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by doctortrombone
Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: King 2b Identify
Replies: 9
Views: 330

Re: King 2b Identify

You can check the bore with a mouthpiece. If it goes further into the lower inner leg than the upper inner leg, it's dual bore. I'm not positive about this, but I'm pretty sure there were 606 student models made with nickel outers and curved bell braces. Could be one of those.
by doctortrombone
Mon Jul 02, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTB: Budget Pro Small Bore
Replies: 4
Views: 357

Re: WTB: Budget Pro Small Bore

If you're till looking, I may have a few you might like. Some are still being reconditioned. Martin Handcraft Imperial. Great horn for Dixieland. .475/.510 bore and 7" bell. Conn 23H. Like a modern 6H. .500 bore with gold brass outers and a nickel crook. I have others as well, but those two are righ...
by doctortrombone
Mon Jul 02, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTS: Williams Model 4 Tenor Trombone
Replies: 7
Views: 742

Re: WTS: Williams Model 4 Tenor Trombone

I hate making offers...but if you're interested in a trade, I've got a few rare birds that you might consider. Conn 90G? Stenberg engraved Conn 22H? Other goodies? Let me know.
by doctortrombone
Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Bell repair = deadening sound?
Replies: 5
Views: 248

Re: Bell repair = deadening sound?

If the bell no longer has any lacquer on it, you may want to try annealing it. I've done this with several bells that have been overworked, especially ones that had deep dents from slides rattling around in the case for years. You need to maintain some sort of heat sink on the bell rim so the solder...
by doctortrombone
Sat Jun 30, 2018 4:07 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Curved hand grip for 3b
Replies: 5
Views: 355

Re: Curved hand grip for 3b

It used to be fairly common to solder curved pieces to the existing braces. Any capable tech should be able to do that.
by doctortrombone
Fri Jun 29, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Db bass trombone!
Replies: 92
Views: 2244

Re: Db bass trombone!

Hate to break it to you, but your theory is way off. It's not my theory. It's more Mahillon's, with support from centuries of "natural selection" from builders who experimented with these ratios. But hey--if you figured out something that improves every single variable with no trade-offs, more powe...
by doctortrombone
Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Db bass trombone!
Replies: 92
Views: 2244

Re: Db bass trombone!

OK--I'll start by saying that it drives me nuts when people raise theoretical objections to the various project horns I've built. That said--here are my theoretical objections to the project horn you've built: You've removed the bell-tuning mechanism. That's a great first step. The addition of cylin...
by doctortrombone
Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Le Freque sound inhancer
Replies: 31
Views: 1210

Re: Le Freque sound inhancer

Clearly it cannot function like the advertising hype claims, at least not without violating the laws of physics. No, it follows the fundamental law of Thermos-ticity. If you want a bright tone out of your piccolo, put it on, and your tone will get brighter. If you want a dark tone out of your bass ...
by doctortrombone
Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Le Freque sound inhancer
Replies: 31
Views: 1210

Re: Le Freque sound inhancer

Clearly it cannot function like the advertising hype claims, at least not without violating the laws of physics. No, it follows the fundamental law of Thermos-ticity. If you want a bright tone out of your piccolo, put it on, and your tone will get brighter. If you want a dark tone out of your bass ...
by doctortrombone
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: Anonymity
Replies: 20
Views: 1596

Re: Anonymity

Totally against forcing the use of real names. I maintain separate "personas" both on the internet and in my real life. Several years ago, some unpleasant little git on "The Forum that was Broken and has yet to be Forged Anew" took issue with something I said about his ethics as a trombone entrepren...
by doctortrombone
Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Le Freque sound inhancer
Replies: 31
Views: 1210

Re: Le Freque sound inhancer

Hey--I use snake oil and bull s*** and they increase the richness and truth of my tone. Just don't use snake oil on large-bore horns. It thins the tonal darkness and adds impurities to the overtones, removing the hints of vanilla and rosewater in the pedal range and adding an unpleasant nose of bitt...
by doctortrombone
Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Plz I really need help
Replies: 10
Views: 895

Re: Plz I really need help

Lorenzo246 wrote:
Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:19 pm
I like the raw brass look on my bell though.
That is the raw brass look. :good:
by doctortrombone
Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Leadpipe for an Olds Special
Replies: 8
Views: 401

Re: Leadpipe for an Olds Special

I guess it's possible, but you'd need an extension that comes out past the end of the receiver. Later Olds horns had them. There's a nickel ring around 1/4" in length that extends the leadpipe past the end of the .485 tube. A tenor mouthpiece hits .485 pretty far down the taper, so there's no leadpi...
by doctortrombone
Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: Clip on mic
Replies: 4
Views: 527

Re: Clip on mic

I've been using a Shure 98H Beta for trombone and trumpet work or over ten years. It's reliable and well built. The sound is great. I don't know the difference between the 98H and the PGA98, but it's about half the price. Clip-ons, as opposed to mics on a stand, are great for live performance becaus...
by doctortrombone
Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTB/WTT Olds P-24G valve parts
Replies: 7
Views: 521

Re: WTB/WTT Olds P-24G valve parts

So it turns out that what I have isn't a match for Jim's horn. Chris, if you're interested, shoot me a PM. These are smoke-damaged from a fire in my shop, and one has been drilled for a ball linkage. They have internal springs, and are well built. https://i.imgur.com/bgGIlfh.jpg https://i.imgur.com/...
by doctortrombone
Fri Jun 08, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTB/WTT Olds P-24G valve parts
Replies: 7
Views: 521

Re: WTB/WTT Olds P-24G valve parts

I've got an entire valve section from one. I don't want to take away just the small parts---then I'd be in the same boat you're in. I converted mine over to Bach independent valves. I'd sell you the entire works for $175. May be missing a tuning slide--I'd have to check. Let me know if you're intere...
by doctortrombone
Sat May 12, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Shires Slide Bumper replacements
Replies: 2
Views: 394

Re: Shires Slide Bumper replacements

It's a standard part..a small ring of felt. Any tech should have it. They compress after awhile.
by doctortrombone
Sat May 12, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Holton Super Collegiate
Replies: 1
Views: 245

Re: Holton Super Collegiate

They're pretty horns. The bell stem is pure copper. The flare is very thick...along the lines of an Olds Studio. They play ok, but nothing special. Nothing like a pro Holton.
by doctortrombone
Sat May 05, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: Transposing Wood Sackbut Mute?
Replies: 2
Views: 201

Transposing Wood Sackbut Mute?

So I see that a few of the Renaissance instrument crowd have found their way here from the forum that was broken and never forged again anew. I sold a hackbut to a player who really likes the horn, but is interested in a "transposing mute." I always though that was a guy who couldn't talk, but was a...
by doctortrombone
Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Vintage trombone for elementary student?
Replies: 41
Views: 1654

Re: Vintage trombone for elementary student?

Ruh roh!!! I expect that old Three Stooges routine from Brue: "Getzen Deluxe!! Slowly I turned, inch by inch, step by step...." Bruce was psychologically abused by a Getzen when he was in grade school. :twisted: The Super Deluxe is a fine-playing horn, but a bit fragile. The bell brass is paper thin...
by doctortrombone
Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Bell taper for Olds P24G Bass Trombone
Replies: 2
Views: 390

Male tenon joint?

Do you mean the male (slide-side) tenon joint that connects the slide to the bell?
by doctortrombone
Sat Apr 21, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Trombone Materials
Replies: 31
Views: 2790

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...

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