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1  Classified Advertisements / Classified Advertisements / Re: WTB: .547 Trombone w/ Axial Flow valve on: Apr 26, 2017, 12:06PM
Assuming they are both in comparable and decent condition...  the 42T would easily be my choice. Good!

For what it is worth!  Perhaps nothing.
2  Teaching & Learning / Beginners and Returning Trombonists / Re: What's new in lube? on: Apr 26, 2017, 05:22AM

I play with a lot of other trombonists.  There's no single winner, but I would say the current favorites are:
Yamaha Trombone Slide Lubricant
Slide-O-Mix Trombone Lubricant (2-part)
Slide-O-Mix Rapid Comfort (1-part)
Ultra-Pure Trombone Slide Lube (new formulation)

Yup - this is the modern scene.  I have used all these and they are all excellent.  I use the Yamaha and Rapid Comfort regularly on newer or otherwise good slides.  The Ultra-Pure is the one that I have used the least - only on one horn - but it seems VERY promising.

And I also agree that the creams (trombotine, mostly for me) are better for older or scratchy slides. 

That reminds me... I need to try the Burt Herrick slide cream I just acquired!...  :)
3  Classified Advertisements / Classified Advertisements / Re: WTB: .547 Trombone w/ Axial Flow valve on: Apr 25, 2017, 12:40PM
PM sent...
4  Classified Advertisements / Classified Advertisements / Re: FS: Walt Johnson case for small Bach on: Apr 23, 2017, 10:29PM
Sale pending.
5  Teaching & Learning / Beginners and Returning Trombonists / Re: Help with 2nd Trombone Purchase on: Apr 23, 2017, 03:15PM
I would stick with a .525-bore horn.  It is more likely to work out.  Yes, a .547-bore can work for some kids, I am sure.  But you should play the odds and get good, middle-of-the-road equipment.  Many good medium-bore horns recommended above.  I think the Yamahas would be a particularly good choice.  The 446 is great.  The 640, 646 (older), and 684, too, but they are harder to find.  Mouthpieces?  Schilke 51, 51B, Bach 6.5AL, Bach 5G, etc.  Medium to big is okay.  51D?  No.  IMO.

The parents are worried too.

There is your answer...
6  Classified Advertisements / Classified Advertisements / FS: Walt Johnson case for small Bach on: Apr 22, 2017, 07:07PM
That is right... I have here a fine example of the elusive and legendary Walt Johnson hard case!  I bought it thinking I would put a Mt Vernon 36 in it.  Nope!  This case was designed for a small-bore Bach with a 7.5" bell.  So, if you have one of these, this might be the thing for you.  I imagine other peashooters might fit.  And might be able to do some testing.

$200 shipping CONUS
7  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Accessories / Re: Filing Mute Cork? on: Apr 22, 2017, 06:51PM
I am surprised this thread didn't get more comments.  This is something I have been wondering about, too.  I would have guessed that trombonists over the years came up with a theory of what happens when you file corks down a bit.  Is there an advantage to have slightly thinner corks?  And then what happens if you take too much cork off?
  This is not something that gets talked about?...

Thanks in advance for any thoughts from you long-time players!
8  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Accessories / Re: Trombone slide case on: Apr 22, 2017, 06:38PM
Yeah, the Conn slide cases are great.  Taylor Music has been selling them for $95 for a long time.  WELL worth it!  I don't think I have ever put a Bach slide in it.  I can do that if you say the word.
9  Classified Advertisements / Classified Advertisements / Re: FS: Mt Vernon Bach 36 on: Apr 19, 2017, 05:01PM
Beautiful.  I've always wanted to play a mt. Vernon but have never had the opportunity.  How does this compare to corporation horns?

I have played several Corporation 36's that were very good - one of which was really great.  But this easily tops that one by a large margin.  This may sound like I am engaging in Puffery - but assure you I am not.  This is a truly phenomenal player.  It is one of very few horns I have played that makes me just stare at it when I put it down and wonder.. how on earth?!  Why.. would this one be so different than other horns?!... I don't get it.  It is some kind of mojo.   

That said, I am getting out of the small- and medium-bore business.  And am going to focus on bass playing.  With a few large-bores around for kicks. 

I know some of you might be rolling your eyes... thinking this sounds like advertising copy.  So, I am willing to let this go out on trial.  If it is not loved, just send it back.
10  Practice Break / Purely Politics / Re: Our unbalanced POTUS on: Apr 19, 2017, 04:49PM
Looks like 2015 tops 2017 for the win - 118 to 53! 
11  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Mouthpieces / Re: Hammond 11ML. on: Apr 19, 2017, 04:50AM
The 51C4 will feel (and is) MUCH smaller.  Rim is flat.  Brightish mpc.  The 11ML would be more comparable to a 51.  I had a Hammond 12ML that was closer to a 51 actually.  11ML has a bigger rim than 12ML.
12  Classified Advertisements / Classified Advertisements / FS: Conn-Greenhoe 88HTG tenor trombone on: Apr 18, 2017, 10:10PM
Conn-Greenhoe 88HTG here.  Amazing!...  Really.  This is a fantastic playing 88H.  As good as they get.  Greenhoe valve and wrap in excellent shape.  Thin Conn bell.  Your choice of 4747 or 4762 Conn slide.  Both slides are excellent.  Light lacquer wear on slides and valve and wrap.  Bell itself has a few repaired dents or dings and lots of acid bleed.  Unfortunate because acid bleed it ugly.  But it doesn't affect bell performance - and the thing plays.  Comes in a newish Conn hard case or Reunion Blues gig bag, if you prefer.  $2400 shipped to US.

13  Classified Advertisements / Classified Advertisements / FS: Mt Vernon Bach 36 on: Apr 18, 2017, 10:03PM
1963 Bach 36 trombone here.  Straight, no F.  Awesome playing 36.  The best 36 I have played by far.  Remarkable response and projection.  Sheesh.  Cosmetically not beautiful, but it is straight, ding-free, with a good-working aligned slide.  Not a Yamaha-Rath-type great slide; but a good moving, absolutely playable slide.  Each stocking has a wear spot about, oh, the size of.. a baby green pea.  Counterweight is not original but is included if you want it.  Comes in a 1980's brownie case or a Reunion Blues gig bag - your choice.  $1700 shipped in the US.
14  Practice Break / Found on the 'Net / Re: Am I The Only One To Cringe? on: Apr 18, 2017, 08:59PM
Eeek! :-0 :cry:
Would have thought that Woodwind Brasswind would know better. Yeah, RIGHT.

I would say they know virtually nothing at this point...
15  Classified Advertisements / Classified Advertisements / Re: Update. FS: Bass trb mouthpieces on: Apr 18, 2017, 02:58PM
I want the gold plated Ernie Tack!
16  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Mouthpieces / Re: Intonation and mouthpiece size for small bore instrument on: Apr 16, 2017, 07:50AM
The T1 is a great mouthpiece!
17  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Repairs, Modifications and Maintenance / Re: Pull leadpipe on Bach 50 slide on: Apr 15, 2017, 03:13PM
18  Classified Advertisements / Classified Advertisements / Re: FS: 6 Horns -- King, Conn, and Yamaha -- tenor and bass on: Apr 15, 2017, 09:52AM

1.  Vintage Yamaha 681.  Straight large-bore horn.  Yellow brass bell.  Torpedo counterweight.  Great shape.  Slide is one of the best.  10/10...  Slide crook has a bit of push-in, but it doesn't matter:  Awesome playing horn!  $550 + shipping 


2.  King 2B.  Near-mint, I will call it.  I think this one is from the late 1990s - early 2000s.  (It has the 'tall' engraving style with multiple loopy sections - got it?)  A few light scratches and a bit of lacquer loss on handslide brace areas.  Inners look new and slide action is like a new King slide: 9/10.  Awesome.  Case in excellent shape.  $1000 + shipping


4.  Conn 110H Bass Trombone.  Single-valve bass in GREAT condition.  Some minor wear as expected but no dings or repairs.  Slide is soooo nice.  Great sounding and very easy playing bass!  This horn will be a gateway bass trombone drug - be careful!   $1300 + shipping.


5.  Conn 24H.  Nice little vintage peashooter in great shape.  I don't know much about these.  Conn Loyalist is your friend.  $300 + shipping


6.  Conn 30H Burkle model peashooter.  MINT!  Must have been overhauled at some time.  Great player!  Mint condition - did I mention that?  My research suggests that it is from 1937.  Case in fantastic shape appears to be from 1950s, perhaps, and not from Conn - but it is nice.  $700 + shipping

7.  Some trumpets.  (If you must.)  King, B&S, Getzen 4v flugel, ...

19  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Instruments / Re: What year is my Conn 6H? on: Apr 14, 2017, 12:03PM
1960.  And I don't recall seeing any 6H with Elkart or Symphony on the bell.  Your bell probably have the 3 bandsmen?  And probably "CONN Made in USA".
20  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Accessories / Re: New Yamaha Silent Brass Or Bremner? on: Apr 14, 2017, 08:48AM
The Bremner is great but big.
The Best Brass is great and small.

I use a Liberty (Protec) for bass.  Also great; I think it was inspired by the Best Brass. 
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