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by walldaja
Sat Apr 04, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Jupiter or Carol Brass
Replies: 2
Views: 146

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: 184

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: 245

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: 839

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: 11
Views: 922

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: 9
Views: 926

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: 3596

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: 5
Views: 479

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: 788

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: 788

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: 3596

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: 3596

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: 971

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: 1374

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-...
by walldaja
Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Courtois AC280BO Users
Replies: 3
Views: 462

Re: Courtois AC280BO Users

Here's a link to the Creation Paris

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_FufYGXU3NQ
by walldaja
Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Courtois AC280BO Users
Replies: 3
Views: 462

Re: Courtois AC280BO Users

I've been drooling on the Courtios website at the new Creation Paris (AC-422) series. Don't see any available on this side of the pond yet. Be interested in playing the ICON valve and love the treatment of the slide brace like the Martin Urbie Green models. The more I play my Courtios, the more I li...
by walldaja
Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Powder Coated Experiment
Replies: 12
Views: 733

Re: Powder Coated Experiment

You could be on the ground floor of a new restoration / custom business. How's the feel on the lips? Slippery? Sticky?
by walldaja
Mon Feb 17, 2020 5:21 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: TSO into a useable object - floor lamp!
Replies: 4
Views: 445

Re: TSO into a useable object - floor lamp!

You could make a recliner out of a cimbasso.... Nice lamp!
by walldaja
Sat Feb 15, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Courtois AC280BO Users
Replies: 3
Views: 462

Courtois AC280BO Users

Are there any AC280BO (or 260) players out there? It was my first trigger horn and there weren't a lot of options available without not being able to play before buying. After playing it for several years it has finally won me over.. I finally paired it with a Christian Lindberg mouthpiece and I'm n...
by walldaja
Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: How to price a stolen horn
Replies: 10
Views: 1166

Re: How to price a stolen horn

Tell the police what you actually paid for it versus what you told your wife.
by walldaja
Tue Feb 11, 2020 5:55 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: The One that Got Away
Replies: 22
Views: 1886

Re: The One that Got Away

I quit high school band in the last week of school (68) over an argument over my having to work and a no-notice rehearsal. Presuming I was done playing I sold my English made Besson 10-10 to my best friend for $50. In my recollection it was an amazing sounding horn that I played in band, orchestra, ...
by walldaja
Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: King 4b vs Conn 88h
Replies: 14
Views: 1106

Re: King 4b vs Conn 88h

I assume you're comparing a King 4-B/F to the 88. I like that the lever to actuate the valve is behind the bell brace unlike almost all other horns that place it in front of the brace. Took me a while to get used to having my thumb only on the valve lever and not holding that brace. The King probabl...
by walldaja
Fri Feb 07, 2020 6:24 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Conn - what is it?
Replies: 6
Views: 575

Re: Conn - what is it?

Really nice looking horn. How's it play?
by walldaja
Wed Feb 05, 2020 6:28 am
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Significant jazz valve trombonists???
Replies: 14
Views: 1309

Re: Significant jazz valve trombonists???

Kiku Collins "Here With Me". She plays a valve bone and trumpet--most notably a trumpet player. Her husband is a "pure" trombone player.
by walldaja
Mon Feb 03, 2020 7:19 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Doubling on Baritone Horn
Replies: 13
Views: 745

Re: Doubling on Baritone Horn

This is quite a natural double and gives you tonal flexibility to get the sound that is appropriate for the music. It is also nice when your stuck in a confined space and can't move your slide without damaging it. I played mine in a group for two years even though the director thought he wanted a tr...
by walldaja
Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Any idea what this mouthpiece is?
Replies: 5
Views: 589

Re: Any idea what this mouthpiece is?

It's certainly pretty! Have you tried to play it in anything?
by walldaja
Mon Jan 20, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Anyone Use My Mutebags?
Replies: 14
Views: 970

Re: Anyone Use My Mutebags?

I use a ProTec and a Tom Crown straight and cup take up most of the space. Seems WilliamLang has the prize for having the most cost effective and useful mute bag! I was thinking of recruiting a spare backpack.
by walldaja
Sat Jan 11, 2020 5:56 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: YBL-421 YBL-321 YBL-322 differences ?
Replies: 20
Views: 1364

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

Biggest difference I'm aware of is the 421 is the current production model while the 321 is an earlier production model that has been discontinued. Waiting for a 321 may be waiting for an older horn with more wear and tear on it. The first time I blew a 421 I was impressed with its sound and respons...
by walldaja
Sat Jan 04, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Dangers of doubling - changing mpc size daily
Replies: 61
Views: 4473

Re: Dangers of doubling - changing mpc size daily

I think the title of the post is a clear misnomer "Danger". Perhaps "challenge" would be a better word. It's not the size / shape of the mouthpiece that causes damage but poor or improper technique. I routinely double between trumpet and trombone and I'm sure that there are many others who do. Tryin...
by walldaja
Tue Dec 31, 2019 5:23 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Lawler model 4, first impressions
Replies: 19
Views: 1259

Re: Lawler model 4, first impressions

No pictures, didn't happen :)
by walldaja
Sun Dec 29, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Synthetic Mouthpiece
Replies: 7
Views: 1136

Re: Synthetic Mouthpiece

You may want to consider a Wedge or similar type. I can change the rim from metal to synthetic while retaining the metal shank. One plus is exact same profile. Sure feels better on the chops as it gets colder.
by walldaja
Sat Dec 28, 2019 5:31 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Wedge players
Replies: 6
Views: 841

Re: Wedge players

I've tried my Wedge 5G on my various trombones but I'm not completely satisfied even though I wanted to use it. I always use Wedge pieces on my trumpets, cornet, and flugelhorn. So I switch from Wedge to conventional rims but also between trombone sized pieces and trumpets.
by walldaja
Tue Dec 17, 2019 5:20 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Bell Receiver Preservation
Replies: 12
Views: 1182

Re: Bell Receiver Preservation

Have you considered shrink-wrap?
by walldaja
Sat Dec 14, 2019 6:10 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Bell Receiver Preservation
Replies: 12
Views: 1182

Re: Bell Receiver Preservation

One collateral benefit of the Neotech trombone grip is your hand stays away from the horn. Even if you don't install the grip itself and only play with the mounting bracket on the horn it is protected.

FWIW
by walldaja
Thu Dec 05, 2019 6:05 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Recommendations for a single valve bass
Replies: 17
Views: 1465

Re: Recommendations for a single valve bass

One plus you may not have considered for the Yamaha is it is a closed wrap. When you find yourself in a tight space (up against the wall or trumpet stands) not having an open wrap hanging back over your shoulder is a real plus. This month I'm playing in a Christmas program and I'm really appreciatin...
by walldaja
Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Recommendations for a single valve bass
Replies: 17
Views: 1465

Re: Recommendations for a single valve bass

Can't say enough about the Yamaha. Has a beautiful sound and nice slide. It's lighter than my tenor but has a solid core of sound.
by walldaja
Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Outer Slide weight posting
Replies: 38
Views: 2494

Re: Slide weight posting

I would have never noticed how heavy my slide was except for this information. Thanks for the great work!
by walldaja
Sun Nov 24, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Outer Slide weight posting
Replies: 38
Views: 2494

Re: Slide weight posting

BTW, my slides are not interchangeable (0.485 / 0.500; 0.547; and 0.563) But the bells of the Yamaha and the Courtios are happy with either slide between them.
by walldaja
Sun Nov 24, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Outer Slide weight posting
Replies: 38
Views: 2494

Re: Slide weight posting

I'll bite.

Yamaha 421G (bass) 220 gm

Courtois AC280BO (nickel) 290 gm

Olds Ambassador 190 gm

Never noticed my Yamaha's slide was so much lighter but I did notice the whole horn was lighter than my 0.547 tenor. Must be the bigger bore allowing in more lightweight air--I'm not serious.
by walldaja
Sat Nov 23, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Horn for pit orchestra work
Replies: 38
Views: 2189

Re: Horn for pit orchestra work

You may want to consider a Yamaha 356R, there are some good deals on these and they are solid horns.
by walldaja
Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Nomad Folding Table Portable Music Stand
Replies: 0
Views: 259

Nomad Folding Table Portable Music Stand

I managed to lose my well-traveled Peak folding music stand after a practice and needed to find a good replacement. After searching different websites I chose a Nomad perforated folding stand. One perk that came with the Nomad was a black fabric carrying case. The carrying straps that come with this...
by walldaja
Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Vintage Conn 4h
Replies: 1
Views: 245

Re: Vintage Conn 4h

Reverb and Ebay are a good source of what people are asking / paying for horns. Without pictures it is impossible to speculate. But at least they will give you a rough order of magnitude about the price. Of course, some folks put outrageous prices on their stuff on Ebay. Watch a couple auctions and ...
by walldaja
Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: A horn that plays fast. An equipment fantasy
Replies: 8
Views: 802

Re: A horn that plays fast. An equipment fantasy

Neat idea, thanks for sharing the videos as well.
by walldaja
Sun Sep 22, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Yamaha YBL-421G Refresh
Replies: 4
Views: 612

Re: Yamaha YBL-421G Refresh

When I first got the horn I used the 58L mpc, I subsequently got the Bach to get a better sound on the low notes. I used the 58L on my Courtois tenor and liked the sound much better than the 5G I was using. While I can get high notes I keep the 58L in the case just in the event I need to play high f...
by walldaja
Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Which trumpet mouthpiece to play
Replies: 12
Views: 686

Re: Which trumpet mouthpiece to play

Hard to go wrong with a 3C. I moved from that to a Schilke 18, to a Stork 2B, and finally to a Wedge 1.25 where I've stayed. Played the 3C for years. What motivated the moves were improved tone, volume, and response.
by walldaja
Fri Sep 20, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Yamaha YBL-421G Refresh
Replies: 4
Views: 612

Yamaha YBL-421G Refresh

A little over a year ago I played a 421G. I was surprised by the tone and response of the instrument and decided if I suddenly had some disposable income I'd get one. I got one last February and loved the sound, both as a solo instrument, playing with a quartet comprised of bass trombones, and playi...
by walldaja
Wed Sep 04, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Having trouble identifying this Trombone
Replies: 12
Views: 791

Re: Having trouble identifying this Trombone

A kid starting out has no business with a large bore instrument. Let them develop their chops over time then move up.
by walldaja
Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Thein Trombone
Replies: 1
Views: 416

Thein Trombone

Looking at the Thein website I was surprised by the bores of their tenors. The Universal I was 0.590 and the Universal II was 0.610. All with an 8.5" bell. Anyone play one of these? If this trend persists we'll soon call 0.547 horns small bore.
by walldaja
Sat Aug 03, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: How far out is your tuning slide...
Replies: 29
Views: 2169

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

I wouldn't be surprised if there may be a slight difference in slide position between horns and players. Is our "first" position against the corks or do we leave a little room to protect our teeth? It's not like the slide has clearly marked positions like a guitar / bass guitar neck. Where do we get...
by walldaja
Sat Aug 03, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: How far out is your tuning slide...
Replies: 29
Views: 2169

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

About half an inch. Pretty much across the board on all my instruments from trumpet to bass trombone. The F slide is about an inch out for euphonium and tenor trombone.

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