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    Euphonium Hard Cases: MTS or SKB

    I've been thinking about this since picking up the Sterling Euphonium I have. It came with a hard case, but it's probably close to 20 years old, and more importantly, seems to be held together by...
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    I really need to work on that transposition...

    I really need to work on that transposition thing. It really is a useful skill for a multi-instrumentalist, or any instrumentalist for that matter.
  3. I wouldn't think that the E1 would go anywhere....

    I wouldn't think that the E1 would go anywhere. The bell is quite a bit thicker on the E2, and from what I gather, that's the main difference. The E3 looks to have a redesigned bugle for a darker...
  4. Oh wow! That's an awesome horn! Good luck with...

    Oh wow! That's an awesome horn! Good luck with the sale! Someone will be REALLY happy with it!
  5. Yes, definitely correct. Regardless of what...

    Yes, definitely correct. Regardless of what material it is, lacquered finishes do not require abrasive or chemical polishes like silver polish.
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    It seems the "long 3rd valve slide" is also...

    It seems the "long 3rd valve slide" is also carried over into British Style Eb and BBb tubas. I looked at a 3 valve compensating Boosey & Hawkes last weekend, and even on that the 3rd valve slide is...
  7. 8 months is definitely enough time for crud to...

    8 months is definitely enough time for crud to build up inside of a horn, particularly in the lead pipe. Are you diligent about brushing your teeth at some point between eating and practicing? Food...
  8. Definitely not looking to go HUGE. That never...

    Definitely not looking to go HUGE. That never solves anything. I have the Conn Helleberg 120S and 7B already, which I picked up used and quite affordably. The yamaha 67C4 will be my first "bowl"...
  9. Thanks! Some at tube net suggested the Schilke...

    Thanks! Some at tube net suggested the Schilke 69C4, which is a bit wider, but has a smaller throat than anything else schilke makes.

    If I can't figure out what works I can always go down to...
  10. I just picked up a new Yamaha BB 67C4. It seems...

    I just picked up a new Yamaha BB 67C4. It seems like a bit of a mid-way size between the Helleberg 7B and 120S. I'll post about how it works out soon.
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    If you like it, I'd say keep it. You can always...

    If you like it, I'd say keep it. You can always lip things down, and for the most part unless you play down low, the compensating system doesn't really add much, except for the C and B Natural.

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    It's going. Currently I'm still flip/flopping...

    It's going. Currently I'm still flip/flopping back and forth between a Helleberg 120S and 7B. The 120S is wider and bigger inside, with a smaller throat, while the 7B is narrower, but has a wider...
  13. Mouthpiece for Doubling Tuba - Yamaha YBB-631

    I did end up getting the YBB-631S, which Yamaha describes as a 4/4 BBb compensating tuba. Mouthpiece choice seems to be something a lot of people get hung up on, and I seem to be hung up as well.
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    Wow, a Pro-Tec bag lasted only 3 years? How did...

    Wow, a Pro-Tec bag lasted only 3 years? How did it break? Zippers or stitching? I've got two Pro-Tec trombone cases and they've lasted for years with no signs of failing.

    I also am going to be in...
  15. I am assuming you mean the State in the U.S., and...

    I am assuming you mean the State in the U.S., and not the country?

    If you are looking for a used pro horn in the U.S., this is one of the places you are going to find them.
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    Well, after playing on the Ybb-631 a bunch, I...

    Well, after playing on the Ybb-631 a bunch, I kinda bonded with it. Matt at Dillon gave me some good pointers, and I took it home with me. Now I begin the process in earnest of learning how to slow...
  17. Where are you currently located? There are...

    Where are you currently located? There are generally some used offerings at Baltimore Brass and Dillon Music. However these are in the U.S., and if you are international, it's often much easier to...
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    The BBb tubas, even the smaller bore ones, just...

    The BBb tubas, even the smaller bore ones, just do play differently I guess. It's a lot longer tube to get vibrating, and it's so easy to pour in a TON of air. Tomorrow I'm going to go back down and...
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    I tried out an older Miraphone 186 and a King...

    I tried out an older Miraphone 186 and a King 2431UB for a bit, and I Found the same issue. The "shorter" instruments just seem to work better. There was a Norwegian Star there, but it was brand new,...
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    Doubling on Tuba: Instrument Choice

    I am for the most part, a tenor and bass trombone player. I finally got the itch for a Tuba, mainly so I don't have to deal with out of tune tuba players in community groups anymore. I went to Dillon...
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    I'm not sure switching mouthpieces would really...

    I'm not sure switching mouthpieces would really improve the issue you are having. Usually response seems to stem more from the instrument than the mouthpiece, in my experience.
  22. I have found that if you don't have time to...

    I have found that if you don't have time to practice every day, the P.E.T.E. from Warburton is a good way to maintain and even build up endurance. It really does help strengthen the embouchure...
  23. Probably also the Yamaha YEP-642TSII Neo with...

    Probably also the Yamaha YEP-642TSII Neo with Trigger. I've got a few Yamaha horns, and they always are well made and dependable.
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    Try it out. For me, i just found it annoying to...

    Try it out. For me, i just found it annoying to have facial hair around my lips in general, as well as when playing. It all depends on the person.
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    I played trombone with braces for years. You...

    I played trombone with braces for years. You pretty much have to completely re-learn how to use your lips when you've got things on your teeth like that. IMHO the teeth are the "base" upon which the...
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