[Dixielandjazz] Slide/valve

David Richoux tubaman at tubatoast.com
Mon Jun 19 15:28:03 PDT 2006

Or you can have the best (or worst ;-) of both with the Holton  
Superbone - 3 valves AND a slide - used in any combination.
http://www.gleblanc.com/instruments/query.cfm?model=TR395  The valves  
are very close to the end of your nose, but it can be a very fast  
acting horn.

I have one and it is a lot of fun (but I don't play any kind of t- 
bone very much anymore - too busy on Tuba and Euphonium.)

Dave Richoux

On Jun 19, 2006, at 2:53 PM, dingle at baldwin-net.com wrote:

> Jim Kashishian wrote:
>> Don wrote:
>> To my sinner ways ( a love for the valve trombone that gets so  
>> many sneers
>> on this list from slide snobs<G>) this fine player had a nice,  
>> melodic style
>> that blended well in the ensembles and were easy on the ear.
>> Hoping I'm not one of those "snobs" you mention, Don, I just  
>> consider the
>> valve trombone as being a completely different horn than the slide  
>> trombone.
>> I don't think that anyone should try to compare them.  Also, and  
>> this is not
>> a slur (pun intented!), most valve trombone players have come from  
>> being
>> trumpet players, so their improvisational ideas come from there,  
>> also, which
>> gives them a completely different sound to the horn than their  
>> slippier
>> cousins.
>> Jim

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