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Question: What horn(s) do you play on?
Edwards - 28 (5.1%)
Bach - 67 (12.2%)
Greenhoe - 11 (2%)
Jupiter - 6 (1.1%)
Yamaha - 52 (9.5%)
Rath - 21 (3.8%)
Holton - 31 (5.6%)
Getzen - 20 (3.6%)
Conn - 92 (16.7%)
King - 79 (14.4%)
Shires - 31 (5.6%)
Courtois - 6 (1.1%)
Olds - 26 (4.7%)
Reynolds - 7 (1.3%)
Blessing - 4 (0.7%)
Benge - 8 (1.5%)
roy benson - 1 (0.2%)
Kanstul - 11 (2%)
Martin - 6 (1.1%)
Miraphone - 3 (0.5%)
Thein - 3 (0.5%)
Frankenhorn - 9 (1.6%)
Other (please list) - 28 (5.1%)
Total Voters: 218

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« on: May 15, 2015, 07:25AM »

I am thinking of upgrading trombones and would like to know what you play on and why you do

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« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2015, 07:55AM »

Olds: beautiful sound.
Holton: Versatile.
Conn: Punchy and easy to blow.
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« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2015, 08:16AM »

Conn 88HTCL =  Good! Beatiful big sound, easy to color the tone. Very open.

Bach 42 closed wrap =  >:( stuffy, dull sound, the whole instrument vibrates. I think there is a sock stuck in it and that the leadpipe is missing... I have to use this horn because it is all my unit has for marching ceremonies.
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« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2015, 08:33AM »

Rath R4F - The sound of the very best Elkhart Conn 88H, but significantly easier to play. 

Olds O-25 - My backup large bore tenor.  I don't actually NEED a backup, I bought this horn out of sentimental value because it the first horn I played after I upgraded from my student horn when I was in junior high.  Also similar to an Elkhart 88H, but with a bit of its own character.  With its .554 bore, you can pop in a Bach 1.5G and it can play like a pseudo-bass.

Kanstul 1670 (For sale!) - I'm a tenor player primarily, but used to get a LOT of play time doubling on bass.  Easiest playing bass I've ever played.
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« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2015, 09:14AM »

I can tell you what I play but you may very likely prefer something else.  We are all different and the horn that works best for one may not for another.

Alto: Conn 36H (with trigger)
Small tenor: either a Martin Imperial or a Holton Stratodyne.  Sometimes take out a 1925 Olds TIS.
Medium tenor: Bach 36CG (lightweight slide).  Mostly with the F-attachment in.
Symphonic tenor: Yamaha 682 with Shires 1G bell.  The bell was a long, sad story.
Bass: King 7B from 1981.

I also used to have a King 4B-F from the mid 1970s that I loved for concert band.

If you are fishing for recommendations, I can only suggest avoiding a lot of those Chinese horns with European sounding names.  There are lots of great trombones out there and you should buy something that you like and can afford.  Whatever you buy you will adapt to.  That's what happened to me when I bought my Yamaha 682G.



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« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2015, 10:34AM »

Conn 100H - my main axe: warm, full sound; a delight to play
King3BF-SP - brighter sound, trigger adds versatility, 10/10 slide
Olds - Special and Ambassador (my first horn) - good sound, good slotting
Bernd Vollers Custom Convertible - a real work of art, still getting used to it
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« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2015, 10:49AM »

Well right now I'm playing (testing) a Bach 50 with Hagmanns. The Hagmanns are from a Besson 943, so technically it's a Bachon or Bech.
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« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2015, 10:57AM »

Well right now I'm playing (testing) a Bach 50 with Hagmanns. The Hagmanns are from a Besson 943, so technically it's a Bachon or Bech.

As long as it's not a Blech...
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« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2015, 10:58AM »

As long as it's not a Blech...
Or it could be a Bacon
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« Reply #9 on: May 15, 2015, 11:34AM »

^^^ like the Bacon!
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« Reply #10 on: May 15, 2015, 11:42AM »

I have been acquiring Bach stuff for some time.  The reason, cheap and it is so easy to customize Bachs.  I cant afford new boutique horns so I build my own Bachs.

All makers vary horn to horn.  Some of the high end ones vary less, but no horn centric specifics remarks warrant a generalization.  From my personal collection, my silver plated Bach 12 trombone is about as dark as an average 36.  This isn't typical of Bach 12 trombones, Just as Harrison Reeds terrible 42B is not exactly typical of all 42Bs.

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I have a Finke bass Sackbutt and a Boosey G-D bass trombone that don't fit in the poll.  Oh and a Weril TIS alto. The Shires F bass gets included but rarely used

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« Reply #11 on: May 15, 2015, 11:47AM »

Alto: JP Rath 236
Small Tenor: Bach LT8G, Bach 9, Bach LT16M, King 2B, King 2B SS
Bigger: Edwards .525/.547

I like small bores a lot, and my Bach 8 and 9 are just fantastic horns.
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« Reply #12 on: May 15, 2015, 12:21PM »

I play many horns, many brands.
I like ALL but if I choose on frequency of use right now then the list might look like this...

Top small bore trombone brands:
King
Kanstul
Yamaha
Conn
Bach

Big tenors played in this order:
Schilke
Kanstul
Conn
Bach
Edwards

Basses in this order:
Kanstul
Benge
Holton
Conn
Bach

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« Reply #13 on: May 15, 2015, 12:42PM »

Conn 60h and 70h. Should like to try one of the new ones. But for my sound concept and wallet   I believe I never will buy anything more in my life.

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« Reply #14 on: May 15, 2015, 12:59PM »

All that my bass is missing is bolts in its neck... A Bach/Holton/Conn/Kanstul/M&K Frankenbass. I also play a few modified/Frankensteined Olds' often. I am getting away with only having two daily-driver horns and I am very happy with them, though recently swapping around bells and slides has led me to thinking about more modifications. I will try my hardest not to follow through  Evil

Thinking about it I have not played a stock trombone in quite a while... I do not count modular models, of course.

I have only play one trombone that was stock that I did not want to change one thing. The first iteration of the Holton TR-180. With the 9.5" bell and thumb-operated D valve. I was okay with the trigger system. It played so fantastically.

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The whys

I bought my Frankenbass from a forum member because I needed a bass and one that was different from what I had. I got what I asked for, but I still slowly changed things. It is my favorite bass trombone I have ever played because it fits perfectly into what I need it to do. Not tubby, but warm, bright and sonorous like I would want a bass trombone to be. I would do more if I had the money to put into the work I have in mind, but like I said I will hold off.

I play my BAC/Olds Super-Duper because I have always liked Olds trombones and the Supers I have found always seemed to get prettier and better playing. When I found this one I decided it would be what I always play for lead ( unless I make the mistake of buying another small bore that works so well ), then I wanted do to something unique so I designed some changed and sent it off and it came back with the ability to take more power and hit harder. The sound is super ( pun intended ) crisp and clear, but the color is not boring at all.

As for the others I play them only when I cannot get what i want from the above two, but that is rare.
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« Reply #15 on: May 15, 2015, 02:28PM »

A bunch of  Conns
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« Reply #16 on: May 15, 2015, 06:30PM »

King 3B-F, 70s vintage.  My small bore horn of choice.
King 4B-F, 70s vintage.  Picked it up at the factory at the designer's office.  This horn will go to me to the grave.
Holton TR-180, also 70s vintage.  Pawn shop find, kicks butt while sounding rich and sweet.

Must say I've never played any of the boutique horns.
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« Reply #17 on: May 15, 2015, 07:32PM »

Shires/Bach bass, with what I like to think is the best parts of both. It works for now!

Conn 6H, because it's hard to go wrong with it. I have used it for lead, rock, rap, concert band, pit shows, you name it. I constantly think about selling it (for more trombone money) but it would be a huge mistake.

I gave Yamaha shout out because I have two Yamaha valved instruments that are pretty great.
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« Reply #18 on: May 15, 2015, 07:48PM »

Yamaha 882OR - Responsive, Reliable
Conn 4H - Smooth, Not the sound for me though.
Olds Recording R20 - Super Responsive, Nice Sound.
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« Reply #19 on: May 15, 2015, 08:19PM »

Rath R9 - My main instrument. Really wonderful and responsive instrument.

Accent TB 959 DB - Not often seen, but I enjoy this aside from the rotor. But I never like standard rotors. Good thing I don't need it often on tenor!

King 3B (Late 50s)
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