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Euph Question: Denis Wick Equivalent Mpcs?

Postby Levaix » Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:40 pm

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I've been happily playing a classic Wick 3AL on my euphonium for some years now, but after recently finding some near-perfect matches for my other horns, it has me wondering what else is out there. Obviously the different brands have their own house sound and philosophy, and Denis Wick is fairly unique both in its playing characteristics and ubiquity in the brass band world. So what else is out there with a similar sound philosophy? I would really like something with the same dark sound but just a touch more life and projection for solo passages.

For what it's worth, I have tried and subsequently abandoned the classic DW 4AL, Steven Mead series, SM Ultra series, DW Heritage series, LOUD, Perantucci, and the old standby Schilke 51D. Not exactly looking for a specific recommendation, more just wondering if anyone else has considered and found any answers to this question rattling around my head on a lazy Saturday.
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Re: Euph Question: Denis Wick Equivalent Mpcs?

Postby TheTuba » Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:03 pm

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Re: Euph Question: Denis Wick Equivalent Mpcs?

Postby JasonEuphonium » Sat Jun 09, 2018 7:48 pm

Alliance David Childs series? Haven't tried them myself but I've been meaning to. They are based on the design of the classic DW AL pieces.
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Re: Euph Question: Denis Wick Equivalent Mpcs?

Postby Levaix » Sat Jun 09, 2018 7:56 pm

JasonEuphonium wrote:Alliance David Childs series? Haven't tried them myself but I've been meaning to. They are based on the design of the classic DW AL pieces.

Haven't tried it! Thanks for the tip. I was under the impression the old Alliance models were similar to the SM series.
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Re: Euph Question: Denis Wick Equivalent Mpcs?

Postby HenkEb » Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:43 am

Did you try K&G 3D?
With this link you can hear an example on a Sterling Euphonium.. (low quality telephone recording )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SOn0wlnnbRU
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Re: Euph Question: Denis Wick Equivalent Mpcs?

Postby Worth » Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:05 am

In that general size range the G&W Carbonaria is a decent option as is the slightly smaller Kadja
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Re: Euph Question: Denis Wick Equivalent Mpcs?

Postby Worth » Sun Jun 10, 2018 10:16 am

:lol:
The brand is Glory and it's got a **** so doing the math its a " " please extrapolate
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Re: Euph Question: Denis Wick Equivalent Mpcs?

Postby Dubby » Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:15 pm

Don’t know how it compares in specs, but I was very happy with a Schilke 52e2 after using a 3AL for a while.
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Re: Euph Question: Denis Wick Equivalent Mpcs?

Postby rodgeman » Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:32 pm

Dubby wrote:Don’t know how it compares in specs, but I was very happy with a Schilke 52e2 after using a 3AL for a while.


I also agree with Schilke - I used a 52E2 and a Schilke Concert D5.3* on my Besson New Standard.
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