Bass trombone!

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by neiltwist, Apr 1, 2003.

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What do you play?

  1. basstrom

    33.3%
  2. some other less voluptuous instrument!

    66.7%
  1. neiltwist

    neiltwist Active Member

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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

    just imagine the band!
     
  7. Aidan

    Aidan Active Member

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

    BoozyBTrom Member

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    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

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    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

    :guiness
     
  10. neiltwist

    neiltwist Active Member

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    well said :tup
     
  15. one_careful_owner

    one_careful_owner New Member

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    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

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    Can we make that less specific ....


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

    BoozyBTrom Member

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

    HunkySteve Member

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    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...

    STeve
     
  19. neiltwist

    neiltwist Active Member

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

    :D
     
  20. Stuart Bentley

    Stuart Bentley New Member

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    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:

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