It has also become my favorite horn. It has an incredible sound for such a small horn. I have played many other horns in this size but none of them comes close to the Stratodyne.
Dave's Equipment Page
"I'm not an equipment junky, really"
Most of my playing requires the smaller bore instruments. A lot of trombones go through my workshop and I get to play most of them. Listed below are the ones that have worked the best for me.
George Masso told me that although he played a King 2B for many years his favorite trombone was a Holton Stratodyne.
One of the trombonists in the Coast Guard band plays a 79H. I was always impressed with his sound with this horn and one day I got the chance to buy one. It has not disappointed me. It has a .525" bore and an F attachment. It has become my first choice for situation where I need an F attachment horn or just when I need a bigger sound.
After a long search for the perfect mouthpiece I settled on the Jet-tone Studio D. I had a local custom mouthpiece maker (Lou Diorio) make a couple of modular mouthpieces based on this mouthpiece. He modified the backbore and rounded the edges on the inside of the V cup thus greatly improving the Jet-tone design. He made an extra shallow cup that works well on the Olds Recoding. He also made a special shank for the recording and another large bore shank. I have been using this setup for about 4 years and never looked back. I still like the Jet-tone though.
Super Slick with the Plus 1 treatment. On every slide.
Electric Trombone Equipment