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by walldaja
Tue Sep 08, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Extended length Slide?
Replies: 41
Views: 2208

Re: Extended length Slide?

Harrisonreed, Thanks for your inclusion of the "tune to Ab" video. I liked his points about saving your teeth during fast slide changes as well as having a firm position in the midst of the others. I think I'll try that and see how it works out. Having an F attachment solves the issues with the seve...
by walldaja
Sun Aug 23, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: An interesting Conn 88H
Replies: 16
Views: 2108

Re: An interesting Conn 88H

Sold for $1895.
by walldaja
Fri Jul 17, 2020 5:16 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Recent Conn Purchase
Replies: 27
Views: 3972

Re: Recent Conn Purchase

Imagine the stories this horn could tell. Great find and thanks for the sharing.
by walldaja
Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: What is this?
Replies: 3
Views: 486

Re: What is this?

Are you referring to the ring on the throat? If so, it's so he can detach the bell when it goes into the case / bag.
by walldaja
Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Covid recovery for wind players
Replies: 6
Views: 1052

Re: Covid recovery for wind players

Didn't have COVID but made a recovery almost three years ago from flu / pneumonia / bronchitis. My prescribed inhaler helped a lot to get a full breath. Stayed on small bore for quite a while due to lack of air. Lots of long tones followed by a lot of hacking. Took over six months to get back to spe...
by walldaja
Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Woah
Replies: 19
Views: 2120

Re: Woah

Listening to your own recordings is a humbling experience but helps you find and fix things that would otherwise be missed.
by walldaja
Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Multi-track to celebrate Independence Day
Replies: 3
Views: 566

Re: Multi-track to celebrate Independence Day

Nicely done, thanks! The Sousaphone was an unexpected addition.
by walldaja
Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:05 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Online Retailers
Replies: 26
Views: 2275

Re: Online Retailers

Hello Folks, If you are looking for a Horn shop online, then the International House of Music is one of the best options for you! Here you have many options to choose the best Trombone online at the very best price. IHOMI is a well-known musical instruments store in Los Angeles, California, Since 1...
by walldaja
Fri Jun 26, 2020 5:30 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Online Retailers
Replies: 26
Views: 2275

Re: Online Retailers

Forgot one. Quinn the Eskimo. Bought a horn there and was really surprised. Horn was described as "mint". I couldn't even tell the horn had been unpackaged--it came in a Yamaha carton and all the pieces inside looked just like they did when they left the factory. I'd buy from them without a second t...
by walldaja
Fri Jun 26, 2020 5:27 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Online Retailers
Replies: 26
Views: 2275

Re: Online Retailers

I've had great results with the following retailers Dillon Music. Great support on line but going there is a real treat too. There selection is quite good too. They just changed their web pages so read the descriptions carefully, there are a couple that the pictures / descriptions don't match. Mouth...
by walldaja
Tue Jun 23, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Adapting a trigger trombone for handicapped players
Replies: 29
Views: 2452

Re: Adapting a trigger trombone for handicapped players

How about using a solenoid or motor driven valve to actuate the valve directly via electrical impulse? It could be keyed with a button conveniently located, either on the horn by your hands or via foot switch.
by walldaja
Mon Jun 15, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Video with sackbut and cornett
Replies: 28
Views: 2448

Re: Video with sackbut and cornett

Amazing, thanks for sharing!!
by walldaja
Sat May 30, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Bone socks? (for stands, not feet)
Replies: 33
Views: 8401

Re: Bone socks? (for stands, not feet)

I use a Hercules in-bell stand. It comes with a cloth cover. Once I open the stand I just put that cover over the stand. That solves the problem of finding it once a gig is over and the stage is dark too.
by walldaja
Sat May 30, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Lindberg Mouthpieces
Replies: 7
Views: 1025

Re: Lindberg Mouthpieces

Shame you can't get realistic measurements from the people who made them. All I can verify is the throat of my CL4 is significantly bigger than my CL5. Despite their lack of verifiable measurements I do like them and they work for me.
by walldaja
Fri May 29, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Lindberg Mouthpieces
Replies: 7
Views: 1025

Re: Lindberg Mouthpieces

According to the Conn Selmer 2011 catalog the CL5 actually has the largest cup diameter of 25.83mm. The CL4 is 25.60. The bass trombone mpc is the CL2 with a cup of 25.55. Trying to find measurements is not easy. I use the CL5 on my tenor and the CL2 on my bass. I can't remember where I read the thr...
by walldaja
Fri May 29, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Mouthpiece choice in 1.5 range
Replies: 15
Views: 1440

Re: Mouthpiece choice in 1.5 range

I use a Bach 1.5 when I have to go below F just under the staff. Gets the job done.
by walldaja
Mon May 25, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Looking for first horn
Replies: 26
Views: 1411

Re: Looking for first horn

If you want a cheap tenor I would recommend a Yamaha 354 or a Yamaha 356G. They can be found used. Both are high quality student horns that can be used professionally. It's a lot of trombone for the money. The 356G is a dual bore with f-attatchment. The 354 is a straight .500. You have a lot of old...
by walldaja
Mon May 25, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: What tenor and bass mouthpieces are you using?
Replies: 95
Views: 8642

Re: What tenor and bass mouthpieces are you using?

Small bore tenor Christian Lindberg 10CL
Large bore tenor Christian Lindberg 5CL
Bass Christian Lindberg 2CL
Euphonium Wedge 5G
by walldaja
Wed May 20, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Do you play bass or tenor? Double? And why?
Replies: 54
Views: 3467

Re: Do you play bass or tenor? Double? And why?

Play tenor and double on cornet, flug, and trumpet. Played my bass with a Christmas orchestra, we played 1st, 2nd, and bass on all bass trombones. Two of the guys normally play bass, I played bass to blend with them better.
by walldaja
Mon May 18, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Yamaha 421G Trigger
Replies: 5
Views: 931

Re: Yamaha 421G Trigger

It certainly looks better than stock. With just the bar stock it looks like they forgot an assembly step.
by walldaja
Mon May 18, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Yamaha 421G Trigger
Replies: 5
Views: 931

Re: Yamaha 421G Trigger

Here is a picture of 421G bell with 882 thumb lever.
by walldaja
Thu May 14, 2020 5:24 am
Forum: Technology
Topic: Balanced Recording
Replies: 3
Views: 758

Re: Balanced Recording

I solved that issue by using a video editor program on my computer. I load the backing track then sync the part I play back up with that. It gives me the capability to adjust the volume of any audio track I want. It was a real pain to realized my phone essentially muted my background when I played.
by walldaja
Thu May 14, 2020 5:20 am
Forum: Technology
Topic: Tascam DR-05
Replies: 5
Views: 1283

Re: Tascam DR-05

The TASCAM was simply set to play back at 1.2 times the recording speed. Once that was corrected there was no problem. Biggest drawback for me using the computer / 2i2 to record is having to click the mouse to begin the process. The problem is the logistics of where the mouse is located and room to ...
by walldaja
Wed May 13, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: Tascam DR-05
Replies: 5
Views: 1283

Re: Tascam DR-05

Why are you recording into a standalone recorder when you have a 2i2? The YouTube audio file goes into your DAW, with whatever click it covers with. Microphone goes into 2i2, even if that means using audio out from your tascam. Audio records in sync with click track while you listen to the click. A...
by walldaja
Sat May 02, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Mouthpiece Express?
Replies: 26
Views: 4782

Re: Mouthpiece Express?

Real problem with damaged mouthpieces, the finished product is only as good as what you started with. The only way to get dings out is to remove enough of the surrounding material to make a continuous level surface. Unfortunately, bad dings (especially where your lips contact) almost require re mach...
by walldaja
Fri May 01, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: Tascam DR-05
Replies: 5
Views: 1283

Tascam DR-05

A group of us decided to do a virtual performance. The music we were to sync with was on Youtube. My computer (desktop) is on the other side of the room from where I practice so I recorded the Youtube video via the headphone out of my Focusrite 2i2 into my DR-05 recorder. I then played the recording...
by walldaja
Fri May 01, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Mouthpiece Express?
Replies: 26
Views: 4782

Re: Mouthpiece Express?

Have a gold plated piece on order from them right now. Great people to work with and great response time.
by walldaja
Fri May 01, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Yamaha 421G Trigger
Replies: 5
Views: 931

Yamaha 421G Trigger

I must have a short thumb because just the tip of my thumb is on the lever. After looking at an 882 I noticed it had a nice adjustable plate. I realized they probably use the same lever on all of their trombones, or at least a very similar one. I got an illustrated parts breakdown for a Yamaha 882 a...
by walldaja
Mon Apr 27, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Like I'm gonna pay $50 for a rag on a stick!
Replies: 37
Views: 5618

Re: Like I'm gonna pay $50 for a rag on a stick!

Thanks for the head's up about Dillon's. On order!
by walldaja
Mon Apr 20, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Has anyone ever replaced the leadpipe on...
Replies: 6
Views: 1303

Re: Has anyone ever replaced the leadpipe on...

I have a 421 but the thought never crossed my mind. It certainly falls in the category of "if it's' not broke don't fix it."

With a soldered in leadpipe it certainly would be something you'd need to consult a tech for.
by walldaja
Mon Apr 20, 2020 5:21 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Big horn or Little horn?
Replies: 21
Views: 3100

Re: Big horn or Little horn?

I grab my 0.547 first but I have started playing a small dual bore just to shake it up. For some reason I end up playing the small horn left-handed, can't seem to get my mouth on it right handed. I do miss the trigger too. I do end up with more air available. It's nice tailoring horn to the music, d...
by walldaja
Sat Apr 11, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Anyone familiar with a Curtis Thumb Rest
Replies: 5
Views: 680

Re: Anyone familiar with a Curtis Thumb Rest

Pretty pricey for a piece of plastic! I watched a video of a person fitting one. It would have been nice if one of the pieces had extended screw housings that would fit into the opposite piece instead of trying to hold two flat pieces together while screwing in a screw. The screws seemed awfully sma...
by walldaja
Fri Apr 10, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Books on mouthpiece or instrument design?
Replies: 19
Views: 1071

Re: Books on mouthpiece or instrument design?

Jerome Wiss makes extensive use of computer models for both his horns and his mouthpieces. He also uses 3D printing for prototyping. His site has some interesting information and he is making trumpets with one of the more revolutionary changes, only two ports per valve vs three. Check him out... htt...
by walldaja
Thu Apr 09, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Books on mouthpiece or instrument design?
Replies: 19
Views: 1071

Re: Books on mouthpiece or instrument design?

You may want to check various mouthpiece makers. Stork has some information here

https://storkcustom.com/doctor-mouthpiece/
by walldaja
Thu Apr 09, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: 1946 King 2b - Restored
Replies: 8
Views: 1012

Re: 1946 King 2b - Restored

Thanks for saving that piece of history, the horn and the story.
by walldaja
Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Olds P-24G finally complete!
Replies: 6
Views: 582

Re: Olds P-24G finally complete!

Beautiful restoration, thanks for preserving the bell.
by walldaja
Sat Apr 04, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Jupiter or Carol Brass
Replies: 2
Views: 383

Jupiter or Carol Brass

I'm thinking of getting a .500ish straight trombone. I'm looking to choose between a Jupiter 1028RL or a Carol Brass CTB-2207. Price is pretty much a wash.

Looking for your opinions. Thanks!
by walldaja
Fri Apr 03, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Rotor Disassembly
Replies: 2
Views: 683

Rotor Disassembly

I've been wanting to do a thorough cleaning of my rotor on my Courtios for some time--every once in a while it wants to stick. Well, thanks to COVID-19 I decided to leap into the fray. Thanks to Burgerbob for his video and a fine one I got from Switzerland--it didn't help my lack of understanding of...
by walldaja
Fri Apr 03, 2020 8:01 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Conn 110H
Replies: 5
Views: 529

Re: Conn 110H

Sure be nice if the Conn website would actually have some useful information.
by walldaja
Wed Mar 25, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Shires q series.
Replies: 19
Views: 1644

Re: Shires q series.

Maybe he has just read too many post where people complain about 42 valves?
by walldaja
Tue Mar 17, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Trombones as a protection against COVID?
Replies: 12
Views: 2423

Re: Trombones as a protection against COVID?

Bagpipes would probably be more effective.
by walldaja
Sun Mar 08, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Looking for a music bag.
Replies: 11
Views: 2335

Re: Looking for a music bag.

Gator mixer bag (1212) would work, keep your computer in it too.
by walldaja
Mon Mar 02, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Innovations in Trombones... (and other brass)
Replies: 52
Views: 7018

Re: Innovations in Trombones... (and other brass)

Our bass bone player has a request. He wants a autonomous plunger. Friday night we were playing a gig that called for plunger, unfortunately it also required him to play note which required him to use his valves and his slide. He chose to blow off the plunger thing.
by walldaja
Sun Mar 01, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Recommendations for Plunger Mute
Replies: 8
Views: 1238

Recommendations for Plunger Mute

Looking for recommendations for a good plunger mute. Looking for something lighter than a rubber plumber's plunger.

Thanks!
by walldaja
Sat Feb 29, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Valve Recommendations
Replies: 15
Views: 1544

Re: Valve Recommendations

Thanks for your responses! Both of my F attachments have rotors and they get the job done. Having never used anything else I was just curious. I don't notice any problem playing a C on either horn either with or without the trigger.
by walldaja
Sat Feb 29, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Valve Recommendations
Replies: 15
Views: 1544

Valve Recommendations

Looking for opinions on best type of valve for Bb/F horn. Looking for insight in both function, reliability, durability, and maintenance. My only experience is with rotary vavlves.

Thanks in advance.

Tried the search function but kept coming up empty.
by walldaja
Fri Feb 28, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Innovations in Trombones... (and other brass)
Replies: 52
Views: 7018

Re: Innovations in Trombones... (and other brass)

What about a Teflon coated leadpipe?
by walldaja
Thu Feb 27, 2020 6:08 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Innovations in Trombones... (and other brass)
Replies: 52
Views: 7018

Re: Innovations in Trombones... (and other brass)

Jerome Wiss actually uses computer design and 3D printing for prototyping his instruments. While not a trombone, his 6/20 trumpet departs from all previous trumpets by eliminating one of the three ports in each valve and doesn't require manipulation of the third valve slide to get the typical C# and...
by walldaja
Wed Feb 26, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Latest TSO details
Replies: 4
Views: 1330

Re: Latest TSO details

Here is a twist. Guy I played last week was playing a Conn Vocabell. His wife found it in a junk sale. He thought someone cut the rim off the bell. He drilled a hole in the tubing slide to let water drain and they were using it for a flower planter for a couple years. Once he realized what it was he...
by walldaja
Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Conn 88H lacquer issue - what would you do?
Replies: 19
Views: 2536

Re: Conn 88H lacquer issue - what would you do?

Acid bleed is a failure to ensure the soldering was properly done, putting lacquer over it won't fix the underlying problem. While it is a cosmetic issue you shouldn't have to have your instrument devalued simply because Conn didn't do it right in the first place. I would not be satisfied with a re-...

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