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by Chatname
Sun Dec 22, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Valve trombone suggestions?
Replies: 16
Views: 1277

Re: Valve trombone suggestions?

True. Even a bass trumpet could be an option. It can be supported to take the weight of. I have a colleague who plays a contra bass trumpet with support.
by Chatname
Sun Dec 22, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Valve trombone suggestions?
Replies: 16
Views: 1277

Re: Valve trombone suggestions?

We have a whole section of Bach valve trombones that we use for the Italian repertoire. We tried some other brands but chose the Bachs. I like them very much. However, as mentioned above, they could be awkward to hold if one would play for really long stretches. Never been a problem for us, since th...
by Chatname
Wed Dec 11, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Outer Slide weight posting
Replies: 46
Views: 4524

Re: Outer Slide weight posting

M&W wide yellow brass slide 287grams
by Chatname
Mon Dec 09, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Outer Slide weight posting
Replies: 46
Views: 4524

Re: Slide weight posting

Aha, outer slide only! Then the numbers make more sense! My M&W slide is at work now but I have a Shires TW2547LW at home, weighs in at 232 grams.
by Chatname
Sat Dec 07, 2019 2:59 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Outer Slide weight posting
Replies: 46
Views: 4524

Re: Slide weight posting

So obviously my kitchen weight scale is way off (which would account for some baking disasters);
my M&W gold brass slide weighed 636 grams...
by Chatname
Thu Dec 05, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Sauer screw bell
Replies: 20
Views: 2051

Re: Sauer screw bell

That’s really interesting; thank you for your insights!
by Chatname
Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Sauer screw bell
Replies: 20
Views: 2051

Sauer screw bell

I haven’t seen the Sauer screw bell IRL, but am interested! Why f-attachment? Considering he was known for playing an 8H most of his career. Is it necessary for weight balance, or could one use a counterweight instead if one wants to have a straight trombone? Anyone with experience who would like to...
by Chatname
Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: The Bach 42 Thread
Replies: 28
Views: 2662

Re: The Bach 42 Thread

Tbonesullivan:
Are there more variations between one piece bells then between two piece bells? Why?
Not questioning this; just curious!
by Chatname
Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Best symphony orchestra straight mutes
Replies: 22
Views: 2075

Re: Best symphony orchestra straight mutes

Thanks for the tip, will look into those! Looks interesting!
How about wooden ones? Any ideas? I like them for the German stuff. Strauss
by Chatname
Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Best symphony orchestra straight mutes
Replies: 22
Views: 2075

Re: Best symphony orchestra straight mutes

The modern piece last week called for straight, harmon, cup, plunger and practice mute(!)...
But agreed, straights are the only ones needed for core repertoire!
by Chatname
Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Best symphony orchestra straight mutes
Replies: 22
Views: 2075

Best symphony orchestra straight mutes

My orchestra has lots of old mutes but many damaged and some are not that great. Maybe we’ll get some new ones; straight mutes feels particularly important. Preferably one set wooden, one set metal.
Recommendations? Which are the best mutes nowadays?
by Chatname
Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Help me buy the right Shires bell
Replies: 14
Views: 1191

Re: Help me buy the right Shires bell

Mv2541: What does the X in 7RXLWT8 stand for? Is it extra light weight?
by Chatname
Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Help me buy the right Shires bell
Replies: 14
Views: 1191

Re: Help me buy the right Shires bell

I would be very happy to get a million responses. At the time when I got serious about playing there was this polarity between Conn and Bach; I used to think I could only play Bachs. Then I gradually discovered that I can play other equipment, given some or much adaptation time. I am not very specia...
by Chatname
Fri Oct 25, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Help me buy the right Shires bell
Replies: 14
Views: 1191

Re: Help me buy the right Shires bell

I see almost no references anywhere to 7R or 7RLW. This surprises me, since the 7Y is so highly successful. Why, does this bell work less well in red brass? I’m curious because I really like the small 7YLW I use. Anyone who has tried the 7R or some variant of the 7 with a red bell? Anyway, the 2RVET...
by Chatname
Thu Oct 24, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Help me buy the right Shires bell
Replies: 14
Views: 1191

Re: Help me buy the right Shires bell

Thanks, great input!
I’m sort of waiting for a reply from the factory as well...
So seamed tuning slide sounds very interesting, are they usually yellow brass? Or, considering Paul suggesting gold brass, has anyone experience with seamed gb tuning slide?
by Chatname
Thu Oct 24, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Help me buy the right Shires bell
Replies: 14
Views: 1191

Help me buy the right Shires bell

New to this forum. Enjoy it very much! I spent a day reading the whole Shires Q&A thread and learnt a lot; bravo to Ben Griffin and Gabe Langfur! Inspiring! Some ten years back I purchased a Shires tenor slide. Dual bore 25-47, light weight yellow brass, wide nickel crook (TW2547LW). I had some inte...

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