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by BassBoneWadie99
Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:17 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Student upgrade from Blessing B88-O
Replies: 18
Views: 365

Re: Student upgrade from Blessing B88-O

With good starter basses at reasonable prices, Getzen basses are a good starting points which you can buy used for at a really good/reasonable price (not to mention they have really good resale value.) Also, a little FYI is that they do play sharp and the tuning slide are sometimes pulled a good dis...
by BassBoneWadie99
Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Bass Trombone Pedal Range Help
Replies: 8
Views: 358

Re: Bass Trombone Pedal Range Help

Strongly agree with all these suggestions! Also, Teele(s) (Methods from Phil Teele's Advanced Embouchure Studies for Bass Trombobe) are also a great tool to get these extreme pedals! I did a lot of Remington exercises in the pedal range and was finally able to get all the pedals. Also if all goes ac...
by BassBoneWadie99
Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Best complement to a .547 f att
Replies: 10
Views: 330

Re: Best complement to a .547 f att

With specs like this, the classic choices would be a Conn 88H, Bach 42BG, Yamaha YSL- 620, or a King 4B/F to name a few. Also, since you brought up lead playing, using a large bore with an F-attachment can be a lot of work (especially in jazz.) Maybe a .525 with F-attachment, like a Conn 79H for ex...
by BassBoneWadie99
Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Best complement to a .547 f att
Replies: 10
Views: 330

Re: Best complement to a .547 f att

With specs like this, the classic choices would be a Conn 88H, Bach 42BG, Yamaha YSL- 620, or a King 4B/F to name a few. Also, since you brought up lead playing, using a large bore with an F-attachment can be a lot of work (especially in jazz.) Maybe a .525 with F-attachment, like a Conn 79H for exa...
by BassBoneWadie99
Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Favorite Mouthpieces?
Replies: 41
Views: 1616

Re: Favorite Mouthpieces?

Personal favourites? Well, I don't have a favourite per say but based on experience, I've found Schilke 59 and 60 pieces to play better for me on bass. I will be honest that I'm not too keen on Bach and Yamaha pieces since the rims don't feel that great for me. I always found wider rims to fit bette...
by BassBoneWadie99
Mon May 07, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bass Trombones- Single vs Dependent vs Independent
Replies: 107
Views: 7708

Re: Bass Trombones- Single vs Dependent vs Independent

During lunch at school I decided to mess around and set my bass trombone to a Bb/F/Db tuning on my 1062FD. I swithed my F and D slides and pulled them out a good distance and the F/Db is there! It took a lot of air though but was interesting to try something different for a change. I could really pl...
by BassBoneWadie99
Sun May 06, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bass Trombones- Single vs Dependent vs Independent
Replies: 107
Views: 7708

Re: Bass Trombones- Single vs Dependent vs Independent

Also, didn't the legendary bass trombonist, Edward Kleinhammer of the CSO (Chicago Symphony Orchestra) played a custom built Bb/F/D/B independent bass trombone during the 70's - mid 80's before retiring? Which would put low D and pedal D in first positon using the second valve alone, as well playing...
by BassBoneWadie99
Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: The Bass Trombone: Positions & Alternates, The triggers, and Equipment Choice (On An Amateur's Prospective)
Replies: 1
Views: 317

The Bass Trombone: Positions & Alternates, The triggers, and Equipment Choice (On An Amateur's Prospective)

NOTE: I had posted a topic similar to this on TTF, before it shut down several weeks back, but this one is more updated, along with a more specific title to keep in mind. I'm not sure if the TTF topic is archived, but I thought I'd still do it and to put things into a different prospective Also not...
by BassBoneWadie99
Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bach for jazz
Replies: 13
Views: 834

Re: Bach for jazz

I had seen some different variants of Bach 50 basses in jazz bands before, most notably with CMU (Central Michigan) Jazz Lab I. During my sophomore and junior year up at CMU Jazz Weekend, the bass bone player was using a silver plated Bach 50B30 and sounded great from which I can remember. I do reme...
by BassBoneWadie99
Tue Apr 03, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bass Trombones- Single vs Dependent vs Independent
Replies: 107
Views: 7708

Re: Bass Trombones- Single vs Dependent vs Independent

I will be completly honest, having used both single, dependent, and independent; I personally find dependents to play better (for me at least) and don't care for the extra alternates that independents have (yes, even with the G tuning.) They honestly don't benefit me at all and I personally am not t...
by BassBoneWadie99
Tue Apr 03, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Strange 88H spotted
Replies: 13
Views: 1207

Re: Strange 88H spotted

There is one thing for sure, that is not a Conn 88H, not by a long shot, the wrap, bell diameter, and TIS are the real giveaways that it is actually a Elkhart Conn 60H Bass Trombone, basically a single valve 62H. Also, the Conn 88H is a large bore tenor with F-attachment which are two completely dif...

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