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by Davidus1
Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Benge 175F
Replies: 18
Views: 563

Re: Benge 175F

Coming from tuba to trombone you have to adapt to the change. I don't blow the same on trombone as I do tuba or Euphonium. That won't work. There is a difference in the approach and that takes adjustment. I've played on some .485 bore horns that were free blowing.
by Davidus1
Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Lawler trombones
Replies: 6
Views: 215

Re: Lawler trombones

Thanks for the info!
by Davidus1
Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Conn 6h
Replies: 6
Views: 483

Re: Conn 6h

chromebone wrote:
Thu Jun 28, 2018 1:11 pm
If you want to hear the definitive 6H sound, just listen to Frank Rosolino.
+1 Rosolino is one of my favorites and I love listening to him. Used a 6H!
by Davidus1
Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Valve Trombone Acceptance
Replies: 27
Views: 1232

Re: Valve Trombone Acceptance

Not familiar with her. I'll check it out. Thanks for the post.
by Davidus1
Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: YSL-897Z
Replies: 6
Views: 326

Re: YSL-897Z

Thanks. I'm more curious right now than anything. I purchased a .525 horn and am considering a small bore but not really sure what I want just yet. I appreciate the offer though!
by Davidus1
Sat Jul 07, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: What we're doing
Replies: 64
Views: 2684

Re: What we're doing

I played Tuba in the Army for 13 years and left the Army in 1995 due to my father's health issues. (terminal cancer). I continued playing into the late 90s but my son was born in 1999 and in the 2000s I stopped performing mostly due to time commitments. I missed playing and started back in 2015. Ver...
by Davidus1
Fri Jul 06, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: YSL-897Z
Replies: 6
Views: 326

Re: YSL-897Z

Thanks for the post! I've only heard great things about the 891z so it would stand to figure the 897 is a great horn also. Glad you are happy with your 891!
by Davidus1
Fri Jul 06, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: YSL-897Z
Replies: 6
Views: 326

Re: YSL-897Z

No replies yet. I recently saw Pancho Sanchez's jazz group in St. Louis and his bone player was playing this horn I believe. Sounded great!
by Davidus1
Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: YSL-897Z
Replies: 6
Views: 326

YSL-897Z

Does anyone on this board own a YSL-897Z? There isn't a lot written about it here. I've not had the opportunity to play one. What are your thoughts on this horn? How is the blow? There are some good deals on eBay for them currently.
by Davidus1
Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: What`s your "GO TO" Brand ?
Replies: 26
Views: 778

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

Unfortunately my budget has to dictate this choice. If I were left to my own devices I would have Shires across the board, possibly some Mt. Vernon/Elkhart Bachs. I will say though that I have not played a Yamaha that I didn't like. Some I like more than others but they are consistently well playing...
by Davidus1
Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Beginner Euphonium
Replies: 13
Views: 608

Re: Beginner Euphonium

I purchased a Conn 15I Euphonium several years ago for a few hundred dollars. Its a very nice horn. There are deals to be found but there are dogs out there too. I would get some help unless you are familiar with horns. Ask the band director to help or the good advice from Gary on Dave Werden's site...
by Davidus1
Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Conn 88HLTOW?
Replies: 8
Views: 478

Re: Conn 88HLTOW?

Conn uses the "W" for their tubas to mean "With case". (ex. Conn 5JW) I've never liked that designation. May not apply here but does with tubas.
by Davidus1
Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Budget large trombones
Replies: 13
Views: 406

Re: Budget large trombones

Best wishes in your search. I don't think you have a bad choice with any of the suggestions made here. I would look for the horn in the best shape within your budget.
by Davidus1
Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Versions of the Bach 16
Replies: 16
Views: 562

Re: Versions of the Bach 16

Great info! Thanks for sharing.
by Davidus1
Wed Jul 04, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Olds Recording R20
Replies: 7
Views: 640

Re: Olds Recording R20

Hello. Has anyone played a 60's-70's Olds R20 Recording with f attachment? What are your impressions? Thanks. Funny you should ask about this horn because a guy in one of my community bands uses one and I got into a conversation with him about it because I'd never seen one before and I thought it w...
by Davidus1
Sun Jul 01, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Mouthpiece cleaning
Replies: 14
Views: 504

Re: Mouthpiece cleaning

Warm water (not hot) with mild dish liquid such as Dawn has worked for me.
by Davidus1
Mon Jun 25, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Student upgrade from Blessing B88-O
Replies: 35
Views: 1013

Re: Student upgrade from Blessing B88-O

Well after talking to both his current and previous instructor (a bass specialist) we decided to wait and not do anything for now. They felt that the Getzen was too expensive and that anything coming out of Jinbao and equivalent would not be worth the money. I know people around here disagree but w...
by Davidus1
Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: Archive Section moved to the top
Replies: 1
Views: 226

Re: Archive Section moved to the top

Thank you! Its a great resource!
by Davidus1
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Yamaha 891z-Lawler - King 3B
Replies: 48
Views: 2802

Re: Yamaha 891z-Lawler - King 3B

I switched to a 6.5AL and will get a 5G to see how that feels. That is a good suggestion and one I may try. I'd like to get an idea of where I think I'll land and then get a Doug Elliott piece. Can't afford a large bore horn right now but that would probably work best for concert band. We'll see how...
by Davidus1
Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Plz I really need help
Replies: 10
Views: 851

Re: Plz I really need help

It gives the horn character! Leave it as is unless it really bothers you.
by Davidus1
Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Yamaha 891z-Lawler - King 3B
Replies: 48
Views: 2802

Re: Yamaha 891z-Lawler - King 3B

If you're looking for a horn to cover both 3rd bone in Big Band and 1st in Concert Band, how about the Conn 52H? I tried one a few months ago and was completely surprised. They seemed to cut well for jazz (felt like a 6H) and had the openness of a large bore horn. The slide seemed relatively lightw...
by Davidus1
Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Raul de Souza
Replies: 15
Views: 611

Re: Raul de Souza

greenbean wrote:
Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:40 am
bassbone wrote:
Sat Jun 16, 2018 11:54 pm

Great playing! Laughed out loud when they listed the composer as Tom Jobim though. Must have been Antonio Carlos Jobim's American cousin :)
He was also known as Tom Jobim...
Cool! Didn't know that.
by Davidus1
Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Raul de Souza
Replies: 15
Views: 611

Re: Raul de Souza

Found this video of de Souza with Frank Rosolino. He's playing slide bone on this and is tremendous.

by Davidus1
Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Raul de Souza
Replies: 15
Views: 611

Re: Raul de Souza

The horn looks like it is a Calicchio (known for custom trumpet mouthpieces) and a custom to boot. Note the bottom of the engraving where it appears to say "built for Raul de Souza." You can see the bell a couple of times during the video. I believe it is a Calicchio. I was able to freeze the video...
by Davidus1
Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Valve Trombone Acceptance
Replies: 27
Views: 1232

Re: Valve Trombone Acceptance

Thanks for the post. I bought a Getzen Valve bone with the slide back when I was in the Army Band. I found the Getzen to be too stuffy. I would like to play a King Valve Bone.....never tried one. Thanks for the post. I have the Getzen valve and slide combination. I didn't find the valve side stuffy...
by Davidus1
Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Raul de Souza
Replies: 15
Views: 611

Raul de Souza

I just checked out Raul de Souza on YouTube. Wow! What a valve bone player he is. Incredible talent. He is playing a 4 valve valve bone. Anyone know what model this is by chance. I've never seen a 4 valve valve bone before. Check him out!

by Davidus1
Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Valve Trombone Acceptance
Replies: 27
Views: 1232

Re: Valve Trombone Acceptance

sf105 wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:34 pm
I've seen valve trombones used regularly in Italian community bands. So just move there... :)
I'll pass on that. :biggrin:
by Davidus1
Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Valve Trombone Acceptance
Replies: 27
Views: 1232

Re: Valve Trombone Acceptance

The King 3b is an acceptable valve trombone by me 😊 I think I bought mine 30 years ago I bought it with an extra slide and used this as my main instrument while I was working as a music teacher on all brass. The idea was I could use the valves when I had the trumpet students so they could be helped...
by Davidus1
Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Valve Trombone Acceptance
Replies: 27
Views: 1232

Re: Valve Trombone Acceptance

There are plenty of examples out there of valve trombone playing that should legitimize the instrument in anyone's eyes in my opinion. Juan Tizol's playing in the Ellington orchestra (as Bruce mentioned), for example. My personal favorite is this video from the Royal Concertgebouw trombones' Facebo...
by Davidus1
Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Valve Trombone Acceptance
Replies: 27
Views: 1232

Re: Valve Trombone Acceptance

Valve trombones were essentially wiped from the Orchestral scene about 100 years ago. Only F and Gb valves are used. For Jazz, anything goes. Slide trombones seem the most popular, but there have been great valve trombone players over the years. Juan Tizol was one. I think thpe main reason valve tr...
by Davidus1
Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Valve Trombone Acceptance
Replies: 27
Views: 1232

Valve Trombone Acceptance

What are your thoughts about the Valve trombone? I personally love to listen to a great valve trombone player. Loved the Russ Garcia recordings with Maynard on Valve Bone, Bob Brookmeyer, Rob McConnell and Boss Brass, Rich Matteson (Euph mostly). It seems that there are many people that don't like t...
by Davidus1
Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Yamaha 891z-Lawler - King 3B
Replies: 48
Views: 2802

Re: Yamaha 891z-Lawler - King 3B

Congrats! I can only imagine. I'm sure you will love it. Let us know what you think of it once you've had a chance to play on it.
by Davidus1
Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: 7th position lip slurs
Replies: 12
Views: 808

7th position lip slurs

Finding these difficult. Supplying more air but very uneven at times. How do you guys practice these. I start on Low E in seventh and work up several partials and back down, then move to 6th, then 5th position and so on.
by Davidus1
Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Yamaha 891z-Lawler - King 3B
Replies: 48
Views: 2802

Re: Yamaha 891z-Lawler - King 3B

Thanks for all of your help. I purchased a Yamaha YSL-630 .525 bore. I played several .525s and agree with the advice in this thread that that may be a great selection for me. Thanks to all who shared insight on this issue.
by Davidus1
Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Yamaha 630 Medium Bore Tenor, With Case - SOLD
Replies: 5
Views: 670

Re: FS: Yamaha 630 Medium Bore Tenor, With Case - SOLD

Thank you for selling me the horn! Looking forward to receiving it. I didn't know it was a TromboneChat person that had it for sale. A bonus!
by Davidus1
Wed May 30, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: Boy, Did I Hose This One
Replies: 6
Views: 585

Re: Boy, Did I Hose This One

Thanks for posting this. I was having trouble last night and couldn't log in. Was getting an error when I tried to hit the site. Glad its back up. This is a great resource!
by Davidus1
Wed May 30, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Modern Bach 6.5 vs Faxx 6.5 Build Differences?
Replies: 4
Views: 458

Re: Modern Bach 6.5 vs Faxx 6.5 Build Differences?

I own both and find them to be very close if not identical. Again, my opinion. I have play tested them back to back and find them to be the same in response and sound. Best wishes in your search!
by Davidus1
Wed May 30, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Good Jazz Moutpiece?
Replies: 10
Views: 582

Re: Good Jazz Moutpiece?

Take the mouthpiece money and pay for a lesson from an experienced teacher who can help you. Worth every penny!
by Davidus1
Wed May 30, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Hal Crook
Replies: 6
Views: 565

Re: Hal Crook

Hal Crook is also a world-class jazz educator. I'm not sure if the books are still being published, but I have been practicing and teaching out of his books on jazz improvisation for quite a while now. "Ready, Aim, Improvise" is a great text on the topic, if you can find it. Dave Thanks for sharing...
by Davidus1
Wed May 30, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Method Books
Replies: 10
Views: 817

Re: Method Books

Brad Edwards has a new book out that might be of interest: The Intermediate Trombonist! Building Blocks for Tone Technique Done with your beginning book? Not quite ready for advanced books? Here’s your answer! http://trombonezone.org/books/int/ I purchased a copy for one of my students, a freshman ...
by Davidus1
Mon May 28, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Yamaha 891z-Lawler - King 3B
Replies: 48
Views: 2802

Re: Yamaha 891z-Lawler - King 3B

Talking to DJ about .525 horns and planning on making a trip in the near future. Its best to play a few and see what feels best. I appreciate all the advice here. It really has helped. Started playing on a 6 1/2 AL and liking it better. Might try a 5G. Would like to settle on something and then orde...
by Davidus1
Mon May 28, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: For Absolute Beginners: Bass or Contrabass?
Replies: 29
Views: 1113

Re: For Absolute Beginners: Bass or Contrabass?

Dear Bruce, By Baritone, I do not mean the horn, but singing. I have seen a new double rotor trombone for sale for around £240. I guess that's not too bad for a Chinese trombone. However, that price does seem a little scam-y. Jon If you are buying Chinese be careful.........there are only a couple ...
by Davidus1
Mon May 28, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: For Absolute Beginners: Bass or Contrabass?
Replies: 29
Views: 1113

Re: For Absolute Beginners: Bass or Contrabass?

Do you already have a Baritone Horn? Conversion from baritone to trombone is not too difficult. For 400 pounds you should be able to find a used instrument with an F-attachment. If you decide to go new, look to JP Rath (John Packer) or Wessex Tubas. They are Chinese, but the importers do proper QC ...
by Davidus1
Mon May 28, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: For Absolute Beginners: Bass or Contrabass?
Replies: 29
Views: 1113

Re: For Absolute Beginners: Bass or Contrabass?

Do not buy a contrabass trombone. You would not be in high demand as a contrabass trombone player. There is no "demand" for contrabass trombone. Anyone who gave you such advice is definitely not a professional trombone player. At this early point in your trombone life, the best thing you can do is ...
by Davidus1
Mon May 28, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Yamaha 891z-Lawler - King 3B
Replies: 48
Views: 2802

Re: Yamaha 891z-Lawler - King 3B

Also noticed that the YSL630 is listed as a .525 with a large shank receiver. I think the others are small shank as is the Bach 36. Was surprised to see this with the 630. Does that change the playing characteristics having the large shank? I think this is a mistake. The 630 and 640 use the same sl...
by Davidus1
Mon May 28, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Yamaha 891z-Lawler - King 3B
Replies: 48
Views: 2802

Re: Yamaha 891z-Lawler - King 3B

The 445/446 is basically the 645/646 with a little less "bling" (nickel trim). The slides on Yammies in general are great. Given the variability of Bachs, a 446 could be better or worse than a 36B. Thanks Bruce. I've looked at Woodwind/Brasswind and Dillon's and am not seeing the 645/646....only se...
by Davidus1
Sun May 27, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Yamaha 891z-Lawler - King 3B
Replies: 48
Views: 2802

Re: Yamaha 891z-Lawler - King 3B

Also noticed that the YSL630 is listed as a .525 with a large shank receiver. I think the others are small shank as is the Bach 36. Was surprised to see this with the 630. Does that change the playing characteristics having the large shank?
by Davidus1
Sun May 27, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Yamaha 891z-Lawler - King 3B
Replies: 48
Views: 2802

Re: Yamaha 891z-Lawler - King 3B

The 445/446 is basically the 645/646 with a little less "bling" (nickel trim). The slides on Yammies in general are great. Given the variability of Bachs, a 446 could be better or worse than a 36B. Thanks Bruce. I've looked at Woodwind/Brasswind and Dillon's and am not seeing the 645/646....only se...
by Davidus1
Sun May 27, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Yamaha 891z-Lawler - King 3B
Replies: 48
Views: 2802

Re: Yamaha 891z-Lawler - King 3B

A .525 like a 36B wouldn't be a bad choice either, for those purposes. And more versatile. But it depends on you and where you're coming from. I agree with Doug. I'm a well-known 36 fan. I have several. Very versatile - and to cover your needs with just one horn, that's the one I'd grab. Or maybe s...
by Davidus1
Sun May 27, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Method Books
Replies: 10
Views: 817

Re: Method Books

For bass trombone, I really like the Tommy Pederson etudes books. E.g., "Elementary Etudes for Bass Trombone" ( https://www.amazon.com/Etudes-Bass-Trombone-Tommy-Pederson/dp/0769225861 ). I have the elementary and advanced books, and think they're about the best exercises I've come across. Wish the...

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