G Bass Trombone

Discussion in 'Classifieds' started by fingers phil, Feb 9, 2011.

  1. fingers phil

    fingers phil New Member

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    I have just bought an old G bass trombone primarily to have a bit of fun with. Unfortunately, the handle is missing..so just wondering if by any chance anyone has one or knows where I might be able to get one.
    Cheers
    Phil
     
  2. HowarthBrass

    HowarthBrass Member

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    You could try 'First Brass'.
    I picked up a lyre for a G Bass Trombone.
    They may have some other bits.
    Worth a try!
     
  3. trombonebassoprofondo

    trombonebassoprofondo Member

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    I broke the handle for my G bone years ago but being a little on the tall side with long arms i can play it fine without. Good luck wiht your search.
     
  4. Andrew Norman

    Andrew Norman Active Member

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    Not the tradition model but might work here.
     
  5. MoominDave

    MoominDave Well-Known Member

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    Does it pivot about the slide brace? I've seen one that looks very similar to that link before that didn't - made it useless, as it pushed into the face in 1st position!

    There was more than one design of linkage (e.g. Besson had a dual interlocking link thing), so be cautious if you simply buy one from another old G to fit it - might need to be from the same manufacturer. Probably your best bet is to find a friend with some handy skills to fabricate one, or, failing that, to buy a second G trombone, with a working handle this time...
     
  6. STUART HAIGH

    STUART HAIGH Member

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    T:eek:hank god you only need a handle for it.....I thought that we were all going to have another heated debate on the superior sound of the G .
     
  7. MoominDave

    MoominDave Well-Known Member

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    We don't need to debate that - the superior sound of the G is clear and obvious! ;-) Can't beat a bit of rattle and rasp...
     
  8. iancwilx

    iancwilx Well-Known Member

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    Fond recollections of Derek Roebuck at B&R - what a fine exponent of this magnificent beast !

    - Mr Wilx
     
  9. Vegasbound

    Vegasbound Active Member

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    A screwdriver, was the repair of choice back in the day!
     
  10. Red Elvis

    Red Elvis Active Member

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  11. Brass_Head

    Brass_Head New Member

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    I bought one a few years ago for £20, complete with a Rangefinder mouthpiece. Still too scared to open the case!
     
  12. Robhibberd29

    Robhibberd29 Active Member

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    Care to sell it onto someone who isn't? ;-)
     
  13. MoominDave

    MoominDave Well-Known Member

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    I'll sell you one if you like, Rob.... Got a 1972 B&H in close to mint condition that I never use.
     
  14. John_D

    John_D Member

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    I think we've got a couple in a cupboard at the bandroom that we are getting rid of.
     
  15. Robhibberd29

    Robhibberd29 Active Member

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  16. DMBabe

    DMBabe Supporting Member

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    Buy Dave's! I need room for all my instruments! ;)
     
  17. Robhibberd29

    Robhibberd29 Active Member

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    I am trying before I am buying he he
     
  18. DMBabe

    DMBabe Supporting Member

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    well come down for a visit/parp?
     
  19. STUART HAIGH

    STUART HAIGH Member

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    You are right Ian....not many players have ever sounded like Derek on G Trom !Good news is,he s 81 now and still rasping....trouble is most of the rasping does not come from the trombone these days !:clap:
     
  20. MoominDave

    MoominDave Well-Known Member

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    Is he still playing the G with a band at all, Stuart?
     
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