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by mwpfoot
Thu Mar 12, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 192
Views: 6777

Re: Coronavirus

Most of the San Francisco Bay Area college campuses are closed, so all of those associated performances are off. The community bands that I know have (mostly) already cancelled rehearsals, concerts and weekly gigs until further notice. Bands and bookers are just now sorting out what to do with this ...
by mwpfoot
Thu Mar 05, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: .525 or .547 Bore?
Replies: 41
Views: 2800

Re: .525 or .547 Bore?

I don't think .525 is a compromise in wind band, casual orchestra, community band, brass ensemble, ... to me it's the right sound for the standard fare in those settings, and it also melds well with the hodgepodge of bores that will be there on any given night. Real deal "we are serious musicians" s...
by mwpfoot
Thu Mar 05, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Mouthpiece Express?
Replies: 22
Views: 2925

Re: Mouthpiece Express?

One of my Yamaha Nils 'pieces was MouthpieceExpress, with their gold rim. Several years of rock band gigging later it's holding up fine. I love it. It makes me feel special. Recommended!

:cool:
by mwpfoot
Thu Feb 27, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: What are some horns you will never sell?
Replies: 34
Views: 2300

Re: What are some horns you will never sell?

I can't see getting rid of my Olds Recording, unless it was to replace it with another Recording that I played and happened to like better. There's really nothing else I've tried that manages the same instantaneous, notes come out almost before you manage to think them, type of response, due to the...
by mwpfoot
Fri Feb 21, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Saggy Bell Syndrome
Replies: 10
Views: 541

Re: Saggy Bell Syndrome

re: seeing it, hyperbolica is correct in that it is slight enough to not really see. Except when you know it's there, the angles look slightly off from the side view. Droopy. The flare of the bell hides the effect and prevents laying it flat, etc. Reassuring to hear it's a common issue, and fixable!...
by mwpfoot
Fri Feb 21, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Saggy Bell Syndrome
Replies: 10
Views: 541

Re: Saggy Bell Syndrome

bigbandbone wrote:
Fri Feb 21, 2020 1:20 pm
What make and model of horn is it please.

Reynolds "Hi Fi" ... https://contemporacorner.com/trombones/hifi-trombones/

:good:
by mwpfoot
Fri Feb 21, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Saggy Bell Syndrome
Replies: 10
Views: 541

Re: Saggy Bell Syndrome

I love new ideas! But not sure if left handed playing would unlock the entire puzzle in my brain - or hasten my descent into madness. :???: It's an otherwise clean Reynolds "Hi Fi" ... cheaper build of Contempora ~1961. So yes, thin-belled seems accurate. I play a lot on my Olds Recording and this p...
by mwpfoot
Fri Feb 21, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Saggy Bell Syndrome
Replies: 10
Views: 541

Saggy Bell Syndrome

I just took delivery of a vintage horn with a slight crease in the flare just past the front brace. You would never see it, but it points the bell slightly down. This is a big bell horn so now there is less than an inch clearance between the slide grip and the bell. Problem: I'm clanging it w my fin...
by mwpfoot
Wed Jan 29, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Faxx vs Bach mouthpieces
Replies: 15
Views: 1613

Re: Faxx vs Bach mouthpieces

Faxx is great! Their 7C was my gateway into that realm. While I wish they had a cheap 6.75 for all to try etc. there is something nice about having a company that sticks to the fundamentals. And I assume their customers are primarily early mouthpiece explorers - "bought a small bore, need a first mo...
by mwpfoot
Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Anyone Use My Mutebags?
Replies: 14
Views: 962

Re: Anyone Use My Mutebags?

Looks not only huge and heavy, but also like a sure recipe for damaging mutes due to collisions with each other and especially with the stands. :idk: It is huge and heavy but I usually have to walk about 50 yards. I'll manage. Stands on the bottom, mutes on the top. Nothing is crushing anything. It...
by mwpfoot
Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Anyone Use My Mutebags?
Replies: 14
Views: 962

Re: Anyone Use My Mutebags?

This thread got me thinkin' - I'm tired of remembering, gathering, and schlepping my stand bag, horn stand, mute tote, ... what if all in one? What if I could just grab-and-go? So I got this ToughBuilt 30" Massive Mouth Tool Bag: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01A4VQT68/ It is similar to the Buc...
by mwpfoot
Tue Oct 22, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: Microphone for trombone and trumpet: Dynamic vs Ribbon?
Replies: 12
Views: 1220

Re: Microphone for trombone and trumpet: Dynamic vs Ribbon?

In an attic, with a PC, is a relatively uncontrolled environment. I think that should drive your search more than starting with the specific microphone type. Of the polar patterns, I personally think you should start with a directional (ie cardioid or hypercardiod) mic. Both omni- and figure-8 mics ...
by mwpfoot
Wed Oct 02, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: George Roberts equipment
Replies: 66
Views: 3938

Re: George Roberts equipment

Here’s a link to an interview from 2004 that Mr. Roberts did for the Online Trombone Journal. In the interview he talks a bit about his instruments and mouthpieces. This interview is definitely worth a read, if you haven’t already. https://www.trombone.org/articles/view.php?id=257 Great read! :good:
by mwpfoot
Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: "trombonechat-dot-com" Facebook group
Replies: 7
Views: 1161

Re: "trombonechat-dot-com" Facebook group

Thanks Larry! We actually have that feature set, and I've noticed a few people have joined with other member's approval, but I'm not sure how this is presented in the various Facebook user interfaces. It must not be very prominent. I encourage everyone to approve any reasonable membership request if...
by mwpfoot
Wed Sep 25, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Butler Trombone Slide
Replies: 21
Views: 5773

Re: Butler Trombone Slide

Kinda old thread, but I'm considering just an outer slide as an upgrade to my 891z. I'm thinking about the Butler because my right shoulder and elbow are both prone to tightness - and subsequent soreness. My lifelong lingering issues were aggravated recently by simply throwing a baseball with my kid...
by mwpfoot
Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: "trombonechat-dot-com" Facebook group
Replies: 7
Views: 1161

Re: "trombonechat-dot-com" Facebook group

Thanks all, I initially wasn't too excited about having the deep discussions develop there, for reasons along the lines of Matt's comments above. So I used to occasionally pop in with "This would be a GREAT topic on trombonechat.com!" or similar. But ya know, for most people that's work, and also wh...
by mwpfoot
Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Looking for a new straight trombone to play with community band
Replies: 42
Views: 3087

Re: Looking for a new straight trombone to play with community band

I was happiest playing "band music" on a straight Bach 36. I'm sure many .525 would have made me just as happy.

Not too big, but still could bark. Not too small, but still could sing.

:good:
by mwpfoot
Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: "trombonechat-dot-com" Facebook group
Replies: 7
Views: 1161

"trombonechat-dot-com" Facebook group

Any comments and suggestions for the "TromboneChat-dot-com" group on Facebook? I made it independent of the earlier forum when other Facebook groups started entering discussions. Why not have a place of our own? It was a fan site that never had anything to do with the former site owner. I recently e...
by mwpfoot
Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Recording yourself playing as an ensemble
Replies: 4
Views: 816

Re: Recording yourself playing as an ensemble

Cheapest serviceable starting gear I'd recommend, assuming your PC is less than 5 years old: $110 - Focusrite Scarlett Solo interface - actually get the 2i2 if you can afford, because the extra channel is handy for stereo pair of a group, a room mic, a secondary mic to blend and experiment with, ......
by mwpfoot
Tue May 07, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: "Growl" Technique
Replies: 2
Views: 486

Re: "Growl" Technique

Plunger adds a wah-wah effect but the growl comes from you, as Doug says.

I engage the throat, and it took some time to figure out. Started with humming while playing and then changed the characteristic of the hum to be "throaty".

(I still can't roll my R's)

:idk:
by mwpfoot
Tue May 07, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Music Business
Topic: Where is the trombone today!
Replies: 16
Views: 3170

Re: Where is the trombone today!

:good:
by mwpfoot
Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: Webcam With Focus Control or Field of Depth?
Replies: 7
Views: 2041

Re: Webcam With Focus Control or Field of Depth?

I did quite a lot of googling on this, since I have a decent DSLR. The consensus was they aren't really designed to shed the heat of continuous video over any length of time, and you're probably going to damage something. I went back to the phone. Ah, good info, seeing that now. Just format your po...
by mwpfoot
Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: Webcam With Focus Control or Field of Depth?
Replies: 7
Views: 2041

Re: Webcam With Focus Control or Field of Depth?

I see suggestions online to connect a DSLR with HDMI output to an HDMI-to-USB accessory. This would allow selecting any compatible lens (and then appropriate settings) to achieve the effect that you want. Makes me think this might be possible (to some degree) with a point and shoot camera with an ap...
by mwpfoot
Mon Nov 26, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Best recording setup for practicing
Replies: 13
Views: 1986

Re: Best recording setup for practicing

I have the Tascam DR-40 which has been a nice little tool. I get use out of the extra 2 channels: the other day for an electronica jam with friends I plugged in lines for bass and mixing board (all the keyboards, vocal in one track yikes) while the built-in mics caught the drums and room. I can quic...
by mwpfoot
Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: Stroboconn
Replies: 18
Views: 4560

Re: Stroboconn

Very cool. I have some thrift store combo amps and powered mixers that need new caps etc. but I'm stuck in the "find time to clear some bench space" phase that indefinitely precedes every electrical project.

:shuffle:
by mwpfoot
Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Music Business
Topic: Selling on Reverb?
Replies: 4
Views: 3089

Re: Selling on Reverb?

I've had good buying experiences. It's all been straightforward music shop and musician-to-musician transactions.

I also had a reasonably priced cymbal sit there for weeks at a going eBay price so I have to wonder about the numbers.

:good:
by mwpfoot
Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Getzen 351
Replies: 5
Views: 1220

Re: Getzen 351

Bought a gently used 451 from dj for friend's kid a few years back. I had never heard of it before that purchase but took dj's word for it. VERY well built, and played great. Felt nice to start a kid on something solid yet relatively affordable. Bought a gently used 351 for another friend's kid off ...
by mwpfoot
Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Composition, Arrangement, & Theory
Topic: Notation programs
Replies: 87
Views: 15363

Re: Notation programs

I've used Finale forever and make well-formatted parts with it, and it has gotten progressively better and better, but man, I just had a show due and the MIDI went sideways ... the only way i could get playback going this time was export to MusicXML, import, and fix everything that got bashed in the...
by mwpfoot
Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Olds Counterweight
Replies: 9
Views: 2934

Re: Olds Counterweight

:good:
by mwpfoot
Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: Clip on mic
Replies: 4
Views: 2549

Re: Clip on mic

Rock band I used to play with had five horns, all on Audio Technica wireless - they are great. Mostly ATW-2110 units if I remember correctly. Bought my setup with some gig money, made stage cleaner, horns mobile, and no issues then or since: Audio-Technica ATM350cW Cardioid Condenser Clip-on Instrum...
by mwpfoot
Tue May 15, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Buzz mute?
Replies: 17
Views: 4727

Re: Buzz mute?

ExZacLee wrote:
Sat May 12, 2018 6:22 am
Is DJ around here?
Just emailed him a link to this thread.

:idk:
by mwpfoot
Tue May 15, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: The Other Site
Replies: 69
Views: 10908

Re: The Other Site

All hardware has been installed in the new colocation facility and final upgrades and tuning are being completed.
Image

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by mwpfoot
Mon May 07, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Technology
Topic: Mics advice
Replies: 5
Views: 2998

Re: Mics advice

I picked up a pair of EV RE320 used on Reverb for home recording, they are derived from RE20 with some other characteristics. https://www.prosoundnetwork.com/archives/electro-voice-re320-premium-dynamic-microphone It's the most natural sounding mic for bone I've come across - in limited experience. ...
by mwpfoot
Tue May 01, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: The Other Site
Replies: 69
Views: 10908

Re: The Other Site

In 2 days it will be 3 months since the last tromboneforum.org post. :horror: I remember RLB as a fun participant in the early "other forum" days. Yes, this and that would have been nice for the community - but it was always his site, closely held, and so it goes. I wouldn't be surprised if it came ...
by mwpfoot
Tue May 01, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Buzz mute?
Replies: 17
Views: 4727

Re: Buzz mute?

I was told that the H&B Buzz-Wow was discontinued when I was looking a few years back. Tough to find, never did. Forum member dj kennedy was making some assorted buzz mutes around the same time, maybe still! Possibly with someone else? Anyways, I have some of those creations and they are quite the b...
by mwpfoot
Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: TTF Archives are LIVE!
Replies: 59
Views: 16833

Re: TTF Archives are LIVE!

thankfully FB can now have the political wangers !!!!!!! For the record - I'll dump political wangers from the Facebook group without even saying goodbye. I'll delete the political post too. Flush, I ain't havin' it. :hi: Facebook is good for immediate conversation and pix but it's terrible for ref...
by mwpfoot
Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: New Case for a Plane Ride
Replies: 7
Views: 1474

Re: New Case for a Plane Ride

On Southwest I've had no problems with the SKB trombone case. I think they are tanks for the price. Mine has stupid, exposed latches though - every SKB case I own for pro audio stuff has great latches that would have made it perfect. So! I get it through security, then wrap a cloth belt on it to kee...
by mwpfoot
Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Olds Counterweight
Replies: 9
Views: 2934

Re: Olds Counterweight

OK, I wrapped a piece of wire around the Recording post(s) on which the counterweight fits, straightened it out, and measured, giving the post an approximate outer diameter of 1 5/8". If someone can do this with a Special, we'll have our answer. Slightly smaller would be ok, to a point - the counter...
by mwpfoot
Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Olds Counterweight
Replies: 9
Views: 2934

Re: Olds Counterweight

I've got the counterweight, and the Recording it lives on, and a Super that it fits too, but no Special with which to compare.

Are braces same?

:idk:
by mwpfoot
Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: King 3b hard to play?
Replies: 25
Views: 3695

Re: King 3b hard to play?

My old 3b Silversonic has frustrating partials and notes up top, as some others have described. I'll revisit it someday. I think it's a good candidate to have the leadpipe pulled and a threaded adapter installed. Then if I don't have a pipe that "fixes" it (for me) ... well, I did what I could. Mayb...
by mwpfoot
Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: TTF Archives are LIVE!
Replies: 59
Views: 16833

Re: TTF Archives are LIVE!

Strong work! ya might want to prefix the forum names to be clear in all different views: TTF Archives: Classified Advertisements TTF Archives: Town Hall TTF Archives: Teaching & Learning TTF Archives: Creation and Performance TTF Archives: Horns, Gear, and Equipment TTF Archives: Practice Break :idea:
by mwpfoot
Wed Apr 04, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: How/when to pick a new mouthpiece
Replies: 8
Views: 2728

Re: How/when to pick a new mouthpiece

Definitely try new mouthpieces when you get a new horn. "The One" on my Olds Recording is vastly different than "The One" on my Yamaha 891z. When trying a new (to me) horn, I'll quickly run through a whole line of mouthpieces and divide into yes, maybe, and no, and ... go from there. (I have a theor...
by mwpfoot
Mon Mar 26, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: Forum Heading
Replies: 88
Views: 14669

Re: Forum Heading

Oh hey, look at that! Thanks!

:good: :good: :good:
by mwpfoot
Mon Mar 26, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: Forum Heading
Replies: 88
Views: 14669

Re: Forum Heading

Looks nice, POW! :pant: A request for when you want to add another theme, which I totally understand may not be today or tomorrow or even next week, is to provide us working stiffs with discreet option: white background, black text, minimal header, ya know something that looks like a work document o...
by mwpfoot
Fri Mar 23, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: Back again
Replies: 60
Views: 12328

Re: Back again

OOPS I put my first post into the (classifieds) "Everything Else" instead of "Tangents" ...

toooooo much chaaaaaange!

;)

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