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    Thank you so much Doug for the excellent news......

    Thank you so much Doug for the excellent news... I am so much looking forward to reading your in-depth analysis next week, and listening to your comparative video clips!

    Regards, Guido
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    The long awaited Wessex Sinfonico 4-part review...

    The long awaited Wessex Sinfonico 4-part review project seems to have gone dorment since Chapter 2.... When might we read/hear/ see chapters 3 and 4?

    Anxiously hoping for good news... And...
  3. Hello Richard, I admit that my Wessex Festivo...

    Hello Richard, I admit that my Wessex Festivo exhibits minor stuffiness when engaging the valves in the midrange... On the other hand, 'tis worth considering that Festivo is a fine step-up euphonium...
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    Ann Reed +++! I freely confess that today I...

    Ann Reed +++!

    I freely confess that today I would dearly love to hop to my "local brass superstore" and take a couple -- or dozen euphonium for a quick test spin, accompanied by a trusty...
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    Daruby+++! It saddens me to read reductionist...

    Daruby+++!

    It saddens me to read reductionist posts alleging an inherent uselessness of shared experiences, including reviews/evaluations.... Does remind me of the depressing Pilatian "What is...
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    Hello Sean, beyond Sinfonico's highly attractive...

    Hello Sean, beyond Sinfonico's highly attractive looks, could you comment on its tone and other audible characteristics across its range..... Both from the point of view of those few minutes that you...
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    Hello Jim, thank you for the detailed review of...

    Hello Jim, thank you for the detailed review of Sinfonico!

    Yet, may I try to persuade you to record and post some clips.... Put Sinfonico through its paces across its range and expressivity with...
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    Hello Ann, Wessex does offer a rotary Tenor Horn...

    Hello Ann, Wessex does offer a rotary Tenor Horn with a 10" bell, as well as a French C tuba with 10" bell and 6 pistons....

    I checked them briefly at ITEC 2019.... They feel both definitely a...
  9. Hello JHarris, thank you so much for the clips...

    Hello JHarris, thank you so much for the clips and your perspective on these euphos. I listened to the clips thrice now, and I seem to be hearing the following:

    * You seem to be more comfortable...
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    If you were interested in Besson, consider...

    If you were interested in Besson, consider contacting Declan Lynch, Besson specialist, with the Besson distributor Crampen in Jacksonville.... Might not bee too far from where you live... And you...
  11. Has been a bit since John Morgan's review..... Is...

    Has been a bit since John Morgan's review..... Is Sinfonico still on its way to the next fortunate reviewer?

    Saluti, G.
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    Hi Andrew, I agree with you that marginal...

    Hi Andrew, I agree with you that marginal threading is not a deal breaker on a euphonium where everything else checks fine.... Just a bit annoying.... And I am sure that Shires will get their factory...
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    Thank you so much EuphDude for sharing your...

    Thank you so much EuphDude for sharing your comparative experience.... You confirm my impression from the demo by Shires's own Alexis Smith that Q40 features a broader and perhaps more Bessonian tone...
  14. Hmmm.... if Sinfonico's has improved intonation...

    Hmmm.... if Sinfonico's has improved intonation since Sean's experience, the simplest and most likely explanation is that.... Wessex has addressed Sinfonico's intonation in the latest production...
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    Thank you Fuji, that was a really fascinating...

    Thank you Fuji, that was a really fascinating video... Amongst all other things, it looks like the Shires custom euphonium series might be based on Q41 rather than on Q40.

    Really lov the tone and...
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    Thank you so much Andrew for posting all this...

    Thank you so much Andrew for posting all this excellent information!

    Sadly, Flimsy threading seems to be systemic on euphoniums from Mainland China, or euphos featuring valve blocks from the...
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    After AwesomeDad posted the above, he received a...

    After AwesomeDad posted the above, he received a message from Steven Vaughn confirming that in the video Mr. Vaughn was playing a Q41,, and that his mouthpiece is a K&J3.5D.

    So, perhaps the Shires...
  18. Hello John, "remotivate" must be a perfectly good...

    Hello John, "remotivate" must be a perfectly good word because my spell checker has not objected to my typing it here :)

    I am so looking forward to the result of your upcoming "remotivated"...
  19. Thank you John for the fine review and video...

    Thank you John for the fine review and video clips.... Sinfonico sounds like a very interesting euphonium in its own right.

    How would you contrast Sinfonico's tone and its other playing...
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    All, it might be worth pointing out that in the...

    All, it might be worth pointing out that in the Wessex Dolce/Sinfonico review linked above, John Powell might be using the factory-supplied Wessex 4AY mouthpiece. This might be hampering both Dolce's...
  21. Thank you so much Dave, will be fabulous if you...

    Thank you so much Dave, will be fabulous if you manage to record one further comparison of DC3 vs Dc4 from the more resonant sanctuary.

    Hope you will be able to include some material that...
  22. I join Richard in taking the minority view. While...

    I join Richard in taking the minority view. While the close miking might be limiting the rendering of harmonic exposure for both mouthpieces, and the range of the fragments favors the center...
  23. Hello Ann, as some of the more senior members of...

    Hello Ann, as some of the more senior members of the DWerden.com gang will soon be testing the Wessex Sinfonico…. They should be able to report back on whether or not Sinfonico can be played upright...
  24. Hi Ann, unfortunately I can only speak of the...

    Hi Ann, unfortunately I can only speak of the Wessex Festivo, as I have not tried the original Besson, and being blind, I can't tell from photos how close its critical design is to my Festivo.
    ...
  25. Hello 1Cor13, I have owned and enjoyed a Wessex...

    Hello 1Cor13, I have owned and enjoyed a Wessex Festivo for a couple of years. My hands are rather narrow, and my right pinky is not the most muscular in the world. Yet, I found the arched...
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