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« Reply #1640 on: May 27, 2017, 04:17AM »

Great post, Bob ! ...Keep it coming !  Good! Good!
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« Reply #1641 on: May 27, 2017, 10:10AM »

Very good post Bob. You are so right. Of course, when I first heard a George Roberts recording tone was only a part of what shocked me... His great time and phrasing were a revelation.... but we must always base our tonal judgement on live sounds.
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« Reply #1642 on: Aug 09, 2017, 02:06PM »

but we must always base our tonal judgement on live sounds.

I desperately try to hear bass trombonists live when I can - but that is so few and far between where I am - out local symphony rarely has a full trombone compliment.  I found a guy that lives locally who is a top notch bass trombonist - I'm trying to get some lessons with him with 95% of the reason being that I just want to hear him up close.

I wish it weren't so hard.
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« Reply #1643 on: Aug 09, 2017, 02:29PM »

I desperately try to hear bass trombonists live when I can - but that is so few and far between where I am - out local symphony rarely has a full trombone compliment.  I found a guy that lives locally who is a top notch bass trombonist - I'm trying to get some lessons with him with 95% of the reason being that I just want to hear him up close.

I wish it weren't so hard.

You live in a beautiful part of the world... You can't have everything. Gabe is not so far away and makes a great sound. I will be in MA over Christmas... if you want to travel we could play some duets... beer keeps me happy.

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« Reply #1644 on: Aug 09, 2017, 02:41PM »

You live in a beautiful part of the world... You can't have everything. Gabe is not so far away and makes a great sound. I will be in MA over Christmas... if you want to travel we could play some duets... beer keeps me happy.

Chris Stearn

I wouldn't miss that opportunity! I'll get in touch with you as December nears.

I do try to travel to Boston when I can.  I'm actually moving about an hour closer at the end of the month so it's only about 2hrs away.
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« Reply #1645 on: Aug 09, 2017, 02:52PM »

You live in a beautiful part of the world... You can't have everything. Gabe is not so far away and makes a great sound. I will be in MA over Christmas... if you want to travel we could play some duets... beer keeps me happy.

Chris Stearn

Thank you Chris!

Yes, there are a lot of great trombone players in New England. I feel very lucky to be part of the community.
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« Reply #1646 on: Aug 14, 2017, 08:06AM »

I finally got my hands on a vintage-ish Yamaha 322 from the mid-90s. These horns have a great sound that is so easy to produce - it is likely a .547 with a beautiful bass register.

I will only use a 1-1/2G in it. My best one is a Kelly made of Lexan, but my Holton 1-1/2G is quite nice too.

My Bach 1-1/2G is an anti-MV. It is awful, and I wouldn't want to burden another person with it by selling it.

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« Reply #1647 on: Aug 14, 2017, 11:16AM »

I did some blind tests with my wife listening and hands down she preferred my Greg Black 1-1/2G over anything else I have of all different sizes; and I have a decent collection.

There is just something about that size, especially with the rather custom Shires setup I have.

Can't wait to try out my Mr. Bass Trombone Reeves/BrassArk mouthpiece that's coming today.  I used to have one and if I remember right, it is a real contender.
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