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by BGuttman
Wed Mar 03, 2021 11:37 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: New guy
Replies: 7
Views: 96

Re: New guy

First about the valves. It's possible that the pads and felts are old and compressed. The valves are similar in size to an "American Baritone". I believe there are some sellers of pad and felt kits on Ebay, although I've never bothered on my horns. Treating the valves is probably similar to what you...
by BGuttman
Wed Mar 03, 2021 10:32 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: New guy
Replies: 7
Views: 96

Re: New guy

Hi and welcome! We have a number of folks here who play valved instruments as well as slides (including me). Note that a Flugaone (or Baritone or Trombone) takes a lot more air than a trumpet. But you may be putting too much air through the thing. That may be why the 12C mouthpiece sounds shrill. As...
by BGuttman
Wed Mar 03, 2021 7:53 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Triad trouble
Replies: 42
Views: 2006

Re: Triad trouble

I don't use ham radio terms here. Maybe if she was using a Single Side Band it might have sounded better? ;)
by BGuttman
Wed Mar 03, 2021 4:59 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Valve trombone measurements PLEASE!
Replies: 4
Views: 158

Re: Valve trombone measurements PLEASE!

Note that King 2B and 3B valve sections fit on their respective bells so you can use them as slide or valve trombones.

I believe the Conn 5G and 6H have a similar relationship.
by BGuttman
Wed Mar 03, 2021 4:57 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Triad trouble
Replies: 42
Views: 2006

Re: Triad trouble

Lots of other better choices ... Some good songs of more recent vintage as well. "Born in the USA" ? Yeah. Or "Proud to be an American" There's also our take on the English anthem, "My Country 'Tis of Thee". At the time of the Revolution "Yankee Doodle" was a popular patriotic song. Unfortunately i...
by BGuttman
Wed Mar 03, 2021 4:50 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Triad trouble
Replies: 42
Views: 2006

Re: Triad trouble

The tune is a drinking song. The lyrics are a poem by Francis Scott Key called "The Siege of Fort McHenry". I don't even know if Key was considering the drinking song as he wrote. Note: want warlike? Look at La Marseillaise. At the time of the adoption of SSB as the National Anthem, there was a stro...
by BGuttman
Wed Mar 03, 2021 3:13 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Triad trouble
Replies: 42
Views: 2006

Re: Triad trouble

Bach5G wrote:
Wed Mar 03, 2021 3:03 pm
Or listened to Whitney’s version.
There have been many excellent renditions of SSB in the past. Many of them were by opera singers, who usually have the range to carry it out.

Lady Gaga's version, while a bit odd, was enjoyable to listen to.

This rendition was not in the same ballpark.
by BGuttman
Tue Mar 02, 2021 10:45 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Triad trouble
Replies: 42
Views: 2006

Re: Triad trouble

robcat2075 wrote:
Tue Mar 02, 2021 10:41 pm
...

Ms. Sailor "I can sing in four keys" Sabol performs at 26:30

...
Simultaneously! :amazed: :evil:
by BGuttman
Tue Mar 02, 2021 1:12 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: Selling everything
Replies: 28
Views: 3577

Re: Selling everything

I sent him a welcoming and polite PM (not an e-mail) on February 19. He still has not retrieved this message. (Nor posted anything more.) Apparently he has responded to some e-mails but not to others. I still would like to know what he's selling, but apparently he's not interested in listing items ...
by BGuttman
Tue Mar 02, 2021 12:23 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Texas gets New England winter weather
Replies: 66
Views: 2758

Re: Texas gets New England winter weather

And I lost power for 7 hours last night. Maybe Ted Cruz will go back to Cancun? :evil: Did you have a backup heat provision already? What was that? The best one: the dog! :cool: Actually, we have a wood stove, although we haven't needed to fire it up for quite a while. That's New England. We all ha...
by BGuttman
Tue Mar 02, 2021 8:04 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Texas gets New England winter weather
Replies: 66
Views: 2758

Re: Texas gets New England winter weather

baileyman wrote:
Tue Mar 02, 2021 5:25 am
Oh man, 12F this morning. New England gets a Texas winter!
And I lost power for 7 hours last night. Maybe Ted Cruz will go back to Cancun? :evil:
by BGuttman
Mon Mar 01, 2021 4:25 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Triad trouble
Replies: 42
Views: 2006

Re: Triad trouble

... I would like to see future inauguration dial the SSB back to its origins. Get a quartet to barrel through it like a sea chantey. Something with distinctive style but not over-adorned. I wish I had a recording of us doing it, but the 3rd NH Volunteer Post Band in the Civil War had an arrangement...
by BGuttman
Mon Mar 01, 2021 7:17 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Triad trouble
Replies: 42
Views: 2006

Re: Triad trouble

quiethorn wrote:
Mon Mar 01, 2021 1:21 am
Is this for real?
YouTube is full of "Anthem Fail" posts showing this. I haven't found out who the "singer" is. But a lot of guys are putting post hoc accompaniments to the clip. The modulations really stretch their ears.
by BGuttman
Sun Feb 28, 2021 7:58 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Triad trouble
Replies: 42
Views: 2006

Re: Triad trouble

Wow! How many modulations were there?

Kudos to the guy doing the piano accompaniment after the fact. :good:

Couldn't they have gotten a real singer to perform? :evil:

Here's another post hoc accompanied version:

by BGuttman
Sun Feb 28, 2021 7:49 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Tenor Trombone solos arranged for Bass?
Replies: 10
Views: 747

Re: Tenor Trombone solos arranged for Bass?

I think an alto with Bb attachment might have a better chance. The only note missing is E below the bass staff (whatever that translates to in the Horn part).
by BGuttman
Sat Feb 27, 2021 9:17 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Holton TR-150 First Impressions
Replies: 12
Views: 1079

Re: Holton TR-150 First Impressions

Nice playing, Tom. I think there is something about the 9 inch (225 mm) bell because I heard some facets of the sound that reminded me of the King 5B i played for a while. It's much rounder than most 8.5 inch (215 mm) bell instruments I have.
by BGuttman
Fri Feb 26, 2021 7:39 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: bass mpc c. 28.5mm rim, very deep cup?
Replies: 17
Views: 1255

Re: bass mpc c. 28.5mm rim, very deep cup?

Wasn't there a Helleberg cup bass trombone mouthpiece? I don't remember who made it if there was. Helleberg tuba mouthpieces have relatively narrow rims and deep conical cups. FWIW, Doug put me on a LB 112/L/L8 setup (there was no XB at the time) and I moved over to an L7 backbore (don't think he st...
by BGuttman
Fri Feb 26, 2021 6:52 am
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: American Trombone Workshop 2021
Replies: 8
Views: 792

Re: American Trombone Workshop 2021

Hope there will be a seminar this year - even if it is just a one-day virtual event. Either way, I'll miss the college trombone choirs and vendors. In the meantime, I enjoyed the US Army Band Trombone Choir version of the 1812 Overture; released yesterday. If you missed it, look here: https://www.y...
by BGuttman
Wed Feb 24, 2021 7:03 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Voight J188FX
Replies: 12
Views: 927

Re: Voight J188FX

Notice also that the tubing right by the valve does not have a "knuckle". This could make the blow much more open.

Interesting design. I like it.
by BGuttman
Wed Feb 24, 2021 1:16 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Slotting?
Replies: 34
Views: 2209

Re: Slotting?

Beginners do better with deep slots. This helps train them to play in the middle of the tone.

I suspect how wide the slot is would be dependent on the overall design. You don't build a horn for this aspect; it usually comes "for the ride".
by BGuttman
Wed Feb 24, 2021 3:52 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Best Double Case for Tenor and Bass Trombone
Replies: 16
Views: 950

Re: Best Double Case for Tenor and Bass Trombone

Another option is to have a gig bag and a case for golf clubs. You can pack around the gig bag with clothes or other padding material. Seems the Baggage Gorillas are more careful with golf club bags than musical instrument cases.
by BGuttman
Tue Feb 23, 2021 4:39 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Besson 35
Replies: 28
Views: 1658

Re: Besson 35

My doctor says there's no worry to have with raw brass contact... And I never experienced any problems with it so far. There are some who will experience a rash from playing on a raw brass mouthpiece (I am not one of them). If you suck on the mouthpiece for very long periods of time you might extra...
by BGuttman
Tue Feb 23, 2021 1:28 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Help with college decision
Replies: 17
Views: 1121

Re: Help with college decision

Of the three I would guess Baylor will give the best football experience. After all, the Baylor team often goes to a Bowl game after the season.

Don't forget to look into playing in the Marching Band for a tuition reduction.
by BGuttman
Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:33 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: beginner should not get a pro level horn? Why?
Replies: 19
Views: 1308

Re: beginner should not get a pro level horn? Why?

The 24H is closer to a 2B than a 3B. And there's nothing wrong with a nice 24H for you either.
by BGuttman
Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:28 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Help with college decision
Replies: 17
Views: 1121

Re: Help with college decision

Is this for music? Music Ed? Something else? If it's for music, have you talked to or gotten a lesson with the prof? How do you like the studio? What's very important is the fit between you and the school; something we can't evaluate from a simple question like this. If you plan to major in somethin...
by BGuttman
Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:08 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Besson 35
Replies: 28
Views: 1658

Re: Besson 35

What used to be called "Low Pitch" was actually at A=435 Hz, which is a bit flat compared to modern pitch (A=440 Hz). Shortening the tuning slide should do what you want. Incidentally, I have a mouthpiece that looks just like the one you show except it is engraved "19". The shank is actually smaller...
by BGuttman
Mon Feb 22, 2021 4:22 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Phil Teele Studies on Tenor Trombone
Replies: 7
Views: 555

Re: Phil Teele Studies on Tenor Trombone

Understand that the exercises go to a range that is pretty far outside of where you would play a tenor trombone. Also, they MANDATE an F-attachment and really need a double trigger.

That said, no reason you can't use the Teele studies for your lower register.
by BGuttman
Mon Feb 22, 2021 6:17 am
Forum: Music Business
Topic: Instrument repair and Creation, how'd you get into it?
Replies: 6
Views: 578

Re: Instrument repair and Creation, how'd you get into it?

The Brass and Woodwind Shop has a bunch of videos on YouTube showing different aspects of instrument repair. I think one of the videos shows how he got into the business. The course at Red Wing (I believe it may have a different name now) is less than a year and gives you the basics. After that you ...
by BGuttman
Sun Feb 21, 2021 5:59 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Texas gets New England winter weather
Replies: 66
Views: 2758

Re: Texas gets New England winter weather

You knew this was the next phase. All so you can keep your Texas electrical grid "pure".

I feel for those poor residents with broken pipes.
by BGuttman
Sun Feb 21, 2021 12:24 pm
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: Messages stuck in the Outbox
Replies: 2
Views: 304

Re: Messages stuck in the Outbox

Your outbox will show the messages until they are picked up by the receiver. Nothing you can do about that.
by BGuttman
Sun Feb 21, 2021 6:50 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Texas gets New England winter weather
Replies: 66
Views: 2758

Re: Texas gets New England winter weather

Texas is a bastion of deregulation. Here is a clear view of the downside. I hope people will remember this as they decry Government regulation. I don't think it's fair to take an unprecedented natural disaster and then blame the outcome on neoliberalism. I didn't read the article since I don't have...
by BGuttman
Sat Feb 20, 2021 7:46 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Texas gets New England winter weather
Replies: 66
Views: 2758

Re: Texas gets New England winter weather

Texas is a bastion of deregulation. Here is a clear view of the downside. I hope people will remember this as they decry Government regulation.
by BGuttman
Sat Feb 20, 2021 7:42 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Selmer Paris F attachmemt trombone
Replies: 3
Views: 383

Re: Selmer Paris F attachmemt trombone

When Selmer took over the Bach Company they came to an agreement that Bach would have exclusive sales of trumpets and trombones in the US. Thus we have Selmer saxophones but Selmer trombones and trumpets are rare. That's not to say they are bad. In fact, the Selmer Bolero and Largo trombones are exc...
by BGuttman
Sat Feb 20, 2021 7:35 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Highest note in the symphonic repertoire
Replies: 21
Views: 1168

Re: Highest note in the symphonic repertoire

Beethoven's 5th has an F that is often remarked on. Labeled as "alto" but often played on tenor. 5th.jpg Which makes me wonder whether trombone players 200 years ago were much better than us, or did Beethoven just hate them? Remember that composers of Beethoven's era were writing based on the Eb Al...
by BGuttman
Sat Feb 20, 2021 5:54 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Highest note in the symphonic repertoire
Replies: 21
Views: 1168

Re: Highest note in the symphonic repertoire

Welcome to the Chat! There was a time when the three parts in a trombone section were for an alto in Eb, a tenor in Bb, and a bass in F. But there was also a contention that the three trombones were all the same length but of different bore sizes. Consorts of Sackbuts (the instrument in use before t...
by BGuttman
Sat Feb 20, 2021 11:10 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Smallest case for Bach lt16m?
Replies: 13
Views: 723

Re: Smallest case for Bach lt16m?

I got my Holtone Stratodyne in an Olds Ambassador casel, about the same size as the Conn case Jacob shows above but wood with vinyl cover. The plastic molded cases were popular in the late 1960s and 1970s when the Samsonite briefcase was also popular. I have one from a Holton Collegiate of the same ...
by BGuttman
Fri Feb 19, 2021 8:29 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Texas gets New England winter weather
Replies: 66
Views: 2758

Re: Texas gets New England winter weather

According to news reports, the Power Grid has rectified the problems and the brownouts and blackouts should be fixed. I hope Texans manage to recover with minimal pain. I saw a YouTube posting from a guy who specializes in old computer equipment (much of which I used to use!) and he had an external ...
by BGuttman
Fri Feb 19, 2021 2:21 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Texas gets New England winter weather
Replies: 66
Views: 2758

Re: Texas gets New England winter weather

... I read a story that it cost $9000 to charge your Tesla in Texas a couple of days ago. It's called "free market economy". Supply and demand. Very little supply plus demand yields high prices. That's why I had to wait 3 hours in line and pay twice the usual per gallon (liter) rate for gasoline in...
by BGuttman
Fri Feb 19, 2021 1:02 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Texas gets New England winter weather
Replies: 66
Views: 2758

Re: Texas gets New England winter weather

The problem is that Texans don't expect this kind of cold weather. I remember laughing inside when my grandparents moved to South Florida and started complaining about how cold it was when the temperature dipped to 50 degrees F (about 10 C). Freezes are much rarer in the deep South US. As such, thin...
by BGuttman
Fri Feb 19, 2021 11:19 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Texas gets New England winter weather
Replies: 66
Views: 2758

Re: Texas gets New England winter weather

I had suggested that this was New England winter weather because we generally get a week or two of sub-zero (Fahrenheit) temperatures during January or February with mean winter temperatures just below freezing. I know that winter can be much colder, especially in the north-central US and Canadian P...
by BGuttman
Thu Feb 18, 2021 5:21 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: Giddings Chubasco, Brassark 4G(.277)
Replies: 2
Views: 272

Re: Giddings Chubasco, Brassark 4G(.277)

OK. It's where it belongs now.
by BGuttman
Thu Feb 18, 2021 5:18 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Texas gets New England winter weather
Replies: 66
Views: 2758

Re: Texas gets New England winter weather

It’s amazing to me that the US can land a spacecraft on Mars but that people are freezing to death in Texas. This is extremely unusual weather for Texas. It rarely gets very cold for more than a day or two and this freeze has gone on for a week. You don't usually build infrastructure for conditions...
by BGuttman
Thu Feb 18, 2021 2:13 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Texas gets New England winter weather
Replies: 66
Views: 2758

Re: Texas gets New England winter weather

Bach5G wrote:
Thu Feb 18, 2021 12:13 pm
I don’t see what the problem is. Just head over to Cancun and wait it out on the beach. What’s so difficult?

signed Ted Cruz
Is that the Chris Christie solution? (New Jersey governor who closed the beaches and vacationed on one)
by BGuttman
Thu Feb 18, 2021 10:56 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Texas gets New England winter weather
Replies: 66
Views: 2758

Re: Texas gets New England winter weather

Somewhat reminds me of when I lived in Baltimore many years ago. We had a blizzard of 14 inches of snow. Maryland NEVER sees that much snow, even though it gets some during the winter. I had a neighbor from Pittsburgh and between us my kiddie snow shovel that I keep in my car got a lot of use. Again...
by BGuttman
Wed Feb 17, 2021 11:39 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Steel bead
Replies: 9
Views: 858

Re: Steel bead

There is also a half round bell rim wire where the flat part is against the flare and the round part has the brass bent around it. The bead (bell brass wrapped around the wire) can be soldered or not. If it is soldered, all the open space between the wire and rim is filled with solder. There is a bi...
by BGuttman
Wed Feb 17, 2021 10:21 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Everything Else
Topic: WTB: Arban
Replies: 8
Views: 441

Re: WTB: Arban

If you don't mind reading transposing treble clef it's available for free on IMSLP. I have an older treble clef version edited by Edwin Franko Goldman. Note that there are two bass clef versions out there. The older one is edited by Charles Randall and Simone Mantia. The newer one is edited by Joe A...
by BGuttman
Wed Feb 17, 2021 8:47 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Hand-Hammered Olds
Replies: 17
Views: 1052

Re: Hand-Hammered Olds

There used to be an option to have the planishing around the bell throat. It was an extra cost option and my Olds came with it but because I didn't know what it was I had it removed :weep: :weep: FWIW, mine is TIS, Medium Large bore, with an 8 inch bell. I believe the tuning in bell instruments were...
by BGuttman
Wed Feb 17, 2021 2:33 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Steel bead
Replies: 9
Views: 858

Re: Steel bead

Bell rim wires have been made of steel for a long time.
by BGuttman
Wed Feb 17, 2021 10:05 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Practice mute for dummies!
Replies: 7
Views: 508

Re: Practice mute for dummies!

Big issue with practice mutes is that they muffle sound (after all, that's what they are supposed to do). The nice thing about the Yamaha is you can adjust the sound in the earphones to match how loud you are unmuted. This tempers the tendency to blast out with resulting problems when you are unmute...
by BGuttman
Wed Feb 17, 2021 9:46 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: 3B
Replies: 32
Views: 1815

Re: 3B

Harrison, you have to understand that in the US COVID is only part disease and part political football. Some areas of the US treat COVID as an inconvenience to be ignored. Florida appears to be one such place.

I'm headed out do a doctor appointment and per recommendations I'll be double masked.

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