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by Arrowhead
Mon Oct 01, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Conn 6h and 24h
Replies: 9
Views: 379

Re: Conn 6h and 24h

The '41 Conn 24H you have is more than likely not the Si Zentner version, which is a later "Victor" with the factory LW slide. More than likely it's the older, "Tricky Sam" version, with the standard weight slide. Please correct me if I'm wrong. Anyways, the 24H is an "under the radar" horn than you...
by Arrowhead
Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Jazz trombone advice?
Replies: 18
Views: 1207

Re: Jazz trombone advice?

Thanks for the advice! No, I didn't start on the Xeno, but I don't have my starter horn anymore. It was pretty terrible anyway. I have been looking at the King 2B and 3B and the Conn 6H, but I don't love the Olds sound. Do you have a preference between any of those horns? I couldn't help but notice...
by Arrowhead
Fri Jul 06, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Tools for the trade
Replies: 9
Views: 554

Tools for the trade

I'm looking to eventually repair and modify my own slides, instead of always having them shipped somewhere. Can anyone give me a list of tools to get started? I figure the only way to learn is jump right in and learn by trial and error.
by Arrowhead
Thu Jul 05, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Loud Mouthpieces
Replies: 13
Views: 965

Re: Loud Mouthpieces

Not sure what happened to their website? I got mine for $150. I'm willing to part with it for $75
by Arrowhead
Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Loud Mouthpieces
Replies: 13
Views: 965

Re: Loud Mouthpieces

My opinion of them is they allow you to have slightly more weight to the sound when you really "push" a note. It's barely noticeable though. One thing I don't like about them is they have a larger than normal shank so they don't always have the best fit for your particular trombone. I don't use them...
by Arrowhead
Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Conn 6h
Replies: 15
Views: 1833

Re: Conn 6h

Any thoughts about this instrument as a horn for jazz/commercial/ska music? I heard Al Grey played one of those, before moving to King. And whats the difference between regular 6h and the "Victor" one? Which one is better? A lot of the "early" notable jazz trombonists played on the 6H. They are ver...
by Arrowhead
Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Info about Olds trombone Los Angeles
Replies: 19
Views: 792

Re: Info about Olds trombone Los Angeles

ghmerrill wrote:
Mon Jun 25, 2018 5:56 pm
My '47 Olds Standard with the distinctive "serpentine" braces I got off Ebay for $125.
I have that exact horn. One of the nicest playing horns I have ever come across. Nice compact rich tone!
I'm not sure what the bore is? Probably .485/.500
by Arrowhead
Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:46 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Best Trombone/Music Scores Shops Japan?
Replies: 6
Views: 435

Re: Best Trombone/Music Scores Shops Japan?

The Yamaha shop in Ginza is very good for sheet music, and brass instruments. Ochanomizu is good place to go for musical instruments. They do sell used trombones there. Keep in mind, they do tend to raise the prices because they are considered imports, but nice to go look at nonetheless. It's about ...
by Arrowhead
Sun Jun 24, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: New Orleans Area
Replies: 2
Views: 420

Re: New Orleans Area

I have to be honest- out of all the times I have been to New Orleans, I have never once seen a regular brass instrument store. I think the local musicians must go out of town to get repair work done. I'm not totally sure though. For buying recordings, you can't beat Louisiana Music Factory.
by Arrowhead
Sun Jun 24, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Info about Olds trombone Los Angeles
Replies: 19
Views: 792

Re: Info about Olds trombone Los Angeles

:pant: Congratulations on your "new" Olds find. The Olds from L.A. are definitely high quality instruments. I'm not sure how you came under the impression that Olds was "junk" :? Anyways... Sounds like you have an Olds Standard with fluted slide and is friction fit (no bell lock) From my understandi...
by Arrowhead
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:03 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Yamaha 891z-Lawler - King 3B
Replies: 48
Views: 3766

Re: Yamaha 891z-Lawler - King 3B

Which you could do is just use your medium bore horn for both ensembles, then just switch out mouthpieces to suit each ensemble- 5G for concert. 5GS, 6 1/2 AL (etc.) for big band. This is a bit of conundrum though, being that usually smallish bore horns don't really suit the wide tone that is expect...
by Arrowhead
Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Yamaha 891z-Lawler - King 3B
Replies: 48
Views: 3766

Re: Yamaha 891z-Lawler - King 3B

If you're looking for a horn to cover both 3rd bone in Big Band and 1st in Concert Band, how about the Conn 52H? I tried one a few months ago and was completely surprised. They seemed to cut well for jazz (felt like a 6H) and had the openness of a large bore horn. The slide seemed relatively lightwe...
by Arrowhead
Sat Jun 16, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Listening and learning by ear, alto
Replies: 6
Views: 629

Re: Listening and learning by ear, alto

Random thought, if you'e trying to play Alto Trombone by ear, and interested in transcribing jazz, you could transcribe solos by Alto Sax players, instead of just Tenor Bone players. The pitch register should work out quite well :wink:
by Arrowhead
Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Leadpipe for an Olds Special
Replies: 8
Views: 734

Re: Leadpipe for an Olds Special

That's a great idea, thanks!
by Arrowhead
Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Leadpipe for an Olds Special
Replies: 8
Views: 734

Re: Leadpipe for an Olds Special

Doug made me a shank for the Olds Recording, which has worked out perfectly. Seems like the Special needs even more of a modified shank....
Sounds like the cork barrel idea might be the way to go
by Arrowhead
Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Leadpipe for an Olds Special
Replies: 8
Views: 734

Re: Leadpipe for an Olds Special

Thanks for all the comments. Really good advice here :good: I do have an Olds 3 mp, but I have avoided in the past because I find the rim to be a little small; however, it is the only mp that seems to fit so maybe I should just "get used to it". For shaving down the shank, who would I contact to hav...
by Arrowhead
Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Leadpipe for an Olds Special
Replies: 8
Views: 734

Leadpipe for an Olds Special

I have an L.A. Olds Special (1949). Nice horn but even mouthpieces with a Morse taper won't go in as far as I'd like. i thought of trying out a new lead pipe to open up the horn a bit more. Does anyone make lead pipes that would fit an old Olds like the Special?
by Arrowhead
Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Olds Counterweight
Replies: 9
Views: 1514

Re: Olds Counterweight

So I tinkered around with various Olds horns and the result is...
No, the Recording counterweight is too big for the Special.
The Studio counterweight however, will fit the Special.
by Arrowhead
Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Olds Counterweight
Replies: 9
Views: 1514

Re: Olds Counterweight

I have both horns but don't know off the top of my head unless i dig them out of the basement. I've always felt that the older Special doesn't really need a counterweight, unless you like to use a bucket mute. The mid 70's version came with the oblong counterweight. I believe the braces are the same...
by Arrowhead
Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Olds Recording R20
Replies: 12
Views: 1187

Re: Olds Recording R20

I have an R20. SN: 948903 (<-70's?)
Oddly enough, it does not require a special mp shank like every other Recording I have ever tried. So maybe at some point Olds switched over to a more common taper.
Very good horn.

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