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by Doug Elliott
Tue Nov 24, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: What To Do With this Poor Bundy?
Replies: 3
Views: 200

Re: What To Do With this Poor Bundy?

As with cars, there can be a considerable difference between monetary value to sell it (practically nothing) or value to you, if you keep it and get it repaired. Consider that if it's repaired well and works well, you might have to spend $300 or more but then you'll have a decent horn that's actuall...
by Doug Elliott
Tue Nov 24, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Meditation by Antônio Carlos Jobim. arr Mark Nightingale
Replies: 5
Views: 1881

Re: Meditation by Antônio Carlos Jobim. arr Mark Nightingale

Nice, Mark's stuff is always great. Meditation was a favorite tune of Urbie Green too.
by Doug Elliott
Tue Nov 24, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Probably a dumb question but ...
Replies: 7
Views: 353

Re: Probably a dumb question but ...

Many leadpipes are actually smaller by a few thousandths, partly because the slide tubes aren't always a consistent bore size all the way to the end. That's not a good thing, but it's the way it is.
by Doug Elliott
Mon Nov 23, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Slide grip/technique
Replies: 11
Views: 590

Re: Slide grip/technique

What you're describing sounds a lot like the way I hold the slide. I grip the bottom tube between fingers above and below, far more than I grip the brace. From 4th on out my hand is pretty much open with no thumb contact. I think it provides a MUCH more relaxed, quick, smooth, and accurate slide act...
by Doug Elliott
Mon Nov 23, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Putting high range in context
Replies: 8
Views: 646

Re: Putting high range in context

Yes, I can help, but... Those notes do not resonate on a bass trombone the way they do on a small tenor. You're not getting any help from the horn. The mouthpiece is also part of that equation. Some mouthpieces, and mpc/horn combinations, resonate better than others. The mechanical stuff you do, in ...
by Doug Elliott
Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Dick Shearer
Replies: 11
Views: 718

Re: Dick Shearer

Tools available or not, lead players make their own stylistic choices. He chose to hammer in screws.
by Doug Elliott
Sun Nov 22, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Mt Vernon Bach 9 condition/value
Replies: 7
Views: 497

Re: Mt Vernon Bach 9 condition/value

Straightening the shank the wrong way is likely to end up with far worse cracking. And if you want to keep the value don't open the throat.
by Doug Elliott
Sun Nov 22, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Weird lip problem
Replies: 23
Views: 1080

Re: Weird lip problem

Interesting, I didn't know Sensodyne was made without sodium lauryl sulfate. From their website: "Sensodyne Essential Care toothpastes (aside from Sensodyne Deep Clean) and Sensodyne True White toothpastes do not have SLS (sodium lauryl sulfate), an ingredient that makes toothpaste foamy when you br...
by Doug Elliott
Sun Nov 22, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Innovations you'd like to see
Replies: 110
Views: 4487

Re: Innovations you'd like to see

Arm length would be at least as important as slide length...
by Doug Elliott
Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Weird lip problem
Replies: 23
Views: 1080

Re: Weird lip problem

It's hard to avoid sodium lauryl sulfate, I think it's in every toothpaste, even Tom's. This is an interesting read https://www.tomsofmaine.com/our-promise/ingredients/sodium-lauryl-sulfate You can probably just be careful how much and how long the contact is, and rinse thoroughly, and try coconut o...
by Doug Elliott
Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Mt Vernon Bach 9 condition/value
Replies: 7
Views: 497

Re: Mt Vernon Bach 9 condition/value

To refinish that including straightening the shank, soldering the cracks, and replating, I would have to charge well more than $100. So add that to your cost, and all the postage back and forth, and decide if it's worth it. Probably a very good mouthpiece for what it is.
by Doug Elliott
Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Schilke 51 series question
Replies: 9
Views: 607

Re: Schilke 51 series question

What horn is this for?
by Doug Elliott
Sat Nov 21, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Schilke 51 series question
Replies: 9
Views: 607

Re: Schilke 51 series question

That too big a rim for you to have solid high range.

Not a general comment - intended specifically for dukesboneman.
by Doug Elliott
Sat Nov 21, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Aperture shape
Replies: 4
Views: 469

Re: Aperture shape

Most players and teachers have no idea what they're actually doing, they just use the "mental picture" approach.

I have only seen one player who actually had a pretty much round aperture. If I can find that video in an old hard drive, I'll try to post a picture.
by Doug Elliott
Fri Nov 20, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Innovations you'd like to see
Replies: 110
Views: 4487

Re: Innovations you'd like to see

On the reverse hand slide idea: I number of years ago a guy came through my shop with a Bach 42B that had been modified that way. The cross brace was attached to the top tube only, and had a ring around the lower tube. I don't remember his name and I don't know whatever happened with that horn, but ...
by Doug Elliott
Fri Nov 20, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Mouthpiece Sticking in Leadpipe
Replies: 3
Views: 388

Re: Mouthpiece Sticking in Leadpipe

Send me your address and I'll send something you can use to improve it. I've done this before... It's a scrap mouthpiece shank with a 1/4" hex shank in it, that you can use in a drill or screw gun, low speed and low pressure, with lapping compound. You can get a tube of lapping compound at an auto p...
by Doug Elliott
Thu Nov 19, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Conn 90G Remington? Bach 6 1/2 w/Conn Adapter Need Help Please Read
Replies: 10
Views: 1754

Re: Conn 90G Remington? Bach 6 1/2 w/Conn Adapter Need Help Please Read

Those numbers look pretty close to accurate
For the 90G I would use a little smaller than a standard large shank.
by Doug Elliott
Thu Nov 19, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Little Girl
Replies: 5
Views: 393

Re: Little Girl

Outstanding. And I like the way you did the video, nice perspective.
by Doug Elliott
Wed Nov 18, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Help!
Replies: 4
Views: 581

Re: Help!

Buzzing with a controlled wider aperture to match the mouthpiece size. You don't yet know what that feels like, you lose control of it - probably your bottom lip is flipping outward.

But really I'd have to see it to give specific valid advice.
by Doug Elliott
Wed Nov 18, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Help!
Replies: 4
Views: 581

Re: Help!

A double buzz happens when part of a lip is vibrating at a different speed than the rest. There can be lots of causes, but the solution is to get control of it so it doesn't happen. It's not uncommon when going to a larger rim size, like trumpet to trombone or trombone to bass or tuba. You're used t...
by Doug Elliott
Mon Nov 16, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Whats wrong with this?
Replies: 43
Views: 2532

Re: Whats wrong with this?

A world-class trombone player...
I don't know his reputation but I don't hear that.
by Doug Elliott
Mon Nov 16, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: SOLD : 1950's Selmer silver alto trombone
Replies: 7
Views: 697

Re: FS 1950's Selmer silver alto trombone

That's very interesting. A couple of questions:
Is the counterweight original, and is that the original location?
How much of a 7th position does it have?
by Doug Elliott
Sun Nov 15, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Yamaha valve issue
Replies: 21
Views: 1112

Re: Yamaha valve issue

I would check the runout of the valve vs the shaft. Probably not very easy to do, you'd need a good setup and a good dial indicator. The shaft could be slightly bent, just enough so fresh oil makes it work but after a short time it binds.
by Doug Elliott
Sat Nov 14, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Tenors vs Bass vs anything else - how and when?
Replies: 13
Views: 602

Re: Tenors vs Bass vs anything else - how and when?

For the most part, tenors in an ensemble would not ever go below the bass clef staff. They can play lower but it would not likely be in an ensemble part - if a 3rd part goes lower, it's a bass trombone part.

I will leave the opera questions to those who are more qualified to answer.
by Doug Elliott
Sat Nov 14, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Weird lip problem
Replies: 23
Views: 1080

Re: Weird lip problem

I should add spices and salt to the possible culprits. And I now know of a similar case that seems to be sensitivity to vaseline. Not something you'd expect.
by Doug Elliott
Sat Nov 14, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Practice while doubling
Replies: 14
Views: 682

Re: Practice while doubling

I'm probably the wrong person to be giving advice on doubling practice since I really don't double and I also don't practice... but I would be tempted to spend each day playing just one horn, and rotate days and horns. Anybody tried that?
by Doug Elliott
Sat Nov 14, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bach 8
Replies: 13
Views: 1095

Re: Bach 8

I have a Mt Vernon 8 but unfortunately it does not feel open like that, it's kind of stuffy. Probably needs a different leadpipe but I haven't done that yet.
by Doug Elliott
Sat Nov 14, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Weird lip problem
Replies: 23
Views: 1080

Re: Weird lip problem

You need to consider everything that comes in contact - toothpaste, anything you put on your lips, food, etc. Is there any common event that happens a day or two before it happens each time? I'm just saying it may be unrelated to playing, but of course it might be silver allergy. Unlikely though. Pi...
by Doug Elliott
Fri Nov 13, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Whats wrong with this?
Replies: 43
Views: 2532

Re: Whats wrong with this?

What's "wrong" with the original video in question is HORRIBLE slide-tongue synchronization. Not even close. No, it's not "too legato," it's just bad legato. I will go so far as to say Charlie Vernon is one of the only players I've ever heard whose synchronization is as perfect as it can be. His leg...
by Doug Elliott
Fri Nov 13, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Physical explanation of “Breaking Up”
Replies: 9
Views: 574

Re: Physical explanation of “Breaking Up”

I think it is when anything introduces a random or non-harmonic vibration that disturbs the orderly vibration that is the standing wave. It can happen with a thin bell that is not braced enough or in the right place, or outer slide tubing that is thin enough to distort a strong sound wave, and it al...
by Doug Elliott
Wed Nov 11, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: facility in the bass trombone lower range
Replies: 14
Views: 910

Re: facility in the bass trombone lower range

I would not downplay the need to "Practice it, a lot" but it's extremely important to be doing it correctly, in a manner that has some hope of succeeding, and on equipment that will work for you.
by Doug Elliott
Tue Nov 10, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Trombone Chat Brass Choir Christmas Video
Replies: 197
Views: 9877

Re: Trombone Chat Brass Choir Christmas Video

I can cover anything needed in the tenor or alto departments.
by Doug Elliott
Mon Nov 09, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: SOLD PLEASE DELETE
Replies: 8
Views: 1223

Re: FS-/FT-Doug Elliott XT104-G*-G8

Who did the goldplating on the rim? I know it was silver.
by Doug Elliott
Mon Nov 09, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: What’s the deal with steel ??
Replies: 28
Views: 2383

Re: What’s the deal with steel ??

Some people react to stainless, whatever the reason.. that's why they don't use it for implants.
by Doug Elliott
Sun Nov 08, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: One sick solo
Replies: 8
Views: 677

Re: One sick solo

I think Andy has always leaned toward big horns with F attachments.
by Doug Elliott
Sun Nov 08, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: One sick solo
Replies: 8
Views: 677

Re: One sick solo

Yes, Andy Hunter is a great player with a big fat sound all over.
by Doug Elliott
Sun Nov 08, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Air/breathing
Replies: 33
Views: 2490

Re: Air/breathing

https://teachmephysiology.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/mechanics-of-breathing.jpg When the diaphragm contracts to inhale, it pushes the guts out of the way and you stomach goes out. Everything else expands too. Focus on it or not, that's what happens. Demonstrations are like statistics - you can ...
by Doug Elliott
Fri Nov 06, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: mouthpiece buzzing Yes or No
Replies: 70
Views: 5801

Re: mouthpiece buzzing Yes or No

That's pretty much my understanding and how I look at it. However, playing, especially when it comes to endurance, is really more of an isometric exercise (as you say ongoing contractions), not repetitive contractions. "Strength" comes in two forms, largely due to the two different fiber types. As y...
by Doug Elliott
Thu Nov 05, 2020 5:48 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Air/breathing
Replies: 33
Views: 2490

Re: Air/breathing

The thing that messes up the next note is the small changes in the placement if you take too much pressure off during the breath. Make sure you keep mouthpiece pressure on top and bottom while you breathe through the corners. Get your tongue out of the way. Pull the air in from your diaphragm. It wo...
by Doug Elliott
Wed Nov 04, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: Large mouthpiece for King 3B+ with F trigger
Replies: 5
Views: 1421

Re: Large mouthpiece for King 3B+ with F trigger

XT 102, E, E4 would make you happy.
by Doug Elliott
Wed Nov 04, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Music Business
Topic: Disrespect towards Furloughed Musicians
Replies: 19
Views: 2715

Re: Disrespect towards Furloughed Musicians

I thought the ad made it clear who they were presenting. Without mentioning who they weren't presenting. I have seen other ads for orchestras (management) presenting concerts of (or featuring) internationally known stars who are obviously not members of the particular orchestra. Any orchestra right ...
by Doug Elliott
Tue Nov 03, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: cup width and lip shape...
Replies: 5
Views: 1104

Re: cup width and lip shape...

I don't know what a proper response is, not being a mouthpiece designer, but I do know what feels comfortable on my chops. I have thick set, full lips, so for me cup width is not a big deal (I play all trombones, except alto, and double on trumpet), but rim shape does affect me. I feel most comfort...
by Doug Elliott
Tue Nov 03, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: cup width and lip shape...
Replies: 5
Views: 1104

Re: cup width and lip shape...

No correlation between cup width and lip shape.

There are preferences by embouchure type - which is unrelated to lip shape.. And preferences of rim shape related to horn angle, whether mouthpiece pressure is flat on the teeth or more angled.
by Doug Elliott
Tue Nov 03, 2020 1:02 am
Forum: Media
Topic: The USAF Airmen of Note Tour Japan 1994
Replies: 24
Views: 2420

Re: The USAF Airmen of Note Tour Japan 1994

I still have the window open on my computer and I can still watch it. Is there a convenient way to record from my screen? (Windows 7). I got the audio already.
by Doug Elliott
Mon Nov 02, 2020 11:48 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: Doug Elliott LB shanks
Replies: 6
Views: 1033

Re: Doug Elliott LB shanks

Available now... Or at least soon when I make more.
by Doug Elliott
Mon Nov 02, 2020 11:43 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: The USAF Airmen of Note Tour Japan 1994
Replies: 24
Views: 2420

Re: The USAF Airmen of Note Tour Japan 1994

A long time ago it was up and then down.. I was surprised to see it up again. Oh well...
I used to have it on tape but I think it got lost in our 2005 fire.
by Doug Elliott
Mon Nov 02, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: The USAF Airmen of Note Tour Japan 1994
Replies: 24
Views: 2420

Re: The USAF Airmen of Note Tour Japan 1994

Well it was 26 years ago... things change.
by Doug Elliott
Mon Nov 02, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: The USAF Airmen of Note Tour Japan 1994
Replies: 24
Views: 2420

Re: The USAF Airmen of Note Tour Japan 1994

The "Pinks and Greens" were one of our regular performance uniforms that went with the Glenn Miller repertoire. The Airmen if Note was originally formed as the Air Force's replacement of Glenn Miller's Army-Air Force band, so we did a lot of that music. Glenn Miller and other big band music was very...
by Doug Elliott
Mon Nov 02, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: The USAF Airmen of Note Tour Japan 1994
Replies: 24
Views: 2420

The USAF Airmen of Note Tour Japan 1994

The whole video is almost an hour long, but I'm playing Too Little Time at this starting point:

https://youtu.be/bfErrhC7zbY?t=2373
by Doug Elliott
Mon Nov 02, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Music Business
Topic: Disrespect towards Furloughed Musicians
Replies: 19
Views: 2715

Re: Disrespect towards Furloughed Musicians

Just wondering... are there any orchestras where the performers are in charge and the administration is the hired help?

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