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by Conn100HGuy
Thu Aug 20, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Wedge mouthpieces
Replies: 20
Views: 4471

Re: Wedge mouthpieces

The blanks used for my mouthpieces are perfectly round, inside and out, including the cup. The "oval" is an optical illusion. In fact, the first Wedge I owned was a stock Bach 6 1/2 AL with a "wedged" rim. This just in from Dr. Dave himself: The rim on the originals was oval, cup was round. Gen 2 ha...
by Conn100HGuy
Thu Aug 20, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Wedge mouthpieces
Replies: 20
Views: 4471

Re: Wedge mouthpieces

I don't know if Gen Two Wedges are actually oval shaped, by the "blanks" for both of my Gen Ones are round. (I have a silver 5GS and a Delrin 5GS). If I place the mouthpiece on a table with the rim on the surface and look directly down the shank, I can see that both the body and rim are round. I've ...
by Conn100HGuy
Mon Aug 03, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Small bore mouthpiece options
Replies: 19
Views: 3552

Re: Small bore mouthpiece options

Talk with Dave Harrison and Wedge Mouthpieces about range and endurance improvements with a Wedge.
by Conn100HGuy
Sun Jun 21, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: What did minick do?
Replies: 28
Views: 4972

Re: What did minick do?

JohnL wrote:
Sun Jun 21, 2020 12:36 am
As I understand it, the first batch of 100H's were more or less faithful to his design and are highly sought after. The ones built after that, not so much.
What are considered the "first batch"? My 100H was built in 1991, has all of the Minick design elements and plays great.
by Conn100HGuy
Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: When do you think you'll play with other people again?
Replies: 69
Views: 10969

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

Our big band had booked a birthday party for last April before the virus hit the fan. Now that South Central PA has entered the "green" phase of reopening, we're going to be able to play after all! The setting will be outdoors (in a large party-type tent). Our birthday boy requested a big band and a...
by Conn100HGuy
Thu May 28, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: I hit the wall!
Replies: 11
Views: 2907

Re: I hit the wall!

We all take breaks for various reasons from time to time. You'll know when it's time to play again, Just be careful not to overdue it for the first few days "back in the saddle". It's easy to cause permanent damage if you aren't careful after a long break.
by Conn100HGuy
Tue May 26, 2020 6:59 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: When do you think you'll play with other people again?
Replies: 69
Views: 10969

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

Five of us (2 trumpets, 2 horns and me on trombone) performed at our church last Sunday. With our county in Pennsylvania in the "yellow" phase of reopening as of 5/22, groups of 25 or fewer can get together. For that reason my big band will start rehearsing this coming Thursday. It's anybody's guess...
by Conn100HGuy
Wed Mar 18, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: What are some horns you will NEVER buy?
Replies: 82
Views: 14220

Re: What are some horns you will NEVER buy?

Getzen "The Dude"
by Conn100HGuy
Tue Mar 10, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: How to polish mpcs to be really shiny?
Replies: 36
Views: 4343

Re: How to polish mpcs to be really shiny?

Wright's Silver Cream
by Conn100HGuy
Sun Mar 01, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Innovations in Trombones... (and other brass)
Replies: 52
Views: 7338

Re: Innovations in Trombones... (and other brass)

Definitely, Wedge mouthpieces.
by Conn100HGuy
Wed Feb 05, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: OPENING: The Army Blues, Lead Jazz Trombone
Replies: 4
Views: 2417

Re: OPENING: The Army Blues, Lead Jazz Trombone

When was the last time there were openings for the Blues and the Airmen of Note (1st and 2nd) at the same time! Great gigs for you youngsters.
by Conn100HGuy
Sun Jan 05, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Conn 100h Leadpipes
Replies: 7
Views: 1092

Re: Conn 100h Leadpipes

I use the #3 with a Wedge 5GS with my Conn 100H
by Conn100HGuy
Wed Jan 01, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Jack Sheldon passes
Replies: 4
Views: 1240

Re: Jack Sheldon passes

This is hilarious! https://youtu.be/vM0ZJdD44rk
by Conn100HGuy
Fri Dec 27, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Wedge players
Replies: 6
Views: 1260

Re: Wedge players

I do not switch. Every now and then, I'll experiment with one of my conventional MPs. That lasts about one measure and I'm back to my Wedge.
by Conn100HGuy
Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS/FT CONN 100H Tenor trombone SOLD!!!!
Replies: 27
Views: 3018

Re: FS/FT CONN 100H Tenor trombone

Here's a link to a blog post about Larry Minick. https://mominani.blogspot.com/2014/06/man-of-brass.html Here's the part about his troubles with Conn: Larry eventually had a falling out with Conn (he told me that he had designed three different but interchangeable lead pipes and sent the prototypes ...
by Conn100HGuy
Wed Dec 04, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS/FT CONN 100H Tenor trombone SOLD!!!!
Replies: 27
Views: 3018

Re: FS/FT CONN 100H Tenor trombone

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Actually, the bell brace is slightly curved as I mentioned in my earlier post.
by Conn100HGuy
Wed Dec 04, 2019 6:11 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: WTB: Small Shank Mouthpieces
Replies: 12
Views: 1396

Re: WTB: Small Shank Mouthpieces

$25 plus shipping. The actual measurements with my dial calipers:
outside diameter 38 mm, inside 24 mm.
Same measurements on my ancient 15C: 37.25 and 23.8.
by Conn100HGuy
Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: WTB: Small Shank Mouthpieces
Replies: 12
Views: 1396

Re: WTB: Small Shank Mouthpieces

Are you interested in Parduba? I have 2 that I don't use - a number 2 and a number 5. Both are in good condition.

#2 cup size 23.95 mm depth 22.12 mm (closest Bach is a 22)
#5 cup size 25.15 mm depth 22.94 mm (between Bach 6 1/2 and 6 3/4)
by Conn100HGuy
Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS/FT CONN 100H Tenor trombone SOLD!!!!
Replies: 27
Views: 3018

Re: FS/FT CONN 100H Tenor trombone

Like many of you, I've tried to fill in some of the blanks about the Conn 100H. Mine was built in 1991 and has the curved brace on the handslide as well as a slight curve for the left thumb on the main bell brace. I've see photos of horns assembled before and after mine with neither of these feature...
by Conn100HGuy
Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Composition, Arrangement, & Theory
Topic: Neil Diamond “Play Me” for big Band?
Replies: 3
Views: 2318

Re: Neil Diamond “Play Me” for big Band?

We've recently purchased a number of charts from Paul Hyde (Dr. Bone) including Latins and waltzes that are very playable, very recognizable and very reasonably priced. Give him a try!

https://www.drbone.co.uk/the-johnny-spi ... tra-charts
by Conn100HGuy
Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS/FT CONN 100H Tenor trombone SOLD!!!!
Replies: 27
Views: 3018

Re: FS/FT CONN 100H Tenor trombone

Does it have a curved brace on the handslide?
by Conn100HGuy
Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Trip/Bring Mouthpiece?
Replies: 6
Views: 861

Re: Trip/Bring Mouthpiece?

I took a MP on a 2-week trip and buzzed about 5-10 minutes into a washcloth 4-5 times while we were gone. I really think it helped, mentally if not physically!
by Conn100HGuy
Thu May 30, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Mouthpiece Care
Replies: 7
Views: 1609

Re: Mouthpiece Care

I wash my Wedge regularly, run a brush through it every week or so, and every couple of weeks, polish it with Wright's Silver Cream. It looks like new after almost 6 years of constant use.
by Conn100HGuy
Wed May 22, 2019 6:07 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Conn 2 & Conn 3 Leadpipes - SOLD
Replies: 4
Views: 819

Re: FS: Conn 2 & Conn 3 Leadpipes

Conn 100H is a .500 bore tenor.
by Conn100HGuy
Wed May 08, 2019 5:38 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Cleaning the outer slide without a cleaning rod?
Replies: 15
Views: 2055

Re: Cleaning the outer slide without a cleaning rod?

I have a brass saver, which is fine for removing the gunk in the crook. However, to really get the outer slide tubes clean, I've used a small-bore shotgun cleaning rod for years. It's 32" long overall, composed of 3 sections that screw together. And the tip that secures the cloth is plastic. I got m...
by Conn100HGuy
Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Lead Pipes
Replies: 2
Views: 542

Re: Lead Pipes

Thank you! I recently switched from 1 to 3 and the difference has been remarkable.
by Conn100HGuy
Fri Apr 19, 2019 5:25 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Lead Pipes
Replies: 2
Views: 542

Lead Pipes

I play a Conn 100H that came with 3 lead pipes, numbered 1, 2, and 3. Can anyone tell me if these numbers mean anything? Is there some sort of standard used by manufacturers when they assign the number?

Thanks,

Joel
by Conn100HGuy
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Conn 5G mouthpiece
Replies: 18
Views: 3071

Re: Conn 5G mouthpiece

I'm guessing that the shank is Conn-specific.
by Conn100HGuy
Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Music Business
Topic: "Student" Rate
Replies: 16
Views: 6321

Re: "Student" Rate

Are you familiar with the term "horse hockey"?
by Conn100HGuy
Sat Mar 23, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: WTB: Wedge mouthpieces for tenor and/or bass
Replies: 2
Views: 599

Re: WTB: Wedge mouthpieces for tenor and/or bass

Have you contacted Dr. Dave at Wedge Mouthpieces? You can try before you buy and you can get his input on the right specs for you.
by Conn100HGuy
Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Ugh... the search continues. Matching with a King 3B
Replies: 55
Views: 8410

Re: Ugh... the search continues. Matching with a King 3B

Try a Wedge 5GS. You'll be secure throughout your range and you'll love its openness and full sound.
by Conn100HGuy
Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Lightest small bore brass trombone?
Replies: 19
Views: 3074

Re: Lightest small bore brass trombone?

My Conn 100H is very light compared to King 2B/3B and the Olds Recording I just sold.
by Conn100HGuy
Fri Mar 08, 2019 6:26 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Small Shank 5 Sized Suggestions
Replies: 12
Views: 2016

Re: Small Shank 5 Sized Suggestions

I've been using a Wedge 5GS for more than 5 years with all of my small bore horns, the smallest of which is a Conn 44H Vocabell. I love the feel and the sound. I suggest you contact Dr. Dave Harrison at Wedge mouthpieces for more information. Or you can PM your phone number to me if you'd like to ch...
by Conn100HGuy
Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS 1950 LA Olds Recording
Replies: 9
Views: 1969

Re: FS 1950 LA Olds Recording

SOLD !!
by Conn100HGuy
Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Unique, cheap, vintage
Replies: 19
Views: 3198

Re: Unique, cheap, vintage

Are you interested in a Conn Vocabell?
by Conn100HGuy
Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Olds Ambassador opinions
Replies: 57
Views: 8832

Re: Olds Ambassador opinions

I have a nice 1950 Olds Recording for sale (see my posts for details) for $575 plus shipping. I still have (and play occasionally) the Ambassador my parents bought for me in 1955 or so. The Recording is by far the better of the two,
by Conn100HGuy
Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS 1950 LA Olds Recording
Replies: 9
Views: 1969

Re: FS 1950 LA Olds Recording

Thanks. It will be a really nice horn for someone!
by Conn100HGuy
Fri Jan 04, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS 1950 LA Olds Recording
Replies: 9
Views: 1969

Re: FS 1950 LA Olds Recording

Yes, it's still on the market. Here's the listing on Facebook with photos:

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/it ... 5516708216
by Conn100HGuy
Mon Dec 31, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS 1950 LA Olds Recording
Replies: 9
Views: 1969

Re: FS 1950 LA Olds Recording

I'm no expert, but I believe it's the design of the bell as the diameter increases from the tuning slide to the flare. My New Proportion had a 6 1/2" bell and played as big as a 2B with a 7 5/8" bell. On top of that the NP had the smallest slide diameter I've ever owned - .461/.481 dual bore.
by Conn100HGuy
Sun Dec 30, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS 1950 LA Olds Recording
Replies: 9
Views: 1969

Re: FS 1950 LA Olds Recording

It's a neat little horn. I had a King New Proportion, sold it and thought I'd give the Vocabell a try when one came up on ebay. It plays like a much bigger horn and it looks pretty cool, too. Have you ever played one?
by Conn100HGuy
Fri Dec 28, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS 1950 LA Olds Recording
Replies: 9
Views: 1969

FS 1950 LA Olds Recording

For sale is an Olds Recording manufactured in Los Angeles in 1950. I'm the second owner, having purchased the horn from the original owner 2 years ago. As much as I like it, I don't play it enough to keep it out of circulation. This is a horn that wants to be played! Condition is very good- no dent...
by Conn100HGuy
Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Jazz Trombone Ballads
Replies: 17
Views: 4819

Re: Jazz Trombone Ballads

How's this - Dave Steinmeyer, And We Will Love Again.

by Conn100HGuy
Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: 5C-ish sized mouthpiece ideas
Replies: 14
Views: 2919

Re: 5C-ish sized mouthpiece ideas

I use a Wedge 5GS with all of my horns - main axe is a Conn 100H Minick knock-off.
by Conn100HGuy
Sun Nov 25, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Music Business
Topic: Big Band Performances and Fees
Replies: 17
Views: 31519

Re: Big Band Performances and Fees

The ABC reply is extremely helpful. Our band is probably C-lite at this point. No vanity CDs. We are in the process of locking down a new venue for regular quarterly dances with risk sharing. Wish us luck!
by Conn100HGuy
Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Music Business
Topic: Big Band Performances and Fees
Replies: 17
Views: 31519

Re: Big Band Performances and Fees

...But I think the OP is referring to musicians who want to make a LIVING playing trombone. There are not many jobs playing trombone that can earn you a living. And if you can find a good job as an accountant or computer designer you are probably better off. But somebody has to win the lottery... W...
by Conn100HGuy
Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:04 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Something similar to a Schilke 51
Replies: 11
Views: 4547

Re: Something similar to a Schilke 51

I recommend that you speak with Dave Harrison at Wedge Mouthpieces about a Wedge 5GS.
by Conn100HGuy
Fri Oct 26, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Conn 100H braces
Replies: 6
Views: 2439

Re: Conn 100H braces

bellend wrote:
Fri Oct 26, 2018 7:07 am
I had two like that, a real Minick and a Conn and for me they were very uncomfortable to hold so I had them taken off and made in to coat hooks.

BellEnd
They would make amazing coat hooks! :D
by Conn100HGuy
Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Conn 100H braces
Replies: 6
Views: 2439

Re: Conn 100H braces

To the above responses: It is comfortable - now. It took a bit of time to get used to it. Yes, the curved brace was based on a Minick design. Regarding alignment, I've had better. It's not horrible and I've considered sending it to the Slide Dr. to see if he can make it as fast as the work he did fo...
by Conn100HGuy
Wed Oct 24, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Conn 100H braces
Replies: 6
Views: 2439

Conn 100H braces

Does anyone know the story behind the curved brace on the Conn 100H hand slide? My horn has one (see avatar) but it's the only one I've seen.

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