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by doctortrombone
Sat May 12, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Shires Slide Bumper replacements
Replies: 2
Views: 227

Re: Shires Slide Bumper replacements

It's a standard part..a small ring of felt. Any tech should have it. They compress after awhile.
by doctortrombone
Sat May 12, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Holton Super Collegiate
Replies: 1
Views: 127

Re: Holton Super Collegiate

They're pretty horns. The bell stem is pure copper. The flare is very thick...along the lines of an Olds Studio. They play ok, but nothing special. Nothing like a pro Holton.
by doctortrombone
Sat May 05, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Instruments & Parts
Topic: Transposing Wood Sackbut Mute?
Replies: 2
Views: 128

Transposing Wood Sackbut Mute?

So I see that a few of the Renaissance instrument crowd have found their way here from the forum that was broken and never forged again anew. I sold a hackbut to a player who really likes the horn, but is interested in a "transposing mute." I always though that was a guy who couldn't talk, but was a...
by doctortrombone
Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Vintage trombone for elementary student?
Replies: 41
Views: 1185

Re: Vintage trombone for elementary student?

Ruh roh!!! I expect that old Three Stooges routine from Brue: "Getzen Deluxe!! Slowly I turned, inch by inch, step by step...." Bruce was psychologically abused by a Getzen when he was in grade school. :twisted: The Super Deluxe is a fine-playing horn, but a bit fragile. The bell brass is paper thin...
by doctortrombone
Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Bell taper for Olds P24G Bass Trombone
Replies: 2
Views: 235

Male tenon joint?

Do you mean the male (slide-side) tenon joint that connects the slide to the bell?
by doctortrombone
Sat Apr 21, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Trombone Materials
Replies: 28
Views: 1461

Re: Trombone Materials

I’ve heard some rumors that Chinese and Taiwanese horns are made from “bad brass”. Personally I would take this with a large grain of salt, as other factors come into play, such as xenophobia, or distrusting the new kids on the block, or resentment at their lower prices. But is there honestly anyth...

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