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  1. That horn sounds very nice indeed. When I...

    That horn sounds very nice indeed.

    When I played the prototype, I thought it felt like it leaned heavily toward Willson/Hirsbrunner/Miraphone in terms of concept of sound; it sounds like you...
  2. The horn drop shipped from buffet, and arrived...

    The horn drop shipped from buffet, and arrived well packed.

    It plays more or less identically to the one I initially had from Thomann. The serial number seems to place it as the 1386th besson...
  3. In this context, the DC4 sounds brighter to me,...

    In this context, the DC4 sounds brighter to me, and I prefer the DC3. That tracks with my experience comparing the DC2 and DC3.
  4. Hi Micah, I have a new horn in my possession. ...

    Hi Micah,

    I have a new horn in my possession. I worked with matt Walters at dillon and Declan Lynch at Buffet to get a good horn in my hands.
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    I canít comment on the E3, as it came from me,...

    I canít comment on the E3, as it came from me, but I will say that while I like the Willson 2960 quite a lot, the trigger on Willson horns doesnít seem to be put together that well. The way the...
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    FYI, I reached out to wiseman this evening about...

    FYI, I reached out to wiseman this evening about this. (I’ve had them make 2 cases, and I’ve been generally happy with them).
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    Iíll be interested to know how that test turns...

    Iíll be interested to know how that test turns out. I last played a sinfonico almost 2 years ago and I think it was a prototype. (At the Chicago showroom) It was very good for the money then, and...
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    Hello! You may have better luck if you post a...

    Hello!

    You may have better luck if you post a new thread in the main euphonium brands forum rather than posting on this Wessex specific thread. (Although Wessex makes instruments that are a nice...
  9. Thomann did not have another, so it had to simply...

    Thomann did not have another, so it had to simply be returned rather than replaced. There were 2 in stock at the Buffet Crampon warehouse in the USA, so I worked with Matt Walters at Dillon and...
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    I suspect like others have said, it's small...

    I suspect like others have said, it's small variances in the way the horn is soldered together.

    I have 2 identical model besson baritones, and they play wildly differently from one another,...
  11. Sadly, this horn is going back to Thomann. The...

    Sadly, this horn is going back to Thomann. The issue with the 1st valve casing seems to be creating drag on the valve, and I’m told it would basically require a new casing to fix it.

    Pretty...
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    I tried a piece with this diamond coating on it....

    I tried a piece with this diamond coating on it. Itís definitely not for me. To me it feels ďstickierĒ and more dry than either silver or gold. More paper like in texture, maybe?

    As always, YMMV.
  13. I havenít, but Iíll try to get to that maybe over...

    I havenít, but Iíll try to get to that maybe over the weekend.
  14. I wouldnít do something like that. Like Doug...

    I wouldnít do something like that. Like Doug said, you never know what other design considerations there were in changing the lead pipe.

    Also, itís just one manís opinion. You may disagree with...
  15. Thanks for the correction, Doug!

    Thanks for the correction, Doug!
  16. Hi Micah, I'm still playing the horn. I had a...

    Hi Micah,

    I'm still playing the horn. I had a trusted friend do a blind test listening to me playing, and he had the following preferences:

    1) Gold Lacquer Prestige
    2) Adams E3
    3) Geneva...
  17. Sold.

    Sold.
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    Interesting. Is this a relatively new...

    Interesting. Is this a relatively new development, or something youíve noticed across the last few years?

    Youíre playing the same setup as Rick, so Iíd rule that out as the possible source.
    ...
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    Hi Sam, In the time I owned a m5050 I never...

    Hi Sam,

    In the time I owned a m5050 I never experienced this. Can I ask what mouthpiece youíre playing?

    Also, do you experience this when playing the concert F in the middle of the bass clef,...
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    Absolutely - again, physiology makes a...

    Absolutely - again, physiology makes a difference.

    I played a BB1 for a long time, but looking back, it wasn't a good piece for me. I just didn't know enough to figure that out.

    The...
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    Certainly an individualís musculature has...

    Certainly an individualís musculature has something to do with this. Iím currently playing a K&G 3.5D (feels like a wick 4 size) after having played a Doug elliott 106 for most of the last year, and...
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    I'm not sure I agree - Even with Doug Elliott,...

    I'm not sure I agree - Even with Doug Elliott, Going from a 105 to 106 on the same cup/shank combo is a more than subtle difference for me. That said, absolutely, cup volume makes a difference.

    ...
  23. I appreciate the hilarity of that!

    I appreciate the hilarity of that!
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    The Mouthpiece size arms race

    I have spent a lot of time searching for and playing the largest mouthpieces I can reasonably play on, most recently on a Doug Elliott 106. This is in part due to the fact that one of the guys I...
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    Geneva Valve Felt Placement

    I got a new set of felts for a Geneva Cardinal. Does anyone know which felts are for which placement? Bonus points for a photo of factory felts on one.

    Thanks!
    Mike
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