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1  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Accessories / Re: Different Pixie Mute on: Yesterday at 06:38 AM
The trouble with the trumpet mutes is intonation below 4th space G. It getts really squirrley and slotting sucks
2  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Accessories / Different Pixie Mute on: May 22, 2017, 05:40PM
So I do a lot of Plunger Playing. I use the standard Stonelined Pixie and an old Brown rubber plunger.
So I watched a Paul The Trombonist video with Ed Neimeister https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ip132XZPtl8&t=109s
And Ed is using a "Pixie" mute but not like mine. But it looks like a Stonelined due to the color
The search was on !!
I was looking on different mute sites, then I checked Humes & Berg
The Stonelined short model straight mute for use with plunger. The Trumpet model even calls it a pixie.
So I ordered one from Hickey`s Music and It came today.
After much cork shaving and sanding I finally got it to fit properly.
Very bright sound. My original pixie is so much darker. But I`m used to it
I`ll be playing with it more later this week.
But I like it. Seems like it has ssome "Grease" potental.
3  Classified Advertisements / Classified Advertisements / Re: FT/FS - Holton 156 for Bach 42G on: May 19, 2017, 04:09PM
The horn has an after-market friction-fit leadpipe, and according to the person I purchased the horn from , an Edwards bass Trombone hand slide crook. 
It`s a wide slide.
It`s a beautiful horn, I`m just looking for a straight 42G and if nothing happens witha sale or trade, I`ve still got a really good Large bore tenor.
4  Classified Advertisements / Classified Advertisements / FT/FS - Holton 156 for Bach 42G on: May 19, 2017, 08:08AM
I`m looking to either Trade or sell my Straight Holton 156. The instrument is in GREAT shape. It has been modified
by the person I bought it from. It`s a wonderful Dark , free playing horn. My sound concept  has changed otherwise I`d be keeping this horn. It`s a super horn for someone looking  for a Straight Orchestral tenor . Email me for Pictures, Can`t get it to work here
Continental US only please
Here`s the specs.....
1976 Holton 156   Straight
9" red Brass Bell Raw Brass - NO Dents !!!
Slide is a 10/10
Removable leadpipe (origin unknown - Plays very freely)
Edwards Bass Hand slide crook
Slide was modified to a straight .547 bore (originally .547/.562)
Comes with a case.

 What I`m looking a Straight Bach 42G 
I`d prefer a Light weight slide but standard slide is OK

5  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Instruments / Re: Bass Trumpet on: May 11, 2017, 02:46PM
I bought a couple years ago a Rotary valve Selman from a forum member. It plays in tune, everything worksand it gets a nice sound
for $160 I`m not complaining. It has served me well
6  Practice Break / Found on the 'Net / Re: custom trombone on: May 05, 2017, 01:45PM
It looks like Gold painted aliminum foil.
I guess you wouldn`t have to wear your tin foil hat to that gig
7  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Instruments / Re: Small bore horns: light or heavy. Which do you prefer? on: May 04, 2017, 02:22PM
I`ve had a couple of really light weight horns in the Past. Loved them, but as I`ve gotten older
I find that I prefer not really heavy horns, but a small horn with some heft to it.
That`s the sound I hear in my head.
Primarily Bach`s with Gold Brass bells
8  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Instruments / Re: New Wessex PB525 medium bore trombone on: May 02, 2017, 07:09AM
It looks like it`s designed to be a larger version of the .500 bore Urbie Green Copy
9  Creation and Performance / Music, Concerts and Recordings / Re: Favorite recording of Hindemith trb sonata on: May 01, 2017, 04:15AM
Robert Gillespie did a nice recording, I`m partial to it as that recording was my introduction to the piece
10  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Instruments / Re: Conn Bell/Bach Slide on: Apr 26, 2017, 07:14AM
I would think there`d be tuning problems as the Conn Bells tend to be longer than Bach`s and Bach Slides are a hair longer than Conns
11  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Accessories / Re: Leather hand grips - are they really worth it? on: Apr 25, 2017, 07:58AM
My system is (at times) very acidic. I`ve taken all the lacquer off a hand grip of a Bach 16M in one 3 hour gig.
Some times they are needed
12  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Mouthpieces / Re: Bob Reeves/Brass Ark 11C? on: Apr 24, 2017, 04:24PM
What`s an MN mouthpiece? I`m not familiar with these
13  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Instruments / Marcinkiewicz trombone on: Apr 23, 2017, 10:00AM
A couple of months ago I went up to St. Petersburg, Fl to Husonics Music , which is actually a real PRO Shop ! Remember those?
They carry Shires , etc.. and Marcinkiewicz trombones. They had 3. Yellow Brass bell, Gold Brass Bell and a Satin Silver plated Gold Brass bell model.
I tried all three because of curiousity. I did not like the way they played. The bell is farther longer than even a Conn and threw my tuning off.
I just didn`t care for them.
Now..... Flash forward to yesterday
I went to the Tampa Bay Trombone Fest - An all day fest of all things Trombone.
Husonics was there with the 3 Marcinkiewicz trombones. So I tried them again.
WOW !!!
Same Horns, But in the Big room they had set up for the vendor these horns came alive.
I loved the Gold Bell/silver plated model the best.
The sound was warmer, Dark, lots of overtones but it could snap when needed. The extreme upper range was incredible.
The room really does have something to do with the way a horn feels.
So now, (Dammit), I have to figure outa way to come up with the money
14  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Repairs, Modifications and Maintenance / Re: How many dents do you tolerate in your horns? on: Apr 21, 2017, 03:03PM
None of my Trombones have any dents, Right now except the Early `90`s 42B I just bought maybe 5 months ago. The horn plays absolutely amazing,
but looks like hell. I`m going to get it stripped and the bell needs a little work but Man this thing plays.
Now my Tubas are another thang altogether
My Eb is from 1927 - It`s in Great shape for it`s age and actually has very few dents
Then there`s My Bb........................
Beater school horn that I was told to throw out. Put it in my car and Now I have a Bb tuba. the bottom bow is a bout 60% pushed in and leaked. DUCT TAPED it from
ferrel to ferrel and It plays wonderful, looks terrible but who cares.
I subbed on it with a local community bd and 2 people saw the horn and said "There`s Our Next Album Cover"
15  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Mouthpieces / Re: How does a Bach 7c compare to a Bach 6 1/2 AL? on: Apr 18, 2017, 10:31AM
For me, and it`s just my opinion, The 6 1/2 series are kind of air hogs. I`ve played either a 7C or a 7 since 1978 and it lets me
do what ever I need. The sound can be huge or I can channel my inner "Watrous" when ever. I`ve found that the 7C blends better in a section than some of the larger mouthpieces
16  Teaching & Learning / Practice Room / Re: Where do you play high D? on: Apr 16, 2017, 05:27PM
I almost always play it in 1st and have no intonation issues.
17  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Instruments / Re: My thoughts on the trombones I've had in the past leading up to the Rath R100 on: Apr 16, 2017, 05:24PM
Since when is a Bach 42B an intermediate /step-up horn?
18  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Instruments / Re: 2102PL or 2B + on: Apr 11, 2017, 11:20AM
Just my opinion, Fedchock and a couple other major players were looking for a horn that size, they were King artists and either wanted to stay with King or King didn`t want to loose them
19  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Mouthpieces / Re: Straight Numbered Bachs on: Apr 10, 2017, 02:11PM
My 1st trombone teacher played a Bach 9 with a 36 for years and I work with a trombone player every Monday that plays a 2B with a 9.
Both sound great
20  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Instruments / Re: 2102PL or 2B + on: Apr 10, 2017, 01:14PM
I bought a 2B+ SS ablout a year ago from a fellow forum member. Very light - but extremely focused sound.
Slots really tight. Good upper range. Great horn
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