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by Vegasbound
Fri Nov 01, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Wessex small bore?
Replies: 7
Views: 368

Re: Wessex small bore?

From my chats with Chip, he based it on the Urbie even to the curved hand brace and he was very proud of them
by Vegasbound
Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Aperture Collapse
Replies: 11
Views: 523

Re: Aperture Collapse

IMHO contact Doug Elliott, have a Skype lesson or two with him, it could be one of several reasons including a mouthpiece not the most efficient size, or a host of other things
by Vegasbound
Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Music Business
Topic: Building a following for a big band
Replies: 16
Views: 718

Re: Building a following for a big band

Does the venue allow the audience to dance? The 40's scene is huge and they love to dance the way to build a following I'd get out and do shows? Build an audience through YouTube It takes time and effort on the bands part, to get their friends family and anyone they know to turn up What is your use?
by Vegasbound
Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Denis Wick size help
Replies: 13
Views: 1040

Re: Denis Wick size help

The 6Al was most definitely designed for trombone, the baritone versions of Denis's pieces all have a Y designation as the shank and backbone are different

The 6Bl was the second piece Dennis produced based on a Clarke 61/2.
by Vegasbound
Sat Oct 12, 2019 5:37 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Need opinion for an amateur jazz trombone
Replies: 8
Views: 470

Re: Need opinion for an amateur jazz trombone

IMHO first call should be to DJ Kennedy he will have lots of horns in your price range to choose from

3b very versatile horn, but lots of others to chat to him about
by Vegasbound
Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: OLDS 'Special' tenor trombone in need of mouthpiece? Advice please...
Replies: 13
Views: 526

Re: OLDS 'Special' tenor trombone in need of mouthpiece? Advice please...

Another option is switch to using Doug Elliott he can pro in a shank to fit
by Vegasbound
Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Great jazz gig coming up in London
Replies: 1
Views: 110

Re: Great jazz gig coming up in London

Rich is a monster player and really nice guy
by Vegasbound
Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: half-rant half-cry-for-help ("Cold" (warmup lost) after long rests)
Replies: 16
Views: 545

Re: half-rant half-cry-for-help ("Cold" (warmup lost) after long rests)

One way similar to the sheriff 's suggestion is to do your warm up, then put the instrument on a stand, start a recording and sit as if on the stage and play along with the recording so you train your self to perform under the same condition as much as possible
by Vegasbound
Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: OLDS 'Special' tenor trombone in need of mouthpiece? Advice please...
Replies: 13
Views: 526

Re: OLDS 'Special' tenor trombone in need of mouthpiece? Advice please...

I have an olds 3 you could have at a very reasonable price
by Vegasbound
Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: King 4b
Replies: 5
Views: 469

Re: King 4b

Great horns, much underrated imho
by Vegasbound
Sat Oct 05, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: Jazz Trombone - Manchester, England
Replies: 3
Views: 323

Re: Jazz Trombone - Manchester, England

Mark is a great player and arranger and such a nice guy has playing is even more surprising as he plays left handed and due to a birth defect only has one arm

Do check him out on YouTube
by Vegasbound
Sat Oct 05, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Denis Wick size help
Replies: 13
Views: 1040

Re: Denis Wick size help

I would suggest a Skype lesson with Doug Elliott, will save you time and money as he will suggest the optimum size for your chops Now that being said the modern 6al is a bucket of a mouthpiece, since Denis redisigned them about 20 years ago I have a new 6al and it is deeper than an original 4al So t...
by Vegasbound
Wed Oct 02, 2019 4:57 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: The Mysteriously Disappeared High Register
Replies: 4
Views: 515

Re: The Mysteriously Disappeared High Register

Have a Skype lesson with Doug
by Vegasbound
Sat Sep 28, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Doubling on Tuba: Instrument Choice
Replies: 26
Views: 864

Re: Doubling on Tuba: Instrument Choice

For me it's the EEb
by Vegasbound
Thu Sep 26, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Equipment for the job
Replies: 14
Views: 606

Re: Equipment for the job

2b plus with gold bell
by Vegasbound
Tue Sep 24, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: WTB F tuba MP
Replies: 5
Views: 149

Re: WTB F tuba MP

Doug makes tuba mouthpieces too
by Vegasbound
Sun Sep 22, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Something smaller than the schilke 52
Replies: 14
Views: 683

Re: Something smaller than the schilke 52

For me it has to be Doug Elliott
by Vegasbound
Sun Sep 22, 2019 4:30 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Doug elliot moutpieces
Replies: 6
Views: 459

Re: Doug elliot moutpieces

The way to get the best answer and most accurate answer to your enquiry is to talk to Doug
by Vegasbound
Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTB Martin TR4525
Replies: 4
Views: 457

Re: WTB Martin TR4525

Have you asked DJ ? If he can't source one you mat be out of luck
by Vegasbound
Sun Sep 15, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: Music Business
Topic: Asking brass group members for donations?
Replies: 12
Views: 1240

Re: Asking brass group members for donations?

From my point of view I would say that by asking the other members for donations you would lose over all control and become more a cooperative

Why could that be a problem, stops you replacing players, programme choices etc
by Vegasbound
Sat Sep 14, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: FS: DE LT rims
Replies: 4
Views: 404

Re: FS: DE LT rims

LT 100 still for sale?
by Vegasbound
Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: How to modify Hamilton stand
Replies: 23
Views: 1499

Re: How to modify Hamilton stand

I have an old Hamilton, so it can be in two parts to better fit in a mute bag
by Vegasbound
Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTB a HN White era 2BSS
Replies: 3
Views: 174

Re: WTB a HN White era 2BSS

Talk to DJ Kennedy he will have the horn you seek
by Vegasbound
Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Bass Trombone Sound?
Replies: 129
Views: 7582

Re: Bass Trombone Sound?

To join in the thinking aloud, Ray has had a massive influence on the bass bone concept in the UK, but as we get more generations away the number of those influenced reduces and that may be why the classic sound has given way, Les Lake during his time at ENO and Alwyn Green also had big influences w...
by Vegasbound
Sun Sep 01, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Low Range/Pedal
Replies: 13
Views: 987

Re: Low Range/Pedal

What has your teacher given you to do?

He/she will know your playing, that said having a lesson with Doug Elliott will give you a great insight into your embochure type and your own break/shift points
by Vegasbound
Sun Sep 01, 2019 2:11 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTB/WTT: King 2b
Replies: 3
Views: 244

Re: WTB/WTT: King 2b

Talk to DJ Kennedy, he has many 2b's to suit all vintages and pockets
by Vegasbound
Sat Aug 31, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTB Conn 6h- Any Condition
Replies: 5
Views: 400

Re: WTB Conn 6h- Any Condition

Talk to DJ he has several to choose from
by Vegasbound
Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bore size questions
Replies: 22
Views: 1437

Re: Bore size questions

Talk to her teacher, take her to visit DJ and then leave her to choose
by Vegasbound
Mon Aug 26, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: Found!
Replies: 6
Views: 405

Re: WTB: Bass MPC with Remington Shank

Doug Elliott is the way to go
by Vegasbound
Fri Aug 23, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTB: H.N.White Counterweight
Replies: 1
Views: 115

Re: WTB: H.N.White Counterweight

Contact DJ Kennedy
by Vegasbound
Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Albums
Replies: 9
Views: 984

Re: Albums

Everything Urbie ever recorded
by Vegasbound
Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bass suggestions
Replies: 9
Views: 786

Re: Bass suggestions

Not wishing to teach you to suck eggs, but have you had a good pro bass bone player take a listen to you? Often what you hear behind the bell is not what the audience hear? Also is all the soft equipment working properly? Then is your mouthpiece to big/small for where your playing is now, and then i...
by Vegasbound
Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: Value Question
Replies: 5
Views: 505

Re: Value Question

IMHO DJ would be the best person to talk to re vintage Kings
by Vegasbound
Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Rebuilding Range after brief hiatus
Replies: 12
Views: 556

Re: Rebuilding Range after brief hiatus

Have a lesson with Doug

You say you will be back studying with a teacher soon, so until then establish your practice routine
by Vegasbound
Sun Jul 28, 2019 4:30 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Do I have Focal Dystonie?
Replies: 6
Views: 453

Re: Do I have Focal Dystonie?

Have a lesson with Doug Elliott, and also seek medical advice
by Vegasbound
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: WI, where can I find work?
Replies: 12
Views: 1589

Re: WI, where can I find work?

Any work will come from people you know , so do a bit of research and go and play with all the grouos/ensembles/bands you can, even if you aren't being laid as that is the way people get to hear, see how good you are and if relieve etc Auto correct is a cold mistress, huh? Indeed it is! :coo :cool:...
by Vegasbound
Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:02 am
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: WI, where can I find work?
Replies: 12
Views: 1589

Re: WI, where can I find work?

Any work will come from people you know , so do a bit of research and go and play with all the grouos/ensembles/bands you can, even if you aren't being laid as that is the way people get to hear, see how good you are and if relieve etc
by Vegasbound
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Jazz Trombones
Replies: 27
Views: 3092

Re: Jazz Trombones

Bill Pearce also played a 12c in an olds opera
by Vegasbound
Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:40 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: For sale -Various small shank mouthpieces
Replies: 3
Views: 461

Re: For sale -Various small shank mouthpieces

Neil Sanders 9 now sold
by Vegasbound
Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:40 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Bach 11C for alto?
Replies: 20
Views: 1344

Re: Bach 11C for alto?

Try everything,use what works for you

As Sam Burtis would say
by Vegasbound
Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: Musicians
Topic: vintage player ID
Replies: 12
Views: 835

Re: vintage player ID

Could it be a bass bone? Certainly an old one as if you look closely no slide lock
by Vegasbound
Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Jazz Trombones
Replies: 27
Views: 3092

Re: Jazz Trombones

Contact DJ Kennedy he will have what you need in your price range
by Vegasbound
Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: New axe for me
Replies: 18
Views: 1023

Re: New axe for me

An old 51d will have the remmington shank as that's what they where designed for

The remmington mouthpiece as mentioned is about 5g size

Or work with Doug Ekkiott he makes a great conn shank
by Vegasbound
Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: For sale -Various small shank mouthpieces
Replies: 3
Views: 461

Re: For sale -Various small shank mouthpieces

chettbone213 wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:05 am
how much for the 10cs gold?
Where are you and I will give you the price including postage
by Vegasbound
Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Bass Trumpet
Replies: 6
Views: 693

Re: Bass Trumpet

Sound concept is the key, remember it's a bass trumpet, not as someone send said a curled up valve trombone, if you go deep then you lose articulation a and it becomes 'woofy'.

This is where when your working and using multiple instruments Doug's system I found gives me what I needed
by Vegasbound
Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: "The Olds"
Replies: 3
Views: 270

Re: "The Olds"

I have an olds 3 if you want one
by Vegasbound
Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:33 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Duff notes on medium bore Bachs
Replies: 19
Views: 1232

Re: Duff notes on medium bore Bachs

I had two 16m's at the start of the 90's both had all the problems you mentioned, in fact the one I had made with a red brass bell, when it arrived I had to have Dave at parkers rebuild the outer slide as it was wider at the top than it was at the bottom 5 years ago I had a mt vernon 16 and again it...
by Vegasbound
Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Griego alessi mouthpieces
Replies: 14
Views: 1185

Re: Griego alessi mouthpieces

As Sam Burtis would say, try everything and use what works for you
by Vegasbound
Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: WTB a Mount Vernon small shank 6.5A or 6.5AL
Replies: 7
Views: 407

Re: WTB a Mount Vernon small shank 6.5A or 6.5AL

They are very rare, Sam Burtis used to buy everyone he could find of the Clarke Bach 61/2. Which of course is what Denis copied for his original 6bs. You will find them but they will cost probably in the same range as a mt vernon 11c or 2 g

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