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  1. Thread: Hull

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    try here...

    try here to see if this is the tune you are after
  2. Thread: Baritone advice

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    thing is, it's your money, not ours - try them...

    thing is, it's your money, not ours - try them all for yourself and then pay your money and make your choice. it is all about how an instrument feels in your hands and on your face and how it sounds...
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    I think the name of the company is Warmahorn,...

    I think the name of the company is Warmahorn, their website appears to be down at the moment so they might be out of business, the K&M tuba stands are great for protecting the bottom bow
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    it maybe a bit late, but it is here...

    it maybe a bit late, but it is here
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    find a plastic water bottle (750mi or a litre...

    find a plastic water bottle (750mi or a litre depending on the size of your bell) put a couple of pencil size holes around the base, and away you go (this was suggested by Roger Webster in one of his...
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    maybe the seller wasn't as clueless as you...

    maybe the seller wasn't as clueless as you thought....
  7. Thread: Band uniforms

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    and if you're wearing one that fits - it isn't...

    and if you're wearing one that fits - it isn't yours :)
  8. Thread: Band uniforms

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    we would probably play like we do at rehearsal,...

    we would probably play like we do at rehearsal, and that is not what the public want to pay for (what happens in the rehearsal room stays there). Getting dressed for performance is not just a case of...
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    one of the problems with the british brass scene...

    one of the problems with the british brass scene is that if it isn't Boosey and Hawkes (or Besson), then we tend not to consider it, we like what we know and therefore know what we like. I own a...
  10. Thread: Brand snobbery?

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    and the great thing is, that those players who...

    and the great thing is, that those players who are always looking for the next best thing help sustain a great 2nd market in good instruments for those of us with more sense than money
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    my experience of buying music from the Swiss is...

    my experience of buying music from the Swiss is that their post is like their trains - efficient and timely, if a little expensive.
    June Emerson is a great source for music in the UK, and WOB have...
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    perantucci's are available with a small shank, mr...

    perantucci's are available with a small shank, mr tuba might be your best bet
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    there is actually nothing wrong the DW3...

    there is actually nothing wrong the DW3 mouthpiece, and it is the experience of many people searching for something new, and they spend a couple of hundred pounds on mouthpieces, just to find that...
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    Fulcrum

    Fulcrum
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    Shift

    Shift
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    Shot

    Shot
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    i would echo the condolences, perhaps your band...

    i would echo the condolences, perhaps your band could record it between now and then?
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    however, the DC ending is quite tame.

    however, the DC ending is quite tame.
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    in music, as well as other areas of life, it has...

    in music, as well as other areas of life, it has taken as long as it has to get as good as you have got. that statement reflects many things, including the difficulty of the task, the application of...
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    you know, I really don't believe that people are...

    you know, I really don't believe that people are looking for something for nothing, except for some us within banding. time is valuable, tuition is valuable (especially if it is from a qualified...
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    why just the young and recently retired? I am not...

    why just the young and recently retired? I am not sure that they have any more time(or money for that matter) than the rest of us.
    I think that there is a need for qualified teachers of adults,...
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    someone may have made this point, but you have...

    someone may have made this point, but you have your own instrument, great! Do you have your own copies of the music? your own chair and music stand? your own source of heat and light when needed?...
  23. Thread: Lip problem

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    the answer is to tell them what you need, maybe...

    the answer is to tell them what you need, maybe take some music with you, it will help them to help you.
  24. Thread: Lip problem

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    sounds like a visit to your dentist is the thing...

    sounds like a visit to your dentist is the thing to do, you might get some helpful (or not)comments here, but your dentist is best placed to help you.
    I am aways surprised by the number of brass and...
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    I don't think it matters, one of the best...

    I don't think it matters, one of the best composers of hymn tunes and Church music of the 20thC was Vaughn-Williams, who was regarded as an atheist by his wife, and he had no problem getting a piece...
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