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by BaritoneJack
Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Pitted Lacquer Finish
Replies: 8
Views: 259

Re: Pitted Lacquer Finish

Yamaha has a product, simply called "Metal polish". It is very similar to Brasso, but I'm told it's even finer. It doesn't scratch the metal at all - in fact I use it to polish my raw brass inner slide when it's too oxidized. Le Tromboniste - thank you for that suggestion; judging by the way it's w...
by BaritoneJack
Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Pitted Lacquer Finish
Replies: 8
Views: 259

Re: Pitted Lacquer Finish

My apologies, Gary - I didn't make myself clear; having watched videos of pro repair techies at work, I can see that though the tools of their trade look almost primitively simple, you need a shedload of skill to use them without doing more harm than good. So if I ever decide to get a dent taken out...
by BaritoneJack
Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Different take on a Hand Brace
Replies: 20
Views: 1145

Re: Different take on a Hand Brace

Further to my post, above, I just tried holding my arm and hand in the position shown in Doug Yeo's second photo, and then swivelling my thumb round to the the same side as my cheek - with my right hand gently holding my left wrist. Sure enough, when I moved my thumb round to the same side as my ind...
by BaritoneJack
Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Different take on a Hand Brace
Replies: 20
Views: 1145

Re: Different take on a Hand Brace

I have the opposite problem to Gary - hands like shovels! Funnily enough, most people look at them and say "But they aren't big!" - yet the only gloves I can get to fit are extra large, and when I was working for a shoeing smith many years ago, I had to make my own hammer handles out of ash, because...
by BaritoneJack
Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Pitted Lacquer Finish
Replies: 8
Views: 259

Re: Pitted Lacquer Finish

One thing you could try on the "pits" is a corrosion wadding. We have a brand here in the States called Nevr-Dull. You will probably find something similar in an auto parts store in your area. It's a cotton wad with a chemical that dissolves tarnish. You may find it doesn't do too much damage to th...
by BaritoneJack
Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Pitted Lacquer Finish
Replies: 8
Views: 259

Re: Pitted Lacquer Finish

There is no need to "polish the brass and keep it that way" unless you require it to be shiny. Raw brass will acquire a patina that many find attractive, and that some feel contributes to a distinctive sound quality. Um - the trouble is, all the instruments in the brass band I play with are shiny; ...
by BaritoneJack
Sat Jun 09, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Pitted Lacquer Finish
Replies: 8
Views: 259

Pitted Lacquer Finish

I've just bought a Bach Selmer tenor trombone, which seems in good nick mechanically; as far as appearance goes, it looks like it's got a severe case of measles, where the lacquer has flaked off, and the brass underneath has slightly corroded. (I've not posted an attachment on here before, but I'll ...
by BaritoneJack
Fri Jun 01, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Building a Sound Concept - Is there a "too early"?
Replies: 27
Views: 940

Re: Building a Sound Concept - Is there a "too early"?

I'm more worried about the lazy kid who thinks that it's too much work to try to sound nice and it's easy to sound like a moose in heat and therefore that's his "sound" and so there! So would I be, Bruce - but, if you read my posts, that's not what I'm suggesting at all; nor, in my opinion, was the...
by BaritoneJack
Thu May 31, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Building a Sound Concept - Is there a "too early"?
Replies: 27
Views: 940

Re: Building a Sound Concept - Is there a "too early"?

Bruce - I'm not suggesting for one moment that any learner should be encouraged to "adopt an off-the-wall sound"; far from it. But I see no reason why a learner should not be encouraged, right from the start, to think about the sound they make, and to think about what they want to aim for. And if th...
by BaritoneJack
Thu May 31, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: BlowDry Brass vs. Herco Spitballs
Replies: 6
Views: 377

Re: BlowDry Brass vs. Herco Spitballs

What I remembered from engineering classes (and that's several decades back, so it's vague) was the opposite, that the zinc in brass was more likely to be attacked in alkaline environments. Timothy - in the write up on the site you linked to, it says this: "No significant calcium (calcium carbonate...
by BaritoneJack
Thu May 31, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Building a Sound Concept - Is there a "too early"?
Replies: 27
Views: 940

Re: Building a Sound Concept - Is there a "too early"?

Sullivan’s tone and interpretation are of an older time that valued adherence to the written page (no extended “screeches”), and a tone quality favoring the upper harmonics, which tend to produce a “livelier,” or “brighter” tone. It seems to me that you're suggesting that players of Sullivan's era ...
by BaritoneJack
Wed May 30, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: The frustrations of a 'tweener
Replies: 7
Views: 640

Re: The frustrations of a 'tweener

Wow! Some of the above really brings home just how fortunate we are in England. Where I live, there are about forty bands, ranging from top-level pro to entry-level bands, within about 20 miles!
by BaritoneJack
Wed May 30, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: The Bunker
Replies: 58
Views: 3116

Re: Burnt

In other news. I think it's time to admit I've burnt out on being a musician. Don't feel obligated to respond or convince me otherwise or anything, I'm just thinking out loud. Kind of wish this really were a bar, I feel like this is something to be discussed over a beer. Yep - been there, done that...
by BaritoneJack
Wed May 30, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Building a Sound Concept - Is there a "too early"?
Replies: 27
Views: 940

Re: Building a Sound Concept - Is there a "too early"?

Is there a 'too early'? I'm bearing in mind the OP's point - that he was thinking in terms of a personal sound (and not so much a 'good' sound. I'm not a teacher, and - as my username suggests - I play baritone horn, not trombone; this is totally a personal point of view, and I'm throwing it into th...

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