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Re: Euphin' -- it's what keeps me sane...
« Reply #15 on: November 10, 2015, 08:40:10 am »
But maybe when "Canon" chose their name it was a typo and the really meant "Cannon".  ;)

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Re: Euphin' -- it's what keeps me sane...
« Reply #16 on: November 10, 2015, 02:53:34 pm »
I hope he does too! It's his chosen career and his degree is in trombone performance. He teaches music at a middle school and plays tenor trombone in the Parker CO Symphony. He played trombone all through school and only started playing euphonium as a senior in HS. I told him I liked the sound of the euphonium better and he told me euphonium literally means "good sound". But I never heard the term "eupher" until now.

Well, that's basically what we call ourselves when we're not drinkin' beer and raisin' hell. The word "euphonium" derives from the Greek word "euphonos" which means, yes, "pleasant sound." Sounds like your son is making a mark for himself, and that's a great thing. Making your living in music isn't easy. I've been playing both tenor and euph since 1968, and it's something I can't "not" do. About 10 years ago I began playing bass trombone; about 5 years ago the tuba. Low brass guys are the knuckledraggers in the ensemble, so hey, I'm used to the harassment.  :)

Back on track, though, regarding the C14 I have. I took some pictures this morning, but wasn't able to upload them to Photobucket as the internet was down at my house. Grrrr. I'll get to that hopefully tonight. It's a completely stock bike, no mods at all, but I'm seeing some talk about a radiator guard and I like the idea of those tank protectors.
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Re: Euphin' -- it's what keeps me sane...
« Reply #17 on: November 10, 2015, 02:59:52 pm »
Welcome!   I also traded up from a 919 to a C14, three years ago.

You gotta love getting 50% more engine, from 919 to 1352 CCs.

Getting used to 690 lbs vs. 450 lbs isn't that bad.  It's like driving a big, smooth, comfortable, and very powerful Cadillac.

I have to admit, getting on the C14 was a bit intimidating, especially with the saddlebags on. Great way to get a charley horse, swinging that leg over far enough to avoid kicking that bag! I've got not quite 500 miles on the bike (yeah, I know, peanuts in 5 weeks' time  :-[ ) and I'm getting used to it. I reeaaaaally could use another inch of leg, or at least lower the bike a bit and it'll be mo betta.
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Re: Euphin' -- it's what keeps me sane...
« Reply #18 on: November 10, 2015, 03:00:46 pm »
Almost sounds like fightin words.

lol - sometimes it sounds like it too.
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