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by mrpillow
Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Music Business
Topic: Kanstul
Replies: 121
Views: 16719

Re: Kanstul

LarryPrestonRoberson wrote:
Sat Jun 29, 2019 5:28 pm
Wouldn't a "Proto" trombone be a sackbut? :lol:
Not if you're Italian.
by mrpillow
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Who is Sousa?
Replies: 31
Views: 2168

Re: Who is Sousa?

The saving grace of free Craigslist pianos is that they make excellent sacrifices for cities and other organizations to install in public spaces and outdoors. I suppose also converting them into trendy up cycled furniture. Other than that, 90% of the free CL pianos will serve you far worse than a lo...
by mrpillow
Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: History of the Trombone
Topic: Trombone family compared to other families of instruments
Replies: 68
Views: 3990

Re: Trombone family compared to other families of instruments

There were longer instruments that were bass trombones but the ergonomics of handling them were really difficult. Most required an unwieldy handle to allow use of a 7 position slide. So a good compromise was to put the extra length in a valve and thus the "tenor-bass" in Bb with an F valve was born...
by mrpillow
Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: History of the Trombone
Topic: Trombone family compared to other families of instruments
Replies: 68
Views: 3990

Re: Trombone family compared to other families of instruments

The question of note isn't so much about key but about acoustic length and compass. It would seem contradictory to have a bass instrument with a shorter acoustic length than it's respective tenor variant, regardless of what 'key' we label them as. Even though they aren't commonly thought of as havin...
by mrpillow
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: History of the Trombone
Topic: Trombone family compared to other families of instruments
Replies: 68
Views: 3990

Re: Trombone family compared to other families of instruments

The terminology is and always has been regional, idiomatic, and subject to changes. Even if you got Webster's to define a bass trombone as a trombone in 12-foot F, people would go on using the terms they've always known until for some organic reason the paradigm shifts again, just like it did in the...
by mrpillow
Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: F Attachment introduction in history
Replies: 3
Views: 396

Re: F Attachment introduction in history

Patented in 1839, likely conceived in one of the immediate prior years.
by mrpillow
Fri May 31, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Best mid-size?
Replies: 46
Views: 3226

Re: Best mid-size?

For a bargain, I've found the King 608F to be a wonderful .525. They pop up pretty cheap on the used market quite regularly.
by mrpillow
Fri May 31, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Two Questions
Replies: 7
Views: 1067

Re: Two Questions

There is no hope in finding information on the corner shop trombone from brand X that sold to kids and the guy/gal starting out. .... I figured back in the day the crap was not sold internationally ... We have a few hundred examples and countless thousands of trade catalogs and other ephemera at th...
by mrpillow
Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Technology
Topic: Photography equipment
Replies: 14
Views: 2152

Re: Photography equipment

Good lenses and understanding how to use the equipment will go a lot further than nitpicking which model you get. Any dSLR made in the last five years will be more than adequate for any sort of hobbyist photography that isn't in a specialized application. Pick up a nice used Canon or Nikon body, inv...
by mrpillow
Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Db bass trombone!
Replies: 243
Views: 30386

Re: Db bass trombone!

Cut the ad hominem discourse on all sides or this thread goes bye-bye.
by mrpillow
Mon Oct 29, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Calling all horn makers!
Replies: 43
Views: 6194

Re: Calling all horn makers!

I can't comment on the manufacturing specifics, but as a horn consumer, I would never buy something with that hideous step down after the ferrule.
by mrpillow
Tue Oct 23, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Bore size
Replies: 3
Views: 1608

Re: Bore size

Model 63 should be a dual bore 0.480-0.495" with a 7-1/2" bell.
by mrpillow
Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: What horn is this?
Replies: 14
Views: 2490

Re: What horn is this?

Holton Professional Model ca 1932-1936. Can't remember the model number off-hand, maybe No. 60? I can check a catalog later.
by mrpillow
Sun Oct 21, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: is there a buy and sell page/board
Replies: 4
Views: 22482

Re: is there a buy and sell page/board

The classifieds can be found at the bottom of the forum list, or by following this link -

https://trombonechat.com/viewforum.php?f=21
by mrpillow
Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Clapping banned at British University
Replies: 6
Views: 1720

Re: Clapping banned at British University

It is unclear if the initiative even affects any concerts or musical performances, as it seems to apply to student union meetings and mentions that "Instead of clapping, students attending panels, debates and talks will need to express their appreciation with the sign language equivalent — a silent ...
by mrpillow
Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Why Eb? Why F?
Replies: 34
Views: 3880

Re: Why Eb? Why F?

1830s in Saxony

Tenorbassposaune = Bb
Bassposaune = F

Stick em together and what do you get?
by mrpillow
Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Holton Superbone
Replies: 39
Views: 4373

Re: Holton Superbone

We have a copy of the Double Trombone pamphlet, I think I scanned it before, maybe I can track that down.
by mrpillow
Mon Aug 27, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Holton Superbone
Replies: 39
Views: 4373

Re: Holton Superbone

The Valide was rather a footnote to a blip. Conn and Besson had already taken their stabs at the idea in the late 1800s, neither with much success. Conn simply called theirs a "Combination Slide & Valve Trombone" or some variant thereof. Besson coined the elegant "Duplex Trombone." To Larry's credit...
by mrpillow
Thu Aug 23, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Holton Superbone
Replies: 39
Views: 4373

Re: Holton Superbone

Since we are on the Superbone topic, I have a few fun pictures to share - 1) Holton horn-designer extraordinaire, Larry Ramirez, with his original personal prototype valve "Superbone" valve cluster. Made from parts for a Holton bass trumpet, 1962. https://imgur.com/zAhbNcF.jpg 2) Closeup of the prot...
by mrpillow
Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Holton Superbone
Replies: 39
Views: 4373

Re: Holton Superbone

by mrpillow
Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Horn of the Day - 1923 Conn Eb Alto
Replies: 7
Views: 1070

Re: Horn of the Day - 1923 Conn Eb Alto

There is no mouthpiece that came with the alto unfortunately, and no information on what piece was used with it before.
by mrpillow
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Horn of the Day - 1923 Conn Eb Alto
Replies: 7
Views: 1070

Horn of the Day - 1923 Conn Eb Alto

This was recently acquired by the National Music Museum along with a highly engraved 38H ballroom model. It was made for Fred Tait, who among other notable posts was principal for the San Francisco Symphony from 1911-1913 and 1920-1934. The story from the donor is that Tait had the instrument specif...
by mrpillow
Fri Jul 27, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Why No Silver Plate?
Replies: 56
Views: 9286

Re: Why No Silver Plate?

Now now everybody, let's play nice or we won't get to play at all. Silver-plated trombones went out of fashion far quicker in the US than in the UK. They were never really IN fashion in the Germanic regions that influenced symphonic trombone design in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The smal...
by mrpillow
Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Le Freque sound inhancer
Replies: 31
Views: 3827

Re: Le Freque sound inhancer

Nobody has done any extensive studies because beyond the world of brass nerds it is of more or less complete insignificance. The world of Italian string instruments can leverage resources because it is a high-stakes, big money game and has a much broader relevance to musicians, makers, investors, co...
by mrpillow
Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: ITF/Paul the Trombonist
Replies: 9
Views: 2878

Re: ITF/Paul the Trombonist

I signed up for mine, now I have to get 5 of you to sign up as well so I can get the big bonus!
by mrpillow
Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: I had the strangest message on FB today.
Replies: 6
Views: 2297

Re: I had the strangest message on FB today.

The internet is a scary place.
by mrpillow
Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: list of unread topics
Replies: 22
Views: 3562

Re: list of unread topics

If you click the three bar icon tab you can click on "your topics" and it will show them in order of most recent postings. Doesn't show strictly ones with new posts but does include them.
by mrpillow
Sun Apr 22, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: TOS discussion
Replies: 13
Views: 2916

Re: TOS discussion

I've always found something delightfully soothing about a wet blanket.
by mrpillow
Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Everything Else
Topic: FS: Berlioz Treatise - Early Copy, Second Edition.
Replies: 0
Views: 616

FS: Berlioz Treatise - Early Copy, Second Edition.

I have a good condition copy of the Berlioz Treatise, dated ca. 1875. It's the Cowden Clark translation, Second Edition, printed by Ditson. No date on the title page but an estimate based on the publisher status.

If anyone here is interested in striking a bargain for this thing let me know.

Cheers
by mrpillow
Sun Mar 25, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: Forum Heading
Replies: 88
Views: 13478

Re: Forum Heading

Image resolution is like proper gain staging in audio recording. Start with the most signal possible, and downsize from there as needed. Better to have to shrink a large image than blow up a small one.
by mrpillow
Sun Mar 25, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: Back again
Replies: 60
Views: 10812

Re: Back again

Why on earth did you waste time getting your own life in order when the internet demands satisfaction?
by mrpillow
Sun Mar 25, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: Forum Heading
Replies: 88
Views: 13478

Re: Forum Heading

Unless you want people on 4K monitors to have a horrible pixelated experience, 800x200 for the "HD" theme is far too small.

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