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    Invest in a decent practice mute - they really...

    Invest in a decent practice mute - they really help build up your sound IMO.
    A decent Euph player should be like a good tenor voice. I have always been of the opinion that your sound is what makes...
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    Replacement Silent Brass Cable help

    Hi
    I need to replace the cable on my Silent Brass system
    To me it looks like a standard 3.5 - 3.5" jack lead with a single ring on each connector
    My question is - do I need to buy the original at...
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    Lostock Hall 4th in Third section

    Lostock Hall 4th in Third section
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    Steven Mead's Euph solo in Harmony Music 1987 at...

    Steven Mead's Euph solo in Harmony Music 1987 at the Finals with Desford
    Unbelievable edge of seat, "hairs down back of neck" stuff.
    Flawed but brilliant at the same time
    Nothing has ever got...
  5. Thread: Contest nerves

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    Interesting reading so far- thanks :-) ...

    Interesting reading so far- thanks :-)
    Personally I move around quite a bit when stood up at a concert which helps me relax.
    Would love to do that on the contest stage but would look a bit daft I...
  6. Thread: Contest nerves

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    No I play quite challenging solos in concerts...

    No
    I play quite challenging solos in concerts with no ill affects
  7. Thread: Contest nerves

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    Contest nerves

    OK
    so I left the Ballroom today with the usual feeling of "why did I feel like that playing such an easy piece?"
    To clarify - I have played, in the past Solo euph for decent top section bands with...
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    Have you changed the plastic guides? Mine was...

    Have you changed the plastic guides?
    Mine was pretty bad until i fitted a completely new set of these
  9. That sounds great - I love Christmas regardless...

    That sounds great - I love Christmas regardless of the obvious over commercialised guff that goes on.
    I see enough of my family all year and dont need a festival to prompt me otherwise, but the...
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    What euph do you play on?

    What euph do you play on?
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    I remember it well - we came second (Bae...

    I remember it well - we came second (Bae Manchester ) remember being gutted I didn't win the Euph prize ;-)
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    Yep it's a tough one for sure. Played it at...

    Yep it's a tough one for sure.
    Played it at Pilkingtons years ago - was it written for that?
    Easy to miss-pitch the cadenza
    Rather glad i'm in 3rd section :-)
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    Lostock Hall will be there in 3rd Section

    Lostock Hall will be there in 3rd Section
  14. Thread: York Bb Basses

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    York Euphs certainly have a larger lead pipe - my...

    York Euphs certainly have a larger lead pipe - my 4AL went in further....
    They did seem to take more air to fill as well.
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    I True enough but these are the official ones...

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    True enough but these are the official ones IMHO
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    here u go ...

    here u go http://www.lyricbrass.com/spang/fceuphcomptc.pdf
    these are all correct ;-)
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    Cheers Andy . Will do :-)

    Cheers Andy . Will do :-)
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    Hi Have just dared to come back on TMP Had...

    Hi
    Have just dared to come back on TMP
    Had to do a complete reinstall of windows following a virus which turned up after visiting the homepage,
    The virus displayed as a scan for security...
  19. Thread: Old euphonium

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    Do make sure that you try just replacing the pads...

    Do make sure that you try just replacing the pads and springs first before shelling out for repair work.
    I did this with my old 967 sov (1987 vintage) which hadnt been played for quite a few years...
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    Well hats off to your Euph player also then -...

    Well hats off to your Euph player also then - I had you in the prizes - just cant get over that mad perc part ;)
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    Their tuned perc player was flippin awsome :clap:...

    Their tuned perc player was flippin awsome :clap:

    IIRC he has or still does play for Grimey????
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    lostock hall 7th in 2nd sec

    lostock hall 7th in 2nd sec
  23. Agree - I played this when it was the Grand...

    Agree - I played this when it was the Grand Shield piece (1989??) and distinctly remember marking all my top Ds to be played "open"

    The hardest part for me however was the bit afterwards when...
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    Agreed I tried a DW heavy top and it did help...

    Agreed

    I tried a DW heavy top and it did help projection and loud dynamics - but I found the lack of feedback on the lips a problem when trying to play quiet passages
    Give it a go - if only in...
  25. :biggrin: Back on topic - Matts' solo at BIC...

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    Back on topic - Matts' solo at BIC was unbelievable - well played to that young lad :clap:
    HOWEVER - I must admit to being a little tired of those types of solos.
    When I was at my...
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