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by Specialk3700
Wed Feb 12, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: In defense of Yamaha
Replies: 70
Views: 2016

Re: In defense of Yamaha

Beyond that, all Yamaha horns are is copies of American horns and combining those various parts into something they claim to be innovative or original. I don't like Bach, but I'd buy a Bach before a Yamaha. The early Yamahas were definitely copies or at least inspired by American horns. But, the mo...
by Specialk3700
Tue Jan 07, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Ordering from Greg Black
Replies: 45
Views: 2132

Re: Ordering from Greg Black

You could always see if someone here or on Facebook has one they are willing to part with.
by Specialk3700
Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Horn questions and input
Replies: 28
Views: 1503

Re: Horn questions and input

I think option 1 would be a great way to go. I've heard a lot of good things regarding smaller slides when playing first trombone or in a smaller ensembles. Also this gives you the flexibility to use the .547 slide you already have or a .525/.547 depending on the music. The horn guys have a pretty g...
by Specialk3700
Sat Jan 04, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Cases
Topic: FS: Protec iPac for bass
Replies: 19
Views: 1764

Re: FS: Protec iPac for bass

My independent thayers on my Edwards fit without any headache.
by Specialk3700
Sat Dec 14, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Bass trombone mouthpiece advice
Replies: 24
Views: 1655

Re: Bass trombone mouthpiece advice

I'd go with a 2g. Doesn't feel like a toilet bowl for someone just learning bass. After a few months of playing a bass I would consider moving to a larger mouthpiece. That said, a 2g is definitely a bass trombone sized mouthpiece.
by Specialk3700
Tue Dec 10, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Rath Bass Trombones
Replies: 19
Views: 1522

Re: Rath Bass Trombones

I played multiple JP Rath 333 bass trombones at the mid West clinic last year. I was very impressed with them. They reminded me of Yamaha bass trombones. It played much better than the Wessex at the show but the Wessex was much cheaper.
by Specialk3700
Thu Dec 05, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Everything Else
Topic: FS bass trombone paddle and saddle conn 62
Replies: 2
Views: 223

Re: FS bass trombone paddle and saddle conn 62

mrdeacon wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 3:17 pm
Woof. Best of luck selling them but I highly doubt you'll get $200 for them.
Given enough time and the right person they will sell. I know a few people who will spend big bucks for originals.
by Specialk3700
Tue Dec 03, 2019 5:00 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: Various Items
Replies: 5
Views: 449

Re: Various Items

Pm sent
by Specialk3700
Fri Nov 22, 2019 6:03 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Tuning slide on Edwards B454 loose randomly.
Replies: 8
Views: 442

Re: Tuning slide on Edwards B454 loose randomly.

I've had this issue on mine. I just switched to hetman tuning slide grease which is super thick and that solved my problems.
by Specialk3700
Thu Nov 21, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Holton TR-181 opinions
Replies: 6
Views: 407

Re: Holton TR-181 opinions

I used to have one. Not bad horns, I really liked the sound, but I found it a difficult instrument to play in general. I wouldn't pay $2,000 for one.
by Specialk3700
Thu Oct 31, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: is this an Edwards alto?
Replies: 10
Views: 770

Re: is this an Edwards alto?

harrisonreed wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 5:05 pm
Neo Bri wrote:
Wed Oct 30, 2019 8:55 pm
Speaking of which, I wonder how Edwards is doing now. It feels like Shires became more in style.
I was thinking the complete opposite thing. I've been seeing less and less shires around.
I think it really depends on your location
by Specialk3700
Sun Sep 01, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Low Range/Pedal
Replies: 13
Views: 1277

Re: Low Range/Pedal

Long tones my friend
by Specialk3700
Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Bass Trombone Sound?
Replies: 129
Views: 9254

Re: Bass Trombone Sound?

Only on the trombone forum have I seen GR mentioned so much. Never in lesson or just talking about trombone in general. Not to say GR isn't a important figure for bass bone, he most definitely is. I just think he is being blown out of proportion. You can definitely become a fantastic bass trombonist...
by Specialk3700
Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Bass Trombone Sound?
Replies: 129
Views: 9254

Re: Bass Trombone Sound?

You cant get away with making less of Georges contribution past and present, its simply immense. I have expressed that I didn’t listen to a lot of George Roberts and that the biggest influence on my sound was the person I study with. I have been sitting next to this person for 18 years every week f...
by Specialk3700
Sun Aug 25, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Holton TR181 v Rath R900
Replies: 14
Views: 1033

Re: Holton TR181 v Rath R900

Old 181's were good and reliable, played better in tune than most horns and made a good sound with the right player and mouthpiece. Shame it sounds like they went so wrong.... Chris I had a well kept 181 with a serial number dating it to 1979. I don't think it's about the age. I think the consisten...
by Specialk3700
Sat Aug 24, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Holton TR181 v Rath R900
Replies: 14
Views: 1033

Re: Holton TR181 v Rath R900

I haven't played a r900 but a tr181 can definitely bark. But, they're definitely hard to play. The tuning on mine was all over the place and it didn't play very even in any range. It had a fantastic sound though.
by Specialk3700
Sat Aug 17, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Ergobone redesign
Replies: 12
Views: 899

Re: Ergobone redesign

Very interesting. As someone who has never used ergobone what would be the advantage of this design?
by Specialk3700
Sat Aug 03, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: modern Conn 62H
Replies: 15
Views: 1426

Re: modern Conn 62H

Bach5G wrote:
Sat Aug 03, 2019 8:52 am
I wonder if it suffers in comparison to the original. Expectations too high?

B Reichenbach had a hand in its development, IIRC.
It's a pretty different horn from the original. I'm not sure if that's a great comparison to make.
by Specialk3700
Fri Aug 02, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Differences between different valves/triggers
Replies: 10
Views: 825

Re: Differences between different valves/triggers

Personally I think a lot of the "thayers require tons of up keep" talk is overblow (pun intended). The newer designs of thayers have significantly reduced the required oil and cleaning. My personal experience with my independent Edwards thayers is that all they need is to be oiled every week which t...
by Specialk3700
Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:14 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Bass mouthpiece search
Replies: 7
Views: 773

Re: Bass mouthpiece search

Yamaha 59
by Specialk3700
Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Shires Q Too Bright to Blend?
Replies: 6
Views: 927

Re: Shires Q Too Bright to Blend?

I think the best thing you can do is play one yourself and find out if it works for you.
by Specialk3700
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Wessex is letting down
Replies: 22
Views: 2257

Re: Wessex is letting down

Mikebmiller wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:40 am
I would look at the JP line of horns for a good quality Chinese import. They seem to be getting a lot of good reviews and just about any local music store can sell them.
This. At the Midwest clinic the Wessex trombones I play were ok. The JP horns were up there with Bach, Conn, and Yamaha.
by Specialk3700
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Dream Trombones?
Replies: 72
Views: 6104

Re: Dream Trombones?

Give me a M&W and I'll never look in the classifieds again
by Specialk3700
Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Carbon Fiber Trombone STAND
Replies: 24
Views: 2360

Re: Carbon Fiber Trombone STAND

I'm not really sure as why to buy this over a stand that you can store in your bell. Just seem more expensive for no great gain.
by Specialk3700
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Home Trombone Studios (physical space) - give me recs!
Replies: 7
Views: 745

Re: Home Trombone Studios (physical space) - give me recs!

Depending on were you live you may want to consider how you will heat/cool the space. You can't play trombone in 0 degree weather or at least not very in tune
by Specialk3700
Sat Jun 15, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Fuzzy Attacks in Low Register
Replies: 4
Views: 421

Re: Fuzzy Attacks in Low Register

What articulation are you using in your low range. The lower you play the closer to a tha articulation you get to.
by Specialk3700
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Flat TR181
Replies: 29
Views: 3223

Re: Flat TR181

Well: THAT is really odd!! You have the world's largest tuning slide in your right hand. So, a fifth position can never be flat by itself. I'm playing the trombone for thirtyfive years now, and a sharp d in closed position never occurred to me - so far... But, who am I and what do I know? 5th posit...
by Specialk3700
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Flat TR181
Replies: 29
Views: 3223

Re: Flat TR181

I have a 181, and the D just above middle C is definitely flat. All other closed positions are fine, it's just that one that's an issue. Anyone any ideas why that might be? I'm using a Bach 1 1/2G mouthpiece. I can usually just about get it in tune tightening my lips, but I'm also using D in 4th mo...
by Specialk3700
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTB: dependent bass valve section suitable for retrofit to Olds S-20
Replies: 13
Views: 903

Re: WTB: dependent bass valve section suitable for retrofit to Olds S-20

I would be surprised if one of the great techs we have on the forum can't make you a great plug in valve. I think that would be the easiest way for you to gain a second valve.
by Specialk3700
Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Edwards Bass Trombone Triggers
Replies: 7
Views: 586

Re: Edwards Bass Trombone Triggers

Depending on the paddle you have you may be able to loosen it and you should be able to adjust the angle the paddle is at. Otherwise you need to bend the arm. Other members can probably give you advice in that case.
by Specialk3700
Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: How do you play the Ride (bass)?
Replies: 14
Views: 1053

Re: How do you play the Ride (bass)?

Bach5G wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:32 pm
Specifically, the B natural 1/16th? It's a little quick for my trigger, and a little of a stretch in 7th.
Sounds like you need some valve oil. On my Edwards thayer with good long through I can do it pretty easily.
by Specialk3700
Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:53 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Any opinions of the Yamaha YSL200AD?
Replies: 6
Views: 557

Re: Any opinions of the Yamaha YSL200AD?

PaulT wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:52 pm
Specialk3700 wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:16 pm
It's the same as the 354 just renamed for music stores. It's a great horn, actually my first horn.
It comes with a nicer case than than the 354. Not better, just a little snazzier.
It just quite a bit bigger and if 6th grade me remembers correctly heavier as well!
by Specialk3700
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Any opinions of the Yamaha YSL200AD?
Replies: 6
Views: 557

Re: Any opinions of the Yamaha YSL200AD?

It's the same as the 354 just renamed for music stores. It's a great horn, actually my first horn.
by Specialk3700
Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:23 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Alto Trombone Hard Case
Replies: 8
Views: 593

Re: Alto Trombone Hard Case

You could probably Jerry rig a tenor case if you add extra padding to keep it from flying around in it.
by Specialk3700
Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Your favorite bass bone hand brace?
Replies: 19
Views: 1588

Re: Your favorite bass bone hand brace?

I really like the neotech. I used it when I had a TR181 and now on my edwards
by Specialk3700
Fri May 31, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: How do you pick and buy a horn these days?
Replies: 13
Views: 1244

Re: How do you pick and buy a horn these days?

Definitely trade shows. I would stop at itf if I were you
by Specialk3700
Thu May 30, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Mouthpiece Express?
Replies: 19
Views: 2137

Re: Mouthpiece Express?

Why do you gold plate a mouthpiece? Does the plating go on over the existing silver plating or does it go on instead of sliver plating? If the former, does the "thickening" of the mouthpiece (two platings instead of one) change the response of the mouthpiece? If the later, does it only change the f...
by Specialk3700
Thu May 30, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: Sold
Replies: 3
Views: 663

Re: FS: Wessex Bb/F Tenor Trombone - $395

How does it play?
by Specialk3700
Thu May 23, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Jupiter XO 1236-O trombone
Replies: 34
Views: 2675

Re: Jupiter XO 1236-O trombone

Will my apparently fine (or so I thought) Japanese-made Yamaha trombone be disintegrating soon? :idk: Sadly, yes. You can trust Timbone on this one. He has inside sources. If we have learned anything over the last forty years or so it is that Japan uses crappy materials. Toyotas? They use recycled ...
by Specialk3700
Thu May 23, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: 60-sized mouthpiece with wide rim...?
Replies: 14
Views: 1546

Re: 60-sized mouthpiece with wide rim...?

Yamaha 60
by Specialk3700
Mon May 20, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Marcus Magi Sealer in the US?
Replies: 2
Views: 330

Re: Marcus Magi Sealer in the US?

You could order from slidebone just make sure you use a credit card that will allow you to do a charge back if they dont deliver.
by Specialk3700
Sun May 19, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Aida Stand - where to buy
Replies: 7
Views: 714

Re: Aida Stand - where to buy

I would just but a k&m and avoid slidebone and waiting
by Specialk3700
Sat May 18, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Like I'm gonna pay $50 for a rag on a stick!
Replies: 31
Views: 3032

Re: Like I'm gonna pay $50 for a rag on a stick!

Done business with him several times and always got a great service. Even with me being in switzerland. So please stop the bashing. We did that already on ttf and nothing more is needed. I'm happy that you have had good experiences with slidebone but, a quick Google search of "slidebone" reveals th...
by Specialk3700
Fri May 17, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Like I'm gonna pay $50 for a rag on a stick!
Replies: 31
Views: 3032

Re: Like I'm gonna pay $50 for a rag on a stick!

dxhall wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 5:55 am
Well, going on three weeks and no sheaths and no response to my email. If you’re thinking about doing business with the Slidebone place — don’t. I guess I’m meant to be a cheesecloth guy.
If you purchased with a credit card you could look into doing a charge back.
by Specialk3700
Fri May 17, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Jupiter XO 1236-O trombone
Replies: 34
Views: 2675

Re: Jupiter XO 1236-O trombone

I would take a Courtois every day over a Jupiter and there are major symphony players playing Courtois in Europe. I have played pretty much every brand and while Jupiter (even XO) gets a nod over many of the least expensive Chinese horns, I did not feel it played on an even field with the major ame...
by Specialk3700
Wed May 15, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bass Trombone with boring and bell size of a tenor?
Replies: 16
Views: 1398

Re: Bass Trombone with boring and bell size of a tenor?

What is the sound you want?
by Specialk3700
Sat May 11, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Advice needed: change mouthpieces?
Replies: 11
Views: 1050

Re: Advice needed: change mouthpieces?

You you're happy with how it sounds and plays then I don't see a reason unless you happen to have a stack of cash sitting around to spend on mouthpieces.
by Specialk3700
Thu May 09, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: New case for Holton TR-185
Replies: 4
Views: 397

Re: New case for Holton TR-185

Could you post a few pictures of it. I think that would help everyone get a idea if it will fit in a case.
by Specialk3700
Wed May 08, 2019 5:59 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: How to assess thayer valve compression
Replies: 7
Views: 910

Re: How to assess thayer valve compression

Big pop = good compression
by Specialk3700
Tue May 07, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Carmina Burana Range
Replies: 9
Views: 755

Re: Carmina Burana Range

Orff was expecting a tenor. I do remember one high C, but I don't remember which movement it's in. Also a couple of high Bb's. You never double the altos in the 1st part, so an alto isn't necessary. 2nd doesn't have the C or Bb. I played it 2 weeks ago on bass, all 3 parts have a high Bb. I believe...

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