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by bbocaner
Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Lengthening a Conn 36H Alto
Replies: 11
Views: 419

Re: Lengthening a Conn 36H Alto

If that's really what's happened to your instrument, I'd work with a local repair person to order from the factory a new tuning slide and the two outer tuning slide tubes. It'd probably be somewhere in the $300-500 range.
by bbocaner
Fri May 18, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Laurel vs Yanny as relates to hearing
Replies: 18
Views: 685

Re: Laurel vs Yanny as relates to hearing

I've heard both simultaneously from the first listen.
by bbocaner
Mon Apr 30, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Technology
Topic: Wireless Ambient Trombone
Replies: 9
Views: 682

Re: Wireless Ambient Trombone

neat!
by bbocaner
Fri Apr 27, 2018 6:34 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Rotary bass trumpets...
Replies: 10
Views: 564

Re: Rotary bass trumpets...

I wonder...how useful would the "beer-hall" style horns be outside of their intended use? Could it fill a tenor/baritone voice in a small brass group? If the answer is yes, then I might be leaning more towards that. Mnozil Brass is one instance in which they make this type of instrument work very w...
by bbocaner
Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Rotary bass trumpets...
Replies: 10
Views: 564

Re: Rotary bass trumpets...

The Lidl's got the right sound. The ones with bigger bells and larger bores are really intended for beer-hall traditional German music. One of the Chinese companies is making a 4-valve instrument that's stenciled by Schiller and others that is apparently decent, but I haven't tried one yet. One of t...
by bbocaner
Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: New Case for a Plane Ride
Replies: 7
Views: 410

Re: New Case for a Plane Ride

Southwest is all 737s which is good news. Their newer planes have bigger overheads, but with that case I *think* you'd be good even in the older style. I'd aim for a direct flight rather than one with a stop as that means you'd need to fit it on board twice, and if you are running late at all with t...
by bbocaner
Tue Mar 27, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: NABBA
Replies: 9
Views: 1044

Re: NABBA

I ordinarily play with Brass of the Potomac but I'm playing with Rockville Brass Band at this year's contest.
by bbocaner
Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: NABBA
Replies: 9
Views: 1044

Re: NABBA

I'm going. Unfortunately, it didn't work out for my band to go again this year, but I'm helping out another local band on tuba (!!) and I will be taking some photos again. Which group do you play with?

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