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  1. This confirms my suspicion that my intonation...

    This confirms my suspicion that my intonation issues with the Sinfonico were less the instrument and more my weak embouchure recovering from a decade and a half of atrophy. Doing an hour a day of...
  2. Thread: Newbie

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    Congrats, Joe! Do let us know what you think...

    Congrats, Joe! Do let us know what you think after some time spent with the instrument. :)
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    Shawn, I just went back and read that thread...

    Shawn,

    I just went back and read that thread where you described your experience, including James Garney's response to the thread. I think Dave is right that it's very easy to over-blow this...
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    John, you were right, it was sharp on that 1-2-3...

    John, you were right, it was sharp on that 1-2-3 B natural, by about 15-12 cents on avg. I can bend it down with no issues, though, so armed with that knowledge it shouldn't be but a little practice...
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    It's a little late at the moment and this...

    It's a little late at the moment and this euphonium projects REALLY well (I took it outside and played some and it echoed in the neighborhood like a klaxon). Wife will probably complain at me if I...
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    Ok, getting back with some results. I just spent...

    Ok, getting back with some results. I just spent about 2 hours playing. The second hour I did my best to follow Dave's "Methodology for Evaluating Intonation"...
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    I saw that review, Dave, and was thinking about...

    I saw that review, Dave, and was thinking about those results when I mentioned it above. I may put them up side by side and compare my experience to yours, if that's ok.
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    Oh, I should mention, it came with a slightly...

    Oh, I should mention, it came with a slightly longer tuning slide as well, in the case wrapped in packing foam.

    I'd read that other people had requested them, but I didn't expect to see one in the...
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    My EP-600 "Sinfonico" got here about half an hour...

    My EP-600 "Sinfonico" got here about half an hour ago. I stopped playing for a moment to type this set of first impressions.

    First off, it's hands-down the easiest-to-play brass instrument I own....
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    Gettysburg (1993)

    When Gen. Lee and his army are marching into Cashtown, there's a band playing Dixie with the marching troops, and includes a very familiar looking instrument (along with some really neat old-school...
  11. Richard, the mouthpiece that came with the...

    Richard, the mouthpiece that came with the flugabone was essentially a 6/12AL. I also tried a DW 5BS (more out of curiosity than anything else), 9BS and Bach 12C. And like you said, the 12C seemed to...
  12. Yeah, as I told James Garney @ Wessex over email...

    Yeah, as I told James Garney @ Wessex over email yesterday, I feel bad for sending it back, but it just was not what I was hoping for when I picked it up. For comparison, my King marching euph has...
  13. I just finished a week's trial of the Wessex...

    I just finished a week's trial of the Wessex Flugabone and I was a little disappointed in that I couldn't get the intonation dialed in. I'm actually sending it back to them and picking up a Sinfonico...
  14. Wife and I are sitting here, and I saw your post,...

    Wife and I are sitting here, and I saw your post, Joe. She's former USAF as well (we met at Airman Leadership School in '04) and we both think it's hilarious that there's ANOTHER former Keesler AFB...
  15. Thanks John, I appreciate the welcome. It's...

    Thanks John, I appreciate the welcome.

    It's interesting to me how many people come back to playing after a long hiatus. It's something I never was able to really break my mind away from. I've...
  16. Oh cool! Yeah, I was there in 2000 at tech school...

    Oh cool! Yeah, I was there in 2000 at tech school to be an enlisted software engineer (3C0X2). :)

    I'll definitely check out the website!
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    I actually am going to pull the trigger on the...

    I actually am going to pull the trigger on the EP600 "Sinfonico"

    I spoke with my wife about it today (it's our 15th anniversary, yay!) and she approved the purchase. So, give it a week or two and...
  18. Brass crazy at 41 - picking up old instruments during quarantine

    Glancing around the forums I get the distinct feeling I'm not alone in this. I figured I should introduce myself and this looked like the right place. Apologies if it isn't.

    Hi everybody, I'm...
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    I am really curious to hear how your experience...

    I am really curious to hear how your experience shapes up. I'm sitting here looking at either a John Packer JP374S Sterling or the Sinfonico from Wessex, and will probably pull the trigger on one of...
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