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by BassBoneWadie99
Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: The (occasional) joys of eBay gambling/buying blind
Replies: 22
Views: 845

Re: The (occasional) joys of eBay gambling/buying blind

Speaking of which, there has been a lot of interesting listings that had/have been posted on there lately. There was a Holton E185 (with the slot-in second valve), a couple of King Duo Gravis Silversonics, King 5B Silversonic (looks to be a 1485), a Greenhoe Bach 42, and a couple of Courtois bones a...
by BassBoneWadie99
Fri Jul 20, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: New Conn 88H’s made in Elkhart
Replies: 24
Views: 1322

Re: New Conn 88H’s made in Elkhart

:eek: WOW! It reminds me that I posted a similar thread on TTF back in 2016, when I went by EWadie99 on TTF about the recent move back to Elkhart, and wanted to know why their horns were a quality rollercoaster (not sure if it has been achieved.) With this photo taken, I didn't know it was this bad ...
by BassBoneWadie99
Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Student upgrade from Blessing B88-O
Replies: 35
Views: 1423

Re: Student upgrade from Blessing B88-O

I agree that you can't go wrong with a good string linkage! They really are more quieter than the really loud, clanky mechanical linkages that came with various Bach 50 basses and their 36 and 42 tenors. Although if re-strung incorrectly, it can reverse the tuning on the horn which can happen on som...
by BassBoneWadie99
Fri Jun 29, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Single Bore or Dual Bore?
Replies: 9
Views: 618

Re: Single Bore or Dual Bore?

I play bass trombone and had played on both single and dual bore slides. I use a dual bore on my current Getzen 1062 for a couple years. And to be frank, dual bores aren't really my cup of tea and will sell my current bass in the near future. I mostly do jazz and wind/symphony when given the chance....
by BassBoneWadie99
Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:17 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Student upgrade from Blessing B88-O
Replies: 35
Views: 1423

Re: Student upgrade from Blessing B88-O

With good starter basses at reasonable prices, Getzen basses are a good starting points which you can buy used for at a really good/reasonable price (not to mention they have really good resale value.) Also, a little FYI is that they do play sharp and the tuning slide are sometimes pulled a good dis...
by BassBoneWadie99
Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Bass Trombone Pedal Range Help
Replies: 8
Views: 853

Re: Bass Trombone Pedal Range Help

Strongly agree with all these suggestions! Also, Teele(s) (Methods from Phil Teele's Advanced Embouchure Studies for Bass Trombobe) are also a great tool to get these extreme pedals! I did a lot of Remington exercises in the pedal range and was finally able to get all the pedals. Also if all goes ac...
by BassBoneWadie99
Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Best complement to a .547 f att
Replies: 11
Views: 988

Re: Best complement to a .547 f att

With specs like this, the classic choices would be a Conn 88H, Bach 42BG, Yamaha YSL- 620, or a King 4B/F to name a few. Also, since you brought up lead playing, using a large bore with an F-attachment can be a lot of work (especially in jazz.) Maybe a .525 with F-attachment, like a Conn 79H for ex...
by BassBoneWadie99
Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Best complement to a .547 f att
Replies: 11
Views: 988

Re: Best complement to a .547 f att

With specs like this, the classic choices would be a Conn 88H, Bach 42BG, Yamaha YSL- 620, or a King 4B/F to name a few. Also, since you brought up lead playing, using a large bore with an F-attachment can be a lot of work (especially in jazz.) Maybe a .525 with F-attachment, like a Conn 79H for exa...
by BassBoneWadie99
Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Favorite Mouthpieces?
Replies: 60
Views: 4152

Re: Favorite Mouthpieces?

Personal favourites? Well, I don't have a favourite per say but based on experience, I've found Schilke 59 and 60 pieces to play better for me on bass. I will be honest that I'm not too keen on Bach and Yamaha pieces since the rims don't feel that great for me. I always found wider rims to fit bette...
by BassBoneWadie99
Mon May 07, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bass Trombones- Single vs Dependent vs Independent
Replies: 107
Views: 10486

Re: Bass Trombones- Single vs Dependent vs Independent

During lunch at school I decided to mess around and set my bass trombone to a Bb/F/Db tuning on my 1062FD. I swithed my F and D slides and pulled them out a good distance and the F/Db is there! It took a lot of air though but was interesting to try something different for a change. I could really pl...
by BassBoneWadie99
Sun May 06, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bass Trombones- Single vs Dependent vs Independent
Replies: 107
Views: 10486

Re: Bass Trombones- Single vs Dependent vs Independent

Also, didn't the legendary bass trombonist, Edward Kleinhammer of the CSO (Chicago Symphony Orchestra) played a custom built Bb/F/D/B independent bass trombone during the 70's - mid 80's before retiring? Which would put low D and pedal D in first positon using the second valve alone, as well playing...
by BassBoneWadie99
Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: The Bass Trombone: Positions & Alternates, The triggers, and Equipment Choice (On An Amateur's Prospective)
Replies: 1
Views: 508

The Bass Trombone: Positions & Alternates, The triggers, and Equipment Choice (On An Amateur's Prospective)

NOTE: I had posted a topic similar to this on TTF, before it shut down several weeks back, but this one is more updated, along with a more specific title to keep in mind. I'm not sure if the TTF topic is archived, but I thought I'd still do it and to put things into a different prospective Also not...
by BassBoneWadie99
Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bach for jazz
Replies: 13
Views: 1089

Re: Bach for jazz

I had seen some different variants of Bach 50 basses in jazz bands before, most notably with CMU (Central Michigan) Jazz Lab I. During my sophomore and junior year up at CMU Jazz Weekend, the bass bone player was using a silver plated Bach 50B30 and sounded great from which I can remember. I do reme...
by BassBoneWadie99
Tue Apr 03, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bass Trombones- Single vs Dependent vs Independent
Replies: 107
Views: 10486

Re: Bass Trombones- Single vs Dependent vs Independent

I will be completly honest, having used both single, dependent, and independent; I personally find dependents to play better (for me at least) and don't care for the extra alternates that independents have (yes, even with the G tuning.) They honestly don't benefit me at all and I personally am not t...
by BassBoneWadie99
Tue Apr 03, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Strange 88H spotted
Replies: 13
Views: 1462

Re: Strange 88H spotted

There is one thing for sure, that is not a Conn 88H, not by a long shot, the wrap, bell diameter, and TIS are the real giveaways that it is actually a Elkhart Conn 60H Bass Trombone, basically a single valve 62H. Also, the Conn 88H is a large bore tenor with F-attachment which are two completely dif...

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