[Trombone-l] F attachment tuning slide on Conn 72H
jpreston1 at cox.net
Sun Nov 13 21:35:49 CST 2005
Yes, the long tuning slide is there for that reason. However, I (and the
others I knew who had a 72H) kept the slide tuned to F and pulled it
when needed. Of course, this was over 35 years ago, and there weren't
quite so many low B's then :-) There might have been some that kept the
slide pulled out. If so, I wasn't aware of them.
I remember playing (in 1968) Fantasie Concertante by Jacques Casterede.
There is a low B at the end of a cadenza, with no convenient place to
pull the slide, so I lipped it down the best I could. It probably
There is probably a line inscribed on your slide showing the approximate
location for the B tuning.
Stephen Jones wrote:
> I am new to bass trombone playing. I have an Elkhart 72H (single rotor)
> which I am pleased with. But a couple of questions come to mind. Is the
> 9" long f attachment tuning slide on this horn intended to allow a player to
> play low b natural without having to lip it down? I know many bass trombone
> players now use dual rotors to allow playing low b natural in something
> other than 7th position. But when single rotors were still common among
> bass trombone players, did many of them/you keep the f attachment tuning
> slide pulled almost all the way out to allow this?
> Thank you.
> Stephen Jones
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