jfendrick at bak.rr.com
Sun May 11 10:41:34 PDT 2003
Hey, I have played a 3B since I got out of the navy in 1961 and bought
my first 3B for $275.00. About 7 years ago, I dropped my 3B off a
stand and dented the slide, so I needed a substitute horn and found a
6H for $150.00. Plays well, has a great slide and I like the sound. I
use a Bach 42B for symphony work that I paid $250.00 for in 1970.
Great horn just finished playing Evita for 2 weeks, dropped a 2G mouth
piece in it and it was a bass trombone. The point of all this is I
agree with Jim, you don't need to pay top dollar for horns, just find
one that suits you,
On Saturday, May 10, 2003, at 07:40 PM, JimDBB at aol.com wrote:
> In a message dated 5/10/2003 6:35:59 PM Central Standard Time,
> jazzdude at bellsouth.net writes:
>> The King 2B, .481/.491 bore, is a very nice playing horn, especially
>> jazz and many players swear by them. You don't need to spend $1500.00
>> 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
>> 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
>> have in stock, try out several and see what sounds best, take that
>> to the Internet and shop. Also try the Online Trombone Journal, a lot
>> good choices there as well.
>> Good luck on your search.
> Rob...Dave Hanson offers up some good info here. The King 2B has
> played by top pros for many years going back to Tommy Dorsey. Kai
> Uribie Green, Cutty Cutshall and so many others have played this
> horn. Also I notice that many young contemporaies are using it. The
> 3B is
> larger with an 8" bell and a 509' bore. Also an excellent horn and
> more the
> size of the Conn 6H. The Bach models 12, 16 & 16M are good. I"ve
> all of these horns over many years. The Williams trombones are good
> harder to find.
> And Dave is right in that you don't need to spend $1500. Get a
> used one.
> The bore size has little to do with your fullness of tone. That
> comes from
> you though your mouthpice does factor in. The smaller bores work
> better for
> jazz. School educators have students playing these horrible large bore
> symphonic trombones...their thinking is flawed...big horn equals big
> Wrong...big horn equals loud blatty sound.
> What kind of mouthpiece are you using?
> Jim Beebe
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