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From another angle; unfortunately, still the same ugly fat guy playing it.

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Dean and Willson 3050RZ, 5 RV (4 + 1) CC, with a sousaphone tuning bit and Monette Prana 98 mouthpiece. The occasion was a 2012, post-concert photoshoot of the Reston Community Orchestra members.
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rmsrfp wrote:345 CC
345 with a York bell (& bow?)?

Nice!
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Darn, can't get the pics on the phone.
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elephant.. I noticed different angles on your piston set ups ...which one ergonomically fits you best??BB
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Left to right: Hirsbrunner HB2 (for sale), Rudolf Meinl 4345, Meinl Weston 2250TL
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hrender wrote:Why the tuning bit?
The tuning slide almost falls out at 440, because the Willson 3050RZ CC was made in Switzerland for higher pitch (about 442-443) orchestras. (Bloke did a typically educational, public service post about European high pitch horn designs a year or so ago.)

I was informed that a longer tuning slide could be ordered, but the tuning bit did the trick. In the summer, I sometimes have to use two tuning bits. The tuning bit also allows me to position my face away from the bell, making it easier to see the music and conductor.
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That's a cute little euph, Wade!
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the elephant wrote:Current stable of horns I use at work. I *am* in the photo, too. About six times... :tuba:

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That's a great lookin' stable Wade! Just curious, do you prefer pistons or did that just come about by happenstance?
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Cell pix count? Showing a friend the nice new valve caps tonight ...
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Tungsten lights and the honey colored logs you can't even tell that I haven't plated the caps yet. :D
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bigtubby wrote:Cell pix count? Showing a friend the nice new valve caps tonight ...
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Tungsten lights and the honey colored logs you can't even tell that I haven't plated the caps yet. :D
How about one of you showing off the Schuster? :tuba:
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Working out some last-minute details before this morning's Easter service- that's the Sonora, for those who aren't familiar. :tuba:

Clockwise starting to the right of the tuba: Katie Storey, French Horn; Jeff Shields, Trumpet, Rob Storey, Trumpet, Bill Stephens, Trumpet. Organist is Tyler Horton, pianist is Jo Ann Day.

Photo credit- The Lovely Naoko.
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Stryk wrote:Image
That's the Alex?
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the elephant wrote:
bigbob wrote:elephant.. I noticed different angles on your piston set ups ...which one ergonomically fits you best??BB
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bigtubby wrote:Cell pix count? Showing a friend the nice new valve caps tonight ...
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Tungsten lights and the honey colored logs you can't even tell that I haven't plated the caps yet. :D
Great picture lovly looking horn....Why do you call your self "bigtubby?" you look mighty thin<s>
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Oxymoron - a muted Neptune. Note that I am using the 2nd valve kicker - so yes, it CAN come in handy. Image
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Nice Alex, Terry. Looks like your bell might flare just a bit more than mine or else starts later, but that might be an optical illusion. My bell finishes off at just a shade under 16.5 inches.
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My wee girls inside my sousaphone bell when she was about two months.
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Me playing children songs for my wee girl, now 19 months. She enjoys the music. She calles my instrument «buba» and she exactly knows where the mouthpiece belongs to and how to press the valves. :)

I think I gonna bring her close to low brass as early as possible. :oops:

And yes she's wearing a KISS-T-shirt! Just because I liked it! :tuba:
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Here's a pic of me and the Gnagey!I'm still trying to get used to it...Soooo many different combinations with the addition of the 5valve(rotor)...I'm getting some fantastic low notes that I didn't seem to do with the 3J...by the way the bell is 19 1/2".....Someday maybe I'll get up the courage to play with a group untill then I'm just going to keep on learning!......BB
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Myself and my Yamaha Neo BBb at an Intrada Brass CD recording session.
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