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by Burgerbob
Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Contrabass- mouthpiece?
Replies: 0
Views: 12

Contrabass- mouthpiece?

My Monke F contra came with a Josef Klier 2A and 2C. The 2A is very deep and open, the 2C much more shallow with a smaller throat. Both pieces have advantages- the 2C is easier to play in general, but the double valve range is not even close to the 2A. I could use either one, I think, but I really d...
by Burgerbob
Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Marching Slide Trombone
Replies: 8
Views: 205

Re: Marching Slide Trombone

As someone who teaches bands and corps for months a year... It all works. Baritones, euphs, trombones, large bore trombones ( :eek: ), you name it. If you can get a section to play up to each other then it will be fine. And it's apples and oranges. Until you've heard a good euphonium section push yo...
by Burgerbob
Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Thoughts on two basses
Replies: 12
Views: 538

Re: Thoughts on two basses

The 502 is lighter than the other courtois basses. It played very well, just not a sound that I found interesting. Good choice for a lighter horn.
by Burgerbob
Sat Jun 16, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: What’s your favorite trombone case?
Replies: 13
Views: 958

Re: What’s your favorite trombone case?

I've used Bam Classic X2, Protec (2nd gen) X2, Eastman, Giardinelli (Reunion Blues?), SKB 360, and Bonna standard bass, extra-light tenor, and screwbell bass. The Bonna cases are the best all around, at being well built, light, small, protective, comfortable on the back, and having good storage. Mos...
by Burgerbob
Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Conn 62H bass trombone bell compatibility
Replies: 19
Views: 480

Re: Conn 62H bass trombone bell compatibility

fabled "no tuning" option Before now, I have only heard one other person mention this. Would the 70H Bell/72H be the best option for it? I borrowed a double Hagman valved 72H for a week and LOVED it! I dream of having something similar with the 72H slide/70H bell. the 7270H2HI Oh, no. I think every...
by Burgerbob
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Conn 62H bass trombone bell compatibility
Replies: 19
Views: 480

Re: Conn 62H bass trombone bell compatibility

Well, yes, but it'll fit. I wouldn't use one as a suitable replacement on anything except a modern 62 or 110-112.

But it'll fit on more than that.
by Burgerbob
Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Conn 62H bass trombone bell compatibility
Replies: 19
Views: 480

Re: Conn 62H bass trombone bell compatibility

Should work with all Conns, including side tuning bell sections (so, the fabled "no tuning" option). Will not work with 'long slide' models... especially late 70H. Also 71H, 72H, 73H.. also poss 83H... otherwise.... Chris Are the connectors different? I swear I swapped some things around with a 70H...
by Burgerbob
Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Conn 62H bass trombone bell compatibility
Replies: 19
Views: 480

Re: Conn 62H bass trombone bell compatibility

Should work with all Conns, including side tuning bell sections (so, the fabled "no tuning" option).
by Burgerbob
Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Fitting Neotech grip to a double trigger bass trombone?
Replies: 9
Views: 261

Re: Fitting Neotech grip to a double trigger bass trombone?

The Gb paddle also may be on the wrong place, if it is so close to the lower cork barrel. It's not out of reason to just bend it to a new place.
by Burgerbob
Sun Jun 10, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: (Cassifieds) Cases
Topic: Best Case out there for a tenor?
Replies: 8
Views: 653

Re: Best Case out there for a tenor?

afugate wrote:
Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:58 am
Burgerbob wrote:
Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:19 am
The new King cases for the 2B are super cool. Horn guys carries them.
They do look cool. Do you know if they will hold a 3BwF?

--Andy in OKC
No clue! They might be a 2B only case, really not sure. I would call and ask.
by Burgerbob
Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: (Cassifieds) Cases
Topic: Best Case out there for a tenor?
Replies: 8
Views: 653

Re: Best Case out there for a tenor?

The new King cases for the 2B are super cool. Horn guys carries them.
by Burgerbob
Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: What we're doing
Replies: 29
Views: 1009

Re: What we're doing

Burgerbob what kinds of gigs are you expecting on a Contra? Strictly brass stuff or orchestral? Or solo? Much of the studio stuff here in LA requires a lot of doubles... if you play bass, the contra is almost a must! It's not as if I am in the studios right now, but I need to learn it in order to e...
by Burgerbob
Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: What we're doing
Replies: 29
Views: 1009

Re: What we're doing

Got stuff coming up on bass, large tenor, and euph. Also trying to become anything close to proficient at contra.
by Burgerbob
Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Greg Black weights?
Replies: 9
Views: 498

Re: Greg Black weights?

I think either would work. My 42 is a little lighter than some big tenors out there so the regular weight is a good match.
by Burgerbob
Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Greg Black weights?
Replies: 9
Views: 498

Re: Greg Black weights?

What horn? I found the 1.25 to be a little shallow. I'm using a 3.5 right now but I miss the 1 rim.

I enjoy them in standard weight on my 42. Any lighter (for me) and the horn would be pretty bright.
by Burgerbob
Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: I had the strangest message on FB today.
Replies: 6
Views: 431

Re: I had the strangest message on FB today.

That was me, and I apologize. I meant entirely in a joking tone that, in text, doesn't quite come across.

:shuffle:
by Burgerbob
Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Greg Black weights?
Replies: 9
Views: 498

Re: Greg Black weights?

Standard weight is heavier than the average Bach. Lightweight is like a stock Bach, with a lighter sound a little more flexible. Medium and heavy are heavier.

I prefer standard weight. Great sound, easy to play, no real tradeoffs for what I do as far as I can tell. I play all styles on it.
by Burgerbob
Sat Jun 02, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Marcus Bonna Screwbell Case video
Replies: 7
Views: 329

Re: Marcus Bonna Screwbell Case video

I have one of these for my Thein tenor. It's an excellent case! It can be a little clumsy. Also, the little things - I'd like it to stay propped open when I open it. It closes on it's own, which is very awkward when I'm trying to get both bell bits out of it, undo the velcro, etc. But really and ex...
by Burgerbob
Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Looking to get a mouthpiece to improve my lower register
Replies: 17
Views: 823

Re: Looking to get a mouthpiece to improve my lower register

A Schilke 51 would be a great match.
by Burgerbob
Sat Jun 02, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Playing loud PDF? Anyone?
Replies: 3
Views: 180

Re: Playing loud PDF? Anyone?

There it is!! Thanks. I was looking up stuff by Eric Klay... Not Al Kay!
by Burgerbob
Sat Jun 02, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Playing loud PDF? Anyone?
Replies: 3
Views: 180

Playing loud PDF? Anyone?

I remember someone posting a link to a short PDF by some famous commercial/jazz player about playing loud/high (can't remember which). It had a reference to a "burning focus" on a high Eb or F. I'd love to find that if someone can point me in the right direction.
by Burgerbob
Sat Jun 02, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Marcus Bonna Screwbell Case video
Replies: 7
Views: 329

Marcus Bonna Screwbell Case video

Hey all, I recently acquired an MB screwbell case for my new bell for travel. Here's my initial thoughts:



And yes, I had been using it upside down... Oops!
by Burgerbob
Sat Jun 02, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Looking for a nice case that fits a Bach 36BO
Replies: 7
Views: 214

Re: Looking for a nice case that fits a Bach 36BO

Quick point, I put all my tuning slides all the way in matter what. This keeps them moving and they won't get crud on them too.
by Burgerbob
Sat Jun 02, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: 7th position lip slurs
Replies: 12
Views: 533

Re: 7th position lip slurs

No reason you only have to start on E! Play any slur in any position. I play most of my slurs (when I'm feeling it) all the way down to both valves and 7th. If you can focus and make great transitions from note to note in those long horn situations, it'll carry over to the open instrument.
by Burgerbob
Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Rath R3/Bach 36BO
Replies: 8
Views: 423

Re: Rath R3/Bach 36BO

I would keep the Bach and sell the Rath, more money!

But I love Bachs. :)
by Burgerbob
Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:27 am
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: Anonymity
Replies: 18
Views: 751

Re: Anonymity

Who is this guy?
by Burgerbob
Fri May 25, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: I found this page from "Wind Player" magazine describing Hollywood studio players' gear.
Replies: 13
Views: 608

Re: I found this page from "Wind Player" magazine describing Hollywood studio players' gear.

Yup, pretty old article. Lots of new stuff out there now. The Greenhoe 62 reigns supreme (both Alex and Bill on those, as well as some others), and Alex is now playing a Greenhoe large tenor as well.
by Burgerbob
Thu May 24, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Compatible slides for a Bach 42
Replies: 10
Views: 503

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: 397

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: 30
Views: 1091

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: 12
Views: 531

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: 20
Views: 1187

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: 12
Views: 564

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: 12
Views: 564

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: 12
Views: 564

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: 112

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: 440

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: 667

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: 16
Views: 1017

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: 365

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: 16
Views: 1017

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: 282

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: 1412

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: 16
Views: 1017

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: 610

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: 1134

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: 629

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: 107
Views: 7503

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: 1134

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: 1134

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.

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