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  1. My Prestige 2052-2, one of the first made in...

    My Prestige 2052-2, one of the first made in Germany in 2007 already has the trigger pull rod without screw, but still positioned below the slide, while the recent ones have positioned it above. It...
  2. 51D and SM3X are two mouthpieces that I have used...

    51D and SM3X are two mouthpieces that I have used a lot over the years and with which I have found myself best. A few years ago I come across K&G mouthpieces and since then my search for the ideal (...
  3. K&G mouthpieces: small review new master series

    Hi to all,
    about a month ago I bought a new K&G mouthpiece for euphonium of the new master series, which differs from the standard series only for a different backbore that produces an increase in...
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    This is also not the first horn with a tuning...

    This is also not the first horn with a tuning trigger that I've had problems with. Without exception, almost every other horn I've ever played with a tuning trigger has BUZZED from the main tuning...
  5. I ask a stupid question: what would happen if I...

    I ask a stupid question: what would happen if I eliminated the jumper that connects the leadpipe to the bell of my 2052? would I get an improvement in resonance like in the gold lacquered model or...
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    Over the years I have moved on to using larger...

    Over the years I have moved on to using larger and larger mouthpieces, going from the 24,7mm of the Bach 7C when I started with the euphonium, to the current 27,7/27mm of the K&G 1D and 3D, which is...
  7. It's very hard, for me, to hear some differences,...

    It's very hard, for me, to hear some differences, as I don't have any suitable headphones, just smartphone earphones: Dave would sound great even with a winemaker's pipe with a funnel as a bell....
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    I didn't realize they changed the standard 3.5 if...

    I didn't realize they changed the standard 3.5 if that's what you mean.[/QUOTE]

    There was an upgrade in early 2019 that made slight changes from the standard. ( Here's my comment on that:...
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    From the comparative table on the K&G website,...

    From the comparative table on the K&G website, the measurement corresponding to Schike 51D would be 5,5 but, from my experience, they do not correspond exactly as they feel smaller on the chops,...
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    You should get the 5D: if you want to try with a...

    You should get the 5D: if you want to try with a slightly wider rim diameter you could try the 4,5.
  11. Thread: Physics question

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    To obtain the upper register, in addition to the...

    To obtain the upper register, in addition to the practice, it is necessary that the air is blown through the lips at high speed: the higher you go in register, the higher the air speed. The position...
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    Just posted on Facebook: THE K&G EUPHONIUM...

    Just posted on Facebook:
    THE K&G EUPHONIUM MASTER RANGE MOUTHPIECES.
    The new range of the Euphonium Master Series is developed to achieve more precise details. It features the same rim profile, cup...
  13. About twenty years ago I had a trial week with a...

    About twenty years ago I had a trial week with a Prestige 2052 which I then did not confirm and also had the brochure in question, of which I made a photocopy. There was also the certificate of...
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    I have always used " white earth", a non-abrasive...

    I have always used " white earth", a non-abrasive antibacterial product, suitable for cleaning metal surface and more. The product is passed on the surface to be cleaned with a damp sponge and rinsed...
  15. Thread: Questions!

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    Here is an interesting demonstration_ comparison...

    Here is an interesting demonstration_ comparison of the bass parts played with a French tuba.

    https://youtu.be/313HdaUj0iE

    https://youtu.be/HGIux_7_baA
  16. Thread: Euphonium Weight

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    Hi Doug, interesting post that gives me some...

    Hi Doug,
    interesting post that gives me some doubts. My 2007 Besson Prestige 2007 German made registers the following weights:
    5,2 kg stock out of the case
    5,645 kg the way I play it, with...
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    I would also consider the JP Packer baritone. I...

    I would also consider the JP Packer baritone. I have a 373 and it sounds great: the intonation ( after cutting the slides) is very good and coherent, the brass has a good thickness ( 0,6 mm bell) and...
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    It would be interesting to know the weight of the...

    It would be interesting to know the weight of the horn and the thickness of the bell plate. Thanks.
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    I too introduce myself to share my experience...

    I too introduce myself to share my experience with K&G mouthpieces. They are by far the best mouthpieces I have ever played with ( euphonium, trombone and baritone). Actually, the comparison table...
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    Hi Giulio, I'm from northern Italy too, precisely...

    Hi Giulio, I'm from northern Italy too, precisely in Varese. I have been using K&G mouthpieces for several years on the euphonium, trombone and baritone. Previously I switched from the Bach 6 1/2 AL...
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    Hi everyone, after removing the LefreQue plates...

    Hi everyone,
    after removing the LefreQue plates about a month ago, now I have put them back. It seems to me that with LefreQue I am better able to center the notes in the various dynamics. I might...
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    Thanks Doug, In fact, if I had bought an Adams...

    Thanks Doug,
    In fact, if I had bought an Adams it would have been an E3 0,7 yellow brass bell, given the very positive references of the owners of this instrument. Unfortunately, however, they did...
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    Hi everyone, having expressed my intention to...

    Hi everyone,
    having expressed my intention to buy a new Adams E3 euphonium when I retire, last week I took a 200 km ride to Cavalli musica, the closest Adams dealer to home. I brought my Besson...
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    K&G mouthpieces are now available at Dillon...

    K&G mouthpieces are now available at Dillon music.https://www.facebook.com/groups/173045206052729/permalink/3738079662882581/?app=fbl
  25. Thread: Besson Prestige

    by franz
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    If this can help to identify the problem: even...

    If this can help to identify the problem:
    even on my prestige you can see very small bubbles on the lower part of the leadpipe and a very small one inside the bell, present on the instrument at the...
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