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by 2bobone
Mon Aug 10, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Lili Boulanger - Psalm 130 "Du fond de l'abîme"
Replies: 6
Views: 1186

Re: Lili Boulanger - Psalm 130 "Du fond de l'abîme"

AND ---- A sarousaphone part !!
by 2bobone
Tue Jul 21, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: F-attachment water key?
Replies: 11
Views: 1252

Re: F-attachment water key?

Had one on my 70H for the last 60 years ! Recommended !
by 2bobone
Thu Jun 11, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS - Conn 62HI - Final Price Drop ! {Then I make it into a Lamp !}
Replies: 9
Views: 2970

Re: FS - Conn 62HI - Final Price Drop ! {Then I make it into a Lamp !}

It depends on what kind of shade you want ----- you were throwing shade weren't you ?
by 2bobone
Mon Jun 08, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: What is this monstrosity?
Replies: 19
Views: 2408

Re: What is this monstrosity?

How about this 1 1/2G adjustable cup from Giardinelli in the late 60's ? It worked great !
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by 2bobone
Sat Jun 06, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS - GR/SS .562" leadpipe
Replies: 1
Views: 540

FS - GR/SS .562" leadpipe

SOLD - Please Remove

M/K "George Roberts" .562" Bass Sterling Silver leadpipe with "Bi-Threads". In "as new" perfect condition. $195 shipped. PM preferred.
by 2bobone
Thu May 14, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTB: Elkhart 88H
Replies: 10
Views: 999

Re: WTB: Elkhart 88H

I sent you a PM : Re: Elkhart 88H
by 2bobone
Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS - Conn 62HI - Final Price Drop ! {Then I make it into a Lamp !}
Replies: 9
Views: 2970

Re: FS - Conn 62HI - Final Price Drop ! {Then I make it into a Lamp !}

Here's a great deal ---- buy the horn and I'll throw in the case for free AND a minty Griego CS-1 mouthpiece ! Cheers !!
by 2bobone
Sat Feb 29, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Duo Gravis ergonomics
Replies: 8
Views: 1083

Re: Duo Gravis ergonomics

Set the valve stringing so that the bottom paddle is well behind the bell brace and so that it is even with the bell brace when depressed. Press that paddle without bending your thumb. Then, a simple bending of your thumb at the first joint can easily activate the upper paddle without re-positioning...
by 2bobone
Wed Jan 01, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS - Conn 62HI - Final Price Drop ! {Then I make it into a Lamp !}
Replies: 9
Views: 2970

Re: FS - Conn 62HI - Price Drop !

Here for sale is a Conn 62H with independent valves which is in very fine condition with minimal wear. I attempted to establish the year of manufacture, but the lists available are not very reassuring. Folks with better information than I think it is a horn from the 90's. The Serial number 231XXX wa...
by 2bobone
Fri Nov 15, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: How should one choose a new instrument?
Replies: 24
Views: 1774

Re: How should one choose a new instrument?

I had intended to post a response to the "OK, Boomer" comment personally, but when it passed in conversation with my wife, a gentle woman with a great love for music, she suggested that I allow her to post her feelings as a response. After reading her short, heartfelt response, I didn't think I coul...
by 2bobone
Thu Nov 14, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: How should one choose a new instrument?
Replies: 24
Views: 1774

Re: How should one choose a new instrument?

OMG ! How much easier it was when you simply purchased an instrument, took it home with great anticipation and practiced on it until YOU won the battle ! I fondly recall one of my teachers saying, "Robert ---- the instrument can NOT change ---- YOU must change"! Today, the opposite seems to be the t...
by 2bobone
Sun Nov 10, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Distilled water and red rot?
Replies: 40
Views: 6575

Re: Distilled water and red rot?

Quote from HeyMan : "Hey, Man !" was "The Chief's" customary greeting. Emory B. Remington - Dec.22,1892 - Dec.19, 1971 I wonder what Frances Fox and Jeanie Hurt [ two of The Chief's female students in the late 50's - early 60's ] thought of that greeting ? Times have changed ! OOPS ! Sorry ! I forgo...
by 2bobone
Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Any Benge players out there?
Replies: 32
Views: 3903

Re: Any Benge players out there?

As you must know, Finlayson won the NY Philharmonic job playing that Benge. I was told that the 290 was based on the 8B with modifications. You are probably one of the few players with experience on both. We’re there any similarities? My recollection was that Dave was "put on the spot" when the NSO...
by 2bobone
Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Any Benge players out there?
Replies: 32
Views: 3903

Re: Any Benge players out there?

Quite a few years ago I performed the Ezra Laderman "Concerto for 5 Winds & Orchestra" with the National Symphony Orchestra. As we rehearsed, I realized that the instruments that I used regularly in the NSO weren't working as well as I had anticipated for the concerto. For some reason or other, I ha...
by 2bobone
Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: WTB: 1 1/2 Size Bass Mouthpiece
Replies: 3
Views: 532

Re: WTB: 1 1/2 Size Bass Mouthpiece

I have a Griego CS-1 in mint condition for $75 shipped in CONUS. Lemme know ----- Bob
by 2bobone
Fri Nov 01, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Cimbasso instead of bass trombone
Replies: 65
Views: 5008

Re: Cimbasso instead of bass trombone

"A cimbasso will sound more like a "tuba on a stick" than a bass trombone. :lol: Bruce "nailed" that one ! :idea:
by 2bobone
Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: History of the Trombone
Topic: 1958 Band Photo. No Triggers. ?
Replies: 16
Views: 2294

Re: 1958 Band Photo. No Triggers. ?

"There's a reason why those pre-WWII Conn bass trombones are so darn rare - almost no one needed one unless they were playing in an orchestra". I was playing in The U.S Army Band at the World's Fair held in Flushing Meadow, NY in 1964 and stayed at The Henry Hudson Hotel in the city during that sta...
by 2bobone
Wed Oct 23, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: WTB: Bass bone mouthpieces
Replies: 7
Views: 676

Re: WTB: Bass bone mouthpieces

A minty Griego CS1 - $75 shipped. Lemme know ---- Bob
by 2bobone
Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS - Conn 62HI - Final Price Drop ! {Then I make it into a Lamp !}
Replies: 9
Views: 2970

FS - Conn 62HI - Final Price Drop ! {Then I make it into a Lamp !}

Here for sale is a Conn 62H with independent valves which is in very fine condition with minimal wear. I attempted to establish the year of manufacture, but the lists available are not very reassuring. Members of the Forum seem to think it is a horn from the late 90's. The Serial number 231XXX was f...
by 2bobone
Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: Microphone for trombone and trumpet: Dynamic vs Ribbon?
Replies: 12
Views: 2781

Re: Microphone for trombone and trumpet: Dynamic vs Ribbon?

It is easy to spend as much on a single mono microphone as what the rest of the supporting system costs. The truth is that even as ribbon and condenser mics have become more available and at more reasonable prices, the quality of those tempting microphones is quite like the general quality of the Ch...
by 2bobone
Sun Oct 06, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: New Butler, or Butler mod
Replies: 8
Views: 1146

Re: New Butler, or Butler mod

I'm glad my comments were informative and I'll gladly elaborate as clearly as I can. As I mentioned, my reference horns are my King Duo Gravis and 8B and my Conn 62HI [the Conn is presently up for sale --- yeah, a lousy commercial !]. The Butler C-12 is incredibly responsive and even throughout all ...
by 2bobone
Sat Oct 05, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: New Butler, or Butler mod
Replies: 8
Views: 1146

Re: New Butler, or Butler mod

I have owned the first production Butler Carbon Fiber C-12 bass trombone [#0002] for about six months now and can verify that it has solved a long term problem of mine that caused a long playing career to come to an end. The weight is about half the weight of any of my other horns [a SS King Duo Gra...
by 2bobone
Sat Sep 28, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTB: Used Professional Bass Trombone
Replies: 19
Views: 3678

Re: WTB: Used Professional Bass Trombone

If you're still looking for that independent bass trombone, I now have my Conn 62H listed in the classified listings with a lowered price. Great condition and a super player. Lemme know ----------------, Bob
by 2bobone
Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Silver Sonic for orch?
Replies: 27
Views: 2169

Re: Silver Sonic for orch?

This subject was SO interesting that I thought I should post my observations about "Silver Bells" [Wasn't that an old Christmas tune ?] but it looks like my job was handled very nicely by "Hyperbolica" and "Posaunus" ---- thank you, gentlemen ! I repeat : I could have easily played my entire career ...
by 2bobone
Mon Sep 23, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Hand support for a DuoGravis?
Replies: 16
Views: 1647

Re: Hand support for a DuoGravis?

Hello all : I would be delighted to have all of my instruments outfitted with the King double trigger setup. Activate the "F'" trigger with a "straight" thumb and then activate the "D" trigger by bending your thumb at the first joint --- that's the plan. The trick that I used to make it a fluent mov...
by 2bobone
Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: How far out is your tuning slide...
Replies: 30
Views: 3163

Re: How far out is your tuning slide...

Interesting discussion : I recall the time when I was at the "Top O' My Game"and was moving air at a very good rate. I discovered that I had to pull ALL of my slides out about 2" to feel comfortable with the situation. I even went to the point of having inserts made to fill those voids that were cre...
by 2bobone
Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Strangest gigs
Replies: 77
Views: 10821

Re: Strangest gigs

Melina Mercourie was the Cultural Ambassador of Greece when Misitislav Rostropovich was the conductor of the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, D.C. A concert took place during which Madame Mercourie was in the audience. The conductor was anxious to curry favor with the Cultural Ambassador a...
by 2bobone
Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Bruckner - Sergiu Celibidache, Münchner Philharmoniker
Replies: 24
Views: 2248

Re: Bruckner - Sergiu Celibidache, Münchner Philharmoniker

Don't get me started on Rostropovich !
by 2bobone
Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Strangest gigs
Replies: 77
Views: 10821

Re: Strangest gigs

Ah ! Herald Trumpets ! One of my side duties when in TUSAB was to play "G" bass herald trumpet in their ensemble. All of the service bands stationed in Washington, D.C.: Army, Marines, Navy and Air Force played concerts during the Summer months on a Stage/Barge anchored at the bass of the steps that...
by 2bobone
Tue Aug 27, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Strangest gigs
Replies: 77
Views: 10821

Re: Strangest gigs

How could I have forgotten that wonderful occasion when I performed, as a member of TUSAB in Washington, D.C. at Fort Myer ,VA for the installation of a new base commander. We went through our paces like clockwork and were pleased that nothing had gone wrong. The commander of TUSAB received a letter...
by 2bobone
Sun Aug 25, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Strangest gigs
Replies: 77
Views: 10821

Re: Strangest gigs

I recall playing Scriabin's "Poem of Ecstasy" with full orchestra in front of an assemblage of The American Association of Psychiatrists as a panorama screen behind the orchestra changed colors according to the key in which the music was written. Apparently, Scriabin was affected by "synesthesia" wh...
by 2bobone
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: King Reference Materials from 1971
Replies: 6
Views: 1213

Re: King Reference Materials from 1971

Interesting. My Duo Gravis has no markings designating it as a 7B or a 2107 ---- just Duo Gravis / Silver Sonic. I also have an 8B which has 2108 and 8B engraved on the bell. It's curious that the catalogue listed the Duo Gravis as the "1490" 7B. No wonder owners aren't sure which instrument we're t...
by 2bobone
Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Bass Trombone Sound?
Replies: 129
Views: 15087

Re: Bass Trombone Sound?

I couldn't agree more with "Fossil's" appraisal of the bass trombone sound that has become prominent these days. I think it might be useful to convene a gathering where the terms : dark, spread,centered,bright,front, focused --- where the plethora of terms that we have used over so many years could ...
by 2bobone
Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Holton Reference Materials from 1962
Replies: 3
Views: 658

Re: Holton Reference Materials from 1962

Bruce --- WOW ! What a treat to see those Holton references to the Model 169 ! I owned one for several years right after they became available and enjoyed it immensely. I recently came across some quintet recordings in which I used it and after hearing those recordings I'm sorry that I ever let it g...
by 2bobone
Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Ergobone redesign
Replies: 18
Views: 2549

Re: Ergobone redesign

Compliments are due to Hyperbolica for his creative ideas to improve the ErgoBone ! CAD design is a marvel ! I once wrote to Juoko Antare, the designer of the original "ErgoBone" and mentioned that I found it preferable to remove the spring from the support rod that connects to the harness and he sa...
by 2bobone
Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Pinched Nerve
Replies: 19
Views: 2135

Re: Pinched Nerve

I've used the ErgoBone with a King Duo Gravis, a King 8B with "split" triggers and a Conn 62HI with no real issues. I will admit to having one device for each horn to avoid the switch-over. I'm quite sure that ErgoBone makes a harness specifically for use by the fairer sex. Perfect, it ain't, but it...
by 2bobone
Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: History of the Trombone
Topic: Medieval military trombonist.
Replies: 24
Views: 3068

Re: Medieval military trombonist.

That is SO-OOOOOO Cool !! LOVE it !! :D :D :D
by 2bobone
Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Pinched Nerve
Replies: 19
Views: 2135

Re: Pinched Nerve

You can add the Akai EVI [Electronic VALVE instrument] to your list. I found it a lot harder to use than the EWI in that you change octaves by rotating a cylinder with your left hand [ it looks like half a beer can ] and can span about 8 octaves if memory serves. It uses the typical first octave bra...
by 2bobone
Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: History of the Trombone
Topic: Medieval military trombonist.
Replies: 24
Views: 3068

Re: Medieval military trombonist.

In reference to Bruce's observation about the "Garklein" of the recorder family : The sopranino recorder is actually larger than the "Garklein" and actually sounds sweet in comparison. The "Garklein" will even send D Flat piccolo players running with their hands tightly clasped over their ears ! Nei...
by 2bobone
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTB Independent Bass trombone
Replies: 6
Views: 901

Re: WTB Independent Bass trombone

I've got a gorgeous Conn 62HI listed in the classified section. I thought it was terrific with an Edwards #2 leadpipe and a Sauer brace on the lower slide. It's listed at $2950 but we can talk. Lemme know ---- Cheers !! Bob
by 2bobone
Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Famous bass trombonists with 1 valve
Replies: 64
Views: 8309

Re: Famous bass trombonists with 1 valve

"Knauby had told me the story about the teeth and all. He suggested that I get an impressions of my teeth made every so often to help curb such a crisis if it were to ever arise. " I heard a story about Bud Herseth's brother, who was a dentist and told Bud that he should have an impression made of h...
by 2bobone
Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Increasing lung capacity
Replies: 19
Views: 1953

Re: Increasing lung capacity

An excellent description by "Baileyman" of a process that Ed Kleinhammer related to me almost 55 years ago ! "Take a full breath and then hold it open, close no lips, no tongue, no glottis, just keep open. Wait a little. Okay, breathe in some more and hold it open, too. Wait some more. Breathe in so...
by 2bobone
Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Increasing lung capacity
Replies: 19
Views: 1953

Re: Increasing lung capacity

Regarding the trombonist/treadmill story. During a session with Arnold Jacobs, I recall him referring to brass players as "sedentary athletes". Made sense then ---- makes sense now !
by 2bobone
Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: modern Conn 62H
Replies: 15
Views: 1994

Re: modern Conn 62H

I have a 62HI for sale in the classified section. It looks new and I thought it was terrific when I fitted an Edwards #2 leadpipe and a Sauer brace on the lower slide. I bought a Butler cause I'm an old codger. I can send pics ---- Lemme know ! I played a 4th of July concert with a pick-up orchestra...
by 2bobone
Tue Aug 06, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Double tounging
Replies: 8
Views: 922

Re: Double tounging

I had the great fortune to sit next to one of the finest solo trombonists to ever exist, Robert Isele. After he retired from his career as trombone soloist in The U.S. Marine Band, he played second trombone in The National Symphony Orchestra for almost two decades. We used to joke that it was like h...
by 2bobone
Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Famous bass trombonists with 1 valve
Replies: 64
Views: 8309

Re: Famous bass trombonists with 1 valve

When you think of all the albums of fine performances of every genre that are re-issued, and consider that the performers themselves probably never saw a dime's worth of the profits that the company that did the re-issue made, it makes you wonder if you are on the right side of the horn ! Nonetheles...
by 2bobone
Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Famous bass trombonists with 1 valve
Replies: 64
Views: 8309

Re: Famous bass trombonists with 1 valve

Reply to "Babasun" about Donald Knaub : There is a spectacular recording of The Eastman Brass Quintet performing "German & English Renaissance Brass" on which Donald Knaub plays a Conn 72H single trigger horn. I just saw a vinyl copy of it on EBay. It is on the "CANDIDE" label. Dan Patrylak and Phil...
by 2bobone
Sun Aug 04, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Famous bass trombonists with 1 valve
Replies: 64
Views: 8309

Re: Famous bass trombonists with 1 valve

I'm replying to comments by "Inspector 71". I was a student of Donald Knaub in 1956-61 at The Eastman School of Music. Hearing him play on a Reynolds Contempora back then was my inspiration to follow the bass trombone path [ I began studying with him as a euphonium player]. He did, indeed, switch to...
by 2bobone
Sun Aug 04, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Idea for trigger trombone ergonomics improvement
Replies: 12
Views: 1498

Re: Idea for trigger trombone ergonomics improvement

I always found the King trigger arrangement, found as original equipment on the Duo Gravis horns, to be absolutely terrific ! If every instrument I have owned over the years had had the option of that setup, I would have elected to have it. That being said ----- no one ever seems to mention that the...

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