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by sirisobhakya
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Thoughts on two basses
Replies: 12
Views: 576

Re: Thoughts on two basses

If you don't need double trigger, there is also a Yamaha YBL-421. I think it is true that Yamaha make their student models sturdier (and heavier) than their pro models, but missing 1 rotor and tubings, and no tuning slide cross brace should make it lighter than the YBL-620G. It plays light, too. I t...
by sirisobhakya
Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Thoughts on two basses
Replies: 12
Views: 576

Re: Thoughts on two basses

I have no experience with the YBL-620G, but I have the YBL-612, which is the previous model from the same lineage. It weighs (by feeling, not by measurement) around the same as my YBL-830. So I would expect the -620G, with 9.5-inch bell instead of 10 to be substantially lighter.
by sirisobhakya
Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: What’s your favorite trombone case?
Replies: 13
Views: 971

Re: What’s your favorite trombone case?

I am using a trombone case made by DAC, Japan. The design is sleek, it has backpack-style strap, and it is quite durable as well; I involuntarily tested it many times by riding bicycle under low rail overpass and the bell section slammed against the bridge girder. Two downsides are: 1. The accessory...
by sirisobhakya
Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: What we're doing
Replies: 29
Views: 1066

Re: What we're doing

I just finished my last concert with a community band here (Higashihiroshima Wind Ensemble) on Sunday. It was a part of the larger annual music festival in my city. There were many bands and group performing everywhere for a period of 2 weeks, mostly on weekend. The finale concert on Sunday had band...
by sirisobhakya
Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Fitting Neotech grip to a double trigger bass trombone?
Replies: 11
Views: 295

Re: Fitting Neotech grip to a double trigger bass trombone?

Thank you for the replies! The problem is the plastic part, but the finger paddle is indeed quite near the cork barrel. I may have a tech modify it when I have time. (It is comfortably usable, but with an altered hand position.)
by sirisobhakya
Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:39 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Fitting Neotech grip to a double trigger bass trombone?
Replies: 11
Views: 295

Fitting Neotech grip to a double trigger bass trombone?

I recently bought a secondhand bass trombone (YBL-612) from an auction site and donated it to my former school. I also bought a secondhand Neotech grip to fit with it, because the bass trombonist at this time is a grade-10 girl and she is not that muscular (her current horn is an unbelievably-badly-...
by sirisobhakya
Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Yamaha YSL 646
Replies: 10
Views: 322

Re: Yamaha YSL 646

The 800 series was developed with not Japan players but international players in mind if I correctly understood. Yamaha calls it the Xeno series. - 882: Peter Moore - 882O: Peter Sullivan - 882OR or 882OR 20th anniversary: David Finlayson (not sure for this model) Same thing for the bass series. Co...
by sirisobhakya
Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Yamaha YSL 646
Replies: 10
Views: 322

Re: Yamaha YSL 646

446 and 646 have the same configuration (the same goes for 445/645, 447/647, 448/648). The difference is in the construction. 600 Series uses more nickel silver (nearly all the places that are made of nickel silver on a Bach or a Conn are made of nickel silver on the 600 Series, except slide oversle...
by sirisobhakya
Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: 3rd brace on slide
Replies: 9
Views: 319

Re: 3rd brace on slide

How heavy is the mechanism? How much effect does it has on slide movement? My bandmate uses an old Conn TIS bass trombone. I asked him and he said it is heavy. But unfortunately I cannot try it.
by sirisobhakya
Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Favorite Mouthpieces?
Replies: 41
Views: 1549

Re: Favorite Mouthpieces?

Yamaha Douglas Yeo Replica for my bass, upsized from Yamaha 59 just 4 months ago. I am impressed that it has more brilliance than the 59 despite larger, deeper cup and very large throat. But for cheating high notes I sometimes use a second-hand Bach 3G. I can't believe I got it for only $30 plus shi...

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