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by BGuttman
Tue Nov 24, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: Used trombone prices in Japan
Replies: 8
Views: 332

Re: Used trombone prices in Japan

Does Japan have a barrier tariff on non-Japanese instruments?
by BGuttman
Tue Nov 24, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Loose F tuning slide
Replies: 4
Views: 140

Re: Loose F tuning slide

Is Hetman 8 the heaviest grease? If not, get something heavier. You may be a candidate to use anhydrous lanolin. One other technique I have seen is to put an O-ring on the slide tube and move it so it fits at the joint of the slide and socket. You may only need one. If you take it to a Tech, he will...
by BGuttman
Tue Nov 24, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Slide grip/technique
Replies: 11
Views: 574

Re: Slide grip/technique

The concerns that had popped up are gone. There are different ways to hold the slide. What works works. Over the years, my hand has settled into a certain way of holding the slide. It's my hand's decision and it has decided. It is comfortable and relaxed and, as far as I can tell, everything is wor...
by BGuttman
Tue Nov 24, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bb/F/G/Eb bass trombones
Replies: 14
Views: 627

Re: Bb/F/G/Eb bass trombones

If you look at the history of the double valve bass you can probably understand a bit better. Originally the 2nd valve was a "quick E pull" used to get low B or sometimes a closer in low C. Horns were all dependent, so using the 2nd valve alone was not an option. Someone discovered that a longer tun...
by BGuttman
Tue Nov 24, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Innovations you'd like to see
Replies: 108
Views: 4458

Re: Innovations you'd like to see

... Seriously though, when you were learning to play, did you naturally start on your left hand or did you start "normal" and eventually switch? Also, I envision a band director standing next to you and hitting you on your knuckles with a baton every time you put the horn in your left hand. :lol: O...
by BGuttman
Mon Nov 23, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Trombone Chat Brass Choir Christmas Video
Replies: 197
Views: 9859

Re: Trombone Chat Brass Choir Christmas Video

Best I can do is edit your original post with this address.

OK. Post your videos to the address I added to the first post of the Thread.
by BGuttman
Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: What is the best seating for a brass quintet, and why?
Replies: 14
Views: 4149

Re: What is the best seating for a brass quintet, and why?

MarlaS wrote:
Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:51 am
Who can advise the most expensive trumpet for professional playing?
Monette, without question. :twisted:

Note that with a Monette, you also have to follow his instructions for playing it.
by BGuttman
Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Going between instruments.
Replies: 7
Views: 392

Re: Going between instruments.

I played a gig where I had to double on bass trombone and tuba, often switching between them in a bar or two :shock: I practiced both every day, although not necessarily the switch (I had worked out a way to play the trombone over the tuba resting in my lap). I also had a concert where I played ten...
by BGuttman
Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: Composition, Arrangement, & Theory
Topic: copyright?
Replies: 29
Views: 1432

Re: copyright?

Wow! Not managed to read all this thread. Copyright seems even more complicated than I thought it was. It's even worse. There is an international copyright code, and each country has their own. Because a lot of the World Wide Web applications are in the US (this Forum, for example), we have to deal...
by BGuttman
Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Going between instruments.
Replies: 7
Views: 392

Re: Going between instruments.

I played a gig where I had to double on bass trombone and tuba, often switching between them in a bar or two :shock: I practiced both every day, although not necessarily the switch (I had worked out a way to play the trombone over the tuba resting in my lap). I also had a concert where I played teno...
by BGuttman
Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Trombone Chat Brass Choir Christmas Video
Replies: 197
Views: 9859

Re: Trombone Chat Brass Choir Christmas Video

harrisonreed wrote:
Mon Nov 23, 2020 5:54 am
    BGuttman wrote:
    Mon Nov 23, 2020 5:50 am
    That 50 bar rest made me homesick for my orchestral parts ;)
    I wonder how long the director would let you go with interpretive dancing during long rests in an orchestra?
    Good way to get fired! :lol:
    by BGuttman
    Mon Nov 23, 2020 5:50 am
    Forum: Performance
    Topic: Trombone Chat Brass Choir Christmas Video
    Replies: 197
    Views: 9859

    Re: Trombone Chat Brass Choir Christmas Video

    That 50 bar rest made me homesick for my orchestral parts ;)
    by BGuttman
    Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:05 pm
    Forum: Modification & Repair
    Topic: Cutting bells
    Replies: 13
    Views: 597

    Re: Cutting bells

    Hack saw works good. Jeweler's saw works good. Trick is to mark a nice saw cut that will be pretty flat when you are done. Then use a belt sander or sandpaper on a flat plate to even the cut for soldering. People cutting bells to make screw bells need to make sure to cut where the bell is the same d...
    by BGuttman
    Sun Nov 22, 2020 7:52 pm
    Forum: Musicians
    Topic: Bald Trombone Players:What’s the Deal?
    Replies: 9
    Views: 636

    Re: Bald Trombone Players:What’s the Deal?

    Robbins, you had more hair when I played with you! :tongue:
    by BGuttman
    Sun Nov 22, 2020 1:39 pm
    Forum: Instruments
    Topic: Innovations you'd like to see
    Replies: 108
    Views: 4458

    Re: Innovations you'd like to see

    ... Can any of our math-whiz people out there calculate exactly how many positions (or fractions of positions) we would lose if a minor third was added only to the bell section? We know that adding a major 4th will result in a loss of one slide position on a Bb slide (only 6 F attachment positions,...
    by BGuttman
    Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:49 am
    Forum: Instruments
    Topic: Closed wrap section advise
    Replies: 9
    Views: 595

    Re: Closed wrap section advise

    Any closed wrap 88H bell section should fit your slide. Probably less expensive than importing a valve and wrap.

    What's you problem with the open wrap? Most people seem to want to go TO what you have rather than from.
    by BGuttman
    Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:44 am
    Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
    Topic: Bach 36 straight horn $700 SOLD
    Replies: 4
    Views: 1106

    Re: Bach 36 straight horn $700

    jbtrombone wrote:
    Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:34 am
    Hello,

    Interested in this horn if it’s still available. I tried to send a PM but I’m new to the forum and haven’t been approved for that feature yet. Could you shoot me a message on here? I’ll respond with my email.

    Thanks,
    James
    OK. You now have 2 posts and can send and receive messages.
    by BGuttman
    Sun Nov 22, 2020 12:40 am
    Forum: Musicians
    Topic: Bald Trombone Players:What’s the Deal?
    Replies: 9
    Views: 636

    Re: Bald Trombone Players:What’s the Deal?

    Posaunus wrote:
    Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:11 pm
    Sorry to tell you, but hirsuteness does not correlate well with trombonability. :o
    Nor does it inversely correlate. :wink:
    by BGuttman
    Sat Nov 21, 2020 9:08 pm
    Forum: Mouthpieces
    Topic: Schilke 51 series question
    Replies: 9
    Views: 604

    Re: Schilke 51 series question

    Rest assured that G 3 lines above the bass staff is well within Dukesboneman's range. He's talking about the one at the top of the treble staff.
    by BGuttman
    Sat Nov 21, 2020 9:05 pm
    Forum: Musicians
    Topic: Bald Trombone Players:What’s the Deal?
    Replies: 9
    Views: 636

    Re: Bald Trombone Players:What’s the Deal?

    See if you can find the YouTube video of Glen Dodson's Barbershop Quartet. It's a mix of brass concert and singing. Two of the players are Joe Alessi and Charlie Vernon. Both with hair. There are plenty of great trombone players with hair. Not necessary to shave your head. Dodson was one. Also Leroy...
    by BGuttman
    Sat Nov 21, 2020 7:45 pm
    Forum: Instruments
    Topic: Innovations you'd like to see
    Replies: 108
    Views: 4458

    Re: Innovations you'd like to see

    JohnL wrote:
    Sat Nov 21, 2020 6:30 pm
    Elow wrote:
    Sat Nov 21, 2020 3:47 pm
    Would using the same length slide work? I imagine you would need a longer slide to move a larger fraction of tubing.
    You could use a Bb length slide, but you'd only have six positions. Any notes that would be in 7th position would be played on the valve.
    Assuming you have one...
    by BGuttman
    Sat Nov 21, 2020 2:05 pm
    Forum: Musicians
    Topic: Dick Shearer
    Replies: 11
    Views: 714

    Re: Dick Shearer

    Shearer is in the middle of that section. It's 5 players (one doubles tuba).

    I can't tell from the picture what the brand is, but I couldn't see the curved brace of a King. Then again, someone said he reversed the brace and the curve could have been hidden by his hand.
    by BGuttman
    Sat Nov 21, 2020 1:43 pm
    Forum: Performance
    Topic: Trombone Chat Brass Choir Christmas Video
    Replies: 197
    Views: 9859

    Re: Trombone Chat Brass Choir Christmas Video

    I'll try to record something this weekend. I'm very happy to be muted out. There will be several 'bad spots' so I will definitely need someone backing up my part. Thanks everyone for being so kind and helpful. Noggin, are you using alternate slide positions for the triplets? The Bflat - F - Dflat c...
    by BGuttman
    Sat Nov 21, 2020 12:05 pm
    Forum: Instruments
    Topic: Innovations you'd like to see
    Replies: 108
    Views: 4458

    Re: Innovations you'd like to see

    baileyman wrote:
    Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:25 am
    A five leg stand so sax players can't tip it over.

    Oh, wait, got that already.
    Well, you've got one.
    by BGuttman
    Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:07 am
    Forum: Performance
    Topic: Trombone Chat Brass Choir Christmas Video
    Replies: 197
    Views: 9859

    Re: Trombone Chat Brass Choir Christmas Video

    Raul: Search back in this thread for a signup spreadsheet and the parts. If you want to use your Duo Gravis, check out Bass 1 or Bass 2 (the higher bass parts). Mike can take two players to a part, and most parts seem to have only one player (and many of us -- including me -- have yet to submit). Sh...
    by BGuttman
    Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:35 pm
    Forum: Tangents
    Topic: Covid recovery for wind players
    Replies: 10
    Views: 3954

    Re: Covid recovery for wind players

    ... One thing among many I don't understand: The morning talking doctor said with COVID you don't maintain antibodies; they fade and you can get it again. If so, how does a vaccine work? I thought vaccines produced an antibody response. ... I heard on another broadcast that COViD antibodies last fo...
    by BGuttman
    Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:29 pm
    Forum: Instruments
    Topic: Innovations you'd like to see
    Replies: 108
    Views: 4458

    Re: Innovations you'd like to see

    An attachment that will allow a gliss from D (middle line) to G (4th space). This was actually written into a part I was given -- and it was not written for a G bass.
    by BGuttman
    Fri Nov 20, 2020 8:24 pm
    Forum: Instruments
    Topic: Innovations you'd like to see
    Replies: 108
    Views: 4458

    Re: Innovations you'd like to see

    Quality controls for all manufacturers has increased over the years, but I think it could still get better. Not going to name brands, but if all of the mechanical functions of the horn don't work its hard for me to justify playing it. Even if it can be fixed or improved by a local tech. QC costs mo...
    by BGuttman
    Fri Nov 20, 2020 8:03 pm
    Forum: Modification & Repair
    Topic: Return or repair?
    Replies: 8
    Views: 687

    Re: Return or repair?

    Could be an air dry lacquer. If it's not cured it is susceptible to attack by the solvent in your flux.
    by BGuttman
    Fri Nov 20, 2020 4:49 pm
    Forum: Mouthpieces
    Topic: B-Flat mouthpiece
    Replies: 9
    Views: 651

    Re: B-Flat mouthpiece

    A small tenor player needs a mouthpiece with 7 different cup depths. If you have an F valve, you will need 13 different cups. Bass players with independent valves need 24 cups, plus an additional 2 for high G and F#. Or... You can practice. There's another one for the "new gizmos" thread: a mouthpi...
    by BGuttman
    Fri Nov 20, 2020 3:04 pm
    Forum: Instruments
    Topic: Innovations you'd like to see
    Replies: 108
    Views: 4458

    Re: Innovations you'd like to see

    Vegastokc wrote:
    Fri Nov 20, 2020 2:55 pm

    Or how about foot operated mute insertion device for any mute? :P
    Nah. With my luck it would be a foot in mouth operation. :tongue:
    by BGuttman
    Fri Nov 20, 2020 3:00 pm
    Forum: Performance
    Topic: Trombone Chat Brass Choir Christmas Video
    Replies: 197
    Views: 9859

    Re: Trombone Chat Brass Choir Christmas Video

    I might have to admit defeat on this. I've been practicing trying to get my tripples fast enough, but I'm nowhere near and they don't sound good. Think I might be a year or two of practice away from this standard. I was trying to do tennor 5. I hope my double can make enough noise to make up for me...
    by BGuttman
    Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:36 am
    Forum: Instruments
    Topic: Innovations you'd like to see
    Replies: 108
    Views: 4458

    Re: Innovations you'd like to see

    What about ball bearings? Not sure you could make that work. A ball bearing would allow the tubes to rotate around each other but that's not the type of motion you want. A ball bearing without an inner race might work, but you may run into sealing problems. FWIW, most inner slides are chrome plated...
    by BGuttman
    Fri Nov 20, 2020 9:52 am
    Forum: Tangents
    Topic: Trombone quiz!
    Replies: 25
    Views: 1107

    Re: Trombone quiz!

    I guess I'm not as much a nerd as I thought. 12/20.
    by BGuttman
    Thu Nov 19, 2020 5:48 pm
    Forum: Instruments
    Topic: Innovations you'd like to see
    Replies: 108
    Views: 4458

    Re: Innovations you'd like to see

    I'd like to see a production single rotor bass trombone (not boutique) that can be pulled to E with a long enough slide for an in tune low B! Not everybody needs or wants a double rotor! There is one. I think it's called the Bartok Trombone (based on the need in Miraculous Mandarin and Concerto for...
    by BGuttman
    Thu Nov 19, 2020 12:57 pm
    Forum: Instruments
    Topic: Innovations you'd like to see
    Replies: 108
    Views: 4458

    Re: Innovations you'd like to see

    Built-in pitch corrector? :evil:
    by BGuttman
    Wed Nov 18, 2020 4:23 pm
    Forum: Instruments
    Topic: Question About King 2b Slide
    Replies: 3
    Views: 392

    Re: Question About King 2b Slide

    The slide number is a part number. Very old (pre WWII) King trombones had serial numbers on all parts. That stopped some time in the 1950s. Note to Hobart: you probably also have a 4 digit number on your slide. The 6 digit serial number goes on the bell connector (which has the threads -- the nut is...
    by BGuttman
    Wed Nov 18, 2020 12:47 pm
    Forum: Modification & Repair
    Topic: Possible Heavy Mod of a Trombone Questions
    Replies: 7
    Views: 492

    Re: Possible Heavy Mod of a Trombone Questions

    I don't think you can find a King single valve bass. The 5B is basically a large tenor and the other basses, 6B, 7B, and 8B are all double valve. Make sure they know the difference between a tenor with F-attachment and a true bass. Adding a Gb to a tenor won't make it a bass. Just a tenor with two v...
    by BGuttman
    Tue Nov 17, 2020 7:34 am
    Forum: Modification & Repair
    Topic: Complete new lacquer King 5b
    Replies: 5
    Views: 374

    Re: Complete new lacquer King 5b

    There are a number of master builders who don't (or can't) do lacquer. Not being in EU I can't comment on any shop. I hope some of our EU members can make recommendations. Note that the orange lacquer that King used back in the 1970s may not be available. Your new lacquer coating will be much lighte...
    by BGuttman
    Tue Nov 17, 2020 7:18 am
    Forum: Modification & Repair
    Topic: Complete new lacquer King 5b
    Replies: 5
    Views: 374

    Re: Complete new lacquer King 5b

    There are some relacquer guys who can do a good job and others who can ruin a perfectly good instrument.

    I hope there are some here who can give suggestions. Approximately where are you? US? UK? Australia? EU?
    by BGuttman
    Mon Nov 16, 2020 12:25 pm
    Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
    Topic: Water Key
    Replies: 3
    Views: 387

    Re: Water Key

    You might want to talk to your tech about a Saturn. The Amado was designed for a trumpet and have a reputation of being hard to drain.

    Either one is going to cost a lot more than simply soldering your water key back.
    by BGuttman
    Sun Nov 15, 2020 8:49 pm
    Forum: Instruments
    Topic: Bach 8
    Replies: 13
    Views: 1094

    Re: Bach 8

    16 is the dual bore, 0.495 x 0.509. The 16M is single bore 0.509.
    by BGuttman
    Sun Nov 15, 2020 6:56 pm
    Forum: Instruments
    Topic: Bach 8
    Replies: 13
    Views: 1094

    Re: Bach 8

    Baileyman has a 9 that he likes a lot. It's a dual bore. I think the 8 was felt too close in bore to the 12 (0.490 vs. 0.500) and they didn't need to keep two models so close in specs.
    by BGuttman
    Sun Nov 15, 2020 4:59 pm
    Forum: Mouthpieces
    Topic: Bass piece alternatives for Rath B1MF
    Replies: 9
    Views: 896

    Re: Bass piece alternatives for Rath B1MF

    FOSSIL wrote:
    Sun Nov 15, 2020 4:29 pm
    What are you looking for ? There's another layer underneath
    Which one does the dog prefer? ;)
    by BGuttman
    Sun Nov 15, 2020 4:56 pm
    Forum: Performance
    Topic: Brass Quintet - WoodWind Combo chamber music
    Replies: 3
    Views: 1122

    Re: Brass Quintet - WoodWind Combo chamber music

    I was just watching the PDQ Bach (Peter Schickele) "Echo Sonata for Two Unfriendly Groups of Instruments". It's a Woodwind Quartet and a Brass Trio, though. Lots of opportunity to ham it up.
    by BGuttman
    Sun Nov 15, 2020 4:54 pm
    Forum: Instruments
    Topic: Obscure alto-horn instrument showdown.
    Replies: 10
    Views: 704

    Re: Obscure alto-horn instrument showdown.

    I'd do the Mellophonium. A real Mellophone would be just as interesting -- only difference is the way it's held. I'm not a fan of "marching instruments".
    by BGuttman
    Sun Nov 15, 2020 1:42 pm
    Forum: Performance
    Topic: Tenors vs Bass vs anything else - how and when?
    Replies: 13
    Views: 601

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

    Another complication: British orchestras of 100 years ago had sections with two small bore tenor trombones (smaller than those used in jazz bands today) and a bass trombone in G. Gerard Hoffnung made a humorous depiction in the attached cartoon.
    by BGuttman
    Sun Nov 15, 2020 1:06 pm
    Forum: Performance
    Topic: Tenors vs Bass vs anything else - how and when?
    Replies: 13
    Views: 601

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

    I should also point out that the 3rd trombone part in the L'Arlesienne Suite doesn't require a bass trombone -- it could easily be played on a tenor; although I played it on my bass. Second Jim's point on alto trombone. Unlike the most common flavors of trombone, the alto is not something you can ju...
    by BGuttman
    Sun Nov 15, 2020 10:46 am
    Forum: Performance
    Topic: Trombone Chat Brass Choir Christmas Video
    Replies: 197
    Views: 9859

    Re: Trombone Chat Brass Choir Christmas Video

    Just a note to Bruce and anyone else shooting with a phone. I have done a few of these videos lately and I can tell you what works and what doesn't. If you are shooting with a phone and don't have a tripod or other stand, please try to get someone else to hold it for you. Try to get your whole uppe...

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