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by LarryPrestonRoberson
Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Conn 88HLTOW?
Replies: 4
Views: 120

Re: Conn 88HLTOW?

Lightweight , thinned bell, open wrap, wide slide? (I'm guessing based on the most common uses of those suffixes with trombone specs.) My thoughts are generally the same. The ‘W’ is where I’m puzzled. I thought maybe grouped as ‘OW’ it might be open wrap. I think I’ve seen LTW for light weight with...
by LarryPrestonRoberson
Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Conn 88HLTOW?
Replies: 4
Views: 120

Re: Conn 88HLTOW?

Conn 88HLTOW? O = open wrap The other letters could mean different things depending on how they’re grouped. In the past (maybe currently) Conn offered an 88HT. Which, had a thin bell. I know other makers, such as Bach, use LT to designate light weight. Which, refers to a light weight slide (usually ...
by LarryPrestonRoberson
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTB: Bach artisan tuning slide (for A47)
Replies: 3
Views: 160

Re: WTB: Bach artisan tuning slide (for A47)

Which alloy, yellow brass, gold brass, or nickel? Hickeys’s Music Center has them for $289—list price $400. Or if you have a Bach 42 (36) tuning slide, you can have it reversed—small tube (leg) switched traded with the receiver. Some players have this done on the 42/36. Of course you’d need the reci...
by LarryPrestonRoberson
Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Student upgrade from Blessing B88-O
Replies: 16
Views: 323

Re: Student upgrade from Blessing B88-O

I don’t have firsthand experience, but I’ve heard favorable opinions about the MACK Brass MACK-TB831L Double Valve Bass Bone. And it’s under a grand new. Supposedly, it’s a copy of the Yamaha YBL-830. The tuba models seem to be regarded rather highly as well. I’ve heard customer service is excellent...
by LarryPrestonRoberson
Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Trouble with Slide, Bach 42BO
Replies: 16
Views: 463

Re: Trouble with Slide, Bach 42BO

What did Ray say about it? Usually he's pretty responsive about your slide after he's worked on it. I found that it took a week after Ray got his hands on it for it to get back into good shape when I had a procedure done on one of my Shires slides. But suddenly one application of trombotine later a...
by LarryPrestonRoberson
Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Beginner Euphonium
Replies: 4
Views: 236

Re: Beginner Euphonium

For used stuff, you should probably be looking on Tubenet (http://forums.chisham.com/index.php?sid=df83be6475b5905e74298762b7cb3f6a) or, better for euphoniums, Dave Werden's forum ( http://www.dwerden.com/forum/forum.php#.Wxm-ykgvyUl). Posting something on one of these forums saying you're looking ...
by LarryPrestonRoberson
Sat May 12, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: BlowDry Brass vs. Herco Spitballs
Replies: 6
Views: 410

Re: BlowDry Brass vs. Herco Spitballs

Now, my unsolicited opinion. Your idea sounds like overkill, though if it makes you happy, have at it. Yep, that's me—obsessive personality type. The acid in question is normally carbonic acid, formed as carbon dioxide dissolves in water. It's the same acid that is in most fizzy soft drinks (Coca-C...
by LarryPrestonRoberson
Sat May 12, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: BlowDry Brass vs. Herco Spitballs
Replies: 6
Views: 410

BlowDry Brass vs. Herco Spitballs

To preface, I'm very diligent in the maintenance my trombone—all my instruments for that matter. My end-of-day routine includes wiping it off with a soft cloth, toweling off the inner slide, and swabbing out the slide tubes with a cloth-wrapped cleaning rod to remove the condensation and lubrication...
by LarryPrestonRoberson
Wed May 09, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: Value of Bach 36B?
Replies: 6
Views: 467

Re: Value of Bach 36B?

Corporation Bachs tend to be worth more than recent ones. Linkage isn't a big deal, no one seems to like the older ones anyway. Probably more than $800 and less than $2000. My guess is you'll probably end up with $1300ish, depending on your relative level of patience. Well put Matt and a good presu...
by LarryPrestonRoberson
Fri May 04, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: Bluetooth Speaker Advice
Replies: 11
Views: 587

Re: Bluetooth Speaker Advice

I figured I would just piggyback this topic in lieu of starting another on the same subject. Anyone have first hand experience with the JBL Flip 4 vs JBL Xtreme? On paper, they seem comparable. Or just the JBL Flip 4 for that matter? How about the JBL Flip 4 vs. the UE Boom 2? Update: I'm definitely...

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