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    Bye-bye buzz

    I've been getting a really annoying buzz on my Dolce. Wasn't able to figure out where it was coming from; everything was tightened up. This morning I completely removed the lyre holder screw (which also had been completely tight), and surprise -- no more buzz! Who needs a lyre screw anyway? I'm 75 years old; I'm never going to march again with that or any other horn!
    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)

  2. Quote Originally Posted by DaveBj View Post
    I'm never going to march again with that or any other horn!
    cmon, never say never Dave!
    Martin Cochran
    Adams Performing Artist
    mceuph75@gmail.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by cochranme View Post
    cmon, never say never Dave!
    There was a long time where if I had gone back to college full time for maybe a PhD, I would definitely have carved out time for marching band. After I hit 65 -- not so much. Now that I'm 75 -- definitely not
    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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    Dave, I feel your pain. No ... wait ... that's MY pain. Never mind.

    A couple of months after I got my Wessex Eb Champion tuba, it developed an annoying buzz -- but of course only on one pitch. As we all know, these are maddening to zero in on. My approach is to apply "the laying on of hands" over the entire instrument until I find a place that makes the buzz stop. On a compensating tuba, that can cover a lot of territory, and be quite tricky since if you hold it differently, you may not get the buzz. It turned out that the solder joint on a tube brace had given up the ghost -- but of course, not in a way that was even remotely visible. So much for Chinese factory electro-soldering (though I'm told the problem isn't only with the Chinese). A few moments with the small torch fixed it.
    Gary Merrill
    Wessex EEb Bass tuba (Denis Wick 3XL)
    Mack Brass Compensating Euph (DE N106, Euph J, J9 euph)
    Amati Oval Euph (DE N106, Euph J, J6 euph)
    1924 Buescher 3-valve Eb tuba, modified Schilke 66
    Schiller American Heritage 7B clone bass trombone (DE LB K/K9/112 Lexan, Brass Ark MV50R)
    1947 Olds "Standard" trombone (Olds #3)

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    My annoying buzz seems to come from my lips. ��

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger View Post
    My annoying buzz seems to come from my lips. ��
    Only thing to do now is get new lips.
    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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