[Trombone-l] dg talks equipment???

Jeff Albert jeff at jeffalbert.com
Thu Nov 3 10:25:41 CST 2005

I don't think it was any particular Eastlake magic, as much as *that*  
horn has some magic.  Maybe there was extra rat hair in the brass  
that day.


Jeff Albert

On Nov 3, 2005, at 10:17 AM, dslide13 at aol.com wrote:

> A student of mine recently picked up a 1970 King 4B from the  
> Eastlake factory.  After a few minutes playing this horn, I fell  
> for it.  He was so surprised at my reaction that he suggested he  
> leave it with me for a couple of weeks.  Now I realize that he's a  
> pusher.  He came by for his lesson and took the horn back with him  
> to try himself.  I knew it would happen soon enough, but man I miss  
> that horn.
> What did they do at this Eastlake factory to make the horns so  
> great?  It played so evenly throughout the registers, and responded  
> with so much clarity.  I have a really good 4B that I've played for  
> years, but this horn made it feel average.  I've been careful not  
> to say this in front of the horn.
> David Gibson
> trombonist/educator
> www.jazzbone.org
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