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  1. John offers good advice. There are some new...

    John offers good advice. There are some new contenders from Shires that may be worth a look, plus the new Wessex hand-made horn.
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    Hah! That brings back memories...the rental horn...

    Hah! That brings back memories...the rental horn my school gave me in 4th grade didn't have a case - just a plastic bag!
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    According to the Indiana website, it's today.

    According to the Indiana website, it's today.
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    LOL! One medium, one small, two big...

    LOL!
    One medium, one small, two big personalities.
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    I also recommend the Hercules stand. It's very...

    I also recommend the Hercules stand. It's very stable, no incidents of rubber sticking to the horn or crumbling, and good access to the horn for oiling the valves.

    I have two dogs (see my avatar)...
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    There's a wealth of information in this forum on...

    There's a wealth of information in this forum on various makes and models. I think you should consider your budget and how serious you are - is this to be an instrument to carry you through a college...
  7. Scottish Miliitary Tattoo - music extravaganza

    I'm not sure where to post this - my wife an I booked a vacation in Scotland for August 2020, and we'll get to see the Military Tattoo. This should be interesting!
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    He also played trombone (no surprise), and later...

    He also played trombone (no surprise), and later changed his name.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kiane_Zawadi
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    What's the sixth instrument on the Bohme sextet,...

    What's the sixth instrument on the Bohme sextet, and who's the performer?
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    Thanks for posting this. Those are some tough...

    Thanks for posting this. Those are some tough arrangements.
  11. And then buy yourself two first-class plane...

    And then buy yourself two first-class plane tickets for the return - one for you and one for the horn.
  12. The only instrument for me where money was no...

    The only instrument for me where money was no object was my 1902 Steinway Model A, and as a matter of fact I got a great deal on it - even after the 7-month long refurbishing project, it wound up...
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    Have you considered a marching strap arrangement...

    Have you considered a marching strap arrangement or one of those supporting pegs? https://www.ergobrass.com/euphonium/
  14. Thread: Mead springs

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    Mead springs

    I decided to try the Mead light springs and Resilience valve oil. I gave my horn a bath, wiped every valve and slide down and reassembled using the new springs, Resilience valve oil and for...
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    John - just looking at your list of instruments,...

    John - just looking at your list of instruments, to keep them warm requires a practice schedule of several hours a day!
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    Many euphonium players use a small pillow on...

    Many euphonium players use a small pillow on their laps, to raise the height of the instrument. I use one made by QHR, which looks quite professional - it included foam inserts of different...
  17. Per their website, 13,300 Swiss francs, and the...

    Per their website, 13,300 Swiss francs, and the CHF is about on parity with USD these days.

    I just checked the conversion: $13,434. And it doesn't even have any water valves!
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    Never too old to learn, John! My wife, with a...

    Never too old to learn, John! My wife, with a classical background, started studying jazz piano when she was [age redacted].

    For your amusement, that old saw "you can't teach an old dog new...
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    Hurricane Dorian

    To all our members in the path of Hurricane Dorian, stay safe!
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    I saw a cartoon recently on Facebook, which I...

    I saw a cartoon recently on Facebook, which I think is to the point: the illustration shows a woman yelling at a man, and the caption says: Another tuba?! Why can't you download porn like a normal...
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    It may be worth your while to do a consultation...

    It may be worth your while to do a consultation with Doug Elliott. He also manufactures a number of different rims at the same 1.02 inch (26mm) size.
    http://www.dougelliottmouthpieces.com/series.html
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    Barry Rogers question

    I was listening to some old recordings by Dreams - I saw them a couple of times live in the early 1970s - with the late Barry Rogers on trombone. He also played an oval-shaped horn, which the band's...
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    I think what she meant was that the Blaikley...

    I think what she meant was that the Blaikley patent expired in 1970, and then other companies such as Miraphone started making compensating euphoniums.
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    I'll chime in here as a pianist. Dave is quite...

    I'll chime in here as a pianist. Dave is quite right. The arrangement of tendons in the fingers causes the 4th and 5th fingers to have dependent motion (numbering fingers as a pianist, the thumb is 1...
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    It seems that Gary, Sara, and I might be in the...

    It seems that Gary, Sara, and I might be in the same profession. We're starting to get a little technical, so unless the rest of the forum is still interested, would the moderators prefer that we...
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