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by FeelMyRath
Wed May 23, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: .500 bore mouthpieces
Replies: 22
Views: 371

Re: .500 bore mouthpieces

I play a Rath Lightweigt 5BB on my R4F, a Rath standard weight 4BB on Euph, and I played a Yamaha 45C2-GP on my .500" bore. I'm a big believer in matching my rim size to the instrument although I could be very wrong on that. Every time I played something bigger on my .500" bore I just couldn't get t...
by FeelMyRath
Wed May 23, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Valve Oil
Replies: 4
Views: 77

Re: Valve Oil

I use Al Cass or Holton Electric Valve Oil on my Euph, trumpet and cornet as well as in my Hagmann valve. I can't stand Blue Juice as it stinks and leaves a horrible residue in the valve casing. When I bought my euph (2nd hand) I gave the valves and casings a good clean and they were covered in a bl...
by FeelMyRath
Mon May 21, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: John Packer Rath Trombones
Replies: 7
Views: 282

Re: John Packer Rath Trombones

I've just sold my JPRath 230 (.500 bore) as it wasn't getting any use since I've stopped doing the odd big band gig and either play my R4F or euphonium in all my other playing. I'd had it three years and it still looked like a new instrument barring one tiny mute ding although I'm not one who seems ...
by FeelMyRath
Wed May 16, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: M&W custom trombones - any reviews available?
Replies: 21
Views: 1265

Re: M&W custom trombones - any reviews available?

Is there any tangible evidence to support that? I'm not suggesting that you're wrong in any way, I'd just like to know if it's a definite fact because of x, y, z...
by FeelMyRath
Wed May 16, 2018 5:27 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Transport mutes/stands etc.
Replies: 18
Views: 471

Re: Transport mutes/stands etc.

Mutes, music, water in my protec mute bag, trombone stand and music stand base in the side pocket of my protec case on shoulder strap, music stand desk tucked under arm, euphonium case in the other hand. I'm usually exhasuted by the time I get inside!
by FeelMyRath
Tue May 15, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: M&W custom trombones - any reviews available?
Replies: 21
Views: 1265

Re: M&W custom trombones - any reviews available?

Are there any plans to expand to the UK/European market some day?
by FeelMyRath
Tue May 15, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Yamaha 891z-Lawler - King 3B
Replies: 32
Views: 1103

Re: Yamaha 891z-Lawler - King 3B

brtnats wrote:
Tue May 15, 2018 7:32 am
+1 for the 891Z here.

I think in order to find a better instrument, I'd have to build a Shires
Or a Rath (inserted for UK-US balance) :good:
by FeelMyRath
Tue May 15, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Conductors that use trombones as scapegoats
Replies: 41
Views: 1125

Re: Conductors that use trombones as scapegoats

But will the conductor now know the error of her ways? I'm guessing not unless Dave has a quiet word in her ear
by FeelMyRath
Tue May 15, 2018 5:16 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Conductors that use trombones as scapegoats
Replies: 41
Views: 1125

Re: Conductors that use trombones as scapegoats

I think you were too diplomatic, Dave. I'd have got the section to down tools mid-section to show her the issue, but then again I'm not exactly subtle when MDs p!$$ me off!
by FeelMyRath
Fri May 04, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: What else do you play??
Replies: 9
Views: 457

Re: What else do you play??

Other than trom.... Euphonium, Trumpet/Cornet, Piano. I also conduct and compose/arrange (badly!)
by FeelMyRath
Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Opinions on best mid-size trombone
Replies: 28
Views: 1197

Re: Opinions on best mid-size trombone

I suppose it all depends on the player. I've got a naturally warm, round sound (I think it tends to get refered to as dark in the US), so I need instruments that can help me brighten up my sound (it probably comes from trying to make the 356 sound big and round for so many years). My R4F is set up t...
by FeelMyRath
Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Opinions on best mid-size trombone
Replies: 28
Views: 1197

Re: Opinions on best mid-size trombone

The European model 356G has a gold brass bell and nickle slide, I think you guys have the 356R with red brass bell and yellow brass slide.
by FeelMyRath
Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Opinions on best mid-size trombone
Replies: 28
Views: 1197

Re: Opinions on best mid-size trombone

Yamaha 356G. I had one for years before getting my Rath and it was a horn for every setting - just change rim size and cup depth and you're away. 0.500-0.525 dual bore, nickle side, 8" good brass bell... awesome for the money.
by FeelMyRath
Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Copper bottom straight mute recommendations
Replies: 8
Views: 437

Re: Copper bottom straight mute recommendations

Another vote for the Jo-Ral. I'm so much more secure throughout my range on it than I was on my Wick. There's just no problem notes and I find it much less work, too.
by FeelMyRath
Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Need a new mouthpiece !!!
Replies: 4
Views: 371

Re: Need a new mouthpiece !!!

The S5MD is quite deep, maybe try a standard S5 or S5BB. I play a lightweight L5BB on my R4F and love it. It's much less work than the standard weight one IMO.
by FeelMyRath
Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:07 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 1
Views: 109

Newbie

Just thought I'd drop in and say hi to everyone as a first post

I was a long-term TTF lurker but I couldn't access that site from work - this one I can!

Keep blowing!

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