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by Inspector71
Tue Mar 17, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: The One that Got Away
Replies: 22
Views: 1881

Re: The One that Got Away

My first "real trombone" after my Cleveland King 606 was a brand new Bach 36B. I played it from 8th grade through my freshman year in college. I sold it to help pay for my first set of Thayers. I still kick myself for selling that horn. It's the only sale of an instrument that I've ever regretted.
by Inspector71
Sat Mar 14, 2020 4:09 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Please help me, what is going on with my lead pipe conversion
Replies: 15
Views: 976

Re: Please help me, what is going on with my lead pipe conversion

Brad has hit the nail on the head here. Also, If it is a new cork barrel assembly the ID of the cork barrel might have to be opened up as well. That way the expanded part at the top of the inner fits both the leadpipe and the cork barrel properly....I hope that makes sense. MDM There was actually a ...
by Inspector71
Fri Jan 31, 2020 5:44 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Mouthpiece buzzing routines?
Replies: 42
Views: 2305

Re: Mouthpiece buzzing routines?

I had the good fortune to study with Arnold Jacobs several times in the mid to late 90's before his death. While he was considered the formost authority on buzzing, among other things, I am certainly not any type of authority...but I did learn a lot! Jake was not a big fan of formalized drills on th...
by Inspector71
Thu Nov 07, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Finished Rochut, what's next?
Replies: 23
Views: 1486

Re: Finished Rochut, what's next?

When I started my Masters with Don Knaub, his studio syllabus had the following for Graduate students: "Anything that you haven't played plus anything you have, except this time played perfectly." Like a previous posts states, you can always start over again in different registers, etc. I'm always a...
by Inspector71
Sun Oct 27, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Carbon slide for TIS horns
Replies: 6
Views: 708

Re: Carbon slide for TIS horns

It's really a balancing act and, like anything else, depends on the player. Typically, a light bell/bell section works best with a heavier slide. The reverse is also true. It doesn't really matter, in my opinion, if it is TIS or TIB. THEN as soon as you say that some big name player come out playing...
by Inspector71
Fri Oct 04, 2019 5:37 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Starting Bass Trombone at 60 - Am I crazy?
Replies: 30
Views: 1879

Re: Starting Bass Trombone at 60 - Am I crazy?

Yes, you are crazy. Welcome to the club! ;-)
by Inspector71
Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:17 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Greenhoe maintenance
Replies: 16
Views: 1499

Re: Greenhoe maintenance

The Greenhoe valves are especially sensitive to anything other than the thinnest valve oils because of the close tolerances. They can also become sluggish if the bearing plates are not installed firmly. This is something that a GREAT tech should be trusted with- not someone who puts nail polish on ...
by Inspector71
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Pinched Nerve
Replies: 19
Views: 1385

Re: Pinched Nerve

I have had shoulder pain similar to what you are describing. I had all kinds of therapy but the only thing that gave me relief was Dry Needleing. It have instant relief and after a few sessions I was feeling better that I had in a couple of years. Just another option to consider.

Best,

MDM
by Inspector71
Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Famous bass trombonists with 1 valve
Replies: 64
Views: 5965

Re: Famous bass trombonists with 1 valve

I'm replying to comments by "Inspector 71". I was a student of Donald Knaub in 1956-61 at The Eastman School of Music. Hearing him play on a Reynolds Contempora back then was my inspiration to follow the bass trombone path [ I began studying with him as a euphonium player]. He did, indeed, switch t...
by Inspector71
Fri Aug 02, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Famous bass trombonists with 1 valve
Replies: 64
Views: 5965

Re: Famous bass trombonists with 1 valve

Donald Knaube (sp?) - Rochester Phil., Eastman and later at University of Texas Austin. I believe he played a Conn 72H and later, a Yamaha of similar design. Yep...Knauby, as we called him, played a 72H for most, if not all, of his time with Rochester. All of his first album and most of his second ...
by Inspector71
Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Right way to play Dvorak Symphony No.9
Replies: 4
Views: 577

Re: Right way to play Dvorak Symphony No.9

I'd breathe after the E, two bars before the circled measure, and again after the E in the circled measure... Not that I think it's right or wrong...but that's where I would.
by Inspector71
Thu May 23, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: 60-sized mouthpiece with wide rim...?
Replies: 14
Views: 1630

Re: 60-sized mouthpiece with wide rim...?

I have seen on Facebook that someone has ordered a 60 with a 52D-shaped wide rim, cut with a tuba blank. The rim was marked 60EK. I suppose it has something to do with Kleinhammer? Severals years back Ed told me about that mouthpiece he had Schilke make for him. It was a wide flat-ish type rim with...
by Inspector71
Tue Apr 30, 2019 5:31 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Breaking in a new slide
Replies: 20
Views: 2110

Re: Breaking in a new slide

I would recommend using Trombotine for the break-in period. The cream will act as a cleaning agent to collect the residue from the break-in. The residue is then easily swabbed out of the inner and wiped off of the outer. I would also recommend swabbing everything out and reapply every day after use....
by Inspector71
Mon Feb 18, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: History of the Greenhoe
Replies: 10
Views: 1910

Re: History of the Greenhoe

Well....some of this info is correct and some is not. Personally I'd rather not get into "who said what and did what to whom." I will speak, however, about the changes in the valve during my tenure working for Gary. When I started in 2002, the rotors were two part blanks that only had the bore mille...
by Inspector71
Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Rotax Valve very tight
Replies: 7
Views: 1150

Re: Rotax Valve very tight

Sounds like there isn't enough room between the thrust bearings and the rotor.
by Inspector71
Sat Oct 27, 2018 5:42 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Calling all horn makers!
Replies: 43
Views: 6676

Re: Calling all horn makers!

These are fairly involved questions. I'll do my best...but coffee hasn't kicked in yet... The answer to question 1 is both. Tuning slides are usually made in a jig of our design. It just makes things easier. BUT you have to check the part after it is removed from the jig. Just because it is built in...
by Inspector71
Fri Oct 26, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Dual radius tuning slide
Replies: 17
Views: 3891

Re: Dual radius tuning slide

I deliberately wrote some controversial things to stir up the troops.... and it worked.. What I didn't write was BS A mouthpiece is a lump of brass machined in particular ways.... it does nothing... how can it? It allows the player to do things. The design will allow some aspects of playing to work...
by Inspector71
Fri Oct 26, 2018 6:12 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Dual radius tuning slide
Replies: 17
Views: 3891

Re: Dual radius tuning slide

The thought of "design" should be considered here. All instruments play the way they play due to their design. You start out with a design that you like. It represents a vision of how the designer thinks the instrument should work. Some start with a dual radius tuning slide some not...but they are d...
by Inspector71
Sun Sep 30, 2018 6:34 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Schilke-built Greenhoes
Replies: 9
Views: 2101

Re: Schilke-built Greenhoes

Last I heard, M&W were using M/K Drawing and Bending leadpipes in their horns. The MK50 and MK42 in the Bach style horns, and the GR in their Conn style horns. I don’t know about their tuning slides or end crooks. For the t-slides, though, I’d guess it’s a proprietary secret, with some adjustments ...
by Inspector71
Wed Aug 29, 2018 5:29 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: M/K LEADPIPES
Replies: 27
Views: 4251

Re: M/K LEADPIPES

Sorry, my last post was misleading. MattK got it right: the fellow (M? W?) at M&W said that unsoldered beads like Conn, Minick, etc., tend to respond better on the GR pipe. TIS horns also sounded better with the GR pipe. Soldered beads like a Bach responded better with the MV50 style pipe. Edwards ...
by Inspector71
Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: “You sound like you”?
Replies: 4
Views: 980

Re: “You sound like you”?

The player's approach to sound production plays the bigger part...I think. Sure, there are physical issues(oral cavity, etc) and sometimes we just might be playing the wrong size for our face and/or situation. However... How may times have we switched mouthpieces and it solved all of our problems? ....
by Inspector71
Tue Jul 24, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: 7th Position
Replies: 16
Views: 2977

Re: 7th Position

I would add another catagory:

"When it keeps the slide going in one direction and/or there is a technical advantage"

That's the one I would click...

Just a thought.
by Inspector71
Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: "Brushed" finish in a horn. What's your secret?
Replies: 5
Views: 1330

Re: "Brushed" finish in a horn. What's your secret?

I cut the pad into .5” and 1” strips and “rag” it.
Just like you would for buffing...but it makes you sweat more...
by Inspector71
Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: "Brushed" finish in a horn. What's your secret?
Replies: 5
Views: 1330

Re: "Brushed" finish in a horn. What's your secret?

www.facebook.com/customtrombones/videos/1963970233839389/ I had forgotten we posted that...thanks for the reminder. There are other ways, also. Wire wheels, certain buffing compounds and the like. I do it by hand because it gives me more control. It's easier to keep the brush strokes in a uniform d...
by Inspector71
Mon Jul 02, 2018 5:56 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: How do you teach/describe your “breathing concept”?
Replies: 47
Views: 5912

Re: How do you teach/describe your “breathing concept”?

Draw air into the mouth from the lips
Blow air out from the lips

I will add that Gabe's posture comments are spot on, IMHO. "The water can't flow if there is a kink in the hose."
by Inspector71
Wed May 16, 2018 6:19 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: M&W custom trombones - any reviews available?
Replies: 21
Views: 4792

Re: M&W custom trombones - any reviews available?

ZacharyThornton wrote:
Tue May 15, 2018 7:41 pm
I personally prefer non modular horns. I think something is lost in the build of the horn because of the breaks needed to make the bell removable. I could be completely wrong though...
:good: Right On!
by Inspector71
Sun May 13, 2018 4:49 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: FS: Pickett Brass bass trombone mouthpieces/components
Replies: 1
Views: 660

FS: Pickett Brass bass trombone mouthpieces/components

Pickett Brass bass trombone mouthpieces/components for sale. All are in excellent condition. They are fantastic pieces, well made and work well for many playing suituations. I'd prefer to sell it all as a set but will entertain offers to split. All prices include shipping to the lower 48. PayPal fri...
by Inspector71
Thu May 03, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Control shoulder tension?
Replies: 11
Views: 2540

Re: Control shoulder tension?

I have been plagued by problems with my left arm and shoulder for the past 5 years or so. Aching, burning pain running from my shoulder down my left arm. The longer I hold the horn, the worse it gets. Makes graduation gigs almost unbearable. (Pomp and Circumstance...over and over) I also have some f...
by Inspector71
Wed May 02, 2018 5:37 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Tuning Slide Lube Maintenance
Replies: 10
Views: 3256

Re: Tuning Slide Lube Maintenance

Hetman (#7)Slide Gel, IMHO, is the best on the market.
by Inspector71
Tue May 01, 2018 4:35 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Slide cases?
Replies: 7
Views: 1701

Re: Slide cases?

I contacted one of the eBay sellers of the Conn slide cases. I was told by the owner that Bach width slides would not safely fit. We, M&W, just bought one of these cases. Our slides, which are Bach width, fit just fine. (both length and width) It was the first thing that I checked when it arrived.
by Inspector71
Fri Apr 27, 2018 5:38 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: SOLD! FS: Greenhoe 9.5" bass bell flare....SOLD!
Replies: 1
Views: 651

SOLD! FS: Greenhoe 9.5" bass bell flare....SOLD!

This item has been sold. Thanks for your interest! Selling a Greenhoe 9.5" bass flare. 2 piece construction, red brass, usoldered bead. No mounting hardware, just the flare. In great shape no dents or dings, unlacquered. Can send pics upon request $300.00 plus shipping to the lower 48. Thanks for lo...
by Inspector71
Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:16 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Trombone Pics
Replies: 14
Views: 3504

Re: Trombone Pics

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Single valve, tuning-in-slide bass with traditional wrap.
by Inspector71
Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: What is rose brass?
Replies: 38
Views: 4112

Re: What is rose brass?

I tweeked the above numbers a bit after I got some more coffee onboard. Should have been 80/20 for gold and 85/15 for rose.
by Inspector71
Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:46 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: What is rose brass?
Replies: 38
Views: 4112

Re: What is rose brass?


Have you used 80/20 Mike ? It's quite a rare alloy over here.

Chris
We have used rose with some of the M/K leadpipes but with not with bells or tubing...yet

<Edit by BG: Fixed Quote>
by Inspector71
Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:04 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: What is rose brass?
Replies: 38
Views: 4112

Re: What is rose brass?

The 'general" numbers: (many makers have their own recipe)

yellow brass 70/30
gold brass 80/20
Rose brass 85/15
Red brass 90/10
by Inspector71
Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:55 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Bach 42B - New Linkage Job
Replies: 6
Views: 1376

Re: Bach 42B - New Linkage Job

Something reliable. Something quiet. Something cheap. Thoughts? These three criteria are seldom found together. It's more a question of, do you want it right or just good enough to get by? I don't mean to sound snarky but I see this a lot. People want perfection for a discount. Levers and linkages ...

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