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by Neo Bri
Mon May 21, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Helmut Voigt
Replies: 8
Views: 376

Re: Helmut Voigt

Finetales wrote:
Mon May 21, 2018 8:52 am
A real soprano trombone with a valve? Alto in F with a valve? 3 different contra models with tuning easily extended to F/C/A? 4-valve Eb bass trumpet with D extension?

I love what I see. Wish there was a price list.
...until you see the price list...
by Neo Bri
Mon May 21, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: John Packer Rath Trombones
Replies: 7
Views: 262

Re: John Packer Rath Trombones

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.
by Neo Bri
Sun May 20, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: John Packer Rath Trombones
Replies: 7
Views: 262

Re: John Packer Rath Trombones

Who has played one? What is your opinion on them? I've read good things from some others (tuba players) but would like to hear your opinions from trombone land. :biggrin: They seem pretty good. I have an alto that plays really well, and is pretty, too. I played the .547" and it felt pretty good, th...
by Neo Bri
Sun May 20, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Helmut Voigt
Replies: 8
Views: 376

Re: Helmut Voigt

They look beautiful. Can't wait for some reviews.
by Neo Bri
Sat May 19, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Instruments & Parts
Topic: PRICE REDUCTION! Kanstul 1688 Tuning-in-slide
Replies: 2
Views: 160

Re: PRICE REDUCTION! Kanstul 1688 Tuning-in-slide

I edited your post to read Kanstul instead of instal.
by Neo Bri
Thu May 17, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Shires Dual-Bore Valve - Reviews?
Replies: 3
Views: 236

Shires Dual-Bore Valve - Reviews?

Anyone have opinions on this valve? I wouldn't mind a comparison of this against the Tru-Bore, Axials, standard rotors, etc.
by Neo Bri
Wed May 16, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Haag trombones from Switzerland
Replies: 3
Views: 260

Re: Haag trombones from Switzerland

I played the horns they had at ITF. They were not finished well and did not play well. Maybe the ones you can buy are better, but I was not impressed. Yeah, you'd think it'd be the opposite, if anything. I always imagine that makers bring they're best examples to trade shows, and I'm always surpris...
by Neo Bri
Wed May 16, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Bach Axial Flow "Infinity" Valve Section
Replies: 5
Views: 344

Re: FS: Bach Axial Flow "Infinity" Valve Section

nmahon wrote:
Wed May 16, 2018 8:45 am
I am interested in the valve. How can I contact you?
Make another post. Once you've got two confirmed human posts, you can PM (private message) or email members of the forum.
by Neo Bri
Wed May 16, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: M&W custom trombones - any reviews available?
Replies: 21
Views: 1258

Re: M&W custom trombones - any reviews available?

Re the hard soldered/detachable question. Personally, I prefer permanently mounted bells. It may be psychological, but I feel there is a better "connection" within the instrument as a whole. There are some benefits from a construction point of view with both options, but that all generally comes ou...
by Neo Bri
Wed May 16, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Building a Sound Concept - Is there a "too early"?
Replies: 9
Views: 265

Re: Building a Sound Concept - Is there a "too early"?

I believe there can be a "too early." Mostly that is when the sound trumps the technique. Embouchure form and function has to happen first, otherwise... you could just be "polishing a turd." If embouchure and other technique is strong and working correctly, then sound concept begins to be very impor...
by Neo Bri
Wed May 16, 2018 12:44 am
Forum: Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTB: Flugelhorn
Replies: 0
Views: 84

WTB: Flugelhorn

Hey there,

I'm in the market for a flugelhorn. A professional model is preferred. I like Yamahas and Getzen Eterna 3-valve models. I'd take a 4-valve, but that's less desirable as the pitch is pretty weird on them.

If you have something collecting dust, let me know. No rush.

Thank you, TCers!
by Neo Bri
Tue May 15, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: FS: DE bass components, Pickett and Yamaha Tenor MPC
Replies: 10
Views: 336

Re: FS: DE bass components, Pickett and Yamaha Tenor MPC

It's a good point about the section (mouthpieces). I always use the "show all unread" options, so it's not immediately clear that way.

I was indeed hoping for a nice Xeno!
by Neo Bri
Tue May 15, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: FS: DE bass components, Pickett and Yamaha Tenor MPC
Replies: 10
Views: 336

Re: FS: DE bass components, Pickett and Yamaha Tenor

Thought you were selling a Yamaha tenor trombone. Boo hoo.
by Neo Bri
Tue May 15, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Music Business
Topic: How Do You Charge for Lessons?
Replies: 15
Views: 1058

Re: How Do You Charge for Lessons?

I just accept payment at each lesson these days, because it's a side gig and my schedule is a bit unusual (911 dispatcher). I ran a private studio (trombone/euphonium and piano) full-time for a while but ultimately found self-employment stressful with small kids. I hope to return to it someday when...
by Neo Bri
Tue May 15, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Rath R10, immaculate - SOLD
Replies: 3
Views: 256

Re: FS: Rath R10, immaculate

Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet horn.

I envy.
by Neo Bri
Tue May 15, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: M&W custom trombones - any reviews available?
Replies: 21
Views: 1258

Re: M&W custom trombones - any reviews available?

To respond to a couple of comments so far. M&W will make either hard soldered (ie not removable) bells, as well as detachable (ie modular) bells. Customer choice. Regarding the similarity to the product if our previous employer, these are brand new designs, with "many" differences to the previous p...
by Neo Bri
Mon May 14, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Cases
Topic: WTB: Marcus Bonna bass case
Replies: 2
Views: 268

Re: WTB: Marcus Bonna bass case

isaac wrote:
Mon May 14, 2018 10:13 pm
After the original poster finds one, im also in the market
I'd suggest you post your own ad. That way there's no chance of someone coming across this topic and bothering the Original Poster.
by Neo Bri
Mon May 14, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Screwbell Pricing
Replies: 15
Views: 546

Re: Screwbell Pricing

boneagain wrote:
Mon May 14, 2018 6:03 pm
And since the horn is not breaking up, the "ripping sheet metal" effect is considerably less.
Bummer. That's the effect I LOVE.
by Neo Bri
Mon May 14, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Screwbell Pricing
Replies: 15
Views: 546

Re: Screwbell Pricing

$400 to $500 is accurate. I've had John Sandhagen do 2 for me, one ring from Shires and one from Instrument Innovations. The Shires is lighter, and the screw is tighter / a little tougher to get lined up. The Instrument Innovations is a lot closer to the old Holton screw feel, but it is a bit heavi...
by Neo Bri
Mon May 14, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTB: Holton Monster Valve
Replies: 3
Views: 175

Re: WTB: Holton Monster Valve

johnnymack wrote:
Mon May 14, 2018 1:02 pm
How do they play? How is the valve movement? Just curious.....
I just started a new topic with regards to the valve and its properties. Let's move there!
by Neo Bri
Mon May 14, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Holton MONSTER Valve
Replies: 0
Views: 98

Holton MONSTER Valve

There's a new monster in the trombone world. Or rather an old one. The Holton Monster Valve. I'm looking forward to a page on our new wiki being compiled with regards to this strange thing. I'm curious about for a few different reasons. For those that don't know about it, it's a massive rotor valve ...
by Neo Bri
Mon May 14, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTB: Bach 36BO or 42BO F or G-Attachment Slide
Replies: 0
Views: 58

WTB: Bach 36BO or 42BO F or G-Attachment Slide

Hi. If you have a tuning slide laying around, I would be interested. Thanks.
by Neo Bri
Mon May 14, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTB: Shires Bass Valve Section
Replies: 0
Views: 72

WTB: Shires Bass Valve Section

Email me what you have. Thanks!
by Neo Bri
Mon May 14, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: M&W custom trombones - any reviews available?
Replies: 21
Views: 1258

Re: M&W custom trombones - any reviews available?

No reviews here. I'm pretty sure they'd be amazing instruments, and I trust the people who've chimed in about them.

That being said, I wish they were modular.
by Neo Bri
Mon May 14, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Yellowstone Vacation Ideas
Replies: 5
Views: 197

Re: Yellowstone Vacation Ideas

Funny, we already went, but we did pretty much all of these things. First stop was Grand Teton, which was pretty. I was worried about being mauled by bears. Then Yellowstone, which wasn't all-the-way opened. Saw lots of cool volcanic stuffs. Then we went to Craters of the Moon, which was eery. And v...
by Neo Bri
Mon May 14, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Bach Cello suites - do you prefer tenor or bass trombone?
Replies: 12
Views: 512

Re: Bach Cello suites - do you prefer tenor or bass trombone?

timothy42b wrote:
Mon May 14, 2018 6:57 am
So you add 3 flats?
He would add 1 flat.
by Neo Bri
Sun May 13, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bore size
Replies: 3
Views: 247

Re: Bore size

Hi Laurie, Welcome to TC! Bore size has a variety of effects. Just starting out, most people use small bores. They do tend to require less air support. That being said, they can play softly or loudly, as can large-bore trombones. Or basses, for that matter. Small-bore trombones tend to be more suite...
by Neo Bri
Sun May 13, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: TromboneChat Wiki Is Live!
Replies: 1
Views: 158

TromboneChat Wiki Is Live!

Hi all! We're very excited to announce that the TromboneChat now powers a Wiki for the archiving of information about brass instruments in general and trombones in particular. You can find this Wiki at https://trombonechat.com/wiki/index.php?title=Main_Page This is new territory for most of us since...
by Neo Bri
Sun May 13, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTB: Holton Monster Valve
Replies: 3
Views: 175

WTB: Holton Monster Valve

Hey there. I'm not really interested in spending much on one, but I am admittedly very curious about it. If you have one, I'd like one. Thanks!
by Neo Bri
Sun May 13, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Courtois AC260B - Thoughts?
Replies: 0
Views: 105

Courtois AC260B - Thoughts?

These are .525" horns. They look like they may be based on the Bach 36B.

I've owned a few AC420s, based on the Bach 42, and they were really excellent horns. I'd like to know what the 260s are like.
by Neo Bri
Sat May 12, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Screwbell Pricing
Replies: 15
Views: 546

Re: Screwbell Pricing

I got a VERY casual estimate...extremely ballpark...said MAYBE $400-500...I'll be watching this topic.
by Neo Bri
Sat May 12, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTB: Saturn Water Keys
Replies: 0
Views: 68

WTB: Saturn Water Keys

Hey there,

Anyone have some Saturns lying around?
by Neo Bri
Sat May 12, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: BlowDry Brass vs. Herco Spitballs
Replies: 4
Views: 159

Re: BlowDry Brass vs. Herco Spitballs

I'm sure someone will chime in with the specifics of the aforementioned products.

Now, my unsolicited opinion. Your idea sounds like overkill, though if it makes you happy, have at it. And I personally wouldn't blow objects through my horn. Seems the risks outweigh the benefits.
by Neo Bri
Sat May 12, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bach 36 Open Wrap
Replies: 8
Views: 273

Re: Bach 36 Open Wrap

I have been trying to find a "Do All" .525 for several years now. When I refocused on Bach 36B as a possibility(I'm a long time daily driver of a 36GLW no attachment), I learned a few things from folks on the Trombone Forum, a good chat with a Bach rep at an ITF and from a couple of professional re...
by Neo Bri
Sat May 12, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: (Alto) Bb Attachment Length
Replies: 7
Views: 193

Re: (Alto) Bb Attachment Length

To jump on this, isn't there something like a 6% increase in the length of a tube to get another half-step? So you should be able to figure it out that way. I've been trying to remember what the exact percentage is.
by Neo Bri
Fri May 11, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Practice Spaces
Replies: 19
Views: 807

Re: Practice Spaces

Neo Bri thought his practice space was lame? Ha! A little cramped. Hot in the summer and cold in the winter. If I forget and leave my mouthpiece on the horn in the winter, I'll put it under warm running water to warm it up before I practice :lol: Accoustics could be better but I get by. And no I do...
by Neo Bri
Fri May 11, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Yamaha 891z-Lawler - King 3B
Replies: 32
Views: 1088

Re: Yamaha 891z-Lawler - King 3B

I am considering either the 891z or a Lawler setup myself. I have played a 3B SS for nearly 40 years, but am now considering a lighter horn. Nobody has mentioned a Lawler - any particular reason? They're just not that common. But by all accounts pretty sweet and very reasonably priced instruments. ...
by Neo Bri
Fri May 11, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Opinions on best mid-size trombone
Replies: 28
Views: 1193

Re: Opinions on best mid-size trombone

FeelMyRath wrote:
Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:27 pm
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.
What is the typical price these fetch? I've never played one but they sound interesting.
by Neo Bri
Fri May 11, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Yamaha 891z-Lawler - King 3B
Replies: 32
Views: 1088

Re: Yamaha 891z-Lawler - King 3B

I am considering either the 891z or a Lawler setup myself. I have played a 3B SS for nearly 40 years, but am now considering a lighter horn. Nobody has mentioned a Lawler - any particular reason? They're just not that common. But by all accounts pretty sweet and very reasonably priced instruments. ...
by Neo Bri
Thu May 10, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Yamaha 891z-Lawler - King 3B
Replies: 32
Views: 1088

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 Neo Bri
Wed May 09, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Practice Spaces
Replies: 19
Views: 807

Re: Practice Spaces

Doesn't show my Trom, but this is my music room. Certain notes set the acoustic guitars off with reverberations. Very cool! https://scontent-syd2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/17021941_1329134723810115_3291118959701442606_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=7eb880d894633c804858b98f8431bae4&oe=5B91298E That is very cool. ...
by Neo Bri
Wed May 09, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: Feedback for buyers/sellers?
Replies: 2
Views: 145

Re: Feedback for buyers/sellers?

I'd be pretty worried about some petty people trying to sully one's reputation for unrelated things. My general rule of thumb is "caveat emptor."

I've been scammed, too, and more than once.
by Neo Bri
Tue May 08, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: New Greenhoe Bass Trombone
Replies: 4
Views: 484

Re: New Greenhoe Bass Trombone

Looks very sweet, indeed. Greenhoes are purdy.
by Neo Bri
Mon May 07, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: Videos?
Replies: 2
Views: 114

Re: Videos?

by Neo Bri
Sun May 06, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTS: Rath R12 tenor Trombone (2B on Steroids)
Replies: 2
Views: 419

Re: WTS: Rath R12 tenor Trombone (2B on Steroids)

Bump. Transparent, clean sound. Perfect ballad horn (I do the Dorsey thing on this).
by Neo Bri
Sun May 06, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTS: Bach 42B Corporation
Replies: 2
Views: 282

Re: WTS: Bach 42B Corporation

No longer available - on hold for a student.
by Neo Bri
Sun May 06, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTS: Williams Model 4 Tenor Trombone
Replies: 4
Views: 446

Re: WTS: Williams Model 4 Tenor Trombone

Bump for a great horn. Plays much bigger than it is. Great in a studio. THICK sound.
by Neo Bri
Sun May 06, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Instruments & Parts
Topic: Bach Mercedes II Trombone with F Attachment
Replies: 1
Views: 108

Re: Bach Mercedes II Trombone with F Attachment

Hi there. What's the bore size?
by Neo Bri
Sun May 06, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTB - Bach 36B
Replies: 4
Views: 277

Re: WTB - Bach 36B

Found one. Wouldn't mind one more.

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