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by Kevbach33
Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:06 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Slide Lock question
Replies: 19
Views: 621

Re: Slide Lock question

On my bass I don't have a choice since the slide lock is built into the cork barrel. If it's not screwed all the way in, it's rattle city all day. I keep my tenors a quick turn away to lock. That means screwed in completely. I don't like the idea of having the lock suddenly turn to a position where ...
by Kevbach33
Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 194
Views: 6794

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. He...
by Kevbach33
Fri Mar 13, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 194
Views: 6794

Re: Coronavirus

My jazz band has cancelled all rehearsals until further notice, and a gig we had lined up, potentially, on May 2nd is also a no go. We rehearse in the Kirkland area, an epicenter for Washington State, so it's understandable our band leader wants none of it to spread to the band. Guess i should sched...
by Kevbach33
Sat Feb 29, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: New Rath R6
Replies: 8
Views: 701

Re: New Rath R6

IIRC, that threaded part on the bell section is actually for replacing the valve section for a straight neckpipe. It's still a modular trombone, after all. The R3F and R4F have that as well.

Isn't the decorative "R" logo on the tuning slide? (On all other Rath horns, that is...)
by Kevbach33
Thu Feb 27, 2020 11:48 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Gewa double case
Replies: 6
Views: 1582

Re: Gewa double case

Resurrecting a thread that went nowhere... I may be in the market for a double case, but trying to keep my budget under $500 after taxes. It's not like I'll be flying with my horns anytime soon, so no need to budget lots of money for a Marcus Bonna or similar. It just would be very convenient to car...
by Kevbach33
Thu Feb 27, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Bach 5, 5GS, 5G
Replies: 9
Views: 698

Re: Bach 5, 5GS, 5G

Curiously the catalogue lists the small shank 5GS as medium in depth, but as medium deep for the large shank 5GS. If they are the same mouthpiece with the exception of the shank, why would Bach label them like this? Anyone have an idea? I feel that the 5GS has the 5G cup shape but is somewhat more s...
by Kevbach33
Sat Feb 08, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Schilke bass mouthpieces
Replies: 6
Views: 743

Re: Schilke bass mouthpieces

Even the specs Schilke provides for the 58 are notably larger than what Bach lists the 1 1/2G at. But the overall feel is similar due to how differently the rims are shaped (the Bach is more rounded, while the standard Schilke rim generally has a more defined inner bite) and i believe the depths are...
by Kevbach33
Wed Feb 05, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Bach 6.5 AL vs A throat (small vs large)
Replies: 7
Views: 662

Re: Bach 6.5 AL vs A throat (small vs large)

Bach treats large shank mouthpieces as bass trombone mouthpieces and uses the same drill for all large shank mouthpieces but the M suffixes (e.g., 1½ GM) and the 6½ AL, 6½ AM, and 5 GS. So the 6½ A has a 0.276 inch throat. (The M's have 0.319 inch throats, which appeared in the original Megatone mo...
by Kevbach33
Sun Jan 19, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Which Giddings bass trombone mouthpiece is the right one for me?
Replies: 12
Views: 915

Re: Which Giddings bass trombone mouthpiece is the right one for me?

I've briefly played on a Don Harwood piece, which was developed, according to Giddings, from the Chinook. I believe these are a touch smaller than a 60 in size. Not truly massive, but maybe not so great for new bass trombonists. Recommendations? The Mark 1 and Karif (really between a 59 and 60 in si...
by Kevbach33
Sat Jan 18, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: YBL-421 YBL-321 YBL-322 differences ?
Replies: 20
Views: 1360

Re: YBL-421 YBL-321 YBL-322 differences ?

Apparently there was also a YBL-621 Yamaha single-valve bass trombone with a closed wrap with E-pull capability. If I am correct, it was an upgrade from, though similar to, the Yamaha YBL-321. I have a YBL-421G (from ~2003) which has a completely different wrap (and no E-pull). Does anyone here kno...
by Kevbach33
Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Schilke 58 with Conn 73H?
Replies: 7
Views: 674

Re: Schilke 58 with Conn 73H?

So, is the Schilke "long shank" different than the Schilke Remington shank style? (The Horn Guys have a separate listing.) My understanding is the Schilke Remington shank mouthpiece has that taper all the way through. Burgerbob explained the older long shank. Basically most of the shank (about 1 1/...
by Kevbach33
Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Very sweaty hands
Replies: 10
Views: 566

Re: Very sweaty hands

Search for Leather Specialties. Depending on your horn there may be a leather hand guard available to you. It should have more grip than the metal and also protect the finish from any acids in your sweat. Certainly something to consider.

Good luck!
by Kevbach33
Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Case Design Query
Replies: 5
Views: 502

Re: Case Design Query

The only two cases Protec makes that store the slide in the lid are the Max and ProPac. I have no experience with the latter, which is much heavier than the Max due to its shell design. Both are more slender than the iPac, which holds the slide next to the bell section. If it's the Max (and in parti...
by Kevbach33
Fri Jan 03, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Schilke 58 with Conn 73H?
Replies: 7
Views: 674

Re: Schilke 58 with Conn 73H?

While in high school I had a similar experience: I would sometimes play a Conn 71H (single valve to your double valve 73H) with a long shank Schilke 59. Granted, as a tuba player at the time the rim size didn't faze me. Nevertheless, when I graduated there was a nagging thought in my mind: "That hor...
by Kevbach33
Wed Jan 01, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Rotary valves: Open Port Vs. Closed Port
Replies: 22
Views: 1559

Re: Rotary valves: Open Port Vs. Closed Port

I’m really loving this discussion. It’s very enlightening. One thing that is not clear to me though is the difference between open vs closed wrap. Not talking about the ports, now. Just the tubing configurations. Why would one be preferred over the other. In my blissful ignorance, I thought that op...
by Kevbach33
Wed Jan 01, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: What makes the bass trombone challenging to learn?
Replies: 24
Views: 1610

Re: What makes the bass trombone challenging to learn?

Maintaining my concept of sound is the biggest challenge for me aside from strength and the quantities of air it takes. My Besson wants to be big and dark all the time, almost slide-tuba-like, especially if I've been playing a lot of small tenor. A 1 1/2G sized mouthpiece gets me on the right track ...
by Kevbach33
Fri Dec 20, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Schilke mouthpiece question
Replies: 23
Views: 1418

Re: Schilke mouthpiece question

I will also be looking for a more shallow mouthpiece for my Holton when I need it for big band, and definitely leaning toward Schilke. Would the 51B or 51C4 be better there? Both are available in large shank, I believe. Is the "Holton" a bass trombone? In that case, I recommend neither a Schilke 51...
by Kevbach33
Fri Dec 20, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Schilke mouthpiece question
Replies: 23
Views: 1418

Re: Schilke mouthpiece question

What Bach5G said. Yamaha rims are smaller than the equivalent numbered Schilke. It peeves me when someone recommends a Y58 and a S58 when mentioning starter bass trombone mouthpieces; the Schilke is quite a bit bigger. I will also be looking for a more shallow mouthpiece for my Holton when I need it...
by Kevbach33
Thu Dec 12, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Best symphony orchestra straight mutes
Replies: 22
Views: 1457

Re: Best symphony orchestra straight mutes

When the Humes and Berg aluminum mutes are mentioned, are we talking about the Symphonic (contoured shape) or the Philharmonic (bubble end)? The one I like is this one (I've got the more traditional white and red version). New Stonelined Symphonic aluminum straight mute, In my 88h, it gets a little...
by Kevbach33
Thu Dec 12, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Best symphony orchestra straight mutes
Replies: 22
Views: 1457

Re: Best symphony orchestra straight mutes

When the Humes and Berg aluminum mutes are mentioned, are we talking about the Symphonic (contoured shape) or the Philharmonic (bubble end)? I have the latter (actually just got it) and it feels pretty light in weight to me. As for playability low G is fine when blown straight through, and it has a ...
by Kevbach33
Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Joe Alessi
Replies: 141
Views: 10242

Re: Joe Alessi

I see. Thanks Gabe.

Seems like only 90/180° port open wraps (Conn and formerly Kanstul from what I've seen, and also Thein) and traditional wraps (Conn again with 7xH and 60H basses) have the ability to tune to E.

Now back to your regular programming...
by Kevbach33
Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Joe Alessi
Replies: 141
Views: 10242

Re: Joe Alessi

Tangential question(s) about Shires in general: Does the crossover wrap for the rotary valve allow for an E-pull? And if so, why hasn't the single bass section adopted it? Or has it? Last time I had checked or seen one on the web, the single rotary section for bass was wrapped like the Alessi horn, ...
by Kevbach33
Sun Dec 01, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Shires 7YLWF Bell
Replies: 5
Views: 449

Re: FS: Shires 7YLWF Bell

Bach5G wrote:
Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:48 pm
French bead?
It's a somewhat flatter bell bead, a fairly common feature on many trumpets. It's not as commonly seen in trombones or larger brass instruments.
by Kevbach33
Tue Nov 26, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Holton 89?
Replies: 0
Views: 185

Holton 89?

Yesterday I picked up a Holton 168, about 1962 based on serial number, from a local music store. Included were original paperwork and 2 mouthpieces. The mouthpiece in question has piqued my intrigue. It's funnel shaped, stamped Frank Holton & Co. Elkhorn, Wis. (all caps) with 89 stamped opposite. an...
by Kevbach33
Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Bass bone cup mutes
Replies: 12
Views: 984

Re: Bass bone cup mutes

I always thought that the 199's corks were too thin from the factory. As a result, even this very large cup mute would nearly touch the rim on a larger bass, covering the sound too much. (This should not be a problem with a 7xH.) I would much rather shave cork than need to add it. The Denis Wick is ...
by Kevbach33
Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: How far out is your tuning slide...
Replies: 29
Views: 2167

Re: How far out is your tuning slide...

Generally about 3/4" to 1" out on the 6H, and even then I play off the bumpers.

On my bass it's no more than 1/2" out, and again off the bumper.
by Kevbach33
Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:47 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Case recommendation for King 3BF
Replies: 11
Views: 941

Re: Case recommendation for King 3BF

My lead player puts his King 3B Silversonic (no F attachment) in a Protec MAX case and doesn't seem to have an issue. Before that horn he had a 3BF, so it can work. Shoulder and backpack straps are included and attached, respectively. Very lightweight as well, and inexpensive. Teaching her to be car...
by Kevbach33
Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Getzen 1047F. Thoughts?
Replies: 9
Views: 907

Re: Getzen 1047F. Thoughts?

For Getzen (FWIW): 300/400 = Student 500/700 = Capri/Eterna II = Intermediate 800/900/1000 = Eterna pro fixed horns (basses have interchangeable leadpipes) (sometimes called Semi-pro) 3000 = Custom Series pro horns based on Edwards designs; interchangeable leadpipes; tenors and basses somewhat modul...
by Kevbach33
Thu Aug 29, 2019 1:01 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Who IN THEIR RIGHT MIND plays a 1.5 sized Bass mouthpiece? (August 2019)
Replies: 97
Views: 6980

Re: Who IN THEIR RIGHT MIND plays a 1.5 sized Bass mouthpiece? (August 2019)

I'm in the 1 1/2 size camp as well. Because I don't have a large bore tenor, I tend to focus on a sound that needs to blend with a big band trombone section. Not easy with a 10" bell moose horn. A smaller mouthpiece (or one that's moderate in depth, for bass mouthpieces) gets me in the right directi...
by Kevbach33
Sat Aug 24, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Holton TR181 v Rath R900
Replies: 14
Views: 1092

Re: Holton TR181 v Rath R900

What size mouthpiece are you using? The Holton TR181 is pretty sensitive to mouthpiece choice. In particular, in my experience a more moderate size works better to bring the best out of a Holton. That's not to say a larger mouthpiece won't work, but you'll work harder to get the desired results, esp...
by Kevbach33
Sun Aug 04, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Cup Mute Choice for Upcoming Recording Session
Replies: 15
Views: 1200

Re: Cup Mute Choice for Upcoming Recording Session

Thanks for all the replies. It's every man for himself, regarding equipment. Thought I'd get that one out of the way first. What everyone is saying regarding blend and intonation is what i also gathered after talking with the bass trombonist. I still want the lead's thoughts, but he's on vacation. A...
by Kevbach33
Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Cup Mute Choice for Upcoming Recording Session
Replies: 15
Views: 1200

Cup Mute Choice for Upcoming Recording Session

In about a month or so, the jazz band I'm playing in will be doing a recording session. It would be nice if everyone in the trombone section was already playing the same brand of cup mutes, but it's an even split. 1st and bass are on Denis Wick, and 2nd and 3rd (myself) use Humes and Berg. I'm leani...
by Kevbach33
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Large bore valve trombone/"do everything horn" project
Replies: 33
Views: 3006

Re: Large bore valve trombone/"do everything horn" project

This is quite amazing to look at. That valve section should have patent potential! The German style bell would make a great small bass for a downsized section consisting of an alto and small or medium tenor. 8.25" for a bass-type bell? How much core do you think that setup has compared to other know...
by Kevbach33
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:07 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Denis Wick Rims
Replies: 15
Views: 1671

Re: Denis Wick Rims

I understand the "locked in" feeling when playing my Wick 1AL. However, when I'm off the bass trombone for a while, that feel can help when I pick it up again. Different methods for different folks, i guess? Perhaps I'm that one person who neither hates nor loves the rim shape, but views it with a p...
by Kevbach33
Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Dennis wick synthetic mute
Replies: 4
Views: 546

Re: Denis wick synthetic mute

I'm a little curious about this mute as well. It is a Denis Wick product, so it has to at least be decent, right? My concern is how it will fit in a not-large tenor. I've seen one but can't remember how big it is other than "larger than the H&B 151." Would this fit a Conn 6H ok? My interest is pique...
by Kevbach33
Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Difference between a 71H and a 72H?
Replies: 12
Views: 1481

Re: Difference between a 71H and a 72H?

It should be noted that the 71/73H also share their valve wrap designs with the larger, TIS 60/62H, likely to reduce costs of developing, and subsequently releasing, 4 bass trombones at the same time.

Tangent

The H&B 171 does NOT fit the 60/62H.

/Tangent
by Kevbach33
Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Difference between a 71H and a 72H?
Replies: 12
Views: 1481

Re: Difference between a 71H and a 72H?

I have not had the opportunity to play a 72H yet. I have played on a 71H, however. It does lean towards the "tenor" side, as imsevimse states, especially when compared to the other bass trombone I had access to in high school, which was a Holton TR181. That said, it's still very much a bass trombone...
by Kevbach33
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Mouthpiece Manufacturers Represented by Use
Replies: 15
Views: 1298

Re: Mouthpiece Manufacturers Represented by Use

I voted for Conn since i didn't know where CKB fits in this besides "other." The piece in question is a 7C.

The Schilke i also voted for is my bass piece, a long shank 58.
by Kevbach33
Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Carbon Fiber Trombone STAND
Replies: 24
Views: 2736

Re: Carbon Fiber Trombone STAND

I have one. Use it my bass trombone. It’s really light! If I have a gig with a lot of foot traffic around me, I bring my Sheridan stand. It's so small and dainty... I'd be a little queasy if my bass trombone was sitting on that... I think I'd buy 3 K&M 14990 stands before splurging for just one of ...
by Kevbach33
Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Dream Trombones?
Replies: 72
Views: 6374

Re: Dream Trombones?

I had always dreamed of owning a Shires bass for big band work. And now that there are more options available, I'm more curious than ever. It'd probably be specified like this, or something close: B62LNYC slide. This is a longer slide, not lightweight. Independent rotary valves (when will they intro...
by Kevbach33
Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Straight and Cup Mutes
Replies: 14
Views: 1790

Re: Straight and Cup Mutes

Regarding the H&B 198 and 199, I feel they are best suited for large throat, 10" bell basses like my own instrument or Holton 181s and such. I don't think they'd fit right in most others without some adjusting of the corks, including the Bach 50. Try before buying if you decide to go this route, if ...

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