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by greenbean
Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Cut It
Replies: 23
Views: 571

Re: Cut It

Gatt wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:49 pm
Do you recall which model Holton tenor trombone has the 'G' attachment please?
I have a Holton TR650 with a G-att. I believe it is a .500-bore horn. The slide needs a little work; I haven't really used it. But it seems to play well.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/zqfJu9UQMz4CSCyTA
by greenbean
Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Cut It
Replies: 23
Views: 571

Re: Cut It

So if I wanted one of my valves in the key of D instead of G-flat, how long would it have to be? REALLY long. See this: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Yamaha-Dual-Trigger-YBL-613-Professional-Bass-Trombone-with-Deluxe-Gig-Bag/223081490394?hash=item33f0b167da%3Ag%3ANz8AAOSwzNZbNkOP&LH_ItemCondition=2000%7...
by greenbean
Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: The Big Cat Thread
Replies: 8
Views: 180

Re: The Big Cat Thread

Small cats are okay, too! The BIG in my title refers to the thread (I hope).

Nori is only "medium" at 11.5 pounds. Down from 12.5 at one point.
by greenbean
Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: More tuba questions
Replies: 5
Views: 102

Re: More tuba questions

I would be patient and buy a used German or American 4/4 BBb. Mira, B&S/VMI, MW, Rudy, King, or even Cerveny. Deals are out there and your patience will pay off many times over.
by greenbean
Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: I miss the Holton Bass Mods threads!
Replies: 38
Views: 904

Re: I miss the Holton Bass Mods threads!

I am not convinced of the usefulness of bass-like tenors. If you want to play down low, just use a bass. It does everything better. If you really want a lightweight bass, the Holtons are lightweight. But if you really insist on a project... how about building a plug-in valve for a TR183?... TR183 ar...
by greenbean
Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: The Big Cat Thread
Replies: 8
Views: 180

The Big Cat Thread

Regardless of how you interpret the title...

I will start! Many of you know my cat Nori. :good: Here is a 'Greatest Hits' photo album...

https://photos.app.goo.gl/bNRN1ntYXJS7rf5E8
by greenbean
Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Benge 190 bell section ONLY
Replies: 1
Views: 117

FS: Benge 190 bell section ONLY

I have a MINT condition Benge 190 bell section for sale. Will mate up perfectly with a King 4B slide (or Benge 190F slide). This bell section is indistinguishable from a new one, despite being 25 years old or so. Perfect.

$350 + shipping
by greenbean
Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Benge 190F Bb/F trombone
Replies: 0
Views: 99

FS: Benge 190F Bb/F trombone

Benge 190F large-bore F-attachment trombone for sale. This one is in great shape. Ready to go. These are some of the best horns ever made by King! Original case.

$1150 shipped.
by greenbean
Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Conn 90G valve trombone (trombonium)
Replies: 2
Views: 161

FS: Conn 90G valve trombone (trombonium)

I have a nice Conn 90G "trombonium"-type compactly wrapped valve trombone for sale. Elkhart era horn. Large-bore valve trombone with 88H bell! Takes a large shank mouthpiece. Good playable shape with original case.

$680 shipped
by greenbean
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Ain't eBay wonderful?
Replies: 15
Views: 834

Re: Ain't eBay wonderful?

(I have tried playing upside-down. It is pretty much impossible.)
by greenbean
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Ain't eBay wonderful?
Replies: 15
Views: 834

Re: Ain't eBay wonderful?

Or they painted a "reed" on the top of the mouthpiece to be funny? I had a HS bandmate who did this. He used a backwards lig, so it looked pretty confusing. He was definitely a funny guy!
by greenbean
Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Ain't eBay wonderful?
Replies: 15
Views: 834

Re: Ain't eBay wonderful?

Oh, man, and now I learn that when I played sax for all those years as a young man... I had the mouthpiece upside down! Thanks to this guy here. https://www.ebay.com/itm/362385623432 I am so embarrassed...
by greenbean
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Your favorite/best improv trombone jazz musicians?
Replies: 25
Views: 1184

Re: Your favorite/best improv trombone jazz musicians?

Cmillar wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:33 pm
...
...and this is leaving out so, so many other great soloists...many unknown to the public from all over the place!
Juan Pablo Torres is a good example. Sooooo good and so few people know about him!
by greenbean
Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: King 3B 1967
Replies: 0
Views: 117

FS: King 3B 1967

1967 HN White King 3B with yellow brass bell. This as a great era for 3B's. This one is a great player! Slide is very good. Recent servicing at Best Repair: some bell dings and slide job. The inners look great. Includes original 3-piece counterweight and RED alligator case. The case is in good shape...
by greenbean
Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Early 1970's King 3B-F
Replies: 7
Views: 613

Re: FS: Early 1970's King 3B-F

Still available...
by greenbean
Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: King 6B Duo Gravis bass trombone
Replies: 0
Views: 143

FS: King 6B Duo Gravis bass trombone

I have a nice playing Duo Gravis for sale. The usual specs, dependent valves, funny double thumb lever, .562-bore slide and wraps. This one was made in 1972. Benn Hansson fabricated a D slide for it, chem cleaned it, and addressed some minor issues. Original case is in decent shape. I can include a ...
by greenbean
Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTB: Bach 12 slide
Replies: 0
Views: 63

WTB: Bach 12 slide

I am looking for a good Bach 12 slide to pair with an extra bell section I have. Slides in great shape only; not interested in beaters, project slides, etc. (This is not related to my recent post about Mt Vernon 12/16 horns, etc. But if you have a MV slide I would take it off your hands... :pant: )
by greenbean
Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTB .525 leadpipe
Replies: 4
Views: 117

Re: WTB .525 leadpipe

I have a minty MV36 brass pipe made by Brad Close (Brass Ark & Brass Medic). This is a pipe modeled after a Mt Vernon 36 pipe. Info can be found here here: http://www.brassark.com/leadpipes

(I now own a Mt Vernon 36 horn, so I don't need this! :biggrin: )

$80 + shipping
by greenbean
Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Cases
Topic: FS: Modern Conn 8H case
Replies: 3
Views: 150

FS: Modern Conn 8H case

I have an extra Conn 8H hard case. It is the version that they have been using for the past 20 years, I will guess. In excellent shape and used sparingly. I am pretty sure it will not fit an 88H, but I can double-check.

$75 + shipping
by greenbean
Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Mt Vernon Bach trombones
Replies: 21
Views: 869

Re: Mt Vernon Bach trombones

And do the 12/16's from the Mt Vernon years have a reputation of being great? Like the 36/42's?

(I have been curious about this because (1) I don't hear much about them and (2) I now have a line on one.)
by greenbean
Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Mt Vernon Bach trombones
Replies: 21
Views: 869

Re: Mt Vernon Bach trombones

mrdeacon wrote:
Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:06 pm
Well remember that 6s from the New York period are abundant but there weren't a huge number of 6s from the Mt Vernon period. At that point players moved on to the larger sizes.
Yes, most or all of the 6's I have seen have been from the New York period, come to think of it.
by greenbean
Sun Aug 05, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Mt Vernon Bach trombones
Replies: 21
Views: 869

Mt Vernon Bach trombones

Question for the Bach-collectors/fans out there.

I know that 36/42/50's from the Mt Vernon periods are highly valued. What about smaller horns? 6/8/12/16...

I think the 6's are abundant and affordable. What about the others?
by greenbean
Sat Aug 04, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTB: Bach or Edwards/Getzen Bass trombone tuning slide
Replies: 4
Views: 236

Re: WTB: Bach or Edwards/Getzen Bass trombone tuning slide

I have one from a corp 50B. I will e-mail you later this evening...
by greenbean
Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Alternative Slide Lubricants
Replies: 17
Views: 475

Re: Alternative Slide Lubricants

The hard work has already been done, by experts in trombone slide lubrication. Skip the Frog Lube, the Pond's cold cream, and the Super Slick - instead drop by your local music store and spend a few bucks (<$10.00) for a modern, effective long-lasting trombone slide lubricant. My candidates: • Slid...
by greenbean
Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: FS: 6 budget bass trombone mouthpieces
Replies: 7
Views: 636

Re: FS: 6 budget bass trombone mouthpieces

Sales pending. Only #2 and #6 are left.
by greenbean
Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Purviance Mouthpiece
Replies: 9
Views: 449

Re: Purviance Mouthpiece

BGuttman wrote:
Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:18 am
...
They are no longer being made (I think Purviance died a few years ago).
Not to be confused with a great bass trombonist - Doug Purviance.

Anyway, the eBay seller (who is a member here) has a few other interesting mouthpieces for sale...
by greenbean
Sun Jul 29, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Why No Silver Plate?
Replies: 44
Views: 1280

Re: Why No Silver Plate?

BaritoneJack wrote:
Thu Jul 26, 2018 6:25 pm
Why? Why does another instrument - such as a cornet or euphonium - look fine in silver plate, but a silver plated trombone look 'goofy'? Or are you just trying to wind me up?
Why would I want to wind you up?...

Just my opinion.
by greenbean
Thu Jul 26, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Why No Silver Plate?
Replies: 44
Views: 1280

Re: Why No Silver Plate?

Let's face it: Silver trombones look goofy! :biggrin:
by greenbean
Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: FS: Greg Black 4GS
Replies: 12
Views: 977

Re: FS: Greg Black 4GS

Sold it a few days ago...

Thanks.
by greenbean
Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: 48h Connstellation
Replies: 6
Views: 649

Re: FS: 48h Connstellation

Man, these are great horns and this is a terrific deal! Someone should grab it so I don't have to! These horns are also really beautiful. But honestly, Matt, your photos don't show its beauty at all. The lighting is just not good enough. You should take this outdoors (in the shade) and do another ph...
by greenbean
Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Yamaha trombones - 8xx and 4xx
Replies: 4
Views: 374

Re: Yamaha trombones - 8xx and 4xx

I can say that the 882 is great deal unless it is a beater! I would investigate further.
by greenbean
Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: King 4B-F - awesome
Replies: 0
Views: 169

FS: King 4B-F - awesome

Despite the fact that I love this horn and thought I would keep it forever... I am selling all my Kings with the thumb-over-brace style lever. I can no longer make it work with some long-time issues with my thumb. I need to stick with the usual below-brace set-up. If you are new to the 4B, this is a...
by greenbean
Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Everything Else
Topic: FS: MUTES for tenor and small bass...
Replies: 4
Views: 592

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

Still looking to trade my Tom Crown for an all-aluminum version!
by greenbean
Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Early 1970's King 3B-F
Replies: 7
Views: 613

Re: FS: Early 1970's King 3B-F

Okay, I took some photos today: https://photos.app.goo.gl/BgNWSDgWVKdigcaA9

Shipping to Netherlands? Between $100 and $135.

Taxes? You should definitely do some research on that! :D
by greenbean
Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: FS: 6 budget bass trombone mouthpieces
Replies: 7
Views: 636

Re: FS: 6 budget bass trombone mouthpieces (1.5G & 2G)

4 left...

I updated the listing above.
by greenbean
Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Early 1970's King 3B-F
Replies: 7
Views: 613

Re: FS: Early 1970's King 3B-F

Still available!

Still no photos - sorry. I will get some posted...
by greenbean
Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: A dozen horns...
Replies: 48
Views: 4998

Re: FS: A dozen horns...

King 3B's above still available! Awesome horns!
by greenbean
Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:19 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: FS: Greg Black 4GS
Replies: 12
Views: 977

Re: FS: Greg Black 4GS

This mouthpiece is still available!

$100 shipped.
by greenbean
Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: FS: 6 budget bass trombone mouthpieces
Replies: 7
Views: 636

Re: FS: 6 budget bass trombone mouthpieces

You can e-mail me using Google's e-mail service... tom.gardening@

(You can't use the Private Message feature of the forum until you have made 2 approved posts.)
by greenbean
Sun Jul 08, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: FS: 6 budget bass trombone mouthpieces
Replies: 7
Views: 636

Re: FS: 6 budget bass trombone mouthpieces

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by greenbean
Sun Jul 08, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: FS: 6 budget bass trombone mouthpieces
Replies: 7
Views: 636

FS: 6 budget bass trombone mouthpieces

Half-a-dozen bass trombone mouthpieces here looking for a home. Add $3 to cover First Class mail. From left to right… 1. King 1.5G. Very good player. Rim is great except one scratch on outer edge of rim. Shank end out of round. $20 SOLD 2. VINCENT BACH CORP. 1.5G. (Big period away from the P.). Well...
by greenbean
Sun Jul 08, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Holton 158 how much?
Replies: 11
Views: 352

Re: Holton 158 how much?

Much lower than $425? Buy it. Yup.
by greenbean
Fri Jul 06, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Your favorite/best improv trombone jazz musicians?
Replies: 25
Views: 1184

Re: Your favorite/best improv trombone jazz musicians?

First, let me say this: lazy and jazz don't really go together.

In any case, there are countless dozens of players that will amaze you. Here are five that I particularly like.

JJ Johnson
Steve Turre
Frank Rosolino
Al Grey
Wayne Wallace
by greenbean
Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: My wife got me good!
Replies: 2
Views: 297

Re: My wife got me good!

:biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin:

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