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by Fidbone
Sun Jul 05, 2020 3:11 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: funk trombone method
Replies: 8
Views: 591

Re: funk trombone method

Dennis Rollins is working on some online video Funk lessons right now....... Keep an eye on his website for any developments ;-)
by Fidbone
Sun May 17, 2020 4:56 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Don Lusher's trombone
Replies: 27
Views: 1871

Re: Don Lusher's trombone

When I was a kid i used to play along to Don's "Rhapsody for Trombone" by Gordon Langford with the Black Dyke Mills band. Mum and Dad would have me perform it for family and friends. I had to transcribe the improvised cadenza so I could play it note for note. I still have the hand written transcript...
by Fidbone
Sun May 17, 2020 2:54 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Don Lusher's trombone
Replies: 27
Views: 1871

Re: Don Lusher's trombone

Fantastic, I hope he's doing it justice. :good: I bought Nils Landgren's 70's Bach 12 off him which he used before the Red Yamaha he's known for. It was a phenomenal instrument (I guess he put all the right notes on it) :pant: I've always regretted selling it on when I needed some extra dosh :frown:
by Fidbone
Sat May 16, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Don Lusher's trombone
Replies: 27
Views: 1871

Re: Don Lusher's trombone

PPS... So I just spoke with him about Dons old trombone. Its an immaculate King 3B with a family story (now too far back to authenticate) that it was especially made for Don by the King factory. We are talking about 32 years ago. Callum's (the owner) grandfather was a close friend of Dons and perua...
by Fidbone
Fri May 15, 2020 6:02 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Don Lusher's trombone
Replies: 27
Views: 1871

Re: Don Lusher's trombone

FOSSIL wrote:
Fri May 15, 2020 5:22 am
Vegasbound wrote:
Fri May 15, 2020 5:08 am



It is an urban myth
So what was that 8H with a Boosey balance weight that I saw in lessons ??

Chris
Yes, Chris :good:
I saw Don's 2B with the B&H weight too :biggrin:
by Fidbone
Fri May 15, 2020 4:40 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Don Lusher's trombone
Replies: 27
Views: 1871

Re: Don Lusher's trombone

There's an old tale/myth perhaps, that after Don Lusher and Denis Wick had promoted the B&H Trombones they both switched back to their King, Conn instruments and put the B&H Counterweights on to give the appearance that they were playing B&H ............ :biggrin:
by Fidbone
Thu May 14, 2020 2:40 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Trouble holding Rath small bore
Replies: 13
Views: 1386

Re: Trouble holding Rath small bore

It's a Monette TS6 Resonance. I tend to flit between that and a DE MT100/C/C2 depending on what the gig is......... Or should I say what the gigs were :eek: :idk: If you don't mind would you offer your opinion on the Resonance vs the prana slap? Hey, no sorry I haven't played a Prana Slap against i...
by Fidbone
Wed May 13, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Dave Stewart on Kenny Wheeler's A Long Time Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 282

Re: Dave Stewart on Kenny Wheeler's A Long Time Ago

ngrinder wrote:
Wed May 13, 2020 12:36 pm
Thanks for the info, gents. The record was released in '98, and recorded a year earlier. Not sure if he was on Edwards by that time, but regardless, I've been enjoying his playing quite a bit!
I do know he was on the Edwards in 1995 so ........ :hi:
by Fidbone
Wed May 13, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Dave Stewart on Kenny Wheeler's A Long Time Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 282

Re: Dave Stewart on Kenny Wheeler's A Long Time Ago

Sounds about right, Dave played a Bach as did most of the Guildhall school of music students.
He then switched to Edwards when there was a very good dealership in London.
by Fidbone
Wed May 13, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Giardinelli - Buddy Morrow model
Replies: 4
Views: 354

Re: Giardinelli - Buddy Morrow model

I used to have a Giardinelli JJ Johnson Model........ Wish I'd never sold it, rare as hens teeth :weep:
by Fidbone
Wed May 13, 2020 2:16 am
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Dave Stewart on Kenny Wheeler's A Long Time Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 282

Re: Dave Stewart on Kenny Wheeler's A Long Time Ago

Hey Nick,
Dave is currently Bass bone at the BBC Concert Orchestra.
I think he's still playing Edwards gear and has for a long time.
Hope this helps?
Cheers,
Chris.
by Fidbone
Tue May 12, 2020 4:12 am
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Günter Bollmann........ Chops of steel
Replies: 4
Views: 678

Re: Günter Bollmann........ Chops of steel

DDoghouse wrote:
Mon May 11, 2020 8:12 pm
Allow me to marvel!
:good: :pant:
by Fidbone
Mon May 11, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Günter Bollmann........ Chops of steel
Replies: 4
Views: 678

Re: Günter Bollmann........ Chops of steel

Try this link instead.......... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3XbK6TtTxI

Thank's for pointing it out :good:

I did wonder why no-one had marvelled or commented on his incredible performance :pant:
by Fidbone
Mon May 11, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Trouble holding Rath small bore
Replies: 13
Views: 1386

Re: Trouble holding Rath small bore

Here's a pic of my customised R1 handgrip :biggrin: My god that is a beautiful horn... what's that mouthpiece by the way?? :shock: :shock: It's a Monette TS6 Resonance. I tend to flit between that and a DE MT100/C/C2 depending on what the gig is......... Or should I say what the gigs were :eek: :idk:
by Fidbone
Mon May 11, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: The sound in your head
Replies: 24
Views: 854

Re: The sound in your head

Michael Brecker......... :wink: :D :biggrin:
by Fidbone
Thu May 07, 2020 7:17 am
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Günter Bollmann........ Chops of steel
Replies: 4
Views: 678

Günter Bollmann........ Chops of steel

:o

Check out Günter Bollmann....... Incredible chops and stamina :pant:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-1DeIt ... 5m9aE0vMqw
by Fidbone
Mon May 04, 2020 2:54 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: What are some horns you will never sell?
Replies: 50
Views: 4718

Re: What are some horns you will never sell?

My Mid-70's King 3B

It was the first horn I bought with my paper round money back in the 70's. I stupidly sold it to buy a Conn 8H to go to the Royal College of Music and study!
Luckily I had sold it to a friend who played it until I bought it back off him 2 years ago :-)
by Fidbone
Sat May 02, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Nils Landgren
Replies: 10
Views: 1392

Re: Nils Landgren

Yamaha were going to produce a Nils Landgren Model and you could have chosen the Red or just had it "Normal." I'm not sure they released it in the end. Haven't seen any news anywhere so I guess it didn't make full production. Shame cos it blew great, but then again maybe Nils put all the notes on it...
by Fidbone
Sat May 02, 2020 6:22 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Nils Landgren
Replies: 10
Views: 1392

Re: Nils Landgren

No, not at all.
Well not to the one 32H I've tried anyway.
by Fidbone
Sat May 02, 2020 3:51 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Nils Landgren
Replies: 10
Views: 1392

Re: Nils Landgren

I've played it ;-) It's a fantastic horn and I remember he told me it was a dual bore .500/.525 with a 7.5 bell.

Hope this helps :-)
by Fidbone
Tue Apr 28, 2020 2:31 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Trouble holding Rath small bore
Replies: 13
Views: 1386

Re: Trouble holding Rath small bore

Yes it was. I also have it on my R4/F :-)
by Fidbone
Mon Apr 27, 2020 5:48 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Trouble holding Rath small bore
Replies: 13
Views: 1386

Re: Trouble holding Rath small bore

Here's a pic of my customised R1 handgrip :biggrin:
by Fidbone
Sat Apr 25, 2020 6:22 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Laddie Busby A Forgotten Gem
Replies: 14
Views: 791

Re: Laddie Busby A Forgotten Gem

Yes Chris, Bill Geldard....... Legend. I learned so much from sitting next to him. AND he quite often put me on the spot handing over a great deal of the Jazz solo's! I took over from Bill on lead :-) BIG boots to fill. I remember absolutely falling in love with his gold-plated King 2B but he wouldn...
by Fidbone
Sat Apr 25, 2020 3:00 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Laddie Busby A Forgotten Gem
Replies: 14
Views: 791

Re: Laddie Busby A Forgotten Gem

Wow guys, talking about Tony Douglas' Big Band at Acton (Tony Passed away a couple of weeks ago BTW). I joined that band in the late 80's and although Laddie wasn't there I was in the section with Maurice Pratt, Bill Geldard and Jack Thirwall. It was a great experience playing with those guys especi...
by Fidbone
Sat Feb 29, 2020 4:52 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: New Rath R6
Replies: 8
Views: 1002

Re: New Rath R6

Huh?
by Fidbone
Sat Feb 29, 2020 2:53 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: New Rath valve?
Replies: 26
Views: 2319

Re: New Rath valve?

And here's the real thing................ :pant:
by Fidbone
Sat Feb 29, 2020 2:28 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: New Rath R6
Replies: 8
Views: 1002

New Rath R6

And here it is...............
by Fidbone
Sat Feb 08, 2020 2:59 am
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: Hiring Trombonists For All Major Cruise Lines
Replies: 15
Views: 1602

Re: Hiring Trombonists For All Major Cruise Lines

The pay hasn't gone up since I worked on ships in the late 80's!!!
by Fidbone
Sun Jan 05, 2020 4:53 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS Rath R1 S/N 002 - Rath History!
Replies: 3
Views: 580

Re: FS Rath R1 S/N 002 - Rath History!

Wow, I had the first/2nd R1 #001 and wish I'd never sold it!!!

Had a few since, but now have another early one in the early #70's which has been customised to my requirements and will never sell.

Best of luck,
Chris.
by Fidbone
Mon Dec 30, 2019 2:47 am
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Significant jazz valve trombonists???
Replies: 14
Views: 1824

Re: Significant jazz valve trombonists???

Elliot Mason on Bass Trumpet, OK not valve trombone but....... WOWZAA!!!
by Fidbone
Sun Sep 08, 2019 1:37 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Slide width for small bore bones
Replies: 47
Views: 4345

Re: Slide width for small bore bones

Your loss!
by Fidbone
Sat Sep 07, 2019 2:22 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Slide width for small bore bones
Replies: 47
Views: 4345

Re: Slide width for small bore bones

Hi , I'm paying $355 which I know is a lot :eek: but this will be a custom one off piece which means fabricating a former to make the specific shape I'm after. Fingers crossed. BellEnd Just a quick update , as of today I have cancelled my order with BAC as they just kept jerking me about. Best Amer...
by Fidbone
Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:31 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTB Rath Nickel silver bell
Replies: 2
Views: 407

Re: WTB Rath Nickel silver bell

Hi,
No an R3 bell wouldn't fit on a R2...... Different stays to accommodate the interchangeable F attachment.
by Fidbone
Sun Jun 30, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Dream Trombones?
Replies: 119
Views: 10286

Re: Dream Trombones?

I already own my dream trombones!
by Fidbone
Thu May 16, 2019 5:25 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Is .547 a catch-all?
Replies: 33
Views: 2731

Re: Is .547 a catch-all?

Yes, another player who uses a bass slide and plays wonderfully in their stream of performing in the world. Cool. And out of the hundreds of thousands of students in the world-who will get his job, the dream job, one day? ONE. And so they will play a .547 in a practice room and in the concert hall....
by Fidbone
Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: 3B vs 3BSS
Replies: 39
Views: 3948

Re: 3B vs 3BSS

Sterling Silver is more valuable and I guess it's easier to get a thick buttery sound out of........ Looks fancy too ;-)

I find the regular 3B easier to colour, easier to play lead on and generally easier to play and blend with other instruments!
by Fidbone
Tue Apr 30, 2019 5:29 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: 3B vs 3BSS
Replies: 39
Views: 3948

Re: 3B vs 3BSS

I like both however the Brass 3B is more versatile.
I've owned and played a few of both and the Brass version always won!
I still have and play my very first King 3B (1976) It's a great versatile horn.

Ask yourself, how many Pro name players do you know that play a SS 3B? :idk:
by Fidbone
Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Rath S6 3/4
Replies: 5
Views: 874

Re: Rath S6 3/4

It's larger in diameter than the S11 and the S7 is smaller than the S11 (Just).
by Fidbone
Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Finding the custom horn for me
Replies: 88
Views: 7648

Re: Finding the custom horn for me

==== I had an Inderbinen Piccola for a while. It is a great horn but the ergonomics killed me and I had to sell it. It's very front heavy, and if it were not for that, I'd still have it. ==== Hey Scott, Thomas has made a new lighter model. If I was still in the market and still had my full time the...
by Fidbone
Mon Apr 29, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Finding the custom horn for me
Replies: 88
Views: 7648

Re: Finding the custom horn for me

Anyone remember the Inderbinnen Piccolo? Briefly a Holy Grail for some. I’d like to go on a trip to Europe that combined concert halls, soccer stadiums and trombone makers. (I wonder if you can drop by and visit Schagurl, Thein, HAAG, Voigt bros, Inderbinnen, etc. ==== I had an Inderbinen Piccola f...
by Fidbone
Mon Apr 29, 2019 1:24 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Rath S6 3/4
Replies: 5
Views: 874

Re: Rath S6 3/4

Yes, best 6&3/4 mpc I've tried but as with the Bach and the Yamaha Landgren I didn't get along with the rim profile! The biggest fattest sound of the three.
by Fidbone
Sun Apr 28, 2019 4:55 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTB: Conn 32H
Replies: 7
Views: 1120

Re: WTB: Conn 32H

They have one for sale at Schmitt music according to the following ............

by Fidbone
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Do you take your mouthpiece on holiday?
Replies: 29
Views: 3145

Re: Do you take your mouthpiece on holiday?

No........ A Holiday is just that, a Holiday ;-)
by Fidbone
Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Dave Horler
Replies: 1
Views: 620

Re: Dave Horler

Not sure wether he's still in Germany Andy but he retired a few years ago from the WDR Big Band to be replaced first by Michael Dease for about a year and now Andy Hunter who's been there for the past 3 years.
He may well be back in the UK but not sure....... Or he may have stayed, Mark N might know?
by Fidbone
Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Media
Topic: ATW Tbn Soloist with the Army Blues.
Replies: 10
Views: 2003

Re: ATW Tbn Soloist with the Army Blues.

John doesn't play "Just Friends" it's the guy sitting on 3rd in the section ........ If you watch to the end of Just Friends they announce his name. I'm not gonna say just to make you watch it again ;-) Awesome playing from all involved. The guy on lead bone is on loan from the Airmen of Note, note ...
by Fidbone
Fri Mar 08, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Who else Drilled their 11C?
Replies: 15
Views: 2508

Re: Who else Drilled their 11C?

Why drill out and possibly ruin a Bach 11C when you can buy a Rath S11 MN?
by Fidbone
Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Shires slide - change tenon?
Replies: 3
Views: 734

Re: Shires slide - change tenon?

Some years ago I had a the tenons on a small bore Shires slide changed to Yamaha...... It was easily done by the technician and wasn't very expensive!!!
by Fidbone
Thu Nov 22, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: WTT DE ST Parts
Replies: 3
Views: 2087

Re: WTT DE ST Parts

Keith wrote:
Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:26 am
Hi.

Would you be interested in trading your STC cup for an XTC cup?



I also have,

Rims
XT 105N
LT 104N
XT 103N (small nick on the outer rim)
XT 104N Lexan

G8 shank

:biggrin:
by Fidbone
Thu Nov 22, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Small bore suggestions
Replies: 30
Views: 5271

Re: Small bore suggestions

Rath R1........ 500/510
Rath R10...... 500
Rath R12...... 481/491

All have superb build quality and amazing slides!!!!

Plus since you are based in France you could easily travel to Manchester and then on to the factory and choose the right combination/set up for you ;-)

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