Medium bore STRAIGHT horns, go!

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Medium bore STRAIGHT horns, go!

Postby mwpfoot » Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:34 pm

Making a list, please indicate if it's NOT .525" and 8" bell.

Bach 36
King 3B+
Conn 78H (.522")
Yamaha 645 (8.5" bell)
Benge 175
Rath R3
Lawler Big Boy
Reynolds Contempora 30 L (.520", 8.5" bell)
(others?)

Asking for a friend.

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Re: Medium bore STRAIGHT horns, go!

Postby tbathras » Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:14 pm

I tested a Shires 2RVE8 with a TW25 at the factory about a year ago. That thing was easily the best tenor of any size I've ever played. If I ever buy a tenor, it will be that.
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Re: Medium bore STRAIGHT horns, go!

Postby BillO » Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:12 am

I've never played a medium bore straight horn, only those with an F-att. However, those I that I played (Conn 50H, Bach 36B, Yamaha 356R) were all very nice trombones. In general I find the MB horns to be more stable in the high range than a large bore and capable of a bigger, rounder sound than a small bore. Just as you might expect. Of the ones I mentioned above, the Yamaha was my favorite. I'm not sure what the straight equivalent is of that horn but I do know Yamaha have made straight MB horns in the past - (YSL-630?).
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Re: Medium bore STRAIGHT horns, go!

Postby mwpfoot » Mon Jan 29, 2018 3:32 pm

Yep, another one!

Yamaha 630 (8.5" bell)

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