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by CornyBone
Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Sauer screw bell
Replies: 20
Views: 1389

Re: Sauer screw bell

A student of mine had one- really really nice horn. I really enjoyed playing it. He has the dual bore version. The case was pretty nicely built but I much prefer the Bona. That one felt very awkward to carry. I agree, I play said horn and it's an absolute joy to play. The case is a total pain thoug...
by CornyBone
Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Does it matter what horn you play?
Replies: 57
Views: 3541

Re: Does it matter what horn you play?

It seems like everyone has summed up this question quite well. But gosh darn-it, this is the internet, so here's my two cents. Does gear matter? Absolutely Is more expensive gear always better? No Does gear make you a better player? Not exactly I feel like the idea of "better gear" is incredibly rel...
by CornyBone
Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Finding the custom horn for me
Replies: 88
Views: 5599

Re: Finding the custom horn for me

Wow... this is quite a thread. Not that you need my 2 cents. But as a senior in college, I was in your exact position 3 years ago. My gear wasn't working for me, and it was noticeably holding me back. I think this trip your taking is an awesome idea. It's a really great chance to get a real sense wh...
by CornyBone
Sat Apr 13, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Dual-bore Slides
Replies: 12
Views: 1444

Re: Dual-bore Slides

I honestly can't praise dual-bore slides enough. I mentioned in another post that I switched to a dual bore from a straight large bore last summer, and it's been night-and-day for me with playing. I love it to pieces and will never part with it. I personally prefer small shank on it, especially with...
by CornyBone
Fri Mar 22, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Shires dual bore
Replies: 2
Views: 546

Re: Shires dual bore

I believe some early Shires dual bore rotor caps didn't have engraving yet. I'm not certain about that, but I'm pretty sure I saw dual bore prototypes and early production valves without it. I'm not enough of a Shires expert to know when the first valves were rolled out but someone else on the forum...
by CornyBone
Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Lawler trombones
Replies: 173
Views: 20447

Re: Lawler trombones

I mostly use the Yamaha stuff on every horn with great results, but wonder if the Lawler would benefit from something heavier. Or perhaps it just needs more of a breaking-in? I don't own a Lawler (next time I have a few grand, it's on the list) but it took my Shires slide about a month to break in,...
by CornyBone
Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: .525/.547 small or large shank?
Replies: 4
Views: 549

.525/.547 small or large shank?

I recently switched from a straight .547 bore slide to a .525/.547 dual bore, and it was a choice I'm so happy I made. I'm interested in hearing whether other dual bore users choose to use a small or large shank leadpipe and why. I currently play with a small shank leadpipe with a 6 1/2 and that wor...
by CornyBone
Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: FS: Bach Mt. Vernon NY 6 1/2 AL-SOLD! Please Delete
Replies: 1
Views: 372

Re: FS: Bach Mt. Vernon NY 6 1/2 AL $140

Is this still available?
by CornyBone
Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: FS: 15 Mouthpieces!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 2880

Re: FS: 15 Mouthpieces!!!

PM sent!
by CornyBone
Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Wich rare horn would you buy EVEN...
Replies: 51
Views: 6443

Re: Wich rare horn would you buy EVEN...

Definitely a Williams Model 4. The king of jazz trombones.

This may be cheating (since it's not vintage but still rare), but the horn I really dream of is a Thein Soloist Tenor Trombone. Such beautiful instruments.
by CornyBone
Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Favorite Mouthpieces?
Replies: 65
Views: 12973

Re: Favorite Mouthpieces?

I played on Denis Wicks for a hot minute, too top heavy for me, but I know plenty of people who like them. I use a Warburton RS5, which is their artist model mouthpiece for Rick Stout, 5G rim with a deeper than average cup on my large bores. Recently got a gold plated King M31 that I'm in love with ...

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