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by hyperbolica
Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: WI, where can I find work?
Replies: 3
Views: 162

Re: WI, where can I find work?

Vegasbound wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:02 am
Any work will come from people you know , so do a bit of research and go and play with all the grouos/ensembles/bands you can, even if you aren't being laid as that is the way people get to hear, see how good you are and if relieve etc
Auto correct is a cold mistress, huh?
by hyperbolica
Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Plastic miniball linkages
Replies: 9
Views: 270

Re: Plastic miniball linkages

May require some skill with tools. Drilling, cutting, possibly threading. Basic shop type stuff.
by hyperbolica
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Plastic miniball linkages
Replies: 9
Views: 270

Re: Plastic miniball linkages

https://web4.hobbylinc.com/gr/dub/dub2141.jpg I'm in the middle of doing one of these conversions myself on an old tuba, removing the old S links and putting in these Du-bro plastic links. Some people talk smack about the plastic links, but I think they work fine, and for what we do with them, they...
by hyperbolica
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: Trombones for sale at the upcoming ITF
Replies: 8
Views: 678

Re: Trombones for sale at the upcoming ITF

Do you have prices for these? Particularly interested in the 8h.
by hyperbolica
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Wessex is letting down
Replies: 21
Views: 1190

Re: Wessex is letting down

From a Facebook post by Chip's daughter. ... --Andy in OKC Very sad news, especially so late. I only knew Chip through Wessex, but he was a totally straight up kinda guy. Really enjoyed the times I met him and exchanged emails. He was a positive influence on the trombone forum as well. RIP Chip.
by hyperbolica
Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: What is Bollinger Tuning?
Replies: 9
Views: 423

Re: What is Bollinger Tuning?

When I first started playing bass, I was enamored with the G tuning, but after getting a Gb valve, with the D in first position, and a full Bb arpeggio, with Db and Gb on the staff in b1st with 2nd valve, I was sold. My indy is Bb/F/D, but my dependent is Bb/F/Eb. Eb dependent doesn't really buy you...
by hyperbolica
Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Cryogenics study
Replies: 57
Views: 1074

Re: Cryogenics study

This is all very interesting to me. Many/most manufacturers use some sort of annealing/quench, and there are contradictory claims. Annealing generally allows the manufacturing stresses (bell hammering) to work themselves out. But quench generally re-induces some stress. "Heat treat" is a generic ter...
by hyperbolica
Sun Jun 30, 2019 2:09 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Olds S-20?...
Replies: 23
Views: 830

Re: Olds S-20?...

Part of the mod I did was to put in a Bach 42 leadpipe. The upper range is nice with an appropriate mouthpiece.
by hyperbolica
Sat Jun 29, 2019 2:11 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Olds S-20?...
Replies: 23
Views: 830

Re: Olds S-20?...

I really like my S20. It's an under rated instrument. I replaced the valve and flat wrap with a Duo Gravis valve set. I used it on a recent orchestra concert where we played some pretty intense stuff like Holst Perfect Fool and John Williams E. T. Some parts were more 3rd bone than bass, and some we...
by hyperbolica
Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: History of the Trombone
Topic: Trombone family compared to other families of instruments
Replies: 49
Views: 1378

Re: Trombone family compared to other families of instruments

Look at the Dream Trombone thread. A lot of people want a contra. I think there's momentum behind basses longer than a tenor.
by hyperbolica
Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Composition, Arrangement, & Theory
Topic: Million Dollar Idea - Automatic Transposition
Replies: 18
Views: 663

Re: Million Dollar Idea - Automatic Transposition

There is software that will scan or take a pdf and do optical recognition to convert into music xml or put notes on a staff. Optical recognition is the hurdle. It works, but it's not very reliable. The source has to be simple and very clean. You get all sorts of wierdness from the various notations....
by hyperbolica
Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Composition, Arrangement, & Theory
Topic: Million Dollar Idea - Automatic Transposition
Replies: 18
Views: 663

Re: Million Dollar Idea - Automatic Transposition

Yeah, any annotation program like Finale, or even Musescore.

Still, you ought to learn how to read tenor. It's not hard, and if you can't do it, you will be limiting your options in the future.
by hyperbolica
Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Dream Trombones?
Replies: 36
Views: 1452

Re: Dream Trombones?

I would probably get a Rath R3 with the nickel bell, a Rotax valve and the straight neckpipe. Although it would probably still just be a nice runner up to the '68 Elkhart 88h I already have.
by hyperbolica
Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: .508 Wide Slide Crook
Replies: 4
Views: 250

Re: .508 Wide Slide Crook

DJ Kennedy sold one for a while. I put one on a 10h slide and loved it. Much more comfortable. It did change the sound slightly. Made the sound a little bigger, I thought. Intonation seemed ok, but I tend to play pretty sharp.
by hyperbolica
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: 2B sound concept, but on bass
Replies: 18
Views: 808

Re: 2B sound concept, but on bass

I've heard a couple of people play a bass bone with finesse, but really only a couple. It tends to be guys who play a lot of chamber music - small groups. The best example i know of would be Max Siegel. He's got a lot of time in the saddle, and can play with real power or however he wants, iI'm sure...
by hyperbolica
Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: History of the Trombone
Topic: Trombone family compared to other families of instruments
Replies: 49
Views: 1378

Re: Trombone family compared to other families of instruments

I'm going to disagree with hyperbolica simply because i think his idea is either dumb or misguided. Aww, didn't know you cared :wink: First, if you want to make a trombone in F with a 7 position slide you need something to help reach the outer positions. In most cases it's a handle, and we have lea...
by hyperbolica
Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: History of the Trombone
Topic: Trombone family compared to other families of instruments
Replies: 49
Views: 1378

Re: Trombone family compared to other families of instruments

Yeah, well, I guess it's the tbone forum way to shoot down any proposed idea that comes in, it's important to keep up with tradition. But what I was really thinking is that you hear a lot of bass trombonists struggling with the lower end of the horn, and then a lot of tenor players criticizing the b...
by hyperbolica
Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: I Fedeli YouTube channel (feat. sackbuts!)
Replies: 5
Views: 231

Re: I Fedeli YouTube channel (feat. sackbuts!)

Very nice, I love that stuff.
by hyperbolica
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: 2B sound concept, but on bass
Replies: 18
Views: 808

Re: 2B sound concept, but on bass

If we approach the bass like a truck, it handles like a truck. What if we approach it like a Ferrari? The only way to do that is either massive amounts of directed practice time to build physical strength or scale down the equipment somewhat. I just don't have that kind of time to devote to bass. I...
by hyperbolica
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: History of the Trombone
Topic: Trombone family compared to other families of instruments
Replies: 49
Views: 1378

Trombone family compared to other families of instruments

The bass trombone is kind of an anomaly in the families of instruments. Every other bass instrument has a different fundamental from the other voices. Bass trombone has essentially the same range as a tenor. What if the bass trombone used nomenclature like the tuba? Wouldn't that make more sense? We...
by hyperbolica
Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTB: dependent bass valve section suitable for retrofit to Olds S-20
Replies: 13
Views: 413

Re: WTB: dependent bass valve section suitable for retrofit to Olds S-20

My feeling is that the axial valves are just too much for the S20 setup, maybe unless you got tenor axials, but even then, they are heavy. The valve tubing is 0.565 I think. That keeps it sounding like a trombone. Duo Gravis valves and tubing match this size pretty well, but the smaller bell and dua...
by hyperbolica
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Conn 8H Elkhart 1948
Replies: 16
Views: 989

Re: FS: Conn 8H Elkhart 1948

I think you're misinterpreting something. Noah Gladstone of Brass Ark is a big fan of the early 8h, and has one from 1919.

http://www.brassark.com/museum.html

If you read this chart, it says the earliest 8h was 1913.
https://cderksen.home.xs4all.nl/ConnTrbHFull.html
by hyperbolica
Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Conn 8H Elkhart 1948
Replies: 16
Views: 989

Re: FS: Conn 8H Elkhart 1948

Glog wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:06 pm
I mean, this is a slide from a completely different model.It's more like 32H
32h slide is very narrow and the braces are proportionately larger. Plus the 32h slide isn't interchangeable with 8h bell. You seem desperate to shoot down a beautiful desirable horn. Wassup?
by hyperbolica
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: Bach 36B Gigmeister
Replies: 7
Views: 372

Re: Bach 36B Gigmeister

$?
by hyperbolica
Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTB: dependent bass valve section suitable for retrofit to Olds S-20
Replies: 13
Views: 413

Re: WTB: dependent bass valve section suitable for retrofit to Olds S-20

I did this kind of conversion several months ago, and a duo gravis valve set works great. The S20 works great with two valves. Best of luck with this project.
by hyperbolica
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: wtb: Conn and Bach closed bass wrap tubing
Replies: 0
Views: 100

wtb: Conn and Bach closed bass wrap tubing

Looking for old (traditional/closed) wraps from Bach and Conn bass trombones, singles or doubles. I don't necessarily need the old valves, but if they come with it, that's fine. F-attachment tuning slides also wanted. I've got some projects I want to do with attachment extensions and need the parts,...
by hyperbolica
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Daily Sight Reading Material and Approach
Replies: 7
Views: 355

Re: Daily Sight Reading Material and Approach

I would pick up characteristic etude books for other instruments like Top Tones For Trumpet. That way you can practice melodies you're not familiar with as well as clefs or transposition. I'm sure there are other great books for clarinet, sax, viola, bassoon, etc. Reading odd time and key signatures...
by hyperbolica
Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTB: Olds S20/23 10" bass bell
Replies: 7
Views: 272

Re: WTB: Olds S20/23 10" bass bell

I've seen both. I own a 9" S20, and when I was looking for it, I ran into several 10", so they are both out there.
by hyperbolica
Mon Jun 03, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: FS: DE EUPH rims
Replies: 0
Views: 76

FS: DE EUPH rims

EUPH series rims n104 and n108 in silver plate for sale.$40 each or $65 for both.
by hyperbolica
Fri May 31, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Best mid-size?
Replies: 46
Views: 1998

Re: Best mid-size?

My fav 525 is the M&W, after that, a 79h. The Wessex does not have a valve. If you have to go with current production, that leaves the 36b, which can be good. The Yams have a big bell, 8" bell fits that bore size better in my opinion. 88h w/525 is a good option if you like the bigger bell.
by hyperbolica
Fri May 31, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: How do you pick and buy a horn these days?
Replies: 13
Views: 680

Re: How do you pick and buy a horn these days?

Trade shows are great for looking at gear, but the problem with them that you are limited to new horns. Baltimore Brass brings some used horns to ATW, but that's not the norm. Trade shows are also notoriously cacophonous circuses with dozens of adolescents letting rip with whatever marching band tun...
by hyperbolica
Fri May 31, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: Doug Elliott Euph n105 or Euph n106
Replies: 1
Views: 79

Re: Doug Elliott Euph n105 or Euph n106

I have a EUPH n104 and an n108 with a J/J8 cup/shank I don't use.
by hyperbolica
Wed May 29, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Our big band takes on a Freddy Murcery (Queen) hit.
Replies: 2
Views: 239

Re: Our big band takes on a Freddy Murcery (Queen) hit.

Queen music is great. My quartet has transcribed a couple: Find Me Somebody to Love, and Crazy Little Thing Called Love. The latter especially really lends itself to swing.
by hyperbolica
Wed May 29, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Music Business
Topic: Experiences with selling on ebay
Replies: 8
Views: 363

Re: Experiences with selling on ebay

I buy on ebay from time to time. I don't sell so much any more. As a buyer, real deals are hard to find there, and as a seller, I can't remember the last time I wasn't disappointed in a sale. Reverb really isn't any better. Sometimes I run an item at a price where I know it won't sell just to get of...
by hyperbolica
Sun May 26, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FT 3/4 Bb 3valve Tuba
Replies: 5
Views: 303

Re: FT 3/4 Bb 3valve Tuba

What kind of bass are you looking for? Is the tuba a Schiller, Mack, Jinbao... ?
by hyperbolica
Sun May 26, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Can a tuba player play a third trombone part?
Replies: 9
Views: 507

Re: Can a tuba player play a third trombone part?

Isn't it an option to use other amateurs as subs? That's how it works where I play. We frequently use non-paid subs. I would suggest finding another bone player. Tuba is not really an appropriate replacement for a trombone.
by hyperbolica
Sun May 26, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Best option for a 72h replacement slide
Replies: 10
Views: 851

Re: Best option for a 72h replacement slide

Update, I found a good tech with 80% of a 72h slide. One missing tube which he can get from allied. Very reasonable price. I got lucky.
by hyperbolica
Thu May 23, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Learning to sight read
Replies: 4
Views: 286

Re: Learning to sight read

There are some things I wish I had been taught about sight reading. It has always been a huge weakness for me. learn to read ahead at least 1 measure see rhythms in patterns see notes in phrases use a metronome when practicing pay attention to markings for dynamics, articulation, tempo, clefs try to...
by hyperbolica
Mon May 20, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Music Business
Topic: Kanstul
Replies: 121
Views: 10184

Re: Kanstul

I have mixed feelings about this deal. On one hand it's great that we might have another shot at Kanstul and Olds horns. Kanstul stuff was very affordable, and kind of minimalist design . On the other hand BAC has a reputation for severely overpriced and kind of ornate stuff.
by hyperbolica
Mon May 20, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Music folders
Replies: 8
Views: 458

Re: Music folders

We carry over 100 charts in folders I bought 5 years ago, and they look like new. I got the instrumental folders at mymusicfolders.com. Brass corners, I think you can get ones with expanded pockets. https://cdn11.bigcommerce.com/s-2nt4eo0lpn/images/stencil/1280x1280/products/173/416/Instrumental-Cla...
by hyperbolica
Sun May 19, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Aida Stand - where to buy
Replies: 7
Views: 369

Re: Aida Stand - where to buy

Got mine frome Slidebone.
by hyperbolica
Fri May 17, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Music Business
Topic: Kanstul
Replies: 121
Views: 10184

Re: Kanstul

if he's got the Olds S-20/S-23 bell mandrel. Mate that up with a dual-bore .547"/.562" slide and a good double valve set and you might have a winner (Mike, if you're reading this - I'd be very interested in buying one myself). The S20 already had a 555/565 TIS slide. Two things I'd do to modernize ...
by hyperbolica
Fri May 17, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Centered and edgy sound wanted
Replies: 16
Views: 886

Re: Centered and edgy sound wanted

Ferguson V. Slightly bigger than a 1.5g, but a lot more spike in the note. Get it at hornguys, or here used sometimes. Horn guys says it's more "efficient", which means more sound per volume air.
by hyperbolica
Fri May 17, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Switching between bass and small tenor
Replies: 48
Views: 1616

Re: Switching between bass and small tenor

I agree it's easier to move from small to large, but in rehearsals and performances, it doesn't work that way. You have to switch, and then you have to switch back. Even though it's easier, I think it's important to practice the switch both ways. In quartet, I have both horns set up, and we may alte...
by hyperbolica
Thu May 16, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: DG valves or similar on a small bass
Replies: 2
Views: 231

Re: DG valves or similar on a small bass

I put a DG section on an Olds S-20. The bore was within 0.010". I think the DG valves are ~0.562 through the valve tubing, and the S-20 was about 0.565". You can just about guarantee that the tr183 bore through the valve tubing is larger. It will definitely change the nature of the instrument signif...
by hyperbolica
Thu May 16, 2019 4:15 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bass Trombone with boring and bell size of a tenor?
Replies: 16
Views: 741

Re: Bass Trombone with boring and bell size of a tenor?

I agree that the throat has an effect, but as a practical matter, we don't have a way to compare throats. Throat diameters or expansion rates are never published. You'd have to physically gain access to each model to measure the bell right in front of the top turning slide. Maybe we should start ano...
by hyperbolica
Wed May 15, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bass Trombone with boring and bell size of a tenor?
Replies: 16
Views: 741

Re: Bass Trombone with boring and bell size of a tenor?

There are some horns between tenor and bass. Olds S20, P24g, P22, S23, Holton TR159 conn 88hk, King 5b, Wessex super tenor. Maybe some others. Look for horns with 9" bell and/or Dual Bore slide 547/562. I put a Duo Gravis valve set on a Olds S20, and got something that plays more like a tenor, but h...
by hyperbolica
Tue May 14, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Switching between bass and small tenor
Replies: 48
Views: 1616

Re: Switching between bass and small tenor

You misunderstood; my apologies. I thought it was interesting you were using the same rim for all tenor but a different one for bass. OH, yeah, I did misunderstand, sorry. I haven't really solidified my bass piece yet, I've only been playing the L for a month, and keep bouncing between the L and th...

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