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by Posaunus
Mon May 21, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Flying with trombone case
Replies: 2
Views: 72

Re: Flying with trombone case

If possible, before you arrive at the airport remove the mouthpiece and pack the trombone securely with padding/bubble wrap so that it doesn't rattle in the case, check the case at the boarding gate, and request careful handling. And cross your fingers!
by Posaunus
Mon May 21, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: FS: In pristine shape Large Bore Mouthpieces
Replies: 1
Views: 98

Re: FS: In pristine shape Large Bore Mouthpieces

For those of us who have never played a Shires / Pickett mouthpiece, I found the following YouTube comparison video (thanks Keith Hilson):
by Posaunus
Sun May 20, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Rescued school surplus horns
Replies: 10
Views: 438

Re: Rescued school surplus horns

The Reynolds Contempora trombones are actually good, well-built, sturdy instruments. You may actually have the original Reynolds leadpipe, which has an "oversize" mouthpiece receiver, so that standard small-shank mouthpieces will drop in much farther than normal. On my Reynolds 1958 Contempora 35 (0...
by Posaunus
Sun May 20, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Helmut Voigt
Replies: 8
Views: 347

Re: Helmut Voigt

Interesting, and as Neo Bri notes, they surely are attractive. I am a bit surprised at the small bore size of most of the trombones. Are these sizes more common in Europe?
by Posaunus
Tue May 15, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: It's OK if the glass is only half full.
Replies: 2
Views: 207

Re: It's OK if the glass is only half full.

Is that really Dusty playing the trombone solos? Thought he was a Dixielander:
by Posaunus
Wed May 09, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Vintage trombone for elementary student?
Replies: 41
Views: 1185

Re: Vintage trombone for elementary student?

Cleaning and maintenance. Would love your advice on how to make sure this old baby is kept in good playing condition for another 60 or 70 years! I was thinking of the Yamaha slide lubricant. The inside slide plating is good, though worn through on some places in the stockings. The outer slide does ...
by Posaunus
Mon Apr 30, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTS: Bach 36BO Tenor Trombone
Replies: 6
Views: 600

Re: WTS: Bach 36BO Tenor Trombone

Hey - we could turn TromboneChat into eBay for trombonists. :idea:

Eric's a cheapskate - I'll bid $150 for your nice, broken-in 36BO. Misery begone! :cool:
by Posaunus
Sun Apr 08, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Instruments & Parts
Topic: Benge 165f for sale
Replies: 3
Views: 332

Re: Benge 165f for sale

The Benge 165F, in good condition, is a fine trombone (though strangely disrespected by some when discussed on the old TTF). Nice sound (sort of reminiscent of a vintage Conn 88H, as noted). Rotor/F-attachment a little less stuffy than a closed-wrap 88H. At $550, this should be an excellent value.
by Posaunus
Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:09 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 assignment: • Accompany the choir on Introit, Anthem, & Benediction (w/ organ, no other brass) • Solo trombone & piano for "Special Music" I started out with a large bore tenor (Olds O-25), but it was too much for the small church and choir. Then tried a King 3B - I love it, but the sound was a b...
by Posaunus
Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Bone socks? (for stands, not feet)
Replies: 18
Views: 1179

Re: Bone socks? (for stands, not feet)

What I don't understand is why Hamilton can't design a good trombone stand. Unless they have one I don't know about. My Hamilton stands are the chrome-plated ones, with bell cups and round knobs, several years old (I think Model KB510). (Not the really old ones with three felt fingers to hold the b...
by Posaunus
Wed Mar 28, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Bone socks? (for stands, not feet)
Replies: 18
Views: 1179

Re: Bone socks? (for stands, not feet)

I'll still advocate for the Hamilton Bone Sock . They work perfectly on each of my stands (Hamilton, K&M, On-Stage). Absorbent micro fiber, soft and bell-protective, no more bell sticking to the stand dome, easy to apply (and stays with your stand). Accomplishes everything these do-it-yourself trick...
by Posaunus
Sun Mar 25, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Horn stand when you go home
Replies: 14
Views: 1225

Re: Horn stand when you go home

Suggestion for trombone stands - Don't use a tube sock or an old towel - buy a purpose-built Hamilton "Bone Sock": http://usa.hamiltonstands.com/products_detail.aspx?id=140 https://smile.amazon.com/Hamilton-Bone-Sock-Trombone-Stands/dp/B003VYBD4E/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1522013532&sr=8-1&keywords=Ham...
by Posaunus
Fri Mar 23, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: Back again
Replies: 56
Views: 3124

Re: Back again

After (successfully?) re-registering (with my former User Name and Password) I'm back - but my previous attempt to post a reply disappeared without a trace. Is there a problem with my account?
by Posaunus
Fri Mar 23, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: Back again
Replies: 56
Views: 3124

Re: Back again

O.K. - I finally realized that I had to re-register with TromboneChat from scratch. I've done it (same User Name and Password), and now I'm back. With the previous TromboneChat version, I could configure reading posts so that the newest appeared first (at the top of the list). Is this still possible...

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