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by biggiesmalls
Tue Jan 21, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS/FT: King Tempo (1306 curved brace) bell section
Replies: 0
Views: 86

FS/FT: King Tempo (1306 curved brace) bell section

This is the later 8" nickel silver Tempo bell that will hook up to a 2B+, 3B, 606, or Benge 170 slide (thanks to Klimchak for that info). This bell will take all the volume you care to give it. Perfect for salsa, rock 'n' roll, marching band etc. Or just add another flavor to your 2B+/3B quiver or u...
by biggiesmalls
Sat Jan 18, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: SOLD: Bach 36B 90's $795 shipped
Replies: 0
Views: 132

SOLD: Bach 36B 90's $795 shipped

Here's another nice budget F-attachment that I recently took in as a trade: a great playing 1990's Bach 36B. The slide is a solid 9/10, very fast and smooth, and the rotor is also smooth and quiet. The bell stem and flare have had a couple of creases rolled out, and there is one re-soldered brace be...
by biggiesmalls
Sat Jan 18, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: King Symphony 1480 H.N. White $595 shipped
Replies: 0
Views: 102

FS: King Symphony 1480 H.N. White $595 shipped

If you're on a tight budget and you're looking for a versatile F-attachment horn, here's a good option: a mid-sixties H.N. White King Symphony 1480 in good playable condition. These King Symphony models, with 9" bell and .547 bore, are known for their versatility, and I've never experienced another ...
by biggiesmalls
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: Second Annual Santa Fe Trombone Summit, July 28-31, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
Replies: 0
Views: 102

Second Annual Santa Fe Trombone Summit, July 28-31, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

Second Annual Santa Fe Trombone Summit Website: https://www.sftrombones.com/ Hosted by the Trombones of the Santa Fe Opera: Mark Fisher, Chris Buckholz, Jonathan Randazzo, Chris Bassett Auditions to select a maximum of 12 college or professional level players, with auditors welcome Application dead...
by biggiesmalls
Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: 2019 Summer Music Festivals, Camps, etc.
Replies: 7
Views: 4381

Re: 2019 Summer Music Festivals, Camps, etc.

Second Annual Santa Fe Trombone Summit https://www.sftrombones.com/ -Coordinated by the Trombones of the Santa Fe Opera -Auditions to select a maximum of 12 college or professional level players, with auditors welcome -Application deadline 01 April -Event dates: July 28-31, 2020 -Location: Immacula...
by biggiesmalls
Wed Jan 08, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: SOLD: Yamaha 612 bass w/D and E slides
Replies: 1
Views: 266

SOLD: Yamaha 612 bass w/D and E slides

I've had a few of these 612's over the years, and they've been remarkably consistent players, with that big, warm, cozy sound and even blow that Yamaha basses of this era are known for. Phil Teele used this model for much of his career, which speaks highly of the design. This is a very clean example...
by biggiesmalls
Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Conn 8H Elkhart H series MINTY
Replies: 14
Views: 2152

Re: FS: Conn 8H Elkhart H series MINTY

Bump...

Price reduced to $1450 shipped to CONUS (original post edited to reflect price reduction).
by biggiesmalls
Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Slide Hampton live at The Wolf Trap
Replies: 2
Views: 191

Slide Hampton live at The Wolf Trap

J.J. Johnson called this "...the most articulate performance I have ever heard on the trombone..." : https://youtu.be/Lt5xN0xJVXs
by biggiesmalls
Wed Dec 25, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: SOLD: custom Yamaha 621 bass w/Rotax
Replies: 9
Views: 1117

Re: FS: custom Yamaha 621 bass w/Rotax

Bump...

I've had some interesting trade offers, but I'm really looking for a straight cash/credit buyer for this horn.
by biggiesmalls
Sat Dec 21, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Erling Kroner Dream Quintet
Replies: 1
Views: 162

Erling Kroner Dream Quintet

I posted this video many years ago on TTF, and recently came across it again. There's a certain mood that's unique to this performance that I really enjoy, created in part by the unusual instrumentation:

https://youtu.be/H0wvcLcN_G8
by biggiesmalls
Wed Dec 18, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: SOLD: Bach 42B 1990's $895 shipped
Replies: 2
Views: 508

Re: FS: Bach 42B 1990's under $1K

Price reduced to $895 shipped.
by biggiesmalls
Mon Dec 16, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: FS: DE XT 104n rim in silverplate
Replies: 1
Views: 217

Re: FS: DE XT Rims

PM sent
by biggiesmalls
Sat Dec 14, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Mangelsdorff, master of multiphonics
Replies: 4
Views: 299

Mangelsdorff, master of multiphonics

I came across this 1983 clip of Albert Mangelsdorff, and it reminded me of what a truly innovative player he was.

Enjoy!

https://youtu.be/URwvt2IXu8M
by biggiesmalls
Fri Dec 13, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: SOLD: custom Yamaha 621 bass w/Rotax
Replies: 9
Views: 1117

Re: FS: custom Yamaha 621 bass w/Rotax

Thanks Bob, email sent.
by biggiesmalls
Sat Dec 07, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Vintage Conn Bass Trombones - pictures, specifications, characteristics. Who played them?
Replies: 70
Views: 5284

Re: Vintage Conn Bass Trombones - pictures, specifications, characteristics. Who played them?

It's really great to see all these historical Conns and hear the owner's impressions of them. Very interesting and informative thread. That Minick 62H is killing me too... Here's a 1950's Elkhart 72H converted to open wrap by Chuck McAlexander at Brasslab. Great player acquired from DJ Kennedy's stu...
by biggiesmalls
Sat Dec 07, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: SOLD: Brasslab 72H w/open wrap mod
Replies: 6
Views: 672

Re: FS: Brasslab 72H w/open wrap mod

Thanks, here are a few more pics:
by biggiesmalls
Sat Dec 07, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: SOLD: Brasslab 72H w/open wrap mod
Replies: 6
Views: 672

Re: FS: Brasslab 72H w/open wrap mod

Horn comes with Jean Baptiste soft/hard case; I will edit original post to reflect this.

bigbandbone, I will email more images. No matter what I do (lower resolution etc.), for some reason this editor will only allow me to post three images.
by biggiesmalls
Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: SOLD: King 4B Silver Sonorous circa early '70's MINTY
Replies: 3
Views: 317

SOLD: King 4B Silver Sonorous circa early '70's MINTY

Here's a rare horn in beautiful original condition: an early '70's King 4B Silver Sonorous, featuring a sterling silver bell with gold washed inner flare. This horn is a true closet queen! A couple of tiny dings and lacquer scratches in the bell, and a bit of lacquer wear in the hand grip area are t...
by biggiesmalls
Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: SOLD: Brasslab 72H w/open wrap mod
Replies: 6
Views: 672

SOLD: Brasslab 72H w/open wrap mod

Here's another top shelf horn I acquired during my last trip to DJ Kennedy's studio: a Brasslab (Chuck McAlexander) modified Elkhart 72H. These Brasslab modified horns have acquired an almost cult following over the decades, especially among NY pro players, and with good reason! This is easily the b...
by biggiesmalls
Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: 6H bell section circa 1950
Replies: 1
Views: 273

FS: 6H bell section circa 1950

Aaron Chandler (Acme Trombones) in St. Louis refinished this lovely 6H bell for me back in 2012. Raw brass bell with epoxy lacquer on the rest of the section. The half moon engraving is still very crisp, and the raw bell has taken on a deep, rich patina over the years. $425 shipped to CONUS if paid ...
by biggiesmalls
Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: *WTB* Conn 6h Slide!
Replies: 3
Views: 249

Re: *WTB* Conn 6h Slide!

FWIW, there are other options: viewtopic.php?t=6872

23H Director slide works great, and they show up quite often on Craigslist.
by biggiesmalls
Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Recommendations for a single valve bass
Replies: 17
Views: 1212

Re: Recommendations for a single valve bass

FWIW I just posted a custom Yamaha 621 for sale yesterday: viewtopic.php?f=22&t=12555
by biggiesmalls
Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: SOLD: custom Yamaha 621 bass w/Rotax
Replies: 9
Views: 1117

Re: FS: custom Yamaha 621 bass w/Rotax

The bell material is yellow brass, but the vintage Yamaha lacquer has taken on a golden hue, so yes the color is a bit deceiving. Before Dan moved to Sacramento, DJ and I would occasionally drive down to his place in Anna, Illinois and hang out in his shop while Dan worked his voodo on our slides. I...
by biggiesmalls
Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: SOLD: Bach 42B 1990's $895 shipped
Replies: 2
Views: 508

SOLD: Bach 42B 1990's $895 shipped

I acquired this 1990's 42B from a player who graduated from Oberlin Conservatory while playing it, so yes, it's a great player! With the exception of a couple of creases that have been burnished out of the flare, and a few existing dings in the slide crook, this horn has no dents and shows no eviden...
by biggiesmalls
Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: SOLD: custom Yamaha 621 bass w/Rotax
Replies: 9
Views: 1117

SOLD: custom Yamaha 621 bass w/Rotax

This custom Yamaha bass was built as a collaboration between D.J. Kennedy and former Schilke horn builder Dan Truitt. I traded with DJ to acquire this custom YBL-621 because it really punches far above it's weight. It just played circles around the two 321's DJ had in his studio. This horn is capabl...
by biggiesmalls
Sat Nov 30, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Conn 8H Elkhart H series MINTY
Replies: 14
Views: 2152

Re: FS: Conn 8H Elkhart H series MINTY, PRICE REDUCED

Hey Bruce! :hi:

I'll send you a PM.
by biggiesmalls
Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: SOLD, PlLEASE DELETE: Bach LT 42GO 1990's
Replies: 2
Views: 353

Re: FS: Bach LT 42GO 1990's

Hey Jude, images sent!
by biggiesmalls
Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: SOLD, PLEASE DELETE: Holton TR-158 screw bell circa 1981
Replies: 2
Views: 258

Re: FS: Holton TR-158 screw bell circa 1981

Hey Bruce, that's what I would have thought, but the receiver is clearly marked "TR-158" so that's what I'm calling it.
by biggiesmalls
Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: SOLD, PLEASE DELETE: Holton TR-158 screw bell circa 1981
Replies: 2
Views: 258

SOLD, PLEASE DELETE: Holton TR-158 screw bell circa 1981

Up for sale is this lovely time capsule, a Holton TR-158 (.547 bore) screw bell tenor circa 1981, with custom flat-sided case. Other than a few tiny mute dings and minor scratches in the red brass flare, this horn is as clean as they come. The original lacquer is in beautiful condition, 95% intact, ...
by biggiesmalls
Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Yamaha 548GO in minty condition
Replies: 2
Views: 339

FS: Yamaha 548GO in minty condition

Either someone's parents bought them a very nice horn that barely got played, or this was possibly a shop demo horn. Except for some random scratches and a few tiny dings in the tuning crook and bell, this horn and original case are "as new." Yamaha calls this a "step-up" horn, but it plays like a g...
by biggiesmalls
Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: SOLD, PlLEASE DELETE: Bach LT 42GO 1990's
Replies: 2
Views: 353

SOLD, PlLEASE DELETE: Bach LT 42GO 1990's

This is a clean, straight, great playing example of an early 1990's 42G. Stored clean, dry, and unplayed since the late '90's. The only flaws in this otherwise spotless horn: a bit of pitting around the hand grip; the trigger brace has been resoldered to the bell brace; a tiny 1" crease in the bell ...
by biggiesmalls
Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: SOLD, PLEASE DELETE: Bach Mt. Vernon 36 circa 1955
Replies: 1
Views: 580

Re: FS: Bach Mt. Vernon 36 circa 1955

Bump.

Price reduced to $2100 shipped to CONUS.
by biggiesmalls
Sun Sep 01, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTB: Conn 30H Burkle slide
Replies: 0
Views: 177

WTB: Conn 30H Burkle slide

Looking for a 30H slide (.494/.507) in good condition. I know it's a long shot, but if you have an orphan lying around, I have a 30H bell I'd like to put to use.

Thanks
by biggiesmalls
Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: d j kennedy
Replies: 8
Views: 1589

Re: d j kennedy

DJ's email (for those who, like me, aren't on social media):

arthousetrombone ------

@ ------

yahoo.com. ------
by biggiesmalls
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: SOLD, PLEASE DELETE: Bach Mt. Vernon 36 circa 1955
Replies: 1
Views: 580

SOLD, PLEASE DELETE: Bach Mt. Vernon 36 circa 1955

Great playing MV 36 for sale. I bought this horn from one of my techs (Adam Jones), who bought it out of a closet in Louisiana. Adam did some very nice work to bring this horn up to snuff, including resoldering the joints at the bell/TS, TS/neckpipe, and neckpipe/receiver junctions, as well as rolli...
by biggiesmalls
Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Mt Vernon Bach trombones
Replies: 28
Views: 4262

Re: Mt Vernon Bach trombones

I just wanted to mention that the real Mt. Vernon sleeper is the MV era Mercedes, which if I am not mistaken, was built on the same tooling, by the same craftsmen, as the Stradivarius 12, with the only difference being that the Mercedes is an all yellow brass horn, while the 12 has nickel trim. I go...
by biggiesmalls
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Conn 8H Elkhart H series MINTY
Replies: 14
Views: 2152

Re: FS: Conn 8H Elkhart H series PRICE REDUCED!

Thanks, just fixed the link!

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