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by Kingfan
Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: What we're doing
Replies: 119
Views: 5764

Re: What we're doing

Tomorrow is my last gig with the big band I have played in for over ten years and took over from the founder a year ago when he could no longer play. I was really enjoying it and growing into the job of leading the band until the personnel manager got a new drummer and bass player who think the band...
by Kingfan
Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: King 3B-F for sale cheap on Facebook Marketplace
Replies: 10
Views: 179

Re: King 3B-F for sale cheap on Facebook Marketplace

Posaunus wrote:
Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:22 pm
Kingfan wrote:
Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:16 pm
Owner wised up - some. Price is now $100.
$100 is still a good price. :good:

Could the owner be talked into shipping paid by buyer?
I don't know. Contact him and find out.
by Kingfan
Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: King 3B-F for sale cheap on Facebook Marketplace
Replies: 10
Views: 179

Re: King 3B-F for sale cheap on Facebook Marketplace

Owner wised up - some. Price is now $100.
by Kingfan
Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: “Trombone” not suitable for informative speech.
Replies: 31
Views: 362

Re: “Trombone” not suitable for informative speech.

I think we are getting a little in the weeds here. This is a class on public speaking, not music history. I would think the grade would be on how well trombonejb spoke, how prepared he is, how well the topic was researched and presented. I did something like this in college (of course, that was a lo...
by Kingfan
Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: King 3B-F for sale cheap on Facebook Marketplace
Replies: 10
Views: 179

Re: King 3B-F for sale cheap on Facebook Marketplace

greenbean wrote:
Mon Sep 24, 2018 11:32 am
Hey, Greg, maybe you could make that long drive and buy it... for me! I would reward you with homemade cookies, of course... and other goodies... :biggrin:
If I made the drive, it would be for ME!!!!! :idea:
by Kingfan
Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: King 3B-F for sale cheap on Facebook Marketplace
Replies: 10
Views: 179

King 3B-F for sale cheap on Facebook Marketplace

I was checking local trombone listings, and found a deal in Caldwell, Ohio on I-77 south of Cambridge. King 3B-F, seller has it listed for $50 obo. I was told the slide is good, needs new string for the rotor, and the horn has some dents. If it weren't so far from Cleveland, and if I didn't already ...
by Kingfan
Sun Sep 23, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: “Trombone” not suitable for informative speech.
Replies: 31
Views: 362

Re: “Trombone” not suitable for informative speech.

I find that in public speaking, if the speaker is passionate and knowledgable on the topic they generally do a great job and engage the audience. Stick to your guns (or slides, as the case may be)!
by Kingfan
Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Bass Trombone Mouthpieces for a Tuba Player
Replies: 12
Views: 439

Re: Bass Trombone Mouthpieces for a Tuba Player

HoosierTuba, I have a 1 1/2 G I'm not using right now so if you want to try one out for a while I will loan it to you for the cost of shipping both ways. PM me if interested.
by Kingfan
Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: The (occasional) joys of eBay gambling/buying blind
Replies: 23
Views: 907

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

cozzagiorgi wrote:
Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:33 pm
Craigslist is not strong here in europe.
Facebook Marketplace is another private sale site I haunt for bargains.
by Kingfan
Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: The (occasional) joys of eBay gambling/buying blind
Replies: 23
Views: 907

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

German eBay is also a great place to look. Yes, sometimes people here don't know much about the american brands, which results in different scenarios: - an old, beat up King 606 or similar instrument for a shockingly high amount of money because the seller somewhere heard of the famous King instrum...
by Kingfan
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: King 606 value
Replies: 4
Views: 113

Re: King 606 value

I would pay $100 tops, probably less.
by Kingfan
Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Slide lock stuck!!
Replies: 6
Views: 206

Re: Slide lock stuck!!

Try some WD-40 or other light lube that can get inside the threads. Wipe off the outside of all residue so your fingers don't slip then try again. Might help. I agree with the others to not try tools - I did once, ended up with an oval slide lock that didn't work right. It is easy to make something ...
by Kingfan
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: I took over a big band and I am officially insane!
Replies: 52
Views: 2583

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

Sounds like the band doesn't have a clear focus on what they want to do. That can be pretty frustrating. On a different note, I have a couple of friends with clinical depression. It can be pretty rough for them, especially when they are transitioning to new meds. Our old drummer got replaced agains...
by Kingfan
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: I took over a big band and I am officially insane!
Replies: 52
Views: 2583

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

OK, didn't work out as planned. I tried to run last week's rehearsal like before, but kept getting walked over and the owner didn't back me up. I told him tonight I just wanted to play, so he chose the charts to rehearse and counted off the tempos. It got to be chaos with the bass player and drummer...
by Kingfan
Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: The (occasional) joys of eBay gambling/buying blind
Replies: 23
Views: 907

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

Great find! I was able to get a King 4B-F for $400 USD off eBay. I took a gamble on it - the seller had zero feedback, which is probably why there was very little bidding. The seller answered all my questions and send additional photos as requested, I won the auction. The horn isn't pretty but it is...
by Kingfan
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Beer prices
Replies: 6
Views: 173

Re: Beer prices

My big band rehearses at a club with $1.50 US for a bottle of regular beer and $3.00 for draft specialty beer.
by Kingfan
Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Returning to the horn
Replies: 3
Views: 113

Re: Returning to the horn

Welcome back!
by Kingfan
Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTB Bach 5g Small Shank
Replies: 7
Views: 132

Re: WTB Bach 5g Small Shank

Bach5G wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:23 pm
Anyone interested in a B 5 small shank? Almost new.
I played a large bore with a 5G for many years. When I switched to playing small bore King 2B as my primary horn, a small shank 5 was the ticket for me.
by Kingfan
Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTB Bach 5g Small Shank
Replies: 7
Views: 132

Re: WTB Bach 5g Small Shank

I have a minty Bach 5 small shank. I don't think they made 4G/5G/etc in small shank. Hickey's website shows Bach 5G Trombone Mouthpiece, Small Shank Small shank mouthpiece. Formerly a custom-order model now a standard due to popular demand. This model is a good choice for those playing a 5G (or equ...
by Kingfan
Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Hearing Protection
Replies: 9
Views: 245

Re: Hearing Protection

I sit right next to the drum set in big band. I use an in-the-ear silicone earplug from the local discount store in the ear by the drums. I can pull it out when he is using brushes, put in part way when he is at moderate volume, shove it in further when it is kickin' it. You could do the same with a...
by Kingfan
Mon Sep 03, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Son got into a new community band
Replies: 5
Views: 324

Re: Son got into a new community band

Good for him!
by Kingfan
Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: I took over a big band and I am officially insane!
Replies: 52
Views: 2583

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

I gave a quick explanation at rehearsal this week. I came clean with my clinical depression as a reason for my stepping down (I don't know who felt the most awkward at that point, me or the band) and asked their understanding. The band was very supportive. We had a great rehearsal after. Selling my ...
by Kingfan
Wed Aug 29, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Composition, Arrangement, & Theory
Topic: I Say A Little Prayer - Big band arrangment
Replies: 4
Views: 183

Re: I Say A Little Prayer - Big band arrangment

We picked a vocal arrangement of "You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman" from
https://www.bigbandcharts.net/. We haven't done it with our singer yet, but the band sight read our parts and we liked the arrangement. They also have "Respect".
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by Kingfan
Sat Aug 25, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: I took over a big band and I am officially insane!
Replies: 52
Views: 2583

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

I just resigned as music director and sold my share of the band to the other owner. I plan on continuing on as a player on whatever trombone part the band needs me to play. This was a tough decision for me. It is something I had to do for my own well being, and for the long term good of the band. I ...
by Kingfan
Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: The Bunker
Replies: 84
Views: 5846

Re: The Bunker

Interesting story on NPR this week. They were talking about hybrids and the idea of conspicuous conservation, as opposed to conspicuous consumption. In some affluent areas, showing off with expensive toys increases status. In areas where an environmental ethic is shared, the same may be true with o...
by Kingfan
Wed Aug 22, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Trigger happy
Replies: 16
Views: 481

Re: Trigger happy

Does your 5B have the shorter thumb trigger with mechanical linkage like in the photo above, or the longer paddle trigger with string linkage?
by Kingfan
Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Trigger happy
Replies: 16
Views: 481

Re: Trigger happy

Yes, let's see the trigger and linkage. I have had a King 4B, same horn except slightly smaller bell, since 1973 and had no problems with the trigger. Post a pic of you holding the horn in playing position too, that could also help.
by Kingfan
Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: I took over a big band and I am officially insane!
Replies: 52
Views: 2583

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

I played a .547 bore horn as my primary horn from 1972 until about 2008, picking up the bass in the late 80s and moving to small bore only about ten years ago, so I it makes sense I am more comfortable personally on lower parts. A while back I played bass bone in a band that had a similar book, a ba...
by Kingfan
Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: I took over a big band and I am officially insane!
Replies: 52
Views: 2583

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

I found this interesting : " ------------------ sometimes wish our current BASS BONE would retire so I could move to that LOWER STRESS part." Did you ever play a Tom Kubis arrangement ? ----- I didn't think so ----------------. No, never did. We play a lot of Nestico and Wolpe arrangements. Ellingt...
by Kingfan
Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: I took over a big band and I am officially insane!
Replies: 52
Views: 2583

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

If the bandmembers donate their pay to the band to buy charts, who owns the charts? If the band breaks up, what happens to the book? Something I’ve been thinking about. Good question. Not something I am contemplating for many years. I guess if it folded, the two of us who each put up half the origi...
by Kingfan
Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: I took over a big band and I am officially insane!
Replies: 52
Views: 2583

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

OK, we had a gig today, a street festival we do every year. Two wives came up to me independently and said how much tighter and better the band is since the last time. Playing in the band almost weekly, the incremental improvement is sometimes hard for me to hear, but it was obvious to people who ha...
by Kingfan
Sat Aug 18, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bach 42BO for a school band?
Replies: 9
Views: 333

Re: Bach 42BO for a school band?

To piggyback on LeTrombiste's comments, I got my King 4B the summer before my sophomore year and had no troubles making the switch from my student horn. I do agree that some kids might have problems, though, especially if they do not have a good private teacher or coach. I also agree that the school...
by Kingfan
Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: The Big Cat Thread
Replies: 9
Views: 352

Re: The Big Cat Thread

Buford was our 23 pounder. Our big boy now is Jasper, 18 pounds. Our alpha cat Pixel is only five or six pounds, but has the catitude to be queen over the other three cats.
by Kingfan
Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Cases
Topic: King 4B or 5B case SOLD!
Replies: 10
Views: 842

Re: King 4B or 5B case

SOLD!!!!!
by Kingfan
Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: NABBA
Replies: 15
Views: 2006

Re: NABBA

Dennis wrote:
Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:55 pm
I'm with the Cincinnati Brass Band. Who are you playing with?
I think my old buddy Tod Steen joined that band in the last year or so. We played in a college jazz band with John Fedchock when we were all in high school.
by Kingfan
Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Bill Watrous, Body and Soul
Replies: 4
Views: 253

Bill Watrous, Body and Soul



Sounds so smooth and effortless, but the transcription says otherwise. Wow!
by Kingfan
Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Playing while teaching private lessons (poll)
Replies: 8
Views: 438

Re: Playing while teaching private lessons (poll)

I started taking trombone lessons with a trumpet teacher, then a tubist. My best learning experience was when doing duets with my next teacher, Jim Desano, then a brand new member of the Cleveland Orchestra. I did my best to emulate his playing. He would also play a passage I was having difficulty w...
by Kingfan
Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: FS: Bach 1-1/2G Megatone
Replies: 3
Views: 192

Re: FS: Bach 1-1/2G Megatone

Got it today. Looks fantastic! Thanks so much.
by Kingfan
Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: FS: Bach 1-1/2G Megatone
Replies: 3
Views: 192

Re: FS: Bach 1-1/2G Megatone

PM sent.
by Kingfan
Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: I miss the Holton Bass Mods threads!
Replies: 46
Views: 1513

Re: I miss the Holton Bass Mods threads!

I have a bone stock TR-180, Glanz and all. Love the sound, rarely use the second valve because of the clunky ergonomics of the bar. I would love to see mods converting the Glanz bar to independent triggers. Heck, has anybody converted a TR-180 to independent valves?
by Kingfan
Sun Jul 29, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: New member
Replies: 11
Views: 578

Re: New member

Welcome back! Good hunting on your horn search.
by Kingfan
Sat Jul 28, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: Vintage King 2B on Cleveland, Ohio Craigslist
Replies: 6
Views: 522

Re: Vintage King 2B on Cleveland, Ohio Craigslist

Nobody asked me to look at it, and since I have one already and would be sleeping on the couch if I bought another, I haven't seen it. I what looks like the same horn listed twice, once for $500, once for $1,000. I'm willing to contact the buyer and check it out if somebody is serious.
by Kingfan
Mon Jul 23, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: Vintage King 2B on Cleveland, Ohio Craigslist
Replies: 6
Views: 522

Re: Vintage King 2B on Cleveland, Ohio Craigslist

PM sent with my e-mail address.
by Kingfan
Sun Jul 22, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: I need help to stop coasting!
Replies: 20
Views: 1406

Re: I need help to stop coasting!

Thanks. I have a mental block against practicing but I have a dress rehearsal Monday for a 2 hour big band gig Wednesday. I'm the lead trombone player and also the band's music director so I can't hide! I had an easy nursing home gig on bass bone last Friday and actually pulled out the gig music and...
by Kingfan
Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Cases
Topic: FS: Fusion Premium Bass Trombone Gig Bag (Blue)
Replies: 5
Views: 436

Re: FS: Fusion Premium Bass Trombone Gig Bag (Blue)

I am not sure I would want to see the bass trombone for $200 haha. I did however edit the title to help avoid confusion. Though the post being in cases may have been a good clue :) Yeah, I looked at new posts, saw the title (the unedited one) then rushed to click on the link. I totally missed which...
by Kingfan
Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: Thanks
Replies: 5
Views: 328

Re: Thanks

I believe this forum is worth chipping in for.
by Kingfan
Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Cases
Topic: FS: Fusion Premium Bass Trombone Gig Bag (Blue)
Replies: 5
Views: 436

Re: FS: Fusion Premium Bass Trombone (Blue)

I was wondering what kind of bass 'bone I could grab for $200, then looked at the pictures and found it to be just a gig bag. Darn!
by Kingfan
Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: What we're doing
Replies: 119
Views: 5764

Re: What we're doing

Played bass tbone today in an amateur big band that does a freebie for a nursing home once a month. The bass bone player in the big band I run plays lead and I play bass, great break in routine for the both of us as in my band I play lead and he plays bass. Next week dress rehearsal Monday, big band...
by Kingfan
Sat Jul 14, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Jazz trombone advice?
Replies: 18
Views: 1124

Re: Jazz trombone advice?

There is a vintage 2B on the Cleveland Craigslist site for $500.
by Kingfan
Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Cleaning a horn after you've been sick
Replies: 5
Views: 381

Re: Cleaning a horn after you've been sick

Bought a horn off a guy once and took a look down the inner slide tubes. Yikes! I flushed out smelly brown sludge that had probably been building up for years. The biggest wad took up 1/3 of the diameter of the tube. How he could play the horn like that is a wonderment to me! Straight horn, so I flu...

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