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Rusty
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Shires Marshall Gilkes

Post by Rusty » Tue Apr 13, 2021 6:54 pm

https://www.dillonmusic.com/s-e-shires- ... -trombone/

Would love to try one! A few differences to the Michael Davis horns, notably the screw bell, .500 bore, 1.0 tuning slide, brass outers on the slide and different bracing. The bell seems similar size to the MD+ but I’m sure there’s a few more differences in there.
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Re: Shires Marshall Gilkes

Post by Tbarh » Wed Apr 14, 2021 6:24 am

"Custom Gilkes bracing"??
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Re: Shires Marshall Gilkes

Post by Peacemate » Wed Apr 14, 2021 6:31 am

Tbarh wrote:
Wed Apr 14, 2021 6:24 am
"Custom Gilkes bracing"??
I'm guessing it refers to the slide braces being 2 pieces instead of three. I'm just basing this of the picture though, so I might be wrong.
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Re: Shires Marshall Gilkes

Post by FEWeathers » Wed Apr 14, 2021 8:28 pm

Keith Hilson has a review video up now,

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Re: Shires Marshall Gilkes

Post by paulyg » Wed Apr 14, 2021 10:10 pm

I knew they were planning a Q Contra, weird that they chose such a small bore and pitched it in Bb.
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Re: Shires Marshall Gilkes

Post by Fidbone » Thu Apr 15, 2021 12:33 am

Here's the man himself playing his own model........... :biggrin:

Sounds fantastic :good:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4sA0cxiraY
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Re: Shires Marshall Gilkes

Post by Nobbi » Thu Apr 15, 2021 12:48 am

Wow ... thanks for sharing, Fidbone ... way to go!!!
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Re: Shires Marshall Gilkes

Post by Nobbi » Wed Jun 16, 2021 5:27 am

Well, the man himself playing his own model is jawdropping ....

So I called our Shires dealer here in Germany and asked for that trombone to play test. I finally got it on Friday and spend the last 4 days playing it up and down my repertoire ... always in comparison with my Lawler 3.

To make it short: I will NOT send it back.

The Shires TB-MG is extremely precise in response in all registers. It is work, to not hit the correct keys.
The sound is beautiful and round but it penetrates if necessary. These are the reasons why it is a keeper for me!
It is made solid, flawless, oldfashioned, boring! The engraving is the most beautiful part on that horn. If you look at the Lawler and the TB-MG at the same time, optically the TB-MG is a Mercedes C class ... the Lawler is a Mercedes SLS.

The second point I was interested in, was the Marcus Bonna case for detachable horns (I want one for the Lawler for a few months, now but was hold back by the amount of money).
This Shires case is on the inside specially designed for the TB-MG, the Lawler doesn't fit at all. A whole lot of space to put in MP's, water sprayer, slide lube, leadpipes .... but no space for a mute at all. No chance with my Okura. The 7.75 flare fit's really tight .... no chance for larger flares.

What a wonderful horn, I am really happy with it. My lesson out of this whole situation:
I will never play test other horns anymore ... the consequences are tooooo costy!!! :lol:
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Re: Shires Marshall Gilkes

Post by Nobbi » Wed Jun 16, 2021 5:28 am

And the Marcus Bonna case ...
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Re: Shires Marshall Gilkes

Post by Slidehamilton » Sat Jun 19, 2021 11:52 pm

Can anyone comment on the weight of the slide? Especially since it has nickel oversleeves. Many brass slides with the oversleeves can be quite heavy. Not a fan of heavy slides!
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Re: Shires Marshall Gilkes

Post by Nobbi » Tue Jun 22, 2021 12:52 am

The complete slide, inclusive leadpipe, is exactly 560g.
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Re: Shires Marshall Gilkes

Post by Slidehamilton » Wed Jun 23, 2021 11:37 pm

Ok, thanks!
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Re: Shires Marshall Gilkes

Post by Andre1966tr » Fri Jun 25, 2021 2:37 am

The weight of the outer slide is of importance...
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Re: Shires Marshall Gilkes

Post by Nobbi » Fri Jun 25, 2021 1:45 pm

The outer slide ... it only makes sense ... the moving part.
Sorry guys, my mistake.

TBMG outer slide: 240g
For comparison ... Lawler 3 outer slide: 178g
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