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by whitbey
Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Le Freque sound inhancer
Replies: 31
Views: 1201

Re: Le Freque sound inhancer

I put the washers under the Rotary valves bearing caps. Not pistons. Many years ago I played around with some bronze washers under the rotary valve caps of my old 50B. At the time, my perception (subjective) was that it definitely affected the response of the instrument. IIRC, the instrument “slott...
by whitbey
Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Le Freque sound inhancer
Replies: 31
Views: 1201

Re: Le Freque sound inhancer

What I was suggesting was that it was the addition of the washers that brought the pistons into alignment, and that this was the cause of the improvement. But to know that, you'd need to measure/observe the actual state of the alignment and not depend on (even published) dimensions for washers and ...
by whitbey
Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: Technology
Topic: Excel trouble
Replies: 3
Views: 183

Re: Excel trouble

Macros could be the problem. I have some macros that are many years old and have been edited to work though a few versions of excel. Old would probably explain the sometimes issue.
by whitbey
Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: Excel trouble
Replies: 3
Views: 183

Excel trouble

Odd thing with my excel. Sometimes the settings just change for calculation options. I prefer and have set it to Automatic. The random change is to Manuel. No consistent pattern of when. Sometimes every few hours, other times it will be weeks. When I reboot the laptop it will fix repair the problem ...
by whitbey
Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Tools for the trade
Replies: 9
Views: 334

Re: Tools for the trade

If you are the type that fixes anything that needs fixing and you know your abilities well enough to not do some things, you will be fine fixing and doing whatever you know you can do. If not, get a lot more training. Try fixing other things too like small engines and washing machines. If you want t...
by whitbey
Wed Jul 04, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Curved hand grip for 3b
Replies: 5
Views: 347

Re: Curved hand grip for 3b

I have curved hand grips on my horns. There are photos in my profile. Kevin Powers from Michigan Musical made them. The heat of installing it requires realigning the slide. He is tops at that.
Also the stuff they use for auto wire loom covers makes a nice pad.
by whitbey
Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:30 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Db bass trombone!
Replies: 92
Views: 2191

Re: Db bass trombone!

I think it is cool to try new things. Much can be learned and applied to other horns. I have dependent valves on my bass to low C and have seen a horn in C/Bb/F on line from Europe. But never seen one in the wild. But ultimately the real estate in me guy jumps out and says there can't be more then o...
by whitbey
Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:13 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: What`s your "GO TO" Brand ?
Replies: 26
Views: 783

Re: What`s your "GO TO" Brand ?

Edwards. Very nice horns and really good advice.
by whitbey
Thu Jun 28, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Having books spiral bound?
Replies: 17
Views: 490

Re: Having books spiral bound?

Cutting the spine off is easy with a guillotine paper cutter.....if they know what they are doing. I would punch the book for a 3 hole binder rather then spiral. That way when pages tear you can copy them, punch them and put the back in the book. I have also punched books with a second set of holes ...
by whitbey
Thu Jun 28, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Le Freque sound inhancer
Replies: 31
Views: 1201

Re: Le Freque sound inhancer

ghmerrill wrote:
Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:33 am
Did addition of the washers maybe end up aligning the valves correctly? :shock: Was valve alignment checked before and after the washer addition? Sometimes physics really matters.
All is good. But I was careful to measure the 4 I bought to make sure they were flat.
by whitbey
Thu Jun 28, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Transport mutes/stands etc.
Replies: 20
Views: 1028

Re: Transport mutes/stands etc.

I also have a elbow stand because of a left arm issue. I use a trombone gig bag. I have the old one that has a zipper pocket fro the slide on the side and both zippers go the length of the bag. The arm rest, folding music stand. mutes and several extra water bottles all fit. I take out the slide pad...
by whitbey
Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Single Bore or Dual Bore?
Replies: 9
Views: 440

Re: Single Bore or Dual Bore?

The choice is almost as personal as a mouthpiece. I play dual bore on almost every horn I have. I get the sensation of blowing the horn off my face. That causes me to do bad things with my face. I also have a poor feeling in my face that is not consistent from neurological feelings. The dual bore le...
by whitbey
Tue Jun 26, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Le Freque sound inhancer
Replies: 31
Views: 1201

Re: Le Freque sound inhancer

I don't mean to hijack the thread but I put 4 copper washers under the valve caps on my Cerveny euphonium. It made the horn blow a bit more solid for me. Years after I did it someone else had the same model horn as me and a third person was trying both. He noted mine played more solid. Threw the was...
by whitbey
Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: Phone spam crash
Replies: 1
Views: 294

Phone spam crash

I have been getting spam phone calls that seem to have the ability to crash the call I am on. Can't imagine it is so you would answer there call as no one ever is there. The oddity is the crash. I cannot think of anyway they could crash your phone but as this has happened several dozen times now it ...
by whitbey
Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Is this a good price for a case?
Replies: 2
Views: 126

Re: Is this a good price for a case?

It was a $57 trombone with a case from some far East place. Included a case.
I was wondering if the case was any good. Seems funny to think that way.
by whitbey
Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Is this a good price for a case?
Replies: 2
Views: 126

Is this a good price for a case?

With my tongue firmly planted in my cheek, I see this in the want ads here. http://www.trombonechat.com/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=6102 https://www.ebay.com/itm/Hot-Gold-Alto- ... 0290.m3507 And I wonder; if you throw away the trombone, is it a good price for a case? Probably a cheap case. Just thinkin'.
by whitbey
Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Well, Here's a New One...
Replies: 18
Views: 1053

Re: Well, Here's a New One...

Seem like you could add a small trombone slide to that.
Super horn!?!?!?
by whitbey
Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Valve Trombone Acceptance
Replies: 27
Views: 1290

Re: Valve Trombone Acceptance

I bought a valve bone 40 years ago. I leaned valve fingerings better. I learned there was no way to get it in tune. And therefor also learned what the woodshed was for. A trumpet player made an offer for it and I leaned that was a good thing. Later I developed neurological trouble and lost my fast t...
by whitbey
Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Edwards CR valves
Replies: 13
Views: 967

Re: Edwards CR valves

I have one of these valves. Had it for a few years. It is simply great! I love how it does not feel heavy in the upper register as the horn just vibrates very nice. In the lower range it puts out. I can get a low C pretty good then if I pull the slide a bit I can nail it. The sound is very smooth wh...
by whitbey
Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Long slide short slide?
Replies: 12
Views: 834

Re: Long slide short slide?

Thanks Horn builder.
So the slide length is more of what is left over for the bell section? Or vice versa depending on the goal of the horn design?
by whitbey
Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Long slide short slide?
Replies: 12
Views: 834

Re: Long slide short slide?

Mostly the Edwards Bach slides.
by whitbey
Wed May 30, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Long slide short slide?
Replies: 12
Views: 834

Long slide short slide?

So a I 547/562 brass long slide and a 547/562 nickle short slide. The nickle brass thing is the most notable difference. My horns are in my profile. I like the long slide in 6th and 7th as the slide works better. And I like the short slide because I always have to cut my horns shorter so the short s...
by whitbey
Mon May 21, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Case latch repair
Replies: 2
Views: 228

Case latch repair

I have an Edwards tan case that the center latch is letting go on. A little bounce when walking and it unsnaps. I might be able to tighten up the hasp but doubt it will be good enough.
Anyone replaced a latch? Did you find rivets?
by whitbey
Thu May 17, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Composition, Arrangement, & Theory
Topic: Hallelujah Leonard Cohen for Brass Quintet
Replies: 9
Views: 747

Re: Hallelujah Leonard Cohen for Brass Quintet

Walleye wrote:
Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:35 am
I have an arrangement that our quintet plays frequently. Email me if you would like to have it.

walleyeco@aol.com
Really, really really nice arrangement!!!
by whitbey
Fri May 11, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bach 36 Open Wrap
Replies: 8
Views: 434

Re: Bach 36 Open Wrap

This probably not the answer you hear most. 30 years ago I bought a 36B with the closed wrap. The open wrap did not seem any better, in fact it seemed tighter. Maybe because of the 180 degree turn. Also the balance of the closed wrap was better. The open wrap needed a counter weight on the slide. I ...
by whitbey
Wed May 02, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bass Trombones- Single vs Dependent vs Independent
Replies: 107
Views: 8749

Re: Bass Trombones- Single vs Dependent vs Independent

My dependent Bach does better on the low range and has more twinkle in the tenor range then any indi Bach I have tried. Much of that is the neck pipe. It might also be that Kevin Powers of Michigan Musical reassembled my horn many years ago and it got better.
by whitbey
Fri Apr 27, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Rotary bass trumpets...
Replies: 10
Views: 614

Re: Rotary bass trumpets...

The horn in Mnozil Brass.......
Yeah, I could enjoy playing that.
by whitbey
Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: Horns info
Replies: 20
Views: 1789

Re: Horns info

whitbey wrote:
Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:36 pm
Hey thanks!
My horns are up in my profile now.
And maybe the links are fixed so they can be seen. Are they?
by whitbey
Sun Apr 22, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Trombone Pics
Replies: 14
Views: 1452

Re: Trombone Pics

In my profile I have my horns with links to pictures.
by whitbey
Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Trombone Materials
Replies: 31
Views: 2771

Re: Trombone Materials

It's 92.5% silver and 7.5% copper. Note that the metal content is only one factor in how a bell responds. The design can matter a lot more. King identifies sterling bells with a Sterling hallmark (looks like an L with a line through it). Does your Edwards have a similar hallmark? More silver and le...
by whitbey
Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Composition, Arrangement, & Theory
Topic: Hallelujah Leonard Cohen for Brass Quintet
Replies: 9
Views: 747

Hallelujah Leonard Cohen for Brass Quintet

I am looking for an arrangement of Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen for Brass Quintet.
Not watered down. Hopefully a colorful arrangement.
Anyone seen one?
by whitbey
Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Trombone Materials
Replies: 31
Views: 2771

Re: Trombone Materials

I have an Edwards bell that is sterling silver. I think the Conn 88 sterling silver bells are similar as opposed to the Bach silver bells that are different. I think the King Sterling silver bells are different from my Edwards. They do not ring the same or play the same compared to a brass bell. So ...
by whitbey
Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Slide-O-Mix Light
Replies: 10
Views: 925

Re: Slide-O-Mix Light

I use SOM for a rotor valve lube. Lasts a long time and does not bother my allergies with oil. Slide-o-Mix or the light version? The light version or the one bottle version seem best. The thicker one does not seem in as well. The Teflon and silicon tend to hold on for a long time. I also find when ...
by whitbey
Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Slide-O-Mix Light
Replies: 10
Views: 925

Re: Slide-O-Mix Light

I use SOM for a rotor valve lube.
Lasts a long time and does not bother my allergies with oil.
by whitbey
Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Günter Frost Custom Bb/C/F Tenor-Bass Trombone by Jürgen Voigt
Replies: 4
Views: 415

Re: Günter Frost Custom Bb/C/F Tenor-Bass Trombone by Jürgen Voigt

C makes a lot of sense. My Bass is a Bb/F/C.
Seems like a better valve and wrap would help. And maybe tuning in the slide since the back half is a little short for the taper.
I would love to play one of these!
by whitbey
Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: Horns info
Replies: 20
Views: 1789

Re: Horns info

Hey thanks!
My horns are up in my profile now.
by whitbey
Thu Mar 29, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bass Trombones- Single vs Dependent vs Independent
Replies: 107
Views: 8749

Re: Bass Trombones- Single vs Dependent vs Independent

My Bass is dependent Bb/F/C. The big advantage I took on the dependent is the second valve tubing is larger so with two valves the horn still blows easy. My Bass Bach 50 was bought in the 70’s from Giardinelli in New York. The sales guy I worked with said the horn was originally a single valve Mount...
by whitbey
Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: Horns info
Replies: 20
Views: 1789

Horns info

Sharing our horn info and maybe pictures might be nice. Before things get going is there a wish of where and how?
by whitbey
Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Partial line up
Replies: 1
Views: 479

Partial line up

Over the last two years with some great lessons from Ken Thompkins my sound has improved a lot. Funny thing though is my partials are lining up really close. D is a little short but not often. F above the staff is the same as F in the staff most of the time as is Bb and high Bb. Low F is still short...
by whitbey
Sat Mar 24, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Horn stand when you go home
Replies: 14
Views: 1536

Horn stand when you go home

When I go home I unpack my horns and put them on my stand. This stand is attached to the floor so the horns cannot be slid up against each other. Each horn has a wood pole/dowel set in a 2 x 6. A rubber tip is on the top and a plunger with the center drilled out is part way down to rest the bell. A ...
by whitbey
Sat Mar 24, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: POLL: Gig Bags vs. Hard Case vs. Semi-Hard Cases
Replies: 19
Views: 1499

Re: POLL: Gig Bags vs. Hard Case vs. Semi-Hard Cases

I have a bad nerve in my left arm so I have a cymbal stand with a round armrest. I will often put that, a trombone stand and a few mutes in my gig bag with the horn in my tan Edwards case.
by whitbey
Sat Mar 24, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Nailing a note in the middle of nowhere
Replies: 13
Views: 1287

Re: Nailing a note in the middle of nowhere

The bad boy approach, Find a spot that you can play a low G very soft and blend with an orchestras G. I have even gone though a YouTube recording with a pitch pipe so I know where I can get away with it.
Been doing it for years and I play soft enough people think I am just dump the spit valve.
by whitbey
Fri Mar 23, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: What’s your favorite trombone case?
Replies: 14
Views: 1348

Re: What’s your favorite trombone case?

I love my tan Edwards cases. The retro look is cool.
I took out the box near the bell and have all kinds of room for music and the water bottle.
by whitbey
Fri Mar 23, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: The Bunker
Replies: 69
Views: 4194

Re: The Bunker

Good choice. I don't talk polys at rehearsal for the same reason.
by whitbey
Fri Mar 23, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: Back again
Replies: 56
Views: 3871

Re: Back again

I appreciate the efforts to make this site fly. Wish we had an email list to notify the others.
by whitbey
Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Everything Else
Topic: Pink Unicorn
Replies: 0
Views: 536

Pink Unicorn

I often say I am happier than a pink unicorn on a carousel.

Anyone have a cheep plastic pink unicorn suitable for the garden?

While this post may make a big increase in posts for the board. I really would like the pink unicorn.

:D

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