View Poll Results: Which Finish Do You Like Better

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  • Brush, with brass body and sterling silver bell

    16 64.00%
  • Brass with satin-gold lacquer

    6 24.00%
  • They are equal

    3 12.00%
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Thread: Adams Options

  1. #21
    Quote Originally Posted by cochranme View Post
    Count me in for the yellow brass. Classic and understated suits me more.
    Your avatar seems to paint another picture...
    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)

  2. #22
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    This!

    Quote Originally Posted by cochranme View Post
    Count me in for the yellow brass. Classic and understated suits me more.
    "Classic" Yes, that is the word I wanted for it. Lacquer and silver plate are the classic ways to finish a horn. Stick with one or the other. The alternative looks patchwork. Not to say that a brushed/satin finish doesn't help to pull the patchwork off. Just that simpler is better, in my opinion. Often less expensive too.

    You open a whole other can of worms if you introduce how it sounds into the decision. But there too, you should shoot for the "classic" sound.

    I like the sound of that - classic. Which of course is going to mean different things to different people.... (laugh)

    - Sara
    Baritone - 3 Valve, Compensating, JinBao JBBR1240

  3. Between the two, I prefer the monochromatic option, even if I don't love the yellow gold. What I'd really like, aesthetically speaking, is brushed brass body and bell. It kinda looks like the rose gold that's so trendy right now.

    Quote Originally Posted by John Morgan View Post
    They don't call me Dick Tracy for nothing. Actually, they don't call me Dick Tracy at all.
    I don't mean to go fangirl on you (REALLY), but this made me laugh out loud for way longer than I should admit.
    Wessex Dolce

    "Suppose we have only dreamed, or made up, all those things -- trees and grass and sun and moon and stars and Aslan himself. Suppose we have. Then all I can say is that, in that case, the made-up things seem a good deal more important than the real ones." - Puddleglum in "The Silver Chair"

  4. Quote Originally Posted by John Morgan View Post
    Your avatar seems to paint another picture...
    Well, thatís just.............accurate.

  5. #25
    Quote Originally Posted by cochranme View Post
    Count me in for the yellow brass. Classic and understated suits me more.
    But, we all know that Dave goes for the Bling!

    Mike

  6. #26
    Here are a couple more photos, with a more "real" comparison. I wanted to see what they look like as I am holding them.

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    Dave Werden (ASCAP)
    Euphonium Soloist, U.S. Coast Guard Band, retired
    Adams E3, Denis Wick 4AL (classic)
    Instructor of Euphonium and Tuba
    Twitter: davewerden
    Facebook: davewerden
    YouTube: dwerden
    Owner of TubaEuph.com, DWerden.com

  7. #27
    Quote Originally Posted by davewerden View Post
    Here are a couple more photos, with a more "real" comparison. I wanted to see what they look like as I am holding them.
    Well, now, let's look at this comparison. The instruments are both very nice looking. And you, Dave, look snappy as ever, however, you have elected to wear clothing that does not have very intense colors, sort of washed out looking colors. So, with what you are wearing, the satin-gold finish seems to provide a very nice contrast. But, if you were wearing something like a dark blue shirt, I think the brushed brass and sterling silver bell would look smashing. And upon further inspection, I find the satin-gold to be a little out of tune, whereas my favorite, the brushed brass and sterling silver bell is right on.
    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)

  8. They are both beautiful instruments. I prefer the multi-colored version though -- it's an eye catcher done in a tasteful manner.

    Steven Mead also plays a gold-plated euphonium, and I think it's a bit on the gaudy side. The brushed finish Adams has on its gold euphonium is a better look.
    James Kircoff
    Genesee Wind Symphony - principal euphonium (Adams E3 Custom .60mm yellow brass bell w/ Parker 4G Houser)
    Capital City Brass Band (2019 NABBA 2nd section champions) - 1st baritone (Besson BE956 w/ Denis Wick 6BY) and 10 piece ensemble (Getzen 1052FD bass trombone w/ Bach 1G)

  9. Quote Originally Posted by davewerden View Post
    Here are a couple more photos, with a more "real" comparison. I wanted to see what they look like as I am holding them.
    Dave,

    I love them both. Which plays better? That really is your decision. In your pictures above, I prefer the gold lacquer. It makes the horn "look warmer" like a euphonium should. I have seen several Wilson's with gold lacquer and/or gold plating on the inside of the bell. They are really beautiful.

    Go for it!

    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

  10. #30
    OK, let's stir things up a bit more! Here is a video with audio clips comparing the two horns. A couple are with piano and a couple are without. The horns are labeled A and B in the video.

    Dave Werden (ASCAP)
    Euphonium Soloist, U.S. Coast Guard Band, retired
    Adams E3, Denis Wick 4AL (classic)
    Instructor of Euphonium and Tuba
    Twitter: davewerden
    Facebook: davewerden
    YouTube: dwerden
    Owner of TubaEuph.com, DWerden.com

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