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  1. I'm sure Canterbury Brass will forgive me for...

    I'm sure Canterbury Brass will forgive me for mentioning that New Zealand, especially South Island, is a beautiful part of the world to live, especially if you value clean air, uncrowded roads and...
  2. Thread: 6 letters game

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    Bought A Ton Of New Sausages F L A K E S

    Bought A Ton Of New Sausages

    F L A K E S
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    I played all through my high school years and for...

    I played all through my high school years and for 2 or 3 years after that. I was never very good (I've never had any formal lessons). Then I had a 25-year layoff while college, family life etc took...
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    Actually, you're all wrong. The purpose of the...

    Actually, you're all wrong. The purpose of the main slide trigger is simply so you can bend a tuning note and create a horrendous dischord when the MD is trying to tune the band. Of course, this may...
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    Mine will 'catch' occasionally but I find the...

    Mine will 'catch' occasionally but I find the trick is to keep it clean and lightly oiled. The best stuff I've found is Websters Tuning Slide Oil - I also use it on the other triggered slide.

    I...
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    Yes mine works OK - I do find that some...

    Yes mine works OK - I do find that some headphones don't work as well as the provided ear-buds though. You might have a newer model than mine but I do get a red LED showing when it has power (mine is...
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    Mouthpiece choice is intensely personal; what...

    Mouthpiece choice is intensely personal; what works for one person won't work for another but having said that if you've moved to the cornet back row I might suggest you try a Denis Wick 3. I would...
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    I have a Heritage 3b and a DW RW3b (that's the...

    I have a Heritage 3b and a DW RW3b (that's the Roger Webster Dw3b) in front of me now and the diameter of the rim seems the same. The main difference is that the depth of the rim from front to back...
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    Hmm. I used to play on a McCann so I know what...

    Hmm. I used to play on a McCann so I know what you mean. I've since been more comfortable on a DW Heritage 3. I wonder if you've considered that ?

    Andy
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    Thank-you Fodens!

    As I write this, Fodens are probably on their coach for the long journey back from Ipswich to Sandbach but hopefully someone will pass this on to them later as I reckon it will be the wee small hours...
  11. Thanks for the information, I may just do that,...

    Thanks for the information, I may just do that, K4 at 15 is impressive, your daughter must have excellent stamina!

    Andy
  12. Smith-Watkins Professional vs Artiste and Soloist models

    Has anyone got experience of comparing the Smith-Watkins Professional model with it's K2 leadpipe against the Smith-Watkins Artiste or Soloist with the same leadpipe?

    I ask because I had a brief...
  13. Thread: tMP Linux Users

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    Win7 64-bit on the main PC, Win7 32-bit on the...

    Win7 64-bit on the main PC, Win7 32-bit on the wife's dell lappy, UNR 10.04 on my netbook. I have an old Dell Dimension 4600 desktop that I've fitted with a disk caddy and I have 6 or 7 IDE drives of...
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    Surprised by this. I have had nothing but...

    Surprised by this. I have had nothing but excellent service from John Packer, and so has everyone I've recommended them to.

    Andy
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    Quite agree - I passed my bike test many years...

    Quite agree - I passed my bike test many years ago, and took the advanced test in 1998. I don't have a bike at the moment but the skills I learnt from the IAM observers stay with me and many are...
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    or just "missing, presumed fed"

    or just "missing, presumed fed"
  17. Thread: Naval Marches

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    Yes, I'll grant you that - I did rather zero in...

    Yes, I'll grant you that - I did rather zero in on "naval" ;-)

    Andy
  18. Thread: Naval Marches

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    Home Again Ivanhoe El Capitan Scipio (slow...

    Home Again
    Ivanhoe
    El Capitan
    Scipio (slow march)

    All these I played during my time in the "cradle of the Royal Navy" (the Royal Hospital School) and as this was such a long time ago there must...
  19. Thread: Holiday Players

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    We've had an open invitation to "holiday players"...

    We've had an open invitation to "holiday players" on our website for years. So far we've had visitors from New Zealand (for almost a year!), Holland and Germany. All we ask is a little notice so that...
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    Any musical director.... but remember to...

    Any musical director....


    but remember to remove the horns and tail first ;-)

    (only kidding)
    Andy
  21. Thread: Free Concerts

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    I guess my original post was badly worded;...

    I guess my original post was badly worded; there's no question of *us* stopping our free concerts - it's become a tradition within the band. I was more interested in what people thought generally...
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    :p No, it's not just you: I'm 53, and the sight...

    :p No, it's not just you: I'm 53, and the sight of "Prisoner Zero" tonight with all those teeth was pretty scary ;-)

    Andy
  23. Thread: Free Concerts

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    Free Concerts

    I see a lot of concerts being advertised by bands with tickets being available beforehand or at the door. The question is: how many bands forego ticket sales and put on free concerts? We've done this...
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    I vividly remember hiding behind the sofa (no,...

    I vividly remember hiding behind the sofa (no, really) as a child when Patrick Troughton took over in the 60s and have been a dedicated fan ever since. I think the new doctor, Matt Smith, promises...
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    Seconded! Although in my case the pianissimos...

    Seconded! Although in my case the pianissimos are fearsome :-)

    Andy
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