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by Geordie
Sun Dec 09, 2018 3:03 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Suggestions for visit to NOLA?
Replies: 3
Views: 136

Re: Suggestions for visit to NOLA?

Jazz Museum
by Geordie
Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Stephen Sykes: BBC news
Replies: 1
Views: 1248

Re: Stephen Sykes: BBC news

On Saturday night Stephen played Principal Trombone with Black Dyke at one of their concerts in Halifax according to a Facebook post by Joanne Sykes. Great news.
by Geordie
Fri Nov 30, 2018 5:24 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Sneaky Ebay Seller. Heigh Ho SILVER!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 310

Re: Sneaky Ebay Seller. Heigh Ho SILVER!!!

The seller had me bidding high when it said pencil and pencil holder ....
by Geordie
Wed Nov 21, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Small bore suggestions
Replies: 30
Views: 1662

Re: Small bore suggestions

I enjoyed using a good condition, well built Olds Special (mid-1950s) in both a Latin band and a soul/blues band. Worth trying if my experience is anything to go by. Of course you might react differently.
by Geordie
Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: TromboneChat Outage (& future plans)
Replies: 11
Views: 6445

Re: TromboneChat Outage (& future plans)

Thanks for the update and, particularly, the hard work you and the team do.
by Geordie
Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Neck guard
Replies: 22
Views: 6651

Re: Neck guard

I bought a slide protector - Conn branded if I recall correctly. Essentially two clear plastic tubes, split length ways. Intended, according to their pics, to put on the two outers of a slide. I didn’t see a need, given how protective players are of their slides generally. I cut them up to the right...
by Geordie
Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Mute Question
Replies: 6
Views: 1213

Re: Mute Question

One of the reasons I asked the question was because I wondered if it was a pixie. It sticks out a little past the belll.
by Geordie
Wed Oct 24, 2018 1:49 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: King 4B-F
Replies: 8
Views: 1266

Re: King 4B-F

I love my 4B/F. Used it as 4th bone in a concert type band set up. Have played bass bone parts on it in 4th section brass band too, not it’s natural role I guess but it was fine. Other people here will have a view about its utility as an orchestral horn. It’s large bore should be suitable but it’s c...
by Geordie
Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Teaching Jazz Trombone to kids
Replies: 9
Views: 5444

Re: Teaching Jazz Trombone to kids

Wondering if this helps to focus. Not a fan of jazz exams but gives a structure.
https://us.abrsm.org/en/our-exams/jazz- ... one-exams/#
by Geordie
Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Olds 3 and Wedge 6.75C
Replies: 2
Views: 1041

Olds 3 and Wedge 6.75C

Believing that, once you have found one you like, its better to stay with one mouthpiece, if possible, I have been using a Wedge 6.75C on on an Olds Recording and a King 3B+/F for the last 12 months. Generally happy with that set up. I have come to notice that the upper range slotting on the King is...
by Geordie
Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: step up .525 bores
Replies: 42
Views: 3129

Re: step up .525 bores

In terms of additional choices in this size look at used King 3B+ Comes with or without F attachment. As usual, the actual choice will be influenced by the type of repertoire, but 3B+ is, in my experience, a good all-rounder.
by Geordie
Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Best case that holds music and trombone stand
Replies: 3
Views: 1020

Re: Best case that holds music and trombone stand

Gard Wheelie bag. Good bell protection, loads of space, back straps too, as well as wheels. Trombone stand, foldable music stand, music, mutes plus mouthpieces, fluids and miscellaneous items. LOVE mine.
by Geordie
Fri Sep 28, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Mute Question
Replies: 6
Views: 1213

Re: Mute Question

Thanks for the ID. Its a trombone mute for sure. I've not played it in a show Spent a few minutes on it in a medium bore horn. Seems fine for mid and upper ranges with out affecting tuning - even sound in various dynamics - perhaps a little 'tinny' for some. Sound breaks up a little once you get to ...
by Geordie
Fri Sep 28, 2018 3:24 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Mute Question
Replies: 6
Views: 1213

Re: Mute Question

Any ideas?
by Geordie
Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Mute Question
Replies: 6
Views: 1213

Mute Question

Sorting through some stuff at home and cane across this. Does anyone know the maker or other details?
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by Geordie
Mon Sep 10, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Bone socks? (for stands, not feet)
Replies: 26
Views: 3557

Re: Bone socks? (for stands, not feet)

Cannot find them in England.
by Geordie
Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Technology
Topic: Clip On Mics For Dummies
Replies: 7
Views: 1318

Re: Clip On Mics For Dummies

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/ ... phone.html
Belt pack free seems to be the description ....
by Geordie
Sat Sep 08, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: Clip On Mics For Dummies
Replies: 7
Views: 1318

Re: Clip On Mics For Dummies

The feature I appreciate most on my Shure set up is that the receiver automatically finds and indicates the strongest free signal and it’s easy to set the transmitter to match it. If you want to move the mic between instruments during a show you might think about a mic with built in transmitter to a...
by Geordie
Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: What we're doing
Replies: 177
Views: 16732

Re: What we're doing

Practicing Big Band pieces for our demo recordings in two weeks as well practicing parts for Soul band demos a week later plus a couple of gigs. Keeping the long notes and flexibilities going to. Enjoying what might be the last sunny spell of the English summer - probably.
by Geordie
Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: Profile information is dull!
Replies: 12
Views: 1312

Re: Profile information is dull!

I find ‘the stable’ interesting. Perhaps add a text field field’musicalcareer highlight so far’. Relevant, and can be updated as people progress. Implies something about musical interests too. Just a thought ....
by Geordie
Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Play Along Suggestions - what do you prefer?
Replies: 10
Views: 1604

Re: Play Along Suggestions - what do you prefer?

Ha ha! Yep, no secrets here. Thanks Gra, I’ll check them out.
by Geordie
Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:39 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Play Along Suggestions - what do you prefer?
Replies: 10
Views: 1604

Re: Play Along Suggestions - what do you prefer?

Thanks for the ideas. I’m keen to get new charts so as to development/maintain sight reading in different clefs.
by Geordie
Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Play Along Suggestions - what do you prefer?
Replies: 10
Views: 1604

Play Along Suggestions - what do you prefer?

Looking for some suggestions on pieces I can work on to help develop - ideally with play along tracks. I've done the Rimsky Korsakov, Berlioz, real books/ireal-pro etc . Was not so impressed by Music minus one - found the one I bought hard to navigate. Looking for items that are preferably light jaz...
by Geordie
Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:12 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: creating horn section parts
Replies: 7
Views: 1177

Re: creating horn section parts

You might want to check out Fred Stickley’s ‘Jazz and Rock and Roll Horns’. It’s a download from his website. Also, look at his YouTube videos. I found them really useful as I was in a very similar situation to you. I agree with the other advice posted here. Not all three horns need to play at the s...
by Geordie
Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: How to hold a Conn 88H????
Replies: 21
Views: 774

Re: How to hold a Conn 88H????

Diana Great to see your son continues to progress. I agree, something smaller for marching.
by Geordie
Sat Aug 04, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Alternative Slide Lubricants
Replies: 40
Views: 5669

Re: Alternative Slide Lubricants

I find a spray of Lemon Pledge polish on the inner slide now and then that is allowed to dry and followed by yammie snot works well on my vintage horns. Just sayin’ ....
by Geordie
Thu Jul 26, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: Music Business
Topic: Trombone Forum news?
Replies: 6
Views: 1926

Re: Trombone Forum news?

Anybody who sent money to keep it going might ....
by Geordie
Thu Jul 26, 2018 6:50 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: old King trombone series
Replies: 15
Views: 1152

Re: old King trombone series

There is also 3B+. Straight version and trigger version. .525 bore and very versatile.
by Geordie
Wed Jul 25, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Music Business
Topic: Trombone Forum news?
Replies: 6
Views: 1926

Re: Trombone Forum news?

StevenC wrote:
Wed Jul 25, 2018 11:53 am
"Almost there...watch this space."

In the meantime, we are here and well supported.
As of May 12 ........
by Geordie
Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: how to develop endurance
Replies: 9
Views: 788

Re: how to develop endurance

Proper warm up. Long notes. Lip flexibilities. Daily, frequently with rest and recovery between sessions/exercises. Warm down. As well as working on the pieces and other things you enjoy. Remember it’s fun!
by Geordie
Sat Jun 16, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: What’s your favorite trombone case?
Replies: 43
Views: 6681

Re: What’s your favorite trombone case?

Gard Wheelie bag. Good protection. Takes a tbone stand, wire music stand, music and pockets for mps, fluids, creams, ties, batteries and all other ancillary objects. It’s on wheels, think golf bag, adjustable handle and grab straps but with shoulder straps too. Would not be without it.
by Geordie
Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Olds Counterweight
Replies: 9
Views: 1711

Re: Olds Counterweight

Very interesting and very helpful. Thank you.
by Geordie
Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:06 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Everything Else
Topic: WTB: Aida Trombone Stand
Replies: 2
Views: 1294

Re: WTB: Aida Trombone Stand

Horn Guys - $125
by Geordie
Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: What we're doing
Replies: 177
Views: 16732

Re: What we're doing

Just finished a two hour show in a three piece horn section, part of a 10 piece soul band. We do standard cover songs but add our own bits to them sometimes. Seems to work, we have been going for a year and every show we do, about one a month average, leads to us being asked back. What I’m ACTUALLY ...
by Geordie
Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: How many years a slide lub bottle stay good?
Replies: 10
Views: 2063

Re: How many years a slide lub bottle stay good?

In my experience slide o mix goes off if exposed to high temperatures for a few hours, but otherwise lasts a year or two. I prefer yammie snot, it seems quite resilient.
by Geordie
Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: Technology
Topic: Clip on mic
Replies: 4
Views: 1593

Re: Clip on mic

I’m using a Shure clip on wireless mic. My experience is that there is more freedom than with a stand mic. Very convenient. I would never go back to a stand mic in situations where I use a clip on now.
by Geordie
Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: King 3B for a high school student?
Replies: 10
Views: 1362

Re: King 3B for a high school student?

As a generalization I’d suggest that good condition used older horns from reputable makers like King offer better value. Not universally true but a principle that has served me well.
by Geordie
Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: King 2B+ **SOLD**
Replies: 4
Views: 584

Re: FS: King 2B+

To be clear, I’m not in the market for one, just bought a 2B valve horn. Own a 3B+ that I love but was not aware of a 2B+. Would you mind telling me the bore size of the 2B+ please, just curious? The 2B+ is a 12.7 mm (0.500") bore. For some reason King never had 0.500" and 0.525" bore trombones in t...
by Geordie
Sat Jun 02, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Valve Oil
Replies: 12
Views: 1882

Re: Valve Oil

Useful comments, thanks. I’m going with ultra-pure and will see how it goes.
by Geordie
Sun May 27, 2018 5:18 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: I took over a big band and I am officially insane!
Replies: 56
Views: 4795

Re: I took over a big band and I am officially insane!

I followed this on TTF. Whatever happens it’s sounds as if the band is in a better place than it was and in less danger of fading away. Well done sir!
by Geordie
Wed May 23, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Valve Oil
Replies: 12
Views: 1882

Valve Oil

Not wishing to replicate the great slide lube debates, I have acquired a King valve trombone and was wondering what valve oil/lubes you might recommend.
by Geordie
Sat May 19, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTB - Valve Trombone
Replies: 5
Views: 544

Re: WTB - Valve Trombone

Hi guys, managed to source a 2B in UK. Thanks for the offers.
by Geordie
Sat May 19, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Valve Trombone Options
Replies: 17
Views: 1578

Re: Valve Trombone Options

So, I play tested the King 2B and the Conn. Neither of them would win any beauty contests. However, both were in good playing condition. Beforehand I was leaning to the Conn, partly because of the bore size but also comments here and elsewhere seemed to rate them. In the end after playing them, and ...
by Geordie
Fri May 11, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Yamaha 891z-Lawler - King 3B
Replies: 48
Views: 4079

Re: Yamaha 891z-Lawler - King 3B

Hey, thanks for sharing. I appreciate it. This helps. I have a couple of .500 bore horns already and I don't dislike them. I'm going to give the .525 more thought as that may be the right answer. I'm taking lessons now and working on improvisation and wasn't sure what to expect with a .525 for solo...
by Geordie
Fri May 11, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Yamaha 891z-Lawler - King 3B
Replies: 48
Views: 4079

Re: Yamaha 891z-Lawler - King 3B

I use .525 for 3rd in a big band as well as concert band and brass band gigs. If you get one with a trigger you have covered all bases. I’m using a King 3B+ B/F and love it.
by Geordie
Tue May 08, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Vintage trombone for elementary student?
Replies: 41
Views: 2868

Re: Vintage trombone for elementary student?

Sounds a good approach. Check YouTube for demos of trombone cleaning. Yamaha lube is a good start.
by Geordie
Mon May 07, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Transport mutes/stands etc.
Replies: 20
Views: 2595

Re: Transport mutes/stands etc.

Another vote for Gard Wheelie bag. I have the tenor version. If I’m using a solid desk type stand the stand bag can be attached to the Wheelie bag handle and held in place by the straps for back carrying.
by Geordie
Sat May 05, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Valve Trombone Options
Replies: 17
Views: 1578

Re: Valve Trombone Options

I own two Olds horns and love them - Recording and Super. I think the chances of finding a reasonably priced valve Olds here in England are very slim, sadly. But if anyone out there reads this .....

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