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by wwright
Wed Feb 19, 2020 7:00 am
Forum: Composition, Arrangement, & Theory
Topic: Trombone quartet arrangements
Replies: 12
Views: 4133

Re: Trombone quartet arrangements

Robert Elkjer has a lot of really nice stuff: https://robertelkjer.net/TrbnQuartetPage12.html. He doesn't generally take it easy on the lead player, though. The highest notes tend to be in the first part. That can be addressed with some copy/paste work, which can help.
by wwright
Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Technology
Topic: Microphone for trombone and trumpet: Dynamic vs Ribbon?
Replies: 12
Views: 1191

Re: Microphone for trombone and trumpet: Dynamic vs Ribbon?

There are many good mics for us, just dig into the characteristics you want a bit. In particular, look at the response curves. Bumps between 100 and 4000 will be emphasized in your tone. You might like them! I usually don't. Really nice explanation of the tradeoffs. Thanks for sharing your thoughts...
by wwright
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bass trombone dual thumb trigger setup
Replies: 12
Views: 1024

Re: Bass trombone dual thumb trigger setup

Aidan, this is what Bach is doing just with the stock 50B2 with standard wraps..as I look closer, not only is the flap mis-mounted, it is also backwards. The cork should be against the back of the top lever. Splitting the levers is a better idea, but in the meantime the flap can be removed and corr...
by wwright
Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bass trombone dual thumb trigger setup
Replies: 12
Views: 1024

Bass trombone dual thumb trigger setup

A friend recently bought a used Bach bass trombone for his son and it has a trigger setup that I've never seen before. It has two thumb triggers with a metal flap that actuates the second valve. It looks like you should be able to pivot your thumb to open the second valve without having to release t...
by wwright
Tue May 28, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Lacquer technician recommendation sought
Replies: 6
Views: 1073

Re: Lacquer technician recommendation sought

Thanks again for the replies. I thought I'd post what happened in case anyone else is ever in similar need of lacquering work. I ended up taking it to Mizell Music in Hagerstown, Maryland. They have the equipment and whatever to do the epoxy lacquer. Larry there was great to work with and even arran...
by wwright
Sun May 12, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Lacquer technician recommendation sought
Replies: 6
Views: 1073

Re: Lacquer technician recommendation sought

Thanks much for the leads. I wasn't aware that there were different kinds of lacquer so that's very helpful. Sounds like I'd prefer the stronger epoxy lacquer (my skin oils tend to eat through lacquer) but that will be harder to find.
by wwright
Mon May 06, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Lacquer technician recommendation sought
Replies: 6
Views: 1073

Lacquer technician recommendation sought

Anyone have a recommendation for a shop that could re-lacquer a slide section? I don't know much about lacquering but it seems like a specialty that not everyone is equipped to do. Someone local to me around the Washington DC area would be preferable, but mailing the slide is not out of the question...
by wwright
Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: System Blue trombones - any advice?
Replies: 15
Views: 1442

Re: System Blue trombones - any advice?

It sure is different. The tuning slide is marked with reference lines so everyone can adjust to different temperatures. I guess without having to tune it by ear? https://systemblue.org/brass/tuning/ Their web site says "System Blue instruments are distributed through BAC Musical Instruments" which i...
by wwright
Thu Apr 04, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: (edit:To add price) Thrift shop find $900
Replies: 27
Views: 2475

Re: Thrift shop find

That horn looks just like mine -- it's a great horn! Yours is in better shape than mine, though. :good: The case looks good, too. It's handy that it can hold those mutes or other stuff. I'm sure you'll find a buyer for it if you want to sell it.
by wwright
Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Drilling holes in bass trombone mutes
Replies: 24
Views: 2637

Re: Drilling holes in bass trombone mutes

Tenor H&B cup mutes benefit from a hole... an 1/8" hole improves it somer but around 3/16" to 1/4" is better and I don't think it matters where. I put it in the middle of the bottom but I've seen people drill the side above the cup. Definitely right. I didn't believe it when I first heard about thi...
by wwright
Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: Jazz Styles & Analysis by David Baker on Ebay
Replies: 10
Views: 1924

Re: Jazz Styles & Analysis by David Baker on Ebay

It looks like an interesting book. I'd buy it for a more reasonable price. An updated version that included some of the current virtuoso trombonists would be amazing.
by wwright
Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: FS: Giddings 'Chocolatero'
Replies: 3
Views: 708

Re: FS: Giddings 'Chocolatero'

Email sent...
by wwright
Fri Nov 30, 2018 6:26 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Sneaky Ebay Seller. Heigh Ho SILVER!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 1041

Re: Sneaky Ebay Seller. Heigh Ho SILVER!!!

"Hand-hammered" bell sounds so much nicer than "incredibly beat up" ...
by wwright
Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Alto trombone bad note
Replies: 15
Views: 3182

Re: Alto trombone bad note

I don't have an answer for you, but my Shires alto does the same thing for me. I have to really focus my attention on it or, like you say, it wants to flip up or down a partial. I figured it was just me, but it's interesting to hear that someone else has a similar experience.
by wwright
Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: High Note Milestone?
Replies: 18
Views: 10738

Re: High Note Milestone?

It refers to which octave the note is in. I can never remember those numbers so I always have to look it up here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scientific_pitch_notation
by wwright
Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Help with choosing large bore?
Replies: 21
Views: 3939

Re: Help with choosing large bore?

I have a Courtois Legend 420BHR/W and it's fantastic. Very free-blowing and a little brighter than the 42B it replaced. I think it retails for significantly more than the other ones you list, so it might be a good deal if the prices are comparable.
by wwright
Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Bach Cello suites - do you prefer tenor or bass trombone?
Replies: 41
Views: 7096

Re: Bach Cello suites - do you prefer tenor or bass trombone?

I really enjoy playing Ralph Sauer's transcriptions for alto trombone:

https://cherryclassics.com/collections/ ... ducts/2781

It's good practice reading alto clef and is (I hope!) helping me get my intonation act together.
by wwright
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: The Johan Stengård Jazz Big Band
Replies: 13
Views: 4206

Re: The Johan Stengård Jazz Big Band

Sounds good! The video needs to pan over to the trombone section, though :wink:
by wwright
Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Bone socks? (for stands, not feet)
Replies: 26
Views: 5924

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

I played with a trumpet player the other day who must have had the cone-shaped part of the stand down too far because the rubber bumper on the tip lodged deep in his bell and came off the stand when he picked up the horn. It was an effective stopper. A sock should fix that problem, too.

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