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by Kingfan
Sat Feb 22, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Duo Gravis question
Replies: 6
Views: 472

Re: Duo Gravis question

I played a buddy's DG with no problems. My 7B, very different. I tried the Yeo grip, and modified Yeo grip, no luck. My hand still hurt. A Neotech that fixed that.
by Kingfan
Sat Feb 22, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Trumpet tuning slide question for a tech
Replies: 9
Views: 207

Re: Trumpet tuning slide question for a tech

Local repair tech I use quoted $75 clean, polish tuning slides, fix minor dents. Local large music store quoted me $65 for a good cleaning plus whatever extra work needs to be done. Yikes! I went in the workshop and gave the tuning slides all a good cleaning. They were rough when lubed with valve oi...
by Kingfan
Fri Feb 21, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: 5gs vs 6-1/2A
Replies: 6
Views: 368

Re: 5gs vs 6-1/2A

Small or large shank? I have two small shank 5GS pieces I don't need.
by Kingfan
Thu Feb 20, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Trumpet tuning slide question for a tech
Replies: 9
Views: 207

Re: Trumpet tuning slide question for a tech

I just had a trumpet 1 and 3 tuning slide cleaned, aligned, and switched into that configuration (reverse tuning slide + thumb "U") and I paid less than $70 for it. You'll probably get more out of it if you have a tech take a look at those two slides and possibly the main one or if you sell it to s...
by Kingfan
Thu Feb 20, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Trumpet tuning slide question for a tech
Replies: 9
Views: 207

Re: Trumpet tuning slide question for a tech

Gary wrote:
Thu Feb 20, 2020 11:17 am
Take it to a tech, lean back and have a Padron and a Courvoisier.
Nah, a good Porter will do!
by Kingfan
Thu Feb 20, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Trumpet tuning slide question for a tech
Replies: 9
Views: 207

Re: Trumpet tuning slide question for a tech

Thanks, everybody! I used penetrating oil on the main tuning slide which was totally stuck and with patience got it moving. I cleaned the insides of the brass tubes and outsides of the nickel silver tubes; they all move better but not as good as they should. I'll try a little polish today. Paid only...
by Kingfan
Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Trumpet tuning slide question for a tech
Replies: 9
Views: 207

Trumpet tuning slide question for a tech

OK, it isn't a trombone, but it has four slides so... I picked up a used King Tempo II trumpet. The main tuning slide and valve slides are very stiff. The inner parts of the tubes don't look like brass, they have a silvery look to them. What material is it, and what is the best way to get the slides...
by Kingfan
Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: mouthpiece question
Replies: 12
Views: 531

Re: mouthpiece question

I have a 5GS I don't need any more. Happy to make a deal on it.
by Kingfan
Mon Feb 17, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bundy & Other "Bad" Horns
Replies: 7
Views: 404

Re: Bundy & Other "Bad" Horns

The markets targeted by Bundy are music schools and school bands. And for those markets, main criteria are low price and toughness. So to make their trombones "schoolproof", I suspect flare and bell walls are thicker than professional horns and the inner slides have more "play". That would make a t...
by Kingfan
Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: TSO into a useable object - floor lamp!
Replies: 3
Views: 165

Re: TSO into a useable object - floor lamp!

I just had a thought - if somebody wanted to sneak another trombone into the house without spousal approval, just make it into a lamp!
by Kingfan
Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: mouthpiece question
Replies: 12
Views: 531

Re: mouthpiece question

Check with Doug Elliott. He can come up with a rim/cup/shank combo to meet anybody's needs.
by Kingfan
Sun Feb 16, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: TSO into a useable object - floor lamp!
Replies: 3
Views: 165

TSO into a useable object - floor lamp!

First, no trombones were harmed in the making of this lamp. :biggrin: I picked up a Chinese TSO for $20. My tech's quote to fix the slide was more than the horn is worth. It came with a case, some Superslick, and a generic mouthpiece so I figure I got my $20 worth. What to do with the horn? I found ...
by Kingfan
Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: .525 or .547 Bore?
Replies: 29
Views: 965

Re: .525 or .547 Bore?

There seems to be a rose brass bell Blessing B88 (.547 bore) open wrap for sale on Facebook in Victor, NY for too cheap - $350. https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2494999530768410/. If you could nab that one, you have plenty of money left to buy a really nice small bore. Worth checking out, I...
by Kingfan
Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: What are some horns you will NEVER buy?
Replies: 36
Views: 1655

Re: What are some horns you will NEVER buy?

I said I would never buy a cheap Chinese student horn, but ended up buying one. However, I paid only $20 for a horn that needed $150 in repairs and would be worth less then that when done. For my $20 I now have a usable soft case, another unbranded mouthpiece, a new supply of Superslick, and a floor...
by Kingfan
Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: How to price a stolen horn
Replies: 9
Views: 739

Re: How to price a stolen horn

Play it like you stole it!
by Kingfan
Wed Feb 12, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Opinions on Wessex King 7B copy
Replies: 24
Views: 2134

Re: Opinions on Wessex King 7B copy

Somebody told me the 7B had a larger bore in the valve section than the slide, unlike the Duo Gravis that was the same bore all the way. In case anybody cares, I miked the bores of the valve tuning slides to be .56 (my cheap-o micrometer only goes 2 digits right of the decimal point) same as the sli...
by Kingfan
Tue Feb 11, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: King 4b vs Conn 88h
Replies: 14
Views: 662

Re: King 4b vs Conn 88h

Had a 4B since 1972 or 1973. The Cleveland Orchestra was using them at the time. When I went to Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory of Music in 1975, everybody was on a 4B, 88H, or Bach 42B.
by Kingfan
Mon Feb 10, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: The One that Got Away
Replies: 16
Views: 717

Re: The One that Got Away

1946 Brooklyn Bach Strad trumpet. Found it at a garage sale, sold it to a music store that sold it for 15 times what they paid me. I trusted this store to treat me right; I played in their big band. This was before the internet before I could research the horn myself.
by Kingfan
Sun Feb 09, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: What are some horns you will never sell?
Replies: 26
Views: 1032

Re: What are some horns you will never sell?

My teacher helped King test horns and used his pull to get me into the factory to pick out my new 4B-F. George McCracken, the designer, had pulled some slides and bells off the assembly lines for me to pick through and he helped me chose the best to put together for my horn. That was in 1972 or 73. ...
by Kingfan
Sun Feb 09, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Latest TSO details
Replies: 0
Views: 264

Latest TSO details

I found a Hisonic tenor in a soft case for sale. It is a Chinese stencil similar to those going for $100 to $150 brand new. The slide had a major dent in it, but otherwise it didn't look bad. I figured what the heck, paid $20. Took it to my tech - the solder job was so bad one of the outer slides on...
by Kingfan
Sat Feb 08, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Everything Else
Topic: SOLD two Blazhevich books, Clef Studies and Concert Duets.
Replies: 2
Views: 171

Re: FS two Blazhevich books, Clef Studies and Concert Duets.

Sorry, sold them last week and forgot to update the post.
by Kingfan
Fri Feb 07, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Strangest gigs
Replies: 63
Views: 4127

Re: Strangest gigs

In high school, marched halftime on a new and wet football field. There was so much sticky mud everybody lost at least one shoe. The game couldn't start the second half until all those shoes had been found and taken off (or should I say, out of) the field.
by Kingfan
Fri Feb 07, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: FS: Mouthpiece Lot priced to sell
Replies: 2
Views: 345

Re: FS: Mouthpiece Lot priced to sell

Let me know if the King 1 1/2 pending deal fails. Thanks!
by Kingfan
Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Everything Else
Topic: FS: Lots of Trombone Music
Replies: 8
Views: 589

Re: FS: Lots of Trombone Music

PM sent
by Kingfan
Sun Feb 02, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Is there anything worse than "Christian Rock?"
Replies: 30
Views: 906

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

Gary wrote:
Sun Feb 02, 2020 9:01 pm
You folks mean Highland Pipes. Uilliann Pipes and Northumbrian Pipes are a gas.

(Uilliann) https://youtu.be/AOjYKx4LMkc
(Northumbrian Pipes) https://youtu.be/bWkmer6cgiM
Never heard, or heard of, those other two kinds. I like them! Thanks for educating me.
by Kingfan
Sun Feb 02, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Review: Brad Close 32H leadpipe in King 3B
Replies: 21
Views: 832

Re: Review: Brad Close 32H leadpipe in King 3B

Having tried a 7C in my 2B and 3B and finding a lot of backpressure, then trying 11C and smaller with even worse results, I ended up with a Bach 5. There are exceptions to every rule. The no letter Bachs (like the 5) have smaller throats than most C cup mouthpieces. The research I did showed the Ba...
by Kingfan
Sun Feb 02, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Is there anything worse than "Christian Rock?"
Replies: 30
Views: 906

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

Mikebmiller wrote:
Sun Feb 02, 2020 7:03 pm
Kingfan wrote:
Sun Feb 02, 2020 2:32 pm
Bagpipes.

Bagpipes May be worse. Those guys only know 2 songs. Amazing Grace and Scotland the Brave.
Don't forget "Garry Owen".
by Kingfan
Sun Feb 02, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Review: Brad Close 32H leadpipe in King 3B
Replies: 21
Views: 832

Re: Review: Brad Close 32H leadpipe in King 3B

I had the same issue with my 3B and a 6 1/2AL. I went to a 6 3/4C and it definitely solved problems. That stock leadpipe does not do well with more open mouthpieces, from my experience. It was probably designed around people using 7C and 11C size pieces. Having tried a 7C in my 2B and 3B and findin...
by Kingfan
Sun Feb 02, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Is there anything worse than "Christian Rock?"
Replies: 30
Views: 906

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

Baby Shark. Bagpipes. I remember a Saturday Night Live skit in which the musical guest, Paul Simon, had died and was on an elevator with the devil. Muzak versions of his songs were playing in the background. After some small talk, he asked the devil when they were going to arrive in Hell. The devil ...
by Kingfan
Thu Jan 30, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Opinions on Wessex King 7B copy
Replies: 24
Views: 2134

Re: Opinions on Wessex King 7B copy

OK, had a chance to put this puppy through its paces. Two weeks of Remington warm-ups and playing whatever hit my fancy - etudes, David Concerto, bass bone jazz solo, wind ensemble music, etc. I didn't like the ergonomics - my left hand hurt after playing only a short time. I bought a used Neotech f...
by Kingfan
Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Anyone Use My Mutebags?
Replies: 14
Views: 669

Re: Anyone Use My Mutebags?

For my tenors, have had the same Alessi Vacchiano aluminum straight and Humes and Berg Stonelined cup mute since high school (I graduated in 1975) carried in a generic duffle bag with Hamilton tbone stand, folding music stand, cordless stand light, etc. in the main compartment. No problems so far! T...
by Kingfan
Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: Hello
Replies: 7
Views: 554

Re: Hello

I play small bore and big bore tenors and bass. Too bad about the contra!
by Kingfan
Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: Hello
Replies: 7
Views: 554

Re: Hello

Welcome, Wade! Tell us more about yourself. What horns do you play, and what kind of music do you play? Be you a beginning student, old fart like me, or anywhere in between, you can get a lot of support and knowledge from this group.
by Kingfan
Tue Jan 21, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Anyone Use My Mutebags?
Replies: 14
Views: 669

Re: Anyone Use My Mutebags?

What baileyman said. I have two gig bags that are just duffle bags from thrift stores, one for bass and one for tenor. Each has a quiver of mutes, lightweight folding music stand, trombone stand, lubes, tuner/metronome, battery powered stand lights and spare batteries, clothespins for windy days, pe...
by Kingfan
Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Opinions on Wessex King 7B copy
Replies: 24
Views: 2134

Re: Opinions on Wessex King 7B copy

I had contacted them through their website early on in my search with a few questions. Never got an answer...
by Kingfan
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: ARGHH! Tenor Clef!
Replies: 40
Views: 1394

Re: ARGHH! Tenor Clef!

I have two Blazhevich books in the Classified section, one clef studies and one duets with lots of tenor and alto clef work. Look for them on that forum, or PM me if interested.
by Kingfan
Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Doug Elliott mouthpieces
Replies: 5
Views: 599

Re: Doug Elliott mouthpieces

Even if you don't buy his mouthpieces, he can direct you to a stock mouthpiece that is close to what you need. He told me to try a Bach 5 on my small bores. It worked! Later I got his dialed in combo and kept the Bach as backup.
by Kingfan
Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Mouthpiece too small?
Replies: 9
Views: 674

Re: Mouthpiece too small?

Doug Elliott can do a Skype lesson and steer you the right direction if you can't find a person locally who can help you.
by Kingfan
Thu Jan 16, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: 2B with finger ring?
Replies: 11
Views: 392

Re: 2B with finger ring?

Isn't a Schilke 51D about Bach 5G size? I play a Bach 5 on my small bores including my 2B, but I thought I was the only oddball. Your mouthpiece choice is unusual, but you're not an "oddball" - you should play what works for you. Yes, the Schilke 51D has a cup about the same diameter (25.55mm) abou...
by Kingfan
Thu Jan 16, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Everything Else
Topic: SOLD two Blazhevich books, Clef Studies and Concert Duets.
Replies: 2
Views: 171

SOLD two Blazhevich books, Clef Studies and Concert Duets.

I'm retired and play for fun, will never study clefs again. The Clef Studies book covers alto, tenor, and bass with practical studies and etudes. The Concert Duet book contains parts in all three clefs, so you and a buddy can suffer together! Looking for $15 the pair including USPS Media Mail shippi...
by Kingfan
Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: 2B with finger ring?
Replies: 11
Views: 392

Re: 2B with finger ring?

Finger ring is not factory stock on those horns. May have been a custom order with King at the time? Who knows. That said, $1k is a lot for that horn IMHO. Isn't a Schilke 51D about Bach 5G size? I play a Bach 5 on my small bores including my 2B, but I thought I was the only oddball.
by Kingfan
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Music Business
Topic: Trombonechat award for the BEST case...
Replies: 9
Views: 812

Re: Trombonechat award for the BEST case...

I've always pined for a case like that... Or have I always cedared for a case like that? Hard to tell!
by Kingfan
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Finally got my King flush!
Replies: 17
Views: 839

Re: Finally got my King flush!

bbalika wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:08 pm
Congrats! Glad I could help you during your search! Hopefully we’ll cross paths again.
Thanks! Me too. I've got a renewed enthusiasm for playing. Maybe at 62 I'll finally start learning to ad lib! Never too old to learn something new...
by Kingfan
Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Finally got my King flush!
Replies: 17
Views: 839

Re: Finally got my King flush!

Vegastokc wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:53 am
Now all you need is a Trombonium for a wild card! :D
Funny! I decided to stick with horns I actually play. I was cool until a friend said "Hey, what about Silver Sonics?" :o
by Kingfan
Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Finally got my King flush!
Replies: 17
Views: 839

Re: Finally got my King flush!

Briande wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:40 am
Nice work. This too is a dream of mine, however, I am just starting with a 3B+ and a 2B so far.
It took me about 50 years to complete the quest. Patience, my friend!
by Kingfan
Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Finally got my King flush!
Replies: 17
Views: 839

Re: Finally got my King flush!

Leanit wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:51 am
You need my 1480 Symphony! :wink:
A 1480 is just a 4B with a chubby bell :D
by Kingfan
Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: 3B+ in a classical setting
Replies: 39
Views: 1473

Re: 3B+ in a classical setting

Another option if you like Kings might be a King 607F, brass bell, or 608F, rose brass bell. F attachment, .525 bore like a 3B+.
by Kingfan
Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Everything Else
Topic: FS trombone book Arban and lot more ?
Replies: 9
Views: 478

Re: FS trombone book Arban and lot more ?

What do you have for bass trombone? Just got an independent trigger double valve horn and need to figure this puppy out! Find a copy of Alan Raph's method. I think it's called Bb/F/D Bass Trombone or something of the sort. Also, the Paul Faulisse method is very good. Alan Raph's "The Double Valve B...
by Kingfan
Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Everything Else
Topic: FS trombone book Arban and lot more ?
Replies: 9
Views: 478

Re: FS trombone book Arban and lot more ?

What do you have for bass trombone? Just got an independent trigger double valve horn and need to figure this puppy out!

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