engraved like this in the Horniman museum in London, where they have the collection of instruments they inherited when the Besson factory shut down. 37 VR 97 is for the sixty...
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    the preview video sounds great!

    the preview video sounds great!
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    Not exactly, but very close. The Salvation Army...

    Not exactly, but very close. The Salvation Army Band doesn't have a repiano cornet part - so the back row of cornets is 1st and 2nd cornet rather than repiano, 2nd, and 3rd. And salvation army bands...
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    Looks like a bicycle type cable connecting it to...

    Looks like a bicycle type cable connecting it to the tuning slide. That certainly is unique!
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    I don't think anyone over here has tried the new...

    I don't think anyone over here has tried the new Geneva baritone, but it's NOT compensating! It has a tuning trigger, but no compensating system. Might be OK. I don't think Mike and Ben in Dyke are...
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    J.W. York and Sons of Grand Rapids Michigan was...

    J.W. York and Sons of Grand Rapids Michigan was indeed the company known for the legendary CSO tubas, and many other well-regarded tubas. Nobody really seems to like anything else they made, though.
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    *Germany - *That* York was a trade name of...

    *Germany - *That* York was a trade name of Keilwerth-Schreiber.
  22. Thread: Help with ID

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    I have an earlier catalog here which shows a 2C...

    I have an earlier catalog here which shows a 2C without a loop in the leadpipe, but you're right about 16C vs 18C, I was looking at the catalog (with no photos) backwards.
  23. Thread: Help with ID

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    Yep, hard to tell the length with just looking at...

    Yep, hard to tell the length with just looking at the photos, especially where the valve slides go both up and down. But Doug is right, alto horn. It looks like a 2C to me, but if they had...
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    Bb tenor horn. Essentially the same instrument...

    Bb tenor horn. Essentially the same instrument that would be called a baritone if it were made by Boosey & Hawkes. Rare in american bands by the 1940s, but not unheard of.

    My recollection is that...
  25. Geneva are now being made in the UK rather than...

    Geneva are now being made in the UK rather than in the Czech Republic, and because of that I think all bets are off with respect to what anyone's previous experience with them might be. Even if the...
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