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  1. Bones

    Sold/Expired Trombone for Sale

    Hiya, Thinning out the herd a little... Conn 8HT, 0.547 bore as new, this one was bought on a whim and used approx. 6 times. Comes in the Conn hard Case. Brand new condition and would RRP at £1900 approx. I am looking for £1300 Conn 8H Elkhart era. 0.547 bore looks like one, [plays...
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    Sold/Expired Conn 8HT Trombone fore Sale as new condition

    Hi, I'm selling my Conn 8HT thinwall bell model. I bought this in July of last yr and it is in absolutely top notch as new condition. It was only used a handful of times before I had to have a temporary break from playing due to illness. My only reason for selling, is that I treated myself...
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    Sold/Expired For Sale - Elkhart era 8H

    Hi, Following a new purchase, I have a surplus to requirement Conn 8H. This dates just after the Elkart era, but the bell and components are all stamped with the elkhart style logo on the bell. It was customary that the surplus components were used in the early abilene days, so what you...
  4. Bones

    Sold/Expired Wanted Conn 8H

    HI, I am looking for a Conn 8H trombone. Ideally, with a good slide, gooseneck and tuning slide, not fussed about the bell, as I need it for a project. Lacquer is not important. If anyone has anything like that, I would be interested. Thanks Rich
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    Thoresby Band in concert with Doug Yeo and the Natural State Brass Band

    THoresby Colliery Band are pleased to announce that they will be welcoming the Natural State Brass Band to Nottinghamshire on the 3rd July. The two bands will be joined by the world famous Bass Trombonist Doug Yeo who will be the featured soloist. The concert is being held at the Lindhurst...
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    English Nationals - Why.....

    I see now the total of withdrawn bands has risen to 9 bands, leaving a field of of only 11 bands. Is now given the number of withdrawals, the validity of this contest be considered. Can there be a better route into Europe, without placing the burden of the costs of additional contest on...
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    Stephen Shimwell

    I am very sad to announce that Steve Shimwell has passed away. It was confirmed to me today by his closest friend, who asked I should try and make aware as many of his pupils from the South East Derbyshire Days. Steve was best remembered I am sure for his work as a Brass tutor for...
  8. Bones

    Sold/Expired Wanted: Conn 8H

    Hi, I'm looking for a good condition Conn 8H. Must have a good slide. I want to use it as a donor trombone for a bit of a project I am working on. The model I want is the rose brass bell and the .547 slide. Any serious ones considered. Thanks Rich
  9. Bones

    Sold/Expired Trombones for Sale

    HI, Am selling a HN white 3b trombone. Excellent condition, original King coffin case offers around £650 Benge 170 (same as a 2b+) lacquer but slide good. £350 ono. PM me for more details. Cheers RIch
  10. Bones

    Sold/Expired Conn 88HT

    For Sale Conn 88HT traditional wrap standard rotor. Excellent condition. This is the thinwall bell model which is supposed to be like the Elkhart models. I can be reached on 07787 112198 or richwalker@virgin.net. I'll try and get some photos together. PM me for more details...
  11. Bones

    Sold/Expired Trombones for Sale

    Hi, Selling a couple of instruments. Greenhoe Conn 88HT tenor trombone with gooseneck for straight conversion with the Greenhoe valve. Approx, 15 months old. Hardly used. Selling as not doing much playing as I used to and really cant justify keeping this. Note this is an original...
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    Orchestra and Brass Band Styles or the biggest oxymoron in the World.

    I do believe this is my first post of this nature, so thought I would dip my toe in the water so to speak. We've all noticed recently in that some of the contest music there seems to be a big leaning towards the orchestral style of playing. For example Vienna Nights Mozart Festival Music...
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    Sold/Expired Assorted Instruments for Sale

    Hi, Finally decided I have too much gear and I need to reduce my "collection" somewhat. Conn 8H - Bout 10 years old, usual wear and tear Conn 88H - Bit older good slide, in good condition for age King 3b Silversonic - Cracking condition Besson Sovereign Bass Trombone - Double Hagmann...
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    Sold/Expired For Sale: Assorted Trombones

    Hi, I am selling my King 3b Trombone. I believe the serial number puts it at about 1968. It is the model with the 3 piece solid metal counter balance weight. To say this is in very good condition is a massive understatement for the age and playability of the instrument. I can only find...
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    A Midsummer Night's Dream.....

    If you are anything like me, there’s nothing I like better than a drop of Shakespeare and in particular Midsummer Nights Dream, which I consider one of his finest works. Full of pathos and humour, not to mention a stunning plot line, with excellent character definition this is singularly one of...
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    Caveat Emptor

    Below is an article written by Andy Derrick, a freelance trombonist and member of Musician Union Executive Committee. I am posting his article with his kind permission. The article is particular of interest to me as last year, my beloved Conn Elkhart Trombone was stolen as result of my car...
  17. Bones

    Sold/Expired Wanted: Soveriegn Horn (Round Stamp)

    Hi, My wife's beloved, (must nearly 30 years old) Sov round Stamp horn is coming to a close. Still a great sounding intrument but the Valves and Valve casings are severely worn and prob needs to be retired gracefully. So in typical wife fashion, she would like a similar horn, must be the...
  18. Bones

    Sold/Expired Conn trombones for sale.

    Hi, Clearing out some stuff. Conn 89H Trombone. The 89H is a convertible 88H which can be easily converted to a straight tenor or a standard Bb/F trombone in seconds. It is a solid instruments, a few minor dings, and the lacquer is approx 80% but this is a great blowing instrument and...
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    Sold/Expired Conn 89H Trombone for sale.

    Hi, I'm selling a Conn 89H trombone. Red Brass Bell, Standard Rotor (string mechanism) closed wrap, 0.547 slide. Convertible setup allowing the player to swap between a straight tenor to a Bb/F model. Not many examples of these around. I bought this to tide me over when my Elkhart got...
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    Sold/Expired Conn 89H Trombone for sale

    Hi, I'm selling a Conn 89H trombone. This a Bb/F convertible trombone enabling you to play it as a straight tenor or with a Bb/F attachment. Conn produced a few numbers of these and you don't see many around at least in the UK. It comes with a standard rotor, conversion gooseneck and...
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