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by Finetales
Mon May 21, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Helmut Voigt
Replies: 8
Views: 363

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
Sun May 13, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: FS: MUTES for tenor and small bass...
Replies: 3
Views: 197

Re: FS: MUTES for tenor and small bass...

Sent you a PM.
by Finetales
Fri May 11, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Buzz mute?
Replies: 11
Views: 527

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: 9
Views: 444

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: 1251

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: 495

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: 1134

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: 495

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: 143

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: 143

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: 100
Views: 5712

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: 100
Views: 5712

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: 1546

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

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

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