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by Matt K
Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bach Lightweight Slide Pictures
Replies: 14
Views: 251

Re: Bach Lightweight Slide Pictures

I see. That makes the name make a lot more sense. Oversleeves never made much sense to me for what I was thinking. Still, am I wrong in thinking that I've seen more than one lightweight slide with the outer tubes shortened quite a lot, removing a lot of material in the process? I swear I've seen sl...
by Matt K
Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Composition, Arrangement, & Theory
Topic: Arranging a song to suit Trombone with changes
Replies: 4
Views: 60

Re: Arranging a song to suit Trombone with changes

I'm looking to transpose a song so I can play the melody on trombone using the standard scoring of the piano as accompaniment. Transposing it note for note from Gmaj Treble clef to Gmaj Bass Clef is going fine, but playing through some of what I have already transposed sounds similar to the sung me...
by Matt K
Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bach Lightweight Slide Pictures
Replies: 14
Views: 251

Re: Bach Lightweight Slide Pictures

Then there's something that's sort of in the middle, where there is just more material drawn for the upper portions of the outer tube than the lower portions. There are a number of Yamaha trombones like this, including the 354. This is a 620 that has such build-in oversleeves:
by Matt K
Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bach Lightweight Slide Pictures
Replies: 14
Views: 251

Re: Bach Lightweight Slide Pictures

This is a 42LW slide thus it is in nickel and lacks the oversleeve (this one is paired with an Edwards bell):
by Matt K
Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bach Lightweight Slide Pictures
Replies: 14
Views: 251

Re: Bach Lightweight Slide Pictures

Edit: Hey! I was able to reproduce the image problem. I'll see if I can fix that. I'll just make subsequent posts in the mean time. Thanks for posting, Baileyman. I was under the impression that the oversleeves (as I understand it, the bit of the outer tubes "before" the hand grip) are more or less ...
by Matt K
Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bach Lightweight Slide Pictures
Replies: 14
Views: 251

Re: Bach Lightweight Slide Pictures

What is the cosmetic difference between a lightweight slide and a standard one? It's more than a cosmetic difference: Bach actually makes their lightweight slides pretty different than their regular weight. LW ones have nickel outer tubes, a nickel crook, but no oversleeves. A regular weight ones h...
by Matt K
Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Printers for music
Replies: 17
Views: 329

Re: Printers for music

[snip] I know there's a similar Mac utility that I think I paid $10 for, but I can't recall the name of it since I haven't really used OSX in around 5 years. [snip] No need for an extra utility on the mac. Just open up the printers, select your printer with the attached scanner and click the scanne...
by Matt K
Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: R&J/M&C, Is Mark Doing What I Think He's Doing?
Replies: 3
Views: 124

Re: R&J/M&C, Is Mark Doing What I Think He's Doing?

Name checks out!

Actually, I think that's the tuba you're hearing. It's live so who knows what mic placement is like. That is SUCH a fun piece either way!
by Matt K
Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS/T: Shires Small Bore/YSL646/Shires Bass Components
Replies: 1
Views: 280

FS/T: Shires Small Bore/YSL646/Shires Bass Components

So I thought I'd consolidate everything that I have into one place: Shires Small bore Leadpipe 2.5N Slide: T08LW (w/ saturn water key) Bell Section: S1YM8 (Small bore, 2 piece bell, yellow brass, medium weight, 8") I'll post pictures later today after I take them. The tuning slide is silver plated y...
by Matt K
Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: Two great horns for sale - Now accepting Paypal
Replies: 14
Views: 1425

Re: Two great horns for sale - Now excepting Paypal

BGuttman wrote:
Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:51 am
Pedantic note: "excepting" is not "accepting". ;)
Indeed, that would be quite the pivot! :wink:
by Matt K
Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Student upgrade from Blessing B88-O
Replies: 16
Views: 323

Re: Student upgrade from Blessing B88-O

Depending on budget and what 'cheap' consitutes, a used Getzen 1052 would be a great choice. I just stumbled upon one and really like it.
by Matt K
Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Student upgrade from Blessing B88-O
Replies: 16
Views: 323

Re: Student upgrade from Blessing B88-O

Yes that's right I always conflate the model numbers. Fixed!
by Matt K
Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Printers for music
Replies: 17
Views: 329

Re: Printers for music

Yeah that looks really similar to mine; all I have to do to copy is hit "START", I wonder if they changed something in the not too distant past. Would be a shame, I recommended them for everybody who wanted a basic functionality like "COPY"! As far as scanning is concerned, Windows has a great open ...
by Matt K
Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Student upgrade from Blessing B88-O
Replies: 16
Views: 323

Re: Student upgrade from Blessing B88-O

All of the horns mentioned in your post are reasonable horns for a high schooler to be playing, including the Blessing B88. Getzen horns (1047, 3042) are great, as are the Shires equivalents (Q series), Yamaha (400, 600, and 800 series all have large bores that would fit the bill some of those model...
by Matt K
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Printers for music
Replies: 17
Views: 329

Re: Printers for music

I don't know what model brother printer you have, but mine basically is that. You just hit "START" and it makes a copy and you can basically ignore everything else!
by Matt K
Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: FS: Hammond, Bach & Wick
Replies: 2
Views: 343

Re: FS: Hammond, Bach & Wick

Do you still have that Wick 6BL for sale? If it is, what do you mean by medium condition? I can accept cosmetic problems, but I would prefer if there was no damage to the shank and rim. Welcome to TBC! Just to give you a heads up: You'll need one more post before you can receive/send PMs or see e-m...
by Matt K
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Printers for music
Replies: 17
Views: 329

Re: Printers for music

Yeah, I've had really bad luck with knockoff ink. But I've had a few Brother printers over the years and the amount of ink I've gotten on each cartridge has resulted in an acceptable level of price for the official ink. I don't know if they sell one that handles 11x17 but I normally use 8.5x11 anywa...
by Matt K
Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Thoughts on two basses
Replies: 12
Views: 590

Re: Thoughts on two basses

Another interesting possibility is some of the work that Butler is doing with carbon fiber parts. He is making something for Doug Yeo at the moment where they're making parts for his YBL822. I don't know what the status of that stuff is, I know they're almost ready with the slides... but could be an...
by Matt K
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: Archive Section moved to the top
Replies: 1
Views: 113

Archive Section moved to the top

If anyone is looking for the archives, I've moved them to the top of the list. I've also consolidated them into a single board so that it doesn't get confusing as to whether or not one is looking at the main forum or the archives!

-Matt
by Matt K
Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Plz I really need help
Replies: 6
Views: 270

Re: Plz I really need help

Nothing jumps out at me as being anything to worry about. You could potentially buff out or polish those but -and it's possible a tech will correct this -its probably only worth it if you want a shiny horn.
by Matt K
Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: What is a Medium Shank?
Replies: 18
Views: 304

Re: What is a Medium Shank?

Ah yes, I see it! 448G/446G (They have at least fixed it for the 630 series instrument and the other medium bores that I can find). So it should look like this for the 446G: Level Intermediate Tenor Key Bb/F Bore ML:0.525" Bell Diameter 8-1/2" Shank Small Leadpipe Yellow brass; Fixed Body material Y...
by Matt K
Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: What is a Medium Shank?
Replies: 18
Views: 304

Re: What is a Medium Shank?

Which horn are you referring to? Looks like the 640 is indicated appropriately here: https://usa.yamaha.com/products/musical_instruments/winds/trombones/ysl-620_640/specs.html#product-tabs Might be wroth specifically pointing to the page so that if someone else has that question, when they google it...
by Matt K
Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Instrument Innovations Rotary valve
Replies: 22
Views: 1250

Re: Instrument Innovations Rotary valve

Technically both of those stories can be true at the same time :wink:
by Matt K
Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Leadpipe for an Olds Special
Replies: 8
Views: 187

Re: Leadpipe for an Olds Special

Doug would be able to do it. He also sells shanks for that type of receiver. Depending on how serious you are about modifying it, it sounds like you could order a new cork barrel (YSL354 maybe?) and put your upper slide in it. I think Allied actually still sells the inner slide too, maybe you could ...
by Matt K
Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Best complement to a .547 f att
Replies: 10
Views: 326

Re: Best complement to a .547 f att

Hi, what do you think are the best complement to a .547 f att rose brass bell. Straight .508 Yellow? Rose brass? Straight .500 Yellow ? Rose brass? Other? Could you be more specific about what types of playing you're hoping to do? For example: as a general rule, just about any small bore horn is go...
by Matt K
Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: Sold
Replies: 7
Views: 618

Re: F.S. King 3B Trombone

chloepotter1 wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:43 am
I am interested, is there a way to DM you?
To reduce spam and protect members, we require two approved posts to see contact info. Make one more post and a mod will approve it and you'll be able to see pm and email info
by Matt K
Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Conn 62H bass trombone bell compatibility
Replies: 19
Views: 484

Re: Conn 62H bass trombone bell compatibility

Woah, hold yer horses everyone! Nobody, as far as I can tell, was suggesting that it's a good idea to play with an incredibly short slide in the long term. But at the same time, acknowledging that there are limited scenario where it might be at least usable or provide useful information. E.g. you ha...
by Matt K
Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Conn 62H bass trombone bell compatibility
Replies: 19
Views: 484

Re: Conn 62H bass trombone bell compatibility

At least very sharp is still potentially useable (in a pinch!). Much better than very flat. Can't use that at all. Can always use long positions on a sharp horn. Had to do that once when my main slide was damaged and about to go on stage. Better than no horn, albeit non optimal.
by Matt K
Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: I have found a mouthpiece for my Soprano-trombone
Replies: 4
Views: 205

Re: I have found a mouthpiece for my Soprano-trombone

I has a similar experience. Doug made me an alto sacbut shank for when I was in a consort and it worked really well on a slide trumpet I played briefly. In hindsight I should have had a shallower cup made, I just used his c cup that I already had. But I also seldom use it anymore so I'm not disappoi...
by Matt K
Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: XO Bass Bone
Replies: 4
Views: 235

Re: FS: XO Bass Bone

Your folder needs public permissions! :)
by Matt K
Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Minick Elky 62H on Ebay
Replies: 3
Views: 355

Re: Minick Elky 62H on Ebay

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Conn-Elkhart-vintage-62h-dual-rotor-bass-trombone-with-case-excellent-shape/113055044012?hash=item1a529b11ac:g:qD0AAOSwL4lbHvau Open wrapped, D slide, brass levers and those white gray ball and socket connectors. Very clear picture of the lever saying Minick! Seems like a g...
by Matt K
Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Fitting Neotech grip to a double trigger bass trombone?
Replies: 13
Views: 317

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

Have you played around with the configuration of the Neotech at all? If you unscrew it you can change both the angle and the depth of where it is located. (This is talking about the part that has the neoprene hand strap, not the base that clamps onto the slide). Or are you talking about the plastic ...
by Matt K
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: Two great horns for sale - Now accepting Paypal
Replies: 14
Views: 1425

Re: Two great horns for sale - price reduced again or BO

I can say that historically I've done deals with the OP and it hasn't been a problem. We met at ITF a few years ago for some kind of transaction but I can't remember what on earth the deal was. :)
by Matt K
Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Yamaha YSL 646
Replies: 10
Views: 329

Re: Yamaha YSL 646

No typo. 646 is the F attachment version of the 645 - both of these models are, in my estimation, perhaps the most underrated model of recent vintage. The 600 are all pro series horns, including the 646; the 800 series are the "artist" models but otherwise, there is not much of a difference beteween...
by Matt K
Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Favorite Mouthpieces?
Replies: 41
Views: 1584

Re: Favorite Mouthpieces?

As long as my wife never sees this thread, I'll be okay :idea:
by Matt K
Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: FS: Bach 3G & 2G
Replies: 1
Views: 153

Re: FS: Bach 3G & 2G

Just a heads up, you need two approved posts to receive or send message & see others' e-mail addresses. If you post in the next couple of minutes, I can approve it before I go to sleep tonight.

-matt
by Matt K
Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Favorite Mouthpieces?
Replies: 41
Views: 1584

Re: Favorite Mouthpieces?

MikeStew40 wrote:
Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:03 pm
Where’s the best place to buy them?? I know most people have probably been gathering for awhile but it sounds like people have sunk thousands of dollars into mouthpieces. Is there a cheap place I just haven’t heard of?
Yeaaahh, about that :shuffle:
by Matt K
Sat Jun 09, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Pro-Pac Straps
Replies: 10
Views: 351

Re: Pro-Pac Straps

Zip ties are basically the best.
by Matt K
Sat Jun 09, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Pro-Pac Straps
Replies: 10
Views: 351

Re: Pro-Pac Straps

Works now! :good:

If you ever need to test, the easiest way is to go into "incognito" mode on your browser, since you wouldn't be logged into Google yet.
by Matt K
Sat Jun 09, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Pro-Pac Straps
Replies: 10
Views: 351

Re: Pro-Pac Straps

I had the same problem with mine. But I solved it with tying a cable tie as in the picture. https://drive.google.com/open?id=1EtnjDDs1cdwRkb8rtFp426A9BCUGUt5V Edit Matt K: Fixed url tags. Looks like your folder is off-limits to the public. You can either change the permissions in Google Drive or if...
by Matt K
Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Conn 508
Replies: 9
Views: 602

Re: Conn 508

Conn never made a straight 508 bore trombone. They made the 494-510 30h and the 500-522 32h. You could piece together a Conn ~508 by starting with a 30h and replacing the upper slide with the lower tubes from another donor, but we will never know what the Conn equivalent of a 16m or 3b would have b...
by Matt K
Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: The Bunker
Replies: 58
Views: 3294

Re: The Bunker

I guess hanging from the ceiling like that must be some late night tomfoolery. Vampires? what's that about? It did that in Preview too, so I knew it'd be upside-down. I tried editing the original pic. Flipped it upside-down thinking TC would flip it right side up. That didn't work so I went back to...
by Matt K
Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Music Business
Topic: How Do You Charge for Lessons?
Replies: 19
Views: 1781

Re: How Do You Charge for Lessons?

Personally, I avoid the use of the word "contract". To my mind, contracts are fairly wordy and describe at great length when things go wrong, and usually contain legalese that is only useful for lawyers looking to be in court. Who you gonna sue? Besides the Ghostbusters, there isn't enough money in...
by Matt K
Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Adding an F attachment?
Replies: 5
Views: 318

Re: Adding an F attachment?

disco wrote:
Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:44 pm
What’s a Haggman cost?
Hagmann*

Noah is a distributor for those and can get you updated pricing for the US: http://brassark.com/valves.html

Hagmann would be one of the more expensive valves to put on merely because they're more expensive than other parts, unless something has changed recently.
by Matt K
Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Trouble with Slide, Bach 42BO
Replies: 16
Views: 460

Re: Trouble with Slide, Bach 42BO

What did Ray say about it? Usually he's pretty responsive about your slide after he's worked on it. I found that it took a week after Ray got his hands on it for it to get back into good shape when I had a procedure done on one of my Shires slides. But suddenly one application of trombotine later an...
by Matt K
Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Production Methods for "Student" Level Instruments
Replies: 23
Views: 752

Re: Production Methods for "Student" Level Instruments

If you look at the details ("specifications") of various Yamaha trombones that are roughly comparable to one another, it's pretty easy to see where some of the major cost differentials are. But one thing that should be remembered is the cost of design and development. This is definitely higher in t...
by Matt K
Thu Jun 07, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Everything Else
Topic: HP 932 & 933 ink cartridges
Replies: 8
Views: 400

Re: HP 932 & 933 ink cartridges

HP Says:
HP Officejet 6100, 6600, 6700, 7110, 7510, 7610, 761
by Matt K
Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: New Forum Suggestion
Replies: 2
Views: 280

Re: New Forum Suggestion

Hmm! From my perspective, that actually seems like the ideal format. However, I can understand what you're suggesting as well. I think personally if it's something that a lot of people want, maybe make it a subforum in "Everything else".

Who else thinks that feature would be useful?
by Matt K
Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Composition, Arrangement, & Theory
Topic: How to organize dramatic elements in music
Replies: 12
Views: 381

Re: How to organize dramatic elements in music

The majority of audiences will respond to the feeling of importance the event projects. Or to the fact that their friend is on stage. On the other hand though, I don't think professionals are totally immune to that either. Particularly things like theater pieces, there are some things that are not ...

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