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by BGuttman
Sat Aug 18, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bach 42BO for a school band?
Replies: 6
Views: 124

Re: Bach 42BO for a school band?

I found a King 4B (as well as a number of other similar sized horns) is a lot easier to play than a Bach 42B.

The BD would do well to consider Yamaha 448 horns, which are a "sorta" stripped down 6xx horn.
by BGuttman
Sat Aug 18, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Rotax Valve Maintenance
Replies: 10
Views: 117

Re: Rotax Valve Maintenance

Thanks for posting that Trav1s. At least the history is not lost. And nice shots of the stripped down Rotax to boot.
by BGuttman
Sat Aug 18, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Hammond 12M
Replies: 9
Views: 843

Re: Hammond 12M

Use the 51 and do some rangebuilding exercises. That will help for the thinniing upper range.

Note that there is no free lunch. You have to work on something.
by BGuttman
Sat Aug 18, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Rotax Valve Maintenance
Replies: 10
Views: 117

Re: Rotax Valve Maintenance

I wonder if it's like the old joke about boats: If you need to ask how much it costs you can't afford it. In this case, "if you need to ask how to take the thing apart you aren't qualified." I'm sorry it probably doesn't have pictures if it exists in our Archive, but I think Trav1s looked into putti...
by BGuttman
Sat Aug 18, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Hammond 11ML ,11L,11MXL
Replies: 4
Views: 102

Re: Hammond 11ML ,11L,11MXL

Mine is a large shank. Blows free. Not as rich in tone as my Wick. Semi-flat rim is just a little rounder than a Wick.

For some reason, Drum Corps seem to like these mouthpieces.
by BGuttman
Sat Aug 18, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Hammond 11ML ,11L,11MXL
Replies: 4
Views: 102

Re: Hammond 11ML ,11L,11MXL

I have an 11ML. I'm a Wick man (4BL, 4BS) and it's not quite my cup of tea.

I think if you like the 12L, the 11L should hit the spot. For darker, 11MXL. Warning: deep mouthpices make you work harder for high range.
by BGuttman
Sat Aug 18, 2018 5:30 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: FS: BrassArk/Reeves Mr.Bass
Replies: 7
Views: 206

Re: FS: BrassArk/Reeves Mr.Bass

Removed the duplicate post.
by BGuttman
Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Unique Vintage King 2B
Replies: 2
Views: 332

Re: FS: Unique Vintage King 2B

You needed two posts to be able to receive and reply to PM's. Now you are good to go.

Good luck with your sale.
by BGuttman
Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Conn 70h restoration
Replies: 14
Views: 673

Re: Conn 70h restoration

Thanks Dave! I try post the picture one more time. Naah, tried but it doesnt work. Does it work with dropbox or Onedrive? MattK (Matt Kingsbury) would be your best reference. I think most ways of "pointing" to on-line pictures work. You should also be able to upload them using the "attachments" tab...
by BGuttman
Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Brass Repair Tech in Boston
Replies: 0
Views: 69

Brass Repair Tech in Boston

I was playing a concert last night and John Lochiatto gave me his card. His business is called Bright Brass and he sells used instruments and does repairs. I have no idea how good he is; I'm hoping anybody who has actually dealt with him can chime in with a review. If you need to contact him, his e-...
by BGuttman
Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Very old King
Replies: 4
Views: 89

Re: Very old King

I wouldn't be terribly choosy about bore size. I happen to have TWO of those; one each in High Pitch and Low Pitch. Slides have soldered on stockings. Basic tubes are nickel plated, but one of them shows brass. I'd put the bore in the 0.470 to 0.490 inch range. You have to use whatever slide you try...
by BGuttman
Wed Aug 15, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: John Packer Rath Trombones
Replies: 19
Views: 1038

Re: John Packer Rath Trombones

I don't think the Stearns Wessex is a Packer-Rath. Rath had no part in its development and John Packer does not sell it. Note that 100 years ago, 0.500" bore was "Medium". The Conn #3 bore was called medium and was 0.500". With the shift to larger instruments (especially in Classical) Medium got mov...
by BGuttman
Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Screw Rim vs Solid state
Replies: 7
Views: 296

Re: Screw Rim vs Solid state

... Am I going mad!!!!! Wibble. Not just going... :evil: If you were to screw the parts of your modular mouthpieces together VERY tightly they will react as one part. Of course, that can lead to problems taking them apart again. Most of us don't spend a lot of time switching off parts of modular mo...
by BGuttman
Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Mouthpiece Material
Replies: 23
Views: 597

Re: Mouthpiece Material

For purposes of this discussion the modulus and hardness are pretty much interchangeable. I've never tried to compare "engineered" alloys with identical moduli for mouthpiece use. An expensive experiment, if you can even get someone interested in the idea. Wonder what would have similar properties t...
by BGuttman
Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Mouthpiece Material
Replies: 23
Views: 597

Re: Mouthpiece Material

I have a wood cup (Benterfa). It's a handsome piece, but not a very loud one. I've referred to it as my "chamber mouthpiece".

JohnL: Elastic modulus would be interpreted as "hardness". Stainless is much harder than brass and people tend to see stainless mouthpieces as "more brilliant".
by BGuttman
Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: What we're doing
Replies: 99
Views: 4792

Re: What we're doing

You describe a common complaint from King 6B and early 7B/8B owners. These horns were designed to be held with the thumb around the bell brace, and thus yo9u support the weight of the horn with the left hand instead of gripping it with the weakest fingers of the left hand. I will only part with my e...
by BGuttman
Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Conn Greenhoe Tenor Trombone
Replies: 8
Views: 501

Re: FS: Conn Greenhoe Tenor Trombone

Your "contact ellipse" only shows E-mail. You may not have PMs enabled in your Profile. Maybe Matt can take a look.
by BGuttman
Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTB: Straight Gooseneck/Neckpipe for Bach 36BOC
Replies: 1
Views: 46

Re: WTB: Straight Gooseneck/Neckpipe for Bach 36BOC

I have a straight 36C neckpipe sitting around (different from 36CO), but you might also want to make sure they put the stays in the correct place for a 36CO before you buy one.
by BGuttman
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Watch Brass Band contest from your home
Replies: 2
Views: 67

Re: Watch Brass Band contest from your home

There is quite a strong Brass Banding movement in Australia and New Zealand. In fact, the New Zealand championships were covered about a month ago. Too bad the time zones make watching from here in the US so difficult (probably equally bad in Europe). It would really be nice if it were possible to "...
by BGuttman
Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Giardinelli Rim comparison.
Replies: 12
Views: 317

Re: Giardinelli Rim comparison.

You did a great job.

Takeaway: Giardinelli rims are smaller than similar numbered Bach/Wick/etc. rims.

FWIW, my Doug Elliott LT rim screws onto my Giardinelli underpart, but there's a "step change". Doug recommended I get a MT rim to fit properly.
by BGuttman
Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Giardinelli Rim comparison.
Replies: 12
Views: 317

Re: Giardinelli Rim comparison.

I have a screw rim 5M and can tell you for a fact it's smaller than a 5. More like a 6 or 7.

I'm convinced that a 1 Bass Trombone will probably be like a 1 1/2 G.
by BGuttman
Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTB: 5b or equiv
Replies: 7
Views: 256

Re: WTB: 5b or equiv

Point of information: 5B or Symphony only came with valve.
by BGuttman
Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Sterling Silver Bells
Replies: 8
Views: 476

Re: Sterling Silver Bells

I'm pretty sure the Bach bell is electroformed. As such they can make it a lot thinner (lighter and livelier) that a hammered and spun bell.

Funny thing is, all the kids want SilverSonic trombones until they get one -- and then suddenly they discover they are pretty hard to play.
by BGuttman
Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Sterling Silver Bells
Replies: 8
Views: 476

Re: Sterling Silver Bells

Not all Getzen Dude''s had Sterling bells.

The bracework is interesting, but is a nightmare if you need a repair -- it's just not adjustable in case you need to make a change. It was uncomfortable for me to hold, but others seemed to like it.
by BGuttman
Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Everything Else
Topic: FS: Doug Elliott Mpc + Parts
Replies: 5
Views: 403

Re: FS: Doug Elliott Mpc + Parts

2, 3, and 4 are small shank. The 4 is really sized for an 0.525" horn. With smaller horns I found the 2 or 3 work much better. 6 is for the European Shank (not common) 8 and 9 are Large Shank (including bass). I don't know if there ever was a 5, and there used to be a 7 that was a little tighter tha...
by BGuttman
Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Tenor horn
Replies: 55
Views: 2762

Re: Tenor horn

Note that when converting 19th Century American parts for modern band, the assignments are as follows: Eb Alto goes to the horn players (let them figure out how to play the part on an F hornA!) 1st and 2nd Tenor parts go to the trombones. Baritone goes to the Euphonium Bb Bass goes to the 3rd Trombo...
by BGuttman
Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Early 1970's King 3B-F
Replies: 7
Views: 615

Re: FS: Early 1970's King 3B-F

How are we going to buy it without a picture of your cat? :P
by BGuttman
Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: In bell trombone stand
Replies: 10
Views: 471

Re: In bell trombone stand

Wobbly wasn't the problem. The cone was. I wanted to like it, but apparently it didn't like me.
by BGuttman
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Source for .508/.509 leadpipes?
Replies: 8
Views: 244

Re: Source for .508/.509 leadpipes?

Point of information: A piece of paper is thicker than 0.001" The amount of expansion to make an 0.508" leadpipe fit an 0.509" opening is usually done by "swedging" the edge of the pipe with something like a mouthpiece shank. Before you go crazy, see if it really needs it. Generally manufacturing to...
by BGuttman
Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Slide
Replies: 20
Views: 733

Re: Slide

1, Bach slide cream is very similar to Conn Formula 3. It's an OK slide lube. 2. You can use the Plus treatment with the Bach cream, the old Yamaha cream (in a plastic tub), Formula 3, Superslick, and Trombotine. I've even used it with Pond's. 3. Instead of cheesecloth, try unbleached muslin. It's a...
by BGuttman
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Alternative Slide Lubricants
Replies: 17
Views: 488

Re: Alternative Slide Lubricants

Caution: make sure to remove ALL of the old lube before you put on a new one. The compatibilty across brands is inconsistent. I think that would be especially true for your dry lube system. I should point out that the original slide oil was sometimes used with a water spray. Then we discovered that ...
by BGuttman
Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Music Business
Topic: Starting a Brass Ensemble Library
Replies: 3
Views: 118

Re: Starting a Brass Ensemble Library

Ask the members to provide arrangements. They can be returned after the concert, or if they want to keep it going maybe create a library. Give credit to donors in your library listings and in concert handouts.
by BGuttman
Sun Aug 05, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: What happened to education?
Replies: 16
Views: 455

Re: What happened to education?

We have a similar problem. Many people who don't like their children mixing with "others" send them to private schools where the admission does not have to be "equal opportunity". Then they turn around and say since their kids aren't in public school they shouldn't have to pay for it. This is back d...
by BGuttman
Sun Aug 05, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: I miss the Holton Bass Mods threads!
Replies: 38
Views: 945

Re: I miss the Holton Bass Mods threads!

Jgittleson wrote:
Sun Aug 05, 2018 3:27 pm
BGuttman wrote:
Sun Aug 05, 2018 3:06 pm
"catabolized"? Interesting word. I think you meant cannibalized.
Technically thats inaccurate, since im not a trombone lol.
When we use parts from an old machine to make a new one we usually refer to it as cannibalizing the old one. This is exactly what you did.
by BGuttman
Sun Aug 05, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: I miss the Holton Bass Mods threads!
Replies: 38
Views: 945

Re: I miss the Holton Bass Mods threads!

"catabolized"? Interesting word. I think you meant cannibalized.
by BGuttman
Sun Aug 05, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: In bell trombone stand
Replies: 10
Views: 471

Re: In bell trombone stand

The Hercules stand is a piece of crap. I bought one online from Horn Guys and have been meaning to return it. It has four legs for some reason, and wobbles frighteningly, as only three of the legs contact the ground at any given moment. I had high hopes for it- I carry my stand separately. I still ...
by BGuttman
Sun Aug 05, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Music Business
Topic: How much for charts?
Replies: 14
Views: 562

Re: How much for charts?

This is where we really get into a gray area. Technically you are violating copyright. But if you only put it on the one I-pad and don't try to transmit it to somebody else, most folks would say it's OK. Remember, the intent of copyright laws is to prevent piracy of intellectual property, not to mak...
by BGuttman
Sun Aug 05, 2018 6:49 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Besson 8-10 info
Replies: 11
Views: 341

Re: Besson 8-10 info

Nice to see you here, Trav1s (Luther avatar and all). I think Merlin Grady is in Iowa. He was listed on the Best Techs thread on TTF. Good luck with the silver 8-10.
by BGuttman
Sun Aug 05, 2018 6:20 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Best Double Trombone cases
Replies: 3
Views: 183

Re: Best Double Trombone cases

I have an Altieri double. It has a few nice points and a few quirks. Nice: holds a valved tenor and alto a tenor slide can be placed between the "bags" or you can replace the alto bag with a tenor bag). It holds 2 horns, 2 stands, a pocket for mouthpiecese/lubes, and a big bag that will hold a music...
by BGuttman
Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Automotive Detailing Spray Wax/Cleaner for routine maintenance
Replies: 7
Views: 377

Re: Automotive Detailing Spray Wax/Cleaner for routine maintenance

Some peoples' skin oils or sweat eats at lacquer. These people may need a wax coating to protect it.
by BGuttman
Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Reduce sound level but not as much as a practice mute
Replies: 11
Views: 245

Re: Reduce sound level but not as much as a practice mute

The SofTone messes with your tone at extremes of range. Also messes with intonation.

Cups or straights seem to change your timbre and often will change intonation

There is no perfect solution except maybe setting up a soundproof room.

Maybe a bucket is enough?
by BGuttman
Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: What we're doing
Replies: 99
Views: 4792

Re: What we're doing

Sitting at home. This is the second week in a row that my gig got cancelled due to tornado warnings. Too bad I have to be on the road when the decision is made.
by BGuttman
Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Holton 185 appears on ebay!
Replies: 15
Views: 860

Re: Holton 185 appears on ebay!

Being retired and short of money, I couldn't go as high as it went. I am glad it went for a proper price (not too high, not too low).
by BGuttman
Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Favorite Mouthpieces?
Replies: 51
Views: 3364

Re: Favorite Mouthpieces?

Doug is a member here (and a Moderator). He makes a line of mouthpieces where you can interchange rims, cups, and shanks. They aren't cheap, but if you need something that is custom it's the best game in town. Disclaimer: I play a Doug Elliott system on my bass trombone. And, yes, I've met him in pe...
by BGuttman
Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: The Bunker
Replies: 78
Views: 5219

Re: The Bunker

Was it one of those Volkswagens that cheated on the emissions tests? :evil:

You can get good mileage with non-Diesel cars. Look into the hybrids. They use a gas engine simply to generate electricity and use that electricity to run the car.
by BGuttman
Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Alternative Slide Lubricants
Replies: 17
Views: 488

Re: Alternative Slide Lubricants

They actually went to a number of synthetic materials including synthetic beeswax and (I believe) Ceresin. I would suspect they also changed the mixing to use a more efficient mixer and this may have homogenized the stuff too much to use as a trombone slide lube. I've found that I need to use less n...
by BGuttman
Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: "Mark all Comments Read".
Replies: 4
Views: 150

Re: "Mark all Comments Read".

Neo Bri wrote:
Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:29 am
If you're using the Latte theme it's very easy. Just go to unread topics and the Mark All button is on the right.
It's in ProSilver too.
by BGuttman
Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Alternative Slide Lubricants
Replies: 17
Views: 488

Re: Alternative Slide Lubricants

I've never heard of it being used.

I'm a bit skeptical. The amount of heat generated by firearms is (and should be!) a lot more than the heat generated by slide motion.

If you are looking for a cheap slide lube, use Pond's Cold Cream. It doesn't work as well as it used to but it still works.
by BGuttman
Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:18 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Purviance Mouthpiece
Replies: 9
Views: 453

Re: Purviance Mouthpiece

Trumpet players know this brand better than trombone players.

I had one, but it was the wrong size for me and so I didn't like it;

They are no longer being made (I think Purviance died a few years ago).
by BGuttman
Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Cases
Topic: WTB: Tenor case/gig bag - Australia
Replies: 1
Views: 74

Re: WTB: Tenor case/gig bag - Australia

Stay away from those very cheap bags on Ebay (go for $16-30 US). They provide no protection whatsoever.

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