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by JLivi
Tue Dec 04, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: King 3b (and others) history
Replies: 16
Views: 494

Re: King 3b (and others) history

Is there a way to know how old my bell is? I've owned the horn for 16 years and never knew that the bell and slide were mismatched. I never even thought about it. I also can't seem to find a serial number on my bell.

You all are flipping my world upside down right now!!!
by JLivi
Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: King 3b (and others) history
Replies: 16
Views: 494

Re: King 3b (and others) history

My horn engraving says the following

"HN White Company
King 3b
Concert
Cleveland, OH"

As I mentioned the serial number dates it to the early 70's.
by JLivi
Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: King 3b (and others) history
Replies: 16
Views: 494

King 3b (and others) history

Does anyone know the eras in which King engraved H.N. White on the bells versus Concert, 2103 and everything in between? I know that I have an HN White horn from 1971-72, but I feel like I've seen horns that don't have the HN White or maybe it's the Cleveland, OH engraving from the mid-late 70's. Al...
by JLivi
Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Curved hand grip for 3b
Replies: 12
Views: 2010

Re: Curved hand grip for 3b

What did you end up doing? I'm interested in a similar modification for my 3b.
by JLivi
Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Everything Else
Topic: DELETE: trombone stand
Replies: 1
Views: 115

DELETE: trombone stand

I’m looking for an extra trombone stand. Does anyone have a quality stand they don’t need anymore? Thanks!
by JLivi
Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Neck guard
Replies: 22
Views: 6634

Re: Neck guard

OK, just got this e-mail: "Unfortunately we are unable to allocate 1 A08SS2 Collar Protector T/Bone that you ordered to your shipment at this time. We have more on order and hope to receive them within the next 3-10 business days. We’ll ship your order the same day the merchandise arrives in our wa...
by JLivi
Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Neck guard
Replies: 22
Views: 6634

Re: Neck guard

Matt K wrote:
Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:24 pm

This one:
https://smile.amazon.com/Pro-Tec-L228-L ... mbone&th=1

?
Yeah, the one for a straight tenor.
by JLivi
Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Neck guard
Replies: 22
Views: 6634

Re: Neck guard

I also ordered the ProTec leather neck guard, because i was curious to see what it was like. Honestly, I think it's trash and it wasn't on my horn for more than 10 seconds before I took it off and submitted the return on Amazon. Thank goodness for my Prime membership. I ended up ordering a 2nd colla...
by JLivi
Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Neck guard
Replies: 22
Views: 6634

Re: Neck guard

Mine was delivered from Dillons today. It was hard to put on, but that was a good thing. I don’t anticipate the plastic stretching out. I’ve had issues in the past with other plastic tubing. I have a feeling this is exactly what I was looking for.

Thanks for all the help!
by JLivi
Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Neck guard
Replies: 22
Views: 6634

Re: Neck guard

Thank everyone! I ended up purchasing DEG's "Collar Saver." It only cost $3 + shipping. I'm hoping this is what I've been looking for. It's been an interesting ride changing materials on my neck pipe for the last 10 years.
by JLivi
Wed Oct 31, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Cases
Topic: SOLD
Replies: 0
Views: 2744

SOLD

I'm selling my Reunion Blues G Style Burgundy Cordura bag. I just bought an Eastman and have no use for this anymore. I believe it fits an 8.5" bell. The outside diameter is 10.5". I honestly don't know the value of this case, but lets start at $150 and buyer pays for shipping. If I'm way off just m...
by JLivi
Mon Oct 29, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Neck guard
Replies: 22
Views: 6634

Neck guard

I've used a couple of different things to protect my skin and clothes, specifically white collared shirts, from my unlacquered neck pipe. What do you use to protect yourself from your neckpipe? I'd love to have a more permanent option that isn't lacquering that part of the horn (which I have thought...
by JLivi
Fri Oct 26, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Abilene Conn 88H Value
Replies: 5
Views: 1431

Re: Abilene Conn 88H Value

I'm not sure, but I've played Abilene horns that were good. It's just a way people sometimes value horns. The Abilene horns I've played all play well too! Very open and resonant. Maybe not perfect, but still very good. I love the Conn 88's!!! I just didn't know if i was crazy because I'm not a clas...
by JLivi
Thu Oct 25, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Cases
Topic: FS/WTT: Eastman Bass Trombone Case
Replies: 3
Views: 2305

Re: FS/WTT: Eastman Bass Trombone Case

I have a Protec Bass case with backpack straps. I'd be interested in seeing pictures, especially with a horn in it. Would you be interested in swapping?
by JLivi
Thu Oct 25, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Abilene Conn 88H Value
Replies: 5
Views: 1431

Abilene Conn 88H Value

I know that the Elkhart horns are more coveted and valued higher, but what is a reasonable range for an Abilene Conn 88H? I keep seeing these on eBay and can't figure out if it's worth it to buy a newer horn 88 or not.

Also, what would a good range value for an Elkie be?

Thanks!
by JLivi
Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Cases
Topic: WTB/WTT cases
Replies: 4
Views: 975

Re: WTB/WTT cases

If you think a bass trombone would fit in it, then I bet it'll suit my needs. Lets swap photos of the cases and then we can decide

jlivorsi [at] gmail [dot] com
by JLivi
Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Cases
Topic: WTB/WTT cases
Replies: 4
Views: 975

Re: WTB/WTT cases

I have an old Reunion G bag that needs the slide insert. Currently using it with a Holton Stratodyne and it's loose. I'd even bet it fits my bass trombone. If you are in the Boston area we can meet up for an even trade. I'm in the Chicago area. But if nothing else comes up, I'd be willing to ship t...
by JLivi
Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Cases
Topic: WTB/WTT cases
Replies: 4
Views: 975

WTB/WTT cases

This might be a stretch, but... I have a Reunion Blues G Style Maroon Cordura bag that I believe only fits an 8" bell. I currently have a Conn 74h with an 8.5" bell and it's pretty snug. It makes me nervous to keep the horn in that case since I can see the neck pipe protruding from the top of it (zi...
by JLivi
Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: WTB entry level bass trombone mouthpiece (for student)
Replies: 9
Views: 844

Re: WTB entry level bass trombone mouthpiece (for student)

Thanks for all the help/advice. Now that I think about it, a 1.5G sized piece is probably good enough. I just know when I was starting on bass bone I hated it and ended up falling in love with the Schilke 59 and ended up with a Hammond 20BXL. Now granted I had been playing the horn for 12 years at t...
by JLivi
Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: WTB entry level bass trombone mouthpiece (for student)
Replies: 9
Views: 844

WTB entry level bass trombone mouthpiece (for student)

One of my high school students is looking for a bass trombone mouthpiece. I don't think he knows what he wants/needs, but something entry level will be fine. I'm not sure on his budget, but let me know what you have and how much it'll be. I told him I could probably find something for around $35-50 ...
by JLivi
Wed Sep 26, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Reunion Blues Bell Tightness
Replies: 2
Views: 847

Reunion Blues Bell Tightness

I bough a reunion blues bag from a friend and recently put an 8.5" bell into it and it fits, but it was pretty snug. How tight should the bell be in a reunion blues bag? I'm worried that it's too tight and having the horn roll around in my trunk or general carrying of the horn could damage the bell....
by JLivi
Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: Conn 78H for Sale
Replies: 4
Views: 425

Re: Conn 78H for Sale

BGuttman wrote:
Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:30 pm
Message will remain in your outbox until it is read by the recipient.
Ah! Thanks for the heads up. I like that feature, now that I know it exists :-)
by JLivi
Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Wise Grip
Replies: 6
Views: 1245

Wise Grip

Does anyone have any experience with the Wise Grip? It’s an ergonomic clip on for the slide.
by JLivi
Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: Conn 78H for Sale
Replies: 4
Views: 425

Re: Conn 78H for Sale

I tried sending you a PM. Did you receive it? I don’t know if it went through. I’m a little confused with the message in my outbox. Thanks!
by JLivi
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: Music Business
Topic: Selling on Reverb?
Replies: 4
Views: 1315

Re: Selling on Reverb?

I've bought plenty of gear on reverb and haven't had any issues. Also, no issues with the 2-3 items I sold too. I'm not really sure how many people use Reverb vs eBay. I don't know many people in the Chicago area that are hip to Reverb, and it's a local company! If you're looking to sell trombone st...
by JLivi
Thu Sep 06, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Benge 165F -SOLD
Replies: 8
Views: 663

Re: FS: Benge 165F

PM sent
by JLivi
Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: Home studio setup
Replies: 8
Views: 1337

Re: Home studio setup

I think the 2i2 is perfect only if you are doing a single stereo recording, or you are only recording a single instrument at a time. I love mine, but probably should have gotten the 4 input version. Amen! I love the 2i4, but after owning it for a week I got booked to record/play on two different se...
by JLivi
Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: SOLD: King 3bf (Late 70's)
Replies: 5
Views: 621

Re: FS: King 3bf (Late 70's)

I'm open to trades as well. Preferably large bore, but would be willing to toy with the idea of a medium bore.
by JLivi
Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Technology
Topic: Home studio setup
Replies: 8
Views: 1337

Re: Home studio setup

cozzagiorgi wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:50 am
The Focusrite pre you use, is it a Scarlett 2i2? A little red box? What mic do you use with it?
The Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 is good, but personally I like the 2i4 because it offers a MIDI input. A little more money for a lot more options (keyboard, drums etc).
by JLivi
Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: Home studio setup
Replies: 8
Views: 1337

Home studio setup

I was just curious what people do to write/record music in their home studio? I'll get it started. Here's my setup: Logic Pro X Focusrite 2i4 scarlett Yamaha 88 weighted key keyboard as my MIDI controller (P-95?) Just purchased an Akai MPX8 to start creating better drum beats, hopefully AT 4050 (lar...
by JLivi
Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Playing while teaching private lessons (poll)
Replies: 11
Views: 1893

Playing while teaching private lessons (poll)

I had a thought today while teaching private lessons. There are many ways I teach my students a specific passage, etude, etc. Personally, I try not to play too much with or for the student because I feel like having them mimic my playing is too easy of a learning tool and I don't want them to rely o...
by JLivi
Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: SOLD: King 3bf (Late 70's)
Replies: 5
Views: 621

Re: FS: King 3bf (Late 70's)

Still available! $850 (buyer pays shipping)
by JLivi
Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: SOLD: King 3bf (Late 70's)
Replies: 5
Views: 621

Re: FS: King 3bf (Late 70's)

*Bump

Price drop to $850 (buy pays shipping)

There are a lot of 3b's for sale on here. Anyone interested in the 3bf?
by JLivi
Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: SOLD: King 3bf (Late 70's)
Replies: 5
Views: 621

SOLD: King 3bf (Late 70's)

I'm selling a King 3bf with coffin case. Based on the serial number it falls into the era of 1975-80. It's a beautiful playing horn and it easily has the best slide I've ever played on this era of a horn (9/10). If you'd like more photos just let me know and I can PM them to you. Buyer pays shipping...
by JLivi
Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Everything Else
Topic: FS: Boss DD7
Replies: 0
Views: 1011

FS: Boss DD7

I'm selling my Boss DD-7 digital delay pedal. I just picked up an MXR Carbon Copy and have no use for the DD7 anymore.

$110 CONUS (I'll pay for shipping)
by JLivi
Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Budget large trombones
Replies: 13
Views: 972

Re: Budget large trombones

hyperbolica wrote:
Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:04 pm
The Holton and Benge are nice pro horns. You might add King 4/5b, Holton 150 and 159 might also suit your needs. I personally like the Holtons.
What is the difference between the Holton 150, 158 and 159?
by JLivi
Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Budget large trombones
Replies: 13
Views: 972

Budget large trombones

I've been looking at cheaper large bore horns for a school I teach at. Does anyone have any experience with any or all of these horns. Our budget is around $400-800 and the lower the cost the better. Holton TR158 Yamaha 448G Benge 165f Benge 190f Are any of these pro horns? Is one better than the ot...
by JLivi
Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: FS: Cheap SS & LS Mouthpieces
Replies: 2
Views: 424

Re: FS: Cheap SS & LS Mouthpieces

I already sold that one, sorry! I'll update the list now
by JLivi
Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: FS: Cheap SS & LS Mouthpieces
Replies: 2
Views: 424

FS: Cheap SS & LS Mouthpieces

Small Shank
Bach 12C - $35
Conn 12C - $35
SOLD UMI 7C - $35
Schilke 47b - $35
SOLD Bach 6.75C - $35
Bach 6.5 AL - $35
Hammond 13S - $80

Large Shank
Yamaha 48 - $35
SOLD Bach 5GS - $35 SOLD

I'll pay for shipping.
by JLivi
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Bach Mt Vernon NY 12C
Replies: 3
Views: 415

Bach Mt Vernon NY 12C

I have a Mt Vernon NY 12C and don't really know the value. Any ideas how old this mouthpiece is and what it's worth?

Thanks!
by JLivi
Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Yamaha YSL 646
Replies: 10
Views: 1226

Re: Yamaha YSL 646

I own several 600 series yamaha trombones now. I just recently bought a YSL 647, which is actually a straight .551 bore. It plays fantastic and based on this horn I would easily recommend any other yamaha 600 series horns. I owned that horn as well. It was a monster! But that's coming from a guy th...
by JLivi
Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Yamaha YSL 646
Replies: 10
Views: 1226

Yamaha YSL 646

I saw a YSL 646 for sale online. I've never heard of that before, but that doesn't mean it doesn't exist. Yamaha trombones have always confused me. Do you think it was a typo (446)? What is the 646? Is it a pro horn? What's the bore size? How much are they worth?
by JLivi
Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Beginner Euphonium
Replies: 13
Views: 1083

Beginner Euphonium

Hi there, My next door neighbor's child is going to start band this fall. They're looking to "rent to own" a Euphonium, but I told them that it might be easier to buy a used beginner horn. I know that 606's, and beginner Conn, Yamaha, and Bach's go for around $100-200. How much does a beginner Eupho...
by JLivi
Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: Clip on mic
Replies: 4
Views: 1587

Re: Clip on mic

Save your money and just buy a SM57. If you want something around the $300 price point for live check out the Share SM7B. But if you really want a clip on mic I like the Audio Technica one, especially for the price. I've had sound guys tell me there's no difference between the Shure and AT clip on m...
by JLivi
Thu May 10, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: Headphones (cans) in the Studio
Replies: 6
Views: 1754

Re: Headphones (cans) in the Studio

I know this post is kind of old, but you should look into in-ear monitors (IEMs). If price is an issue, then you an get the single driver IEMs. I haven't heard anyone talk badly about them, but if you're pretentious about your sound, then you can look in the dual and triple driver IEMs. https://www....

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