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by Geordie
Sat Jun 16, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: What’s your favorite trombone case?
Replies: 13
Views: 971

Re: What’s your favorite trombone case?

Gard Wheelie bag. Good protection. Takes a tbone stand, wire music stand, music and pockets for mps, fluids, creams, ties, batteries and all other ancillary objects. It’s on wheels, think golf bag, adjustable handle and grab straps but with shoulder straps too. Would not be without it.
by Geordie
Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Olds Counterweight
Replies: 9
Views: 784

Re: Olds Counterweight

Very interesting and very helpful. Thank you.
by Geordie
Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:06 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Everything Else
Topic: WTB: Aida Trombone Stand
Replies: 2
Views: 154

Re: WTB: Aida Trombone Stand

Horn Guys - $125
by Geordie
Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: What we're doing
Replies: 29
Views: 1071

Re: What we're doing

Just finished a two hour show in a three piece horn section, part of a 10 piece soul band. We do standard cover songs but add our own bits to them sometimes. Seems to work, we have been going for a year and every show we do, about one a month average, leads to us being asked back. What I’m ACTUALLY ...
by Geordie
Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: How many years a slide lub bottle stay good?
Replies: 9
Views: 380

Re: How many years a slide lub bottle stay good?

In my experience slide o mix goes off if exposed to high temperatures for a few hours, but otherwise lasts a year or two. I prefer yammie snot, it seems quite resilient.
by Geordie
Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: Technology
Topic: Clip on mic
Replies: 4
Views: 288

Re: Clip on mic

I’m using a Shure clip on wireless mic. My experience is that there is more freedom than with a stand mic. Very convenient. I would never go back to a stand mic in situations where I use a clip on now.
by Geordie
Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: King 3B for a high school student?
Replies: 10
Views: 741

Re: King 3B for a high school student?

As a generalization I’d suggest that good condition used older horns from reputable makers like King offer better value. Not universally true but a principle that has served me well.
by Geordie
Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: King 2B+ **SOLD**
Replies: 4
Views: 271

Re: FS: King 2B+

To be clear, I’m not in the market for one, just bought a 2B valve horn. Own a 3B+ that I love but was not aware of a 2B+. Would you mind telling me the bore size of the 2B+ please, just curious? The 2B+ is a 12.7 mm (0.500") bore. For some reason King never had 0.500" and 0.525" bore trombones in t...
by Geordie
Sat Jun 02, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Valve Oil
Replies: 7
Views: 360

Re: Valve Oil

Useful comments, thanks. I’m going with ultra-pure and will see how it goes.
by Geordie
Sun May 27, 2018 5:18 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: I took over a big band and I am officially insane!
Replies: 27
Views: 921

Re: I took over a big band and I am officially insane!

I followed this on TTF. Whatever happens it’s sounds as if the band is in a better place than it was and in less danger of fading away. Well done sir!
by Geordie
Wed May 23, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Valve Oil
Replies: 7
Views: 360

Valve Oil

Not wishing to replicate the great slide lube debates, I have acquired a King valve trombone and was wondering what valve oil/lubes you might recommend.
by Geordie
Sat May 19, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTB - Valve Trombone
Replies: 5
Views: 348

Re: WTB - Valve Trombone

Hi guys, managed to source a 2B in UK. Thanks for the offers.
by Geordie
Sat May 19, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Valve Trombone Options
Replies: 17
Views: 944

Re: Valve Trombone Options

So, I play tested the King 2B and the Conn. Neither of them would win any beauty contests. However, both were in good playing condition. Beforehand I was leaning to the Conn, partly because of the bore size but also comments here and elsewhere seemed to rate them. In the end after playing them, and ...
by Geordie
Fri May 11, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Yamaha 891z-Lawler - King 3B
Replies: 48
Views: 2314

Re: Yamaha 891z-Lawler - King 3B

Hey, thanks for sharing. I appreciate it. This helps. I have a couple of .500 bore horns already and I don't dislike them. I'm going to give the .525 more thought as that may be the right answer. I'm taking lessons now and working on improvisation and wasn't sure what to expect with a .525 for solo...
by Geordie
Fri May 11, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Yamaha 891z-Lawler - King 3B
Replies: 48
Views: 2314

Re: Yamaha 891z-Lawler - King 3B

I use .525 for 3rd in a big band as well as concert band and brass band gigs. If you get one with a trigger you have covered all bases. I’m using a King 3B+ B/F and love it.
by Geordie
Tue May 08, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Vintage trombone for elementary student?
Replies: 41
Views: 1403

Re: Vintage trombone for elementary student?

Sounds a good approach. Check YouTube for demos of trombone cleaning. Yamaha lube is a good start.
by Geordie
Mon May 07, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Transport mutes/stands etc.
Replies: 18
Views: 638

Re: Transport mutes/stands etc.

Another vote for Gard Wheelie bag. I have the tenor version. If I’m using a solid desk type stand the stand bag can be attached to the Wheelie bag handle and held in place by the straps for back carrying.
by Geordie
Sat May 05, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Valve Trombone Options
Replies: 17
Views: 944

Re: Valve Trombone Options

I own two Olds horns and love them - Recording and Super. I think the chances of finding a reasonably priced valve Olds here in England are very slim, sadly. But if anyone out there reads this .....
by Geordie
Fri May 04, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Valve Trombone Options
Replies: 17
Views: 944

Re: Valve Trombone Options

A 3B was what I wanted, but could not locate one at a sensible price.
by Geordie
Thu May 03, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Valve Trombone Options
Replies: 17
Views: 944

Re: Valve Trombone Options

Thanks. - good points.
by Geordie
Wed May 02, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Valve Trombone Options
Replies: 17
Views: 944

Re: Valve Trombone Options

Am leaning towards the Conn. will go check it out shortly. Any advice on what to look for in choosing a used valve trombone?
by Geordie
Thu Apr 26, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Valve Trombone Options
Replies: 17
Views: 944

Re: Valve Trombone Options

Bruce unfortunately I don’t have and Olds valve trombone. I have two Olds slide ‘bones and love them. Feel like trying a valve ‘bone. Sadly I cannot locate an Olds valve trombone. That’s why I am weighing up the King and Conn options.
by Geordie
Thu Apr 26, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Valve Trombone Options
Replies: 17
Views: 944

Re: Valve Trombone Options

Thanks. Not sure what you mean by ‘tight’. Is that what might be called ‘stuffy’?
by Geordie
Thu Apr 26, 2018 3:42 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Valve Trombone Options
Replies: 17
Views: 944

Valve Trombone Options

Have a chance to buy either a mid-1970s Conn Victor or late 1940s King 2B. Both in reasonable condition. I’m doing a range of stuff so looking for a flexible horn. Currently using Olds and Kings.
Any observations or recommendations on these two horns?
by Geordie
Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:31 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Can a valve section
Replies: 5
Views: 405

Re: Can a valve section

Comment about tenons notes. Thanks.
by Geordie
Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTB - Valve Trombone
Replies: 5
Views: 348

Re: WTB - Valve Trombone

I’ve bought from greenbean previously, so that’s an important endorsement. Watch for my pm.
by Geordie
Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:37 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Can a valve section
Replies: 5
Views: 405

Can a valve section

... from a King 3B fit on a King 3B+? To be clear this relates to me looking to put together a valve trombone as opposed to adding a trigger. Any guidance appreciated.
by Geordie
Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTB - Valve Trombone
Replies: 5
Views: 348

WTB - Valve Trombone

Thinking about getting a used medium/small bore valve trombone if the right one came along. Preference is for good condition vintage King or Olds or something similar that has reasonable tuning. Anybody offering anything at a sensible price? Might trade a nice straight King 3B+. Shipping and import ...
by Geordie
Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:30 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Olds Counterweight
Replies: 9
Views: 784

Re: Olds Counterweight

Thank you. Appreciated.
by Geordie
Sat Apr 14, 2018 1:18 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Olds Counterweight
Replies: 9
Views: 784

Re: Olds Counterweight

Not sure if the dimensions are the same.
by Geordie
Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Olds Counterweight
Replies: 9
Views: 784

Re: Olds Counterweight

As footfall seems to have increased lately, thought I’d bump this and see if any new arrivals can help.
by Geordie
Sat Apr 07, 2018 2:38 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Warming down
Replies: 14
Views: 870

Re: Warming down

I’m no physiologist, however my reasoning is that if the bulk of a long hard show is in middle and upper register then low long notes can relax muscles. Applying the outside of a cold glass to the chops and a cold drink is, for me, analogous to the cold baths and ice packs athletes use. It ‘feels’ h...
by Geordie
Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Warming down
Replies: 14
Views: 870

Re: Warming down

Long low notes, Bb to E, in semi tone steps. If it’s been a long hard session then a cold beverage cools parts of the chops. Even holding the outside of the glass to the lips can help. That’s what I find anyway.
by Geordie
Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Olds Counterweight
Replies: 9
Views: 784

Olds Counterweight

Any idea if a counterweight from an 1960s Olds Recording will fit on a 1950s Olds Special?

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