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  1. ABERDEEN LOON

    Cheaper Bass trombones

    Hi all, I am looking for some advice. As my band has a fair number of instruments on it's wish list, we have to make every penny count. The top of out list is a new bass trombone. We have about £800 at the most to spend, and I have been wondering about either the John Packer model, or the one...
  2. ABERDEEN LOON

    Sold/Expired Instruments for sale

    I am selling the following instruments on behalf of Deveron River Brass. Virtuosi Tenor Horn http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=200506839536&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:ITNew Standard Soprano Cornet...
  3. ABERDEEN LOON

    Sold/Expired Alliance 3A Tuba Mouthpiece for sale

    Hi all. I have just placed the above mouthpiece on Ebay. Really is as good as new. Brand new it cost me £90 by the time postage was added. Buy it now for £55.:p http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=200505623033&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT
  4. ABERDEEN LOON

    Bass trombone advice

    I am looking to buy a 2 trigger Bass trombone, but am on a tight budget. - around the £800 mark. The Problem with this price is that I could get a 2nd hand one in rather poor condition, or a new one that may turn out to be not that good either. :( Anyone know of a place that is selling...
  5. ABERDEEN LOON

    Sold/Expired Getzen custom Jazz Trombone for sale

    Hi there. I am selling my getzen trombone on Ebay as seen in the link below http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=200453491698 If anyone has any questions, please feel free to ask me.
  6. ABERDEEN LOON

    JP231/Rath trombone

    Hi all. I bought this trombone a couple of months ago and I must say, what a fantastic trombone. I have played a fair few trombones in my time and this rivals the 1980's king 3B that I played before I sold it when moving onto tuba about 10 years ago. Although it is sold as a student instrument...
  7. ABERDEEN LOON

    Bass of Choice?

    Kind of linked to another thread that I started last week, but a little close to my own heart... As I live in the middle of knowhere up here just inside the arctic circle, I have only ever played besson tubas. As I stated in another thread we are looking to buy new instruments for my band...
  8. ABERDEEN LOON

    New Band instruments

    Hi everyone. I helped start a new band up here in the Northeast of scotland back in April - Deveron River Brass . We started with what ever instruments we could get our hands on by Begging, borrowing and.....Ebaying! At the time we thought that this would do as we thought that we would hover...
  9. ABERDEEN LOON

    Insurance for bands

    I have recently set up a new brass band with family and friends up here in the far north east of scotland. Things are progressing really nicely on the playing front, with about 25+ members. We are looking to get insurance for the band: public liability, music, instruments etc. Which companies...
  10. ABERDEEN LOON

    Northern Counties - Forfar

    So then.... Who is making the treck down or up to forfar this year? Andrew
  11. ABERDEEN LOON

    Deveron River Brass - A New Band!

    It is with great pleasure that I announce the formation of a new brass band. We are based in Banff, Aberdeenshire and rehearse at Banff Parish Church every Tuesday from 7pm under the direction of Thomas (Tam) Horne. Last night was the first rehearsal and we were delited with the turnout -...
  12. ABERDEEN LOON

    Tuba Mouthpiece and leadpipe question!

    After a few years of playing EEb bass for a lower section band (mostly playing frank baernarts stuff), I have now rejoined my old band on BBb bass. Being a higher section band, the music is that much harder and I need to be more in practice. My query is... I used to play a Mike finn 2 bucket...
  13. ABERDEEN LOON

    High pitch/Low pitch dates

    Quick question for all you boffins out there. Do you know approximately when the transition between high pitch and low pitch was made by besson? My reason for asking this is I hahve just bought a 1977 besson single Bb bass so that I can practice at work (I have my own office and a practice...
  14. ABERDEEN LOON

    A New Tune A Day

    I am looking for some advice from the teachers out there. I was looking to buy an new tutor book for a young trombonist that I have just taken on. Although she has been playing for about 2-3 years, she needs to go right back to basics with regard to both reading music and playing the...
  15. ABERDEEN LOON

    Playing BBb Bass with back problems.

    I am looking for some advice and information from all you bass players out there ane anyone else that can help. I had an operation on my back a month ago after an accident a couple of years ago. To cut a long story short, I compressed my spine and ended up having a large part of a disc in the...
  16. ABERDEEN LOON

    Recording of Music for the Common Man

    I am trying to find a copy of Music for the common man. It was used as the 1st section test piece for the regionals in 2000. Unfortunately I lost the cd ages ago and was looking for another copy. I have looked for it on the web, but it seems to be out of stock. Does anyone out there either know...
  17. ABERDEEN LOON

    "Balance" in a band

    I have just posted a reply in another thread that got me thinking. (I know, it is possible for a tuba player to think.... I am sitting down!:biggrin: ) With the regionals fast approaching, bands will be thinking about the crits for last year, and the year before etc. For lower section bands...
  18. ABERDEEN LOON

    Ritter Gig bag

    Just a quick question. As I live in the middle of nowhere and the nearest shop that stocks gigbags for tubas is literally hundreds of miles away, I am looking to buy one over the web. I was looking at the ritter one which looks ok for the price. (typical tight Aberdonian!) I know that the...
  19. ABERDEEN LOON

    Playing Music from Sibeliusmusic.com at contest

    Hi all. Just a small question about the possibilty of playing music bought from sibeliusmusic.com at concerts and contests. Obviously the parts will be printed from PC as would the score. Would adjudicators/contest organisers accept this? :confused:
  20. ABERDEEN LOON

    Fingering help

    Just to put you in the picture, I learnt to play brass on the trombone. Therefore as my technique developed on the slide as opposed to under the fingers. Although I started playing tuba on and off approx 6 years ago, I have never really worked on fingering technique. I have never really had...
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