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by LarryPrestonRoberson
Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Leather Covers for valve sections
Replies: 5
Views: 212

Re: Leather Covers for valve sections

Zandit75 wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:30 pm
Thanks for your input Larry. Calling them is not really workable for me, as I'm in Australia.
I'll make contact with them via email and discuss the material option like you suggested.
Thanks again.
Oops, sorry. Good luck!
by LarryPrestonRoberson
Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: Expired Certification in Some Browsers
Replies: 12
Views: 444

Re: Expired Certification in Some Browsers

The verification is going to take longer than expected. This is not my choice, but it is the way it is, unfortunately. I promise that nothing nefarious is going on...mostly waiting. Or, nothing like this: http://www.tromboneforum.org/ :tongue: Seriously though, thanks to all you guys for making thi...
by LarryPrestonRoberson
Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Leather Covers for valve sections
Replies: 5
Views: 212

Re: Leather Covers for valve sections

Hickey’s has a huge stock. The majority of what they sell is by Leather Specialties. Others include Griego, Protec (I think). You can also buy directly from Leather Specialties. The company was founded by Larry Black, retired trumpeter with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Anyway, you may want to con...
by LarryPrestonRoberson
Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Canadian Brass Eugene Watts G2 trombone mouthpiece
Replies: 6
Views: 254

Re: Canadian Brass Eugene Watts G2 trombone mouthpiece

Thanks for chiming in guys. I'll comment further and try to post pics soon. I the very beginning I made just 2 or 3 for them, and I don't know what happened to them or how they were labeled. Your description sounds like it could be one of those. That's really cool Doug. Also, I've been trying to con...
by LarryPrestonRoberson
Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: MEK
Replies: 5
Views: 213

Re: MEK

Mouthpieces are heavy and can be costly to ship more than a few of them at the same time. Maybe it would make sense to accumulate the pieces in a central, or semi central (e.g. we have someone in the US on the West Coast, East Coast, TX, etc.) that hold onto pieces. Then if you want to try somethin...
by LarryPrestonRoberson
Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Bach 1864 case fit?
Replies: 7
Views: 176

Re: Bach 1864 case fit?

pompatus wrote:
Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:47 pm
Does anyone have experience with these old cases, or have one laying around that you could check with a 50B slide?
I have a 50 slide, but a student of mine is borrowing my 36B in the 1864 case. We have a lesson tomorrow; I'll try to remember to take the slide to check.
by LarryPrestonRoberson
Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Canadian Brass Eugene Watts G2 trombone mouthpiece
Replies: 6
Views: 254

Canadian Brass Eugene Watts G2 trombone mouthpiece

Does anyone have experience with the Canadian Brass Eugene Watts G2 trombone mouthpiece? I haven't been able to find any information on this particular mouthpiece. Most Web searches yield results for the Yamaha Eugene Watts signature model trombone mouthpiece, which this is clearly not. There isn't ...
by LarryPrestonRoberson
Fri Jul 06, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: Expired Certification in Some Browsers
Replies: 12
Views: 444

Re: Expired Certification in Some Browsers

It is present in Google Chrome as well. It’s mostly just annoying. It’s worse in Firefox. Every time you change pages you have to allow it. I know you guys will solve the issue. Thanks to all the guys who keep this place up and running!
by LarryPrestonRoberson
Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: 7/16-24: Road trip to NYC; things to do in/along the way.
Replies: 4
Views: 143

Re: 7/16-24: Road trip to NYC; things to do in/along the way.

Take I-81 up the spine of the Appalachian Mountains. You can visit Luray Caverns in Virginia. As you approach New York City, stop in New Jersey at Dillon's. best selection of used instruments you will see anywhere. Nice suggestion Bruce. I love Appalachia. And I've always wanted to visit Dillon's; ...
by LarryPrestonRoberson
Thu Jul 05, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: 7/16-24: Road trip to NYC; things to do in/along the way.
Replies: 4
Views: 143

7/16-24: Road trip to NYC; things to do in/along the way.

Hi folks! As the title suggests, my family is taking a vacation (7/16-23) to New York City to visit my wife's extended family; We are driving from Atlanta, GA. I am soliciting suggestions for our time in the big city, but also along the road. We will probably stop for a night along the way, to and f...
by LarryPrestonRoberson
Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Budget large trombones
Replies: 13
Views: 406

Re: Budget large trombones

The Yamaha YSL-448G is definitely the common fleet horn for many schools. In particular, larger universities and colleges outfit the marching band with these—uniformity of appearance and sound. In Georgia, UGA and Georgia State (GSU) come to mind. Also, many of the GSU trombonists, who don’t have th...
by LarryPrestonRoberson
Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Bill Watrous
Replies: 12
Views: 584

Re: Bill Watrous

Aw man, there goes another great I had hoped to meet! Sadly, I was just think about this the other day...
by LarryPrestonRoberson
Mon Jul 02, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: S.E. Shires tru-bore™ valve
Replies: 8
Views: 344

S.E. Shires tru-bore™ valve

I wasn’t sure which sub-forum in which to post this. Sorry, if it’s the wrong place. Anyway, I’m soliciting opinions about the S.E. Shires tru-bore™ valve for tenor trombone. Specifically, how does the throw (actuation) compare to that of traditional and axial valves? I know the flow/blow is suppose...
by LarryPrestonRoberson
Mon Jul 02, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Versions of the Bach 16
Replies: 16
Views: 562

Re: Versions of the Bach 16

The LT16M is .509" bore. Mine dates to the 80s and I believe it is the regular gooseneck. Or, at least it lacks the 'M' designation on the bell section. Although, I bought it secondhand; So, I suppose it might not be the original bell section.
by LarryPrestonRoberson
Mon Jul 02, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Mouthpiece cleaning
Replies: 14
Views: 504

Re: Mouthpiece cleaning

Regular old isopropyl alcohol from the drug store. +++ I use the 91% stuff -- also when cleaning my slide and my black powder rifle (it's a versatile cleaner and solvent!!). I don't rinse it since it evaporates almost instantly. I use this myself—good old rubbing alcohol. But, I guess vodka would d...
by LarryPrestonRoberson
Mon Jul 02, 2018 1:09 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Which Bach model is this?
Replies: 25
Views: 869

Re: Which Bach model is this?

Also, the tuning slide receivers appear to be yellow brass and not nickel. And they lack the edge rings—can't recall what you call them.
by LarryPrestonRoberson
Sat Jun 30, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Yamaha 643
Replies: 3
Views: 191

Re: Yamaha 643

There was a thread, or two, about the YSL-643 on TTF. Perhaps it's in the archives. The YSL-643 was one Renold Schilke's designs, when he was consulting for Yamaha. There were two versions. The original had a nickel slide and a .551" bore. The updated YSL-643 II had a yellow brass slide and, I belie...
by LarryPrestonRoberson
Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Conn 88HLTOW?
Replies: 8
Views: 478

Re: Conn 88HLTOW?

Lightweight , thinned bell, open wrap, wide slide? (I'm guessing based on the most common uses of those suffixes with trombone specs.) My thoughts are generally the same. The ‘W’ is where I’m puzzled. I thought maybe grouped as ‘OW’ it might be open wrap. I think I’ve seen LTW for light weight with...
by LarryPrestonRoberson
Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Conn 88HLTOW?
Replies: 8
Views: 478

Re: Conn 88HLTOW?

Conn 88HLTOW? O = open wrap The other letters could mean different things depending on how they’re grouped. In the past (maybe currently) Conn offered an 88HT. Which, had a thin bell. I know other makers, such as Bach, use LT to designate light weight. Which, refers to a light weight slide (usually ...
by LarryPrestonRoberson
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTB: Bach artisan tuning slide (for A47)
Replies: 3
Views: 243

Re: WTB: Bach artisan tuning slide (for A47)

Which alloy, yellow brass, gold brass, or nickel? Hickeys’s Music Center has them for $289—list price $400. Or if you have a Bach 42 (36) tuning slide, you can have it reversed—small tube (leg) switched traded with the receiver. Some players have this done on the 42/36. Of course you’d need the reci...
by LarryPrestonRoberson
Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Student upgrade from Blessing B88-O
Replies: 35
Views: 1013

Re: Student upgrade from Blessing B88-O

I don’t have firsthand experience, but I’ve heard favorable opinions about the MACK Brass MACK-TB831L Double Valve Bass Bone. And it’s under a grand new. Supposedly, it’s a copy of the Yamaha YBL-830. The tuba models seem to be regarded rather highly as well. I’ve heard customer service is excellent...
by LarryPrestonRoberson
Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Trouble with Slide, Bach 42BO
Replies: 16
Views: 691

Re: Trouble with Slide, Bach 42BO

What did Ray say about it? Usually he's pretty responsive about your slide after he's worked on it. I found that it took a week after Ray got his hands on it for it to get back into good shape when I had a procedure done on one of my Shires slides. But suddenly one application of trombotine later a...
by LarryPrestonRoberson
Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Beginner Euphonium
Replies: 13
Views: 608

Re: Beginner Euphonium

For used stuff, you should probably be looking on Tubenet (http://forums.chisham.com/index.php?sid=df83be6475b5905e74298762b7cb3f6a) or, better for euphoniums, Dave Werden's forum ( http://www.dwerden.com/forum/forum.php#.Wxm-ykgvyUl). Posting something on one of these forums saying you're looking ...
by LarryPrestonRoberson
Sat May 12, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: BlowDry Brass vs. Herco Spitballs
Replies: 6
Views: 548

Re: BlowDry Brass vs. Herco Spitballs

Now, my unsolicited opinion. Your idea sounds like overkill, though if it makes you happy, have at it. Yep, that's me—obsessive personality type. The acid in question is normally carbonic acid, formed as carbon dioxide dissolves in water. It's the same acid that is in most fizzy soft drinks (Coca-C...
by LarryPrestonRoberson
Sat May 12, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: BlowDry Brass vs. Herco Spitballs
Replies: 6
Views: 548

BlowDry Brass vs. Herco Spitballs

To preface, I'm very diligent in the maintenance my trombone—all my instruments for that matter. My end-of-day routine includes wiping it off with a soft cloth, toweling off the inner slide, and swabbing out the slide tubes with a cloth-wrapped cleaning rod to remove the condensation and lubrication...
by LarryPrestonRoberson
Wed May 09, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: Value of Bach 36B?
Replies: 6
Views: 518

Re: Value of Bach 36B?

Corporation Bachs tend to be worth more than recent ones. Linkage isn't a big deal, no one seems to like the older ones anyway. Probably more than $800 and less than $2000. My guess is you'll probably end up with $1300ish, depending on your relative level of patience. Well put Matt and a good presu...
by LarryPrestonRoberson
Fri May 04, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: Bluetooth Speaker Advice
Replies: 11
Views: 720

Re: Bluetooth Speaker Advice

I figured I would just piggyback this topic in lieu of starting another on the same subject. Anyone have first hand experience with the JBL Flip 4 vs JBL Xtreme? On paper, they seem comparable. Or just the JBL Flip 4 for that matter? How about the JBL Flip 4 vs. the UE Boom 2? Update: I'm definitely...

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