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    Are you dead set against buying from the US?...

    Are you dead set against buying from the US?
    This one - http://tromboneforum.org/index.php/topic,76540.0/topicseen.html - is from a good seller, and a $2,500 price tag would after postage and import...
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    I always feel a little sheepish when talk turns...

    I always feel a little sheepish when talk turns to aids to holding bass trombones, as I've been lucky enough never to struggle with this. Perhaps having smallish hands and an embouchure that doesn't...
  3. Consider also Conn 4H (a bit like 2B), Conn 6H (a...

    Consider also Conn 4H (a bit like 2B), Conn 6H (a bit like a 3B), Conn 24H ("ballroom model" - 4H size, projects very well).

    Don't know any for sale, sorry.
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    Ah damn, sorry to hear that. But on the...

    Ah damn, sorry to hear that.

    But on the positive side, at least you know now that it wasn't your playing that was up the spout...
  5. To be played without vib! Would happily do it...

    To be played without vib!

    Would happily do it if weren't half a country away, have done it on a number of occasions, and it's a great part.

    Edit: Actually I realise I'll be in Blackpool on that...
  6. Currently listed without prices and with a number...

    Currently listed without prices and with a number of prominent typos...
  7. The Essential Elvis​, arr. Denis Wright

    The Essential Elvis​, arr. Denis Wright
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    Hi Brian, just wanted to flag this up, as it's...

    Hi Brian, just wanted to flag this up, as it's not quite on the button - the rest is as usual sound good sense...

    It's eminently possible to have a single note that fails to work well on an...
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    Is a nice solo - but very hard, worth bearing in...

    Is a nice solo - but very hard, worth bearing in mind. When I requested ideas here for a show-offy solo for the Yeovil contest a number of years ago, that's the one that was suggested here and that I...
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    That's something you should nip in the bud - you...

    That's something you should nip in the bud - you really don't want to develop a 'thing' about a particular note; can get quite messy.

    - Get hold of another cornet - is the F fine on that?
    - Get...
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    It is still possible for one note not to slot -...

    It is still possible for one note not to slot - my B&S alto trombone has an almost completely missing high C#. I would get someone else to try it to see if they have a similar problem - it may be...
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    One that is slightly narrower but also has a...

    One that is slightly narrower but also has a reasonable cup on it is the Bach 5G small shank - but make sure you get that, and not a 5G large shank (won't fit) or a 5GS ('S' stands for shallow -...
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    These people (http://www.operanorth.co.uk/) might...

    These people might be surprised to hear that professional opera is "Southern only". As might these.

    And of course there's no need to point out to somebody who does their banding just up the road...
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    There's no such thing as an "official test...

    There's no such thing as an "official test piece", it's all just a matter of convention - if it would work as a contest piece, then it would work, whether or not some might not think of it that way....
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    Thanks! Spiriti I like.

    Thanks! Spiriti I like.
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    Of those, leaving aside Prometheus, which I don't...

    Of those, leaving aside Prometheus, which I don't know (have a vague memory of running through it about 20 years ago? Hard to be certain.), I personally find both Sunset Rhapsody and Diadem of Gold...
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    Now that's a challenge! And not one I'm sure I'll...

    Now that's a challenge! And not one I'm sure I'll be able to rise convincingly to - but I'll give it a go.

    1920s: Life Divine (1921), Freedom (1922), An Epic Symphony (1926), The White Rider...
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    It's next to the dislike button I've just...

    It's next to the dislike button I've just pressed... ;-)
    Music is for the ears.
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    So the line-ups for all sections are now...

    So the line-ups for all sections are now announced. In the absence of BTM and Beaumaris from the Shield, Marsden and Redbridge retain their places there, Wakey Met and Bo'ness retain their places in...
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    Well, it's not my info, it belongs to all of...

    Well, it's not my info, it belongs to all of us... But we have a couple of other instances of contest use of it, both at the Leamington Spa own choice contest, oddly enough - Coventry CPA (the band...
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    Gordon, I'd be interested to know if you have any...

    Gordon, I'd be interested to know if you have any thoughts on the problem mentioned by the eminent Dr Sherunkle, touched on in my last post, and further elaborated by our Danish colleague...

    To...
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    This touches directly on a more general...

    This touches directly on a more general difficulty with the idea - which should rate higher for technical difficulty - a piece with fiendish corner parts and no interest for anyone else, or a piece...
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    I remember depping years ago for a chap who was...

    I remember depping years ago for a chap who was one of nature's giants and having to use his jacket - I'm not a small chap (a little shorter than average, and definitely a bit too round!), but when I...
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    I think what has happened there is that what was...

    I think what has happened there is that what was once the 'uniform of the upper classes' has long been claimed by other people, people who would be accurately incredulous to hear that they are...
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    Ta. Do you happen to know when Royal Buckley...

    Ta. Do you happen to know when Royal Buckley played it? Looks like it would have been at Preston Brass at the Guild, either 2006 or 2007. I have 2007 written down as the date of writing of the piece...
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