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by Burgerbob
Sat Aug 18, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bach 42BO for a school band?
Replies: 9
Views: 175

Re: Bach 42BO for a school band?

All things considered, the 42B will be fine.

But the 42BO will be OK too. It's only a few inches farther out.

I worry more about the slide in front of the player than the back with younger kids.
by Burgerbob
Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: The Big Cat Thread
Replies: 8
Views: 225

Re: The Big Cat Thread



Here's Jean-Luc, our new 10 pound ish Sphynx. Named so because he is a bald explorer, of course.
by Burgerbob
Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: I miss the Holton Bass Mods threads!
Replies: 38
Views: 954

Re: I miss the Holton Bass Mods threads!

chrisniblett wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:36 am
A few pics
Is that my old horn? Mine was identical.
by Burgerbob
Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: How to recognize a corporation Bach
Replies: 8
Views: 253

Re: How to recognize a corporation Bach

I've bought two separately for $500. At the high end, 2k for a very nice one.
by Burgerbob
Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: How to recognize a corporation Bach
Replies: 8
Views: 253

Re: How to recognize a corporation Bach

Yup!
by Burgerbob
Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Schagerl style superbone project
Replies: 6
Views: 103

Re: Schagerl style superbone project

Great idea! Every time I see one of those Schagerl superbones I ask myself how someone can hold that thing for any extended period of time. Seems really uncomfortable to turn the hand backwards to use the valves. Wouldn't it be more erconomical using the valves with the hand sideways? That's actual...
by Burgerbob
Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Cleaning Rods in MB cases
Replies: 1
Views: 169

Cleaning Rods in MB cases

I am a stickler for having a clean slide, so I make it a point to have a cleaning rod with me most of the time. Unfortunately, most fancy cases don't really make allowance for this. But, at least in these two cases, it's still possible! Standard bass case- https://i.imgur.com/7eXFbZb.jpg Screwbell b...
by Burgerbob
Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Is Gabe Langfur on this site? Trombone Chat
Replies: 9
Views: 351

Re: Is Gabe Langfur on this site? Trombone Chat

Both are on Facebook. I'm not sure if they have made the transition here.
by Burgerbob
Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bach 42 Centennial
Replies: 7
Views: 310

Re: Bach 42 Centennial

I've played one. I thought it was very, very good.
by Burgerbob
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Cut It
Replies: 23
Views: 629

Re: Cut It

Holton also sold a tenor trombone with G tuning.
by Burgerbob
Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Cut It
Replies: 23
Views: 629

Re: Cut It

imsevimse wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:12 pm
Why is g better?

/Tom
All 4th position notes now in first position... Still a C and B, but closer to the middle of the slide. Only notes lost are pretty rare anyway, low Db and C.
by Burgerbob
Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Thayer issues
Replies: 6
Views: 239

Re: Thayer issues

This is why I don't leave my Thayer horns on stands all the time.
by Burgerbob
Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Reduce sound level but not as much as a practice mute
Replies: 11
Views: 246

Re: Reduce sound level but not as much as a practice mute

Something you can do sometimes is just play very softly. Almost so quiet that you can't hear it yourself. I do this sometimes at home and in hotel rooms.
by Burgerbob
Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Adventures at Band Camp
Replies: 15
Views: 605

Re: Adventures at Band Camp

Look at it this way. What is the purpose of music education in high school (marching band included)? Is it to produce a huge crop of amazing players that all go to college to study music? Or is it to foster a love of music, camaraderie, and pursuing a goal? I take it as a given that only a small per...
by Burgerbob
Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Small bore eureka moment
Replies: 9
Views: 409

Re: Small bore eureka moment

I did just play a '40s Selmer with Williams slide that was the loudest trombone I have ever heard. I think that just isn't needed as much today with amplification, though I wouldn't say all horns are getting lighter.
by Burgerbob
Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Small bore eureka moment
Replies: 9
Views: 409

Small bore eureka moment

I, like many other mostly "classical" players, don't practice my small horn nearly enough. I have owned an Elkhart 6H my whole career. I had a pretty good '65 that I used through undergrad, which was traded away. I had a backup '67 which I have used since then. It has many gigs and many notes under ...
by Burgerbob
Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Adventures at Band Camp
Replies: 15
Views: 605

Re: Adventures at Band Camp

Is it a volunteer band? Or one required to participate in the rest of the year?
by Burgerbob
Sat Jul 28, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: WTB 1 1/2g or 1 3/8g sized pieces
Replies: 7
Views: 256

Re: WTB 1 1/2g or 1 3/8g sized pieces

Yo, I have some stuff you should try. Come over this next week.
by Burgerbob
Fri Jul 27, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Parts Advice
Replies: 5
Views: 376

Re: Parts Advice

Or a 3B or 2B. You can find many jazz horns for much less than 1K that will be more appropriate.
by Burgerbob
Thu Jul 26, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Brassark/Reeves threads?
Replies: 5
Views: 349

Re: Brassark/Reeves threads?

You can ask for them to be.
by Burgerbob
Thu Jul 26, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: What we're doing
Replies: 99
Views: 4819

Re: What we're doing

StevenC wrote:
Thu Jul 26, 2018 12:54 pm
Burgerbob wrote:
Thu Jul 26, 2018 12:27 pm
Today I'm buying a horn and trying some others. Excited!
What are you buying?
LT16M! Just got it home. Love it already.
by Burgerbob
Thu Jul 26, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: What we're doing
Replies: 99
Views: 4819

Re: What we're doing

One of many band camps this week! A really great one, good staff and good kids.

Today I'm buying a horn and trying some others. Excited!
by Burgerbob
Thu Jul 26, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Shortening Bach 42 Oversleeves
Replies: 10
Views: 441

Re: Shortening Bach 42 Oversleeves

The Bach LT slide is a totally different monster than a stock slide with short oversleeves. It shouldn't be impossible for a good tech to desolder them, cut them down, and put the slide back together. I recently had a 42 slide that this was done to. That said, I didn't notice a huge difference becau...
by Burgerbob
Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Greg Black 1 1/8G .312 #2
Replies: 8
Views: 436

Re: Greg Black 1 1/8G .312 #2

93D is a good mouthpiece, but I find the 1G to be just a little better in most ways.

Oddly, there are some horns that the GB doesn't work in at all that the 93D is just fine on. Conns don't seem to jive with the GB at all, but the Laskey works great in them.
by Burgerbob
Tue Jul 24, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: 7th Position
Replies: 16
Views: 670

Re: 7th Position

My Edwards dual bore doesn't have 7th. Can't use what you don't have!
by Burgerbob
Mon Jul 23, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: What do you do when people don't like your sound?
Replies: 24
Views: 863

Re: What do you do when people don't like your sound?

Jim Miller is one of the best musicians I know, not because he is a good trombonist (though he is) but because he is an absolute chameleon. He can play principal in the Phil, then later that night play in his salsa group. I can guarantee he doesn't use the same sound in both places! That's not to sa...
by Burgerbob
Sun Jul 22, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Greg Black 1 1/8G .312 #2
Replies: 8
Views: 436

Re: Greg Black 1 1/8G .312 #2

I've been playing the 1G with those specs for the last year or so. It works in every setting for me and has grown with me as a player in every way. The only change I've made was to another one that had just a tiny bit better response.
by Burgerbob
Sat Jul 21, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Almost 2 Bach 42s in 1! SOLLLDDDDD
Replies: 3
Views: 452

FS: Almost 2 Bach 42s in 1! SOLLLDDDDD

Bach 42(COMG?): 42 I had built from two different Corporation 42s, with gold and yellow bells. Instrument Innovations ball bearing rotor valve section. '80s slide with pulled leadpipe (Corporation 42 leadpipe included). Two tuning slides. All work by John Sandhagen and Benn Hansson. Amazing horn in ...
by Burgerbob
Sat Jul 21, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Elkhart Conn 6H
Replies: 1
Views: 360

Re: FS: Elkhart Conn 6H

Here's some pictures:

by Burgerbob
Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Everything Else
Topic: Wtb: ergobone
Replies: 5
Views: 263

Re: Wtb: ergobone

Bought one new! Spendy but absolutely worth it for the big trombone.
by Burgerbob
Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Elkhart Conn 60H
Replies: 5
Views: 494

Re: FS: Elkhart Conn 60H

The original was completely reamed out... Didn't fit anything and blew very diffuse in all registers. I'd love to get something better for it but I just don't use it often enough.
by Burgerbob
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Appropriate Mouthpiece for a Marching Baritone
Replies: 9
Views: 422

Re: Appropriate Mouthpiece for a Marching Baritone

Depends on the brand. Some are pretty good instruments, some are not.
by Burgerbob
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Shires twin valve
Replies: 3
Views: 419

Re: Shires twin valve

I'm not sure about it at all! I do wish the pictures were less blurry.
by Burgerbob
Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Shires twin valve
Replies: 3
Views: 419

Re: Shires twin valve

Yup!





Basically, each valve is half of the pathway. This way they only have to turn 60 degrees (or less?) and the port sizes can be pretty large for a small valve size.
by Burgerbob
Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Elkhart Conn 6H
Replies: 1
Views: 360

FS: Elkhart Conn 6H

Yes, this is a different post from the 60H! This is my long-time 1967 6H up for sale. Great little .500 horn that plays larger or smaller than it is depending on the mouthpiece. Great Conn sound. One larger ding in the bell, but no other huge blemishes. No lacquer, and a really cool result inside th...
by Burgerbob
Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Elkhart Conn 60H
Replies: 5
Views: 494

FS: Elkhart Conn 60H

Hey all,

Got my Elkhart up for sale. Great horn with some work done by John Sandhagen. Currently includes a Corporation Bach 50 leadpipe. No case.

$1650 and I'll pay for shipping!

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/ ... sp=sharing
by Burgerbob
Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Looking for info on the BAC Trombone.
Replies: 17
Views: 1132

Re: Looking for info on the BAC Trombone.

I work with a guy that plays a BAC full time. He loves it and sounds great on it! I know another monster player that gave up a Rath and and Edwards to play an Elliot Mason horn full time.

I've played a couple of their horns, including a bass. They were pretty good.
by Burgerbob
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Jazz trombone advice?
Replies: 18
Views: 951

Re: Jazz trombone advice?

TromboneCat wrote:
Sat Jul 14, 2018 2:28 pm
Thanks for the advice!

No, I didn't start on the Xeno, but I don't have my starter horn anymore. It was pretty terrible anyway.

I have been looking at the King 2B and 3B and the Conn 6H, but I don't love the Olds sound. Do you have a preference between any of those horns?
Pm sent.
by Burgerbob
Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Everything Else
Topic: Wtb: ergobone
Replies: 5
Views: 263

Re: Wtb: ergobone

I wasn't sure if they shipped to the US... Finding a dealer here didn't seem possible!
by Burgerbob
Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: George Roberts ce mouthpiece
Replies: 8
Views: 389

Re: George Roberts ce mouthpiece

Do you have a picture of it? I think I may have the same piece.

Apparently they were made in a series by a machinist here in LA.
by Burgerbob
Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Everything Else
Topic: Wtb: ergobone
Replies: 5
Views: 263

Wtb: ergobone

Looking for a complete ergobone setup.

Pm or email.

Thanks!
by Burgerbob
Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Le Freque sound inhancer
Replies: 31
Views: 1515

Re: Le Freque sound inhancer

Heavy valve caps absolutely do change things about a horn.

Adding mass anywhere will change something!
by Burgerbob
Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Appropriate Mouthpiece for a Marching Baritone
Replies: 9
Views: 422

Re: Appropriate Mouthpiece for a Marching Baritone

Anything up to a Wick 4BS would probably be fine.

I play mine (and have my students play theirs) with Hammond 12L or 12XL, like larger 5G and 51D.
by Burgerbob
Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: WITRMPA 11C?
Replies: 2
Views: 198

Re: WITRMPA 11C?

Lots of guys around here on 11Cs.
by Burgerbob
Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Bach 1864 case fit?
Replies: 7
Views: 267

Re: Bach 1864 case fit?

If it fits a 42 slide safely, it'll fit a 50 slide.
by Burgerbob
Sat Jul 07, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: What we're doing
Replies: 99
Views: 4819

Re: What we're doing

Back in town... and of course it's over 110 degrees. Heading to the hardware store to find a new slide screw for my contra, and on the lookout for a new small horn. I do go through a lot of horns, but I really like to have one setup for each instrument that I don't need to change. Just found out rec...
by Burgerbob
Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Horn Porn for July 3rd.....
Replies: 16
Views: 718

Re: Horn Porn for July 3rd.....

Neo Bri wrote:
Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:57 pm
What are the valves?
Ball bearing rotors.
by Burgerbob
Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: S.E. Shires tru-bore™ valve
Replies: 8
Views: 464

Re: S.E. Shires tru-bore™ valve

Have you had the throw on your axial worked on?

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