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by tctb
Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: New member
Replies: 11
Views: 575

Re: New member

Would it be worth finding a local trombone teacher of a suitable standard to get you back on the road? If not perhaps a local community band with an established trombone section to give you some support while you get going .The Amateur Orchestras web site might help you find something : http://www.a...
by tctb
Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: How to hold a Conn 88H????
Replies: 21
Views: 501

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

+ 1 for march with the 354 . The Conn 88 is not a suitable instrument for a marching band if you are at 95lbs !
by tctb
Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:46 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Fitting Neotech grip to a double trigger bass trombone?
Replies: 13
Views: 1066

Re: Fitting Neotech grip to a double trigger bass trombone?

As the grip is plastic it can easily be remodeled to fit most trombones . I would suggest that you check to see if cutting away at a piece of the grip will allow it to work. They are cheap enough to take a risk.
by tctb
Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:43 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: I need help to stop coasting!
Replies: 20
Views: 1401

Re: I need help to stop coasting!

From my perspective you have not yet found the right teacher. You can only get so far on your own ,relearning bad habits. You need to find someone who is where you would like to be -" been there , seen it ,done it , got the T shirt "! Find someone who was commercially/ academically successful and le...
by tctb
Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: changing the stand height
Replies: 4
Views: 562

Re: changing the stand height

Perhaps it's an age thing . I do exactly the same thing now although for me it's to clear the varifocal bit of my glasses which affects the lower part of my field of view. I also modified one of my stands so that the music plate sits to the left of centre instead of in the middle . I also find it ea...
by tctb
Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:44 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Different take on a Hand Brace
Replies: 23
Views: 2317

Re: Different take on a Hand Brace

I just installed a Neotech on my instrument and I am impressed so far. I was concerned it would deaden the feeling of the instrument vibrating in my hands but that is not the case. It puts all the weight into my bicep and I am finding that my bicep needs some strengthening. I just wonder how long i...
by tctb
Sun Jun 03, 2018 3:01 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: I took over a big band and I am officially insane!
Replies: 52
Views: 2568

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

To quote a well known song " You don't know what you've got 'til it's gone !"
by tctb
Sat Jun 02, 2018 3:53 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: I took over a big band and I am officially insane!
Replies: 52
Views: 2568

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

Try and remember why you play the trombone . It's supposed to be fun! As long as you are having a good time at your gigs why would you want to give it up. As someone else said , nobody else will be keen to take over herding the cats! It takes a special sort of person to lead a band and it sounds lik...
by tctb
Fri Apr 20, 2018 3:57 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Different take on a Hand Brace
Replies: 23
Views: 2317

Re: Different take on a Hand Brace

+1 for the Neotech . I find it comfortable and supportive . The wide range of adjustments means it will fit all of my
instruments .
by tctb
Thu Apr 05, 2018 4:31 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Horn stand when you go home
Replies: 14
Views: 1833

Re: Horn stand when you go home

I use a microfibre cloth on my stand . It's cheap to buy and has many other uses, plus it is easy to wash .
by tctb
Thu Apr 05, 2018 4:28 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Leather grips/neck guards etc.
Replies: 6
Views: 878

Re: Leather grips/neck guards etc.

I made some neck and hand protectors for my trombone cut from some old leather . I used stick on velcro for the fastening so that I can remove the leather for washing the horn.

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