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1  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Instruments / Re: Next Horn on: Aug 13, 2017, 08:51AM
As a freshman going into Music school (and Fredonia is a Great School) Don`t rush into the unknown too fast. You have no idea what is ahead of you for the next 4 years.
Sell the Bach and WAIT. You may find that the "Classical" side of the horn really calls you. You may find in a year or so you`d like an Alto.
Or the "Jazz" horn you pick now isn`t really what you want but you had to have one now.
Let the year and your College career settle in and then find out what you really need and not just what you want.
2  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Mouthpieces / Re: Jet-Tone Design on: Aug 12, 2017, 04:33PM
Most Jet Tone Mouthpieces were around a 12C-ish size. They also made the oddist Bass Trombone mouthpiece I`ve ever seen.
For a very brief period in the 1980`s they made a 6 1/2 Al and a 7C. I have one of the 7C`s made out of Aluminum.
The rim contour feels very much like my Doug Elliott 98 rim.The Mouthpiece gets a different sound (slightly) because of the alluminum.
A sound tech friend of mine that also makes speakers said that he stopped using aluminum because it does`nt  react to sound vibrations that same as say  - Brass
I always thought the design was cool looking.
3  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Instruments / Re: Name that tbone! on: Aug 12, 2017, 03:06PM
Could be a Blessing
4  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Mouthpieces / Re: 2G or not 2G ? That is the question. on: Aug 11, 2017, 05:49PM
I have 2 breaks.
first at pedal G. MAJOR shift for anything below G
High C - anything above high C. all the way up to Double high A
5  Classified Advertisements / Classified Advertisements / Re: FS: Conn 78H Elkhart w/removable lead pipe on: Aug 10, 2017, 05:32PM
I had a truely amazing 1928 78H years ago. Why, Oh Why did I ever let it go??????????

Anyone out there buy a Satin Silver 78H from Dillon`s in the early 1990`s? Just curious where it might have ended up.
6  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Instruments / Re: Who in their right mind plays a single valve bass? on: Aug 09, 2017, 05:31AM
My Yamaha 321 with the Instrument Innovations rest bar is incredibly comfortable to hold and play and for what I get called to do so far on Bass, a single is all I need
7  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Mouthpieces / Re: Griego 5 large bore tenor mouthpiece on: Aug 08, 2017, 05:42AM
I have a Griego 7 and I`ve found that the rim is incredibly comfortable. One of the the most comfortable I own
8  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Mouthpieces / Re: 2G or not 2G ? That is the question. on: Aug 08, 2017, 05:39AM
I`m a doubler. Primarily a Tenor player. I play a single trigger bass (Yamaha 321) I`ve tried a number of Bass mouthpieces trying to find one that really works for me.
1 1/2G - NO  Schilkes - NO   2G - really close    Yamaha 58 - BINGO !!! I know that it`s real close to a 2G but the rim feels best to me. Good lows and good highs
9  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Instruments / Re: Conn 78H Bell With A Bach 36 Slide? on: Aug 08, 2017, 05:00AM
Things are kind of slow right now. I`ll let you know.
Just bought a new member to the family - Mint Condition 1966 Bach 12 (Mount Vernon Parts). Plays like a dream, slide like glass and an upper rang that is incredible
10  Creation and Performance / Music, Concerts and Recordings / Re: Bass Trumpet Literature??? on: Aug 08, 2017, 02:02AM
I used to have that German Brass Quintet recording. I was really struck by how Dark they played.
11  Creation and Performance / Music, Concerts and Recordings / Bass Trumpet Literature??? on: Aug 07, 2017, 06:17PM
Do you know if there is any solo literature written for Bass Trumpet?
Where would I find it?
12  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Instruments / Re: Conn 78H Bell With A Bach 36 Slide? on: Aug 06, 2017, 07:26AM
Do you have the parts? 36 slide/78H bell?
I`ve always found that the Bach bells are a little shorter and the slides longer with the 78H being the opposite.
There`s more horn behind your head where the tuning slide is on a Conn than a Bach.
Both are great horns.
An older 78H has the same bore (.522) as your 34B.
Played this size for years (2 36`s and 3 78H`s)
13  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Instruments / Re: What do you think on vintage (50's to 70's) to recent ones? on: Aug 05, 2017, 05:23AM
I`ve owned many, many horns over the years and have bought very few new. I find the older horns work better for me. I just purchased a 1966 Bach 12. Plays like a dream.
Plus, and I don`t mean to sound cheap but I can not afford the prices of the newer horns. I can buy 3 or 4 vintage horns (with good shopping) for the price of one Shires, Rath, Bach, Conn, Courtous.
14  Classified Advertisements / Classified Advertisements / Re: FS: Fakebut. Modified Zenith Tenor Trombone. $400 on: Aug 04, 2017, 05:19AM
Looks like you did an excellent job at re-working an existing small bore into an affordable "sackbut" .
So what if the bell isn`t in 4th position. For someone , like me, that wanted to venture into the world of sackbut playing but didn`t want to spend a small fortune on a "Historically correct" instrument, Euphanasia has done an great job.
The horn looks great and sounds like he`s put a lot of time and thought into how it will sound. And his price is very reasonable.
If you think that it`s so bad to have these, Make you own, and don`t buy this one.
Great Job !
15  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Instruments / Re: Conn 78H Bell With A Bach 36 Slide? on: Aug 04, 2017, 05:09AM
Tuning might be a problem
16  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Accessories / Inexpensive Bass Trumpet Gig bag on: Jul 31, 2017, 03:24PM
As the title says , I`m looking for a Inexpensive Bass trumpet gig bag. I have a Selman Bass Trumpet.
I really like the horn, plays very well in tune , nice sound. The local Phil isn`t knocking my door down to play the Bass Trumpet parts, But for what I use it for it`s perfect.
However.. The case is terrible. NO storage space for valve oil or anything.
Any help would be appreiciated.
17  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Instruments / Re: King 2B and Conn 6H tuning slide swap on: Jul 30, 2017, 07:18PM
I had a 3B hand slide and tuning slide crook installed on a 6H a few years ago. It really opened up a horn that for me plays very very tight
18  Practice Break / Food and Drink / Re: best burger EVER on: Jul 30, 2017, 04:34PM
If you really want a GREAT home-made Burger try this.. It works and they are delicious
Take your patties (don`t pack them too tight)
On each side of each patty - worchestershire sauce
                             Good Olive Oil        Rub in the two sauces
                             Sea Salt
                             Fresh Ground Pepper
                             Garlic Powder
                             Onion Powder
                             a little Fresh Rosemary
Rub everything in cover and let marinate for 24 hours
Grill them up the next day with a good bun and some sharp Cheddar.
You`ll never have better
19  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Instruments / Re: Yamaha YBL-321 Bb/F Bass Trombone Opinions on: Jul 25, 2017, 09:03AM
I'm a tenor player that doubles bass. The 321 is the perfect bass for me. Much more open and user friendly for me than my old 72H I don't really need the 2nd valve. If I need a low B natural I have a pretty loud false tone
20  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Accessories / Re: Facet Mutes Pixie Mute on: Jul 23, 2017, 03:54PM
I agree with Exzaclee, Learning how to play the pixie with the plunger takes time. You have a lot more back pressure to deal with to get it to really speak.
It effects the tuning on the horn and now you have to learn to solo while holding the horn differently
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