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by Burgerbob
Thu May 24, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Compatible slides for a Bach 42
Replies: 5
Views: 113

Re: Compatible slides for a Bach 42

Courtois slides probably won't fit. They use their own connector.
by Burgerbob
Tue May 22, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Blessing BT88
Replies: 8
Views: 187

Re: Blessing BT88

the B88? I have an older one right now. The slide is a little beat up, but it's surprisingly good. I'm selling it to a student, perfect horn for him to step up with.
by Burgerbob
Tue May 22, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: .500 bore mouthpieces
Replies: 22
Views: 369

Re: .500 bore mouthpieces

Bach 3.
by Burgerbob
Mon May 21, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: trouble with the contrabass register
Replies: 11
Views: 248

Re: trouble with the contrabass register

I find that those notes are really about slowing down the airstream, but not to the point that the attack suffers. And you know this, but if the attack is missed, then the note never starts! Maybe try playing through the false tones below pedal Bb (in first position or whatever) to make that seem mo...
by Burgerbob
Mon May 21, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Instrument Innovations Rotary valve
Replies: 3
Views: 218

Re: Instrument Innovations Rotary valve

I have one on my 42. I love it. Not as open as I thought it would be, but very fast and quiet and really made this 42 a great one.
by Burgerbob
Sun May 20, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: flying with a bass trombone/Cases
Replies: 9
Views: 218

Re: flying with a bass trombone/Cases

For tenor, yes! I love mine, it's tiny and light.
by Burgerbob
Sat May 19, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: flying with a bass trombone/Cases
Replies: 9
Views: 218

Re: flying with a bass trombone/Cases

Bonna is there for you! :)
by Burgerbob
Sat May 19, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: flying with a bass trombone/Cases
Replies: 9
Views: 218

Re: flying with a bass trombone/Cases

The bass Eastman will be too big for some overheads, since it can fit a 10.5in bell. The Bonna is the best bet here and is more durable than an Eastman.
by Burgerbob
Fri May 18, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Downstream Podcast Episode 3: Jim Miller
Replies: 0
Views: 38

Downstream Podcast Episode 3: Jim Miller

http://directory.libsyn.com/episode/index/id/6610962



Enjoy our first of two interviews with Jim Miller, Los Angeles Philharmonic *Associate Principal Trombone.

*I refer to him as Assistant principal too many times at the start of this episode... don't worry, this is rectified in the sequel.
by Burgerbob
Fri May 18, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Tuba questions
Replies: 8
Views: 278

Re: Tuba questions

Treble clef was used by brass bands to make switching to any instrument as easy as picking it up. There's not a great reason it's used now. Tubas are like trombones- despite some of them being in different keys (like Eb alto trombone, F contrabass trombone, BBb and CC tubas, etc), they are not trans...
by Burgerbob
Fri May 18, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Laurel vs Yanny as relates to hearing
Replies: 18
Views: 362

Re: Laurel vs Yanny as relates to hearing

It's not so much about what frequencies that you hear, as much as the equipment you are listening to it on. On something incapable of good low frequency reproduction (cell phone, typical earphones, laptop speakers, some car systems) it'll sound like Yanny, since that is all higher frequency informat...
by Burgerbob
Fri May 18, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: New Horn: Monke F contra
Replies: 15
Views: 684

Re: New Horn: Monke F contra

Thanks for the information, Shider! I had found the Monke website, but there isn't a lot of information there. I did send them an email but no response as of yet. As for the vowel sound at the end of Monke, I am aware of how to pronounce it... It doesn't show, but I do have a few years of German tra...
by Burgerbob
Wed May 16, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Haag trombones from Switzerland
Replies: 3
Views: 268

Re: Haag trombones from Switzerland

I played the horns they had at ITF. They were not finished well and did not play well. Maybe the ones you can buy are better, but I was not impressed.
by Burgerbob
Tue May 15, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: New Horn: Monke F contra
Replies: 15
Views: 684

Re: New Horn: Monke F contra

I should have known that!
by Burgerbob
Mon May 14, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Yellowstone Vacation Ideas
Replies: 5
Views: 198

Re: Yellowstone Vacation Ideas

Go hike, enjoy the sights, and don't rule out the Tetons, which are just around the corner.

Have a great time in my favorite corner of the planet!
by Burgerbob
Fri May 11, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Opinions on best mid-size trombone
Replies: 28
Views: 1197

Re: Opinions on best mid-size trombone

The 36 was developed as an orchestral horn, and those bones really show. After all, the 42 is only different in the bell diameter and slide!

That said, I love a good 36 and they are some of the best balanced horns out there.
by Burgerbob
Thu May 10, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: New Horn: Monke F contra
Replies: 15
Views: 684

New Horn: Monke F contra

I recently got a contra! It's a really beaufitul '60s German instrument in F/D/BBb/AAb. Check out the video to see me hack away at it. Anyone else ever see any Monke trombones? Any contras? I know they have made trumpets for a long time but I can't find any mention of their low brass. This particula...
by Burgerbob
Tue May 08, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: New Greenhoe Bass Trombone
Replies: 4
Views: 493

Re: New Greenhoe Bass Trombone

Their horns at NAMM blew me away. Really amazing stuff.
by Burgerbob
Sun May 06, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: College decision...
Replies: 28
Views: 848

Re: College decision...

If you're only getting the ed degree as a backup because you don't think you can make a living playing (and/or teaching outside of certification), then it's a bad idea. Being a band director is not an easy job and doesn't leave you a lot of time to hone your trombone playing. If you want to be a tea...
by Burgerbob
Sun May 06, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Transport mutes/stands etc.
Replies: 18
Views: 471

Re: Transport mutes/stands etc.

Music and horn in case.

mutes, stand light, stand clips, water bottle, etc. In mute bag

Carry stand and stand.

It only gets interesting when you have to carry another horn as well.
by Burgerbob
Sat May 05, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bass Trombones- Single vs Dependent vs Independent
Replies: 100
Views: 5787

Re: Bass Trombones- Single vs Dependent vs Independent

In the last year, I have been able to use my single 60H one time in a performance setting. I never felt safe bringing it to an unknown gig or in the orchestra section. I have noticed a couple other horns that have easier playing pedal ranges than my Bach, but never to the point that I would change. ...
by Burgerbob
Sat May 05, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: College decision...
Replies: 28
Views: 848

Re: College decision...

Unless you feel the need to teach (and many do) then you are doing the kids a disservice.
by Burgerbob
Fri May 04, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: College decision...
Replies: 28
Views: 848

Re: College decision...

I'm using a limited definition, of course.

If someone feels like pursuing trombone is their life goal, then that is what they should spend their time doing.
by Burgerbob
Fri May 04, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: College decision...
Replies: 28
Views: 848

Re: College decision...

I have two degrees in trombone, so I am biased... But making someone do a minor or second degree as a "backup" is just planning for failure, and takes valuable time away from the horn and other things. Will a degree get you a job? No, but in the process of getting one, hopefully you are learning, ge...
by Burgerbob
Wed May 02, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Yamaha YBL-830 experiences
Replies: 7
Views: 447

Re: Yamaha YBL-830 experiences

If you can find a good one, it'll be just fine. The 822 might be a better choice, though I don't like that horn as much as a good 830 I think.
by Burgerbob
Tue May 01, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Yamaha YBL-830 experiences
Replies: 7
Views: 447

Re: Yamaha YBL-830 experiences

I've played just under a dozen. I find they are wildly inconsistent, at least for a Yamaha. Some were great commercial horns with a sizzle to the sound, some were huge-sounding orchestral cannons, some were just bad horns. If I found a good one, I wouldn't mind it as a backup, but I'd have to go out...
by Burgerbob
Tue May 01, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: M&W custom trombones - any reviews available?
Replies: 21
Views: 1265

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

I played their horns at ITF. Really amazing instruments.
by Burgerbob
Sat Apr 28, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Thoughts on the Yamaha YSL682B
Replies: 10
Views: 615

Re: Thoughts on the Yamaha YSL682B

I've played one. It was very solidly mediocre. The guy that owned it bought a 42T that was lightyears better in every way. How about the valve? Do you remember? It reminds me of the CL2000 valve in outward appearance. Always looked cool, anyway, but I guess not the most popular, as you don't see th...
by Burgerbob
Fri Apr 27, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Elkhart Conn 60H
Replies: 0
Views: 227

FS: Elkhart Conn 60H

See the listing here:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/232748865292?s ... 1558.l2649

I hate to let this horn go, but it just doesn't seen enough use!
by Burgerbob
Fri Apr 27, 2018 2:03 am
Forum: Instruments & Parts
Topic: Conn/Greenhoe 62HG
Replies: 2
Views: 363

Re: Conn/Greenhoe 62HG

Sold!
by Burgerbob
Fri Apr 27, 2018 2:03 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Thoughts on the Yamaha YSL682B
Replies: 10
Views: 615

Re: Thoughts on the Yamaha YSL682B

I've played one. It was very solidly mediocre. The guy that owned it bought a 42T that was lightyears better in every way.
by Burgerbob
Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Stainless steel, heavy tops?
Replies: 24
Views: 999

Re: Stainless steel, heavy tops?

Heavier weight mouthpieces, up to a point, allow me to play louder before getting overly bright.

I wouldn't say steel mouthpieces are necessarily heavy, though.
by Burgerbob
Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Is there a good BBb contra?
Replies: 28
Views: 1141

Re: Is there a good BBb contra?

The Miraphone is sadly the best one on the market. I'm in possession of one right now. It's actually not nearly as bad as I was led to believe, and a little easier to play than a friend's (his is all red brass- mine is all yellow). It's still not great, and other than a couple recordings I've put do...
by Burgerbob
Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Instruments & Parts
Topic: Conn/Greenhoe 62HG
Replies: 2
Views: 363

Conn/Greenhoe 62HG

Hey everyone, selling my recent acquisition 62HG. It's a really wonderful horn but I can't afford to keep two premiere basses! I've been playing it at work and get many compliments on the sound, and I love how easy it is to play. Here's the ebay listing for pictures and info. https://www.ebay.com/it...

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