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  1. We didn't do anything as exciting when I played...

    We didn't do anything as exciting when I played there.
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    If your playing is going to fall apart for the...

    If your playing is going to fall apart for the sake of missing one day's practice you are doing something horribly wrong. Also if you think your area result is linked to a player or a band missing a...
  3. Thread: New Flugel ??

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    Hub Van Laar Flugels wonderful bits of kit ...

    Hub Van Laar Flugels wonderful bits of kit www.hubvanlaar.nl I have a B3
  4. Mickleover RBL in Derby looking for a band for remembrance day

    Nothing to do with me but someone over on the brass forum appears a bit desperate for a band in the Derby area to do remembrance day and it doesn't look like they found tMP.
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  5. Glad I could help out. Always fun to sit in and...

    Glad I could help out. Always fun to sit in and help another band.

    Mike (one of the cornets)
  6. Thread: morning playing

    by bennem
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    Touthpaste, mouthwash and if you're a bloke...

    Touthpaste, mouthwash and if you're a bloke shaving all make your lips swell. So clean your teeth as early as you can before playing and lay off the mouthwash and shaving (unless you're going to be...
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    Poll: The grass may always look greener in another band...

    The grass may always look greener in another band but without other bands telling players there are vacancies you may not even realise there is an opportunity elsewhere.

    As said by thousands of...
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    That is my experience and when playing the...

    That is my experience and when playing the trumpet I was told to use my air "like a laser" and when playing the cornet "broad warm air".

    I happen to have a Wedgwood trumpet and cornet. With...
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    now you're just being silly.......:pig

    now you're just being silly.......:pig
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    I think we agree that there is little technical...

    I think we agree that there is little technical difference between the Trumpet and the Cornet. Both, pretty much, have the same degree of conical and straight bore. But there is the difference of...
  11. Thread: Odd Instrument.

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    Is it a bass trumpet? Can be pitched in C, Bb or...

    Is it a bass trumpet? Can be pitched in C, Bb or Eb according to Wikipedia
  12. Yes you can still get Saturn water keys from...

    Yes you can still get Saturn water keys from Denis. A lovely invention.
  13. I'm not disputing that James Shepperd has a SW...

    I'm not disputing that James Shepperd has a SW cornet but I do know that he normally plays on a Wedgwood.
  14. I found that when I had an SW that it did tend to...

    I found that when I had an SW that it did tend to be a bit brighter than the Bessons, Getzens and Yamaha's. That was playing with a Sparx 4 mouthpiece. You could blend but I found it a bit too easy...
  15. The Smith Watkins instruments are Kanstuls. This...

    The Smith Watkins instruments are Kanstuls. This may have changed but they are shipped unfinished to the UK, Smith Watkins fit lead pipes and then they are finished by Eclipse e.g. sliver plated.
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    Sparx are longer shank mouthpieces so it is very...

    Sparx are longer shank mouthpieces so it is very possible that you will need to push the slide in further on the SW to keep it in tune. Like I said I used to play on a Smith Watkins and I didn't...
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    Hello AndyH, If you are finding the DW3b "a...

    Hello AndyH,

    If you are finding the DW3b "a bit of a chore" as a Repiano mouthpiece then I think you will have a harder time with a Sparx DV. I have used a Sparx 4 DV in a Smith Watkins Cornet...
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    Blimey hvb_shizzle...

    Blimey hvb_shizzle you are the first person on a forum who has actually said they don't like Eclipse. I haven't played one so cannot comment directly but it has surprised me that I have never read a...
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    I have a silver plate Van Laar B3 Flugel and it...

    I have a silver plate Van Laar B3 Flugel and it is very much the flugel of today!

    The UK has Eclipse and the Netherlands has Van Laar but in my mind the smart money goes to Europe and buys the...
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    I have a rotary cornet in Bb. Disappointingly it...

    I have a rotary cornet in Bb. Disappointingly it doesn't use normal cornet mouthpieces as it is designed to use trumpet shanks. But it makes a passable cornet sound with a deep trumpet mouthpiece. ...
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    Are City of Bristol competing in the championship...

    Are City of Bristol competing in the championship section this year? I can't see their name on the list.
  22. Thread: cornet info

    by bennem
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    Other than the obvious visual difference the...

    Other than the obvious visual difference the pocket trumpet is what is says; a trumpet and accepts trumpet mouthpieces. The other is a cornet and accepts cornet mouthpieces.

    You are better off...
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    Actually I think you will find the Van Laar the...

    Actually I think you will find the Van Laar the best :). I have a B3 and love it.
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    Poll: Didn't play in a youth brass band. Played in...

    Didn't play in a youth brass band. Played in school orchestra's, wind band and brass ensembles.
  25. Thread: Repairs

    by bennem
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    Send it down to Cardiff and Denis Wegwood...

    Send it down to Cardiff and Denis Wegwood www.deniswedgwood.com a superb instrument maker and repairer.
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