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by Posaunus
Tue May 11, 2021 9:06 pm
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: Orchestra restart
Replies: 17
Views: 1008

Re: Orchestra restart

Tonight's our first big band rehearsal since February 2020. Vaccinations required to enter the building. Unfortunately, I can't be there - I'm 2,500+ miles away visiting family for the first time in 1½ years, so I had to send a sub. :weep: Can't wait to return home and start playing again with the b...
by Posaunus
Fri May 07, 2021 8:35 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Lawler Flare
Replies: 5
Views: 367

Re: FS: Lawler Flare

bbalika wrote:
Fri May 07, 2021 2:29 pm
Looks like it’s .22 according to one of Dave’s posts about it.
Or perhaps 0.022" ?
by Posaunus
Fri May 07, 2021 8:23 pm
Forum: Composition, Arrangement, & Theory
Topic: Trios for trumpet, french horn and trombone
Replies: 8
Views: 180

Re: Trios for trumpet, french horn and trombone

marccromme wrote:
Fri May 07, 2021 1:54 pm
BGuttman wrote:
Fri May 07, 2021 11:00 am
Poulenc: Sonata for Horn, Trumpet, and Trombone

It's not something you can put together quickly.
Nice piece, though.
Exactly, will cost more practice time than we have.
But nice piece, indeed.
My favorite brass trio. Highly recommended! :good:
by Posaunus
Fri May 07, 2021 11:10 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Concrete trumpet
Replies: 33
Views: 819

Re: Concrete trumpet

Robert,

Think of the volume enclosed in the interior of the trumpet tubing (including the bell).
Compare that to the total volume of the now (largely hollowed-out) concrete cube.

Do you think you could fit another trumpet volume into that same cube?
by Posaunus
Fri May 07, 2021 10:58 am
Forum: Composition, Arrangement, & Theory
Topic: Trios for trumpet, french horn and trombone
Replies: 8
Views: 180

Re: Trios for trumpet, french horn and trombone

Poulenc - Sonata for Horn, Trumpet and Trombone
by Posaunus
Fri May 07, 2021 10:35 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: getzen 725 eterna ii trombone badly dented
Replies: 13
Views: 444

Re: getzen 725 eterna ii trombone badly dented

spencercarran wrote:
Fri May 07, 2021 10:33 am
... these Getzens are solid workhorse instruments. It would be a pity for it to land in the trash.
by Posaunus
Fri May 07, 2021 10:27 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Everything Else
Topic: FS: Blue Softone Mute
Replies: 2
Views: 103

Re: FS: Blue Softone Mute

What size is blue? Tenor / up to 8" diameter bell?
by Posaunus
Wed May 05, 2021 12:06 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bach Steiner horn has arrived?
Replies: 39
Views: 2045

Re: Bach Steiner horn has arrived?

Mannnnnnnn I gotta know what's up with that B88 bell Hmm. B88 bell - Conn mandrel: rose brass. Perhaps Conn trombones will eventually blend into Bach? I think Conn-Selmer believes that Bach is their strongest brand name. :idk: General Motors dumped Pontiac and Olds, Buick will be next; Ford dumped ...
by Posaunus
Tue May 04, 2021 11:18 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Need some help/advice - Reynolds TO-01
Replies: 7
Views: 290

Re: Need some help/advice - Reynolds TO-01

... what kind of specific information would I need to include if I were to post it here? • Nice photos (you've got them; just add photos of interior slide showing defects, if any). • General specifications for those unfamiliar with the TO-01. ContemporaCorner info should cover this. • The history o...
by Posaunus
Mon May 03, 2021 3:40 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Starting Over
Replies: 6
Views: 323

Re: Starting Over

I too was a lapsed trombonist, who set music aside (other than listening) for decades before tentatively resuming several years ago. The second-best thing I did was to start playing with others - one small step at a time. The best thing was to retire, and join every group / ensemble that would have ...
by Posaunus
Mon May 03, 2021 3:25 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Need some help/advice - Reynolds TO-01
Replies: 7
Views: 290

Re: Need some help/advice - Reynolds TO-01

This 60-year-old Contempora looks beautiful; I'd guess that you gave it a lot of love and careful maintenance during the 45 years it was yours. I still miss my medium-bore Contempora 35. Your TO-01 may have its quirks, but it would be highly prized by those who know the brand and quality. I have no ...
by Posaunus
Mon May 03, 2021 3:12 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Conn 88H - "Christian Lindberg" engraved
Replies: 10
Views: 641

Re: Conn 88H - "Christian Lindberg" engraved

Thanks for answers. I think the trombone was made after 2000. Its number is 5 538908. The price is high because it is sold in Russia. https://duhoviki.ru/muz-service/muzykalnye-instrumenty/trombony/trombon-tenor/conn-88h-%D0%BE%D0%B6%D0%B8%D0%B4%D0%B0%D0%B5%D0%BC-detail Now I understand. Of course ...
by Posaunus
Mon May 03, 2021 10:15 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Conn 88H - "Christian Lindberg" engraved
Replies: 10
Views: 641

Re: Conn 88H - "Christian Lindberg" engraved

I think there's a big difference between the old Christian Lindberg-engraved 88Hs and the successor 88HCL with the new, larger Lindberg CL2000 rotor valve made (I think) since early 2000s. I have a pristine 88HCL and - after getting the valve properly adjusted (and using a compatible mouthpiece) - t...
by Posaunus
Sun May 02, 2021 10:36 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: FS: Schilke 43A, mint condition, cheap - SOLD
Replies: 5
Views: 163

Re: FS: Schilke 43A, mint condition, cheap

Just to clarify, the Dorsey model Schilke is the model 42B. It's not really the model Tommy played. It's a copy of his Almont ( I don't know how how accurate a copy it is though) As for the other 3 Shilke's mentioned, the Sare's in parentheses is my old teacher Art Sares, and his teacher Jerry Cime...
by Posaunus
Sun May 02, 2021 6:45 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Removing Tarnish on Mouthpieces
Replies: 34
Views: 3663

Re: Removing Tarnish on Mouthpieces

Plain old toothpaste. Work it in with a cloth, or even just your hands. Give it a rinse and a polish with your favorite polish cloth. Voila! You nailed it, Colgate regular toothpaste for the WIN! Toothpaste is actually more abrasive than silver polish. If you care. Toothpaste? Mine stays in the bat...
by Posaunus
Sun May 02, 2021 2:12 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: FS: Schilke 43A, mint condition, cheap - SOLD
Replies: 5
Views: 163

Re: FS: Schilke 43A, mint condition, cheap

Yes, Bob's right - this is an unusual mouthpiece. Very small and very shallow. The smallest of the contoured Schilke "Cimera-Sares" series: • Schilke 47B (Cimera-Sares #1): 24.87mm Cup I.D., medium-shallow • Schilke 45B (Cimera-Sares #2): 24.50mm Cup I.D., medium-shallow • Schilke 43A (Cimera-Sares ...
by Posaunus
Fri Apr 30, 2021 12:52 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Fanfare Trumpets....
Replies: 31
Views: 970

Re: Fanfare Trumpets....

Kanstul is long gone. As far as I know, BAC purchased the factory leftovers - manufacturing equipment, jigs, fixtures, etc. plus perhaps some miscellaneous parts. They may have also acquired drawings / specifications / computer files / ... But I think they got little of Kanstul's manufacturing "know...
by Posaunus
Thu Apr 29, 2021 10:41 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: getzen 725 eterna ii trombone badly dented
Replies: 13
Views: 444

Re: getzen 725 eterna ii trombone badly dented

The bell is almost certainly repairable. It might not look perfect after the crumples are rolled out, but it can be done by a tech who knows the craft. (I had a bell with similar damage, imposed by USPS, successfully restored.) The price will probably be less than you expect, and the results better....
by Posaunus
Tue Apr 27, 2021 8:13 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: All variants of 7-11 small shank trombone mouthpieces
Replies: 39
Views: 7688

Re: All variants of 7-11 small shank trombone mouthpieces

How does the sound and feel of the ET3 "Charlie Loper" compare to a Bach 11C ? Of course this depends on you and even more (given the variations in Bach mouthpieces) on which 11C you compare to. I have one of each. And - no surprise - they play and sound quite similar. To my ear, from behind the be...
by Posaunus
Sun Apr 25, 2021 2:38 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Vintage Conn user ages.
Replies: 48
Views: 1842

Re: Vintage Conn user ages.

You have quite a museum-worthy collection of vintage Conn trombones! :good: I just cannot help myself when it comes to old Conns. They just play great and feel very air efficient. There is one that I am looking very forward to acquiring sometime in the near future. A Conn 30H "Burkle" would be a gr...
by Posaunus
Sun Apr 25, 2021 2:19 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: All variants of 7-11 small shank trombone mouthpieces
Replies: 39
Views: 7688

Re: All variants of 7-11 small shank trombone mouthpieces

The LU is a good piece. The Jiggs is also excellent at a bit smaller. The Loper is a fan favorite but I never got on with it. All of those signature model Marcinciewicz pieces are excellent. I also really like the 12. You might also want to investigate: Marcinkiewicz ET4 (Lloyd Ulyate): Copy of Llo...
by Posaunus
Sat Apr 24, 2021 9:34 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Vintage Conn user ages.
Replies: 48
Views: 1842

Re: Vintage Conn user ages.

TheConnsequence wrote:
Sat Apr 24, 2021 6:26 am
I love my 8H predecessor. Works great with my 12c MV remington. I'd love a Beitel which is the TIS version. Great horns.
You have quite a museum-worthy collection of vintage Conn trombones! :good:
by Posaunus
Fri Apr 23, 2021 10:42 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: All variants of 7-11 small shank trombone mouthpieces
Replies: 39
Views: 7688

Re: All variants of 7-11 small shank trombone mouthpieces

More similar to a 7 than 7c in terms of sound, a bit more nimble with less body. Nice. Now i have to find one [Griego 7} to try:( You might also want to investigate: Marcinkiewicz ET4 (Lloyd Ulyate): Copy of Lloyd's (opened-throat) Bach 7C ! ..... This is my favorite mouthpiece in this size range. ...
by Posaunus
Thu Apr 22, 2021 5:53 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: WTB: DE Rim - ST 99
Replies: 2
Views: 157

WTB: DE Rim - ST 99

Looking to add to my Doug Elliott Small Tenor setup.

In particular, I'd like:
ST 99 Rim {I have an ST 98 and an ST 100 - want to try something in between}

Already found an LT 102 Rim that I wanted.

Please let me know if you have one you can part with. :hi:

Thanks!
by Posaunus
Thu Apr 22, 2021 10:06 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Bach cup depth descriptions
Replies: 7
Views: 419

Re: Bach cup depth descriptions

Burgerbob wrote:
Thu Apr 22, 2021 9:36 am
The 3 and 6.5AL are definitely not the same depth.

As with all things Bach, you have to play them to really find the differences. The catalog is basically worse than useless.
True in so many ways. :good:
by Posaunus
Thu Apr 22, 2021 12:23 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: All variants of 7-11 small shank trombone mouthpieces
Replies: 39
Views: 7688

Re: All variants of 7-11 small shank trombone mouthpieces

Not that it's of world-shaking import, but I'd like some clarification about the Bach small-shank trombone mouthpieces and their history. 1. First, didn't the "Non-C" cups ( e.g. , 12, 11, 7, etc.) historically precede the "C" cups (12C, 11C, 7C, ...)? 2. Is it true that the C cups are a bit shallow...
by Posaunus
Wed Apr 21, 2021 4:28 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Surprise Horns
Replies: 26
Views: 1784

Re: Surprise Horns

dukesboneman wrote:
Wed Apr 21, 2021 3:53 pm
Does anybody else have a horn in the stable that has surprised you?
Yup - happened to me recently when I pulled out my Olds O-25 (purchased some time ago for nostalgia reasons, but not played often) and tried it with a different mouthpiece. What fun!
by Posaunus
Wed Apr 21, 2021 4:25 pm
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 367
Views: 77839

Re: Coronavirus

I wonder what the statistical probability is of coming down with another serious illness or suffering serious injury in a car accident in that 2 million people. EDIT: My error - the number of U.S. vaccinations (as of 13 April) is greater than 75 million, not 2 million. So 6,000 "breakthrough cases"...
by Posaunus
Wed Apr 21, 2021 3:00 pm
Forum: History of the Trombone
Topic: History of King bass trombones
Replies: 52
Views: 28324

Re: History of King bass trombones

I was under the impression that the 290 is the King 8B with all the quirks ironed out, and the 190 is the 4B/F tweaked towards the orchestral side. I guess one person's "tweak" is another's "significant improvement." :idk: In any case, the Benge trombones I've played are (if well-maintained) fine i...
by Posaunus
Wed Apr 21, 2021 2:51 pm
Forum: History of the Trombone
Topic: History of King bass trombones
Replies: 52
Views: 28324

Re: History of King bass trombones

Just for some documentation that you are both correct on this point - Benge trombones were a specific line of rebadged King models. Benge trombones were indeed NOT "rebadged" King models, any more than a Lexus is a "rebadged" Toyota. It's true that Benge branded trombones were built by King employe...
by Posaunus
Wed Apr 21, 2021 2:33 pm
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 367
Views: 77839

Re: Coronavirus

We ain't out of the woods yet! It’s rare and expected, but some fully vaccinated people are catching COVID-19 https://www.bostonglobe.com/2021/04/21/nation/its-rare-some-fully-vaccinated-people-are-catching-covid-19/?s_campaign=breakingnews:newsletter ... about 6,000 unlucky people in the United Sta...
by Posaunus
Tue Apr 20, 2021 4:56 pm
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 367
Views: 77839

Re: Coronavirus

I just got my Pfizer #1 and am waiting 15 minutes before being allowed to leave. Despite the long line - just like Disneyland - everybody seems pretty cheerful. None of my friends in the medical biz have yet seen an allergic reaction to the vaccines. Must be pretty rare. Perhaps in 4 weeks (2 weeks...
by Posaunus
Tue Apr 20, 2021 11:34 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Permenat Retainers
Replies: 15
Views: 407

Re: Permenat Retainers

The nomenclature is jargony. In normal usage a "brace" would be something that tries to keep something in place rather than trying to move something from where it is. I wonder how that happened. I'd blame the British but this stuff appears to be an American invention. As i look at pictures, inside/...
by Posaunus
Mon Apr 19, 2021 11:34 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Conn 88HNV
Replies: 82
Views: 3649

Re: Conn 88HNV

Burgerbob wrote:
Mon Apr 19, 2021 10:51 am
skeletal wrote:
Mon Apr 19, 2021 5:47 am
There's got to be a name for that phenomenon.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frequen ... ion%20bias).
Good find, Aidan! :good:
by Posaunus
Sat Apr 17, 2021 10:52 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Conn 88HNV
Replies: 82
Views: 3649

Re: Conn 88HNV

The 88HNV looks a bit more "pit-friendly" with an F-attachment wrap that doesn't project so far to the rear. Much more compact than an 88HO. Note the "First Look" commentary on the HornGuys Website. https://www.hornguys.com/products/conn-88hnv-new-vintage-tenor-trombone?_pos=1&_sid=3f32c45d4&_ss=r
by Posaunus
Sat Apr 17, 2021 5:05 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Vintage Conn user ages.
Replies: 48
Views: 1842

Re: Vintage Conn user ages.

For what it's worth, I know of at least one full-time professional symphony orchestra trombonist who plays only an Elkhart 88H. He loves it, and sounds great on it. I'm sure that there are more around the country, as previously noted. I don't understand the pissing contest in this thread. Yes, quite...
by Posaunus
Sat Apr 17, 2021 4:41 pm
Forum: History of the Trombone
Topic: 9 foot 3-4 valve brass
Replies: 25
Views: 5552

Re: 9 foot 3-4 valve brass

Wagner tubas? Yes, usually played by french horn players in Nibelungen, Walkyrie or similar late romantic operas, often Wagner, Mahler, Berlioz. The most famous ones are from Alexander, Mainz, Germany. https://gebr-alexander.de/en/wagner-tubas/ No Wagner tubas in Mahler or Berlioz that I know of (a...
by Posaunus
Fri Apr 16, 2021 9:55 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: bass vs tenor
Replies: 21
Views: 1546

Re: bass vs tenor

60% bass vs 40% tenor (to date). Interesting how our little trombone forum (or at least those who respond to such a survey) is rather unrepresentative of the trombone world at large (which surely is majority tenor)! :idk:
by Posaunus
Fri Apr 16, 2021 9:50 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: New ¡Sacabuche! CD
Replies: 12
Views: 567

Re: New ¡Sacabuche! CD

What instruments were you four trombonists playing? Photos / descriptions? Catherine, Peter and I all play Egger tenors after Hainlein, Linda plays a Meinl bass after Oller. Those are all very well made instruments and essentially the Conn 88 and Bach 50 of the sackbut scene in terms of how ubiquit...
by Posaunus
Fri Apr 16, 2021 6:16 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: New ¡Sacabuche! CD
Replies: 12
Views: 567

Re: New ¡Sacabuche! CD

Maximilien,

This is wonderful. What instruments were you four trombonists playing? Photos / descriptions?

They sound terrific - to my untrained ears, quite authentic.

Congratulations! :good:
by Posaunus
Thu Apr 15, 2021 10:07 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Vintage Conn user ages.
Replies: 48
Views: 1842

Re: Vintage Conn user ages.

I'm in the 50+ range, in community band and a brass quintet. I got an Elkhart 88H in 1974. Played that for a couple of years in high school and through college. Got another Elkhart 88H, used, made in about 1975 . Played that for 20 years. Sold about 6 years back. The 1975 may have been a nice Conn ...
by Posaunus
Wed Apr 14, 2021 5:12 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Slide problems
Replies: 17
Views: 756

Re: Slide problems

BGuttman wrote:
Wed Apr 14, 2021 3:10 pm
There are some pretty heavy slide guys in LA. ... Bruce Belo, Brad Close, and John Sandhagen!
:good:
by Posaunus
Tue Apr 13, 2021 10:32 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Conn 88HNV
Replies: 82
Views: 3649

Re: Conn 88HNV

The Elkhart 88H rotor is actually pretty good. The Lindberg CL rotor is better.
by Posaunus
Tue Apr 13, 2021 10:25 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: 1957 88H... with a Thayer??
Replies: 42
Views: 1562

Re: 1957 88H... with a Thayer??

The "original" large-shank Remington 5CL mouthpiece that was supplied with my 1972 Conn 88H is indeed unusual (and surprisingly small) by today's standards. I don't have my measuring tools handy, but I believe the Remington's (rather funnel-shaped) cup had an inner rim diameter of about 25.65mm (sim...
by Posaunus
Tue Apr 13, 2021 6:04 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: WTB: Doug Elliott LT102 Rim
Replies: 0
Views: 88

WTB: Doug Elliott LT102 Rim

Looking to purchase a Doug Elliott LT102 Rim.

Thanks.
by Posaunus
Tue Apr 13, 2021 6:01 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Copies, Clones and the mystery of 'bones
Replies: 78
Views: 2239

Re: Copies, Clones and the mystery of 'bones

Someone should compose a tune called "Tones for Clones Bones."
by Posaunus
Tue Apr 13, 2021 5:22 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: 1957 88H... with a Thayer??
Replies: 42
Views: 1562

Re: 1957 88H... with a Thayer??

And what's wrong with the Remington? It was good enough for a whole generation (or two!) of serious professionals. The Bach 5G became popular because of it. That said, I use a small shank Remington on my Conn 40H. Works nice there. What's wrong with the [original, large-shank] Remington? Perhaps no...
by Posaunus
Tue Apr 13, 2021 4:33 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bach Steiner horn has arrived?
Replies: 39
Views: 2045

Re: Bach Steiner horn has arrived?

Looks like the Gen II 88H valve cap. Wonder if they just used that rotor with different port arrangement. From Bach: " Peter Steiner - .562" traditional rotor with open-port X-brace wrap. The wrap design is compact for opera pit work, allows an open feel with its straight tubes, and the X-gives an ...
by Posaunus
Mon Apr 12, 2021 12:59 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: bass vs tenor
Replies: 21
Views: 1546

Re: bass vs tenor

MrHCinDE wrote:
Sun Apr 11, 2021 11:00 am
How about the holy grail with the best of both worlds:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSL6wghp5VQ
Hard to disagree with Jim Nova! Versatility is important, no matter what you want to play.

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