Bass trombone!

What do you play?


  • Total voters
    3

neiltwist

Active Member
I know we've had a general band poll, but a certain instrument was missing, generally forgotten at the end of a piece, the bass trombone is perhaps the most solo instrument besides sop!

so who plays bass trombome!

and also, everyone must have seen the stereotypical band site! ,
so who things the bass trom sounds like a chainsaw, and who think it sounds like an angel? when played correctly of course!
 

neiltwist

Active Member
100% again!

damn, why can't everyone vote in the time it takes for me to view it?

only i've voted again!
 

PeterBale

Moderator
Staff member
Neil, I couldn't leave you all on your own for too long, but I don't know if my vote really counts, as I am not currently playing bass trombone, although I have had a very enjoyable few years playing it in the past, mainly up in your neck of the woods with Sunderland Millfield band.
 

BoozyBTrom

Member
Im tarred with that brush. Hence the name.

But perhaps I should change it now got my hands on an Old Contra Bass Trom

Bit of a mess so it may become an interesting Lampstand
 

blondie

Member
Thank you neil, for taking the time out to give recognition to a fantastic instrument.

Don't let them mock us any longer!!!!!! :lol:

Beware of The Blonde.
 

HBB

Active Member
I dread to think of your girlfriends!! :D

I'm definately with Aidan (for once :p), I definately DON'T want to imagine a whole band of Bass Trombones - Imagine the rasping!

Unfortunately the voting is about 38/62 at the moment ------ we soooooo rule, and as the saying goes, you drule :p

:guiness
 

neiltwist

Active Member
homocidalbennyboy said:
Unfortunately the voting is about 38/62 at the moment ------ we soooooo rule, and as the saying goes, you drule :p

:guiness
unfortunately though, with 5 bass trombones, I don't think that we'll be the ones that 'drule' for long!
 

bagpuss

Active Member
I have to disagree with your assessment of the bass trombone and its players. In my experience, a chainsaw is much easier to get in tune and at least you can control the vibrato on a chainsaw!! Also, a chainsaw tends to do less damage than a bass trombone or indeed a bass trombonist.

B.Puss esq
 

bigcol

Member
BoozyBTrom said:
now got my hands on an Old Contra Bass Trom
Post some more details Gaz - make model pitch etc.

I'm a Contrabass trombone geek - so I'd probably get excited at any details you could spare!
 

BoozyBTrom

Member
homocidalbennyboy said:
I definately DON'T want to imagine a whole band of Bass Trombones - Imagine the rasping!

Dear me you must know some sorry bass trombone players if all the do is rasp. They need to be put against a wall and shot.
 

one_careful_owner

New Member
BoozyBTrom said:
They need to be put against a wall and shot.
I won't ever do it again. I'm sorry! :( (don't shoot me! )

Anyways, it was years before anyone told me I wasn't just another trombone so I got off to a bad start. Now I'm getting much nicer notes from the thing! (maybe one day they'll be in tune! )
 

HBB

Active Member
BoozyBTrom said:
homocidalbennyboy said:
I definately DON'T want to imagine a whole band of Bass Trombones - Imagine the rasping!
They [Rasping Bass Trombone players] need to be put against a wall and shot.
Can we make that less specific ....


lets say that All Bass Trombone players! not just the rasping ones! :D
 

HunkySteve

Member
How do you give a virtual slap on this forum? Is it the emoticon with the bulb in it vis. :idea: - perhaps it means "punches lights out". :shock:

Never mind.

I played Bass Trom some years back, now I just play a Tenor Trom in Bass Clef. Does that count? I only do rasps when scored...

STeve
 

Stuart Bentley

New Member
So I'm not alone .....

So many Bass Trombonist willing to admit it ... nice to see.

This bussiness about tuning.... I was under the impression the rest of the band had to fit in around us! And that we are there to be heard... I could be wrong :wink:

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:arrow: "still working on three blind mice and variations for bass trombone and comb & paper"
 
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