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by Nobbi
Tue Jun 22, 2021 12:52 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Shires Marshall Gilkes
Replies: 10
Views: 1127

Re: Shires Marshall Gilkes

The complete slide, inclusive leadpipe, is exactly 560g.
by Nobbi
Wed Jun 16, 2021 5:28 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Shires Marshall Gilkes
Replies: 10
Views: 1127

Re: Shires Marshall Gilkes

And the Marcus Bonna case ...
by Nobbi
Wed Jun 16, 2021 5:27 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Shires Marshall Gilkes
Replies: 10
Views: 1127

Re: Shires Marshall Gilkes

Well, the man himself playing his own model is jawdropping .... So I called our Shires dealer here in Germany and asked for that trombone to play test. I finally got it on Friday and spend the last 4 days playing it up and down my repertoire ... always in comparison with my Lawler 3. To make it shor...
by Nobbi
Sat May 01, 2021 3:00 am
Forum: Technology
Topic: New Yamaha Silent Brass vs. Old
Replies: 15
Views: 8034

Re: New Yamaha Silent Brass vs. Old

I recently purchased an Okura mute for my Lawler, modified it to have a nice free blow and can use it for practice in the evenings (neighbours) or at work during lunch time! Unfortunately, it doesn't fit into my King 5B .... when going into the lower register it just pops out (as the Best Brass does...
by Nobbi
Sat Apr 24, 2021 3:27 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: King 5B
Replies: 26
Views: 1209

Re: King 5B

I play my 5b Symphony (9" Bell) on a daily basis with a Klier 5B and it has a full, rich and warm sound. It is definitely not a bass but it has a nice bright sound in the upper registers. For me the 5b is a perfect addition to my Lawler ... although, owning a Duo Gravis some day is circling my mind ...
by Nobbi
Thu Apr 15, 2021 12:48 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Shires Marshall Gilkes
Replies: 10
Views: 1127

Re: Shires Marshall Gilkes

Wow ... thanks for sharing, Fidbone ... way to go!!!
by Nobbi
Thu Mar 11, 2021 6:37 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: similar to bach 5gl
Replies: 12
Views: 1620

Re: similar to bach 5gl

I have the JK 6B right in front of me ... 26.6mm ... from the top of the rim to the start of the throat.
by Nobbi
Thu Mar 11, 2021 5:25 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: similar to bach 5gl
Replies: 12
Views: 1620

Re: similar to bach 5gl

Ted, I probably can not since I learned in another thread that Bach's obviously never have been standardized.
Maybe this helps: https://mouthpieceexpress.com/catalog/fox-charts.php
by Nobbi
Thu Mar 11, 2021 1:06 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: similar to bach 5gl
Replies: 12
Views: 1620

Re: similar to bach 5gl

It's worth looking into the JK (Klier) mouthpieces ... I did and never had a better feeling.
This brought me after over 40 years of playing Bach MP's to the point to sell them all.
On my King 5b I am running a JK Exclusive 5B and on the Lawler a 6B or 7F, depending on the genre I play.
by Nobbi
Mon Mar 08, 2021 12:59 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Mt. Vernon/NY Bach pieces and pricing
Replies: 4
Views: 1086

Re: Mt. Vernon/NY Bach pieces and pricing

A question that can hardly be answered. I think it's a philosophy ... some think the older material is the better one sound wise ... but also a lot less standardized than they are today. I can't understand why plain numbers should be worth a lot less ... it's only a matter of cup depths, as the Bach...
by Nobbi
Sun Mar 07, 2021 1:56 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: NY Bach 7 inner bite
Replies: 8
Views: 1029

Re: NY Bach 7 inner bite

I have a very nice gold plated MV 6 small shank to sell ... super comfortible to play and definitely something for your Alto. I directly compared it with my other mouthpieces ... it's like a JK 7D.
https://www.ebay.de/itm/233908183554
by Nobbi
Wed Feb 17, 2021 3:05 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: The second mouthpiece phenomenon
Replies: 10
Views: 2307

Re: The second mouthpiece phenomenon

I just face the same situation ... I got to test two new MP's 3 days ago: - Klier Exclusive 6B (25,75mm, medium deep, 6,8mm bore) - Klier Exclusive 7D (25,5mm, shallow, 6,0mm bore) After 3 days excessive playing in comparison with my Bachs 6 1/2 A/AL/AM and 15C ... with every minute I drift further ...
by Nobbi
Mon Feb 08, 2021 1:54 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Screw-on Bells
Replies: 42
Views: 3901

Re: Screw-on Bells

I play a Lawler Model 3 and indeed with changing the flares (material, diameter, material thickness) one can change the sound drastically from clear bright lead to very soft mellow. Big advantage is the really small case (about size of a violin case) and compared to my King 5b, the Lawler 3 is reall...
by Nobbi
Wed Jan 27, 2021 1:28 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: (Historic) German trombones - Collection
Replies: 53
Views: 4155

Re: (Historic) German trombones - Collection

Damn Edward, this is one heck of an awesome history lesson ... I was glued to your lips. Very well done video and instrument comparison. I wouldn't have expected such a big difference. I recently had a Thein (kind of an early Maxim version from 1981) at home to test against Conn 4H, King 2b, Rath R1...
by Nobbi
Mon Jan 25, 2021 9:12 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Lawler Trombone Demo
Replies: 31
Views: 5388

Re: Lawler Trombone Demo

I just talked to him on the phone .... super nice calm guy. It was a pleasure.
Most important: he will pack a little package to me. :D
Patience is unfortunately not my second name ....
by Nobbi
Mon Jan 25, 2021 12:25 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Lawler Trombone Demo
Replies: 31
Views: 5388

Re: Lawler Trombone Demo

You guys help a lot .... that sounds very promising to me. I just have to disagree with johntarr about the red flare sound. With Flugelhorns and red brass bells you get the most warm and mellow sound, it would surprise me if it's vice versa with trombones. Since I am always open for new things, teac...
by Nobbi
Sun Jan 24, 2021 9:36 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Lawler Trombone Demo
Replies: 31
Views: 5388

Re: Lawler Trombone Demo

I have a questions to the experienced lawler players: 1. My model 3 (red brass stem, yellow brass main crook and neck pipe) came with a #5 Leadpipe. Since I love the more open sound, does anyone of you have played Roy's Pipes #5, #10 and #15 in comparison? Or should I go for a Rath R1 or Shires? 2. ...
by Nobbi
Sat Jan 23, 2021 6:27 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Lawler 2 or 3?
Replies: 9
Views: 1397

Re: Lawler 2 or 3?

I think he's just focused on manufacturing trombones.
One needs to set priorities.
by Nobbi
Thu Jan 21, 2021 6:41 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Lawler Trombone Demo
Replies: 31
Views: 5388

Re: Lawler Trombone Demo

A Lawler 3 I can call my own, now. What an amazing trombone. My most favourite sound at the moment I get with a 0.025 7.75" bronze flare. Just the #15 leadpipe is not my favourite, yet. I tried a Shires To #1 Sterling silver which sounds great and a Rath 1 standard which sounded very open as well. I...
by Nobbi
Wed Jan 20, 2021 12:26 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Coffee and The Trombone
Replies: 43
Views: 4294

Re: Coffee and The Trombone

It's very important to keep your outer slide clean and dry. My tech suggests (and I comply) cleaning and drying the inside of the outer slide every day before storing. For this I also use the H-W Brass-Saver (inner and outer slides), followed by the Slide-O-Mix towel sheath. Air out both inner and ...
by Nobbi
Wed Jan 20, 2021 12:15 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Different materials in components and how it affects sound and plability.
Replies: 15
Views: 1728

Re: Different materials in components and how it affects sound and plability.

Facts and fun (hyperbolica and harrisonreed), you guys enlighten my heart.

As a scientist I can only confirm harrisonreed's lines. Just testing myself a custom horn with different changeable alloy parts ... makes my ears, eyes and believe super wide!
by Nobbi
Tue Jan 19, 2021 4:04 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Lead pipe threads
Replies: 13
Views: 1397

Re: Lead pipe threads

I have to apologize to you guys .... when I first read this thread I thought "sure guys, tell me more, a little bit of different metal and it changes all?" It DOES change a whole lot. Just received two new horns to test against the Conn 4h and the owner of one horn sent me a Kanstul W6 leadpipe with...
by Nobbi
Tue Jan 19, 2021 2:50 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: POLL - Which Mouthpiece Brand do you primarily use?
Replies: 57
Views: 7178

Re: POLL - Which Mouthpiece Brand do you primarily use?

Before I vote .... I am missing King!
Please add.
by Nobbi
Tue Jan 19, 2021 1:54 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Dilemma: Do I want a new horn? Do I want to trade?
Replies: 36
Views: 3112

Re: Dilemma: Do I want a new horn? Do I want to trade?

Andre1966tr wrote:
Tue Jan 19, 2021 1:42 am
Of all options this was the worst...IMO
I totally agree .... I'd rather buy a second but fitting horn than ripping one apart! Complete no go for me.
by Nobbi
Tue Jan 19, 2021 1:46 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Coffee and The Trombone
Replies: 43
Views: 4294

Re: Coffee and The Trombone

This is an interesting thread ... I only drink water while playing my horns and don't eat at all. That is experience from 40 years of playing brass music ... and having found partial french fries after a heavy weekend and some drinks. THAT was gross. Since I dry out horns at the end of each day with...
by Nobbi
Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:32 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: King Mouthpiece Identification
Replies: 4
Views: 1309

Re: King Mouthpiece Identification

If you can find out details about series and dimensions of King mouthpieces, CharlieB, please post it since I am very interested as well.
Thanks.
by Nobbi
Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:23 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Courtois ac402 - 508 Safari
Replies: 24
Views: 2648

Re: Courtois ac402 - 508 Safari

Many thanks for the nice words on the 402,Timbone, I love history of instruments. Maybe cou can help me out with the possibility to try 402 here in Germany, I couldn't find a close dealer having one to be play tested. I think about trading in my 1940's Conn 4h since I can't get more than just warm w...
by Nobbi
Sat Jan 09, 2021 11:36 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Courtois ac402 - 508 Safari
Replies: 24
Views: 2648

Re: Courtois ac402 - 508 Safari

Just checked the net here in Europe .... no used Courtois 402 or Shires MD or MD+ availlable.
But I found a shop in Belgium who has both instruments new in stock. I will call them on monday if I can pass by and test them .... if I am lucky, they send them for testing to my home.
by Nobbi
Sat Jan 09, 2021 3:03 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Courtois ac402 - 508 Safari
Replies: 24
Views: 2648

Re: Courtois ac402 - 508 Safari

Thanks for this nice test report, hyperbolica. Most interesting points for me: 1. So far I thought, Courtois is more or less for classical music only. Now, I have something looking foreward to play testing. 2. I think of getting a Shires MD+ .... and you just report about it being nearly your favour...
by Nobbi
Tue Jan 05, 2021 12:16 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Build quality Shires, Rath and Greenhoe
Replies: 64
Views: 13581

Re: Build quality Shires, Rath and Greenhoe

Acid bleed or not .... I truly think about a Shires Michael Davis. Is it worth it? Did anyone ever pass or even play one?
by Nobbi
Sun Jan 03, 2021 4:58 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: underrated, overrated, rated....
Replies: 36
Views: 3766

Re: underrated, overrated, rated....

1. the sound
2. the feel and ease of output
3. the age

I want to enjoy and give my emotional states an adequate way of leaving my mind. Music is my balance.
by Nobbi
Sun Dec 27, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Miles Volee Tenor Trombone
Replies: 9
Views: 1601

Re: Miles Volee Tenor Trombone

Look at the sellers other offers .... all "professional instruments" .... you really trust those descriptions? Go for it .... sink some money! Same instrument, another chinese seller: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Professional-Gold-Brass-tenor-trombone-Miles-Volee-Horn-Cupronickel-Tuning-Pipe/30382025096...
by Nobbi
Wed Dec 23, 2020 7:04 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: King 2b Liberty
Replies: 39
Views: 5041

Re: King 2b Liberty

I had all three horns at home for one week, now. Very interesting, surprising, disappointing at certain points. My original idea to have a King 2b was a good one and the 2b Liberty I had for testing is a beautiful horn and it's fun to play, precise to work. BUT .... it sounded like my 5b ... althoug...
by Nobbi
Thu Dec 17, 2020 6:44 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Cases
Topic: 6H cases GBU FS
Replies: 2
Views: 3381

Re: 6H cases GBU FS

I am looking for a Conn 4H case ... the opposite of beaten up!
You may have? Image(s)?
Thanks, Nobbi
by Nobbi
Thu Dec 17, 2020 2:08 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Mouthpiece Taper for old Conn small-bore tenor trombones
Replies: 9
Views: 1775

Re: Mouthpiece Taper for old Conn small-bore tenor trombones

Actually I have a Conn 4h from 1940 here at home to test.
My only small shank mouthpiece, a MT Vernon 15C fits perfectly.

You may post an image of your refurbished 30h ... at least I am curious.
by Nobbi
Tue Dec 15, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: King 2b Liberty
Replies: 39
Views: 5041

Re: King 2b Liberty

Update on the beautiful King 2b eaten by eBy GSP for it's "crocodile-leather" case: they are not spitting it out anymore because "they can not proof wether it's real animal skin or artificial leather". Makes me nearly speechless .... just four words are left: NEVER USE EBAY GSP!!!!! Meanwhile I trie...
by Nobbi
Thu Dec 10, 2020 5:05 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: King 2b Liberty
Replies: 39
Views: 5041

Re: King 2b Liberty

Elow wrote:
Thu Dec 10, 2020 5:01 am
Theins are super expensive, if you can get one for 1200 that’s probably a good deal.
No ..... it's more like .... 4K ... this is why I am asking. Is it worth it?
by Nobbi
Thu Dec 10, 2020 4:13 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: King 2b Liberty
Replies: 39
Views: 5041

Re: King 2b Liberty

Still being really frustrated ....

is there an Adequate to a 2b Liberty, out there?
Bach, Conn, Holton, Olds, Rath, Shire .... I can get my hands on a Thein Maxxim. Has anyone experience with Thein's?
by Nobbi
Thu Dec 10, 2020 12:36 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: King trombone Quality
Replies: 20
Views: 3866

Re: King trombone Quality

Thank you for all the replies. Good to know, I don't need to look for certain years of manufacturing ... just can concentrate on the condition of the horn I desire.
Awesome .... :good:
by Nobbi
Wed Dec 09, 2020 2:34 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: King 2b Liberty
Replies: 39
Views: 5041

Re: King 2b Liberty

I wish I would pull your legs .... this is an insane story.
I really hope the seller can get the trombone since they definitely made a wrong decision (evidence is the returning pattern).
This needs to come to a good end.
by Nobbi
Tue Dec 08, 2020 4:22 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: King 2b Liberty
Replies: 39
Views: 5041

Re: King 2b Liberty

Sorry guys, really bad news. US customs killed the shipping in eBay's Global Shipping Center due to international restrictions concerning the Alligator leather case from 1961!!!!!!! It has no certificate that the leather was from an alligator breeding farm. Further on they wrote, I shouldn't worry, ...
by Nobbi
Tue Dec 08, 2020 1:29 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: King trombone Quality
Replies: 20
Views: 3866

King trombone Quality

To all King fans and experts, one question circling my mind for some time is: is there an era of King instruments of exceptional quality/sound? As everyone knows was King sold in 1966, the production moved to a new place and was renamed. Means, the used type of brass/brass supplier could have change...
by Nobbi
Thu Dec 03, 2020 4:15 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: UMI/CKB 1-1/4H and that mouthpiece line
Replies: 10
Views: 4468

Re: UMI/CKB 1-1/4H and that mouthpiece line

Sorry for digging up this thread again, was on my search (again) for more information about King mouthpieces but it looks like, they never existed when it comes to official papers. I just shot a King 1 1/4H ... to train my embouchure especially for the lower register (need to slow down my lip vibrat...
by Nobbi
Tue Dec 01, 2020 12:25 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: 1946 King 2b - Restored
Replies: 15
Views: 4246

Re: 1946 King 2b - Restored

Beautiful instrument, well done. Enjoy.
by Nobbi
Sat Nov 28, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: King 2b Liberty
Replies: 39
Views: 5041

Re: King 2b Liberty

Then it is mine, now!
https://www.ebay.de/itm/1960-65-H-N-Whi ... 1438.l2649

Now, I need Patience.
by Nobbi
Sat Nov 28, 2020 12:11 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Conversion table King mouthpieces
Replies: 11
Views: 2625

Re: Conversion table King mouthpieces

Thank you for the suggestion. I read a lot about Doug Elliot mouthpieces.
Big money is relative .... depends on what you get for it ..... even for one buck!

I made a mistake in my previous post: I feel much safer and more comfortable with the King mouthpiece. Sorry.
by Nobbi
Sat Nov 28, 2020 12:03 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: King 2b Liberty
Replies: 39
Views: 5041

Re: King 2b Liberty

Thank you for your nice words .... seems like I have to enlarge my brass treasure chest.
I already have a nice mouthpiece for the 2b ..... a very mint Mt Vernon 15c..
I promise to play it different from die 5b ..... usually I let die instruments guide me since they all have their own character.
by Nobbi
Fri Nov 27, 2020 12:56 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: King 2b Liberty
Replies: 39
Views: 5041

King 2b Liberty

I can get my hands on a very well care taken King 2b Liberty from the early sixties. Question: does it make sense to buy it? Since I am a beginner on the trombone and work on a 5b Symphony .... it would maybe cool to have a trombone for the higher registers for Jazz (and I really love vintage brass)...
by Nobbi
Fri Nov 27, 2020 12:50 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Conversion table King mouthpieces
Replies: 11
Views: 2625

Re: Conversion table King mouthpieces

Thank you guys ... this helps a little bit.
I recently got my MT Vernon 6,5A .... the sound is comparabel with the King 29 but feels safer in the really low registers and different feeling on the lips.
Will keep looking for a Mt Vernon 2 or 3.
by Nobbi
Thu Nov 26, 2020 3:31 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Conversion table King mouthpieces
Replies: 11
Views: 2625

Conversion table King mouthpieces

I have searched the Web and this Forum for a conversion table for mouthpieces ..... and I found many but none of them contains King mouthpieces. Also no documents from the various owning companies of the King brand/factory over the time. I would like to know which Mount Vernon mouthpiece would be al...

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