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by boomski
Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: Excel trouble
Replies: 3
Views: 189

Re: Excel trouble

does it change only on a per cell/sheet/workbook basis? or does the calculation setting selection actually change from automatic to manual? Are you on Office 365 or Excel 2010/2013? Do you run macros in any of the sheets that have issues? I've had the issue of individual cells or worksheets not calc...
by boomski
Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: What Symphonies should I listen to?
Replies: 8
Views: 343

Re: What Symphonies should I listen to?

Thanks Bruce, appreciate the recommendations! Since I've gotten back into Trombone I've been listening to versions of any songs I've played, including the pieces with this symphony, so I'll certainly be listening when the official list comes out. I'm trying to prepare outside of that and listen to a...
by boomski
Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:28 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: What Symphonies should I listen to?
Replies: 8
Views: 343

What Symphonies should I listen to?

So I was at the last rehearsal for the community orchestra I play in last night, and the conductor starts talking about all of the pieces that we are going to play next year. Everyone (well, most people) started oooing and ahhhing over all of the songs; I just sat there hearing only names and number...
by boomski
Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:38 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Cases for Mouthpieces (lots of Mouthpieces)
Replies: 11
Views: 308

Re: Cases for Mouthpieces (lots of Mouthpieces)

What about a watch box? I have one that holds 12 watches, has a glass top, and is plenty padded if it's only for home storage. They might need some foam if you plan to move it around a lot. My box also has a drawer I use for straps/tools, but it's also padded- maybe you could lay out the DE pieces t...
by boomski
Fri May 25, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Compatible slides for a Bach 42
Replies: 10
Views: 675

Re: Compatible slides for a Bach 42

Matt K wrote:
Fri May 25, 2018 8:25 am
I'm not aware of any Yamaha tenor that has the same threads, but I've played bass slides that do. I want to say the older Doug Yeo model (622?) but I would take that with a grain of salt.
It does, I just tried my 622 slide on my 42 and it fits.
by boomski
Mon May 07, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Transport mutes/stands etc.
Replies: 20
Views: 1030

Re: Transport mutes/stands etc.

I use a combination of tote bags. I have one that fits my music, trombone stand, K&M folding music stand, water bottle, accessories, and a straight mute if I need it (it is hard to carry if I add the mute though). The trombone stand and music stand both stick out the top, but it's not a big deal. If...
by boomski
Tue May 01, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bass Trombones- Single vs Dependent vs Independent
Replies: 107
Views: 8757

Re: Bass Trombones- Single vs Dependent vs Independent

So I thought I would update, since I always wonder what people who ask for advice end up with... I just bought a Yamaha 622! Should be here sometime this week, but I’m very excited about it. It’s been great to read all of the thoughts around independent vs dependent, and while I’d love one of the ni...
by boomski
Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: Bluetooth Speaker Advice
Replies: 11
Views: 723

Re: Bluetooth Speaker Advice

I realized you had a few metrics, and figured it might be useful for other people, so I thought I would rate both the Anker and Sony SRSX11's that we use in the rest of the house based on the 4 metrics you laid out. Anker SoundCore 2: $30 on Amazon Size: I give it a medium size- it's not big enough ...
by boomski
Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:30 am
Forum: Technology
Topic: Bluetooth Speaker Advice
Replies: 11
Views: 723

Re: Bluetooth Speaker Advice

I use an Anker Soundcore 2. It's $30 on Amazon, so definitely a lower price class than what's been suggested, but I have no issues with it. I use it for iRealPro when I'm playing by myself, and for drums/bass when I play with a piano player. I've never had issues with sound being too soft, and the b...
by boomski
Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:33 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: King 3b hard to play?
Replies: 25
Views: 1423

Re: King 3b hard to play?

////////LONG LOOP !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! rodney lancaster //and another cat from GMO hard to find the 54//55 s Yeah! rich orange lacquer still present on the bell, but wearing off the slide/neckpipe. It's actually the only 3b I've played, maybe someday I'll have the chance to play some others.
by boomski
Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: King 3b hard to play?
Replies: 25
Views: 1423

Re: King 3b hard to play?

My 3b is from 1955, and I absolutely love it. Easiest horn I've ever played, and I play it every chance I get. I don't have any issues with partials/tuning.
by boomski
Thu Mar 29, 2018 6:07 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: What axe are you playing for your Easter gig?
Replies: 20
Views: 1799

Re: What axe are you playing for your Easter gig?

Playing with my quintet for the prelude, and then we were invited to join the other brass players at the church for the remainder of the service. I think there will be something like 4 trumpets, 3 trombones, french horn, tuba, maybe more... so it should be pretty fun. I'll be playing my 42T.
by boomski
Wed Mar 28, 2018 4:27 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Jazz "play along"
Replies: 32
Views: 2465

Re: Jazz "play along"

I use iReal Pro on my iPad along with RealBooks. iReal Pro is great- you can set the tempo, key, instrumentation, and it has plenty of songs to download the charts for. I also use a bluetooth speaker since the iPad isn't really loud enough...
by boomski
Tue Mar 27, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bass Trombones- Single vs Dependent vs Independent
Replies: 107
Views: 8757

Re: Bass Trombones- Single vs Dependent vs Independent

This is where we miss the history of the old forum; we could just link to those old discussions and be done with... While I 100% miss the history of the old forum as well, sometimes it’s nice to get a fresh perspective. Since we don’t have access to the old forum, I’m glad everyone is responsive to...
by boomski
Tue Mar 27, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bass Trombones- Single vs Dependent vs Independent
Replies: 107
Views: 8757

Re: Bass Trombones- Single vs Dependent vs Independent

These responses are great! I love reading about other's experiences, preferences and suggestions. Are the Shires Q series worth busting the budget for a new one? or am I better off looking at used? Neo- I saw the bass trombones you have in the classifieds, but assumed they are out of my budget. I'll...
by boomski
Mon Mar 26, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bass Trombones- Single vs Dependent vs Independent
Replies: 107
Views: 8757

Bass Trombones- Single vs Dependent vs Independent

I'm sure there is a wealth of knowledge from those more experienced than I am on the subject... so I'm hoping you guys can fill me in (since I can't search ttf for it anymore...). I'm looking at getting a bass trombone sometime in the next 6-9 months, and for me the hunt is half the fun. I've never ...
by boomski
Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: POLL: Gig Bags vs. Hard Case vs. Semi-Hard Cases
Replies: 19
Views: 1500

Re: POLL: Gig Bags vs. Hard Case vs. Semi-Hard Cases

Is it really that much of a difference in weight? I had a cronkhite travel case that I weighed for my tenor that was heavier than my Eastman by several pounds. Though it was also the leather variation. I love the looks of those Cronkhite travel cases in brown leather though... easy to open too. I'l...
by boomski
Mon Mar 26, 2018 6:48 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Horn stand when you go home
Replies: 14
Views: 1536

Re: Horn stand when you go home

I leave both of my horns out on stands (with bone socks!) most of the time. Only exception is if I have a gig and won't have time to practice. I also leave them in the basement, so there's a low chance of any damage happening there.
by boomski
Mon Mar 26, 2018 6:45 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: POLL: Gig Bags vs. Hard Case vs. Semi-Hard Cases
Replies: 19
Views: 1500

Re: POLL: Gig Bags vs. Hard Case vs. Semi-Hard Cases

I use an Eastman for my 42T, and for a bout a year a Cronkhite with my 3b. The weight difference of the Eastman and Cronkhite is pretty substantial, and the backpack straps are much more comfortable on the Cronkhite...

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