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by harrisonreed
Wed Nov 13, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: How should one choose a new instrument?
Replies: 12
Views: 285

Re: How should one choose a new instrument?

That's another thing for me, I've never bought a modular horn or a horn with different leadpipes (well....my 88H can take different pipes, but why am I going to use the R pipe?). My 88H, 3BF-SS, 36H (I did cut down the tuning slide on this horn) and 396-A are all stock, fixed horns and they all play...
by harrisonreed
Wed Nov 13, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: How should one choose a new instrument?
Replies: 12
Views: 285

Re: How should one choose a new instrument?

Hello, I know we are all different but in general how should we trombonists choose/pick a good instrument? In my experience up to now, I suggest to start from choosing a lead pipe first . What is your approach, suggestions and experience about choosing a good player instrument? I think that the lea...
by harrisonreed
Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Connecting pedal register
Replies: 12
Views: 647

Re: Connecting pedal register

A lot of it for me had to do with minimizing shifts between partials, and a huge part of that was finding a mouthpiece that was efficient and the right size for my face. I bet you'd find that you'd barely need to shift at all between pedal Bb and Bb an octave higher on a bass mouthpiece. Then you co...
by harrisonreed
Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Cimbasso instead of bass trombone
Replies: 60
Views: 1483

Re: Cimbasso instead of bass trombone

[media][/media]
imsevimse wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 1:37 pm
Don't do it.

/Tom
Tom, for the win!
by harrisonreed
Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Finished Rochut, what's next?
Replies: 21
Views: 495

Re: Finished Rochut, what's next?

There's also something to be said for moving a student on to a more advanced teacher. It takes a lot of guts to tell a student or their parent "We've hit a point where they might need a different teacher, and here is why". I'm not trying to say anything about you, or your teaching at all. That's jus...
by harrisonreed
Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Slide stuff
Replies: 18
Views: 481

Re: Slide stuff

I have just gotten my slide back from some dent work yesterday and I put trombotine on it in the usual way. It was great for a concert last night but this morning my slide isn't so great. I've been exclusively using trombotine on my slide and cleaning it every week with a cleaning rod and cheeseclo...
by harrisonreed
Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Finished Rochut, what's next?
Replies: 21
Views: 495

Re: Finished Rochut, what's next?

How about:

Guilmant, Morceau Symphonique
David, Concertino
Wagenseil, Concerto
Saint-Saens, Cavatine
Mackey, Harvest Concerto
Lindberg, Mandrake in the Corner
Grondahl, Concerto
Larsson, Concerto
Pryor, thought of love, blue bells, patriot, etc
by harrisonreed
Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Cimbasso instead of bass trombone
Replies: 60
Views: 1483

Re: Cimbasso instead of bass trombone

LOL full time labor pay or else no mute! Truly, if you're not getting paid, you could just bring a kazoo I suppose. No pressure no problem if there is no pay. On a side note, in British brass bands, don't the players get "put to pasture" so to speak, as they age out of their instruments? I thought t...
by harrisonreed
Tue Nov 05, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: Loud metronomes?
Replies: 11
Views: 329

Re: Loud metronomes?

Just use a cable and a real speaker
by harrisonreed
Tue Nov 05, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Long Tones for more even practice?
Replies: 25
Views: 614

Re: Long Tones for more even practice?

I have tried to adapt the remingtons to the full range, but I have found that although it does help with the range warm ups, it is still very uneven. In a way, it’s almost like you are warming up three different parts - your high, low and mid range. I think it would be more beneficial to have an ex...
by harrisonreed
Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Here we go again
Replies: 13
Views: 506

Re: Here we go again

I think it costs around $55 to cut and thread. I guess it depends on how big a gap or step the sleeve makes. Probably negligible!
by harrisonreed
Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Here we go again
Replies: 13
Views: 506

Re: Here we go again

What you might do is get the V cup Ferguson 1.5 and a DE Remington shank. Then, send them to Bob Reeves do they can cut the shank and thread the Ferguson throat to take the DE shank.

I think Griego also makes V cup bass bone pieces (Taylor? Pagano?) You could do the same thing with
by harrisonreed
Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Long Tones for more even practice?
Replies: 25
Views: 614

Re: Long Tones for more even practice?

Once I started the Edwards lip slur studies, I stopped long tones and haven't looked back. They are far more efficient, and if you think you still need long tones, you can do them as part of the lip slur studies. If you are doing an hour of long tones a day you are likely wasting your time. Ten minu...
by harrisonreed
Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Here we go again
Replies: 13
Views: 506

Re: Here we go again

mrdeacon wrote:
Sun Nov 03, 2019 6:47 pm
I still don't even fully understand what a V cup is haha
It's a cup with a faster taper. A C cup is shaped like a bowl. A V cup is shaped more like a funnel.
by harrisonreed
Sat Nov 02, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Cimbasso instead of bass trombone
Replies: 60
Views: 1483

Re: Cimbasso instead of bass trombone

If someone showed up at a rehearsal and said they wanted to play "serious" music using a cimbasso to cover 3rd bone parts ... I'd think they really weren't all that serious. Whenever people impose their weird instruments on an ensemble just because they have it or want to play it ... Most of the tim...
by harrisonreed
Fri Nov 01, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Cases
Topic: For Sale: Altieri Double Trombone gig bag
Replies: 4
Views: 271

Re: For Sale: Altieri Double Trombone gig bag

The pictures don't work for me. Does it out the bells on opposite ends or on the same end?
by harrisonreed
Fri Nov 01, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: leadpipe
Replies: 20
Views: 490

Re: leadpipe

lauriet wrote:
Fri Nov 01, 2019 2:31 am
But if they make such a difference, why don't the manufacture of the horn put in the best one.
Does it really mean King/Bach/Conn don't know how to build the best product ???????????????????
"But we also included the best mouthpiece with our horn as well"

- manufacturer
by harrisonreed
Thu Oct 31, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: is this an Edwards alto?
Replies: 10
Views: 503

Re: is this an Edwards alto?

Specialk3700 wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 5:14 pm
harrisonreed wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 5:05 pm


I was thinking the complete opposite thing. I've been seeing less and less shires around.
I think it really depends on your location
I agree with that too. Lots of Shires on the east coast!
by harrisonreed
Thu Oct 31, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Who has had custom mouthpiece work done?
Replies: 35
Views: 2408

Re: Who has had custom mouthpiece work done?

Schlitz wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 5:29 pm
All I wanted was information. Do you know what a desk audit is, and how it affects military bands. You wanna ask yourself something?
You didn't ask for any information though! Also, why are you talking about military bands? Who said anything about that anywhere?
by harrisonreed
Thu Oct 31, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Who has had custom mouthpiece work done?
Replies: 35
Views: 2408

Re: Who has had custom mouthpiece work done?

Dude, please put out information about why you wanted a custom rim, and what it does for you. Is it that hard? And no, I’m not making fun of you for wanting one. I suppose if that’s what you’re looking for, rock on. That's something I can actually answer. I wanted a thinner, more rounded rim. Sort ...
by harrisonreed
Thu Oct 31, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: is this an Edwards alto?
Replies: 10
Views: 503

Re: is this an Edwards alto?

Neo Bri wrote:
Wed Oct 30, 2019 8:55 pm
Speaking of which, I wonder how Edwards is doing now. It feels like Shires became more in style.
I was thinking the complete opposite thing. I've been seeing less and less shires around.
by harrisonreed
Thu Oct 31, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Who has had custom mouthpiece work done?
Replies: 35
Views: 2408

Re: Who has had custom mouthpiece work done?

So, as a recap, Harrison is a trombone player in an army band, stationed somewhere in Japan. He was looking for a custom rim job, and found one in Bob Reeves. Once Upon A Time, there was a dog named Brandy...... Schlitz, what is your problem? Could you please stop posting insults after every post I...
by harrisonreed
Tue Oct 29, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Why Did JJ Switch From King To Yamaha?
Replies: 8
Views: 894

Re: Why Did JJ Switch From King To Yamaha?

Hahaha. The part that they don't tell you about that story was that he walked in to some random music shop that was a King dealer when he asked for that horn.
by harrisonreed
Tue Oct 29, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Who has had custom mouthpiece work done?
Replies: 35
Views: 2408

Re: Who has had custom mouthpiece work done?

Just got my V3 rim threaded for the DE XT series by Bob Reeves shop. Could not be happier. Plays like a dream on my 3B and alto.
by harrisonreed
Mon Oct 28, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Parke Mouthpieces
Replies: 5
Views: 287

Re: Parke Mouthpieces

Makes sense. completely

???
by harrisonreed
Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Greg black
Replies: 24
Views: 882

Re: Greg black

But now if you're talking about rim size, that is a different can of worms. I believe that the rim size is pretty independent from the rest of the way the mouthpiece will respond -- if you are playing on a rim that doesn't fit your face, then we can make the rim 100% of the equation, just like shank...
by harrisonreed
Thu Oct 24, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Intermediate horn suggestions?
Replies: 13
Views: 572

Re: Intermediate horn suggestions?

A used 3BF is just about the nicest small bore you could ask for, and you could probably get one for about $1000
by harrisonreed
Thu Oct 24, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Greg black
Replies: 24
Views: 882

Re: Greg black

Probably something like 10 percent. I just recorded myself on 13 different bass trombone mouthpieces. I sound like me in all of the recordings, but the sound changes pretty drastically to the trained ear. That "drastic" change is probably not a lot in the grand scheme of things, of course. Will you...
by harrisonreed
Thu Oct 24, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Greg black
Replies: 24
Views: 882

Re: Greg black

Serious discussion here: To me, I thought I was being generous with my percentages. Is not what makes a mouthpiece sound the way it does nearly entirely up to the player? In another thread, people are saying that individuals will basically sound like themselves, regardless of equipment. We all know ...
by harrisonreed
Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Greg black
Replies: 24
Views: 882

Re: Greg black

In the case of this question, I believe my answer does hit all the points. The outer shape and weight distribution are what affects the sound of a mouthpiece the most, after the ability of the player and acknowledging that a mouthpiece that doesn't actually fit the receiver will be affected the most...
by harrisonreed
Wed Oct 23, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Greg black
Replies: 24
Views: 882

Re: Greg black

bimmerman wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 5:30 pm
I don't know, there might be up to 0.573% magic sauce.
There may be a variance bracket. These are all being worked on at large particle collider. I think.
by harrisonreed
Wed Oct 23, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Greg black
Replies: 24
Views: 882

Re: Greg black

I imagine that what makes them sound the way they do is approximately: 3.28% outer shape, incl rim width/shape, cup shape, and inner dimensions of the shank. Especially if the shank is the wrong bore size. If you tried using a large bore GB mouthpiece in, say, a king 2B, then this percentage would g...
by harrisonreed
Tue Oct 22, 2019 3:33 am
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Christian Lindberg, again
Replies: 6
Views: 460

Re: Christian Lindberg, again

castrubone wrote:
Mon Oct 21, 2019 3:32 pm
The GOAT
Doesn't he sound like he's like, really really on his A game?
by harrisonreed
Mon Oct 21, 2019 3:51 am
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Christian Lindberg, again
Replies: 6
Views: 460

Christian Lindberg, again



Check out the David portion of this video. I get the feeling that Christian is really putting his playing to the foreground lately. How incredible is this guy?
by harrisonreed
Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Why Did JJ Switch From King To Yamaha?
Replies: 8
Views: 894

Re: Why Did JJ Switch From King To Yamaha?

Apparently JJ couldn't really play high Fs for the majority of his career?

Goes to show you how little technical stuff like range does for you when compared to artistry and taste.
by harrisonreed
Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: New Dad!
Replies: 14
Views: 505

Re: New Dad!

BGuttman wrote:
Sun Oct 20, 2019 4:32 pm
Congrats, Matt. Good luck.

Do you still have the lubrication article I sent for the Wiki? If not I'll try to find it and resend.
He must've had it, or not needed it, right?

What an awesome line of congratulatory hilarity.

Congrats Matt!

Condolences for your sleep schedule!
by harrisonreed
Sun Oct 20, 2019 4:17 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Does it matter what horn you play?
Replies: 57
Views: 2790

Re: Does it matter what horn you play?

If the feel is different, the way you play it will be different.
by harrisonreed
Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Am I asking too much?
Replies: 20
Views: 1162

Re: Am I asking too much?

If you parted it entirely out, on this forum, and sold everything as individual parts, you might get pretty close to the number you want.

You'd have to be very careful about charging properly for shipping and handling. It's easy to lose on shipping.

PITA, but you'd probably get pretty close
by harrisonreed
Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Making a super-bone?
Replies: 7
Views: 399

Re: Making a super-bone?

But, it can have more positions if you're really ingenious. The Firebird/Phoenix trumpet that Maynard had was a "Soopuh-Trumpet", and when it was for sale, it only had 4 positions. But Maynard's was special. The inner slide tubes were actually two pieces that telescoped past 4th. So, even though the...
by harrisonreed
Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Am I asking too much?
Replies: 20
Views: 1162

Re: Am I asking too much?

I feel like Shires isn't as "trendy" as it used to be. You are likely asking too much. Have someone like Brass ark sell it for you.
by harrisonreed
Fri Oct 18, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Griego Bousfield 3V
Replies: 28
Views: 2508

Re: Griego Bousfield 3V

When I was using a 1C as a daily driver I got an O3 to compare and I thought it was much smaller all around than I expected. The rim felt different and maybe closer to a 105 than 106, but that could be the shape. I really thought the 1C was pretty shallow especially compared to Greg's stuff; if the...
by harrisonreed
Thu Oct 17, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Enjoy.
Replies: 4
Views: 458

Re: Enjoy.

Oh mai gahhhh!

It just gets better and better as the video goes on. What a street band.
by harrisonreed
Wed Oct 16, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: "T.K." Complimentary New Music for Big Band (Eric Richards)
Replies: 7
Views: 514

Re: "T.K." Complimentary New Music for Big Band (Eric Richards)

ericrich wrote:
Wed Oct 16, 2019 4:24 pm
harrisonreed wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:57 pm
Are you, OP, the civilian standing in front of the USAF academy band?
Yep...although I'm not *exactly* a civilian...I'm a retired Army MSG.
Say hi to Brian Bull for me.
ER
Sure! Will do!

Tight chart, BTW. Really great video
by harrisonreed
Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: "T.K." Complimentary New Music for Big Band (Eric Richards)
Replies: 7
Views: 514

Re: "T.K." Complimentary New Music for Big Band (Eric Richards)

Are you, OP, the civilian standing in front of the USAF academy band?
by harrisonreed
Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: alto that plays like a tenor
Replies: 27
Views: 1085

Re: alto that plays like a tenor

The only way to fix the trombone is to remove the weight. You can't fix the position. This is assuming an underlying strength or mobility issue due to age or injury, though (just like the OP says, of course!). I used to get tennis elbow like crazy in my right arm before I switched to only holding t...
by harrisonreed
Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: alto that plays like a tenor
Replies: 27
Views: 1085

Re: alto that plays like a tenor

Btw, does Mike actually play lead in a big band on alto? Every video I've seen of his that had him in an ensemble, he was the only trombone and it was more of a combo group.

It's been a while so I'd believe that he did, just haven't gotten to see that!
by harrisonreed
Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:00 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: alto that plays like a tenor
Replies: 27
Views: 1085

Re: alto that plays like a tenor

Tim, of course you're right about that -- the audience attending a community band concert doesn't care, for certain. But your poor section mates definitely would. Trying to blend with someone who pulls their cool new/fun toy out in any group is not fun. Abstain for the sanity of the friends on your ...
by harrisonreed
Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Does it matter what horn you play?
Replies: 57
Views: 2790

Re: Does it matter what horn you play?

The human playing the trombone matters most
by harrisonreed
Sun Oct 13, 2019 3:54 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: alto that plays like a tenor
Replies: 27
Views: 1085

Re: alto that plays like a tenor

The problem with alto is that, unless you have tons of time to practice intonation and technique, it's likely that you'll stick out like a Buddhist monk at a Harley Davidson convention if you play it in any ensemble. Even with perfect intonation, you'd likely still stick out, because it's really not...
by harrisonreed
Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: alto that plays like a tenor
Replies: 27
Views: 1085

Re: alto that plays like a tenor

The 36H is pretty light to me, but very difficult to hold in the hands so would probably be even more uncomfortable to hold than a tenor for any length of time. Not the route I'd go, if you're having trouble with ergonomics and weight.

Also, it doesn't sound or play like a tenor.

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