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by ttf_BGuttman
Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Repairs, Modifications, and Maintenance
Topic: Christan Griego shows you how to clean a slide
Replies: 49
Views: 317

Christan Griego shows you how to clean a slide

Superslick sells a silicone drop that can be used to make SuperSlick work "better".  The small bottle of Slide-O-Mix does about the same thing.  Also works on Trombotine and cold cream.
by ttf_BGuttman
Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Repairs, Modifications, and Maintenance
Topic: Christan Griego shows you how to clean a slide
Replies: 49
Views: 317

Christan Griego shows you how to clean a slide

Superslick sells a silicone drop that can be used to make SuperSlick work "better".  The small bottle of Slide-O-Mix does about the same thing.  Also works on Trombotine and cold cream.
by ttf_BGuttman
Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Musical Miscellany
Topic: Animal Tricks
Replies: 4
Views: 312

Animal Tricks

<t>Never been able to do fish sounds on a trombone, but you can sing into the instrument to do a cow noise.  Or start on F, gliss up about a third, and back off a whole step.<br/> <br/> There is an old Dixieland tune where a number of animal sounds are required.  It goes under the name of "Barnyard ...
by ttf_BGuttman
Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Rath consistency of production
Replies: 9
Views: 189

Rath consistency of production

At one time you did the same thing for Shires: you'd find a combination of parts that worked for you, place an order, and it would arrive some time later.

I would expect Rath manufacturing to be pretty consistent.  Shires is.  (Although nothing is perfect.)
by ttf_BGuttman
Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Pedagogy
Topic: Learning as B-flat on G clef, C on F clef
Replies: 10
Views: 548

Learning as B-flat on G clef, C on F clef

<r><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=104306.msg1231401#msg1231401"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=104306.msg1231401#msg1231401]</s>Quote from: Bimmerman on Yesterday at 02:14 PM<e>[/url]</e></URL>This was my experience as well.<br/> <br/> Reading Bb treble as tenor...
by ttf_BGuttman
Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: Beginners and Returning Trombonists
Topic: Advice on looking for and financing a new horn.
Replies: 10
Views: 236

Advice on looking for and financing a new horn.

<r><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=104292.msg1231279#msg1231279"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=104292.msg1231279#msg1231279]</s>Quote from: greenbean on Feb 01, 2018, 09:20PM<e>[/url]</e></URL>Ted Herbert's Music Mart?...<br/> <br/> Yup.  They're part of Music a...
by ttf_BGuttman
Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:48 am
Forum: Pedagogy
Topic: Learning as B-flat on G clef, C on F clef
Replies: 10
Views: 548

Learning as B-flat on G clef, C on F clef

I went the other way.  Learned tenor clef in High School and figured out that it let me read the trumpet and tenor sax parts.  I read transposed treble as tenor clef.
by ttf_BGuttman
Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: My new Hammond: thoughts, background, first impressions
Replies: 2
Views: 119

My new Hammond: thoughts, background, first impressions

<t>First, you went with a slightly larger rim.  That helps the lower notes, as well as the depth (not quite as deep as the 51D, but fairly deep).<br/> <br/> I tried an 11ML and thought it was nice, but I like my Wick 4BL better.  But I'm not you and maybe the 11MXL is just the ticket.  <br/> <br/> G...
by ttf_BGuttman
Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: My new Hammond: thoughts, background, first impressions
Replies: 2
Views: 119

My new Hammond: thoughts, background, first impressions

<t>First, you went with a slightly larger rim.  That helps the lower notes, as well as the depth (not quite as deep as the 51D, but fairly deep).<br/> <br/> I tried an 11ML and thought it was nice, but I like my Wick 4BL better.  But I'm not you and maybe the 11MXL is just the ticket.  <br/> <br/> G...
by ttf_BGuttman
Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Tenor Bucket Mute Sound Comparison
Replies: 22
Views: 313

Tenor Bucket Mute Sound Comparison

<r><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=104287.msg1231226#msg1231226"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=104287.msg1231226#msg1231226]</s>Quote from: Muffinman on Feb 01, 2018, 01:34PM<e>[/url]</e></URL>(Bumping this thread into the ‘recent posts’ menu)<br/> <br/> *** Mod...
by ttf_BGuttman
Tue Jan 30, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Music, Concerts, and Recordings
Topic: Airmen of Note Rewindplay archives gone?
Replies: 7
Views: 236

Airmen of Note Rewindplay archives gone?

There have been some superlative trombone players in the various military units that nobody knows.  The first one that comes to mind is Robert Isele.  And Joe Jackson and Doug Elliott (we know them for other reasons).  Many, many more.  Many are members of this Forum.
by ttf_BGuttman
Tue Jan 30, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Music, Concerts, and Recordings
Topic: Airmen of Note Rewindplay archives gone?
Replies: 7
Views: 236

Airmen of Note Rewindplay archives gone?

There have been some superlative trombone players in the various military units that nobody knows.  The first one that comes to mind is Robert Isele.  And Joe Jackson and Doug Elliott (we know them for other reasons).  Many, many more.  Many are members of this Forum.
by ttf_BGuttman
Tue Jan 30, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Musical Miscellany
Topic: Using GoFund me to finance a new horn
Replies: 130
Views: 671

Using GoFund me to finance a new horn

Problem for the needy people you mention is that they probably have no access to post on GoFundMe, and also no place to receive donations even if they did.  I guess the best way to help them is to donate to Food Pantries, Church Drives, and to elect Representatives who care.
by ttf_BGuttman
Mon Jan 29, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Notices from TTF Members
Topic: Pittsburgh Post Gazette Article on my new album!
Replies: 9
Views: 180

Pittsburgh Post Gazette Article on my new album!

<r>Well done, PSO! <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/> We're doing Shosty 5 in our next concert and I can vouch for the fact ...
by ttf_BGuttman
Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Other Musicians and Ensembles
Topic: Captain Stambolov
Replies: 7
Views: 125

Captain Stambolov

<r><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=104247.msg1230824#msg1230824"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=104247.msg1230824#msg1230824]</s>Quote from: robcat2075 on Jan 29, 2018, 09:27AM<e>[/url]</e></URL>Why is the tuba separate?<br/> <br/> Probably because it overrides e...
by ttf_BGuttman
Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Other Musicians and Ensembles
Topic: Captain Stambolov
Replies: 7
Views: 125

Captain Stambolov

<t>Nice Balkan music.  I especially liked seeing the Truba (a Helicon-like instrument that is a normal bass voice in Balkan  bands).<br/> <br/> Jacob Garchik had a similar group with a name like "Slavic Soul Party" and did a little tour.  I missed his visit to Manchester NH and hope he comes back ag...
by ttf_BGuttman
Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Practice Room
Topic: Larsson for Solo and Ensemble
Replies: 7
Views: 166

Larsson for Solo and Ensemble

A lot of times adjudicators will assume major changes in tempo ae a "tough parts slow, easy pats fast" crutch.

You will probably score higher if you play it as written; especially with an adjudicator who is familiar with the piece.
by ttf_BGuttman
Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Repairs, Modifications, and Maintenance
Topic: Converting a Bach 34B to a 34”C”?
Replies: 29
Views: 256

Converting a Bach 34B to a 34”C”?

<t>I would suspect that the parts for a straight neckpipe on a 36C would work.  You need to put new ferrules (with thumbscrews) on the bell and an extra brace on the F-attachment part.  I believe the F-attachment tubing is soldered to the bell so that has to be removed.<br/> <br/> Good luck.<br/> </t>
by ttf_BGuttman
Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Beginners and Returning Trombonists
Topic: Returning from Focal Dystonia
Replies: 8
Views: 192

Returning from Focal Dystonia

<t>I want to point out also that there are two emouchure destroying illnesses: Bell's Palsy and Focal Distonia.  They are different and need different treatments.  A medical professional should always be consulted.<br/> <br/> I have a friend who developed Bell's Palsy and had to stop playing trombon...
by ttf_BGuttman
Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Musical Miscellany
Topic: Using GoFund me to finance a new horn
Replies: 130
Views: 671

Using GoFund me to finance a new horn

<r><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=104216.msg1230728#msg1230728"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=104216.msg1230728#msg1230728]</s>Quote from: Driving Park on Jan 28, 2018, 07:55PM<e>[/url]</e></URL>...I know someone who made a serious campaign to fund him buying C...
by ttf_BGuttman
Sun Jan 28, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Trying basses?
Replies: 48
Views: 256

Trying basses?

<r><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=104205.msg1230706#msg1230706"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=104205.msg1230706#msg1230706]</s>Quote from: Slavbassbone on Jan 28, 2018, 04:59PM<e>[/url]</e></URL>True, but back to my original topic: are those my main options nea...
by ttf_BGuttman
Sun Jan 28, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Practice Room
Topic: Asking for a trombone friend of mine
Replies: 3
Views: 104

Asking for a trombone friend of mine

<t>Probably the only thing I think should be different is that downstream embouchures tend to blow downward in the mouthpiece as we go higher (low notes straight through; high notes bounced off the part of the mouthpiece near the lips).  With an upstream embouchure you aim to the top of the mouthpie...
by ttf_BGuttman
Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Musical Miscellany
Topic: Using GoFund me to finance a new horn
Replies: 130
Views: 671

Using GoFund me to finance a new horn

Man, i'd guess there are about 1000 other young Forum members equally deserving of a new horn.  I don't see them begging for money (and I wouldn't give them anyway).
by ttf_BGuttman
Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Practice Room
Topic: Putting together Warm-up materials
Replies: 17
Views: 247

Putting together Warm-up materials

<r>Jeff Adams used to have a warmup package on his site (<URL url="http://www.slideadams.com"><s>[url=http://www.slideadams.com]</s>www.slideadams.com<e>[/url]</e></URL>).  It seems not to be there now.  Maybe you can contact him and see if he'll send it to you.<br/> <br/> Oops, turns out I was wron...
by ttf_BGuttman
Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Practice Room
Topic: Putting together Warm-up materials
Replies: 17
Views: 247

Putting together Warm-up materials

<r>Jeff Adams used to have a warmup package on his site (<URL url="http://www.slideadams.com"><s>[url=http://www.slideadams.com]</s>www.slideadams.com<e>[/url]</e></URL>).  It seems not to be there now.  Maybe you can contact him and see if he'll send it to you.<br/> <br/> Oops, turns out I was wron...
by ttf_BGuttman
Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Chit-Chat
Topic: New Forum Members!
Replies: 1153
Views: 1949

New Forum Members!

It's been quite a while, Sandy.  Welcome back.  Also to Joe Guarr.  Always nice to see familiar old faces.
by ttf_BGuttman
Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Chit-Chat
Topic: New Forum Members!
Replies: 1153
Views: 1949

New Forum Members!

It's been quite a while, Sandy.  Welcome back.  Also to Joe Guarr.  Always nice to see familiar old faces.
by ttf_BGuttman
Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Musical Miscellany
Topic: Using GoFund me to finance a new horn
Replies: 130
Views: 671

Using GoFund me to finance a new horn

I thought that GoFundMe donors were to get something in return.  For example, there was a GoFundMe to create a recording.  The donors above a certain level got a free copy of the recording.  What is he offering in return for my contribution?
by ttf_BGuttman
Sun Jan 28, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: Musical Miscellany
Topic: Using GoFund me to finance a new horn
Replies: 130
Views: 671

Using GoFund me to finance a new horn

<t>I have a problem with the idea that a Bach 42B would be hindering ANYBODY's development, unless it's beat to death.  This is not a cheap Indian TSO that is a chore to play; it's something that has been a stable in the professional world for 3 generations.<br/> <br/> I also agree with you that thi...
by ttf_BGuttman
Sun Jan 28, 2018 5:58 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Trying basses?
Replies: 48
Views: 256

Trying basses?

<r><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=104205.msg1230602#msg1230602"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=104205.msg1230602#msg1230602]</s>Quote from: MoominDave on Jan 28, 2018, 05:49AM<e>[/url]</e></URL>Did they discontinue the TR181 while I wasn't looking?<br/> <br/> So...
by ttf_BGuttman
Sun Jan 28, 2018 5:23 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Trying basses?
Replies: 48
Views: 256

Trying basses?

<r><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=104205.msg1230584#msg1230584"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=104205.msg1230584#msg1230584]</s>Quote from: MoominDave on Jan 28, 2018, 01:15AM<e>[/url]</e></URL>Holton perhaps?<br/> <br/> No new Holtons <IMG src="http://trombonef...
by ttf_BGuttman
Sat Jan 27, 2018 6:41 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><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=104090.msg1230555#msg1230555"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=104090.msg1230555#msg1230555]</s>Quote from: MikeyBonez on Jan 27, 2018, 05:02PM<e>[/url]</e></URL>Ah, yes! I have that mouthpiece. Says "Remington" and "Connstellatio...
by ttf_BGuttman
Sat Jan 27, 2018 6:41 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><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=104090.msg1230555#msg1230555"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=104090.msg1230555#msg1230555]</s>Quote from: MikeyBonez on Jan 27, 2018, 05:02PM<e>[/url]</e></URL>Ah, yes! I have that mouthpiece. Says "Remington" and "Connstellatio...
by ttf_BGuttman
Sat Jan 27, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Practice Room
Topic: Help please?
Replies: 11
Views: 192

Help please?

<t>How was your upper range with the tuba mouthpiece?<br/> <br/> Going larger ALWAYS helps things like pedal tones and even double pedal tones.  The question is whether a larger mouthpiece than your 51D would help your upper register.<br/> <br/> Do you think you can borrow a smallish bass trombone m...
by ttf_BGuttman
Sat Jan 27, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: Practice Room
Topic: Too low stand & too tight space
Replies: 13
Views: 231

Too low stand & too tight space

Similar to JohnL's suggestion, there is a single sheet wide Manhasset stand.  The Boston Symphony Orchestra trombone players use them.

I have also moved the stand to the right of my slide.  I angle it a bit so it doesn't bother the person to my right too much.
by ttf_BGuttman
Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: B&S Meistersinger 14 vs Kuhnl & Hoyer Bolero
Replies: 23
Views: 131

B&S Meistersinger 14 vs Kuhnl & Hoyer Bolero

<r><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=104168.msg1230392#msg1230392"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=104168.msg1230392#msg1230392]</s>Quote from: Pre59 on Jan 26, 2018, 11:04AM<e>[/url]</e></URL>I meant generally, Is a bronze outer slide rare?<br/> <br/> Pretty much. ...
by ttf_BGuttman
Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Practice Room
Topic: Help please?
Replies: 11
Views: 192

Help please?

<t>I would look a little larger in rim.  51D is relatively deep, but the rim is 1.01 inches like a Bach 5G.  I'd look into the next larger size: Schilke or Yamaha 52, Bach 4G, Wick 4B or 4A.  If you still want something deep, there is the 52D and 52E.  Wick 4AL has a large aperture and a deeper cup ...
by ttf_BGuttman
Fri Jan 26, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: Cloning a whole hard drive?
Replies: 29
Views: 281

Cloning a whole hard drive?

<t>I managed to use a product called LapLink to copy a hard drive to a new computer.  I was non-plussed when I found out that it would only work once.  The drive I copied went from an IDE to SATA and is now two laptops removed from where it was.  But I had to find OS licenses to go from Windoze XP t...
by ttf_BGuttman
Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Found on the Net
Topic: Eb bass trombone-shaped object from India on Ebay
Replies: 6
Views: 182

Eb bass trombone-shaped object from India on Ebay

<r><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=104141.msg1230317#msg1230317"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=104141.msg1230317#msg1230317]</s>Quote from: Splendour on Jan 26, 2018, 05:57AM<e>[/url]</e></URL>Either that's a G bass, or that's a very long bed they put it on to t...
by ttf_BGuttman
Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Found on the Net
Topic: Eb bass trombone-shaped object from India on Ebay
Replies: 6
Views: 182

Eb bass trombone-shaped object from India on Ebay

<r><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=104141.msg1230317#msg1230317"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=104141.msg1230317#msg1230317]</s>Quote from: Splendour on Jan 26, 2018, 05:57AM<e>[/url]</e></URL>Either that's a G bass, or that's a very long bed they put it on to t...
by ttf_BGuttman
Thu Jan 25, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Trombone step/up
Replies: 28
Views: 188

Trombone step/up

<r><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=104156.msg1230080#msg1230080"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=104156.msg1230080#msg1230080]</s>Quote from: sirisobhakya on Jan 24, 2018, 09:49PM<e>[/url]</e></URL>...<br/> How is Conn's rotor linkage? I have played a Conn only on...
by ttf_BGuttman
Thu Jan 25, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Chit-Chat
Topic: Australia Day 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 82

Australia Day 2018

<r>We have similar reactions by Native Americans about both Columbus Day and Thanksgiving Day.  Both represent the start of a general decline in fortunes of indigenous American peoples.<br/> <br/> Enjoy your holiday.  Convenient that it arrives in the middle of your summer. <IMG src="http://trombone...
by ttf_BGuttman
Thu Jan 25, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Practice Room
Topic: What to do when horn is in the shop
Replies: 21
Views: 290

What to do when horn is in the shop

<r><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=104175.msg1230195#msg1230195"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=104175.msg1230195#msg1230195]</s>Quote from: timothy42b on Jan 25, 2018, 11:41AM<e>[/url]</e></URL>...<br/> <br/> Then you need to add tenor and alto in plastic (pBone...
by ttf_BGuttman
Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Trombone step/up
Replies: 28
Views: 188

Trombone step/up

<t>My 682 has a trigger that looks like a Conn 88H (simple bar).  It has a direct mechanical linkage with a bunch of rotating joints in various angles for a very smooth throw.  <br/> <br/> The tuning slide is reversed but there is no lip on the receiver sides.  i didn't consider this a major problem...
by ttf_BGuttman
Wed Jan 24, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Repairs, Modifications, and Maintenance
Topic: Loosening a thight screw
Replies: 5
Views: 83

Loosening a thight screw

<t>If you have one of those jar openers that's a sheet of rubber, put it over the knurled knob and then use pliers.  You won't mar the finish that way.<br/> <br/> Take a look to see if they used some thread locking lacquer (usually a red dot somewhere in the place the screw contacts the plate it's s...
by ttf_BGuttman
Wed Jan 24, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Want to build a trombone wall hanger
Replies: 15
Views: 107

Want to build a trombone wall hanger

<t>I have to marvel at your skill in CAD and especially in solid reproductions.  I first learned Computer Aided Drafting some 40 years ago and worked with the very first Beta of AutoCAD.  I've done a little dabbling with Solid Works, but it would take me a week to do what you are showing.<br/> <br/>...
by ttf_BGuttman
Wed Jan 24, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Trombone step/up
Replies: 28
Views: 188

Trombone step/up

<t>The Yamaha 6xx series is Pro.  I have a 682 bought new some 30 years ago.  At the time it was the top of the line and replaced the 648, which was also considered a pro horn.  The 620 is also a pro horn.  The Xeno is a "deluxe" horn.  Note that Walter Barrett (WaltTrombone) plays a 620 professiona...
by ttf_BGuttman
Wed Jan 24, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Trombone step/up
Replies: 28
Views: 188

Trombone step/up

<t>If you are planning on a major in Music Performance you should have a private teacher whom you should ask.<br/> <br/> My usual recommendation is to wait until you get to College and ask your professor.  Some have specific requirements and if you buy the "wrong" horn you will just have to buy some...
by ttf_BGuttman
Wed Jan 24, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Beginners and Returning Trombonists
Topic: King Medium Bore Trombones
Replies: 6
Views: 200

King Medium Bore Trombones

<t>A 2125F is a great all-around horn.  I find that size to be perfect when you don't know what part you are playing or if you need to cover a variety of parts in one gig.  I tried a 21215F Silver Sonic Anniversary model and was kinda unimpressed with the quality, but I use that size Bach as my go-t...

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