[Trombone-l] F attachment tuning slide on Conn 72H

thetubameister at adelphia.net thetubameister at adelphia.net
Mon Nov 14 09:06:52 CST 2005


 I have one of these as well, and I have played several others, and often on these older axes the F is a little flat, which allows an in-tune C, and allows low C.  The E pull was advertised as - and is - a "Flat E" pull, which will offer a pretty solid low B.

J.c.S.
---- Earl Needham <needhame1 at plateautel.net> wrote: 
> At 07:36 PM 11/13/2005, 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?
> 
>          Yes, it was meant to allow the F-attachment to be tuned in 
> something close to E, perhaps a little flat, so you could get that low B 
> out without lipping it down.  If you look, some actually have a line scored 
> around the tuning slide at the approximate location it should be pulled to 
> for this.  My 1970 88H is built this way, too.
> 
>          Earl
> 
> 
> Earl Needham, KD5XB, Clovis, New Mexico DM84jk
> 
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> 
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