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by tbathras
Sun Jun 17, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: FS: Bach / DE Bass Mouthpieces
Replies: 4
Views: 469

Re: FS: Bach / DE Bass Mouthpieces

Wedge and DE parts are all sold.

Vincent Bach 1-1/2G Megatone still available, now $35 plus $7 shipping.
by tbathras
Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: (Cassifieds) Cases
Topic: FS: ProTec IPAC Bass case with backpack strap
Replies: 0
Views: 75

FS: ProTec IPAC Bass case with backpack strap

Like new in fantastic condition. I've just decided that I like the compactness of my screw bell case more so don't need two cases.

Asking $175 plus shipping. PayPal only, please.

PM or email via the forum. Pics later today.
by tbathras
Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Shires single rotor bass with German bell (parts or whole)
Replies: 3
Views: 300

Re: FS: Shires single rotor bass with German bell (parts or whole)

Valve and tuning slide are sold; hand slide and bell are still up for grabs.
by tbathras
Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Shires single rotor bass with German bell (parts or whole)
Replies: 3
Views: 300

Re: FS: Shires single rotor bass with German bell (parts or whole)

I've started parting it out. Valve section has already sold. Here's what's up for grabs: -BGB tuning slide, like new, $300 - SOLD -B62NLWC hand slide (.562 bore nickel light-weight, but with a wide large tenor end crook. It's the handslide from the older Chicago model tenor), some lacquer wear on th...
by tbathras
Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Favorite Mouthpieces?
Replies: 41
Views: 1437

Re: Favorite Mouthpieces?

I’ve landed on a ‘piece that I never would have picked out myself. At the last Shires factory day Pickett did mouthpiece fittings. I told them to not tell me what they were having me try so I’d have as little bias as possible. There was one very clear winner from what I tried out; everyone in the ro...
by tbathras
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Shires single rotor bass with German bell (parts or whole)
Replies: 3
Views: 300

FS: Shires single rotor bass with German bell (parts or whole)

I'm reluctantly selling my single plug bass... it doesn't see the light of day often at all, and I'd rather it not just sit unused. Everything I play, for my level of trigger expertise, requires a double. Specs: - BII German screw bell. Pretty cool, one-of-a-kind bell. With the addition of the screw...
by tbathras
Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: FS: Bach / DE Bass Mouthpieces
Replies: 4
Views: 469

Re: FS: Bach / DE Bass Mouthpieces

Updated list:

- Vincent Bach 1-1/2G Megatone, $40
- DE LB113, LBG, G8, $95
- DE K9 Shank, $30
- Wedge S59 Rim in Delrin, threaded for DE LB Cups, $30
by tbathras
Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: FS: Bach / DE Bass Mouthpieces
Replies: 4
Views: 469

Re: FS: Bach / DE Bass Mouthpieces

Updated list:

- Vincent Bach 1-1/2G Megatone, $40
- DE LB113, LBG, G8, $95
- DE K9 Shank, $30
- Wedge S59 Rim in Silver plate, threaded for DE LB Cups, $30
- Wedge S59 Rim in Delrin, threaded for DE LB Cups, $30
by tbathras
Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: FS: Bach / DE Bass Mouthpieces
Replies: 4
Views: 469

Re: FS: Bach / DE Bass Mouthpieces

Updated list:


- Vincent Bach 1-1/2G Megatone, $40
- DE LB110, LBJ+, K8, $95
- DE LB113, LBG, G8, $95
- DE K9 Shank, $30
- Wedge S59 Rim in Silver plate, threaded for DE LB Cups, $30
- Wedge S59 Rim in Delrin, threaded for DE LB Cups, $30
by tbathras
Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: FS: Bach / DE Bass Mouthpieces
Replies: 4
Views: 469

FS: Bach / DE Bass Mouthpieces

Clearing out some 'pieces to make some room in my mouthpiece draw... All 'pieces are in excellent condition (except where noted), shanks are all true and round. - Vincent Bach 1-1/2G Megatone, $40 - SOLD Vincent Bach Corp. 1½G, $30 (Some minor scuffing on the shank and rim, does not affect playing s...
by tbathras
Sat May 26, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Everything Else
Topic: FS: Hagmann hand brance
Replies: 9
Views: 796

Re: FS: Hagmann hand brance

Bump
by tbathras
Tue May 15, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Everything Else
Topic: FS: Hagmann hand brance
Replies: 9
Views: 796

Re: FS: Hagmann hand brance

Price drop to $185.
by tbathras
Fri May 11, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Everything Else
Topic: FS: Hagmann hand brance
Replies: 9
Views: 796

Re: FS: Hagmann hand brance

Price is now $200, which is pretty well rock bottom considering this will run you near $400 new, I believe.
by tbathras
Wed May 02, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Everything Else
Topic: FS: Hagmann hand brance
Replies: 9
Views: 796

Re: FS: Hagmann hand brance

Price lowered to $220
by tbathras
Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Everything Else
Topic: FS: Hagmann hand brance
Replies: 9
Views: 796

FS: Hagmann hand brance

I reluctantly offer this for sale... the most comfortable hand brace I've ever tried. Somehow, the Shires I play now is weighted just right so the Shires thumbrest is working well for me, so I haven't used this in a while. Also, I need to pay for the new turntable I just ordered. :biggrin: It's in e...
by tbathras
Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: Bluetooth Speaker Advice
Replies: 11
Views: 571

Re: Bluetooth Speaker Advice

PaKETaZ wrote:
Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:03 pm
And if you can catch a second one later, you can build a stereo system which works just fine. And loud!
Same deal with the Bose Revolve. I have two setup in stereo in my living room... live streamed the BSO just a few weeks ago and, wow, it was quite immersive with two 360-deg speakers.
by tbathras
Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: Bluetooth Speaker Advice
Replies: 11
Views: 571

Re: Bluetooth Speaker Advice

Bose SoundLink Revolve or Revolve Plus might be an option. I have the "non plus" model and it gets decently loud. They usually have these out in like Target or Best Buy where you can listen to them.
by tbathras
Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Different take on a Hand Brace
Replies: 20
Views: 1176

Re: Different take on a Hand Brace

It is similar, but the pad that rests on your hand is much larger and more comfortable and the amount of adjustments is pretty much infinite. That said, nothing short of an ergobone or the like will support your wrist. I found holding my left arm in closer to my body (think bringing your elbow in to...
by tbathras
Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Different take on a Hand Brace
Replies: 20
Views: 1176

Re: Different take on a Hand Brace

Have you tried a Hagmann brace? You can literally hold the horn with no fingers, so the only strain on them is to operate the valves. I used to use one but found the Shires thumbrest works well enough for me now.
by tbathras
Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Fusion Gig Bags
Replies: 6
Views: 319

Re: Fusion Gig Bags

I had a Fusion. It was nice. A little clumsy to get the horn in and out. Light. I ended up with a dent in the bell flare one day - the way it is, there is nothing keeping the weight of the valves off the bell flare, so you have to set it down very very gently if you've got a bass. An accidental slip...
by tbathras
Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: New Case for a Plane Ride
Replies: 7
Views: 397

Re: New Case for a Plane Ride

Last factory day I was at, if you didn’t have a horn, you could put one together from the showroom pieces. That said, that’s no guarantee.

I’ll be there for Friday, Should be fun!
by tbathras
Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: High schooler looking at music schools
Replies: 8
Views: 327

Re: High schooler looking at music schools

University of Southern Maine is quite nice. The program is growing, so there are lots of opportunities to play. I know in some larger schools, only the most senior and very top players get to play in the larger ensembles, leaving most to practice alone in the practice rooms. I have no idea if it’s a...
by tbathras
Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Flat TR181
Replies: 16
Views: 697

Re: Flat TR181

Any dents, particularly in the tuning slide or end crook of the hand slide? Dents in those locations can have negative affects on intonation.
by tbathras
Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Flat TR181
Replies: 16
Views: 697

Re: Flat TR181

Pardon my ignorance - how do you easily undo it? flush with water? Water probably wouldn't work. All you need is a thin coat on the cores, then, once you're done testing, get a rag and wipe the casing and cores down, then put your regular oil on the cores and casing and wipe them down with a clean ...
by tbathras
Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Flat TR181
Replies: 16
Views: 697

Re: Flat TR181

I'd suggest putting some reasonably heavy valve oil on to make sure they're sealing alright and then go from there. One suggestion I got from Chuck McAlexander at the Brasslab was if you wanted to test the seal of the valves and see if a tighter seal worked better, to pop them open and use a little...
by tbathras
Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:12 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Flat TR181
Replies: 16
Views: 697

Re: Flat TR181

Another thought - is there a chance the hand slide is not the stock? I know some folks swap out slides on the 'newer' 181's, I did when I had one. Like if it's a Bach slide, it would be longer, I believe.
by tbathras
Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:09 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Flat TR181
Replies: 16
Views: 697

Re: Flat TR181

Neo Bri wrote:
Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:41 pm

Could that really knock it down 50 cents consistently throughout the horn?
It could be just a piece of the puzzle. I know that leaks make slots wider, so it's potentially easier to lip things and he mentioned it could be lipped into tune.
by tbathras
Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Flat TR181
Replies: 16
Views: 697

Re: Flat TR181

Any chance the valves or water key are leaking?
by tbathras
Sat Apr 07, 2018 6:03 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Warming down
Replies: 14
Views: 853

Re: Warming down

blast wrote:
Sat Apr 07, 2018 2:50 am
Cold Beer.

Chris
A couple of the groups I’m in, a handful of us always head to the pub after rehearsal or a gig. Not only does the cold beer feel good, so does the camaraderie.
by tbathras
Fri Apr 06, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: Horns info
Replies: 20
Views: 1551

Re: Horns info

Feels more like a trombone forum now :good:
by tbathras
Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Lawler vs. Shires small bore
Replies: 17
Views: 1131

Re: Lawler vs. Shires small bore

dembones wrote:
Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:30 am
tbathras: Hey I live in the Berkshires - Great Barrington MA. Look me up if you're ever passing through again!

Cheers
Very pretty area indeed. Will do!
by tbathras
Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: (Cassifieds) Cases
Topic: WTB: Lightweight bass tbn case
Replies: 8
Views: 618

Re: WTB: Lightweight bass tbn case

I loved my Max. Only reason I don’t still have it is because the iPac can accommodate my bass with my hagmann handrest still installed. But I don’t use that any more, so I may well get a Max again. Also, the exterior pocket on the Max will fit a K&M 14990 stand.
by tbathras
Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Warming down
Replies: 14
Views: 853

Re: Warming down

I pretty much only ever hear trumpets do warm downs, and only a few at that. I might literally play one or two low notes softly if things feel really tight, but that's a rare occurrence.

I instead take time to clean my mouthpiece and wipe down my horn before I put in the case.
by tbathras
Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Lawler vs. Shires small bore
Replies: 17
Views: 1131

Re: Lawler vs. Shires small bore

I got to looking at the map and realized I am actually more like 5-6 hours away. For some reason I was thinking he was near Knoxville, but he is actually closer to Nashville. But - I am driving to Memphis next month. Do y'all think my wife would mind if we took a 100 mile detour for me to look at t...
by tbathras
Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: (Cassifieds) Cases
Topic: WTB: Lightweight bass tbn case
Replies: 8
Views: 618

Re: WTB: Lightweight bass tbn case

Gribnes wrote:
Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:03 am
Thanks all for direction. I just saw that Pro-Tec Max is releasing a BsTbn case 5/3 for $130. and have inquired to jimlaabs about fit..
The Protec Max is already available for bass trombone: https://www.dillonmusic.com/protec-bass ... black.html and it's only $105 at Dillon.
by tbathras
Thu Apr 05, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: (Cassifieds) Cases
Topic: WTB: Lightweight bass tbn case
Replies: 8
Views: 618

Re: WTB: Lightweight bass tbn case

The lightest, while also being strong, one I found is the Protec Max. It’s around $100, maybe a little more. It fit my Shires bass just fine. It was lighter than my Eastman by a good bit, and way lighter than a Protec ProPac or iPac. Comes with integrated backpack straps, too.
by tbathras
Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Leather grips/neck guards etc.
Replies: 6
Views: 511

Re: Leather grips/neck guards etc.

I've used the hand guards before - typically only on the left hand grip. I've found that neck guards (the ones I tried) would rub on the white collar of my tux shirt and stain it black, so i ditched that pretty quick. Maybe it was a poor quality one, i don't know. Currently I don't use any at all be...
by tbathras
Wed Apr 04, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: What axe are you playing for your Easter gig?
Replies: 20
Views: 1685

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

A friend of mine who plays 1st has the dual-bore rotor on his Shires large tenor. He didn't say exactly why other than that it really meshed well with him, and he's got a huge sound, so it certainly doesn't "constrict" anything even though it looks smaller from the outside than the regular rotor.
by tbathras
Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: How/when to pick a new mouthpiece
Replies: 8
Views: 1155

Re: How/when to pick a new mouthpiece

I often find I like mouthpieces I try when I play them in the practice room, in terms of sound and blow, and then sit down in an ensemble (usually big bands), and can't get rid of the piece fast enough. The pieces that I end up sticking with pretty much always feel good when I sit down in a section...
by tbathras
Mon Apr 02, 2018 5:21 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: WTB: Shires Vintage 1-1/2G (pre-Pickett)
Replies: 0
Views: 264

WTB: Shires Vintage 1-1/2G (pre-Pickett)

If you've got one in good shape, no dents on the shank or rim is a must, let me know.

PM or email via the forum - but please be sure you're logged in so I know who you are, or include your contact info.

Thanks!
by tbathras
Sun Apr 01, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: Self-recording on android with decent quality - USB interfaces?
Replies: 16
Views: 1011

Re: Self-recording on android with decent quality - USB interfaces?

Honestly, IMHO, the Zoom products will offer a much better interface than your phone at seemingly reasonable pricing! https://express.google.com/product/9602491878076418784_37520503177116352_1699011?mall=WashingtonDC&directCheckout=1&utm_source=google_shopping&utm_medium=product_ads&utm_campaign=gs...
by tbathras
Sun Apr 01, 2018 5:46 am
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: Shires Grand Opening Factory Days, May 18 & 19
Replies: 1
Views: 462

Shires Grand Opening Factory Days, May 18 & 19

I'm not affiliated with Shires, but I figured I'd share this here since I don't see Ben here yet... They've moved to a new location just a few miles up the road from Hopedale and they're having a Grand Opening event. https://www.seshires.com/factoryday They've announce that on Friday the 18th Michae...
by tbathras
Sun Apr 01, 2018 5:40 am
Forum: Technology
Topic: BOSE
Replies: 7
Views: 774

Re: BOSE

The products I currently have from them seem worth it; I have the Q25 noise cancelling headphones (these are a life saver on airplanes!) and the SoundLink Revolve (we have two and when you link them in stereo, wow does it fill up the room, but even just one is quite a joy to listen to). In full disc...
by tbathras
Thu Mar 29, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bass Trombones- Single vs Dependent vs Independent
Replies: 107
Views: 7439

Re: Bass Trombones- Single vs Dependent vs Independent

It's very rare, but I've come across some things like glisses (in one case it was a very slow, exposed gliss that 'faking' would have sounded dreadful) that were only possible on the Gb side of my horn. I wouldn't use that as a determining factor alone, but things like that added up with other facto...
by tbathras
Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Greenhoe Thumb Rests
Replies: 4
Views: 633

Re: Greenhoe Thumb Rests

Shires makes one that you can add on, $125 includes the saddle and thumb bar. I've included a pic of the one I soldered on to my single bass.
by tbathras
Wed Mar 28, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: Forum Heading
Replies: 88
Views: 4100

Re: Forum Heading

I'm still fine with the current logo, looks good on all my devices. Only small issue is the search box is placed a little weird
by tbathras
Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:15 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Jazz "play along"
Replies: 32
Views: 2139

Re: Jazz "play along"

There are also the Jazz conception books with CD by Jim Snidero. It’s a CD, but it’s a real live rhythm section. It might not be quite what you’re looking for, but worth a mention.
by tbathras
Mon Mar 26, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: Forum Heading
Replies: 88
Views: 4100

Re: Forum Heading

Speaking as someone whose day job is in an artsy-fartsy field... I like the existing header (which Matt K linked towards the beginning of this discussion, and is the current header on the website), and I don't see a compelling reason to change it right now. I agree - it's simple and clean looking t...
by tbathras
Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Horn stand when you go home
Replies: 14
Views: 1349

Re: Horn stand when you go home

What's the screw-bell? Thein? I see a krantz. They’re both screw bells and both Shires. The German bell was made in Germany for Shires as sort of an experiment, not sure how many were produced. It wasn’t a screw bell to begin with, I had Shires convert it just recently. The added mass works well on...

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