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 on: Today at 07:23 AM 
Started by bachbone - Last post by dj kennedy

 on: Today at 07:22 AM 
Started by MoominDave - Last post by ddickerson
Good find on that link. That makes a lot of sense - assuming that they've got their linguistics, culture, and archaeology right. A rope through a needle is a much more sensible metaphor than a camel.

So we alter the phrase: "It is easier for a rope to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the kingdom of God"

It's still a blanket removal of wealthy people if taken either literally or as a normal metaphor. If it's taken as a hyperbolic metaphor, then we open up a window a crack - it's very very hard if you're rich, specifically because you are rich. No amount of uncomfortable wriggling makes this convincingly go away - all the gospels have this, and all make it staggeringly plain. Sorry. I have no skin in this game - I'm just reading it as I go, and this is what it says.

I have bad news for you. This isn't what your holy book says. It's remarkably clear - being rich is bad news for your heavenly prospects. The rich young man is devout but unwilling to forego his lifestyle; the disciples are held up as the exemplars - people who abandoned all they had to follow Jesus around. Which of these are most devout people like?

Really, it is rather hard to see how almost any of the well-established series of churches that Christianity has spawned fit this at all. The big denominations in particular are fabulously wealthy, making great show of ornate ritual. Monks and nuns live simple lives - but they need people to manage the money for them. Jesus's aspiration is almost impossible to uphold. About the only people I can think who've convincingly managed to do so are hermit preachers, the Mediaevals who went to live on a rock perched out in the ocean.

I don't know. Is it cheating? I imagine that some would disagree, but are those that would disagree of importance? Who are they?

I won't waste a lot of time discussing this with you because there are a lot of commentaries that have a better understanding at your disposal. I'll just disagree with you on this and move on.

 on: Today at 07:22 AM 
Started by Stewbones43 - Last post by dj kennedy
I ACTUALLY  HAD SOMEONE  ASK FOR A 10 10 THIS SPRING !!!!!!!!!!!!!! Amazed Amazed Amazed Amazed Amazed Yeah, RIGHT. Yeah, RIGHT. Eeek! Eeek! Eeek! Eeek!
WENT TO SPAIN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
------ in  searching the  bunker and the  ships  hold 00deep in  the salt caverns of strategic materials  besides the canisters  of  civil defense rations
 AHA !!!!  a 10-10--in lacquer  ---the most difficult situation was the case  tattered   by BOER WAR  remains  and  russian front  battlefield pickups
oh  how the  hours flew in the  case rebuild  !!!!!!!!
 having  grown up  playing  a 10$$ besson  found abandoned  with  brittle flaking off  laq  in a  gatorish slick leather  bound case in  the band room
  nickle outers--massively heavy  weight  ----played so much by me that i wore a  hole  thru the outer  --stilll played by me --once  frequently shined w brasso
    with a flat black  flare [ala  jj]    in plumed  hats  and tall  bear  skin  type   hats --oh how i love this  horn  Pant Pant---
 forgotten  //obscure //passed over//unknown --so i have  collected  as  many  i can  find  ---knowing exactly what to look for 
  the 10-10  even  more obscure !!!
  after  the search  for THE  SPANISH TREASURE and its shipping  --  up in the high  place under the eves  in the art house --protected by dust  --in a  martin case
  MINT CONDITION 10-10!!!   and in the  shipping room  --another in silver plate  !!!!!!
 actually  ''OLD BESSIE  --AKA -OLD BLACK MAGIC '' is a plain bell -small bell --there being several  variations  after  --up until the year of disaster 1958
  when thereafter the  massively heavy weights were soldered on
  meanwhile  the euphoniums  ruled  ever  and forever   3 speed raleighs    austin healy   cooper  bodied pre crewe  autos
 so much  change  --much  for  the better  --but in many  way  elegance  and manners  well  speech    poetic  thought humour --how sad  my spelling  of  words i would use
  thespelling  has  fallen    beehind       and once i used ONLY FOUNTAIN PENS   !!!!!!!
 SO BESSON AFFFECIANATAUTOS --TAKE HEART  !!!!!!!  and brave  the brass beaters -save  from recycling  the old thing  -relish in the tatters --AMERIKKKA  is going thru and will continue
  to follow   the grande empire -as the  power of the orient    yellow menace in  time  will perhaps overshadow  the  bird with  white head
 i really  love  my BENTLEY --  but at least i can use  OLD BESSIE  !!!!!!!!

 on: Today at 07:21 AM 
Started by SKAzz - Last post by Alex
I used a SKB with my R10 and removed the "Fawcett" after use and stored it in the m/p pocket. Dang stupid design IMO..

Yes, very stupid of SKB to design a multipuropse case that doesnt take all instruments.  :D

 on: Today at 07:16 AM 
Started by Stan - Last post by Dukesboneman
We had (or Have) about 6 of these at the school I used to teach at.
They have lasted much longer than I thought they would

 on: Today at 07:04 AM 
Started by Bleek - Last post by cigmar
The threads areprine to moving while you play. Especially the shank. Normally it's not a problem at all but when placement is important it can be distracting to find the rim has moved when you remove it from your face (rests etc).

Huh...never had that problem.

 on: Today at 07:01 AM 
Started by Hammer - Last post by Horn Builder
Re making a "one size fits all" instrument. I have had customers all over the spectrum. 2 very high level players in the same orchestra being polar opposites in that regard, with one pulling the tuning slide out @ 2 inches, with the other player having to have the tuning slide cut so that there was barely an inch of telescoping tubing.

If we were to look at the history of trombone construction, they did not have a "tuning slide" as we know today. Instead using the handslide bell tenon as a tuning mechanism. So extrapolating, a trombone ideally would have a constant taper from the handslide receiver to the bell flare, with no cylindrical sections at all. This is what TIS does, with the added benefit of having a tuning slide in the handslide. However, this has fallen out of favor, with bell mounted tuning slides being considered the "norm" for some time now. TIB and TIS sound different. Some say TIS sounds "Old School" and doesn't blend with "modern" instruments. Everyone has their own opinions in that regard...


 on: Today at 06:52 AM 
Started by nickrex37 - Last post by hyperbolica
How does it play in comparison to, for example, a Yamaha 354 in your opinion?
I've never played a Yamaha 354, so I don't know. I'd expect the 24h to be a bit heavier, though. It's a much older horn, I think the slide is narrower on the 24h, and the bell smaller, so the articulations might be faster. From what I read the 354 is nothing to sneeze at. I have a 651 which is nice, but somewhat... one dimensional in comparison. I don't mean that to disparage the Yamaha. I really like the horn. It has a much simpler sound. That has been true of most of the Yamahas I've played. Even with a red bell, the 651 is still kind of one dimensional. I had a 691 as well that was similar, but bigger bore with a yellow bell. Played great, sounded great, but the sound was different. Not as warm as a Conn. Maybe a little brighter, definitely not as much going on within the sound.

 on: Today at 06:49 AM 
Started by Bleek - Last post by Matt K
Is there a particular reason you do this relating perhaps to playing characteristics?

The threads areprine to moving while you play. Especially the shank. Normally it's not a problem at all but when placement is important it can be distracting to find the rim has moved when you remove it from your face (rests etc).

 on: Today at 06:48 AM 
Started by CJ - Last post by CJ
Only backbores left:

Got a bunch of Warburton stuff collecting dust.  All include US shipping, and all have very little if any wear unless otherwise indicated.

$75 SB (uses any small shank backbore)
$75 SB-L  (uses any small shank backbore, but special SB backbore allows use in large bore trombones)

$60 12M  (uses any small shank backbore)

Small shank backbores:
$40 #2
$40 #4
$30 #5 (has significant silver plating loss)
$40 #5 (no plating loss)
$40 #6

$40 SB backbore:
Made for use with SB-L top (see above).  Makes any small shank compatible top work with large bore trombones

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