Hello from the UK

Important Trombone Chat information starts here.
Post Reply
Takora
Posts: 1
Joined: Tue May 02, 2023 7:59 am

Hello from the UK

Post by Takora »

Hi all. Making my two obligatory posts here, as I have just registered.

I'm mum to a budding trombonist, so I'm trying to do what I can to learn how best to support him and came across this fantastic group.
ronnies
Posts: 61
Joined: Fri Mar 23, 2018 4:22 am
Location: Edinburgh

Re: Hello from the UK

Post by ronnies »

Welcome! From someone else in the UK.

Ronnie
Shires Tru-Bore (Bb/F/Gb/D)
Bach Stradivarius 42 (unlacquered bell)
Excel Bb/F/Gb/D (Chinese made Yamaha YBL-613G clone)
User avatar
DougHulme
Posts: 509
Joined: Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:54 am
Location: Portsmouth UK
Contact:

Re: Hello from the UK

Post by DougHulme »

Me Too!... Doug
User avatar
Geordie
Posts: 274
Joined: Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:45 am
Location: UK

Re: Hello from the UK

Post by Geordie »

:hi: Another UK person here m. Welcome aboard.
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
Life is not a rehearsal
sf105
Posts: 277
Joined: Sat Mar 24, 2018 12:28 pm

Re: Hello from the UK

Post by sf105 »

Where are you based?
User avatar
MCLisle
Posts: 7
Joined: Wed May 24, 2023 7:10 pm
Location: Amesbury, MA

Re: Hello from the UK

Post by MCLisle »

Hello to the UK :-)

I just joined the trombone chat forum after purchasing my first trombone 3 weeks ago. It's a 1957 Boosey & Hawkes small bore tenor which of course was made in England.

Do any of you have any Boosey & Hawkes lore to share ?

Marc
stewbones43
Posts: 230
Joined: Thu Oct 25, 2018 5:11 am
Location: Somerset, UK

Re: Hello from the UK

Post by stewbones43 »

Hello, and welcome to the Chat.
I am also in the UK, in the wonderful South Western county of Somerset, the home of cider and Cheddar cheese.

Marc, you asked for any info on B&H/Besson instruments and you will see from my trombone list that I have 3 of their models which I use in appropriate settings.
Your small bore tenor from 1957 could be one of a few different models; the main ones were "Regent" (Student level), "Emperor" (Intermediate level) and "Imperial" (Professional). There were some others such as the "78" and the "Oxford" but these were student level but not as common. All these instruments were the same dimensions, 0.487in bore and 7- 7.5in bell. Many were silver plated and some were in the old High Pitch tuning This is shown as the letters H.P. next to the serial number (under the bell flare)
All these instruments were built heavy and strong ready for high intensity use in brass and military bands and schools. They are ideal marching band instruments!!!

Which model in yours? Pictures would help.

Cheers

Stewbones 43
Conn 36H(Pitched in D/A)
B&H Sessionair
Besson 10-10
Conn 74H
Yamaha YSL-641 with Yamaha Custom Slide
Conn 88H Gen II with Conn SL4747 Slide
Besson Academy 409
Rath/Holton/Benge Bb/F/G or Gb/Eb or D Independent Bass
User avatar
StephenK
Posts: 100
Joined: Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:41 am
Location: Reading, Old England

Re: Hello from the UK

Post by StephenK »

Hi, welcome to the forum from another in the UK ( southern England). There is plenty of good advice on the forum, and don't be shy about asking questions! There are no stupid questions when you are starting out, and sometimes there are simple things to fix that can make a barrier to good progress.
David123
Posts: 8
Joined: Tue Aug 01, 2023 10:41 pm

Re: Hello from the UK

Post by David123 »

Hi! I am from Canada and new to this forum. Hoping to know and learn more from here. Thank you.
balkansobranie
Posts: 12
Joined: Thu Jul 20, 2023 8:50 am
Location: Glasgow, United Kingdom

Re: Hello from the UK

Post by balkansobranie »

Welcome to the forum - I am also new here, and am based in Glasgow in the UK.
1969 Conn 88H Elkhart Tenor Trombone used with Marcinkiewicz model ET1 Byron Peebles Mouthpiece.

Martin "Urbie Green" Medium Bore Tenor Trombone used with Marcinkiewicz Mouthpiece model 8.
paddler
Posts: 1
Joined: Sat Nov 26, 2022 6:04 am

Re: Hello from the UK

Post by paddler »

Hi there and welcome!

I'm also pretty new to the site, and agree that it is fantastic! It's proving a really useful resource for all things trombone, so thanks to the community for all their musings.

I stay up in Scotland too.
Blowing
Posts: 4
Joined: Thu Nov 30, 2023 12:13 am

Re: Hello from the UK

Post by Blowing »

Hello too from Midlands UK.
Just bought my first trombone at 90 years of age !
It's a Jupiter.
Managed to play my first few notes on it.
Hoping to play a few more. :-)
User avatar
PhilG
Posts: 8
Joined: Mon Apr 09, 2018 5:33 am
Location: Derbyshire, United Kingdom

Re: Hello from the UK

Post by PhilG »

Hello and welcome! - it's a lovely and friendly group and I've learned so much from it. I'm also in the UK, near Sheffield.
User avatar
PhilG
Posts: 8
Joined: Mon Apr 09, 2018 5:33 am
Location: Derbyshire, United Kingdom

Re: Hello from the UK

Post by PhilG »

Blowing wrote: Thu Nov 30, 2023 1:08 am Hello too from Midlands UK.
Just bought my first trombone at 90 years of age !
It's a Jupiter.
Managed to play my first few notes on it.
Hoping to play a few more. :-)
That's fantastic to hear. I hope you have many happy years playing :good:

"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.". George Bernard Shaw
8thnote181
Posts: 5
Joined: Sun Dec 24, 2023 11:24 pm

Re: Hello from the UK

Post by 8thnote181 »

I spent some time playing in a brass band in Ely, UK. The set list was odd...British March's followed by ABBA. Something about playing God Save the Queen followed by Dancing Queen...weird!
trombonetoddy
Posts: 1
Joined: Sat Jan 13, 2024 2:51 am

Re: Hello from the UK

Post by trombonetoddy »

Hello all trombone enthusiasts! I just joined and am so happy to have found this forum. I'm located in Springville, Utah, USA. I play a Conn Constellation tenor. I don't find many of these out there. I love the mellow sound. Anyone else out there who owns one?
Posaunus
Posts: 3655
Joined: Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:54 pm
Location: California

Re: Hello from the UK

Post by Posaunus »

trombonetoddy wrote: Sat Jan 13, 2024 3:05 am Hello all trombone enthusiasts! I just joined and am so happy to have found this forum. I'm located in Springville, Utah, USA. I play a Conn Constellation tenor. I don't find many of these out there. I love the mellow sound. Anyone else out there who owns one?
Welcome to our chat. This is probably a Conn 48H. Not as popular as the similar Conn 6H, but there are quite a few "out there." They do make a nice sound.
Post Reply

Return to “News & Announcements”