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by johntarr
Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Lawler trombones
Replies: 170
Views: 20065

Re: Lawler trombones

Mikebmiller wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:59 pm
johntarr wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:20 am


That would be a question for Mr. Lawler. :clever:
It's not listed on the web site. Just wondering if anyone knew.
My guess is that he’s only selling them with the horns and not separately, but if you bought a horn before the new case was out, maybe they’d be available.
by johntarr
Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Lawler trombones
Replies: 170
Views: 20065

Re: Lawler trombones

I’ve ordered a Model 3 stem from Roy. I haven’t tried one, but have no doubt that I’ll be happy with it. .022 raw yellow brass with the single heavy ferrule to help to balance against my slide, which has the original, heavier tubes. I’ve been on a ship gig since September. We play a LOT, so I broug...
by johntarr
Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:20 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Lawler trombones
Replies: 170
Views: 20065

Re: Lawler trombones

Mikebmiller wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:02 pm
Anyone know the price on the new case?
That would be a question for Mr. Lawler. :clever:
by johntarr
Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:19 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Lawler trombones
Replies: 170
Views: 20065

Re: Lawler trombones

What is the length of the new case. I haven’t taken my ‘old’ (18 months!) Lawler case on a plane, but if there is an issue, it would be the length. Mine is 86cm or 33 1/2” long, which is technically too long but I’ve taken longer cases on board. The Lawler case is very unobtrusive and looks like a ...
by johntarr
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Mouthpiece too small?
Replies: 7
Views: 215

Re: Mouthpiece too small?

Vegasbound wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:47 pm
Save yourself time and dollars by chatting to Doug Elliott, he will help you discover the best rim size for your chops
What he said. I’ve wasted time and money trying to figure what I needed. What I really needed was some good advice, which I got from Doug.
by johntarr
Thu Jan 16, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Doug Elliott mouthpieces
Replies: 4
Views: 222

Doug Elliott mouthpieces

Becoming the owner of a Conn 72H bass trombone led me to try Doug Elliot’s mouthpieces, both for the bass and for my other horns. I have seen many posts here, and in the old trombone forum with positive comments about his mouthpieces. Someone recommended that I have a skype consultation with Doug an...
by johntarr
Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Lawler trombones
Replies: 170
Views: 20065

Re: Lawler trombones

The only disadvantage to the case that I can think of is that it could be mistaken for a viola so I might be the brunt of some viola jokes. And then when they find out it’s really a trombone, the trombone jokes. .. Very good, John. I pretty much thought the same thing when I got my case. .. There m...
by johntarr
Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Lawler trombones
Replies: 170
Views: 20065

Re: Lawler trombones

Hi all. I've finally had a chance to take my Model 2 for a spin, and it has absolutely lived up to my expectations. I ended up getting all Red brass in the stem/neckpipe, with a nickel silver slide/brass end bow. For flares, I got a .22 yellow brass 8" and a .25 red brass 7.5". Roy was kind enough ...
by johntarr
Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Valve trombone suggestions?
Replies: 14
Views: 473

Re: Valve trombone suggestions?

Could anyone who knows valve trombones recommend a/some valve trombones, please? I am not looking for a valve/slide combination, just a valves-alone horn. I was a multi-instrumentalist who has had several strokes and can't really use my left hand effectively. After a couple of years of practice on ...
by johntarr
Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Lawler model 4, first impressions
Replies: 19
Views: 907

Re: Lawler model 4, first impressions

Mikebmiller wrote:
Sat Jan 04, 2020 5:33 pm

So it is essentially a big jazz horn, I guess. I have played ,525 horns as my main axe for years. Somebody slide me 3 grand so I can get me one if these :wink:
Yes, definitely a jazz horn, at least to my ears. The slide is super fast and light!
by johntarr
Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Lawler model 4, first impressions
Replies: 19
Views: 907

Re: Lawler model 4, first impressions

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Thanks for the report and congratulations on your new Lawler.
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Thank you Scott, for all the info you put out on the Lawler thread, which helped me to decide to order one in the first place.
by johntarr
Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Lawler model 4, first impressions
Replies: 19
Views: 907

Re: Lawler model 4, first impressions

Mikebmiller wrote:
Wed Jan 01, 2020 9:02 pm
Get Roy to make a valve and I can trade my Rath R3F for Lawler now.
The Big Boy plays much more easily than my R3 with the straight neck pipe but the Lawler has a very different sound. It’s sound wouldn’t work for what I use the R3F for.
by johntarr
Tue Dec 31, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Lawler model 4, first impressions
Replies: 19
Views: 907

Re: Lawler model 4, first impressions

Dear John, thank you very much for taking the time to share your impressions with us! I wish you a Happy New Year! Wolfgang You are most welcome Wolfgang. Because I’ve been helped by reading others’ post and appreciate the generous sharing of information, I wanted to contribute. Plus, when somethin...
by johntarr
Tue Dec 31, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Lawler model 4, first impressions
Replies: 19
Views: 907

Re: Lawler model 4, first impressions

Mikebmiller wrote:
Tue Dec 31, 2019 7:44 am
Is Roy using different bell flares for this horn than the .500 bores? Or is it just the slide that is bigger?
As I understand it, the bell section is different but the slides are interchangeable. I think the neck pipe is larger too, but take what I’m writing with a grain of salt.
by johntarr
Mon Dec 30, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Lawler model 4, first impressions
Replies: 19
Views: 907

Lawler model 4, first impressions

Just recently, I received a Lawler model 4, “Big Boy”. I’ve had a few days to play it so I thought I would write some of my first impressions. Right from the first note played, I knew this was something special. The horn is very easy to play with a warm and clear sound. After warming up and starting...
by johntarr
Mon Dec 23, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Valve trombone suggestions?
Replies: 14
Views: 473

Re: Valve trombone suggestions?

Very helpful, John . . . and selfless to take the time. Thanks I get a good deal of help from others on mouthpieces and choosing horns so it feels good to be able to give back a bit. And, this is a topic that is dear to my heart. For twenty years I worked as a Feldenkrais practitioner and saw many ...
by johntarr
Sun Dec 22, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Valve trombone suggestions?
Replies: 14
Views: 473

Re: Valve trombone suggestions?

@John Tarr. John, I'm considering the trombone for range. I think I have more luck playing in an average range on trombone than on trumpet. Regarding Ergobone, I have used that on slide trombone and it worked well. I see, for the range, that makes sense. I had a student who had been and avid amateu...
by johntarr
Sun Dec 22, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Valve trombone suggestions?
Replies: 14
Views: 473

Re: Valve trombone suggestions?

You might also try an ergo brass with your trumpet. Why is it that you think the valve trombone will be easier than a trumpet? Just curious.
by johntarr
Sun Dec 22, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Valve trombone suggestions?
Replies: 14
Views: 473

Re: Valve trombone suggestions?

I’ve taught several students who’ve had a stroke. One of the problems of a valve trombone, and a bass trumpet for that matter, is not only the weight but that your arms are farther away from your body. Your arms are more extended and the weight has more leverage against your arms. Some sort of suppo...
by johntarr
Sat Dec 21, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Bass trombone mouthpiece advice
Replies: 24
Views: 1422

Re: Bass trombone mouthpiece advice

This has been really helpful and interesting, thanks to all your contributions!

I will most likely go with a real bass trombone mouthpiece from Doug Elliott and a smaller rim for for my tenor and alto.
by johntarr
Fri Dec 20, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: To buzz or not To buzz
Replies: 15
Views: 620

To buzz or not To buzz

In another thread someone asked about buzzing routines, which do people use, and many of the responses ended up being arguments for and against buzzing. Yes, I am aware that this topic has been, and will continue to be hotly debated as long as we still use mouthpieces. However, there are two aspects...
by johntarr
Thu Dec 19, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Radical Mouthpiece size change
Replies: 18
Views: 1229

Re: Radical Mouthpiece size change

I’ve had a similar experience although not radical. I’ve been playing on an AR Resonance and just to see, tried my old 6.5 AL. It's slightly wider and a bit deeper. To my surprise, my high range improved and I like my sound better. It also seems to “fit” my lips better. When I visit my parents after...
by johntarr
Wed Dec 18, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Bass trombone mouthpiece advice
Replies: 24
Views: 1422

Re: Bass trombone mouthpiece advice

Yep, that is what I do too. I was asking what kind of tenor and what size mouthpiece you are playing on now. I play a Doug Elliott mp similar to a Bach 5 on my .481/.491 dual bore and my .508 bore small bore tenors , Bach 5G Megatone on my .547 tenor, Bach 1.5 Megatone on my bass. That would not wo...
by johntarr
Wed Dec 18, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Bass trombone mouthpiece advice
Replies: 24
Views: 1422

Re: Bass trombone mouthpiece advice

I recommend Doug Elliott mouthpieces without hesitation. Particularly if you can discuss/play on Skype for him to recommend a good starting point. Very liberal return policy and all around great guy to work with. Correct me if I am wrong but won't you need the vintage sized Conn shank for the best ...
by johntarr
Tue Dec 17, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Recommendations for books to re-learn and practice
Replies: 12
Views: 469

Re: Recommendations for books to re-learn and practice

I think this books is thoughtfully written and provides some additional guidance. “Comeback Chops”, Ken Ebo

https://www.mountainpeakmusic.com/searc ... y=Comeback+
by johntarr
Sat Dec 14, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Bass trombone mouthpiece advice
Replies: 24
Views: 1422

Re: Bass trombone mouthpiece advice

You say "double in a big band". What are you playing on now? What works for others may not work for you. That said, 1 1/2G is the starting point for many. Actually what I meant was that I’m a tenor player who occasionally plays bass in some of the local big bands. That’s what’s needed the most and ...
by johntarr
Sat Dec 14, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Bass trombone mouthpiece advice
Replies: 24
Views: 1422

Bass trombone mouthpiece advice

Soon I will be in possession of my first bass trombone, a Conn 72H and I’m wondering where to start with mouthpiece size. My goal is to be able to double in a big band and play some jazz lower down. I don’t need a huge, super loud sound, more in the direction of clean articulations. Any advice appre...
by johntarr
Sat Dec 14, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Dangers of doubling - changing mpc size daily
Replies: 45
Views: 1596

Re: Dangers of doubling - changing mpc size daily

This is interesting for me because I plan to start adding bass trombone to my collection of instruments. Apparently it’s a topic important enough to warrant writing a book. This book on doubling comes from the offerings of Mountain Peak Music (I’m not promoting it, just mentioning it). Has anyone re...
by johntarr
Thu Dec 12, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Lawler trombones
Replies: 170
Views: 20065

Re: Lawler trombones

Has anyone else tried a model 4 yet? I’m receiving one at the end of the month and am really curious and excited.

Happy holidays to all,

John
by johntarr
Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Recommendations for a single valve bass
Replies: 17
Views: 1201

Re: Recommendations for a single valve bass

greenbean wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:31 pm
You might check out the Holton TR183 I have for sale in the Classified.
I couldn’t find your ad, do you have a link?
by johntarr
Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Recommendations for a single valve bass
Replies: 17
Views: 1201

Recommendations for a single valve bass

I’m getting more calls for bass in big bands, so probably will try to get a single valve bass. I’ve been playing on a Boosey and Hawkes from the school where I teach, which has terrible wear on the slide and is quite heavy. So far, it seems that there Conn 70H’s are available, one Yamaha 421G and an...
by johntarr
Fri Nov 29, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: Rath R10 Nickel Silver Bell
Replies: 1
Views: 647

Re: Rath R10 Nickel Silver Bell

Price drop to $700.00
by johntarr
Fri Nov 29, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTT: Rath 8” nickel silver bell
Replies: 0
Views: 127

WTT: Rath 8” nickel silver bell

I have a Rath R3F with a nickel silver bell, which is great but now I need a different sound. I’m interested in trading that bell for a gold brass bell. I also have a red brass tuning slide that I’d like to trade for yellow brass, to go with the gold brass bell. I know it’s a long shot that anyone w...
by johntarr
Sat Nov 23, 2019 3:43 am
Forum: Composition, Arrangement, & Theory
Topic: Free Multiphonic Etude
Replies: 4
Views: 585

Re: Free Multiphonic Etude

Thanks for that! I just took a quick look and it seems quite interesting. I will go through it more carefully in the next few days. Thanks for sharing, John
by johntarr
Thu Nov 21, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: German trombone - Odd slide lock system
Replies: 23
Views: 658

Re: German trombone - Odd slide lock system

With a slide that won’t fall off, it cOld be useful for Turmblasen from the Münster in Basel. But seriously, thanks for the op and the following posts and pictures.
by johntarr
Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Poll - Tenor Trombone: Where does your solid upper register end, and become precarious upper register?
Replies: 20
Views: 967

Re: Poll - Tenor Trombone: Where does your solid upper register end, and become precarious upper register?

I picked Db 5 because that’s the note I can almost always play. The D & Eb are usually available but I can get spooked and not hit them sometimes.
by johntarr
Tue Nov 19, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTS Yamaha 651
Replies: 10
Views: 842

Re: WTS Yamaha 651 OR Conn 6H

Fruitysloth wrote:
Tue Nov 19, 2019 12:01 pm
Bump, Butler Slide is SPF
What does that mean?
by johntarr
Fri Nov 15, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Bach Corp 36 Leadpipe
Replies: 4
Views: 317

Re: FS: Rath Large Shank .525 Leadpipe

How much do you want for it?
by johntarr
Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Composition, Arrangement, & Theory
Topic: Christmas music, tbn solo and choir
Replies: 0
Views: 165

Christmas music, tbn solo and choir

Hello,

I’m wondering if there are any arrangements for solo trombone and choir (voice) that aren’t to hard for the choir and befitting of a Christmas service.

Any leads or suggestions greatly appreciated,

John
by johntarr
Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:14 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Ballroom Bells: advantages/disadvantages?
Replies: 15
Views: 1127

Re: Ballroom Bells: advantages/disadvantages?

So it seems that the only possible disadvantage would be the visual reference to slide position. Possible advantages could be better feedback, less weight forward (especially with a mute) and easier plunger use. I wonder how makers determine the bell length to receiver distances in the first place.
by johntarr
Sun Nov 03, 2019 4:43 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Holton TR158: bass trombone?
Replies: 10
Views: 559

Re: Holton TR158: bass trombone?

Oh - I thought my bland, characterless bass trombone playing was my own deficiency - but I can blame it on my Yamaha bass trombone instead? That's up to you. Character is about feel, which is personal. If how a horn feels inspires you to play better, that's great. You've got to try a lot of horns a...
by johntarr
Sun Nov 03, 2019 2:15 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: lead pipes for free, just pay shipping sold
Replies: 4
Views: 590

Re: WTS: Shires .525 bore lead pipes

Are you sure those are Shires? I don't think I've ever seen a 2-piece shires pipe. What's the lettering on them? Just 25 M1 and 25 M3? There is only a 1 and a 3 stamped on the mouthpiece receivers. I once owned a Shires .525 bore and thought that these pipes were left over from that. So... since I ...
by johntarr
Sat Nov 02, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: WTS: 3 AR Resonance tops
Replies: 6
Views: 388

Re: WTS: 3 AR Resonance tops

I feel the same way. I played a 7C (24.8) and other versions of that for years. The 6.5 (25.4) sized never worked for me either. Once I tried the 25.1 I knew this was a match made in heaven. Well, if I can sell my other AR top, maybe I'll swing back around and try to buy one of yours. Thanks! That’...
by johntarr
Sat Nov 02, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Holton TR158: bass trombone?
Replies: 10
Views: 559

Holton TR158: bass trombone?

I’ve been wondering about a single valve bass trombone for the occasional gig on 4th trombone in a big band. The repertoire is mostly from the swing era with some Count Basie charts so the range is mostly not lower than the low C. What might be a good, inexpensive instrument for that kind of thing? ...
by johntarr
Fri Nov 01, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: WTS: 3 AR Resonance tops
Replies: 6
Views: 388

Re: WTS: 3 AR Resonance tops

Are these all silver rims? I have a 24.8 Bronze (silver) top that I just bought. Would you be interested in a trade? I play a 25.1 exclusively, and am going to send my top to Dillons to get gold plated. And I want a backup silver in case I hate it :-) Yes, they are all silver plated. The trade woul...
by johntarr
Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: WTS: 3 AR Resonance tops
Replies: 6
Views: 388

Re: WTS: 3 AR Resonance tops

Mv2541 wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:07 am
Aren't they $135 new?

https://www.jlandressbrass.com/shop/c/p ... 417346.htm
Whoops! You’re right! Thanks for pointing that out.

Make that $100 a piece, $275 for all three together.
by johntarr
Thu Oct 31, 2019 4:34 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Rath R 10 sold
Replies: 0
Views: 251

FS: Rath R 10 sold

Rath R 10 Nickel slide, yellow brass bell and tuning slide. I just don’t play this anymore even though it’s a great horn. The bell has a small dent and scratch that I’ve tried to show on the photos. The slide action is very good, just a bit scratchy. I took it to a repair tech and he recommended not...
by johntarr
Thu Oct 31, 2019 3:27 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: lead pipes for free, just pay shipping sold
Replies: 4
Views: 590

lead pipes for free, just pay shipping sold

Two unidentifiable lead pipes for free, just pay shipping. I can’t verify the manufacturer, they are available to anyone who wants to pay the shipping. I have no use for them and am trying to clean out some drawers of stuff that has just been sitting there for years. https://www.dropbox.com/s/0a6wd5...
by johntarr
Thu Oct 31, 2019 3:16 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: WTS: 3 AR Resonance tops
Replies: 6
Views: 388

WTS: 3 AR Resonance tops

I have 3 AR Resonance tops for sale. These are in mint condition, never scratched or dropped and I always rinsed with water after playing. Because I switched to using the bronze models, these have just been sitting in a drawer and we’re not used much at all. They are all 25.1 rim size V+ 65 -sold V+...
by johntarr
Sat Oct 26, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Lawler trombones
Replies: 170
Views: 20065

Re: Lawler trombones

Hi all, New to the forum, but wanted to give you a thank you for all of these posts about Lawler trombones. I've been wanting a new jazz horn for a while now, and after my friend reminded me about Lawlers, I found this thread and a couple of others. It was obvious from the threads that nearly every...

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