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by Matt K
Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Thoughts on two basses
Replies: 7
Views: 285

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: 0
Views: 49

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: 206

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: 291

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: 291

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: 17
Views: 1017

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: 166

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: 311

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: F.S. King 3B Trombone
Replies: 6
Views: 559

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?
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by Matt K
Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Conn 62H bass trombone bell compatibility
Replies: 19
Views: 467

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: 467

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: 191

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: 3
Views: 160

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: 316

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: 9
Views: 240

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 - price reduced again or BO
Replies: 9
Views: 1142

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: 274

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: 1416

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: 123

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: 1416

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: 292

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: 292

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: 292

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: 567

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: 3135

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: 1576

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: 277

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: 403

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: 671

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: 364

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: 239

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: 335

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 ...
by Matt K
Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Production Methods for "Student" Level Instruments
Replies: 23
Views: 671

Re: Production Methods for "Student" Level Instruments

Yes, absolutely! This shouldn't be a controversial topic at all. Just whether or not there is documentation for source of brass is of lesser quality on mainstream production student instruments relative to the same companies 'professional' instruments, differences between how bells are made within t...
by Matt K
Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Production Methods for "Student" Level Instruments
Replies: 23
Views: 671

Production Methods for "Student" Level Instruments

Hi All! So there's been some discussion about an individual wanting to upgrade from a King 606 to something more professional on one of the Facebook groups. The HornGuys has a FAQ about how some student level instruments are made vs. professional instruments . But obviously it doesn't cover anything...
by Matt K
Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: New Posts
Replies: 6
Views: 174

Re: New Posts

Yep! Also correct, bus as you mentioned, only on the "Latte" theme.
by Matt K
Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: New Posts
Replies: 6
Views: 174

Re: New Posts

Yep, everything said so far is right! Here's a picture where it's located too just to assist with reference for all of the themes:

Black:
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Flat:
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ProSilver:
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Latte:
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by Matt K
Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Edwards CR valves
Replies: 12
Views: 520

Re: Edwards CR valves

Neo Bri wrote:
Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:41 pm
Kind of reaffirms my belief that pretty much everyone is making god valves now.
Submerged in holy water before shipment? :wink:
by Matt K
Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: King 3B for a high school student?
Replies: 10
Views: 710

Re: King 3B for a high school student?

Thanks Matt. I think I've read that some players do not like the more recent 3B's as much and that the ones from the 50's, 60's, 70's are more desirable. Someone said that the later ones do not have the King sound like the vintage ones. Is this accurate and can someone describe the King sound for m...
by Matt K
Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: 9 Ways to Protect Your Ears and Hearing Health
Replies: 5
Views: 275

Re: 9 Ways to Protect Your Ears and Hearing Health

Yeah, I've been wearing earplugs pretty religiously the last few months. I ordered a box of 200 like 4 years ago and I still have over half of them, so obviously I hadn't been using them as much until recently. Though it's only like $.10 per pair. I don't toss them when I use them once though... I'm...
by Matt K
Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Edwards CR valves
Replies: 12
Views: 520

Re: Edwards CR valves

Conn-Selmer
by Matt K
Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Everything Else
Topic: FS: Hagmann hand brance
Replies: 9
Views: 792

Re: FS: Hagmann hand brance

leahyzbones wrote:
Wed Jun 06, 2018 5:21 am
OK, hopefully this counts. :)
Good to go! Hope you enjoy your time here!
by Matt K
Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Edwards CR valves
Replies: 12
Views: 520

Re: Edwards CR valves

For Getzen/Edwards, I believe it it either stands for "Custom Reserve" or "Conventional Rotor" based on their marketing material.
by Matt K
Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Everything Else
Topic: FS: Hagmann hand brance
Replies: 9
Views: 792

Re: FS: Hagmann hand brance

leahyzbones wrote:
Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:41 pm
I’m interested but cannot pm you. Can you tell me if this is still available?
You need 2 posts to see contact information (we do that to keep bots from harvesting information). So post one more time and we'll approve it and then you'll have full access to the forum!

-Matt
by Matt K
Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Lengthening a Conn 36H Alto
Replies: 10
Views: 350

Re: Lengthening a Conn 36H Alto

Yeah wow that's crazy. What's the pitch all the way in? I think Doug's right... E seems like it wouldn't be the best option but maybe the intended for it to be in F? (Whether or not they succeeded in that regard...)
by Matt K
Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Looking to get a mouthpiece to improve my lower register
Replies: 17
Views: 802

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

The metaphor I always use is that it's like getting fitted for a pair of glasses. When you get the right pairing, everything comes into focus - both with glasses and with the rim size.
by Matt K
Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Leadpipe mod to improve high register?
Replies: 6
Views: 254

Re: Leadpipe mod to improve high register?

Shires #2 is my go to pipe for such a swap because it's available in all the common bore sizes and is usually good in whatever you pop it in even if it ultimately isn't the optimal pipe for the horn. It's also easy to use as a frame of reference that you can then use to make a decision about later. ...
by Matt K
Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Lengthening a Conn 36H Alto
Replies: 10
Views: 350

Re: Lengthening a Conn 36H Alto

I got a T85#2 from Newell Sheridan. The bore size on the alto is .491 so Newell took a mouthpiece and flared it out until it was flush with the inner tube. I was at ITF at the time and so it jostled me a little bit for sure when he just rammed the mouthpiece shank into the bottom of it before I had ...
by Matt K
Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: King 3B for a high school student?
Replies: 10
Views: 710

Re: King 3B

Thanks for the replies. I think I posted this in the wrong section. It should have been instruments not classifieds. I have seen the 3B's in the classified section. We're in the process of saving up for one... so not quite ready. Are there certain years that would be best? Or, is every 3B different...
by Matt K
Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Lengthening a Conn 36H Alto
Replies: 10
Views: 350

Re: Lengthening a Conn 36H Alto

What mouthpiece? I had intonation issues with mine until I swapped the leadpipe out for a Shires and used one of Doug's alto pieces. (With the original leadpipe, Doug's alto "s" brought the intonation into a more reasonable location.) I'd probably check into that first before doing more modification...
by Matt K
Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Where to get a replacement rotor
Replies: 3
Views: 202

Re: Where to get a replacement rotor

I actually have most of a prelude bell section that I have no particular attachment to. You can e-mail me and I can try to get you some pictures sometime this week. Might be better to go with the Blessing one though

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