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Thread: Wessex Sinfonico - Reviewed with Pictures and Videos

  1. #21
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Morgan View Post
    Thanks, Rick! You are correct on the intonation. Once I had the main tuning slide where I wanted it, the horn played very well in tune. I checked it frequently with the tuner, especially when playing slower pieces. I elected not to do an in depth review of the tuning, as a couple of the other reviewers will probably elect to do that.
    This confirms my suspicion that my intonation issues with the Sinfonico were less the instrument and more my weak embouchure recovering from a decade and a half of atrophy. Doing an hour a day of highly structured practice most days, and it's helping. Lots of long tones, lots of scales, transcribed a bunch of stuff for me to play along with, too, including "Feed The Birds" from Mary Poppins, which is my favorite.
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  2. Quote Originally Posted by EvanWeeks View Post
    This confirms my suspicion that my intonation issues with the Sinfonico were less the instrument and more my weak embouchure recovering from a decade and a half of atrophy. Doing an hour a day of highly structured practice most days, and it's helping. Lots of long tones, lots of scales, transcribed a bunch of stuff for me to play along with, too, including "Feed The Birds" from Mary Poppins, which is my favorite.
    I remain unconvinced.
    Of course the one making the rounds to our resident expert players was optimised before it was shipped out. It's like when they let magazines test drive a car: they give them the absolute best tuned-up copy.
    The sample shipped to me this time last year was hopeless. And that's a pity, because it was a horn I desperately wanted to replace my Willson 2975.

    If we were the only ones, I'd be more likely to agree with you.
    Buyer beware.

  3. #23
    Quote Originally Posted by Shawn View Post
    Of course the one making the rounds to our resident expert players was optimized before it was shipped out. It's like when they let magazines test drive a car: they give them the absolute best tuned-up copy.
    Um, probably not. In my experience they A) don't have enough samples of a popular horn to have much choice about what to send (I know that is the case here), and B) there really isn't much a distributor can do to improve intonation.
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    Hmmm.... if Sinfonico's has improved intonation since Sean's experience, the simplest and most likely explanation is that.... Wessex has addressed Sinfonico's intonation in the latest production runs.

    Buyer Beware... Of conspiracy theories, that is *Grins!*

    Regards, G.
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    Indeed. There is enough "Q-Anon"-like stuff about euphoniums anyway.

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    Is that Q41-anon or Q40-anon???
    Sean

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    Ha!

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    Has been a bit since John Morgan's review..... Is Sinfonico still on its way to the next fortunate reviewer?

    Saluti, G.
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    Flugel - Kanstul 1525
    Trpt - Adams A4 LB
    Bb Cornet -Carolbrass CCR-7772R-GSS
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  9. #29
    Quote Originally Posted by guidocorona View Post
    Has been a bit since John Morgan's review..... Is Sinfonico still on its way to the next fortunate reviewer?

    Saluti, G.
    The next reviewed has requested a slight logistical delay, but I think that is about expired now. Things should start to happen again soon!
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