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by SwissTbone
Sun May 24, 2020 12:39 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Bangin' multitrack by Finetales
Replies: 14
Views: 606

Re: Bangin' multitrack by Finetales

Wow!
by SwissTbone
Sun May 17, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Trombone Quiz!
Replies: 27
Views: 1854

Re: Trombone Quiz!

sirisobhakya wrote:
Sun May 17, 2020 6:46 am
16! But with around 3-4 guesses.

Can I post your quiz in my facebook page? Should be fun!
Of course!
This one is getting a little old. A new one will come sometime but the link remains the same.
by SwissTbone
Sat May 16, 2020 1:30 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Trombone Quiz!
Replies: 27
Views: 1854

Re: Trombone Quiz!

Humm...

Next one harder?
by SwissTbone
Tue May 12, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Show me your stable
Replies: 78
Views: 5843

Re: Show me your stable

From top to bottom: Yamaha 671T Alto Conn 8H (Elkhart bell section, 90s 2547 slide) Conn/Greenhoe 88HTG Davis Shuman DS-128 Custom Shires w/Edwards dual bore slide bass trombone Customized Shires ProSelect bass trombone Wessex Dolce Cantabile Euphonium And you obviously know how to take good pics o...
by SwissTbone
Tue May 12, 2020 6:46 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Corporation Bach 42B with Instrument Innovations valve
Replies: 0
Views: 259

FS: Corporation Bach 42B with Instrument Innovations valve

This is a nice Corporation Bach 42B with an Instrument Innovations valve. Really good sounding horn. It does all you ask of a really good Bach. This one seems to have a beautiful sound built in… Don’t know how to tell it otherwise, it just sings nicely in all ranges and all dynamics. The pianissimo ...
by SwissTbone
Tue May 12, 2020 6:45 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Thein Universal single valve bass trombone
Replies: 0
Views: 223

FS: Thein Universal single valve bass trombone

Here is an incredibly well playing single valve bass trombone! This Thein Universal with Hagmann valve is silver plated and in really good condition. Screw bell. Some small lacquer wear, two tiny dings and thats it. It plays – as you’d expect from a Thein – really well with a nice warm sound. I coul...
by SwissTbone
Mon May 11, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: FS Ultimate brass mouthpieces
Replies: 5
Views: 1550

Re: FS Ultimate brass mouthpieces

Early bird deal extendet to May 31. I may also extend the early bird deal further depending on how long it takes until production at Ultimate Brass resumes.
by SwissTbone
Sun May 10, 2020 5:31 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Show me your stable
Replies: 78
Views: 5843

Re: Show me your stable

My instruments: - Jupiter slide trumpet - B&S Eb alto - Bach 39 Eb alto - Courtois Eb alto - Conn 34H Eb alto - Thorsten Mittag custom Eb alto - Helmut Voigt big bore Eb alto - Kromat F alto - Pfretzschner F alto - Bach LT 6 gold plated tenor - Getzen super deluxe silver plated tenor - Getzen 3508R...
by SwissTbone
Sat May 09, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Gerhard Baier Trombones?
Replies: 10
Views: 824

Re: Gerhard Baier Trombones?

Never heard. Maybe a stencil from B&S?
by SwissTbone
Fri May 08, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Trombone Quiz!
Replies: 27
Views: 1854

Re: Trombone Quiz!

Neo Bri wrote:
Fri May 08, 2020 11:19 am
16/20. I thought I'd do better but there are clearly bigger nerds than me. Thanks for putting this together. That was neat!

Maybe you could add a poll on this topic there people can input their scores and we can see metrics.
Yeah I think I will upgrade to a better quiz software soon.
by SwissTbone
Mon May 04, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Straight Mutes, your opinion
Replies: 15
Views: 1230

Re: Straight Mutes, your opinion

For what setting? Playing from the back of an orchestra in a 2,000 concert hall and playing mic'ed in a big band might require very different things. And there are a million other scenarios, too.... :) A little more info from the OP might get more focused answers. Let's limit this to "legit" styles...
by SwissTbone
Sun May 03, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Show me your stable
Replies: 78
Views: 5843

Re: Show me your stable

JohnL wrote:
Sun May 03, 2020 12:36 pm
cozzagiorgi wrote:
Sun May 03, 2020 12:04 pm


Never heard about Missenharter. Tell us more.
http://missenharter.com/Index.html

Looks like a site maintained by a family member. Pretty good stuff.
Thanks!
by SwissTbone
Sun May 03, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Show me your stable
Replies: 78
Views: 5843

Re: Show me your stable

RJMason wrote:
Sun May 03, 2020 10:41 am

Missenharter Ballad Horn
Never heard about Missenharter. Tell us more.
by SwissTbone
Sun May 03, 2020 5:18 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Straight Mutes, your opinion
Replies: 15
Views: 1230

Straight Mutes, your opinion

Looking for opinions on straight for tenor trombone. 1. Opening a can of worms: What's your preferred straight mute? How does it compare to a Denis Wick straight mute? 2. What characteristics are you looking for in a straight mute? 3. What are your principal complaints on straight mutes you played s...
by SwissTbone
Sat May 02, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: The GVRAT 1000K
Replies: 7
Views: 759

Re: The GVRAT 1000K

Cool!
by SwissTbone
Sat May 02, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Trombone Quiz!
Replies: 27
Views: 1854

Re: Trombone Quiz!

Keep sharing your results! So far I think there's no 20/20.
by SwissTbone
Sat May 02, 2020 7:14 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Trombone Quiz!
Replies: 27
Views: 1854

Trombone Quiz!

Yay! Selfisolation is getting boring. So why not have some fun with a trombone quiz!

Here you go: https://swisstbone.com/quiz/

Only 20 questions for now. But more to come in the future.
Let me know what level you reached on the trombone nerdiness scale!
by SwissTbone
Sat May 02, 2020 7:13 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: The GVRAT 1000K
Replies: 7
Views: 759

Re: The GVRAT 1000K

Sounds like a great concept :-)
But more seriously, is the money used for a good cause or something? Didn't catch anything.
by SwissTbone
Sat May 02, 2020 5:14 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: The GVRAT 1000K
Replies: 7
Views: 759

Re: The GVRAT 1000K

I don't get it. You pay for running 1000km at home?
by SwissTbone
Sun Apr 26, 2020 12:34 am
Forum: Composition, Arrangement, & Theory
Topic: Highest note Trombone possible for concert Trombonist?!
Replies: 21
Views: 1388

Re: Highest note Trombone possible for concert Trombonist?!

One more thing - It's perfectly OK to write that in bass clef, we're totally used to reading that many ledger lines. Most players would not want to see it in treble, but tenor is acceptable. Also keep in mind, if you are writing in treble clef, trombonists here in europe will play it one octave dow...
by SwissTbone
Tue Apr 21, 2020 3:04 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: New MB Soft Case Baby for Tenor Trombone
Replies: 3
Views: 596

Re: New MB Soft Case Baby for Tenor Trombone

Looks really compact. But I would be worried about my bell sitting on the slide. It may put stress on the slide.
by SwissTbone
Tue Apr 07, 2020 5:29 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Book recommendation for Tenor and Bass Trombone
Replies: 5
Views: 471

Re: Book recommendation for Tenor and Bass Trombone

Is this an etude book or a breathing exercise book?
by SwissTbone
Sun Apr 05, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Vintage Conn Bass Trombones - pictures, specifications, characteristics. Who played them?
Replies: 82
Views: 8717

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

@cozzagiorgi, is the 1937 the one that someone from Spain was selling a while ago? Cool Deco engraving. No. It just sold to a monster player in a symphony orchestra in Holland. I am very happy that this horn went to such a great player and looking forward actually hearing it live - if I can make it...
by SwissTbone
Sun Apr 05, 2020 1:18 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Vintage Conn Bass Trombones - pictures, specifications, characteristics. Who played them?
Replies: 82
Views: 8717

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

And one from 1937: https://swisstbone.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/DSC02223-400x194.jpg https://swisstbone.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/DSC02208-400x309.jpg https://swisstbone.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/DSC02213-400x267.jpg https://swisstbone.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/DSC02215-400x814.j...
by SwissTbone
Sun Apr 05, 2020 1:17 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Vintage Conn Bass Trombones - pictures, specifications, characteristics. Who played them?
Replies: 82
Views: 8717

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

Here is a nice Conn 70H from 1948: https://swisstbone.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/DSC02231-1-400x267.jpg https://swisstbone.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/DSC02230-1-400x420.jpg https://swisstbone.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/DSC02229-1-400x466.jpg https://swisstbone.com/wp-content/uploads/2020...
by SwissTbone
Sun Apr 05, 2020 1:07 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Vintage Conn Bass Trombones - pictures, specifications, characteristics. Who played them?
Replies: 82
Views: 8717

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

FOSSIL wrote:
Sat Apr 04, 2020 4:07 pm
So much spare time at the moment.....
Did you put a Hagmann valve on one of your Conns? How did it turn out?
by SwissTbone
Fri Apr 03, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Melba Liston and her bones
Replies: 23
Views: 858

Re: Melba Liston and her bones

Cool album. Thanks!
by SwissTbone
Fri Apr 03, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: FS Ultimate brass mouthpieces
Replies: 5
Views: 1550

Re: FS Ultimate brass mouthpieces

All bass trombone mouthpieces are bigger than a 1 1/2G.
by SwissTbone
Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Leadpipe rarities
Replies: 18
Views: 825

Re: Leadpipe rarities

Well that's indeed interesting. My understanding is individual mandrels need to be made to duplicate existing lead pipes. There's also one more step that should be followed. When Larry Minick made lead pipes he asked what mouthpiece you played. Now remember there were far fewer mouthpiece brands wh...
by SwissTbone
Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Leadpipe rarities
Replies: 18
Views: 825

Re: Leadpipe rarities

I am thinking about doing recreations of some rare leadpipes. I have some ideas, but some additional input is never bad. What leadpipes would you like to see being in production again and/or being available in different materials? How would you go about making these pipes? There's a Ton of R&D that...
by SwissTbone
Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: FS Ultimate brass mouthpieces
Replies: 5
Views: 1550

Early bird deal on Ultimate brass mouthpieces

The early bird deal is still on. 30 days to go. I don't think you'll find a better offer on these.
Shipping flatrate is only 5$ outside europe. Free shipping in europe.
by SwissTbone
Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Composition, Arrangement, & Theory
Topic: Sibelius which version to buy/subscribe?
Replies: 24
Views: 1244

Re: Sibelius which version to buy/subscribe?

I have the cheapest version. Is it called "first"? And never missed a feature.
by SwissTbone
Sun Mar 29, 2020 1:06 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Leadpipe rarities
Replies: 18
Views: 825

Re: Leadpipe rarities

Bach 45 would be awesome. I think the small bore market for this is somewhat underserved. There are tons of 547 pipes available but relatively few 485, 500, and 508 pipes and of course 491,492, & 495 pipes (understandably). Brassark has the 32H replica, Edwards, Rath, and Shires have a few availabl...
by SwissTbone
Sat Mar 28, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Leadpipe rarities
Replies: 18
Views: 825

Leadpipe rarities

I am thinking about doing recreations of some rare leadpipes. I have some ideas, but some additional input is never bad.

What leadpipes would you like to see being in production again and/or being available in different materials?
by SwissTbone
Sat Mar 28, 2020 6:17 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Chris Stearn (AKA Blast) OK?
Replies: 41
Views: 2610

Re: Chris Stearn (AKA Blast) OK?

Happy to hear you are ok!
Sad you think your contributions don't make a difference. They clearly made one for me. I learnt a lot from you even without knowing you.
by SwissTbone
Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Conn 88H Elkhart Vintage - 1964 **SOLD**
Replies: 2
Views: 226

Re: FS: Conn 88H Elkhart Vintage - 1964

Wow! That's a great deal for somebody!
by SwissTbone
Fri Mar 20, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: FS Ultimate brass mouthpieces
Replies: 5
Views: 1550

FS Ultimate brass mouthpieces

I just wanted to let you know that I am now selling a large selection of Ultimate Brass mouthpieces at https://swisstbone.com/mouthpiece-shop/ Those mouthpieces are played by the famous trombonists George Curran, Denson Paul Pollard, Matthew Vaughn etc I am offering an early bird deal until April 30...
by SwissTbone
Fri Mar 20, 2020 1:24 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: WTB: Ultimate Brass mouthpiece
Replies: 1
Views: 487

Re: WTB: Ultimate Brass mouthpiece

I am selling these since yesterday and offer an early bird deal right now.

Have a look
https://swisstbone.com/mouthpiece-shop/
by SwissTbone
Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:07 am
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: AFM Petrillo Fund Financial Assistance
Replies: 3
Views: 692

Re: AFM Petrillo Fund Financial Assistance

I think this all nice and swell but fails to recognize (as do most governments' pledges to support affected self-employed workers I've seen so far) that right now it doesn't matter who has the virus or not, all self-employed musicians are in the same financial boat since essentially all events are ...
by SwissTbone
Wed Mar 18, 2020 12:33 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Motivation for practice
Replies: 16
Views: 1397

Re: Motivation for practice

Plan stuff that gets you out of your comfort zone!
- schedule a recital
- schedule a recording you will publish on youtube
- try to join groups with a higher level
etc.
by SwissTbone
Tue Mar 17, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 255
Views: 21029

Re: Coronavirus

Yeah the Canadian dollar is really tanking, and the Swiss franc somehow managed to stay strong despite the situation being pretty dire here. I regret not transferring money to my Swiss account when it wasn't as bad, and dread the day in two or three months where I'm going to run out of francs and n...
by SwissTbone
Sun Mar 15, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 255
Views: 21029

Re: Coronavirus

I think it's going to end up being quite a bit longer than that. Here in Washington, all schools have been closed until a minimum of April 24th. Since we're one of the hardest hit states at the moment, our governor is not taking chances with spreading the virus any more than it has. Panic time inde...
by SwissTbone
Sun Mar 15, 2020 7:17 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS-Rath R9 valve section
Replies: 11
Views: 2087

Re: FS-Rath R9 valve section

Someone should pick this up. Great deal!
by SwissTbone
Sat Mar 14, 2020 7:08 am
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 255
Views: 21029

Re: Coronavirus

If you're elderly and/or have a compromised immune system you should avoid crowds until further notice. I don't think thats quite enough. Even if you are not old or at risk, you should avoid crowds as you may well have the virus in you without knowing it. So you can transmit it without being sick. ...
by SwissTbone
Fri Mar 13, 2020 12:15 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Minick large bore tenor trombone
Replies: 4
Views: 1994

Re: FS: Minick large bore tenor trombone

Leanit wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:06 pm
Dammit. Want.
So... what are you waiting for :-)
by SwissTbone
Thu Mar 12, 2020 2:29 am
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 255
Views: 21029

Re: Coronavirus

In Germany the minister of health has proposed that all events over 1000 people should be cancelled.. Due to our federal organisation the individual states can decide if they want to follow this or not. Baden-Württemberg where i live has followed that recommendation.. This weekend i will be playing...
by SwissTbone
Thu Mar 12, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 255
Views: 21029

Re: Coronavirus

Yeah here in Switzerland I got cancelled all my gigs for this weekend and I expect the same for next week. Strangely enough, rehearsals are maintained...
by SwissTbone
Wed Mar 11, 2020 6:31 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Compare model instrument
Replies: 2
Views: 490

Re: Compare model instrument

Kavin, You aren't going to get definitive answers to your questions, because there aren't any. Every valve and every trombone plays different to us. So the best I can say is: Try as much as possible, keep an open mind and an open ear and choose wisely. If you can, don't try the trombones alone, but ...

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