Search found 477 matches

by Neo Bri
Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Best Trombone/Music Scores Shops Japan?
Replies: 1
Views: 46

Re: Best Trombone/Music Scores Shops Japan?

Best of luck in your travels. I can't help you, but when I was there it was a truly amazing place to be. And the food...so gooooooood.
by Neo Bri
Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bach Lightweight Slide Pictures
Replies: 22
Views: 524

Re: Bach Lightweight Slide Pictures

Pre59 wrote:
Sat Jun 23, 2018 5:56 am
Is the the weight the slide tubes reduced, by making them thinner as well?
Some makers do that for sure, but I'm not sure about Bach.
by Neo Bri
Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Cases for Mouthpieces (lots of Mouthpieces)
Replies: 11
Views: 195

Re: Cases for Mouthpieces (lots of Mouthpieces)

20180510_222414.jpg I got this Bach Mouthpiece Display Case some years ago on eBay. I'd like to get another ice to separate ss/ls. The case is drained for 30. The three in the center and one other oddly placed one are not in slots. The lid is detachable for display purposes. It's great for transpor...
by Neo Bri
Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bach Lightweight Slide Pictures
Replies: 22
Views: 524

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 sli...
by Neo Bri
Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Cases for Mouthpieces (lots of Mouthpieces)
Replies: 11
Views: 195

Re: Cases for Mouthpieces (lots of Mouthpieces)

More good advice. I like the thread rack. Now imagine one that folds flat, too. That would be pretty sweet.
by Neo Bri
Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Cases for Mouthpieces (lots of Mouthpieces)
Replies: 11
Views: 195

Re: Cases for Mouthpieces (lots of Mouthpieces)

Good advice. Thanks folks. I definitely want something padded, though I'd guess that the plastic used in some of these options are so soft that they wouldn't mar the surface of mouthpieces within the compartments.
by Neo Bri
Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bach Lightweight Slide Pictures
Replies: 22
Views: 524

Re: Bach Lightweight Slide Pictures

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 missing on Bach lightweight slides. But your picture has the oversleeves. Interesting.
by Neo Bri
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Cases for Mouthpieces (lots of Mouthpieces)
Replies: 11
Views: 195

Cases for Mouthpieces (lots of Mouthpieces)

What are some options for mouthpiece storage? I'd like something like a display case where I can see dozens of mouthpieces but they are isolated from each other. Individual mouthpiece pouches won't cut it, as I would like a central location for all of them where I can see each easily. Thoughts? Extr...
by Neo Bri
Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Contrabass- mouthpiece?
Replies: 5
Views: 253

Re: Contrabass- mouthpiece?

Doug Elliott wrote:
Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:19 pm
I make a variety of pieces for contra with lots of choices.
And I play one of them. Nice.
by Neo Bri
Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Is this a good price for a case?
Replies: 2
Views: 67

Re: Is this a good price for a case?

It says the listing was removed.
by Neo Bri
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Le Freque sound inhancer
Replies: 15
Views: 434

Re: Le Freque sound inhancer

by Neo Bri
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: Anonymity
Replies: 20
Views: 981

Re: Anonymity

I don't think real names should be required for reasons covered by others but I think there could be a need of a CV or description about yourself in the profile. Today it is only the field "stable" you can use. I guess you should use it to list your horns. It is not very interesting information and...
by Neo Bri
Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: Yamaha YSL-645 (.525" bore, 8.5" bell)
Replies: 4
Views: 237

Re: Yamaha YSL-645 (.525" bore, 8" bell)

Such a great horn. These tend to be well-loved here on TC.
by Neo Bri
Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Advantages with a soprano trombone
Replies: 9
Views: 360

Re: Advantages with a soprano v sewtrombone

imsevimse wrote:
Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:30 pm
Another advantage with a soprano is it fits in a handbag and can travel safely on a flight.

/Tom
And can be played on a flight, unless that would disturb others.

Plus the size means that it will much more convenient to practice while operating a hang-glider.
by Neo Bri
Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bach Lightweight Slide Pictures
Replies: 22
Views: 524

Bach Lightweight Slide Pictures

Hey TCers,

Would someone post a picture of the stock Bach LW outer slide with the 'no oversleeves' thing going on? I want to make sure I understand this design.
by Neo Bri
Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Le Freque sound inhancer
Replies: 15
Views: 434

Re: Le Freque sound inhancer

Clearly it cannot function like the advertising hype claims, at least not without violating the laws of physics. No, it follows the fundamental law of Thermos-ticity. If you want a bright tone out of your piccolo, put it on, and your tone will get brighter. If you want a dark tone out of your bass ...
by Neo Bri
Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Well, Here's a New One...
Replies: 17
Views: 717

Re: Well, Here's a New One...

BillO wrote:
Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:01 pm
10?

I count 3 double layer valves and one single layer valve that changes between the layer of the other valves. Even if you count the double layer valves as 2 valves, that give 7. How do you get 10? Just curious.
I saw 10 spinny things that looked like valve caps, so I figure 10 valves.
by Neo Bri
Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Le Freque sound inhancer
Replies: 15
Views: 434

Re: Le Freque sound inhancer

I haven't tried one, but I know some people who really like them. I know a flute player who is sold.

Some people really like the Acousticoil, too, though I've never tried one of those, either.

How do you think it works?
by Neo Bri
Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Do you think the United States Space Force will get a band?
Replies: 6
Views: 252

Re: Do you think the United States Space Force will get a band?

I would sure hope so. It's not a large expenditure and adds to, or at least establishes a tradition, something a youngish country could always use more of.
by Neo Bri
Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Advantages with a soprano trombone
Replies: 9
Views: 360

Re: Advantages with a soprano trombone

Another advantage is that you could, in theory, have perfect intonation vs. a trumpet.

In theory.
by Neo Bri
Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Printers for music
Replies: 18
Views: 383

Re: Printers for music

I used to have a Ricoh that would print on 11x17, and fast. Wasn't too expensive. maybe they still have something like that.
by Neo Bri
Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Plz I really need help
Replies: 6
Views: 297

Re: Plz I really need help

Another option - don't worry about it. I think it looks fine, personally.
by Neo Bri
Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Well, Here's a New One...
Replies: 17
Views: 717

Re: Well, Here's a New One...

We talked about this at length on the Horn People Facebook page. For that price I have no idea why you wouldn't buy a Wessex triple for over $1k less which is proven to work properly (and not look ridiculous). Also that thing looks like it's massively heavy. Other than this monstrosity, that seller...
by Neo Bri
Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Well, Here's a New One...
Replies: 17
Views: 717

Well, Here's a New One...

So, I've been perusing for a nice, NICE used French horn (Geyer wrap preferred, hint hint), and came upon this: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Custom-Triple-Horn-German-Alexander-Conn-8D-parts-F-Bb-Double-French-Horn-F-alto/283004551741?hash=item41e462c23d:g:6XwAAOSwbopZWa3J By my count I believe that's t...
by Neo Bri
Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Reynolds Contempora Bass
Replies: 3
Views: 291

Re: FS: Reynolds Contempora Bass

Damn. That's a sweeeeeeet horn.
by Neo Bri
Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bollinger Tuning System - Genius!
Replies: 7
Views: 533

Bollinger Tuning System - Genius!

Hey there, Chatters, Recently a friend of mine posted a reply indicating that the Bollinger tuning system was "genius." I don't understand how it is genius. Rather than speaking with him privately, I thought others might benefit from the discussion about the Bollinger tuning system. As I understand ...
by Neo Bri
Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: XO Bass Bone
Replies: 4
Views: 265

Re: FS: XO Bass Bone

Michael is a great guy to work with. And I hear these XOs are GREAT horns these days.
by Neo Bri
Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Pumpenvalve Trombone on Craigslist!
Replies: 6
Views: 301

Re: Pumpenvalve Trombone on Craigslist!

It's an early valve design. A double piston, with each piston having only two passages - one straight through and the other with one port on the the side and the other at the bottom. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brass_instrument_valve#Double-piston_valve Very interesting! Thank you for the link.
by Neo Bri
Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Pumpenvalve Trombone on Craigslist!
Replies: 6
Views: 301

Re: Pumpenvalve Trombone on Craigslist!

Pumpenvalves? Does that mean piston valves?
by Neo Bri
Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:24 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Bass Trombone Pedal Range Help
Replies: 8
Views: 378

Re: Bass Trombone Pedal Range Help

Take your time and don't try to rush it. Lots of players get into trouble trying for a great pedal range when their chops are simply not ready. Work on what you have, then VERY gradually add a 1/2 step at a time. That's a range where everybody has trouble getting past Ab and G. Just spend a lot of ...
by Neo Bri
Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: Small Outage Today
Replies: 0
Views: 152

Small Outage Today

Hey folks, Sorry for the few hours that the site was down today. Apparently my personal site (which is linked in some esoteric way to this site) was possibly exploited, which meant that our provider shut the whole thing down, including this site. I was on my way to a gig when it happened and Matt K ...
by Neo Bri
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: Two great horns for sale - Now accepting Paypal
Replies: 14
Views: 1541

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

I apologize to the original poster. He thought that I was being sarcastic with my comments, but in fact I was not. I suggested to him (after working on a deal and finding out about no PayPal, which I wasn't comfortable with) that he let other potential buyers know upfront what his payment terms are....
by Neo Bri
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Everything Else
Topic: WTB: Aida Trombone Stand
Replies: 2
Views: 187

Re: WTB: Aida Trombone Stand

Yes. I'm looking for a used one. One that someone no longer enjoys. Thanks for the tip.
by Neo Bri
Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: I need help to stop coasting!
Replies: 16
Views: 512

Re: I need help to stop coasting!

Sounds like you could use a goal. What about scheduling a mini-recital for friends, family, religious community, etc.?

How about making a goal of getting to a local jam session and playing a blues?
by Neo Bri
Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Everything Else
Topic: WTB: Aida Trombone Stand
Replies: 2
Views: 187

WTB: Aida Trombone Stand

Hey there,

Anyone have one (or a few more) of these they want to sell? Let me know. Thanks!
by Neo Bri
Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: Two great horns for sale - Now accepting Paypal
Replies: 14
Views: 1541

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

It is worth noting that the seller does not accept PayPal and prefers cashier's check. I tried but no go.
by Neo Bri
Sun Jun 10, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Lower Lip in the High Register
Replies: 3
Views: 316

Re: Lower Lip in the High Register

There are some embouchure types that do roll in the bottom lip, and for them it is correct. Likewise, other types shouldn't. Without getting into it to deeply, the absolutism you mentioned really doesn't work. Sure, players who SHOULD roll their lip in are in the minority, but they exist nonetheless...
by Neo Bri
Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Conn 508
Replies: 9
Views: 627

Re: Conn 508

timbone wrote:
Fri May 25, 2018 8:03 am
The Courtois .508 (if you haven't checked it out) will remind you of an older 6h in a .508 bore horn, and is availkable in yellow or red brass bell.
These are very, very good.
by Neo Bri
Fri Jun 08, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: What we're doing
Replies: 29
Views: 1203

Re: What we're doing

This caught my eye: “Just like music, relationships take practice and maintenance.” Indeed. Trombone finished in early May. A couple of guitar things this month, and then dark until Sept. It might be jet lag, lousy weather, or sub-clinical depression, but I’m not feelin’ it these days. I get that w...
by Neo Bri
Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: FS: Greg Black 4GS
Replies: 9
Views: 511

Re: FS: Greg Black 4GS

lsackett wrote:
Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:22 am
I must be too new to send a PM. Can you contact me at lukesackettspam@gmail.com
You must have two posts to do so. Now you have one.
by Neo Bri
Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Trouble with Slide, Bach 42BO
Replies: 16
Views: 504

Re: Trouble with Slide, Bach 42BO

Perhaps sending it to a reputable slide guru would help. Several on TC here.
by Neo Bri
Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: New Posts
Replies: 6
Views: 230

Re: New Posts

The three-bar icon is also known as the "hamburger menu."
by Neo Bri
Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Edwards CR valves
Replies: 13
Views: 704

Re: Edwards CR valves

Matt K wrote:
Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:58 pm
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:
Holy Blue Juice. Hetman's translates to Heathen's.
by Neo Bri
Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Edwards CR valves
Replies: 13
Views: 704

Re: Edwards CR valves

Kind of reaffirms my belief that pretty much everyone is making god valves now.
by Neo Bri
Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Edwards CR valves
Replies: 13
Views: 704

Re: Edwards CR valves

Confusing & Ridiculous?
by Neo Bri
Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: What we're doing
Replies: 29
Views: 1203

Re: What we're doing

Neo are you the one teaching? And if so are you giving private lessons? Burgerbob what kinds of gigs are you expecting on a Contra? Strictly brass stuff or orchestral? Or solo? Yes sir. I'm doing a reasonable amount of private lessons these days. I'm glad for it. I love helping people get their cho...
by Neo Bri
Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Edwards CR valves
Replies: 13
Views: 704

Re: Edwards CR valves

I don't know about Edwards CR valves, but I thought that Kanstul makes CR valves. Am I confused, or you?

Or both of us, perhaps.
by Neo Bri
Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: What we're doing
Replies: 29
Views: 1203

Re: What we're doing

Playing a gig tonight at a local outdoor venue - gonna be hot. Picking up my teaching schedule, too.

Go to advanced search