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by Kingfan
Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Learning piano
Replies: 11
Views: 494

Re: Learning piano

I took class piano back in college and still have the lesson books. A Hanon 60 exercise book, two basic Bach books, a book of early English sonatinas, and a book of 142 easy piano pieces. They would be about $63 new. PM me if interested at $25 delivered.
by Kingfan
Sat May 30, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: What brand mouthpiece is this?
Replies: 4
Views: 502

Re: What brand mouthpiece is this?

Sure looks like a Wick, and 5BS is one of their sizes. Yeah, but shouldn't the name be stamped into it as well as the size? I see a few Wick-style knock-offs with on eBay, but I can't see why they would clone such an unusual size. Don't want to sell it as a real deal Wick if it is in fact a MSO (Mo...
by Kingfan
Sat May 30, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: What brand mouthpiece is this?
Replies: 4
Views: 502

What brand mouthpiece is this?

Got this in trade. Gold plated, small shank mouthpiece. It is shaped like a Denis Wick but the only marking is "5BS". No need for it and want to sell it, but would like to know what it is so I can price accordingly. Thanks in advance!
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by Kingfan
Sat May 30, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Tinnitus
Replies: 17
Views: 2188

Re: Tinnitus

My tinnitis is a side effect of medications I'm on. Annoying as hell sometimes. Hope to be off it someday.
by Kingfan
Sat May 30, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: identities
Replies: 28
Views: 1286

Re: identities

Just added my witness protection name to my signature. :mrgreen:
by Kingfan
Thu May 28, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: I hit the wall!
Replies: 10
Views: 760

Re: I hit the wall!

I got a new (to me) bass a few months ago and was excited until the bands I was in quit playing due to COVID-19. I soon realized I don't like to practice at all... period. I enjoy rehearsals and performing, but the ensembles I play in aren't high quality and so I have no need to practice, I can just...
by Kingfan
Sun May 24, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: What tenor and bass mouthpieces are you using?
Replies: 38
Views: 1515

Re: What tenor and bass mouthpieces are you using?

I'm old school.
Small bore tenors (including sub-.500 peashooter): DE LT101/LTD/D3 (Bach 5 as backup as it is close in specs)
Large bore tenor: Bach 5G
Bass: Bach 1.5G
by Kingfan
Wed May 20, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Do you play bass or tenor? Double? And why?
Replies: 51
Views: 1677

Re: Do you play bass or tenor? Double? And why?

Started on small bore tenor in elementary school. Picked up a large bore tenor in high school, King 4B-F, loved it, still have it. Played the school's Conn 72H bass in jazz band for a year as sophomore, loved it too. Sr. year I sat between the lead and bass tbones in jazz band with the 4B and double...
by Kingfan
Tue May 19, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Has anyone ever tried the tuning slide out of...
Replies: 2
Views: 249

Re: Has anyone ever tried the tuning slide out of...

Interesting question. If it fits, some low life could put a 7B bell on a JinBao clone and try to pass it off as the real thing...
by Kingfan
Sat May 16, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS/FT: King 2104/4B and 6b/60H bell section
Replies: 24
Views: 1107

Re: FS/FT: King 2104/4B

Does it have an F attachment, or is it a straight horn?
by Kingfan
Thu May 14, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: How long do brass instruments last.
Replies: 25
Views: 905

Re: How long do brass instruments last.

I have a nice King 3B that was built in 1957. Great player. I had a King 3 valve euphonium that was about 100 years old - not very nice cosmetically, but it played very well. Regret selling it.
by Kingfan
Tue May 12, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Chinese Bass Trombone Review
Replies: 3
Views: 255

Re: Chinese Bass Trombone Review

Yep. My 7B has the same ergonomic issues with my left had that my buddy's Shires Q does. The web between the thumb and index finger supporting the the bell brace works great for me, a feature lacking on my horn and the Shires.
by Kingfan
Mon May 11, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Chinese Bass Trombone Review
Replies: 3
Views: 255

Re: Chinese Bass Trombone Review

I watched it. I was thinking of buying one myself but I found a used King 7B recently, the horn yours was copied from, and bought it instead. Same ergonomic problems you mentioned.
by Kingfan
Fri May 08, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Band directors and trombone students...
Replies: 0
Views: 308

Band directors and trombone students...

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by Kingfan
Wed May 06, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Show me your stable
Replies: 79
Views: 6130

Re: Show me your stable

Amconk wrote:
Wed May 06, 2020 6:54 pm
Kingfan wrote:
Wed May 06, 2020 3:10 pm

No, then I would have to get an 8B, a valve section for the 2B and 3B, then start on the Silver Sonics. :horror:
And what would be wrong with that? 😁
OK, I'll do it! Send me $20,000 and I'll get started. :pant:
by Kingfan
Wed May 06, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Show me your stable
Replies: 79
Views: 6130

Re: Show me your stable

Amconk wrote:
Sat May 02, 2020 10:20 pm
Kingfan wrote:
Sat May 02, 2020 4:06 pm
King 2B, King 3B, King 3B-F, King 4B-F, King 7B.
Need a 5B and a Duo Gravis now!
No, then I would have to get an 8B, a valve section for the 2B and 3B, then start on the Silver Sonics. :horror:
by Kingfan
Sat May 02, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: Finally, truth in advertising...
Replies: 1
Views: 599

Finally, truth in advertising...

Saw this on Facebook. $30. Had to laugh! Anybody need a floor lamp donor? "Crappy Chinese-made trombone for sale. Otherwise known as a "trombone-shaped item". It does play, and for what it is, does a decent job at it. It comes with a Jupiter 12C mouthpiece, which is probably worth $30 by itself. No ...
by Kingfan
Sat May 02, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Show me your stable
Replies: 79
Views: 6130

Re: Show me your stable

King 2B, King 3B, King 3B-F, King 4B-F, King 7B.
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by Kingfan
Sat May 02, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Mouthpiece too large for the horn
Replies: 13
Views: 1870

Re: Mouthpiece too large for the horn

Try Doug's suggestion. I don't have a valve bone, but I play a .481/.491 dual bore and a .508 bore tenors along with my .547 and my bass and couldn't find a mouthpiece I liked. I worked with Doug Elliott and found something like a Bach 5 works best for me on the two small bores - less restrictive, b...
by Kingfan
Fri May 01, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: Electronic effects live through the PA
Replies: 17
Views: 2372

Re: Electronic effects live through the PA

It’s amazing to me from this perspective (2020) that the Don Ellis band was so popular. I recall the liner notes to this album referring to a “ring modulator“ that Don used at that concert. My Alexa couldn’t find the album. Don seems to be largely forgotten now. I still have the album. From the lin...
by Kingfan
Fri May 01, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: Technology
Topic: Electronic effects live through the PA
Replies: 17
Views: 2372

Re: Electronic effects live through the PA

An early adopter of electronic effects for brass was Don Ellis on trumpet. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0hR-HASR6Y. This is from 1970, a double album Live At Fillmore. Don't ask me how he did it!
by Kingfan
Tue Apr 28, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Composition, Arrangement, & Theory
Topic: Highest note Trombone possible for concert Trombonist?!
Replies: 21
Views: 1417

Re: Highest note Trombone possible for concert Trombonist?!

jthomas105 wrote:
Sat Apr 25, 2020 8:01 pm
I'm surprised no one has mentioned this excerpt to compare to that every principal and second symphony trombone player is expected to play.

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Thanks for posting that! Always wanted to try it. I had more trouble with the clef than the high Db.
by Kingfan
Mon Apr 20, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Transposing Horn Music
Replies: 12
Views: 1724

Re: Transposing Horn Music

I played in a quintet that couldn't find a French horn player so the leader asked me to take the spot. The leader, a retired band director, used software to transpose the horn part for trombone. It was a great way for me to expand my high range.
by Kingfan
Sun Apr 19, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Big horn or Little horn?
Replies: 21
Views: 2601

Re: Big horn or Little horn?

I've got a sub .500 bore, a .508, a .547, and a .562. The horn that responds the best to me, and sounds the best when I'm playing, is my large bore .547.
by Kingfan
Mon Apr 13, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Techs currently doing repair work
Replies: 14
Views: 731

Re: Techs currently doing repair work

My guy in Cleveland is still fixing horns. He is a trumpet player and specializes in valved instruments but has worked on a few of my trombones as well. Slides are not his speciality. PM me if anybody wants contact info.
by Kingfan
Sun Apr 12, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Techs currently doing repair work
Replies: 14
Views: 731

Re: Techs currently doing repair work

I'll check with my tech in Cleveland on Monday and see if he'll do it. Who do you use in Cleveland? I can't believe we never connected when I as still working. For a lot of years I did a lot of work for Lentine's and Sodja's. For the last 15 years I did all of Sam Ash's work plus a lot for Motter's...
by Kingfan
Sun Apr 12, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Techs currently doing repair work
Replies: 14
Views: 731

Re: Techs currently doing repair work

I'll check with my tech in Cleveland on Monday and see if he'll do it.
by Kingfan
Sat Apr 11, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Anyone familiar with a Curtis Thumb Rest
Replies: 5
Views: 342

Re: Anyone familiar with a Curtis Thumb Rest

Yeah, I had one. They don't inspire a lot of confidence. They are plastic, I think. If you're a real minimalist it might appeal to you, otherwise get something metal. The big problem was that I couldn't tighten the screws enough to make it stable. Thanks. That's what I thought might be the case. Th...
by Kingfan
Fri Apr 10, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Anyone familiar with a Curtis Thumb Rest
Replies: 5
Views: 342

Anyone familiar with a Curtis Thumb Rest

Looking at upgrading the Neotech on my bass. I was looking at Edwards Bullet Braces, but they are kinda pricey. Has anybody tried one of these? Curtis Thumb Rest.jpg[/attachment]
by Kingfan
Thu Apr 09, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: 1946 King 2b - Restored
Replies: 8
Views: 745

Re: 1946 King 2b - Restored

Great story! Like the seller, I'm glad it went to a good home where it will be played and appreciated.
by Kingfan
Thu Apr 09, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTB King NH WHITE 3b
Replies: 8
Views: 393

Re: WTB King NH WHITE 3b

I have a 3B with sn350xxx, 1957 plus or minus. It both the three piece counterweight and the bell say HN White and King. The prior owner was a good friend of mine who sold it to me when he gave up playing due to health reasons, and I told him I would never sell it as long as he was around. Well, he ...
by Kingfan
Mon Apr 06, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: 6b modifications
Replies: 7
Views: 516

Re: 6b modifications

You got a bunch of good suggestions on your other post in Instruments. I doubt you will get much else here. Obviously you need the slide serviced (or replaced -- the slide from a 7B or 8B will work too). I have an 80s 7B with what looks like to be a Duo Gravis slide. The tenon is larger so it doesn...
by Kingfan
Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bought a king 6b now what
Replies: 41
Views: 1553

Re: Bought a king 6b now what

I like the case! You see those two plastic tabs holding the bell section? They always break. You wind up bulking the area above the bell section with foam to keep things in place. I had a King 4B with that problem and a friend had a King 4B with that problem. I didn't carry my 7B in the case long e...
by Kingfan
Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Need advice to help 8th grader open up sound
Replies: 6
Views: 433

Re: Need advice to help 8th grader open up sound

Have you tried getting him to open up his throat?
by Kingfan
Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bought a king 6b now what
Replies: 41
Views: 1553

Re: Bought a king 6b now what

You might be able to "score" a King 7B or 8B slide through somebody like DJ Kennedy. For all I know they might even be available through Conn-Steinway. I have an 80s production 7B that has a slide from an other King bass. It is .562 and looks older than my bell section, and my tech said it is proba...
by Kingfan
Sat Apr 04, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Do you exercise?
Replies: 21
Views: 732

Re: Do you exercise?

I have been using a Fitbit for a few years now, goal of 10,000 steps a day. Rarely did I get the recommended 30 minutes of exercise each day. I live on a street with no sidewalks and a 35 mph speed limit so walking wasn't a safe option. Now that traffic has died down, I get my 30 minutes a day walki...
by Kingfan
Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Guess who this young trombone player is...
Replies: 21
Views: 1532

Re: Guess who this young trombone player is...

RustBeltBass wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:20 pm
I played a concert there just a few weeks ago. Was arguably one of the last live music performances in Ohio, March 11th.

Nice Music Building.
Where was that?
by Kingfan
Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Rochut backwards
Replies: 4
Views: 385

Re: Rochut backwards

Cool idea! If somebody is really bored/ambitious, play something you know backwards starting from the last note and working to the first. That said, once we read a big band chart that was so bad we turned it upside down and played the last few lines as a joke. It actually sounded better!
by Kingfan
Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Guess who this young trombone player is...
Replies: 21
Views: 1532

Re: Guess who this young trombone player is...

Thanks for sharing! Those are interesting and fun pictures. It seems like the slightly larger touring bands that play dance music are totally gone nowdays - as are the corresponding venues that housed them. We had three bones, three trumpets, four saxes (maybe 5, I don't remember), two drummers, ke...
by Kingfan
Sat Mar 28, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Guess who this young trombone player is...
Replies: 21
Views: 1532

Re: Guess who this young trombone player is...

Found the pics and a flyer from the old band. I must really be bored! I wore a 36 jacket at the time and all they had was a 44, hence the too-long sleeves. I learned the hard way not to wear red underwear with the white bell bottom show outfit as the pants were kinda thin... The truck, nicknamed "Th...
by Kingfan
Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Guess who this young trombone player is...
Replies: 21
Views: 1532

Re: Guess who this young trombone player is...

Digging through my computer files found these two old pics from sometime between 1973 and 1975. Lakeland Community College is in Kirtland, Ohio and as the music program was just getting off the ground they allows some of us high school students to join as they needed the warm bodies. The trombone p...
by Kingfan
Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Is there anything worse than "Christian Rock?"
Replies: 49
Views: 6562

Re: Is there anything worse than "Christian Rock?"

11561man wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:07 am
Yes, Christian Rap.
I was in a big band that backed one up last fall. Strange for sure, but I kinda liked it.
by Kingfan
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 255
Views: 21336

Re: Coronavirus

My doctor referred me to a specialist. The initial visit is just a sit down interview, no blood draw/height and weight/temperature, etc. so no reason for it to be face to face. The doctor's office said they were using Skype for visits like this, for my safety and theirs. I checked with my insurance ...
by Kingfan
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: King 3B Cases from the 70’s
Replies: 8
Views: 458

Re: King 3B Cases from the 70’s

I have a 3B-F 464XXX in which the bell section sits vertically in its own compartment, rectangular case with no bell "swell" on the outside and green lining on the inside. From the charts I find it is 1971 or 1972. Could it be the straight horns came in flat cases with the toggles, and F horns came ...
by Kingfan
Tue Mar 24, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Rotterdam Philharmonic
Replies: 1
Views: 299

Re: Rotterdam Philharmonic

Beautiful!
by Kingfan
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Guess who this young trombone player is...
Replies: 21
Views: 1532

Re: Guess who this young trombone player is...

Love the long hair and disco collars. Fashion in the 70's was a fad that I am glad faded away. I remember playing in my college jazz band in the late 70's/early 80's with a blue frilly tux shirt worn open collar on the outside of the coat. We all looked like band John Travolta wannabes. I met the p...
by Kingfan
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Guess who this young trombone player is...
Replies: 21
Views: 1532

Re: Guess who this young trombone player is...

Well, you mentioned you played with that player a few times in other forum posts, so... I won't name him, but i think there is a signature trombone named after him and he is married (?) to a badass bass trombone player :good: And he played with Woody. Loved seeing him with the Herd back in the earl...
by Kingfan
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Guess who this young trombone player is...
Replies: 21
Views: 1532

Re: Guess who this young trombone player is...

Well, you mentioned you played with that player a few times in other forum posts, so... I won't name him, but i think there is a signature trombone named after him and he is married (?) to a badass bass trombone player :good: You mean somebody actually reads my posts???? :horror: Winner winner chic...
by Kingfan
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 255
Views: 21336

Re: Coronavirus

I work in an "essential business", an auto parts store. First customer of the day came in after reading the social distancing instructions on the front door and asked "Who wrote the signs?" My boss said "Corporate". He said "It's all bullshit". He got what he wanted, checked out, and said "It's a li...
by Kingfan
Mon Mar 23, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Guess who this young trombone player is...
Replies: 21
Views: 1532

Re: Guess who this young trombone player is...

Doug Elliott wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 2:39 pm
You gave it away with the name of the file. But that was my guess anyway.
:oops: OK, smart guy, you got it. I just now changed the file name so everybody else starts from scratch. Don't spoil it!

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