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    I always have a giggle at that "bump in the...

    I always have a giggle at that "bump in the airstream" business. You're going to have a small bump either way. Is it constricting or expanding? and is it at one spot or 3 inches away at a different...
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    If I'm remembering correctly, Solbron wasn't a...

    If I'm remembering correctly, Solbron wasn't a maker but it was a trade name of Boosey for instruments with soldered bronze pistons. soldered bronze = solbron
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    both sound great! the adams is a really big...

    both sound great! the adams is a really big expansive sound whereas the wessex is smaller and perhaps a tiny bit sweeter.
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    I definitely believe the yellow brass bell has...

    I definitely believe the yellow brass bell has more snap and liveliness than the sterling silver. I actually dislike the sterling silver because of this.

    I also certainly think there's a tendency...
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    I have. I've never had a circumstance in which I...

    I have. I've never had a circumstance in which I needed to deal with buyer protection, so I have no experience with it.
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    yep, hyperbolica is right on the money....

    yep, hyperbolica is right on the money. Especially with rotary valves, they can be easily misaligned in assembly. Big globs of solder can accumulate inside the bore at joints and go unnoticed. subtle...
  7. These used to be made just for traditional band...

    These used to be made just for traditional band music in Europe. Then Roger Bobo hit upon the idea of using one with a larger mouthpiece for "tenor tuba" repertoire because it resembled the type of...
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    The Wessex isn't bad at all. I think the Willson...

    The Wessex isn't bad at all. I think the Willson is better, but it's not 4x better.
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    Of course there's the Canadian Brass brand...

    Of course there's the Canadian Brass brand marketed by Getzen which was a re-branded Willson/Marzan 2975.

    The only other one I know of was a one-off rotary-valve compensating euphonium made by...
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    yep, Iíve always wanted one of these! Iíll let...

    yep, Iíve always wanted one of these! Iíll let you all know when I get it.
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    The rim size is (mostly) immaterial, it's the...

    The rim size is (mostly) immaterial, it's the total volume that influences the sound. I say mostly, because there is some difference, but it's more subtle. But the problem is most mouthpiece designs...
  12. There's a cool podcast that these two guys in...

    There's a cool podcast that these two guys in Berlin do, it's called the "Best Ever Brass Instrument Makers Podcast." I think I have the details of this sort of right... They told a story about how...
  13. That's really nice that they are sending extra...

    That's really nice that they are sending extra dampers and felts with the instrument now. I love the way Besson instruments play but I sold mine and moved on to something else because I had to wait 3...
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    I've met Jerry a few times and he knows his...

    I've met Jerry a few times and he knows his stuff. I'll bet that's pretty good.
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    It can absolutely damage the brass if they are in...

    It can absolutely damage the brass if they are in there too long, but vinegar is a much weaker acid than the stuff techs use to achieve the same goal. As long as you keep an eye on it and don't do it...
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    pistons - soak in distilled vinegar for about 20...

    pistons - soak in distilled vinegar for about 20 minutes and then scrub with a brush with nylon bristles. Rinse well with clean water. They typically don't need polishing, they've been honed and...
  17. blue. a bit more presence.

    blue. a bit more presence.
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    It'll work. Depending on what kind of guitar amp...

    It'll work. Depending on what kind of guitar amp you have it may or may not sound OK. Guitar amps are generally designed to provide a colored sound that compliments the sound of the electric guitar....
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    I suggest a waxed linen thread like they'd use to...

    I suggest a waxed linen thread like they'd use to sew leather. There's a diagram on the Berger serpents page that shows how to wrap it. https://serpents.ch/sample-page/mundstueck/?lang=en

    As far...
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    I don't believe I have one of JC's anymore, but I...

    I don't believe I have one of JC's anymore, but I used to -- and I have some other wooden mouthpieces I use on serpent. On euphonium it's a little softer and less focused, maybe a little buzzy. It's...
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    http://www.jcsherman.net/rogers-serpent-mouthpiece...

    http://www.jcsherman.net/rogers-serpent-mouthpieces
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    1. because they can. many tubas are designed so...

    1. because they can. many tubas are designed so the slides are easily accessible in playing position. this is not so much the case with the standard modern euphonium design. some euphoniums have a...
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    It looks nice. This era isn't particularly...

    It looks nice. This era isn't particularly collectible and there aren't many playing opportunities where it'd fit in. It's probably in high pitch (A=452ish) and intonation and response probably...
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    Most of the L&H imports from this period I've...

    Most of the L&H imports from this period I've seen were Bohemian imports manufactured by Bohland & Fuchs, but if yours says France on it it wouldn't surprise me. These come along fairly often on eBay...
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    Well this is weird: ...

    Well this is weird:

    http://www.vfcerveny.cz/en/news/375-cerveny-is-still-producing

    I'll bet the full story is interesting, because I'm confused. Might be new ownership or emerging from...
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