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 on: Today at 08:14 PM 
Started by bonearzt - Last post by bonearzt
Hi All,  acquired a load of music from a good friend to liquidate.


Some pretty old, so not sure of a value.
Reasonable offers accepted plus shipping.


 on: Today at 08:13 PM 
Started by Jhereg - Last post by djdekok
I love mushrooms.  I love trombone.

Perhaps a spicy creamed mushroom soup after a long pratcise session.  Mmmm ... what an incentive!

You said"prat kiss", uh huh huh huh...

 on: Today at 08:05 PM 
Started by Jesse - Last post by bonearzt
This doesn't address repair/maintenance issues with the slide!


 on: Today at 08:03 PM 
Started by Jesse - Last post by demaxx1
My procedure that I have found that works the best for me.
1) I have a slide-o-mix cleaning rod with the correct size sheath.
2) Trombotine
3) Yamaha slide lube
4) water spray bottle
5) clean towel

I take the cleaning rod, with the correct sheath, I will run the rod in and out on the outer tube until the tube starts getting warm. That is usually 20-30 times.

I take the clean towel and wipe down the inner slide making sure to remove any old lube and dirt, grime or anything else that has collected. (I have have read that some people will clean the inner tubes with alcohol & cotton balls, I have not done that step)

I apply a dot of trombotine to the stockings and work it in the stockings and usually a inch or two above the stockings. Then work each tube into the outer slide one at a time, making sure to turn the slide so that the inner is spreading the trombotine all over the inside of the outer slide.

I remove the inner slide and wipe it off removing and of the remaining trombotine on the inner slide. (you just need what was left on the the inside of the outer slide.)

I then use the Yamaha slide lube, and again work each inner inside the outer one at a time.

I then put the slide together and spray the inners with two shots of water.

This gives me the smoothest slide and it seems to last longer than any combination I have tried up to this point. I will spray with water just before playing. I can say I have tried a bunch of them.

 on: Today at 07:58 PM 
Started by demaxx1 - Last post by BackBone
Try slowing the metronome way down. Like super slow. Where you can play with no mistakes then slowly speed it up.

 on: Today at 07:44 PM 
Started by Bonepro55 - Last post by salsabone
IMHO hands down, the easiest to play, manipulate, and fit in to just about all bass trombone playing situations that a doubler like myself has come across in 30 years of playing is a Yamaha 613H.  Like you I am mostly a small bore commercial player on small bore horns. Again just my own personal opinion.  Take it FWIW.

 on: Today at 07:40 PM 
Started by demaxx1 - Last post by demaxx1
I think I picked up the recommendation from a YouTube video a while ago. I tried it out and for old trombone slides, it really does work the best out of all currently available options. Glad you are a happy bunny!

I wanted to just bring this up again, that the trombotine with the Yamaha slide lube is by far the best to use on vintage slides. I have now used this combination on all my vintage horns. It literally takes an old slide up to the next level. I have a 1921 4H and a 1925 6H, that the slides feel as good as a lot of much newer horns.

On another note. I have a mid 1990s Bach 42. I recently had the slide aligned. When I got it back it was wonderful. I noticed that after I had cleaned the slide that it never felt like it did when I first got it back. I figured what the crap, So I used the trombotine and Yamaha lube on it. It worked like a charm! It was just as slick as when I got it back from the shop! I later asked the repair man what he used. He said trombotine and Yamaha lube. I hope this thread helps others. 

 on: Today at 07:33 PM 
Started by BillO - Last post by BillO
Still looking for an LT102 rim.

 on: Today at 07:24 PM 
Started by demaxx1 - Last post by demaxx1
Sight reading is not one skill but a collection of several. 

Some of these will improve just by doing a lot of it. 

But what's holding you back may be different.

I would suggest using your difficulty as a diagnostic tool.  Take careful note of what you struggle on. 

Tricky rhythms?  Big leaps?  Unfamiliar keys?  Syncopation?  Scalewise runs? 

Whatever it is, get some music in that style, and practice it.  I don't mean practice it sight reading, I mean work it up like an audition excerpt, adding those skills to your memory banks for retrieval.

Here is where I am at the moment. I can turn on the metronome, and look at a piece of music, and I can clap out the rhythms usually fine, even the tricky rhythms. I know I can play the notes. But for some reason when I put the two together and play, it all goes to crap! Maybe it is a concentration problem? If I have to think of more than one or two things at a time. However I still put my hour and a half of practice in today, which included two new pieces I had to sight read. It was like the 3rd time we went through it before I could feel the beat of the music, then things got better.

 on: Today at 07:11 PM 
Started by demaxx1 - Last post by demaxx1
I have kind of started me a vintage Conn trombone collection. a 1921 4H, 1925 6H, 1930 24H, a very early 1933 30H Burkle, a 1948 70H, A 1965 78H and a 1969 79H. I just bought a 1920 2H. (cheap) I knew that with a .458 bore that the horn was pretty much useless for playing purposes other than just to have around and maybe pick up at the house and play some. Am I correct on the 2H? Or do they still serve a musical purpose, maybe lead in a big band or jazz band?

I am just curious what others think!

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