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by tbonedude
Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Copper bottom straight mute recommendations
Replies: 8
Views: 818

Re: Copper bottom straight mute recommendations

I've played Tom crown aluminum, a few wicks, and a jo ral copper bottom, and a jo ral brass bottom. The jo ral copper bottom seems the most consistant across all dynamic and note ranges, and provides the tone color I'm looking for. My current bass lineup for mutes is: jo ral copper bottom straight, ...
by tbonedude
Sat Apr 07, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bass Trombones- Single vs Dependent vs Independent
Replies: 107
Views: 10056

Re: Bass Trombones- Single vs Dependent vs Independent

As far as I can see it, it's about options. And an indy gives you every option. Independent instruments give you every technical option at the expense of about 2 inches of conical tubing at a very important section of the instrument. I feel like dependent instruments sound and respond better then t...
by tbonedude
Sat Apr 07, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Value of 1970 Bach 42?
Replies: 2
Views: 423

Re: Value of 1970 Bach 42?

$800- $1200 depending. Condition of the case may have some effect. Where you sell something influences how much you can ask for it. If you sell it here, generally the prices are lower. If you sell it on eBay, the prices are higher because of the fees and the larger audience. I agree with that prici...
by tbonedude
Sat Apr 07, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Bone socks? (for stands, not feet)
Replies: 18
Views: 1795

Re: Bone socks? (for stands, not feet)

I've always used a tube sock on my trombone stand. Usually black (for the gigs), but I've also used white tube socks when I'm in dire need ;)
by tbonedude
Sat Apr 07, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Practice mutes
Replies: 35
Views: 1851

Re: Practice mutes

How do they compare to the Best Brass in terms of portability? I love that the Best Brass fits in the bell totally flat. They're less portable and around the size of a french horn straight mute, so it wont fit in the bell while the instrument is in the case. The improved sound comes at the cost of ...
by tbonedude
Sat Apr 07, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Music Business
Topic: How Do You Charge for Lessons?
Replies: 19
Views: 2663

Re: How Do You Charge for Lessons?

When I had a conflict, I would usually try to move my lessons to a different day in the week, as I only taught Saturdays and occasionally Sundays. If not, I would also sometimes give an hour in place of a half hour (for 30 min students). I had to get creative from time to time, but I never was force...
by tbonedude
Sat Apr 07, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Control shoulder tension?
Replies: 11
Views: 1251

Re: Control shoulder tension?

Consider the ergonomics of the instrument you're playing. Is it unbalanced (bell or end heavy)? How comfortable is your left hand when holding the instrument? Shoulder issues related to playing can often be caused by poor ergonomics of the instrument you are using. If this isn't the issue, you might...
by tbonedude
Sat Apr 07, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Music Business
Topic: Arranging Fees
Replies: 7
Views: 1170

Re: Arranging Fees

What I charge for arranging depends on who's commissioning. For local musicians/friends, I charge half of my regular lesson rate for arranging, and I charge by hour spent. If it's being commissioned by someone I do not know, it's my full lesson fee per hour spent.
by tbonedude
Sat Apr 07, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Practice mutes
Replies: 35
Views: 1851

Re: Practice mutes

I used to use the Dillons music version of the best brass practice mute, but it's been replaced by a bremner Ssshhh practice mute. There's much less resistance then the best brass mute, and the instrument plays much better in tune as well. They're a little more expensive, but worth the price if you ...
by tbonedude
Sat Apr 07, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Do you legato tongue every legato note?
Replies: 21
Views: 1380

Re: Do you legato tongue every legato note?

Warning: I am fairly opinionated on this issue. If a composer wants to hear a phrase legato, they'll mark it as such. So many American trombonists play everything legato, and it gets to me. Having a good legato tongue is important to developing good technique, but using it all the time by default no...
by tbonedude
Sat Apr 07, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Music Business
Topic: How Do You Charge for Lessons?
Replies: 19
Views: 2663

Re: How Do You Charge for Lessons?

I used to get paid immediately after the lesson ended. But, being down-state in NY (Long Island), I had a lot of issues with late-cancellations and no-shows. I switched over to having a "student/parent agreement" (contract). I got paid on the first lesson of the month for the full month's worth of l...
by tbonedude
Sat Apr 07, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: Headphones (cans) in the Studio
Replies: 6
Views: 695

Re: Headphones (cans) in the Studio

You need something like this: https://www.amazon.com/Beyerdynamic-DT-252-80OHM-Single-Ear-Headphone-Applications/dp/B003Y5A2JM/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1523147716&sr=8-1&keywords=Beyerdynamic+DT252 I've seen them much cheaper then this set, but single-ear headsets like this are popular f...
by tbonedude
Sat Apr 07, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: Recording self on iPhone for auditions, etc.
Replies: 5
Views: 458

Re: Recording self on iPhone for auditions, etc.

Use a mic stand and this adapter:

https://www.amazon.com/ChargerCity-Micr ... B008LY8JSM

You could also clip it onto a music stand, but you'll have to probably get creative either way.
by tbonedude
Sat Apr 07, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: SSL
Replies: 2
Views: 344

SSL

Hey all,

Just wanted to let you guys know that this site is not defaulting to SSL when accessed from Google. This can probably be fixed by adding a DNS CNAME to redirect port 80 to port 443. Is there any reason that the site is running on port 80?

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