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« on: Apr 07, 2017, 04:22PM »

Hello.

I'm curious to know what people think of different counterweights.  What are your favorite, asthetically?

Here are a few of mine.

Yamaha "Batwing" counterweight:
https://s3.amazonaws.com/instrumentalsavings/v/vspfiles/photos/YSL-897Z-11.jpg

Rath Tuning Slide Assembly:
https://www.thomann.de/pics/bdb/274732/5147172_800.jpg

The old H.N. White King weights:
http://www.joybrass.co.jp/TRB/TrbTnUsed/HNWhite2BSSu/IMG_7503.JPG

What are yours?
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« Reply #1 on: Apr 07, 2017, 04:47PM »

My Martin Imperial has a solid bar as the tuning slide brace.  No need of a counterweight.

I don't have a picture, but I love the "batwing" weight on my Olds TIS.  It's huge and heavy.  I'll try to put in a picture.
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« Reply #2 on: Apr 07, 2017, 04:50PM »

You said sexy, so I had to look! :D. I have the newer King weight, but I like the old one better. But I won't spend the dough for another weight.

If I didn't have brace on my King 3b tuning slide, I would consider the Rath weight. Nice, open look!
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« Reply #3 on: Apr 07, 2017, 06:22PM »

Yamaha 645 torpedo. I bought one basically for the counterweight ...  :/
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« Reply #4 on: Apr 07, 2017, 10:52PM »

Yamaha 645 torpedo. I bought one basically for the counterweight ...  :/
Oh yeah, I love the torpedo weight.  Except when it gets loose and starts spinning.  The horn's not bad, either.
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« Reply #5 on: Apr 07, 2017, 11:42PM »

The old Reynolds "R" is pretty cool, but my favorite has to the the Olds trombone-playing bear.

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« Reply #6 on: Apr 08, 2017, 12:15AM »

Ive got an Olds Recording from early 1960s with no counterweight. Is it possible to add a counterweight to that?  Love the bear 'weight. Roughly how much would one of those cost?
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« Reply #7 on: Apr 08, 2017, 08:21AM »

The King HN white weights are my favorite, but some of the stuff DJ has made has been pretty awesome as well
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« Reply #8 on: Apr 08, 2017, 01:47PM »

Ive got an Olds Recording from early 1960s with no counterweight. Is it possible to add a counterweight to that?  Love the bear 'weight. Roughly how much would one of those cost?
Pricey. Horns with that counterweight are pretty rare.
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« Reply #9 on: Apr 08, 2017, 03:18PM »


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« Reply #10 on: Apr 08, 2017, 04:51PM »


I love my baby.
Wow...can you upload some better pictures of this horn?  I'm very intrigued, but the aspect ratio is squashed.
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« Reply #12 on: Apr 17, 2017, 07:06PM »

Silver plated three piece King style from Brasslab. Looks like a 1950's King weight. Put it on my 80's 3B, looks so much better than the black one.

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« Reply #13 on: Apr 17, 2017, 07:15PM »

Always loved the look of that old King counterweight. MAN, it looks slick!
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« Reply #14 on: Apr 17, 2017, 08:53PM »

I did this  for my daughter's besson


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« Reply #15 on: Apr 18, 2017, 04:58AM »

I like the Edwards harmonic brace.
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« Reply #16 on: Apr 18, 2017, 06:41AM »

http://www.brassark.com/thebrassarktrombone/brassarktrombone_4.jpg
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« Reply #17 on: Apr 18, 2017, 09:27PM »

Functionally I love the King three-piece weights.

Aesthetically I like the off-center Olds weights, the Rath weights, and those sweet curly Minick braces.

And personally I'd like to have just a single solid sphere of metal where the TS brace would connect to the small diameter end of the TS.
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« Reply #18 on: Apr 21, 2017, 02:47PM »

I did this  for my daughter's besson




58mark, looks fantastic :D :D! What's it made of? Heck, that whole end of the horn looks an awful lot like an Ambassador to my eyes.
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« Reply #19 on: Apr 21, 2017, 03:15PM »

It's a besson stratford that I stripped, used wipe on silver for the bell, and them put satin lacquer on

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