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  1. #11
    Quote Originally Posted by franz View Post
    ...I found some photos of someone who turned their euphonium into an indecent thing with plates: how can anyone believe that such a thing could somehow improve the sound?
    Those pictures cry out with a message: that person should have bought a different horn! I have to think that all those plates would "stiffen" the horn, lessen its overall vibration, but perhaps give it a denser, more focused sound. Whatever qualities the owner enjoyed with the added plates are probably available in a different brand without all the attachments.
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  2. #12
    Quote Originally Posted by JakeGuilbo View Post
    Steven Mead claims that his new gold Prestige was mfg in such a way that he doesn't need the lefreque plates
    Misa Mead seem to stop using it too, did she change her instrument?
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  3. Quote Originally Posted by JakeGuilbo View Post
    Steven Mead claims that his new gold Prestige was mfg in such a way that he doesn't need the lefreque plates
    I suspect Besson wasn't terribly keen on Mead putting lefreque plates on their premiere euphoniums in the first place. Mead is a Besson artist, and the use of lefreques suggests their 2052s don't produce the best possible sound out of the factory -- not necessarily the best look for business.
    James Kircoff
    Genesee Wind Symphony - principal euphonium (Sterling Virtuoso 1065HS and Adams E1 Custom 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 w/ Bach 1G)

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    Quote Originally Posted by jkircoff View Post
    I suspect Besson wasn't terribly keen on Mead putting lefreque plates on their premiere euphoniums in the first place. Mead is a Besson artist, and the use of lefreques suggests their 2052s don't produce the best possible sound out of the factory -- not necessarily the best look for business.
    But surely a real artist wouldn't be influenced by that.

    I wonder if, instead of getting a euphonium first and then attaching plates to it, anyone has tried buying a set of plates first and then attaching a euphonium to them. Sometimes a difference in perspective can make all the difference. I'm thinking that ideally once you have your maximal set of plates, then you should be able to attach any junk euphonium to them, and voila!
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  5. #15
    Update:
    I put the plates back because with them, even if they don't seem to give significant improvements in sound, they make the ugly beast of the high C# be hit more easily.
    Besson Prestige 2052,3D K&G mouthpiece;JP373 baritone,T4C K&G mouthpiece;Bach 42GO trombone,T4C K&G mouthpiece

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