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by biggiesmalls
Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Conn 76H Century straight .522 NEAR MINT
Replies: 10
Views: 865

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

Kdog77 wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:32 pm
You definitely won't send this to Australia?
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by biggiesmalls
Sun Aug 02, 2020 5:45 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: King 1480 Symphony, late 60s
Replies: 1
Views: 274

Re: FS: King 1480 Symphony, late 60s

I once owned this horn, and it's a great player! Slide is a .536/.547 dual bore if I recall correctly. I've rarely played another horn with such tight, precise slotting. Big changes in sound character can be achieved by switching from deep to shallow mouthpiece cups, and unlike a lot of horns, it pl...
by biggiesmalls
Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: Looking for multiple olds
Replies: 6
Views: 513

Re: Looking for multiple olds

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by biggiesmalls
Wed Jul 29, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: Gerry Pagano live Zoom chat with the Santa Fe Opera Trombones
Replies: 10
Views: 685

Re: Gerry Pagano live Zoom chat with the Santa Fe Opera Trombones

Posaunus wrote:
Wed Jul 29, 2020 10:55 am
So I guess it's really 5:00pm MDT / 7:00pm EDT / 6:00pm CDT / 4:00pm PDT

Should be a fun event!
That is correct! Thanks again for catching that; somehow my numeric dyslexia had my world spinning backwards for a moment last night (even though I knew better)!
by biggiesmalls
Wed Jul 29, 2020 7:13 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Conn 76H Century straight .522 NEAR MINT
Replies: 10
Views: 865

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

Thrawn22 wrote:
Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:37 pm
8 1/2 bell?
Yes, 8.5" bell.
by biggiesmalls
Wed Jul 29, 2020 6:31 am
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: Gerry Pagano live Zoom chat with the Santa Fe Opera Trombones
Replies: 10
Views: 685

Re: Gerry Pagano live Zoom chat with the Santa Fe Opera Trombones

Doh! Thanks for catching my (now corrected) error. Actually Bruce, New Mexico does observe DST. The legislature has kicked around the idea of staying on DST full-time, but as of now, we still "fall back" and "spring forward." From https://www.timetemperature.com/tznm/santafe.shtml: "UTC - GMT Offset...
by biggiesmalls
Tue Jul 28, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: Gerry Pagano live Zoom chat with the Santa Fe Opera Trombones
Replies: 10
Views: 685

Gerry Pagano live Zoom chat with the Santa Fe Opera Trombones

On Wednesday July 29th at 5pm MST (7pm EST), Gerry Pagano will participate in a live Zoom chat with the members of the Santa Fe Opera trombones as part of this year's free Santa Fe Trombone Summit Online: https://www.sftrombones.com/copy-of-general-information The time isn't listed on the site yet, ...
by biggiesmalls
Tue Jul 28, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Conn 76H Century straight .522 NEAR MINT
Replies: 10
Views: 865

FS: Conn 76H Century straight .522 NEAR MINT

This is a late Abilene (early 1980's) 76H "Century" model that was manufactured after former Elkhart employee Daniel Henkin rescued Conn from the dark days of McMillan ownership. The improvement in manufacturing quality that Henkin brought about at Conn is apparent in this horn's fit and finish, whi...
by biggiesmalls
Fri Jul 24, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTB Independent bass
Replies: 5
Views: 561

Re: WTB Independent bass

Conn 112H with lots of patina but great player w/BAM case, under $2K shipped: https://trombonechat.com/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=15593
by biggiesmalls
Sun Jul 19, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: No interest here. Please remove - Reynolds Contempora Bass Trombone
Replies: 20
Views: 2215

Re: No interest here. Please remove - Reynolds Contempora Bass Trombone

You should consider consigning to Brass Exchange or Brass Ark. Doug Bert and Noah Gladstone always seem to be able to find good homes for nice clean horns. I had a minty Elkhart 8H listed on the Chat for over a year with no takers; I sent it to Brass Exchange and Doug sold it in under two weeks for ...
by biggiesmalls
Sat Jul 18, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: SOLD: Conn 8H Elkhart H series MINTY
Replies: 19
Views: 3272

Re: SOLD: Conn 8H Elkhart H series MINTY

greenbean wrote:
Sat Jul 18, 2020 9:37 am
I gotta say, biggie... you have some NICE horns!!
Thanks 'bean! I've seen a LOT of gorgeous horns pass through your hands as well!
by biggiesmalls
Fri Jul 17, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: Technology
Topic: Speakers loud enough to play along with
Replies: 16
Views: 1181

Re: Speakers loud enough to play along with

This is a bit more expensive, but it's a very sophisticated unit that can be found used on eBay for around $200. Wi-Fi, digital and analog inputs, remote control, and loud enough for a house party: https://www.peachtreeaudio.com/collecti ... eepbluesky
by biggiesmalls
Fri Jul 17, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: Technology
Topic: Speakers loud enough to play along with
Replies: 16
Views: 1181

Re: Speakers loud enough to play along with

See post below (accidentally double posted)...
by biggiesmalls
Tue Jul 14, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Bad playing days
Replies: 9
Views: 1160

Re: Bad playing days

If something about my playing isn't working after my warm-up, I spend the next 30 minutes reading and playing through The Breathing Book by David Vining. Works every time, usually for a long time.
by biggiesmalls
Sun Jul 12, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Conn 112H Bb/F/Gb independent bass + BAM case $1995 shipped
Replies: 8
Views: 898

Re: Conn 112H Bb/F/Gb independent bass + BAM case $1995 shipped

One of my mentors in the antique business once said to me, "We dealers, we all LOVE patina, but if you want to put bread on the table, then sell pretty, shiny things." Sorry fellow patina fans (I love the horn's patina too!) but these pics have inspired me: https://trombonechat.com/viewtopic.php?f=1...
by biggiesmalls
Fri Jul 10, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS/WTT: Bach Omega (TB-200F) $599 shipped
Replies: 2
Views: 340

Re: FS/WTT: Bach Omega (TB-200F) $599 shipped

Final price reduction: $599 shipped to CONUS!
by biggiesmalls
Wed Jul 08, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Conn 88HSGX late '90's time capsule MINT
Replies: 8
Views: 942

FS: Conn 88HSGX late '90's time capsule MINT

I recently acquired this "as new" Conn 88HSGX from a seller who had an interesting story about the horn: his mother, in an attempt to encourage him to stay in his college concert band, bought this horn for him as a Christmas gift in the late 1990's. After playing the horn on Christmas day to humor a...
by biggiesmalls
Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Conn 112H Bb/F/Gb independent bass + BAM case $1995 shipped
Replies: 8
Views: 898

Re: Conn 112H Bb/F/Gb independent bass +BAM $1995 shipped

Bump...

Now included: used BAM case and free shipping!
by biggiesmalls
Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Conn 112H Bb/F/Gb independent bass + BAM case $1995 shipped
Replies: 8
Views: 898

Re: Conn 112H Bb/F/Gb independent bass

Something about the 112H doesn't lend itself to good looks after a couple decades. Mine was the same way! Played great, though. I'm tempted to polish it out so it looks like a $1750 horn. But some players love patina, and once it's polished there's no going back. But it could be made to look really...
by biggiesmalls
Thu Jun 25, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Conn 112H Bb/F/Gb independent bass + BAM case $1995 shipped
Replies: 8
Views: 898

FS: Conn 112H Bb/F/Gb independent bass + BAM case $1995 shipped

This great playing horn has seen plenty of use, but still has a lot of miles left in the tank. Recently acquired from a college performance major, who replaced it with a custom Shires. This is an early 112H (mid-'80's), as evidenced by the original Minick "curved Tootsie Roll" brace (later versions ...
by biggiesmalls
Tue Jun 09, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Chem/ultrasonic cleanings
Replies: 45
Views: 2557

Re: Chem/ultrasonic cleanings

FWIW, for polishing chrome plating on inner slide tubes, I use 3M polishing paper, 4000/6000/8000 grit. Very effective for smoothing burrs and nicks at the open end of the tube: https://www.riogrande.com/product/3m-tr ... ent/337308
by biggiesmalls
Sat Jun 06, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTB: Bass Trombone
Replies: 6
Views: 793

Re: WTB: Bass Trombone

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by biggiesmalls
Tue Jun 02, 2020 6:24 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Mt. Vernon Bach 36
Replies: 10
Views: 2377

Re: FS: Mt. Vernon Bach 36

Bump...
by biggiesmalls
Fri May 29, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: How do you store your unused mouthpieces?
Replies: 28
Views: 1926

Re: How do you store your unused mouthpieces?

Recently I've been buying up these old heavy duty Super 8 projector cases that hold up to eight cartons, or 48 mouthpieces. Great for carrying music as well!
by biggiesmalls
Fri May 29, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Trombotine question
Replies: 10
Views: 1372

Re: Trombotine question

I use just a smidge or smidgen of Trombotine on the inners of all my vintage horns, with 90% of the lube applied to the stockings, and just a bit spread evenly along the length of the inners. BUT...before assembling the slide, I apply a little trick I've been using for years: I heat up the outers us...
by biggiesmalls
Thu May 28, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: How do you store your unused mouthpieces?
Replies: 28
Views: 1926

Re: How do you store your unused mouthpieces?

I store my mouthpieces in paper egg cartons, six to a carton, and replace the cartons occasionally. I put a strong rubber band around the cartons for transport. Works great!
by biggiesmalls
Thu May 28, 2020 7:32 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Why are earlier horns better?
Replies: 77
Views: 5633

Re: Why are earlier horns better?

DJ Kennedy once asked me to play and rank six different Elkhart 88H's he had lined up on stands in his studio. After I played all six horns multiple times, I gave my opinions: one dog, two mediocre horns, two really good horns, and one that was exceptional. DJ then told me that two different pros wh...
by biggiesmalls
Sat May 23, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Internal cleaning stubborn valve section.
Replies: 26
Views: 1304

Re: Internal cleaning stubborn valve section.

I think Barkeeper's Friend Liquid is a fairly new product. I have some but never thought to use it that way. The liquid BKF has only been around for a few years. In the past I would made up a thin paste by mixing BKF powder with water, but the liquid is much more convenient. It comes in a big bottl...
by biggiesmalls
Sat May 23, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Internal cleaning stubborn valve section.
Replies: 26
Views: 1304

Re: Internal cleaning stubborn valve section.

I completely agree with Eric about de-greasing first. Sometimes multiple swabbings with denatured alcohol can remove lighter deposits of hard grease build-up. I've cleaned out some very stubborn mineral deposits using Barkeeper's Friend Liquid (oxcalic acid) with a snake brush. Non-abrasive, and rin...
by biggiesmalls
Fri May 22, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Bach NY era mouthpieces
Replies: 52
Views: 2810

Re: Bach NY era mouthpieces

To my understanding, that's not the way the non-CNC method works... Though I should also point out, there are things called tracer lathes... Jet-Tones were made by tracing but I think they were the only ones. I think way too much is made of the worn tools theory... All very good factual information...
by biggiesmalls
Thu May 21, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Another buzzing question
Replies: 34
Views: 1687

Re: Another buzzing question

Several decades ago, Herb Bruce had me rim buzzing octave glissandos while watching my aperture in a mirror, with the objective being to do as much work as possible at the aperture while limiting the motions going on outside the rim as much as possible. Essentially using the eyes to train the chops....

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