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    Okay, stupid question here. From the posts on...

    Okay, stupid question here. From the posts on this forum, it seems that the Adams E3 is the most popular model. From the specs, I have the idea that the Adams E2 is a little like the Miraphone 5050,...
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    https://www.facebook.com/605206998/videos/10158973845226999/
    Taps Across America. Done by an amateur. Hats off to the many participants in this forum who can really play this horn.
  3. I hope many of you are participating in Taps...

    I hope many of you are participating in Taps Across America. Today at 3 PM local time, key of concert Bb.
    https://www.tapsacrossamerica.org/

    This will be my second year participating.
  4. Thread: Vibrato

    by dsurkin
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    I've worked with my teacher for years to try to...

    I've worked with my teacher for years to try to speed up my lip vibrato, but I just can't seem to get it - my lip vibrato is too slow to be musical. I recently started using a hand vibrato, and the...
  5. Thoroughly enjoyable. I do hear the difference in...

    Thoroughly enjoyable. I do hear the difference in tone between the DW 4AL and this new mouthpiece.
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    I thought they based it on the Marzan/Willson...

    I thought they based it on the Marzan/Willson front-action compensating horn? I seem to recall them selling that horn through their website.
    A friend of mine, a tuba player, acquired a...
  7. Thread: My new Doubler

    by dsurkin
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    John - I have the Hercules stand, which may...

    John -

    I have the Hercules stand, which may the one to which you refer. It is heavy steel construction with a very wide-spread base. My euphonium rests in it on a 60 degree angle, and I am...
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    The exception that proves the rule is Walter...

    The exception that proves the rule is Walter Barrett, who uses a Doug Elliott 114 rim with his Yamaha 641 (modified with a trigger). I don't know the cup and shank sizes Walter uses. I've sat next to...
  9. Thread: Newbie

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    I absolutely agree with John and Joe. Don't tell...

    I absolutely agree with John and Joe. Don't tell my wife, but the happiest day of my life was when they delivered my Steinway (that was before we started dating).
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    Kroning tenor tuba in Bb

    Looking at the bore size, it seems like a euphonium - but with rotary valves and a smaller bell.
    https://meisterinstrumente-kroning.de/instrument/large-bore-tenor-tuba-in-bb/?lang=en
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    When I took up euphonium again in my 60s (piano...

    When I took up euphonium again in my 60s (piano had been my main instrument for over half a century), I joined a local orchestra that needed a trombone section - I played the bass trombone parts on...
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    Did you mean to get the 6-1/2AL? The AL has a cup...

    Did you mean to get the 6-1/2AL? The AL has a cup shape generally considered good for euphonium. While I recall seeing 6-1/2A in the catalog, I don't recall Bach making a 6-1/2C (I just checked the...
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    In "Bolero," Ravel scored a passage played by...

    In "Bolero," Ravel scored a passage played by winds in the middle range, with the same rhythm played by flute (or piccolo, I forget) at a fixed interval above. The idea (whether scientifically...
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    He's right about guitar amps; they are voiced to...

    He's right about guitar amps; they are voiced to achieve certain sound qualities (a Vox sounds different from a Fender which sounds different from a Mesa Boogie). Some computer monitoring systems...
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    Does this count? 1981, moving a 130 pound Yamaha...

    Does this count? 1981, moving a 130 pound Yamaha speaker cabinet up the concrete stairs leading from the basement (of the house I had then) - I had the speaker cabinet on my hand truck, and I...
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    That's the right thing to do. I did a little...

    That's the right thing to do. I did a little copyright and trademark work earlier in my career (before I settled into tax law), and I try to fully support protecting composer's and creator's rights.
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    Does this work? I'm not sure if this is...

    Does this work? I'm not sure if this is legitimate.
    [link removed]
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    Your ears are better than mine!

    Your ears are better than mine!
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    Composed by Franz Reis for violin and piano. The...

    Composed by Franz Reis for violin and piano. The original is in concert E, with the highest note being B6 in scientific notation. My ear for absolute pitch is mostly nonexistent, but I'm guessing...
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    Have you considered Doug Elliott? You can select...

    Have you considered Doug Elliott? You can select a rim that feels like the 51D (101 size, according to his website) and select the cup and shank that gives you the results you want.
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    Barry is correct. Think of the 9 feet of brass as...

    Barry is correct. Think of the 9 feet of brass as a megaphone - it takes your lip vibrations and amplifies them (also changes the tone to something beautiful). When your lip vibrations occur at a...
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    If you're breaking this up, send to Sara, John,...

    If you're breaking this up, send to Sara, John, and anyone else what they want, and I'd love to have what's left over. I'll reimburse postage through PayPal or Venmo.
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    I really like the precision of scientific...

    I really like the precision of scientific notation - middle C is C4. The tuning note for a euphonium is Bb3 and for Bb trumpet is Bb4. That flashy ending note for "Carnival in Venice" is Eb5 for...
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    Um, that's because your horn has a sterling...

    Um, that's because your horn has a sterling silver bell, right?
  25. Thread: Valve oil

    by dsurkin
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    I've used Blue Juice, Hetman, and Yamaha. Now I'm...

    I've used Blue Juice, Hetman, and Yamaha. Now I'm using Resilience and I'm very pleased with it - very little gunk buildup and very long lasting. The drawback: not widely available and a little more...
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