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    What euphonium would you buy if money were no object?

    If you had access to an inordinate sum of money which euphonium would you be buying? I'd say a custom Adams E2 or possibly a Meinl Weston Phoenix. As well I've always wanted to try out a Besson Prestige baritone horn.

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    Welcome to the forum.

    If “money were no object” probably an Adams 3.
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    Definitely an E3 or a Geneva Oldroyd
    "Never over complicate things. Accept "bad" days. And always enjoy yourself when playing, love the sound we can make on our instruments (because that's why we all started playing the Euphonium)"

    Euphonium: Yamaha 642II Neo - 千歌音, JP 274 MKII - 千歌
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    Gone but not forgotten: Yamaha EP100 - Euphy (Thank you for the past 15 years)

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    An Adams E3, but wait, I seem to have one already. Fortunately, I had quite a bit of equity in the previous horn I sold, so I didn't have to cough up the full price of the Adams.

    I have not found any other horn I would rather have than this one regardless of price.
    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
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    Rapid City New Horizons & Municipal Bands (Euphonium)
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    phoenix and the prestige baritone both have... issues. The prestige baritone is the best available choice if you really want four valves, but it's got some serious intonation quirks for sure.
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    Barry

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    I unfortunately have never had the oppurtunity to try any of these horns - my current euph is a great Besson new standard which I will post about in the neat future because I still need to find out what year it was made in. Also would probably have to pick up one of these - https://www.inderbinen.com/en/euphonium-en .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim_J View Post
    Also would probably have to pick up one of these - https://www.inderbinen.com/en/euphonium-en .
    Ah, the "big foot" of euphoniums ... I've never ever seen one, but some people think it exists. (Actually, I'm pretty sure this horn does actually exist!)

    Since the name has been raised, has ANYONE on the forum had a chance to blow on an Inderbiden? Unless I'm forgetting something, I don't recall ever hearing a first-hand report.
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    Unless I have my calculations wrong, the Inderbiden is even more expensive than the Adams, right?
    "Never over complicate things. Accept "bad" days. And always enjoy yourself when playing, love the sound we can make on our instruments (because that's why we all started playing the Euphonium)"

    Euphonium: Yamaha 642II Neo - 千歌音, JP 274 MKII - 千歌
    Mouthpiece: K&G 4D, Denis Wick 5AL
    Gone but not forgotten: Yamaha EP100 - Euphy (Thank you for the past 15 years)

    https://soundcloud.com/ashsparkle_chika
    https://www.youtube.com/user/AshTSparkle/

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    I'm not sure. I'd want to go somewhere where I could spend a number of hours over several days playing all the best horns before I made a decision.

    I'll tell y'all one thing for dang sure -- it would have a trigger!
    David Bjornstad

    1923 Conn New Wonder 86I, Bach 6 1/2 AL
    2018 Wessex EP100 Dolce, Denis Wick 4ABL
    2013 Jinbao JBEP-1111L, Denis Wick 4AM
    2015 Jinbao JBBR-1240, Denis Wick clone mouthpiece of unknown designation
    Cullman (AL) Community Band (Euph Section Leader)
    Brass Band of Huntsville (2nd Bari)

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    Simple...the one I have now.

    DG
    3 notes and the truth.

    1966 Besson 181 highly modified New Standard, early model Wick 4AL
    1918 Hawkes & Son euph 3&1 original
    1917 Conn C/D/Eb mellophone original
    1915 York Bb tenorhorn original, Bach 5GS

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