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by Thrawn22
Fri Oct 23, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Practical advantage of copper bells
Replies: 4
Views: 510

Re: Practical advantage of copper bells

My coprion creation was muted till i pushed. Pushing it brightened it up.
by Thrawn22
Sun Oct 18, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Single Rotor Bass Trombone
Replies: 34
Views: 2124

Re: Single Rotor Bass Trombone

Apart from the F rotor wrap, what's the difference btwn the Conn 71H and the 72H? Do they play differently? I can't, unfortunately, speak to playability since i had to piece my 71H together and changed the rotors. The biggest difference is bell weight depending on when the 71H was made. I have an E...
by Thrawn22
Thu Oct 15, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Cases
Topic: Superfine Handcrafted Cases - SALE!
Replies: 54
Views: 6211

Re: Superfine Handcrafted Cases - SALE!

O-style trombones bags... you mean like this?... https://photos.app.goo.gl/znTZbDX7txtfsjC26 I took a fairly beat-up Reunion Blues bag with a broken zipper and stripped it down to leather. Put in all new foam, lining, some anchors, handles, and large #10 YKK zipper. The slide case is the Touring ca...
by Thrawn22
Thu Oct 15, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Cases
Topic: Superfine Handcrafted Cases - SALE!
Replies: 54
Views: 6211

Re: Superfine Handcrafted Cases - SALE!

Will you do an O style bag or mouthpiece pouches?
by Thrawn22
Wed Oct 14, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS 1974 TR185 Price Drop!! $750 + shipping
Replies: 13
Views: 2027

Re: FS 1974 TR185 Price Drop!! $750 + shipping

Awwwwww. I was about to give you double your asking price. DAMN!
by Thrawn22
Sun Oct 11, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: Sold please delete
Replies: 15
Views: 1546

Re: 1979 Conn Connstellation 48H Professional Jazz Trombone- Beautiful!

Quite standard but plays bigger than you would expect from .500 bore I don't think anyone would ever describe a Conn 48H bell (yellow brass, copper, and nickel-plated) as "light." :idk: Perhaps someone who has one of each could compare its weight vs a standard Conn 6H bell. But mfellows is right – ...
by Thrawn22
Sun Oct 11, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: Sold please delete
Replies: 15
Views: 1546

Re: 1979 Conn Connstellation 48H Professional Jazz Trombone- Beautiful!

Would you consider the bell heavy, standard or light?
by Thrawn22
Sun Oct 11, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Lightweight slides and shoulder pain?
Replies: 13
Views: 1986

Re: Lightweight slides and shoulder pain?

Somethings to think about. I know upping my alcohol intake is helping as it should.
by Thrawn22
Sat Oct 10, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bass trombone
Replies: 7
Views: 985

Re: Bass trombone

If it were me I'd be all over it. But I'm coo coo for Conn. With some modernization you can have a kickass bass.
by Thrawn22
Thu Oct 08, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Conn 78H
Replies: 8
Views: 987

Re: Conn 78H

It's great for small brass group, chamber group and 3rd chair bigband. Mine has a great core in all registers. They're a real nice alternative to an 8H/88H when you don't need a big beefy sound. I love mine.
by Thrawn22
Tue Oct 06, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS 1974 TR185 Price Drop!! $750 + shipping
Replies: 13
Views: 2027

Re: FS 1974 TR185 Price Drop!! $750 + shipping

You have a nice backyard. You should have me over more often.
by Thrawn22
Sun Oct 04, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Cases
Topic: SOLD Walt Johnson small bore case
Replies: 1
Views: 582

Re: FS Walt Johnson small bore case

Nice. Too bad my 6H won't fit.
by Thrawn22
Tue Sep 29, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Cases
Topic: FS hard case for conn Bass trombone open wrap
Replies: 8
Views: 1488

Re: FS hard case for conn Bass trombone open wrap

mrdeacon wrote:
Tue Sep 29, 2020 8:45 pm
Thrawn22 wrote:
Tue Sep 29, 2020 7:48 pm
Any idea how long of a slide it would take? Some designs were long enough to take a 72H slide (34in).
If it's for the 62hi it won't fit. That's the case I think OP is selling
You bubble burster!

Maybe for my 60H
by Thrawn22
Tue Sep 29, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Cases
Topic: FS hard case for conn Bass trombone open wrap
Replies: 8
Views: 1488

Re: FS hard case for conn Bass trombone open wrap

Any idea how long of a slide it would take? Some designs were long enough to take a 72H slide (34in).
by Thrawn22
Tue Sep 29, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Very rough ballpark estimates on converting bass bones to new valve setups?
Replies: 21
Views: 2787

Re: Very rough ballpark estimates on converting bass bones to new valve setups?

My shop charges $20 a solder joint, which is pretty normal i think. So count however many joints, and then add the parts cost. That is no way to come up with an estimate. If we were talking about a sax overhaul or any woodwind over haul you can point at a price list and say "it'll cost x amount to ...
by Thrawn22
Sun Sep 27, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Everything Else
Topic: Looking for Musical Instruments for your Studio or Band?
Replies: 23
Views: 3614

Re: Looking for Musical Instruments for your Studio or Band?

I like how now I'm the person that started this thread :P Sorry about that. I guess when we banned Ihomi for his being way off-topic you had been the first to respond. In case anybody is interested, this topic was started by a guy called Ihomi who had an on-line music store with a couple of student...
by Thrawn22
Sun Sep 27, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: Mouthpiece Plating Services
Replies: 8
Views: 1289

Re: Mouthpiece Plating Services

Wheres his location and does he do gold? He's in Bellingham, Washington (about 90 miles north of Seattle, near the Canada border). He also does gold plate. I don't know the price for gold, but probably (relatively) reasonable. Call Dave – seems like a great guy on the phone, and his craftsmanship i...
by Thrawn22
Sun Sep 27, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: Mouthpiece Plating Services
Replies: 8
Views: 1289

Re: Mouthpiece Plating Services

Wheres his location and does he do gold?
by Thrawn22
Sun Sep 27, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Overhauling
Replies: 8
Views: 1309

Re: Overhauling

6foot wrote:
Sat Sep 26, 2020 8:07 pm
I’ll be looking forward to that info @Elow
Me too.


Generally speaking, most players stray away from relaquered horns. But sometimes a horn needs to be fixed up pretty like.
by Thrawn22
Sun Sep 27, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Conn 88 HH -desirable?
Replies: 7
Views: 1014

Re: Conn 88 HH -desirable?

You won't know till you try it. The perils of buying online.
by Thrawn22
Fri Sep 25, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTB Elkhart 8H
Replies: 16
Views: 1366

Re: WTB Elkhart 8H

biggiesmalls wrote:
Fri Sep 25, 2020 3:02 pm
What's your budget?
What's your location?
by Thrawn22
Wed Sep 23, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: All variants of 7-11 small shank trombone mouthpieces
Replies: 18
Views: 2258

Re: All variants of 7-11 small shank trombone mouthpieces

Has anyone tried the Griego 7? I play Bach 7s for my small bore and am wondering how close the Griego is?
by Thrawn22
Tue Sep 22, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: Sold please delete
Replies: 15
Views: 1546

Re: 1979 Conn Connstellation 48H Professional Jazz Trombone- Beautiful!

Curved how? Like a Williams or Urbie Green trombone? I had a slide for a 63' 48H and while the hand braces were a special design they weren't curved, they just weren't standard. Elkhart 48h's have gussets on the slide grip and the main bell brace. https://cderksen.home.xs4all.nl/images/48H1968.jpg ...
by Thrawn22
Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: Sold please delete
Replies: 15
Views: 1546

Re: 1979 Conn Connstellation 48H Professional Jazz Trombone- Beautiful!

Looks beautiful, but isn't the 48H supposed to have curved braces at the handslide, rather than the common straight braces that we see today? Curved how? Like a Williams or Urbie Green trombone? I had a slide for a 63' 48H and while the hand braces were a special design they weren't curved, they ju...
by Thrawn22
Sat Sep 19, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Sauer Braces
Replies: 18
Views: 1929

Re: Sauer Braces

Specifically, they change the slotting and projection of the horn. I notice the slots feel much more defined, and that lets you lean into them a little more heavily. The whole horn projects better, at the expense of some timbre flexibility. I loved them on large and medium bore LW slides, not so mu...
by Thrawn22
Sat Sep 19, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: 60H. To add a valve or not to add a valve.
Replies: 13
Views: 1826

Re: 60H. To add a valve or not to add a valve.

FOSSIL wrote:
Sat Sep 19, 2020 4:13 pm
Okay, go for it. You will have rescued a goner whatever...good luck.
Thanks! I'll be sure to send you pics when it's complete.
by Thrawn22
Sat Sep 19, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: 60H. To add a valve or not to add a valve.
Replies: 13
Views: 1826

Re: 60H. To add a valve or not to add a valve.

Is it the one that quin recently listed ? If yes do what you want.....he wouldn't ship to the UK, otherwise I would have bought it for parts.Just use Conn parts...especially the valve....it does make a difference if you want it to sound and feel genuine. Chris It is. And yes the valve is a Conn val...
by Thrawn22
Fri Sep 18, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: CONN 5H BELL
Replies: 0
Views: 295

CONN 5H BELL

Are the 70s/80s Victor 5H bells lighter in weight compared to their 6H counterparts?
by Thrawn22
Fri Sep 18, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: 60H. To add a valve or not to add a valve.
Replies: 13
Views: 1826

Re: 60H. To add a valve or not to add a valve.

If it's your only bass, and you use it much, add the valve. If it's a second bass then how much do you use it and for what? It can be nice to have a single trigger horn for when you don't need the second valve. I use a modified 71H for my primary. I got a 72H i need to fix up and was going to add a...
by Thrawn22
Fri Sep 18, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Sauer Braces
Replies: 18
Views: 1929

Re: Sauer Braces

Elow wrote:
Fri Sep 18, 2020 1:10 pm
What are these supposed to do? Another tone gizmo?
Supposed to limit the vibration lost in the slide by creating a point if resistance at the slide crook. It's supposed to help with tone/sound.

At least that's what I've heard.
by Thrawn22
Thu Sep 17, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: fs Trying to make space
Replies: 17
Views: 2830

Re: fs Trying to make space

Will you accept trades?
by Thrawn22
Thu Sep 17, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: 60H. To add a valve or not to add a valve.
Replies: 13
Views: 1826

Re: 60H. To add a valve or not to add a valve.

tbonesullivan wrote:
Thu Sep 17, 2020 2:04 pm
Is that the tuning in slide version? If so, if you add a second valve, dependent only. Cut down that J-bend and there's no going back.
It would be dependent. It makes sense with the design and I'm not a fan of independent system horns.
by Thrawn22
Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: 60H. To add a valve or not to add a valve.
Replies: 13
Views: 1826

60H. To add a valve or not to add a valve.

So i recently came into Conn 60H bassbone. It's the second non 70 series bass i will have ever owned. It's a fixer upper to be sure and will most likely be disassembled to be thorough in its resurrection. A while back i bought a D valve from a old 62H. I'm thinking while I'm having the horn rebuilt ...
by Thrawn22
Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: 3BF mod: What would you do with this?
Replies: 53
Views: 4766

Re: 3BF mod: What would you do with this?

Perhaps you do not, but a lot of us use (sometimes even "rely on") rotors, and trombones with rotors, outside of bass bone. I have used my King 3BF – yes, for pit work, but also for so many other playing opportunities. This is an incredibly versatile "small horn" which can be used to play lead (and...
by Thrawn22
Wed Sep 16, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: Sold
Replies: 6
Views: 1160

Re: FS Conn 83H In-line Bass Trombone

Nice!
by Thrawn22
Wed Sep 16, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: 3BF mod: What would you do with this?
Replies: 53
Views: 4766

Re: 3BF mod: What would you do with this?

The only reason i can see having a 3BF is for pit work. Beyond that i felt having a small rotor on a small horn was pointless. That's why i had the rotor taken off of my 3BF when i owned on. Kings are great playing horns but i prefer Conns because for me, my 6H has been more versatile than my Kings ...
by Thrawn22
Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Darken a 4H?
Replies: 12
Views: 985

Re: Darken a 4H?

Use it for quasi alto work.
by Thrawn22
Mon Sep 14, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Cases
Topic: Superfine Handcrafted Cases - SALE!
Replies: 54
Views: 6211

Re: Superfine Handcrafted Cases - SALE!

Ah shit really! Breaking my balls.
by Thrawn22
Sat Sep 12, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Adding a thayer to an 8H
Replies: 19
Views: 2299

Re: Adding a thayer to an 8H

You can still do a study based on the consistency of resistance for each valve type. To what end is another matter entirely. What kind of resistance? Air? Water? I think it's silly to try and break it down that way. Some people are trombone nerds in different ways and think about things according t...
by Thrawn22
Sat Sep 12, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Adding a thayer to an 8H
Replies: 19
Views: 2299

Re: Adding a thayer to an 8H

You can still do a study based on the consistency of resistance for each valve type. To what end is another matter entirely.
by Thrawn22
Fri Sep 11, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Adding a thayer to an 8H
Replies: 19
Views: 2299

Re: Adding a thayer to an 8H

You'll have no room for your face if you add a thayer so modifications will be neccessary. Go with an Olsen valve. They're cheaper, play well, less maintenance and it'll mount easier. And if you're modifying an 8H go with edged bracing and don't move the bell flange so you can keep the bell nice. I ...
by Thrawn22
Fri Sep 11, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Olds Super Los Angeles. Buy?
Replies: 39
Views: 2270

Re: Olds Super Los Angeles. Buy?

Original Super S15 slides for this era were "duo-octagonal" (16-sided), not round. Original slides were dual bore: 0.485" upper / 0.500" lower. Olds small-shank mouthpiece receivers are slightly undersize, so standard small-shank mouthpieces will not drop in as far. The mouthpiece supplied with the...
by Thrawn22
Thu Sep 10, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Conn 72H Bass Trombone Parts
Replies: 7
Views: 864

Re: Conn 72H Bass Trombone Parts

Does it have to be original? Crazy is probably correct that an old 88H lis the same as would any trigger lever off of an old Conn. Me personally i would just replace it qith something modern.
by Thrawn22
Tue Sep 08, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Horn Porn
Replies: 9
Views: 1405

Re: Horn Porn

You guys like slutty horns.

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