[Dixielandjazz] trombones

Dave Hanson jazzdude at bellsouth.net
Sat May 10 20:35:47 PDT 2003

  The King 2B, .481/.491 bore, is a very nice playing horn, especially for
jazz and many players swear by them. You don't need to spend $1500.00 as
there are often good ones on eBay for around $600.00.
Another good choice is a Bach 12. .500 bore, Yamaha has a .500 horn and then
there is the Conn 6H, another .500 horn. All are professional level and it
just depends on the player. Perhaps go to a music store and see what they
have in stock, try out several and see what sounds best, take that knowledge
to the Internet and shop. Also try the Online Trombone Journal, a lot of
good choices there as well.
Good luck on your search.

Dave Hanson

----- Original Message -----
From: "Rob McCallum" <rakmccallum at hotmail.com>
To: "djml" <dixielandjazz at ml.islandnet.com>
Sent: Saturday, May 10, 2003 7:22 PM
Subject: [Dixielandjazz] trombones

> Hi everyone,
> This question is directed to the trombone players.  It's time for me to
> a new horn, but because I've, literally, played the same King student
> for 25 years, I've really got no idea what to look for.  I'm curious as to
> what trombone models  you've played professionally and why.  When I first
> started thinking about a new horn a couple of years back, I was looking at
> the King 2B and 3B models.  At $1500 though, I'm wondering if they sell
> more because of the hype of the so-called "jazz trombone" and if they're
> really worth it.  I'm looking for a straight tenor trombone with no F
> attachment, and one that I can, hopefully, produce a fuller tone on.  I
> haven't been happy with my tone lately, and part of that is my horn which
> falling apart (getting air loss).  I'm not a very loud player to begin
> and I'm looking for a horn that may help add some bite and volume as well.
> Curious also about bore size; I play a very small bore horn now.  Does
> size automatically impact the fullness of tone??
> Any thoughts would be appreciated.
> All the best,
> Rob McCallum
> www.solarjazz.com
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