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by Burgerbob
Sun Apr 05, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: The contour of the rim of the mouthpiece matters a lot
Replies: 13
Views: 309

Re: The contour of the rim of the mouthpiece matters a lot

This is exactly why I'm about to send off my GB Alessi 3.5M to Doug. I love the mouthpiece in almost every way except the wide rim.
by Burgerbob
Sat Apr 04, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bought a king 6b now what
Replies: 14
Views: 340

Re: Bought a king 6b now what

I'd just have the obvious stuff taken care of- dents, slide, valve paddles split, D slide. Once you have a working 6B you can decide what you want to have changed.
by Burgerbob
Sat Apr 04, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Monette Pricing
Replies: 10
Views: 678

Re: Monette Pricing

Prices from Japan on Ebay have been like that for years. Nothing new.
by Burgerbob
Sat Apr 04, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Do you exercise?
Replies: 20
Views: 277

Re: Do you exercise?

Yes. Because it's good for me in a multitude of ways. I'll actually elaborate a bit. In 2019 I attended the International Women's Brass Conference, where I was lucky enough to participate in a masterclass with Baltimore Symphony tubist Aubrey Foard. As you would expect, breathing was brought up. Aub...
by Burgerbob
Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Fundamentals Youtube Playlist
Replies: 1
Views: 95

Fundamentals Youtube Playlist

Here's a neat playlist of fundamentals, all with backing track, put together by a couple Vancouver Symphony trombonists, Brian Santero and Ilan Morgenstern. I played through until video 42 today (skipping a good number of the alternate tempo versions). Some really great stuff! https://www.youtube.co...
by Burgerbob
Fri Apr 03, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Melba Liston and her bones
Replies: 9
Views: 221

Re: Melba Liston and her bones

Learned about her from a children's book I was gifted. Great album and player!
by Burgerbob
Thu Apr 02, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Thein Tenor Trombone
Replies: 8
Views: 487

Re: Thein Tenor Trombone

They're good. But for the price, I feel like there are better choices.
by Burgerbob
Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Teele book question
Replies: 38
Views: 759

Re: Teele book question

Bach5G wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:53 pm
“Hold each note as long as possible” according to the book.
Yup. Which is definitely not a whole note at 60 for most mortals.
by Burgerbob
Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Tongue Controlled Embochure
Replies: 44
Views: 945

Re: Tongue Controlled Embochure

I tongue through my teeth in most ranges, but I wouldn't call it a "tongue controlled embouchure." It's just where I get a clean articulation.
by Burgerbob
Wed Apr 01, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Teele book question
Replies: 38
Views: 759

Re: Teele book question

Is the PT method something like an upside-down approach to the highs? I mean, if you can stretch your 12th partial set down to the pedals, you'll have immediate access to all those notes. Does Phil basically work this the other way, dragging a big sounding pedal set up? No. He's all about playing t...
by Burgerbob
Wed Apr 01, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Submerging whole rotor section in water
Replies: 17
Views: 430

Re: Submerging whole rotor section in water

Bach5G wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 5:57 pm
It’s not getting them out that worries me, it’s getting them back in.
That's... not really any harder. Just need a nice delrin or rawhide mallet, which you used to get the valves out in the first place.
by Burgerbob
Wed Apr 01, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Submerging whole rotor section in water
Replies: 17
Views: 430

Re: Submerging whole rotor section in water

Just take your valves out and do it then. It's not too difficult.
by Burgerbob
Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:41 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Teele book question
Replies: 38
Views: 759

Re: Teele book question

Looking through my book, he says not to shift 6 times. "Don't shift!" is the direct quote.

Might have to get these out this week, it's been a few years.
by Burgerbob
Tue Mar 31, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Submerging whole rotor section in water
Replies: 17
Views: 430

Re: Submerging whole rotor section in water

It's best to take it apart first by removing the valves. Or, just best done by a tech.
by Burgerbob
Mon Mar 30, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Big Valve
Replies: 54
Views: 1247

Re: Big Valve

Clearly, the metaphor went completely over your head. This is such a strange hill to die on. In what world is this teacher, assuming we are getting an accurate story, not out of line? Remember... High school student. I've had teachers prefer that I be on a certain brand, maybe, but not down to the ...
by Burgerbob
Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:53 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Brasslab Schatz #3 bass trombone leadpipe
Replies: 8
Views: 718

Re: FS: Brasslab Schatz #3 bass trombone leadpipe

Dschonb333 wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:25 am
Is it supposed to look like that
Probably been in a horn for a while.
by Burgerbob
Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: Skype
Replies: 14
Views: 287

Re: Skype

All of the big teleconferencing apps are a bit slow right now... lots of demand.

The best audio inputs and outputs don't help a whole lot when they're bottlenecked.
by Burgerbob
Sun Mar 29, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Stomvi Trombones
Replies: 5
Views: 304

Re: Stomvi Trombones

Indiebass1993 wrote:
Sun Mar 29, 2020 4:58 pm
They do indeed. Just looking at the specs, it appears that the basses have a bore of .590, which is quite large.
Maybe at the valves.
by Burgerbob
Sun Mar 29, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Is there such difference between mouthpiece companies?
Replies: 11
Views: 570

Re: Is there such difference between mouthpiece companies?

A difference in quality? Probably not. A difference in design? Yes.
by Burgerbob
Sun Mar 29, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: trigger spring snapped
Replies: 8
Views: 257

Re: trigger spring snapped

There's probably at least one place you can put a rubber band to spring it.
by Burgerbob
Sun Mar 29, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Holton TR180
Replies: 10
Views: 387

Re: Holton TR180

It's about as least preferred as a 180 gets, since it has original triggers, leadpipe, and no D slide. Doesn't mean it's a bad horn, just needs some work in order get to full potential.
by Burgerbob
Sun Mar 29, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: "Plays bigger than it is..." - questions
Replies: 31
Views: 1886

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

Reedman1 wrote:
Sun Mar 29, 2020 12:54 pm
Brass seems to be more idiom-specific, in weird ways, and trombone seems to be more so than trumpet.
That's not true. Trumpet players have many more trumpets than the average trombonist, and wouldn't ever cross-contaminate their legit and commercial horns.
by Burgerbob
Sun Mar 29, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Holton TR180
Replies: 10
Views: 387

Re: Holton TR180

Early 9.5in bell models seem to be the preferred.
by Burgerbob
Sat Mar 28, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Motivation to practise in a non performing world
Replies: 12
Views: 418

Re: Motivation to practise in a non performing world

I have gotten more done, in a more productive way, in the last couple weeks than the last year or so. It's been great.
by Burgerbob
Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 194
Views: 6947

Re: Coronavirus

Also growing out! Just shaving the neck, that's just gross on me.
by Burgerbob
Tue Mar 24, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Practice Room Size
Replies: 18
Views: 579

Re: Practice Room Size

I use a room 3 1/2' by 7'. I wouldn't go a lot smaller than that. I have to use earplugs in mine.
by Burgerbob
Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Tuning slide switch
Replies: 3
Views: 247

Re: Tuning slide switch

I think only half of the Bach 50s I've had could even swap tuning slides. Some were off 2mm span-wise.
by Burgerbob
Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Monette Pricing
Replies: 10
Views: 678

Re: Monette Pricing

The horns are the same way. Something about the exchange rate or something. Plenty of beat up 50Bs for 3800 dollars, that kind of thing.
by Burgerbob
Sat Mar 21, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Monette Pricing
Replies: 10
Views: 678

Re: Monette Pricing

They're coming from japan. The prices on everything trombone from japan on ebay are much higher than anything in the US.
by Burgerbob
Sat Mar 21, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: King 3b f attachment mods
Replies: 15
Views: 688

Re: King 3b f attachment mods

I just got my bell section, so I haven't had time with a 3B/F for more than 10 years, but the Neotech puts my hand/thumb in a much more comfortable spot than a stock setup.

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by Burgerbob
Thu Mar 19, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: Sold, please delete
Replies: 7
Views: 886

Re: FS: King Duo Gravis with modified triggers - $1200

Bach5G wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 8:38 pm
What’s the tuning?
Bb/F/D
by Burgerbob
Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:27 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Slide Lock question
Replies: 19
Views: 630

Re: Slide Lock question

I always have mine all the way tightened.

Also, if yours rattles, just lube it.
by Burgerbob
Wed Mar 18, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Is the Brasslab still open?
Replies: 13
Views: 833

Re: Is the Brasslab still open?

When I still had my Brasslab horn I asked John Sandhagen how the tubing was made. He had no idea!
by Burgerbob
Wed Mar 18, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 194
Views: 6947

Re: Coronavirus

Let's not downplay a 1 percent mortality rate... Assuming only half of Americans are infected, that's still 1.5 million deaths directly from the virus, not counting those from hospital overcrowding related issues.
by Burgerbob
Wed Mar 18, 2020 12:08 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Is the Brasslab still open?
Replies: 13
Views: 833

Re: Is the Brasslab still open?

What's the horn? Let's see pictures!

I don't think he's doing work anymore, since the tax issue.
by Burgerbob
Tue Mar 17, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 194
Views: 6947

Re: Coronavirus

Right now, there are no working musicians, and won't be for weeks.
by Burgerbob
Mon Mar 16, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Killer pedal tonex
Replies: 30
Views: 1037

Re: Killer pedal tonex

Everyone has a shift of some sort down low. No one is denying that, but there's the SHIFT™ that I like to avoid because it's not connected to my other ranges and rather... unmusical.
by Burgerbob
Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 194
Views: 6947

Re: Coronavirus

CDC has just announced all gatherings of 50 or more should be banned for 8 weeks. Two months from now, folks.
by Burgerbob
Sun Mar 15, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Killer pedal tonex
Replies: 30
Views: 1037

Re: Killer pedal tonex

For a slightly less facetious answer... The trick to really great pedals is to play them efficiently, with a lot of core. Don't go for the widest, largest pedal sound right off the bat- this ends up sound very woofy and doesn't have any pitch center for a listener to lock onto (much less the section...
by Burgerbob
Sun Mar 15, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 194
Views: 6947

Re: Coronavirus

]\\New Hampshire's governor has now closed schools through April 2. I think this may be a tad too long, but it's now panic time for the politicians. I hope that by April 2, all the people coming down with Covid-19 are done with it. I think it's going to end up being quite a bit longer than that.
by Burgerbob
Sun Mar 15, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Killer pedal tonex
Replies: 30
Views: 1037

Re: Killer pedal tonex

Some practice.
by Burgerbob
Sat Mar 14, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Compress Octaves?
Replies: 30
Views: 1600

Re: Compress Octaves?

Assuming you can afford it... just experiment.

Of course, if they're Thein or Willie's Brass or something and $300 a pop, maybe not sustainable.
by Burgerbob
Fri Mar 13, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Has Anyone Else Built a Frankenbone from a Chinese Horn?
Replies: 20
Views: 924

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

It's worth noting that OE Thayer is no longer in business, so those tubing kits are not available.
by Burgerbob
Fri Mar 13, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Has Anyone Else Built a Frankenbone from a Chinese Horn?
Replies: 20
Views: 924

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

I would say if you buy any "real" parts (Olsen valve, nice slide) then you should be transplanting them a good horn. I've seen plenty of 42BOs for under 1k lately.
by Burgerbob
Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Has Anyone Else Built a Frankenbone from a Chinese Horn?
Replies: 20
Views: 924

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

Personally? I'd just buy a cheap 88H or 42 of some sort and work with that.
by Burgerbob
Fri Mar 13, 2020 7:07 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Trombone Nightmares
Replies: 7
Views: 682

Re: Trombone Nightmares

The more I practice and the better I play, the better my trombone dreams are. No kidding.
by Burgerbob
Thu Mar 12, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Bass trombone screw bell conversion
Replies: 10
Views: 607

Re: Bass trombone screw bell conversion

Horn screw rings will fit but only after some judicious filing. The taper is completely different there. My first conversion used a horn ring and took much longer to fit.
by Burgerbob
Thu Mar 12, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 194
Views: 6947

Re: Coronavirus

And down goes Disneyland and LA Phil.
by Burgerbob
Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: 50s-60s King 3b bells
Replies: 7
Views: 623

Re: 50s-60s King 3b bells

I use an 80s slide on a 70s silversonic bell... I don't think it matters much.
by Burgerbob
Wed Mar 11, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: 50s-60s King 3b bells
Replies: 7
Views: 623

Re: 50s-60s King 3b bells

Hey, it's me again... Any age will have some great bells. My last non-silver horn was an 80s yellow bell, and it was amazing. I wouldn't count out anything.

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