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by hyperbolica
Tue May 22, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: .500 bore mouthpieces
Replies: 17
Views: 208

Re: .500 bore mouthpieces

I also use an XT104/C/3 for my bright 48h and /E/4 for my 10h (500 bore) with a meatier sound. I feel more comfortable and flexible with the larger rim.
by hyperbolica
Fri May 18, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Tuba questions
Replies: 8
Views: 263

Re: Tuba questions

Thank you John L. This is very helpful. So does this mean that the Bb tuba is in concert pitch and the rest are transposing instruments? And is treble clef used for tuba simply to get the notes closer to the center of the staff much like tenor clef is used for trombone music? They are all in concer...
by hyperbolica
Thu May 17, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Shires Dual-Bore Valve - Reviews?
Replies: 3
Views: 232

Re: Shires Dual-Bore Valve - Reviews?

I compare dual bores on a tenor against Shires other offerings, and preferred the dual bore. My valve tenors are all old Conns, for some background, and I prefer a little resistance. The high range seems better with the smaller valve. Axials are great below the staff. Trubores are probably better ba...
by hyperbolica
Wed May 16, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Conductors that use trombones as scapegoats
Replies: 35
Views: 950

Re: Conductors that use trombones as scapegoats

I had an experience like this recently, although the situation was a bit different. I sometimes sub in an orchestra where I could play regularly, but choose not to because (its a bit of a drive) and the conductor won't use a standard beat pattern. He's a good musician, but more for the pop styles th...
by hyperbolica
Sun May 13, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Lightest weight Bass Trbs
Replies: 7
Views: 311

Re: Lightest weight Bass Trbs

I'd bet an Olds P24g would be on the list. I weighed one once and it was lighter than my Kanstul 1662i. Rath I would also guess is very light, with minimal bracing.
by hyperbolica
Sat May 12, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Instruments & Parts
Topic: Value of Bach 36B?
Replies: 6
Views: 379

Re: Value of Bach 36B?

More directly, it was the time period from ~1965 to some time in the 80s when the word Corporation was stamped on the bell.
by hyperbolica
Tue May 08, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bach student and intermediate bones
Replies: 3
Views: 202

Bach student and intermediate bones

You can't always judge a book by its cover, or things aren't always what they seem. The Yamaha 354 is a student line instrument that is professionally playable. I have no experience with the Bach student/intermediate lines, so I'm wondering if anyone could shed some light on this. I see the 200b loo...
by hyperbolica
Sun May 06, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Transport mutes/stands etc.
Replies: 18
Views: 458

Re: Transport mutes/stands etc.

I use a gym bag and make sure I buy transportable stuff. I have a Peak folding plastic music stand and a K&M folding music stand. I have 2 in-bell tbone stands, although I have never carried them in the bell. I usually carry my Aida tbone stand because it is relatively light and relatively sturdy. I...
by hyperbolica
Fri May 04, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Science - is it allowed?
Replies: 17
Views: 938

Re: Science - is it allowed?

BillO- Yes, I agree that the situation of banning "science and economics" is just a bad plan. If you want to say "no off topic conversations", that's one thing. If you want to say "all off topic conversations in this opt-in space" that's another. But banning "science and economics" is evidence that ...
by hyperbolica
Fri Apr 27, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Weight of different valves for Bass
Replies: 7
Views: 375

Re: Weight of different valves for Bass

I've had problems with my left elbow, and I'm trying physical therapy. I own an ergobone, but everyone I know who has one doesn't use it. It's clunky and inconvenient. I'm working on some modifications to mine to make it easier to switch horns, and less of a hazard to a horn you put it on. Maybe a s...
by hyperbolica
Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Conn 6H + Valve Section, 100H Bell
Replies: 3
Views: 309

Re: FS: Conn 6H + Valve Section, 100H Bell

pm sent, low confidence it went through, though. email = [username]at Outlook dot com
by hyperbolica
Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: TOS discussion
Replies: 13
Views: 468

Re: TOS discussion

Perhaps a statement negotiated by multiple parties would have been more appropriate. Writing a ridiculous TOS isn't going to prevent anyone from being a jerk.

But I personally am less inclined to participate at a site that thinks thats ok. Sorry to disturb.
by hyperbolica
Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: TOS discussion
Replies: 13
Views: 468

Re: TOS discussion

If people use common sense and aren't jerks, they'll be totally fine. The document is mostly there to clarify for people who don't know how to do those things, or people who simply can't or won't do them. It gives the impression of being petty, naive, and desperate for control. This isn't the impre...
by hyperbolica
Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: TOS discussion
Replies: 13
Views: 468

TOS discussion

MASSIVE eyeroll. I kinda know the moderator folks from TTF, and fully support the efforts to build a new place for trombonists to hang out. Thanks a lot, guys. But the TOS as published today is a massive overstep in trying to regulate the internet. I've run a couple online communities. Your TOS shou...
by hyperbolica
Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Slide cases?
Replies: 7
Views: 404

Re: Slide cases?

Thought I saw one one eBay recently.
by hyperbolica
Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Keeping the horn steady
Replies: 13
Views: 734

Re: Keeping the horn steady

I try to hold the slide loosely between 2 fingers with out trying to use the right hand to hold the slide up at all. The second thing it might be is your articulation is too heavy, such that your chops bounce when you articulate quickly. If you bounce when you play 16th notes in one position, that's...
by hyperbolica
Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Opinions on best mid-size trombone
Replies: 28
Views: 1190

Re: Opinions on best mid-size trombone

If you did not like the Kanstul as it was too bright!, look for an older Reynolds Comtempora .520 bore with an F-Attch. You know that I have experience on both of them!! This might just be the vintage sound profile that you are looking for. Kevin Is that the 30L? I've seen a couple straight ones re...
by hyperbolica
Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Opinions on best mid-size trombone
Replies: 28
Views: 1190

Re: Opinions on best mid-size trombone

We overlooked Olds horns. What about an Olds Recording, Radio, L8?
by hyperbolica
Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Practice mutes
Replies: 31
Views: 1024

Re: Practice mutes

Just to kick in my vote, I use silent brass for tenor, and love it. For bass I use the Shhhmute.
by hyperbolica
Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: 16m with valve
Replies: 9
Views: 378

16m with valve

Has anyone ever added a valve to a Bach 16m?
by hyperbolica
Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Opinions on best mid-size trombone
Replies: 28
Views: 1190

Re: Opinions on best mid-size trombone

Yamaha 356G. I had one for years before getting my Rath and it was a horn for every setting - just change rim size and cup depth and you're away. 0.500-0.525 dual bore, nickle side, 8" good brass bell... awesome for the money. I've found the sound of the Yamaha 691 and 651 to be a little one-dimens...
by hyperbolica
Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Opinions on best mid-size trombone
Replies: 28
Views: 1190

Opinions on best mid-size trombone

I'm a bit of a 525 junkie. I've owned several 79h's, 78h, as well as a Benge 175f, and a couple Conn SL2525 slides for use on 8h and 88h. I'd also consider 508-510 bore horns as mid-size. I've never been able to really fall in love with any 3b (or kings in general) I've played (which extends to 3b+ ...
by hyperbolica
Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Bach Cello suites - do you prefer tenor or bass trombone?
Replies: 12
Views: 510

Re: Bach Cello suites - do you prefer tenor or bass trombone?

I prefer cello suites on tenor, mainly due to phrasing. It's already hard to phrase these things on a wind instrument, but with the shorter air supply on bass, it's even harder. Plus, I've had the LaFosse edition since 1983, specifically adapted for tenor, so I'm kind of set in my ways. The first on...
by hyperbolica
Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Composition, Arrangement, & Theory
Topic: Trombone quartet arrangements
Replies: 8
Views: 741

Re: Trombone quartet arrangements

Bach chorales - Benjamin Coy has arranged all of them(!) for trombone quartet, they're available for free on his website, along with other paid (nice looking) arrangements. In my experience, they're great for dialing in intonation, breathing and tone. Also, good for some nostalgia for my A level mu...
by hyperbolica
Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: The Bunker
Replies: 48
Views: 2347

Re: The Bunker

Jhereg, That was me about 30 years ago. I had just played "Eye of the Tiger" one too many times. It wasn't going to plan at all, and it stopped being fun or interesting. Back then I went to the state employment office and took some aptitude testing, and they gave me a few choices of things they thou...
by hyperbolica
Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: list of unread topics
Replies: 21
Views: 617

Re: list of unread topics

Matt, the unread posts lists is great Mat, thanks. One extra thing I'd find really useful is if you could take us to the last post we haven't read when we enter a thread. I hope its easy to do. tia and for your great work Yeah, that's what the red rectangle (sheet of paper with the corner folded ov...
by hyperbolica
Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Mouthpiece Buzzing For Doublers
Replies: 2
Views: 237

Re: Mouthpiece Buzzing For Doublers

I double, and I buzz a little, but I free buzz. I find free buzzing really only helps my high range. I only do it a minute at a time. I don't find any value in buzzing the mouthpiece by itself except as a transition to buzzing in the horn from freebuzzing. For whatever reason (maybe because I've nev...
by hyperbolica
Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Doubling
Replies: 32
Views: 1000

Re: Doubling

Its really just two different ranges on one instrument. Maybe try playing the tenor part on your bass with a smaller mouthpiece. This. I look at tenor and bass and the same instrument, really. The approach might be different, sound concept, etc. but the instrument is the same. For example, my range...
by hyperbolica
Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bass Trombones- Single vs Dependent vs Independent
Replies: 100
Views: 5721

Re: Bass Trombones- Single vs Dependent vs Independent

That's my horn- been using it as a daily driver now for 6 months & loving it Its kinda the best of all worlds, light as a single, fully chromatic & with most of the facility of a double independent plus the added bonus of a trill valve (Bach cello suites are really fun with it) I was going to do a ...
by hyperbolica
Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:47 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Doubling
Replies: 32
Views: 1000

Re: Doubling

Aww, geez, you've got to play tenor! :weep: :D Some tenor players have to play bass just to play at all. You do what you have to do. I have to practice both, and I'm able to make it happen. Playing both brings more opportunity. If you really don't like tenor, don't play it. Its really just two diffe...
by hyperbolica
Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: list of unread topics
Replies: 21
Views: 617

Re: list of unread topics

I use the Active Topics list, but the menu upper left has unread posts as well. http://www.dezignstuff.com/images/tc1.png and then the red page icons indicate the last post I didn't read within that thread. http://www.dezignstuff.com/images/tc2.png So I can see things I've read and not read. I think...
by hyperbolica
Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTS: Schmelzer Modell 3, Rotax valve
Replies: 2
Views: 298

Re: WTS: Schmelzer Modell 3, Rotax valve

Pics? Price? Is this the 8.5" bell? This kind of stuff always interests me.
by hyperbolica
Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bass Trombones- Single vs Dependent vs Independent
Replies: 100
Views: 5721

Re: Bass Trombones- Single vs Dependent vs Independent

On "the other" site we had a discussion about a C bass with a Bb valve normally engaged and a second valve possibly in F that a forum member had constructed from a Schiller bass bone. Had a short slide. There might have been a European maker who had a similar model. Anyone have links or pics? With t...
by hyperbolica
Sat Apr 07, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: King 3b hard to play?
Replies: 25
Views: 1167

Re: King 3b hard to play?

I've been kind of looking for a good 508 horn. I've had a Selmer Bolero w/F that I probably should have kept and a Yamaha 691. The Bolero played very close to my larger 79h, and the Yamaha sound seemed kind of one dimensional, if you know what I mean. I've never really fallen in love with any 3B I'v...
by hyperbolica
Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Value of 1970 Bach 42?
Replies: 2
Views: 302

Re: Value of 1970 Bach 42?

$800- $1200 depending. Condition of the case may have some effect. Where you sell something influences how much you can ask for it. If you sell it here, generally the prices are lower. If you sell it on eBay, the prices are higher because of the fees and the larger audience.
by hyperbolica
Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Composition, Arrangement, & Theory
Topic: Trombone quartet arrangements
Replies: 8
Views: 741

Re: Trombone quartet arrangements

I don't know about the high note requirement, but my favorite quartet pieces are: ain't misbehaving (arr bob morris?) georgia on my mind (arr ingo luis) achieved is the glorious work crazy (arr morris) misty (arr morris) drei equali (beethoven) passtime with good company (arr matt smith) somewhere o...
by hyperbolica
Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: How/when to pick a new mouthpiece
Replies: 8
Views: 1007

Re: How/when to pick a new mouthpiece

The quest for the ultimate mouthpiece has seen a lot of players throw a lot of money down a hole. Find one that feels comfortable and sounds good, and practice the hell out of it. I played a 5G for years. Then I moved to a 52e2. If you go the modular route, and catch a guy like Doug Elliott at a con...
by hyperbolica
Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: What axe are you playing for your Easter gig?
Replies: 20
Views: 1546

Re: What axe are you playing for your Easter gig?

Ended up playing my recently-acquired Conn 79H (0.522" bore) - it was just perfect. :good: I may have to name this trombone "Goldilocks!" :wink: There are a couple 79h fans here. I'm one of them. I probably should have played my 79h, but I played my 88h w/ 525 slide instead - gives more power, and ...
by hyperbolica
Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Time capsule Conn 8H, value?
Replies: 4
Views: 490

Re: Time capsule Conn 8H, value?

New they go for ~$2000. Nice old Elkharts might bring that much or maybe a little more for the right buyer. A nice used Elkhart 8h might go for ~$1200-1500.
by hyperbolica
Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Strange 88H spotted
Replies: 13
Views: 1068

Re: Strange 88H spotted

It looks like a 60h to me. TIS and that wrap.
by hyperbolica
Mon Apr 02, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: Horns info
Replies: 20
Views: 1360

Re: Horns info

It might be interesting to implement a wiki, where members can contribute to a page on various models. That would be a lot of fun, and be a standing answer page for all those questions about professional Buescher horns :roll:
by hyperbolica
Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: BOSE
Replies: 7
Views: 679

Re: BOSE

I've got SoundLink Bluetooth headphones, which I use for talking on the phone. Huge improvement over speaker phone or holding the phone or those little Bluetooth earpieces. Good sound and mic quality for phone calls.
by hyperbolica
Sun Apr 01, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Music Business
Topic: Arranging Fees
Replies: 7
Views: 727

Re: Arranging Fees

My experience with writing and publishing in general would suggest a wide range depending on a lot of factors from speed to reputation and quality and editing even style and audience and size of ensemble. I'd say the range would be from about $3/hr to maybe $100. But again, is it a one-time sale or ...
by hyperbolica
Sun Apr 01, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Music Business
Topic: Arranging Fees
Replies: 7
Views: 727

Re: Arranging Fees

Depends entirely on if you are giving up copyright to the music. Its too depressing to work for an hourly rate. It just winds up being embarrassingly low. I'd do it for a flat fee. You know how lonit takes to do the work.
by hyperbolica
Fri Mar 30, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Dumb question about trombones
Replies: 6
Views: 600

Re: Dumb question about trombones

Generally speaking no. There are sre some isolated cases, like Edwards and Bach. Within brands there is some compatibility of some size horns, but not across the board.
by hyperbolica
Thu Mar 29, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: The Other Site
Replies: 37
Views: 2397

Re: The Other Site

I get the "not found" error if I go anywhere but the tromboneforum.org root. At tromboneforum.org, I still get the "we're moving in 2 weeks" lie.
by hyperbolica
Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: What axe are you playing for your Easter gig?
Replies: 20
Views: 1546

What axe are you playing for your Easter gig?

I'm playing my 88h with a 0.525" slide. Playing with a brass quintet behind a choir with an organ. I feel like I'm getting a nice clear sound and fitting in to the overall sound, maybe a little on the bright side. With the choir, I have to hold back but with the organ, sometimes you have to crank. S...
by hyperbolica
Wed Mar 28, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Bone socks? (for stands, not feet)
Replies: 18
Views: 1183

Re: Bone socks? (for stands, not feet)

I use dark colored tube socks because of the moisture thing, plus when you put your horn down, the rubber tends to grab the bell, but the sock lets it slide.
by hyperbolica
Tue Mar 27, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: Forum Heading
Replies: 88
Views: 3648

Re: Forum Heading

Lowrbrass, Some of your suggestions have already been discussed and decided the other way. Group design projects can involve a lot of tail chasing if you can't make decisions. I'm not designing this, just taking input and making an image. I'm deferring to the people who started this site before we n...
by hyperbolica
Tue Mar 27, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: Board structure
Replies: 6
Views: 437

Re: Board structure

Yes, I have been a community manager for a couple of sites, and there is a time to break out a finer structure, but that's when a topic starts to overwhelm the general discussion. Like classifieds. They would overwhelm other topics. You need a critical mass to keep things going. If you use keywords ...

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