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by Kingfan
Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Scary Comic
Replies: 2
Views: 117

Re: Scary Comic

Very cleffer comic! :pant:
by Kingfan
Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: The World's Most Irritating instrument
Replies: 5
Views: 277

Re: The World's Most Irritating instrument

:roll: I think a beginner on an oboe might be just as bad... :roll:
by Kingfan
Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Hello
Replies: 7
Views: 176

Re: Hello

Hi Pauly! Welcome back to the high class exclusive group of superheros known as "trombone players".
by Kingfan
Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: I took over a big band and I am officially insane!
Replies: 56
Views: 2916

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

BGuttman wrote:
Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:15 am
Good luck. I just finished a concert with an orchestra where I was a sub. I think they may ask me back.
The conductor just e-mailed that one of the t-bone players already found a sub, sorry, but he wants to use me later this season. I am both relieved and disappointed.
by Kingfan
Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: I took over a big band and I am officially insane!
Replies: 56
Views: 2916

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

I had sent feelers out to a local community orchestra. The bass trombone player just went in the hospital and they asked me to Monday's rehearsal for a concert next Sunday. I haven't played in an orchestra in 15 years or so. This ought to be interesting!
by Kingfan
Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Trombone/Brass Recordings on Vinyl
Replies: 7
Views: 177

Re: Trombone/Brass Recordings on Vinyl

I had more than I thought... albums collecting dust Gabrieli with brass from Philadelphia, Cleveland, and Chicago symponies An SQ quad album, unopened, of Antiphonal Music for Four Brass choirs, by the Columbia Brass Ensemble Limited edition numbered direct to disk recording of the Canadian Brass Ba...
by Kingfan
Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: I took over a big band and I am officially insane!
Replies: 56
Views: 2916

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

I can't believe it. I offered to come to last night's rehearsal and say goodbye, but the leader said he would let the band know what is happening and to stay home. I heard nothing from band members today, so I called our 2nd alto. She said there was no mention of me at all or why I wasn't there, no ...
by Kingfan
Sun Sep 30, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Composition, Arrangement, & Theory
Topic: Big band charts suggestions that will get the crowd dancing.
Replies: 15
Views: 376

Re: Big band charts suggestions that will get the crowd dancing.

I e-mailed a friend of mine who is into ballroom dancing for advice. He is in the middle of moving so I'm not surprised he hasn't responded, but when he does I'll pass it along.
by Kingfan
Sat Sep 29, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: King 3B-F for sale cheap on Facebook Marketplace
Replies: 12
Views: 338

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

Just got notified it was sold. Somebody got a deal. And I had just convinced my wife it would be nice to take a road trip together!
by Kingfan
Thu Sep 27, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Composition, Arrangement, & Theory
Topic: Big band charts suggestions that will get the crowd dancing.
Replies: 15
Views: 376

Re: Big band charts suggestions that will get the crowd dancing.

Sing Sing Sing, Bandstand, and Zoot Suit Boogie are good swing dance charts. In The Mood too.
by Kingfan
Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: What we're doing
Replies: 155
Views: 7269

Re: What we're doing

I can't stand to go to rehearsals and deal with all the drama and egos even as just a player, so for my own well being I'm walking away from it. Do you have other groups to play with? I play in a brass quintet playing the French horn parts on trombone, and will be re-joining a community band. I may...
by Kingfan
Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: What we're doing
Replies: 155
Views: 7269

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: 12
Views: 338

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: 12
Views: 338

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: 34
Views: 646

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: 12
Views: 338

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: 12
Views: 338

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: 34
Views: 646

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: 589

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: 1103

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: 1103

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: 153

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: 289

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: 56
Views: 2916

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: 56
Views: 2916

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: 1103

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: 233

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: 146

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: 159

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: 159

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: 286

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: 364

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: 56
Views: 2916

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: 223

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: 56
Views: 2916

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: 6007

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: 508

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: 508

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: 56
Views: 2916

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: 56
Views: 2916

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: 56
Views: 2916

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: 56
Views: 2916

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: 362

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: 389

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: 887

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: 2106

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: 282

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: 11
Views: 673

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: 206

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: 206

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

PM sent.

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