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    Online sheet music library - Totally free!!

    Not free: $30 a year to download.vbmodified
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    Differences between Bession 967 and 967GS?

    Thanks, Dave.vbmodified
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    Differences between Bession 967 and 967GS?

    Anyone recall the difference between the 967 and 967GS?

    I seem to recall reading somewhere that the GS was euro-shank, but I haven't been able to turn up anything confirming or refuting that...
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    Impressions of Bach 1103

    Couple of things to note:

    the Bach 1110: the King 2280 clone is the new version of the Bach 1110; the earlier version, shown on the bach website, was a stencil of the Yamaha YEP321 and lacked the...
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    How to tell if a newer Willson?

    Are you certain that the "Swiss Made" applies to the valve casings rather than to the horn? I've seen some Willson trumpets from the 1980s that have "Swiss made" on the valve block.

    Edit: I...
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    getting a new euph?

    The Besson 4-valve (3+1) non-compensating euph is the 765.

    Since you're planning to major in music, I presume you will be stepping up to a compensating model.

    Among current models, the next...
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    What's your second choice (and why)?

    If you had to replace your current euph and could not get the same make/model you're currently playing, what would you choose and why?

    If price were no object, I would choose a Sterling Virtuoso...
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    How do I hold this thing?

    When I was shopping for a euph, I found it more comfortable to hold 4 in-line valve horns (2280, 321, Tuba Exchange, etc.) more upright (right hand in line with right shoulder) than 3+1s. IIRC, the...
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    Any info on Courtois euphoniums?

    IIRC, Courtois is owned by Buffet Crampon, who are also the parent company of Besson.

    Glyn Williams, principle Euph for Fodens Courtois Band called the Courtois 267 "the best euphonium I have ever...
  10. Yamaha Silent Brass practice mute with microphone

    After using my SB for about a month, I've gone back to my Gatorade bottle mute. Aside from the added weight and cumbersomeness of the SB, I found that playing against the extremely high resistance...
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    Other Instrument Jokes

    Why do bagpipers march while playing?

    To get away from the gawd-awful racket!

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    What's the difference between an onion and an oboe?

    No one cries when you chop up an oboe.vbmodified
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    Besson Serial #'s

    Received the following from Steve Mead in response to a query about Buffet vs. pre-Buffet Besson serial numbers:



    Probably good to know if you're considering at a used horn!vbmodified
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    Parts for Besson Prestige

    Dan Oberloh has made replacement caps for a Besson New Standard, so I'm sure he (or any competent repair tech, for that matter) would be able to make a set of spares/replacements without much...
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    Besson Serial #'s

    A few months after the 820,xxx horn above, so 1993-1995.vbmodified
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    Parts for Besson Prestige

    Check with Matt Walters at Dillon Music or Roger Lewis at WWBW. If they don't have/can't get them, check with Windcraft or Mr. Tuba.vbmodified
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    London Musical Instruments

    Thanks for the info, ydave.

    I've shot them an email. Maybe they'll hook me up with one for a good price.vbmodified
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    Besson Serial #'s

    My understanding is that horns from the mid-90s up to 2006 (bankruptcy) aren't particularly well liked.

    It's conventional wisdom that quality control went in the dumpster under TMG's stewardship...
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    London Musical Instruments "Royal" euph?

    Looks like LMI is a startup composed of former B&H employees.

    According to the webpage:



    Anyone have a chance to try one of these? (ydave, maybe?) How does it compare to the...
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    Besson Serial #'s

    Here's a used Besson BE765, serial # 852299 for sale that was bought new in 1997.

    Assuming that (a) this horn didn't sit around unsold for very long, and( b) Buffet-Crampon didn't recalibrate the...
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    I NEED HELP GETTING A MOUTHPIECE!

    The small shank versions of the the 4AL, 5AL, and SM4 are 4BS, 5BS, and 4AY.

    I use a 4BS with my King 2268. I find it more open and free blowing than the Schilke 51D and has a more focused sound....
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    Difference between Besson 967 to 968

    Dave,

    Is the mpc shank size different than that lead pipe size? Most of the websites I've looked at list the 968 as taking a large shank mpc. Is it possible that they're available in different...
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    Difference between Besson 967 to 968

    Check YDave's euphonium comparison post lower in the thread. He's got a table listing bell and bore as well as reviews of each.vbmodified
  23. Thread: SCORE!

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    SCORE!

    Sculptors, woodworkers, and painters routinely use superfine steel wool to burnish lacquered objects, so superfine steel wool (0000) should be OK provided you use a VERY light touch.

    That being...
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    Yamaha 642 intonation

    I've been looking at the euphonium intonation charts Dave has posted, and it looks like the problematic ranges are D3-F#3 and D4-F4. I've frequently read and heard that the Yamaha 642 and 682 are...
  25. Thread: Stork Custom 5

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    Stork Custom 5

    A number of online vendors offer a trial period of some sort. The "catch," if you can call it that, is you pay shipping both ways and a minimal restocking fee on all returns. (Dillon Music is 7 days...
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