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  1. Thread: Tuning pitch

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    Ha ! Ha ! ~ Straight as a die that Moomin fella !...

    Ha ! Ha ! ~ Straight as a die that Moomin fella !

    ~ Mr Wilx
  2. Thread: Tuning pitch

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    That's exactly what we needed to know Dave. 2 Hz...

    That's exactly what we needed to know Dave. 2 Hz either way is a minimal deviation and not worth worrying about as tuning slides can establish conformity. How many of us blow a dead straight note all...
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    "Tintagel" ? ~ Mr Wilx

    "Tintagel" ?

    ~ Mr Wilx
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    https://www.google.co.uk/#q=tuba+rim+protector ...

    https://www.google.co.uk/#q=tuba+rim+protector

    ~ Mr Wilx
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    I believe you can buy rim protectors. I noticed...

    I believe you can buy rim protectors. I noticed one of the Boobs and Brass EEb players has a pink one.
    It's a shame they stopped putting a protective knob on the bottom bow of tubas. My 1982 Besson...
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    It is a great old piece. Dark music full of...

    It is a great old piece. Dark music full of drama, pathos and raw emotion ~ The ending is superb.
    It was 2nd Section at either Butlins or Pontins in 2006 ~ Kippax won under the talented and much...
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    That is a most impressive list Dave and you have...

    That is a most impressive list Dave and you have mentioned all my favourites, although I would promote some pieces and relegate others. I have a soft spot for three "Ancients", Diadem of Gold, Sunset...
  8. Thread: Band uniforms

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    Where's that "Like" button ? ~ Mr Wilx

    Where's that "Like" button ?

    ~ Mr Wilx
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    Some great choices there Dave, I bet you could...

    Some great choices there Dave, I bet you could come up with half a dozen for each of the earlier decades !

    ~ Mr Wilx
  10. Thread: Band uniforms

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    That's a very good point. If you were a Leeds...

    That's a very good point. If you were a Leeds United footballer (Eeuurgh) you wouldn't want to play in Manchester Uniteds strip (Even bigger EEuuurrgghh !)
    IMHO uniforms define an identity and...
  11. Thread: Band uniforms

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    I was always comfortable to wear uniform on...

    I was always comfortable to wear uniform on stage. It gave us a common identity and symbolised that I was one of a team that were united in pulling together to produce a musical performance that we...
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    This should be interesting. I reckon Seascapes...

    This should be interesting.
    I reckon Seascapes is still top section, Downland probably 2nd Section, Voa9th good quality 1st Section, Pageantry good 1st Section.
    I've heard all the others, but not...
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    Where IS that "Like" button? :) ~ Mr Wilx

    Where IS that "Like" button? :)

    ~ Mr Wilx
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    It's not the instrument that makes the player...

    It's not the instrument that makes the player it's the player that makes the instrument. A lot depends on the quality of what goes in the mouthpiece end !

    ~ Mr Wilx
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    Wise words. ~ Mr Wilx

    Wise words.

    ~ Mr Wilx
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    Unfortunately it's in the middle of our 3 week...

    Unfortunately it's in the middle of our 3 week tour of the South Coast so I can't attend. It will be a great day marking a landmark in the bands long history. Hope all goes well.

    Mr Wilx
  17. Thread: Brass Bands

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    Eh ? ~ Mr Wilx

    Eh ?

    ~ Mr Wilx
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    At last, a bit of light relief on here ~ Thanks...

    At last, a bit of light relief on here ~ Thanks guys !

    This forum needs more levity and fun before it finally draws its last post (excuse the pun).

    In the next few weeks I'm going to liven...
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    Your phone will ring continuously and they'll be...

    Your phone will ring continuously and they'll be queuing at your door ~ Your a very rare and valuable commodity !!

    ~ Mr Wilx
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    Now that would be a really good choice. A great...

    Now that would be a really good choice. A great piece and I wouldn't mind having a go at it again though the passage of time may have dimmed my abilities somewhat !

    ~ Mr Wilx
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    Truce ! ~ Mr Wilx

    Truce !

    ~ Mr Wilx
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    Isn't it time you changed your details to...

    Isn't it time you changed your details to "Complex camping old person" Steve lol ?

    ~ Mr Wilx
  23. Without a doubt ! ~ Mr Wilx

    Without a doubt !

    ~ Mr Wilx
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    Agreed ~ At Imps back in the day the Solo EEb...

    Agreed ~ At Imps back in the day the Solo EEb bass and Solo BBb bass sat together in the middle with the 2nds on the outsides ~ It was easier to organise the team that way.

    ~ Mr Wilx
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    In the 60s B&R had a great trom quartet that won...

    In the 60s B&R had a great trom quartet that won a lot of prizes. Colin Hardy (1st Bari at B&R at the time) was the 4th trom but reverted to baritone in the full band. They produced a beautiful...
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