How do I love thee. Let me count the ways.

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lauriet
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How do I love thee. Let me count the ways.

Post by lauriet » Tue Jul 10, 2018 1:42 am

I love my 1928 22H Conn artist ballroom because its Vintage, is has got character, the things its seen, its small bore, its small bell. Its got a matt finish. It takes me back to a better time.
I love my Yamaha 354 because its brand new, its shiny, its slide is great.
I love my King 606 because its a bit beat up so I don't have to worry about knocking it. I can take it anywhere without worrying about damage.

Why do you love your Horn ???
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Post by imsevimse » Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:01 am

Music in it self is healing. It is the way I express myself and the way I meet friends. I'm not in love with a particular instrument. The horns are to me different characters that adds variation, and greater variations means more things to master which means more joy. Right now the most used horns for gigs are a Bach 36BO, a Conn 44h "Vocabell" and a Kanstul 1662 bass but when I practice I usually work on other horns because those are in their cases ready for next gig or next rehearsal.

/Tom
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Kingfan
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Post by Kingfan » Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:58 am

I love my 2B because it is light and responsive, sings like an opera soprano.
I love my 3B-F as it is a versatile horn, changes to fit my needs at the time.
I love my 4B-F because it was my first non-student horn, picked up from the designer at the King factory over 40 years ago, and lives up to it's name - "Sonorous"
I live my Holton TR180 as it plays so well it makes the trumpet section turn around and give me the thumbs up.
I'm not a complete idiot, some parts are still missing! :D
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Post by sirisobhakya » Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:48 am

I love my YBL-830 bass because it has the sound I want: a good balance between darkness and brilliance, and between gentleness and rudeness, all at my disposal.

The most important: I can say it saved me from suicide. How can I not love it?
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brtnats
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Post by brtnats » Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:08 am

I love my 891Z. I'd play it all day, every day, if I had half the chance. It's big, it's small, it's bright, it's dark and smoky. I've never played a better small horn, and it makes me want to practice.

Ditto everything with my 822G bass. It plays so well for a dependent horn that I'm (almost) not tempted by indy setups. Single valve when I want it. Tenor up high, big bass down low.
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Post by Bassbonechandler » Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:19 pm

It's my first and only true bass trombone I've played but I love my getzen 1052fd for its wonderful colorful sound in the upper register and dark sound in the low. I got it for a steal too!
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Post by TromboneCat » Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:55 am

I love my Yamaha Xeno because it is very versatile and as smooth as warm butter. It is so amazing, words can't even express how much I love playing it!
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Post by Finetales » Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:52 pm

I love my 72Hs because they feel like they were made for me and the way I play. The sound concept I have in my head just falls out of them. My indy '63 72H is the first bass trombone I've ever owned that makes me feel like I never want to upgrade or even consider playing anything else.

I love my early-'70s 3B because it is the ultimate workhorse. It slays at whatever role I throw at it and seems to ask "is that all?"

I love my '62 88H because it's everything a great 88H should be.

I love my Selmer Largos because they have the most gorgeous lyrical sound. They can light up too, but played softly in the middle to high register there's no sweeter trombone.
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