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by hyperbolica
Tue Nov 12, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: FS/FT: DE LB 110 K 8
Replies: 0
Views: 42

FS/FT: DE LB 110 K 8

I've got a DE LB 110 K 8, and would like to ramp it up to 112 L. This is a good 1 1/4 size piece, I just want to try a little bigger. If you'd like to buy this piece or trade me for yours, let me know.
by hyperbolica
Tue Nov 12, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: Music Business
Topic: Shipping costs
Replies: 10
Views: 201

Re: Shipping costs

USPS has certain dimensions over which the cost gets ridiculous. There's a break where it will jump from $60 to $160, as you say. I've had to cut a box down a couple of inches in one direction to save $100. Make sure you're not shipping a bigger box than you need to. A couple inches for packing mate...
by hyperbolica
Tue Nov 12, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: Technology
Topic: Loud metronomes?
Replies: 11
Views: 328

Re: Loud metronomes?

I play in a group where the leader broadcasts his cell phone metronome over a loud speaker system, and it's loud enough for an 8 piece ensemble. It works.
by hyperbolica
Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Olds bass trombone
Replies: 3
Views: 243

Re: Olds bass trombone

Yes, it looks like an Olds S23. As long as the valves work well, it should be a fine instrument.

The tuning in the slide will make the slide heavy.

The one you link to is in great condition for a good price.
by hyperbolica
Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Happy Veterans Day!
Replies: 5
Views: 71

Re: Happy Veterans Day!

You're welcome!
by hyperbolica
Sat Nov 09, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Any Benge players out there?
Replies: 20
Views: 854

Re: Any Benge players out there?

I've played the 170, 175f and 290. 175f by far my favorite. Really excellent horn in every way. 170 played well, but not really my cup of tea. 290 I just didn't like at all. I'm a Conn guy, and the 175f is as close as you can come to the really wonderful older 79h, but with a little King zing on it.
by hyperbolica
Sat Nov 09, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Two G's. Same but different.
Replies: 12
Views: 366

Re: Two G's. Same but different.

The more you use that note in that position, the easier it will be. John Swallow taught alternate positions like gospel. G in 4th is just another place to get that note to get a national break or avoid moving the slide. Also you might check your intonation in that position. If the G in your head doe...
by hyperbolica
Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Slide stuff
Replies: 18
Views: 481

Re: Slide stuff

I didn't know it was possible to remove the TIS part of the slide. I don't know exactly how the Greenhoe works, but on the Kanstul you just remove the hand slide, loosen the nut, and pull out the TIS section of the slide. That top section is like the oversleeves and hand brace unsoldered from the o...
by hyperbolica
Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Slide stuff
Replies: 18
Views: 481

Re: Slide stuff

You might also try to remove the tuning section of the slide, and test the lower slide on its own to see if it's an alignment issue with the TIS. TIS slides are more susceptible to mechanical misalignment issues than other sides. I have a Kanstul TIS, and I just have to watch it to make sure the mec...
by hyperbolica
Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:06 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Neotech grip vs Yamaha strap
Replies: 20
Views: 379

Re: Neotech grip vs Yamaha strap

I generally prefer the Getagrip because it's removable, but it doesn't fit every horn and you have to be willing to adjust it. I use my Getagrip even with an ergobone. The lengths we go to to make our horns usable. I have a Neotech on one bass, but it requires some adjustment as well, and it pushes ...
by hyperbolica
Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Etudes vs technical studies
Replies: 5
Views: 238

Re: Etudes vs technical studies

I really think you need both. Studies present issues in a pattern, or In a purely clinical way. Etudes help you apply variations of the issue to a range of real playing scenarios.
by hyperbolica
Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Replacement inner slide to an old 78H..
Replies: 22
Views: 790

Re: Replacement inner slide to an old 78H..

I just dug out a 1927 42H (the TIS version of the 78),.. Wow, not to derail the 78h discussion, but that (42h) is one horn I'd like to take for a spin one day. Maybe not enough to try to find and buy one, but it would be cool if you wanted to sit in on a quartet rehearsal and bring it along. Did th...
by hyperbolica
Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Finished Rochut, what's next?
Replies: 21
Views: 495

Re: Finished Rochut, what's next?

There are 3 rochut books plus a couple with duets.
by hyperbolica
Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Cimbasso instead of bass trombone
Replies: 60
Views: 1472

Re: Cimbasso instead of bass trombone

I've had the same thoughts as the OP for left arm issues. It turned out to be a pinched nerve in my case. Physical therapy didn't help. We are almost to the date for a steroid injection due to bulged discs. After that it's surgery. But they didn't tell me to stop playing trombone. Lighter or at leas...
by hyperbolica
Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Playing brighter?
Replies: 8
Views: 566

Re: Playing brighter?

Typical things to look at might be a smaller mouthpiece, lighter/smaller bore instrument, yellow brass rather than red... Talking about embouchure or oral cavity I'll leave to others, but if you can sit with a tuner and see what it feels like to play on the high side of the pitch without making a ba...
by hyperbolica
Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Here we go again
Replies: 13
Views: 498

Re: Here we go again

I like the Ferguson V, and it can be had with a Brown & Sharp taper, (that's Remington, right??) . It's 1 1/2g-ish in size, but gets a clearer sound with maybe more pronounced articulation. The Ferguson L is a 1 1/4g piece with similar characteristics, but definitely bigger. It's my preferred bass p...
by hyperbolica
Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Holton TR158: bass trombone?
Replies: 10
Views: 398

Re: Holton TR158: bass trombone?

johntarr wrote:
Sun Nov 03, 2019 4:43 am

My suspicion was that that was meant as a joke, not baiting an argument.
Ah. I misread. Very sorry. Yamahas are fine horns, I didn't mean to disparage. I had a bad experience with a couple specific horns, I'm afraid it scarred me a little.
by hyperbolica
Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:40 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Holton TR158: bass trombone?
Replies: 10
Views: 398

Re: Holton TR158: bass trombone?

Oh - I thought my bland, characterless bass trombone playing was my own deficiency - but I can blame it on my Yamaha bass trombone instead? That's up to you. Character is about feel, which is personal. If how a horn feels inspires you to play better, that's great. You've got to try a lot of horns a...
by hyperbolica
Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Holton TR158: bass trombone?
Replies: 10
Views: 398

Re: Holton TR158: bass trombone?

Somebody has an Olds S20 for sale. Single valve small bass, really a great horn for that type of playing. The 158 is really just a tenor, although it would do ok for what you ask. The 159 is one of my favorite small basses, along with the S20. To me the Yamaha horns don't have a lot of character. Ol...
by hyperbolica
Fri Nov 01, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Cimbasso instead of bass trombone
Replies: 60
Views: 1472

Re: Cimbasso instead of bass trombone

Cimbasso, contra, I'm not worried about distinctions. 3rd trombone is tenor territory. You don't need 2 valves or an F instrument for that. I'm talking about pushing down into the single and double trigger range. Anyone who has played big band knows the requirements keep changing. I play bass in qua...
by hyperbolica
Fri Nov 01, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Cimbasso instead of bass trombone
Replies: 60
Views: 1472

Re: Cimbasso instead of bass trombone

Burgerbob wrote:
Fri Nov 01, 2019 5:58 pm
Bass trombone hasn't gotten any bigger since the 90s (Edwards bell throats).
Mouthpieces have grown. People are less interested in single basses and more interested in doubles. Shires medium bell weight is what used to be considered heavy. The sound people are trying to make keeps growing.
by hyperbolica
Fri Nov 01, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Cimbasso instead of bass trombone
Replies: 60
Views: 1472

Re: Cimbasso instead of bass trombone

They play F and Eb tubas in tune, why not a cimbasso. I think the bass bone will be the evolutionary loser eventually. Bass bone has been moving further and further from tenor, how much closer to contra can it get? Just make the jump and stop denying it.
by hyperbolica
Fri Nov 01, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Cimbasso instead of bass trombone
Replies: 60
Views: 1472

Re: Cimbasso instead of bass trombone

I say try it. That instrument is more at home in that range, I think than keeping pushing an instrument based on a tenor trombone down and down. Nobody has made a bass trombonium. Cimbasso is the next best thing. Bass bone is the worst ergonomic instrument I've played. It really needs a kick in the ...
by hyperbolica
Fri Nov 01, 2019 6:17 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: leadpipe
Replies: 20
Views: 484

Re: leadpipe

Given the last several decades of good leadpipes, it would be tough to screw up a new one. Personalization is great for those who can afford it, but experience brands like Shires, Greenhoe, Edwards, M&w, etc. have left a lot of room for budget Chinese horns. Chinese horns aren't modular yet, but som...
by hyperbolica
Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Who has had custom mouthpiece work done?
Replies: 35
Views: 2405

Re: Who has had custom mouthpiece work done?

Back maybe 2004 I specified a completely custom mouthpiece from Schilke. They let you specify 8 parameters or something like that.

What I got was completely unplayable. It was very out of tune. I may be a lot of things, but mouthpiece designer is not one of them.

Be careful what you ask for.
by hyperbolica
Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Replace string rotary valve with different mechanism?
Replies: 20
Views: 3252

Re: Replace string rotary valve with different mechanism?

Yeah, string links are the smoothest, longest lasting, and lowest maintenance. I play both regularly and the string links are the only ones I don't worry about.
by hyperbolica
Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: Please delete
Replies: 3
Views: 223

Re: WTB - Medium bore with F attachment

Pm sent
by hyperbolica
Fri Oct 25, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Carbon slide for TIS horns
Replies: 6
Views: 440

Re: Carbon slide for TIS horns

I've got a Kanstul TIS and found myself wondering about a carbon fiber option as well. Weight is one of the common complaints against TIS slides. I'm not sure that the sound differences caused by mass distribution make it much past the player. I could adjust to the difference in feedback to get the ...
by hyperbolica
Mon Oct 21, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Shires Custom TruBore Bass - whole or parts
Replies: 12
Views: 714

Re: FS: Shires Custom TruBore Bass

Really sorry to hear this. This is one of my greatest fears - needing to give up playing due to something short of death. We have a fellow in our quartet who uses hearing aids, and prefers to play with them in. He's a retired pro, and a great player. I have no idea what your issue is, but people do ...
by hyperbolica
Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Wheeled carts
Replies: 8
Views: 433

Wheeled carts

My shoulders have gone bad from lifting around so much stuff on straps over my shoulder. I've had a look at the Gard Wheelie bag and I'm hoping there's something better available out there somewhere. Is there a separate cart maybe with those stair climbing wheels that you can strap a case and gear t...
by hyperbolica
Sun Oct 20, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Favorite music to play
Replies: 6
Views: 294

Favorite music to play

What is your favorite type of music to play/perform/listen to? My favorite is probably brass choir music, but where I live now there aren't too many opportunities for that. So I settle for trombone choir and quartet music, and I do get plenty of that. Arrangements of Holst, Copland, Mussourgsky, Moz...
by hyperbolica
Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:23 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Am I asking too much?
Replies: 20
Views: 1160

Re: Am I asking too much?

That's a very specific combination of stuff. Almost 2 horns worth. Everybody might be better served if you offer it parted out or in 1 trombone sized packages.

As a package it doesn't look overpriced, but it has more than a horns worth of stuff which might turn people away.
by hyperbolica
Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Looking for a new straight trombone to play with community band
Replies: 42
Views: 1765

Re: Looking for a new straight trombone to play with community band

I know a guy who plays the 78h everywhere. Sometimes he gets really thin and bright. The 79h doesn't do that. I know this thread is about straight horns, but the 78/79h is one case where the traits of straight vs valved don't seem to match. I love my 79h, as does Trav1s, but I've never been able to ...
by hyperbolica
Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: alto that plays like a tenor
Replies: 27
Views: 1080

Re: alto that plays like a tenor

I think we are kind of on the same search. I use an ergobone for bass, but not for tenor yet. I just bought a Festivo euphonium because its more ergonomic. Trombone is an awkward instrument. The only way to fix the trombone is to remove the weight. You can't fix the position. Cimbasso? Valves, no sl...
by hyperbolica
Sat Oct 12, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Everything Else
Topic: Studio Projects C3 Microphone
Replies: 2
Views: 279

Re: Studio Projects C3 Microphone

Price reduced to $90 each.
by hyperbolica
Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: do they still make the Ergobone?
Replies: 3
Views: 409

Re: do they still make the Ergobone?

I bought some stuff straight from Finland. The only place I found with in-stock stuff was Thompsons in Nebraska.
by hyperbolica
Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Tennis Racquet Grip Tape
Replies: 11
Views: 474

Re: Tennis Racquet Grip Tape

JLivi wrote:
Tue Oct 08, 2019 5:23 am

And no issues rubbing off on the neck of a white collared shirt?
I get the natural stuff with no dye - tan. Never had a problem except on horns where I didn't use it.
by hyperbolica
Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Tennis Racquet Grip Tape
Replies: 11
Views: 474

Re: Tennis Racquet Grip Tape

I like cork bike bar tape. It has tapered width. I wrap the neckpipe and main brace. https://www.chainreactioncycles.com/mobile/us/en/cinelli-cork-bar-tape/rp-prod25848?gs=1&sku=sku433877&istCompanyId=64a3dd19-9b5e-411d-a4f3-46f21c06bfee&istFeedId=504a9a46-d791-4ab6-bde1-bd49b4b78bc6&istItemId=iwxxr...
by hyperbolica
Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Does it matter what horn you play?
Replies: 57
Views: 2785

Re: Does it matter what horn you play?

... Each player has their own "accent" on the horn, mostly created by your slide technique, articulation inflections, and various playing habits. But if Joe Alessi and George Roberts each played a Bb scale on a 547 horn with precisely controlled articulations, you'd be hard pressed to tell them apa...
by hyperbolica
Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Everything Else
Topic: Studio Projects C3 Microphone
Replies: 2
Views: 279

Studio Projects C3 Microphone

I have two of these, I'd like to get $100 each, plus $10 shipping. If you buy both, I'll pay the shipping. Looks like they usually go for about $120 each. Both are in the case with shockmount and windscreen. I've owned these for about 4 years, and never used them. They belonged to my parents previou...
by hyperbolica
Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Why not a Carbon Fiber Contra?
Replies: 40
Views: 1411

Re: Why not a Carbon Fiber Contra?

We will get there eventually. I think tuba components will come first, and maybe euphonium bell as well. Marching instruments would be an obvious target due to weight and durability. 3D printing took 20 years to hit mainstream products. The marriage of 3D print and carbon fiber has begun, but its go...
by hyperbolica
Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Does it matter what horn you play?
Replies: 57
Views: 2785

Re: Does it matter what horn you play?

I didn't participate in the other thread because it was rehashing all the old notions - from both sides. Here's my take on the hardware issue. I'm kind of a minor hardware junkie. I like to toy around with how hardware changes affect my playing, and I've learned something: Of course all of this assu...
by hyperbolica
Sun Oct 06, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: New Butler, or Butler mod
Replies: 8
Views: 502

Re: New Butler, or Butler mod

@2bobone Thanks for your input on this. I was hoping you'd chime in. Could you talk more about the playing qualities of the Butler setup? Does it play better loud or soft? How is the low range? Does it have intonation quirks? Could you elaborate on the slotting? What mouthpiece / leadpipe arrangemen...
by hyperbolica
Sat Oct 05, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: New Butler, or Butler mod
Replies: 8
Views: 502

New Butler, or Butler mod

I've got a pinched nerve in my left arm, so I'm trying to minimize the effects of the weight of the horn on that arm. The Butler carbon fiber bass bone is tempting, but its $7k. Several people have spoken of various Butler mods from an outer slide to just a bell, or both. It seems that a Butler mod ...
by hyperbolica
Thu Oct 03, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Starting Bass Trombone at 60 - Am I crazy?
Replies: 24
Views: 666

Re: Starting Bass Trombone at 60 - Am I crazy?

I started bass bone in my early 50s. I personally would recommend something "not huge". I found I'm a lot more effective on bass if I use a smaller bore slide, like a 547/562. I'd probably also avoid axial valves. Most of the best options are no longer made. Your big struggle right away is probably ...
by hyperbolica
Thu Oct 03, 2019 6:24 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Jay Friedman TR 156 screw bell
Replies: 2
Views: 288

Re: Jay Friedman TR 156 screw bell

I had a 156 in the late 80s. I thought the 256 was the screw bell. I loved mine. I just don't need that much power in my current situation. Anyway, they had a 9" rose bell and 547/562 slide, I think some were made with more normal specs. They were for massive volume, great orchestral horns. They're ...

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