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 on: Today at 08:25 AM 
Started by Nanook - Last post by Wasatch Oz
My experience is there isn't any difference in sound. Gold can be more slippery but I dont notice much difference in feel either. It looks cool but gold or silver is the same for me. For others it might be different?

Good insight.

My 2nd day on the new gold rim was intense. Individual rehearsal for quintet and then I recorded a swing song full out for 90 minutes, for another band. A lot of playing. The gold is smooth and slippery and feels soft (to me) compared to silver. I played strong the entire time.

All that said... this could be a matter of those who are sensitive to silver feel a rough and less comfortable mouthpiece. My skin is sensitive to everything, So I think the theory is plausible.

For an average-skin player, I wouldn't spend a bunch of extra money on gold. But if you know that you have sensitive skin, the gold might be worth a try.

After two days playing on gold, I'm sold. But I know that not everyone is going to notice a different.

 on: Today at 08:22 AM 
Started by fwbassbone - Last post by fwbassbone
Price drop to $185 or you can make me an offer.

 on: Today at 08:21 AM 
Started by fwbassbone - Last post by fwbassbone
Pipe sold, please delete.

 on: Today at 08:17 AM 
Started by hassein - Last post by hassein
Horn is in great condition ready to play. Triggers were split and done with mini ball linkages. Original inner slides were re chromed. Slide works great. Leadpipe is removable. Holton case(I wouldn't use it)is in almost new condition. Only serious buyers need reply. $3000. FIRM. Donward59@aol.com

 on: Today at 08:07 AM 
Started by Bcschipper - Last post by harrison.t.reed
I don't think it matters, and that recording hits that point home hard. If you get hung up on stuff that doesn't matter, only the music will suffer.

It doesn't matter what trombone the first trombonist plays. What really matters is what the audience hears, because 99% of them don't know or care about what an alto trombone is. The Berlin Phil trombonist must have thought he could have done a better job on his alto to express the music.

 on: Today at 08:02 AM 
Started by r3con1417 - Last post by JohnL
Rich Ita in Marietta is supposed to be really good (no personal experience). You'd have to contact them for a price.

 on: Today at 07:58 AM 
Started by Bcschipper - Last post by Edward_Solomon
I guess the Berlin Phil didn't know what it was doing...

Shame on you Berlin!

No self-respecting British principal trombonist I know would do Elgar on an alto trombone.

 on: Today at 07:57 AM 
Started by patrickosmith - Last post by harrison.t.reed
You talking about elemental silver, or sterling?

 on: Today at 07:54 AM 
Started by shinythings7 - Last post by Jim Bermann
“Spiritual To The Bone”


Jim Bermann

 on: Today at 07:49 AM 
Started by Nanook - Last post by harrison.t.reed
FWIW, good gold plate on a rim doesn't wear off quickly. Doug Elliott rims have pretty thick gold plating that lasts. You can tell it's thick because of the feel and the color, which is not bright (no silver is showing through). Griego gold plated my 1C and I've had that for three years -- only the shank shows signs of wear.

On the other hand, I've seen cheapo gold plating on bach mouthpieces that wears away in less than a year. This is the kind that is bright yellow when you get it.

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