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    Bought my daughter a packer 274S

    This is for my daughter, who is a trombone player, but loves the euphonium

    Played a ton of horns at TMEA, and second to the Adams was the packer (Eastman was very good too)

    This thing has a great warmth but still has a soloistic quality. Fantastic instrument


    We went back and forth between the packer and the jinbao, and we decided it was worth the extra money to go for this one. The jinbao just didn't have the tone we wanted. Joe Sellmansberger got a demo price on this particular horn that we could not refuse, so it was a no brainer

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    Last edited by 58mark; 02-11-2017 at 04:46 PM.

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    I too was at TMEA today and spent some time at the John Packer booth. I was fairly impressed. Of all the horns I played today, Adams, John Packer, Tuba Exchange, Miraphone, Besson, Tempest, and Jupiter were the ones I liked the most (euphonium and tuba wise). Adams had to be my favorite of all these horns.
    Jacob A. Casas
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    Conn 15a cornet, Bach 7c

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    Little known fact: If you hug your horn it will treat you better!

    Congrats to her!
    Dave Werden (ASCAP)
    Euphonium Soloist, U.S. Coast Guard Band, retired
    Adams Artist (Adams E3)
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    Quote Originally Posted by 58mark View Post
    This is for my daughter, who is a trombone player, but loves the euphonium

    Played a ton of horns at TMEA, and second to the Adams was the packer (Eastman was very good too)

    This thing has a great warmth but still has a soloistic quality. Fantastic instrument


    We went back and forth between the packer and the jinbao, and we decided it was worth the extra money to go for this one. The jinbao just didn't have the tone we wanted. Joe Sellmansberger got a demo price on this particular horn that we could not refuse, so it was a no brainer
    Congrats on the new horn!! You have a charming daughter, and now she has a charming, and lovable horn!! Euphonium and trombone - doesn't get much better!! I wish her many happy times with the new horn.
    John Morgan
    The U.S. Army Band (Pershing's Own) 1971-1976
    Adams E3 Custom Series Euphonium, Wessex EP-100 Dolce Euphonium, 1956 B&H Imperial Euphonium
    Adams TB1 Tenor Trombone, Yamaha YBL-822G Bass Trombone
    Wessex TE-360 Bombino Eb Tuba
    Rapid City New Horizons & Municipal Bands (Euphonium)
    Black Hills Symphony Orchestra (Bass Trombone), Powder River Symphony, Gillette, WY (Tenor Trombone)
    Black Hills Brass Quintet (Tuba)

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    Congrats Mark, and to your daughter especially. May she have many blissful years of music making with her new horn. (nice picture for sure)
    Rick Floyd
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  6. Mark,

    Congratulations on the new horn. Let us know how your daughter likes it in the long term!

    Doug
    Sterling Virtuoso 1052HS & Adams E3 Prototype 0.70 Top Sprung valves
    Sterling Virtuoso 1050HS baritone
    New England Brass Band
    Winchendon Winds/Townsend Military Band

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    Quote Originally Posted by 58mark View Post
    This is for my daughter, who is a trombone player, but loves the euphonium

    Played a ton of horns at TMEA, and second to the Adams was the packer (Eastman was very good too)

    This thing has a great warmth but still has a soloistic quality. Fantastic instrument


    We went back and forth between the packer and the jinbao, and we decided it was worth the extra money to go for this one. The jinbao just didn't have the tone we wanted. Joe Sellmansberger got a demo price on this particular horn that we could not refuse, so it was a no brainer

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    Congrats! We love the JP horns as well... We bought a few for the shop after TMEA as well.

    Best,
    T
    Trent Austin
    Owner
    Austin Custom Brass
    www.austincustombrass.com
    austincustombrass.mybigcommerce.com

  8. The smile says it all! Congrats!

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    Here's something interesting. After getting a PM from another tubenet member who just bought one of these, I measured the bell. 11.8 inches, which is far enough larger than 11 that I wonder why they list them as a flat 11?

    I don't care one way or the other, I still love the horn, but it is interesting that the bell is larger than listed.

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    Excellent deal on a great horn.

    A bandmate of mine bought one of those and I gave it a whirl...impressive, especially for the $$.

    She will really be able to excel on that one!

    DDG
    1966 Besson 181 highly modified New Standard
    1918 Hawkes & Son euph 3&1 original
    1917 Conn C/D/Eb mellophone original
    1915 York Bb tenorhorn original

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