1991 King Silver Flair
1953 Olds Super (LA)
1979 King KG1055T (pre UMI) Silver Flair
1940? Olds Ambassador (LA) tenor trombone
I'm not responsible for offending people -- people are responsible for themselves taking offense at me
There was an ITG journal article that proposed that the crystalline structures in brass do align to fit a players sound after years and years of use.
'My advice is to never do tomorrow what you can do today. Procrastination is the thief of time.'
- Charles Dickens
Whenever I feel blue, I start breathing again.
i dunno. all i know is if you wanted to borrow a trombone from bruce, you were out of luck, because he didn't want you messing with his molecules.
Date ? Cousenon Flugelhorn-#747**
1929 Holton model 48
1940 22B Conn NYS late model
1956 18B Conn Director Coprion
1967 15B Conn Director (my first)
i knew a different guy (a kinda famous one) who would not have his french horn cleaned because as he said, after a clean, (i presume he meant acid bath) "it may play better, but it won't play the SAME." i don't know if his horn was gross or what, but he didn't have any trouble for a long, long time. (he said this after declining a bite of his wife's sweet roll.) my wife, who is a busy freelance hornist, gets her horn cleaned once a year. she also runs mouthwash through her leadpipe when she gets a cold. my favorite trumpet, a bach 37, is probably due, and atho i've had it for almost 30 years, its still hasn't been done. i'm not exactly afraid of what might happen. i just haven't gotten around to it. i used to run warm water into the bell and let it come out the other end. (and stuff did come out.) i also daily oil the valves through the leadpipe like schilke recommended, altho sometimes i have to take the valves out and oil them too. schilke thought it prevented dirt etc. from sticking.
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