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    Saw the video, got some... I'm a believer!

    Saw the video, got some... I'm a believer!
  2. I had a medium shank New Standard. LOVED the...

    I had a medium shank New Standard. LOVED the sound. It was the horn I played in college and I got one later in life. Wish I'd kept it, but euphoniums have come and gone in my stable and I don't...
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    Ditto the Sterling, but why change horses? ...

    Ditto the Sterling, but why change horses? Besson makes a fabulous euphonium, and there are lots of high quality used horns on the market.
  4. Ah, get 'em both... nice to have a spare!

    Ah, get 'em both... nice to have a spare!
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    Some nice Bessons pop up on Ebay frequently, and...

    Some nice Bessons pop up on Ebay frequently, and I would match a used Besson against a new Chinese clone any day, considering build quality and sound. If you like the Besson sound, it might be worth...
  6. Hey, the case is designed to protect the horn and...

    Hey, the case is designed to protect the horn and has appeared to have done so, so it has served honorably and well. It likely earned the scars. Horn looks great... very, very playable. How do you...
  7. I know it's a matter of personal taste, but the...

    I know it's a matter of personal taste, but the gold slides don't do that much for me. I guess it's that I have a picture in my head of what a satin Besson SHOULD look like, and this isn't it.
  8. Looking forward to the pictures... congrats on a...

    Looking forward to the pictures... congrats on a stellar find!
  9. The one word I use to describe my Sterling's...

    The one word I use to describe my Sterling's sound is "rich"... that about sums it up for me. I've had several Bessons and always considered them to have exactly the sound I was looking for, but the...
  10. Does the pitting on picture #3 worry you?

    Does the pitting on picture #3 worry you?
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    I've had several Bessons, from several year...

    I've had several Bessons, from several year groups, and I've never had a bad one. I love the tone and the build quality
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    Makes perfect sense. Exploration is part of the...

    Makes perfect sense. Exploration is part of the fun. It can be an expensive part of the fun, depending on what you buy and sell. I've never found myself drawn to a Chinese instrument with the...
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    What grade will your son be moving to and what...

    What grade will your son be moving to and what are his musical inclinations? If he's really enjoying his playing life and looks like he'll continue to enjoy it down the road, you might be able to...
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    I guess a more basic question is whether or not...

    I guess a more basic question is whether or not the Jupiter is doing it for you. Do you like the sound, the intonation, the playability, the way it works in your band? Is there something you're not...
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    The horn says "Made in Great Britain", but there...

    The horn says "Made in Great Britain", but there is a discussion about the origins of the valve set! Daruby, what number is stamped on your valve set? If mine and yours seem sequential, they may...
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    The $12K price tag was either a typo or extremely...

    The $12K price tag was either a typo or extremely wishful thinking.
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    OK, this forum is such a wonderful place to find...

    OK, this forum is such a wonderful place to find stuff. I did some more digging and found that the serial number is not on the 2nd valve, but is at the bottom of the bell stack. Number on the horn...
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    Quick update: Kudos to Brook Mays... fast...

    Quick update:
    Kudos to Brook Mays... fast shipping and the horn arrived via FEDEX in great shape. Valves are GREAT, even new. No black residue on wipe-down, and they're quiet and quick after...
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    It's certainly possible to double on euphonium...

    It's certainly possible to double on euphonium and tuba, but that's more money, more practice time and divided loyalties, to some extent. So the first question should be: what would you rather play?...
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    Yep, that was me. I'm a bit concerned about some...

    Yep, that was me. I'm a bit concerned about some of the chatter about "Chinese valve set" on the new Sterlings, but I don't want to pre-judge.
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    I've been pursuing other musical interests for a...

    I've been pursuing other musical interests for a while, but this one pulled me in. Looks like I'm back in the euphonium world!
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    Many thanks for the additional background on the...

    Many thanks for the additional background on the Connstellation... that sort of info is why this forum is so useful!!
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    I'd love to hear the horn's life story.

    I'd love to hear the horn's life story.
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    I got my Conn because it's cool, and because I've...

    I got my Conn because it's cool, and because I've always wanted to play a Connstellation. I'm happy to acknowledge that Wessex may be a better VALUE proposition, but I wasn't looking for value. ...
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    I play from both the bass clef and treble clef...

    I play from both the bass clef and treble clef Arbans, mostly just to train myself in bass clef, since I'm a treble clef player, too. The exercises are the same.
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