Most Useless Gadget?

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>> Nuvo jHorn...
Interestingly enough, they claim to have patented their design for their "rotary face valve." It looks to me an awful lot like a Shaw disc valve from a Fiske cornet. The example shows a Kohler in Josh Landress' collection, with the Shaw disc valves.

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officermayo wrote: Sat Apr 06, 2024 5:52 pm :lol:
greenbean wrote: Sat Apr 06, 2024 10:52 am Valve trombone?
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My turn to rain on a parade. BurgerBob can take a break from defending LeFreque et al.

You might consider a section of valve trombones if you want a historically informed performance of Antonin Dvorak, Josef Suk, Giacomo Rossini, Giuseppe Verdi, some 19th century Viennese, or Central-South American composers.
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Kbiggs wrote: Tue Apr 09, 2024 2:21 pm Another take on the jHorn from the inimitable Trent Hamilton:

At least that one will bounce when he drops it.
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At least that one will bounce when he drops it.
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Does the rubber tip at the end of the playing slide count as a gadget?
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I was just reminded of this useless product from my beginner days in 1972. 😄
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officermayo wrote: Thu Apr 18, 2024 8:20 pm I was just reminded of this useless product from my beginner days in 1972. 😄
I also (for some reason) bought a jar of "Spitballs" about 10 years ago just as I was returning to trombone after a multi-decade layoff. Thought they must be the latest thing. Never even opened the jar. Anyone interested in taking these off my hands (for the price of postage)?
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I have also got a jar of these spitballs. Not sure if they do anything. But it's fun to shoot them through the instrument. Always a bit worried that they get stuck however...
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