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by BGuttman
Sun Apr 05, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bought a king 6b now what
Replies: 13
Views: 319

Re: Bought a king 6b now what

If you want to graft a foreign slide you will need to replace the receiver on the bell section. King slides have the nut on the slide section and threads on the bell. Most other horns work the other way. You might be able to "score" a King 7B or 8B slide through somebody like DJ Kennedy. For all I k...
by BGuttman
Sun Apr 05, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Odd eBay Holton
Replies: 13
Views: 278

Re: Odd eBay Holton

Do my eyes deceive me (I do have cataracts, after all) or are two of the legs on the moving part "reversed" (i.e. go inside of the fixed part)?

A 24" double slide would mean just the slide portion is about the length of a Bb trombone. Add the bell and we're close to Eb.
by BGuttman
Sun Apr 05, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Need advice to help 8th grader open up sound
Replies: 1
Views: 25

Re: Need advice to help 8th grader open up sound

Problem with long tones and 8th graders is that they won't do them -- it's pretty boring.

Maybe try tunes with the crescendo/decrescendo.

Play the Imperial March from Star Wars LOUD.

Find music they want to play.
by BGuttman
Sun Apr 05, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Tongue Controlled Embochure
Replies: 44
Views: 943

Re: Tongue Controlled Embochure

I just want to add that TCE would probably work better for trumpet players than trombone players because it creates a smaller resonance cavity in the mouth. Not a problem for players going high, but changes the tone excessively for players in the lower ranges of music. I learned from Callet. Gave it...
by BGuttman
Sun Apr 05, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: 6b modifications
Replies: 4
Views: 93

Re: 6b modifications

You got a bunch of good suggestions on your other post in Instruments. I doubt you will get much else here. Obviously you need the slide serviced (or replaced -- the slide from a 7B or 8B will work too). After that, get the triggers fixed. Next, a D slide for the dependent section. Now if you really...
by BGuttman
Sat Apr 04, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bought a king 6b now what
Replies: 13
Views: 319

Re: Bought a king 6b now what

Looks like the E paddle is MIA -- all the parts afer the lever. Also missing the screws on top of the valve spindles. For not too much money hou can get it to be a basic 6B (with a flat E 2nd trigger). Once it's back in playing condition look into a D slide and splitting the paddles. I wouldn;t put ...
by BGuttman
Sat Apr 04, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Shires equivalent to Gen 2 Conn 88 HO
Replies: 16
Views: 380

Re: Shires equivalent to Gen 2 Conn 88 HO

No reason for Shires (or Rath for that matter) to try to emulate a modern Conn 88H. Why pay more for an emulated Conn 88H? On the other hand, vintage Elkhart horns are no longer available and are popular among players. So Shires tried to emulate the Vintage Elkhart.
by BGuttman
Sat Apr 04, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Odd eBay Holton
Replies: 13
Views: 278

Re: Odd eBay Holton

It's got the same counterweight as I have on my 1925 Olds. So that must be after-market.

My guess is an F Bass to play the Bartok Gliss.
by BGuttman
Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Tongue Controlled Embochure
Replies: 44
Views: 943

Re: Tongue Controlled Embochure

trumpetplanet wrote:
Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:22 am
Doug, you're replying to my post, but it doesn't appear to be here for other people to read...

...
That's just because you did not have two approved posts. You do now and everybody can see what you wrote.
by BGuttman
Fri Apr 03, 2020 1:13 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Conn 110H
Replies: 5
Views: 244

Re: Conn 110H

Thrawn22 wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:45 pm
Most open wrap horns should have enough tubing to pull to E.
Not necessarily. Depends on how the tubing is designed. I've seen some that are way too short and others that are good.
by BGuttman
Fri Apr 03, 2020 1:09 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Q:History of Prime Slide Design Mouthpieces
Replies: 6
Views: 486

Re: Q:History of Prime Slide Design Mouthpieces

Mike Suter was the brains behind these mouthpieces, and if I recall correctly he used to play a Holton bass.

There are probably some threads in the old TTF archives about these.
by BGuttman
Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Conn 110H
Replies: 5
Views: 244

Re: Conn 110H

If you can pull about 4.5 inches (115 mm) you should be golden. It looks like it should from the pictures I've seen,
by BGuttman
Thu Apr 02, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Tongue Controlled Embochure
Replies: 44
Views: 943

Re: Tongue Controlled Embochure

A while ago I watched some of the Callet stuff about the TCE....and for me it seemed to be that the tongue stayed forward at all times maintaining contact with the bottom teeth and then the rest of the tongue controlled the registers. I may be totally off with that though. Ross That's pretty much w...
by BGuttman
Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Teele book question
Replies: 38
Views: 759

Re: Teele book question

In the last several posts the upper register is mentioned. What is the required upper range for a working bass bone player? I've got a solid G above the bass clef staff. Is that enough or should I have more? There is an arrangement of "All of Me" that goes up to the C above that. If you play classi...
by BGuttman
Tue Mar 31, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Composition, Arrangement, & Theory
Topic: Planxty George Brabazon for Trombone Quartet
Replies: 1
Views: 42

Re: Planxty George Brabazon for Trombone Quartet

Thanks, Dave. Looks easy enough for a reading session. I may spring it on the next quartet I play with.
by BGuttman
Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Chris Stearn (AKA Blast) OK?
Replies: 40
Views: 1553

Re: Chris Stearn (AKA Blast) OK?

One of the problems we run into is that there are generally two classes of readers. One class is highly sophisticated players (both professional and amateur) who can notice subtle differences and will argue over their relative benefits. Sort of like the argument of how many angels can dance on the h...
by BGuttman
Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Submerging whole rotor section in water
Replies: 17
Views: 430

Re: Submerging whole rotor section in water

A string linkage may have the string damaged by lengthy immersion in water (it tends to stretch). Big problem with just submerging is that it will take a while to get all the water out so you can re-oil the valve. Also, if the rotor is really dirty or corroded a submersion in water won't do too much...
by BGuttman
Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Tongue Controlled Embochure
Replies: 44
Views: 943

Re: Tongue Controlled Embochure

Callet tried to make me do it at a master class. I soon found it didn't work for me at all. Alan Raph reported tonguing through his teeth for low notes on bass trombone. Again, I tried it and it didn't work that well for me. But that's a sample size of one, and somebody who doesn't claim to be a tea...
by BGuttman
Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Big Valve
Replies: 54
Views: 1247

Re: Big Valve

If thePosaune's parents don't understand what's going on, maybe a discussion with a college advisor. I had a similar situation back when I was in High School (late Pre-Cambrian Era) and I chose STEM -- particularly Chemical Engineering. I found that Engineers eat better than musicians. There are lot...
by BGuttman
Mon Mar 30, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: More digital music readers
Replies: 15
Views: 866

Re: More digital music readers

MuseScore exports PDFs. Is that what the reader program uses?
by BGuttman
Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Chris Stearn (AKA Blast) OK?
Replies: 40
Views: 1553

Re: Chris Stearn (AKA Blast) OK?

paulyg wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:31 pm
...

Now let's all go have a beer.
We have virtual beers in The Bunker. No age restrictions either. :cool:
by BGuttman
Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Big Valve
Replies: 54
Views: 1247

Re: Big Valve

A High Schooler going into college is going to change A LOT as his ability improves. There may need to be changes to the equipment, but generally this is needed after some development and will probably be apparent even to the student. Emory Remington used to insist his students play a Conn 88H. I do...
by BGuttman
Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Is there such difference between mouthpiece companies?
Replies: 11
Views: 569

Re: Is there such difference between mouthpiece companies?

Warburton has two part. Great mouthpieces, though. At least for me...
by BGuttman
Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:12 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Is there such difference between mouthpiece companies?
Replies: 11
Views: 569

Re: Is there such difference between mouthpiece companies?

There are some mouthpieces that should be avoided. Often these come in boxes labeled "Mouth of Trombone" or some such. Very cheap and almost coincidentally related to the size marked on them. The brands which we have discussed are all worth looking at. On the low cost end are Faxx and Kelly (plastic...
by BGuttman
Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:07 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Practice Room Size
Replies: 18
Views: 579

Re: Practice Room Size

With The Bailey Super Shoosh! mute, the room can be any size. It allows others to hold a conversation in the middle of my session. Great intonation even in pedals. Wait is this real? haha It's a development by Baileyman. He doesn't sell them commercially (yet). But if you contact him I'm sure he ca...
by BGuttman
Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: Technology
Topic: Skype
Replies: 14
Views: 287

Re: Skype

In regards to the privacy issue, couldn't you just set up a teaching email and not worry about privacy or am I missing the boat here? We're talking about live face-to-face lessons using Skype or Zoom to enable the conversation or demonstration. I bought a "professional" account on Zoom so I have un...
by BGuttman
Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Big Valve
Replies: 54
Views: 1247

Re: Big Valve

Looking back at OP's original post, the teacher's complaint seems odd. I agree that we should hear the rationale for what he's told the OP. Now if OP had an instrument which did not fit the requirements of the Studio; to wit a large bore tenor with F valve, it there might be a problem to be cured wi...
by BGuttman
Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Everything Else
Topic: WTB Small and Large Tenor Soft tone mutes
Replies: 9
Views: 142

Re: WTB Small and Large Tenor Soft tone mutes

I had a big problem with my Softone until I learned that you have to "inflate" it. I put it over the bell and blow until it inflates to a nice shape. Then when I play the intonation improves dramatically.
by BGuttman
Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Is there such difference between mouthpiece companies?
Replies: 11
Views: 569

Re: Is there such difference between mouthpiece companies?

Consider a mouthpiece to be like a pair of shoes. If the size doesn't fit your feet they are useless. They come in different kinds. You don't want to wear a pair of dress pumps to work out in the gym, and you don't want to wear Tennis Shoes to a fancy ball. Generally you try to find a mouthpiece tha...
by BGuttman
Sun Mar 29, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: trigger spring snapped
Replies: 8
Views: 257

Re: trigger spring snapped

I managed to make a temporary repair using a "scrunchy" (an elastic band used to tie ponytails). I use one that has stretched out a bit and it fits the Gb trigger on my King 7B when anchored to some attachment tubing. You may have to figure out where to tie the elastic for your application. Obviousl...
by BGuttman
Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: "Plays bigger than it is..." - questions
Replies: 31
Views: 1886

Re: "Plays bigger than it is..." - questions

Well isn't that technically always the case? It seems so. But my original question was about what makes certain instruments, in various people's opinions, "play bigger than they are". Do certain horns have ideal proportions, materials, workmanship that make them outstanding examples of their make a...
by BGuttman
Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: Vincent Bach Stradivarius 50B(2) Bass Trombone
Replies: 9
Views: 455

Re: Vincent Bach Stradivarius 50B(2) Bass Trombone

Merged two topics for same instrument
by BGuttman
Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Chris Stearn (AKA Blast) OK?
Replies: 40
Views: 1553

Re: Chris Stearn (AKA Blast) OK?

Apparently Chris logged in today. Hope he checks in here and sets everybody straight.

The Blast account got corrupted and he re-registered as Fossil.
by BGuttman
Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:58 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: Open to buy collections/ small bore pro level horns
Replies: 4
Views: 532

Re: Open to buy collections/ small bore pro level horns

I have 2 vintage horns. A Conn 4h and holten revelation both around 1990s. Good condition except the slides need chemical cleaning and maybe realignment. If you are interested you can email me at orrwork2002@gmail.com Can't be 1990's. These horns haven't been made for over 50 years. The Conn has to...
by BGuttman
Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Slide sound during lubrication
Replies: 2
Views: 171

Re: Slide sound during lubrication

Does the clank occur when the slide goes to the fully closed position? It's not uncommon to hear a clank if you ram the slide into the bumper. If that's the case I wouldn't panic over it.
by BGuttman
Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 194
Views: 6942

Re: Coronavirus

I didn't say I don't approve. I just mentioned that some of the data, particularly in my home state, seems "off". Also, I think you are spending too much of your practice time on this. We need to get those Senior dances going again! ;)
by BGuttman
Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Big Valve
Replies: 54
Views: 1247

Re: Big Valve

Am I the only person who feels like axial valves have more perceived resistance than normal valves? I feel like I get way better compression on an axial. Maybe I'm equating being able to push more air and get more compression as being able to give me better resistance. I think you may be. The Axial...
by BGuttman
Tue Mar 24, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: Trombone, Trumpet, Pipe Organ Repertoire?
Replies: 5
Views: 164

Re: Trombone, Trumpet, Pipe Organ Repertoire?

I've also felt that the Morceau Symphonique by Guilmant would sound great with trombone and organ. After all, Guilmant was an organist.
by BGuttman
Tue Mar 24, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: Many Mouthpieces! SS, LS, Bass, Contra, Tuba (updated)
Replies: 4
Views: 322

Re: Many Mouthpieces! SS, LS, Bass, Contra, Tuba (updated)

Are the large shank Wick mouthpieces silver or gold? And what are you asking?
by BGuttman
Tue Mar 24, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Practice Room Size
Replies: 18
Views: 579

Re: Practice Room Size

Make sure you don't hit the walls with your slide or the back end of the horn. Also, watch ventilation. When you soundproof too well you also airproof.
by BGuttman
Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:13 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bell Rim Design
Replies: 15
Views: 774

Re: Bell Rim Design

A caveat: A trombone is more than the sum of its parts and trying to spec the trombone "from scratch" is a fool's errand. With Boutique horns you will have a number of options to try and you should try them without preconceived notions. The rimless Vocabell was a rather thick bell compared to most. ...
by BGuttman
Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: Account Problems
Replies: 0
Views: 202

Account Problems

Hi all: I have been promoted so I can help people who have problems with their accounts. If you lose your password I can issue you a temporary that is not umpteen zillion characters so you can get back in. If you have any other problems I will try to help you fix them. BUT: I will not (cannot) delet...
by BGuttman
Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: 1939 Conn 32H Burkle
Replies: 8
Views: 526

Re: 1939 Conn 32H Burkle

Man, if I didn't already have a Conn 40H (Ballroom), Holton 67 (Stratodyne), and Martin Imperial I'd love this. But how many can I play at once? I think Jacob Garcik has a way to play 2, but not 4.
by BGuttman
Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Case Art
Replies: 3
Views: 199

Re: Case Art

Paint diagonal black stripes on it so it looks like a caution tape?
by BGuttman
Sat Mar 21, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Aida trombone stand
Replies: 15
Views: 678

Re: Aida trombone stand

Bach5G wrote:
Sat Mar 21, 2020 10:19 am
Just make sure Irv has it in stock before you order.
This is the real issue with dealing with Irv. If he has the item in stock there are no problems. If he doesn't have it and needs to order it, that seems to be when the problems start.
by BGuttman
Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Monette Pricing
Replies: 10
Views: 678

Re: Monette Pricing

Monette: "You can buy better, but you can't pay more" ;)

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