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    Very nice playing, with a beautiful sound on a...

    Very nice playing, with a beautiful sound on a Besson.

    Thanks for the link.
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    If I lived in Australia, I probably wouldn't buy...

    If I lived in Australia, I probably wouldn't buy one sight unseen--the cost is too great. They're really fine euphoniums, and I've mostly played Adams over the last 10 years. I've found the sterling...
  3. Another issue is that the bass trombone is a...

    Another issue is that the bass trombone is a difficult instrument to simply sound good on. It just doesn't resonate easily like a tuba or euphonium.

    An F tuba might be worth considering as well.
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    Maybe a saxhorn? ...

    Maybe a saxhorn?

    https://www.a-courtois.com/en/instruments/saxhorns/
  5. Because you find the BB1 mostly works for you and...

    Because you find the BB1 mostly works for you and the Alliance and Wicks not so well, I would try the Schilke 51D.
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    Rondo from Mozart's Horn Concerto Nr 4

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0JoBwDErM3M

    Rondo from Mozart's Horn Concerto Nr 4 as played by a trio of horn, trumpet and euphonium, all performers from the Berlin Philharmonic.

    John
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    A few months ago I bought an Adams Sonic, which...

    A few months ago I bought an Adams Sonic, which fits your description perfectly with regard to tone and lightness of blow. I really like the Sonic and find it an exceptional euphonium. This is the...
  8. Poll: Cornet, 7th grade E flat sousaphone, 8th grade...

    Cornet, 7th grade
    E flat sousaphone, 8th grade
    Euphonium, 9th grade to senescence....
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    I played a 5050 for a while. When I think of that...

    I played a 5050 for a while. When I think of that euphonium, I think of power and projection greater than any other horn I have ever played. Ultimately, the ergonomics of it just didn't work for me...
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    "Station 11" on HBO

    A few minutes into the second episode of the post apocalyptic series "Station Eleven" on HBO comes a small parade by a traveling Shakespearean troupe led by a person with an old three valve silver...
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    Do we have any independent verification of this?...

    Do we have any independent verification of this? That's a lot of money for a used horn whose provenance is claimed only by the seller.
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    I've owned and played a 5050, a Prestige, and...

    I've owned and played a 5050, a Prestige, and multiple Adams euphs. I think, at an amateur level, it's largely a matter of taste and feel, what feels best to you and which sound works best for you. A...
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    I've heard a British baritone played in small...

    I've heard a British baritone played in small group jazz by a really fine player, and it worked very well indeed. There are just not many of those horns around and even fewer really good jazz players...
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    Just as a quick testimonial, I've used Yamaha...

    Just as a quick testimonial, I've used Yamaha Light Synthetic for at least 10 years with no gunky buildup ever. Yamaha is a huge corporation with deep pockets and I suspect they spent the money to...
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    I recently bought an Adams Sonic, which I ordered...

    I recently bought an Adams Sonic, which I ordered from Baltimore Brass, a company which advertises on this site. They had to special order it from Adams because it's a new model. They were easy to do...
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    Many thanks for the link, Rick! Sotto Voce is...

    Many thanks for the link, Rick!

    Sotto Voce is wonderful, and Demondrae has a euphonium sound which is unique, evocative and always a pleasure to hear.
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    Hi D.M. -- I don't think the BB1 will be at all...

    Hi D.M. -- I don't think the BB1 will be at all what you want if you are looking for something like the Mead mouthpieces. I would look at the Alliance DC (David Childs) series first before I tried...
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    I liked the Q40 better. There was a little more...

    I liked the Q40 better. There was a little more bloom and complexity in the sound, especially when the melody shifts up an octave towards the end of each sample.

    Nice playing too!
  19. Thread: Brilliant Playing!

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    Brilliant Playing!

    Thanks to Adams for putting these three videos on YouTube! Of course they're marketing pieces, but mostly they're just wonderful performances by Mauro Martins. You have to get past a bit of talk, but...
  20. Really terrific playing, Dave! Along with the...

    Really terrific playing, Dave! Along with the great double tonguing, I loved the expressiveness of the playing of the opening slow melody and the way you got the notes in the fast slurs to pop as you...
  21. Thread: Adams Sonic

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    So I ordered one. The shop I placed the order...

    So I ordered one. The shop I placed the order with said Adams was going to make 12 in September, and I could get one from that allocation. If all goes well, I'll have it in October sometime.

    John
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    Adams Sonic

    OK, so this video has almost convinced me to order an Adams Sonic. I just love the sound the performer gets on the Sonic!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5iezSAwth4

    Years ago I argued for a...
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    Here's a great example of valve trombone as a...

    Here's a great example of valve trombone as a solo instrument, the jazz player Bob Brookmeyer, playing "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes." In his time he was famous as a valve trombonist.
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    I would talk to Doug Elliott.

    I would talk to Doug Elliott.
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    Beautiful playing! I agree with Doug--you sound...

    Beautiful playing! I agree with Doug--you sound fantastic. The Sovereign is a very special instrument when played with the wonderful musicianship you show in these videos. I've subscribed to your...
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