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1  Classified Advertisements / Classified Advertisements / Re: WTB: Good used bass trombone on: Today at 07:00 PM
I'm looking to purchase a good-quality used bass trombone. I don't have a strong preference on brand (other that it must be a mainstream, established company). I don't even have a strong preference on independent/dependent or even if it's a single-valve.
My biggest concern is that the horn is in excellent shape with a great slide and valves, and that the horn plays well.
I'm not a pro -- I'm a former trombone major playing regularly again after many years away -- so an Edwards or Shires Custom or that ilk is just not necessary. I play a 42C (not interested in trade) now but have been wanting to play bass for many years.
I would really prefer that the horn is in Tampa/Gainesville/Orlando/Sarasota or Atlanta (or even Chattanooga, Macon, Valdosta) as I would then be able to check it out in person, but I'm certainly not going to rule anything out that's in the U.S.
Ideally, I'm willing to spend up to about $2K on my first bass.
I can be reached at gsnewell1 @ gmail. com.
I'm happy to listen to advice or suggestions, too.
Thanks!
G

Please email me at neobri@outlook.com to discuss bass trombone options.  I have a Yamaha you may be very interested in.  Thanks!

Brian
2  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Repairs, Modifications and Maintenance / Re: Citristrip And Yamaha Lacquer on: Feb 17, 2018, 07:05PM
I believe they make ablative armor out of Yamaha lacquer.  It's absolutely bulletproof.
3  Classified Advertisements / Classified Advertisements / Re: 1959 Elkhart Conn 8H Trombone in Excellent Condition on: Feb 14, 2018, 07:02AM
No offense, but...

When I see a one-post forum member selling a horn that's probably going for $1300 or more, I get a few red flags going up. I'd advise caution.
Precisely why I'd like to see proof of the seller with a picture of the horn and the current date on a piece of paper to at least prove the horn is in their possession.  Still, I'm curious.  We'll see.
4  Classified Advertisements / Classified Advertisements / Re: 1959 Elkhart Conn 8H Trombone in Excellent Condition on: Feb 13, 2018, 10:29PM
1959 Elkhart Conn 8H Trombone in Excellent Condition. No dents. Removable original Elkhart lead pipe. Original case. Inner tubes are new. 98% lacquer. Has a beautiful sound and point/center to the blow. Top technician did the tweaking/slide work. Pro-tested. 9-9.5 hand slide action. Will ship to Europe. Please feel free to inquire if you have any questions. Thanks!
I'd like to see pictures, especially one with proof of the date of the pictures, etc.  Sounds like a nice trombone.
5  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Instruments / Re: JP Rath Alto and Other Bargain Altos on: Feb 13, 2018, 10:10AM
I have a Weril Alto and I agree that it is Front heavy.
I put an old King Counter weight on it and I actually think it plays better with the counter weight.
I tried a bunch of the Bargain Altos and (for me ) the Weril felt the best and the transition from Tenor to Alto was easier
I forgot about that  I also had a Weril alto, tuning-in-slide.  Ehh. I didn't love it, and ergonomically it wasn't so nice.  Front heavy, as previously mentioned.
6  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Instruments / Re: JP Rath Alto and Other Bargain Altos on: Feb 13, 2018, 08:07AM
For 200 usd more you can essily find a k&h 122 used. Why get a copy if you can get the real deal? Pm me if you want to know more.
I had one of those, too, and a reasonable player.  I wish I still had it to compare to the JP.  I sold it when I bought a Shires, which I eventually sold and replaced with my cheapie JP.  Oh well.
7  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Instruments / Re: JP Rath Alto and Other Bargain Altos on: Feb 12, 2018, 07:36PM
I like my 236.  Good horn.  Pretty even up and down.  Sounds like an alto.
8  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Instruments / Re: Euphoniums on: Feb 09, 2018, 01:27PM
I played a Wessex Dolce today.  Seemed good.
9  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Instruments / Re: How many horns do you own? on: Feb 08, 2018, 09:29AM
About 15.  Mostly high-end, and mostly listed here on the forum.  Yikes.
Plus a couple cornets, trumpet, saxophone, clarinet, flute, blah blah blah.
A couple of tubas...you get the idea.
10  Classified Advertisements / Classified Advertisements / Re: FS: Leadpipes (random bits, just have a look around) on: Feb 07, 2018, 10:17PM
Update - MattK contacted me, and I need to clarify and confirm the R and S pipes.  Weird.  Might not be Shires.  More details when I have them.

Updated list:

.500"
Edwards Alto
Edwards 4

.509"
Bach 16M

.525"
Edwards 2 (sold)

.547"
Callet (???)
Press-fit (stamped MO)
Shires R (maybe not Shires...details pending)
Shires 2
Shires S (maybe not Shires...details pending)

.562"
Shires B1 (sold)
Shires B2
11  Classified Advertisements / Classified Advertisements / Re: WTB - Professional-Level Trumpet & Flugel on: Feb 07, 2018, 08:01AM
Got a trumpet.  Need a great flugel now.  Thanks!
12  Classified Advertisements / Classified Advertisements / Re: FS: Leadpipes (random bits, just have a look around) on: Feb 06, 2018, 03:59PM
Updated list:

.500"
Edwards Alto
Edwards 4

.509"
Bach 16M

.525"
Edwards 2 (sold)

.547"
Callet (???)
Press-fit (stamped MO)
Shires R
Shires 2
Shires S

.562"
Shires B1 (sold)
Shires B2
13  Classified Advertisements / Classified Advertisements / Re: FS: Leadpipes (random bits, just have a look around) on: Feb 06, 2018, 03:56PM
What is the Shires R? Can't find any info on their website.
I haven't the foggiest.  Maybe MattK can chime in.  He's a Shires scholar.
14  Classified Advertisements / Classified Advertisements / Re: FS: Leadpipes (random bits, just have a look around) on: Feb 05, 2018, 09:34PM
Okay, Here's a list of what I have at the moment:

.500"
Edwards Alto
Edwards 4

.509"
Bach 16M

.525"
Edwards 2

.547"
Callet (???)
Press-fit (stamped MO)
Shires R
Shires 2
Shires S

.562"
Shires B1
Shires B2
15  Creation and Performance / The Business of Music / Re: Going to be a high school band director, is it worth it financially? on: Feb 05, 2018, 08:55AM
No. 

I have my Music Education degree.
16  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Instruments / Re: Euphoniums on: Feb 04, 2018, 08:43PM
Damn...I'm in the market now, too!  I shouldn't have sold my Willson 2900S.  Great horn.
17  Classified Advertisements / Classified Advertisements / Re: FS: Bach 42B on: Feb 04, 2018, 05:22PM
Folks, here are pictures. Remember to cut and paste the WHOLE link into a browser, since the site formats my links strangely:

https://1drv.ms/f/s!AqQG84cFzvfMpQrCdog33w8E7QEJ

A few important details:

This horn has pretty spotty lacquer, as the pictures show. 
Also, the linkage needs to be replaced, as it contributes to the valve getting hung up at inopportune times. 

Make an offer - Thanks!


--Fixed URL Tag - Matt
18  Classified Advertisements / Classified Advertisements / Re: WTB - Professional-Level Trumpet & Flugel on: Feb 01, 2018, 02:30PM
Ding ding! Hi  Got one! 

I will have to e-mail you later... 
You always have good stuff.  Please do!
19  Classified Advertisements / Classified Advertisements / Re: WTB - Professional-Level Trumpet & Flugel on: Feb 01, 2018, 09:50AM
I'm also interested in B&S trumpets.
20  Classified Advertisements / Classified Advertisements / Re: FS: Rath R1 on: Feb 01, 2018, 09:31AM
Picture link added to original post above.  Thanks for the interest!
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