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by hyperbolica
Mon Nov 18, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Everything Else
Topic: Studio Projects C3 Microphone
Replies: 4
Views: 356

Re: Studio Projects C3 Microphone

For $150 I'll ship both to you. PayPal acct is my email address in my profile.
by hyperbolica
Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: E-pull
Replies: 9
Views: 173

Re: E-pull

I think it's not discussed because so many bass players have moved to doubles. I think a lot of younger single bass players aren't aware that some of the horns can do that, and I guess some wraps can't pull far enough. Personally, I would just pull for the minimum amount of time possible. I can play...
by hyperbolica
Sat Nov 16, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Ferguson M series large shank mouthpiece
Replies: 3
Views: 149

Re: Ferguson M series large shank mouthpiece

Do you get that more centered sound throughout the entire range of the bass, or only the low stuff? The V is the one 1.5g size mouthpiece that lets me use a bass almost like a tenor. Obviously it's not the same, but it's a big difference. My Kanstul 1662i has a useful and reasonable sounding high r...
by hyperbolica
Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Ferguson M series large shank mouthpiece
Replies: 3
Views: 149

Re: Ferguson M series large shank mouthpiece

I play the V and the L, which I like very much for small bass and bass respectively. They give more center to the sound than other equivalent size pieces.
by hyperbolica
Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: How should one choose a new instrument?
Replies: 24
Views: 719

Re: How should one choose a new instrument?

Matt K wrote:
Fri Nov 15, 2019 3:41 pm
It's no less respectful,... blah, blah blah
You really can't defend taking such a cheap shot at a guy like that. Grow up.

It's not a generational issue, it's a maturity issue.

Personal attacks as I remember are frowned on.
by hyperbolica
Fri Nov 15, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: How should one choose a new instrument?
Replies: 24
Views: 719

Re: How should one choose a new instrument?

OK, boomer :wink: I get that you're trying to be funny by repeating what some stupid person in the news said, but it's really uncalled for. There are some people you should keep some respect for, even though we know that PAKs have abandoned that idea. This guy has really done what a lot of us only ...
by hyperbolica
Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Ideas that feature sections of the Symphonic Wind band for Kids concerts.
Replies: 3
Views: 173

Re: Ideas that feature sections of the Symphonic Wind band for Kids concerts.

There might be arrangements of Peter and The Wolf, Carnival of the Animals, and the Young Persons Guide to the Orchestra. Those are the two that come to mind for orchestra.
by hyperbolica
Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Conn 111H
Replies: 6
Views: 443

Re: Conn 111H

Double dependent. Rose bell. Bb/F/Eb with a D slide available. I think it's like the 112h but dependent.

Probably discontinued because it is so similar to the 62h dependent.
by hyperbolica
Thu Nov 14, 2019 5:19 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Adding valve to straight horn
Replies: 13
Views: 367

Re: Adding valve to straight horn

Why is this so complicated? They make an 88h with a 525 slide. I own one great combination. Dillons might have a slide or a full horn available ready to go. Also Bach 36b, Conn 50h, 52h, King 607, 608? Yamaha and Getzen make an option. 74h, not to be disrespectful, but it's a low value horn to put a...
by hyperbolica
Wed Nov 13, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Adding valve to straight horn
Replies: 13
Views: 367

Re: Adding valve to straight horn

Yeah, but, uh, why? Either buy two horns or buy one that's already convertible. I mean unless you don't like your money. It will cost you 3 horns to wind up with one you can treat like two.

A 74h isn't exactly something to dump a lot of money into.
by hyperbolica
Wed Nov 13, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: How should one choose a new instrument?
Replies: 24
Views: 719

Re: How should one choose a new instrument?

:tongue: To me it really comes down to playing a lot of instruments and being familiar with the characteristics that you like. This takes a lot of time. Remember that you need data points from historical instruments as well as new ones. Then I try to formulate the ideal horn from all the options, an...
by hyperbolica
Tue Nov 12, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: Music Business
Topic: Shipping costs
Replies: 11
Views: 333

Re: Shipping costs

USPS has certain dimensions over which the cost gets ridiculous. There's a break where it will jump from $60 to $160, as you say. I've had to cut a box down a couple of inches in one direction to save $100. Make sure you're not shipping a bigger box than you need to. A couple inches for packing mate...
by hyperbolica
Tue Nov 12, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: Technology
Topic: Loud metronomes?
Replies: 11
Views: 344

Re: Loud metronomes?

I play in a group where the leader broadcasts his cell phone metronome over a loud speaker system, and it's loud enough for an 8 piece ensemble. It works.
by hyperbolica
Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Olds bass trombone
Replies: 3
Views: 297

Re: Olds bass trombone

Yes, it looks like an Olds S23. As long as the valves work well, it should be a fine instrument.

The tuning in the slide will make the slide heavy.

The one you link to is in great condition for a good price.
by hyperbolica
Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Happy Veterans Day!
Replies: 5
Views: 76

Re: Happy Veterans Day!

You're welcome!
by hyperbolica
Sat Nov 09, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Any Benge players out there?
Replies: 24
Views: 1269

Re: Any Benge players out there?

I've played the 170, 175f and 290. 175f by far my favorite. Really excellent horn in every way. 170 played well, but not really my cup of tea. 290 I just didn't like at all. I'm a Conn guy, and the 175f is as close as you can come to the really wonderful older 79h, but with a little King zing on it.
by hyperbolica
Sat Nov 09, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Two G's. Same but different.
Replies: 18
Views: 557

Re: Two G's. Same but different.

The more you use that note in that position, the easier it will be. John Swallow taught alternate positions like gospel. G in 4th is just another place to get that note to get a national break or avoid moving the slide. Also you might check your intonation in that position. If the G in your head doe...
by hyperbolica
Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Slide stuff
Replies: 18
Views: 493

Re: Slide stuff

I didn't know it was possible to remove the TIS part of the slide. I don't know exactly how the Greenhoe works, but on the Kanstul you just remove the hand slide, loosen the nut, and pull out the TIS section of the slide. That top section is like the oversleeves and hand brace unsoldered from the o...
by hyperbolica
Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Slide stuff
Replies: 18
Views: 493

Re: Slide stuff

You might also try to remove the tuning section of the slide, and test the lower slide on its own to see if it's an alignment issue with the TIS. TIS slides are more susceptible to mechanical misalignment issues than other sides. I have a Kanstul TIS, and I just have to watch it to make sure the mec...
by hyperbolica
Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:06 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Neotech grip vs Yamaha strap
Replies: 20
Views: 424

Re: Neotech grip vs Yamaha strap

I generally prefer the Getagrip because it's removable, but it doesn't fit every horn and you have to be willing to adjust it. I use my Getagrip even with an ergobone. The lengths we go to to make our horns usable. I have a Neotech on one bass, but it requires some adjustment as well, and it pushes ...
by hyperbolica
Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Etudes vs technical studies
Replies: 5
Views: 256

Re: Etudes vs technical studies

I really think you need both. Studies present issues in a pattern, or In a purely clinical way. Etudes help you apply variations of the issue to a range of real playing scenarios.
by hyperbolica
Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Replacement inner slide to an old 78H..
Replies: 22
Views: 820

Re: Replacement inner slide to an old 78H..

I just dug out a 1927 42H (the TIS version of the 78),.. Wow, not to derail the 78h discussion, but that (42h) is one horn I'd like to take for a spin one day. Maybe not enough to try to find and buy one, but it would be cool if you wanted to sit in on a quartet rehearsal and bring it along. Did th...
by hyperbolica
Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Finished Rochut, what's next?
Replies: 21
Views: 517

Re: Finished Rochut, what's next?

There are 3 rochut books plus a couple with duets.
by hyperbolica
Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Cimbasso instead of bass trombone
Replies: 63
Views: 1698

Re: Cimbasso instead of bass trombone

I've had the same thoughts as the OP for left arm issues. It turned out to be a pinched nerve in my case. Physical therapy didn't help. We are almost to the date for a steroid injection due to bulged discs. After that it's surgery. But they didn't tell me to stop playing trombone. Lighter or at leas...
by hyperbolica
Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Playing brighter?
Replies: 8
Views: 603

Re: Playing brighter?

Typical things to look at might be a smaller mouthpiece, lighter/smaller bore instrument, yellow brass rather than red... Talking about embouchure or oral cavity I'll leave to others, but if you can sit with a tuner and see what it feels like to play on the high side of the pitch without making a ba...
by hyperbolica
Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Here we go again
Replies: 13
Views: 530

Re: Here we go again

I like the Ferguson V, and it can be had with a Brown & Sharp taper, (that's Remington, right??) . It's 1 1/2g-ish in size, but gets a clearer sound with maybe more pronounced articulation. The Ferguson L is a 1 1/4g piece with similar characteristics, but definitely bigger. It's my preferred bass p...
by hyperbolica
Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Holton TR158: bass trombone?
Replies: 10
Views: 414

Re: Holton TR158: bass trombone?

johntarr wrote:
Sun Nov 03, 2019 4:43 am

My suspicion was that that was meant as a joke, not baiting an argument.
Ah. I misread. Very sorry. Yamahas are fine horns, I didn't mean to disparage. I had a bad experience with a couple specific horns, I'm afraid it scarred me a little.
by hyperbolica
Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:40 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Holton TR158: bass trombone?
Replies: 10
Views: 414

Re: Holton TR158: bass trombone?

Oh - I thought my bland, characterless bass trombone playing was my own deficiency - but I can blame it on my Yamaha bass trombone instead? That's up to you. Character is about feel, which is personal. If how a horn feels inspires you to play better, that's great. You've got to try a lot of horns a...
by hyperbolica
Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Holton TR158: bass trombone?
Replies: 10
Views: 414

Re: Holton TR158: bass trombone?

Somebody has an Olds S20 for sale. Single valve small bass, really a great horn for that type of playing. The 158 is really just a tenor, although it would do ok for what you ask. The 159 is one of my favorite small basses, along with the S20. To me the Yamaha horns don't have a lot of character. Ol...
by hyperbolica
Fri Nov 01, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Cimbasso instead of bass trombone
Replies: 63
Views: 1698

Re: Cimbasso instead of bass trombone

Cimbasso, contra, I'm not worried about distinctions. 3rd trombone is tenor territory. You don't need 2 valves or an F instrument for that. I'm talking about pushing down into the single and double trigger range. Anyone who has played big band knows the requirements keep changing. I play bass in qua...
by hyperbolica
Fri Nov 01, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Cimbasso instead of bass trombone
Replies: 63
Views: 1698

Re: Cimbasso instead of bass trombone

Burgerbob wrote:
Fri Nov 01, 2019 5:58 pm
Bass trombone hasn't gotten any bigger since the 90s (Edwards bell throats).
Mouthpieces have grown. People are less interested in single basses and more interested in doubles. Shires medium bell weight is what used to be considered heavy. The sound people are trying to make keeps growing.
by hyperbolica
Fri Nov 01, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Cimbasso instead of bass trombone
Replies: 63
Views: 1698

Re: Cimbasso instead of bass trombone

They play F and Eb tubas in tune, why not a cimbasso. I think the bass bone will be the evolutionary loser eventually. Bass bone has been moving further and further from tenor, how much closer to contra can it get? Just make the jump and stop denying it.
by hyperbolica
Fri Nov 01, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Cimbasso instead of bass trombone
Replies: 63
Views: 1698

Re: Cimbasso instead of bass trombone

I say try it. That instrument is more at home in that range, I think than keeping pushing an instrument based on a tenor trombone down and down. Nobody has made a bass trombonium. Cimbasso is the next best thing. Bass bone is the worst ergonomic instrument I've played. It really needs a kick in the ...
by hyperbolica
Fri Nov 01, 2019 6:17 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: leadpipe
Replies: 20
Views: 512

Re: leadpipe

Given the last several decades of good leadpipes, it would be tough to screw up a new one. Personalization is great for those who can afford it, but experience brands like Shires, Greenhoe, Edwards, M&w, etc. have left a lot of room for budget Chinese horns. Chinese horns aren't modular yet, but som...
by hyperbolica
Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Who has had custom mouthpiece work done?
Replies: 35
Views: 2426

Re: Who has had custom mouthpiece work done?

Back maybe 2004 I specified a completely custom mouthpiece from Schilke. They let you specify 8 parameters or something like that.

What I got was completely unplayable. It was very out of tune. I may be a lot of things, but mouthpiece designer is not one of them.

Be careful what you ask for.
by hyperbolica
Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Replace string rotary valve with different mechanism?
Replies: 20
Views: 3285

Re: Replace string rotary valve with different mechanism?

Yeah, string links are the smoothest, longest lasting, and lowest maintenance. I play both regularly and the string links are the only ones I don't worry about.
by hyperbolica
Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: Please delete
Replies: 3
Views: 226

Re: WTB - Medium bore with F attachment

Pm sent
by hyperbolica
Fri Oct 25, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Carbon slide for TIS horns
Replies: 6
Views: 447

Re: Carbon slide for TIS horns

I've got a Kanstul TIS and found myself wondering about a carbon fiber option as well. Weight is one of the common complaints against TIS slides. I'm not sure that the sound differences caused by mass distribution make it much past the player. I could adjust to the difference in feedback to get the ...
by hyperbolica
Mon Oct 21, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Shires Custom TruBore Bass - whole or parts
Replies: 12
Views: 731

Re: FS: Shires Custom TruBore Bass

Really sorry to hear this. This is one of my greatest fears - needing to give up playing due to something short of death. We have a fellow in our quartet who uses hearing aids, and prefers to play with them in. He's a retired pro, and a great player. I have no idea what your issue is, but people do ...
by hyperbolica
Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Wheeled carts
Replies: 8
Views: 451

Wheeled carts

My shoulders have gone bad from lifting around so much stuff on straps over my shoulder. I've had a look at the Gard Wheelie bag and I'm hoping there's something better available out there somewhere. Is there a separate cart maybe with those stair climbing wheels that you can strap a case and gear t...
by hyperbolica
Sun Oct 20, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Favorite music to play
Replies: 6
Views: 305

Favorite music to play

What is your favorite type of music to play/perform/listen to? My favorite is probably brass choir music, but where I live now there aren't too many opportunities for that. So I settle for trombone choir and quartet music, and I do get plenty of that. Arrangements of Holst, Copland, Mussourgsky, Moz...
by hyperbolica
Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:23 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Am I asking too much?
Replies: 20
Views: 1178

Re: Am I asking too much?

That's a very specific combination of stuff. Almost 2 horns worth. Everybody might be better served if you offer it parted out or in 1 trombone sized packages.

As a package it doesn't look overpriced, but it has more than a horns worth of stuff which might turn people away.
by hyperbolica
Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Looking for a new straight trombone to play with community band
Replies: 42
Views: 1798

Re: Looking for a new straight trombone to play with community band

I know a guy who plays the 78h everywhere. Sometimes he gets really thin and bright. The 79h doesn't do that. I know this thread is about straight horns, but the 78/79h is one case where the traits of straight vs valved don't seem to match. I love my 79h, as does Trav1s, but I've never been able to ...
by hyperbolica
Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: alto that plays like a tenor
Replies: 27
Views: 1099

Re: alto that plays like a tenor

I think we are kind of on the same search. I use an ergobone for bass, but not for tenor yet. I just bought a Festivo euphonium because its more ergonomic. Trombone is an awkward instrument. The only way to fix the trombone is to remove the weight. You can't fix the position. Cimbasso? Valves, no sl...
by hyperbolica
Sat Oct 12, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Everything Else
Topic: Studio Projects C3 Microphone
Replies: 4
Views: 356

Re: Studio Projects C3 Microphone

Price reduced to $90 each.
by hyperbolica
Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: do they still make the Ergobone?
Replies: 3
Views: 418

Re: do they still make the Ergobone?

I bought some stuff straight from Finland. The only place I found with in-stock stuff was Thompsons in Nebraska.

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