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by elmsandr
Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Conn 62H bass trombone bell compatibility
Replies: 19
Views: 480

Re: Conn 62H bass trombone bell compatibility

Getzen 1052/1062.

Not sure of any others. Conns will depend on vintage and length, but that may or may not matter to you.

Cheers,
Andy
by elmsandr
Sat Jun 02, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Where to get a (used?) 2-valve section for Bach 50B ?
Replies: 4
Views: 340

Re: Where to get a (used?) 2-valve section for Bach 50B ?

Shires valve sections adapt to Bachs rather nicely. I’ve made two different shires sections fit a Bach bass chassis, both fit nicely and left it with a nice reversed tuning slide.

Cheers,
Andy
by elmsandr
Thu May 31, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Yamaha YSL-671 Alto - Any Reviews, Insights, & Opinions?
Replies: 1
Views: 213

Re: Yamaha YSL-671 Alto - Any Reviews, Insights, & Opinions?

Does the 671 come with a valve as an option? I thought that was only the 871? Either way, I never played one with a valve. I had a 671 for a few years before I sold it to buy a valve. Shouldn't have sold it. Maybe not the truest alto sound in the world, but for doubling it was great. I could pick it...
by elmsandr
Tue May 29, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Tenor horn
Replies: 44
Views: 1317

Re: Tenor horn

.. if I was the musical director organising these videos, I would insist on all members looking their best, and their instruments in top cleanliness. Perhaps it is my experience in British Style Brass Bands, where we have supplied uniforms that we are expected to keep dry cleaned on a regular basis...
by elmsandr
Mon May 28, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Tenor horn
Replies: 44
Views: 1317

Re: Tenor horn

When you can play that well, your instrument can look like it belongs to Oscar the grouch. When you play like I do, should probably give it a polish. I still do not polish my horns, my 1908 tuba looks like it has been ignored since 1908, though in reality it has only been ignored since 2004 or so wh...
by elmsandr
Mon May 28, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Holton MONSTER Valve
Replies: 5
Views: 379

Re: Holton MONSTER Valve

The production version feels and plays like an interesting proof of concept prototype. I posted a bunch of pictures of it and the internals on an old TTF thread, I’ll have to see if I can dig those up again to post here. It is interesting that the trigger range is the best on the horn. The entire re...
by elmsandr
Sat May 12, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: (Alto) Bb Attachment Length
Replies: 8
Views: 327

Re: (Alto) Bb Attachment Length

Bb in the neighborhood of 108-110”, verify with any tenor you have handy. Eb in the neighborhood of 84”. Do a little subtraction... Or, figure out your own Eb length and use the 12th root of 2 to add each half step on a chart in excel. Make it log the first time and trim down the legs of the tuning ...
by elmsandr
Mon May 07, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Transport mutes/stands etc.
Replies: 18
Views: 629

Re: Transport mutes/stands etc.

Lowes has a pretty nice tool bag that velcros on to a luggage cart (and comes with the collapseable cart). It is like 12" x 20" X 16 $~80 It's also black so it could go to a stage or pit if absolutely req'd. https://www.lowes.com/pd/AWP-HP-Ballistic-Nylon-Zippered-Closed-Tool-Bag/50149598 Buy a nice...
by elmsandr
Tue May 01, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: M&W custom trombones - any reviews available?
Replies: 21
Views: 1521

Re: M&W custom trombones - any reviews available?

I haven’t played any of their complete horns, so I cannot give you a review of the horns, but I can give a review of the makers and people you would be dealing with. In short, they are some of the finest brass craftsmen on the planet. For a longer explanation, I sent them the slide from an ancient C...
by elmsandr
Fri Apr 27, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Weight of different valves for Bass
Replies: 7
Views: 425

Re: Weight of different valves for Bass

I don’t have it handy anymore, but I did weigh a ton of different valves one time while trying to work out a trade with somebody with a similar issue. Found out that the weight differences weren’t very significant. Balance point differences and grip positioning differences were quite different, thou...
by elmsandr
Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Vintage trombone for elementary student?
Replies: 41
Views: 1398

Re: Vintage trombone for elementary student?

With no bell lock nut and no cork barrels, this is not a modern instrument at all... I'd say it is just a few years too old to be really playable for a student.

Cheers,
Andy
by elmsandr
Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Flat G tuning Mod
Replies: 8
Views: 417

Re: Flat G tuning Mod

I almost always use a dremel. Good masking is key to making the cuts square as well as keeping the rest of the horn clean (IMO). After you are done, clean it. Clean and flush again. When you think it is clean, clean and flush it two more times. Grit will kill your valves. Also, this could be REALLY ...
by elmsandr
Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Vintage trombone for elementary student?
Replies: 41
Views: 1398

Re: Vintage trombone for elementary student?

This is a bit crazy. If you have a vintage build Student horn, fine. Some old Conns, a Bach Mercury, Olds Ambassadors, Holton Collegiates, Yamaha 354s... Those would work OK. I wouldn't toss a 1920's 'pro' horn into that mix. They just aren't as easy to play, especially for beginners. You can often ...
by elmsandr
Sat Apr 21, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Trombone Materials
Replies: 28
Views: 1936

Re: Trombone Materials

I’ve heard some rumors that Chinese and Taiwanese horns are made from “bad brass”. Personally I would take this with a large grain of salt, as other factors come into play, such as xenophobia, or distrusting the new kids on the block, or resentment at their lower prices. But is there honestly anyth...
by elmsandr
Sat Apr 21, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Slide cases?
Replies: 7
Views: 496

Slide cases?

Does anybody make a good slide only case? Back in ancient times, there were some nice Bach and King slide cases. I have an extra or two that I’d like to make sure don’t get destroyed. I know that you could just buy half of the Cronkite travel case, but I’m thinking something with a harder shell. Odd...
by elmsandr
Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: (Cassifieds) Cases
Topic: FS: Marco Magi/Shires Bass Detachable Bell case
Replies: 3
Views: 375

Re: FS: Marco Magi/Shires Bass Detachable Bell case

Tried a PM, not sure if that worked, I am interested in this case!

Cheers,
Andy
by elmsandr
Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: TTF Archives are LIVE!
Replies: 58
Views: 3804

Re: TTF Archives are LIVE!

This is an excellent and amazing resource.

Now, can you delete all the stupid stuff I said and only leave the nuggets of minor trivia that I provide?

Y’all deserve to be paid for this. Make the books transparent and I am sure many of us would be happy to subscribe.

Cheers,
Andy
by elmsandr
Thu Apr 05, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bass Trombones- Single vs Dependent vs Independent
Replies: 107
Views: 7496

Re: Bass Trombones- Single vs Dependent vs Independent

When I was in college I experimented with a "rational" Bb/G/E/D combo. I could play 2 octaves up from trigger C barely moving the slide. I gave it up because I couldn't remember all the combinations. Nowadays, I seem to be spending most of my time on single trigger horns... The most succinct summar...
by elmsandr
Thu Mar 29, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bass Trombones- Single vs Dependent vs Independent
Replies: 107
Views: 7496

Re: Bass Trombones- Single vs Dependent vs Independent

Basbasun wrote:
Thu Mar 29, 2018 3:23 am
...
You can agrue about if the sound is less good on a andy, I wont say it´s worse.
...
Emphasis added.

/nods knowingly

Cheers,
a Andy
by elmsandr
Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bass Trombones- Single vs Dependent vs Independent
Replies: 107
Views: 7496

Re: Bass Trombones- Single vs Dependent vs Independent

.... I think what you choose depends on the literature you intend to play and your personal preferences. If your focus is on the orchestral and wind ensemble canon you may not need a double at all. As Doug Yeo put it, "Show me something [in that lit.] I can't play on a single!" There are a very few...
by elmsandr
Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bass Trombones- Single vs Dependent vs Independent
Replies: 107
Views: 7496

Re: Bass Trombones- Single vs Dependent vs Independent

So, I am a bass trombonist at the decent amateur level. I mostly do Band stuff, occasionally orchestra, jazz band, and musical stuff. If you only have one horn, get a double. Sure 90%+ can be done on a single, but there always seems to be one number on the concert where I would feel more comfortable...
by elmsandr
Sat Mar 24, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: POLL: Gig Bags vs. Hard Case vs. Semi-Hard Cases
Replies: 19
Views: 1267

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

Pretty much the only case I’ve used in the last 19 years is an Edwards gig bag (the old Dolly bags one). Great gig bag. Use it for everything from my 10” basses to my 8” Bach 34. Sturdy leather with good stitching is still in great shape. I need to get a pair of new cases, I’d prefer something a lit...
by elmsandr
Fri Mar 23, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: Back again
Replies: 56
Views: 3460

Re: Back again

Woohoo!
It is even letting me post now!

Sorry we lost some things, but better to lose some info than to have a non functional board.

Cheers,
Andy

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