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    Thanks everyone for the replies! I did think of...

    Thanks everyone for the replies! I did think of most of those ideas and tried your suggestions. (except pouring water down the bell, that's next)
    The horn is playing fine and all valves work fine....
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    Hi all, just got some....tried it last week ,...

    Hi all,
    just got some....tried it last week , and it never came out??? If I remember right I believe I had all 4 valves pressed down? I don't know where it went , but assume it's caught in there...
  3. Thread: Euph recording

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    Hey everyone! Thanks for the...

    Hey everyone!
    Thanks for the advice...unfortunately, just what I expected to hear. I wonder why it is, that an instrument that makes such a beautiful sound would be so difficult to capture! At best,...
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    Euph recording

    Hello to all,

    I've been trying to record myself playing my new Doubler. I'm wondering if anyone might have some advice for making these recordings. I originally just used my laptops recorder....
  5. Thread: My new Doubler

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    The doubler is a pleasure to play! It more than...

    The doubler is a pleasure to play! It more than replaces my antique radio collection.
    I spent about a decade restoring old radios though. All were recapped/rewired and, of course, lots of cosmetic...
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    Hello again, Thanks for the input. ...and DG...

    Hello again,
    Thanks for the input. ...and DG and John...I love that old Philco...I used to be in the hobby big-time. This room in the basement is now for my horn and for my wifes
    sewing. In the...
  7. Thread: My new Doubler

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    Thank you Guido and John for the input! I can...

    Thank you Guido and John for the input! I can relate to both takes on the subject.
    It is very easy to just take it off the stand and start playing! On the other hand, I can be very "prone" to the...
  8. Thread: My new Doubler

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    My new Doubler

    Hi all,
    Enjoying my new doubler. I replaced the stock "whatever" mouthpiece with a Bach 5G. Getting used to the deeper cup...happy with the sound. My intonation still needs work, but I'm happy with...
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    Thanks Rick...just got the chance to read your...

    Thanks Rick...just got the chance to read your post. Both of Daves' posts about horn maintenance are great to know. I'm paying more attention to the valves after playing the horn each time now. It...
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    Thanks for the good advice...I'd like this horn...

    Thanks for the good advice...I'd like this horn to last a good long time. I'm still like the kid at Christmas, don't know if I can take the time to wash it yet, but I think I'll really try to stick...
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    Thanks Evan...I'll do that! Being so new back in...

    Thanks Evan...I'll do that! Being so new back in the music world, I'll hold off judgement against the horn. Any squeaks or or squawcks, I'll definitely take the blame for! But like any former Blue...
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    Hello all, Just got my new horn about 2 hours...

    Hello all,
    Just got my new horn about 2 hours ago. I love it!! So far , so good. I think I'm going to be paranoid every time I lift it up! It's so shiny and perfect, I can't stand the thought of...
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    Ha! Ha!...That's great Dean!...now, I'm jealous,...

    Ha! Ha!...That's great Dean!...now, I'm jealous, I want a Steinway too! :)
    The horn is in Shrewsbury, Mass and is scheduled to be at my door tomorrow sometime before 7PM...
    Joe
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    Thanks John, I will! Saturday can't come soon...

    Thanks John, I will! Saturday can't come soon enough! It really is like getting a new toy at Christmas time!
    Joe
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    Hello everyone, Just to update... My new ACB is...

    Hello everyone,
    Just to update...
    My new ACB is in the final stage of shipping with UPS. It's supposed arrive on Saturday! I'm thrilled, anxiously awaiting!
    Thanks for all the support and...
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    Thanks Doug...I'll hold on to the new piece until...

    Thanks Doug...I'll hold on to the new piece until my new horn gets here. Is it correct to assume that the 4AL will fit the ACB doubler when it arrives? As I understand Daves post, I assume that I may...
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    Thank you for the advice Dave! One thing I've ...

    Thank you for the advice Dave!
    One thing I've got is plenty of time, I hope. I'll try not to rush the breaking in to a 4AL. If it doesn't feel right , then maybe I'll end up going the 4BL route...
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    Thank you Both - Doug and John... I didn't...

    Thank you Both - Doug and John...
    I didn't realize there would be such a difference between horns.(I always thought that it was more to "fit" the users armbrouchre than the horn s bore). But that...
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    mouthpiece dilemma

    Hello to all,
    Still awaiting my new euph from ACB. It has only been about two weeks since ordering, but I'm not really known for being a paticularly patient person:(
    When I purchased the "beater"...
  20. Hello all! Welcome to the Forum Evan. It feels...

    Hello all!
    Welcome to the Forum Evan. It feels funny to be saying that, as I'm pretty new around here too. I also am just coming back to playing after over 20 years away. Divorce,relocating and...
  21. Thread: Newbie

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    Thank you all for your valuable input! I'm now...

    Thank you all for your valuable input! I'm now the proud owner of an ACB Doubler Euphonium - Clear lacquer yellow brass. I can expect it in 2-3 weeks. Anxiously awaiting!
    My decision was difficult...
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    My thanks again to all replies! I'm a bit...

    My thanks again to all replies! I'm a bit overwhelmed by the possibilities to get an affordable horn that would also be a quality instrument. I have to tread carefully, as I don't want
    to jump into...
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    Wow!...thanks for all the info! I'll have to give...

    Wow!...thanks for all the info! I'll have to give it all some more thought. Too much for my old brain to digest all at once.I'll also have to look at finance deals that these shops offer
    and figure...
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    Thank you John, I took a look at both the ...

    Thank you John,
    I took a look at both the Austin Doubler AND the Wessex Dolce. I think that I could spring for either of those or the Schiller Elite V. Unfortunately, the gov't money just received...
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    Hi Dave and thankyou for the quick response. I...

    Hi Dave and thankyou for the quick response.
    I agree...hard to fit the bill for 1000...but I'm willing to go higher, with financing for a better horn, just not the real professional models. That...
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