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by Trav1s
Thu Jul 30, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Conn 76H Century straight .522 NEAR MINT
Replies: 10
Views: 871

Re: FS: Conn 76H Century straight .522 NEAR MINT

Looks like the same slide as a 52H
by Trav1s
Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: SOLD: 1968 Conn 24H LW $750
Replies: 4
Views: 467

Re: 1968 Conn 24H LW $750

Beautiful! Love the 60's Conns. Consider an early 32H in trade for it?
by Trav1s
Fri Jun 26, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: Please Delete
Replies: 3
Views: 530

Re: Beautiful Rath R4, with Haggman Valve

I played the R3 twin of this horn with the Rotax valve at ITF 2018. Wow was it great so I cannot image what this is like. Glws
by Trav1s
Wed Jun 03, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Advantages/disadvantages of dual bore?
Replies: 32
Views: 1869

Re: Advantages/disadvantages of dual bore?

With my 32H, the 3rd and 4th partials just feel off. I have tried many different mouthpieces without luck. The best option is my current DE combo that I also use on my 24H but the horn still just feels odd to me and I can't befriend it after nearly 2 years of ownership. It is looking for a new home.
by Trav1s
Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: identities
Replies: 28
Views: 2002

Re: identities

Mine is pretty much self explanatory and yet intentionally veiled due to my old day job. With of detective work you could find me but it would require some thought. Adding in the last name and it is an instant web search hit. This thread has made me reconsider info on the forum in light of my move f...
by Trav1s
Sat May 30, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: 78H modded by Eric Edwards
Replies: 10
Views: 1014

Re: 78H modded by Eric Edwards

Nice project and once again appreciate Eric’s work. I’m another person who finds minimal difference with open wraps. I contemplated an open wrap conversion when Benn Hansson installed a Rotax valve on my 79H. I also considered making it convertible. When I got the horn back I was glad I left the wra...
by Trav1s
Tue May 12, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: pBone fire sale from Conn Selmer store on eBay
Replies: 11
Views: 947

Re: pBone fire sale from Conn Selmer store on eBay

My wife is less excited than I am...
by Trav1s
Thu May 07, 2020 7:22 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Elkhart 79H
Replies: 8
Views: 832

Re: Elkhart 79H

My wife says one is enough...
by Trav1s
Tue Apr 28, 2020 5:57 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Modernize Vintage Horns
Replies: 141
Views: 10449

Re: Modernize Vintage Horns

An example of what I had in mind is a Elkhart Conn 62H. From lead pipe to bell this what I had in mind. 1. Pull the original leadpipe and convert to interchangeable leadpipes. 2. Have the slide gone through thoroughly, replace felts/cork. 3. Split the triggers and make comfortable lever cover/paddl...
by Trav1s
Mon Apr 13, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: How do Doug Elliott pieces work?
Replies: 20
Views: 1456

Re: How do Doug Elliott pieces work?

Do yourself a favor and do the Skype with Doug. I was fortunate to have an in person fitting at ITF and the experience was great and the improvement to my sound and playing was quite noticeable. As of now, I have a setup for small tenor, .522" which is my main horn, and a .547" combo on the shelf fo...
by Trav1s
Fri Apr 10, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Rath valves
Replies: 6
Views: 593

Re: Rath valves

Love the Rotax valve and it is a great match to Raths. The R3F I played at ITF left me with a serious case of want and envy.
by Trav1s
Sat Apr 04, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Shires equivalent to Gen 2 Conn 88 HO
Replies: 63
Views: 3185

Re: Shires equivalent to Gen 2 Conn 88 HO

What about a Latzsch SL-240

I played one at ITF and it was all that I liked about an Elkhart 88H and the GenII horns rolled into one.
by Trav1s
Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: 7 1/2 inch Conn trombone bells
Replies: 7
Views: 1048

Re: 7 1/2 inch Conn trombone bells

My 24H is also the 7.5" bell
by Trav1s
Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTB or Trade Rath R3 bell
Replies: 3
Views: 859

Re: WTB or Trade Rath R3 bell

I was eyeing it to see if you were going to sell it.

I tried that bell, R3 yellow brass slide, red brass tuning slide, Rotax valve, and 31 lead pipe and cannot get that combo out of my mind and ears. Played some other Rath combos but nothing like that horn.
by Trav1s
Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTB or Trade Rath R3 bell
Replies: 3
Views: 859

Re: WTB or Trade Rath R3 bell

I tried an R3F combo at ITF with that bell on it. Dreamy combo.
by Trav1s
Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Shires q series.
Replies: 19
Views: 1359

Re: Shires q series.

Thoughts as I have followed this post since the beginning. I have found the Q series horns to be great players. I especially like the yellow brass bell version. I am not a Bach 42 lover but the Q series is what I like about the Bach sound but a much more forgiving and predictable response. I'd choos...
by Trav1s
Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: 1939 Conn 32H Burkle
Replies: 8
Views: 1205

Re: 1939 Conn 32H Burkle

Travis, I’m gonna need you to sell this horn so that I don’t have to buy it. Please hurry. I really need to move it... you know you want it. I have the box and case shipping cover from my Protec case that will be used for this horn along with a mess of packing peanuts and/or bubble wrap. I'm willin...
by Trav1s
Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: 1939 Conn 32H Burkle
Replies: 8
Views: 1205

Re: 1939 Conn 32H Burkle

Come on up!
by Trav1s
Fri Mar 20, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: 1939 Conn 32H Burkle
Replies: 8
Views: 1205

Re: 1939 Conn 32H Burkle

Offers? This is a really nice horn. The bell is in great condition. Slide is fast and smooth.
by Trav1s
Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: 1939 Conn 32H Burkle
Replies: 8
Views: 1205

1939 Conn 32H Burkle

1939 Conn 32H Burke .500”/.522” trombone. Slide is a 8.5 when set up with Yamaha lube. Dents were removed before I purchased it. Slide is smooth and fast with Yamaha lube and inners are in great condition for 81 years old. Lacquer removed on outer bell. Inner bell still has the original lacquer in p...
by Trav1s
Thu Mar 05, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Vintage Conn question
Replies: 4
Views: 883

Re: Vintage Conn question

It's been a while since I played a 6H and a 77H. I had a Abilene 77H and sold it last summer. I do remember that the bell was heavier than the Elkhart 6H I tried. The 77H would take lots of air and held up pretty well. I had another 77H/18H combo that I picked up cheap. It was not worth my playing t...
by Trav1s
Mon Mar 02, 2020 5:57 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Valve Recommendations
Replies: 15
Views: 1324

Re: Valve Recommendations

Big Rotax fan here - I have one installed on my Conn 79H and love how it plays. While at ITF 2018 I played Rath and Latzsch horns with Rotax valves and was greeted with the same response as the Rotax on my 79H. It is very little maintenance - oil it occasionally and forget about it. I also tried man...
by Trav1s
Fri Feb 28, 2020 6:00 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: What are some horns you will never sell?
Replies: 50
Views: 4932

Re: What are some horns you will never sell?

I won't say never but I have two keepers... 1969 Conn 79H with the Rotax conversion by Benn Hansson - I loved it before but the valve swap and related repairs were the icing on the cake. Love the light weight bell and heavy slide combo. 1972 Conn 80H - It is a 78H with an 8" red brass bell that was ...
by Trav1s
Wed Feb 26, 2020 5:11 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Medium Bore trombones
Replies: 21
Views: 2596

Re: Medium Bore trombones

That's quite a variation in horns and prices in the original poster's list. My first pro horn was a mid 80's 36B that I purchased new in 1987 and eventually sold when I took a break from playing. When I got back into playing I ended up on a 79H and eventually had a Rotax valve installed. This is my ...
by Trav1s
Fri Feb 21, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: mouthpiece question
Replies: 12
Views: 1447

Re: mouthpiece question

Doug fit my current .522" mouthpiece combo at ITF 2018: LT102/LT-D/LT-D4 The Elliott combo abruptly ended my 30 year love affair with various Schilke 51Bs and I have not looked back. With than in mind, he suggested the LT102/ LT-C+ /LT-D2 is the combo I use for my 24H and 32H. I can also use the C+ ...
by Trav1s
Fri Feb 21, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Is it suggested to use a smaller bass trombone mouthpiece on the conn 72H?
Replies: 8
Views: 1571

Re: Is it suggested to use a smaller bass trombone mouthpiece on the conn 72H?

I used old Bach 1.5G on the 72H I borrowed. It was a good match for the horn but if I was playing it on a regular basis I'd look at 2G or 3G or even better a Doug Elliott combo.
by Trav1s
Thu Feb 20, 2020 5:17 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: .525 or .547 Bore?
Replies: 41
Views: 4761

Re: .525 or .547 Bore?

I'm one of the the .522/.525" do all players. I am far from a pro and don't do gigs so the one size fits all for solo playing or concert band works great. I found mouthpiece choice to be the key to the sound you are looking for. My current combo is a '69 Conn 79H and a Doug Elliott mouthpiece LT102/...
by Trav1s
Wed Feb 05, 2020 5:58 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Using Elliott system, 51B Schilke E or D cup
Replies: 4
Views: 793

Re: Using Elliott system, 51B Schilke E or D cup

I moved to the LT-D from a small shank 51B and use it on Conn .522" horns after talking with Doug at ITF 2018. The full combo is in my signature.
by Trav1s
Wed Jan 29, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: Sold -Project/ Parts Conn 6H Trombone (1957)
Replies: 8
Views: 578

Re: Sale Pending-Project/ Parts Conn 6H Trombone (1957)

Someone got a great project! I'm too late once again.
by Trav1s
Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Doug Elliott mouthpieces
Replies: 5
Views: 1077

Re: Doug Elliott mouthpieces

Welcome and congrats!
by Trav1s
Sun Jan 12, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Horn questions and input
Replies: 28
Views: 2175

Re: Horn questions and input

Thrawn22 wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:48 am
Lol. Dammit!
I could use the cash... :?
by Trav1s
Sun Jan 12, 2020 5:45 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Horn questions and input
Replies: 28
Views: 2175

Re: Horn questions and input

My 1939 32H has the 7.5" bell and swapping to the 8" red brass bell from my early Texas 80H makes for an interesting combo. Mellow sound but lacked the focus the the smaller bell offers. The last time I tried the combo I did not have a mouthpiece that worked for me on the smaller horns. I have sinc...
by Trav1s
Sun Jan 05, 2020 6:05 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Horn questions and input
Replies: 28
Views: 2175

Re: Horn questions and input

So its coming on tax season and i have a hankering for a horn buying! I play principle a community symphony, a brass ensemble and various bigbands. For the legit side of things i use a mid to late 90s 8HT that a girlfriend had bought me because i expressed a faint interest in it. After it rolling o...
by Trav1s
Thu Jan 02, 2020 6:09 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Conn 88H Hand Slides
Replies: 36
Views: 3098

Re: Conn 88H Hand Slides

Reviving this very informative thread with an add on question: we learned that modern generation 2 Conn slides do fit modern 88H and Elkhard 88H bells. Do they also fit other bells, like 50H or 78H? Or even other brands, like Bach, Olds, Benge or others? I would like to learn with which other bells...
by Trav1s
Sun Dec 29, 2019 6:27 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Need Advice on Mouthpieces
Replies: 11
Views: 1278

Re: Need Advice on Mouthpieces

I have a '37 24H Artist (setback bell verion of the 4H) and struggled with a mouthpiece for it for quite some time. I tried a Faxx 6.5AL, Bach 6.5AM, and Faxx 12C on it. The 6.5 size pieces just did not work with it and that makes sense considering the backbore. The 12C responded well but the rim fe...
by Trav1s
Thu Dec 26, 2019 6:27 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Schilke mouthpiece question
Replies: 23
Views: 1922

Re: Schilke mouthpiece question

I have owned three different small shank 51Bs since the mid 80's. First one I purchased new in 1987 and is still floating around Ohio and is owned by a friend. That's the one that got me hooked. She bought me a replacement after damaging the original and it was made in the early 90's. I played that ...
by Trav1s
Sat Dec 21, 2019 5:48 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Tis the season to drink beer
Replies: 19
Views: 1875

Re: Tis the season to drink beer

Since the last post the in-laws showed up with two 6-packs of GL Christmas Ale in hand. Waiting until they leave to enjoy it.
by Trav1s
Tue Dec 17, 2019 6:07 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Tis the season to drink beer
Replies: 19
Views: 1875

Re: Tis the season to drink beer

I just finished the last Great Lakes Christmas Ale I have been hoarding since 2018 and sadly missed out on 2019's batch. Millstream is local to me and does a Chocolate Bock that I enjoy too. Time to pick up some to celebrate the season. https://millstreambrewing.com/our-beer/schokolade-bock/ And New...
by Trav1s
Sat Dec 07, 2019 6:00 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: SOLD: custom Yamaha 621 bass w/Rotax
Replies: 9
Views: 1542

Re: FS: custom Yamaha 621 bass w/Rotax

That is one sweet horn! I bet the Rotax made a world of difference too.
by Trav1s
Sat Nov 30, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Latzsch SL 242
Replies: 3
Views: 604

Re: Latzsch SL 242

I really like the SL-240 88H clone and the rest of the line was great but not my thing. I am curious to hear more about it if you go look at it.
by Trav1s
Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Latzsch SL 242
Replies: 3
Views: 604

Re: Latzsch SL 242

What are the specs you are considering? I tried one version of it at ITF 2018 but don't recall the full configuration. The cf valve was fast and quiet. The slide was great too. In my hands it felt big and had some mass to it. The one I played reminded of the Bach 42 but felt more stable and predicta...
by Trav1s
Thu Nov 28, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Dream Trombones?
Replies: 116
Views: 11051

Re: Dream Trombones?

New or vintage is the first question that comes to mind. When it comes to new two horns come to mind Rath R3F with the Rotax, Nickel Bell, red turning slide, and yellow brass slide with nickel crook - I think that was parts combo that I played at 2018 ITF and was great. Far beyond my budget. The sec...
by Trav1s
Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:46 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: King 2280 Euphonium
Replies: 6
Views: 702

Re: FS: King 2280 Euphonium

If my 32H was sold I'd jump on this.
by Trav1s
Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Replacement inner slide to an old 78H..
Replies: 22
Views: 1806

Re: Replacement inner slide to an old 78H..

This is a transition horn... Serial is 1972 Benn Hannson thinks it was a Texas build. He noted the color of the brass looks different than the outers on my '69 79H.
by Trav1s
Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Replacement inner slide to an old 78H..
Replies: 22
Views: 1806

Re: Replacement inner slide to an old 78H..

hornbuilder wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:05 am
Who would be doing the slide build? MK will send tubes that are not trimmed (if you ask) so they can be cut to whatever length they need to be.
I'd guess both inners and outers? Time to save up for the next portion of the project.
by Trav1s
Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Looking for a new straight trombone to play with community band
Replies: 42
Views: 4314

Re: Looking for a new straight trombone to play with community band

I have found the .522" and .525" horns be incredible versatile and adaptable if needed and it is my primary choice. I think they are a great fit for concert band, wonderful in a brass quintet, and excellent for solos at church. I tried big band 1st part on it but that was a no go for me. My current ...
by Trav1s
Thu Oct 17, 2019 5:37 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: alto that plays like a tenor
Replies: 27
Views: 2186

Re: alto that plays like a tenor

I have a King 2B+ that is incredibly light. The new XO Fedchock horn is very light. You don`t have to abandon the Tenor world for a lighter horn. Kai Winding would get a new horn from King and immediately have it stripped and re lacquered so it would be lighter. Back in the 1980`s I had a Conn 32H ...
by Trav1s
Sat Oct 12, 2019 5:04 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Ballroom Bells: advantages/disadvantages?
Replies: 15
Views: 1634

Re: Ballroom Bells: advantages/disadvantages?

Another Conn 24H owner here and they are great horns. Essentially a 4H with the bell closer to the player and some other minor changes. Also, the Conn 78H/79H have a setback bell and IIRC 72H have the setback bell. I do not have a problem with playing them but I can see how someone would of they use...

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