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by FeelMyRath
Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: John Packer Rath Trombones
Replies: 19
Views: 1090

Re: John Packer Rath Trombones

In the UK, sub-.500 is small, .500 medium, .525 medium-large, .547 large. There is more to the world than the USA :hi: I said that because you responded to hyperbolica saying that the Brits call .525 medium-large by saying that's because .500 is medium. I was just saying that, as an American, I hav...
by FeelMyRath
Wed Aug 15, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: John Packer Rath Trombones
Replies: 19
Views: 1090

Re: John Packer Rath Trombones

That's because 0.500" is medium bore :D That's news to me. I've always heard .500 = small, .508 = medium, .525 = medium-large, .547 = large. I've never heard anyone call a .500 student horn "medium bore". In the UK, sub-.500 is small, .500 medium, .525 medium-large, .547 large. There is more to the...
by FeelMyRath
Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: John Packer Rath Trombones
Replies: 19
Views: 1090

Re: John Packer Rath Trombones

hyperbolica wrote:
Wed Aug 15, 2018 1:32 pm
I've been curious about the 331, which the brits call "medium large" bore (.525"). Dillon's price is comparable to what you might expect to pay for a used 79h or 36b. How does the 331 compare to the more established players in this size?
That's because 0.500" is medium bore :D
by FeelMyRath
Fri Jul 27, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Parts Advice
Replies: 5
Views: 378

Re: Parts Advice

Just buy a JP Rath 230 or Yamaha 354 instead and sell the 88H slide. You'll be financially better off and have a more suitable instrument.
by FeelMyRath
Fri Jul 27, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Why No Silver Plate?
Replies: 44
Views: 1317

Re: Why No Silver Plate?

There may have been quite a tonal difference between silver and lacquer finished horns in the days when the the lacquer was applied with a paint roller, like on my '80's 3B, but with modern application methods? Lacquer hasn't been applied with a paint roller for at least 80 years. I think he was ta...
by FeelMyRath
Sun Jul 01, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: What`s your "GO TO" Brand ?
Replies: 26
Views: 1076

Re: What`s your "GO TO" Brand ?

Rath
by FeelMyRath
Sat Jun 30, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: New Wessex Bones
Replies: 27
Views: 2076

Re: New Wessex Bones

I'm in the UK , and the prices are showing as £2995 ($3956) for the Contra and £1675 ($2212) for the Bass
by FeelMyRath
Fri Jun 29, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Conn 50H / YSL 882 / JSL 636
Replies: 25
Views: 862

Re: Conn 50H / YSL 882 / JSL 636

My budget is around 500 Euro's (580 - 600 USD) Looking for a small bore (with F att.) Please be aware that I'm living in the netherlands. Shipping is not so much an issue, but custom-clearance could add a lot of $$$ to the total price. Suggestions are welcome. I was thinking: Benge 175F King 3BF Co...
by FeelMyRath
Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: King 2B+ **SOLD**
Replies: 4
Views: 488

Re: FS: King 2B+

.500", single bore
by FeelMyRath
Fri Jun 01, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Rath R3/Bach 36BO
Replies: 8
Views: 755

Re: Rath R3/Bach 36BO

Rath all the way for me, but then you'd guess that based on my username
by FeelMyRath
Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:22 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Trombone slide rod
Replies: 7
Views: 598

Re: Trombone slide rod

Get a slide-o-mix sheath. Much easier.
by FeelMyRath
Tue May 29, 2018 2:08 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Good Jazz Moutpiece?
Replies: 10
Views: 771

Re: Good Jazz Moutpiece?

On the TB301 try something with a similar rim but a bit shallower in the cup. I've never been a fan of the 6 1/2AL myself but that's just me - your face is totally different!
by FeelMyRath
Mon May 28, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: For Absolute Beginners: Bass or Contrabass?
Replies: 29
Views: 1400

Re: For Absolute Beginners: Bass or Contrabass?

I know someone that has one and it's actually a very good instrument. It's an Elkhart by Vincent Bach and is pretty much a 42BO with a few nice touches removed. It's not one of the fake Chinese "Bach Strat" that you can buy from Alibaba. Also Clive Reeves is a very well respected musician (trombonis...
by FeelMyRath
Fri May 25, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Rath Custom vs 00 ?
Replies: 9
Views: 973

Re: Rath Custom vs 00 ?

Don't forget Rath also make (well, in China on behalf of Rath) the R400 and R900, Matt. Non-modualar, all-yellow versions of the R4F and R9.

Although I play an R4F myself, I've never tried the R400. Sorry.
by FeelMyRath
Wed May 23, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: .500 bore mouthpieces
Replies: 30
Views: 1861

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: 12
Views: 810

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: 19
Views: 1090

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: 1980

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: 20
Views: 1288

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: 1980

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: 48
Views: 3476

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: 42
Views: 2693

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: 42
Views: 2693

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: 12
Views: 1117

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: 1948

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: 1948

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: 1948

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: 825

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: 622

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: 306

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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