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by hyperbolica
Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Le Freque sound inhancer
Replies: 10
Views: 210

Re: Le Freque sound inhancer

This is similar to the Edwards Harmonic Bridge. It resonates at a certain harmonic, sounds like an overtone, so it changes the perceived tone somewhat. I believe that all of these hardware resonance devices have effect over the short range. It's the air resonance that makes the biggest impact on the...
by hyperbolica
Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Student upgrade from Blessing B88-O
Replies: 13
Views: 179

Re: Student upgrade from Blessing B88-O

...Any suggestions on cheap, serviceable bass trombones that I can keep an eye out for should something come up in the future or whether it is something I should bother with? Wessex has an independent bass available for ~$1000 brand new (https://wessex-tubas.com/collections/trombones-and-sackbut/pr...
by hyperbolica
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Do you think the United States Space Force will get a band?
Replies: 6
Views: 212

Re: Do you think the United States Space Force will get a band?

I think they've already contracted the cats from the Cantina Band on Moss Isely.
by hyperbolica
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Thoughts on two basses
Replies: 12
Views: 533

Re: Thoughts on two basses

Just looking at the Sierman, with a screw bell and edge-like bracing along with what looks like a harmonic bridge, that can't be a light horn. Lightness isn't necessarily a measure of how well they play, so that's a separate issue. Light horns that I've been in contact with have been the Olds P24g, ...
by hyperbolica
Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Advantages with a soprano trombone
Replies: 8
Views: 241

Re: Advantages with a soprano trombone

Doesn't the spit drain back in your mouth? :shock: Had this problem when reclining in a chair with tuba.
by hyperbolica
Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Sound
Replies: 3
Views: 252

Re: Sound

I agree with the dancing about art thing. I don't think you can describe sound accurately with words - metaphorically maybe, but that has no need or concept of "accuracy". Sound can be described accurately by a wave form that shows relative strengths of frequencies for a given slice of time, but tha...
by hyperbolica
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bollinger Tuning
Replies: 6
Views: 537

Re: Bollinger Tuning

What I originally wrote here was rambling and unfocused, so here's a second try. The Bollinger method as set out in his book is all about improving technique by making better use of alternate positions using all valves. He calls his tuning "1/4 tone G" in the book to avoid the bG/Gb confusion. Early...
by hyperbolica
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: Two great horns for sale - Now accepting Paypal
Replies: 12
Views: 1291

Re: Two great horns for sale - price reduced again or BO

Neo Bri wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:21 am
... In the future, I think we'll try to institute a requirement that sellers post their terms. It helps everyone.
Terms like prices? Yes, I agree, it is very helpful when sellers include prices in their listings. Thanks to the op for that.
by hyperbolica
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Fitting Neotech grip to a double trigger bass trombone?
Replies: 9
Views: 260

Re: Fitting Neotech grip to a double trigger bass trombone?

I have one of these grips, and tried to use it with a couple of bass bones. It pushes the hand far enough away from the braces that I was unable to reach the second lever properly with my medium sized hands. Your student may have a similar problem. The Sheridan has worked for me, with some modificat...
by hyperbolica
Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: 3rd brace on slide
Replies: 9
Views: 309

Re: 3rd brace on slide

No, that's tuning in slide. The tuning slide is not in its usual position, it's actually on the hand slide.
by hyperbolica
Sat Jun 09, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Bass trombone and guitar
Replies: 11
Views: 521

Re: Bass trombone and guitar

One of my most memorable musical experiences as a listener was watching an acoustic guitar player and a guy on tenor bone at a brass show in NYC in the late 1980s. They were just playing standards in a hallway, but I thought it was magical. It showed how lyrical the trombone actually is. One of the ...
by hyperbolica
Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Conn 508
Replies: 9
Views: 581

Re: Conn 508

Bellend, I had a Bolero w/F, but it was almost identical in sound to my 79h, so I sold it. It was a nice horn, very playable, and with the F attachment very versatile as well, but a near duplicate of something I already had. I wish I had the opportunity to try a Courtois, as mentioned, but it just w...
by hyperbolica
Thu Jun 07, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Production Methods for "Student" Level Instruments
Replies: 23
Views: 714

Re: Production Methods for "Student" Level Instruments

Where are student models made? Why are they made there instead of somewhere else? Suddenly we're into topics that are banned. Which is a shame, because as you say, it's interesting and relevant. By the way, I've been on boards or blogs where they used a certain color for certain emotions, like sarca...
by hyperbolica
Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Production Methods for "Student" Level Instruments
Replies: 23
Views: 714

Re: Production Methods for "Student" Level Instruments

As a guy who deals with manufacturing methods, I'd like to chime in, but it would transgress the rules about discussing economics and science. Economics and science intersect to form engineering, which I presume is another topic someone is afraid of here.
by hyperbolica
Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Edwards CR valves
Replies: 12
Views: 539

Re: Edwards CR valves

Kanstul CR = controlled resistance
by hyperbolica
Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:56 am
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: Anonymity
Replies: 18
Views: 718

Re: Anonymity

One of the things I learned early on with the internet was that people could wreck careers instantly by making a joke and being misconstrued or saying something innocent that gets twisted into something else. And it happens every day. Some of us have public careers and don't want to trust reputation...
by hyperbolica
Mon May 28, 2018 5:03 am
Forum: Composition, Arrangement, & Theory
Topic: Any quartets out there for Bass Trombones?
Replies: 3
Views: 234

Re: Any quartets out there for Bass Trombones?

There are plenty of tuba quartets. Look at TubaPeter.com. I may have seen one or two bass bone quartets, but that may have been Christmas music. Tonally a bit dull, in my opinion.
by hyperbolica
Fri May 25, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: I found this page from "Wind Player" magazine describing Hollywood studio players' gear.
Replies: 13
Views: 608

Re: I found this page from "Wind Player" magazine describing Hollywood studio players' gear.

Wow. Everybody plays the classics. 16m, 62h, 2b, Yamaha euphs... No Shires, Edwards or Rath mentioned.
by hyperbolica
Fri May 25, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Doubling
Replies: 36
Views: 1395

Re: Doubling

The tuba is an octave removed from the euphonium. The clarinet and the saxophone are made from drastically different materials. Tenor and bass trombone are the same length, in the same key, made from the same material, have the same unique mechanism of the hand slide, you can play basically the same...
by hyperbolica
Fri May 25, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Conn 508
Replies: 9
Views: 581

Re: Conn 508

That sounds pretty good. I'll make it a point to try one next time I see the Courtois booth. Thanks for the pointer.
by hyperbolica
Thu May 24, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Conn 508
Replies: 9
Views: 581

Conn 508

Conn never made a straight 508 bore trombone. They made the 494-510 30h and the 500-522 32h. You could piece together a Conn ~508 by starting with a 30h and replacing the upper slide with the lower tubes from another donor, but we will never know what the Conn equivalent of a 16m or 3b would have be...
by hyperbolica
Tue May 22, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: .500 bore mouthpieces
Replies: 30
Views: 1091

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: 440

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: 4
Views: 493

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: 42
Views: 1745

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: 404

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: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: Value of Bach 36B?
Replies: 6
Views: 464

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: 267

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: 629

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: 1130

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: 425

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: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Conn 6H + Valve Section, 100H Bell
Replies: 3
Views: 346

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: 566

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: 566

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: 566

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: 496

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: 841

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: 1412

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: 1412

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: 1233

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: 450

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: 1412

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: 1412

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: 649

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: 888

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: 58
Views: 3251

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: 723

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: 290

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: 36
Views: 1395

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: 107
Views: 7498

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 ...

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