+1 Tried a few times to get her to come back, but not in the cards... at least not for now.
Originally Posted by SpooPoker
I miss MartiniGirl.
Yeah, Pnut makes a good point. In terms of actual quality trombones, though, most of the Conn you'll see is low-grade stuff (although they do have a couple of professional models). If you see a trombone with extra tubing at the top and a thumb-valve near where the main slide connects, that's usually a good sign -- they don't put that on starter models, only on college-level and up. There are of course higher-grade jazz models and trombones for upper-range parts that lack this feature, but generally that's a good start. Also, hold the assembled trombone by the joint and feel for balance -- like a good blade it should feel stable about this point, and not top- or bottom-heavy. (I used to play trombone through college.)
Originally Posted by pnutpug
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Originally Posted by matty long legs
Musical instrument guys, is a Conn trombone worth picking up? What features/attributes should I be looking for?
I picked up a trumpet at SA few years back--can't recall the brand--and flipped it on CL with no trouble for a pretty nice profit. From my days in high school band, I knew that the valves worked, didn't leak when played and neither slides nor the mouthpiece were stuck. It also had a case. Given that, picking it up was an easy call, especially because I found it during the summer, not long before the start of school. Considering the cost of renting, parents on a budget are happy to pay $200 or so for a serviceable instrument for a kid just starting out. If that Conn was south of $50, not in need of repair, came with a case and not all dented up, I don't think that the model would matter.
Yeah I am looking for a new phone but all the new ones I've seen are larger than my current one, and it irritates me since my current one fits. As for a wallet, I just have one of those cardholders -- 2 ID's, 2 cards, insurance card, and then cash (I hate carrying cash, but if need be) in a moneyclip. Sleek, and without excess bulk.
Originally Posted by Brianpore
Originally Posted by size 38R
being able to get my wallet/cellphone out of the pockets is a plus too.
Seriously! I can't fit my iphone in some of my jeans and need to only bring cash and a cc card - no wallet.
Originally Posted by hbkshin
What is this thing? I can't find it on google for the life of me.
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It was a few bucks so I picked up just from pure intrigue.
That garment bag is great. I've been looking for one similar, for those long weekends. Chesterfield is pretty awesome, too.
Originally Posted by 330CK
Mulholland garment bag. Mine.
Fallan & Harvey bespoke chesterfield
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Those wingtips are hot. I love the blue ones especially. Want.
Originally Posted by mainy
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bally blue suede wing tips
ferragamo brown suede wing tips
Oh, and great haul Ray, almost failed to comment since expectations for you are so high.
L.B.M 1911 linen/cotton, marked EU 50R but sized like 31 (ego-crushing size, no alterations). Fits pretty well actually, so keeping
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recent Zegna for me, replacing a very similar one of lesser quality I've used as a staple
(sorry for the un-rotated photos, not re-uploading at a snail's-pace)
Faconnable 15.5x33 made in USA, french cuff
Robert Graham fine navy cord shirt, size L (eminently wearable, actually)