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by Matt K
Sat Aug 18, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Rotax Valve Maintenance
Replies: 14
Views: 236

Re: Rotax Valve Maintenance

Are the Rotaxes they put on the 396 (I assume that's the one you're talking about) different from the stock ones too? That might explain their recalcitrance as well.
by Matt K
Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: sending PMs
Replies: 11
Views: 235

Re: sending PMs

No problem! I'd probably reply to the ad(s) you have an mention it just to be on the safe side. Worst case scenario, you get a 'bump' out of it ;) Sidenote for users in general: I'd recommend e-mail for these types of communications though everyone is obviously welcome to using the PM system. It's j...
by Matt K
Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: sending PMs
Replies: 11
Views: 235

Re: sending PMs

Aha, upon further investigation, this is intended behavior of the phpBB software and not really feasible to change unless there's been a major development since this thread in 2015. Basically you have your Inbox, Sent, and Outbox. When you send a message, it remains in your Outbox until the recipien...
by Matt K
Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: sending PMs
Replies: 11
Views: 235

Re: sending PMs

Scratch that, I think I found it. Looking into it now.
by Matt K
Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: sending PMs
Replies: 11
Views: 235

Re: sending PMs

So, you can delete a message you sent someone? I have a recent message in my inbox that says "This message was deleted by its author." While I suppose it is a good feature to have this option, it seems odd that I can still see that someone sent me a message and then deleted it. It would be nice to ...
by Matt K
Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Cut It
Replies: 23
Views: 634

Re: Cut It

So if I wanted one of my valves in the key of D instead of G-flat, how long would it have to be? That one is actually pretty straightforward if I'm understanding it correctly: it would be the length of an F attachment + the length of a Gb attachment. According to Andy's chat from before, it looks l...
by Matt K
Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Practice mutes
Replies: 35
Views: 1851

Re: Practice mutes

tubaja wrote:
Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:11 pm
Yamaha YBL-621. 9.5" rose bell. Based off Conn 72H bell.
My apologies, my brain is totally shot - end of day - did I miss what mute is having an issue in the YBL621? :horror:
by Matt K
Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Practice mutes
Replies: 35
Views: 1851

Re: Practice mutes

tubaja wrote:
Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:01 pm
My mute falls out. Any tips to fix this?
Which mute/horn?
by Matt K
Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Alto and Small Tenor Mouthpiece(s?)
Replies: 16
Views: 504

Re: Alto and Small Tenor Mouthpiece(s?)

Hello Mad, thanks for your great response. What a nice story. My english is not perfect. Did I understand you correctly? He widened the lower end of a T85 leadpipe with a 11C shank until it fitted? That's correct! I don't know if he'd done it before - you can tear the pipe doing it so take it to so...
by Matt K
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Alto and Small Tenor Mouthpiece(s?)
Replies: 16
Views: 504

Re: Alto and Small Tenor Mouthpiece(s?)

I later replaced the leadpipe with a Shires and switched to the "Alto" shank taper. It makes more of a difference than any of the numbers on tenor, I've found. (In other words, the difference from say, a 2 to a 3 on a 500 bore horn isn't nearly as big as the difference from an "Alto" to a 2). Just ...
by Matt K
Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Like new Conn SL4762 Slide w/(3) leadpipes
Replies: 3
Views: 175

Re: FS: Like new Conn SL4762 Slide w/(3) leadpipes

Sorry don’t have any private message buttons. Is this available? Please message me if you can. :-) You should see a "Contact: ..." where the ellipses are in a bubble. If you click on the bubble, you should see them. (Unless you're on a non-default theme, in which case they should also be there but ...
by Matt K
Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Conn Greenhoe Tenor Trombone
Replies: 8
Views: 505

Re: FS: Conn Greenhoe Tenor Trombone

Are you interested in a trade/partial trade for a travel tuba? Or for trombones/mouthpieces? I can't seem to figure out how to message, but its probably cause I just made this and am waiting for the 2 post approval Should be good to go now. On the left side of each post there is a "Contact: ..." wh...
by Matt K
Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Play Along Suggestions - what do you prefer?
Replies: 7
Views: 237

Re: Play Along Suggestions - what do you prefer?

I love ireal-pro. Use it basically every day but I almost exclusively practice standards. For those reading who might not know, they can't ship it with any songs but their forums have dozens of thousands of songs uploaded from a variety of genres, including classical.
by Matt K
Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS/FT: Edwards & Bach parts
Replies: 11
Views: 1498

Re: FS/FT: Edwards & Bach parts

A little late to the party here. Have you sold the Edwards slides? Just a heads up, I'm quoting from the notice above since you have less than 2 posts: NOTE: If you want to PM or e-mail another member, you can only do so after having two approved posts. Additionally, if you wish to receive e-mails,...
by Matt K
Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTB: 5b or equiv
Replies: 7
Views: 256

Re: WTB: 5b or equiv

It must have been a common enough modification - I've seen several straight ones over the years. The oddestome I saw someone just hacksawed off the tubing and filled the ports with epoxy. I dont recommend that!
by Matt K
Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Horn of the Day - 1923 Conn Eb Alto
Replies: 7
Views: 314

Re: Horn of the Day - 1923 Conn Eb Alto

WOW That's gorgeous. I love the bow guard.
by Matt K
Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Mouthpiece Valuation Help
Replies: 7
Views: 269

Re: Mouthpiece Valuation Help

Its a little hard to see the engravings with the lighting. It's usually best to also include a number next to the item followed by what you see as the engraving. E.g. put a number one in paint or similar next to the bottom right (looks like a 5G Corp. screw rim) and then put in the body of your post...
by Matt K
Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Wich rare horn would you buy EVEN...
Replies: 38
Views: 1271

Re: Wich rare horn would you buy EVEN...

NY/Mt. Vernon 50 or 45B (model numbers obviously being fuzzy before a certain year) if I had the bread! There's a really nice 45B bell on Brassark that I'd buy if I didn't already have 100 projects I were working on at the moment...

Glassl Alto too!
by Matt K
Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Mouthpiece Valuation Help
Replies: 7
Views: 269

Re: Mouthpiece Valuation Help

Are the original screw rims/underparts? The large bore Mt. Vernons seem to go easily over $200. I think I saw a 1.5G go for $500 a year ago? If you posted the exact ones you'll probably start getting PMs with offers immediately.
by Matt K
Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: Conn 88HO w/Accessories
Replies: 11
Views: 755

Re: Conn 88HO w/Accessories

conn88Hagmann wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:47 pm
Maybe I’m being a totoal numpty but I’d like to send a PM and can’t find the message button!

I’m interested.
You need two posts before you can see other people's contact information and communicate with members. I just approved your second post, so you should be able to see it now. :good:
by Matt K
Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: How to hold a Conn 88H????
Replies: 21
Views: 400

Re: How to hold a Conn 88H????

He owns an Olds Special. The 354 was what they gave him to use in the Middle School, so he doesn't have one at home. The Special is duel bore small Olds tenor. The Special needs a narrower shank and he has an OLDS 3. Is there an Olds MP or one with a narrow shank that is equivalent to a 6.5AL? One ...
by Matt K
Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: How to hold a Conn 88H????
Replies: 21
Views: 400

Re: How to hold a Conn 88H????

Okay, that's good to know. thanks Matt. I may look for a bargain 356R or something similar for him to have at home so he doesn't have to bring the 88 back and forth everyday on the bus. It's impossible for him to carry backpack, baseball gear and trombone at the same time. Any other suggestions for...
by Matt K
Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTB: "C" shaped bend, several 90 degree bends (.593 inner bore)
Replies: 4
Views: 119

Re: WTB: "C" shaped bend, several 90 degree bends (.593 inner bore)

Just so you know... Holton bass tubing is .585. You probably want to hit up Kanstul or one of the Southern California techs who might have so spare Kanstul tubing lying around. !! Good catch I didn't even think to check for that. Thanks for the tip about the bore size. Hopefully someone has some sp...
by Matt K
Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: How to hold a Conn 88H????
Replies: 21
Views: 400

Re: How to hold a Conn 88H????

He takes great care of his Olds...The school's Conn88 that they just issued him, is a bit beaten up, so he didn't know it's value until I told him. I had him try this grip from the picture. I don't see him marching with this trombone. His hand does not fit that well. He will be able to use it for c...
by Matt K
Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTB: "C" shaped bend, several 90 degree bends (.593 inner bore)
Replies: 4
Views: 119

Re: WTB: "C" shaped bend, several 90 degree bends (.593 inner bore)

Thayervalve.us will have the 90 degree bends. Very close! That one is on the same plane though; I need ones that bend both 90 degrees on the plane that you see but then also either bend slightly behind the bell or slightly infront of the bell. (You'll notice that in the case of the second picture, ...
by Matt K
Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTB: "C" shaped bend, several 90 degree bends (.593 inner bore)
Replies: 4
Views: 119

WTB: "C" shaped bend, several 90 degree bends (.593 inner bore)

Hi all, I'm looking for a few odd parts. I've sent out an inquiry to a tech too but I feel like some of these I might just have to get from someone who has a spare sitting around for a project. Working on building a German wrap for a project I'm currently working on and need the following pieces: ht...
by Matt K
Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: How to hold a Conn 88H????
Replies: 21
Views: 400

Re: How to hold a Conn 88H????

I'd personally march with the 354 or the Olds. Are they requiring the 88 to be used for marching? I'm willing to bet the director either doesn't know much about trombones or there's a misunderstanding and he can use it for the year but not necessarily for marching.
by Matt K
Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTB/T Rath dual bore bass slide trade for narrow rath bass slide
Replies: 2
Views: 82

Re: WTB/T Rath dual bore bass slide trade for narrow rath bass slide

Just a heads up, you'll need one more post before people are able to contact you. If you put your e-mail in your profile, only those who are logged in will be able to see it and they will likewise be able to send you an e-mail by pressing the ellipses in your profile. That way bots won't be able to ...
by Matt K
Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS/T: Shires Small Bore/YSL646/Shires Bass Components
Replies: 7
Views: 964

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

Davidmiller wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:44 pm
Interested in the small bore shires!
Cool! Send me an email! Busy tonight but I'll try to get to it tomorrow am.
by Matt K
Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS/T: Shires Small Bore/YSL646/Shires Bass Components
Replies: 7
Views: 964

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

Add a YSL350C to the list of horns I'd be interested in acquiring in a trade/partial trade.

-Matt
by Matt K
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Source for .508/.509 leadpipes?
Replies: 8
Views: 252

Re: Source for .508/.509 leadpipes?

I’m not fussing too much over .001”. It’s a trombone, not a jet engine. Any suggestions wrt what might work well in a 16M slide? I’m leaning towards a Kanstul H8. I've had better experiences with the Shires #2 than the H8 (I tried both in mine when I had it). The Kanstul seemed a little bit more di...
by Matt K
Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Source for .508/.509 leadpipes?
Replies: 8
Views: 252

Re: Source for .508/.509 leadpipes?

I've put Shires #2 (T08 #2) in a Bach 16M before and liked the result. You might have to expand the bore as you mentioned .001 which is like... as wide as a sheet of paper. I'd just take it to a tech and have them expand it fore you to make sure it's a snug fit... generally a good idea anyway. Loose...
by Matt K
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Cut It
Replies: 23
Views: 634

Re: Cut It

All the botique makers have it as a standard option on their basses for the second valve, so technically yes. THey'll also build you oe on request without too much difficult though I don't know if I've ever seen one that wasn't customized aftermarket. Just make it independent and you get the best of...
by Matt K
Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Bach 42 Slide Crook Replacement
Replies: 6
Views: 237

Re: Bach 42 Slide Crook Replacement

Maybe try to get your hands on an Edwards T-STDN slide. That's the one that has a nickel tenor crook and will fit a Bach bell section properly. Does anyone know if this slide is wide like a Bach? The STDN has a wide crook, but it isn't a bass crook like the Bach slides. It also is single radius ins...
by Matt K
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Alto and Small Tenor Mouthpiece(s?)
Replies: 16
Views: 504

Re: Alto and Small Tenor Mouthpiece(s?)

Tenor mouthpieces tend to feel stuffy and play flat in the high range on alto. That's why I make a separate alto backbore. Also a slightly smaller shank size as Matt mentioned above. I have a Bach 39 alto and this is a rather small alto. I play with a Bach 12E mouthpiece. It came with a Bach 15E th...
by Matt K
Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Bach 42 Slide Crook Replacement
Replies: 6
Views: 237

Re: Bach 42 Slide Crook Replacement

I've not done that specific swap but I have played "Bach like" Shires setups on 42 bell sections (and similar Bach/Edwards sections). In every case, I've found that a nickel crook makes a noticeable, positive difference for me. I also tend to prefer the wider, tenor crooks over the bass crooks. (Alt...
by Matt K
Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Alto and Small Tenor Mouthpiece(s?)
Replies: 16
Views: 504

Re: Alto and Small Tenor Mouthpiece(s?)

I've been using an XT104N/XTC/C Alto for quite some time. It's actually deeper than the cup I use for small bore tenor, which is an XT104N/XTA/A3. Getting something with a shank for alto does make a good difference. When I played a Conn 36H, the difference between the stock leadpipe and Doug's Alto ...
by Matt K
Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Mt Vernon Bach trombones
Replies: 21
Views: 907

Re: Mt Vernon Bach trombones

Aha! I was about to suggest you may have a Shires pipe but indicating they didn't have a "1" available made me hesitate. Did you get that recommendation from the TTF sometime last year? I seem to recall someone in that position! Yeah, the hornguys site doesn't do a good job explaning what they have ...
by Matt K
Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTB .525 leadpipe
Replies: 4
Views: 124

Re: WTB .525 leadpipe

But you should be good to go now!
by Matt K
Mon Aug 06, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Mt Vernon Bach trombones
Replies: 21
Views: 907

Re: Mt Vernon Bach trombones

I'm not familiar with those leadpipes from BrassArk? Are they listed somewhere? Brad has some custom pipes not listed on his site. You just have to bug him about it since they aren't production pipes made in larger batches. Ah!! Good to know. I actually was going to check with him about some other ...
by Matt K
Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Music Business
Topic: Experience with Paypal buyers protection
Replies: 10
Views: 406

Re: Experience with Paypal buyers protection

Yeah I've been involved in processes that took over two months to get fully resolved. :O
by Matt K
Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Mt Vernon Bach trombones
Replies: 21
Views: 907

Re: Mt Vernon Bach trombones

Ha, my horn is your old 9. It's a sweet one. I just looked at the mounting sheets from the old TTF (also attached here)-- the 9 was supposed to have the 8-12-16 bell (same as 6-ii bell). From the numbers listed it looks like the 6vii bell is actually a bit bigger (and also the same as a #4 bell). S...
by Matt K
Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: What happened to education?
Replies: 16
Views: 455

Re: What happened to education?

Socialization is the easily the least compelling reason, for me, to keep kids in classrooms. I had some really, really awful peers. I learned nothing beneficial from the experience about socialization. On the contrary, I learned that authority figures would place you with students who had no busines...
by Matt K
Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Mt Vernon Bach trombones
Replies: 21
Views: 907

Re: Mt Vernon Bach trombones

I have a weirdo Mt Vernon 6vii bell paired with a MtV 9 slide. It's a pretty amazing and special horn. Fuller low range than you'd expect, great high range, and just a joy to play. I don't know if it's MtV special sauce or the 9 slide, but...man. Great little horn. That said....I have a number of e...
by Matt K
Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: What happened to education?
Replies: 16
Views: 455

Re: What happened to education?

That's exactly right: problems exist with private institutions, public institutions, homeschooling, and other alternative types of schooling. I don't know what can be done about parents though. Some people are bad parents and there's not a whole lot you can do about that. Would it be possible for so...
by Matt K
Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: FS: Parker/Dunkel Bass
Replies: 5
Views: 389

Re: FS: Parker/Dunkel Bass

I would like to PM but... “We are sorry, but you are not authorised to use this feature. You may have just registered here and may need to participate more in discussions to be able to use this feature.” So, I’m interested. Perhaps you could PM me? Thanks EDIT: You should be good to go, didn't occu...
by Matt K
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: Music Business
Topic: Experience with Paypal buyers protection
Replies: 10
Views: 406

Re: Experience with Paypal buyers protection

My experience is they'll fully undo the transaction. The other party has a chance to respond but often times they don't (from what I've been told by the person I talked to at PayPal). That's why the PayPal fee is so high though... it really is a good deal for the buyer. Seller... not so much but if ...
by Matt K
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Learned something about moving furniture this weekend
Replies: 2
Views: 178

Re: Learned something about moving furniture this weekend

Yeah, between those and handtrucks, you can move just about anything. I just picked up a handtruck a few months ago and have no idea how I lived without it. They can even traverse stairs with heavy stuff without too much of a problem. I'm tempted to get a second one and modify it so that I can put a...
by Matt K
Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Mt Vernon Bach trombones
Replies: 21
Views: 907

Re: Mt Vernon Bach trombones

I don't know the details of the history, but as far as I can tell, the Bach factory had a particularly great bell maker in the Mt. Vernon factory. I don't know who that was or what years he worked there exactly. Steve Dillon tells me that the assembly was more consistently excellent in the early El...
by Matt K
Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: What happened to education?
Replies: 16
Views: 455

Re: What happened to education?

Just a heads up, this is really close to straddling the line of unproductive; its still under the purview of discussion because we do have a number of educators here and we do discuss pedagogical, but we really do need to keep this on track. There isn't much to be gained by attempting to mind-read t...

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