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    Poll: What's the saying? "Champion band will always...

    What's the saying?

    "Champion band will always beat a band of champions"

    Okay, not always - contesting's pretty random. But the tight ensemble thinking of a regular group who all basically know...
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    The text that I wrote for BBR under GB National...

    The text that I wrote for BBR under GB National Finals (scroll down to the bottom of the page) outlines how the current system of sections came to occur. Essentially, it was a post-war innovation...
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    Poll: 'Moderate like' here. It's an activity that...

    'Moderate like' here.

    It's an activity that brings with it strong lists of both pros (increases technical standards across the board, helps networking, good fun on their merits if not taken too...
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    Jim, I think you mean Conns, with regard to...

    Jim, I think you mean Conns, with regard to 1970ish and Elkhart, IN. The Bachs that people get similar about tend to be from the Mount Vernon, NY years, which finished in 1964. Bach was in fact...
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    If I might inject a little observation into...

    If I might inject a little observation into proceedings, I recently sold a double-Hagmann-valved Rath R9 bass trombone in good condition for 2,500, including 3 leadpipes and a nice case that I'd...
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    Loads of good players hang around in lower...

    Loads of good players hang around in lower section bands. There's nothing magic about the skills required to play in the championship section - I'd take a technically somewhat limited but keen and...
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    I well know, having watched similar situations at...

    I well know, having watched similar situations at close hand. It's a tricky old situation to get into, all right.
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    Good point HG. As a band fixer, in the same...

    Good point HG. As a band fixer, in the same position, I wouldn't have hesitated to do what it took to keep some momentum going, although the principled stand is worth applauding. A couple of years of...
  9. Is it Glyn Williams adjudicating on the Saturday,...

    Is it Glyn Williams adjudicating on the Saturday, Steve Sykes on the Sunday, then?
  10. No. The name's been enough to put me off going...

    No. The name's been enough to put me off going out of my way to try them, to be honest...
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    Chalgrove are still functioning (their conductor...

    Chalgrove are still functioning (their conductor plays for us), but are low on player numbers and unlikely to be seen on a contest stage again soon.
  12. Sure if correctly priced it would sell - they're...

    Sure if correctly priced it would sell - they're decent trombones. But not really much clue what a sensible price would be, I'm afraid. Would guess a few hundred?
  13. BTW, just spotted on the 4BR FB group that...

    BTW, just spotted on the 4BR FB group that someone in Worksop is selling a second-hand Chinese double-trigger bass for a mere 350. I haven't seen a price lower than that for a two-valve instrument...
  14. I think I've explained this badly (it was just a...

    I think I've explained this badly (it was just a throw-away point, after all). My bass trombone (a 1962 Holton 169 - wonderful design, very rare, took me years to get lucky enough to lay hold of one)...
  15. It would certainly be an interesting thing to...

    It would certainly be an interesting thing to try. I believe Greenhoe offered one before they closed down - but their catalogue was not far off all custom anyway. You'd want to make at least one of...
  16. Cool, sounds like you've found yourself a good...

    Cool, sounds like you've found yourself a good solution.

    Can't resist riding a personal hobby horse and noting that the modern bass trombone sound is arguably too meaty. Your setup is plenty big...
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    Thanks Lynne

    Thanks Lynne
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    Dave - are you running all national sections...

    Dave - are you running all national sections separately this year? Or are any combined?
  19. They tried to push their luck too far and ended...

    They tried to push their luck too far and ended up not selling anything. But it was close!
  20. "Oh, and didn't I mention that I was intending to...

    "Oh, and didn't I mention that I was intending to pick up a brand new R9, darling?"
  21. Some would argue that it's too big and a mismatch...

    Some would argue that it's too big and a mismatch for the instrument when the instrument is a bass trombone also. You're right - I would not even bother to try plugging it into your R4.



    The...
  22. You'll certainly find a plain Bach 5G will sound...

    You'll certainly find a plain Bach 5G will sound much more mellow. The 5GS is much brighter sounding - works pretty nicely as a 1st baritone mouthpiece (small shank version, obv), in my opinion.

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  23. Regarding putting bass mouthpieces in large bore...

    Regarding putting bass mouthpieces in large bore tenors, pretty much anything up to a 2 size will work okay. Larger than that, it becomes a bit of a lottery as to whether the two will mesh well...
  24. The modern bass trombone is often a bit larger...

    The modern bass trombone is often a bit larger than optimal for playing with a brass band that is less than powerful. A large bore tenor such as a R4F is only one bore size step smaller (.547" vs....
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    Looks like they do...

    Looks like they do

    Or at least did at the Whits
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