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Post by ttf_anonymous » Tue Apr 08, 2008 7:42 pm

My marching/pep horn is Amber and  my 88H is.... Connor H. Conn Image
Side note:
once me and my director were talking about which horn I should use for what and the high school band director over heard it...

Should I use connor or Amber for jazz, because I knid of want to use amber because she doesn't get out much and might have a faster response but so far I've been using connor.

I don't know delayna  with most people someone like amber would work best but connor is doing great and I don't know if you should swich because you got so used to him.


let's just say that high school band director got a little confussaled
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Post by ttf_Precious » Wed Apr 09, 2008 5:11 am

My Olds Special is Emily
My Olds Ambassador is Herkimer (and Shorty is using that one in his band adventure this year)
My Bach alto is Jack
My silver colored sommat or other is "Lamp" (because eventually, it will be more lamp than trombone)

There isn't much that I *don't* name...
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Post by ttf_djdekok » Mon May 19, 2008 6:15 am

Quote from: Adurobone on Dec 04, 2003, 05:39PMMy old Holton is Jack. I'm  getting a new one soon, though.
Here's a question: Are trombones masculine or feminine (in concern to naming) ?
I'll take my cue from that venerable old warhorse, "sa Majeste le trombone" by duClos.  (His Majesty the trombone).  "Le" is masculine in French.

That being said, I've named both my horns "bessie"--don't ask me why (well, Bessie I and Bessie II) Image
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Post by ttf_RedHotMama » Mon May 19, 2008 12:00 pm

I neither name nor sleep with my trombones. Am I a pervert?


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Post by ttf_Connor H. Conn » Mon Jun 02, 2008 3:49 pm

Quote from: RedHotMama on May 19, 2008, 12:00PMI neither name nor sleep with my trombones. Am I a pervert?



yes
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Post by ttf_RedHotMama » Mon Jun 02, 2008 10:04 pm

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Post by ttf_anonymous » Tue Jun 03, 2008 6:38 pm

My 42's name is Baryophiy, which is hebrew for "son of (masculine) goodness and/or beauty" it doesn't totally relate to anything, but, it's pretty cool if you ask me  Image
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Post by ttf_anonymous » Wed Jan 14, 2009 7:55 pm

Quote from: Adurobone on Dec 04, 2003, 05:39PMMy old Holton is Jack. I'm  getting a new one soon, though.
Here's a question: Are trombones masculine or feminine (in concern to naming) ?

It depends, if you're a guy give it a feminine name.and vise versa.i think of it as, if your a guy and your trombones a guy then...yeah..Ha!
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Post by ttf_BFW » Wed Jan 14, 2009 7:59 pm

Some people choose feminine/masculine based on the "I'm kissing this instrument" aspect.  Some choose based on "this instrument makes a feminine/masculine sound" aspect.  Perhaps it's a question of whether the instrument is viewed as a partner or an extension of one's self, too.
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Post by ttf_sly fox » Thu Feb 12, 2009 1:43 pm

I've decided that the 6H I bought from DJ should be named:

Take II

since this is my second horn that I have owned in my life and my second try at playing trombone (with a 30 + year gap between the first and second times)

"I'm ready for my closeup..."  Image Image
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Post by ttf_Xenophile » Thu Feb 12, 2009 2:17 pm

I don't name my trombone because to me, giving her a name would imply that she has a personality other than the one that I am aiming to portray through her at any given particular point in time.
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Post by ttf_dr.icarus1342 » Thu Feb 12, 2009 4:48 pm

I often get into arguments with my trombone David- I'm not gay, just he seemed like a guy to me. (If you saw him, you'd think so too, covered in dents and scratches with an F-trigger. I didn't make him that way, got him from my aunt.) I also don't think I'm making out- just a disagreeing opinion. I usually think of the "mouth" organ as the bell, since, you know. So more of the "extension of myself" thing.
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Post by ttf_BlueTrombonist » Thu Feb 26, 2009 9:25 pm

Nope.
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Post by ttf_Exzaclee » Fri Feb 27, 2009 10:14 am

Mrs. Jones
 Image Image :sing:Me ee ee and missu, missus Jones missus jones missus ones missus joowowowones
           

                   we got a thang                goin' on
       
                    dwee do dwee do dwee do dwee do           Image Image Image


yeah....   Mrs. Jones.  we both know it's wrong, but it's much to strong.....

If loving my horn is wrong, i don't wanna be right!

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Post by ttf_anonymous » Thu Apr 30, 2009 12:59 am

Blessing Student Model - Penelope

Yamaha YSL something - Estelle

King 3B - Robyn

All girls that got away.

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Post by ttf_sly fox » Thu Apr 30, 2009 1:53 am

Quote from: JonnoBrittain on Apr 30, 2009, 12:59AMBlessing Student Model - Penelope

Yamaha YSL something - Estelle

King 3B - Robyn

All girls that got away.

I'm a sad, sad man Image

"it's far better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all"   Alfred Tennyson
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Post by ttf_sly fox » Thu Apr 30, 2009 2:18 am

As I stated earlier, I've decided that the 6H I bought from DJ should be named:

Take II

since this is my second horn that I have owned in my life and my second try at playing trombone (with a 30 + year gap between the first and second times)

now that I have found some EBAY steals:

The Olds Special '59 I haven't named because its being donated to a local school music program after being worked on by the local repair shop, cleaning and dent repair was all that was needed.

the 1890 - 1910ish Fredrick Busch trombone is called "Respect" as in "respect your elders"

the 1910ish H N White "King Solo Model 2" is called "Behave" as in "Junior, behave"

for obvious reasons.

so current role call:

"Respect", "Behave" and "Take II"
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Post by ttf_anonymous » Sun May 17, 2009 7:57 am

Quote from: sly fox on Apr 30, 2009, 01:53AM"it's far better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all"   Alfred Tennyson

Hahaha. The thing is, I never got love any of those girls. Just admire them from afar and indulge in a spot of wishful thinking.
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Post by ttf_miki v » Fri May 22, 2009 2:09 am

Conn 18H - The old girl

Bach 42B - Hi Ho Silver (DJ named it that when I was buying it, and the name stuck)

BBb tuba - Big Bertha

now to think of something for the Benge 165f?? Image

Cars: Ford falcon (xr8)- The Boss

Hyundai Excel - Pocket Rocket Image

my parents always named our cars, usually using the numberplate letters , so it's not much of a stretch to naming my instruments - they all have their own personalities. Image


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Post by ttf_Full Pedal Trombonist » Sun Jun 21, 2009 5:58 pm

Holton TR-181 = Count Bassy ( terrible pun for Count Basie, but the fist Jazz chart I played with it was one of his... )

Custom 42 = Seras ( inside joke with a friend of mine, the name's from Hellsing )

King 2B Silver Sonic = Sheva ( kind of an inside joke, the name's from RE5 )

Frankenbone = selfexplanitory really...

Bach 301 = Giuseppe

Jupiter JSL-432 = Luciano
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Post by ttf_Bonebonebone » Sun Jun 21, 2009 8:31 pm

My 3b is named "Kickass"
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Post by ttf_legallois » Sun Jun 21, 2009 11:09 pm

My Bach 42BO has been Jean Petit for a while.
Bach in Welsh = Little = Petit and there's a song about Jean Petit.

But I'm not convinced. After all, he's not that small.

Perhaps PDQ, after one of the most versatile of the Bach family ?
Perhaps Brooks ?

Meanwhile, "it's better to have loved a short girl than never to have loved a tall".
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Post by ttf_Bonebonebone » Sat Aug 01, 2009 11:06 am

I've been having second thoughts about christening my horn "Kickass." After all, that was the name I gave my high school horn, and I think I should do my 3b justice with an original name. My brother suggested "Bamf", but while it is completely awesome, I think explaining the name to people would be awkward.

Maybe Big McLargeHuge or Master Exploder or... I can't think of anything that would work.

This is way too difficult - why isn't there a book of instrument names out there?? They have 'em for babies, why not trombones?
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Post by ttf_Dan » Wed Aug 12, 2009 1:37 pm

Conn Director somethingorother-Olga
York somethingorother-Delilah
Bach Omega-Rosemary/Melissa...not sure which one. Must be a split personality disorder.  Image

Jupiter JST-314 sop bone - Doesn't have a name, although I decided it was the child of my Bach and a Yamaha bass I used to have named Spike...
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Post by ttf_stonebone » Thu Aug 13, 2009 5:44 am

My wife has a name for my trombone--"the other woman." Ha!
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Post by ttf_anonymous » Fri Sep 11, 2009 2:32 pm

Yamaha YSL-354 is Spike
Elkhart Conn 88H is Don Ciccio
Both are names my dad frequently calls me...which means the next trombone I get will be Lee or Mr. Pink.
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Post by ttf_miki v » Sat Sep 12, 2009 4:47 pm

Thought I'd update my trombone names, as they have evolved since the above post.

Conn 18H is still the old girl

Bach 42B is now Gomez (Addams)

Benge 165F is Morticia

Miraphone 186 BBb tuba is Lurch

Gotta love the Addams Family.  Image Image Image


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Post by ttf_Mouse » Sun Sep 20, 2009 8:05 pm

I think names give an instrument personality, and since I feel like I work WITH them (as a partner) it's important to know them

(yamaha's)
697z Rafael

881G Bjorn

882O Erik

830 Siegfried

Miraphone soprano:
Lief


 
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Post by ttf_anonymous » Sat Oct 03, 2009 6:12 pm

My 42T is Cleopatra (Cleo for short).
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Post by ttf_RedHotMama » Tue Oct 06, 2009 4:53 am

I had a close look at my King yesterday. For ease of carrying, I've been squeezing it into a case which is a lot smaller than its proper one. I notice that the top of the slide has been denting the bell. Quite badly, in fact. So its name is probably Ouch.... Image
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Post by ttf_sly fox » Tue Oct 06, 2009 5:14 am

or how about "Hurt Me"
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Post by ttf_USATrombone » Wed Oct 07, 2009 5:48 pm

my greenhoe bach 50's name is Victoria. She treats me very well. The wife gets a little jealous when I take victoria on long trips without her.
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Post by ttf_sly fox » Thu Oct 08, 2009 5:21 am

decided on the name of my latest addition, the Silver plated Conn 4H (1940ish). In honor of its excellent art deco engraving, it is known as "Arty"

so here is the current lineup:

I now own:

3 Conn trombones:  The 1917ish Conn S Model 3 is called "Monk", a '76ish Conn 6H, named "Take II", thanks to DJ, which I use in my efforts in relearning how to play, and my latest addition, a 1940ish Conn 4H, silver plated, beautiful art deco engraving, known as "Arty".

a 1890 - 1910ish Fredrick Busch trombone is called "Respect" as in "respect your elders".

a 1910ish H N White "King Solo Model 2" is called "Behave" as in "Junior, behave". 

a 1910ish Buescher Grand called "Bueschie". 

a 1915ish Frank Holton & Company Special - "Frankie"

R. Wunderlich - "Wonder" (as in my wife wonders what the heck I am doing with all these trombones.

the order according to date of manufacture (??)

"Respect", "Behave", "Bueshie", Frankie", "Monk", "Wonder"???, "Arty" and "Take II".  All except "Take II" were low cost EBAY purchases.

The Olds Special '59, that I had bought, has been donated to my son's H S band after being fixed up.  His section leader had a problem with his trombone, discovered the Olds and has fallen in love with it.  He uses it for Marching Band  Image and as lead trombone in Jazz Band  Image
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Post by ttf_sly fox » Mon Dec 07, 2009 2:45 pm

since we have had a number of new members recently, I thought I would give this thread a bump and see if we have any people wanting to comment.
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Post by ttf_Trombone Samurai » Tue Dec 08, 2009 1:43 am

It's interesting how an even number of people give their horn a female name as they do a male name.
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Post by ttf_anonymous » Tue Dec 08, 2009 3:16 am

Where i come from we call all horns, trompets and so  ' TOETER'   Image
I don't know anybody who has given there horn a name.
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Post by ttf_Torobone » Tue Dec 08, 2009 4:11 am

I have only named my bass Duo Gravis, because it is big enough to consider having a name.

She's Gerta, as in Big Bertha's sister.
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Post by ttf_baspet » Tue Dec 08, 2009 4:17 am

sorry to say, but...
giving your trombone a name, its like giving your **** a name.
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Post by ttf_Torobone » Tue Dec 08, 2009 4:21 am

Quote from: baspet on Dec 08, 2009, 04:17AMsorry to say, but...
giving your trombone a name, its like giving your **** a name.

It sounds like you have English as a second language. You must first understand a culture before you comment on it. At least, that's what my European friends tell me.
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Post by ttf_baspet » Tue Dec 08, 2009 4:34 am

i didn't want to offend anyone. But that is what i thougt.
And yes English is my second language. I do my best to make no spelling mistakes.
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Post by ttf_BFW » Tue Dec 08, 2009 5:00 am

Quote from: baspet on Dec 08, 2009, 04:34AMi didn't want to offend anyone. But that is what i thougt.
If you really didn't want to offend anyone, you might have thought it and not said it.

Some guys don't name their girlfriends; they just call them "the woman."
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Post by ttf_baspet » Tue Dec 08, 2009 6:53 am

nice comparison. girlfriend - trombone

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Post by ttf_ddickerson » Mon Dec 28, 2009 4:35 pm

Sly,

are all of your trombones playable? You have quite a stash.
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Post by ttf_sly fox » Mon Dec 28, 2009 4:56 pm

quite a stash???

remember except for two, the Conn 6H and the 35 Buescher, all were cheap EBAY auction winners (very low $XXX)  Buesher 35 Grand Delux was a benefit of having a friend on TTF  Conn 6H was a good buy (thanks to DJ).

1935ish Grand Delux is called "Goldie" for obvious reasons.

check out the gallery for pictures

roll call: 
3 conns, 2 bueschers, 1 Wunderlich, 1 Busch, 1 Holton, 1 King,

only one made in the last 30 some years, others: 1940ish, 1935ish, 1910 - 1920ish, give or take one 1900 - 1910ish.

any one wanting to trade a LA Olds professional model or a King Liberty, Liberty 2B or 2B for some of my pea shooters, PM me.  ( Image to dream the impossible dream Image)

Work??? yes and no.  some of the slides need work but all are playable all are low pitch so close to modern pitch or  they are actually modern pitch.  obviously, the 6H and 4H are the best in my humble opinion. 

some of the slides need work but all are playable, in a fashion, all are low pitch so close to modern pitch or  they are actually modern pitch.  obviously, the 6H and 4H are the best in my humble opinion. 

My son's section leader has indicated to his parents that he might want a graduation gift of a good vintage jazz trombone, so I have loaned him the 4H, the Holton special and the 35 Buescher to try out and to do a "report" back to me about his thoughts about their abilities.  I will update you folks then. 

this is with his parents' consent who have asked me to help him out in finding a good trombone when the time comes.  I am hoping to broaden his horizons to the various possibilities.  He really likes the Olds Special, but the School won't sell it to him.
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Post by ttf_anonymous » Mon Jan 11, 2010 5:14 pm

My King Silver is Little Boy and my Bach 36 is Fat Man (Atomic bombs).  I don't have names for my two older ones. 
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Post by ttf_mrt88 » Mon Jan 11, 2010 5:51 pm

My bass is Loki, after the norse god of mischief, seemed apt lol
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Post by ttf_bonegrl » Tue Jan 12, 2010 5:28 am

Quote from: mrt88 on Jan 11, 2010, 05:51PMMy bass is Loki, after the norse god of mischief, seemed apt lol

That's a good one.
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Post by ttf_RobertV » Wed Jan 13, 2010 3:03 am

My Shires I call 'the Shires', my alto trombone is called 'the alto'. Original, huh?
People who do name their trombones, in what circumstances or conversations do you use it?
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Post by ttf_RedHotMama » Wed Jan 13, 2010 4:09 am

I've never "got it", myself. I don't name anything. My King is "the trombone". But then, I only use one trombone, so perhaps it doesn't matter so much!
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Post by ttf_Torobone » Wed Jan 13, 2010 5:46 am

Quote from: RobertV on Jan 13, 2010, 03:03AMMy Shires I call 'the Shires', my alto trombone is called 'the alto'. Original, huh?
People who do name their trombones, in what circumstances or conversations do you use it?

Think of the movie "The Gods Must Be Crazy". There is a Land Rover that is problematic at the very least, and this vehicle apparently is always in need of repair. For the purposes in the film, the handbrake is broken, and this leads to much fun stopping on a hill while opening and closing a game/farm fence.

This vehicle is called by the South Africans in the film the "AntiChrist".

Get the idea?

As for me, I shared a name here, but I rarely if ever use it with anyone.
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