Bass trombone!

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by neiltwist, Apr 2, 2003.


What do you play?

  1. basstrom

  2. some other less voluptuous instrument!

  1. neiltwist

    neiltwist Active Member

    I know we've had a general band poll, but a certain instrument was missing, generally forgotten at the end of a piece, the bass trombone is perhaps the most solo instrument besides sop!

    so who plays bass trombome!

    and also, everyone must have seen the stereotypical band site! ,
    so who things the bass trom sounds like a chainsaw, and who think it sounds like an angel? when played correctly of course!
  2. neiltwist

    neiltwist Active Member

    100% again!

    damn, why can't everyone vote in the time it takes for me to view it?

    only i've voted again!
  3. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    Neil, I couldn't leave you all on your own for too long, but I don't know if my vote really counts, as I am not currently playing bass trombone, although I have had a very enjoyable few years playing it in the past, mainly up in your neck of the woods with Sunderland Millfield band.
  4. BoozyBTrom

    BoozyBTrom Member

    Im tarred with that brush. Hence the name.

    But perhaps I should change it now got my hands on an Old Contra Bass Trom

    Bit of a mess so it may become an interesting Lampstand
  5. blondie

    blondie Member

    Thank you neil, for taking the time out to give recognition to a fantastic instrument.

    Don't let them mock us any longer!!!!!! :lol:

    Beware of The Blonde.
  6. neiltwist

    neiltwist Active Member

    at the moment, the vote is at 50/50!

    just imagine the band!
  7. Aidan

    Aidan Active Member

    id rather not, thanks all the same ;)
  8. BoozyBTrom

    BoozyBTrom Member

    Why not imagine the sight of all those beer bellies and puffed out cheeks.
    and thats just me "Beautiful" :wink: :wink:
  9. HBB

    HBB Active Member

    I dread to think of your girlfriends!! :D

    I'm definately with Aidan (for once :p), I definately DON'T want to imagine a whole band of Bass Trombones - Imagine the rasping!

    Unfortunately the voting is about 38/62 at the moment ------ we soooooo rule, and as the saying goes, you drule :p

  10. neiltwist

    neiltwist Active Member

    unfortunately though, with 5 bass trombones, I don't think that we'll be the ones that 'drule' for long!
  11. bagpuss

    bagpuss Active Member

    I have to disagree with your assessment of the bass trombone and its players. In my experience, a chainsaw is much easier to get in tune and at least you can control the vibrato on a chainsaw!! Also, a chainsaw tends to do less damage than a bass trombone or indeed a bass trombonist.

    B.Puss esq
  12. bigcol

    bigcol Member

    Post some more details Gaz - make model pitch etc.

    I'm a Contrabass trombone geek - so I'd probably get excited at any details you could spare!
  13. BoozyBTrom

    BoozyBTrom Member

    Dear me you must know some sorry bass trombone players if all the do is rasp. They need to be put against a wall and shot.
  14. neiltwist

    neiltwist Active Member

    well said :tup
  15. one_careful_owner

    one_careful_owner New Member

    I won't ever do it again. I'm sorry! :( (don't shoot me! )

    Anyways, it was years before anyone told me I wasn't just another trombone so I got off to a bad start. Now I'm getting much nicer notes from the thing! (maybe one day they'll be in tune! )
  16. HBB

    HBB Active Member

    Can we make that less specific ....

    lets say that All Bass Trombone players! not just the rasping ones! :D
  17. BoozyBTrom

    BoozyBTrom Member

    Your not far from a Virtual Slap :D :D
  18. HunkySteve

    HunkySteve Member

    How do you give a virtual slap on this forum? Is it the emoticon with the bulb in it vis. :idea: - perhaps it means "punches lights out". :shock:

    Never mind.

    I played Bass Trom some years back, now I just play a Tenor Trom in Bass Clef. Does that count? I only do rasps when scored...

  19. neiltwist

    neiltwist Active Member

    i'd like to welcome Gaz Beck, another bass trom. not too bad either...

  20. Stuart Bentley

    Stuart Bentley New Member

    So I'm not alone .....

    So many Bass Trombonist willing to admit it ... nice to see.

    This bussiness about tuning.... I was under the impression the rest of the band had to fit in around us! And that we are there to be heard... I could be wrong :wink:

    :arrow: "still working on three blind mice and variations for bass trombone and comb & paper"

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