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« on: Mar 12, 2017, 11:30PM »

My trombone plays very flat.  What do you guys recommend?



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« Reply #1 on: Mar 13, 2017, 02:15AM »

An air compressor?
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« Reply #2 on: Mar 13, 2017, 02:22AM »

It was already subjected to some kind of compressor...
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« Reply #3 on: Mar 13, 2017, 05:27AM »


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« Reply #5 on: Mar 15, 2017, 09:47AM »

Start a band called The Second Dimension.
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« Reply #6 on: Mar 16, 2017, 12:05AM »

Start a band called The Second Dimension.

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« Reply #7 on: Mar 16, 2017, 07:19AM »

Think artificial respiration would work?  A CPAP?

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« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2017, 08:50AM »

My trombone plays very flat.  What do you guys recommend?



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First make sure it is not you or the mouthpiece or leaks. The cheapest is probably to let a professional confirm there is a problem. Then go to a tech and cut the tuning slide. I have two trombones lik that, one Conn 88h and a one Bach 42.They took one cm on the Conn and two cm on the Bach. After this both trombones can play in tune in  A=442. I remember I felt a difference in the response when I got the Conn back. It was better. The Bach was not mine when it was cut, so I don't know about before and after.

This one looks fine to me. Are you sure it's not you  ;-)

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« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2017, 08:52AM »

Probably the compression, a tech should know what to do!!  ;-)
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« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2017, 09:36AM »

looks like it could be the slide. Make sure the water key cork is seating properly. If it leaks air then it could cause intonation issues.
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