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by ttf_Full Pedal Trombonist
Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Tenor Bucket Mute Sound Comparison
Replies: 22
Views: 314

Tenor Bucket Mute Sound Comparison

<t>If you get bored try making your own bucket mute! I’m still modifying one I made for my small tenor. It’s pretty much a dollar store plastic colander filled with cotton balls held in with cheese cloth. I picked up some clips of some sort and put those felt pads that quiet down the slamming of old...
by ttf_Full Pedal Trombonist
Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Bach 8 mouthpiece questions
Replies: 8
Views: 437

Bach 8 mouthpiece questions

<t>I’ve played a 9, 6, and 3. I used the 9 for pretty much the first half of my university career in all my small bores. I think they just aren’t the best balanced mouthpieces. Sometimes stuffy and articulations can be covered. The right approach and setting let’s them work fine though! I’m still us...
by ttf_Full Pedal Trombonist
Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Olds Super Silver "Hawaiian"
Replies: 5
Views: 67

Olds Super Silver "Hawaiian"

<t>I don't consider myself an expert by any means on Olds horns or history, but comparing just one of those silver Supers to the several Supers I tried ( LA, Fullerton, mint, not so mint, friction fit, different bell/slide combos ) until settling on the one I own now I would say they ( or it ) felt ...
by ttf_Full Pedal Trombonist
Sat Jan 27, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Am I using heavy Shires equippment?
Replies: 17
Views: 131

Am I using heavy Shires equippment?

<t>Of what I was able to play a bass set up like BI 1G, B tuning slide, B62 slide, and my M&K GR pipe in rose brass was pretty much perfect. I would have liked to have tried it with dependent Trubores and dependent traditional rotors, though. Independent isn’t what I’m used to. <br/> <br/> I wou...
by ttf_Full Pedal Trombonist
Thu Jan 25, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Cronkhite (Torpedo) Bag thoughts.
Replies: 16
Views: 88

Cronkhite (Torpedo) Bag thoughts.

<r>Does Torpedo offer the same color options Glen did? I’d just like them to match my red and black case <IMG src="http://tromboneforum.org/Smileys/otjf/idea.gif"><s>[img]</s><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/Smileys/otjf/idea.gif">http://tromboneforum.org/Smileys/otjf/idea.gif</URL><e>[/img]</e></...
by ttf_Full Pedal Trombonist
Thu Jan 25, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Trombone step/up
Replies: 28
Views: 188

Trombone step/up

<t>If I were in your situation I would see if the 88H and saved up money could score a new horn that would allow me to “fit in” with what I would expect to see around me as a large bore tenor player. When I was in university I knew what I liked to play, my Minick TR180, and what fit in with the play...
by ttf_Full Pedal Trombonist
Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Classified Advertisements
Topic: WTT - DE XTF+/G9 for XTJ/J9
Replies: 0
Views: 43

WTT - DE XTF+/G9 for XTJ/J9

<t>What else is there to say? I have a custom Schilke that I can play now that I ended up not playing tenor full time after all. And I feel the swapability of DE mouthpieces make them easier to trade. Also I would trade for any 2G sized mouthpiece since my other ad for trading a 20BXL seems to not g...
by ttf_Full Pedal Trombonist
Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Soprano Trombone
Replies: 21
Views: 150

Soprano Trombone

<t>Based solely on their reputation as a whole I would say going with a Wessex is very low risk. Affordable and very likely to last you as long as you need it. As good as a Mirafone? Maybe not, but I don’t know how good the Mirafone is anyway!<br/> <br/> I’ve played a Jupiter. It makes the sounds an...
by ttf_Full Pedal Trombonist
Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Practice Room
Topic: Alto, tenor and bass trombone tripling - yea or nay?
Replies: 24
Views: 301

Alto, tenor and bass trombone tripling - yea or nay?

<r>I agree with Watermelon.<br/> <br/> Don’t give up! Practice more! I play tenor and bass and I have for many years, who knows if I’m even doing that right  <IMG src="http://tromboneforum.org/Smileys/otjf/evil.gif"><s>[img]</s><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/Smileys/otjf/evil.gif">http://trombon...
by ttf_Full Pedal Trombonist
Sun Jan 21, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Beginners and Returning Trombonists
Topic: Hello and question about a "mouthpiece book"
Replies: 15
Views: 220

Hello and question about a "mouthpiece book"

<r>The only two Wick mouthpieces I played for an extended period were the 9BS and the 6BS. I believe it’s a fine mouthpiece if you enjoy their rim design which people find a little flat or narrow. I find it comfortable and I used them for pretty long playing periods.<br/> <br/> With your eyes closed...
by ttf_Full Pedal Trombonist
Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Found on the Net
Topic: "It was just overhauled by one of the best repair shops"
Replies: 14
Views: 99

"It was just overhauled by one of the best repair shops"

I heard it was a mod some did to Kings for changing its resonance or response or lining overtones differently. Same reason any brace placement is important.
by ttf_Full Pedal Trombonist
Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Beginners and Returning Trombonists
Topic: Purchasing a first Trombone?
Replies: 21
Views: 278

Purchasing a first Trombone?

<t>Get a good used horn here where the sellers have a good rep and are known by pretty much everyone else on the forum. Look at Wessex also for a new horn that has had the work put in to make sure it’s something a musician would play, not just a colored lacquer trombone analogue.<br/> <br/> There ar...
by ttf_Full Pedal Trombonist
Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Beginners and Returning Trombonists
Topic: Purchasing a first Trombone?
Replies: 21
Views: 278

Purchasing a first Trombone?

<t>Get a good used horn here where the sellers have a good rep and are known by pretty much everyone else on the forum. Look at Wessex also for a new horn that has had the work put in to make sure it’s something a musician would play, not just a colored lacquer trombone analogue.<br/> <br/> There ar...
by ttf_Full Pedal Trombonist
Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Aftermarket lead pipes in vintage Conn bass trombones
Replies: 7
Views: 90

Aftermarket lead pipes in vintage Conn bass trombones

<r>In my short search for pipes I settled on one of those MK GR pipes out of a handful from them. Very good  <IMG src="http://tromboneforum.org/Smileys/otjf/good.gif"><s>[img]</s><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/Smileys/otjf/good.gif">http://tromboneforum.org/Smileys/otjf/good.gif</URL><e>[/img]</...
by ttf_Full Pedal Trombonist
Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: What Bach is this??
Replies: 16
Views: 99

What Bach is this??

Never seen one like that before. If you stop in I’d love to know what model markings are on the slide and bell and what the SN puts it at.
by ttf_Full Pedal Trombonist
Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Classified Advertisements
Topic: WTT - Hammond 20BXL for Bach CORP 2G
Replies: 0
Views: 34

WTT - Hammond 20BXL for Bach CORP 2G

<r>I’ve had a lot of fun with this well used Hammond 20BXL. It’s a fantastic mouthpiece that can take a lot of power. There’s head room if you play in a large ensemble or a loud big band, which is what I seem to play in no matter where I’m asked to play. I’ve cleaned and polished it as much as I cou...
by ttf_Full Pedal Trombonist
Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Repairs, Modifications, and Maintenance
Topic: Too loose tuning slide?
Replies: 14
Views: 141

Too loose tuning slide?

Is there less sulfur in a standard O ring than there is in a standard rubber band?
by ttf_Full Pedal Trombonist
Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Repairs, Modifications, and Maintenance
Topic: Too loose tuning slide?
Replies: 14
Views: 141

Too loose tuning slide?

A quick fix for me is a small strip of clear tape. I haven’t noticed a difference in the horn’s response or any discoloration from the adhesive.
by ttf_Full Pedal Trombonist
Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:49 am
Forum: Musical Miscellany
Topic: Forgotten mouthpiece?
Replies: 32
Views: 142

Forgotten mouthpiece?

<r>Brought the wrong music book or no music at all? Grabbed the wrong trombone case? Showed up to the wrong venue and had to race to make it on time? I’ve done worse than forgetting a mouthpiece  <IMG src="http://tromboneforum.org/Smileys/otjf/evil.gif"><s>[img]</s><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org...
by ttf_Full Pedal Trombonist
Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:48 am
Forum: Musical Miscellany
Topic: Forgotten mouthpiece?
Replies: 32
Views: 142

Forgotten mouthpiece?

<t>I once showed up to a recording with no mouthpiece. I was still getting into the groove of playing so many horns and mouthpieces and left with the correct horn but my mouthpiece was in a different case.<br/> <br/> Since then I have been keeping spares all over the place including compartments in ...
by ttf_Full Pedal Trombonist
Sun Dec 24, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: The Healthy Trombonsit
Topic: Movie theatre loudness
Replies: 13
Views: 148

Movie theatre loudness

I’m beginning to think I’m hard of hearing. I’ve never found the theater too loud. Any theater I’ve been to.
by ttf_Full Pedal Trombonist
Sun Dec 24, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: The Healthy Trombonsit
Topic: Movie theatre loudness
Replies: 13
Views: 148

Movie theatre loudness

I’m beginning to think I’m hard of hearing. I’ve never found the theater too loud. Any theater I’ve been to.
by ttf_Full Pedal Trombonist
Sat Dec 23, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: Repairs, Modifications, and Maintenance
Topic: Lacquer Stripping
Replies: 3
Views: 71

Lacquer Stripping

<r>I use a toothbrush. Leaves a nice citrusy flavor in my mouth  <IMG src="http://tromboneforum.org/Smileys/otjf/evil.gif"><s>[img]</s><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/Smileys/otjf/evil.gif">http://tromboneforum.org/Smileys/otjf/evil.gif</URL><e>[/img]</e></IMG><br/> <br/> But a very soft used too...
by ttf_Full Pedal Trombonist
Fri Dec 22, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Music Stand for Laptop
Replies: 14
Views: 73

Music Stand for Laptop

A laptop stand for presentations and the like. I have one that is currently holding my TV.
by ttf_Full Pedal Trombonist
Fri Dec 22, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Music Stand for Laptop
Replies: 14
Views: 73

Music Stand for Laptop

A laptop stand for presentations and the like. I have one that is currently holding my TV.
by ttf_Full Pedal Trombonist
Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Modern .485 leadpipes?
Replies: 8
Views: 54

Modern .485 leadpipes?

I can't believe I didn't think of Shires
by ttf_Full Pedal Trombonist
Wed Dec 20, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Modern .485 leadpipes?
Replies: 8
Views: 54

Modern .485 leadpipes?

<t>Say I wanted to modify one of my Olds trombones. Where would I find a leadpipe? If someone like MK Drawing doesn’t make one I’m sure one could be custom ordered. Could one of those cheap YSL354 pipes be cut down to fit or would that end up being a super short pipe? A source of old Bach 6 pipes an...
by ttf_Full Pedal Trombonist
Wed Dec 20, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: Repairs, Modifications, and Maintenance
Topic: What do you do to clean the laquer / outside of your trombone?
Replies: 16
Views: 159

What do you do to clean the laquer / outside of your trombone?

<t>On the only lacquered trombone I play often I just use an old t shirt or cloth. After I play I wipe the neckpipe and where I hold it with a chamois I have in my case.<br/> <br/> My unlacquered horns get a dusting every time I play them. I like to make sure there are no water spots or anything. <b...
by ttf_Full Pedal Trombonist
Wed Dec 20, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: Repairs, Modifications, and Maintenance
Topic: What do you do to clean the laquer / outside of your trombone?
Replies: 16
Views: 159

What do you do to clean the laquer / outside of your trombone?

<t>On the only lacquered trombone I play often I just use an old t shirt or cloth. After I play I wipe the neckpipe and where I hold it with a chamois I have in my case.<br/> <br/> My unlacquered horns get a dusting every time I play them. I like to make sure there are no water spots or anything. <b...
by ttf_Full Pedal Trombonist
Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Beginner and newbie question.
Replies: 17
Views: 50

Beginner and newbie question.

<t>My favorites of the student branded trombones mentioned are the Olds Ambassador ( LA era mostly, mine is from the mid 40’s as I recall  ) and any Yamaha M1 ( I have a new one that is really nice to play and the ones with the flared braces, 352 I think, are great ).<br/> <br/> But that’s just my o...
by ttf_Full Pedal Trombonist
Fri Dec 15, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: Classified Advertisements
Topic: Mouthpieces for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 24

Mouthpieces for sale

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by ttf_Full Pedal Trombonist
Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Bass Trombone Mouthpiece question
Replies: 23
Views: 213

Bass Trombone Mouthpiece question

<t>Do you want more stank ( sizzle ) or more punch? The YBL321 I played around with for a while lit up pretty well. Exciting horn. I would think a Yamaha 59 would be big enough to contain some of that while letting you give it more volume and presence in the lower register. I haven’t played any smal...
by ttf_Full Pedal Trombonist
Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Mouthpiece/horn synergy
Replies: 24
Views: 214

Mouthpiece/horn synergy

<r><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=103423.msg1223997#msg1223997"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=103423.msg1223997#msg1223997]</s>Quote from: blast on Dec 10, 2017, 01:31AM<e>[/url]</e></URL>Different trombones work better with different mouthpieces... a perfect m...
by ttf_Full Pedal Trombonist
Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bach/Conn Frankenbone
Replies: 13
Views: 53

Bach/Conn Frankenbone

As long as the intonation is good I imagine it’d make a good horn. I have the opposite... sort of. A Bach-ish bell with a Conn-ish slide. I like it better than a factory Bach slide.
by ttf_Full Pedal Trombonist
Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Pbone vs Yamaha YSL 354
Replies: 13
Views: 54

Pbone vs Yamaha YSL 354

I have a newer 354 and I could easily get rid of all my smallbores and use it for my needs. With how well it’s held up and how well they hold up to marching band and kids starting out I say the merits for the Yamaha almost make it a given to choose over most any budget horn.
by ttf_Full Pedal Trombonist
Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:50 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Plastic Mouthpiece for 30°F Concert... Worth It?
Replies: 19
Views: 160

Plastic Mouthpiece for 30°F Concert... Worth It?

<t>I have two Kelly mouthpieces and I feel the advantage of being able to play V frozen lips is worth it. Also I feel they play pretty darn well! Just to have a warm feeling mouthpiece when starting to play at a rehearsal or a gig after bringing the horn from the car makes getting a set of DE lexan ...
by ttf_Full Pedal Trombonist
Sun Dec 03, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Practice Room
Topic: F Trigger and Double Trigger range
Replies: 17
Views: 234

F Trigger and Double Trigger range

<r>Off the horn just doing breathing exercises helps  <IMG src="http://tromboneforum.org/Smileys/otjf/good.gif"><s>[img]</s><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/Smileys/otjf/good.gif">http://tromboneforum.org/Smileys/otjf/good.gif</URL><e>[/img]</e></IMG><br/> <br/> And if you can buzz that low on you...
by ttf_Full Pedal Trombonist
Sun Dec 03, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: Practice Room
Topic: How much to play the day before a big gig?
Replies: 12
Views: 178

How much to play the day before a big gig?

Yup. Before a long gig I reinforce any parts I will either be exposed or any parts that I may feel less confident about. Then just make sure I feel good and maybe clean my slide.
by ttf_Full Pedal Trombonist
Tue Nov 28, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Alternative to Schilke 60
Replies: 21
Views: 223

Alternative to Schilke 60

<r><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=103177.msg1221845#msg1221845"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=103177.msg1221845#msg1221845]</s>Quote from: mr.deacon on Nov 22, 2017, 10:58PM<e>[/url]</e></URL>I'm curious did you try the XB before the LB? <br/> <br/> I tried his...
by ttf_Full Pedal Trombonist
Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Alternative to Schilke 60
Replies: 21
Views: 223

Alternative to Schilke 60

DE XBM10 is my daily bass piece. There are plenty of great big pieces out there and narrowing it down can be daunting. It can also be a fun adventure that could even lead you back to a different Schilke 60!
by ttf_Full Pedal Trombonist
Sun Nov 19, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: Found on the Net
Topic: You can’t tell me no one else has seen this
Replies: 11
Views: 68

You can’t tell me no one else has seen this

Adding to the christmas list Image


by ttf_Full Pedal Trombonist
Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:30 am
Forum: Classified Advertisements
Topic: FS: Bernd Sandner Vintage 88H Bell
Replies: 14
Views: 33

FS: Bernd Sandner Vintage 88H Bell

Made in 2015 and is a copy of 1910-1920’s 8H bell.  Image
by ttf_Full Pedal Trombonist
Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: High Range Mouthpiece on large bore trombones
Replies: 21
Views: 159

High Range Mouthpiece on large bore trombones

<t>You can easily turn your mouthpiece into a high range mouthpiece with some time in a practice room.<br/> <br/> But a shallow cup and tight backbore helps with clarity and push back the point when you start to feel fatigued. I always used 1-1/2G or 3G sized pieces until I just recently got a DE F+...
by ttf_Full Pedal Trombonist
Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Silver rimmed, gold cupped mouthpiece
Replies: 20
Views: 160

Silver rimmed, gold cupped mouthpiece

<t>I only have experience with two mouthpieces that were once silver then sent to be gold plated. I would argue that there was a difference after having the rims ( screw rims ) plated. But the difference only being how much the slipperiness let me move around. Was that very much or even noticeable i...
by ttf_Full Pedal Trombonist
Wed Nov 01, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: Chit-Chat
Topic: Worst Halloween treats?
Replies: 19
Views: 143

Worst Halloween treats?

<r>I don’t recall any nonsense when I went trick or treating. Just candy the whole way through. I’m not so into hard candies so anything that wasn’t chocolate sometimes went wasted. I do like those fruit tootsie roll things, though.<br/> <br/> I like that chocolate Brussels sprouts  <IMG src="http:/...
by ttf_Full Pedal Trombonist
Tue Oct 24, 2017 11:37 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: KY jelly as a slide lube
Replies: 17
Views: 67

KY jelly as a slide lube

I’ve used it once because I heard an it when it was discussed here, but mostly because it’s what I had in my dorm, on a valve bone. It indeed worked. But was soon cleaned as I clean my horns often and relubed with actual valve oil.
by ttf_Full Pedal Trombonist
Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: Beginners and Returning Trombonists
Topic: Tuning Problem on my valve trombone
Replies: 7
Views: 128

Tuning Problem on my valve trombone

<t>Valve trombones r us often install slide triggers for the third valve. Valve trombone isn’t easy to keep in tune as you play all over the its range, but it’s definitely possible. You can work on alternates and lipping notes with a tuner and practice time. And if you have the time it could be fun ...
by ttf_Full Pedal Trombonist
Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: Composition, Arranging, and Theory
Topic: Notation question
Replies: 10
Views: 182

Notation question

I’d leave it out until I’m with the band and ask the leader or the stranger if possible. To a degree stylistic cues can really be left to the ones playing assuming the players know what’s appropriate for the tune.
by ttf_Full Pedal Trombonist
Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: Composition, Arranging, and Theory
Topic: Notation question
Replies: 10
Views: 182

Notation question

<t>Is it a line you’re playing with other horns? Or do the other trombones have a turn also but to lower notes? Could be that it’s an arrangement by someone not thinking of all the elements like when you see impossible glisses. Or an engraving problem and it was supposed to be a scoop or a gliss. <b...
by ttf_Full Pedal Trombonist
Sun Oct 15, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: Practice Room
Topic: Learning to play loose!
Replies: 28
Views: 142

Learning to play loose!

Also keep in mind efficiency. Do racecar drivers slam on the brakes to a complete stop then floor it comin in and out of corners? It’s all about making the most effortless and most accurate transitions.

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