Has Shires diversified?

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Has Shires diversified?

Post by FOSSIL » Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:51 pm

Spotted in the theatre today....
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Re: Has Shires diversified?

Post by FOSSIL » Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:01 pm

Oh...It's a crap horn, but seems to work if you sit on it. ... don't know about the rim but it's definitely a one piece....

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Re: Has Shires diversified?

Post by BGuttman » Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:06 pm

Is he making "Loo-Phoniums" for Hoffnung concerts?
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Re: Has Shires diversified?

Post by bitbckt » Tue Sep 15, 2020 2:01 pm

It might put the plunger to good use...
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Re: Has Shires diversified?

Post by harrisonreed » Tue Sep 15, 2020 2:18 pm

I'm still not seeing the joke... That's not a Shires?
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Re: Has Shires diversified?

Post by FOSSIL » Tue Sep 15, 2020 2:30 pm

harrisonreed wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 2:18 pm
I'm still not seeing the joke... That's not a Shires?
Oh it is ...... look at the name...

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Post by harrisonreed » Tue Sep 15, 2020 2:42 pm

FOSSIL wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 2:30 pm
harrisonreed wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 2:18 pm
I'm still not seeing the joke... That's not a Shires?
Oh it is ...... look at the name...

Chris
It's hard to tell, but surely that's just a knockoff made by a company in the Far East?
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Re: Has Shires diversified?

Post by euphobone » Tue Sep 15, 2020 2:48 pm

Looks like one of those wooden rotor covers I've seen.
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Re: Has Shires diversified?

Post by Doug Elliott » Tue Sep 15, 2020 2:52 pm

Bass trombone mouthpiece
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Re: Has Shires diversified?

Post by LanceHandsome » Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:02 pm

I don't think it worked out well. Hence "Bugles calling from sad shires."
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Re: Has Shires diversified?

Post by noordinaryjoe » Wed Sep 16, 2020 5:56 am

Might be a trend, looks like they are following the natural progression of American Standard:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Americ ... SwPf5fYNMM

Who'll be next to go down the drain?
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Post by hyperbolica » Wed Sep 16, 2020 6:32 am

Yes, this is the Thunder Mug artist edition.
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Post by harrisonreed » Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:02 am

I just realized, Chris is from the UK. Wouldn't the phrase be "Have Shires Diversified?"

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Re: Has Shires diversified?

Post by keybone » Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:09 am

I see it - Ring around the collar?
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Re: Has Shires diversified?

Post by RoscoTrombone » Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:08 am

It looks like their design process has gone right down the toilet...

Or maybe they've found a niche in the market so brass players can empty their water safely...soon they'll be found in every practise/concert venue in the world!
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Re: Has Shires diversified?

Post by noordinaryjoe » Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:45 am

This whole thread is a load of crap.
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Post by JohnL » Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:03 pm

harrisonreed wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:02 am
I just realized, Chris is from the UK. Wouldn't the phrase be "Have Shires Diversified?"
Depends on whether you're talking about S. E. Shires Co. or Steve Shires.

I think there's an excellent opportunity to make a snide comment about how this image relates to the fact that Steve is now making French horns. But I'm not going to stoop to that level. I'm just going to plant the idea so that the rest of you can.
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Post by JohnL » Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:12 pm

noordinaryjoe wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 5:56 am
Might be a trend, looks like they are following the natural progression of American Standard:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Americ ... SwPf5fYNMM

Who'll be next to go down the drain?
How 'bout the band Toto?

From http://totoofficial.com/ to https://www.totousa.com/products/toilets
(truth be told, Toto USA makes a quality product that performs a necessary function)
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Re: Has Shires diversified?

Post by BGuttman » Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:28 pm

JohnL wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:12 pm
noordinaryjoe wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 5:56 am
Might be a trend, looks like they are following the natural progression of American Standard:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Americ ... SwPf5fYNMM

Who'll be next to go down the drain?
How 'bout the band Toto?

From http://totoofficial.com/ to https://www.totousa.com/products/toilets
(truth be told, Toto USA makes a quality product that performs a necessary function)
Holy crap! (pun intended) These things are pricey!
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Post by harrisonreed » Wed Sep 16, 2020 4:29 pm

BGuttman wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:28 pm
JohnL wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:12 pm


How 'bout the band Toto?

From http://totoofficial.com/ to https://www.totousa.com/products/toilets
(truth be told, Toto USA makes a quality product that performs a necessary function)
Holy crap! (pun intended) These things are pricey!
The funny thing about most of these japanese toilets is that, despite all the space age design that goes into them and the slick features like bidets and heated seats, they follow two basic and flawed philosophies:

1. The most common design I've seen has you dropping your bomb onto a wide, flat porcelain shelf and not into the water. No splashback, but a giant hash mark is left and the toilet is never smart enough to clean itself...

2. The other design has you firing into the deepest toilet bowl you've ever seen, directly into the water. The splashback from your bomb falling nearly a meter straight down into deep water is incredible, and honestly makes the washlet function seem redundant.

The heated seats are nice though. I bet Shires doesn't have those
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Re: Has Shires diversified?

Post by elmsandr » Wed Sep 16, 2020 6:24 pm

BGuttman wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:28 pm
Holy crap! (pun intended) These things are pricey!
Do you want to under invest in the device that removes crap from your house? This is not a place where I cut corners.

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Post by JohnL » Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:31 pm

elmsandr wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 6:24 pm
Do you want to under invest in the device that removes crap from your house? This is not a place where I cut corners.
Ask a plumber what kind of toilet they have in their own house. That's how I first heard of Toto (the toilet, not the band).
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Re: Has Shires diversified?

Post by andym » Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:55 am

Our Toto seat is cheaper than either of my Shires.
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Re: Has Shires diversified?

Post by Doug Elliott » Thu Sep 17, 2020 5:51 am

I thought Toto was a dog.
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Re: Has Shires diversified?

Post by chromebone » Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:55 am

I remember hearing a story that Louis Armstrong was visiting Giardinelli to have him make him a mouthpiece and pointed to the toilet seat in Giardinelli’s bathroom as the template for the rim contour.
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Re: Has Shires diversified?

Post by Doug Elliott » Thu Sep 17, 2020 12:56 pm

I think I'll start putting a hinge on my rims instead of threads.
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Post by imsevimse » Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:21 pm

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