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1  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Instruments / Custom horn with no budget (not sure if this belongs here) on: Oct 31, 2017, 07:06AM
Iíve been in the market recently to purchase a custom trombone but I am having trouble coming to a conclusion on a horn. I have tried both a Getzen and Rath base custom horns with no additions but Iím sure there are plenty of alternatives to those brands that I have yet to try out for more than a few minutes at a convention.
Any recommendations on places I should look? I am planning on trying everything at TMEA next spring in more detail but going in with an idea would be nice.

2  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Instruments / Scherzer Eb Alto Trombone on: Apr 09, 2017, 07:46AM

So I came across this and the seller claims it is comparable to the Conn 35H. I'm curious if anyone has any ideas especially since this isn't a standard "American" horn and any thoughts if it would be a good buy
3  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Repairs, Modifications and Maintenance / Re: Scratchy slide on: Mar 27, 2017, 02:42PM
So I did a bunch of inspections on the slide and found that the very tip of the inner slide is completely missing the silver coating and it straight metal as well as a couple of very small but long scratches down the same slide. Any ideas of what to do? Not quite sure how to go about fixing the slide.
4  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Repairs, Modifications and Maintenance / Scratchy slide on: Mar 20, 2017, 04:26PM
So I play on a Rath R400 and about a month ago I got the horn back from the shop. Nothing out of the ordinary except the main slide wasn't smooth. I didn't think much of it but now I'm struggling to move it and even after a second visit to the shop it still isn't working. I have no idea why, there isn't a single dent in the slide, both sections. It sounds like metal on metal scraping but there's slide cream and water on it.

Any help would be appreciated.
5  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Instruments / Re: King 2B help on: Nov 17, 2016, 02:14PM
That number on the cork barrel looks really fresh, and not really cleanly struck. Is there a serial number on the bell brace? That number does not look nearly long enough to be a serial number from any time period.

The slide is a bit interesting. The trumpet style water key does not look original. Also, the outer side brace is not original, as it's thinner and made of brass. When did king switch from soldered on oversleeves to the drawn-in version?
There is no serial number anywhere on the horn. And I don't know when or how the previous owner made the different modifications.
6  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Instruments / Re: King 2B help on: Nov 17, 2016, 10:48AM
The slide has a different water key on it and "apparently" the slide handle is thinner
7  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Instruments / King 2B help on: Nov 17, 2016, 10:34AM
Hello, so I've had my king 2B for about a year now and I don't know the age of it. The person I purchased it from said it was a custom but I don't know for sure. It is a Liberty model. The only numbers on the horn are 5900 on the slide hilt. I have pictures here if that helps. Thanks

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