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    Just out of curiosity...if you were talking to...

    Just out of curiosity...if you were talking to Steven Mead a few weeks ago about his particular instrument, would it be very weird to email him, remind him of the conversation you had and ask if he...
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    So, I recently started playing around with an...

    So, I recently started playing around with an Alto Horn and I like it very much. So much so, I'm even considering switching from Euphonium to Alto Horn when the Covid-rules allow band practice again....
  3. It looks beautiful. I have a similar looking horn...

    It looks beautiful. I have a similar looking horn but with regular rotor mechanism and less ornate braces. Mine was listed as a Euphonium at the time, but when I received it, it turned out to be a Bb...
  4. Very nice! Sounds like you are blowing a bit too...

    Very nice! Sounds like you are blowing a bit too hard though. I find these fun little horns do not need as much air as the bigger ones like euphoniums or tubas. The more you play with it, the better...
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    Today I have played the three horns at my mom's...

    Today I have played the three horns at my mom's house. She couldn't hear a difference, but I believe the Courtois has a little bit more warmth in its tone. The BM Symphonic is the best player of the...
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    @MikeS: interesting, I had not heard of these...

    @MikeS: interesting, I had not heard of these "banda saxor" before, but that is good news for alto horn enthusiasts.

    @Shawn: I can't tell you how the Courtois sounds just yet. It has a leak in the...
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    I've always had my eye on the Alto/tenor horn,...

    I've always had my eye on the Alto/tenor horn, but never had the opportunity to play one, until a few months ago when I came across a vintage Mahillon from 1927 for cheap, so I dove right in. I...
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    I have two ringtones, but neither one of them is...

    I have two ringtones, but neither one of them is euphonium related. My phone is on buzz 99% of the time anyway.

    The first is a silly (no offense to yodelers) tune that makes me happy:...
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    I would surely try to get a hold on that Hawkes...

    I would surely try to get a hold on that Hawkes "Dictor" 1Cor13:4 spotted! Bids are low now, but I'm sure they will get higher as the end of listing approaches, but if you're lucky you could get a...
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    They do have a "compensating" Euphonium called...

    They do have a "compensating" Euphonium called the "Dictor" in their 1923 catalogue:

    https://brasstacks.de/ce_photo/html/image.html?imageUrl=../../ci_16770416/big_32319879_0_850-1032.jpg

    The...
  11. Thread: Valve oil

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    I always use La Tromba T1. Maybe not the...

    I always use La Tromba T1. Maybe not the cheapest, but the bottles last for a very long time.
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    I use a Wedge 102E, per the advice by Dr. Dave....

    I use a Wedge 102E, per the advice by Dr. Dave. Although it might be a bit smaller than a Wick SM4U I did not have any trouble getting used to the new feel. I did seem to notice a slightly easier...
  13. I found these warnings online: ...

    I found these warnings online:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2tqzQmRvw08
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    I have recently bought a wedge 102E Acrylic with...

    I have recently bought a wedge 102E Acrylic with brass tone modifier. I have only tried it 3 times in a somewhat acoustic setting before Corona shut down band practice. At home I can only play with...
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    In The Netherlands, just a week after we reached...

    In The Netherlands, just a week after we reached 1.000 confirmed patients, we are closing in on 3.000! It's going really fast now. 106 deaths now, 30 of those today alone!
    The "stay at home" here...
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    Don't be mistaken, that's how it starts. In The...

    Don't be mistaken, that's how it starts. In The Netherlands it started february 27th with one confirmed case, within three weeks it was over 1.000! And that's only the confirmed cases, they're not...
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    Same here in The Netherlands. I suppose all...

    Same here in The Netherlands. I suppose all countries affected by the virus have taken similar measures.
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    I know of a video where James Morrison plays...

    I know of a video where James Morrison plays every instrument (except drums) in a Big Band:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-T-V7CA1Ksg

    Obviously, this video is doctored, he does not have that...
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    There are some valid points made by all. So in...

    There are some valid points made by all. So in conclusion, the French Tuba in C is only practical for those purists who need to play the French repertoire as intended? It really isn't useful for...
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    Thanks for your reply. 1) I am not sure what...

    Thanks for your reply.

    1) I am not sure what you mean by this. Couldn't (wouldn't) a modern built French tuba in C live up to the 'modern' expectations of intonation?
    Have a listen at mr. Carl...
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    Theoretical question about French tuba in C

    Ever since I've learned of the existence of the French Tuba in C, I have wondered why it has gone 'extinct'.

    As I see it, it is more versatile than a Euphonium, since it is able to play much...
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    Wessex has several videos on instrument care on...

    Wessex has several videos on instrument care on their YouTube-channel:

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCD6zG1iMb2oqXuXt4iU8wKg/videos
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    Not Euphoniums, not even Brass, not even Wind...

    Not Euphoniums, not even Brass, not even Wind instruments, but still...an interesting test:
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  24. Hello Guido, I have considered but not done that,...

    Hello Guido, I have considered but not done that, as I am "just wondering" and - for now - have no real interest in their TC236. So, if no-one here has the answer, I'll just "keep wondering"...
  25. Just wondering, Wessex also produces a "French...

    Just wondering, Wessex also produces a "French tuba in C" but altered the 3d valve to modern tuning. Do they provide a fingering chart with their instrument?
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