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by ttf_chipolah
Mon Aug 28, 2017 6:59 am
Forum: Trombonists
Topic: How is Chip Hoehler?
Replies: 13
Views: 10945

How is Chip Hoehler?

<t>To all the kind friends of Chip Hoehler's on his beloved Trombone Forum asking about him:<br/> <br/> I am Anne, his wife. Jonathan Hodgetts of Wessex Tubas, will not be postings updates on Chip's<br/> condition. This is because he has no idea whether or not Chip is dead or alive. Despite being th...
by ttf_chipolah
Fri Jul 21, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Visiting the Wessex USA store-7/21/2017
Replies: 11
Views: 2030

Visiting the Wessex USA store-7/21/2017

<r><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=101243.msg1204314#msg1204314"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=101243.msg1204314#msg1204314]</s>Quote from: LeoInFL on Yesterday at 07:12 AM<e>[/url]</e></URL>How about the medium bore F-attachment?  Model #PB525F(?) I believe.  I...
by ttf_chipolah
Sun Jul 16, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Wessex Bb/F Bass trombone
Replies: 20
Views: 2700

Wessex Bb/F Bass trombone

Wessex is coming out with a new double valve bass trombone designed by Chris Stearn. (Blast) If everything goes according to plan, it should be available in September.
by ttf_chipolah
Sun Jul 16, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Wessex Bb/F Bass trombone
Replies: 20
Views: 2700

Wessex Bb/F Bass trombone

<r><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=101146.msg1203660#msg1203660"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=101146.msg1203660#msg1203660]</s>Quote from: MrPillow on Yesterday at 11:36 AM<e>[/url]</e></URL>There difference there being that Holton was working directly with Yam...
by ttf_chipolah
Tue Jul 11, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Should Wessex make a new Trombonium?
Replies: 31
Views: 4252

Should Wessex make a new Trombonium?

<r><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=101063.msg1203068#msg1203068"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=101063.msg1203068#msg1203068]</s>Quote from: JohnL on Jul 11, 2017, 10:40PM<e>[/url]</e></URL>3-valve compensating or 4-valve compensating? Front or top action?<br/> <...
by ttf_chipolah
Tue Jul 11, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Should Wessex make a new Trombonium?
Replies: 31
Views: 4252

Should Wessex make a new Trombonium?

<r><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=101063.msg1203007#msg1203007"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=101063.msg1203007#msg1203007]</s>Quote from: SethMatrix on Jul 11, 2017, 03:10PM<e>[/url]</e></URL>Sounds cool, but nobody would buy it. What happened to that bass tro...
by ttf_chipolah
Tue Jul 11, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Should Wessex make a new Trombonium?
Replies: 31
Views: 4252

Should Wessex make a new Trombonium?

<t>We are thinking of making a new Trombonium.  We are trying to get some feedback on how much interest there would be.  It would not be like the King or the Conn.  Thinking of something in the .508 range, a compensated valve block, with a front facing bell. Think it would be worth our while to put ...
by ttf_chipolah
Sun Jul 09, 2017 6:36 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: My mouthpiece travels
Replies: 31
Views: 3833

My mouthpiece travels

<r><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=100977.msg1202221#msg1202221"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=100977.msg1202221#msg1202221]</s>Quote from: Graham Martin on Jul 06, 2017, 06:27PM<e>[/url]</e></URL>For many years I have followed Sam's mouthpiece travels and also ...
by ttf_chipolah
Sun Jun 25, 2017 12:53 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Brad Close sackbuts
Replies: 28
Views: 3493

Brad Close sackbuts

Hey Brad...   Looking good !!!  Good luck with them.   Chip
by ttf_chipolah
Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Nartiss sackbut review
Replies: 36
Views: 4413

Nartiss sackbut review

<r><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=100019.msg1199513#msg1199513"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=100019.msg1199513#msg1199513]</s>Quote from: Le.Tromboniste on Jun 20, 2017, 08:01AM<e>[/url]</e></URL>Yes, I know, I'm eager to try one, even though their appearance ...
by ttf_chipolah
Tue Jun 20, 2017 1:06 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Nartiss sackbut review
Replies: 36
Views: 4413

Nartiss sackbut review

FYI... Wessex has sackbuts also; Alto, Tenor and Bass.
by ttf_chipolah
Thu Jun 01, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: Found on the Net
Topic: Knockoff Edwards Bass Trombone?
Replies: 13
Views: 2198

Knockoff Edwards Bass Trombone?

This is, without a doubt, a Chinese copy.  I'm positive that is a Jinbao case, or a copy. Some Chinese factories copy other Chinese instruments. 
by ttf_chipolah
Sun May 28, 2017 12:54 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Carbon Fiber lube questions
Replies: 4
Views: 1059

Carbon Fiber lube questions

<r><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=100231.msg1195806#msg1195806"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=100231.msg1195806#msg1195806]</s>Quote from: RJMason on May 27, 2017, 04:58PM<e>[/url]</e></URL>Just use normal slide lube it's the same and won't mess with carbon fib...
by ttf_chipolah
Sat May 27, 2017 10:25 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Carbon Fiber lube questions
Replies: 4
Views: 1059

Carbon Fiber lube questions

Can anyone shed some light on lubrication of Carbon Fiber slides? What about Carbon fiber inners and outers as opposed to chrome-plated inners and carbon fiber outers? Any info would be very much appreciated.  Thanks in advance.
by ttf_chipolah
Mon May 22, 2017 3:13 am
Forum: Classified Advertisements
Topic: FS...1968 vintage small bore Holton
Replies: 0
Views: 321

FS...1968 vintage small bore Holton

<t>For sale is a 1968 TR-301, which is the new number for the model 69. The numbering system was changed in the mid-60's when Leblanc took over Holton. This is a little different than other 69's, because it was a custom order with an 8 inch yellow brass bell instead of rose brass.  For those who are...
by ttf_chipolah
Sun May 21, 2017 8:39 am
Forum: Classified Advertisements
Topic: Looking for a Martin TR-4524A or TR-4525
Replies: 0
Views: 317

Looking for a Martin TR-4524A or TR-4525

As it says on the title...  I'm looking for a Holton/Martin TR-4524A or a TR-4525 in good condition. Please let me know if you have one. Thank you.
by ttf_chipolah
Fri May 19, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Bass Trombone Stand Recommendations
Replies: 19
Views: 2597

Bass Trombone Stand Recommendations

The Wessex trombone stand is much sturdier than the K&M 14990.  I know, because I have both.  The Wessex is better for a Bass Trombone. And... the price is right !!!
by ttf_chipolah
Fri May 19, 2017 10:16 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bach Trombones
Replies: 16
Views: 2275

Bach Trombones

IMHO...   The Bachs that are produced these days, are not up to the standard of early Bachs. (whether they were inconsistent or not) Sorry Bach lovers !!!
by ttf_chipolah
Fri May 19, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Nartiss sackbut review
Replies: 36
Views: 4413

Nartiss sackbut review

<r><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=100019.msg1194414#msg1194414"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=100019.msg1194414#msg1194414]</s>Quote from: Le.Tromboniste on May 19, 2017, 07:49AM<e>[/url]</e></URL>Pretty sure they're made in China, like the rest of his brand's ...
by ttf_chipolah
Wed May 17, 2017 7:41 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Suggestions on trombone stands?
Replies: 73
Views: 8045

Suggestions on trombone stands?

<r><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=83215.msg1194057#msg1194057"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=83215.msg1194057#msg1194057]</s>Quote from: BillO on May 17, 2017, 06:53AM<e>[/url]</e></URL>It's unfortunate you use FedEX.  That would be a deal breaker for me.  FedE...
by ttf_chipolah
Wed May 17, 2017 4:31 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Suggestions on trombone stands?
Replies: 73
Views: 8045

Suggestions on trombone stands?

<r><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=83215.msg1194040#msg1194040"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=83215.msg1194040#msg1194040]</s>Quote from: SilverBone on May 17, 2017, 03:24AM<e>[/url]</e></URL>Maybe it would be cheaper to ship a batch of these to a US distributor...
by ttf_chipolah
Wed May 17, 2017 1:59 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Suggestions on trombone stands?
Replies: 73
Views: 8045

Suggestions on trombone stands?

<r>OK...  We have the stand in stock in England.  The price of the stand including shipping to the US will be around $40, give or take $1 or $2 either way, because I don't know the exact shipping cost.I'll find that out in a day or two. If you are interested, contact me directly and I'll take care o...
by ttf_chipolah
Tue May 16, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Single Valve Bass Trombone Recommendations
Replies: 38
Views: 5469

Single Valve Bass Trombone Recommendations

FYI...   Wessex has a single bass.
by ttf_chipolah
Tue May 16, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Suggestions on trombone stands?
Replies: 73
Views: 8045

Suggestions on trombone stands?

<r><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=83215.msg1193935#msg1193935"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=83215.msg1193935#msg1193935]</s>Quote from: Matt K on May 16, 2017, 11:44AM<e>[/url]</e></URL>This guy?<br/> <br/> <URL url="http://www.wessex-tubas.com/shop/accessorie...
by ttf_chipolah
Tue May 16, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Suggestions on trombone stands?
Replies: 73
Views: 8045

Suggestions on trombone stands?

I have a K&M 14990 and I like it. But...  I now have a Wessex trombone stand and it is much sturdier than the K&M. It is far better for a bass trombone.  It is based on a cymbal stand bottom and a trombone stand top. It is not expensive.
by ttf_chipolah
Tue May 16, 2017 6:45 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Michael Rath Trombones - Whats Your Opinion
Replies: 40
Views: 5584

Michael Rath Trombones - Whats Your Opinion

<r><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=99914.msg1193693#msg1193693"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=99914.msg1193693#msg1193693]</s>Quote from: blast on May 15, 2017, 05:20AM<e>[/url]</e></URL>The out of the box impression is almost all about feel. Sound can only real...
by ttf_chipolah
Thu May 04, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: Found on the Net
Topic: Am I The Only One To Cringe?
Replies: 22
Views: 3164

Am I The Only One To Cringe?

OUCH !!!!!!!
by ttf_chipolah
Thu May 04, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: Found on the Net
Topic: Am I The Only One To Cringe?
Replies: 22
Views: 3164

Am I The Only One To Cringe?

OUCH !!!!!!!
by ttf_chipolah
Thu May 04, 2017 8:52 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Budget alternatives of King 2B
Replies: 65
Views: 7419

Budget alternatives of King 2B

<r><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=99710.msg1192044#msg1192044"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=99710.msg1192044#msg1192044]</s>Quote from: bonenick on May 02, 2017, 08:51AM<e>[/url]</e></URL>That's good Geez, but I meant about more like new decent brands like Car...
by ttf_chipolah
Thu May 04, 2017 8:24 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Development of an Ergonomic Euphonium
Replies: 43
Views: 5222

Development of an Ergonomic Euphonium

The Festivo can be played at least 2 ways; 4 in line, or as a 3+1. The left hand reaches around very easily for the 4th valve.
by ttf_chipolah
Thu May 04, 2017 8:24 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Development of an Ergonomic Euphonium
Replies: 43
Views: 5222

Development of an Ergonomic Euphonium

The Festivo can be played at least 2 ways; 4 in line, or as a 3+1. The left hand reaches around very easily for the 4th valve.
by ttf_chipolah
Thu May 04, 2017 8:17 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: New Wessex PB525 medium bore trombone
Replies: 11
Views: 2393

New Wessex PB525 medium bore trombone

I will answer the 2 questions here...   Yes, there is a version with an F-attachment.(PB/F 525)  The slide is the same width as the Bach 36.(wide)
by ttf_chipolah
Wed May 03, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: New Wessex PB525 medium bore trombone
Replies: 11
Views: 2393

New Wessex PB525 medium bore trombone

<r><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=99677.msg1192149#msg1192149"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=99677.msg1192149#msg1192149]</s>Quote from: Bellend on May 03, 2017, 08:24AM<e>[/url]</e></URL>Hi, could you elaborate on that a bit? Cleaned up how?<br/> <br/> Thanks<...
by ttf_chipolah
Tue May 02, 2017 8:10 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: New Wessex PB525 medium bore trombone
Replies: 11
Views: 2393

New Wessex PB525 medium bore trombone

It is not a larger bore "Urbie".  It's more like a Bach 36 cleaned up a bit.
by ttf_chipolah
Sat Apr 29, 2017 1:21 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Development of an Ergonomic Euphonium
Replies: 43
Views: 5222

Development of an Ergonomic Euphonium

<r><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=99570.msg1191641#msg1191641"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=99570.msg1191641#msg1191641]</s>Quote from: BGuttman on Apr 28, 2017, 06:49PM<e>[/url]</e></URL>These exist.  I believe made by Conn.  3 valve, though.<br/> <br/> There...
by ttf_chipolah
Wed Apr 26, 2017 11:28 pm
Forum: Trombonists
Topic: Charlie Small - R.I.P.
Replies: 8
Views: 8958

Charlie Small - R.I.P.

<r><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=99463.msg1191254#msg1191254"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=99463.msg1191254#msg1191254]</s>Quote from: Rockymountaintrombone on Apr 26, 2017, 03:13PM<e>[/url]</e></URL>-------------<br/> the  modern  age  is to  say  nothing  w...
by ttf_chipolah
Wed Apr 26, 2017 11:28 pm
Forum: Trombonists
Topic: Charlie Small - R.I.P.
Replies: 8
Views: 8958

Charlie Small - R.I.P.

<r><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=99463.msg1191254#msg1191254"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=99463.msg1191254#msg1191254]</s>Quote from: Rockymountaintrombone on Apr 26, 2017, 03:13PM<e>[/url]</e></URL>-------------<br/> the  modern  age  is to  say  nothing  w...
by ttf_chipolah
Tue Apr 25, 2017 11:25 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Development of an Ergonomic Euphonium
Replies: 43
Views: 5222

Development of an Ergonomic Euphonium

<r><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=99570.msg1191082#msg1191082"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=99570.msg1191082#msg1191082]</s>Quote from: bonenick on Apr 25, 2017, 03:41PM<e>[/url]</e></URL> <IMG src="http://tromboneforum.org/Smileys/otjf/shuffle.gif"><s>[img]</...
by ttf_chipolah
Sun Apr 23, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: Classified Advertisements
Topic: Pbones $60 each!! Or will trade two for a pbone mini
Replies: 1
Views: 504

Pbones $60 each!! Or will trade two for a pbone mini

I'm confused.  Why would you want a pbone mini and why would you trade 2 pbones for it? (just asking)
by ttf_chipolah
Sun Apr 23, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: How does a Bach 7c compare to a Bach 6 1/2 AL?
Replies: 16
Views: 3657

How does a Bach 7c compare to a Bach 6 1/2 AL?

<r><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=99342.msg1190164#msg1190164"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=99342.msg1190164#msg1190164]</s>Quote from: afugate on Apr 19, 2017, 09:17AM<e>[/url]</e></URL>Chip, I assume the 6-3/4C mp shipped with the Wessex .525 is modeled off ...
by ttf_chipolah
Fri Apr 14, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: How does a Bach 7c compare to a Bach 6 1/2 AL?
Replies: 16
Views: 3657

How does a Bach 7c compare to a Bach 6 1/2 AL?

<t>I played a 6-3/4C for many years(45 years) and I loved it.  I now play a 6-1/2A (not AL). When I played mostly lead, the 6-3/4C was perfect for me. Since I don't play much lead now, I went to the 6-1/2A.  I feel that is a comfortable change for me. I very highly recommend the 6-3/4C. (I played a ...
by ttf_chipolah
Sat Apr 08, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: Trombonists
Topic: Rare Footage of Dorsey Bros Band Live
Replies: 26
Views: 3206

Rare Footage of Dorsey Bros Band Live

<t>Yes...    Flea Campbell, Johnny Frosk, Lee Castle and Pauly Cohen in the Trumpet section. (I'm fairly sure)  Tak Takvorian on Trombone.  I don't recognize anyone else from the video.  The band was really swinging.  Later, when Sam Donahue had the band in the early 1960's, he was a perfectionist l...
by ttf_chipolah
Sat Apr 08, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: Trombonists
Topic: Rare Footage of Dorsey Bros Band Live
Replies: 26
Views: 3206

Rare Footage of Dorsey Bros Band Live

<t>Yes...    Flea Campbell, Johnny Frosk, Lee Castle and Pauly Cohen in the Trumpet section. (I'm fairly sure)  Tak Takvorian on Trombone.  I don't recognize anyone else from the video.  The band was really swinging.  Later, when Sam Donahue had the band in the early 1960's, he was a perfectionist l...
by ttf_chipolah
Wed Apr 05, 2017 11:16 am
Forum: The Business of Music
Topic: Starting at 26 and would make a living of it in the future, realistic or not?
Replies: 11
Views: 10937

Starting at 26 and would make a living of it in the future, realistic or not?

<t>As a trombone player who lives in France (Vaucluse) most of the time, I have to say that being a full time musician in France is difficult, unless you are of the very highest standard and live in a large urban area. There just isn't a lot of work for musicians (especially trombone players) for th...
by ttf_chipolah
Thu Mar 09, 2017 12:52 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Single Valve Bass Trombone Recommendations
Replies: 38
Views: 5469

Single Valve Bass Trombone Recommendations

This may be blatant advertising here,(please forgive me if it is) but Wessex makes a dual bore(.547/.562) "Supertenor" PB/F-555 which has a .579 standard rotary valve. That might be what you're looking for. It plays very well and is a good price.
by ttf_chipolah
Fri Dec 02, 2016 8:18 am
Forum: Classified Advertisements
Topic: WTB 4 VALVE BELLFRONT BARITONE EUPHONIUM
Replies: 7
Views: 1616

WTB 4 VALVE BELLFRONT BARITONE EUPHONIUM

Wessex has one.  Go on the Wessex Tubas website.  New price is $975.oo.
by ttf_chipolah
Thu Dec 01, 2016 12:58 pm
Forum: Pedagogy
Topic: How to Play Lead Trombone in a Big Band
Replies: 18
Views: 2598

How to Play Lead Trombone in a Big Band

<r><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=94217.msg1168135#msg1168135"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=94217.msg1168135#msg1168135]</s>Quote from: Woolworth on Nov 30, 2016, 09:02AM<e>[/url]</e></URL>Lots of helpful information in this book.  But not at the asking price!...
by ttf_chipolah
Tue Oct 11, 2016 11:04 am
Forum: Polls
Topic: Diversity on TTF
Replies: 46
Views: 18008

Diversity on TTF

<r><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=93600.msg1160270#msg1160270"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=93600.msg1160270#msg1160270]</s>Quote from: sabutin on Oct 11, 2016, 09:10AM<e>[/url]</e></URL>Me too.<br/> <br/> Exactly that.<br/> <br/> Thank you.<br/> <br/> S.<br/>...
by ttf_chipolah
Wed Sep 28, 2016 6:53 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Elkhart-made Holton TR181 bass trombone report
Replies: 52
Views: 8232

Elkhart-made Holton TR181 bass trombone report

<r><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=92327.msg1133804#msg1133804"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=92327.msg1133804#msg1133804]</s>Quote from: armjstp on Apr 30, 2016, 03:46PM<e>[/url]</e></URL>Holton has been completely integrated into Conn-Selmer portfolio for year...
by ttf_chipolah
Thu Jul 28, 2016 8:45 am
Forum: Other Musicians and Ensembles
Topic: The Abstract Big Band
Replies: 2
Views: 7319

The Abstract Big Band

Very nice !!!   Thanks for posting !!!

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