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by Kingfan
Sun Aug 02, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: King 4B - 3rd tuning slide
Replies: 4
Views: 286

Re: King 4B - 3rd tuning slide

The small wide tuning slide closest to the valve is to tune the F attachment. The longer narrower slide can be pulled out to convert from F to E natural. If I'm wrong on this, somebody please chime in.
by Kingfan
Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Doubling on cornet: why is french horn easier?
Replies: 9
Views: 852

Re: Doubling on cornet: why is french horn easier?

Shawn, Greater Greenwood Community Band by any chance????
by Kingfan
Sat Aug 01, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Cases
Topic: FS king 3B or 2B hard case 1960
Replies: 2
Views: 219

Re: FS king 3B or 2B hard case 1960

Interested. Where are you shipping from?
by Kingfan
Sat Jul 18, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Recent Conn Purchase
Replies: 27
Views: 3460

Re: Recent Conn Purchase

Beautiful horn. It's 40 years older than I am and in much better shape!
by Kingfan
Tue Jul 14, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: H.N. White King trombone with F attachment
Replies: 23
Views: 1362

Re: H.N. White King trombone with F attachment

http://www.hnwhite.com/Serial%20Numbers.htm

The serial numbers are confusing. If it has a five digit serial number beginning with 354, that would be 1910-1915, which is too early. Six digits would put it in the latter part of the 1950s, which is too late.
by Kingfan
Tue Jul 14, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Quarantine Recordings
Replies: 7
Views: 759

Re: Quarantine Recordings

Me, I hear all the Facebook posts of people playing and it depresses me. I realized that I play only to be with people, I don't like practicing. I had some very good training early on, including a year as a performance major studying under a Cleveland Orchestra trombonist, and have pretty much coast...
by Kingfan
Tue Jul 07, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Managing daily practice time
Replies: 8
Views: 531

Re: Managing daily practice time

People practice every day?????? :horror:
by Kingfan
Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: TIme to ditch Lassus Trombone
Replies: 316
Views: 15283

Re: TIme to ditch Lassus Trombone

OK, I'll add another tune to the discussion. Our brass quintet played a piece called "Gollywog's Cakewalk", a Claude Debussy piece meant for children written in the early 1900s. A few years ago, our African-American tuba player politely asked we retire it from our book. He then explained the origins...
by Kingfan
Fri Jul 03, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: FS: Clearing out my extra mouthpieces and accessories.
Replies: 8
Views: 1159

Re: FS: Clearing out my extra mouthpieces and accessories.

What are these things supposed to do? A practice piece developed by Mario Guarneri, this device allows to you buzz with your mouthpiece in the instrument at the same angle and resistance as normal playing. This device can help strengthen the embouchure, improve relative pitch, and add resonance and...
by Kingfan
Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: FS: Clearing out my extra mouthpieces and accessories.
Replies: 8
Views: 1159

Re: FS: Clearing out my extra mouthpieces and accessories.

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by Kingfan
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Did my first patch job
Replies: 9
Views: 774

Re: Did my first patch job

I saw a euphonium in a community band with little square patches on it. Turns out it was screwed to the wall at a TGI Friday kind of place as wall art. My buddy looked at it, found the valves still worked, so swapped the manager a junk alto for it. The little patches covered the screw holes!
by Kingfan
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Thoughts on a Benge 290?
Replies: 37
Views: 2668

Re: Thoughts on a Benge 290?

I have sold horns to friends and they do not sound like I did, even with the same mouthpiece. A Benge 290 may have certain characteristics, but each horn is unique and so is each player. Try before you buy.
by Kingfan
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Did my first patch job
Replies: 9
Views: 774

Re: Did my first patch job

I applaud you for even trying to do it yourself, let alone succeeding. Good job!
by Kingfan
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: FS: Clearing out my extra mouthpieces and accessories.
Replies: 8
Views: 1159

Re: FS: Clearing out my extra mouthpieces and accessories.

No, as stated above, it is SOLD. The gold 5BS is still available.
by Kingfan
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Music Business
Topic: What did you want to be when you were young? Are you doing that?
Replies: 28
Views: 2158

Re: What did you want to be when you were young? Are you doing that?

I had no idea what I wanted to be. People suggested engineering (I liked to tinker and was good at science) but my tbone teacher said I had a shot at being a professional. Two quarters at a conservatory of music and I decided no way. I tried engineering and didn't mesh with that either, so I ended u...
by Kingfan
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Jokes and one liners from the back row
Replies: 76
Views: 10738

Re: Jokes and one liners from the back row

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by Kingfan
Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Gooseneck question
Replies: 8
Views: 873

Re: Gooseneck question

Mouthpieces are cheaper than goosenecks. My brass 3B opened up with a larger mouthpiece. I tried the Bach line from 12c down to 6.5 AL, not happy. It felt choked off. I tried a Bach 5 (thanks, Doug!) and it felt, well, "right" for me. I later bought a brass 2B and the 5 size works with it too. YMMV.
by Kingfan
Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Everything Else
Topic: Looking for Musical Instruments for your Studio or Band?
Replies: 16
Views: 1292

Re: Looking for Musical Instruments for your Studio or Band?

Back to the original thread - yeah, I checked out the link. They carry a few trombones, all small bores. They have several Jupiters (mostly valve bones,for some reason), a Yam YSL-354, and a King 2B. The first few listings under "trombones" were two sousaphones and two alto horns. ????? Specificatio...
by Kingfan
Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Techs, is it unethical to clean your horn at work?
Replies: 5
Views: 498

Re: Techs, is it unethical to clean your horn at work?

You may have been off the clock, but you were using shop equipment and materials.
by Kingfan
Sat Jun 20, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Mouthpiece rabbit hole! Help needed!
Replies: 21
Views: 2001

Re: Mouthpiece rabbit hole! Help needed!

The mouthpiece is one part of a three part equation - player, horn, mouthpiece. What works for somebody else in the same horn may not work for you, and what works for you may not work for somebody else. My suggestion is to check with Doug Elliott, a member here. He can guide you out of the rabbit ho...
by Kingfan
Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: FS: Clearing out my extra mouthpieces and accessories.
Replies: 8
Views: 1159

Re: Clearing out my extra mouthpieces, mp accessories, slide cream.

Nothing great or exotic or new, but maybe you can use one of these. PM me for pics of any you are interested in. Make me an offer for one or all, shipped. Large shank: Schilke 51. Has an "18" etched below the name/model. No insertion wear, scratches on side of rim but the part that touches your lip...
by Kingfan
Thu Jun 18, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: FS: Clearing out my extra mouthpieces and accessories.
Replies: 8
Views: 1159

FS: Clearing out my extra mouthpieces and accessories.

Just updated this list. Nothing great or exotic, but maybe you can use one of these. PM me for pics of any you are interested in. Accepting offers on anything. Buy more than one item and I'll make you a deal. Small Shank: Olds 3. Some scratches and insertion wear but nothing major affecting playabil...
by Kingfan
Wed Jun 17, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Cork Alternatives for mutes
Replies: 8
Views: 693

Re: Cork Alternatives for mutes

Sandpaper... :-)
by Kingfan
Sun Jun 07, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Braces
Replies: 19
Views: 1232

Re: Braces

Had'em in high school. I don't remember how long it took me to adjust, sorry. I do remember that marching band was not fun for my chops - we marched 160 bpm with high step and horn swagger while playing (a la Ohio State) and I was given the nickname "Hamburger Lip". Thanks dude! Rip those hamburger...
by Kingfan
Sat Jun 06, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Braces
Replies: 19
Views: 1232

Re: Braces

Had'em in high school. I don't remember how long it took me to adjust, sorry. I do remember that marching band was not fun for my chops - we marched 160 bpm with high step and horn swagger while playing (a la Ohio State) and I was given the nickname "Hamburger Lip".
by Kingfan
Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Learning piano
Replies: 14
Views: 1050

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: 645

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: 645

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: 2525

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: 2002

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: 11
Views: 1053

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: 74
Views: 5454

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: 54
Views: 2662

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: 316

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: Sold
Replies: 24
Views: 1359

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: 1156

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: 348

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: 348

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: 406

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: 6971

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: 6971

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: 639

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: 6971

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: 2136

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: 2575

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: 2575

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: 2066

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: 1894

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: 2804

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: 881

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.

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