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by sf105
Wed May 16, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Conductors that use trombones as scapegoats
Replies: 42
Views: 1322

Re: Conductors that use trombones as scapegoats

Wasn't there are story about how Harry Glantz (1st trumpet NBC Orchestra) finally retired from the business when his section ended up miming in front a big-name conductor with the hand.
by sf105
Tue May 08, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bass Trombones- Single vs Dependent vs Independent
Replies: 100
Views: 5925

Re: Bass Trombones- Single vs Dependent vs Independent

When Ed Anderson switched to a Bach 50B3, he had a tuning slide made to put the second valve in independent C; this maintained the relationship of the F attachment, but down an octave (his previous dependent 50B2 was set up for C with both valves). The aforementioned reference to Don Harwood's inde...
by sf105
Tue May 08, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bass Trombones- Single vs Dependent vs Independent
Replies: 100
Views: 5925

Re: Bass Trombones- Single vs Dependent vs Independent

Did the Symphony Fanstastique recently on a small horn. The pedals cut straight through the band without killing anyone. Berlioz knew what he was doing. Berlioz didn't even put the pedal Bbs in the 3rd trombone part. I think he was expecting an instrument in Eb or F. ??? Not in the edition I was pl...
by sf105
Mon May 07, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: King 3B Silversonic
Replies: 9
Views: 894

Re: FS: King 3B Silversonic

Curious. Any idea how it compares with the change in leadpipe?
by sf105
Mon May 07, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bass Trombones- Single vs Dependent vs Independent
Replies: 100
Views: 5925

Re: Bass Trombones- Single vs Dependent vs Independent

In the last year, I have been able to use my single 60H one time in a performance setting. I never felt safe bringing it to an unknown gig or in the orchestra section. I have noticed a couple other horns that have easier playing pedal ranges than my Bach, but never to the point that I would change....
by sf105
Thu May 03, 2018 4:51 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bass Trombones- Single vs Dependent vs Independent
Replies: 100
Views: 5925

Re: Bass Trombones- Single vs Dependent vs Independent

Took the single in. Played the show.... some stuff easier... some stuff harder.... at the end of the show I asked the principal trumpet if he heard any difference.... basically, no. These are therefore very fine details that we are talking about. Splitting hairs. Ah well...... Chris But splitting h...
by sf105
Tue May 01, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Is there a good BBb contra?
Replies: 28
Views: 1163

Re: Is there a good BBb contra?

MoominDave wrote:
Tue May 01, 2018 6:57 am
BGuttman wrote:
Mon Apr 30, 2018 1:30 pm
Also, in 1901 Jake Burkle was a beginner, so I don't think he's the brains.
Not the case at all. He started working for them in 1875, 26 years earlier.
Holy cow, so he would have been there for 50 years by the time he started working on the 30/2?

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by sf105
Mon Apr 30, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Is there a good BBb contra?
Replies: 28
Views: 1163

Re: Is there a good BBb contra?

How did we know how to do stuff in 1901 but not nowadays? Or is it just that only the good ones survived?
by sf105
Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Rotary bass trumpets...
Replies: 10
Views: 502

Re: Rotary bass trumpets...

You might want to take a look at Wessex, who have both piston and rotary versions. Although, I think to be truly European it probably ought to be in C. If you don't mind pistons, I use a Holton which isn't bad and is definitely a trumpet rather than a rewrapped trombone, could probably use a 3rd val...
by sf105
Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:47 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Is there a good BBb contra?
Replies: 28
Views: 1163

Re: Is there a good BBb contra?

Or perhaps talk to Wessex? Apparently their new contra is much better than the first version.
by sf105
Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bass Trombones- Single vs Dependent vs Independent
Replies: 100
Views: 5925

Re: Bass Trombones- Single vs Dependent vs Independent

On "the other" site we had a discussion about a C bass with a Bb valve normally engaged and a second valve possibly in F that a forum member had constructed from a Schiller bass bone. Had a short slide. There might have been a European maker who had a similar model. Anyone have links or pics? With ...
by sf105
Sun Apr 08, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bass Trombones- Single vs Dependent vs Independent
Replies: 100
Views: 5925

Re: Bass Trombones- Single vs Dependent vs Independent

Took the single in. Played the show.... some stuff easier... some stuff harder.... at the end of the show I asked the principal trumpet if he heard any difference.... basically, no. These are therefore very fine details that we are talking about. Splitting hairs. Ah well...... Chris True, but part ...
by sf105
Sun Apr 08, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: TTF Archives are LIVE!
Replies: 58
Views: 3273

Re: TTF Archives are LIVE!

Great job.

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by sf105
Sat Apr 07, 2018 5:33 am
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: Horns info
Replies: 20
Views: 1376

Re: Horns info

snieckarz wrote:
Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:39 am
I, too, second bringing back the "stable" area. I added my horns in my signature and thankfully stayed under the 250 character limit.
Oooh, you got the Burkle 38H. What's it like?

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by sf105
Thu Apr 05, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bass Trombones- Single vs Dependent vs Independent
Replies: 100
Views: 5925

Re: Bass Trombones- Single vs Dependent vs Independent

When I was in college I experimented with a "rational" Bb/G/E/D combo. I could play 2 octaves up from trigger C barely moving the slide. I gave it up because I couldn't remember all the combinations. Nowadays, I seem to be spending most of my time on single trigger horns...
by sf105
Thu Apr 05, 2018 6:05 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Strange 88H spotted
Replies: 13
Views: 1089

Re: Strange 88H spotted

No longer available. It really looked like an original 60H. Should have moved faster...
by sf105
Fri Mar 30, 2018 6:41 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bass Trombones- Single vs Dependent vs Independent
Replies: 100
Views: 5925

Re: Bass Trombones- Single vs Dependent vs Independent

More than that, as a matter of choice, it would be an Indi. I have never felt a downside compared to stacked rotors and the extra possibilities make the Indi a no-brainer. Buy used.... there are some great old trombones out there. At the moment I am playing Indi rotors tuned Bb/F/Eb/bC..... Some re...

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