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by Davidus1
Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Plz I really need help
Replies: 5
Views: 114

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: 46
Views: 2029

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: 11
Views: 138

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: 11
Views: 138

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: 11
Views: 138

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: 25
Views: 655

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: 11
Views: 138

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: 25
Views: 655

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: 25
Views: 655

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: 25
Views: 655

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: 25
Views: 655

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: 25
Views: 655

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: 46
Views: 2029

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: 489

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: 46
Views: 2029

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: Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Yamaha 630 Medium Bore Tenor, With Case - SOLD
Replies: 5
Views: 541

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: 428

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: 323

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: 386

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: 393

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: 599

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: 46
Views: 2029

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: 801

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: 801

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: 801

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: 46
Views: 2029

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: 46
Views: 2029

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: 46
Views: 2029

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: 46
Views: 2029

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: 46
Views: 2029

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: 599

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...
by Davidus1
Sun May 27, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Method Books
Replies: 10
Views: 599

Re: Method Books

timothy42b wrote:
Sat May 26, 2018 6:16 am
The Brad Edwards lip slur book is excellent as well. It has some variations you'd never think of on your own. At least I wouldn't have.
Thank you. I was not familiar with these.
by Davidus1
Sun May 27, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Hal Crook
Replies: 6
Views: 393

Hal Crook

You guys may be familiar with the work of Hal Crook. I was not.......until today. Wow! This guy can play. Check him out. :good:




by Davidus1
Thu May 24, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: SE Shires Explained
Replies: 1
Views: 288

Re: SE Shires Explained

Thank you!
by Davidus1
Thu May 24, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Blessing BT88
Replies: 8
Views: 381

Re: Blessing BT88

It's a closed wrap design. Yes, I feel it is underrated. It has to be one of the best values for the money - especially used. I have Kings, Jupiter XO's and Shires custom horns, and considering the price of a good used B88, it holds it's own in that crowd. I've seen it new (open wrap) for as little...
by Davidus1
Thu May 24, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: .500 bore mouthpieces
Replies: 30
Views: 1077

Re: .500 bore mouthpieces

Kingfan wrote:
Wed May 23, 2018 9:17 pm
Just remembered - one of my buddies plays a King 3B-F/Bach 3 combo. He told me he has tried smaller mouthpieces/rims in the past and keeps coming back to the 3.
Thanks. I had it in my head that I had to use a small mouthpiece with a small horn. Learning otherwise.
by Davidus1
Thu May 24, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Blessing BT88
Replies: 8
Views: 381

Re: Blessing BT88

I have a B88. It's a nice horn. It looks a lot like a Conn 88H but the sound is a little brighter. The slide and valve on these are well built and can be a smooth and slick as anything on the market. They are built at little bit heavily though and weigh a just noticeable amount more than the Conn. ...
by Davidus1
Tue May 22, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: .500 bore mouthpieces
Replies: 30
Views: 1077

Re: .500 bore mouthpieces

I think you'll find a lot of variation out there with regard to rim size. Less so with the cup. I've heard of people using a 5G size, but it was always in the context of how unusual that was. On the other end of the spectrum, t's not terribly common to find 15C's out there like you used to. I'd gue...
by Davidus1
Tue May 22, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: .500 bore mouthpieces
Replies: 30
Views: 1077

Re: .500 bore mouthpieces

hyperbolica wrote:
Tue May 22, 2018 7:01 pm
I also use an XT104/C/3 for my bright 48h and /E/4 for my 10h (500 bore) with a meatier sound. I feel more comfortable and flexible with the larger rim.
Thanks. I will eventually probably order something from Doug as I use his mouthpiece on my tuba and love it.
by Davidus1
Tue May 22, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: .500 bore mouthpieces
Replies: 30
Views: 1077

Re: .500 bore mouthpieces

"Large" does not mean harder to play. For those of us whose embouchures are more suited to large rims, it's actually a lot easier in every way. Thanks Doug. I'm learning that. Much easier on this 6 1/2 AL overall. I do feel like I'm giving up a little on the upper range but the sound overall is muc...
by Davidus1
Tue May 22, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Blessing BT88
Replies: 8
Views: 381

Re: Blessing BT88

Burgerbob wrote:
Tue May 22, 2018 8:11 pm
the B88? I have an older one right now. The slide is a little beat up, but it's surprisingly good. I'm selling it to a student, perfect horn for him to step up with.
Thanks for the feedback. I also think a "Happy Birthday" is in order. I hope you have had a good day!!
by Davidus1
Tue May 22, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Blessing BT88
Replies: 8
Views: 381

Re: Blessing BT88

fwbassbone wrote:
Tue May 22, 2018 7:11 pm
I have a friend who plays one in brass band and he sounds great on it. According to what he has told me it feels much like an old 88H.
Good deal. Must be a nice horn!
by Davidus1
Tue May 22, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: .500 bore mouthpieces
Replies: 30
Views: 1077

Re: .500 bore mouthpieces

I play on my XT N104 rim, my C+ cup, and D2 shank, on a Williams 6 most of the time but I also use a .500 bore Schmelzer and I use pretty much the same setup on alto. For comparison that's about a Bach 3 rim size and the cup is a bit shallower than a 6-1/2AL. There are plenty or recordings and vide...
by Davidus1
Tue May 22, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: .500 bore mouthpieces
Replies: 30
Views: 1077

Re: .500 bore mouthpieces

I use an XT104N/C/C3 on that bore size usually. The rim is quite a bit larger than the 6.5AL, though the cup shallower. I also use an LB114/D/D3 on my small bore from time to time, but it's mostly to keep my bass chops in shape without carrying a super heavy instrument around. I live in a condo whe...
by Davidus1
Tue May 22, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Instruments & Parts
Topic: Wessex Bass Trombone?
Replies: 11
Views: 999

Re: Wessex Bass Trombone?

I just checked the Wessex site and don't see it listed. The 7B clone is out there but don't see a new horn.
by Davidus1
Tue May 22, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: .500 bore mouthpieces
Replies: 30
Views: 1077

.500 bore mouthpieces

What is the largest mouthpiece that any of you use regularly on a .500 bore tenor? Anyone using bigger than a 6 1/2 AL?
by Davidus1
Tue May 22, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Blessing BT88
Replies: 8
Views: 381

Blessing BT88

Who owns a Blessing BT88 Tenor Trombone? I have a friend that is asking me about these but I have not played one. Not sure of the quality. Who's got one? Any info appreciated.

For my information I'd like to know what the quality gap is between Blessing and say a Conn 88 or Bach 42
by Davidus1
Mon May 21, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Yamaha 891z-Lawler - King 3B
Replies: 46
Views: 2029

Re: Yamaha 891z-Lawler - King 3B

Thanks and congratulations on your new horn. Let us know how you like it once received! Its always exciting to receive a new horn. I appreciate the info on the directions too. I'm trying to decide what I want but Lawler is certainly high on the list.
by Davidus1
Mon May 21, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Helmut Voigt
Replies: 8
Views: 563

Re: Helmut Voigt

Beautiful craftsmanship!
by Davidus1
Mon May 21, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: John Packer Rath Trombones
Replies: 7
Views: 459

Re: John Packer Rath Trombones

Neo Bri wrote:
Mon May 21, 2018 8:55 am
I should also mention that I played that .525" that everyone was raving about for while. I wasn't impressed. It felt stiff and lifeless. Just very uninteresting, and not very easy to play.
Thanks. This is the first feedback that I've heard specifically about the .525.

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