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by Posaunus
Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: Edited King 3b loopy engraving for trade
Replies: 3
Views: 261

Re: Gold brass King 2b plus for trade

Actually the standard King 2B has a dual bore: 0.481" / 0.491"
by Posaunus
Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTB: King 5B
Replies: 13
Views: 257

Re: WTB: King 5B

Kingfan wrote:
Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:26 am
... Greenbean ... often has a good selection and is reliable.
:good:

If Tom (Greenbean) says it's good .. it is. He's honest, and his prices are always fair.
by Posaunus
Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Vibrato
Replies: 13
Views: 284

Re: Vibrato

James Morrison does nice smooth lip trills and vibrato, among other things, here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=viaWRq1JHGY You realize, don't you, that posting this is really unfair to those of us who work so hard to make even one instrument sound good (much less play creatively)! :weep: Morriso...
by Posaunus
Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Can a teeth/jaw structure be incompatible with trombone mouthpiece?
Replies: 69
Views: 1989

Re: Can a teeth/jaw structure be incompatible with trombone mouthpiece?

I believe that Mickael's issues / obstacles / problems are not only with embouchure but also with air (pressure and flow). Of course he could improve his embouchure, as most have noted, and perhaps change his mouthpiece - but his sound will only really improve when he properly supports the air flowi...
by Posaunus
Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: What's so great about Schilke 51D?
Replies: 20
Views: 596

Re: What's so great about Schilke 51D?

Despite the number 51 common between both of them, the 51 is typically larger than the factory specs and the 51D is smaller than the factory specs. True enough. And the Schilke 51B bears no relation to either the 51 or the 51D! Hard to decipher Schilke's numbering system - especially the 51 "family...
by Posaunus
Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: What's so great about Schilke 51D?
Replies: 20
Views: 596

Re: What's so great about Schilke 51D?

You know looking on the forum again, maybe I just thought the 51D was more similar to the 51 than it is since I see the 51 mentioned fairly often. That's because the Schilke 51 has long been a popular and useful large-bore trombone mouthpiece. :good: The Schilke 51D euphonium mouthpiece - not so mu...
by Posaunus
Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: What's so great about Schilke 51D?
Replies: 20
Views: 596

Re: What's so great about Schilke 51D?

Schilke 51 (and lots of other alternatives from other manufacturers) - much better option for a large-bore tenor trombone than the 51D euphonium mouthpiece. :idea: What's different about Schilke mouthpieces? Probably the rims. You either like them or you don't. (I do.) But there are some Schilke pie...
by Posaunus
Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Sturdy, hard-to-topple, or even DIY Trombone Stand?
Replies: 11
Views: 400

Re: Sturdy, hard-to-topple, or even DIY Trombone Stand?

If the room is really that active, a solid stand is just going to be something immovable to smash the horn against. The instrument should be in a hard case if it's not in your hand in that environment. :good: Or, since the stand is immobile, it (and the trombone resting on it) will be in the way of...
by Posaunus
Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Favorite Modern Big Bands?
Replies: 35
Views: 1092

Re: Favorite Modern Big Bands?

Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band
http://www.bigphatband.com/
by Posaunus
Tue Dec 25, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Large Shank 12C
Replies: 17
Views: 517

Re: Large Shank 12C

Redthunder wrote:
Tue Dec 25, 2018 2:02 pm
Are you sure you’re not thinking of Bill Pearce? He used a Bach 12 with a large Shank on an Opera.
:good:
by Posaunus
Tue Dec 25, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: Best wishes everyone!
Replies: 7
Views: 195

Re: Best wishes everyone!

Merry Christmas everyone. :hi:

Couldn't be happier spending today with my children and grandchildren!
by Posaunus
Mon Dec 24, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: Profile information is dull!
Replies: 17
Views: 1671

Re: Profile information is dull!

Neo Bri wrote:
Mon Dec 24, 2018 2:44 pm
Yes, certainly. We'll implement that - it sort of fell through the cracks. Obviously the next few days isn't ideal, but thanks for putting it back on the radar.
:good:
by Posaunus
Mon Dec 24, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Cleaning a very dirty and old instrument
Replies: 10
Views: 471

Re: Cleaning a very dirty and old instrument

As the slide doesn't run well, I put water with ketter descaler and cleaning it after with a rod wrapped in cloth. It improved it, but despite it seems that there is no dent, it is really hard, especially the first section when I insert it when mounting it. After descaling it seems a bit better. I ...
by Posaunus
Fri Dec 21, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Morbid thought: who will play my horns after I'm gone?
Replies: 18
Views: 609

Re: Morbid thought: who will play my horns after I'm gone?

Kingfan wrote:
Fri Dec 21, 2018 4:50 pm
Mine are all players. I'm afraid to ask how big your collection is!

John's collection (mostly Olds trombones) is substantial! See: http://www.ItsABear.com/horns/horns.html
by Posaunus
Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Morbid thought: who will play my horns after I'm gone?
Replies: 18
Views: 609

Re: Morbid thought: who will play my horns after I'm gone?

JohnL wrote:
Thu Dec 20, 2018 3:33 pm
I figure when I hit 60, I will start looking around for someone in their 30's or 40's to take on my collection (and the website, assuming it's still up and running).
:good:

John,

Your stuff and info is too valuable to allow it to disappear!
by Posaunus
Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Bass trombone mouthpiece in 1.5-2 range?
Replies: 23
Views: 756

Re: Bass trombone mouthpiece in 1.5-2 range?

Take the (free) Getzen 1½G and have your son practice on it for a while. [It should be less "bright" than the Yamaha 58L - perhaps just what he needs.] Then, if he's still not satisfied after working with it for a few months, you can resume the hunt for the holy grail! [If he dislikes the Schilke 59...
by Posaunus
Wed Dec 19, 2018 6:37 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: WTB: Schilke 51 Large Shank
Replies: 7
Views: 261

Re: WTB: Schilke 51 Large Shank

Schilke 51B is a completely different animal than a 51. I love the 51; never could get the sound or balance that I want from a 51B - large or small shank.
by Posaunus
Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Giddings mouthpieces
Replies: 13
Views: 673

Re: Giddings mouthpieces

The Giddings website describes both the Chocolatero (0.96) and the Bacchus (0.992) as "similar to a Bach 12" . Obviously, this cannot be. Can anyone clarify this? Neither plays quite like a Bach 12. But they are both small-shank mouthpieces suitable for a small-bore tenor trombone. I agree - try on...
by Posaunus
Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS - Olds Opera and Yamaha 356R
Replies: 4
Views: 483

Re: FS - Olds Opera and Yamaha 356R

Image links are now correct.

Prices seem to be quite reasonable.
by Posaunus
Sat Dec 15, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Bass trombone mouthpiece in 1.5-2 range?
Replies: 23
Views: 756

Re: Bass trombone mouthpiece in 1.5-2 range?

Shires 2G is a fine mouthpiece. But why not take Bach5G up on his generous offer of a free Getzen 1½G? Should be a good mouthpiece, as already noted, and Bach5G is one of the most honorable TromboneChat members. Your son seems like a busy overachiever - let him stick with the 1½G and the Yamaha 58L ...
by Posaunus
Fri Dec 14, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Bass trombone mouthpiece in 1.5-2 range?
Replies: 23
Views: 756

Re: Bass trombone mouthpiece in 1.5-2 range?

Although the cup inner diameters are similar (about 27.0 mm for each, in spite of the Yamaha published spec), the Bach 1½GM has a huge throat (8.10mm diameter) relative to the Yamaha 58L (7.25mm diam), which (to me) requires a lot of extra air. Your son might want to consider a Denis Wick 2AL, which...
by Posaunus
Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Leadpipes? Do I have one?
Replies: 10
Views: 440

Re: Leadpipes? Do I have one?

PaulT wrote:
Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:38 pm
Have I stumbled into a trombone forum minefield?
YES
by Posaunus
Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Bach Sarabande
Replies: 3
Views: 209

Re: Bach Sarabande

Leif:

:good:

Wonderful sound, great legato, nice phrasing, excellent intonation, very musical.

Wish we could all play like that!
by Posaunus
Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:04 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Yamaha 48 Equivalent
Replies: 7
Views: 403

Re: Yamaha 48 Equivalent

Or should we say "similar" or "near-equivalent" ?
by Posaunus
Tue Dec 11, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: Forum forgets me...
Replies: 63
Views: 4982

Re: Forum forgets me...

Works great now. No need to Log In every time any longer.

Thanks, Matt! :good:
by Posaunus
Mon Dec 10, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: LSO Principal Trombone vacancy
Replies: 8
Views: 2178

Re: LSO Principal Trombone vacancy

CalgaryTbone wrote:
Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:27 pm
Symphony Hall in Boston is another gem.
Jim
:good:
by Posaunus
Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Single Valve Bass Trombone for Primary Instrument
Replies: 80
Views: 2940

Re: Single Valve Bass Trombone for Primary Instrument

Referring back to the original topic: If I were going to have a single as my only bass trombone, I would probably not choose a Yamaha. I'd want something with a workable E pull. John, I totally agree with you on this one. An E pull would be very beneficial. I only have the Yamaha 421G because I stu...
by Posaunus
Mon Dec 10, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: LSO Principal Trombone vacancy
Replies: 8
Views: 2178

Re: LSO Principal Trombone vacancy

Also, plus-1 for the Musikverein - a highlight of my career was our concert there on a European tour for my orchestra. Most amazing acoustics I've ever experienced, and a beautiful space as well. Jim Scott Jim, Thanks for the clarification about Peter Moore's position. You are certainly correct abo...
by Posaunus
Sat Dec 08, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Single Valve Bass Trombone for Primary Instrument
Replies: 80
Views: 2940

Re: Single Valve Bass Trombone for Primary Instrument

To be clear, my "points" - if any - were: • A single-valve bass trombone does not sound appreciably different (or "smaller") relative to a double-valve bass of the same make, bore size, etc. It just looks smaller. That appearance should not be used as a point of prejudice or belittlement. For repert...
by Posaunus
Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Jazz Trombone Ballads
Replies: 11
Views: 737

Re: Jazz Trombone Ballads

Lots of favorites including the ones already mentioned but Kai Winding is one of my big favorites for ballads. Crazy She Calls Me https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7BiLtUXr7w&list=PLrVzqhIYV64Z3oU5eU7eErrk-_biEsD56 Since when did Kai Winding play left-handed? Couldn't the record company have used a ...
by Posaunus
Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Can I leave my horn on a stand ...
Replies: 16
Views: 869

Re: Can I leave my horn on a stand ...

Suggest using a Hamilton Bone Sock (specially designed for this purpose) instead of an old gym sock on your trombone stand. "Microfiber sock fits over bell cup and support shaft of trombone stands; absorbs moisture and cushions horn; can be left on stand for transport; washable; fits Hamilton and ma...
by Posaunus
Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Single Valve Bass Trombone for Primary Instrument
Replies: 80
Views: 2940

Re: Single Valve Bass Trombone for Primary Instrument

I have an Edwards 427 single bass. I use it when play the Mozart Requiem, Beethoven 9 and similar music where a less heavy sound is needed. I don’t play it often, sticking with doubles for most of the playing I do. Good grief. A full-size bass trombone (yes, even single-valve bass trombones are typ...
by Posaunus
Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Single Valve Bass Trombone for Primary Instrument
Replies: 80
Views: 2940

Re: Single Valve Bass Trombone for Primary Instrument

How is a single bass essentially smaller than a double ?????? I have single and double Hagmanns for my Rath.... does it shrink when I put the single valve on ?????? Chris :good: Unfortunately, Chris, there seems to be a widespread misconception that double-valve bass trombones are "bigger' than sin...
by Posaunus
Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Single Valve Bass Trombone for Primary Instrument
Replies: 80
Views: 2940

Re: Single Valve Bass Trombone for Primary Instrument

Life is indeed full of ironies. Tonight I was asked to sub in a (very good) Big Band on bass trombone. Feeling up to the challenge, I showed up with my trusty (single-valve) Yamaha YBL 421-G bass. Only to encounter another bass trombonist already sitting in the 4th Trombone chair - with his double-v...
by Posaunus
Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Single Valve Bass Trombone for Primary Instrument
Replies: 80
Views: 2940

Re: Single Valve Bass Trombone for Primary Instrument

I think you are right on. Except you should keep your AC280 in addition to getting a bass. A single would be fine. You could get a double-valve bass someday if you decide you need it and your body can handle it. (There are some ergonomic and injury considerations with doubles.) Have fun! :good:
by Posaunus
Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Valve Actuation
Replies: 8
Views: 429

Re: Valve Actuation

greenbean wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:36 am
A good string setup is good.
A good mechanical setup is good.
:good:
by Posaunus
Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Single Valve Bass Trombone for Primary Instrument
Replies: 80
Views: 2940

Re: Single Valve Bass Trombone for Primary Instrument

greenbean wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:33 am
I would say my old single Bach 50B is “big” enough!...
But, as Bruce said, not for those who "listen with their eyes instead of their ears."

"What's that little thing he's playing? Where's the second valve? Couldn't be a 'real' bass trombone without two valves."
by Posaunus
Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Single Valve Bass Trombone for Primary Instrument
Replies: 80
Views: 2940

Re: Single Valve Bass Trombone for Primary Instrument

... the single valve bass may limit your acceptance. Not "big enough" for bass, and too big for tenor. Bruce, I think you are misinformed by your preconceptions. What makes you say that a single valve bass is "not 'big enough' for bass?" The Yamaha 421 (AKA YBL-421G) does indeed have only a single ...
by Posaunus
Mon Dec 03, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: LSO Principal Trombone vacancy
Replies: 8
Views: 2178

Re: LSO Principal Trombone vacancy

I recently returned from a trip to Europe, and had the pleasure of attending two concerts in the Musikverein in Vienna: • Vienna Symphony Orchestra: Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique and Lelio . Magnificent performance by a fine orchestra in a stunning concert hall. • Trombone recital by Peter Moore. An...
by Posaunus
Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Ebay listing - Only 5 hrs left
Replies: 7
Views: 504

Re: Ebay listing - Only 5 hrs left

And - you get to pay $175 shipping! :clever:
by Posaunus
Fri Nov 02, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: **SOLD** FS: Benge 165F
Replies: 2
Views: 2232

Re: FS: Benge 165F

Sounds like a good value. The Benge 165F is an excellent, undervalued 0.547" bore trombone!
by Posaunus
Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Help with choosing large bore?
Replies: 21
Views: 2033

Re: Help with choosing large bore?

If the Conn 88H is the one from Greenbean, it would be a good choice. I treasure my 71/72 88H, and Greenbean is supplying his with a newer, smoother slide. He is honest and fair. And the price is reasonable. If (for some reason) it doesn't suit you, it is readily resalable - though I predict you'll ...
by Posaunus
Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: UMI 7c
Replies: 9
Views: 1618

Re: UMI 7c

30hzbone wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:15 pm
heinzgries wrote:
Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:01 am
are CBK mouthpieces and UMI mouthpieces the same?
I have a CBK 1 1/4 H and a King 1 1/4 H which is exactly the same.
And I have a CKB 5G and a King 5G which appear to be identical.
by Posaunus
Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Slide
Replies: 44
Views: 3519

Re: Slide

Slidebone.com has the "Easy Care Slide Sheath" for $5.00 each. Buy 4 for the same amount as the Slide-o-mix sheaths. http://slidebone.com/index.php?cPath=668_669_682_1265&osCsid=3rsvk8vdmmmg9qv0ttsr44vff5 Has anyone had experience with Slidebone.com? I'm not familiar with that store. Sheath price i...
by Posaunus
Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Soulo-SM5712-Trombone-Bucket-Mute
Replies: 5
Views: 1274

Re: Soulo-SM5712-Trombone-Bucket-Mute

hyperbolica wrote:
Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:29 am
I have the EazyBucket, as do several other players around here. They sound great, easy on-off, and are cheaper.
Eazy Bucket: http://www.theeazybucket.com/

:good:
by Posaunus
Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: The World's Most Irritating instrument
Replies: 5
Views: 1778

Re: The World's Most Irritating instrument

I'm not sure I'd term this monstrosity an "instrument;"
I'm sure I wouldn't call it "musical!" :twisted:
by Posaunus
Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: step up .525 bores
Replies: 43
Views: 3665

Re: step up .525 bores

Diana6 wrote:
Sat Oct 13, 2018 3:55 pm
Would a 7C would work well with a 356R for a 14 year old?
A 7C should work just fine with a Yamaha 356R. This is a good combination, that your son should acclimate to quickly - and then concentrate on making music, and not worry too much about equipment!
by Posaunus
Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Scary Comic
Replies: 2
Views: 1056

Re: Scary Comic

Robert,

You scared the sheet out of me! :eek:
by Posaunus
Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: SOLD! PLEASE DELETE Yamaha 620 F Attachment .547 almost MINT
Replies: 2
Views: 414

Re: FS: Yamaha 620 F Attachment .547 almost MINT

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Yamaha-620-F-A ... rk:11:pf:0

Seems like this would be a good value. Yamaha makes fine trombones.

Good luck finding it a new home. :good:

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