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by Bach5G
Wed Mar 03, 2021 3:03 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Triad trouble
Replies: 42
Views: 1989

Re: Triad trouble

Or listened to Whitney’s version.
by Bach5G
Wed Mar 03, 2021 12:22 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Triad trouble
Replies: 42
Views: 1989

Re: Triad trouble

To be fair, it’s a tough tune. I heard BillyJoel cack it on a hockey broadcast.

I’m sure she’ll get over it.
by Bach5G
Tue Mar 02, 2021 10:58 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Triad trouble
Replies: 42
Views: 1989

Re: Triad trouble

“Kudos to the guy doing the piano accompaniment after the fact. :good:

Double plus good. I couldn’t make through the verse, I was laughing so hard. She’s no Carl Lewis.

https://youtu.be/DPhKAQi2hNI
by Bach5G
Thu Feb 25, 2021 12:34 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: Selling everything
Replies: 28
Views: 3577

Re: Selling everything

I’m at the point I think where it’s time to take a hard look at downsizing. It would be a burden on my wife and kids to have to do it, and I’m told that in heaven everyone is outfitted with MV mpcs, Elkhart 62Hs and Williams tenors.
by Bach5G
Fri Feb 19, 2021 5:57 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: What went wrong? King 3B slide seems ruined :-(
Replies: 29
Views: 1379

Re: What went wrong? King 3B slide seems ruined :-(

“Similar to blaming Texans for freezing to death because of how they voted? Sorry. I'm instigating. I'm being bad here”. Ok. Touché. Point taken. (Although I wasn’t blaming frozen and thirsty Texans but rather the politicians who were warned 10 years ago about problems with the grid in the event of ...
by Bach5G
Fri Feb 19, 2021 5:51 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Alto trombone mouthpiece
Replies: 18
Views: 1483

Re: Alto trombone mouthpiece

Best Buy: Yam 48A $50.
by Bach5G
Fri Feb 19, 2021 4:34 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: What went wrong? King 3B slide seems ruined :-(
Replies: 29
Views: 1379

Re: What went wrong? King 3B slide seems ruined :-(

Jeez. You’re adding insult to injury Hyperb. :???: :idk: :shuffle: “I would have left the slide alone. A lot of slides play great on a little wear. If it ain't broke don't fix it. ... What went wrong? You had work done that didn't need to be done, and lost the brass repair roulette spin.” Why blame...
by Bach5G
Fri Feb 19, 2021 2:54 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Texas gets New England winter weather
Replies: 66
Views: 2758

Re: Texas gets New England winter weather

mrpillow wrote:
Fri Feb 19, 2021 2:35 pm

... Go play your victim-blaming card on Facebook.
Jeez Pillow. That’s cold.

Chill.
by Bach5G
Fri Feb 19, 2021 2:15 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Texas gets New England winter weather
Replies: 66
Views: 2758

Re: Texas gets New England winter weather

Maybe those Texans should have elected governments that acknowledged the likelihood of cold weather in winter and made sure the power grid could handle a little bit of snow. This was not an unforeseen occurrence. And, it wasn’t all that cold. Louisiana ploughed its side of the road. I read a story t...
by Bach5G
Fri Feb 19, 2021 12:24 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Texas gets New England winter weather
Replies: 66
Views: 2758

Re: Texas gets New England winter weather

A friend while grew up in NY was telling me all about the tough winter weather in the NE. The lower 48 states’ worst winter weather is our best weather up here Canada. Texas’ recent cold snap would be considered pretty standard, if not pleasant, up here (Nov to March) in the Great White North. R Mad...
by Bach5G
Fri Feb 19, 2021 11:31 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: What went wrong? King 3B slide seems ruined :-(
Replies: 29
Views: 1379

Re: What went wrong? King 3B slide seems ruined :-(

Jeez. You’re adding insult to injury Hyperb. OP: You’re going to have to send it to another tech. There are several on this forum who you might consider. Eric Edwards, Benn Hansson, Brad Close all come to mind off the top of my head. Partch in Toronto. I see you’re in Sydney. Maybe someone - Matthew...
by Bach5G
Thu Feb 18, 2021 4:22 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Texas gets New England winter weather
Replies: 66
Views: 2758

Re: Texas gets New England winter weather

It’s amazing to me that the US can land a spacecraft on Mars but that people are freezing to death in Texas.
by Bach5G
Thu Feb 18, 2021 12:13 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Texas gets New England winter weather
Replies: 66
Views: 2758

Re: Texas gets New England winter weather

I don’t see what the problem is. Just head over to Cancun and wait it out on the beach. What’s so difficult?

signed Ted Cruz
by Bach5G
Thu Feb 18, 2021 12:30 am
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Marshall gilkes with shires?
Replies: 10
Views: 1091

Re: Marshall gilkes with shires?

Eastman can offer a better deal than the Getzens?
by Bach5G
Tue Feb 16, 2021 10:55 am
Forum: Music Business
Topic: Hhow good do you have to be to "make it" in the pro world
Replies: 54
Views: 3492

Re: Hhow good do you have to be to "make it" in the pro world

Wes Montgomery worked in a foundry.
by Bach5G
Mon Feb 15, 2021 5:27 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Bass guitarists here?
Replies: 16
Views: 939

Bass guitarists here?

I play some guitar and trombone.

It struck me that trombone + guitar = bass guitar.

Does anyone have experience picking up bass guitar? How long did it take to get competent?
by Bach5G
Sun Feb 14, 2021 2:30 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Mpc question: Reinhardt and Wedge
Replies: 5
Views: 670

Mpc question: Reinhardt and Wedge

The Wedge has been out since 2007. Dr. D says he sold about 3000 last year, so there is a decent sample size and I assume most are at least aware of the theory, design and effects. How does the Wedge design square with Reinhardt theory, if at all? DE told me I was a 3B/ IIRC. Medium high placement, ...
by Bach5G
Sun Feb 14, 2021 1:54 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: YBL-620G reduced! Even further!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 1586

Re: FS: YBL-620G reduced!

I have one of these. May I suggest pulling the leadpipe (if you haven’t already) before you start on the wraps? I have tried a couple of M/K leadpipes, the Roberts and the MK 50, both of which made a significant difference. The stock leadpipe is very long - about 11”, slightly heavier weight?. So fa...
by Bach5G
Sun Feb 14, 2021 10:11 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: King 3B and alternatives
Replies: 34
Views: 2092

Re: King 3B and alternatives

I bought a 3B for $125 back in the $90. Later traded it and cash for a Tennessee Williams.
by Bach5G
Sat Feb 13, 2021 3:57 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: King 3B and alternatives
Replies: 34
Views: 2092

Re: King 3B and alternatives

DJ: 3Bs v 16s?
by Bach5G
Sat Feb 13, 2021 1:29 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Just how effective are online lessons
Replies: 11
Views: 743

Re: Just how effective are online lessons

I like being able to record and replay my online lessons.
by Bach5G
Sat Feb 13, 2021 12:03 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Nathan East
Replies: 3
Views: 278

Re: Nathan East

Not so ironic: Nathan tours and records with Clapton.

Slowhand makes a cameo on Nathan’s Nathan East, 2014.
by Bach5G
Sat Feb 13, 2021 11:15 am
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Nathan East
Replies: 3
Views: 278

Nathan East

I had not heard of Mr. East until last night when I stumbled across this YouTube video last night: https://youtu.be/Fy3bz3cF6Z4 Heavy, heavy hitter from LA, it turns out. Very well known in bass circles. Effortless chops and he exudes such joy in his playing. I am wondering if it’s possible to bring...
by Bach5G
Fri Feb 12, 2021 6:03 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Recommendations for Plunger Mute
Replies: 33
Views: 8835

Re: Recommendations for Plunger Mute

Aqua force 5
by Bach5G
Thu Feb 11, 2021 4:03 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Chick Corea Passes away at 79.
Replies: 9
Views: 887

Re: Chick Corea Passes away at 79.

He made it look effortless. Chops to burn.
by Bach5G
Wed Feb 10, 2021 11:23 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Music for the pandemic
Replies: 4
Views: 466

Re: Music for the pandemic

I’m now listening to Radio Rewrite by Reich and Radiohead and others. I say this is perfect music for the pandemic in the sense that the pace of life these days allows one to observe and appreciate the subtle, minimalistic changes in the music over the life of the performance. Much like the virus it...
by Bach5G
Tue Feb 09, 2021 1:03 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Music for the pandemic
Replies: 4
Views: 466

Music for the pandemic

Steve Reich, Music for 18 Musicians.

https://youtu.be/71A_sm71_BI

Actually any Steve Reich will do.
by Bach5G
Mon Feb 08, 2021 7:24 pm
Forum: Music Business
Topic: Hhow good do you have to be to "make it" in the pro world
Replies: 54
Views: 3492

Re: Hhow good do you have to be to "make it" in the pro world

Who is the best player in your town? Are you better than they are?
by Bach5G
Sat Feb 06, 2021 9:38 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Wedge Mp's
Replies: 9
Views: 1185

Re: Wedge Mp's

I went to Dr. D’s workshop in the forest on the island, with a roll of $20s fresh from the village ATM in my shorts. With Dr. D assisting, I tried a number of his mpcs. But Dr. D discouraged me from spending my money. Some people, he said were non-responders and I was one of them (although I had bee...
by Bach5G
Fri Feb 05, 2021 3:25 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Yamaha YBL-620G
Replies: 38
Views: 8174

Re: Yamaha YBL-620G

I’ve had the chance to try out a couple of M/K lead pipes. It’s interesting what a difference they make. The MK 50 brings out a Bach-ness in the horn, lots of core, less colour, while the Geo Roberts has more colour. One odd aspect was that my 1 and 1/2G initially felt like a 1 and 1/4. Both are imp...
by Bach5G
Thu Feb 04, 2021 7:58 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Alessi Practice tools
Replies: 10
Views: 1057

Re: Alessi Practice tools

Didn’t Sam B have a way of using a deck of cards to choose scales to practice?
Eg.
Spades = Major scales
Clubs = minor
Diamonds = mode
Hearts = dim

You probably already have a deck of cards.
by Bach5G
Wed Feb 03, 2021 5:21 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: What's on your stand?
Replies: 38
Views: 2478

Re: What's on your stand?

Grigoriev, Gillis, Pederson, Uber/Knaub
by Bach5G
Wed Feb 03, 2021 2:49 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: How do I learn to improvise so I don't suck?
Replies: 112
Views: 6897

Re: How do I learn to improvise so I don't suck?

I am listening to Steve Davis on my Alexa. Eminently transcribable.
by Bach5G
Wed Feb 03, 2021 12:48 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Benge 175 review/comparison
Replies: 8
Views: 931

Re: Benge 175 review/comparison

Nice review.
by Bach5G
Wed Feb 03, 2021 11:00 am
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Christian McBride Big Band
Replies: 1
Views: 590

Christian McBride Big Band

I know I’m late to the party but I am enjoying Christian McBride’s big band recordings. Great playing, great arrangements. Some tasty work by Mike Dease and Mark Whitfield.
by Bach5G
Wed Feb 03, 2021 10:26 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: What's on your Wishlist?
Replies: 36
Views: 2170

Re: What's on your Wishlist?

Gigs will return.

After 57 years of playing, I’m still waiting for chops.

Wishlist:

A Bach small bore bell section. Maybe a better alto (I’ve got a JP/Rath at the moment).
by Bach5G
Wed Feb 03, 2021 8:19 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: What's on your Wishlist?
Replies: 36
Views: 2170

Re: What's on your Wishlist?

Chops.
by Bach5G
Sun Jan 31, 2021 5:53 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: I’ve ordered a new mouthpiece
Replies: 13
Views: 1393

Re: I’ve ordered a new mouthpiece

The Yeo Replica is an excellent large ~29mm mpc fornot very much money.
by Bach5G
Sun Jan 31, 2021 4:27 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: 30h
Replies: 6
Views: 675

Re: FS: 30h

7” bell?
by Bach5G
Sun Jan 31, 2021 4:17 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Covid and the trombonist
Replies: 17
Views: 1354

Re: Covid and the trombonist

Will there be a time when we are packing a suitcase and won’t throw in a few masks?
by Bach5G
Sun Jan 31, 2021 12:25 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Why Do Trombonists Suck At Improvising?
Replies: 86
Views: 5414

Re: Why Do Trombonists Suck At Improvising?

I really wonder how hard most trombonists practice improvising.
by Bach5G
Sat Jan 30, 2021 7:12 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Dave Brubeck's house
Replies: 4
Views: 515

Re: Dave Brubeck's house

Brubeck might have been the best-known and most popular jazz musician at a time when jazz was relatively popular, although his best known tune (Take 5) was written by Paul Desmond.
by Bach5G
Sat Jan 30, 2021 2:53 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: Yamaha Doug Yeo 622 - Sold!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 793

Re: Yamaha Doug Yeo 622 - FS

Heck of a deal.
by Bach5G
Sat Jan 30, 2021 2:26 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Voting with your wallet- Giddings Mouthpieces
Replies: 107
Views: 5522

Re: Voting with your wallet- Giddings Mouthpieces

Now y’all got me wondering if Denis was a remainer or a leaver.
by Bach5G
Fri Jan 29, 2021 3:19 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Yamaha YBL-620G
Replies: 38
Views: 8174

Re: Yamaha YBL-620G

The leadpipe in my 620 is 11” long, very gradual taper.
by Bach5G
Fri Jan 29, 2021 9:43 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: How do I learn to improvise so I don't suck?
Replies: 112
Views: 6897

Re: How do I learn to improvise so I don't suck?

Frank Vignola, jazz guitarist, advises that by the time you learn 200 tunes, you’ll have no trouble improvising.
by Bach5G
Thu Jan 28, 2021 5:44 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Voting with your wallet- Giddings Mouthpieces
Replies: 107
Views: 5522

Re: Voting with your wallet- Giddings Mouthpieces

I think about 47% of brass players will agree and 53% will disagree.

Pissing off 53% of your potential customers seems like a bad business decision.
by Bach5G
Thu Jan 28, 2021 4:30 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: How do I learn to improvise so I don't suck?
Replies: 112
Views: 6897

Re: How do I learn to improvise so I don't suck?

When did Bill Watrous just play pretty melodies?
by Bach5G
Thu Jan 28, 2021 12:41 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Yamaha YBL-620G
Replies: 38
Views: 8174

Re: Yamaha YBL-620G

I assumed Yam just put a second valve on its 421 single bass.
by Bach5G
Thu Jan 28, 2021 1:27 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Yamaha YBL-620G
Replies: 38
Views: 8174

Re: Yamaha YBL-620G

Yam says the 620 is for “budget conscious band directors” and it ships with a Yam 58.

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