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by Tarkus697
Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Selmer Paris Bolero
Replies: 6
Views: 581

Re: FS: Selmer Paris Bolero

I picked up a Bolero last year for roughly the same price and it's been a killer player for me. It's my main straight horn for my wedding/events band. Only thing I'm wishing for now is one of these with an F attachment to pop up for sale!
by Tarkus697
Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Relacquer or strip lacquer?
Replies: 5
Views: 349

Re: Relacquer or strip lacquer?

I have no plans to get rid of the horn. It was a gift from my parents my junior year in HS and I got it new. Too muci sentimental value and I love the way she plays. I'll look towards getting her stripped and relacquered down the road a bit. Thanks for the input, folks!
by Tarkus697
Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Relacquer or strip lacquer?
Replies: 5
Views: 349

Relacquer or strip lacquer?

So my Bach 36BO circa 1990 is showing it's age with wear spots on the bell section and slide. Is it worth getting it relacquered or should I look to get it stripped to raw brass? She's playing just fine though my tech did say I'll probably need a new slide crook sooner rather than later due to red r...
by Tarkus697
Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Kanstul trombones rip
Replies: 19
Views: 1877

Re: Kanstul trombones rip

Wish I had the money laying around to drop on one of their horns while they're dumping them. I borrowed a 760 from a friend for a few months for use with my wedding/events band and man, that thing was a player. Used it to record an album as well and it sang like a bird. Here's hoping the used market...
by Tarkus697
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Making a straight horn into a convertible
Replies: 5
Views: 370

Re: Making a straight horn into a convertible

I hadn't even considered the need for another slide receiver and yeah, with that kind of cost, it'd be more feasible to just get another horn.
by Tarkus697
Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Making a straight horn into a convertible
Replies: 5
Views: 370

Making a straight horn into a convertible

I'm toying with the idea of making my straight Selmer Bolero into a convertible horn so I can still only carry one horn to gigs but could easily swap out if I find the stage size requires a trigger due to space. Where would I be able to get the F-attachment tubing/trigger assembly so I could have my...
by Tarkus697
Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: SOLD, Please Delete
Replies: 6
Views: 712

Re: Custom Henri Selmer Bolero

Maaaan, if I already didn't have a Bolero I'd jump on this one. Gorgeous!
by Tarkus697
Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Music Business
Topic: Do/did you have a day job outside of music?
Replies: 32
Views: 2067

Re: Do/did you have a day job outside of music?

I've had a day job since I graduated college in '95. Always around software support/customer support/client relations but in across vastly different industries. I didn't start playing trombone again regularly until I moved to Philadelphia 5 years ago, and that was at my wife's encouragement. Now, I'...
by Tarkus697
Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Is a medium bore right for me?
Replies: 31
Views: 2109

Re: Is a medium bore right for me?

My 36BO fit everything I played in college from 3rd to 1st in jazz ensemble as well as 1st and 2nd in wind ensemble and some symphonic stuff. Playing around with different mouthpieces can make a big difference for the situation as well. I've got a Yamaha 356G and '66 Selmer Bolero (straight model) n...
by Tarkus697
Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Music Business
Topic: Kanstul
Replies: 97
Views: 6116

Re: Kanstul

Damn, this is a shame. I just started my fulltime job and was hoping to put $ aside for a new 760, as I had borrowed a friend's horn for a spell a while back and really loved the way it played.
by Tarkus697
Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Playing After Shaving
Replies: 15
Views: 868

Re: Playing After Shaving

Funny enough, I nicked my lip shaving under my handlebar mustache this morning. Antibiotic ointment to the rescue!
by Tarkus697
Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Playing after shoulder surgery
Replies: 5
Views: 445

Playing after shoulder surgery

So after a few months of PT and no happy results, an MRI confirmed I have a SLAP Tear in the labrum of my left shoulder. Currently this does not impact my playing. I'm getting a cortisone shot with ultrasound (so they can get it right into the labrum) on Tuesday but if this does not help, I'm facing...
by Tarkus697
Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Tablets
Replies: 36
Views: 21043

Re: Tablets

I’ve been using an iPad Pro for several months with my horn band in conjunction with ForScore and an iRig Bluetooth pedal to turn pages. Works great for me and don’t have to lug around a huge book full of paper anymore.
by Tarkus697
Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: Clip On Mics For Dummies
Replies: 7
Views: 1833

Re: Clip On Mics For Dummies

My bad, thanks for the correction! Our soundman was telling us just at/above 900mhz.
by Tarkus697
Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: Wireless microphone AMT Q7-P808
Replies: 3
Views: 1521

Re: Wireless microphone AMT Q7-P808

My sax player uses one and loves it. No more beltpack for him. I tried his combo mic/receiver on my horn (Yamaha 356G) and while nice, it seems to make the horn bell-heavy due to the weight of the AA battery in the receiver. That would be my only complaint. I'm getting a Neotech handgrip to address ...
by Tarkus697
Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: Clip On Mics For Dummies
Replies: 7
Views: 1833

Re: Clip On Mics For Dummies

The AMT stuff is top-notch. My sax player uses one and I borrowed his unit. It adds a bit of weight with the transmitter to the front of the bell so a counterbalance may be necessary. I'm getting one when funds allow to lose the beltpack wireless I currently have strapped to the back of my horn. Als...
by Tarkus697
Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Replace string rotary valve with different mechanism?
Replies: 9
Views: 1823

Re: Replace string rotary valve with different mechanism?

Fair enough. My horn tech concurred and said it's a very involved process. I'll have him restring it again and go from there.

Thanks for the input!
by Tarkus697
Mon Oct 01, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Replace string rotary valve with different mechanism?
Replies: 9
Views: 1823

Replace string rotary valve with different mechanism?

Has anyone ever done this? I've had issues with the string catching on my Yamaha 356G during gigs despite adjustment and I really am not crazy about how it feels compared to say my Bach 36BO trigger. Is this an intensive job to replace the string-based trigger with something akin to the Bach or woul...
by Tarkus697
Thu Sep 27, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: Is this Your Wedding Band in Philly?
Replies: 5
Views: 3435

Re: Is this Your Wedding Band in Philly?

Our bandleader is asking what your brother thought of the band? 😆
by Tarkus697
Thu Sep 27, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: Is this Your Wedding Band in Philly?
Replies: 5
Views: 3435

Re: Is this Your Wedding Band in Philly?

Yep, that's me playing my Yamaha 356G with Strangers! Been a member of the band since March of 2017.
by Tarkus697
Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Jazz trombone
Replies: 9
Views: 1004

Re: Jazz trombone

In addition to the models mentioned, I'll toss out the Selmer Bolero. Fantastic little horn that holds it's own in a jazz setting. Rob Stoneback used one for years. Can usually be found under $1000 in good shape.
by Tarkus697
Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Marching horn suggestion
Replies: 22
Views: 1749

Re: Marching horn suggestion

I can second the King 606. I have one that I use for parades and alumni band with my college. Paired it with a Faxx 12C mouthpiece and it screams.
by Tarkus697
Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Wich rare horn would you buy EVEN...
Replies: 51
Views: 4528

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

Dunno if it counts as rare, but I found a 1966 Selmer Bolero in excellent condition on eBay and the music store happened to be just outside of Philly, so I drove over to play-test it. Went home, made them an offer $200 under what they were asking and they accepted. I'd love to get an Elkhart Conn 79...
by Tarkus697
Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Selmer serial number lookup?
Replies: 0
Views: 316

Selmer serial number lookup?

Looking for info on my Selmer Bolero trombone. Serial number is 66xx, so I'm guessing it's a 1966 model? Can't find anything via Google to confirm/deny this.
by Tarkus697
Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Jazz trombone advice?
Replies: 18
Views: 2125

Re: Jazz trombone advice?

Selmer Bolero is an underrated jazz horn. Rob Stoneback used one playing lead. I use one with my wedding/events band and with the right mouthpiece, it's a screamer. Keep your eyes open and you're liable to find one for a good price. I got lucky and found mine in a local music shop about 45 minutes f...
by Tarkus697
Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Cleaning a horn after you've been sick
Replies: 5
Views: 1678

Re: Cleaning a horn after you've been sick

Definitely worth doing since there are a significant number of cases (sometimes even called "trombone lung", though not restricted to trombones) where the player GOT the pneumonia (or something worse) from the instrument in the first place. Luckily, cleaning a trombone is really easy (even a double...
by Tarkus697
Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Cleaning a horn after you've been sick
Replies: 5
Views: 1678

Re: Cleaning a horn after you've been sick

I have all my horns chemically cleaned once a year by a pro, so I'll probably give this one to him for a once-over even though I just had it done a few months ago.
by Tarkus697
Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Cleaning a horn after you've been sick
Replies: 5
Views: 1678

Cleaning a horn after you've been sick

So long story short, played a gig last weekend with what I thought was a bad cold. Turns out I have pneumonia. I'm going to sterilize the mouthpiece but as for the horn itself, anything I can do to make sure it's clear of any infectious diseases as I'd rather NOT get this ick again when I play the h...
by Tarkus697
Tue Jul 03, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Bill Watrous
Replies: 12
Views: 2570

Re: Bill Watrous

Heard this last night and was greatly saddened. I’ll be cranking up some Manhattan Wildlife Refuge this evening for sure.
by Tarkus697
Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Gator GL-Trombone case vs. older ProTec case
Replies: 1
Views: 1250

Gator GL-Trombone case vs. older ProTec case

So I have a ProTec case of the older style that looks almost identical to the Gator GL-Trombone case. For short hauls and storage, the ProTec case works great and has a lot of storage space, including a deep side pocket for my K&M trombone stand. Does the Gator compare well to the older ProTec? I ha...
by Tarkus697
Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Horn plays much better in gigs than in my room
Replies: 4
Views: 782

Re: Horn plays much better in gigs than in my room

Acoustics for sure. Also the materials surrounding you in the room. My downstairs practice area is chock full of books, a pull-out couch, our home office stations, etc. Both my 36BO and my Yamaha 356G sound dead and muffled there, but in my band's practice space (similar layout but with acoustic foa...
by Tarkus697
Thu Apr 05, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: Why can't I see my posts? / Why can't I message?
Replies: 159
Views: 37178

Re: Why can't I see my posts? / Why can't I message?

And this is post #2. Darn, now I miss my grandmother's cooking.
by Tarkus697
Thu Apr 05, 2018 6:46 am
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: Why can't I see my posts? / Why can't I message?
Replies: 159
Views: 37178

Re: Why can't I see my posts? / Why can't I message?

Well this here is post #1. Can verify I'm not Russian, only my grandmother spoke that and that's only because she was good with languages and needed to communicate with her neighbors who were from all over Eastern Europe.
by Tarkus697
Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: What axe are you playing for your Easter gig?
Replies: 20
Views: 2948

Re: What axe are you playing for your Easter gig?

I used my circa 1989 Bach 36BO with a Schilke 50. Two trombones (the other guy had a 36BO as well) and two trumpets, plus organ and choir. Entrance piece, 4 hymns, exit piece.

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