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 on: Today at 06:19 PM 
Started by djlovell - Last post by djlovell
A couple months ago, I was working up Pierre Gabaye's "Special" for my end of the semester Jury in a lesson. My professor mentioned he had played the piece on small bore a couple times, so I decided to perform it on my (not so) new Conn 24H. I think I asked if this was "acceptable," even though it was really up to me discretion. This led to an interesting discussion...

Why have trombones gotten so large? Why is .547 the standard for orchestral tenor? Why do jazz people usually play small bore? (though not always the case)

Every time I see a really old turn of the century "Bass Trombone" at a shop, or online, it usually seems comparable to a modern tenor, usually with one or no valve. Even my small bore 24H, 4H's, and 2B's are commonly docked for being too small...even in jazz settings. I am just fascinated as to where the favoritism for larger trombones originated. I heard that French Orchestra's traditionally played on smaller bored instruments, while German Orchestra's went large.

Anyone have any more historical knowledge on this?

 on: Today at 06:01 PM 
Started by tromprof - Last post by tromprof
SOLD!!!!!!!!!!  :-0

 on: Today at 04:48 PM 
Started by Euphanasia - Last post by Euphanasia
Nice player. Not perfect cosmetically, but it still looks very good. Valve slides work well, and the valves are fast, with great compression. Has a first-valve trigger and a third valve ring. All slides move freely, and all valve caps are removable.

Comes in a soft-sided case with a hard foam liner.

Pictures at http://imgur.com/a/x3OKP

 on: Today at 04:34 PM 
Started by Euphanasia - Last post by Euphanasia
Thought I'd give it a try, in case anyone here is interested in a nice cornet.

When I got this, the valve cluster was irreparably damaged. I replaced it with a cluster from a Reynolds cornet. The bore is identical and the Reynolds cluster uses all metal parts, so it will maintain the same playing characteristics. It also has silver balusters like the original Olds cluster. The overall fit was good, with a few modifications necessary to ensure that everything lines up. I made original-style braces for the two places where the dimensions changed. It's been lightly buffed and epoxy lacquered.

I'm not much of a cornet player, but I can tell the difference between this and my student-model cornets. It's a bit brighter than most of what I've played, with a nice dark core. It doesn't have the piercing tone of trumpets.

The slides work well. Originally, these didn't have an adjustable third valve slide, so I transferred the inners and outers from the Reynolds over, maintaining the crook from the Olds. I also moved the slide stop rod from the main tuning slide to the third valve, where it does more good.

It comes with an Olds 4 cornet mouthpiece, and a relatively new wood-sided cornet case.

Buyer pays shipping.

Pictures at http://imgur.com/a/FuKMY

 on: Today at 04:26 PM 
Started by mark fellows - Last post by mark fellows

 on: Today at 04:16 PM 
Started by Euphanasia - Last post by Euphanasia
The bell section of this horn is from a 6H, quite probably Elkhart based on ferrule style, with a moderately heavy 18H Coprion bell. The slide uses inners from an Abilene 18H (.500 bore) and nickel outers from a Getzen Super Deluxe. The crook is from an 18H, but it has been nickel plated to match the slide tubes. The crook features a nickel-plated Saturn water key. The original 18H leadpipe was pulled, collared, polished, and nickel plated. It will accept any .500 friction-fit leadpipe. It's been re-lacquered with epoxy lacquer. I gave it a light buffing, and while it's a ways from perfect, it's still a great-looking horn.

It's an amazing player. The smaller bell makes it a bit brighter than a 10H, and the feedback it gives makes it a whole lot of fun to play. There are a few blemishes--a spot where the nickel flaked off of one slide ferrule and some repaired damage to the bell, but that's all cosmetic.

Comes in a nice vintage case that fits it well and doesn't stink.

Buyer pays shipping.

Pictures at http://imgur.com/a/2pLlJ

 on: Today at 04:07 PM 
Started by Gicking - Last post by ddickerson
I had cataract surgery on both eyes about 5 years apart, and the last one in the last 6 months.

Earlier, I had laser surgery on both eyes which corrected my eyes ability to focus. My left eye was corrected for distance, and my right eye was corrected for reading close up.

Each Time I had cataract surgery, I stressed to the doctor how each eye was corrected by the earlier laser surgery. I made it clear that the cataract surgery needed lens that were in harmony with the earlier work. I stressed to the eye doctor that I was a musician that needed to be able to read music on a stand around 3 feet or less. My suggestion for you is to explain very clearly to your eye doctor that you're a musician and need to read off of music stands.

Note: If you have cataracts, reading glasses won't help. Cataracts create a blur similar to seeing through a dirty windshield.

 on: Today at 03:56 PM 
Started by Ellrod - Last post by Ellrod
Anyone got a favorite? I'm partial to Lindberg's, although the piano seems to drown him out a lot of the time.

 on: Today at 03:55 PM 
Started by Euphanasia - Last post by Euphanasia
This Elkhart 10H is in good playing condition. It has gold brass outers and the original leadpipe was pulled, a collar was added, and it was nickel plated.

It's been reconditioned, with a full slide alignment (outers completely disassembled, straightened, and reassembled) and dents removed. There's some wear to the inner slides, and ripples and cosmetic blemishes throughout, but it's a fantastic player. Engraving is still sharp. Comes with recently re-plated Conn 3 mouthpiece.

Comes in its original case, which is old and musty, but offers good protection. For an additional $80, I'll ship it in a new SKB Pro case.

Buyer pays shipping.

Pictures at http://imgur.com/a/kuE4v

 on: Today at 03:46 PM 
Started by Graham Martin - Last post by Graham Martin
Pres Trump has sent a message of thanks to Australia's veterans as commemorations begin in Australia to mark the Battle of Coral Sea 75 years ago. This battle led to the strong and important alliance between the United States and Australia formalised by the ANZUS treaty in 1951. It is the main reason for the strong bond between Americans and Aussies. Aussies are so thankful that the battle halted the Japanese advance on New Guinea, which very likely would have been followed by an invasion of Australia. More than 600 American military personnel were killed and 70 aircraft and ships were destroyed protecting Australia from that invasion in 1942.

The above is apparently the reason for Thursday's meeting between Pres Trump and our PM Turnbull being held on board the WWII aircraft carrier in New York. However, the main things that need discussing between the two have nothing to do with the Battle of the Coral Sea and I hope that the conversation covers current events which are so important. I am also wondering what Turnbull will have in his back pocket to offer Trump in exchange for the US accepting our refugees from Manus Island. Certainly I hope it is not backing for any military action against North Korea, or even missions into the South China Sea.

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