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by cozzagiorgi
Sat Feb 16, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Holton Model 65 194x just ended...
Replies: 5
Views: 261

Re: Holton Model 65 194x just ended...

As some of you may've noticed I'm currently on a lookout for my first trombone and my only good source for one is the US eBay. As I already complained in another thread many US sellers stopped shipping out of the US. This was an exception and the shipping charges were VERY honest. Make a google sea...
by cozzagiorgi
Fri Feb 15, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: Technology
Topic: Photography equipment
Replies: 13
Views: 225

Re: Photography equipment

Of course, you gotta know the Limits of your compact camera before going to a more advanced camera.
by cozzagiorgi
Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:07 am
Forum: Technology
Topic: Photography equipment
Replies: 13
Views: 225

Re: Photography equipment

SimmonsTrombone wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:55 am
I still use my Nikon F from 1969.
Thank you for the info. Do you suggest I should buy a camera from 1969?...
by cozzagiorgi
Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: Photography equipment
Replies: 13
Views: 225

Re: Photography equipment

Budget is 1000 usd max. I know thats not enough for pro equipment, but good amateur setups should be possible. I ama lso not afraid of buying used.

Yes, olympus looks good also. Any ideas on what model I should look into?

And I think I will go mirrorless.
by cozzagiorgi
Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Technology
Topic: Photography equipment
Replies: 13
Views: 225

Re: Photography equipment

My experience in photography is in the industrial sphere, not scenic/portrait stuff. My mother is a pretty good amateur photographer, though. She got her start into deeper knowledge on the subject by joining a local photography club. I'd recommend doing that before buying expensive equipment, if yo...
by cozzagiorgi
Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: Technology
Topic: Photography equipment
Replies: 13
Views: 225

Photography equipment

Hi there Any photographs on this forum? I am looking into buying some more serious photo equipment than my Lumix compact camera. Particularly I think I will take pics of my kids (duh...) and my trombones. I want to make great quality pics and the compact camera isn't doing it anymore. Any tips? I am...
by cozzagiorgi
Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Is a medium bore right for me?
Replies: 19
Views: 744

Re: Is a medium bore right for me?

Yamaha ysl 647 straight or 648 with valve are also really good options i think. Discontinued, but they pop up on the used market at very reasonable prices. Well within your budget.
by cozzagiorgi
Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:15 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bach Bell Markings
Replies: 9
Views: 352

Re: Bach Bell Markings

The bells marked corporation are also quite coveted. Not as much as ny or mv of course, but still... and they are great bells!
by cozzagiorgi
Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Technology
Topic: Webcam With Focus Control or Field of Depth?
Replies: 7
Views: 119

Re: Webcam With Focus Control or Field of Depth?

Dont know. But you may be able to do that with a software after the recording.

You can do good video quality with a iphone6 and then work on the video.
by cozzagiorgi
Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Technology
Topic: Screen and audio capture software
Replies: 9
Views: 201

Re: Screen and audio capture software

Have a look at that video

by cozzagiorgi
Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Back pressure and increased range?
Replies: 3
Views: 163

Re: Back pressure and increased range?

To me the practice mute also helps high register. I use it as a practice tool. Nice to get your lips vibrating "roughly"at the right pitch. When I take the mute out, I can play the high note I struggled with before.
by cozzagiorgi
Fri Feb 01, 2019 4:15 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Being an informed shopper
Replies: 4
Views: 193

Re: Being an informed shopper

Yea knowing about the horns and the market value is really important. And of course this forum is a great help with this!

What are you looking for?
by cozzagiorgi
Mon Jan 28, 2019 6:00 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS Elkhart Conn 35h tis alto
Replies: 3
Views: 488

Re: FS Elkhart Conn 35h tis alto

Quite some nibbles but no bites. Anyone interested?
by cozzagiorgi
Sun Jan 27, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Geneva Symphony Bass Trombone?
Replies: 9
Views: 493

Re: Geneva Symphony Bass Trombone?

mrdeacon wrote:
Sun Jan 27, 2019 1:17 pm
Looks like a copy of a Rath R9.

Are they actually made in the U.K?
I know for a fact, that all Geneva cornets, euphoniums, baritones etc are made in Kraslice, Czech Republic. Dont know about trombones.

Interestingly this bass trombone is on neither of the Geneva websites.
by cozzagiorgi
Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Geneva Symphony Bass Trombone?
Replies: 9
Views: 493

Re: Geneva Symphony Bass Trombone?

I would be surprised if that bore size was correct
by cozzagiorgi
Sat Jan 26, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Geneva Symphony Bass Trombone?
Replies: 9
Views: 493

Re: Geneva Symphony Bass Trombone?

Geneva is becoming a big name in the brass band world. But not for trombones yet.

If I remember right, they took over York and then developped their own line. Their instruments look really great with verydifferent lacquer choices than usual.

Designed in uk i bekieve and made in Kraslice.
by cozzagiorgi
Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Tell me all you know about the Conn 35H
Replies: 4
Views: 453

Re: Tell me all you know about the Conn 35H

Mine is in yellow brass too.

I don't seem to have those Tuning "issues" you mention on this Conn. And yes, the Sound is Special.
by cozzagiorgi
Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS Elkhart Conn 35h tis alto
Replies: 3
Views: 488

Re: FS Elkhart Conn 35h tis alto

Still for sale.
by cozzagiorgi
Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:16 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS Elkhart Conn 35h tis alto
Replies: 3
Views: 488

FS Elkhart Conn 35h tis alto

As the title says.
Great condition.
Those are rare and probably interesting to a collection.
Make me an offer!

Some pictures at this link:
https://app.box.com/s/pwwlc4jhhffe2uwaa0y1dz8wzspzdec4
by cozzagiorgi
Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Rim size, am I insane?
Replies: 10
Views: 646

Re: Rim size, am I insane?

FWIW on bass trombone I play on a 28,00 rim and I have a good low and high range on it.

Endurance is definitely an issue on tenor, but thats more a matter of practice I think.
by cozzagiorgi
Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Rim size, am I insane?
Replies: 10
Views: 646

Rim size, am I insane?

Did that get your attention? :-) I play large bore tenor and bass trombone. More time on bass trombone, but doubling isn't a big issue anymore. On tenor I play on a 26,9 rim wich seems rather large, right? But I still feel somewhat constricted with that rim amd am toying with the idea of going to a ...
by cozzagiorgi
Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTB: MV50 press fit or Schatz 185 or 169
Replies: 5
Views: 354

Re: WTB: MV50 press fit or Schatz 185 or 169

I have a Kanstul (i think) 169. Interested?
by cozzagiorgi
Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Music Business
Topic: Shipping internationally
Replies: 13
Views: 991

Re: Shipping internationally

What's your experience with customs duty in Europe (specifically, Germany) when buying privately from the US? I find it difficult to find out how much the fee will be. Also, what about import taxes (Einfuhrumsatzsteuer), does this apply when buying a used horn? I have sold horns from Switzerland to...
by cozzagiorgi
Fri Jan 04, 2019 3:36 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Minick leadpipes
Replies: 16
Views: 885

Re: Minick leadpipes

Wouldnt a non straight leadpipe interfere with the slide?
by cozzagiorgi
Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Favorite Modern Big Bands?
Replies: 36
Views: 1504

Re: Favorite Modern Big Bands?

Great suggestions! Keep it coming!
by cozzagiorgi
Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Practice mutes to actually practice daily on
Replies: 12
Views: 469

Re: Practice mutes to actually practice daily on

baileyman wrote:
Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:22 am
If you're ever near Boston, drop by with your horn and I'll make you one.
Tell me more...
by cozzagiorgi
Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:58 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Search for bass mouthpiece ideas
Replies: 12
Views: 731

Re: Search for bass mouthpiece ideas

You should also look into AR Resonance mouthpieces.
I just bought one for my bass trombone and it is spectacular.
A little pricey, but worth the money in my opinion. Especially if you want ease of play.
by cozzagiorgi
Tue Jan 01, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Is Reverb a Trustworthy site?
Replies: 4
Views: 442

Re: Is Reverb a Trustworthy site?

Finetales wrote:
Mon Dec 31, 2018 7:10 pm
I've both bought and sold lots on Reverb, it's great. Although I wish you could sort the Watch List and have a "delete all ended listings" button, it's my favorite online marketplace.


Whats the advantage of selling on reverb? Any special protection? Whats the fee?
by cozzagiorgi
Mon Dec 31, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Minick leadpipes
Replies: 16
Views: 885

Re: Minick leadpipes

Driswood wrote:
Mon Dec 31, 2018 6:44 am
Brad Close?
Thats the guy working with brassark.com right?
by cozzagiorgi
Mon Dec 31, 2018 1:39 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Minick leadpipes
Replies: 16
Views: 885

Re: Minick leadpipes

Oh yes I played some Kanstul leadpipes on tenor. Didnt think they where very similar to my minicks.
by cozzagiorgi
Sun Dec 30, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Everything Else
Topic: FS Bass Tbn Music, Other Music & Books
Replies: 4
Views: 341

Re: FS Bass Tbn Music, Other Music & Books

How much for all the solos?
by cozzagiorgi
Sun Dec 30, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Exercises with practice mute
Replies: 6
Views: 353

Re: Exercises with practice mute

Today I had a good example of using the mute: I know that high D or Eb are abut the top of my range, but I try to play them daily. On the open horn, the high D didn't speak, so I put the mute in and the D was easy, took the mute out and D was also easy. So basically the mute allowed me to practice a...
by cozzagiorgi
Sun Dec 30, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Minick leadpipes
Replies: 16
Views: 885

Minick leadpipes

I play on a set of minick leadpipes on my tenor and bass trombone. I dont know when those leadpipes have been made, but they begin to show their age. Knowing that they are very rare and therefore hard to replace makes me a little nervous. Anyone is selling copies of minick leadpipes? If not, is it p...
by cozzagiorgi
Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS Rath R9 Bass trombone
Replies: 2
Views: 403

Re: FS Rath R9 Bass trombone

Should have been more clear on the bells:
One is a 750Y particularly good condition
The other a 850R some lacquer wear.

I am not that familiar with the numbering system. But I think those are pretty standard weight bells.

Trading is not impossible, tell me what you have.
by cozzagiorgi
Sat Dec 29, 2018 2:45 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Straight versus f-attachment
Replies: 62
Views: 2363

Re: Straight versus f-attachment

Shostakovich Jazz Suite, the solo in the waltz would be really awkward without a valve.
by cozzagiorgi
Sat Dec 29, 2018 2:44 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS Rath R9 Bass trombone
Replies: 2
Views: 403

FS Rath R9 Bass trombone

Selling a Rath R9 with independent Hagmann valves.
Two bells: one yellow, one red brass.
Standard valve caps and heavy weight valve caps.
Rath hand support.
Standard slide.

Looking for 4200 usd.

Email or pm for details and pictures.
by cozzagiorgi
Sat Dec 29, 2018 1:11 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Exercises with practice mute
Replies: 6
Views: 353

Re: Exercises with practice mute

I use a wallace. That works pretty well.
by cozzagiorgi
Fri Dec 28, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Exercises with practice mute
Replies: 6
Views: 353

Exercises with practice mute

Exercises with practice mute: I find myself having to play with the prectice mute more and more. I keep hearing you shouldn't practice loud, high etc with the mute in. I actually find the mute helps with high range practice. Of course, the added resistance makes high range easier. But it actually he...
by cozzagiorgi
Fri Dec 28, 2018 5:16 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Straight versus f-attachment
Replies: 62
Views: 2363

Re: Straight versus f-attachment

The thing is, having an F attachment is absolutely necessary for a lot of the playing an orchestral trombonist (or an aspiring one) does. When you play 2nd, when you play solos...some 1st trombone parts do actually need (or is facilitated by) the valve. So, every orchestral trombonist's main axe ha...
by cozzagiorgi
Fri Dec 28, 2018 5:15 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Straight versus f-attachment
Replies: 62
Views: 2363

Re: Straight versus f-attachment

I'm a bit surprised that price has not yet been mentioned. I suppose an added 500 or 1000 USD is not that big of a deal for many people, but if you have a limited amount of money to spend (which most of us have), then buying a straight horn instead of a horn with an F attachment would probably allo...
by cozzagiorgi
Thu Dec 27, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Large shank vs Bass shank
Replies: 23
Views: 861

Re: Large shank vs Bass shank

ghmerrill wrote:
Thu Dec 27, 2018 7:27 am
A lot of band arrangements now seem to have only 1st and 2nd trombone parts -- at least in terms of arrangements used in community bands...
I don't know what community band precisely means. But if they have arrangements with inly two trombone voices, the level can not be very high.
by cozzagiorgi
Thu Dec 20, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bach LaRosa A47MLR Model is now A47BO
Replies: 17
Views: 978

Re: Bach LaRosa A47MLR Model is now A47BO

As a musician his career is probably over. I have not read the verdict, but apparently he was guilty of charge! It's not an excuse but his punishment is very hard, because he has so much to loose. I had not heard of him before. What a great tromboneplayer. A strange person. Why? It's so very stupid...
by cozzagiorgi
Mon Dec 17, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTB Yamaha YSL-645
Replies: 5
Views: 289

Re: WTB Yamaha YSL-645

Sorry, not for sale right now.
by cozzagiorgi
Mon Dec 17, 2018 1:54 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTB Yamaha YSL-645
Replies: 5
Views: 289

Re: WTB Yamaha YSL-645

Great horns! Had one some years ago. If I were in the market for a .525 this would be on the top of my list. Bit I have some old 36s lying around that are just... yummie
by cozzagiorgi
Sun Dec 09, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: If I put a 42 slide on a 36 bell...
Replies: 10
Views: 520

Re: If I put a 42 slide on a 36 bell...

So that means a 42 slide will not fit on a 36 bell section?
by cozzagiorgi
Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Tell me all you know about the Conn 35H
Replies: 4
Views: 453

Tell me all you know about the Conn 35H

I have a Conn alto 35H that was rarely played...

This one is special as it has TIS. What else do I need to know about this horn? It is in beautiful condition and merits to be played...

Are they discontinued? Any ideas on the value?
by cozzagiorgi
Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: If I put a 42 slide on a 36 bell...
Replies: 10
Views: 520

If I put a 42 slide on a 36 bell...

If I put a Bach 42 slide on a 36B bell section, will that give me a real Bach 42B? Besides the smaller bell flare.

Or are there some other differences between those horns?

And what about the differences between a 42 and 36 without valves? Any differences besides the slide?
by cozzagiorgi
Sat Dec 08, 2018 6:45 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Don't forget your tongue position!
Replies: 37
Views: 1581

Re: Don't forget your tongue position!

Never really thought about my tongue position. Yes I think open throat etc, but not tongue position, have to think about it.
by cozzagiorgi
Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: MV Bach 50b scam
Replies: 2
Views: 278

Re: MV Bach 50b scam

Yep :-) my alarm bells rang from the beginning, but this is my holy grail of the bass trombone world. I had to try it :-)

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