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Offline Eupher

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Re: Time to re-Start an Old Hobby
« Reply #25 on: November 19, 2010, 08:07:04 PM »
Buying instruments on Ebay is a very, very iffy proposition.

A few years ago I bought a bass trombone that was full of red rot. Horn looked fine from the outside, but was rotting away on the inside. I was able to send it back and get my money back, but even for a horn for just getting back in the saddle, there are other options which are a lot safer.

Like my cousin Vinny, for example. He owns a pawn shop on the south end of town.  :rotf:
Adams E2 Euphonium (built in 2017)
Boosey & Co. Imperial Euphonium (built in 1941)
Edwards B454 bass trombone
Bach Stradivarius 42OG tenor trombone
Kanstul 33-T BBb tuba
Shen SB-180 double bass (we're talkin' strings, baby)
Mouthpiece data provided on request.

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Re: Time to re-Start an Old Hobby
« Reply #26 on: November 19, 2010, 11:35:51 PM »
Buying instruments on Ebay is a very, very iffy proposition.

A few years ago I bought a bass trombone that was full of red rot. Horn looked fine from the outside, but was rotting away on the inside. I was able to send it back and get my money back, but even for a horn for just getting back in the saddle, there are other options which are a lot safer.

Like my cousin Vinny, for example. He owns a pawn shop on the south end of town.  :rotf:

There ARE several NEW horns on eBay, which is probably what I would opt for.  :hammer: :hammer: :hammer:  Our pawn shops are dead in the center of town..... and I don't have a cousin that works at one....  :(
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Re: Time to re-Start an Old Hobby
« Reply #27 on: November 19, 2010, 11:41:39 PM »
Speaking of, Eupher.......


What do you think of this??

http://cgi.ebay.com/Giardinelli-SYM-AL-trombone-mouthpiece-24K-Gold-NEW-/140389143948?pt=Brass_Instruments&hash=item20afd8558c

I'm not familiar with that brand.
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Re: Time to re-Start an Old Hobby
« Reply #28 on: November 20, 2010, 11:39:47 AM »
Speaking of, Eupher.......


What do you think of this??

http://cgi.ebay.com/Giardinelli-SYM-AL-trombone-mouthpiece-24K-Gold-NEW-/140389143948?pt=Brass_Instruments&hash=item20afd8558c

I'm not familiar with that brand.

Giardinelli is a pretty well-known mouthpiece manufacturer that was one of the first that offered lots of options - different rim thicknesses, cup depths, backbore sizes, throat dimensions. Mostly meant for trumpet players, they've gone over to low brass. I bought three of 'em on Woodwind Brasswind (www.wwbw.com) a couple years ago for about $3 each - a real steal. I played one with my bass trombone for awhile till I got my Schilke 58 (a big bastard).

Plating the mouthpiece with gold yields a 'piece that is very, very comfortable on the chops. I play a gold Steven Mead SM3.5 (manufactured by Denis Wick in England), but so far haven't gold-plated my Schilke for bass 'bone or my tuba mouthpiece either. I like gold, but it's spendy.
Adams E2 Euphonium (built in 2017)
Boosey & Co. Imperial Euphonium (built in 1941)
Edwards B454 bass trombone
Bach Stradivarius 42OG tenor trombone
Kanstul 33-T BBb tuba
Shen SB-180 double bass (we're talkin' strings, baby)
Mouthpiece data provided on request.