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1  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Technology / Re: Wireless/clip-on mic set up for bone & euph on: Sep 16, 2017, 04:01PM
I'm with rabiddolphin on this. I got a Shure GLX for less than 300 sterling and its great to use. Not used rechargeable batteries though.
2  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Accessories / Re: What case should I get? on: Sep 13, 2017, 10:39AM
If you were doing no air travel I'd suggest the Gard Wheelie gig bag. Takes my horn, mutes, music, bone stand, music stand, mouth pieces, and other accessories. Works like a golf bag but also has Back straps. There is a video on YouTube.
3  Creation and Performance / Musical Miscellany / Re: Hong Kong / Macao on: Sep 13, 2017, 12:47AM
Thanks for the information. That's one night sorted out!
4  Creation and Performance / Musical Miscellany / Hong Kong / Macao on: Sep 12, 2017, 10:21AM
May be in Hong Kong and Macao at the end of October / start of November. Any good trombone or music related sights to see based on your experience eg Blues/jazz/Rock  bars, classical venues, shops etc? Any other recommended sights or activities?  Trying to get underneath what the guidebooks say. 
5  Town Hall / Comments and Suggestions / Re: Donations on: Sep 08, 2017, 01:18AM
I donated and the process worked first time. Would be interested to know how much has been raised.
6  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Instruments / Re: King 3B+ with F trigger on: Sep 06, 2017, 12:03AM
Gregs70 is right. I misread the earlier question.        Yeah, RIGHT.     Mine is 2125 designation.
7  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Instruments / Re: King 3B+ with F trigger on: Sep 05, 2017, 12:50PM
Based on my limited experience I think it's simpler as the bells and bore are the same. The only difference I can tell is that the one has an F trigger and one does not. Many more experienced folk on here than me, so this might not be the complete answer.
8  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Instruments / Re: King 3B+ with F trigger on: Sep 05, 2017, 11:23AM
That's interesting about the made to order. Mine is from the 1970s I believe. Wondering now if they were stock items then.
9  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Instruments / King 3B+ with F trigger on: Sep 05, 2017, 09:57AM
Started looking for one of these in July.  I've now got a 3B+ with trigger (thanks Tom!!) and am impressed with the versatility of it - seems like a good fit for third seat in a big band and playing in wind bands/brass bands.

There seems to be very few of them around, while there seems to be lots of 3Bs with trigger for sale but not 3B+s.  Were there not many 3B+ made and even fewer with a trigger or do people not want to sell them? 
 
10  Teaching & Learning / Practice Room / Re: How loud should I practice? on: Aug 30, 2017, 03:17AM
In response to the OP. What works for me is a gentle warm up then at least an octave (up and down) of long notes. Each note should have a gradual crescendo then decresendo. Holding the loudest part gradually longer before the decrescendo. Knowing the sound you want, as suggested earlier, is good advice. It's all about maintaining control.
11  Creation and Performance / Musical Miscellany / Re: Libya military band vs. UK national anthem on: Aug 26, 2017, 10:35AM
Libya military band vs. UK national anthem, on the occasion of a visit by Boris Johnson.

https://twitter.com/i/web/status/901005510421381120

In band vrs anthem I'd have to say the anthem was soundly defeated ..
12  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Technology / Re: FX Pedals - Getting started on: Aug 23, 2017, 08:21AM
Receiver is Shure BLX4. Looking forward to getting going, will update on my journey up/down the learning curve. 
13  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Technology / Re: FX Pedals - Getting started on: Aug 23, 2017, 03:24AM
I guess I was hoping/assuming that the receiver would boost the signal into the pedal and the pedal would then be line signal out.  I'm going to have to spend time on this after I've finished shedding for some upcoming big band gigs.  Watch this space ....
14  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Accessories / Re: Microphone Boom Stand Accessory on: Aug 23, 2017, 03:21AM
Might be something here?  https://www.thomann.de/gb/accessories.html
15  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Technology / Re: FX Pedals - Getting started on: Aug 22, 2017, 11:47AM
Thanks - more food for thought. At present my receiver goes into the mixing desk and then out to PA. I'm not aware of a pre-amp. My tentative plan - when/if I gig it - was to put the output from the receiver into the pedal unit and then go from pedal to desk via cable. Would that work?  Do desks all have pre-amps that I have not noticed?   
Was only planning to use the amp for home practice. I guess my assumption was the pedal unit would channel/boost the signal appropriately. 
16  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Technology / Re: FX Pedals - Getting started on: Aug 18, 2017, 06:57PM
I've only just had my combo serviced - 12 inch speaker and tweeter. So, not had a chance to link it all up yet. Plan is to put the mic output to the wireless receiver, then  into the pedal and the output from the pedal into the amp, for Home use at first. You've made me reflect though. I'm assuming I cannot go mic to pedal to transmitter to amp to speakers.... Got a new big band with a  series of gigs coming up so am focusing on that book, and my soul band. This means time is limited  for my fx adventure just now. When I have linked up the pedal I'll report back
17  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Technology / Re: FX Pedals - Getting started on: Aug 17, 2017, 11:48PM
Well, I've gone for the cheaper, simpler option of a multi-effects pedal - Boss ME25. Why?  Just as important as cheap and simple was that a trumpet playing buddy uses one successfully. More likely to be 'bone friendly. It has loop, octave, wha, reverb distortion  and other effects so it felt like a good place to start.  Cheap and simple gives mr space to focus on the music, and think about my next horn purchase :D
18  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Mouthpieces / Re: Vincent Bach Corp. 3G on: Aug 09, 2017, 10:19AM
Good to know, curiosity satisfied. Thanks. 
19  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Mouthpieces / Re: Vincent Bach Corp. 3G on: Aug 09, 2017, 08:14AM
This piece has VINCENT BACH CORP. ie all capitals with the period close to the P.  Sorry there is no facility to upload photos here and I have not got the hang of sharing pics in the cloud. 
20  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Mouthpieces / Vincent Bach Corp. 3G on: Aug 09, 2017, 01:29AM
I have a gold Vincent Bach Corp. 3G that I use on a King 4BF.  Very happy with it.  Curious to know, roughly, how old it is.  I recall a correspondence here about different Bach eras and the significance of the full-stop/period in dating their time line and associated quality.  I want to understand this a little better, there have been discussions on here about this subject but I cannot get the search function to produce anything substantial.

My interest is in understanding the perceived quality of products from the different Bach eras and whether my vague recollection about the significance, or otherwise, of the time period associated with the full-stop/period is accurate and can help me to, at least approximately, understand the age of the MP.
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