[Trombone-l] The big dark bass trombone sound

Daniel Alessi daniel.alessi at directbox.com
Mon Sep 8 13:35:18 CDT 2008


Hi trombonists

 

I know, this question has already been asked 100 times. but where are the
good answers :-)

 

Since some years I play bass trombone in a championship brass band (I think
you call them so.). I have always been happy with my sound and also was the
director.

 

Since two or three weeks the director asks me to get a "darker" "more like a
tuba" sound. Well. If he wants that sound he will get that sound, but how
can I make my sound darker? I play plenty of long tones, listening to
myself, but the sound doesn't really get darker, what to do? How practice?

 

My equipment: (if it's an equipment question) Schilke 59, Edwards Leadpipe
(don't remember the number), Slide Edwards BDBN, Hagmann progressive bore
valve section (by mr. Hagmann) and a 9.5 Bach 50b bell (gold brass I think).

 

I don't want to change very much in my equipment but. maybe a leadpipe or
the mouthpiece?

 

Oh and soon I'm getting those mp's for trial: Jeff Reynolds, Faxx 11/2g,
Schilke Symphony 6.0, Yeo signature, Gold plated George Roberts SE. Maybe
one of those may help me?

 

Thanks for your help!



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