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by Fidbone
Fri Feb 19, 2021 5:11 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: What went wrong? King 3B slide seems ruined :-(
Replies: 29
Views: 1293

Re: What went wrong? King 3B slide seems ruined :-(

Give it back and ask him to sort it out!!!!!
by Fidbone
Fri Feb 19, 2021 12:59 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Brass tech in the uk
Replies: 21
Views: 872

Re: Brass tech in the uk

When you guys mention Michael Rath it's worth noting that apart from Mick there are others there that will do an equally GREAT job....... Tom Wellings is awesome and even if Mick is otherwise engaged the others will take over. Tom does most of it anyway :clever:
by Fidbone
Wed Feb 03, 2021 12:33 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Long vs short warmup
Replies: 20
Views: 1371

Re: Long vs short warmup

I'd say anything over a 15-20 minute warm up becomes a practice session.
by Fidbone
Thu Jan 21, 2021 6:08 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Greg Black 9C ...... New model/size
Replies: 16
Views: 6281

Re: Greg Black 9C ...... New model/size

:good: 3 Months later....... It's a keeper
by Fidbone
Wed Jan 20, 2021 5:19 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Katy Jones . Handel's Violin Sonata no. XII
Replies: 9
Views: 937

Re: Katy Jones . Handel's Violin Sonata no. XII

Wonderful playing :-)
by Fidbone
Wed Dec 16, 2020 2:15 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Happy Xmas from London Trombonists in Lockdown
Replies: 6
Views: 2172

Re: Happy Xmas from London Trombonists in Lockdown

Amazing.......... Love how Trevor is channeling his inner Gary Valente :-)
by Fidbone
Thu Nov 26, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: TWO - Williams 6's!!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 1443

Re: TWO - Williams 6's!!!!

Suggestion: After COVID dissipates, fly here from Germany, pick up a trombone, and carry it home with you. All for far less than €10,000, including air fare and some nice meals! Better still, find me a fantastic Williams 6 and send it to me in the UK and I'll send you a customised Rath R1 from the ...
by Fidbone
Thu Nov 26, 2020 1:02 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: TWO - Williams 6's!!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 1443

TWO - Williams 6's!!!!

Not sure this is the correct place to post but they are instruments and I don't think anyone will buy them on this forum :eek: Possibly the MOST expensive Williams trombones I've ever seen....... Crazy :idk: https://elbblech.com/product/earl-williams-los-angeles-6/ https://elbblech.com/product/earl-...
by Fidbone
Sat Nov 21, 2020 3:17 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Dennis Rollins new video!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 2641

Dennis Rollins new video!!!

Hey forum friends,

For you listening/watching pleasure may I present my good friend Dennis Rollins' latest project :hi:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KiHawl9 ... dL45JoElWM
by Fidbone
Sun Nov 15, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Chris Dean 'All Or Nothing At All '
Replies: 6
Views: 3276

Re: Chris Dean 'All Or Nothing At All '

Love Chris's playing. He has chops of steel too :-)

Brilliant.
by Fidbone
Mon Nov 09, 2020 1:22 am
Forum: Media
Topic: One sick solo
Replies: 8
Views: 4077

Re: One sick solo

Andy play a Rath R3/F .525 trombone.

Fantastic playing :good:
by Fidbone
Tue Nov 03, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: Media
Topic: The USAF Airmen of Note Tour Japan 1994
Replies: 24
Views: 6515

Re: The USAF Airmen of Note Tour Japan 1994

Lovely Doug :good:
by Fidbone
Sun Nov 01, 2020 3:40 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Most underrated horns
Replies: 59
Views: 9381

Re: Most underrated horns

Inderbinen.

Hans Kromat.

Laetsczh.

Kühnl & Hoyer

All make fantastic trombones in lil ol Europe :good:
by Fidbone
Fri Oct 30, 2020 1:33 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: The all-time loudest trombone
Replies: 42
Views: 7668

Re: The all-time loudest trombone

Alistair White can blow 10 bells out of his Silver-plated King 3B AND still be musical!!!! There is some recent evidence on this recording....... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mrr_ugSHZw Also, a good friend of mine had a lesson with Elliot Mason and tried his Custom BAC trombone. He said the note...
by Fidbone
Thu Oct 29, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Gunter Bollman
Replies: 5
Views: 3821

Re: Gunter Bollman

Fantastic innit?

Here's a link to the other topic I started a couple of months ago.......... https://trombonechat.com/viewtopic.php? ... 03#p129003 :good:
by Fidbone
Thu Oct 29, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Günter Bollmann........ Chops of steel
Replies: 8
Views: 8581

Re: Günter Bollmann........ Chops of steel

Fidbone wrote:
Mon Oct 12, 2020 2:36 pm
AEK wrote:
Mon Oct 12, 2020 12:37 pm
Great player.
What is his equipment? Mouthpiece ?
I think he moved from Yamaha to XO .500 bore.
XO "Fedchock" with a Marcinkiewicz 8-S
by Fidbone
Wed Oct 28, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: West Side Story - Trombone all the way !!!!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 6160

Re: West Side Story - Trombone all the way !!!!!!

Astounded that nobody has commented on this performance yet :eek: Has anyone actually watched it????? Yes I have :D Some truly world class playing here, amazing chops with great musicality. But hey........ It ain't an American ........so most people on here won't give it the time of day! :shuffle: ...
by Fidbone
Mon Oct 12, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Günter Bollmann........ Chops of steel
Replies: 8
Views: 8581

Re: Günter Bollmann........ Chops of steel

AEK wrote:
Mon Oct 12, 2020 12:37 pm
Great player.
What is his equipment? Mouthpiece ?
I think he moved from Yamaha to XO .500 bore.
XO "Fedchock" with a Marcinkiewicz 8HS
by Fidbone
Wed Oct 07, 2020 1:02 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Best Alternatives of Bach 11C and Bach 6 3/4C
Replies: 13
Views: 5812

Re: Best Alternatives of Bach 11C and Bach 6 3/4C

AEK wrote:
Tue Oct 06, 2020 2:48 pm
Hey fellas,
I appreciated all your answers and suggestions.
As I mentioned , I love the rim shape / feel, weight and cup of the Bach 11C. If only I could have that same rim in 25.00mm with an open throat as my DE piece.
Gregs 9C fits exactly what you describe........ :good:
by Fidbone
Tue Oct 06, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Greg Black 9C ...... New model/size
Replies: 16
Views: 6281

Re: Greg Black 9C ...... New model/size

What's the specs of the 9C? Inner rim, BackBore and Throat? I tried out GB 7C was a nice piece soundwise but rim shape felt a little sharp and smaller than my Bach 11C because of the contour I think. I wonder how this new 9C feels and play? I am on a Doug Elliot ST99 for a while and love it so far....
by Fidbone
Sun Oct 04, 2020 4:27 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Best Alternatives of Bach 11C and Bach 6 3/4C
Replies: 13
Views: 5812

Re: Best Alternatives of Bach 11C and Bach 6 3/4C

Greg Black 9C
He's also done a reproduction of a mpc he made for JJ that looks interesting!
Also the Reeves 11C is nice.
by Fidbone
Sun Sep 27, 2020 4:57 am
Forum: Media
Topic: West Side Story - Trombone all the way !!!!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 6160

Re: West Side Story - Trombone all the way !!!!!!

Astounded that nobody has commented on this performance yet :eek:

Has anyone actually watched it?????
by Fidbone
Sat Sep 26, 2020 6:13 am
Forum: Media
Topic: West Side Story - Trombone all the way !!!!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 6160

West Side Story - Trombone all the way !!!!!!

For your listening/watching pleasure.

The Great Günter Bollmann with the Frankfurt Radio Big Band .......... Enjoy :pant:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Izl4Si- ... VRfwfp-RqA
by Fidbone
Mon Sep 21, 2020 2:14 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: All variants of 7-11 small shank trombone mouthpieces
Replies: 18
Views: 6182

Re: All variants of 7-11 small shank trombone mouthpieces

As I've written in another topic Greg Black now makes a 9C which is bang in the middle of the 7C and 11C.
by Fidbone
Sun Sep 20, 2020 2:45 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Greg Black 9C ...... New model/size
Replies: 16
Views: 6281

Re: Greg Black 9C ...... New model/size

MalecHeermans wrote:
Sat Sep 19, 2020 2:19 pm
Fidbone your enthusiasm for new equipment is nothing short of inspiring. Keep doing the Lord’s work man!
Not sure how to take this but thanks anyway :biggrin:
by Fidbone
Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:25 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Greg Black 9C ...... New model/size
Replies: 16
Views: 6281

Re: Greg Black 9C ...... New model/size

Can you describe the rim contour or show an image of the 9c contour? I found his 7c to really bite into my chops. I've never liked a 7C contour in any make. The 9C is very comfortable for me. I had surgery to remove a cyst just above my top front teeth which changed my whole set up. So it needs to ...
by Fidbone
Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Greg Black 9C ...... New model/size
Replies: 16
Views: 6281

Re: Greg Black 9C ...... New model/size

Greg sent the following............... :clever: :good:

"It came about from guys feeling the 11C was too snug... needing a little more room but not as big as my 7..

The rim contours are very different between the 7 & 11"



Also this was for Nicks Mouthpiece............

Image
by Fidbone
Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Greg Black 9C ...... New model/size
Replies: 16
Views: 6281

Re: Greg Black 9C ...... New model/size

Interesting! I had Greg build me a 9C based off two Mt Vernon models I loved. Wonder if this is close! If so, it should be a great, great piece. Hmm, Interesting :-) Is that maybe what this 9C has come out of Nick? I'm loving it :pant: Greg says it's nothing to do with your mpc Nick! Different........
by Fidbone
Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Greg Black 9C ...... New model/size
Replies: 16
Views: 6281

Re: Greg Black 9C ...... New model/size

ngrinder wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:40 am
Interesting! I had Greg build me a 9C based off two Mt Vernon models I loved. Wonder if this is close! If so, it should be a great, great piece.
Hmm, Interesting :-)
Is that maybe what this 9C has come out of Nick?

I'm loving it :pant:
by Fidbone
Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:14 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Best all around with a 3B
Replies: 25
Views: 7926

Re: Best all around with a 3B

Greg Black 9C

New model..... Fantastic piece which falls somewhere between a 7C and 11C :-)
by Fidbone
Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:12 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Greg Black 9C ...... New model/size
Replies: 16
Views: 6281

Greg Black 9C ...... New model/size

I'm playing one of Greg Black's newest model small bore mouthpieces a 9C :biggrin:
Absolutely loving it as it seems to be what I've been hankering for all my life!
For anyone who wants a mouthpiece which is bang in the middle of a 7C/11C this is definitely the one for you :good:

Love it :hi:
by Fidbone
Tue Sep 08, 2020 2:59 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: NY Bach 6 is shockingly warm
Replies: 13
Views: 2511

Re: NY Bach 6 is shockingly warm

Rusty wrote:
Mon Sep 07, 2020 9:33 pm

I don’t know much about the difference in weight of the standard small bore Bach slides to their LT counterparts. Would you consider the standard weight slide to be overly heavy?
No, they are well balanced instruments.
by Fidbone
Mon Sep 07, 2020 2:38 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: NY Bach 6 is shockingly warm
Replies: 13
Views: 2511

Re: NY Bach 6 is shockingly warm

Gordon plays a gold brass relatively "New" 6 with a nickel slide. When I say new I mean 20-30 years old! Also some of the stays have been filled for a bit more weight and stability. He may have a couple of older bells too, but always uses his nickel slide. Andy Wood plays older Bach 6 trombones, I b...
by Fidbone
Fri Sep 04, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Rath 00 series. Any good?
Replies: 11
Views: 2209

Re: Rath 00 series. Any good?

As I am a Rath employee you would think I would have bias ;-)
However I have checked and set up many 400's and they are very consistent.
I have played far worse "Pro" horns!
I'd say the 400 would be a great choice for you especially if you are wanting a NEW affordable Instrument.
by Fidbone
Thu Aug 27, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Nickel and yellow brass outers
Replies: 13
Views: 3741

Re: Nickel and yellow brass outers

Rath small bores are all Nickel unless you special order!
by Fidbone
Thu Aug 27, 2020 2:46 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Nickel and yellow brass outers
Replies: 13
Views: 3741

Re: Nickel and yellow brass outers

FOSSIL wrote:
Thu Aug 27, 2020 2:15 am
Years ago I got Mick Rath to build me a slide with a yellow brass upper outer and red brass lower outer ..... thought I would get the best of both worlds....ended up with the worst. I wouldn't bother.

Chris
Bad choice :horror:
by Fidbone
Thu Aug 27, 2020 12:21 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Nickel and yellow brass outers
Replies: 13
Views: 3741

Re: Nickel and yellow brass outers

Inderbinen do that on their trombones.
I used to have a custom Rath R1 with Nickel upper/yellow brass lower.
Both of those horns are dual bore.
I found both to work very well.

Not sure about straight bore though!
by Fidbone
Fri Aug 21, 2020 5:37 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Yamaha 891z or HN White 3B
Replies: 13
Views: 2073

Re: Yamaha 891z or HN White 3B

I have both, they are both phenomenal horns. My 3B is early 70's and was the first horn I ever purchased new from my paper round money. The Yammy has the edge though just because it's mechanically perfect and has no quirks especially with the NY lead pipe!!! You can't go wrong with either but it mig...
by Fidbone
Tue Aug 18, 2020 12:29 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Every Breath You Take...
Replies: 12
Views: 5287

Re: Every Breath You Take...

Do you have any breathing problems like Asthma or allergies? Could you be "Over-breathing"? ie taking in too much air for a phrase? Are you expending your air on particular phrases too quickly? What horn are you playing? Is the lead pipe too open? Is your mouthpiece too large/open? If not try what D...
by Fidbone
Sun Aug 16, 2020 2:30 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: K&H Bart Van Lier trombones
Replies: 18
Views: 2920

Re: K&H Bart Van Lier trombones

FWIW There's a reason why the well known makers make the common bore sizes they do. Because they work!!!! :clever: :biggrin: Judging by the responses in this thread, the BVL .512 works just fine. King made the 1485 Symphony with a .536 bore and that worked, and Reynolds made trombones in .515 and ....
by Fidbone
Sat Aug 15, 2020 2:54 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: K&H Bart Van Lier trombones
Replies: 18
Views: 2920

Re: K&H Bart Van Lier trombones

FWIW There's a reason why the well known makers make the common bore sizes they do.

Because they work!!!! :clever: :biggrin:
by Fidbone
Tue Aug 11, 2020 1:06 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: K&H Bart Van Lier trombones
Replies: 18
Views: 2920

Re: K&H Bart Van Lier trombones

Bart played for many years on a King 3B Silversonic until K&H developed their model with him. I've played/tried the .480/488 and .500 in the past and thought the .500 was a fantastic instrument. I've not tried the newer models with the funny counterweights though but I can imagine they are an improv...
by Fidbone
Tue Aug 11, 2020 12:58 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Rath Large Bores
Replies: 25
Views: 3715

Re: Rath Large Bores

The beauty of choice and the chance to change parts means that "most" folk will find a combination they will love, but one needs time and patience. Something like a standard 88H is a combination of parts that "generally" work well and that's why they've been popular for many years. Choosing a combin...
by Fidbone
Mon Aug 10, 2020 12:51 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Rath Large Bores
Replies: 25
Views: 3715

Re: Rath Large Bores

Single radius bows with a tuning slide brace.....was he aiming to target the American symphonic market by any chance? Nah....he'll sell it to anyone.... Chris Chris is right :biggrin: :wink: The R6F is just another great instrument added to the current list of options, just a bit different....... I...
by Fidbone
Sun Aug 09, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Rath Large Bores
Replies: 25
Views: 3715

Re: Rath Large Bores

Michael Rath has been developing the new R6 large bore (.547”) Bb/F trombone over the last two years. He set out with the concept of designing an instrument that meets the needs of the modern player and one that enhances the successful range of Rath trombones. The R6 is the first model to feature th...
by Fidbone
Sun Aug 09, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Rath Large Bores
Replies: 25
Views: 3715

Re: Rath Large Bores

Hmmm?!? Not seeing much on the Internet about the new R6F model. I will definitely be interested to see and play them in the next couple of years. That's because there isn't much on the internet about the new R6F model. Still early days, I've tested it and can say it will be a big seller........ Lo...
by Fidbone
Sun Aug 09, 2020 3:56 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Rath Large Bores
Replies: 25
Views: 3715

Re: Rath Large Bores

:biggrin:
by Fidbone
Wed Jul 29, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: Bach 12lt with provenance **
Replies: 8
Views: 1415

Re: Bach 12lt with provenance **

Why don't you just say it belonged to Bob?...... :wink: :shuffle:

I used to own/play Nils Landgren's LT12G the horn he played before he went over to the Red Yammy.
Fantastic instrument and I regret selling it on 18 years ago!!...... :?

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