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1  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Instruments / Re: Valve bone? Why? on: Feb 14, 2018, 05:06AM

Here`s a couple others

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPN-vibtrZY  - Rob McConnell

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQXM-8EcLXE  - Mike Fahn (his solo starts at the 3:48 mark)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0dZ8qReZ9Ek - Larry Smith (From The band - Lighthouse)
2  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Instruments / Re: JP Rath Alto and Other Bargain Altos on: Feb 13, 2018, 10:00AM
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
3  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Instruments / Re: Valve bone? Why? on: Feb 12, 2018, 04:54AM
I`ve owned a couple. My first was a Getzen. It was really bright and felt very tight
#2 was a 1910 Conn - I used it for years but being very small bore it had it`s limitations.
I now have a 2B Valve trombone with a 1953 Nickel Tempo Bell on it. Love it !
Beautiful sound
It`s too bad that Valve Trombones get such a bad rap here.
4  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Mouthpieces / Re: How to get bright sound with full low register? on: Feb 11, 2018, 09:15AM
The .500 bore and a 7C will give you plenty on Zip in the low range if you practice it.
Long tones down there and tonguing exercises from low Bb to low E
5  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Mouthpieces / Re: How many pro lead Trombonists play on the Bach 12C T'bone mouthpiece? on: Feb 11, 2018, 09:12AM
I believe Michael Davis plays a 12C
Urbie`s Jet Tones are roughly 12C-ish
I was under the impression that Conrad played on a 12 not a 12C, I could be wrong.
There`s a wonderful player in Rochester, NY that plays a 12C on a 34, (well now it`s a 3B)
6  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Instruments / Re: Double Trigger Tenor Troms? on: Feb 09, 2018, 06:39PM
Trombonist Glenn Ferris plays a double trigger (I believe) 3B
7  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Instruments / Re: Opinions about King 3B valve trombones? on: Feb 07, 2018, 03:11PM
I have a 2B valve trombone. It`s basically the same valve section , different connectors.
I like it. It took me a while to find the right mouthpiece to make it work for me,
My 7C just made it a little harsh sounding because of the .485 bore size.
I switched to a Bach 7 and pulled back a little on the amount of air I was using and Bingo. The horn opened right up .
Pretty darker sound and a  very nimble horn. You need to approach a Valve trombone differently.
It`s not a slide trombone with valves , it`s a completely different animal.
Kind of like... almost every Trumpet player owns a Flugel-horn. But you can right away, the guys that actually
practice Flugel and really know the instrument. same with a Valve Trombone.
Have fun
8  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Mouthpieces / Re: Bach 8 mouthpiece questions on: Feb 06, 2018, 06:17AM
I use a Mount Vernon 7 in my 2B valve trombone. Best fit. It mellows the horn out and makes it sound a little more "Brookmeyer-ish"
9  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Mouthpieces / Re: Bach 8 mouthpiece questions on: Feb 03, 2018, 11:29AM
That is the 8 1/2 BW  that has the wide flat rim
10  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Mouthpieces / Re: Bach 8 mouthpiece questions on: Feb 02, 2018, 10:23AM
I primarily play a 7C but have used Bach 7`s .
I like the sound I get with the 7 but it`s not always suitable for the type of gigs I`m doing.
a number of years ago I sent my 7C off to get replated.
The onbly other mouthpiece I had at the time was a 7. I did all my R&B, Big band and teaching on it and got to really like it
and started to be able control it in the upper range.
When the 7C came back I didn`t use it for a awhile but the 7C won out in the ling run.
6`s, 7`s, 8`s 9`s, 11`s and 12`s are really under appreciated mouthpieces
11  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Repairs, Modifications and Maintenance / Re: Converting a Bach 34B to a 34C? on: Jan 30, 2018, 01:32PM

12  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Instruments / Re: New Valve replacement question on: Jan 28, 2018, 11:36AM
Why replace the wrap?
I`m pretty happy with the open wrap
13  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Instruments / New Valve replacement question on: Jan 28, 2018, 10:56AM
Has anyone tried the Instrument Innovations Rotary Valve?
I`m a little curious about it. I`m considering getting different valve set-up for my 42BO/
The more I play this horn (and it plays wonderfully) the more I notice the trigger range is not very open.
I`m not interested in Thayers at all, but this one interests me.
I bought 2 of the Axe Handle systems from them and was blown away by their wanting to work with you to make sure you are happy
14  Teaching & Learning / Practice Room / Re: What to do when horn is in the shop on: Jan 26, 2018, 02:42PM
I (at one time) had only one Trombone. I was playing a gig and the guitar player knocked it over and just south of the tuning slide the horn bent at a 90 degree angle.
The repair shop had it for over a month. Came back looking amazing but....
I had gigs to play. I borrowed a friends horn for the next night and then borrowed a school horn (I was a high school band director).
My wife and I sat down and we decided that I needed a back-up horn
I now have 10 so it`s not a problem anymore.
15  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Instruments / Re: Trombone step/up on: Jan 25, 2018, 06:42PM
I would stay with the 88H for now. Take it to a GOOD Repair tech and have it worked on. The 88H has been the Orchestral standard (along with the 42B)
for years. It`s still the sound people are trying to replicate on some Shires and Edwards set-ups.
16  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Instruments / Re: What Bach is this?? on: Jan 18, 2018, 05:31AM
I always thought a brace on the open wrap F slide was a good idea
17  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Accessories / Re: Can you help to find THE practice mute ? on: Jan 17, 2018, 10:04AM
The Protec Liberty practice mute is the Best I`ve tried. Doesn`t effect pitch , has a Normal feel to it and fits in the bell in the case, so you always have it.
Also it`s only $30.95 on Amazon.
I`ve tried a lot of them and for the price it`s a great mute. And NO you do not get worse if you play it for a long practice period.
I now have one in each of my horns (because I was forever looking for the case I left it in last)

18  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Instruments / Re: Bach to produce a new Friedman model on: Jan 16, 2018, 07:04PM
I would love to try the Friedman Bell on a Lt 547 slide. I bet it would make a nice straight set-up
19  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Instruments / Re: Your personal favourite out of these horns? on: Jan 16, 2018, 01:47PM
I have never played any of these but I have a plain old time tested Bach 42BO that plays great and works for me.
20  Creation and Performance / Musical Miscellany / Re: Forgotten mouthpiece? on: Jan 14, 2018, 04:50PM
I keep in my car/trunk at all times , so I never have to worry about that stuff

Music stand
Mute bag
Seat cushions
Microphone case
Mic stand
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