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2023-09-29 03:25
I was cleaning my old Besson 3V compensating tuba (I think its a 1968 223) and noticed the 3rd valve spring was smaller than the other two. Anyone know if this is right, or did that spring… Read More
2023-09-28 13:09
This is a Schiller (Chinese) compensating euphonium, basically a copy of the Yamaha 642. Plays great, good intonation/response, no issues with valves or fit/finish. Takes large shank mouthpi… Read More
2023-09-27 19:05
I was fooling with my gig bag yesterday as I waited for someone and noticed a nice feature. The leather handles are backed with sewn-on nylon for double strength. Nice idea, and I'm not sure… Read More
2023-09-26 18:03
Have come across one of these for sale, anyone know how it compares size wise to Wick? thanks Read More
2023-09-24 21:47
In this and other venues I've seen more instances of people experiencing 1) broken valve guides or 2) sticking valves because of distorted valve guides. So I did a little video showing the p… Read More
2023-09-22 20:43
OK, I've read a few threads about doubling on Tuba. I'm pretty Tuba dumb, but I know a few things, like there are different sizes - F, Eb, CC, BBb. I'm a euph player these days. Moved from b… Read More
2023-09-22 15:38
Noticed yesterday after practice that the1st valve on my Adams E1 is slightly higher than 2 and 3. I didn't have to time to look into it, but today I will. Don't know if it's a spring issue… Read More
2023-09-22 12:58
I have a silver AR Resonance Glenn van Looy model for sale. I had one made (with a custom engraving) played it for a few hours... But it's just not for me. This could mean a nice deal for… Read More
2023-09-21 01:07
I continue to have good success with my new regime of cleaning/oiling. But in the last few weeks my 3rd valve has been a little off. It doesn't stick while playing, but I noticed that it doe… Read More
2023-09-20 14:06
I have seven wall-mount euphonium display stands for sale. Brand is String Swing USA. They've been used for about seven years in a retail shop, but we're switching to display "cubes." Mounts… Read More
2023-09-19 23:47
You too can be a USCG euphoniumist! Well, that is if you can play these excerpts… Read More
2023-09-19 16:31
So, I thought about this a few years ago, but it's coming back up after recent conversations. I've got an absurd collection of mouthpieces - I think I'm up to something like 280, some of wh… Read More
2023-09-18 20:20
Anyone know where music might be acquired? I think I want to add this one to the repertoire. I played Bariton Lechner on tuba at the first Oktoberfest gig of the season, and it went so well… Read More
2023-09-18 19:39
Our concert band is including "The Wizard of Oz" arr. by James Barnes, in our fall concert. It has several spots where there is an E# between two F naturals, and the piece is in the key of C… Read More
2023-09-15 05:00
Hey folks, Here I am again with another dilemma! I was looking to hear about anyone's experiences with any of the SM Ultra, Ultra X or the XR mouthpieces vs the SM classic mouthpieces. I'm… Read More
2023-09-12 14:17
Has anyone here been to the Adams factory? (I believe Dave and Doug (Daruby) have been there, but they have personal relationships with Miel, so that's a little different than a non-endorse… Read More
2023-09-11 16:57
I found an old solo I remember playing during my trumpet days, "Cherry Pink (and Apple Blossom White)" music by Marcel Louiguy. I could get a pitch fall fairly well on trumpet but it doesn'… Read More
2023-09-11 05:05
Hello everyone! Pleasure to be on this forum. My name is Ross and I currently play euphonium with the peninsula concert band in Newport News, Virginia. I am looking to sell my Wessex sinfoni… Read More
2023-09-08 22:45
For sale is a used Yamaha 642 compensating euphonium. This horn comes with the original hard case. I am selling simply because I have switched to a Willson; the horn deserves to be played in… Read More
2023-09-05 15:43
Inspired by the story of well-known 19th Century Ophicleide player Sam Hughes, who was famous for playing this aria. I had never heard of it but after listening to some vocal performances on… Read More
2023-09-05 03:50
Hi, I have been searching for a Parker-5G 51D Lance LaDuke model mouthpiece and was wondering if anyone here had one they are willing to sell. Thanks a lot, Blake Read More
2023-09-04 01:27
The trusty 321 is a workhorse and a good instrument for many players. This one seems to be in average condition and is listed for an attractive $895.… Read More
2023-09-03 19:51
This one is an auction and the current bid is 688.90. Keep an eye on it - if the bidding doesn't get out of hand this could be a nice bargain on the best of the American euphoniums. The trig… Read More
2023-09-03 07:19
For sale, almost new K&G 3.5D, no marks what so ever. May leave the premises for €90,- excluding shipping. I am based in the Netherlands. Please send me a PM if you are interested… Read More
2023-09-02 23:47
I've made minor use of glisses on some videos, like on the song "Crazy" (briefly in the last verse, and Yakety Sax (octave gliss into the main theme). And I've done some minor glissing over… Read More
2023-08-29 12:44
This is a story of persistence actually paying off after a trip to rock bottom. After seeing a few people on here saying similar things to myself I hope this might serve as a source of encou… Read More
2023-08-27 04:55
Besson prestige 2052-2-8g Gold euphonium Less than 2 years old in excellent condition. Comes with all the original stuff, heavy valve caps, Alliance E2 mouthpiece, etc. Small crack in plasti… Read More
2023-08-24 11:07
I bought a new Adams Sonic a few weeks ago and have an issue with a sticky 4th valve. If I move it quickly, it is OK. If I have to hold it down for several notes, it will stick on the way… Read More
2023-08-23 20:15
Looking at an Adams E1 with a gold brass bell. I had a .547 Bach trombone with a gold brass bell and loved the sound. Seems like I always see silver-plated or sterling brass high-end euphs t… Read More
2023-08-21 15:31
I know this isn't the forum for it, but so many of us have talked about the Besson English/German Euph transition I thought this might be a good place for this question. I recently purchase… Read More
2023-08-17 22:15
I have a 4 valve euph with 4 in a row valves. I am very comfortable playing this setup, and my tuba buddy who also plays other brass instruments also prefers this arrangement on euphs. Wonde… Read More
2023-08-17 05:22
I’ve looked literally everywhere and cannot find the sheet music for the emperor euphonium concerto by marcel kentsubitsch, does anyone know where to get this? Read More
2023-08-16 13:14 Growing up as a Euphonium player in the late 80's/early 90's, I had two players I looked up to. Major Tom Mack (NYSB) and Derek Kane (ISB)… Read More
2023-08-15 19:40
Does there exist (on this site, or elsewhere) a comprehensive guide to caring for the various horn finishes? Silver plate, nickel plate, lacquer, raw brass… (especially interested in… Read More
2023-08-14 19:48
I'm hoping that somebody with experience playing both euphonium and baritone can give me some guidance on choosing a good mouthpiece for the baritone. I've been playing euphonium and trombon… Read More
2023-08-12 20:39
I'd seen somewhere perusing the Internet an adjustable left hand grip for British style baritones but for the life of me I can't remember any of the information about it or where I found it… Read More
2023-08-12 17:14
Nice old horn, but I'm getting another DBE and don't need two! There is a detailed description and a short demo video link in the eBay listing. Read More
2023-08-11 17:27
With rehearsals about to resume, I’m considering using hearing protection, especially in that I’m seated inches away from the snare and suspended cymbal which are sometimes playe… Read More
2023-08-09 16:08
I've been periodically checking the Horn Guys website since they closed there doors. Today, I was forwarded via the hornguys link to this: Low Brass Werks Online - The Low Brass Werks Int… Read More
2023-08-08 21:47
Hi all, My 4th valve when depressed clangs and I assume it's the felt having been worn down. There is a groove in the felt. I'm guessing this is from having the flipper cover the 4th valve… Read More
2023-08-07 23:41
This past Sunday I did four pieces in church (counting a hymn/descant). Here is the prelude to the service, Carly Simon's "Let the River Run." I'll post the other… Read More
2023-08-07 07:15
I have a nearly-new Kelly Lexan medium shank 5G mouthpiece. Color: "mellow yellow." I want to trade for a Lexan small shank six 1/2AL. Thanks Read More
2023-08-06 23:20
My new Adams E2 has arrived and this is the one time in my life where I will have 3 of my own Euphoniums under the same roof! The horn on the left is my previous horn (a phenomenal Besson Pr… Read More
2023-08-03 17:15
Just watched an interesting video by Bryon Fulcher, principal trombonist with Philharmonia Orchestra, where he demonstrates how the orchestra uses the euphonium on occasion. Pretty intere… Read More
2023-08-03 07:59
Champion/Challenger…. The learning is by the doing!! From 2016 on my main euphonium mouthpiece is the Randefalk. As i also play the trombone (both large and small bore) and like the… Read More
2023-08-01 03:13
Just watched this video of the Mountbatten Festival of Music held on March, 2023 at Royal Albert Hall. Royal Marines Corporal Matthew Fletcher played “Elfried” by George Swift. V… Read More
2023-08-01 03:13
Just watched this video of the Mountbatten Festival of Music held on March, 2023 at Royal Albert Hall. Royal Marines Corporal Matthew Fletcher played “Elfried” by George Swift. V… Read More
2023-07-31 16:01
Either this tuba player is making beautiful music or he's sitting on a pot of gold.Rainbow tuba.jpg Attached Images Rainbow tuba.jpg (19.8 KB) Read More
2023-07-30 18:24
Today in church, the Prelude was a flute/organ arrangement of ‘O God Beyond All Praising’, a hymn arrangement of Holsts’ Thaxted melody used in Jupiter. After the service… Read More
2023-07-28 12:05
My K&M stand arrived last night and my first thoughts….it’s a nice stand. Sturdy and well made. My euphonium rests on the Hercules FH stand. Perfect for what I need… Read More
2023-07-28 02:07
I am a Euph perf. major entering college this year and I'm left wondering how there are many amazing players entering a near professional level at my age level. A popular piece of reference… Read More
2023-07-27 20:07
This is a nice-looking 274. The seller says there are some dents and scratches, but nothing is apparent in the photos. It includes a snappy-looking red hard case. Price is $1,695.https://www… Read More
2023-07-27 16:04
Glyn Williams now an Adams artist: Interesting configuration. E2, but lighter bell and slightly smaller bell than standard Read More
2023-07-27 15:49
What is considered fair if I should sell a horn on the forum (as a percentage of sale)? I assume that there is no mechanism in place to assure payment and delivery. If so, that makes selli… Read More
2023-07-25 17:09
This is a great Sovereign made in England from the late 90s that is being sold by a friend of mine. If anyone is interested, it's a good deal. Read More
2023-07-25 01:41
Hi. I have a nice old(ish) B & H Imperial (Besson) non compensating 4 valuve euph.. I am a pro trombone player who often plays euph in pro groups too (I'm passable, I guess.. LOL).. Fo… Read More
2023-07-22 16:46
1. Jacobs Song and Wind (hardback, no dust jacket) $20 2. Oberheu Love Songs and Pirate Songs (paperback) $20 Price includes media mail post & packing to CONUS only. Both excellent con… Read More
2023-07-22 15:47
The listing is a bit confusing, because the body of the horn is shown along with the parts in the photo below. Price is $12.95 each. Slides, valve caps, and pistons are shown.https://www.eba… Read More
2023-07-21 16:51
SNORLAX CD SALE 2023 ALL CDs $6 INCL. POST & PACKING TO CONUS. MULTI-BUY DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE-ASK! Mead Rondo Mead Euphony Mead World of Euphonium Vol. 1 Mead World of Euphoniu… Read More
2023-07-19 19:50
Greetings, new guy here, hopefully can tap into some euphonium expertise here! My musical career is strictly volunteer, I am the brass section in our church contemporary Christian worship ba… Read More
2023-07-18 17:21
I know ... What a silly question. But I'm just soliciting opinions from experienced people, and then I MAY get Doug to send me some parts to try things out, but ... Some years ago I bought… Read More
2023-07-18 17:07
A kids movie about a singing crocodile. In an early scene about 5mins in, there is a tuba in the background. During the whole song sequence it is seen from several angles, but never really c… Read More
2023-07-18 17:06
Anyone tried? presume Chinese made, but says Weibster USA on the bell. A little digging suggets American designed and over seen. Apparently they have sought to provide an affordable horn wit… Read More
2023-07-18 06:18
Hi, 2 years ago I was making inquiries about Sterling Virtuoso, comparing it with other brands. In the end, I bought a Virtuoso with a heavy yellow bell. Q#1. I saw the price on JP website… Read More
2023-07-18 00:13
The primary material on this instrument is lacquered yellow brass. This horn features all of the original components from its manufacturing, including the original European lead pipe (Small… Read More
2023-07-17 21:05
The nylon valve guide for my Adam E3 4th valve fell out. Would any repair shop have a replacement part, or do I need to order some from the dealer I bought it from? Read More

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