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by Amconk
Fri Feb 26, 2021 8:11 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Does Dillons accept offers?
Replies: 6
Views: 706

Re: Does Dillons accept offers?

So I’ve been in communication with Dillons, and while they were willing to entertain offers, we weren’t able to come to an agreement, so I didn’t buy the horn. But for future reference, yes, they will at least consider a lower offer.
by Amconk
Thu Feb 25, 2021 1:58 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: Selling everything
Replies: 16
Views: 2635

Re: Selling everything

I’m at the point I think where it’s time to take a hard look at downsizing. It would be a burden on my wife and kids to have to do it, and I’m told that in heaven everyone is outfitted with MV mpcs, Elkhart 62Hs and Williams tenors. Now see, if I’d been told THAT in church, I might have avoided a l...
by Amconk
Wed Feb 24, 2021 4:09 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Does Dillons accept offers?
Replies: 6
Views: 706

Does Dillons accept offers?

Will they haggle on pricing for used instruments, or are they priced as marked? I’m not local, but they have a used horn I’m interested in, and before I called and made an offer, I wanted to see if anyone who dealt with them before was able to negotiate a price.

Michael
by Amconk
Wed Feb 24, 2021 2:51 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: used Conn 88H - biiiig surprise
Replies: 15
Views: 1219

Re: used Conn 88H - biiiig surprise

Great find! I'm a bit jealous! When you get it all fixed up, post some more pics! No need to be jealous, you have fine horns yourself. I bet the Sovereign is a killer. I have a Sovereign tenor with hagmanns, and it plays great, very dark, but great. Less jealous of the horn, jealous of finding a go...
by Amconk
Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:47 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: used Conn 88H - biiiig surprise
Replies: 15
Views: 1219

Re: used Conn 88H - biiiig surprise

Great find! I'm a bit jealous! When you get it all fixed up, post some more pics!
by Amconk
Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:20 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTB: Curtis thumb rest
Replies: 1
Views: 240

Re: WTB: Curtis thumb rest

I've tried a couple of these now. The first one worked pretty good. The second one had the nut insert pull out of it. The third one snapped in half right at the joint. Guess I wasn't too impressed, especially for how much the darn things sell for. I wish someone could machine these out of aluminum o...
by Amconk
Wed Feb 17, 2021 10:04 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: What could have caused this?
Replies: 6
Views: 611

Re: What could have caused this?

I’m honestly fine with it, as long as the metal isn’t compromised underneath.
by Amconk
Mon Feb 15, 2021 11:25 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: What could have caused this?
Replies: 6
Views: 611

What could have caused this?

My Holton has this one short section on the F-trigger tubing that the lacquer is severely discolored and darkened. It’s a bit splotchy. It almost looks burned, but as far as I can tell, there’s been no solder work near that spot, and it doesn’t have the typical texture of burned lacquer, it’s still ...
by Amconk
Sat Feb 13, 2021 11:37 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: FS: Large shank trombone mpcs
Replies: 6
Views: 1801

Re: FS: Large shank trombone mpcs

Pm sent
by Amconk
Fri Feb 12, 2021 6:18 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTB/WTT: Shires Silver Bell
Replies: 6
Views: 823

Re: WTB/WTT: Shires Silver Bell

BrassExchange wrote:
Fri Feb 12, 2021 2:11 pm
Mike, you are correct, this is your silver bell. It's in my shop now.
Arvopart17 please wait to long, it's the only one, and I am getting multiple inquiries as of 2-12-21

Doug
Make sure it gets a good home Doug! I miss it! Stupid covid...
by Amconk
Thu Feb 11, 2021 12:27 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTB: Wise Grip
Replies: 0
Views: 227

WTB: Wise Grip

I'd like to give this a try. Have a large, and a small bore horn I'd like to try, so looking for both sizes.

Anyone got one sitting in the drawer they don't want anymore?

Michael
by Amconk
Wed Feb 10, 2021 10:10 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTB/WTT: Shires Silver Bell
Replies: 6
Views: 823

Re: WTB/WTT: Shires Silver Bell

That was my bell, I bought it from brass exchange, and then sold it last year. It was then reacquired by Brass Exchange.

I regret selling it everyday. It will BLOW your socks off... such a sweet bell.
by Amconk
Tue Feb 09, 2021 5:13 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Holton TR-150 First Impressions
Replies: 6
Views: 651

Re: Holton TR-150 First Impressions

I have a TR-140, which has the infamous Monster valve. That horn has a 9” red brass bell and a dark, broad sound. I’m curious if it utilizes the same slide as the 150?
by Amconk
Fri Feb 05, 2021 6:33 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Minimizing noise from rotary valve linkage
Replies: 24
Views: 3131

Re: Minimizing noise from rotary valve linkage

I had a shires that was clanky from day one I went and got a big fat rubber o-ring from the hardware store and custom cut some new bumpers. Quieted it right down.
by Amconk
Thu Feb 04, 2021 10:36 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: What's on your Wishlist?
Replies: 36
Views: 2100

Re: What's on your Wishlist?

I miss time to play, and an ensemble to play in. If we're talking hardware, I'm always lusting after alternative valves to add to my collection. Call it a morbid fascination, I just love big, awkward, unique and weird valves. I'd love to get my hands on a horn with a miller valve or a bach K valve r...
by Amconk
Thu Feb 04, 2021 4:19 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: G-attachment for trombone
Replies: 17
Views: 1080

Re: G-attachment for trombone

I guess it would be a permanent conversion judging by those pics. I don’t see how it could be easily converted back. Unless someone made the cut tube into an extendable tube with another tuning slide section...
by Amconk
Wed Feb 03, 2021 10:55 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Knockoff of Bach 42K
Replies: 6
Views: 872

Re: Knockoff of Bach 42K

davebb wrote:
Wed Feb 03, 2021 10:42 am
Yep. By locally I mean in New Zealand which isn’t well serviced by international airfreight at the moment (and I don’t think it’s worth shipping further anyway).
Gotcha! Makes sense!
by Amconk
Wed Feb 03, 2021 12:16 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Knockoff of Bach 42K
Replies: 6
Views: 872

Re: Knockoff of Bach 42K

Are you only interested in selling locally?
by Amconk
Sat Jan 30, 2021 5:44 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Holton TR-140 Valve bumpers
Replies: 8
Views: 725

Re: Holton TR-140 Valve bumpers

How do these play? Are they close to lindberg/trubores? The valve throw is short. The ergonomics of the horn feel a bit awkward, but not overly so. The F side of the horn is extremely open, and clear sounding. The Bb side takes a little more effort to play, but honestly it’s not as bad I’ve always ...
by Amconk
Sat Jan 30, 2021 4:30 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Holton TR-140 Valve bumpers
Replies: 8
Views: 725

Re: Holton TR-140 Valve bumpers

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I ended up finding some 3/16 rubber fuel line at the hardware store that I cut a few pieces off of and it works well. The witness marks line up better now, and with a cleaning and oiling, the valve is much much quieter.
by Amconk
Sat Jan 30, 2021 1:04 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Getzen Eterna 1047
Replies: 5
Views: 1388

Re: Getzen Eterna 1047

My very first large bore Bb/F tenor was a Getzen 747, which at the time was a closed wrap “intermediate” version of the 1047. I loved that horn. It took me to state solo competitions, got me a scholarship at university, played on stage with Stan Mark, and was with me to meet Maynard Ferguson. Some u...
by Amconk
Fri Jan 29, 2021 10:23 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Holton TR-140 Valve bumpers
Replies: 8
Views: 725

Holton TR-140 Valve bumpers

So I recently bought a TR-140 holton with the (infamous?) monster valve. I'd like to replace the valve bumpers, which are old, and the rubber has gotten brittle. But since it has fairly unique valve bumpers, I'm not exactly sure what to use... at this point my best guess is to go to the hardware sto...
by Amconk
Thu Jan 21, 2021 3:56 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Your Personal Picks - Most FUN to Play
Replies: 23
Views: 1821

Re: Your Personal Picks - Most FUN to Play

I bought a vintage King Tempo from DJ a while back, one of the ones with the curved brace and nickel bell. That horn just sings. Every time I pick it up, it’s a joy to play. It just makes playing feel effortless.
by Amconk
Wed Jan 20, 2021 12:32 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Besson Leadpipe?
Replies: 5
Views: 594

Re: Besson Leadpipe?

I’ve honestly decided to leave it alone. I’ve got plenty of project horns to tinker with, and I like how this one plays. If it ain’t broke, right?
by Amconk
Mon Jan 18, 2021 11:00 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: How tight do you like your spring?
Replies: 1
Views: 457

How tight do you like your spring?

How tight do you like your trigger spring? Personally, I have always taken mine off and turned them an extra turn if possible, to make the spring tighter. I like the quick action, and I’ve always felt like the horn responded better with the tighter and faster spring. I’ve never really seen any drawb...
by Amconk
Mon Jan 18, 2021 9:35 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: Jinbao Contra in F $1000
Replies: 1
Views: 407

Re: Jinbao Contra in F $1000

Noah, is it in playing condition? Valves work, slide decent? I understand it is what it is... just curious.
by Amconk
Mon Jan 18, 2021 6:16 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Besson Leadpipe?
Replies: 5
Views: 594

Re: Besson Leadpipe?

It’s a .547 bore. I already have some pipes to try, just don’t want to end up destroying the inner tube and not being able to replace it.
by Amconk
Mon Jan 18, 2021 4:44 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Besson Leadpipe?
Replies: 5
Views: 594

Besson Leadpipe?

Any of you techs ever tried to pull the leadpipe from a besson sovereign? I’d like to try a couple press fit pipes on mine but the slide is aligned really well at the moment, and I see that allied doesn’t stock besson parts. I hesitate to screw it up. Just curious if any of you have any experience w...
by Amconk
Sun Jan 17, 2021 6:46 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTB: Heavy cap for Hagmann valve
Replies: 0
Views: 240

WTB: Heavy cap for Hagmann valve

Anyone have one of these they don’t use? I’d like to give it try.

Email works best!

Amconk6@gmail.com

Michael
by Amconk
Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:39 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTB: Axial valve section
Replies: 1
Views: 441

Re: WTB: Axial valve section

Looks like I got ahold of one! Thanks to all who replied!
by Amconk
Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:54 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTB: Axial valve section
Replies: 1
Views: 441

WTB: Axial valve section

Hello! I'm floating the idea of playing with an axial valve on a project horn. I'm looking for a complete valve with tubing and tuning slide. I don't need a slide connector or tuning slide leg, that's already on the horn that I'd be attaching it to. Detachable braces would be a plus, but I have some...
by Amconk
Fri Jan 08, 2021 10:15 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS/WTT Shires Axial Section
Replies: 6
Views: 2666

Re: FS/WTT Shires Axial Section

What kind of things are you looking for in trade?

Cheers!

Michael
by Amconk
Wed Jan 06, 2021 11:38 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Willson CAIDEX valve
Replies: 18
Views: 2408

Re: Willson CAIDEX valve

harrisonreed wrote:
Tue Dec 29, 2020 7:35 am
A valve
Like a kidney, might
Be rejected by one body, one perfect set of parts
And hasten death
Yet again might save another, though less well built.
Then again, the best kidney, in the end
All it does is filter a stream
So you can stream
And focus on more human things

Cosmic.
by Amconk
Wed Jan 06, 2021 10:07 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Mouthpiece Sticking in Leadpipe
Replies: 10
Views: 3147

Re: Mouthpiece Sticking in Leadpipe

Doug, if you put together a kit for that, I'd sure as heck buy it.
by Amconk
Wed Jan 06, 2021 10:05 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: What To Do With this Poor Bundy?
Replies: 20
Views: 4289

Re: What To Do With this Poor Bundy?

Send me a pic of the damaged brace and cork barrel. I have a garage full of old slide parts, I'm sure a few bundys included. If I have a serviceable one, it's yours.
by Amconk
Mon Dec 21, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: 4-B Mods
Replies: 7
Views: 1969

Re: 4-B Mods

Crazy4Tbone86 wrote:
Mon Dec 21, 2020 5:15 pm
Did you use .562 bore tubing or the original.547 bore tubing on the attachment?
It’s mostly the original tubing, just reconfigured. A few pieces of scrap tubing pieced in to fill in where needed.
by Amconk
Sun Dec 13, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: 4-B Mods
Replies: 7
Views: 1969

Re: 4-B Mods

4B with open wrap? How about the Benge 190? Nice job, though. Looks like you updated the later version with the fulcrum on the slide brace. I like the older version with the fulcrum on the slide receiver. Benge 190... touché! Lol. Yeah, I prefer the older version too, but so was working with the pa...
by Amconk
Sun Dec 13, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: 4-B Mods
Replies: 7
Views: 1969

Re: 4-B Mods

Bonearzt wrote:
Sun Dec 13, 2020 8:26 pm
Nice job!!

But I would recommend a brace between the F tuning slide legs for some stability when you remove the tuning slides!
Yup, that’s in the works. Gotta find a suitable one, or manufacture one.
by Amconk
Sun Dec 13, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: 4-B Mods
Replies: 7
Views: 1969

4-B Mods

I got to tinkering with my project 4-B that I built a while back. I was never happy with the F attachment, and I had a bit of a buzz in a solder joint somewhere. I ended up ripping the whole thing apart and rebuilding it again. Nice and clean, no stress on the joints. Ever see a 4-B with an open wra...
by Amconk
Thu Dec 10, 2020 1:40 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Talk to me about Bach 36 horns
Replies: 52
Views: 5544

Re: Talk to me about Bach 36 horns

A good 36 is one of the best trombones out there. I love my Corp 36K, and the 36BO I owned years ago was one of the best horns I've owned. I'm also borrowing a gold-plated Corp straight 36 that has this amazing warm sound. Wow, I bet that 36K is a fun horn! How’s the ergonomics of it? I’ve always s...
by Amconk
Thu Dec 10, 2020 12:38 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Talk to me about Bach 36 horns
Replies: 52
Views: 5544

Talk to me about Bach 36 horns

I’ve been recently considering getting a medium bore horn. I’d like something that is sort of all around, whether playing in a pit orchestra, small ensemble, solo, or pep band situation. All of which I find myself in from time to time. I’ve never been much of a Bach guy, but I’ve recently been consi...
by Amconk
Thu Nov 12, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Stripping lacquer off of trigger paddle
Replies: 12
Views: 4884

Re: Stripping lacquer off of trigger paddle

hornbuilder wrote:
Thu Nov 05, 2020 8:47 pm
Andrew wins!! That is a GREAT idea!!
I agree! I did that a few months back!
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by Amconk
Thu Nov 12, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Options
Replies: 7
Views: 3213

Re: Options

If you want to maintain the integrity of the horn, you can have the rotor core plated in a thin layer of metal like nickel or copper, and then lapped to fit tight into the rotor housing again. Not a job for the casual tech, but a good repair place should be able to do it. And it doesn’t require any ...
by Amconk
Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Shires Custom Horn Sterling Bell PENDING SALE
Replies: 1
Views: 823

FS: Shires Custom Horn Sterling Bell PENDING SALE

Stupid bills force sale. Shires Custom large bore tenor. SS1 bell sterling silver. Bought new from Doug at brass exchange. Gorgeous bell, wonderful singing quality. Standard wide 47 slide with nickel crook. German brass seamed tuning slide. Pairs well with the silver bell. Standard rotor from a Q se...
by Amconk
Mon Oct 19, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Single Rotor Bass Trombone
Replies: 34
Views: 4492

Re: Single Rotor Bass Trombone

I know it’s more of a large tenor than a bass, but there’s a special place in my heart for an early 5B silversonic. Nice fat sound, perfect for 3rd parts or for a doubler.
by Amconk
Thu Oct 15, 2020 12:05 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTB Bass Trombone slide tenon and receiver with lock ring
Replies: 4
Views: 1150

Re: WTB Bass Trombone slide tenon and receiver with lock ring

FOSSIL wrote:
Wed Oct 14, 2020 3:24 pm
I've got what you want but I am away for a couple days... hang on...

Chris
Sounds good, hit me up when you get back!
by Amconk
Wed Oct 14, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTB Bass Trombone slide tenon and receiver with lock ring
Replies: 4
Views: 1150

Re: WTB Bass Trombone slide tenon and receiver with lock ring

You wouldn't mind keeping us updated on this project, would you? I'd like to do something similar, and seeing how you get on with the project might motivate me. Some pictures and a parts list would really be cool. I’ll post some pics in the build forum once I have some more progress. Just gathering...
by Amconk
Tue Oct 13, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTB Bass Trombone slide tenon and receiver with lock ring
Replies: 4
Views: 1150

WTB Bass Trombone slide tenon and receiver with lock ring

Just what it says. Building a cimbasso out of an old euphonium and a bass slide and some rotors. Need a slide tenon and a matching receiver with lock ring. Who’s got one in their parts bin?

Email is best

Amconk6@gmail.com
by Amconk
Thu Oct 01, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS/WTT Shires Axial Section
Replies: 6
Views: 2666

Re: FS - Shires Axial Section $900 OBO

How is the throw? Is it long? That’s my one complaint with axial valves
by Amconk
Sat Sep 26, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Benge 190F
Replies: 12
Views: 2089

Re: FS: Benge 190F

I’ve never experienced one of these in person. How do they blow compared to a 4B?

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