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 on: Today at 04:39 PM 
Started by greenbean - Last post by greenbean


The cat was nowhere to be found - sorry...

 on: Today at 04:27 PM 
Started by karexobasstrombone - Last post by Le.Tromboniste
I will also throw in my support for finding a used 613H. Had the good luck to have one on loan from a friend for a couple months and a tour a couple years ago and it was the best bass trombone I had ever played - one of the best trombones of any kind, in fact. It was a rather varied repertoire (Beethoven 5, Brahms, Chopin, Wagner, Peter and the Wolf, Shostakovitch 11...) and the horn felt like a good fit for everything, unlike my experience with other horns where I've always felt that on certain works the instruments were either working against me or at least not helping me.

 on: Today at 04:23 PM 
Started by pmeuph - Last post by pmeuph

 on: Today at 04:12 PM 
Started by karexobasstrombone - Last post by Stan
If used is an option, a Yamaha 613H is the previous model to the 830G.  Itís a very nice independent bass.

 on: Today at 03:49 PM 
Started by karexobasstrombone - Last post by karexobasstrombone
Thank you all for the inputs! :)

I think they'll go for the YSL-448G (which is the same as YSL-648 without the second tuning slide for the F-attachment, as far as I know). It's a great instrument

For the bass I don't know... Probably the YBL-830.

In answer to John: I didn't like the Yeo model because it felt like a soloist instrument more than an orchestral horn. I have a different way of playing, so it didn't really suit my needs. Also, I think that instrument is build to work together with the Yeo m'piece.

And in general, I don't like dependent rotors. I like to have a wider range of positions to use, and since I'll have the extra weight of a second valve, I think it's just more versatile to have an independent system.

 on: Today at 03:43 PM 
Started by gregs70 - Last post by gregs70
Wow!  Overwhelming response on email and PM.  Wished I had asked more money and/had half a dozen to sell.  Mute is spoken for, sorry.

 on: Today at 03:34 PM 
Started by Dukesboneman - Last post by Dukesboneman

The price is good but maybe too good..... HMMMM?





 on: Today at 03:32 PM 
Started by patrickosmith - Last post by Bruce the budgie
Here's a series of articles about experiments casting silver bullets.


It is interesting.  but it does not seem to have occurred to them to turn the bullets on a lathe instead of casting.  You can buy rifle bullets that are lathe turned out of solid copper, silver shouldn't be that much harder.

Probably more expensive though. 

Cast blanks using lost wax. Use a lathe for secondary operations such as cleaning up the rim and shank, and getting the innards the right shape. Easy peasy, assuming you are or have access to a MP geometry guru. Could even go into quasi-mass production, since casting a whole lot of wax forms is a piece of cake compared to trying to cast silver in a steel clamshell bullet mold meant for lead.

Coin silver might still be available as raw material for electrical contacts. Fat sterling wire is basic hobby-shop stock, I believe. ROI uncertain, commercial success not guaranteed...

If anything, I'd expect a solid silver mouthpiece to be cooler outdoors, since it would conduct heat away from the face a skosh quicker than brass. For marching at snowy football games, I had a clear plastic piece that was a lot more comfortable in that respect.

 on: Today at 03:30 PM 
Started by Dukesboneman - Last post by Ellrod
Anyone interested in trading their Yam 59 for my Yam 60? Too big for me.

 on: Today at 03:27 PM 
Started by Stan - Last post by Dukesboneman
For my smaller horn work I use Mount Vernon 7C`s . One day I took all my horns (16MG, Lt12G, 12, 36 , 2B+SS and 2B Valve) and tried all my 7C`s with each horn.
One made the 16MG just become a different instrument. Dark and incredibly free playing.
Same with the other horns , slowly the 7C`s matched up except for the Valve Trombone. 7C`s just made it sound and play terrible.
I tried a Mount Vernon 7 I had and BINGO !! the magic happen on that horn.
The 2B+ , I could never really get to "Warm up" like the Bach`s do. I know different breed altogether. I got a hold of a New York 7C, not too long ago and Boom.

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