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Thread: Andrae Murchison - Jazz Setting of "Walk with Me"

  1. There is a video on Youtube with the guy playing three different marching baritones. He thought and I agreed that the Blessing sounded the best. Based on that, I bought a Blessing for just under $300, including case and two mouthpieces. It plays great and the valves are the best valves of any used brass instrument I've ever come across. With the right mouthpiece, it gives the flugabone a run for its money in the sound department. Plus the flugabone often sells for 3-4 times the price. But keep in mind that my intended use is with a jazz combo. I'm not sure what other use there would be.
    Richard

    1935 Conn 64I Baritone
    Mouthpieces: Too many to list and growing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard III View Post
    There is a video on Youtube with the guy playing three different marching baritones. He thought and I agreed that the Blessing sounded the best. Based on that, I bought a Blessing for just under $300, including case and two mouthpieces. It plays great and the valves are the best valves of any used brass instrument I've ever come across. With the right mouthpiece, it gives the flugabone a run for its money in the sound department. Plus the flugabone often sells for 3-4 times the price. But keep in mind that my intended use is with a jazz combo. I'm not sure what other use there would be.
    Richard,

    Can you post the video URL? I would definitely like to take a look.

    Thanks,

    John
    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)

  3. Richard

    1935 Conn 64I Baritone
    Mouthpieces: Too many to list and growing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard III View Post
    Thanks. I agree that the Blessing sounded best of the three. Man, that Blessing horn in the video took a beating! I just still to this day can't understand how horns get so beat up. Knowing just a bit about the differences between a marching baritone and a flugabone, I think I am mostly interested in looking into a flugabone. With the smaller trombone sized bell of about 8 1/2 inches compared to the 10" bell of the marching baritone, and the smaller bore of the flugabone, I think the flugabone is going to give me the sound I might enjoy better. I really need to play one of these things. I may order one on approval. Just have to decide between Wessex or Schmitt Music (Lake City).
    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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    Totally love the tone of the Lake City flugabone… But thought its intonation be quite squirrellsome.

    Would the Wessex be any better?

    G.
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    Quote Originally Posted by guidocorona View Post
    Totally love the tone of the Lake City flugabone… But thought its intonation be quite squirrellsome.

    Would the Wessex be any better?

    G.
    That is a good question. I heard some sketchy stuff in the video of the Lake City flugabone, too, and the fellow playing it admitted freely that there were some intonation issues (but states it is not too bad and can be handled by lipping the horn into tune). Now when someone says right off the bat there are intonation issues, that does give me pause. I haven't heard a lot about the Wessex sample.
    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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