Eb bass trombone-shaped object from India on Ebay

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Post by ttf_SBMaestro » Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:33 pm

This took me by surprise tonight while I was sifting through the umpteen pages of spammed listings of garbage horns from India:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Bass-Slide-Tro ... SwKWpZdMrh

Note that they don't even show the handle in any pictures that would be necessary to operate the trombone all the way down to 7th position, even though there is a receiver hole for the handle on the hand slide's cross brace.

I certainly won't buy it, but how bizarre...
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Post by ttf_BGuttman » Wed Jan 24, 2018 8:49 am

Don't think it's in Eb.  More likely in G.  Missing the handle for the slide (unless you have the Yeti playing it).  If it's new, it's junk (like most of the other Indian stuff is).  Note also that the outer slide is on upside down.
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Post by ttf_SBMaestro » Thu Jan 25, 2018 12:00 am

Yeah--it would make more sense that it's a copy of a G bass trombone--Indian makers still seem to use the old British Empire instruments as models for their garbage horns--hence the echo bell cornets and even Albert-system clarinets.  I just wish someone could get them to stop spamming Ebay with 20+ pages of the same trash over and over again every few days.
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Eb bass trombone-shaped object from India on Ebay

Post by ttf_MoominDave » Thu Jan 25, 2018 2:56 am

Has anyone attempted to get them to produce non-garbage instruments yet?
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Post by ttf_Splendour » Fri Jan 26, 2018 5:57 am

Either that's a G bass, or that's a very long bed they put it on to take photos.
Also, the description says 110cm, which is about the same length as the cases for both my Besson and Boosey G basses.

Interesting that there's still someone out there making them. I'd be half tempted to order one in a spirit of inquiry, if I weren't bidding on a old Hawkes instead. I don't have a trombone collection problem, I can still fit at least three or four more in the spare room....
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Post by ttf_BGuttman » Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:28 am

Quote from: Splendour on Jan 26, 2018, 05:57AMEither that's a G bass, or that's a very long bed they put it on to take photos.
Also, the description says 110cm, which is about the same length as the cases for both my Besson and Boosey G basses.

Interesting that there's still someone out there making them. I'd be half tempted to order one in a spirit of inquiry, if I weren't bidding on a old Hawkes instead. I don't have a trombone collection problem, I can still fit at least three or four more in the spare room....

The Hawkes is a much better idea.  The Chopra instruments vary from awful to worse.
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Eb bass trombone-shaped object from India on Ebay

Post by ttf_BGuttman » Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:28 am

Quote from: Splendour on Jan 26, 2018, 05:57AMEither that's a G bass, or that's a very long bed they put it on to take photos.
Also, the description says 110cm, which is about the same length as the cases for both my Besson and Boosey G basses.

Interesting that there's still someone out there making them. I'd be half tempted to order one in a spirit of inquiry, if I weren't bidding on a old Hawkes instead. I don't have a trombone collection problem, I can still fit at least three or four more in the spare room....

The Hawkes is a much better idea.  The Chopra instruments vary from awful to worse.
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