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by imsevimse
Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:53 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Chris Stearn (AKA Blast) OK?
Replies: 34
Views: 1225

Re: Chris Stearn (AKA Blast) OK?

It has always been more who read than write and the people who write tend to be the same people. I have reduced my time on the forum and it has to do with the change of attitude. I don't know exactly what has made the forum change, but I have the feeling the point was 'to share" at the old forum. Th...
by imsevimse
Sat Mar 28, 2020 2:22 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Chris Stearn (AKA Blast) OK?
Replies: 34
Views: 1225

Re: Chris Stearn (AKA Blast) OK?

Yes, I think he has had enough of this forum.The same with Savio. The old forum had a few people who could set people straight sometimes when it was needed. Those people could be harsh but also knew what they were talking about by reputation and that prevented the problems we now see here in threads...
by imsevimse
Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Guess who this young trombone player is...
Replies: 21
Views: 885

Re: Guess who this young trombone player is...

It looks like he is rather tall and to me there is just one professional player I come to think of who is that tall. I'm sure there are a bunch, but all others are unknown to me. I also think the way he stands is familiar and also fits that player. If it is the player I'm thinking of he was here in ...
by imsevimse
Sat Mar 21, 2020 3:47 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: 7 1/2 inch Conn trombone bells
Replies: 7
Views: 480

Re: 7 1/2 inch Conn trombone bells

Hello I'm sure there are lots of professional horns that had 7.5" bells. This I know of. Olds "Standard" ML (1921) Olds "The Olds" (1936) Olds "Super" (1947) Olds S-15 (1956) (1962) Conn 18H "Tait" (1925) Conn 6h (1933) Conn 32h "Burkle" (1952) Wallace & William's No 2 (1933) Holton 65 Revelation " ...
by imsevimse
Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Vintage Conn Bass Trombones - pictures, specifications, characteristics. Who played them?
Replies: 73
Views: 6933

Re: Vintage Conn Bass Trombones - pictures, specifications, characteristics. Who played them?

Nice horn HawaiiTromboneGuy :hi: If I stumble on such a horn I might consider to buy. There are still a few on my whishlist.

/Tom
by imsevimse
Sun Mar 15, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 193
Views: 6780

Re: Coronavirus

All rehearsals cancelled and all my engagements are cancelled for the rest of month Mars.

/Tom
by imsevimse
Sun Mar 01, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: D valve tuning
Replies: 10
Views: 659

Re: D valve tuning

I very seldomly play C or B with just one valve. My slide is pretty long and I can get there if the lick is set up with a single valve C or B being easier. I haven’t played a single horn in a while, but I tuned the attachment where I could comfortably reach B at least. It was close enough to what I...
by imsevimse
Sun Mar 01, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: D valve tuning
Replies: 10
Views: 659

Re: D valve tuning

Personally I tune so that F2 on the valve is in tune where my tuning Bb is. Same for D2. Yes, that is also a possible tuning. I tried it on my Yamaha 356R just now. I need to push the f-tuningslide all the way in to have the F at about the same spot as my Bb. With this tuning it is very far from a ...
by imsevimse
Sun Mar 01, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: D valve tuning
Replies: 10
Views: 659

Re: D valve tuning

The op starts with telling us how he tunes his f-trigger. The first valve on a double can be setup the same as on a single so I start with some variances for that first and then the easiest possible setup for the D-valve. First the principle to tune the horn needs to be agreed on, because from that ...
by imsevimse
Sun Mar 01, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Dangers of doubling - changing mpc size daily
Replies: 60
Views: 4408

Re: Dangers of doubling - changing mpc size daily

No problem to play different rims. You need a strong technique in the first place. When you no longer are bound to play a special rim or size on your tenor mouthpiece then you migh twant to start doubling on a bass mouthpiece. Try what works. I play different rims on alto, small tenor, large tenor a...
by imsevimse
Mon Feb 17, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: D slide for single rotor
Replies: 14
Views: 723

Re: D slide for single rotor

A Yamaha attachment slide I have fits the F-attachement of a Bach 50 I own. It can not be inserted more than about one centimeter. With that slide the attachmen is tuned to Eb. I have not had any reason to use that combo yet.

/Tom
by imsevimse
Mon Feb 17, 2020 5:17 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: What are some horns you will NEVER buy?
Replies: 61
Views: 5687

Re: What are some horns you will NEVER buy?

As a collector I have made a choice not to buy horns marketed as student horns unless they for some reason are well regarded buy enough professionals and therefore could be considered to be as good as horns marketed as professional horns :wink: On my student trombone exception list are Kanstul 760, ...
by imsevimse
Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:51 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: King 4b vs Conn 88h
Replies: 14
Views: 1103

Re: King 4b vs Conn 88h

There are no Conn parts whatsoever on a Benge. If you look at the similarities what comes from King is the slide the color, the sound and feel. What comes from Conn is the way you manouver the valve. King has a button but Benge has that very Conn like lever which I find much better. The Benge desig...
by imsevimse
Tue Feb 11, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: King 4b vs Conn 88h
Replies: 14
Views: 1103

Re: King 4b vs Conn 88h

I'm late to this discussion. I haven't liked any of the few King 4B I've played. It could be I've never had a chance to play a good one. Unfortunately I have not come across any player here who play a 4B. The few I've seen have been in shops. Conn 88h on the contrary turn up all the time and I like ...
by imsevimse
Mon Feb 10, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: In defense of Yamaha
Replies: 70
Views: 4354

Re: In defense of Yamaha

In the 80ies the Yamaha brand was accused to be bad quality instruments here in Sweden but it was not true. Today they are highly regarded. I have the YSL-891Z, YSL-892ZX, YSL-356R, YSL-321,YSL-322 and the YSL-612R. They are all very well made and very easy to play. At the moment I use the YSL-891Z ...
by imsevimse
Sat Feb 08, 2020 4:06 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Are we over-thinking things?
Replies: 16
Views: 1129

Re: Are we over-thinking things?

Over thinking in it self indicate "to think more than what is helpful" I agree the mouthpiece is important and the horn but depending on where you are in development and in your gols it gets more or less important to bother. If you are new to the instrument you win to get an instrument that is very ...
by imsevimse
Fri Feb 07, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Are we over-thinking things?
Replies: 16
Views: 1129

Re: Are we over-thinking things?

I don't think much of the instrument while I'm playing, and do not care much about the state of the instrument I choose to play either. I have too many to appreciate and do not want to be limited about thinking of differences or negative. Of course I have one favourite that is my choice for each con...
by imsevimse
Tue Feb 04, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Review: Brad Close 32H leadpipe in King 3B
Replies: 27
Views: 1441

Re: Review: Brad Close 32H leadpipe in King 3B

As somone said earlier the Brad Close 32H leadpipe is a very good fit with a Yamaha 891Z. Even better with the Yamaha 892ZX. The reason I decided to buy the 892ZX I had on try was when I put the threaded 32h leadpip in the reciever. The Yamaha 891Z/982XZ horn is a good horn with any if the original ...
by imsevimse
Sun Feb 02, 2020 7:08 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Mouthpiece too small?
Replies: 9
Views: 999

Re: Mouthpiece too small?

You have a 5G mouthpiece and think that is too small? First of all make sure you use enough air. Next you form your emboushure in a way there is no leak in your mouth corners. It is a matter of puckerd emboushure rather than a smile. When you pucker the emboushure the mouthcorners push forward enoug...
by imsevimse
Sun Feb 02, 2020 6:51 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Has this ever happen to you?
Replies: 9
Views: 952

Re: Has this ever happen to you?

Hi :hi: It has happened to me on occasions with horns but not a particular horn. My theory is a fragment of crap has become loose in the slide and has moved up to the inside of the outer slide and got caught there. It does not help to clean the inner slide because the problem is the outer slide. It ...
by imsevimse
Sat Jan 25, 2020 3:01 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Is it neccesqry to use a diferent mp when playing second trombone?
Replies: 6
Views: 831

Re: Is it neccesqry to use a diferent mp when playing second trombone?

Not neccesary and usually I don't, but it could be something to experiment with as well as different leadpipes or whatever can affect the sound other than you. The same reason you may want different sizes of horn on the first, second, third and fourth parts. First the desicion depends on you and wha...
by imsevimse
Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: What we're doing
Replies: 315
Views: 54718

Re: What we're doing

Learning to play single-trigger bass trombone on my new Yamaha 421G that I bought from Quinn! I don't care that it's rated as an "intermediate horn". It's a lot of fun for what I want to do and I love the sound! :good: Yamaha student or intermediate horns are good, I think they often can be as usef...
by imsevimse
Thu Jan 09, 2020 12:42 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Olds S-24G Bass Trombone - Tell Me More
Replies: 10
Views: 606

Re: Olds S-24G Bass Trombone - Tell Me More

I have never played the older S-22 and S-24G. The P-22 and P24G are the ones I own. I have used both for big band and they were well received. The P-22 looks like a large bore tenor and I've came across one player who used one on third in a big band with a large shank tenor mouthpiece. It is not som...
by imsevimse
Wed Jan 08, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: D attachment of 62H
Replies: 6
Views: 456

Re: D attachment of 62H

At a time there was something called "The Stauffer D-slide" that was sold by the Horn Guys and fit both the 62h and the 73h. I bought one to fit my 73H. When I several years later asked them to sell me another to fit my 62h I was told they were not made anymore. I asked around but could not find ano...
by imsevimse
Fri Jan 03, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: What makes the bass trombone challenging to learn?
Replies: 24
Views: 1609

Re: What makes the bass trombone challenging to learn?

The greatest challenge playing bass trombone: Boredom... :shuffle: Most of the time I spend counting rests. Often I even count how many times I have just repeated the same phrase. In rehearsals it's quite normal that, when I have just counted thirty bars of rest or so, I take my breath - and the di...
by imsevimse
Tue Dec 31, 2019 3:24 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: What makes the bass trombone challenging to learn?
Replies: 24
Views: 1609

Re: What makes the bass trombone challenging to learn?

Hi. Air seams to be the challenge. It is notable when there are loud sustained notes on the valve. Until I can circular breath effortlessly I have to cut those long notes or find ways to breath that does not have negative effect on the music. Sometimes a pause to breathe does not effect the much but...
by imsevimse
Thu Dec 26, 2019 4:05 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Mouthpiece characteristics that affect partials
Replies: 14
Views: 1420

Re: Mouthpiece characteristics that affect partials

This is one of the reasons mouthpiece is important but what is most important to me is to find a mouthpiece that helps me get the sound I'm after. I have played strange mouthpieces that have been "cut". I do not know the reason why but such an operation can completely ruin a mouthpiece. It makes the...
by imsevimse
Tue Dec 24, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Edge on attacks
Replies: 26
Views: 1871

Re: Edge on attacks

Listen to Denson Paul Pollard. I think he gives a way a few words about attacks in here:
https://youtu.be/W6TCRms3jU4
by imsevimse
Mon Dec 23, 2019 3:44 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Edge on attacks
Replies: 26
Views: 1871

Re: Edge on attacks

I should mention, this is part of the thing I was having issues with in my other thread. I can get down to the pedal Ab with a lot of edge and bite, but not further. All I can say is: keep working on it. It'll get there. I tried rushing it, and you really can't. You can try a big toilet bowl like a...
by imsevimse
Sun Dec 22, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Edge on attacks
Replies: 26
Views: 1871

Re: Edge on attacks

Then keep it up! I would point out this is exactly the kind of rep that is why we use double valve basses on nearly everything these days... I wouldn't want to play any of that on a single. This kind of thing is giving me trouble. Upper note is fine, Bottom note needs more presence. This particular...
by imsevimse
Sun Dec 22, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Edge on attacks
Replies: 26
Views: 1871

Re: Edge on attacks

It is not that easy to advice a special thing to practice to isolate on one particular drawback. I can only advice what helped me. I'm a doubler and I've improved my attacks on the valve with the bass. What I think helped is I found the angle to play n that register. I point the horn up and slightly...
by imsevimse
Sun Dec 22, 2019 4:53 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Vintage Buying Advice
Replies: 22
Views: 1459

Re: Vintage Buying Advice

Any .485 horn would give that edgy sound if you want that. You just blow it very hard. If you are interested in a brand from that peiod 1920-30 I would recommend Olds or Conn. They were very good at that time and they have that dated sound especially if they are TIS. Slides can be a problem on any h...
by imsevimse
Sat Dec 21, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: The Johan Stengård Jazz Big Band
Replies: 13
Views: 4215

Re: The Johan Stengård Jazz Big Band

The story continues. We have now had 90 concerts since we started the band 2015. The 91:st time now will be in January when we will be playing at a dance, something we have only done once before. I think it is very unusual in Sweden to be a member of a jazz big band that has exclusively played 90 co...
by imsevimse
Sat Dec 21, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Bass trombone mouthpiece advice
Replies: 24
Views: 1948

Re: Bass trombone mouthpiece advice

It is somtimes said here in TC : the same rim for all trombones. But that is only for diffent size of tenor trombones and alto. Bass trombone is another animal. Smallest is 3G, to small for most players in a bigband, try 2G or better 1 1/2G. I agree. My experience is it also has to do with style. F...
by imsevimse
Fri Dec 20, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: To buzz or not To buzz
Replies: 16
Views: 1189

Re: To buzz or not To buzz

If I get stuck on something, I will usually buzz it and then it works. For me, that's enough for me to recommend buzzing. I don't do that much and I don't think about it very hard. That is exactly what I do. Besides my morning routin (singing, freebuzzing, mpc buzzing and playing the same tune on t...
by imsevimse
Thu Dec 19, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Learning tenor and bass trombone together
Replies: 17
Views: 1017

Re: Learning tenor and bass trombone together

Just to diverge slightly. I have a Yamaha tenor and Rath bass. Would it be feasible to use the bass for both tenor and bass parts in a brass band context or would the sound be all wrong for the tenor part? Would mean one instrument fits all, a lot more convenient and could sell the tenor. I play bo...
by imsevimse
Mon Dec 09, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Learning tenor and bass trombone together
Replies: 17
Views: 1017

Re: Learning tenor and bass trombone together

The tenor and the bass trombone is the same instrument? Yes and now. If you are new to the instrument you tend to play them the same because you're limited experience in the other instrument. From that inexperienced viewpoint they are definitely very alike. I started to play tenor 1975 and bass in 1...
by imsevimse
Sat Dec 07, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Vintage Conn Bass Trombones - pictures, specifications, characteristics. Who played them?
Replies: 73
Views: 6933

Re: Vintage Conn Bass Trombones - pictures, specifications, characteristics. Who played them?

In Bb/F/E/C Just curious about that tuning. On my Olds P-24G I have the optional Eb/D slide for the second valve. It makes the options for the horn Bb/F/Eb/C or Bb/F/D/B. I have never tried an independent with the second valve in E, but how is the outcome Bb/F/E/C possible? How come that setup is n...
by imsevimse
Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:05 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: The Bach 42 Thread
Replies: 28
Views: 2047

Re: The Bach 42 Thread

Well, it's not so much that there are really "bad ones", but they do vary a bit. Also what someone loves, another may hate. I think Vincent Bach himself liked the 1 piece bell design due to the variations it caused. Yes, they vary, but that goes for every horn I own. They are all different and vary...
by imsevimse
Sat Nov 30, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: The Bach 42 Thread
Replies: 28
Views: 2047

Re: The Bach 42 Thread

I have a straight Bach 42 and a 42B. Both are from the 80-ies and are great horns. Must have been lucky with all talk of bad Bachs. My Bachs are very good all of them. /Tom Sounds like you need a larger sample size! Well, I don't exactly understand what that expression mean. I guess what you are sa...
by imsevimse
Sat Nov 30, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: The Bach 42 Thread
Replies: 28
Views: 2047

Re: The Bach 42 Thread

I have a straight Bach 42 and a 42B. Both are from the 80-ies and are great horns. Must have been lucky with all talk of bad Bachs. My Bachs are very good all of them.

/Tom
by imsevimse
Sat Nov 30, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Radical Mouthpiece size change
Replies: 19
Views: 1918

Re: Radical Mouthpiece size change

For me a mouthpiece switch can be a help to tweak the instrument to a context. That's how I look at the function of the mouthpiece nowdays. You could look at the mouthpiece differently, as the extension of you, as an adapter, to make every instrument playable for you with the same feel in your lips...
by imsevimse
Sat Nov 30, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Radical Mouthpiece size change
Replies: 19
Views: 1918

Re: Radical Mouthpiece size change

No pain and much better playing all around. Rim sizes and the rest of the mouthpiece are two different things. This right here. The problem is that manufacturers equated the two (and still do) for the last hundred years or so, which has worked its way into the brains of too many brass players. I th...
by imsevimse
Fri Nov 29, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Radical Mouthpiece size change
Replies: 19
Views: 1918

Re: Radical Mouthpiece size change

My personal experience is going larger in size has allways been a quick fix. I'm sure for some it is what they need to do, but to me personally to go bigger and bigger was a dead end. I went from Bach 12C, Bach 7C Bach 4C, 6 1/2 AL to a Wick 6BL. After I had graduated from the Royal Accademy of Musi...
by imsevimse
Fri Nov 29, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Yamaha 892Z
Replies: 3
Views: 772

Re: Yamaha 892Z

brtnats wrote:
Fri Nov 15, 2019 4:38 pm
Very cool. Could you show us a picture?
Image

The YSL-891Z to the left. The YSL-892Z to the right.

/Tom
by imsevimse
Sun Nov 24, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Doubling
Replies: 11
Views: 1013

Re: Doubling

I recently played an opera gig where the opera was composed by our 89 year old Italian conductor. The music was very good and influences were from classical, jazz and latin music. The orchestra had four violins, one viola, one cello, one string bass, two flutes, two clarinets, one oboe, one trumpet,...
by imsevimse
Thu Nov 21, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: 72H vs 71H
Replies: 4
Views: 632

Re: 72H vs 71H

To me they play different. The 71h and the 73h feels smaller compared to the 70h and the 72h. I don't know what causes this. You could read this thread for some info https://www.trombonechat.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=10697

/Tom
by imsevimse
Thu Nov 21, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Holton TR-181 opinions
Replies: 6
Views: 497

Re: Holton TR-181 opinions

I have tried a few but did not like them enough to buy. I think the dependent cousin, the Holton TR-180 plays a lot better on the valves. You could try other brands too. There are many good used horns out there that people want to sell.

/Tom
by imsevimse
Sat Nov 16, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Cimbasso instead of bass trombone
Replies: 65
Views: 3172

Re: Cimbasso instead of bass trombone

He means if you aren't getting paid, why invest in expensive niche stuff that you're now *losing* money on. If you're getting paid, then the story is different. I can see some logic in that. Well, then why invest in a trombone? If it's a hobby it will cost money. Not a real investment but rather mo...
by imsevimse
Fri Nov 15, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Yamaha 892Z
Replies: 3
Views: 772

Yamaha 892Z

I just bought a YSL-892Z "Håkan Björkman" .508 with 8" bell. One of five that's been made. Yamaha in Germany makes the change and adds a valve to a 891Z to make it a 892Z or 892ZX as it was labelled where I bought it. Unfortunately the modelnumber isn't on the instrument. It was a special order. It ...

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