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by Finetales
Sun Jul 22, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Mini-Bass bone demo
Replies: 10
Views: 160

Re: Mini-Bass bone demo

As I mentioned in the TTF thread, the slide position possibilities for an instrument in this tuning are really remarkable. You get Bb positions, C positions (so low C and B as pedals at the top of the slide, as well as G3 and C4 in 1st), F positions, and flat G positions. So basically everything goo...
by Finetales
Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: How do I love thee. Let me count the ways.
Replies: 7
Views: 472

Re: How do I love thee. Let me count the ways.

I love my 72Hs because they feel like they were made for me and the way I play. The sound concept I have in my head just falls out of them. My indy '63 72H is the first bass trombone I've ever owned that makes me feel like I never want to upgrade or even consider playing anything else. I love my ear...
by Finetales
Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: New Wessex Bones
Replies: 27
Views: 1731

Re: New Wessex Bones

From the description, it sounds like the instrument could be tuned so that it would be like the equivalent of a bass trombone’s Bb/F/Gb/D or Bb/F/G/EEb tuning. Is that right? Yes, F/C/Db is the contra equivalent of Bb/F/Gb. F/D/Bb (or F/Eb/Bb) is the traditional contra tuning. Some people prefer F/...
by Finetales
Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: New Wessex Bones
Replies: 27
Views: 1731

Re: New Wessex Bones

bimmerman wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:08 pm
Meaning...interchangeable leadpipes?
I wonder if the BrassArk would make a custom leadpipe for one. :idea:
by Finetales
Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: New Wessex Bones
Replies: 27
Views: 1731

Re: New Wessex Bones

Something new is a Bb/F soprano. Neat. Andy If this is true, I've been waiting for this forever. I remember how excited I was when Chip told me on the Forum they were going to work on a true soprano with F. EDIT: Just found it on their website . This is fantastic! A real, large bore soprano trombon...
by Finetales
Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Db bass trombone!
Replies: 92
Views: 2244

Re: Db bass trombone!

I think this is awesome. Brass instruments in abnormal keys are cool. And if it fits as a carry-on, well...that makes it worth it alone. I will admit, if I had one that stood in Db (and not Bb ascending) I would want the valves proportioned the same as a normal bass (4th/3rd, so Db/Ab/A) judging by ...
by Finetales
Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: What`s your "GO TO" Brand ?
Replies: 26
Views: 815

Re: What`s your "GO TO" Brand ?

I have a lot of brands in my stable but my heart is in old Elkhart Conns. I have a few, including 2 72Hs, an 88H, and 3 non-trombones. Love my '70s 3B and the other brands I have represented, but it's obvious I'm a Conn guy.
by Finetales
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Advantages with a soprano trombone
Replies: 11
Views: 582

Re: Advantages with a soprano trombone

Soprano is also much easier than other trombones to hide underneath your overcoat to smuggle into a movie theater.
by Finetales
Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Marching Slide Trombone
Replies: 8
Views: 393

Re: Marching Slide Trombone

As a trombone player, I detest what DCI is doing with trombones on the field. They're nothing more than novelty items with no real purpose. Might as well march kazoos. :roll: --Andy in OKC I think it's a cool effect, with emphasis on "effect". Not something that should become standard instrumentati...
by Finetales
Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Do you think the United States Space Force will get a band?
Replies: 7
Views: 393

Do you think the United States Space Force will get a band?

One of the first things that came to my mind after the Space Force announcement is whether or not it will get a band (or bands). Being as the other five official branches including the Coast Guard have multiple bands and ensembles of varying instrumentation, it would seem weird for a sixth branch to...
by Finetales
Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Well, Here's a New One...
Replies: 18
Views: 1062

Re: Well, Here's a New One...

Last: No, you can't compare are real Alexander, Schmid, Comford, Dürk, Otto etc to a chinese made Wessex. No way. Chinese made instruments may be quite ok these days, but they all still lack something. As you can't compare a Toyota to a Porsche. Btw, I own a Toyota, my girl a Porsche (right job, eh...
by Finetales
Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Well, Here's a New One...
Replies: 18
Views: 1062

Re: Well, Here's a New One...

But comparing a true Alexander to a Wessex....? :roll: You would trade the Hoy Grail to a carboard coffee cup? @Finetales, do you know, what you are talking about? ...what? The only thing Alex about that horn is some of the valves. Also...Alexanders from all eras are extremely inconsistent so those...
by Finetales
Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:23 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Well, Here's a New One...
Replies: 18
Views: 1062

Re: Well, Here's a New One...

We talked about this at length on the Horn People Facebook page. For that price I have no idea why you wouldn't buy a Wessex triple for over $1k less which is proven to work properly (and not look ridiculous). Also that thing looks like it's massively heavy. Other than this monstrosity, that seller ...
by Finetales
Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:20 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Tenor horn
Replies: 44
Views: 1931

Re: Tenor horn

LeTromboniste wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:26 pm
So tired of hearing Bydlo ruined by tubists who insist on playing it on F or even CC tuba...
SAY IT AGAIN FOR THE PEOPLE IN THE BACK!!!
by Finetales
Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Marching Slide Trombone
Replies: 8
Views: 393

Re: Marching Slide Trombone

I marched baritone (bugle style, not the ugly upright bell-front kind) in marching band, and the biggest difference I noticed when attempting marching maneuvers with a slide trombone is that I really don't feel comfortable doing instant horn snaps (e.g. horn at attention (upright) to playing positio...
by Finetales
Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Valve Trombone Acceptance
Replies: 27
Views: 1309

Re: Valve Trombone Acceptance

I would imagine that playing a King 3B valve trombone on Bruckner is no more historically correct soundwise (compared to a Romantic-era German valve trombone) than playing it on a King 3B slide trombone.
by Finetales
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Valve Trombone Acceptance
Replies: 27
Views: 1309

Re: Valve Trombone Acceptance

The valve trombonists in Mexican banda are insane (in a good way), as are the rest of the musicians. It's a really remarkable style of music.
by Finetales
Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Valve Trombone Acceptance
Replies: 27
Views: 1309

Re: Valve Trombone Acceptance

There are plenty of examples out there of valve trombone playing that should legitimize the instrument in anyone's eyes in my opinion. Juan Tizol's playing in the Ellington orchestra (as Bruce mentioned), for example. My personal favorite is this video from the Royal Concertgebouw trombones' Faceboo...
by Finetales
Sat May 26, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Tenor horn
Replies: 44
Views: 1931

Re: Tenor horn

Thanks for that tenor tuba info, the origins and use of the Alex 151 are all new to me. But I"m puzzled by this remark: Then, of course, there are Wagner (or Wagnerian) tubas -- which are not. I.e., they're simply not tubas. They're not properly called tubas either. Tuben (singular "tube") ≠ tubas (...
by Finetales
Fri May 25, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Tenor horn
Replies: 44
Views: 1931

Re: Tenor horn

Finally, morphologically, the Flugel horn is regarded as the soprano voice in the family. It -- like the others -- is conical bore, which is the primary defining characteristic of the class and what gives its members their "mellow" sound. The modern piston-valved flugelhorn is an infantry saxhorn. ...
by Finetales
Fri May 25, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Tenor horn
Replies: 44
Views: 1931

Re: Tenor horn

Finally, there is the tenor tuba. I believe this is a distinct instrument, as well as a distinct role or function. I believe that Strauss wrote for tenor tuba in Don Quixote, not a euphonium. However, very few people have a tenor tuba (I certainly don’t!), so it’s usually played on a... euphonium! ...
by Finetales
Thu May 24, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Tenor horn
Replies: 44
Views: 1931

Re: Tenor horn

Modern flugelhorns, British tenor horns, and British baritone horns are all saxhorns. Their mouthpieces are most certainly not like French horn mouthpieces - just think of a flugel piece (wide-ish rim, deep bowl cup) but larger and that's a tenor horn piece. To further add to the confusion: 1. Some ...
by Finetales
Mon May 21, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Helmut Voigt
Replies: 8
Views: 754

Re: Helmut Voigt

A real soprano trombone with a valve? Alto in F with a valve? 3 different contra models with tuning easily extended to F/C/A? 4-valve Eb bass trumpet with D extension?

I love what I see. Wish there was a price list.
by Finetales
Fri May 11, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Buzz mute?
Replies: 16
Views: 1161

Re: Buzz mute?

A friend of mine made his own bass trombone buzz mute using an old cone mute (I don't remember if it was a straight or practice mute). He just drilled some holes and put in several kazoo buzzers.

The solo piece "Sub-ZERO" for bass trombone requires a buzz mute so he actually used it in performance.
by Finetales
Thu May 03, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: What else do you play??
Replies: 11
Views: 807

Re: What else do you play??

Bass and tenor trombones are my primaries these days, but I double all the brass and also play synthesizers.
by Finetales
Tue May 01, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: M&W custom trombones - any reviews available?
Replies: 21
Views: 1744

Re: M&W custom trombones - any reviews available?

I've tried a few of them, both tenor and bass, at shows and from friends who own them. I really liked them - they play extremely well!
by Finetales
Fri Apr 27, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Rotary bass trumpets...
Replies: 10
Views: 614

Re: Rotary bass trumpets...

If Leonhard is on the same equipment he was on in "Magic Moments", the instrument he uses is a bass flugelhorn, not a bass trumpet. Though he used to use a traditional rotary bass trumpet back in the day. Still, the Schagerl Wunderhorn bass trumpets on their website are absolutely drool-worthy, but ...
by Finetales
Fri Apr 27, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Is there a good BBb contra?
Replies: 28
Views: 1438

Re: Is there a good BBb contra?

Maybe it's worth asking Wessex Tubas if they have anything hidden away. I can't see one on their site at present, but I'd thought they had done one. I remember playing a trombone with a double slide on their stand once, though I can't remember much more than that. https://trnewcomb.wordpress.com/20...
by Finetales
Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Rotary bass trumpets...
Replies: 10
Views: 614

Re: Rotary bass trumpets...

I own a vintage Lidl rotary in Bb. I can tell you from firsthand experience that unless you're doing a lot of low register (like bottom of the bass clef) playing you're better off with a Lidl over the much more expensive Meinl Weston C. Yes the Meinl is in the correct key (it also has Bb slides) and...
by Finetales
Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Bass Trumpet Cases/Bags
Replies: 3
Views: 268

Re: Bass Trumpet Cases/Bags

I suppose that would work. Don't imagine there would be many instances where I would be called to play both alto trombone and bass trumpet on one gig. A shame it doesn't fit the flugabone though, mine is currently caseless as well.
by Finetales
Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Bass Trumpet Cases/Bags
Replies: 3
Views: 268

Bass Trumpet Cases/Bags

Hi all, I recently acquired a great-playing vintage Lidl rotary bass trumpet. What are my options for cases and gig bags? While I of course would love to splurge and get a Cronkhite for it, unless I start getting tons of bass trumpet gigs (?) getting a 4th Cronkhite for an instrument that rarely lea...
by Finetales
Thu Apr 05, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bass Trombones- Single vs Dependent vs Independent
Replies: 107
Views: 8771

Re: Bass Trombones- Single vs Dependent vs Independent

But what if someone had leapfrogged all of that and built a bass trombone inspired by the inline-valve contrabasses that were in use in some of the opera houses of Europe? Would anyone have even thought to move the second valve from the main horn into the f-attachment? Meaning the old school F/Eb/B...
by Finetales
Thu Mar 29, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bass Trombones- Single vs Dependent vs Independent
Replies: 107
Views: 8771

Re: Bass Trombones- Single vs Dependent vs Independent

I have both single (stock) and independent Elkhart 72H bell sections that are identical other than the valves. Before I got the double I spent about a year playing exclusively on the single. I will say that except for modern pieces with glisses only possible with a double like tbathras mentioned, ev...
by Finetales
Thu Mar 29, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: What axe are you playing for your Easter gig?
Replies: 20
Views: 1807

Re: What axe are you playing for your Easter gig?

My indy-valved 72H. Standard 2 trumpet/2 trombone quartet.

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