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1  Classified Advertisements / Classified Advertisements / Re: WTB: Elliott XT102N Lexan on: May 21, 2017, 09:14PM
Please see my other ads, if my other pieces interest you let's work something out.
2  Classified Advertisements / Classified Advertisements / WTB: Elliott XTC+ Cup and D3 Shank on: May 21, 2017, 09:12PM
Title says it all.
3  Classified Advertisements / Classified Advertisements / FS/FT: 2 Piece Pickett 5.5M (Satin) on: May 19, 2017, 09:50AM
For sale is a Pickett 5.5M with 5.5Rs removable rim.  The rim is polished, and the cup/shank is satin.  The mouthpiece is like new, only played by me for a few weeks.  Make me an offer.

Looking for Elliott:

XT102N Lexan Rim

XTC, XTC+  or XTD Cups and matching 3 shanks depending on what cup comes up first.  Let me know what you got.

Please email for pictures, questions, offers, etc. 

Thanks,
Leo
4  Classified Advertisements / Classified Advertisements / Re: FS: Gold Rath 1 1/4W on: May 19, 2017, 09:17AM
Taking offers.
5  Classified Advertisements / Classified Advertisements / Re: WTB: Elliott XT102N Lexan on: May 15, 2017, 04:13PM
Also have a Pickett 2 I would be willing to work out a trade with.
6  Classified Advertisements / Classified Advertisements / WTB: Elliott XT102N Lexan on: May 15, 2017, 07:58AM
The title says it all. Would be willing to do a partial trade for my Pickett 5.5.
7  Classified Advertisements / Classified Advertisements / Re: WTB: Aria Trombone Stand on: May 08, 2017, 01:43PM
An Aria stand? Do mean an Aida? Like this one: https://www.hornguys.com/collections/trombone-stands/products/aida-tb98-trombone-stand-1
8  Classified Advertisements / Classified Advertisements / Re: FS/WTT Kanstul 1585 Bass Trombone on: Apr 08, 2017, 05:40PM
Chris is a straight shooter and an amazing player! Just wanted to chime in since he doesn't have a lot of posts on his track record.  I have played this instrument and it is a great horn, completely ready to go!   Good!
9  Classified Advertisements / Classified Advertisements / Re: FS: Mt. Vernon 12C on: Apr 01, 2017, 07:50AM
Would trade this plus cash for Elliott:

LT102N or XT102N Lexan Rim

 XTC+  or XTD Cups and matching 3 shanks depending on what cup comes up first.  Let me know what you got.
10  Classified Advertisements / Classified Advertisements / Re: FS: Gold Rath 1 1/4W on: Mar 31, 2017, 07:25PM
Also looking for Elliott:

LT102N or XT102N Lexan Rim

 XTC+  or XTD Cups and matching 3 shanks depending on what cup comes up first.  Let me know what you got. 
11  Classified Advertisements / Classified Advertisements / Re: FS: Gold Rath 1 1/4W on: Mar 22, 2017, 12:40PM
$90 shipped.
12  Classified Advertisements / Classified Advertisements / FS: Mt. Vernon 12C on: Mar 20, 2017, 06:55AM
For sale is Mt. Vernon 12C in pretty rough shape.  No Plating, has been polished so it doesn't look too bad as is.  The shank is still generally round but is more elliptical than circular.  Light scrathes/marring on the whole piece. Rim is in surprisingly good shape.  Would prefer to sell it this week so I don't need to travel with it.  Make me an offer. Please use the email in my forum profile for any questions, pic requests, offers. 

Thanks,
Leo
13  Classified Advertisements / Classified Advertisements / Re: FS: Gold Rath 1 1/4W on: Mar 20, 2017, 06:48AM
Open to trades for Griego 1 or 1.25. Sheridan Get a Grip with a little cash. Maybe a lefreQue..............or..........make an offer! 

Thanks,
Leo
14  Classified Advertisements / Classified Advertisements / FS: Gold Rath 1 1/4W on: Mar 17, 2017, 10:55AM
For sale is Gold Rath 1 1/4W.  This was my daily driver for a long time. The gold is lighter than a freshly plated piece, wear on the shank from insertion, one tiny little flat spot on the outer edge of the rim in one spot.  Does not affect playability, you won't know its there.  Overall great condition though, no damage.  Would prefer to sell it this week so I don't need to travel with it.  Make me an offer. Please use the email in my forum profile for any questions, pic requests, offers. 

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Leo
15  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Instruments / Re: Getzen 3062 Bell on a 3047 on: Aug 04, 2015, 08:14AM
Thanks for all of the replies everyone! I know my school has a 3062 that's not in the best of repair hence my interest in trying that.  If not I will just have to keep my eyes open for the right bell at the right price (maybe the right 5B). Thanks again everyone. I'll be sure to share my creation if I end up with a cool combo.

Cheers,
Leo
16  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Instruments / Re: Getzen 3062 Bell on a 3047 on: Aug 03, 2015, 02:00PM
I feel a little foolish for using the example I did, maybe swing charts were not the best situation to cite. I usually do just use my 3B in those situations, I have a very good low range down from false Eb chromatically down to double pedal Ab. (Although, the Rath certainly has made a few appearances too, stylistically authentic or not). I guess was just trying to justify my desire for a single valve bass with a real world application.  Evil  Regardless I was really just wondering if the 3062 bell would work if I ever happened upon a stray one for a good price. Although it sounds as if the 9.5 inch would be too big, maybe I would need a 9. Once again, thanks for the input.

Leo
17  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Instruments / Getzen 3062 Bell on a 3047 on: Aug 03, 2015, 12:12PM
All,

For a while now I have been toying with the idea of getting a single valve bass for bands that don't demand both triggers and a huge a horn.  e.g. older big band books focusing on swing charts where there are sometimes only 3 trombone parts.  I was wondering if a Getzen 3062 Bell would fit on my 3047 tenor.  If it did maybe the flare would be too close to the slide, maybe it just wouldn't play correctly or be out of tune, who knows? This is really a shot in the dark, just wondering if anyone has tried it or has an idea of what the results would be. The potential to easily create a single valve bass using existing gear was too appealing to not investigate.

Thanks for your help,
Leo
18  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Mouthpieces / Re: Pre Prana Monette on: May 26, 2015, 11:02AM
All,

My band director's father is a bass trombonist of many years and he happened to be making a visit to my school last week, he brought a Pre Prana BT 2 with him for me to try.  I spend a little time on it in a free period of mine and spoke with him quite a bit about gear and what not; at the end of the conversation he simply told me to keep the mouthpiece!  :-0  I have been using it some the last week yet haven't really spent a ton of time on it (lots of tenor playing required lately).  I wanted to share my first impressions though.

I used it first in a Wind Ensemble and found that it played brighter than the G&W Chinook I usually use in that group.  It was easier to get a bigger sound on (part of this was due to the smaller size of course) yet it did feel noticeably easier to play.  To my surprise, the rim which is thin in comparison to previous preferences, was extremely comfortable and did not feel "sharp" like the Giddings sometimes does.  The comments I received from my director were that it blended better than I usually do...this was a shock based off of what I have read in this thread and elsewhere.  He described the sound as more present and somewhat bigger yet without sticking out or overpowering the section (which happens from time to time).  I personally felt as if it didn't project as much as it should have but I got different opinions from those on the other side of the bell.

I also played bass on the third set of a 3 set big band gig over the weekend (I usually play 2nd).  It was mostly dance oriented big band classics: Ain't That a Kick, Moon River, Sylvia, Lady is Tramp, How High the Moon, etc.  Once again I didn't feel like my sound was projecting enough but the bari player in front of me, a good friend who knows what I usually sound like, told me that it was a little much.  I adjusted and just focused on playing with the same air and sound concept as usual and this time I was thanked by the bari player.  I still didn't feel quite as comfortable on my end of the bell, but everyone seemed to like the results once appropriate adjustments were made. 

As usual a new mouthpiece can fix everything for 2 weeks so I will chime in with some long term results.  I will be playing only tenor for the next 3-4 weeks as I will be out of town for tenor requirements.  Hopefully I can revive this thread when I put some real time in on the piece.  I am happy with it so far, (maybe cause the price was right), and I am seriously considering looking into the BT 1 I was originally interested in at the beginning of this thread.  Thank you for all the previous input, it really has demonstrated that everyone's different in their taste.  Would love to hear some more comments, especially if you have had the same first impression.

BTW, everyone should wish a happy birthday to Miles.   :D

Cheers,
Leo
19  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Mouthpieces / Re: Pre Prana Monette on: May 15, 2015, 06:12PM
All,

Once again thank you for all the replies and advice.  I was not saying everyone was void of reasoning in my earlier post; just hoping to hear more.  I found one to try next week and will post opinions here afterward.

Cheers,
Leo

20  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Mouthpieces / Re: Pre Prana Monette on: May 10, 2015, 08:08PM
All,

To begin with I appreciate all of your replies.  I was hoping this wasn't going to turn into another typical Monette thread, i.e. a thread to tell one that they are overrated and not worth the money with little reason as to why.  If you have a complaint can you tell me why specifically it was too much money?  To further this though, maybe I could have been more specific as to what I wanted to know.  I currently use a Rath 1.5 W or 1.25 W for commercial and jazz type playing. The wider rim is comfortable for me in this type of playing and I love the sound.  I am looking for a bigger piece that gives a darker and thicker sound yet still retains a comfortable shape. I have been Using A Giddings and Webster Chinook for this, the sound is great but is uncomfortable to play.  Back to the Monette, this is NOT a 300 dollar mouthpiece and I am looking at a PRE Prana which can't be bought new.  Can anyone give their opinion about playing a Monette that exclusively pertains to pre prana pieces?  Finally, I do not need a lecture that explains I'm the biggest variable in sounding good, take my word for it, I know.  I am putting in the time, I'm just looking for the right tool for a specific need.  Thanks again guys!

Leo
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