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What`s your "GO TO" Brand ?

Post by dukesboneman » Sun Jul 01, 2018 2:59 pm

Just like the title says..... What`s your "Go To" Brand of instrument? Your Daily driver? our do you prefer multiples?
I`m primarily a Bach player. I have a couple Kings a Conn , a Yamaha and a Weril (alto)
But Bach`s are my go to. Image

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Post by Schlitz » Sun Jul 01, 2018 3:15 pm

Bach 50BL with Olsen rotaries, Olds P-22, Yamaha Xeno 882O. I prefer the lightweight horns. I play mostly bass, and I play the Olds as much as I can. However, the 50BL is always close by...... There’s a 72H and a Jinbao alto somewhere in the closet.... I hope they stay there.....
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Post by bimmerman » Sun Jul 01, 2018 3:31 pm

smallbore, definitely Bach.
LT16M with narrow neck, LT16M sterling with open neck, LT8G, MtV 6vii bell with 9 slide. I have both a brass and silversonic HN White era 2B as well but prefer the Bachs for most stuff.

Large bore, I really dig my Edwards. I'm on the fence about the 525 though.
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Post by BillO » Sun Jul 01, 2018 3:37 pm

I have King, Blessing, Conn, Shires and Jupiter 'XO' horns. The XOs are my most played by a good margin.
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Post by sirisobhakya » Sun Jul 01, 2018 4:22 pm

Yamaha. I trust their slide and assembly quality. Plus the 830 has the sound quality I want.
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Post by FeelMyRath » Sun Jul 01, 2018 4:30 pm

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Post by Kingfan » Sun Jul 01, 2018 4:42 pm

My member name kinda says it all, like "FeelMyRath" does. I grew up a few miles from the King factory in Eastlake. First horn was a 606 when I was starting 6th grade, then I picked up my 4B at the factory from George McCracken through my teacher when I was in high school. Hence my love for Kings. I have a 2B, 3B-F, and 4B-F from the 70s, a 3B from the late 50s. My oddball is a Holton TR180, found in a pawn shop. I love the Holton, but would swap for a Duo Gravis or other King bass "just because". That said, have owned/played entry level Yamaha, Selmer, Holton, Old, and Getzen trombones but never have played modern boutique horns. I'm afraid to find out what I'm missing!
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Post by hyperbolica » Sun Jul 01, 2018 5:30 pm

I love my Conns, 79h and 88h. I like 48h, but still looking for a favorite small bore. My favorite bass is an Olds P24g. I have liked all the large bore Holtons I've owned except the 181. I've tried to like Yamahas, and even though they have great slides, the sound seems too one dimensional to me. I've owned a couple Kanstuls, and haven't fallen in love. Edwards and Shires big horns are just not my thing, except for the MD+. Rath I think I could get used to.
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Post by mrdeacon » Sun Jul 01, 2018 6:50 pm

I'm a Conn guy for large bore tenors and a Conn and Holton guy for bass trombones. All my heroes played those horns and I'm just drawn to how they sound.

That said out of the modern makers the best horns I've had the pleasure of blowing are a M&W Bach 50B style horn at ITF 2017 and original Greenhoe 62H style horns owned by some local LA cats. If I ever get the money for an M&W bass I hope to put together something that is either like my Minick bass or a Holton TR185.
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Post by Matt K » Sun Jul 01, 2018 11:37 pm

Been a Shires guy for a few years now though I've recently had quite a few Yamaha come into my stable...
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Post by ConnBone18 » Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:36 am

My profile name says it all: Conn.
I love the sound of the old Conn's.
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Post by Zandit75 » Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:46 am

When you only have one trom to use, I guess it makes the question redundant!!

Shires here.
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Post by whitbey » Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:13 am

Edwards. Very nice horns and really good advice.
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Post by Finetales » Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:18 am

I have a lot of brands in my stable but my heart is in old Elkhart Conns. I have a few, including 2 72Hs, an 88H, and 3 non-trombones. Love my '70s 3B and the other brands I have represented, but it's obvious I'm a Conn guy.
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Post by Driswood » Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:34 am

dukesboneman wrote:
Sun Jul 01, 2018 2:59 pm
Just like the title says..... What`s your "Go To" Brand of instrument? Your Daily driver? our do you prefer multiples?
I`m primarily a Bach player. I have a couple Kings a Conn , a Yamaha and a Weril (alto)
But Bach`s are my go to. Image

Left to right 42BO, Lt42G, Lt 36 (Mount Vernon), Lt16MG, Lt12G, 12 (1965 Mount Vernon parts/Elkhart assembly)
Your 65 Bach 12 is a player! I know from living with it for about a month. Great horn.
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Post by elmsandr » Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:52 am

Bachs. At least, it better be, I have about a dozen of them. Currently in the house are a pair of Shires valve sets on the basses and one Holton flare and a Conn Fuchs that needs to be put back together. I tried Edwards for a while, didn't work for me until I put a Bach flare on it and a Conn 62H. Both were great horns, but I could never figure out what was my sound in an ensemble. I preferred them both in empty rooms, but could never figure out how loud I was playing in a group or what type of projection I was getting. The little tweak of a soldered rim really changes the feedback for me. Recordings sounded fine, great even. But I just felt that I was having to think too hard to get there.

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Post by Vegastokc » Mon Jul 02, 2018 1:43 pm

dukesboneman wrote:
Sun Jul 01, 2018 2:59 pm
Just like the title says..... What`s your "Go To" Brand of instrument? Your Daily driver? our do you prefer multiples?
I`m primarily a Bach player. I have a couple Kings a Conn , a Yamaha and a Weril (alto)
Excellent question "grenade", dukes.
This is a topic I am sure we could all extinguish many adult beverages discussing.
I think initial experience and exposure play a part in it.
Mostly everyone playing around me coming up had Kings or Conns.
I have always preferred Kings and Yamaha but just did not have many opportunities to play Bachs, for instance.
I have liked the Conns I have played by always seem to go back to Kings.
A buddy in school had a beautiful Martin that played like butter (no idea what model). Wish I had that horn now though.
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Post by BillO » Mon Jul 02, 2018 1:48 pm

Vegastokc wrote:
Mon Jul 02, 2018 1:43 pm

This is a topic I am sure we could all extinguish many adult beverages discussing.
Would that be Ensure or Geritol? :lol:
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Post by Vegastokc » Mon Jul 02, 2018 1:49 pm

Geritol with an Ensure back
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Post by imsevimse » Mon Jul 02, 2018 2:02 pm

Different brands plays different. Variations does not bother me but if I should only keep one horn I think I would keep my Bach 36BO. Other favourites are Conns and Kanstuls. There are to many good horns.

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Post by Kingfan » Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:29 pm

Vegastokc wrote:
Mon Jul 02, 2018 1:49 pm
Geritol with an Ensure back
Don't forget the Metamucil chaser!
I'm not a complete idiot, some parts are still missing! :D
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Post by BillO » Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:35 pm

Kingfan wrote:
Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:29 pm
Vegastokc wrote:
Mon Jul 02, 2018 1:49 pm
Geritol with an Ensure back
Don't forget the Metamucil chaser!
Arrr - you guys are hardcore! - sign me up!
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Post by Davidus1 » Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:21 pm

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 instruments.
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Post by PSJ » Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:05 am

How about a hodge podge of vintage horns. My Olds P24G is the daily player, an Elkhart 88H for a large bore, a 60's 3B Concert, and a 44H. Add to that a Cerveny 4 rotor valve Eb Tuba and a Yamaha YEP-321 Euph. I do like the Olds and if I can clear out a couple of horns I will try to get a few more.

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Post by shider » Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:55 am

i play multiple brands of horns:

the 3 horns i play most are:
-Bass trombone, which is a german "Kühnl & Hoyer .563" (that's the name of the model, not the bore size)
I play this horn most of the time and practice is mainly done on this one

-2 Large bore tenor trombones, both Yamahas.
A 448G Bb/F (.547 bore) i got from my parents when i was still in school. It was my main instrument until i switched to Bass as a main.
And a 641 straight tenor from the 70's if i recall correctly, which has a somewhat strange bore size of .551! Since owning this as an addition i prefer to take this with me, if i am in need of a tenor (in addition to the bass), as the switch from bass to this one is less drastic and it blows really really well. :pant:

I also own a small bore Kühnl & Hoyer, which is in dire need of a repair, so it doesn't get any use right now. The slide bow is bent in beyond belief.. :weep:
I'm glad to say this was the work of the previous owner and i got it really cheap. :shuffle:

So i suppose i'm kind of a Künl & Hoyer / Yamaha guy, though when looking for a bass the one Yamaha i tried didn't really hit the spot :idk:

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Post by JohnL » Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:30 am

Yeah, I think in my case it kinda goes without saying.
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Post by NBischoff » Fri Jul 06, 2018 3:28 am

Mostly Bachs but my small horn is a Conn and I have a Jupiter marching euph!
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