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by walldaja
Mon Aug 20, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Giardinelli Black Nickle
Replies: 5
Views: 348

Giardinelli Black Nickle

Anyone have any experience with said bone. Looks like an interesting cosmetic.

Thanks!
by walldaja
Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Besson 8-10 info
Replies: 12
Views: 497

Re: Besson 8-10 info

You are a lucky man. I don't think they were appreciated enough in the US.
by walldaja
Sat Aug 04, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Besson 8-10 info
Replies: 12
Views: 497

Re: Besson 8-10 info

It is an intermediate level horn with a great lineage. They are rare because sometime after thr 1970s the factory burned and wasn't replaced. They produced the models 2-10, the 8-10, and the 10-10. That makes the horn about 50 years or older and not replaceable. Is yours in silver or brass, my 10-10...
by walldaja
Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Slide-O-Mix Light
Replies: 11
Views: 1283

Re: Slide-O-Mix Light

I use both the red cap two part and the black cap one part. Never knew why they just didn't put the two part together in one bottle. I would use just the single part one but I have a lifetime (or so it seems) supply of two part. It is absolutely the best lube I have ever used.
by walldaja
Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: F. E. Olds Trombone Est. 1919 (custom?)
Replies: 6
Views: 566

Re: F. E. Olds Trombone Est. 1919 (custom?)

Wow, I learned how to play on an Olds like that in 1964. I even had a chance to meet the man who played it back in the day. Being an extremely ignorant teen I didn't realize what an opportunity I could have had to sit at his feet and let him describe his life, I don't even remember his name. He had ...
by walldaja
Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Favorite Mouthpieces?
Replies: 60
Views: 4185

Re: Favorite Mouthpieces?

Been using Dave Harrison's Wedge mpc since 08. Love them for trumpet and flug. Use a one piece 5G large shank for my Bb/F but only have a Getzen 6.5 AL for my "new" Getzen 351 small shank. Dave has a generous return / trial policy. I notice he is charging in USD now instead of Canadian. I also have ...
by walldaja
Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Colors on Getzen Counterweights
Replies: 0
Views: 155

Colors on Getzen Counterweights

I've noticed that there are several different colors on the counterweights of Getzen 300 series trombones. Is there any rhyme or reason to the selection of colors?

Thanks!
by walldaja
Sun Jul 29, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Getzen 351
Replies: 5
Views: 357

Getzen 351

Was looking for a small bore bone to compliment my .547 Bb / F Courtois. Most usual suspects were the Yamaha 354, King 606, Conn, or Holton. I found a King, a Blessing, and a Getzen that met my criteria--small bore, used, in good shape with a good slide. I was surprised by the Getzen, as it wasn't e...
by walldaja
Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Martin TR4501 Urbie Green Trombone
Replies: 9
Views: 936

Re: Martin TR4501 Urbie Green Trombone

I play tested one and thought it was over priced. Lot more small bores out there that sell for a lot less. My friend, who I was play testing for, ended up buying a Jupiter 691.
by walldaja
Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: What else do you play??
Replies: 15
Views: 1278

Re: What else do you play??

My primary instrument is trumpet, but early on it was trombone. I played in several groups as a designated "player", either trumpet or trombone. I also play euphonium and bass guitar. Trying to learn guitar, but still in early stages though I have played it out once, led singing in a jail ministry. ...
by walldaja
Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: The frustrations of a 'tweener
Replies: 8
Views: 1086

Re: The frustrations of a 'tweener

It really depends on the musicians in your area. I played in a nearby community band because the was no opportunity in the community I lived in. The biggest issue were the snobish group of folks who ran the group, you couldn't even talk to them. One of the trombones in this group even played in a qu...
by walldaja
Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Courtois AC260B - Thoughts?
Replies: 2
Views: 557

Re: Courtois AC260B - Thoughts?

I have a 280, slide is best I have ever had. Fantastic horns for the price.
by walldaja
Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Gator GL-Trombone case vs. older ProTec case
Replies: 1
Views: 262

Re: Gator GL-Trombone case vs. older ProTec case

I've got a ProTec, never thought of putting my in-bell stand in that side pocket. Would solve my corrosion problem and having to take it out of the case when I get home.
by walldaja
Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Having books spiral bound?
Replies: 20
Views: 931

Re: Having books spiral bound?

I had the best results at a FedEx. Rather than spiral bound, I opted for three hole punch and a binder to put it in. One time the tech managed to get the stack a little loose before he cut the binding and it was a problem. He then copied all of the pages, trimmed them to size, punched them, and gave...
by walldaja
Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: In bell trombone stand
Replies: 10
Views: 593

Re: In bell trombone stand

I like the Hercules in-bore stand. Beats carrying a stand separately; however, it does add a little weight to your case. After playing and before putting the horn up, I take it out. I've found it picks up condensation from the warm bell and I had one that had serious rust problems. It's replacement ...
by walldaja
Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Valve Trombone Acceptance
Replies: 29
Views: 2071

Re: Valve Trombone Acceptance

Most recent jazz player I've heard is Kiku Collins with a valve bone. She often doubles on trumpet / v-bone on her various CDs. One is "Here With Me". She has a real nice sound because she has mastered the horn as opposed to a person wanting an easy way to mimic a t-bone without learning the slide a...

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