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by johntarr
Thu Oct 31, 2019 3:27 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: lead pipes for free, just pay shipping sold
Replies: 4
Views: 620

lead pipes for free, just pay shipping sold

Two unidentifiable lead pipes for free, just pay shipping. I can’t verify the manufacturer, they are available to anyone who wants to pay the shipping. I have no use for them and am trying to clean out some drawers of stuff that has just been sitting there for years. https://www.dropbox.com/s/0a6wd5...
by johntarr
Thu Oct 31, 2019 3:16 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: WTS: 3 AR Resonance tops
Replies: 6
Views: 425

WTS: 3 AR Resonance tops

I have 3 AR Resonance tops for sale. These are in mint condition, never scratched or dropped and I always rinsed with water after playing. Because I switched to using the bronze models, these have just been sitting in a drawer and we’re not used much at all. They are all 25.1 rim size V+ 65 -sold V+...
by johntarr
Sat Oct 26, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Lawler trombones
Replies: 173
Views: 21299

Re: Lawler trombones

Hi all, New to the forum, but wanted to give you a thank you for all of these posts about Lawler trombones. I've been wanting a new jazz horn for a while now, and after my friend reminded me about Lawlers, I found this thread and a couple of others. It was obvious from the threads that nearly every...
by johntarr
Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Ballroom Bells: advantages/disadvantages?
Replies: 15
Views: 1203

Re: Ballroom Bells: advantages/disadvantages?

Setback bells don't sell well because people are used to using the bell rim for a visual slide position. I'm no virtuoso, and I haven't seen the setback bell to be an advantage. But others seem to feel so. In fact, I have one I'm not using (needs a bit of repair though) if you are anywhere near sou...
by johntarr
Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Ballroom Bells: advantages/disadvantages?
Replies: 15
Views: 1203

Ballroom Bells: advantages/disadvantages?

I’ve read that a ballroom (setback) bell gives better acoustic feedback for the player and makes mute changes easier, so I’m wondering why most modern trombones have their bells set farther forward.

Any thoughts?

John
by johntarr
Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Lawler trombones
Replies: 173
Views: 21299

Re: Lawler trombones

... Yesterday I ordered a model 4/SB...(Set Back) like his model 2. I Configured it to be very light. A .020 yellow stem, connecting ferrules are thinwall, main tuning slide cross brace is solid for best balance, lower cross brace is hollow, his trademark branch guard on the tuning slide bow, nicke...
by johntarr
Sun Oct 06, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Lawler trombones
Replies: 173
Views: 21299

Re: Lawler trombones

How is it switching horns from the set back bell to the more common bell length? Because I’ll still use my Rath R3F, I’m wondering if having a Lawler with the set back bell would be confusing in the visual relationship between the slide position the bell. Are there any other advantages to the set ba...
by johntarr
Fri Sep 27, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Lawler trombones
Replies: 173
Views: 21299

Re: Lawler trombones

Thanks again Sheriff, for the detailed information. I keep leaning towards a 525 bore horn so sent Mr. Lawler a message asking about the possibility of a .20 stem for the model 4. A model 4 "Big Boy" made to be set back like a model 2 would be in my opinion, an outstanding choice. .020 yellow stem a...
by johntarr
Mon Sep 23, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Lawler trombones
Replies: 173
Views: 21299

Re: Lawler trombones


I have both a 500 and 500/508 dual bore. I prefer the 500/508 dual bore. I like a more open blow. Some of my fellow trombonists prefer it with the 500.
Thanks Sheriff! Also for all of your other posts with information on the Lawlers.
by johntarr
Sat Sep 21, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Lawler trombones
Replies: 173
Views: 21299

Re: Lawler trombones

Now I’m wondering about the dual bore slide vs single bore for the model 3. Any thoughts or opinions? Thanks in advance, John
by johntarr
Tue Sep 17, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Lawler trombones
Replies: 173
Views: 21299

Re: Lawler trombones

Hey John, Roy prefers the sound of an all yellow brass setup, with different flares (perhaps a red brass for solo work, or a bronze flare for more classical leaning work, or whatever suits you!) Many people have messed with this setup though. I really like the nickel slide with the red brass bell, ...
by johntarr
Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Lawler trombones
Replies: 173
Views: 21299

Re: Lawler trombones

Hello Lawler players, I’m wondering how the horn feels in the left hand. That may seem like a silly question but recently I’ve been playing my Rath R3 with the goose neck and find my hand and arm getting tired and sore. I have an R10 but have become tired of the sound and also that certain notes, li...
by johntarr
Fri May 17, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Telling a Story
Replies: 6
Views: 759

Telling a Story

When improvising or even playing written music, how does one know if they are telling a story, or not? Listening to a trumpet teacher podcast, several of the guests who studied under some of the Chicago greats like Arnold Jacobs etc. talk about the importance of communication, acting, story telling ...
by johntarr
Fri May 03, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Lawler trombones
Replies: 173
Views: 21299

Re: Lawler trombones

Is there anybody in the Denver, Colorado metro area with a Lawler that I could try when I’m visiting family in June? I live in Sweden so having one shipped without trying wouldn’t be ideal for me.
by johntarr
Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Lawler trombones
Replies: 173
Views: 21299

Re: Lawler trombones

Is anyone using the carbon fiber slide with their Lawler? This seems like an interesting setup, if it sounds right.
by johntarr
Tue Apr 23, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Rath Tuning Standard 440 or 442?
Replies: 4
Views: 582

Re: Rath Tuning Standard 440 or 442?

The in slide tuning on my Rath Alto has a long slide piece, I suspect t could be a D alto if one wanted. It doesn’t seem to work then other way. With the tuning slide all the way in, it’s maybe 441. My R3, on the other seems to need a longer tuning slide, but that might be me playing too short.
by johntarr
Fri Mar 29, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Beard and high register
Replies: 6
Views: 791

Beard and high register

Hello All, I’m wondering if growing a beard can affect the high range. Since growing a beard, I’ve been struggling to get a high Eb when before I could go up to G -Ab. Now you might be scratching your head wondering why I’m asking because it would seem obvious. However, I also started playing much m...
by johntarr
Fri Mar 29, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: AR Resonance Mouthpieces
Replies: 39
Views: 15514

Re: AR Resonance Mouthpieces

Yesterday I received a C- cup in bronze for my alto. I have the same rim size but it is much shallower that the normal C cup I had been using. Using the shallow cup has made the attacks much clearer and secure and the sound is fine and bright. This may not work in an orchestra but my sound concept f...
by johntarr
Sat Mar 02, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: AR Resonance Mouthpieces
Replies: 39
Views: 15514

Re: AR Resonance Mouthpieces

Has anyone tried the V- cup? As I understood from Luke, it is designed for high playing. I’m wondering if that’s an option for alto.
by johntarr
Wed Feb 20, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Alto Trombone Chops
Replies: 22
Views: 2053

Re: Alto Trombone Chops

I’ve experienced similar (I think) issues and found that I was blowing too much air and I think my lips were having to compensate and create resistance. As some of the posts above said, let the horn do more of the work and make sure your sound concept isn’t causing you to use more energy than the in...
by johntarr
Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Memorizing Techniques
Replies: 11
Views: 1785

Re: Memorizing Techniques

In doing some reading on the subject, I’ve learned that there are three types of memorization. The first is aurally, in that the piece is remembered as sound. My guess is that this is what most folk, jazz and Suzuki trained musicians use. Then there is memorizing the score, which is apparently what ...
by johntarr
Thu Nov 29, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: AR Resonance Mouthpieces
Replies: 39
Views: 15514

Re: AR Resonance Mouthpieces

I started playing the AR mouthpieces about a year ago. First I tried the regular cup with 46, 43 and 40 shanks. Then I also tried the V+ model which I feel is more flexible in color and variety. My current setup is to use a V+ 25.1 cup with a 65/46 shank on my Rath R3F, which I like very much. I wou...
by johntarr
Thu Nov 29, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Alto trombone bad note
Replies: 15
Views: 3089

Re: Alto trombone bad note

I just recently bought a Rath alto and the Db is fine.
by johntarr
Fri Nov 23, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Memorizing Techniques
Replies: 11
Views: 1785

Memorizing Techniques

For most of my musical life, I’ve relied on reading but I would like to find a way to play more from memory. One thing that I’ve discovered is that if I learn a melody by ear, it stays “memorized” much longer than a melody I read first. The obvious answer might be, “just learn by ear,” but I’m wonde...
by johntarr
Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: AR Resonance Mouthpieces
Replies: 39
Views: 15514

Re: AR Resonance Mouthpieces

I recently got my order from Antonio. MIND. BLOWN! As mentioned above, I got them in silver plated bronze -- 25.25 with flatter rim and sharper inner edge like a Schilke 47. One standard weight top and a light weight top. On my Martin Urbie Green with Butler carbon fiber slide, the lightweight is d...
by johntarr
Sat Nov 03, 2018 4:23 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: AR Resonance Mouthpieces
Replies: 39
Views: 15514

Re: AR Resonance Mouthpieces

Now, I’m wondering what the bronze material does in terms of sound and ease. Anybody have any experience with those? Mine is bronze. It produces about 20% more volume for the same amount of effort, for me. The sound has a more "ringing" quality to it. I've played it in both jazz and pop situations ...
by johntarr
Thu Nov 01, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: AR Resonance Mouthpieces
Replies: 39
Views: 15514

Re: AR Resonance Mouthpieces

I have a V+65 for my .525 bore horn, a V+60 for the .500 and I’m using the standard cup with a smaller shank for my alto. First off, they are great mouth pieces and being able to switch the shanks is wonderful to dial in the ease, sound and characteristics. I highly recommend them! Now, I’m wonderin...
by johntarr
Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:38 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: Rath R10 Nickel Silver Bell
Replies: 1
Views: 665

Rath R10 Nickel Silver Bell

Sadly, I need to let this wonderful sounding bell go to make room for an alto. The bell is in excellent condition with just one little scratch (looks like a piece of hair) but otherwise never dented or dinged. $1,100.00, buyer pays shipping. I will throw in a free, used but in good shape, Reunion Bl...

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