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by JLivi
Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Benge 175f
Replies: 2
Views: 386

Re: FS: Benge 175f

sale pending
by JLivi
Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Music Business
Topic: Do/did you have a day job outside of music?
Replies: 20
Views: 457

Re: Do/did you have a day job outside of music?

100% of everything I do is music. I make a decent living, but to be honest, if it wasn't for being married to someone without a day job, insurance would have killed me financially. Hopping on my wife's insurance plan was WAY cheaper than anything the marketplace could offer. With that help I've been...
by JLivi
Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Is a medium bore right for me?
Replies: 26
Views: 947

Re: Is a medium bore right for me?

sacfxdx wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:26 am
The Benge 175F is a good .525 horn. This is a good price too.
Man! Everyone keeps telling me that. I have no idea what this thing is worth. But I'd be happy with that selling price :-)
by JLivi
Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Is a medium bore right for me?
Replies: 26
Views: 947

Re: Is a medium bore right for me?

I've got a Benge 175f that I'm looking to sell. I'm mainly a 3b player and thought I wanted a medium bore for specific gigs and the back and forth was too much for my mental stability :-)

Let me know if you're interested.

https://www.trombonechat.com/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=8594
by JLivi
Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: GB 7C & Hammond 13S
Replies: 2
Views: 96

GB 7C & Hammond 13S

I just bought these mouthpieces and they weren't for me. I've been playing on an AR 25.10 for a year and just wanted to make sure I still loved my AR. I'm asking what I paid for them. Shipping included

Hammond 13S - $75
Greg Black 7C - $115

CONUS
by JLivi
Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Benge 175f
Replies: 2
Views: 386

Re: FS: Benge 175f

Price drop - $650
by JLivi
Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: Screen and audio capture software
Replies: 9
Views: 227

Re: Screen and audio capture software

I've used Snagit in the past. It's a nice software, but it is kind of pricey. If you plan to use it a lot it's definitely worth it.

https://www.techsmith.com/snagit-pricing.html
by JLivi
Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTT: Bach 42G w/F - SOLD
Replies: 7
Views: 866

Re: WTT: Bach 42G w/F

I'm selling a Benge 175f, posted here on the forum. It's basically a 3b+ with a better valve, under the bracing, like a Conn.

Let me know if you're interested. I live near Chicago, maybe we can meet halfway...
by JLivi
Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Benge 175f
Replies: 2
Views: 386

FS: Benge 175f

I'm not sure if I really want to get rid of this horn, but I'm leaning towards selling it. Slide is 7/10. It has 1 dent in each stocking, but it's minor. I had some dents rolled out in the main tuning slide. The horn plays great, it's just not what I'm looking for. Comes with, what I assume, is the ...
by JLivi
Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Benge 175f
Replies: 11
Views: 734

Re: Benge 175f

Does anyone know if the Benge 175 is a true medium bore, or if it's a dual bore (.508/.525)?
by JLivi
Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Benge 190f fit in MB tenor case
Replies: 2
Views: 254

Benge 190f fit in MB tenor case

This is a simple one. Does a Benge 190f fit into a Marcus Bonna Tenor Trombone case?

Thanks!
by JLivi
Wed Dec 26, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Benge 175f
Replies: 11
Views: 734

Re: Benge 175f

So here's a follow up question. I've noticed that there are a few cases that don't fit Benges. What is a good case I can buy that will protect the horn? The issue is that I will be traveling with this horn and would like to find something that is slimmer, if possible. But it doesn't seem possible, e...
by JLivi
Sun Dec 23, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Benge 175f
Replies: 11
Views: 734

Benge 175f

I know there's been a little discussion about the 175f on here, but i wanted to start my own thread with an experience I've recently had with one. I just traded for a Benge 175f, and when I brought it in for repairs my repair tech gave me some really good knowledge about the horn. Here's what he sai...
by JLivi
Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: 3b Valve Section
Replies: 10
Views: 597

Re: 3b Valve Section

Kingfan wrote:
Thu Dec 20, 2018 4:46 pm
Find me a playable 3B for $400, and I'll buy it.
I was referring to the higher end. But I have found a couple of 3b's on eBay and Reverb for $300-400. The sellers didn't know what they had. :biggrin:
by JLivi
Thu Dec 20, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: 3b Valve Section
Replies: 10
Views: 597

Re: 3b Valve Section

greenbean wrote:
Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:18 pm
I think you can expect to pay between $400 and $1000, depending on condition.
Damn! That’s the price of a 3b!!! I didn’t realize the valve section would/could be so expensive. I don’t want to screw around THAT much :-)
by JLivi
Thu Dec 20, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Butler Trombone Slide
Replies: 17
Views: 3170

Re: Butler Trombone Slide

When I acquired the slide for my Conn 6H I ended up removing the counterweight for about a year as I didn’t need it to balance out the way heavier standard factory slide. Eventually I put it back on, because I felt it gave me more stability and I play a lot of horns with F attachments so am used to...
by JLivi
Mon Dec 17, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: 3b Valve Section
Replies: 10
Views: 597

Re: 3b Valve Section

Sorry for the confusion. I’m not looking for 3bf valve tubing. I was curious about a valve section for a valve trombone. Not sure what’s that called. “Valve section” is a bit ambiguous given the other options.
by JLivi
Sun Dec 16, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTB: 3B Slide
Replies: 3
Views: 259

Re: WTB: 3B Slide

No, sorry for the confusion. I'm also interested in a 3b slide, but in no hurry to get one.

There are a couple of 3b's on eBay and they bells look pretty beat up. I don't know if those sellers would be willing to part with just the slide, but it's worth a shot.
by JLivi
Sat Dec 15, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTB: 3B Slide
Replies: 3
Views: 259

Re: WTB: 3B Slide

How much can one expect to pay for a 3b slide? Assuming it's in good condition.
by JLivi
Sat Dec 15, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: 3b Valve Section
Replies: 10
Views: 597

3b Valve Section

I had this crazy idea last night, which turned into a few questions. Maybe you all can help me out with this one. 1) Can I find a valve section for a 3b separate to a bell? Is this something DJ Kennedy might have? 2) I know 3b slides do a really good job of transferring from bell to bell, but could ...
by JLivi
Tue Dec 04, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: King 3b (and others) history
Replies: 17
Views: 968

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: 17
Views: 968

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: 17
Views: 968

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: 2322

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: 215

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: 7095

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: 7095

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: 7095

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: 7095

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: 7095

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: 2829

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: 7095

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: 1601

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: 2517

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: 1601

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: 1152

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: 1152

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: 1152

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: 1028

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: 1028

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: 942

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: 497

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: 1438

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: 497

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: 1514

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: 790

Re: FS: Benge 165F

PM sent
by JLivi
Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: Home studio setup
Replies: 8
Views: 1541

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: 687

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: 1541

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: 1541

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...

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