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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.

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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.

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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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« Reply #1648 on: Sep 15, 2017, 02:24PM »

Guess what guys.....today I got hands on a pretty Mt Vernon 1.5g. It was pure luck. A friend of mine that play trumpet posted some picture on facebook with a collection of bass trombone mouthpieces he got from a retired bass trombone player. I didn't look so much at it but suddenly I saw there was a Bach mouthpiece. Had a closer look and YES! To my big surprise it was an Mt Vernon!!!! Well, rest is history, I got it today for a rather cheap price. But not super cheap, my friend knew what it was worth, they are popular among trumpet players also.

Anyway, dont have much chance to try it tonight. I'm sitting in a hotel room and have to play a concert tomorrow. Tried it 5 minutes before a rehearsel tonight. A little different from the one I already have. In fact deeper and a little more V shaped. A little different on the lips. Didn't dear to use it in the ensemble because its a rather important concert tomorrow. Will try it more after the concert.

Look how nice it looks!!  LUCKY LUCKY like some other in the forum always write Good! Good! Good!


 
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« Reply #1649 on: Sep 16, 2017, 10:56PM »

Guess what guys.....today I got hands on a pretty Mt Vernon 1.5g. It was pure luck. A friend of mine that play trumpet posted some picture on facebook with a collection of bass trombone mouthpieces he got from a retired bass trombone player. I didn't look so much at it but suddenly I saw there was a Bach mouthpiece. Had a closer look and YES! To my big surprise it was an Mt Vernon!!!! Well, rest is history, I got it today for a rather cheap price. But not super cheap, my friend knew what it was worth, they are popular among trumpet players also.

Anyway, dont have much chance to try it tonight. I'm sitting in a hotel room and have to play a concert tomorrow. Tried it 5 minutes before a rehearsel tonight. A little different from the one I already have. In fact deeper and a little more V shaped. A little different on the lips. Didn't dear to use it in the ensemble because its a rather important concert tomorrow. Will try it more after the concert.

Look how nice it looks!!  LUCKY LUCKY like some other in the forum always write Good! Good! Good!


 
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Well done !!!  Every one is a little different... all good, but different. Over the summer I messed around with a MV 2G and my oldest MV 1 1/2G but the one I picked up in summer of 2016 is still the winner.... it just fits my face. No idea what the magic is but it is real enough. I have MV's for my small tenor, bass and tuba.... I suppose a symphony tenor piece and a contra piece would be nice, but that would be greedy  Evil Evil

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