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by greenbean
Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Conn 70H Question
Replies: 15
Views: 1022

Re: Conn 70H Question

ChetroKetl wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:01 am
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And given the option, would anyone recommend ordering long inners for my tech to trim rather than ordering the "exact" length?
For sure - order them long!
by greenbean
Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTB: Conn 88 valve
Replies: 13
Views: 198

Re: WTB: Conn 88 valve

Yeah, the 190 valve and wrap are both excellent.
by greenbean
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTB: Conn 88 valve
Replies: 13
Views: 198

Re: WTB: Conn 88 valve

If I recall correctly, the Blessing valves were modeled after the earlier Conn valves. The newer 88H's, Gen II and later, use the King valve which is MUCH better than the earlier ones, IMO. The Benge 190 also used this valve.
by greenbean
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Music Business
Topic: Shipping costs
Replies: 11
Views: 266

Re: Shipping costs

I have shipped hundreds of horns over the past several years. Here is what I know: USPS rates went up a while ago (6-8 weeks?). Shipping within a region or two in the US is fine; shipping cross-country is now typically $95 - whether it is Parcel Select or Priority (used to be about $65 and $95, resp...
by greenbean
Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Any Benge players out there?
Replies: 21
Views: 940

Re: Any Benge players out there?

I have owned/played every Benge horn they made, I think. I wasn't crazy about the smaller bore ones, compared with the comparable King models. But the large-bore and bass are very, very good. The 190F is a fantastic horn. I kept a minty example and put a Bach valve lever on it. It is truly great. Th...
by greenbean
Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Neotech grip vs Yamaha strap
Replies: 20
Views: 386

Re: Neotech grip vs Yamaha strap

Burgerbob wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:45 pm
greenbean wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:20 pm
There is also the Clebsch Strap. Leather and well-made.
I thought those were long gone. That was my first strap, used it until it disintegrated. When I looked for a replacement the only option was Yamaha.
I just picked one up. $30 included shipping.

http://clebschstrap.com
by greenbean
Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Neotech grip vs Yamaha strap
Replies: 20
Views: 386

Re: Neotech grip vs Yamaha strap

There is also the Clebsch Strap. Leather and well-made.
by greenbean
Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Everything Else
Topic: Extra Mutes (Jo-Ral, Crown, Harmon)
Replies: 3
Views: 483

Re: Extra Mutes (Jo-Ral, Crown, Harmon)

Update. :hi: Come and get 'em, folks! 1. Jo-Ral aluminum tenor straight mute. Great shape. $35 shipped 2. Jo-Ral aluminum tenor cup mute. This is the smaller of the 2 versions. Adjustable! In great shape. $40 shipped 3. Tom Crown aluminum straight BASS mute. Older model in great shape. SOLD 4. Harmo...
by greenbean
Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Slide stuff
Replies: 18
Views: 482

Re: Slide stuff

Perhaps you don't need a cream-type lube on it. What kind of horn is it?...
by greenbean
Sat Nov 02, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTB: Holton Plug-in Valve
Replies: 2
Views: 185

WTB: Holton Plug-in Valve

I am looking for a plug-in second valve for a Holton TR185 or other single bass Holton. Anybody?
by greenbean
Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Getzen 3047AFR - Mint
Replies: 0
Views: 140

FS: Getzen 3047AFR - Mint

This is a Getzen 3047AFR large-bore tenor for sale. MINT condition! Made in 2012 and owned (but never played) by a high school student. He got it as an upgrade but preferred his student small-bore so he stayed away from it. He sold it to me when he got tired of it being in his closet! You can resear...
by greenbean
Sat Oct 26, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Intermediate horn suggestions?
Replies: 13
Views: 573

Re: Intermediate horn suggestions?

I strongly believe that the best intermediate horn is a used pro horn.
by greenbean
Fri Oct 25, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Ten tenor trombones
Replies: 20
Views: 2901

Re: FS: Ten tenor trombones

Dc2019 wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 7:48 pm
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Are you going to be listing the Yamaha 683G soon?
I e-mailed you.
by greenbean
Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Conn 48H Connstellation.. Minty!
Replies: 1
Views: 285

FS: Conn 48H Connstellation.. Minty!

Here is a beautiful Conn 48H Connstellation. This is a straight .500-bore horn made at the Elkhart factory in 1970. Excellent condition. Bell looks perfect, slide is excellent, a bit of lacquer wear on the cork barrels, and a blemish where there was a dent on the tuning slide. Case is also in great ...
by greenbean
Tue Oct 22, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Bach 36BO
Replies: 0
Views: 185

FS: Bach 36BO

Here we have a very nice playing Bach 36BO. Open-wrap version of the 36 from the mid-1980s. .525-bore, yellow brass, excellent slide, nice blowing valve. Some lacquer wear, not a super beauty queen, but a nice looking horn that is straight and shows no signs of damage or abuse. This was my daily pla...
by greenbean
Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: New Dad!
Replies: 14
Views: 506

Re: New Dad!

Congrats, Matt! The greatest adventure begins.

(And remember... Sleep is for the weak!!)
by greenbean
Sat Oct 19, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Making a super-bone?
Replies: 7
Views: 399

Re: Making a super-bone?

For reference, here is my Superbone:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/nZ1GtgQYJ1eAzJYX6
by greenbean
Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Am I asking too much?
Replies: 20
Views: 1166

Re: Am I asking too much?

Me? I would part it out. First take good photos of each component. Then pack them up so you have exact weights and dimensions and can get proper shipping quotes.
by greenbean
Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Beautiful Conn 6H - 1963
Replies: 1
Views: 325

FS: Beautiful Conn 6H - 1963

Here is a beauty of an 1960's Elkhart Conn 6H that has been in storage most of its life. The usual specs: 8" yellow brass bell, .500-bore, brass outer tubes, and nickel-silver crook and oversleeves. Excellent shape all over, slide action is fantastic - 9/10 at least. This horn is a great player! Ver...
by greenbean
Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Am I asking too much?
Replies: 20
Views: 1166

Re: Am I asking too much?

I think selling the components is the way to go. Yes, it is more work - more communication and more shipping - but a more effective way to move it.

And Yes to good photos.
by greenbean
Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Cases
Topic: FS: Bass trombone cases: Eastman & Protec
Replies: 8
Views: 879

Re: FS: Bass trombone cases: Eastman & Protec

The Eastman has been sold, but this one is still available. 2. Protec iPac case for bass trombone. Also very lightly used - mostly to store whatever extra bass I wasn't using. Never left the house but might has some paint marks from bumping my way through doorways. $175 + shipping Photos: https://ph...
by greenbean
Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Looking for a new straight trombone to play with community band
Replies: 42
Views: 1777

Re: Looking for a new straight trombone to play with community band

I have Bach 36, Bach 16, two Conn 6H's, Conn 48H Connstellation, and a Yamaha .525-bore.
by greenbean
Sat Oct 12, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Ten tenor trombones
Replies: 20
Views: 2901

Re: FS: Ten tenor trombones

I will be listing some beautiful straight horns in the next few days that might interest you.

1950s Conn 6H
1960s Conn 6H
1960s Conn 48H Connstellation
1970s Bach 16
Yamaha 683G .525-bore
by greenbean
Sat Oct 12, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: FS mouthpieces (Giddings, Marcinkiewicz, Chansons), trombone and trumpet
Replies: 8
Views: 477

Re: FS Marcinkiewicz 105 and Phil Teele

Since I am at it... I used a 105 on the contra I owned. Also great!
by greenbean
Sat Oct 12, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: FS mouthpieces (Giddings, Marcinkiewicz, Chansons), trombone and trumpet
Replies: 8
Views: 477

Re: FS Marcinkiewicz 105 and Phil Teele

Just an FYI for folks who are not familiar with Marc bass mpcs. They are very good. I play on the Phil Teele model. I think it is fantastic!
by greenbean
Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Ten tenor trombones
Replies: 20
Views: 2901

Re: FS: Ten tenor trombones

Yes, still available. The buyer I had has gone silent...
by greenbean
Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Is this a King 3B?
Replies: 3
Views: 298

Re: Is this a King 3B?

I am confident that it is a 2B or 3B. But I can also see that it has been a school horn. (DOE and serial number etched on bell throat). So I would assume it is a beater and expect to pay very little for it. Keep in mind that 3B's don't sell for a ton...
by greenbean
Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Conn 88H (current) leadpipes
Replies: 4
Views: 269

Re: Conn 88H (current) leadpipes

S (standard)
by greenbean
Fri Oct 04, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Ten tenor trombones
Replies: 20
Views: 2901

Re: FS: Ten tenor trombones

It looks like I have a buyer for the Bach. I will post an update tomorrow...
by greenbean
Thu Oct 03, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Ten tenor trombones
Replies: 20
Views: 2901

Re: FS: Ten tenor trombones

Well, others might chime in here... But I think straight 36's have great balance. The stock counterweight is pretty heavy and, I think, correct for the horn. I also have 36C (convertible) and 36BO (open wrap) models for sale. The 36C is a bit nose-heavy. The 36BO balances and feels just right. I gen...
by greenbean
Thu Oct 03, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Cases
Topic: FS: Bass trombone cases: Eastman & Protec
Replies: 8
Views: 879

Re: FS: Bass trombone cases: Eastman & Protec

Photos of the Eastman are here:
https://photos.app.goo.gl/6eDYZVhc7KEktB9g6

I have used one of these for my Yamaha with a 10" bell...
by greenbean
Thu Oct 03, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Cases
Topic: FS: Two more cases (bass and tenor)
Replies: 2
Views: 455

FS: Two more cases (bass and tenor)

More extra cases here! 1. Yamaha case for single-valve Yamaha bass trombones. Models 321, 322, 421, etc, will fit perfectly. Other single basses might fit. It has been collecting dust in my garage for a few years. Never used. $100 + shipping 2. Bach 42 cases. Current productions. It held a horn for ...
by greenbean
Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Hand Rest Question.
Replies: 2
Views: 188

Re: Hand Rest Question.

Ergobone. The Ergobone will hold all the weight, leaving you the responsibility of balancing the instrument and playing. That should give your wrist time to heal, and take the stress of holding the horn off your hand/forearm for a while. Any other grip accessory still leaves your hand supporting th...
by greenbean
Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: Clearance Horns (King, Olds, Holton)
Replies: 4
Views: 933

Re: Clearance Horns (King, Olds, Holton)

It is stamped M. And the bell is 7".
by greenbean
Sat Sep 28, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Doubling on Tuba: Instrument Choice
Replies: 26
Views: 847

Re: Doubling on Tuba: Instrument Choice

I will have to disagree here. A large BBb tuba all the way! That is the sound you want! Immediate ease of playing is not the criterion to use, IMO.
by greenbean
Wed Sep 25, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: WTB: King 29
Replies: 0
Views: 104

WTB: King 29

Anyone have a King 29 mouthpiece they are not using?...

Must be in very good shape. And not a lot of money. These don't generally go for much. Thanks for checking your sock drawers!...
by greenbean
Wed Sep 25, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Hand support for a DuoGravis?
Replies: 16
Views: 641

Re: Hand support for a DuoGravis?

Are they particularly uncomfortable? No. Just different. Some players love them. I think there are two primary issues: (1) DG's are on heavy side and (2) the double-thumb set-up requires you to have a thumb that extends way back. Like mine - if I give someone a "thumbs up," my fully extended thumb ...
by greenbean
Wed Sep 25, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: Getzen 3047 w/ neckpipe - SOLD
Replies: 8
Views: 943

Re: Getzen 3047 w/ neckpipe

Someone should grab this! They are awesome horns.
by greenbean
Wed Sep 25, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Ten tenor trombones
Replies: 20
Views: 2901

Re: FS: Ten tenor trombones

I can tell you exactly. $95 for Priority and $145 for Priority Express. This includes insurance.
by greenbean
Mon Sep 23, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Yamaha 683G dual-bore slide
Replies: 1
Views: 329

Re: FS: Yamaha 683G dual-bore slide

Anybody? There is wiggle room in the price. Come on, someone needs a great straight tenor!...
by greenbean
Mon Sep 23, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Ten tenor trombones
Replies: 20
Views: 2901

Re: FS: Ten tenor trombones

$900 + shipping

Awesome horn.
by greenbean
Sun Sep 22, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: Clearance Horns (King, Olds, Holton)
Replies: 4
Views: 933

Re: Clearance Horns (King, Olds, Holton)

Update: 2. Olds Ambassador from the Los Angeles years. Slide is quite good but needs a water key. It currently has blue masking tape. The bell flare has an area of repeated dings due to the use of a crappy case. Speaking of which… a crappy case is included. Free bubble wrap to keep the slide and bel...
by greenbean
Thu Sep 19, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Solid black cat
Replies: 2
Views: 370

FS: Solid black cat

This is a lightly used black tenor cat for sale. She is a great cat but I just don’t play with her much any more. Good mechanical shape with some whisker loss. No damage or repairs that I can see. I think she is a medium-bore but I don't dare look into her mouth. Her coat is VERY smooth - at least 9...
by greenbean
Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Everything Else
Topic: Extra Mutes (Jo-Ral, Crown, Harmon)
Replies: 3
Views: 483

Re: Extra Mutes (Jo-Ral, Crown, Harmon)

Mouthpiece questions answered. Check your PMs...
by greenbean
Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Cases
Topic: FS: Reunion Blues tenor travel case
Replies: 3
Views: 394

Re: FS: Reunion Blues tenor travel case

Jim, I don't think Reunion Blues ever made the two-piece Travel Case. I think that was a later Glenn Cronkhite product. Of course, I have been wrong before...
by greenbean
Sat Sep 07, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Yamaha YSL-448G vs YSL-648R
Replies: 25
Views: 1006

Re: Yamaha YSL-448G vs YSL-648R

Fun Fact: One of my B&S tubas has a one-piece bell!
by greenbean
Sat Sep 07, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Yamaha YSL-448G vs YSL-648R
Replies: 25
Views: 1006

Re: Yamaha YSL-448G vs YSL-648R

I have never been able to tell the difference. I just don't think it matters.
by greenbean
Sat Sep 07, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Borrowed horn
Replies: 12
Views: 883

Re: Borrowed horn

You must be thinking of someone else. Mine runs on Plutonium.
by greenbean
Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Borrowed horn
Replies: 12
Views: 883

Re: Borrowed horn

Kingfan wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:11 pm
...and my 10mm sockets.
Was that YOU I borrowed those from? So sorry...
by greenbean
Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Yamaha YSL-448G vs YSL-648R
Replies: 25
Views: 1006

Re: Yamaha YSL-448G vs YSL-648R

To clarify... the early 648 had a "closed wrap" and the later version had the usual "semi-open wrap" that most Yamahas have today.

And I wish people would stop claiming that the early 648 was a clone of an 88H. Not true.

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