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1  Classified Advertisements / Classified Advertisements / FS: Bach 36BO - $950 on: Jul 18, 2017, 08:36AM
Pictures coming this evening (they're also up in the trombone marketplace facebook group if you're on that).

No frills, but solid playing Bach 36BO in okayish cosmetic condition (some lacuquer loss, numerous mute dings), but excellent mechanical shape.  Very solid player.  Comes in original big brown Bach case.

$950 + shipping
2  Classified Advertisements / Classified Advertisements / Sold please delete on: Jul 17, 2017, 07:39AM
Link for pictures, here!


*Note: I am not looking to part this horn out, I am looking to sell the whole thing.

Selling an Edwards large Bore in excellent condition! Check out the specs, this is a pretty standard setup (and would be a good starting point on an Edwards where you could eventually swap out components for others that are better suited to your playing):

* 321CF Bell (yellow brass, 22 gauge, unsoldered rim, CF treatment)
* T-BCN slide (.547 Bore, yellow brass, nickel-silver bass crook)
* Edwards axial valve with edge bracing (looks to be installed after the fact), with custom wood trigger lever, and Edwards bullet brace
* Gold brass single radius tubing slide
* Two leadpipes. One is a #3. The other has non-standard markings so may be either an older leadpipe or a copy, but was sold to me as a #1, and definitely plays less open than the #3. The #3 is a bit too open for my playing, so I prefer the "possible" #1.

Condition is excellent both cosmetically and mechanically. I've tried to highlight flaws in the pictures. Lacquer is roughly 98% present through the entire bell section. The lacquer on the outer slide was mostly gone or blemished when I got the horn, so I removed what remained and polished it. There are no dents on the slide (including the crook), the valve section, or the tubing slide. Bell flare has two very minor dings.
Slide action is excellent, 9 out of 10, and valve and tubing slides are functioning perfectly.
This horn is a phenomenal player, and found it surprisingly easy to play, especially with the #1 pipe (for me, horns with axial valves and bass crooks tend to suck the air out of me, but this one did less than most).

Please contact me with any questions! steveaward@gmail.com  If you're in Baltimore, D.C. or the NOVA area, we can definitely arrange a play-testing!

$2300 + shipping
3  Classified Advertisements / Classified Advertisements / Re: FS: H.N. White King 3B-F (60's vintage) $800 on: Jul 07, 2017, 01:58PM
Now for auction on eBay!

4  Classified Advertisements / Classified Advertisements / Re: FS: Marcus Bonna Tenor Trombone Case - Black Nylon on: Jun 29, 2017, 07:06PM
Sale pending
5  Classified Advertisements / Classified Advertisements / FS: Marcus Bonna Tenor Trombone Case - Black Nylon on: Jun 27, 2017, 05:24AM
Up for sale is a Black Nylon, Marcus Bonna Tenor Trombone Case.

Condition is near perfect, the only flaws are a few very minor scuff marks here and there.  No rips or tears, lining is perfect, all straps are still present, and zippers function perfectly.

This is the black nylon version, not the leather.  That said, this is an incredibly well designed case.  Very slim profile, ample storage for mouthpieces and small accessories, has a pouch on the side big enough to hold sheet music without folding it, and even has straps suitable for attaching a music stand or trombone stand.  There are foam blocks in in the interior that you attach with velcro that you can move around to fit your specific instrument to make sure it is snug.

Asking $250 plus shipping.  Pictures available on request.  steveaward@gmail.com
6  Classified Advertisements / Classified Advertisements / Re: FS: H.N. White King 3B-F (60's vintage) $800 on: Jun 26, 2017, 04:32PM
With new link for pictures:

7  Classified Advertisements / Classified Advertisements / Re: FS: H.N. White King 3B-F (60's vintage) $750 on: Jun 26, 2017, 04:31PM
Dropping the price down to $750.  Free local pickup if you're near Baltimore or D.C.!
8  Classified Advertisements / Classified Advertisements / FS: H.N. White King 3B-F (60's vintage) $800 on: Jun 15, 2017, 06:29PM
Super nice playing 3B-F, from the H.N. White era, circa 1960's.
Great sound, great slide, valves and tuning slides work great. Not cosmetically perfect (dings throughout, lacquer wear), but mechanically in great shape. Comes with a black canvas gig-bag, $800 plus shipping.

Here's a link to my posting in the trombone marketplace group in Facebook, where I have posted a couple pictures.  Should be able to get up some more this weekend.

9  Classified Advertisements / Classified Advertisements / FS: Bach 42B on eBay on: Jun 10, 2017, 03:14PM
Check out the link, bidding ends tomorrow, and still at a pretty reasonable price.

10  Classified Advertisements / Classified Advertisements / FS: Bach 42B - $1100 on: May 29, 2017, 04:36PM
For pictures, check out the link to the trombone marketplace group on Facebook!

Good condition, nice player, $1100, and I'll cover the first $50 of shipping.

11  Practice Break / Found on the 'Net / Re: Strangest looking mute I've ever seen... on: Jul 19, 2016, 12:32PM
I've sold a lot on eBay, so yes, I know about the one picture thing.  But I would think at the very least find a stock picture of the item you're selling?
12  Practice Break / Found on the 'Net / Strangest looking mute I've ever seen... on: Jul 19, 2016, 08:42AM
At least based on the pictures.  Wouldn't you agree?

13  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Instruments / Re: "Sound" of brands on: May 05, 2016, 07:31AM
Part of this will depend on the configuration of the Rath.  Not all, but I would say probably of the majority of the Rath R4s out there are configured to be very much like a Conn 88H.  You can get a Rath in all sorts of different combinations, but nearly all of the used ones I've seen have been setup this way.  I think it's just the sound and feel that most people who are drawn to Rath are after.  So if you do find a Rath that has a red-brass bell, narrow-width slide, and all the other "Conn-like" elements, you're going to have a horn that is very similar to the 88H.  In my experience, it will play significantly easier than the Conn, but the sound will likely be similar.  Some of the VERY best Elkhart Conns might have a "richer" sound than the Rath, but a modern 88HCL will likely be very similar.

And it is true, the Lindberg valve is VERY much a "love or hate" thing.  Personally, they are my favorite valves on the market.  I've played Thayers, Hagmanns, traditional rotors, Rotax, the old Bach "K" valve, everything.  For me, something about the Lindberg really works for me.  Other people just despise them.  They really are the cilantro of trombone valves.

If I were picking between the horns sight unseen, it would be difficult.  Since it's hard to find a music store where anymore where you can play an assortment of horns, that's often the reality though.  The 88HCL is probably a bit more of a roll of the dice, but if I were on a budget I'd probably give that serious consideration.  The Rath is nice because you can always swap out parts (though be warned, if you want a new part, you'll probably have to buy it new, it is VERY difficult to find used parts for a Rath, unlike Shires and Edwards).
14  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Instruments / Re: Olds Opera Nickel Silver Straight Large Bore on: Feb 09, 2016, 06:33AM
Great horns, I wish they were more of them floating around.  I've only ever played the model with the f-attachment though, as well as its cousin the O-25 (which features a red brass bell rather than the nickel).  Somewhat Elkhart 88H-like, but definitely with its own vibe.  The response I've heard from fellow players sitting in front of the bell is that they don't seem to project as easily as more modern horns, but that just means a little more work. 
15  Teaching & Learning / Composition, Arranging and Theory / Re: Who arranges for John Williams? on: Dec 18, 2015, 05:20AM
I am fairly certain John Williams does his own orchestrating.  I think for him, it is as much a part of the craft as the actual composing.

That said, obviously there have been composers who don't follow that model.  George Gershwin immediately comes to mind, but there are many others.
16  Practice Break / Found on the 'Net / Re: Some nice Conn horns on Ebay on: Dec 09, 2015, 01:58PM
I've dealt with him several times and have not had any serious issues.

Same here.

I haven't paid enough attention to the 12H market to make a comment on that price, but the price for the Elkhart 88H seems very reasonable to me, for that horn in that condition.
17  Practice Break / Found on the 'Net / Re: Project Olds P-22 Bass on eBay on: Nov 06, 2015, 07:17AM
I always wondered how you can expect to sell such a niche item as a trombone as local pick-up only.  If you were talking about a run of the mill student horn, I can maybe see it, but I would consider this particular combination of instruments to be almost a niche within a niche.

By the way, I'd love to get my hands on that Olds, if anyone is near La Mesa, CA and would be willing to pick these puppies up and ship them, I'd be more than willing to pay you a fair fee in addition to the cost of shipping.
18  Practice Break / Found on the 'Net / Re: Is this price for real?! on: Oct 22, 2015, 04:46PM
Bubbachet, I would love to hear your review on this.  I have a student who is looking for a horn, and I actually referred him to the Blessing B88.  If this thing is the real deal, I think this would be a better proposition for him than rolling the dice on eBay with a used one.

*EDIT - I should say I initially tried to sell him on seeking out a nice .525 horn, but his band director was having none of that mess, but that could open up a whole new can of worms, and I just wanna hear about this horn.
19  Creation and Performance / The Healthy Trombonist / Re: Losing Weight Fast on: Oct 08, 2015, 12:09PM
I'm currently active duty Navy (not as a musician), and have been in 14 years, and have deal with this issue a coulpe of time.  I had to lose about the same amount of weight when I first joined.

3 pounds can fit in within the healthy range of weight loss, but it is at the very end of that, I wouldn't want to lose any MORE than that a week.

However, I've found whenever I begin a cutting regimen, I usually get a "boost" at the front end where I can lose up to 10 pounds in the first week.  Now, understand this is of course going to be almost entirely water weight.  However, as far as military body composition standards are concerned, weight is weight.

Also, do you have to make weight by the date of the audition?  I.e. will you immediately begin basic training upon being accepted?  It could be you have a bit more slack there that can help reduce that "pounds per week" burden.  But I'm unfamiliar with how the band program in the military works.

The reality is, weight loss for the military is different than normal weight loss.  A few years ago I found myself in a situation where I had put on a few pounds, and for an upcoming weigh-in (we do them twice a year in the Navy), I had to lose some significant poundage quickly.  The unfortunate reality is to do it sufficiently quickly, I had to do it in a manner that was not sustainable for the long-term, and probably not healthy, but it worked.  Then immediately after, I gained a portion of it back, but it bought me some time to get back on my feet and re-lose it in a more sustainable, healthful way.  That was just the reality.  But it teaches you an important lesson, and once you have to do some very unpleasant things to lose weight for a body comp, it's generally sufficient motiviation to keep you from ever getting in that situation again.
20  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Instruments / Re: Solid Gold Horns? on: Sep 06, 2015, 05:31AM
That makes more sense.  I have a few gold bars, each roughly the size of  a fingernail, and they run about $1200 a pop. It would take way more than ten of them to make a trombone.  Honestly I think it would take more than a hundred, I think it would take several hundred.
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