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by ttf_Matt K
Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Too good to be true
Replies: 2
Views: 3987

Too good to be true

<t>Not that I'm aware of.  On the contrary, I've been told that you don't want to publish the serial number because you can report it as stolen and it gets taken away unless you have a paper trail of the horn.  I don't know if the claim is legitimate or not but it's a very low cost procedure to X ou...
by ttf_Matt K
Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Too good to be true
Replies: 2
Views: 3987

Too good to be true

<t>Not that I'm aware of.  On the contrary, I've been told that you don't want to publish the serial number because you can report it as stolen and it gets taken away unless you have a paper trail of the horn.  I don't know if the claim is legitimate or not but it's a very low cost procedure to X ou...
by ttf_Matt K
Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Tenor Bucket Mute Sound Comparison
Replies: 22
Views: 5426

Tenor Bucket Mute Sound Comparison

I liked my Jo-Ral bucket after I replaced the corks because it fit into the bell instead of clamping on and the sound it produced was a good blend of mellow while still projecting.  However, I ultimately went with the softone option myself.
by ttf_Matt K
Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Musical Miscellany
Topic: Using GoFund me to finance a new horn
Replies: 130
Views: 18106

Using GoFund me to finance a new horn

<t>QuoteI also agree that it's nonsense that he needs a very expensive new instrument. Even if his current horn is a dud, there are many good horns available second hand, right here on the forum. I bought an 88h from the classifieds for $1000 (from Ellrod actually) and a Wessex alto for a few hundre...
by ttf_Matt K
Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Repairs, Modifications, and Maintenance
Topic: Converting a Bach 34B to a 34”C”?
Replies: 29
Views: 4988

Converting a Bach 34B to a 34”C”?

<t>Right, what I'm saying it is possible that the catalog is wrong.  Either way, at the end of the day it sounds like there are perhaps more components different on the 34 vs. the 36 than the 36 vs. the 42.  I think Andy is right, you are really not likely to notice a difference between a .522 and a...
by ttf_Matt K
Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Repairs, Modifications, and Maintenance
Topic: Converting a Bach 34B to a 34”C”?
Replies: 29
Views: 4988

Converting a Bach 34B to a 34”C”?

There is probably at least .003" of debris in your horn at the moment.  They probably had some kind of tooling or access to parts that made it financially viable.  Or they just mislabeled it, has a tech measured the tube? 
by ttf_Matt K
Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Beginners and Returning Trombonists
Topic: Advice on looking for and financing a new horn.
Replies: 10
Views: 2896

Advice on looking for and financing a new horn.

<r>Conventions are the best way in my experience unless you're willing to go through a lot of hoops and risk buying blind. I've done the both, primarily the latter and been surprisingly lucky.<br/> <br/> You may also want to wait a little bit into your graduate school where your professor may be abl...
by ttf_Matt K
Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: Musical Miscellany
Topic: Using GoFund me to finance a new horn
Replies: 130
Views: 18106

Using GoFund me to finance a new horn

<t>It seems like even if you are interested in the arts it's the same. Artists sure aren't funding the symphony, by-and-large. But I'd be shocked if as many people here had a problem with orchestras 'begging' for money. And orchestras can definitely have some luxurious components to them... look at ...
by ttf_Matt K
Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:47 am
Forum: Musical Miscellany
Topic: Using GoFund me to finance a new horn
Replies: 130
Views: 18106

Using GoFund me to finance a new horn

Is there a difference between this and subsidizing an orchestra in a city where it is not financially self-supporting? 
by ttf_Matt K
Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:52 am
Forum: Musical Miscellany
Topic: Using GoFund me to finance a new horn
Replies: 130
Views: 18106

Using GoFund me to finance a new horn

<r>Quotewhy do I have to work 8-5 plus OT for two months just for enough money to get a horn (assuming no other use such as food, accommodation, etc...) when I can just do something like that.<br/>  <IMG src="http://tromboneforum.org/Smileys/otjf/dontknow.gif"><s>[img]</s><URL url="http://trombonefo...
by ttf_Matt K
Wed Jan 31, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Is anyone building a great 88H copy these days?
Replies: 37
Views: 6106

Is anyone building a great 88H copy these days?

The Ralph Sauer Shires was heavily inspired by his Elkhart 88. You can get dual bore or single bore.
by ttf_Matt K
Wed Jan 31, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Musical Miscellany
Topic: Using GoFund me to finance a new horn
Replies: 130
Views: 18106

Using GoFund me to finance a new horn

<r><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=104216.msg1231074#msg1231074"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=104216.msg1231074#msg1231074]</s>Quote from: Ellrod on Jan 31, 2018, 01:27PM<e>[/url]</e></URL>Would JF have won the job on nearly any horn?<br/> <br/> Apparently he p...
by ttf_Matt K
Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Musical Miscellany
Topic: Using GoFund me to finance a new horn
Replies: 130
Views: 18106

Using GoFund me to finance a new horn

<r><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=104216.msg1231062#msg1231062"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=104216.msg1231062#msg1231062]</s>Quote from: Stan on Jan 31, 2018, 12:23PM<e>[/url]</e></URL>This gentleman really rubs me the wrong way for 2 specific reasons:<br/> <...
by ttf_Matt K
Tue Jan 30, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Classified Advertisements
Topic: WTB: Greenhoe lexan valve cap
Replies: 1
Views: 1280

WTB: Greenhoe lexan valve cap

If you can't find one, I had Matt Frost (frostcustombrass.net) make me one for my Bach 36 rotor out of Delrin that looks pretty spiffy.
by ttf_Matt K
Tue Jan 30, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Music, Concerts, and Recordings
Topic: Airmen of Note Rewindplay archives gone?
Replies: 7
Views: 5294

Airmen of Note Rewindplay archives gone?

Cool. I'll find them in my Google Drive and share them tonight if I can remember.
by ttf_Matt K
Tue Jan 30, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Other Musicians and Ensembles
Topic: Solo and chamber professional trombonists
Replies: 8
Views: 5314

Solo and chamber professional trombonists

Aren't most of those professors? I imagine that a lot of their income comes from that. Are you looking for non-academics DaCapo?
by ttf_Matt K
Tue Jan 30, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Music, Concerts, and Recordings
Topic: Airmen of Note Rewindplay archives gone?
Replies: 7
Views: 5294

Airmen of Note Rewindplay archives gone?

Are those okay to share? I 'donated' to that site to pay for their bandwidth and downloaded everything.  So I could share it if its okay.
by ttf_Matt K
Tue Jan 30, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Musical Miscellany
Topic: Using GoFund me to finance a new horn
Replies: 130
Views: 18106

Using GoFund me to finance a new horn

<r><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=104216.msg1230926#msg1230926"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=104216.msg1230926#msg1230926]</s>Quote from: Dan Hine on Jan 30, 2018, 10:01AM<e>[/url]</e></URL>People have gotten more for less...<br/> <br/> <URL url="https://www.g...
by ttf_Matt K
Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:29 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Kanstul large bore tenors: who’s playing them?
Replies: 12
Views: 2639

Kanstul large bore tenors: who’s playing them?

<t>Drum corps.  Or so that's what I've been led to believe.<br/> <br/> They seem to be popular in Califrornia and haven't broken out of that very much.  May boil down just to needs of studio musicians in particular that stick to the West Coast.  I only know a small handful of players who have used t...
by ttf_Matt K
Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Classified Advertisements
Topic: FS: Thein Ben Van Dijk Bass Trombone (gauging interest)
Replies: 9
Views: 1673

FS: Thein Ben Van Dijk Bass Trombone (gauging interest)

That 50 is the type of horn you sell a kidney on the black market for.  Image 
by ttf_Matt K
Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Repairs, Modifications, and Maintenance
Topic: Converting a Bach 34B to a 34”C”?
Replies: 29
Views: 4988

Converting a Bach 34B to a 34”C”?

<t>Quote When I was talking with my tech about doing a conversion job, he said the Bach clamps were cheaper and vibrated better because more of the post was covered.<br/> Not sure what having the post being 'covered' has to do with sound.  The clamps have to, well, clamp down on the post to keep it ...
by ttf_Matt K
Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Repairs, Modifications, and Maintenance
Topic: Converting a Bach 34B to a 34”C”?
Replies: 29
Views: 4988

Converting a Bach 34B to a 34”C”?

I'd probably go with OE Thayer parts if you can get your hands on them.  Really quite sturdy and I find them preferable to the Bach style wingnuts.
by ttf_Matt K
Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: Repairs, Modifications, and Maintenance
Topic: Converting a Bach 34B to a 34”C”?
Replies: 29
Views: 4988

Converting a Bach 34B to a 34”C”?

<t>I've been going the opposite directions. Adding valves to everything I can.  I don't mind the weight. But after I make a horn convertible I normally find it plays better regardless.  Possibly because any tension on the solder points is removed in the process. YMMV, I haven't done it to an older h...
by ttf_Matt K
Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Musical Miscellany
Topic: Using GoFund me to finance a new horn
Replies: 130
Views: 18106

Using GoFund me to finance a new horn

<r>Beer is also instant gratification but that doesn't get criticized as much as millennials  <IMG src="http://tromboneforum.org/Smileys/otjf/wink.gif"><s>[img]</s><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/Smileys/otjf/wink.gif">http://tromboneforum.org/Smileys/otjf/wink.gif</URL><e>[/img]</e></IMG><br/> <...
by ttf_Matt K
Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Classified Advertisements
Topic: WTB: Tenor F attachmen tubing
Replies: 3
Views: 824

WTB: Tenor F attachmen tubing

<r><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=104220.msg1230656#msg1230656"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=104220.msg1230656#msg1230656]</s>Quote from: Burgerbob on Jan 28, 2018, 11:45AM<e>[/url]</e></URL>Do you want to keep it a certain size? I'm chopping up at 42B soon, b...
by ttf_Matt K
Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Classified Advertisements
Topic: WTB: DE Parts
Replies: 9
Views: 1322

WTB: DE Parts

It's a popular configuration. Someone who has one of those probably is using it.
by ttf_Matt K
Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Classified Advertisements
Topic: WTB: Tenor F attachmen tubing
Replies: 3
Views: 824

WTB: Tenor F attachmen tubing

<t>Not super picky. But I do prefer from "professional" or "intermediate" level instruments.  (Basically, not the low tier Chinese brands are all I'm ruling out).   Adding a Bb attachment to a large bore alto so something with a "semi-closed" wrap may be preferable since I can use the additional ben...
by ttf_Matt K
Sun Jan 28, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Trying basses?
Replies: 48
Views: 7730

Trying basses?

<r>Also worth noting that in your premise you suggest that Shires horns are heavy --- that can be the case for any of the modular horns or completely the opposite.  Shires bells without any additional numbering (e.g. their 1G bell vs. a 1GLW) are heavy as when they started, heavier bells were in vog...
by ttf_Matt K
Sun Jan 28, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Musical Miscellany
Topic: Using GoFund me to finance a new horn
Replies: 130
Views: 18106

Using GoFund me to finance a new horn

<t>I think in this particular case it's cultural.  Without too much digging you can see he's LDS, which isn't surprising out here in Utah (ca. 1/3 of the population).  The culture is different than in other areas of the us, and even within the rest of the state; it's very communal if you are on the ...
by ttf_Matt K
Sat Jan 27, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Greenhoe medium bore trombone
Replies: 7
Views: 2133

Greenhoe medium bore trombone

<r><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=104207.msg1230568#msg1230568"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=104207.msg1230568#msg1230568]</s>Quote from: Horn Builder on Jan 27, 2018, 07:58PM<e>[/url]</e></URL>No. That was a converted 36. The question was about specific brand...
by ttf_Matt K
Sat Jan 27, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Greenhoe medium bore trombone
Replies: 7
Views: 2133

Greenhoe medium bore trombone

Wasn't the other one a  Bach 36 with a superbone configuration sold to a guy in Hawaii? I think there are pictures of it here floating around.
by ttf_Matt K
Sat Jan 27, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Am I using heavy Shires equippment?
Replies: 17
Views: 3540

Am I using heavy Shires equippment?

<t>Trubores corroded?  Can make a difference if they're leaky. Makes them feel heavy to me.  Alignment in tuning slide etc. as well.  Which leadpipe are you on?<br/> <br/> Your bell is a little on the heavy side. Note that the bells without a weight marking are closer to bach's heavyweight bells bec...
by ttf_Matt K
Sat Jan 27, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: Practice Room
Topic: Too low stand & too tight space
Replies: 13
Views: 3074

Too low stand & too tight space

I use an ipad attached to a microphone stand.  It let's me put it in all sorts of weird angles. That won't help tomorrow but it might be worth considering.  I can even position it so I don't need to use my glasses (I'm exceedingly near sighted) so that's a huge plus for me.
by ttf_Matt K
Sat Jan 27, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: Classified Advertisements
Topic: Mouthpieces and Bass Trumpet
Replies: 9
Views: 1114

Mouthpieces and Bass Trumpet

<r><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=104198.msg1230498#msg1230498"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=104198.msg1230498#msg1230498]</s>Quote from: afugate on Jan 27, 2018, 04:20AM<e>[/url]</e></URL>I'm not interested in anything, but I also checked and confirmed that I...
by ttf_Matt K
Fri Jan 26, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Classified Advertisements
Topic: Mouthpieces and Bass Trumpet
Replies: 9
Views: 1114

Mouthpieces and Bass Trumpet

The icon of the letter under one's picture contains their e-mail address. If you're logged in you should see it, the hide function doesn't seem to work. But we avoid bots stealing it basically by not displaying it unless you're logged in. 
by ttf_Matt K
Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: Cloning a whole hard drive?
Replies: 29
Views: 4821

Cloning a whole hard drive?

If you need to do something like that weekly, You might (and probably have) look into using a Virtual Environment. It is much easier to clone although windows still suffers from the same difficulties with licensing.  I typically use virtualbox for something like that.
by ttf_Matt K
Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: DE Mouthpieces. Is an underbite an issue?
Replies: 10
Views: 2646

DE Mouthpieces. Is an underbite an issue?

<r>To throw fuel on the fire that is the confusing mess that is mouthpieces... you might want to also find an XT101N or maybe something a touch larger.  My experience is that in addition to the series differences, the N series gives me more flexibility. Again, with respect to timbre and intervals.  ...
by ttf_Matt K
Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: DE Mouthpieces. Is an underbite an issue?
Replies: 10
Views: 2646

DE Mouthpieces. Is an underbite an issue?

<r>To throw fuel on the fire that is the confusing mess that is mouthpieces... you might want to also find an XT101N or maybe something a touch larger.  My experience is that in addition to the series differences, the N series gives me more flexibility. Again, with respect to timbre and intervals.  ...
by ttf_Matt K
Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Any thoughts about Wedge MPs
Replies: 16
Views: 2955

Any thoughts about Wedge MPs

<t>Also forgot to mention: I'm a Reinhardt III(a?). Whichever one is like, crazy high placement.  And i play way off to the left.  If you were a more "centered" player, I suspect it might have more of an influence.  As it stands, really only my moustache gets to experience the narrower part of the w...
by ttf_Matt K
Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Any thoughts about Wedge MPs
Replies: 16
Views: 2955

Any thoughts about Wedge MPs

<t>Also forgot to mention: I'm a Reinhardt III(a?). Whichever one is like, crazy high placement.  And i play way off to the left.  If you were a more "centered" player, I suspect it might have more of an influence.  As it stands, really only my moustache gets to experience the narrower part of the w...
by ttf_Matt K
Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Any thoughts about Wedge MPs
Replies: 16
Views: 2955

Any thoughts about Wedge MPs

<r><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=102527.msg1230383#msg1230383"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=102527.msg1230383#msg1230383]</s>Quote from: David A Bratcher on Jan 26, 2018, 10:38AM<e>[/url]</e></URL>I have been thinking about ordering a rim only for my Doug Ell...
by ttf_Matt K
Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: DE Mouthpieces. Is an underbite an issue?
Replies: 10
Views: 2646

DE Mouthpieces. Is an underbite an issue?

<r><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=104184.msg1230376#msg1230376"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=104184.msg1230376#msg1230376]</s>Quote from: Doug Elliott on Jan 26, 2018, 10:08AM<e>[/url]</e></URL>That's an excellent description. Can I steal it for my website?<br...
by ttf_Matt K
Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: DE Mouthpieces. Is an underbite an issue?
Replies: 10
Views: 2646

DE Mouthpieces. Is an underbite an issue?

<t>I have a little experience with what you're talkign about --- where the rim is smaller than the inner diameter of where the threads end on the cup. For those who may be reading this who still don't quite get what is being talked about, this is when you'd be say an LT rim on an XT cup.  The LT has...
by ttf_Matt K
Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Technology
Topic: Cloning a whole hard drive?
Replies: 29
Views: 4821

Cloning a whole hard drive?

<r>Which operating system are you cloning?  BillO's comment on the bottom of the last page is very relevant if you're trying to go from one machine to another:<br/> <br/> <URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=102707.msg1227451#msg1227451"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic...
by ttf_Matt K
Thu Jan 25, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Cronkhite (Torpedo) Bag thoughts.
Replies: 16
Views: 3046

Cronkhite (Torpedo) Bag thoughts.

<r>D'oh! Yes you're right it was an RB bag!<br/> <br/> Didn't know about the foam.  Would like to look into it at a tradeshow maybe.  I doubt I'll find another newer used alto gig bag in any time soon  <IMG src="http://tromboneforum.org/Smileys/otjf/shuffle.gif"><s>[img]</s><URL url="http://trombone...
by ttf_Matt K
Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Cronkhite (Torpedo) Bag thoughts.
Replies: 16
Views: 3046

Cronkhite (Torpedo) Bag thoughts.

<r>It's not intuitive in my opinion for sure. I didn't realize it until maybe the 5th Cronkhite case I owned where the pwerson I bought it from had stowed them away during shipment. I was a little disappointed it didn't have them, but I loved the horn it came with so I thanked the person I got it fr...
by ttf_Matt K
Thu Jan 25, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Classified Advertisements
Topic: WTT: LB 110/111 for something bigger
Replies: 1
Views: 445

WTT: LB 110/111 for something bigger

Also at this point I really don't see me using my Euph piece a whole lot more so if that interests you and you have an LB piece that you'd like to trade let me know too.  Mine is a lexan 104N / K / K9 (I Think, might be a K8)
by ttf_Matt K
Thu Jan 25, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Cronkhite (Torpedo) Bag thoughts.
Replies: 16
Views: 3046

Cronkhite (Torpedo) Bag thoughts.

I believe the designs are identical.to his most recent designs which means you can unclip one or both straps and store it under the zipper compartment (so the strap is still attached but just hidden)
by ttf_Matt K
Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: Classified Advertisements
Topic: WTT: LB 110/111 for something bigger
Replies: 1
Views: 445

WTT: LB 110/111 for something bigger

<t>I have an LB110 (lexan) and an LB111 (silver). Looking for probably 113 or 114, regular width (narrow on basses, so no other letters) and in lexan only. Picky, picky, picky!<br/> <br/> Also looking for an LB C cup.  I have a bunch of other bass pieces that I could work out a trade for. Hopefully ...
by ttf_Matt K
Wed Jan 24, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Want to build a trombone wall hanger
Replies: 15
Views: 3180

Want to build a trombone wall hanger

<r><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=103725.msg1230062#msg1230062"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=103725.msg1230062#msg1230062]</s>Quote from: davdud101 on Jan 24, 2018, 08:08PM<e>[/url]</e></URL>Ahh, I see! How does that Y-hook stay "stuck" in there stiff enough? ...

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