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Chris I. said:   June 29, 2015 6:27 pm PST
I bought a Mack Brass Euphonium about 2 months ago and I have been very pleased with the sound and smoothness/ease of jumping from low to high notes. The instrument looks good and plays very well. Was skeptical at first, but have been impressed ever since. I think I am going to buy a Bb trumpet now.

Joey Santilo said:   June 3, 2015 12:24 pm PST
I bought my Euphonium from Mack Brass almost a year ago! Since then I have played in State Bands, and many many college auditions! This Horn plays with great tone and the intonation is great. Going to buy a Bass Trombone very shortly.

Donna Key said:   May 19, 2015 2:04 pm PST
I purchased a Mack Brass Bb trumpet for my son two years ago after his ability outgrew his original student trumpet purchased for 3X the price of the Mack Brass trumpet. He was a senior this year, made it to the All State Band, and received an $80,000 talent scholarship (the most they offer anybody!) to an elite private university based on his audition with this same trumpet. Thank you so much!

Kalem Graham said:   May 12, 2015 12:58 pm PST
I purchased the Bass Trombone in the fall of 2013 and it has been an amazing horn. I purchased it for ensemble when I was in graduate school and now I am college professor at Langston University and it still serves me well. Great quality and fantastic customer service.

Roger Wren said:   May 11, 2015 12:16 pm PST
I purchased a MACK EU1150 Euphonium for my son for Christmas. I am not a musician but I have to say I've been very impressed. We've also shown it around a bit to our local "experts" and they've been impressed as well. He's really enjoyed the instrument and I have to say Tom is second to none in terms of customer service and support. We told him after the euphonium we'd definitely buy from him again...well we did a month or so ago. We bought the TB831L Bass Trombone. My son is thrilled with it and again my hats off to Tom and the best service around. Everything was well packaged and the case(s) and instruments have exceeded our expectations. We're looking to buy again in the near future...probably a trumpet...Thanks!!!

Greg McClure said:   April 27, 2015 11:37 am PST
After a 30 year break in playing(life happens),I purchased a lacquer 410 CC tuba from Tom about one year ago. Tom was very helpful in my selection of that model since I had played a Miraphone 185 CC 30 years ago in college. I have been playing in an excellent community band for a year in addition to some quintet and other ensemble work. The instrument has exceeded my expectations. The finish is beautiful. Intonation has been fantastic. It blends very well with all of the groups I'm playing with. It seems to be equal of my old Miraphone. After experimenting with multiple mouthpieces, I've settled on a Monette Prana 7, great projection and smoothness. Thank you Tom for selling such a high quality instrument at a great price.

Paul de Silva said:   April 12, 2015 10:44 am PST
Part Three: So; I took my bass to trombone choir and had a professional bass player try the horn. He loved it! "Free blowing, suprisingly good slide, triggers are impressive, really nice bass trombone sound." Then I asked him to play a 4th partial Bb into a tuner with all the slides all the way in. It was about 20 cents flat... I shared this information with Tom. Now he understood what I was talking about! Of course, he offered to let me return this one, but it is such a nice horn and I really want to keep it. After some friendly brainstorming, Tom agreed to order some tuning slides about a half inch shorter and send me one. Tom's a great guy and Part Four will follow (when I recieve the new tuning slide".

Paul de Silva said:   April 2, 2015 8:25 pm PST
Part Two: The best advice Tom gave me was to check with my bass trombone pals. Sure enough, I wasn't putting enough air into the horn, nor was I using enough upper lip to bring the horn to pitch. They also showed me how to adjust the Gb trigger to fit my hand. I'm still looking for the right mouthpiece because the Schilke 60 is too much for me and the mpc that came with the horn doesn't produce a big enough sound for orchestral work. Then again, it's probably me not implementing the appropriate technique yet. It's a good horn at a reasonable price and I'm going to enjoy it for many years to come. Thanks Tom!!!

Paul de Silva said:   March 31, 2015 9:56 am PST
Part One: I received a beautiful bass trombone last Wednesday. The slide exceeded expectations and the case was very well designed and of a fine quality. Unfortunately, the Gb trigger was unplayable, simply because it was too long. I called Tom, who had me send him a picture (of me holding the horn) after which he offered to send me a trigger adjusted to fit my hand. I truly appreciate Tom's sincerity and willingness to help. The next day, I discovered that horn plays flat. With a Shilke 60 mouthpiece, and as much breath support as I could muster, I could not bring the "tuning note Bb" up to pitch, even with the tuning slides all the way in. On the mouthpiece that came with the horn, with a tremendous amount of breath support, I could just barely bring the horn to pitch. With a Schilke 51 tenor mouthpiece, the Bb came easily on pitch, but only with the tuning slide all the way in. Again, I called Tom and he graciously offered to send me a new horn and a return label. Tom is great to work with and I am very optimistic, at this time, that Part Two will be a report of my highest recommendation.

Robert "Bob" Pentland said:   March 31, 2015 5:52 am PST
My euphonium arrived this morning. Needless to say, i couldn't wait to open the carton and put some air though the horn. What I noticed first was the case which at first appeared to be a gig bag. In reality it is a very nice, protective case. The packaging was excellent and the case provided excellent for shipment protection. When I examined and played the instrument, I was very pleased with both the intonation and the resonant sound. I purchased the Mack as a second euph for my winter home. My primary instrument is a Hirsbrunner, a very fine, high-end euphonium. For the record, this Mack euphonium compares very favorably and could easily fill my need for a primary horn if the need arose. It is hard to believe that one can purchase such a good instrument at such a reasonable price. The Mack turned out to be a fine, well made instrument which far outclasses the majority of what one sees advertised from Asia. Don't waste your money elsewhere, buy the Mack. I did and am happy I did. Thank you, Tom!!!

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