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by sf105
Fri Oct 19, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS Conn 1928 large bore.
Replies: 1
Views: 173

Re: FS Conn 1928 large bore.

could you post the pictures anyway?
by sf105
Fri Oct 19, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Conn 2h anyone?
Replies: 13
Views: 319

Re: Conn 2h anyone?

That said, if it's in decent condition, it seems a shame to put a historic instrument at risk in a street band. There are lots of second hand horns, and good modern chinese horns, that would do. Or, maybe a pbone?
by sf105
Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Mozart Operas
Replies: 8
Views: 222

Re: Mozart Operas

The Flute was my introduction to Mozart. Magical (literally)
by sf105
Sun Oct 07, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Edwin Anderson
Replies: 3
Views: 285

Re: Edwin Anderson

Damn. An excellent person and phenomenal player.
by sf105
Sat Sep 22, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Lightweight bright indy bass trombone for big band ?
Replies: 37
Views: 1045

Re: Lightweight bright indy bass trombone for big band ?

Have you considered a Conn 72/73? If you get a good one, they can be very responsive and there's enough of them around that it's not a crime to convert one to indy. With the right adjustments they can be very snappy.
by sf105
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: King Duo Gravis: Is conversion to independent valves possible?
Replies: 7
Views: 394

Re: King Duo Gravis: Is conversion to independent valves possible?

My take is that the design of the DuoGravis is very carefully balanced. There are many subtleties, like the way the valve tubing drains condensation automatically under normal use. I wouldn't take the risk of cutting a DuoGravis, especially as they're not making them any more. Either find a 7B or, i...
by sf105
Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Is there a good BBb contra?
Replies: 32
Views: 2192

Re: Is there a good BBb contra?

Sounds like we agreed on a fair price then. Thanks for the data point. The new price is nearly £6k, so it seemed about right. I feel a new thread coming on in a couple of years time: What's the most cost-effective way to get hold of a usable F contra? My suspicion is that buying something cheapish ...
by sf105
Mon Sep 10, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Props to Doug Elliott
Replies: 4
Views: 463

Re: Props to Doug Elliott

what's your combo?
by sf105
Fri Sep 07, 2018 5:45 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Props to Doug Elliott
Replies: 4
Views: 463

Re: Props to Doug Elliott

+1. Turned out I've been Doing It Wrong for years. Slowly on the road to recovery...
by sf105
Sun Sep 02, 2018 6:49 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Compatibility of King 7B slide with DuoGravis?
Replies: 3
Views: 391

Compatibility of King 7B slide with DuoGravis?

I have a DG SilverSonic that appears to have been around a bit. I've had the slide in for repair and it's serviceable but, frankly, not as good as it could be. I also have a lead on a 7B slide. Does anyone know if the 7B slide will just work on a DG? Not least because I believe the crook for the SS'...
by sf105
Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Wich rare horn would you buy EVEN...
Replies: 51
Views: 2667

Re: Wich rare horn would you buy EVEN...

32H arrived and I am loving it! Paired it with the DE LT102/LT-D/D4 mouthpiece picked for my 79H and it is an amazingly flexible horn. Easy & soaring upper range as well as great lower range. I am hooked! Good to hear. I use mine with Conn 2 & 3 mouthpieces (depending on the mood) and it really cam...
by sf105
Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Bass Trombone Jazz/Symphonic
Replies: 19
Views: 768

Re: Bass Trombone Jazz/Symphonic

For big band, the biggest crime is sounding late. Sometimes it's more like a bass drum than something lyrical. For symphonic band, probably the biggest crime is standing out by rasping.
by sf105
Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Wich rare horn would you buy EVEN...
Replies: 51
Views: 2667

Re: Wich rare horn would you buy EVEN...

I'm curious about Noah's modern Fuchs project. Can't imagine what it cost. I once lost a 'bay auction for a Holton 169 that went well over the asking. Got to try it out and it was fantastic. Copies..... I am, as you know Steve, playing on the Bill Symington copy of my Mt Vernon 1 1/2G.... you have ...
by sf105
Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Wich rare horn would you buy EVEN...
Replies: 51
Views: 2667

Re: Wich rare horn would you buy EVEN...

I'm curious about Noah's modern Fuchs project. Can't imagine what it cost.

I once lost a 'bay auction for a Holton 169 that went well over the asking. Got to try it out and it was fantastic.
by sf105
Tue Jul 31, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Ed Anderson has a amazing sound!
Replies: 3
Views: 373

Re: Ed Anderson has a amazing sound!

And a true gent as well. As a humble student, I met him once and I couldn't been nicer.
by sf105
Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Elkhart Conn 60H
Replies: 7
Views: 880

Re: FS: Elkhart Conn 60H

@blast, could use a BrassArk pipe? It works pretty well with mine.

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by sf105
Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:07 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Everything Else
Topic: Wtb: ergobone
Replies: 5
Views: 380

Re: Wtb: ergobone

I bought mine direct from their website https://www.ergobrass.com
by sf105
Sat Jul 07, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: What we're doing
Replies: 156
Views: 7486

Re: What we're doing

This weekend, hacking through a couple of acts of Die Frau Ohne Schatten (Strauss) with Fulham Opera. It's brutal but we get there, and we're all sweating this weekend.

Then one quintet blow through before shutting down for the summer break.

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by sf105
Thu Jul 05, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Who are your favorite bass trombone players who played on a Elkhart Conn 62H?
Replies: 15
Views: 982

Re: Who are your favorite bass trombone players who played on a Elkhart Conn 62H?

Top of my head, Don Harwood (NYPhil), Hal Janks (Met) owned my 60H for a while, BB McCullogh (Pittsburgh) I think, I've seen one in the pit at Covent Garden (not sure which player), our own @blast from time to time.
by sf105
Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Traditional 19th c. German Mouthpieces
Replies: 5
Views: 521

Re: Traditional 19th c. German Mouthpieces

@blast. Fascinating. What, then, would have the original mouthpiece for the Fuchs 70H looked like? And when did things get bigger?
by sf105
Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: Two great horns for sale - Now accepting Paypal
Replies: 17
Views: 2577

Re: Two great horns for sale - Now accepting Paypal

The 32H is a great horn (although I think mine is post-WWII), especially with a Conn 2 or 3 mouthpiece.
by sf105
Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: What Symphonies should I listen to?
Replies: 8
Views: 578

Re: What Symphonies should I listen to?

BBC Radio3 has a weekly programme called CD Review (showing its age?). It includes excellent recording reviews and a section called "Building a library" which exhaustively compares all the recordings of a piece. I believe you can stream this even in the US. Also, Building a Library is a BBC podcast....
by sf105
Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:21 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Bass Trombone Pedal Range Help
Replies: 8
Views: 885

Re: Bass Trombone Pedal Range Help

Agree with Doug (he knows his stuff). A Shilke 59 is more than adequate for playing down in that register.
by sf105
Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Valve Trombone Acceptance
Replies: 29
Views: 2191

Re: Valve Trombone Acceptance

I've seen valve trombones used regularly in Italian community bands. So just move there... :)
by sf105
Sat Jun 09, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bass Trombones- Single vs Dependent vs Independent
Replies: 107
Views: 10823

Re: Bass Trombones- Single vs Dependent vs Independent

The single-valve fight back starts here!
by sf105
Sat Jun 09, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Miles Anderson
Replies: 6
Views: 853

Re: Miles Anderson

Miles was very nice to me when I was but a student. He let me sit in the control room for a recording he was doing. I also appreciate him for being one of the first to realise that he didn't need a large bore horn once he was playing solo.
by sf105
Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Rite of Spring bass trumpet - what instrument originally?
Replies: 1
Views: 424

Re: Rite of Spring bass trumpet - what instrument originally?

We did it last year with a low Eb trumpet (courtesy of John Shaddock). It worked very well and made sense as a doubling part. It's not that hard to get hold of middle-European instruments. I know it's common these days to use a C or Bb (I've done it), but it's pretty boring waiting around. Also, I t...
by sf105
Wed May 16, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Conductors that use trombones as scapegoats
Replies: 42
Views: 3099

Re: Conductors that use trombones as scapegoats

Wasn't there are story about how Harry Glantz (1st trumpet NBC Orchestra) finally retired from the business when his section ended up miming in front a big-name conductor with the hand.
by sf105
Tue May 08, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bass Trombones- Single vs Dependent vs Independent
Replies: 107
Views: 10823

Re: Bass Trombones- Single vs Dependent vs Independent

When Ed Anderson switched to a Bach 50B3, he had a tuning slide made to put the second valve in independent C; this maintained the relationship of the F attachment, but down an octave (his previous dependent 50B2 was set up for C with both valves). The aforementioned reference to Don Harwood's inde...
by sf105
Tue May 08, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bass Trombones- Single vs Dependent vs Independent
Replies: 107
Views: 10823

Re: Bass Trombones- Single vs Dependent vs Independent

Did the Symphony Fanstastique recently on a small horn. The pedals cut straight through the band without killing anyone. Berlioz knew what he was doing. Berlioz didn't even put the pedal Bbs in the 3rd trombone part. I think he was expecting an instrument in Eb or F. ??? Not in the edition I was pl...
by sf105
Mon May 07, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: King 3B Silversonic
Replies: 9
Views: 1196

Re: FS: King 3B Silversonic

Curious. Any idea how it compares with the change in leadpipe?
by sf105
Mon May 07, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bass Trombones- Single vs Dependent vs Independent
Replies: 107
Views: 10823

Re: Bass Trombones- Single vs Dependent vs Independent

In the last year, I have been able to use my single 60H one time in a performance setting. I never felt safe bringing it to an unknown gig or in the orchestra section. I have noticed a couple other horns that have easier playing pedal ranges than my Bach, but never to the point that I would change....
by sf105
Thu May 03, 2018 4:51 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bass Trombones- Single vs Dependent vs Independent
Replies: 107
Views: 10823

Re: Bass Trombones- Single vs Dependent vs Independent

Took the single in. Played the show.... some stuff easier... some stuff harder.... at the end of the show I asked the principal trumpet if he heard any difference.... basically, no. These are therefore very fine details that we are talking about. Splitting hairs. Ah well...... Chris But splitting h...
by sf105
Tue May 01, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Is there a good BBb contra?
Replies: 32
Views: 2192

Re: Is there a good BBb contra?

MoominDave wrote:
Tue May 01, 2018 6:57 am
BGuttman wrote:
Mon Apr 30, 2018 1:30 pm
Also, in 1901 Jake Burkle was a beginner, so I don't think he's the brains.
Not the case at all. He started working for them in 1875, 26 years earlier.
Holy cow, so he would have been there for 50 years by the time he started working on the 30/2?

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by sf105
Mon Apr 30, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Is there a good BBb contra?
Replies: 32
Views: 2192

Re: Is there a good BBb contra?

How did we know how to do stuff in 1901 but not nowadays? Or is it just that only the good ones survived?
by sf105
Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Rotary bass trumpets...
Replies: 10
Views: 808

Re: Rotary bass trumpets...

You might want to take a look at Wessex, who have both piston and rotary versions. Although, I think to be truly European it probably ought to be in C. If you don't mind pistons, I use a Holton which isn't bad and is definitely a trumpet rather than a rewrapped trombone, could probably use a 3rd val...
by sf105
Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:47 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Is there a good BBb contra?
Replies: 32
Views: 2192

Re: Is there a good BBb contra?

Or perhaps talk to Wessex? Apparently their new contra is much better than the first version.
by sf105
Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bass Trombones- Single vs Dependent vs Independent
Replies: 107
Views: 10823

Re: Bass Trombones- Single vs Dependent vs Independent

On "the other" site we had a discussion about a C bass with a Bb valve normally engaged and a second valve possibly in F that a forum member had constructed from a Schiller bass bone. Had a short slide. There might have been a European maker who had a similar model. Anyone have links or pics? With ...
by sf105
Sun Apr 08, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bass Trombones- Single vs Dependent vs Independent
Replies: 107
Views: 10823

Re: Bass Trombones- Single vs Dependent vs Independent

Took the single in. Played the show.... some stuff easier... some stuff harder.... at the end of the show I asked the principal trumpet if he heard any difference.... basically, no. These are therefore very fine details that we are talking about. Splitting hairs. Ah well...... Chris True, but part ...
by sf105
Sun Apr 08, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: TTF Archives are LIVE!
Replies: 58
Views: 5898

Re: TTF Archives are LIVE!

Great job.

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by sf105
Sat Apr 07, 2018 5:33 am
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: Horns info
Replies: 20
Views: 2205

Re: Horns info

snieckarz wrote:
Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:39 am
I, too, second bringing back the "stable" area. I added my horns in my signature and thankfully stayed under the 250 character limit.
Oooh, you got the Burkle 38H. What's it like?

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by sf105
Thu Apr 05, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bass Trombones- Single vs Dependent vs Independent
Replies: 107
Views: 10823

Re: Bass Trombones- Single vs Dependent vs Independent

When I was in college I experimented with a "rational" Bb/G/E/D combo. I could play 2 octaves up from trigger C barely moving the slide. I gave it up because I couldn't remember all the combinations. Nowadays, I seem to be spending most of my time on single trigger horns...
by sf105
Thu Apr 05, 2018 6:05 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Strange 88H spotted
Replies: 13
Views: 1510

Re: Strange 88H spotted

No longer available. It really looked like an original 60H. Should have moved faster...
by sf105
Fri Mar 30, 2018 6:41 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bass Trombones- Single vs Dependent vs Independent
Replies: 107
Views: 10823

Re: Bass Trombones- Single vs Dependent vs Independent

More than that, as a matter of choice, it would be an Indi. I have never felt a downside compared to stacked rotors and the extra possibilities make the Indi a no-brainer. Buy used.... there are some great old trombones out there. At the moment I am playing Indi rotors tuned Bb/F/Eb/bC..... Some re...

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