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by sirisobhakya
Sun Feb 16, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Help me understand...
Replies: 8
Views: 636

Re: Help me understand...

Back when I was following Yahoo Auction Japan (until around last year), I saw mostly stock pro stuffs like Yamaha 800 series, Bach 36/42/50, and Getzens.
by sirisobhakya
Sat Feb 15, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: What are some horns you will NEVER buy?
Replies: 61
Views: 5712

Re: What are some horns you will NEVER buy?

Other than cheap horns already mentioned that goes without saying, mine would be the standard BO series of Bach. Don’t get me wrong. I don’t like them not because of their sound nor playability, the ones I have test-played sound great in their own ways. The thing that I don’t like is the “far open” ...
by sirisobhakya
Sun Feb 09, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Couple of New Bass Bone Questions
Replies: 16
Views: 1177

Re: Couple of New Bass Bone Questions

I also have the 830. It sounds quite different with 59L (1 1/2 G-ish - smaller and more focused), 60BL (shallow - brighter), and Yeo (largest, deepest). Try changing mouthpiece first. But I agree that according to your opinion you may like horns with larger throat and bell like the 50BL, maybe prefe...
by sirisobhakya
Sun Jan 19, 2020 6:23 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Intermediate Bass Trombones
Replies: 28
Views: 1649

Re: Intermediate Bass Trombones

Any specific reason for independent? If dependent is OK YBL-620G is a good choice. Or even 611/612.
by sirisobhakya
Fri Jan 03, 2020 11:52 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Double rotor explination
Replies: 17
Views: 1357

Re: Double rotor explination

Now if someone could just explain the Shires double valved single crook f attachment, my understanding will be complete! I think it is the same concept as the double change valve in some double horn (Hans Hoyer C12 for example). The idea is to reduce deflection angle. But I don’t think it can match...
by sirisobhakya
Thu Dec 26, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Flying...cut bell or buy case?
Replies: 2
Views: 448

Re: Flying...cut bell or buy case?

Buy good, sturdy hard case, and do what Mr. Douglas Yeo said in this link: http://www.yeodoug.com/resources/faq/fa ... ravel.html

I have done it many times, and no damage whatsoever. The flights were full-service from Japan to Thailand, for reference.
by sirisobhakya
Thu Dec 26, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Switch from a large bore to a small bore
Replies: 10
Views: 839

Re: Switch from a large bore to a small bore

The 51B should be shallower than the 5G, with smaller throat. That makes it sound brighter than the 5G, and coupled with the horn and the fact that you might be used to the sound of the 882 (a heavy-type orchestral horn), that may be the reason you don’t like the sound. My experience is: if you defi...
by sirisobhakya
Tue Dec 17, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Mouthpiece buzzing routines?
Replies: 42
Views: 2311

Re: Mouthpiece buzzing routines?

Some do it, some don’t. Some who do it do fine, some who don’t do it do just as fine. I think there is some correlation, but not 100%. For me, I rarely mouthpiece buzz, to the point that I almost cannot teach newcomer students. My sound with mouthpiece is very thin it is hardly audible. however that...
by sirisobhakya
Fri Dec 13, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Dangers of doubling - changing mpc size daily
Replies: 61
Views: 4473

Re: Dangers of doubling - changing mpc size daily

I am by no means a professional, but I have practiced (and played) many mouthpiece in the same gig many times. The size ranges from 11C-ish to Doug Yeo (60-ish), on bass trumpet, baritone, and bass trombone. The transition period is at most 4-5 notes. As Kdanielsen said, once you can form your embou...
by sirisobhakya
Sun Dec 08, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Slide lock stuck.
Replies: 2
Views: 314

Re: Slide lock stuck.

Stuck in which position? Is it screwed in too tight? Or is it jammed with the tooth on the slide?
by sirisobhakya
Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Recommendations for a single valve bass
Replies: 17
Views: 1465

Re: Recommendations for a single valve bass

Yet another shout for YBL-421G. Light, dark sound but can be manipulated easily, good slide, and cheap(er) too!
by sirisobhakya
Wed Nov 13, 2019 3:49 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Is there a good small tuba mouthpiece for doubling?
Replies: 8
Views: 486

Re: Is there a good small tuba mouthpiece for doubling?

I don’t think this is useful, but I used a Yamaha 60B (a bass trombone mouthpiece) when I had to double on tuba. The shank can fit small shank receiver, sitting deep into the leadpipe. For large shank it fit loosely and I don’t trust laying a tuba down with the mouthpiece in. My sound was like a tub...
by sirisobhakya
Wed Nov 13, 2019 3:30 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Yamaha Yeo Replica
Replies: 13
Views: 994

Re: Yamaha Yeo Replica

Bach5G wrote:
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:31 pm
Update: played in a big band tonight. I wonder if it lacks the bark you need in a big band. Just a little too well behaved?
At which dynamic? It barks well and perhaps too well for me.
by sirisobhakya
Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Teaching F Attachment
Replies: 8
Views: 701

Re: Teaching F Attachment

What is the problem your students see with holding a straight trombone? Wrapping the thumb around the bell brace should make it fairly stable. If the instrument is nose heavy, maybe they need more counterweights. Their pointing finger is usually too short to reach the mouthpiece receiver. The finge...
by sirisobhakya
Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Teaching F Attachment
Replies: 8
Views: 701

Re: Teaching F Attachment

My opinion and experience may vary quite widely from the others because I am in Thailand, where students are (supposed to be) smaller than average American students. Almost all of the students I have advised/play with have complained that holding the straight trombone (my former school has only Yama...
by sirisobhakya
Mon Sep 30, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Too bright and too much bite?
Replies: 22
Views: 1611

Re: Too bright and too much bite?

Doubler wrote:
Mon Sep 30, 2019 7:30 pm
Why not use a deeper mouthpiece with the same rim dimensions?
I am using a Yamaha Douglas Yeo, which I believe is already quite deep. Any suggestion?
by sirisobhakya
Mon Sep 30, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Too bright and too much bite?
Replies: 22
Views: 1611

Too bright and too much bite?

Is there any way to modify a non-modular horn with fixed leadpipe to be a little darker and to have less bite? Preferably non-invasive, but I am open for any idea. I like my sound from behind the bell and when I play alone, but upon listening to a recording when in section I realized it is much brig...
by sirisobhakya
Sun Sep 29, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bach bass madness
Replies: 102
Views: 5056

Re: Bach bass madness

A wild guess here on Bach's sound: can it be at least partially because the components are thicker? Not the bell, but thicker braces, thicker-walled tubing, more rigid brace design, etc. I have noticed that all two of my school's Bach basses (a 50B from around 1980 and a 50B3L with a paper-thin bell...
by sirisobhakya
Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Who IN THEIR RIGHT MIND plays a 5G?
Replies: 25
Views: 1553

Re: Who IN THEIR RIGHT MIND plays a 5G?

I use 5G-ish (actually Yamaha 51D) on small shank euphonium, and sometimes tenor trombone when I have to demonstrate to students. I quite like it, but that said, I don't often play the instruments that need the mouthpiece. I also used Yamaha 51B for a short time as a "cheating" mouthpiece on my bass...
by sirisobhakya
Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:27 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Yamaha YSL-448G vs YSL-648R
Replies: 25
Views: 1591

Re: Yamaha YSL-448G vs YSL-648R

Strange. The catalogue (in Japanese, though) states that the 400 series has two-piece bell.

But I think the website should be more credible.
by sirisobhakya
Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Yamaha YSL-448G vs YSL-648R
Replies: 25
Views: 1591

Re: Yamaha YSL-448G vs YSL-648R

Only Yamaha’s 800 series horns (and a few 600 models) have one-piece bell. In any case, the 400 would have a 2-piece bell.
by sirisobhakya
Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Sitting or Standing?
Replies: 10
Views: 889

Re: Sitting or Standing?

Standing first. Seated later when my legs are tired.
by sirisobhakya
Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Marching tuba doubling... with bass trombone mpc???
Replies: 3
Views: 358

Marching tuba doubling... with bass trombone mpc???

There is a high change that I have to double on marching tuba to help my former school. The event is in late October, and the school have only 1 tubist. I have tried messing with tuba before (after horn and trumpet), but the result has not been good. The lower notes (from :bassclef: :line2: downward...
by sirisobhakya
Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Large bore straight tenor
Replies: 23
Views: 1891

Re: Large bore straight tenor

I have played Yamaha YSL-641 and 881, and also a Getzen which I can't remember the model number. I was playing 1st trombone back then, and it belongs to the school so I had almost nothing to complain. Playing it again recently I realized I don't like the balance at all, but please take it with a gra...
by sirisobhakya
Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: How far out is your tuning slide...
Replies: 29
Views: 2169

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

Probably, but not likely. Horns are not the same, especially different model from different manufacturer.

Mine, in an air-conditioned room, is around 1.5 inch. The F slide is around 0,25 inch more. The D slide is around 0.5 inch less. It can change with mouthpiece.
by sirisobhakya
Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Differences between different valves/triggers
Replies: 10
Views: 919

Re: Differences between different valves/triggers

I have tried Bach 42s side-by side. One with traditional rotor, one with Hagmann, and one with Thayer. Thayer is the most free-blowing, and has a "wide" (whatever that means) sound I think is great in classical setting. But for feelings, I like Hagmann the most. But please note that Bach's rotor are...
by sirisobhakya
Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Idea for trigger trombone ergonomics improvement
Replies: 12
Views: 1090

Re: Idea for trigger trombone ergonomics improvement

Yes, it was just a custom Thayer installation on a Straight 42. As I recall from asking him about this, the lever here was just what they could figure out when they realized that the handslide receiver on a 42B isn't the same as on a 42, not a designed difference for any ergonomic advantage. Having...
by sirisobhakya
Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Dual-bore slide in single-bore horn bell? + Rotor with weird bore size
Replies: 11
Views: 1141

Dual-bore slide in single-bore horn bell? + Rotor with weird bore size

What would it be the effect of using a dual bore slide with the lower leg larger than stock horn? Say, putting .562”-.578” into a .562” horn? Since the valve tubing is designed and optimized for .562” lower slide bore, would using the .578” slide throw it off-balance? Another question: where could I...
by sirisobhakya
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Learning fingerings in different keys?
Replies: 1
Views: 275

Learning fingerings in different keys?

How do you learn/teach fingerings in different keys; for example tuba in Bb, C, Eb and F? Because I have bought C bass trumpet, I have tried thinking in C, but always end up transposing the notes whole step and using Bb fingering. My fingers have already remembered the Bb fingering and move by muscl...
by sirisobhakya
Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bach 42b valve
Replies: 9
Views: 776

Re: Bach 42b valve

Could you please describe more on the word “ugly”? Is it out of tune? Is the tone blatty, or dull, or something different? Also, have you maintained the horn regularly and in what shape is the horn? Like above comments say, it can be either you or the horn, but without further clarification it would...
by sirisobhakya
Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Dream Trombones?
Replies: 72
Views: 6382

Re: Dream Trombones?

A Thein Star Valve or Universal. Or a Yamaha YBL-605 (the “German” bass of them).

But actually I would like some custom parts to modify my current bass more. Namely .547”-.563” dual bore slide, gold brass bell, and maybe all-nickel silver slide also.
by sirisobhakya
Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: 2B sound concept, but on bass
Replies: 18
Views: 1490

Re: 2B sound concept, but on bass

A fellow YBL-830 user here. Although as Burgerbob said, the 830 is quite “inconsistent” for a Yamaha, so your mileage may vary. The followings are my opinion only, and should be taken with great care. First: apart from being different within the same model, the 830 is also sensitive to mouthpiece ch...
by sirisobhakya
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:31 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bach 42: To counterweight or not to counterweight? That is the question...
Replies: 3
Views: 465

Re: Bach 42: To counterweight or not to counterweight? That is the question...

Yes. No choice also.

I have tried a 42C with straight gooseneck and no counterweight. Very front-heavy to the point of uncomfortable. A straight 42 should be pretty much the same.
by sirisobhakya
Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:56 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Yamaha 620 valve trigger adjustment.
Replies: 6
Views: 749

Re: Yamaha 620 valve trigger adjustment.

As far as I remember, the thumb trigger of both model is not adjustable, at least by normal means. The Eb/D paddle of the bass, on the other hand, can be adjusted.
by sirisobhakya
Sun Jun 02, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Warm-up sequence
Replies: 2
Views: 539

Warm-up sequence

I must admit: I normally don’t warm up much because of limited available time on the horn. Normally i would do some lip slurs, a few scales, some blast in the lowest register, and then playing some popular tunes as an additional warm-up before proceeding to more serious stuffs. However, since I boug...
by sirisobhakya
Wed May 29, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Yamaha YBL-620G
Replies: 7
Views: 5097

Re: Yamaha YBL-620G

I played in an orchestra with a guy with the YBL-620G. I always thought it had a 10" bell which turned me off (on Paper). I also wish more basses had the Eb-G and D-Gb option. https://image.rakuten.co.jp/basaro/cabinet/00730699/04580722/evidence_ybl.jpg The current YBL-830 can be made into (flat)G-...
by sirisobhakya
Mon May 13, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: DAC NX-2 Bass Trombone Case
Replies: 2
Views: 622

Re: DAC NX-2 Bass Trombone Case

I have used it for 3 years now. Compact, stylish, easy to carry with backpack straps, and protective. How protective? There is a low bridge on the path I had to use. The bell section banged against the bridge girder multiple times and the damage is superficial. The only criticism from me is the acce...
by sirisobhakya
Fri May 10, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Trekking in the rain
Replies: 3
Views: 706

Re: Trekking in the rain

I wrap my jacket around the case, and additionally use umbrella. Looks funny, but it keeps the case mostly dry.
by sirisobhakya
Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Current manufacture single valve bass bones
Replies: 29
Views: 2127

Re: Current manufacture single valve bass bones

Bach5G wrote:
Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:51 pm
YBL- 421G is $2500 CDN according to L&M’s website. ~$1650 USD?

I wonder if they’d sell me the 421 bell section?
I have seen on WWBW at $3200. Why....?
by sirisobhakya
Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Current manufacture single valve bass bones
Replies: 29
Views: 2127

Re: Current manufacture single valve bass bones

YBL-421G. I don’t quite understand why it is so expensive ($3000+) comparing to the top line horn like YBL-830 ($4500) price. In Japan the price is almost half of that of the 830, around $2500. If you have more money, Yamaha also have the YBL-622 and -822G, which are dependent horns that can be conv...
by sirisobhakya
Sun Apr 28, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Forums of other instruments?
Replies: 15
Views: 1680

Forums of other instruments?

Apart from TromboneChat for Trombone (obviously...), does anyone know the discussion forums of other instruments? I would like to read myself, and also encourage my juniors to learn English also. As far as I know: TubeNet (Tuba) DWerden (Euphonium and Tuba) TrumpetHerald (Trumpet) There seems to be ...
by sirisobhakya
Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Finding the custom horn for me
Replies: 88
Views: 6445

Re: Finding the custom horn for me

The OP is asking for the "be all, end all" trombone. The experienced players here know that there will be no "be all, end all" trombone, and answer the OP so. I think this point is clear. Also, the problem that OP now has, as far as I can see, is that *the slide is quite heavy*, which does not justi...
by sirisobhakya
Wed Apr 24, 2019 2:01 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Calculations for Bb slides of C horn
Replies: 2
Views: 431

Calculations for Bb slides of C horn

I finally bought a bass trumpet, a Chinese-made 4-valve rotary C from Thomann. I wanted the Bb one, however it seems to be out of stock in every store I checked, including Schiller, Jim Laabs, Thomann, Reverb, and Ebay. I can transpose Bb notes for C fingering, however not on the fly. I plan to trai...
by sirisobhakya
Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: System Blue trombones - any advice?
Replies: 15
Views: 1453

Re: System Blue trombones - any advice?

I believe Jinbao is one of the cheaper manufacturer in China. You can get every grade of goods from China. They are able to produce top-of-the-line, extremely well-made instruments, cars, phones, etc. It depends on whether you are ready to pay the money or not, and whether the money is inflated or n...
by sirisobhakya
Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Differences between Yam 611 & 612 bass trombones?
Replies: 25
Views: 2069

Re: Differences between Yam 611 & 612 bass trombones?

Sorry. The Bach I mentioned is a 50B3L, with 10.5" bell. The 10" bell is one thing that I don't like about the YBL-611/612. The distance between centerlines of gooseneck side and bell side seems to be the same for 9.5" models (like YBL-321) and 10" bell models. That makes the clearance between the b...
by sirisobhakya
Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Differences between Yam 611 & 612 bass trombones?
Replies: 25
Views: 2069

Re: Differences between Yam 611 & 612 bass trombones?

Mikebmiller wrote:
Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:01 pm
I had a 612 for a short time. I mostly remember it being heavy as hell.
Heavier than my 830 and maybe even Bach 50B3. But I suspect that it maybe partially because of the balance of dependent valve system.
by sirisobhakya
Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: System Blue trombones - any advice?
Replies: 15
Views: 1453

Re: System Blue trombones - any advice?

The white gloves...
by sirisobhakya
Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:36 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Differences between Yam 611 & 612 bass trombones?
Replies: 25
Views: 2069

Re: Differences between Yam 611 & 612 bass trombones?

bellend wrote:
Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:49 am
Here's an old flyer from the launch of the YBL611
Do you have other model's as well? Very interesting.
by sirisobhakya
Mon Apr 22, 2019 1:34 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Differences between Yam 611 & 612 bass trombones?
Replies: 25
Views: 2069

Re: Differences between Yam 611 & 612 bass trombones?

II indicates “later” model, like YSL-882UII or YSL-820GII. Small change(s) like rotor linkage or the inclusion of D slide. The basic horn is the same.
by sirisobhakya
Sun Apr 21, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Differences between Yam 611 & 612 bass trombones?
Replies: 25
Views: 2069

Re: Differences between Yam 611 & 612 bass trombones?

Apart from the picture I also have a 612 myself. I donated it to my former school so I am not sure whether it is R model or not. If I have a chance I shall take a photo of the engraved model number today. It has red brass 10" bell, string linkage, and "thumb roller", which I had it changed to split ...

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