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by dxhall
Sat Jul 18, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: SOLD - Please Delete: Mint 1965 Olds Opera
Replies: 14
Views: 1428

Re: WTT or Sell: Mint 1965 Olds Opera

The ‘70 Olds catalogue on Itsabear.com shows an O-23 to have a .554 bore. Would a ‘65 be smaller?
by dxhall
Sat Jul 18, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: SOLD - Please Delete: Mint 1965 Olds Opera
Replies: 14
Views: 1428

Re: WTT or Sell: Mint 1965 Olds Opera

The Operas has bore of .554. I’ve never seen one in the flesh and don’t know of anyone who recorded with one. Can you give a sense of how the Opera’s sound compares to a .562 bass, or a .547 tenor?
by dxhall
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: King 3bf Cleveland era very clean and great player
Replies: 18
Views: 1433

Re: King 3bf Cleveland era very clean and great player

Can you send me photos of the 3bf, or give me a link? thx
by dxhall
Tue May 26, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Olds fluted tubes
Replies: 16
Views: 1323

Olds fluted tubes

My 1949 Olds Recording has some visible wear on the stockings. These horns have Olds’s “fluted” inner tubes, which are no longer available. I have a chance to buy another Recording which is cosmetically challenged, but has good inner tubes. Would it make economic sense to buy the other horn, and hav...
by dxhall
Mon May 25, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: When do you think you'll play with other people again?
Replies: 50
Views: 2905

Re: When do you think you'll play with other people again?

When I think of playing my horn in a group, I think of this fatal choir practice:

https://www.livescience.com/covid-19-su ... nging.html


I think we’re a long way away. End of 2020 is a pipe dream.
by dxhall
Sun May 24, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Elkhart Conn 62h
Replies: 20
Views: 1305

Elkhart Conn 62h

Any opinions on the price and value of this Conn bass? I’m very tempted to make him an offer, but am not sure what a realistic offer would be.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Rare-1968-Conn ... 1438.l2649
by dxhall
Thu May 14, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Conn 10h
Replies: 13
Views: 724

Conn 10h

I was browsing ebay last night and saw a 1950s Conn 10h, which the seller claims is a 6h with a Coprion bell. I can name many famous players who have used 6hs, but I can’t think of one who used a 10h. Any idea why? The copper bell and elaborate engraving are very appealing.
by dxhall
Mon May 11, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: NOW ONLINE: Second Annual Santa Fe Trombone Summit, July 28-31, 2020
Replies: 11
Views: 2212

Re: Second Annual Santa Fe Trombone Summit, July 28-31, 2020

I received an email today from the sponsors of this event. It’s been cancelled. No surprise, since some of the faculty were from the Santa Fe Opera, and the opera season has been cancelled. Too bad - it sounded like a great event.
by dxhall
Sun May 03, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: The Backward Facing Slideless trombone
Replies: 6
Views: 1093

Re: The Backward Facing Slideless trombone

Jack Teagarden often played the final chorus of “St James Infirmary” by taking off his bell, and playing into a water glass held on the tenon. Here’s a YouTube of one of the best recordings: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9udjEXDpAg Here’s a video of him doing it on Jack Armstrong’s Blues: https:/...
by dxhall
Sat May 02, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Composition, Arrangement, & Theory
Topic: Modes
Replies: 17
Views: 2198

Re: Modes

Mark Levine’s “The Jazz Theory Book” has a detailed explanation of modes and how they are used in jazz. Remember that old Johnny Carson / Ed McMahon routine, “everything you ever wanted to know about ... is in this book”? Well in this case, it is.
by dxhall
Fri Apr 24, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: It's back and it smells fishy.... MV42 on ebay.
Replies: 5
Views: 856

Re: It's back and it smells fishy.... MV42 on ebay.

Looks like a run-of-the-mill ebay ad to me. What about the ad makes you think it’s a scam?
by dxhall
Mon Apr 13, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: (SOLD) CONN Coprion 12h trombone
Replies: 9
Views: 1046

Re: CONN Coprion 12h trombone

What sorts of trades are you looking for?
by dxhall
Mon Apr 13, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Do Certain Sounds Enrage You?
Replies: 21
Views: 1815

Re: Do Certain Sounds Enrage You?

One of my roommates in law school was a very fine classical guitar player. One year one of the guys in the house next door kept practicing the lick from Tom Petty’s “Breakdown.” Over and over. Badly. And loud. It drove my roommate nuts. He kept threatening to go over and show the guy how to play it,...
by dxhall
Sun Mar 29, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Holton TR180
Replies: 11
Views: 723

Re: Holton TR180

Thanks for the informed responses. There were no bids on the ebay horn, and it’s relisted at the same price. I think I’ll pass.
by dxhall
Sun Mar 29, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Holton TR180
Replies: 11
Views: 723

Holton TR180

Were there good and bad (maybe desirable and undesirable would be better) periods for Holton basses? Any opinions on this model?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Holton-TR180-B ... 1438.l2649
by dxhall
Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS (through eBay): 1963 Conn 72H
Replies: 1
Views: 255

Re: FS (through eBay): 1963 Conn 72H

Does the horn require a Remington mouthpiece?
by dxhall
Sat Mar 21, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Aida trombone stand
Replies: 16
Views: 1653

Re: Aida trombone stand

You might want to search this site for “Slidebone” before parting with your money.
by dxhall
Sun Mar 01, 2020 7:17 am
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: NOW ONLINE: Second Annual Santa Fe Trombone Summit, July 28-31, 2020
Replies: 11
Views: 2212

Re: Second Annual Santa Fe Trombone Summit, July 28-31, 2020

I’m tempted to attend this event as an auditor. The information is pretty limited, though. Is it aimed toward high school / college players, so that older amateurs wouldn’t fit in?
by dxhall
Sat Feb 22, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Conn 83h
Replies: 9
Views: 1168

Re: Conn 83h

I wasn’t involved in brass playing when these horns were made, so these comments make me curious. What was so bad about the 83h? Was it a poor design, poor construction, or something else?
by dxhall
Fri Feb 21, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Conn 83h
Replies: 9
Views: 1168

Re: Conn 83h

That’s discouraging. I guess the search will continue. I probably just need to suck it up and write a bigger check.
by dxhall
Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Conn 83h
Replies: 9
Views: 1168

Conn 83h

Any opinions on a Conn 83h bass? There’s one on eBay now that might sell for a reasonable price. Here’s the listing:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/CG-CONN-83H-DO ... 1438.l2649
by dxhall
Mon Feb 17, 2020 5:36 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Anyone bought the Jay Friedman Masyerclass DVD
Replies: 10
Views: 1434

Re: Anyone bought the Jay Friedman Masyerclass DVD

Too bad they want $35 for it. I’d buy it for a reasonable price.
by dxhall
Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: SOLD: 1950 King Symphony (1480) in mint condition
Replies: 11
Views: 1228

Re: FS: 1950 King Symphony (1480) in mint condition

Interested in any trades? I have a couple vintage straight tenors I don’t play much any more.
by dxhall
Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:41 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: Yamaha 446g (found on eBay)
Replies: 4
Views: 401

Re: Yamaha 446g (found on eBay)

Why the interest in this horn? Seems pretty ordinary to me.
by dxhall
Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: 1941 & 1936 Conn 30h
Replies: 7
Views: 643

Re: FS: 1941 & 1936 Conn 30h

My trombone instructor has recommended that I practice and do my lessons on only one of my several vintage horns. So I’m using the mint ‘37 Conn 30h. It’s a wonderful horn, and even with me playing it, my instructor complemented its tone. It a shame that interest in these old horns is not very stron...
by dxhall
Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Cases
Topic: WTB leather gig bag for tenor
Replies: 1
Views: 508

Re: WTB leather gig bag for tenor

Got one! Please delete.
by dxhall
Tue Jan 07, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Cases
Topic: WTB leather gig bag for tenor
Replies: 1
Views: 508

WTB leather gig bag for tenor

Title says it all. It’s for an Olds Recording horn with F attachment.
by dxhall
Sat Dec 21, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Roth Contempora trombone
Replies: 8
Views: 771

Roth Contempora trombone

A music consignment store near me is offering what they describe as a 1950s Roth Contempora with an F attachment. There’s not much info available on these. Worth driving up there to take a look? They don’t say (and probably don’t know) if it’s a bass or a tenor.
by dxhall
Fri Dec 13, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Holton TR183 Single Bass
Replies: 7
Views: 1007

Re: FS: Holton TR183 Single Bass

What’s your opinion on whether this would be a good first bass for a tenor player?
by dxhall
Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Looking for King Cleveland Superior Model info
Replies: 11
Views: 722

Re: Looking for King Cleveland Superior Model info

Good for you. My ‘45 2B is a joy to play. When it gets up past the first D above the staff, the notes have a sort of singing quality that my other vintage horns don’t produce. When I hear it I always think of those film clips of Dorsey casually walking up to the bandstand after the band has begun pl...
by dxhall
Wed Nov 27, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Looking for King Cleveland Superior Model info
Replies: 11
Views: 722

Re: Looking for King Cleveland Superior Model info

I’m not sure I agree with your reasoning. The purchase of a horn like a WWII King 2B isn’t an expense — it’s money put into a non producing capital asset. If the horn you buy is a desirable one, and you pay market price for it, you should be able to sell it for what you paid for it. What you need to...
by dxhall
Fri Nov 22, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: Bach 36G
Replies: 8
Views: 721

Re: Bach 36G

Hmm. The street price for a new 36G is around $3k. That’s a lot of depreciation. Is the reason for the drop in price that the 36 is a “do everything adequately, but nothing well” kind of horn?
by dxhall
Fri Nov 22, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: Bach 36G
Replies: 8
Views: 721

Bach 36G

by dxhall
Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: 1916 Conn
Replies: 5
Views: 523

Re: 1916 Conn

Thanks for the responses. The letters “HSP” are indeed stamped in the form of a triangle, with the “S” at the top. I thought that a “high” pitched horn of this age was pitched at A440, and a “low” pitched horn at something in the 430s. At any rate, in first position with the tuning slide all the way...
by dxhall
Tue Nov 19, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: 1916 Conn
Replies: 5
Views: 523

1916 Conn

This is horn number 146581, which I think dates it to 1916. There is no model number (those didn’t start until 1919), and the only other markings on it are the letters “H S P.” I think these letters mean that it is high pitch, i.e., A440. The horn shows some signs of minor dent repair, and has a cou...
by dxhall
Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Olds bass trombone
Replies: 3
Views: 513

Olds bass trombone

Any opinions on whether this horn would be a good starter bass? Here’s the ebay link (I hope):


https://www.ebay.com/itm/Circa-67-68-F- ... 1438.l2649
by dxhall
Wed Oct 30, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Practice endurance problem
Replies: 9
Views: 940

Re: Practice endurance problem

Are you recommending a schedule which alternates days of multiple, short practices with days of single long practices?
by dxhall
Fri Oct 25, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: Rare Martin Urbie Green Lightweight Jazz Trombone- Beauty
Replies: 4
Views: 761

Re: Rare Martin Urbie Green Lightweight Jazz Trombone- Beauty

That’s in beautiful shape. We’re all of the UG horns this understated? It seems like I’ve seen a few with some engraving, but my memory may be off.
by dxhall
Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Ultimate beginner's mouthpiece?
Replies: 21
Views: 1480

Re: Ultimate beginner's mouthpiece?

I am following this thread with some interest because I began playing trombone about 18 months ago, which places me in the beginner category. I’ve acquired a number of mouthpieces, and find that an Olds no. 3 seems to produce the best tone for me. When I try largess mps, I find that my upper registe...
by dxhall
Tue Oct 01, 2019 5:47 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS:1947 Olds Recording
Replies: 7
Views: 866

Re: 1947 Olds Recording

In what sort of trades are you interested?
by dxhall
Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: "Early" Conn trombones
Replies: 11
Views: 1185

Re: "Early" Conn trombones

I have a 1916 Conn trombone. It’s silver, has a serial number, but no model number. The quality seems high, and the engraving is very nice but not extravagant. I bought it because I have been reading about 20s and 30s jazz, and wanted to see whether the horns used by jazz players like Miff Mole soun...
by dxhall
Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: King “Silvertone” vs “Silversonic”
Replies: 2
Views: 507

King “Silvertone” vs “Silversonic”

What’s the difference between these two models? I can find nothing on the web. Are the bore sizes different?
by dxhall
Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:02 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: Conn 32H
Replies: 6
Views: 1108

Re: Conn 32H

Email sent.
by dxhall
Thu Sep 05, 2019 5:47 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Relacquer or restore
Replies: 38
Views: 2554

Re: Relacquer or restore

Strangely, the red rot is on the bell, a couple inches up from the rim.
by dxhall
Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Relacquer or restore
Replies: 38
Views: 2554

Re: Relacquer or restore

Well, this is not encouraging. I’ve been playing the horn most days and like the sound very much. It sounds a lot like my ‘46 Super but with a bigger, more complex tone. Not as bright as my old Conns, not quite as Tommy Dorsey cool as the ‘45 King. I don’t want to mess it up. It’s got a nickel-size ...
by dxhall
Sun Aug 25, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Relacquer or restore
Replies: 38
Views: 2554

Re: Relacquer or restore

It brings up visions of double breasted suits and bathtub Packards, doesn’t it?
by dxhall
Sat Aug 24, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Relacquer or restore
Replies: 38
Views: 2554

Re: Relacquer or restore

Not sure I’d call this one a turd.
by dxhall
Sat Aug 24, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Relacquer or restore
Replies: 38
Views: 2554

Re: Relacquer or restore

Would buffing smooth the sharp edges of the engraving?

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