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  1. Vegasbound

    CWS Manchester band.

    Welcome back As you no doubt have noticed the trombone world has changed massively in your absence in respect of equipment and playing demands What is your practice routine? Have you had a lesson or two? I ask this as many things you think you used to do without thinking about you have...
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    What’s happening?

    Sadly the forum has been very quiet all year, which did surprise me as during lockdowns I had hoped that people would be looking to chat
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    Cornet Large bore round stamp Sovereign

    1970's version? Judging from the blue case, the browncases they brought in sometimes in the 80's where terrible
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    Blistex relief cream

    Treatment of a sore is different to why I use carmex, sadly the version we get here in the UK is different to that in the states which to me gives a better feeling If you have a cold sore (herpes) not much you can do except use a good treatment such as blisteze and not play until healed...
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    Blistex relief cream

    Chop saver is also good but expensive
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    Blistex relief cream

    I have used carmex for many years
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    Greetings from Michigan

    Welcome to the forum, sadly it isn't as active as it once was.....
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    Lockdown practice

    Denis, you will not be the only one feeling this........ As I said in my first post is people do not already have a solid practice regime and have relied on the twice weekly band practice and contest/concerts hen they will come unstuck The biggest issue, is that even with a practice schedule...
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    Lockdown practice

    Just listened to it again, great playing to think when I started to study with Patrick he was the young gun, now he has retired to Spain.....how time flies
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    Lockdown practice

    Sadly I didn't get too study with Fletch, at the time he died (1987 time flies) I was studying with Patrick Harrild if you haven't listened to Patrick's recording of the RVW's you really should Jim Gourlay is also a monster player
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    Lockdown practice

    For Tuba inspiration you could listen to the late great John Fletcher, czardas flight of the bumble bee and more
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    Lockdown practice

    John, my father is still playing at 88 and has redisigned his garden including putting in a pond all this he has done himself, and has kept his practice at about an hour a day unless he has over done it in the garden......maybe you should pick your horn up again
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    Lockdown practice

    This lockdown period will have caused problems for those who do not have a solid practice regime, or have relied on the twice a week rehearsal plus concerts/contests too keep chops in shape Remember all those 'trombone players have a gig' joke? Now the rest of the band knows what it's like My...
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    Bass Trombone Practice Mutes

    Mine is not that compact design, but the other more bell shaped one
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    Bass Trombone Practice Mutes

    I have the Wallace adjustable mute fits my old 10.5 inch bell just fine, allows you to adjust the resistance bought it new from eBay for not a lot...... It does sound like you where sold the tenor version Another option is the Shhh mutes, lightweight but great mutes
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    Hello and help

    I have sent you a pm Mike
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    Any advice on new Bb Trombone?

    Firstly do you want small medium or large bore? Looking at the type of ensembles either a medium .525 or large bore .547 would suit but personal preference is the thing Of those listed the Yamaha 630 at .525 would be good, although I would look more to a used pro level horn like a Bach 36...
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    Want to Buy Vincent Bach 1G (Bass Trombone) Mouthpiece.

    Just helping the fellowship of the slide
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    Want to Buy Vincent Bach 1G (Bass Trombone) Mouthpiece.

    And it appears from his reply asking you to email that it is the gen of Bach you are looking for.......that was much easier than finding a mt Vernon Bach 2g
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    Want to Buy Vincent Bach 1G (Bass Trombone) Mouthpiece.

    Mark Is your on Facebook that is easiest and he has a trombone mouthpiece sale page
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