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by Kingfan
Sat Mar 28, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Guess who this young trombone player is...
Replies: 17
Views: 745

Re: Guess who this young trombone player is...

Found the pics and a flyer from the old band. I must really be bored! I wore a 36 jacket at the time and all they had was a 44, hence the too-long sleeves. I learned the hard way not to wear red underwear with the white bell bottom show outfit as the pants were kinda thin... The truck, nicknamed "Th...
by Kingfan
Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Guess who this young trombone player is...
Replies: 17
Views: 745

Re: Guess who this young trombone player is...

Digging through my computer files found these two old pics from sometime between 1973 and 1975. Lakeland Community College is in Kirtland, Ohio and as the music program was just getting off the ground they allows some of us high school students to join as they needed the warm bodies. The trombone p...
by Kingfan
Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Is there anything worse than "Christian Rock?"
Replies: 49
Views: 3563

Re: Is there anything worse than "Christian Rock?"

11561man wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:07 am
Yes, Christian Rap.
I was in a big band that backed one up last fall. Strange for sure, but I kinda liked it.
by Kingfan
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 190
Views: 6547

Re: Coronavirus

My doctor referred me to a specialist. The initial visit is just a sit down interview, no blood draw/height and weight/temperature, etc. so no reason for it to be face to face. The doctor's office said they were using Skype for visits like this, for my safety and theirs. I checked with my insurance ...
by Kingfan
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: King 3B Cases from the 70’s
Replies: 8
Views: 181

Re: King 3B Cases from the 70’s

I have a 3B-F 464XXX in which the bell section sits vertically in its own compartment, rectangular case with no bell "swell" on the outside and green lining on the inside. From the charts I find it is 1971 or 1972. Could it be the straight horns came in flat cases with the toggles, and F horns came ...
by Kingfan
Tue Mar 24, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Rotterdam Philharmonic
Replies: 1
Views: 115

Re: Rotterdam Philharmonic

Beautiful!
by Kingfan
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Guess who this young trombone player is...
Replies: 17
Views: 745

Re: Guess who this young trombone player is...

Love the long hair and disco collars. Fashion in the 70's was a fad that I am glad faded away. I remember playing in my college jazz band in the late 70's/early 80's with a blue frilly tux shirt worn open collar on the outside of the coat. We all looked like band John Travolta wannabes. I met the p...
by Kingfan
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Guess who this young trombone player is...
Replies: 17
Views: 745

Re: Guess who this young trombone player is...

Well, you mentioned you played with that player a few times in other forum posts, so... I won't name him, but i think there is a signature trombone named after him and he is married (?) to a badass bass trombone player :good: And he played with Woody. Loved seeing him with the Herd back in the earl...
by Kingfan
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Guess who this young trombone player is...
Replies: 17
Views: 745

Re: Guess who this young trombone player is...

Well, you mentioned you played with that player a few times in other forum posts, so... I won't name him, but i think there is a signature trombone named after him and he is married (?) to a badass bass trombone player :good: You mean somebody actually reads my posts???? :horror: Winner winner chic...
by Kingfan
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 190
Views: 6547

Re: Coronavirus

I work in an "essential business", an auto parts store. First customer of the day came in after reading the social distancing instructions on the front door and asked "Who wrote the signs?" My boss said "Corporate". He said "It's all bullshit". He got what he wanted, checked out, and said "It's a li...
by Kingfan
Mon Mar 23, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Guess who this young trombone player is...
Replies: 17
Views: 745

Re: Guess who this young trombone player is...

Doug Elliott wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 2:39 pm
You gave it away with the name of the file. But that was my guess anyway.
:oops: OK, smart guy, you got it. I just now changed the file name so everybody else starts from scratch. Don't spoil it!
by Kingfan
Mon Mar 23, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Compatibility of King 7B slide with DuoGravis?
Replies: 7
Views: 1792

Re: Compatibility of King 7B slide with DuoGravis?

The horn blows nicely with the slide on there now. I just gotta find the right tenon, or find somebody who wants to swap slides...
by Kingfan
Mon Mar 23, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Guess who this young trombone player is...
Replies: 17
Views: 745

Guess who this young trombone player is...

Digging through my computer files found these two old pics from sometime between 1973 and 1975. Lakeland Community College is in Kirtland, Ohio and as the music program was just getting off the ground they allows some of us high school students to join as they needed the warm bodies. The trombone pl...
by Kingfan
Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Compatibility of King 7B slide with DuoGravis?
Replies: 7
Views: 1792

Re: Compatibility of King 7B slide with DuoGravis?

Resurrecting this thread. I have a 7B that has a slide older than the bell section, according to my tech. He thinks that is why the slide tenon doesn't go all the way into the receiver. Maybe a DG slide on a later model 7B? If so, I wonder of a 7B tenon could be retrofitted to the DG slide. Anybody ...
by Kingfan
Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: King 3b f attachment mods
Replies: 15
Views: 672

Re: King 3b f attachment mods

I have a string linkage 4B-F and a full metal linkage 3B-F. Never had a problem with either one. Took a Duo Gravis on a test drive, also no problem. All three have the thumb over the bell brace. And I have big hands. What works for one may not work for another. My 7B, on the other hand, with the thu...
by Kingfan
Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Trombone Nightmares
Replies: 7
Views: 669

Re: Trombone Nightmares

I dreamed of the student trumpet I bought to fix up. It has minor dents and is now very playable, but in my dream the tubing between the mouthpiece and the tuning slide was flat, not round, and I couldn't fix it. Yeah, I'm weird!
by Kingfan
Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Case Art
Replies: 3
Views: 187

Re: Case Art

Add some graphics to make it look like a yellow submarine, a yellow submarine, a yellow submarine...
by Kingfan
Sat Mar 21, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Everything Else
Topic: 1958 Conn "Proper Care Of Your Instrument"
Replies: 0
Views: 150

1958 Conn "Proper Care Of Your Instrument"

Found this in a box of music. Like it says, a Conn publication from 1958. Very nice condition overall except for some wear/holes on the bottom that isn't in a text area as you can see in the photos. I would like it to go to a good home. $5 including postage. First reasonable offer gets it. inside.jp...
by Kingfan
Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Bigger becomes easier?
Replies: 9
Views: 1165

Re: Bigger becomes easier?

I was switching my primary horn from a .547 horn to a .508 and was trying the standard small bore MPs: Bach 7C and smaller. Not good. Doug recommended his combo closer to a Bach 5, LT101/LTD/D3, and it clicked. Great range, no more backpressure.
by Kingfan
Fri Mar 20, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Composition, Arrangement, & Theory
Topic: Public Domain Big Band Charts
Replies: 8
Views: 724

Re: Public Domain Big Band Charts

Thanks, man! Don't know when my band will be rehearsing again, probably months from now, but am looking forward to trying these.
by Kingfan
Fri Mar 20, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 190
Views: 6547

Re: Coronavirus

My 26 hours a week part time job is at an auto parts store, considered an "essential business" so we will stay open along with supermarkets, gas stations, etc. I'm retired, got bored, got this job to keep busy and not for the money. Today corporate cut back the hours we are open so my work hours are...
by Kingfan
Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: How to clean Gold Plated MP
Replies: 13
Views: 809

Re: How to clean Gold Plated MP

I wonder if an ultrasonic cleaner like they use for jewelry would give a mouthpiece a good cleaning without doing any harm. Anybody know?
by Kingfan
Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Motivation for practice
Replies: 16
Views: 611

Re: Motivation for practice

I didn't play outside of rehearsals. I got a new horn and decided to re-start my Remington warm-ups. I was amazed how much I improved in just a week! Incentive to keep going. That, plus somebody is starting a Chicago/BS&T/ Tower of Power band nearby and is looking for a trombone player. I had game 4...
by Kingfan
Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Composition, Arrangement, & Theory
Topic: Microtonal trombone quintet: Star Spangled Banner
Replies: 6
Views: 463

Re: Microtonal trombone quintet: Star Spangled Banner

I like it! I would love to hear it done by real trombones as well. I gotta ask about the last note in the first trombone part - my reading of clefs other than bass is very rusty, but it looks like G an octave and a fourth above middle C. Is that right???? When I was playing tenor trombone regularly,...
by Kingfan
Sun Mar 15, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: What are some horns you will NEVER buy?
Replies: 61
Views: 5660

Re: What are some horns you will NEVER buy?

I repaired, modified, and built musical instruments for 40 years. I would never buy a Holton brasswind. IMHO, poor design and poor execution. Having said that, Holton/LeBlanc have some pretty damn good woodwinds! The only thing I didn't like about my TR180 bass was the Glanz bar, something that cou...
by Kingfan
Sun Mar 15, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Trombone Nightmares
Replies: 7
Views: 669

Re: Trombone Nightmares

CharlieB wrote:
Sun Mar 15, 2020 2:44 pm
I dream of playing like Bill Watrous.
Does that count?
I have a nightmare of John Fedchock calling me up to trade fours with him. :horror:
by Kingfan
Sun Mar 15, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 190
Views: 6547

Re: Coronavirus

I belong to a neighborhood group on Yahoo. One guy posted that if any seniors needed help i.e. pickup of medication, grocery shopping, etc. let him know. Several others chimed in offering the same. One person is contacting the senior centers letting them know about the offers of assistance. Another ...
by Kingfan
Fri Mar 13, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 190
Views: 6547

Re: Coronavirus

Big band rehearses in an a nursing home, suspended for two weeks as of now (our band leader's decision) and I expect the home to make their own decision to kick us out for longer. Community band practices at a church; last Monday's rehearsal the director said we will keep going, but I bet the church...
by Kingfan
Tue Mar 10, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Brass Quintet
Replies: 4
Views: 336

Re: Brass Quintet

I've played out of a book of Dallas Brass quintet music. Fun, not too difficult. Their books are available from their website. Some pieces are better with the percussion part covered, some are fine as is. My group didn't have a French horn player, so the leader transcribed the parts for me to play o...
by Kingfan
Mon Mar 09, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Plastic Trombone comparison
Replies: 12
Views: 1220

Re: Plastic Trombone comparison

I did an on line search for Zo plastic trombones. All the hits were in Australia.
by Kingfan
Thu Mar 05, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Do Certain Sounds Enrage You?
Replies: 9
Views: 606

Re: Do Certain Sounds Enrage You?

I worked from home. Neighbors would have their granddaughters over and the young ladies liked to scream when playing in the back yard. I mean loud and high pitched! I could her them from 100 yards away with my window closed and a set of hearing protectors on. That, and leaf blowers drove me nuts!
by Kingfan
Sun Mar 01, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Duo Gravis ergonomics
Replies: 8
Views: 637

Re: Duo Gravis ergonomics

Everybody is different. I had no trouble when I demo'ed a DG, but had to get a Neogrip for the 7B I bought instead.
by Kingfan
Sat Feb 29, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: Nickel silver king bell fs or trade
Replies: 8
Views: 462

Re: Nickel silver king bell fs or trade

Where are you located?
by Kingfan
Fri Feb 28, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Latest TSO details
Replies: 4
Views: 970

Re: Latest TSO details

Somebody is selling a different trombone lamp for $125. I like mine better!
by Kingfan
Sat Feb 22, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Duo Gravis question
Replies: 6
Views: 716

Re: Duo Gravis question

I played a buddy's DG with no problems. My 7B, very different. I tried the Yeo grip, and modified Yeo grip, no luck. My hand still hurt. A Neotech that fixed that.
by Kingfan
Sat Feb 22, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Trumpet tuning slide question for a tech
Replies: 9
Views: 457

Re: Trumpet tuning slide question for a tech

Local repair tech I use quoted $75 clean, polish tuning slides, fix minor dents. Local large music store quoted me $65 for a good cleaning plus whatever extra work needs to be done. Yikes! I went in the workshop and gave the tuning slides all a good cleaning. They were rough when lubed with valve oi...
by Kingfan
Fri Feb 21, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: 5gs vs 6-1/2A
Replies: 6
Views: 680

Re: 5gs vs 6-1/2A

Small or large shank? I have two small shank 5GS pieces I don't need.
by Kingfan
Thu Feb 20, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Trumpet tuning slide question for a tech
Replies: 9
Views: 457

Re: Trumpet tuning slide question for a tech

I just had a trumpet 1 and 3 tuning slide cleaned, aligned, and switched into that configuration (reverse tuning slide + thumb "U") and I paid less than $70 for it. You'll probably get more out of it if you have a tech take a look at those two slides and possibly the main one or if you sell it to s...
by Kingfan
Thu Feb 20, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Trumpet tuning slide question for a tech
Replies: 9
Views: 457

Re: Trumpet tuning slide question for a tech

Gary wrote:
Thu Feb 20, 2020 11:17 am
Take it to a tech, lean back and have a Padron and a Courvoisier.
Nah, a good Porter will do!
by Kingfan
Thu Feb 20, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Trumpet tuning slide question for a tech
Replies: 9
Views: 457

Re: Trumpet tuning slide question for a tech

Thanks, everybody! I used penetrating oil on the main tuning slide which was totally stuck and with patience got it moving. I cleaned the insides of the brass tubes and outsides of the nickel silver tubes; they all move better but not as good as they should. I'll try a little polish today. Paid only...
by Kingfan
Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Trumpet tuning slide question for a tech
Replies: 9
Views: 457

Trumpet tuning slide question for a tech

OK, it isn't a trombone, but it has four slides so... I picked up a used King Tempo II trumpet. The main tuning slide and valve slides are very stiff. The inner parts of the tubes don't look like brass, they have a silvery look to them. What material is it, and what is the best way to get the slides...
by Kingfan
Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: mouthpiece question
Replies: 12
Views: 940

Re: mouthpiece question

I have a 5GS I don't need any more. Happy to make a deal on it.
by Kingfan
Mon Feb 17, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bundy & Other "Bad" Horns
Replies: 12
Views: 1094

Re: Bundy & Other "Bad" Horns

The markets targeted by Bundy are music schools and school bands. And for those markets, main criteria are low price and toughness. So to make their trombones "schoolproof", I suspect flare and bell walls are thicker than professional horns and the inner slides have more "play". That would make a t...
by Kingfan
Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: TSO into a useable object - floor lamp!
Replies: 4
Views: 437

Re: TSO into a useable object - floor lamp!

I just had a thought - if somebody wanted to sneak another trombone into the house without spousal approval, just make it into a lamp!
by Kingfan
Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: mouthpiece question
Replies: 12
Views: 940

Re: mouthpiece question

Check with Doug Elliott. He can come up with a rim/cup/shank combo to meet anybody's needs.
by Kingfan
Sun Feb 16, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: TSO into a useable object - floor lamp!
Replies: 4
Views: 437

TSO into a useable object - floor lamp!

First, no trombones were harmed in the making of this lamp. :biggrin: I picked up a Chinese TSO for $20. My tech's quote to fix the slide was more than the horn is worth. It came with a case, some Superslick, and a generic mouthpiece so I figure I got my $20 worth. What to do with the horn? I found ...
by Kingfan
Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: .525 or .547 Bore?
Replies: 41
Views: 2788

Re: .525 or .547 Bore?

There seems to be a rose brass bell Blessing B88 (.547 bore) open wrap for sale on Facebook in Victor, NY for too cheap - $350. https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2494999530768410/. If you could nab that one, you have plenty of money left to buy a really nice small bore. Worth checking out, I...
by Kingfan
Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: What are some horns you will NEVER buy?
Replies: 61
Views: 5660

Re: What are some horns you will NEVER buy?

I said I would never buy a cheap Chinese student horn, but ended up buying one. However, I paid only $20 for a horn that needed $150 in repairs and would be worth less then that when done. For my $20 I now have a usable soft case, another unbranded mouthpiece, a new supply of Superslick, and a floor...
by Kingfan
Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: How to price a stolen horn
Replies: 9
Views: 1124

Re: How to price a stolen horn

Play it like you stole it!

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