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gtieszen
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Intro (need 2nd post)

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I'm an "old guy" in my 70's from Kansas. I see from his signature that OneTon is from Wichita -- about 20 miles from me, maybe we'll meet sometime. I have always been just a hobby trombonist who plays just for fun. I've never considered myself a very good player, but I do well enough that I can play in a brass quartet at church, or a street band playing Christmas carols.

I started in 4th grade on an already old Elkhart. In Jr Hi I was moved to tuba because I was one of the bigger kids. In HS I got back to trombone on a school 72H. In college I again used a school instrument, a King bass/large tenor (single rotor, don't know model), and played some tuba again, because I had experience with the tuba, and they needed a tuba player. It was a small private college so I got to play in band, jazz band, and the local community band. I had a chance to buy one of the directors' 72H at a very reasonable price, but a college student who only played for fun couldn't afford it. Many years later I bought an Olds S20 I found in an antique store -- someone had tried to force the slide on backwards and slides were hopelessly stuck in 6th position. Careful use of heat and a rubber mallet separated the slide and a trip to the Slide Doctor made it playable again. I also got a really cheap Special and played both for church and various other small groups. About 5 years ago our house was broken into and I lost both horns and a lot of other stuff, none of it was ever recovered. I was really depressed about the loss of the horns and was otherwise preoccupied, so I kind of lost interest trombones. Recently I ran onto an Olds special on an online auction and it rekindled my interest. I ended up getting the horn which has a pretty good ding in one of the slides. It should be able to be fixed relatively easily.

And now I saw, and got, another trombone on the auction. It was labeled as an Olds trombone and has a flat wrap F section, but from the photo's, it's not like any other Olds I have ever seen. I'll post pictures in the Instruments section when I get it if I can't figure out what it is. I think it will make for an interesting discussion.

I followed the old forum a number of years ago and am glad it has been re-born. I've really enjoyed reading recent postings.

Galen
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Re: Intro (need 2nd post)

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Olds used a flat wrap F attachment on small bores with F: the Ambassador A-20, the SuperStar S-20, and the Recording R-20. (I had an A-20 for many years).

There also was a bass trombone with a flat wrap that extended toward the bell. 2nd valve was in flat E and was within the main loop. Reynolds offered a similar instrument called "Stereophonic".
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Re: Intro (need 2nd post)

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According to tracking, it should be here Saturday so I'll post a photo when it gets here.

GT
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