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by BGuttman
Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: How should I clean black goop on F-attachment slide?
Replies: 2
Views: 12

Re: How should I clean black goop on F-attachment slide?

Don't get too aggressive. If you polish the slide too much you will make it fit loosely and you will be sorry. The black "goop" on the valve slide doesn't do any harm. If you really have a problem with how it looks, push the slide in all the way and play your valve positions out a little :tongue:
by BGuttman
Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Student upgrade from Blessing B88-O
Replies: 18
Views: 333

Re: Student upgrade from Blessing B88-O

You could look for a Benge 290. Indy valves, larger so they won't be stuffy like the Bach, and 10" bell.

I think if you go Wessex look at the new Stearn model. I love my King 7B, but I trust Chris to make a great horn.
by BGuttman
Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Schilke M6.0
Replies: 5
Views: 133

Re: Schilke M6.0

7, 8, and 9 were the original large shanks (small to large). 7 wasn't very popular and is not regularly offered, although I'm sure Doug would make you one for a price. I was finding the 8 a little too open and went to the 7. 6 was a Euro shank.
by BGuttman
Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Schilke M6.0
Replies: 5
Views: 133

Re: Schilke M6.0

Note that the M6.0 is the "medium" depth cup. There is also a D6.0 (deep cup). I think the D is like the old 60 (which was too big for me). Maybe the M6.0 would work for me. But I have my Doug Elliott 114/L/L7 which is great for me. When I haven't played bass in a while I go to a Marcinkiewicz GR.
by BGuttman
Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Composition, Arrangement, & Theory
Topic: Arranging a song to suit Trombone with changes
Replies: 4
Views: 67

Re: Arranging a song to suit Trombone with changes

Even worse, neither of us are Australian. :tongue: People often modify songs that are under copyright. It gets messy when you try to profit from the alteration. I doubt anybody is going to gig you for using a song for Slow Melody competition and adding a phrase or two. On the other hand, if you then...
by BGuttman
Fri Jun 22, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bach Lightweight Slide Pictures
Replies: 14
Views: 271

Re: Bach Lightweight Slide Pictures

This picture of a Conn 6H from the Conn Loyalist shows equal length oversleeves:

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by BGuttman
Fri Jun 22, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Le Freque sound inhancer
Replies: 15
Views: 363

Re: Le Freque sound inhancer

You remind me of a time when it was popular to use something called a "Sound Sleeve", which was a metal cylinder that went on the mouthpiece shank and supposedly enhanced the sound. I was too cheap to buy one of the things, but I found a steel bearing cap that fit just fine. I put it on and found th...
by BGuttman
Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Mahler's Kindertotenlieder on Bass
Replies: 6
Views: 113

Re: Mahler's Kindertotenlieder on Bass

Shouldn't be a problem. The original work was from 1904 and should be Public Domain. Thanks for sharing this.
by BGuttman
Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: Composition, Arrangement, & Theory
Topic: Arranging a song to suit Trombone with changes
Replies: 4
Views: 67

Re: Arranging a song to suit Trombone with changes

There is a time-honored tradition of embellishing melodies with extra notes (called ornaments). If you think something is missing, by all means add it. Use your musical taste to figure out exactly what you want to add. You can even add figures from the accompaniment if it suits you. Remember, it's m...
by BGuttman
Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Cases for Mouthpieces (lots of Mouthpieces)
Replies: 11
Views: 129

Re: Cases for Mouthpieces (lots of Mouthpieces)

Also look at a box intended for fishing lures.
by BGuttman
Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:05 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: What Symphonies should I listen to?
Replies: 4
Views: 44

Re: What Symphonies should I listen to?

If you can remember (or if they are listed on a Web site) you should listen to the ones your orchestra will play next season. A lot of popular symphonies don't use trombones, but they are certainly interesting to listen to. A few of the more popular symphonies I can list off-hand: Beethoven Symphony...
by BGuttman
Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:29 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Pitted Lacquer Finish
Replies: 11
Views: 366

Re: Pitted Lacquer Finish

Be careful with the paint stripper. The best ones use a chemical called Methylene Chloride which is carcinogenic and if used without adequate ventilation can replace all the air and suffocate you. It's REALLY dangerous stuff. Bach lacquer can sometimes be stripped with VERY hot water (70C+). I don't...
by BGuttman
Wed Jun 20, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Student upgrade from Blessing B88-O
Replies: 18
Views: 333

Re: Student upgrade from Blessing B88-O

Chris is here. Hs Forum name is Blast. I know he worked on the musical side of the new bass, but did not have any input into the price side.

I think it's supposed to hit the market in the Fall.
by BGuttman
Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Student upgrade from Blessing B88-O
Replies: 18
Views: 333

Re: Student upgrade from Blessing B88-O

If you can find one, a nice used Benge 290, King 7B/8B, or Yamaha 613 might be at a reasonable price. I have played a King 7B in all applications for some 30 years and it's a really versatile instrument. Note that there's a Wessex copy of the King 7B (as well as a number of Chinese copies of the Kin...
by BGuttman
Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: Anonymity
Replies: 20
Views: 863

Re: Anonymity

I remember when you were looking for a "stage name" on TTF. Someone suggested a name that meant "death by euphonium" and it was a great idea. Sorry you didn't choose to use it here, but I'm glad you have chosen to share your expertise on this site. Not to mention there is another Classified for you ...
by BGuttman
Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Student upgrade from Blessing B88-O
Replies: 18
Views: 333

Re: Student upgrade from Blessing B88-O

Thayers have been touted as the "be all end all" valve. It did help the Bach 42B, which had an undersized rotor (although some really great players have used them to make really great sounds for generations). Some find the Thayer too open. The resistance of the rotor sometimes helps rather than hurt...
by BGuttman
Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: Two great horns for sale - Now accepting Paypal
Replies: 14
Views: 1431

Re: Two great horns for sale - Now excepting Paypal

Pedantic note: "excepting" is not "accepting". ;)
by BGuttman
Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Printers for music
Replies: 17
Views: 330

Re: Printers for music

I have the exact same printer. For Scan, I usually scan to image since it really doesn't do a good job of trimming the scan to size. I then use Microsoft Picture Viewer (comes with Microsoft Office) to edit the image back (crop). When I need to combine multiple pages I use Open Office Impress to col...
by BGuttman
Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Well, Here's a New One...
Replies: 17
Views: 691

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

You're going to need several left thumbs to work all the "shift" valves!!!
by BGuttman
Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Do you think the United States Space Force will get a band?
Replies: 6
Views: 229

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

OK. How do you march in formation with zero G on the Space Station? 8-)

What about emptying water keys? :evil:
by BGuttman
Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Tenor horn
Replies: 44
Views: 1393

Re: Tenor horn

I saw this in person the other night. I was hired to play an operatic concert. It included two Verdi pieces with the "cimbasso" part given to the tuba. He's a good player, but he's using a huge CC tuba. When the tuba is playing with the string bass to do the "oom"s on the 3/4 pieces, it was TOO LOUD...
by BGuttman
Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Plz I really need help
Replies: 6
Views: 273

Re: Plz I really need help

Some of those stains are pretty deep and may never come out. Somebody put the horn away wet. After you are done fixing this, make sure you wipe the moisture off the horn before you put it away. You can try using a brass polish. I like the non-abrasive kind like Wright's LIQUID (not the paste) or a w...
by BGuttman
Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Beuscher Small Shank
Replies: 1
Views: 46

Re: Beuscher Small Shank

If they are old enough they take an extra small (and short) shank. I have several mouthpieces of this sort that came with various antique trombones.

Doug Elliott makes a shank that should fit. Get in touch with him.
by BGuttman
Sat Jun 16, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Bach 4C history and usage
Replies: 4
Views: 344

Re: Bach 4C history and usage

I use it. I think they started after Mount Vernon. I think mine was from around 1975.

It used to be that small mouthpieces were 12C and 15C. Eventually Bach went to a 7C and introduced the 4C as a "larger" version. Definitely helped us large mouthpiece players (and bass trombone doublers).
by BGuttman
Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:02 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: What is a Medium Shank?
Replies: 18
Views: 304

Re: What is a Medium Shank?

JoelKelley wrote:
Sat Jun 16, 2018 5:57 am
Yes but on the Yamaha website it has it listed as requiring a medium shank mouthpiece..I really didnt know that they existed before now.
That's just WRONG. The Yamaha 640 takes a standard (small) shank mouthpiece.
by BGuttman
Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Best complement to a .547 f att
Replies: 10
Views: 327

Re: Best complement to a .547 f att

Any general purpose small bore should help you cover all bases. Whether you go for 0.500" bore, 0.508" bore, or even a heavier 0.485" bore you should be OK. There are lots of good used horns out there. If you had a small bore that you learned on, that could be the instrument. A good Yamaha 354 or Ki...
by BGuttman
Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: F. E. Olds Trombone Est. 1919 (custom?)
Replies: 1
Views: 78

Re: F. E. Olds Trombone Est. 1919 (custom?)

JohnL (our resident Olds expert) has some old catalogs where they use the slogan "it's the Bear" and I don't think they are referring to a particular musician; especially one as little known or remembered as this one. I have one of these as well. Mine appears to have a chrome plated bell (too blue t...
by BGuttman
Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Conn 62H bass trombone bell compatibility
Replies: 19
Views: 484

Re: Conn 62H bass trombone bell compatibility

Note: original question was which bell sections work for a Conn 6262 slide. This is a "normal" (i.e. not long) slide. While the older bells like the 72H will mount on the slide tenon, the result will be less than optimal. Probably the original request was what "normal" length bell sections will mate...
by BGuttman
Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Tongue level, vowel sounds, thoughts
Replies: 24
Views: 572

Re: Tongue level, vowel sounds, thoughts

Each vowel sound has a particular tongue position. You will find that each vowel sound "fits" a particular note best. Then you need to figure out how to adjust the tongue position for the different notes. Don't think too much; play around and develop a feel for it. Otherwise it's paralysis by analys...
by BGuttman
Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: What is a Medium Shank?
Replies: 18
Views: 304

Re: What is a Medium Shank?

I think this discussion is probably moot since the OP was talking about a mouthpiece for a medium bore trombone.
by BGuttman
Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Best complement to a .547 f att
Replies: 10
Views: 327

Re: Best complement to a .547 f att

mickael57280 wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:00 am
Is a rose brass bright enough to cut out for lead?
Really depends on you. For some it's fine. For others, not.
by BGuttman
Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Marching Slide Trombone
Replies: 8
Views: 221

Re: Marching Slide Trombone

Handled properly you should have few problems. I don't like marching an instrument where you can't hold it firmly, though and that's why I don't recommend marching with most trombones with triggers. There are some maneuvers that are hazardous and you have to be careful. Also watch for the ditzy flag...
by BGuttman
Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Listening and learning by ear, alto
Replies: 6
Views: 188

Re: Listening and learning by ear, alto

Learning "by ear" involves learning the intervals that different partials and slide positions do relative to each other. I think you may do better than you think. Result: if you anchor one or two notes on the instrument you may find reading alto clef on the thing is easy.
by BGuttman
Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Valve Trombone Acceptance
Replies: 25
Views: 742

Re: Valve Trombone Acceptance

I think you are supposed to hold a valve trombone much the way you would hold a trumpet. Both hands on the valve cluster. Elbows out.

If you try to hold it like a slide trombone you will be very uncomfortable since the valve section makes the instrument "nose heavy" relative to the bell brace.
by BGuttman
Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: What is a Medium Shank?
Replies: 18
Views: 304

Re: What is a Medium Shank?

Also please note that Medium Bore trombones generally do NOT have a Medium Shank mouthpiece. They take small (standard) shank mouthpieces.
by BGuttman
Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:27 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: FS: A few mouthpieces
Replies: 7
Views: 1022

Re: FS: A few mouthpieces

Illinibassbone won't be able to get PMs until he makes another post on the Site.
by BGuttman
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Advise for Marching Trombone (Corps Style)
Replies: 17
Views: 275

Re: Advise for Marching Trombone (Corps Style)

Large bore is rounder and richer, but also doesn't carry as well outdoors. If you were to march with a large bore, you would have to play blastissimo to be heard. I'm still thinking that a medium bore might be the answer. Lots of choices out there; not just the TB-200 (which I am not terribly fond o...
by BGuttman
Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: King trombones
Replies: 5
Views: 272

Re: King trombones

In the 1930s there were Liberty trombones, and Liberty 2B trombones. The 2B ones were the dual bores. The single bore Liberty died out before World War II, so it's unlikely you will ind a single bore 2B between around 1938 and the introduction of the Jiggs in the 1990s. Note that HNWhite.com does no...
by BGuttman
Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Advise for Marching Trombone (Corps Style)
Replies: 17
Views: 275

Re: Advise for Marching Trombone (Corps Style)

Let's see if I understand you. You are playing a slide trombone in a marching band, not a Marching Trombone (an instrument the same size as a slide trombone but has 3 valves and is shaped like an oversize trumpet). You are using a Schilke 51D on a Bach TB-300 trombone. You say your tone is not good....
by BGuttman
Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: King trombones
Replies: 5
Views: 272

Re: King trombones

HNwhite.com is a marvelous source for information on older King trombones. At one time the small bore was called Liberty and it was a single bore. Then they made it dual boare and gave that version the name 2B (for dual bore). After World War II King established the 14xx models with a 2B, a 3B (0.50...
by BGuttman
Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Conn 62H bass trombone bell compatibility
Replies: 19
Views: 484

Re: Conn 62H bass trombone bell compatibility

The SL6262 is designed a bit shorter than the slide normally supplied with the 70, 71, 72, and 73. This means that the bell section of these horns is a shade short and the combination may be unacceptably sharp.
by BGuttman
Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Pumpenvalve Trombone on Craigslist!
Replies: 6
Views: 287

Re: Pumpenvalve Trombone on Craigslist!

I always thought these were Vienna Valves. Pumpen were sorta squat piston valves. The ones we associate with pistons today are Perinet valves.
by BGuttman
Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Bass Trombone Pedal Range Help
Replies: 8
Views: 354

Re: Bass Trombone Pedal Range Help

I did the Remington exercise. The one that goes Bb-A-Bb-Ab-Bb-G-Bb ... in the pedal range. Also F-E-F-Eb, etc. in the trigger pedal range. I hope you get the idea.
by BGuttman
Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Valve Trombone Acceptance
Replies: 25
Views: 742

Re: Valve Trombone Acceptance

sf105 wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:34 pm
I've seen valve trombones used regularly in Italian community bands. So just move there... :)
Also in Portuguese and Mexican bands.
by BGuttman
Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: 3rd brace on slide
Replies: 9
Views: 323

Re: 3rd brace on slide

Older TIS slides were heavy. I have several. If you don't have a good counterweight they will tire you out mercilessly.

Newer TIS slides are much lighter and you may be able to use them without the counterweight.
by BGuttman
Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:10 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Yamaha YSL 646
Replies: 10
Views: 329

Re: Yamaha YSL 646

There were also Artist models in the 600 series. The 682B is for Ian Bousfield. It's a 682 with a heavier bell and larger valve. Note that my 682 had a one-piece bell. What Yamaha often does is to "downrate" models from Pro to Intermediate when they are replaced by newer models. The 645-648 series w...
by BGuttman
Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Favorite Mouthpieces?
Replies: 41
Views: 1584

Re: Favorite Mouthpieces?

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? Classified Ads here and on Trombone.org. Ebay. Borrow from friends (just remembe...
by BGuttman
Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Valve Trombone Acceptance
Replies: 25
Views: 742

Re: Valve Trombone Acceptance

Valve trombones were essentially wiped from the Orchestral scene about 100 years ago. Only F and Gb valves are used. For Jazz, anything goes. Slide trombones seem the most popular, but there have been great valve trombone players over the years. Juan Tizol was one. I think thpe main reason valve tro...
by BGuttman
Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Composition, Arrangement, & Theory
Topic: Any tips for transposing alto to bass clef?
Replies: 11
Views: 432

Re: Any tips for transposing alto to bass clef?

I have a book I got from someone on TTF (forget who. Neo Bri?) for teaching alto clef that actually starts with exercises in bass clef. Being able to read bass clef on an alto trombone can be a very useful skill. While I was getting used to my alto I used to bring it to community band rehearsals and...
by BGuttman
Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Pitted Lacquer Finish
Replies: 11
Views: 366

Re: Pitted Lacquer Finish

One thing you could try on the "pits" is a corrosion wadding. We have a brand here in the States called Nevr-Dull. You will probably find something similar in an auto parts store in your area. It's a cotton wad with a chemical that dissolves tarnish. You may find it doesn't do too much damage to the...

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