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by Kingfan
Tue May 14, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: church gigs for high school player
Replies: 8
Views: 320

Re: church gigs for high school player

PUTTING AWAY the $%^& PHONE during rehearsal. This has become a major pet peeve of mine. Every group I play in has people who can't quit messing with their phones the whole rehearsal. And it's not just younger people. If I were the director, I would be throwing things at these people. I played in a...
by Kingfan
Mon May 13, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: T-minus two days and counting ...
Replies: 6
Views: 310

Re: T-minus two days and counting ...

If a Smurf holds his breath, what color does he turn? :eek:
by Kingfan
Sun May 12, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Switching between bass and small tenor
Replies: 47
Views: 974

Re: Switching between bass and small tenor

Doug has good advice. I played larger bore tenors starting in 1973, added bass about 25 years ago and small bores about ten years ago. I use a DE LT 101 rim/LT D cup/D3 shank on my small bores including my King 2B. My spare is a Bach 5. Most people said I should use standard Bach 7s and 11s, or 12s ...
by Kingfan
Sat May 11, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: need a new trombone amp
Replies: 11
Views: 327

Re: need a new trombone amp

Keyboard amp strapped to a folding two wheel cart?
by Kingfan
Fri May 10, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Advice needed: change mouthpieces?
Replies: 11
Views: 325

Re: Advice needed: change mouthpieces?

I play a Bach 5 on my 2B and 3Bs. Works for me.
by Kingfan
Tue May 07, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: pawn shop Thein (!!)
Replies: 14
Views: 857

Re: pawn shop Thein (!!)

Maybe it was owned by somebody who died and the family wanted to avoid the hassle of selling privately. Maybe the owner pawned it for medical bills and couldn't come up with the scratch to get it out of pawn. I bought a Holton TR180 out of a pawn shop, wish I knew the back story.
by Kingfan
Sat May 04, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Everything Else
Topic: Sale on Big Band charts!
Replies: 9
Views: 559

Re: Sale on Big Band charts!

Thanks! I just requested the free chart. I'll slip it in the band's practice list when I get a chance and see what it sounds like.
by Kingfan
Thu May 02, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Media
Topic: hi, im mal, im 17, and i just released my first trombone quartet. its scarborough fair! your thoughts?
Replies: 3
Views: 197

Re: hi, im mal, im 17, and i just released my first trombone quartet. its scarborough fair! your thoughts?

I like it! Nice intonation, good basic technique. I do agree with the above posters regarding the swelling of the whole notes, sounds a bit "wah wah"-ish. I also would suggest you wean yourself from using your fingers and thumb to touch the bell to "check" your position. That said, I doubt if I coul...
by Kingfan
Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Pit Recommendations?
Replies: 9
Views: 404

Re: Pit Recommendations?

pompatus wrote:
Mon Apr 29, 2019 4:17 pm
In addition to bass, an argument could be made for tuna.

Edit:
...tuba, too, perhaps!
Yes, always an advantage getting gigs if you play in tuna. :pant:
by Kingfan
Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Dropping Bombs
Replies: 43
Views: 1161

Re: Dropping Bombs

Doing that in a rehearsal may make somebody laugh. Doing that in a concert without permission is a good way to get kicked out. Never during a concert. The conductor of the community band I play in made a joke about trombones and kazoos. Once we gather enough kazoos to equip the entire section, we p...
by Kingfan
Sun Apr 28, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Dropping Bombs
Replies: 43
Views: 1161

Re: Dropping Bombs

by Kingfan
Sun Apr 28, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Dropping Bombs
Replies: 43
Views: 1161

Re: Dropping Bombs

I guess it's kinda like the t-bone section that, in the middle of an orchestra rehearsal, broke into the Darth Vader theme...
by Kingfan
Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Dropping Bombs
Replies: 43
Views: 1161

Re: Dropping Bombs

This I gotta hear!
by Kingfan
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Trombones bore size 0,525 and F/attachment
Replies: 27
Views: 1387

Re: Trombones bore size 0,525 and F/attachment

King still makes horns in that size. The King 607F and 608F trombone has a .525-inch bore with a standard wrap F attachment. The 607F has an 8-inch yellow brass bell, the 608F has a rose brass bell. Another option to consider if on a budget.
by Kingfan
Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Single Valve Bass Trombones
Replies: 24
Views: 1231

Re: Single Valve Bass Trombones

King 5B?
by Kingfan
Thu Apr 04, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: (edit:To add price) Thrift shop find $900
Replies: 27
Views: 1281

Re: Thrift shop find

Slide lock looks fine. You have to rotate the part by the mouthpiece over the lug on the slide. Nice horn, worth more than $500 IMHO.
by Kingfan
Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: (edit:To add price) Thrift shop find $900
Replies: 27
Views: 1281

Re: Thrift shop find

King 3Bs are very nice, high quality horns. I can narrow it down to between 1975 and 1980, probably late 70s. The 3B is known as an "all purpose" small bore horn, suitable for jazz and concert bands. Surprising that orchestra music was with it, maybe it was played in a high school orchestra. That ho...
by Kingfan
Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Small Shank 5 Sized Suggestions
Replies: 12
Views: 702

Re: Small Shank 5 Sized Suggestions

PM sent
by Kingfan
Mon Apr 01, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Everything Else
Topic: WTB: Bass Cup and Straight Mutes
Replies: 2
Views: 268

Re: WTB: Bass Cup and Straight Mutes

$20 for an H&B on the Akron Craigslist. No idea if the seller will ship.
by Kingfan
Thu Mar 28, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Monthly payments for a trombone?
Replies: 14
Views: 715

Re: Monthly payments for a trombone?

Woodwind Brasswind has a deal where if you get one of their credit cards they will finance for 36 months at 0% interest. https://www.wwbw.com/pages/financing?so ... gLaQvD_BwE
by Kingfan
Sun Mar 24, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: King 5B bore size?
Replies: 5
Views: 245

Re: King 5B bore size?

If you check the serial number, you can find out when it was built. Given that, you might be able to determine if it is a horn you are interested in pursuing. I've got an early 70s 4B, .547 straight bore, and love it.
by Kingfan
Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Being an informed shopper
Replies: 7
Views: 615

Re: Being an informed shopper

Greenbean is an honest seller, good horns for good prices. There is a Blessing B-88 and a King large bore on the TromboneChat classifieds.
by Kingfan
Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Beware of The UPS Store when shipping
Replies: 29
Views: 1265

Re: Beware of The UPS Store when shipping

If you live in a modern technology area, the time to download, fill out, print, and file a small claims action, is about the same as just going online and ranting about poor service standards. Sure, it can be a challenge to get a refund, or damages. Losers always whine about their best. Winners go ...
by Kingfan
Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Double category question
Replies: 4
Views: 339

Re: Double category question

Doug Elliott can probably steer you in the right direction.
by Kingfan
Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Holton TR-181
Replies: 8
Views: 491

Re: Holton TR-181

I love my TR-180.
by Kingfan
Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Beware of The UPS Store when shipping
Replies: 29
Views: 1265

Re: Beware of The UPS Store when shipping

Small claims court would not be worth it, I am only out $100 I paid out of pocket to the buyer plus hours on the phone and e-mail I'll never get back. I bubble wrapped between the bell and the end of the case, but not the 2" that UPS says is recommended as there wasn't the room. It is a crap shoot w...
by Kingfan
Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Beware of The UPS Store when shipping
Replies: 29
Views: 1265

Beware of The UPS Store when shipping

In the past I shipped trombones across the US and even Iceland with no problems. I just shipped 3B-F to a Chat member. I bubble wrapped it, secured it in the King coffin case, and double boxed it. Somewhere between here and the buyer it got dropped hard enough that the bell shifted into the case end...
by Kingfan
Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: What is a chocolate
Replies: 28
Views: 1365

Re: What is a chocolate

greenbean wrote:
Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:09 am
Well, I know that my MV Bach 36 sounded great. It had deep cocoa notes with cherry undertones and a hint of toasted nuts...
Nice one! Hey, I just thought of something - maybe the nut is behind the mouthpiece. :biggrin:
by Kingfan
Fri Mar 08, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Small Shank 5 Sized Suggestions
Replies: 12
Views: 702

Re: Small Shank 5 Sized Suggestions

My primary horn for 30 years was a .547 bore horn with a Bach 5. When I started playing small bores, I tried a few mouthpieces and ended up using a regular Bach 5, then a Doug Elliott custom setup that is similar, on my King 2B and 3B. It works for me. YMMV. Doug may be able to give you some good su...
by Kingfan
Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: 1st trombone
Replies: 18
Views: 966

Re: 1st trombone

DEG shows they make an extention gadget that fits on the slide and would be good until the kid grows into the horn, but nobody seems to have one in stock.
by Kingfan
Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: medium shank MP
Replies: 0
Views: 186

medium shank MP

I have a Palatino mouthpiece with the medium, or euro, shank. No number on it. Probably came with a Chinese stencil trombone. Cup is about .95 inches, rim is .27 inches wide. Deep cup, narrow throat. Very good condition. Great spare mp. I'll take $15 shipped, or best reasonable offer. The mutes I ha...
by Kingfan
Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: 1st trombone
Replies: 18
Views: 966

Re: 1st trombone

Try your local Craigslist and Facebook Marketplace if you have access. In my area have my eye on a used Yam student horn that is going for - wait for it - $60. There is a vintage King 3B-F for $500, a horn she can play forever.
by Kingfan
Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: 1st trombone
Replies: 18
Views: 966

Re: 1st trombone

No need for a trigger starting out, IMHO. Kids started on a student tenor, or at least in my day they did. If she sticks with it, in a few years upgrade to a higher level horn with an F attachment and keep the beginner horn for marching, pep band, etc.
by Kingfan
Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: 1st trombone
Replies: 18
Views: 966

Re: 1st trombone

I can't add a thing to what Bruce said.
by Kingfan
Sat Mar 02, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS King 3B Sold! please remove
Replies: 11
Views: 609

Re: FS King 3B

Now that the thread has been thoroughly hijacked, by me, I'll try and get it back on track. I love Kings (can you guess?) and I think the OPBflatbass has a bargain. If I didn't already have a classic 50s vintage 3B, I would be all over this horn.
by Kingfan
Sat Mar 02, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS King 3B Sold! please remove
Replies: 11
Views: 609

Re: FS King 3B

I worked for insurance companies for over 30 years and know a lot of claim adjusters. Crawford, their 3rd party claims company, is well known to me. If they expect me to just give up, they are dead wrong! The last company I worked for used them for a while then dumped them in favor of an in house cl...
by Kingfan
Sat Mar 02, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS King 3B Sold! please remove
Replies: 11
Views: 609

Re: FS King 3B

... By the way, shipping by USPS is probably a lot cheaper - and quite reliable. Post Office is almost always better than UPS or FedEx. Shipped three horns to Forum/Chat members. First two via USPS went to Iceland and Wisconsin, no issues. Just shipped one to Virginia using UPS, horn arrived damage...
by Kingfan
Sat Mar 02, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: A 5G with V cup
Replies: 17
Views: 1134

Re: A 5G with V cup

Doug Elliott might be able to put one together for you.
by Kingfan
Sun Feb 24, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Easier to blow
Replies: 5
Views: 364

Re: Easier to blow

My main horn for 30 years was a .547 horn with a Bach 5G. I bought then sold off a Yam YSL-354 and a few other small bores, finding it them too constrictive just like you do. I later got put on lead tbone in a big band and tried small bores again. I tried a Bach 5-sized small shank mouthpiece on sug...
by Kingfan
Fri Feb 22, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Need mouthpiece suggestions
Replies: 8
Views: 830

Re: Need mouthpiece suggestions

I play the DE equivalent of a Bach 5 on my .481/.491 dual bore and my .508 horns, even when playing lead. It works for me. Don't be afraid to experiment outside your comfort zone.
by Kingfan
Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: King 5B
Replies: 30
Views: 1376

Re: King 5B

The 1480 can be a really amazing horn, IMO. I think the 5B is not as good. [/quote] I'd say the 1480 is a better choice if you're going to use it primarily as a bass, while the later 5B is a better choice if you're looking to use it mainly as a tenor. [/quote] The King catalogs I have, both the one ...
by Kingfan
Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: King 5B
Replies: 30
Views: 1376

Re: King 5B

My 1971 King catalog shows the #1480 5B to be .536 bore, 9" bell, and my 1973 catalog shows it to be .547 bore. Another way you might tell if a trombone is dual bore: take the outer slide off, flip it upside down and put it back on the inner slides so the water key is on top. If it fits nicely, odd ...
by Kingfan
Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Music Business
Topic: Do/did you have a day job outside of music?
Replies: 32
Views: 2066

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

I made it through two quarters as a performance major and realized I didn't have the right sum of talent and desire to make it as a pro musician. I got a liberal arts degree, but got no real job offers when I graduated so spent 2 years touring with a family big band. That was going nowhere and I end...
by Kingfan
Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Music Stand Placement
Replies: 15
Views: 891

Re: Music Stand Placement

I used a coupon for a pair of single vision glasses optimized for reading music. Paid a bit over $50 for frames and lenses with scratch resistant coating. Great help to my old eyes!
by Kingfan
Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: I took over a big band and I am officially insane!
Replies: 58
Views: 7116

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

Ok, things are looking up. The community band I joined is getting better all the time. The conductor does an adult music education class and asked me to be in a brass quintet, first time in over 40 years playing baroque music and boy does it feel good! I also joined the oldest big band in Cleveland,...
by Kingfan
Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Playing After Shaving
Replies: 15
Views: 868

Re: Playing After Shaving

I have had a moustache since college and a beard or goatee with a soul patch most of the time. I shaved both off once and it took me a while to get my embouchure adjusted, and once I went back to a furry face another week or two to get used to it again. That includes small bore, large bore, and bass...
by Kingfan
Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Small accidental discovery
Replies: 7
Views: 1092

Re: Small accidental discovery

JohnL wrote:
Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:15 pm
Doug, maybe that's a tchotchke you could offer - an official Doug Elliot branded spanner.
...made from billet unobtanium, complete with a unicorn hide storage pouch. :D
by Kingfan
Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Bucket mutes
Replies: 13
Views: 778

Re: Bucket mutes

My experience: I was using the tried and true H&B bucket in a brass quintet playing transpositions of the French horn parts, using the mute to get a more horn-like sound. Putting it on and taking it off was a PITA so I tried the Jo-Ral. The positives: easier to put on and take off. Negatives: it was...
by Kingfan
Tue Jan 29, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: King 3B Question
Replies: 5
Views: 701

Re: King 3B Question

I have a 3B-F for sale for $750 USD shipped in the US. https://trombonechat.com/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=8432&p=76384#p76384. I would sell it to you for $700 USD plus shipping, you would be responsible for any import taxes. Where in Canada are you? I might be open to driving to Detroit or Buffalo areas ...
by Kingfan
Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Any interest in a 120 year old trombone?
Replies: 0
Views: 252

Any interest in a 120 year old trombone?

I ended up with a floor lamp made of an old trombone with the lamp rod going up the bell, coming out where the tuning slide fits. The horn was not drilled or beat on in the transformation. I cleaned it off enough to find it is an HN White The King trombone SN #3242. According to the chart I found on...

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