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Q&As

Post by Chatname » Sat Sep 11, 2021 11:15 am

I learnt so much from the Ben Griffin/Gabe Langfur Q&A thread. I’ve read it several times. I felt they were really able to give lots of valuable information based on their huge experience, not primarily to sell stuff (although it inspired me to buy equipment but with a little deeper understanding, and not at all specifically Shires).
Since I have only sporadically been on this forum, would anyone be kind enough to direct me towards similar threads?
And, how about have more Q&As with other highly respected players and persons in the industry?
Since they’re already on the forum, may I suggest hornbuilder? Brass Medic and slipmo from Brass Ark? Those are just a few names that I thought of, would be interesting to pick their brains in instrument related matters. If they would accept.
And of course there are lots of other persons that would be exciting. I’m sure many top names would agree.
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Re: Q&As

Post by Matt K » Sat Sep 11, 2021 12:15 pm

Funny you should mention that one... I was the reason for that thread because I kept pestering Ben basically every time he posted about more details. Sorry about that Ben :wink: very glad that the thread existed because I too learned a lot.

We had at one point talked about maybe funding the forum by having manufacturers pay a small fee to have their own sub forum, but that never materialized. I personally would have no problem with that, nor would I have a problem just stickying a thread at the top of mouthpieces or horns for the company for questions.

If there are other comments we can talk about them internally and see if there's a best path moving forward for either of those types of ideas.
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Re: Q&As

Post by WilliamLang » Sat Sep 11, 2021 12:17 pm

Could you link to the thread here? It sounds like it'd be a fun read and would save people from the search bar
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Re: Q&As

Post by Matt K » Sat Sep 11, 2021 12:28 pm

The archive I scraped can be found here:

https://trombonechat.com/viewtopic.php?t=471

You should also be able to find it on archive.org on trombonechat.org if you want to see it directly from the "source".
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Re: Q&As

Post by WilliamLang » Sat Sep 11, 2021 1:12 pm

thanks!
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Re: Q&As

Post by Elow » Sat Sep 11, 2021 1:16 pm

Maybe everyone can pitch in $ for a group interview of a couple respected members. Not sure who could interview them, maybe just have a couple people on a zoom call with a list of questions. just ideas
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Post by JLivi » Sat Sep 11, 2021 1:21 pm

Doing a similar thing to a Reddit AMA would be cool, but also difficult given the format of the forum.
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Re: Q&As

Post by Chatname » Sat Sep 11, 2021 1:51 pm

True, AMA is of course a better name for it. It doesn’t have to be so complicated, I think. Just a respected person agreeing to answer questions for a period of time.
I’m sure I could get a few good well known names on, if we could get something going. However, it seems natural to start with knowledgeable people already on the forum. In my humble opinion. And I don’t care so much if they sell stuff, as long as people from different businesses get the same opportunity. I would love to hear from MW, Edwards, Courtois , Yamaha and so on, and I would be equally interested in what happens in the industry in China, for example.
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