There should be no problem. Guy Dawes of Fulham Brass has played the bass trombone left handed for 35 years, and uses a right handed plug.
Will the Sec said:There should be no problem. Guy Dawes of Fulham Brass has played the bass trombone left handed for 35 years, and uses a right handed plug.
1. Rath Troms were great. The only soldering mod required was to move the F triger to the opposite side of the support bar and add/delete the linkages so the valve turned correctly. The bach still used rotary valves so the mod was fairly easy (Thayer valves I suspect practically impossible). As regards costs - minor relative to the cost of the instrument with a turnaround of 4-5 days.
2. I Take your point on the Bach. It was the valve setup that dictated the purchase as much as anything else.
Real issue on the topic has to be whether one is naturally left or right handed. For trombone players this will dictate the relative strength of the slide arm (laziness) and the brains ability set the correct position without the player having to continualy adjust by sight.
Sorry but you are so wrong. There are lots of left handed violinist that play it the "wrong" way. Looks quit funny on stage when they play it in the oposite direction.TIMBONE said:As far as I am aware, with a handful of exceptions (no pun intended) all classically trained violinists play right handed.
Someone at Warwick Uni when I was there played a right-handed French Horn. I believe it cost her quite a lot of money.stevetrom said:As an aside, Rugby Salvation Army band used to have a left-handed Eb Bass.
It was made for a player who lost the use of his right arm, all a long time before I can remember but has anyone come accross any other left handed instruments?
Maybe times have changed and I missed it. In my musical career, I have known quite a few 'left handed' violinists who all play the traditional bow in the right hand way. I appreciate that you think I am so wrong. Having said that, I would be interested to see a picture of any professional symphony orchestra in the world with a violinist playing with the bow in the left hand.highlander said:Sorry but you are so wrong. There are lots of left handed violinist that play it the "wrong" way. Looks quit funny on stage when they play it in the oposite direction.
hello all, just thought i would have a go at correcting 1 or two things.He may also have to turn the trom upside down to blow water out too!
Are you speaking from personal experience, Tim? Because I am - having wasted two years trying to learn to play a right-handed guitar and got absolutely nowhere, and it still felt as awkward as the first day I picked it up. I grant you that many left-handers can and do learn to play right-handed instruments, but I can assure you from my own experience (and from speaking to many others), that, for many of us lefties, it does not "come naturally after a few months" - nor, I strongly suspect, would it do so even after a few years."It won't take that long to get used to playing with his right hand. After a few months it'll come naturally, and after a few years of playing when he improves he won't even remember playing it the other way."