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by 2bobone
Thu May 24, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Tenor horn
Replies: 14
Views: 218

Re: Tenor horn

I just thought I'd throw a bit more confusion into the mix ---- . I'm sure I posted this before but am equally sure that it was lost in the TTF to TC transition. I bought a Mirafone "Tenor Horn" new from Mirafone back in the late 50's ---- at least that is the way it was listed in their catalogue. I...
by 2bobone
Wed May 23, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Conductors that use trombones as scapegoats
Replies: 41
Views: 1131

Re: Conductors that use trombones as scapegoats

How well I remember a visit from a guest conductor renowned for his fame as a "Pops" conductor when I played my first concert as the "newby" of the NSO trombone section with this icon on the podium ! Every orchestra wanted his presence on the podium because it assured a "Sold Out House".The first ha...
by 2bobone
Wed May 16, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Conductors that use trombones as scapegoats
Replies: 41
Views: 1131

Re: Conductors that use trombones as scapegoats

Ah, YES ---- the recriminations we all feel when our efforts are rebuffed by the listening public ! I often reflect on the comments made by a young, "fuzzy-lipped" reviewer for a pretentious "Arts Magazine" wherein he trashed the entire brass section of the NSO. Quote : "The brass, particularly the ...
by 2bobone
Wed May 16, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Conductors that use trombones as scapegoats
Replies: 41
Views: 1131

Re: Conductors that use trombones as scapegoats

" In the early 1970’s Douglas Cooksey, working for the BBC, sat in on a rehearsal of the Schubert Eighth and Ninth Symphonies with the Scottish National Orchestra in Glasgow where he [the unnamed conductor] "made very clear his displeasure with the slightly raucous trombone section in the Unfinished...
by 2bobone
Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Technology
Topic: New Yamaha Silent Brass vs. Old
Replies: 11
Views: 644

Re: New Yamaha Silent Brass vs. Old

HI : The new site doesn't seem to want to accept the pictures I took. I need either advice as to what I am --- or am not doing ----- or ---- an EMail address to send it as a private message. Cheers !! Bob
by 2bobone
Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Warming down
Replies: 14
Views: 711

Re: Warming down

"Warming down" is actually very beneficial. The results are usually apparent the following day when you begin your next playing session. I used to compare it to throwing your trousers in a heap on the floor at night instead of hanging them properly so that they retain their crease. I guess a horsema...
by 2bobone
Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: FS: Yamaha Silent Brass
Replies: 4
Views: 566

Re: FS: Yamaha Silent Brass

Rich : Thanks for the reply ----- the quest continues --------- Cheers !! Bob
by 2bobone
Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: FS: Yamaha Silent Brass
Replies: 4
Views: 566

Re: FS: Yamaha Silent Brass

Rich : I am looking for the old SB5 "Silent Brass" system that has an electronic box that is about 4" X 6". Is that what you have for sale, or is the electronic box about the size of a pack of cigarettes ? If it is the large size box you can consider it sold. Let me know ------ Cheers !! Bob
by 2bobone
Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: New Yamaha Silent Brass vs. Old
Replies: 11
Views: 644

Re: New Yamaha Silent Brass vs. Old

I have two different versions of the Yamaha "Silent Brass" system that I use exclusively on several bass trombones. My King 8B has a humongous bell flare, but the mute portion of the Yamaha SB5 fits the bell without problem. My second "Silent Brass" rig has a mute that can be stored in the bell [ I ...

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