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by greenbean
Tue Oct 27, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: eBay seller "ilovebadgirls"
Replies: 13
Views: 839

Re: eBay seller "ilovebadgirls"

I have bought several horns from him over the years. He treated me right.
by greenbean
Sat Oct 24, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Has eastman stepped up their game?
Replies: 8
Views: 668

Re: Has eastman stepped up their game?

I am playing on a new Eastman 534 tuba. It very, very good. Valves and slides all work beautifully, valves are vented, and it came with an excellent Pickett-made mouthpiece.
by greenbean
Thu Oct 22, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: King 2107 7B Bass Trombone
Replies: 7
Views: 1151

Re: FS: King 2107 7B Bass Trombone

Sorry, it's been sold...
by greenbean
Thu Oct 22, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Cases
Topic: Superfine Handcrafted Cases - SALE!
Replies: 54
Views: 7309

Re: Superfine Handcrafted Cases - SALE!

Okay, small tenor screwbell bag is ready. 32" long, 10" tall, and 5.5" wide. I used a flare mock-up: 8" in diameter, 3" thick, and 3" threaded part. Velcro keeps the flare pouch from moving around (not included on the prototype shown). Single "backpack" strap on the side of the case works better tha...
by greenbean
Sun Oct 18, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Yamaha 446 medium-bore Bb/F - $400
Replies: 5
Views: 847

Re: FS: Yamaha 446 medium-bore Bb/F - $400

$400 includes shipping!
by greenbean
Sun Oct 18, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Screwbell players!... Help!...
Replies: 8
Views: 1051

Re: Screwbell players!... Help!...

Thanks for post measurements, guys! I appreciate it.

Anyone else?...
by greenbean
Sun Oct 18, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Cases
Topic: Superfine Handcrafted Cases - SALE!
Replies: 54
Views: 7309

Re: Superfine Handcrafted Cases - SALE!

At some point, yes. But I think that is still a ways off...
by greenbean
Thu Oct 15, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Converting F trigger type?
Replies: 4
Views: 715

Re: Converting F trigger type?

Many techs are working. And the postal service is working. Er,... well... perhaps UPS is a better choice for the next few weeks.
by greenbean
Thu Oct 15, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Rejano Practice Mutes
Replies: 19
Views: 1501

Re: Rejano Practice Mutes

Sounds like they may be dependent on a proper fit.
by greenbean
Thu Oct 15, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Cases
Topic: Superfine Handcrafted Cases - SALE!
Replies: 54
Views: 7309

Re: Superfine Handcrafted Cases - SALE!

O-style trombones bags... you mean like this?... https://photos.app.goo.gl/znTZbDX7txtfsjC26 I took a fairly beat-up Reunion Blues bag with a broken zipper and stripped it down to leather. Put in all new foam, lining, some anchors, handles, and large #10 YKK zipper. The slide case is the Touring cas...
by greenbean
Thu Oct 15, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Cases
Topic: Superfine Handcrafted Cases - SALE!
Replies: 54
Views: 7309

Re: Superfine Handcrafted Cases - SALE!

Will you do an O style bag ...? We are working on a new design that will be similar to the old O style bags. Outside pocket of leather only with removable slide insert. This will be a leather-only bag. ... or mouthpiece pouches? At some point, yes. I made up a few tuba mouthpiece pouches and I was ...
by greenbean
Thu Oct 15, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Cases
Topic: Superfine Handcrafted Cases - SALE!
Replies: 54
Views: 7309

Re: Superfine Handcrafted Cases - SALE!

JoeStanko wrote:
Thu Oct 15, 2020 7:13 am
Recently received my travel bag and it's great.. :good:

Thanks, Tom
Thanks, Joe! I hope it serves you well.
by greenbean
Wed Oct 14, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Cases
Topic: Superfine Handcrafted Cases - SALE!
Replies: 54
Views: 7309

Re: Superfine Handcrafted Cases - SALE!

Elow wrote:
Wed Oct 14, 2020 8:53 pm
Where does this slide go? Another bag?
Yes, separate slide case. See here: https://superfinecases.com/trombone-cases/
by greenbean
Wed Oct 14, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS 1974 TR185 Price Drop!! $750 + shipping
Replies: 13
Views: 2317

Re: FS 1974 TR185 Price Drop!! $750 + shipping

Good - I can stop thinking about it!...
by greenbean
Wed Oct 14, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Cases
Topic: Superfine Handcrafted Cases - SALE!
Replies: 54
Views: 7309

Re: Superfine Handcrafted Cases - SALE!

Another thought. I can make the bag thinner if there is no overlap between flare and bell section. But it would be longer, of course. Is that a good trade-off? On the other hand, an area of overlap only needs to add 1" to the width.
by greenbean
Tue Oct 13, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Cases
Topic: Superfine Handcrafted Cases - SALE!
Replies: 54
Views: 7309

Re: Superfine Handcrafted Cases - SALE!

I also think in a desire for case makers to make products that are "universal" they make concessions that make the cases unnecessarily large. The vast majority of large bore horns have 8 1/2 in bells, and a tiny fraction have 9 in bells. Does that mean every large bore case must fit a 9 in bell, ad...
by greenbean
Sun Oct 11, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Screwbell players!... Help!...
Replies: 8
Views: 1051

Screwbell players!... Help!...

Can you folks who own a screwbell trombone please take some measurement for me? This information would be greatly appreciated!...

--Make/model
--Bell diameter
--Thickness of flare section
--Diameter of bell section threaded receiver
--Length of bell section
by greenbean
Sun Oct 11, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Cases
Topic: Superfine Handcrafted Cases - SALE!
Replies: 54
Views: 7309

Re: Superfine Handcrafted Cases - SALE!

Jacob, you've identified the problem with designing bags for horns that are not in front of me. I have never handled a screwbell except a few French horns that have passed through my hands. Different people tell me different things and that can cause problems. I was pretty happy about a thickness of...
by greenbean
Sun Oct 11, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Miraphone trombones?
Replies: 16
Views: 1519

Re: Miraphone trombones?

It is like going to one of those great steakhouses in NYC or Chicago... and ordering seafood...
by greenbean
Sun Oct 11, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: King 2107 7B Bass Trombone
Replies: 7
Views: 1151

Re: FS: King 2107 7B Bass Trombone

Sale pending.
by greenbean
Sat Oct 10, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: King 2107 7B Bass Trombone
Replies: 7
Views: 1151

Re: FS: King 2107 7B Bass Trombone

Yes. Careful when you open the case!...
by greenbean
Sat Oct 10, 2020 11:43 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Miraphone trombones?
Replies: 16
Views: 1519

Re: Miraphone trombones?

I own a Mirafone valve trombone with piston valves! I assume they made it for the American market (?) but I have never seen another one. Someone at Miraphone told me they made very few of them in the 1970s. Its bore is about .520 or so and it actually plays well. It requires more air than the King a...
by greenbean
Sat Oct 10, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: King 2107 7B Bass Trombone
Replies: 7
Views: 1151

FS: King 2107 7B Bass Trombone

Here is a very nice King 7B double-valve bass trombone. I have been playing this horn regularly and it needs nothing. Independent valves, tuning is Bb/F/Gb/D, no sign of previous damage, some minor scratches and some lacquer loss. Slide is excellent, inners look great, valves and tuning slides are w...
by greenbean
Sat Oct 10, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Yamaha 356R Bb/F trombone NICE!
Replies: 2
Views: 660

FS: Yamaha 356R Bb/F trombone NICE!

This is the dual-bore (.500/.525) Yamaha 356R with red brass bell, and F-attachment. This is an older model with no bell engraving and older style (and better) case. This is a lightly played example. Minimal lacquer loss, a couple of tiny dings on the bell, a tiny ding on the top of the slide crook,...
by greenbean
Sat Oct 10, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Yamaha 882OR Bb/F trombone - MINT!
Replies: 1
Views: 594

FS: Yamaha 882OR Bb/F trombone - MINT!

Here is a very lightly used Yamaha YSL-882OR. This is Yamaha's top-of-the-line horn. Open wrap F-attachment, reverse tuning slides, wide slide, and one-piece hand-hammered yellow brass 8 2/3" bell! This one is in pretty much new condition. The locking ring has scratched up the slide tenon receiver. ...
by greenbean
Sat Oct 10, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Yamaha 446 medium-bore Bb/F - $400
Replies: 5
Views: 847

FS: Yamaha 446 medium-bore Bb/F - $400

Here is a utility Yamaha 446 for someone on a budget. This is a .525-bore horn with F-attachment. This horn has been well-played with lacquer loss just about everywhere but no signs of repairs. Valve and tuning slides work very well. Slide action is very good. One inner has a ding (last photo) that ...
by greenbean
Wed Oct 07, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS 1974 TR185 Price Drop!! $750 + shipping
Replies: 13
Views: 2317

Re: FS 1974 TR185 Price Drop!! $750 + shipping

mrdeacon wrote:
Wed Oct 07, 2020 7:04 pm

You could probably convince me to work out a trade for one of your cases :shuffle: :pant:
Yes! Brilliant!
by greenbean
Tue Oct 06, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS 1974 TR185 Price Drop!! $750 + shipping
Replies: 13
Views: 2317

Re: FS 1974 TR185 Price Drop!! $750 + shipping

Man, someone should buy this!...
by greenbean
Tue Oct 06, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Anyone deal with eric hand? brass gurus?
Replies: 11
Views: 1792

Re: Anyone deal with eric hand? brass gurus?

I have bought several horns from them. They are top-notch.
by greenbean
Tue Oct 06, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Cases
Topic: Superfine Handcrafted Cases - SALE!
Replies: 54
Views: 7309

Re: Superfine Handcrafted Cases - SALE!

Well? Ah.. er... https://photos.app.goo.gl/kQhDf2TcSC6dcYTY7 Well, this one is come along slowly. The photos show the Small Tenor bell section bag. The slide goes in a separate case (not shown but you can see on the web site) and buckles to the bell section bag. The flare insert looks funny - becau...
by greenbean
Thu Oct 01, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: WTB: 2G, schilke 57, similar
Replies: 16
Views: 1766

Re: WTB: 2G, schilke 57, similar

Doug Elliott wrote:
Thu Oct 01, 2020 7:41 pm
Only a few people have a 57 or a 2G.
Everybody has an opinion.
Ain't that the truth!

Oh, and I have a Bach Mt Vernon 2G... :good:
by greenbean
Thu Oct 01, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Everything Else
Topic: UPDATE: FOUND! WTB: Bass Trombone Practice Mute
Replies: 15
Views: 1790

Re: WTB: Bass Trombone Practice Mute

You might also consider the Protec Liberty mute - similar to Best Brass - but affordable.
by greenbean
Sat Sep 26, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Dating a King 3b/2b
Replies: 17
Views: 1274

Re: Dating a King 3b/2b

Right, the earlier (and hipper) green-interior cases were replaced by this one in the late 70s, I am pretty sure. I don't know how far into 80s they used it.
by greenbean
Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Benge 190F
Replies: 12
Views: 1607

Re: FS: Benge 190F

All true. Great price for this horn!
by greenbean
Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Dating a King 3b/2b
Replies: 17
Views: 1274

Re: Dating a King 3b/2b

That bell section if from the 1970s. The serial number should be on the bell receiver (on the bell section). And, as Bruce noted, the 4-digit number on the inner and outer slides was a production number to keep parts straight. There is no relationship between it and the serial number.
by greenbean
Sun Sep 20, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Rath R90 Contra
Replies: 5
Views: 1696

Re: FS: Rath R90 Contra

Neat-o!
by greenbean
Sat Sep 19, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Copper bell hoarding
Replies: 6
Views: 1009

Re: Copper bell hoarding

I also have a Reynolds "Tangerine" bass. The bell is copper, not brass. Very soft, dents easily, looks great, and a lot of fun to play.
by greenbean
Fri Sep 18, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Cases
Topic: Superfine Handcrafted Cases - SALE!
Replies: 54
Views: 7309

Re: Superfine Handcrafted Cases - SALE!

jacobgarchik wrote:
Fri Sep 18, 2020 7:44 am
Can you tell us the maximum bell size for the small tenor version?
All our cases are designed for 8", 8.5", an 9.5" bells. Small Tenor, Large Tenor, and Bass.
by greenbean
Fri Sep 18, 2020 12:24 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Cases
Topic: Superfine Handcrafted Cases - SALE!
Replies: 54
Views: 7309

Re: Superfine Handcrafted Cases - SALE!

We will be making our first screw bell bag tomorrow. For bass. So exciting! :-D

I will post some photos...
by greenbean
Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: FS/FT Schilke Reichenbach
Replies: 3
Views: 1007

Re: FS/FT Reichenbach

Several makers have made a Reichenbach mouthpiece...
by greenbean
Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: fs Trying to make space
Replies: 17
Views: 3140

Re: fs Trying to make space

You clearly... have... the sickness... probably a virus... I know - I was infected years ago... :horror:
by greenbean
Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Cases
Topic: Superfine Handcrafted Cases - SALE!
Replies: 54
Views: 7309

Re: Superfine Handcrafted Cases - SALE!

It would be super helpful if you had a screwbell bass trombone case ready before Christmas.... I am interested in the srewbell case too! Yup. :good: They will be ready in about a month. They will be based on the Touring model with separate slide and bell cases. Three sizes: small tenor, large tenor...
by greenbean
Mon Sep 14, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Selmer Bolero / King 3B conversion possible?
Replies: 8
Views: 1742

Re: Selmer Bolero / King 3B conversion possible?

For an experienced tech, yes, it probably is that simple.

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