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Ain't eBay wonderful?

Post by Posaunus » Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:38 pm

Where else would you find a bargain like this (price just reduced from $105.12!):
https://www.ebay.com/i/173251412423?ul_noapp=true

This makes me jealous of trumpeters, who can apparently play this instrument like a clarinet (as long as you hold it pointing straight down and use BOTH white gloves)!

If the trumpet section sitting behind me in my big band played like this, I could toss out those earplugs!
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Post by Vegastokc » Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:58 am

Don't worry, they did not leave us out. :biggrin:
(Looks like the one Trent Hamilton reviewed on his channel :horror: )

https://www.ebay.com/itm/School-Band-St ... c&_ipg=200
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Post by PSJ » Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:41 pm

But neither is Band Director approved! :amazed:

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Post by BGuttman » Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:11 pm

But it's left-handed! :cool:
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Post by Posaunus » Wed Aug 01, 2018 4:29 pm

But - whether right or left-handed - can you play the Chinese trombone pointing vertically downward (like the trumpet) - and still move the slide?

I think I'll bring a pair of white gloves to my next rehearsal to look more professional!
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Post by SlidemanSailor » Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:53 pm

Impressive new technique. Those clever Chinese invent a new way to play after centuries of people doing it wrong.

While we are admiring, I note you can get a PROFESSIONAL trombone for under a hundred bucks. Easy-sneezy to get good return on your investment there.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/School-Band-St ... Sw8gVX2h5U
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Post by JohnL » Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:29 am

SlidemanSailor wrote:
Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:53 pm
Impressive new technique. Those clever Chinese invent a new way to play after centuries of people doing it wrong.
Nothing new. I've seen people play trumpet like that before...
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Post by Driswood » Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:22 am

I did get a new Bach 6 3/4C off eBay for $36.00

There are some good ones there.
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Post by greenbean » Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:29 pm

Oh, man, and now I learn that when I played sax for all those years as a young man... I had the mouthpiece upside down! Thanks to this guy here. https://www.ebay.com/itm/362385623432 I am so embarrassed...
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Post by Posaunus » Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:56 am

greenbean wrote:
Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:29 pm
Oh, man, and now I learn that when I played sax for all those years as a young man... I had the mouthpiece upside down! Thanks to this guy here. https://www.ebay.com/itm/362385623432 I am so embarrassed...
So sorry, Tom - please don't cry! :weep:

Trombone was also my consolation prize - my brother played saxophone. But he gave it up (after playing recorder for a few years) - and (many decades later) I still play my trombone! :wink:
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Post by BurckhardtS » Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:48 am

LOL! What do you think Doug??? Think we've finally found a trumpet Type III?

On a serious note, I did buy my YSL-354 I use for jazz for $150 on eBay...
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Post by 2bobone » Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:20 pm

Regarding the upside-down saxophone mouthpiece : I saw the "Carabinieri" Band [Policeman's Band] from Rome, Italy way back in the 60's and most of their single reed players had their mouthpieces positioned "Upside-Down" ! Was it a normal Italian method ?
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Post by cozzagiorgi » Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:59 am

2bobone wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:20 pm
Regarding the upside-down saxophone mouthpiece : I saw the "Carabinieri" Band [Policeman's Band] from Rome, Italy way back in the 60's and most of their single reed players had their mouthpieces positioned "Upside-Down" ! Was it a normal Italian method ?
Nope.
My guess is some stupid military order... Carabinieri are a part of the italian armed forces, not the police.
Or maybe a superstition, we italian are really superstitious :-)

But I have never seen someone play this way, and I have seen bands from sicily to Milano.
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Post by greenbean » Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:31 am

Or they painted a "reed" on the top of the mouthpiece to be funny? I had a HS bandmate who did this. He used a backwards lig, so it looked pretty confusing. He was definitely a funny guy!
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Post by greenbean » Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:32 am

(I have tried playing upside-down. It is pretty much impossible.)
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Post by sungfw » Fri Aug 17, 2018 3:26 pm

greenbean wrote:
Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:29 pm
Oh, man, and now I learn that when I played sax for all those years as a young man... I had the mouthpiece upside down! Thanks to this guy here. https://www.ebay.com/itm/362385623432 I am so embarrassed...
Nah. You had it right for you, he's got it right for him 'cuz he's got an upstream embouchure. :amazed: :amazed: :amazed:

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Post by LeTromboniste » Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:26 pm

2bobone wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:20 pm
Regarding the upside-down saxophone mouthpiece : I saw the "Carabinieri" Band [Policeman's Band] from Rome, Italy way back in the 60's and most of their single reed players had their mouthpieces positioned "Upside-Down" ! Was it a normal Italian method ?
Chalumeau and early clarinets were played with the reed on top. I wouldn't be surprised that some local schools of playing kept that feature until quite late.
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