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College and Beyond....    22:11 on Tuesday, February 08, 2005 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes
(Kelly)
Hey all, here is another question for all respectable trombonists of the world... Playing in college next year in the pep band and jazz band. I am going to continue to play professionaly in my cities municipul band and jazz band... Looking into a 36B Bach Strad. Trombone... Got it to try out today, and it was like christmas.... brand new... Its a .525 bore with a trigger... how do you guys feel about a trigger in college and beyond. I typically play 2nd trombone with 1st and 3rd thrown in. I like triggers because of the versatility it offers me, whats you opinion.


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Re: College and Beyond....    22:26 on Tuesday, February 08, 2005 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes
(Erik)
The 36 is a great all around medium bore horn. Maybe a little too big for higher lead stuff, and a litle small for big orchestral stuff, but for the stuff in between, it is awesome. I went through college on a Bach 42, and it worked fine for everything except for lead jazz, where I udes a Bach 16.

Just be careful, Bach`s are awesome, if you get a good one. There are a lot of crappy ones out there, so test it out thouroughly before you slap down the money for it.

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Re: College and Beyond....    00:25 on Wednesday, February 09, 2005 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes
(Sacbut)
Try and get multiple horns, and it won`t vost too much to do.

I purchased a Conn 88-H with the CL-2000 rotor system (I love that thing) for symphonic stuff, but for anything else, I use my Getzen "The Dude" 60 (made in the 40`s) It`s a peashooter (good for lead)

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Re: College and Beyond....    20:22 on Wednesday, February 09, 2005 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes
(Kelly)
I tried out the Conn 88H with the CL-2000 rotor system... i likeded the sound i got, but the instrument itself was just too heavy for me, but then again, i was playing with some torn muscles, so it wasnt the best experience i have had. And if i had the money, i would have multiple horns. If i play first, which probably wont be for a couple of years or so, then ill look into investing soe money, but for now, i am a broke college student... one of he main reasons i like a trigger, is because it is incredibly difficult for me to reach 7th, 6th is good, but its still my arm fully extended.

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Re: College and Beyond....    20:44 on Wednesday, February 09, 2005 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes
(Mas)
i think it would be better to purchase something like bach 16G. from the sound of it your not really interested in the big time orchestral stuff but more like wind symphony where a 16g would fit in just fine. in my personal opinion triggers really arent that necessary even if you cant reach down low. its better just to learn how to get down low instead of going for a bone with some kind of valve. i dunno thats just what i would do. but just remember try every horn in the market that your interested in and youll find the right answer.

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Re: College and Beyond....    23:42 on Wednesday, February 09, 2005 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes
(Erik)
I think I have to disagree. I have a 16, and I wouldn`t really want to use it for anything other than jazz work, and of course the pep band gigs. The 36, on the other hand, can be used for any seat in a jazz band outside of bass, it can get by on lead, and it can be used much more comfortably in a symphonic setting. The medium bore is small enough for jazz, and big enough for wing ensemble-esque stuff. Just a little small for orchestral work. But a much better "all around" horn than the 16. But then, that`s just my experience, and everyone is different. The moral of the story? Play it before you buy it. Play `em both, and play `em a lot. Anyone buying a new horn should spend as much time in the little room in the back of the store.... Until they kick you out.

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Re: College and Beyond....    02:51 on Thursday, February 10, 2005 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes
(Mas)
ya i was going to add that, even though a 2b or a 12 or whatever small bore horn ive ever played i sound exactly the same, they only feel different. the only horn that ive ever felt like i was playing a jazz horn was a williams with the sub 500 bore thing. but you know.. to each his own

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Re: College and Beyond....    02:36 on Friday, February 11, 2005 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes
(Erik)
Yeah, that makes sense. I guess it really is personal. The 16 I have is great for jazz work, especially lead, being so small. However, when I do solo work and orchestral work, I prefer the biggest equipment. That`s why I like the Edwards T-350.

But again, it`s all personal. TRY IT BEFORE YOU BUY IT.

   

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