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    Questions!

    I'm not really that new to euphonium, but I've been on a break since June, as I've focused on tuba. I own a Mack euphonium, and was looking for a setup oriented more towards a tuba player. Some may object to the idea of the tuba rim euphonium cup sort of thing, but I just want something that would fit me well. I was thinking something with a bigger bore, such as the Miraphone M5050, or the Wessex Sinfonico, as the 4th valve bore is huge. I'd assume no matter what, the compensating sound is more appropriate, but if it's not, I'd like to learn. Maybe even the French C Tuba is the direction I should go? Doubtful, but I'm open to any option!
    Toby Simard
    Mack EU1150S - Denis Wick SM2U
    M&M 5 Valve CC Tuba - Helleberg 120S

  2. For many tuba players, something like the Willson/Marzan 2975 seems a good idea since it and the Wessex Festivo both have lean to the left/front action compensating designs. I personally often play tuba parts in pitch in community band on either my Adams E3 or my Sterling Virtuoso using a Bach 1.5G bass trombone mouthpiece.

    I know that Mike Roylance of the BSO plays the euphonium parts on Planets, Mahler #?, and a couple of other symphonic pieces using a Yamaha 642 (don't know the mouthpiece). He hires a freelance tuba player most of the time instead of a euphonium player.

    Doug
    Sterling Virtuoso 1065HGS & Adams E3 Prototype 0.70 Top Sprung valves
    Sterling Virtuoso 1050HGS baritone
    New England Brass Band
    Winchendon Winds/Townsend Military Band

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    I have no worry with whether the valves are forward or not, I just want it to play really well! I also saw that Yamaha made several Eb "Euphoniums" at some point.
    http://www.euphstudy.com/internation...ph/myeuph.html
    I found it here. I would like something like that eventually as well. Alto euphonium/tuba could be great for tuba/euph ensembles!
    Toby Simard
    Mack EU1150S - Denis Wick SM2U
    M&M 5 Valve CC Tuba - Helleberg 120S

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    For the French tuba rout, you may want to consider the 6-valved Wessex French Tuba TC236P. It lists for $2525 at:

    https://wessex-tubas.com/collections...h-c-tuba-tc236

    This horn appears to be in stock right now.

    Keep us posted!

    G.
    Euph - Wessex EP104 Festivo - SM4U, 4AL
    Flugel - Kanstul 1525
    Trpt - Adams A4 LB
    Bb Cornet -Carolbrass CCR-7772R-GSS
    Eb Cornet - Carolbrass CCR-7775-GSS

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    Quote Originally Posted by guidocorona View Post
    For the French tuba rout, you may want to consider the 6-valved Wessex French Tuba TC236P. It lists for $2525 at:

    https://wessex-tubas.com/collections...h-c-tuba-tc236

    This horn appears to be in stock right now.

    Keep us posted!

    G.
    Would you recommend a French Tuba, Euphonium or some German design Kaiser Baritone thing? Thanks! I'm not sure which would be best for general use.
    Toby Simard
    Mack EU1150S - Denis Wick SM2U
    M&M 5 Valve CC Tuba - Helleberg 120S

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    Quote Originally Posted by daruby View Post
    For many tuba players, something like the Willson/Marzan 2975 seems a good idea since it and the Wessex Festivo both have lean to the left/front action compensating designs. I personally often play tuba parts in pitch in community band on either my Adams E3 or my Sterling Virtuoso using a Bach 1.5G bass trombone mouthpiece.

    I know that Mike Roylance of the BSO plays the euphonium parts on Planets, Mahler #?, and a couple of other symphonic pieces using a Yamaha 642 (don't know the mouthpiece). He hires a freelance tuba player most of the time instead of a euphonium player.

    Doug
    I have no worry with whether the valves are forward or not, I just want it to play really well! I also saw that Yamaha made several Eb "Euphoniums" at some point.
    http://www.euphstudy.com/internation...ph/myeuph.html
    I found it here. I would like something like that eventually as well. Alto euphonium/tuba could be great for tuba/euph ensembles!
    Toby Simard
    Mack EU1150S - Denis Wick SM2U
    M&M 5 Valve CC Tuba - Helleberg 120S

  7. I have to admit that I don't really understand the o.p. As I read the post they are primarily a Tuba player and want a Euphonium that plays like a Tuba or as much like a Tuba as possible ... ... from the little I know about it, that seems like an ill advised objective. I am not sure of what you would hope to get out of such a horn. A Euphonium played with a giant mouthpiece won't sound it's best. A giant Euphonium like a Miraphone M5050 sounds interesting but I find myself agreeing with an earlier poster that a Wessex French C Tuba might be what you should look into. Since you already play a C Tuba it would (seem to) be a natural extension upwards. But what about becoming a high note specialist on your CC? Play the Euph literature at pitch! Think of the money you will save not having to buy that French C? I see nothing but win here ...
    John Packer JP274 MKII S

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    This is slightly off topic, but some of you have probably listened to the recent Mark Jenkins euphonium excerpts recording. When he demonstrates the first Holst suite he discussed striving to blend as a "subtle upper overtone" to the dominant tuba sound, and when I listen to that excerpt I am struck by how well he accomplishes that. Did anybody else find that sound very attractive and more to the tuba end of the spectrum?

    To the OP, if you have listened to that is that a similar sound concept that you are striving for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by aroberts781 View Post
    This is slightly off topic, but some of you have probably listened to the recent Mark Jenkins euphonium excerpts recording. When he demonstrates the first Holst suite he discussed striving to blend as a "subtle upper overtone" to the dominant tuba sound, and when I listen to that excerpt I am struck by how well he accomplishes that. Did anybody else find that sound very attractive and more to the tuba end of the spectrum?

    To the OP, if you have listened to that is that a similar sound concept that you are striving for?
    This is EXACTLY the type of sound I'm striving for!
    Toby Simard
    Mack EU1150S - Denis Wick SM2U
    M&M 5 Valve CC Tuba - Helleberg 120S

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    Quote Originally Posted by leisesturm View Post
    I have to admit that I don't really understand the o.p. As I read the post they are primarily a Tuba player and want a Euphonium that plays like a Tuba or as much like a Tuba as possible ... ... from the little I know about it, that seems like an ill advised objective. I am not sure of what you would hope to get out of such a horn. A Euphonium played with a giant mouthpiece won't sound it's best. A giant Euphonium like a Miraphone M5050 sounds interesting but I find myself agreeing with an earlier poster that a Wessex French C Tuba might be what you should look into. Since you already play a C Tuba it would (seem to) be a natural extension upwards. But what about becoming a high note specialist on your CC? Play the Euph literature at pitch! Think of the money you will save not having to buy that French C? I see nothing but win here ...
    I think the brighter sound of the Euphonium/French C Tuba (Whichever I end up choosing) is a big part of why I want one. The C Tuba isn't that bright at all. It's huge and dark, and I want to play those Tenor Tuba excerpts!
    Toby Simard
    Mack EU1150S - Denis Wick SM2U
    M&M 5 Valve CC Tuba - Helleberg 120S

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