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Re: What Was Your FIRST Horn/Mouthpiece Combo?

Postby Stryk » Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:57 pm

bloke wrote:The trumpet had been a brown Olds Ambassador with the tan plastic case with sliding-rod latches...


I have one of those in my garage!
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Re: What Was Your FIRST Horn/Mouthpiece Combo?

Postby fenne1ca » Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:00 pm

Yamaha 321 4v BBb with a Bach 24AW, belonging to my high school program. Neither are equipment I would choose or recommend again, but they were enough to get me through many a band festival, and into a university studio.
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Re: What Was Your FIRST Horn/Mouthpiece Combo?

Postby capt_tuba » Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:37 pm

King 1140 with a Bach 24A.
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Re: What Was Your FIRST Horn/Mouthpiece Combo?

Postby bloke » Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:07 pm

Stryk wrote:
bloke wrote:The trumpet had been a brown Olds Ambassador with the tan plastic case with sliding-rod latches...


I have one of those in my garage!


That's really cool...
I'm under the impression that quite a few people (due to the size of garages, likely) actually store bigger stuff than that in their garages.
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Re: What Was Your FIRST Horn/Mouthpiece Combo?

Postby basslizard » Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:39 am

I was recruited to tuba in high school because I wanted to march. Oboes aren't terribly field friendly. I played a King 3/4 Bb convertible, no idea what model or mouthpiece. We put them on our shoulders to march, and in our laps for concerts. Got a brand new miraphone full sized concert tuba my senior year, but the new band director wouldn't let me play it. He finally let the only guy tuba player have it. We had a 13 year run of an all-girl tuba line until this guy who couldn't read music came along, but he sure could play. I only had to play the part once or twice before he could play it too. Luckily he had long hair. We insisted he wear his hair down under the green berets the tubas got to wear. He only marched parade season, so it was ok.
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Re: What Was Your FIRST Horn/Mouthpiece Combo?

Postby ckalaher1 » Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:50 am

Yamaha 103 3v BBb with dried bubblegum on the leadpipe to plug a ridiculously large leak. When the old gum dried and cracked off, I'd put another huge chunk of gum on there and hope I didn't blow bubbles big enough to alert Rog, our band director who we feared/loved.

Still have the Yamaha 67C4 mouthpiece that I used on it.
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