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by Posaunus
Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Help with choosing large bore?
Replies: 19
Views: 367

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: 8
Views: 337

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: 1595

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: 185

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: 261

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: 29
Views: 950

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: 115

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: FS: Yamaha 620 F Attachment .547 almost MINT-Reduced Price
Replies: 3
Views: 246

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:
by Posaunus
Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Olds 3 and Wedge 6.75C
Replies: 2
Views: 111

Re: Olds 3 and Wedge 6.75C

Geordie wrote:
Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:31 am

Hoping that its not the new mouthpiece 'honeymoon effect' I'm planning to use the Olds 3 on the Olds and the Wedge on the King.
Geordie,

I think this is a reasonable, good, and effective strategy. I believe that Olds mouthpieces do work well on Olds small-bore trombones. :idk:
by Posaunus
Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: step up .525 bores
Replies: 29
Views: 950

Re: step up .525 bores

pompatus wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:11 pm
Of the three, the Yamaha will easily be the most consistent.
:good:
by Posaunus
Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: How Can He Do This?
Replies: 9
Views: 287

Re: How Can He Do This?

The trombone and organ parts are available on the Petrucci Music Library site:
https://imslp.org/

Make a contribution and download it for yourself.

And don't be afraid of the long reach to the low C! :horror:
by Posaunus
Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: step up .525 bores
Replies: 29
Views: 950

Re: Besson 737f

It appears that you are right about the size.

From Google:
https://www.playgroundmusiccenter.com/p ... -case.aspx

If in good condition, the Yamaha 356R would be preferable to a Besson.
by Posaunus
Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:35 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: WTB entry level bass trombone mouthpiece (for student)
Replies: 8
Views: 236

Re: WTB entry level bass trombone mouthpiece (for student)

If a Schilke 59 might be too big, a Bach 1G would probably also be too big, as would a Wick 0AL. For a high school sophomore just starting bass trombone, unless he has an unusual anatomy, I'd suggest starting even smaller, and letting him work up to a larger piece later, if it fits his face. My thou...
by Posaunus
Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:25 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Benge 165F
Replies: 1
Views: 284

Re: FS: Benge 165F

Sounds like a good value. The Benge 165F is an excellent, undervalued 0.547" bore trombone!
by Posaunus
Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: XO 1240
Replies: 11
Views: 534

Re: XO 1240

From "The Horn Guys" Website (https://www.hornguys.com/products/xo-1240-bass-trombone-1): This is a bass trombone with double inline rotary valve made by KHS music in Taiwan as part of their new professional series of instruments. The horn reminds us of the Yamaha 830 in shape and look. Three interc...
by Posaunus
Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Slide
Replies: 44
Views: 1595

Re: Slide

harrisonreed wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:51 am
LOL. Correct. It is impossible for a trombone slide to be damaged by anything made out of aluminum.


:horror:
by Posaunus
Wed Sep 26, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Alternative Slide Lubricants
Replies: 24
Views: 896

Re: Alternative Slide Lubricants

I never could understand why folks don’t just use the lubes that are designed for trombones [handslides, tuning slides, valves]. They are not THAT expensive. :good: And the various "brand name" trombone lubricants (Hetman, Slide-O-Mix, Yamaha, Ultra-Pure, Trombotine ...) all work well, as advertise...
by Posaunus
Tue Sep 25, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Kanstul CL45
Replies: 3
Views: 330

Re: Kanstul CL45

If Andy Martin plays it - and you can play half as well as Andy - it's a dream come true.
I've heard Andy play live several times - incredible! (Never checked out his trombone, though.)
by Posaunus
Tue Sep 25, 2018 3:00 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: King 3B-F for sale cheap on Facebook Marketplace
Replies: 12
Views: 324

Re: King 3B-F for sale cheap on Facebook Marketplace

Well Tom, I really don't need another 3B-F; the one I own is just fine. But I don't play it much since I fell in love with my recently-acquired 1970 Conn 79H - that I play as often as I can (depending on ensemble and repertoire). I don't miss my now-sold Bach 36B at all. Besides, I'm still suffering...
by Posaunus
Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Project 21 trombones in the 21st century
Replies: 0
Views: 91

Project 21 trombones in the 21st century

I know this has been kicking around the YouTube space for a few years, but I just discovered it - and enjoyed it greatly. Perhaps you haven't seen it:

by Posaunus
Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: King 3B-F for sale cheap on Facebook Marketplace
Replies: 12
Views: 324

Re: King 3B-F for sale cheap on Facebook Marketplace

Kingfan wrote:
Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:16 pm
Owner wised up - some. Price is now $100.
$100 is still a good price. :good:

Could the owner be talked into shipping paid by buyer?
by Posaunus
Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Lesson Requirements
Replies: 7
Views: 247

Re: Lesson Requirements

Andrew, Hard to argue with your "Lesson Requirements" - these are common sense by now to most of us. It appears that you are teaching lots of young trombonists. One important "maintenance" item that I would add for them is: • Always brush your teeth after eating and before putting the trombone up to...
by Posaunus
Sun Sep 09, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Trombone model comparison website
Replies: 17
Views: 437

Re: Trombone model comparison website

Suggest you go to Web Sites of the various trombone manufacturers ( e.g. , Conn-Selmer, Yamaha, Getzen, Holton, Kanstul, Rath, Shires, M&K, ...) or prominent retailers (Woodwind Brasswind, Dillon Music, Brook Mays, etc.). There you will find enough data to keep you busy on your project for quite a w...
by Posaunus
Sat Sep 08, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: WTB: Olds 21
Replies: 17
Views: 658

Re: WTB: Olds 21

Just curious - what size is an Olds 21? Must be pretty rare. Large (Olds) or small (Olds) shank? :idk:
by Posaunus
Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: West Side Story (arr. Jack Mason)
Replies: 16
Views: 601

Re: West Side Story (arr. Jack Mason)

Schlitz wrote:
Tue Sep 04, 2018 11:55 am
But enough about playing like horn players. I’m more concerned about viola players carpooling in a Prius....
How many viola players does it take to ... ? :idk:
by Posaunus
Mon Sep 03, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: West Side Story (arr. Jack Mason)
Replies: 16
Views: 601

Re: West Side Story (arr. Jack Mason)

I've never been able to get a "hornlike" sound by putting my hand in a trombone bell. You might try the hanging a fabric Softone - or a cap or beret - over the bell. Quick on, quick off!
by Posaunus
Mon Sep 03, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: An Advised Persons Guide To The Science of Instrument Selection
Replies: 21
Views: 945

Re: An Advised Persons Guide To The Science of Instrument Selection

OK, I read the article (well, actually I scanned and skimmed). Nothing there that prompts me to think I can do anything about "mouthpiece selection." Please help me understand. :idk:

Or better yet, let's move on to more practical areas of discussion! :clever:
by Posaunus
Sat Sep 01, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Watrous, Rosolino, Fontana
Replies: 24
Views: 1420

Re: Watrous, Rosolino, Fontana

mickael57280 wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:19 pm
I think it's more the approch to the trombone.
When the 3 cited play a solo it's very fast lots of notes and not so much dynamic nuance.
Really Mickael?



No nuance? :idk:

:weep:
by Posaunus
Sat Sep 01, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Mouthpiece Comparison Charts
Replies: 27
Views: 1201

Re: Mouthpiece Comparison Charts

Mouthpiece Charts: • Accurate - hardly (especially with so much sample-to-sample variation within any given mouthpiece designation). ...¤ Particularly unreliable with regard to Cup I.D., where there is no standard way / place to measure this dimension. ...¤ Listed Throat diameters are a little bette...
by Posaunus
Fri Aug 31, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Marching horn suggestion
Replies: 22
Views: 920

Re: Marching horn suggestion

I am eyeing a few trombones for sale online. There are so many though that do not show pictures of the inner slides. Also, why would so many people post blurry pictures to try to sell something? Can't really tell what the condition of the slide is by looking at the inners. This is why, if you purch...
by Posaunus
Thu Aug 30, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Number of trombonists in the world?
Replies: 20
Views: 596

Re: Number of trombonists in the world?

In my sister's household, there is only one trombone player among five members. Is that more typical? Yeah Steven, that sounds about right - 20% tromboning frequency. So extrapolating to the U.S. population of 325 million, there must be about 65 million trombonists within the U.S borders! :clever: ...
by Posaunus
Wed Aug 29, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Reynolds Model 70 ~`1959
Replies: 5
Views: 233

Re: Reynolds Model 70 ~`1959

I like my Reynolds - but it's a completely different animal from the Model 70. Mine is a Model 35 " Contempora " made in Cleveland in 1958. Entirely diffent horn, different era, different factory. Medium-bore Tenor trombone w/ closed wrap F-attachment, 0.520" bore, single rotor, 8.5" Bronz-o-lyte be...
by Posaunus
Wed Aug 29, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Reynolds Model 70 ~`1959
Replies: 5
Views: 233

Re: Reynolds Model 70 ~`1959

From http://contemporacorner.com/trombones/professional-trombones/ Circa 1949, Reynolds redesigned their entire trombone line. The new designs bear more than a passing resemblance to trombones made by Olds (where founder Foster A. Reynolds was working after selling Reynolds in 1946) rather than the ...
by Posaunus
Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Marching horn suggestion
Replies: 22
Views: 920

Re: Marching horn suggestion

Check with "greenbean" (Tom) to see if he has any of these Yamaha trombones left. He's a thoroughly honest and honorable seller! :good:
greenbean wrote:
Fri May 11, 2018 11:10 am
I have 2 or maybe 3 Yamaha 352/354 trombones that need to go away.

$100 each plus shipping.
by Posaunus
Wed Aug 29, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: WTB: Remington Small Shank
Replies: 13
Views: 394

Re: WTB: Remington Small Shank

Oops - my bad. :idk: I was not aware that the small and large-shank Remington mouthpieces had the same cup size. So Bjr's plan makes sense after all. As a youngster, I would have had a bit of a hard time with a large cup mouthpiece on a medium-bore trombone - however the Remington and I never did ge...
by Posaunus
Tue Aug 28, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: One Year Update - Conn 88H
Replies: 4
Views: 389

Re: One Year Update - Conn 88H

1965-1971 Conn 88H: My favorite trombones ever! :good:
by Posaunus
Tue Aug 28, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: WTB: Remington Small Shank
Replies: 13
Views: 394

Re: WTB: Remington Small Shank

Unfortunately, I believe the Conn "Remington" small shank mouthpieces do NOT have the same cup as the Remington large (88H) shank pieces. Perhaps I'm wrong and someone who has played one will correct me (they're pretty rare), but I think the cup is much smaller than either the large-shank Remington ...
by Posaunus
Tue Aug 28, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Conn 90G valve trombone (trombonium)
Replies: 17
Views: 775

Re: FS: Conn 90G valve trombone (trombonium)

Tom,

I hope you received a decent price for the Conn 90G. $750 seemed VERY fair to me - not at all greedy or unreasonable.

:good:
by Posaunus
Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Remington Mouthpiece Help
Replies: 6
Views: 347

Re: Remington Mouthpiece Help

Since I could never adapt to the Remington mouthpiece that came with my old Conn 88H (just never clicked for me), I switched to a Bach 6½AL, which worked pretty well in spite of the slight mismatch in the shank taper. (Then I found a long-shank Schilke 51 which worked perfectly - but it's a little l...
by Posaunus
Mon Aug 27, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Marching horn suggestion
Replies: 22
Views: 920

Re: Marching horn suggestion

Diana6 wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:40 am
I am thinking about finding a bargain Ambassador or Yam 354.
Good choices. :good:

Also any other affordable small-bore vintage Olds (Super, Special, Studio, ...) - all robust and generally easily repairable.
by Posaunus
Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Accompaniment for Bordogni?
Replies: 11
Views: 632

Re: Accompaniment for Bordogni?

by Posaunus
Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: D J Kennedy
Replies: 11
Views: 826

Re: D J Kennedy

I'm not a Facebook user, but I received this information about DJ:
http://facebook.com/donald.j.kennedy2

No phone number, though.
Hope it's helpful.
by Posaunus
Sun Aug 19, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: FS: Olds 1 mouthpiece
Replies: 4
Views: 174

Re: FS: Olds 1 mouthpiece

My Olds 1 mouthpieces (I have 2, from the Los Angeles / Fullerton era) look nothing like this one. They do not have this "sculpted" profile, but retain the classic Olds "tulip" shape. They are somewhat similar to a Bach 12C (same inside cup diameter - about 24.5mm, roughly similar cup depth) but wit...
by Posaunus
Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: D J Kennedy
Replies: 11
Views: 826

D J Kennedy

Apparently DJ Kennedy has not made the transition from the Trombone Forum to TromboneChat . I miss his (sometimes pithy, usually interesting) comments, and his knowledge of many things trombone. I have a friend who would like to contact DJ about a trombone purchase. All I know is that he lives in Ch...
by Posaunus
Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:51 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Mouthpiece Material
Replies: 28
Views: 1124

Re: Mouthpiece Material

I'm thinking of having my mouthpiece (now brass) remade out of Bronze in order to get a warmer / darker sound. What do you guys think the effect would be? I think the effect will be whatever you imagine it is - i.e , the difference may all be in your head! Though it will be difficult to exactly cop...
by Posaunus
Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Cleaning Rods in MB cases
Replies: 1
Views: 275

Re: Cleaning Rods in MB cases

Aidan, I also am a stickler for slide cleanliness. My go-to is the H-W Brass-Saver cleaning brush. I use the "trombone" version for my small-bore tenors, and the "tuba" set for my bass trombone and large-bore tenors. These brushes do just about everything you can do with your rod and cloth; can be u...
by Posaunus
Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Giardinelli Rim comparison.
Replies: 12
Views: 502

Re: Giardinelli Rim comparison.

For what it's worth (given the "ish" nature of mouthpiece dimensions), I have a copy of a Giardinelli Mouthpiece Catalog from the 1990s that shows the 4C mouthpiece with an approximate "Medium" depth Cup Diameter of 25.4mm and a Bore Size of 5.75mm. This would make it essentially the same as a Bach ...
by Posaunus
Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Is Harold Van Schaik on this site? Trombone Chat
Replies: 14
Views: 782

Re: Is Harold Van Schaik on this site? Trombone Chat

mrdeacon wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:32 am
Many of them never made the move to here... but many people are now active on the trombone pedagogy on facebook. I highly recommend checking that page out!
Unfortunately, there are many of us who have no interest in Facebook, for a myriad of reasons. :twisted:
by Posaunus
Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Is Harold Van Schaik on this site? Trombone Chat
Replies: 14
Views: 782

Re: Is Harold Van Schaik on this site? Trombone Chat

cozzagiorgi wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:43 am
I am still eagerly waiting for Sam Burtis to join tc...
:good:
by Posaunus
Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Giardinelli Rim comparison.
Replies: 12
Views: 502

Re: Giardinelli Rim comparison.

Pre59 wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:00 am
Giardinelli rim sizes? IME, add a hefty dose of "ish" to their specs.
Very true! :good:

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