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Made for beginners (Stagg - 77-TA)

By yoTrakkz, 29/11/2011

I can't say the Stagg 77 TA this is the greatest trombone out there. It's just a good beginner trombone. It's easier to hold than some better sounding ones, because the weight distribution is more even. This might be to the detriment of the sound, but for younger players it's more important that they can actually hold it! I don't like how little expression you can get out of it, and I really don't like the general tone really. But I have fond memories of it, so I guess I don't mind it too much. I feel like the slide, even when well lubricated, just isn't as easy to maneuver as a better trombone's. 


I didn't try many other models prior to getting this one. I've played a few since, and they have mostly been far better than this one. Then again, they were much more expensive than this one, and they weren't geared towards 

This is arguably the best thing about the trombone. It's one of the cheaper models out there, and my high school purchased a ton of them. Definitely a good investment for a beginner, since it will generally continue to sound for as long as they're playing it, until they reach a point of maturity where they remain interested enough to get another one. 

I would probably go with something a little better than this if I had to buy a trombone again in the near future, but again, I would recommend it to anyone who's trying to learn; it served me well for over four years, and I never got too frustrated with it. 

This trombone is good, but it's not recommended for a really experienced player. I think anyone who's good enough at Trombone will realize this. I remember having a lot of trouble with it buzzing and getting irritating after awhile. That being said, it's mostly up to the player when it comes to the instruments; with a good player, it sounds good. It doesn't have the richest or smoothest sound out there, but it's good enough for me. 

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Great Blues Harp! (Hohner - Blues Harp MS)

By LeighH, 07/12/2014
I love this harmonica! It's my favorite among all of my diatonics (I have the Marine Band Special 20s and the Blues Harp in D.) It's warm and throaty and allows for easy bending. Fantastic!
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Yamaha Silent Brass review (Yamaha - Silent Brass SB7X)

By SpiralShaper, 03/06/2015
I bought the Trumpet Silent Brass system in 2003-4. This may not be the same model as the SB7X. The Silent Brass system provides a mute on the projecting qualities of the trumpet. As a practice tool, the Silent Brass is nifty for late practice sessions, apartment dwellers, and last minute hotel preparation.

I only have used my Silent Brass system a few times. The amplifier/headphone setup is pretty cool if you're into that. I used it during late hour practice at our condo, usually just for chop exercises. The model I owned was somewhat "dense" and despite claiming a natural feel, often still felt like the backpressure of a mute.

I give the Silent Brass system 3/5 for personal experience. It's useful if you have the need, not extremely so without. If the SB7X has done away with the tight airflow problem, it earns an automatic 4th star for ingenuity.
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