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    I would suggest looking at the specs and choose...

    I would suggest looking at the specs and choose the one with the largest bore. I see a lot that are .500. Euphoniums are typically in the range of .560 (American-style horns) to .592 or more. A .500...
  2. Um, probably not! I just don't have the time to...

    Um, probably not! I just don't have the time to quadruple the comparisons (especially when you count compiling the videos, which actually takes longer than the playing part for the way I like to do...
  3. Very nice review, Doug, with your usual clarity...

    Very nice review, Doug, with your usual clarity and careful detail! It's clear that this is going to be a good addition to our market choices.

    FWIW, I agree that the statement about the appearance...
  4. Torolf Molgaard, Jazz Euphonium: "Forgetting You"

    This is one of the songs Danish Trombonist Torolf Molgaard sent me in 1984 along with a very nice audio message. Unfortunately, this song had a couple of short technical glitches, which sounded like...
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    I'm sure if he were able, he would have dropped a...

    I'm sure if he were able, he would have dropped a small fish into one of the horn cases.
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    ...and if you happen to attract a lonely bull,...

    ...and if you happen to attract a lonely bull, you'd better clear out!
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    Entertaining Animals

    We've seen musicians playing for cows. This is a new one, done at the Mystic (CT) Aquarium:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RwInKMrQJCo


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RwInKMrQJCo
  8. Sorry about that! The 2280 wandered into my brain...

    Sorry about that! The 2280 wandered into my brain and got stuck there.

    I can't speak for Europe, but in the USA the market for the 2266 and similar horns seems to have shrunken. It's too bad,...
  9. There is a nice 2280 for sale right now, and it...

    There is a nice 2280 for sale right now, and it can ship worldwide:

    http://www.dwerden.com/forum/showthread.php/24717-FS-King-2280-in-Silver-Great-Condition
  10. FS: King 2280 in Silver - Great Condition

    The horn looks very nice and comes with a hard case. I can see just a couple of dents in the large tubes, but they are minimal. Starting bid is $1,325 and it ships worldwide (free in USA).
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  11. We have a problem in the euphonium world. Part is...

    We have a problem in the euphonium world. Part is "attitude." If you are an aspiring euphonium player, do you want to buy a horn that looks a lot different from the ones Bowman/Childs/Mead/etc. play?...
  12. I think some music stores (here) are dropping...

    I think some music stores (here) are dropping such lines in favor of carrying their own name on Chinese stencil instruments. However, Brasswind still lists the 2280 and says it is in stock:
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  13. Wow - that's a great review/article! (I have to...

    Wow - that's a great review/article! (I have to listen to the recordings yet - lots going on for me right now!)

    I will take exception with one point:



    The Adams Custom euphoniums (E1, E2,...
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    I've never worried about keeping a horn in the...

    I've never worried about keeping a horn in the trunk. If it is really hot, like hot enough to melt vinyl, then I'd worry! A hot trunk may dry out your valves, so be ready for that.
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    That's good news! If it were stuck in the horn...

    That's good news! If it were stuck in the horn (anywhere before the tuning slide) you would absolutely notice a problem playing the instrument! I confess I have temporarily lost a used Spitball from...
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    Interesting. I haven't heard any rumors about...

    Interesting. I haven't heard any rumors about that. Given Besson's existing popularity in the USA, I would venture a guess that "for the market in America" means something that plays more like a...
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    In addition to my question above, does the horn...

    In addition to my question above, does the horn play at all? And do the valves work now? That would narrow down where the foam is stuck.

    I once forgot to remove my tuning slide (which is why I...
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    Did you pull the main tuning slide out before...

    Did you pull the main tuning slide out before doing this?
  19. Looks like a nice horn! Be patient with your...

    Looks like a nice horn! Be patient with your polishing - there are a lot of square inches there, and some of them are hard to get to!
  20. Thanks - I updated the post. That was a pretty...

    Thanks - I updated the post. That was a pretty good buy for someone!
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    I'll be interested to see that!

    I'll be interested to see that!
  22. FS: Conn 3-Valve Artist Model Euphonium in Nice Condition

    This is a fine example of the American breed of euphonium. It has an adjustable bell (shown at an interesting angle in the photo!) and appears to have short-action valves. Could be a great concert...
  23. FS: Holton 4-Valve Double-Bell Euphonium in Nice Shape

    Based on the serial number shown in the photos the horn was made in the early 1910's (1913 or so). It appears to be silver plated and the case looks very nice (which is unusual for these horns). A...
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    Well said, Jim!! I think you and I are both old...

    Well said, Jim!! I think you and I are both old enough to remember when our choices were not so rich! It's a great time to be looking at euphoniums and ANY price level.
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    We'll have to agree to disagree on that. I could...

    We'll have to agree to disagree on that. I could agree with "no review gives you a complete picture of how a horn will play for you."

    Soon I'll be buying a mattress, which is a fairly personal...
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