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by Posaunus
Fri Sep 18, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Do larger rims help endurance?
Replies: 20
Views: 1222

Re: Do larger rims help endurance?

My take: It makes little sense to try to get this information from hundreds of folks on TromboneChat who have never seen or heard you play. You are young and scattered all over the place, trying to play and repair/restore a wide variety of instruments that almost none of us (except perhaps "Finetale...
by Posaunus
Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: fs Trying to make space
Replies: 6
Views: 742

Re: fs Trying to make space

Elow wrote:
Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:10 pm
greenbean wrote:
Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:06 pm
You clearly... have... the sickness... probably a virus... I know - I was infected years ago... :horror:
Maybe.....
It's know here as GAS (Gear Acquisition Syndrome). Can do long-term harm ... to one's bank account!
by Posaunus
Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Restringing a rotor: for dummies
Replies: 10
Views: 685

Re: Restringing a rotor: for dummies

Elow wrote:
Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:53 pm
I’m sure your local tech won’t charge for restring. The ones near me don’t and my shop doesn’t.
Not true everywhere, unfortunately! :(
by Posaunus
Thu Sep 17, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Unsticking slow K&M stands
Replies: 2
Views: 268

Re: Unsticking slow K&M stands

You could probably use any handy lubricant, oil-based or synthetic. Can't do much harm. If you don't like it, wipe it off. You'll be able to easily reach 7th position, and your stand will still be in tune!
by Posaunus
Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Cleaning material
Replies: 11
Views: 903

Re: Cleaning material

Speaking of the Brass Saver - any tips on how to clean the brush itself? I think it's great & use it often but over the years mine accumulated some lubricants that don't seem to come off anymore by just wiping I think you could just wash it by swishing in your sink with some warm water and Dawn det...
by Posaunus
Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: 3BF mod: What would you do with this?
Replies: 53
Views: 2938

Re: 3BF mod: What would you do with this?

The only reason i can see having a 3BF is for pit work. Beyond that i felt having a small rotor on a small horn was pointless. That's why i had the rotor taken off of my 3BF when i owned on. Kings are great playing horns but i prefer Conns because for me, my 6H has been more versatile than my Kings...
by Posaunus
Wed Sep 16, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Olds Super Los Angeles. Buy?
Replies: 39
Views: 1928

Re: Olds Super Los Angeles. Buy?

Not that this info is of particular relevance, but the Olds factory moved from LA to Fullerton (CA) in 1953, so if the horn was made in '54, likely it was made in Fullerton. As I understand it, Olds had a lot of tone rings left over from the LA plant and continued to use them on the Fullerton horns...
by Posaunus
Wed Sep 16, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: WTB: Yamaha Alain Trudel mouthpiece
Replies: 2
Views: 336

WTB: Yamaha Alain Trudel mouthpiece

I'm looking to acquire a Yamaha Alain Trudel signature mouthpiece.

Please let me know if you have one available.

Thanks.
by Posaunus
Wed Sep 16, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Pink Floyd - TIME
Replies: 1
Views: 303

Re: Pink Floyd - TIME

Ryan & Brian,

Your (now) usual great performance. Thanks!
by Posaunus
Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Darken a 4H?
Replies: 12
Views: 835

Re: Darken a 4H?

Get a 6h. Or an Olds Ambassador. Nice one for sale cheap i hear. A 4h is never going to sound dark. Hh with a Thayer, just get a Getzen. Task complete! There are a lot of horns that already exist. You don't have to pound everything into submission. It sounds like you'll buy anything you hear about ...
by Posaunus
Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Conn 38h repair
Replies: 6
Views: 465

Re: Conn 38h repair

dxhall wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:09 pm
I’ll look for another slide.
Check with DJ Kennedy
by Posaunus
Mon Sep 14, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Selmer Bolero / King 3B conversion possible?
Replies: 8
Views: 664

Re: Selmer Bolero / King 3B conversion possible?

I would take the Bolero slide and put on a King tenon w/ screw nut. The put a King threaded receiver on the Bolero bell. So the Bolero would have a King Style set-up. Then both bells and both slides would be interchangeable. In theory it’s fine. Bore size for both is .508. But it can’t be that simp...
by Posaunus
Sat Sep 12, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Olds Super Los Angeles. Buy?
Replies: 39
Views: 1928

Re: Olds Super Los Angeles. Buy?

Berntd,

See your PM (Private Message)
by Posaunus
Sat Sep 12, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Olds Super Los Angeles. Buy?
Replies: 39
Views: 1928

Re: Olds Super Los Angeles. Buy?

As others have said, you won't go wrong buying from DJ Kennedy – especially vintage horns like Olds. Tell him what you want and how much you can pay; he'll find a trombone (or several) that suits you. If you get an Olds, be sure to get an Olds 3 mouthpiece to at least have it in hand. :good: The dow...
by Posaunus
Fri Sep 11, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Adding a thayer to an 8H
Replies: 19
Views: 1319

Re: Adding a thayer to an 8H

I highly recommend ... a Conn 88H, especially an Elkhart stock. There's a reason why the Elkhart 88H's you come across are stock instruments (aside from sometimes having the leadpipe pulled). If you buy an Elkhart 88H, try it and keep it stock. If you don't dig it and want an open valve with a Conn...
by Posaunus
Fri Sep 11, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: FS: 4 Tenor and Bass mouthpieces
Replies: 3
Views: 532

Re: FS: 4 Tenor and Bass mouthpieces

FYI,

USPS is great, reliable, and affordable for shipping mouthpieces within U.S.A.

I've had no problems sending or receiving; delivery within a few days with no problems.

Obviously, the situation is different shipping from Canada.

For shipping a trombone, I prefer UPS.
by Posaunus
Fri Sep 11, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Olds Super Los Angeles. Buy?
Replies: 39
Views: 1928

Re: Olds Super Los Angeles. Buy?

Original Super S15 slides for this era were "duo-octagonal" (16-sided), not round. Original slides were dual bore: 0.485" upper / 0.500" lower. Olds small-shank mouthpiece receivers are slightly undersize, so standard small-shank mouthpieces will not drop in as far. The mouthpiece supplied with the ...
by Posaunus
Wed Sep 09, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Horn Porn
Replies: 9
Views: 1235

Re: Horn Porn

tbonesullivan wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 7:55 am
"light ware" is making the grammar police side of my brain go nuts. I would mainly be concerned how they are going to ship it.
Well, at least it's not completely wared out. At least not while the bores are still dueling. :idk:
by Posaunus
Mon Sep 07, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Elkhart 80H
Replies: 35
Views: 1994

Re: Elkhart 80H

Trav1s wrote:
Mon Sep 07, 2020 8:05 pm
I'd be interested if it goes up for sale. I have a .522" Conn problem...
That's not a "problem" - it's an addiction!
by Posaunus
Mon Sep 07, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: MSNBC - brass quintet?
Replies: 2
Views: 502

Re: MSNBC

Rod,

I thought Canadians weren't captive to our election campaign.
Watching it for you must be sort of like observing a train wreck!

Please take some pity on us south of the border; the election results will have serious impact on our lives.
by Posaunus
Mon Sep 07, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FT: King 3b Silversonic (Europe)
Replies: 9
Views: 727

Re: FT: King 3b Silversonic (Europe)

King 3B Silversonic inner bells are "gold-washed." Nice look.
by Posaunus
Mon Sep 07, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Elkhart 80H
Replies: 35
Views: 1994

Re: Elkhart 80H

I'd guess the slide needs alignment; probably the valve should also be serviced by a good tech. Cleaning and lubing can only take you so far. Expect to drop ~$100-$200. You could do this, and still not prefer the horn to your 88H, or allow a buyer to factor the needed tech work into purchase price.
by Posaunus
Mon Sep 07, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Schilke 51 or Bach4G
Replies: 24
Views: 1612

Re: Schilke 51 or Bach4G

FEWeathers wrote:
Mon Sep 07, 2020 10:37 am
Rim/ cup ID measurements I've gotten on my brace of Shilkes. Note that in every case, they vary from the advertised specs (usually larger than published).
Good information. Validates Doug Elliott's observations. I'll now check my collection as best as I can. How do you measure cup I.D.?
by Posaunus
Sun Sep 06, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Bach 14 1/2D
Replies: 3
Views: 377

Re: Bach 14 1/2D

Kevbach33 wrote:
Sun Sep 06, 2020 10:20 pm

In Bach parlance, a D cup is typically shallower than a C cup, the opposite of Schilke. So:

E: very shallow
D: shallow
C: medium shallow
No letter is medium.
B: medium deep
A is deep but still shallower than all the G cups.
Good to know. Thanks! I've been steeped in Schilkish!
by Posaunus
Sun Sep 06, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: Gorgeous looker and player Olds Recording
Replies: 6
Views: 1066

Re: Gorgeous looker and player Olds Recording

Trevorspaulding376 wrote:
Sun Sep 06, 2020 8:51 pm
Bump
Great price.
by Posaunus
Sun Sep 06, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Bach 14 1/2D
Replies: 3
Views: 377

Re: Bach 14 1/2D

Probably small cup ID, perhaps deep cup? :idk:
by Posaunus
Sat Sep 05, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Safety Razor Question
Replies: 15
Views: 983

Re: Safety Razor Question

I gave up shaving in mid-March. Why shave when you're sitting isolated at home? :idk:

(Actually, I still shave my neck, using a Gillette Fusion cartridge and a small amount of high-quality shave cream in a tube. Takes about 30 seconds. No nicks. :wink: )
by Posaunus
Sat Sep 05, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Media
Topic: The Beatles - Here Comes the sun for TROMBONES
Replies: 3
Views: 275

Re: The Beatles - Here Comes the sun for TROMBONES

BrianJohnston wrote:
Sat Sep 05, 2020 7:46 am
https://youtu.be/oKfCA4_Dk1o?t=7
Ryan and Brian,

Outstanding, both of you. Impeccable alto tromboning Brian! :good:

Amazing what you can do recording from a bedroom!

Thanks for posting.
by Posaunus
Sat Sep 05, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: What tenor and bass mouthpieces are you using?
Replies: 95
Views: 8443

Re: What tenor and bass mouthpieces are you using?

Savio wrote:
Sat Sep 05, 2020 10:35 am
... here is a little piece my daughter 9 years old demands me to play. An Elvis Presley song "Cant help falling in love" on the Symington 1.5.
https://1drv.ms/u/s!AnFhNyFesmcYhdZOvmq ... w?e=1FR3Mw
Very nice, Leif! :good:
by Posaunus
Fri Sep 04, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Vintage Holton Revelation (1930s)
Replies: 4
Views: 435

Re: FS: Vintage Holton Revelation (1930s)

Photos not accessible. :idk:
by Posaunus
Fri Sep 04, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: 3BF mod: What would you do with this?
Replies: 53
Views: 2938

Re: 3BF mod: What would you do with this?

My 3B and 3BF (built one year apart from each other) play, sound, and feel almost EXACTLY the same. You don't notice any difference if you're not playing them back to back. The valve doesn't hurt the horn...I don't understand the fixation in this thread of removing it. Also, MagnumH hit the nail on...
by Posaunus
Thu Sep 03, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Cases
Topic: Superfine Handcrafted Cases - SALE!
Replies: 29
Views: 2329

Re: Superfine Handcrafted Cases

FWIW, I am not a fan of the seperate case idea. I would be afraid to get into some semantic argument with a flight attendant over whether or not it's "one carry-on". That did actually happen to me, but I won by saying it's one instrument that separates just to fit better in the overhead. :good:
by Posaunus
Thu Sep 03, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Bach 2G style. Rath B2 vs Symington #2.
Replies: 11
Views: 1076

Re: Bach 2G style. Rath B2 vs Symington #2.

For an old 72H you really need a "Remington shank" mouthpiece. Conn Connstellation 3B is ideal – made for these trombones. Don't forget that Conn also made a "normal" 3B (no gold plate, same outside shape as the large Remington tenor) mouthpiece for a period of time. These *might* be more readily a...
by Posaunus
Thu Sep 03, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: 3BF mod: What would you do with this?
Replies: 53
Views: 2938

Re: 3BF mod: What would you do with this?

I don’t really think a valve is necessary for a 3B. I would much rather have a straight horn than one with an F attachment. For the rare occasion i have a C playing second part in a big band, i just go to 6th. If i were to have a 3B with a valve i’d probably want it tuned to G or something. Another...
by Posaunus
Thu Sep 03, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Bach 2G style. Rath B2 vs Symington #2.
Replies: 11
Views: 1076

Re: Bach 2G style. Rath B2 vs Symington #2.

Check the shank though, if you have a Remington receiver then it might not sit as well as you’d like. In that case I’d recommend looking at a Doug Elliot piece with a Conn shank. :good: Ideally, you need the mouthpiece shank to match the Conn receiver. Doug's Conn shanks and mouthpieces are superb....
by Posaunus
Thu Sep 03, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Bach 2G style. Rath B2 vs Symington #2.
Replies: 11
Views: 1076

Re: Bach 2G style. Rath B2 vs Symington #2.

For an old 72H you really need a "Remington shank" mouthpiece.
Conn Connstellation 3B is ideal – made for these trombones.
by Posaunus
Wed Sep 02, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bach TB400B .547 Your thoughts
Replies: 14
Views: 899

Re: Bach TB400B .547

Hmm. :idk:

Bach's "List Price" is supposedly $2,670; "Street Price" by some retailers is $2,150.

Apparently these prices mean nothing if Quinn can sell new ones for $699!

Sometimes Quinn's prices are true bargains.
by Posaunus
Wed Sep 02, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: FS:Rath Bass Trombone mouthpieces
Replies: 2
Views: 372

Re: FS:Rath Bass Trombone mouthpieces

Price?

Shipped from Ireland or U.K.?
by Posaunus
Wed Sep 02, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS:Shires Q Series Tenor Trombones
Replies: 2
Views: 539

Re: FS:Shires Q Series Tenor Trombones

Need a little more info.

Photos?

Price?
by Posaunus
Tue Sep 01, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: 1 Valve Vs. 2 Valve Bass Trombone
Replies: 17
Views: 1016

Re: 1 Valve Vs. 2 Valve Bass Trombone

Thanks Bruce (and Dennis) for clear and concise answers to collinh123's question. I expect that's exactly what he was seeking (and a bit more). In case collinh123 doesn't know who George Roberts is and why he is mentioned so often in TromboneChat , he should do a Google search. I (an increasingly "o...
by Posaunus
Tue Sep 01, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Low-Cost Jazz Horn (Conn 4H) -- SOLD
Replies: 8
Views: 557

Re: FS: Low-Cost Jazz Horn (Conn 4H)

Can you rate the slide out of 10 compared to a modern edwards or shires slide. Thanks You can believe Bob Roden's assessment of the slide. It will be however good he says it is. :good: I've learned to not trust many trombonists' "out of ten" slide ratings. Their 9/10 might turn out to be my 7/10, a...
by Posaunus
Mon Aug 31, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: CHRISTIAN LINDBERG TROMBONE WARMUP
Replies: 20
Views: 1430

Re: CHRISTIAN LINDBERG TROMBONE WARMUP

... Or that guy in the fake church Why do you say "fake church?" It seems to be where he is actually playing, not a Zoom background. From the post of Kyle MacCorquodale's first day (of 56): "Today I have been lucky enough to gain access to a nearby church and have the opportunity to use it everyday...
by Posaunus
Mon Aug 31, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS:Olds Super LA serial #LM12211 and Olds Special Fullerton serial #25836
Replies: 5
Views: 509

Re: Olds Super LA serial #LM12211 and Olds Special Fullerton serial #25836

These trombones are both "closet queens." They're beautiful! :good: Assuming that the slides are in halfway decent condition, you should be able to fetch a nice price – possibly from other TromboneChat members, who can give you an idea of a fair price. (But you won't get rich; demand for Olds trombo...
by Posaunus
Mon Aug 31, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: PLZ DELETE
Replies: 5
Views: 706

Re: FS: 1952 Elkhart Conn 70H

bassboneman69 wrote:
Mon Aug 31, 2020 6:27 am
Nice lookin horn!
I like the pic of the bottom now of the slide...so many are smashed in ☹️
Yup. I had to replace the trashed slide crook in my new" (1969) 71H. Looks great now. These are long slides. And the Connstellation 3B mouthpiece is indeed a perfect mouthpiece for it. :wink:
by Posaunus
Sat Aug 29, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: PLZ DELETE
Replies: 5
Views: 706

Re: FS: 1952 Elkhart Conn 70H

Great combination of trombone, case, and the perfect mouthpiece.

Good luck!
by Posaunus
Sat Aug 29, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: Joseph Alessi's Last Day at Edwards
Replies: 12
Views: 1530

Re: Joseph Alessi's Last Day at Edwards

Tacky.

I did not find it very funny.

Best wishes to all concerned.
by Posaunus
Sat Aug 29, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Mouthpiece for valve trombone
Replies: 10
Views: 764

Re: Mouthpiece for valve trombone

Just noticed that you play a Bach 42 (large shank). Valve trombone will probably have a small-shank mouthpiece receiver. If so, none of your large-shank mouthpieces will not fit. The Denis Wick 6BS is small shank, and definitely worth a try. Same for the Bach 6½AL if it is small shank. The 5AL and 5...
by Posaunus
Sat Aug 29, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Mouthpiece for valve trombone
Replies: 10
Views: 764

Re: Mouthpiece for valve trombone

You may use any mouthpiece that fits the instrument's receiver.

Try them all – you will probably find that you prefer one over the others. Or none of them may be right for you, and you will then want to enter the mouthpiece merry-go-round! :idk:
by Posaunus
Sat Aug 29, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Re: Brand "New Start"
Replies: 23
Views: 1568

Re: Brand "New Start"

A Bach 36B would be quite a nice trombone for Simonm. Fully professional instrument, versatile, pretty robust, easily serviced, should hold its value. Don't believe Elow's "advice" about preferring a Bach 42. In fact, I prefer the Bach 36B to most Bach 42 models.

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