Strange object came with new trombone...

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ttf_davdud101
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Strange object came with new trombone...

Post by ttf_davdud101 » Tue Oct 31, 2017 1:01 pm

My new (new-to-me/used) horn came last week, and to my surprise, inside the case was... a small "Woofle"/"wiffle"-ball tied to about a foot of string.

Any clue what this is? I can imagine that it can be used for a myriad of air-flow exercises - but that's all I could come up with.  Image






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Post by ttf_Jhereg » Wed Nov 01, 2017 5:11 pm

Is this a new horn, or a "new" horn?

Who did you buy it from?

Breathing tool or cat toy perhaps.
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Post by ttf_greenbean » Wed Nov 01, 2017 5:46 pm

Ask the manufacturer?...

(And report back, please.)
ttf_davdud101
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Post by ttf_davdud101 » Wed Nov 01, 2017 6:12 pm

Quote from: Jhereg on Nov 01, 2017, 05:11PMIs this a new horn, or a "new" horn?

Who did you buy it from?

Breathing tool or cat toy perhaps.

Whoops, forgot to mention that. "New-to-me", as  I like to say. used 80's Yamaha. I'll add that to the OP
ttf_harrison.t.reed
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Post by ttf_harrison.t.reed » Thu Nov 02, 2017 5:02 am

It's obviously a pitch pipe. Spin the whiffle ball as fast as you can above your head using the string until you hear a pitch. Then you can tune to it.

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Post by ttf_Matt K » Thu Nov 02, 2017 5:16 am

Possible they were using it as some kind of mute. That's common for, say, plunger mutes so they can be dropped without falling to the ground.  They may have been using it as a faux plunger or something else. Maybe... ?
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Post by ttf_BGuttman » Thu Nov 02, 2017 7:15 am

I think it's to tie to the end of the slide to tease the cat.
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Post by ttf_bassboneman » Thu Nov 02, 2017 7:22 am

It was being used by a middle schooler! They were using it during band to keep up morale!
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Post by ttf_Quiros » Thu Nov 02, 2017 8:00 am

Quote from: bassboneman on Nov 02, 2017, 07:22AMIt was being used by a middle schooler! They were using it during band to keep up morale!

Yeah, maybe he used his horn as a ball-in-cup game!
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Post by ttf_bassboneman » Thu Nov 02, 2017 2:48 pm

Quote from: Quiros on Nov 02, 2017, 08:00AMYeah, maybe he used his horn as a ball-in-cup game!
Exactly!! Image
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Post by ttf_bassboneman » Thu Nov 02, 2017 2:48 pm

Quote from: Quiros on Nov 02, 2017, 08:00AMYeah, maybe he used his horn as a ball-in-cup game!
Exactly!! Image
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