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by hyperbolica
Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Chris Stearn (AKA Blast) OK?
Replies: 16
Views: 460

Re: Chris Stearn (AKA Blast) OK?

I mostly agreed with Stearn. I like older equipment and more moderate sizes for a great classic sound. We have also scared away retired pro 2bobone. I personally loved his stories about pro orchestral situations and equipment. Disagreements are natural, but there is a point where name calling and tr...
by hyperbolica
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: 72h
Replies: 4
Views: 1618

Re: FS: 72h

Ready to go. Everyone needs a single valve bass.
by hyperbolica
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Bach 36C convertible
Replies: 12
Views: 1093

Re: FS: Bach 36C convertible

Nice playing, average looking. Very versatile. Any interest?
by hyperbolica
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: Delete
Replies: 5
Views: 149

Re: WTB: XT 103 or 104 (N if possible)

I have a EUPH 104N available.
by hyperbolica
Sat Mar 21, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Case Art
Replies: 3
Views: 186

Case Art

I just bought a new-to-me fiberglass hardshell case, and the first thing my wife said was.... Waste of money, the bowling alley is closed. Oh, it was painful. Alright, so the case was a bit of a garish yellow charitably called "gold", but now I can't look at it without thinking of a marbled sparklin...
by hyperbolica
Sat Mar 21, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTB: Bach 36 hand slide crook
Replies: 1
Views: 400

Re: WTB: Bach 36 hand slide crook

Anyone have some extra parts? Want a trade for DE Euph rims or a spare Bach valve? Or water key springs or corks. Or cash...
by hyperbolica
Sat Mar 21, 2020 6:29 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Aida trombone stand
Replies: 8
Views: 358

Re: Aida trombone stand

I got mine from Irv Karan? at Slidebone. Some folks have mixed feelings about him, but he has been decent to deal with from my transactions.
by hyperbolica
Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Conn 78h with extra 76h slide
Replies: 6
Views: 262

Re: FS: Conn 78h with extra 76h slide

I think the 76h is an intermediate horn. Some people do like them. It's from the "Century" line of instruments.
by hyperbolica
Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: (Please Remove) WTB: Lower Price 3+1 Compensating Euphonium
Replies: 1
Views: 118

Re: WTB: Lower Price 3+1 Compensating Euphonium

A Wessex Dolce or the Mack should meet those requirements.
by hyperbolica
Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Conn 78h with extra 76h slide
Replies: 6
Views: 262

Re: FS: Conn 78h with extra 76h slide

No, the 76h is an 80s or 90s horn. The 78h is the only real thing of interest in this offer.
by hyperbolica
Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Online trombone Festival?
Replies: 3
Views: 138

Re: Online trombone Festival?

facebook and youtube have live events. skype, go to meeting, any of those sorts of tools.
by hyperbolica
Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:14 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: B&S Model 3061 bass, double independent
Replies: 7
Views: 475

Re: B&S Model 3061 bass, double independent

B&S in the US anyway is probably better known for tubas. Their tubas are very highly regarded, but their trombones aren't as well known.
by hyperbolica
Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: 1939 Conn 32H Burkle
Replies: 8
Views: 516

Re: 1939 Conn 32H Burkle

Wow, that's in nice condition. Most of these I see are pretty beat up. I've got one, and I'm going to try to put a slide crook from a 36 on it to widen the slide. I like it, but the slide is narrow. Great sounding horns, and very comfortable feel for Conn lovers.
by hyperbolica
Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Motivation for practice
Replies: 16
Views: 606

Re: Motivation for practice

I would find some play-along things on the web or recordings you own. You might also invite a friend you trust who doesn't travel and isn't a social butterfly over to play duets. When you're an amateur it matters less what you play and more that you Do play. You'll be bored after 30 metronome clicks...
by hyperbolica
Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Compress Octaves?
Replies: 30
Views: 1580

Re: Compress Octaves?

I have to be honest. This thread throws me for a complete loop. I don't think I've ever played a mouthpiece that was "out of tune" Back in 2003 or so, I found something that allowed you to send several specs to Schilke, and they would make you a custom mouthpiece with your name engraved on it. So I...
by hyperbolica
Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Tell me all you know about the Conn 35H
Replies: 9
Views: 1376

Re: Tell me all you know about the Conn 35H

For my brief stint into alto, I used a CL15. I really think the alto-that-sounds-like-a-tenor syndrome is from using equipment that's too big. The 15 really gave it that distinctive alto sound. Never played a 35h, but it sounds like it's my kind of thing. Is there a modern equivalent?
by hyperbolica
Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTB: Bach 36 hand slide crook
Replies: 1
Views: 400

WTB: Bach 36 hand slide crook

I am looking for a Bach 36 hand slide crook. Preferably in nickel silver. With or without stiffener, end pin, water key. Preferably in good shape, not smashed, not corroded.

PM or email me.
by hyperbolica
Sat Mar 14, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Cases
Topic: FS: Eastman Tenor Case
Replies: 2
Views: 547

Re: FS: Eastman Tenor Case

Pm sent
by hyperbolica
Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Has Anyone Else Built a Frankenbone from a Chinese Horn?
Replies: 20
Views: 899

Re: Has Anyone Else Built a Frankenbone from a Chinese Horn?

Yes, I think his name was Pete Edwards built a compact bass in C with an ascending valve from a Schiller donor, I think. You can't buy one of those, so he just built his own from a cheap starting point. https://www.trombonechat.com/viewtopic.php?f=57&t=2082 I bought a junk 8h frame and a junk 36b be...
by hyperbolica
Fri Mar 13, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 186
Views: 6295

Re: Coronavirus

3 groups I play with have suspended operations, including 2 colleges. My quartet has 2 members 70+, so we're not meeting either.
by hyperbolica
Fri Mar 13, 2020 5:24 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Bigger becomes easier?
Replies: 9
Views: 1131

Re: Bigger becomes easier?

I was cracking a lot of notes, playing on a 5g like I always did for large bore. It was hard for me to switch to 6.5al for smaller bore. I tried DE stuff with a 104 rim, and the cracking went away, plus I can switch mouthpieces, even to bass, much more easily . Interestingly my low range isn't as go...
by hyperbolica
Tue Mar 10, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: King 2280
Replies: 8
Views: 672

Re: FS: King 2280

It was standard equipment on the 2280. It would be nice to know what if anything is modified on the instrument.
by hyperbolica
Tue Mar 10, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: King 2280
Replies: 8
Views: 672

Re: FS: King 2280

It looks like the 3rd valve spring and lever are removed? Am I missing something? Do you still have the parts?
by hyperbolica
Sat Mar 07, 2020 6:35 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTB Bass Trombone Leadpipes
Replies: 8
Views: 885

Re: WTB Bass Trombone Leadpipes

I've got Kanstul GR and C, and a Conn B. Also have a Kanstul 62, but I'm keeping that one.
by hyperbolica
Thu Mar 05, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: "Plays bigger than it is..." - questions
Replies: 31
Views: 1822

Re: "Plays bigger than it is..." - questions

It is definitely a real thing. I don't like how small bore horns play, but I had a 24h (485 bore) that felt great. My friend has a NY 6 that plays/feels like a much larger horn. Those are "plays bigger than it is" in a good way. I had a Shires 525 for a time and it played like a 547, which I thought...
by hyperbolica
Tue Mar 03, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: New DE Sym
Replies: 18
Views: 1584

Re: New DE Sym

Doug Elliott wrote:
Tue Mar 03, 2020 5:43 pm
Bass blank, bass threads, overall a little bigger.
...which gives the result of...
by hyperbolica
Sat Feb 29, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: .525 or .547 Bore?
Replies: 41
Views: 2774

Re: .525 or .547 Bore?

Wow, totally over thinking this, people. Getzen 547 or 525/547 for college, non-music major. The 525/547 will allow you to enjoy playing more. Don't overthink it.
by hyperbolica
Sat Feb 29, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Valve Recommendations
Replies: 15
Views: 777

Re: Valve Recommendations

I really like the Kanstul CR valves, but as a practical matter, I'd probably use instrument innovations valves or Trubore. Depending on the horn, the Shires Duo bore is a nice valve for a lighter horn. But, you really need to play it for yourself. The safest bet in my mind would be a large diameter ...
by hyperbolica
Sat Feb 29, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: 79h
Replies: 5
Views: 826

Re: FS: 79h

bump
by hyperbolica
Fri Feb 28, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Music Business
Topic: Taking a Break
Replies: 5
Views: 578

Re: Taking a Break

I obsessed on my career, traveled a lot, and wrote a couple of books. I took 10 tears off, so I aged a little too. When I came back, my low pedal range was gone. My power and endurance were shot. I used to have great flexibility, and that has never returned either. I had been playing a lot prior to ...
by hyperbolica
Thu Feb 27, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Cut It
Replies: 30
Views: 3755

Re: Cut It

harrisonreed wrote:
Thu Feb 27, 2020 3:04 pm
Is a G attachment with F pull possible?
Not with a straight pull, you'd have to add a section. or replace the slide.
by hyperbolica
Wed Feb 26, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Innovations in Trombones... (and other brass)
Replies: 52
Views: 3560

Re: Innovations in Trombones... (and other brass)

There have been some feeble aftermarket attempts to correct some glaring ergonomic issues with the trombone (grip, weight distribution, range of motion), but nothing really solid. Carbon fiber is the closest thing to an ergonomic breakthrough since the counterweight was invented. As long as a trombo...
by hyperbolica
Tue Feb 25, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: improve my speed in Reading
Replies: 13
Views: 1021

Re: improve my speed in Reading

I used to have a hard time reading too, but I started doing a few things that improved that: - understand that most music is made up of patterns. you can play Arbans and learn a lot of the patterns. Look for patterns in the music you read. This goes for pitches and rhythms. - Really know your scales...
by hyperbolica
Mon Feb 24, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Music Business
Topic: Retirement Plans (self-employed)
Replies: 12
Views: 1219

Re: Retirement Plans (self-employed)

I agree with all of this, but shouldn't you start with an IRA? Or at least have retirement savings included in your savings towards a down payment on real estate? I look at it this way. What saves/costs you the most? Credit card debt is very expensive, and that rate over time is murderous. So I'd p...
by hyperbolica
Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Music Business
Topic: Retirement Plans (self-employed)
Replies: 12
Views: 1219

Re: Retirement Plans (self-employed)

I would say the first bit of advice is to keep your debt low (debt to invest in real estate is good because real estate usually gains value over time, "investing" in a new car is not good because of the rate at which the new car loses value - investing in a 1963 Corvette could be a good thing if it ...
by hyperbolica
Sun Feb 23, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTT: my 32h for your Olds Recording
Replies: 4
Views: 514

Re: WTT: my 32h for your Olds Recording

Nobody has a Recording that you'd like to trade for something different?
by hyperbolica
Sun Feb 23, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: 79h
Replies: 5
Views: 826

Re: FS: 79h

Bump. Wonderful playing horn.
by hyperbolica
Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Medium Bore trombones
Replies: 21
Views: 1772

Re: Medium Bore trombones

Don't get too caught up in brands, labels or strangers opinions. Just about any horn you pick up can be played convincingly in any style. Don't write off 508 bores. A 3b could do any of that. You just have to try horns. I've owned a lot of "medium bores". The Shires sounds/plays/feels so much like a...
by hyperbolica
Fri Feb 21, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Saggy Bell Syndrome
Replies: 10
Views: 531

Re: Saggy Bell Syndrome

A very small angle of bend would cause a ripple in front of the brace. I doubt you could actually see it. Once it's fixed, I think it's no more vulnerable than before. This happened to my 88h when I was in high school 40 years ago. I've been careful ever since and it hasn't happened again. It's a co...
by hyperbolica
Fri Feb 21, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Saggy Bell Syndrome
Replies: 10
Views: 531

Re: Saggy Bell Syndrome

These creases are caused by the bell being bent down. If the crease alone is fixed, the bell is still bent. So the bell will have to be straightened. This happens a lot on thin belled instruments like the old 88h. It might have been on a trombone stand and someone whacked the slide or the tuning sli...
by hyperbolica
Thu Feb 20, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Conn 88H lacquer issue - what would you do?
Replies: 19
Views: 1355

Re: Conn 88H lacquer issue - what would you do?

Acid bleed is a cosmetic issue. But since you still have warranty, you might as well make use of it.

I personally would de-lacquer the bell, and then the problem goes away.
by hyperbolica
Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Good Euphonium for doubling?
Replies: 33
Views: 1952

Re: Good Euphonium for doubling?

The only euph I'd get other than a compensator would be a King 2280. Trombone players have a hard time with playing euphonium (any valve instrument) in tune. Compensation really only helps trigger range notes. Other than that, it's alternate fingerings, pulling slides, and God forbid lipping notes. ...
by hyperbolica
Wed Feb 19, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: Found: WTB: 88h Tuning Slide Crook only
Replies: 1
Views: 200

Found: WTB: 88h Tuning Slide Crook only

I'm looking for the crook from an 88h tuning slide. So just the part that gets beat to hell all the time. Don't need the ferrules or the slide tubes.
by hyperbolica
Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: Composition, Arrangement, & Theory
Topic: Trombone quartet arrangements
Replies: 12
Views: 4137

Re: Trombone quartet arrangements

Robert Elkjer has a lot of really nice stuff: https://robertelkjer.net/TrbnQuartetPage12.html . He doesn't generally take it easy on the lead player, though. The highest notes tend to be in the first part. That can be addressed with some copy/paste work, which can help. Our quartet bought several o...
by hyperbolica
Tue Feb 18, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Custom counterweight
Replies: 23
Views: 1241

Re: Custom counterweight

Thanks, that looks perfect!
by hyperbolica
Tue Feb 18, 2020 4:03 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: New Axe Help!
Replies: 14
Views: 1323

Re: New Axe Help!

The 3b and the Shires MD+ are both great horns. Also the Yamaha 891. Of the three, I prefer the Shires, although it's hard to go wrong with any of them. The Shires was more versatile and more neutral in my opinion.
by hyperbolica
Mon Feb 17, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: D slide for single rotor
Replies: 14
Views: 707

Re: D slide for single rotor

I had a 70h that I made an Eb slide for. You'd have to be pretty committed to make it work as a replacement for a double valve. All Cs/Fs and Bs/Es are in 6th and 7th respectively. But it weighs so much less and you only have one set of valve positions to keep track of. But since it's just a slide y...
by hyperbolica
Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Powder Coated Experiment
Replies: 12
Views: 724

Re: Powder Coated Experiment

very cool!

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