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« Reply #80 on: Oct 06, 2009, 05:14AM »

or how about "Hurt Me"
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« Reply #81 on: Oct 07, 2009, 05:48PM »

my greenhoe bach 50's name is Victoria. She treats me very well. The wife gets a little jealous when I take victoria on long trips without her.
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« Reply #82 on: Oct 08, 2009, 05:21AM »

decided on the name of my latest addition, the Silver plated Conn 4H (1940ish). In honor of its excellent art deco engraving, it is known as "Arty"

so here is the current lineup:

I now own:

3 Conn trombones:  The 1917ish Conn S Model 3 is called "Monk", a '76ish Conn 6H, named "Take II", thanks to DJ, which I use in my efforts in relearning how to play, and my latest addition, a 1940ish Conn 4H, silver plated, beautiful art deco engraving, known as "Arty".

a 1890 - 1910ish Fredrick Busch trombone is called "Respect" as in "respect your elders".

a 1910ish H N White "King Solo Model 2" is called "Behave" as in "Junior, behave". 

a 1910ish Buescher Grand called "Bueschie". 

a 1915ish Frank Holton & Company Special - "Frankie"

R. Wunderlich - "Wonder" (as in my wife wonders what the heck I am doing with all these trombones.

the order according to date of manufacture (??)

"Respect", "Behave", "Bueshie", Frankie", "Monk", "Wonder"???, "Arty" and "Take II".  All except "Take II" were low cost EBAY purchases.

The Olds Special '59, that I had bought, has been donated to my son's H S band after being fixed up.  His section leader had a problem with his trombone, discovered the Olds and has fallen in love with it.  He uses it for Marching Band  Eeek! and as lead trombone in Jazz Band  Good!
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« Reply #83 on: Dec 07, 2009, 02:45PM »

since we have had a number of new members recently, I thought I would give this thread a bump and see if we have any people wanting to comment.
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« Reply #84 on: Dec 08, 2009, 01:43AM »

It's interesting how an even number of people give their horn a female name as they do a male name.
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« Reply #85 on: Dec 08, 2009, 03:16AM »

Where i come from we call all horns, trompets and so  ' TOETER'   Evil
I don't know anybody who has given there horn a name.
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« Reply #86 on: Dec 08, 2009, 04:11AM »

I have only named my bass Duo Gravis, because it is big enough to consider having a name.

She's Gerta, as in Big Bertha's sister.
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« Reply #87 on: Dec 08, 2009, 04:17AM »

sorry to say, but...
giving your trombone a name, its like giving your **** a name.
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« Reply #88 on: Dec 08, 2009, 04:21AM »

sorry to say, but...
giving your trombone a name, its like giving your **** a name.

It sounds like you have English as a second language. You must first understand a culture before you comment on it. At least, that's what my European friends tell me.
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« Reply #89 on: Dec 08, 2009, 04:34AM »

i didn't want to offend anyone. But that is what i thougt.
And yes English is my second language. I do my best to make no spelling mistakes.
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« Reply #90 on: Dec 08, 2009, 05:00AM »

i didn't want to offend anyone. But that is what i thougt.

If you really didn't want to offend anyone, you might have thought it and not said it.

Some guys don't name their girlfriends; they just call them "the woman."
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« Reply #91 on: Dec 08, 2009, 06:53AM »

nice comparison. girlfriend - trombone
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« Reply #92 on: Dec 28, 2009, 04:35PM »

Sly,

are all of your trombones playable? You have quite a stash.
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« Reply #93 on: Dec 28, 2009, 04:56PM »

quite a stash???

remember except for two, the Conn 6H and the 35 Buescher, all were cheap EBAY auction winners (very low $XXX)  Buesher 35 Grand Delux was a benefit of having a friend on TTF  Conn 6H was a good buy (thanks to DJ).

1935ish Grand Delux is called "Goldie" for obvious reasons.

check out the gallery for pictures

roll call: 
3 conns, 2 bueschers, 1 Wunderlich, 1 Busch, 1 Holton, 1 King,

only one made in the last 30 some years, others: 1940ish, 1935ish, 1910 - 1920ish, give or take one 1900 - 1910ish.

any one wanting to trade a LA Olds professional model or a King Liberty, Liberty 2B or 2B for some of my pea shooters, PM me.  ( Sing it! to dream the impossible dream Sing it!)

Work??? yes and no.  some of the slides need work but all are playable all are low pitch so close to modern pitch or  they are actually modern pitch.  obviously, the 6H and 4H are the best in my humble opinion. 

some of the slides need work but all are playable, in a fashion, all are low pitch so close to modern pitch or  they are actually modern pitch.  obviously, the 6H and 4H are the best in my humble opinion. 

My son's section leader has indicated to his parents that he might want a graduation gift of a good vintage jazz trombone, so I have loaned him the 4H, the Holton special and the 35 Buescher to try out and to do a "report" back to me about his thoughts about their abilities.  I will update you folks then. 

this is with his parents' consent who have asked me to help him out in finding a good trombone when the time comes.  I am hoping to broaden his horizons to the various possibilities.  He really likes the Olds Special, but the School won't sell it to him.
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« Reply #94 on: Jan 11, 2010, 05:14PM »

My King Silver is Little Boy and my Bach 36 is Fat Man (Atomic bombs).  I don't have names for my two older ones. 
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« Reply #95 on: Jan 11, 2010, 05:51PM »

My bass is Loki, after the norse god of mischief, seemed apt lol
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« Reply #96 on: Jan 12, 2010, 05:28AM »

My bass is Loki, after the norse god of mischief, seemed apt lol

That's a good one.
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« Reply #97 on: Jan 13, 2010, 03:03AM »

My Shires I call 'the Shires', my alto trombone is called 'the alto'. Original, huh?
People who do name their trombones, in what circumstances or conversations do you use it?
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« Reply #98 on: Jan 13, 2010, 04:09AM »

I've never "got it", myself. I don't name anything. My King is "the trombone". But then, I only use one trombone, so perhaps it doesn't matter so much!
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« Reply #99 on: Jan 13, 2010, 05:46AM »

My Shires I call 'the Shires', my alto trombone is called 'the alto'. Original, huh?
People who do name their trombones, in what circumstances or conversations do you use it?

Think of the movie "The Gods Must Be Crazy". There is a Land Rover that is problematic at the very least, and this vehicle apparently is always in need of repair. For the purposes in the film, the handbrake is broken, and this leads to much fun stopping on a hill while opening and closing a game/farm fence.

This vehicle is called by the South Africans in the film the "AntiChrist".

Get the idea?

As for me, I shared a name here, but I rarely if ever use it with anyone.
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