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by mrpillow
Mon Jun 21, 2021 1:42 pm
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 475
Views: 84231

Re: Coronavirus

I'm going to lock this for now, while we decide whether TC wishes to play host to (mis)information with potentially health-threatening consequences.
by mrpillow
Wed Jun 16, 2021 11:41 am
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 475
Views: 84231

Re: Coronavirus

One thing about internet debates that confounds me to this very day, is how charitable people are in their belief that any person will be able to effectively change any other persons mind. :shuffle: That's not true, my mind was somewhat changed/informed in the pronoun debate. Not 100%, but I saw ey...
by mrpillow
Tue Jun 15, 2021 10:24 am
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 475
Views: 84231

Re: Coronavirus

One thing about internet debates that confounds me to this very day, is how charitable people are in their belief that any person will be able to effectively change any other persons mind. :shuffle:
by mrpillow
Thu Jun 10, 2021 3:17 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Converting to open wrap
Replies: 18
Views: 993

Re: Converting to open wrap

One could always consider bequeathing such a nice historical piece to a suitable museum, where it could certainly be fully documented and photographed. It could even be done as stylishly as I did with the "$250,000" Arthur Pryor trombone a few weeks ago, should that be your cup of tea... https://i.i...
by mrpillow
Mon May 10, 2021 9:02 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Concrete trumpet
Replies: 33
Views: 1267

Re: Concrete trumpet

You're possibly thinking of the martinstrompete . They are a free-reed and not a brass instrument, but the bells do not play all the time - you select a single bell/reed combination with piston valves or similar mechanisms. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yff1cyVAwdE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...
by mrpillow
Sat Apr 17, 2021 12:10 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Everything Else
Topic: FS: Like new copy of Sackbut Solutions by Adam Woolf
Replies: 2
Views: 287

FS: Like new copy of Sackbut Solutions by Adam Woolf

Title says it all. $60 shipped to your door via Media Mail. PayPal please and thanks.
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by mrpillow
Fri Feb 19, 2021 3:06 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Texas gets New England winter weather
Replies: 69
Views: 5433

Re: Texas gets New England winter weather

No thanks. I'll stick to being concerned about friends, family, neighbors, and strangers in my home town who were worried about freezing to death in their own homes or don't have access to drinkable water, food, power, communications, or other basic essentials. Until the situation is resolved across...
by mrpillow
Fri Feb 19, 2021 2:35 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Texas gets New England winter weather
Replies: 69
Views: 5433

Re: Texas gets New England winter weather

Maybe those Texans should have elected governments that acknowledged the likelihood of cold weather in winter and made sure the power grid could handle a little bit of snow. Literally millions of Texans voted for other candidates/parties than those currently in power in the last election cycle. Mos...
by mrpillow
Fri Feb 19, 2021 1:40 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Texas gets New England winter weather
Replies: 69
Views: 5433

Re: Texas gets New England winter weather

The lower 48 states’ worst winter weather is our best weather up here Canada. Texas’ recent cold snap would be considered pretty standard, if not pleasant, up here (Nov to March) in the Great White North. Congratulations, Canada has colder weather than Texas. You win the cold Olympics. Maybe you ca...
by mrpillow
Sun Dec 20, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Star Wars Despecialized Edition
Replies: 23
Views: 5293

Re: Star Wars Despecialized Edition

Driswood wrote:
Fri Dec 18, 2020 1:18 pm
None of the CGI garbage.
Well this aged poorly...
by mrpillow
Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: TIme to ditch Lassus Trombone
Replies: 336
Views: 73505

Re: TIme to ditch Lassus Trombone

Any further garbage about how only recognized academics are capable of having useful insights or making ethical decisions will be deleted.
by mrpillow
Mon Jul 06, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: TIme to ditch Lassus Trombone
Replies: 336
Views: 73505

Re: TIme to ditch Lassus Trombone

Do we need a rebirth of the genre? No. We might eve be able to "whitewash" some of it provided we can find a way to separate its past. Are you advocating for whitewashing? We should purge things intended to downgrade any ethnic or racial group. Where does one draw the line on 'downgrading'? And wha...
by mrpillow
Sat Jul 04, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: TIme to ditch Lassus Trombone
Replies: 336
Views: 73505

Re: TIme to ditch Lassus Trombone

On the contrary, this very debate seems to point to the conclusion that history can indeed be erased, particularly when at the expense of an outgroup as dictated by the centered majority. The past cannot be changed, but our awareness, understanding, and response to past events and norms are constant...
by mrpillow
Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: TIme to ditch Lassus Trombone
Replies: 336
Views: 73505

Re: TIme to ditch Lassus Trombone

Any further accusations about who does or doesn’t suck at playing trombone will be removed.
by mrpillow
Fri Jul 03, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: TIme to ditch Lassus Trombone
Replies: 336
Views: 73505

Re: TIme to ditch Lassus Trombone

First warning to all - keep the ad hominem nonsense to your personal conversations or this thread won't be open much longer.

Stay on topic or move it offline.
by mrpillow
Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: TIme to ditch Lassus Trombone
Replies: 336
Views: 73505

Re: TIme to ditch Lassus Trombone

Wow.
by mrpillow
Fri Jun 05, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Yikes
Replies: 309
Views: 71616

Re: Yikes

This bullshit makes my soul hurt.
by mrpillow
Wed Apr 08, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: Music Business
Topic: Old guy rant
Replies: 111
Views: 37231

Re: Old guy rant

If I get contacted by any means about someone wanting to pay me play the trombone, I assume it's a joke at best.
by mrpillow
Sat Dec 28, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: FS: Getzen 1.5G, Bach Corp 1-1/4G, Bach Corp 5, Bach 1-1/2G
Replies: 7
Views: 1379

Re: FS: Getzen 1.5G, Bach Corp 1-1/4G, Bach Corp 5, Bach 1-1/2G

Updated again. All that remains is the Bach 5! Get it while it's hot!
by mrpillow
Tue Dec 24, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: FS: Getzen 1.5G, Bach Corp 1-1/4G, Bach Corp 5, Bach 1-1/2G
Replies: 7
Views: 1379

Re: FS: Getzen 1.5G, Bach Corp 1-1/4G, Bach Corp 5, Bach 1-1/2G

I believe all emails and pms replied to. Bach 1-1/4, Getzen 1.5 and mouthpiece pouches are sold. Cheers all!
by mrpillow
Sun Dec 22, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: FS: Getzen 1.5G, Bach Corp 1-1/4G, Bach Corp 5, Bach 1-1/2G
Replies: 7
Views: 1379

FS: Getzen 1.5G, Bach Corp 1-1/4G, Bach Corp 5, Bach 1-1/2G

Four pieces up for sale. All are in good condition and will be shined up before shipping. Bach Corp 1-1/4G - $30 SOLD Bach Corp 5 small shank - $25 Bach 1-1/2G - $20 SOLD Getzen 1.5G - $15 SOLD Three Protec mouthpiece pouches also available, $4 each. SOLD $6 shipping/handling in the US per package, ...
by mrpillow
Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Music Business
Topic: Kanstul
Replies: 124
Views: 56152

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: 6393

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: 29640

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: 29640

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: 29640

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: 989

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: 7177

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: 2073

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: 4277

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: 52961

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: 51
Views: 18508

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: 2311

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: 3919

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: 27288

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: 2697

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: 7189

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: 47
Views: 10430

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: 47
Views: 10430

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: 47
Views: 10430

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: 47
Views: 10430

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: 2087

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: 2087

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: 61
Views: 18838

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: 7838

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: 4609

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: 3522

Re: I had the strangest message on FB today.

The internet is a scary place.

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