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by hyperbolica
Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Covid recovery for wind players
Replies: 3
Views: 357

Re: Covid recovery for wind players

Wow, what a story. Just the number of people he knew who got it and died is frightening. Thanks for the links.
by hyperbolica
Sat Jul 04, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Covid recovery for wind players
Replies: 3
Views: 357

Covid recovery for wind players

Has anyone read or God forbid experienced Covid recovery? It seems like it could end a wind players career. A tube down your throat and lung damage sound serious. I'll bet there's a cruise ship musician who might have a story. I'm just trying to dig a little deeper for motivation to keep distancing ...
by hyperbolica
Sat Jul 04, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: What kind of black magic is this horn?
Replies: 20
Views: 1274

Re: What kind of black magic is this horn?

Plug in dependent 2nd valve. Most are custom. Kanstul made a stock plug in.
by hyperbolica
Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Multi-track to celebrate Independence Day
Replies: 2
Views: 195

Re: Multi-track to celebrate Independence Day

Happy 4th! Recording helps you learn a lot. Thanks for posting!
by hyperbolica
Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:48 am
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Sauer and Alessi
Replies: 49
Views: 2402

Re: Sauer and Alessi

I always felt that Alessi was the quintessential orchestral player, and Sauer was a much more colorful soloistic player. I think I gravitate more toward Sauer's interpretation, not least because he was more of a Conn guy, as am I. I studied some of Sauer's transcriptions, and there were so many, and...
by hyperbolica
Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:29 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Thoughts on a Benge 290?
Replies: 18
Views: 1164

Re: Thoughts on a Benge 290?

I like all the other Benge bones. The 170 and 175 in particular. The 290 just felt too big to me, with the big bell. If you play it and like it, that's all that really matters. It's a pro level horn in a line of great horns, it's just not one of my favorites.
by hyperbolica
Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:21 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Alternative to rotor string
Replies: 7
Views: 391

Re: Alternative to rotor string

I use backing line for a fly fishing line. I've got a roll of 100 yards of it. Should be good for the next 100 years of trombones plus a fly line or two.
by hyperbolica
Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: TIme to ditch Lassus Trombone
Replies: 283
Views: 10890

Re: TIme to ditch Lassus Trombone

Why are you like this? ??? What an odd thing to say. Why do I want peace? Some people don't realize the hole they're digging for themselves, until they're in it- permanently. You can adapt as the world changes, or let it pass you by and wonder what happened. So peace and harmony are passe? I see a ...
by hyperbolica
Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: TIme to ditch Lassus Trombone
Replies: 283
Views: 10890

Re: TIme to ditch Lassus Trombone

But we've been over all this. Tolerance doesn't mean giving in, it means accepting that others have a different point of view, and not feeling the need to destroy them because of the difference in opinion. You have to be careful about what you mean when you say you won't tolerate something. That onl...
by hyperbolica
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: TIme to ditch Lassus Trombone
Replies: 283
Views: 10890

Re: TIme to ditch Lassus Trombone

Lots of "they" speak here. "Cancel movement." Lots of scary words. What's your counter-proposition? That we just play Lassus Trombone anyway because... because...? Counter-proposition few posts up. Tolerance. Used to be a liberal thing, now "they" make it sound like a bad idea. Keep playing Lassus ...
by hyperbolica
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: TIme to ditch Lassus Trombone
Replies: 283
Views: 10890

Re: TIme to ditch Lassus Trombone

Yeah, Lassus is such a small hill to make a stand on. It's kind of pointless. The cancel movement overall seems like its working in a way contrary to its actual goals. And they seem to be above any kind of criticism. Which makes engaging them useless. They say "come together", but that's not at all ...
by hyperbolica
Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: TIme to ditch Lassus Trombone
Replies: 283
Views: 10890

Re: TIme to ditch Lassus Trombone

hyperbolica, I'm not sure I follow you, put I'm pretty sure I disagree strongly. We most certainly do NOT need to tolerate abhorrent, racist viewpoints or the people that espouse them. Ok, so you're not going to tolerate people who are wrong. What are you going to do? Jail them for "thinking racist...
by hyperbolica
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: TIme to ditch Lassus Trombone
Replies: 283
Views: 10890

Re: TIme to ditch Lassus Trombone

If you can apply the thinking to racism, you can apply it to any other type of sin against humanity, like sexism, pedophilia, religious extremism, any -ism, or any ideological difference like x, y or z. Instead of going through this purge of ideas and art and objects and culture, why don't we just l...
by hyperbolica
Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: TIme to ditch Lassus Trombone
Replies: 283
Views: 10890

Re: TIme to ditch Lassus Trombone

I have very much respect for Mr. Yeo. But, if you follow his reasoning, we would cancel our entire civilization because it came through the horrors of American slavery, treatment of American Indians, McCarthy, the atomic bomb, Nazi oppression, centuries of European Tyrants, all of the barbarity and ...
by hyperbolica
Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:12 am
Forum: Music Business
Topic: What did you want to be when you were young? Are you doing that?
Replies: 18
Views: 849

Re: What did you want to be when you were young? Are you doing that?

I wanted to be a lot of things. A musician, a philosopher, a writer, an engineer, a pilot. In the end, I kind of did all of those things except pilot. I went to music school and played professionally for about a decade. Then I became an engineer, and started writing about engineering. Writers are al...
by hyperbolica
Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Quarantine Recordings
Replies: 1
Views: 330

Quarantine Recordings

Maybe this quarantine was just what I needed to start recording myself. Your flaws just become instantly visible on a recording. Wow. This is probably why I've been avoiding doing this. Anyway, I'm starting simple. A few Pederson duets that I played in high school (a long long time ago). They were a...
by hyperbolica
Sat Jun 27, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTB: Wessex Bubbie 5 TF135
Replies: 0
Views: 286

WTB: Wessex Bubbie 5 TF135

I'm looking for a Wessex Bubbie 5 travel tuba. The current version, not the original 4 valve discontinued one. Ok if not perfect or if it needs work, missing lacquer.

Contact via email or pm.
by hyperbolica
Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: seeking info on Holton basses and tenors
Replies: 19
Views: 1168

Re: seeking info on Holton basses and tenors

Thanks for straightening that out. Is there a site that lists all the Holton models? I see the Holton Loyalist which has 2 models. And the Horn-u-copia which has a lot of incomplete information. But that's all I find. Are the 180 and 181 really the only double valve basses?
by hyperbolica
Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: Composition, Arrangement, & Theory
Topic: Trombone Trios
Replies: 14
Views: 825

Re: Trombone Trios

I've got a big quartet book, but not many trios. Of the trios I have, I've got two that are fun and good music. Jeff's Jaunt by David Stephen Powell is kinda jazzy with a couple high Cs in the 1st and 2nd parts. It's up tempo and fun. And then there's Triotje ("little trio" in Dutch) by Michael Ever...
by hyperbolica
Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: seeking info on Holton basses and tenors
Replies: 19
Views: 1168

Re: seeking info on Holton basses and tenors

Let's not focus on bore size or final flare diameter. The rates of taper and locations of that are the important parts. It's easy to say that the factor you have to rely on is a factor that we don't have ready access to. Some tweeners play on the bass side, and some play on the tenor side due to a ...
by hyperbolica
Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: seeking info on Holton basses and tenors
Replies: 19
Views: 1168

Re: seeking info on Holton basses and tenors

Holton has several "tweener" options. I owned a 156 in the 1980s that had a 547/562 slide. Straight horn. Definitely a tenor with unbelievable power. The 159 (which I'm looking to buy) also has a 547/562, but I think tends to the bass side, possibly with the bigger throated bell used on the 183, not...
by hyperbolica
Wed Jun 24, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: If you slowly replace the parts of your Shires trombone...
Replies: 12
Views: 803

Re: If you slowly replace the parts of your Shires trombone...

I have an 8h. Sort of. Only the neck pipe and the main brace are actually from an 8h. The slide is a custom 525 8h slide that I bought with a different 8h, but I don't think it's even the SL2525 that you can order with an 8h. And then the tuning slide crook is from a Blessing B88. And the bell is st...
by hyperbolica
Mon Jun 22, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Musical Instruments Online
Replies: 12
Views: 1085

Re: Musical Instruments Online

There is no "best", really. The only ways to test horns are to go to the shop or to mail them back and forth, which is expensive and risky. I like Hickeys for printed music, because I've spent a lot of time in Ithaca. I like Horn Guys for instruments and stuff because Steve has given me some good ad...
by hyperbolica
Sat Jun 20, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Mouthpiece rabbit hole! Help needed!
Replies: 20
Views: 1698

Re: Mouthpiece rabbit hole! Help needed!

Maybe you can trade some of your stuff for other stuff. If the 1.5g doesn't do it for you try a 1.25g. That's what I use. Not that I'm any example to follow especially on bass, but the 1.25g is a good middle size that still plays musically and gets nice low notes.
by hyperbolica
Thu Jun 18, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Embouchure for tuba doubler
Replies: 9
Views: 680

Re: Embouchure for tuba doubler

My problem is that over the years, my lip has developed a "density differential". Or something. If I run my finger from the underside of my nose to the center of my top lip, the flesh right under the nose is very thick, then about 1/2" down there is a definite ledge - a change in thickness/density o...
by hyperbolica
Thu Jun 18, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Embouchure for tuba doubler
Replies: 9
Views: 680

Re: Embouchure for tuba doubler

So do you guys do the concentric placement for bone and tuba mouthpieces, or anchor the top of the mouthpiece, or how do you deal with placement.

Also, as a doubler, what tuba mouthpiece do you use?
by hyperbolica
Thu Jun 18, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Embouchure for tuba doubler
Replies: 9
Views: 680

Re: Embouchure for tuba doubler

Doug, Yeah I think you understand. On bone I'm down stream, but some notes on tuba feel like it changes to up stream. I'm playing a Mack 422 3/4 BBb, which is like a Yamaha 622. It feels like my tbone embouchure muscles (and almost a callous on my upper lip) are getting in the way of playing tuba pr...
by hyperbolica
Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Embouchure for tuba doubler
Replies: 9
Views: 680

Embouchure for tuba doubler

I'm doubling/dabbling in tuba. I've studied tenor tbone, but never tuba. I feel like I'm just putting a tuba mouthpiece on my face right over my trombone embouchure, and it's only kinda working. My upper lip has a definite ridge where the tbone mouthpiece rests. On tbone I'm very high placement, but...
by hyperbolica
Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Cork Alternatives for mutes
Replies: 8
Views: 627

Re: Cork Alternatives for mutes

There's that cork/rubber hybrid stuff you can get. Stickier than straight cork. Varying thicknesses. Enough to last a career for $6. https://www.discountrubberdirect.com/product/corkbuna-rubber-18-12-x-12/?gclid=CjwKCAjw_qb3BRAVEiwAvwq6VoqXOnzAmKbbyDxdUd-qemlHVU-GDVIkNUara6zXDr-2PJNm1ZRz0xoCZ_MQAvD_...
by hyperbolica
Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Ergobone redesign
Replies: 16
Views: 1789

Re: Ergobone redesign

I've got 3 or 4 of these printed. They really need a velcro strap to secure them to the horn, and one of the spherical bearing pieces needs to be trimmed back to allow the full range of motion. I use mine. It's clamped to my bass all the time, but the screw doesn't clamp it, only the velcro holds it...
by hyperbolica
Tue Jun 16, 2020 6:16 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Time to buy a new computer mouse
Replies: 19
Views: 1106

Re: Time to buy a new computer mouse

I've been using a Kensington trackball Slim Blade in my home office where I work daily for at least 10 years. Clean lint occasionally. Doesn't require charging or a mouse pad, doesn't need space to move around, doesn't hurt my wrist. I'm a CAD user and writer, so it sees a lot of daily use. https://...
by hyperbolica
Thu Jun 11, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Wessex pb4501
Replies: 4
Views: 561

Re: Wessex pb4501

This was $250 for basically a new horn that I was curious about. Couldn't resist. I'm not getting rid of anything to make room for it. An Olds Recording has been my quarantine small bore. These horns are very different. Very different from a 6h as well, most similar to a Yamaha 891z, with the bigger...
by hyperbolica
Thu Jun 11, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Wessex pb4501
Replies: 4
Views: 561

Wessex pb4501

I just picked up a Wessex pb4501 Urbie Green model. This is the one Chip Hoehler helped design. I bought this partially in remembrance of Chip, but also because it was a deal and in like new condition. Playing this thing, it's hard to see why it isn't more popular. It's light weight sounds and feels...
by hyperbolica
Wed Jun 10, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Bach 3G question (Defective?)
Replies: 25
Views: 1496

Re: Bach 3G question (Defective?)

BGuttman wrote:
Wed Jun 10, 2020 6:16 pm
A whole Bach mouthpiece costs the same as a Doug Elliott shank.
Yeah, but you could buy 6 or 10 Bachs and not get exactly what you want. Doug will dial you in.
by hyperbolica
Mon Jun 08, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Bass trombone for teaching?
Replies: 4
Views: 438

Re: Bass trombone for teaching?

If you're looking for something new, you might go with a yamaha https://usa.yamaha.com/products/musical_instruments/winds/trombones/ybl-830/index.html Pretty standard. A Getzen is pretty main stream: https://www.getzen.com/trombone/eternabass/1052fd.shtml Some people like the Conns: https://www.conn...
by hyperbolica
Sat Jun 06, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Good bassbone duets to buy
Replies: 13
Views: 1002

Re: Good bassbone duets to buy

I got David Wilbourn's Southern Jazz Duets from Hickey's https://www.hickeys.com/music/chamber_music/brass_ensembles/trombone_duets/products/sku065572-wilborn-david-southern-jazz-duets-8.php I really enjoy those. Titles are a little politically incorrect, but they make for some fun playing. High int...
by hyperbolica
Thu Jun 04, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Pros and cons of stripping lacquer
Replies: 25
Views: 1451

Re: Pros and cons of stripping lacquer

Is it the same for all conns? Truthfully, the effect of the lacquer on any instrument is relatively minor, unless the lacquer was poorly applied. In my experience, lacquer has never helped the sound. The before/after on a lacquer removal is subtle. It's really hard to distinguish. If anything, the ...
by hyperbolica
Thu Jun 04, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Advantages/disadvantages of dual bore?
Replies: 32
Views: 1663

Re: Advantages/disadvantages of dual bore?

Well, OK, that's useful advice. Turning it around, though - if I were a trombone maker and I wanted to make a new trombone that generally produced a certain sound, I would probably go with a small bore and bell for a lighter sound, a big bore and bell for a fuller sound, choose materials to emphasi...
by hyperbolica
Thu Jun 04, 2020 5:13 am
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: identities
Replies: 28
Views: 1856

Re: identities

Do some reading to see the situation in historical context. We are repeating the mistakes of McCarthyism. Trading one kind of oppression for another is not progress.
by hyperbolica
Wed Jun 03, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Advantages/disadvantages of dual bore?
Replies: 32
Views: 1663

Re: Advantages/disadvantages of dual bore?

...But I can't listen with my eyes closed and say, "Oh, that has to be a dual bore," ... I don't think anybody can. The differences we talk about can be very subtle to hear, but are more apparent when you talk about feel. Being behind the bell is entirely different from being in front of the bell.
by hyperbolica
Wed Jun 03, 2020 7:18 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Advantages/disadvantages of dual bore?
Replies: 32
Views: 1663

Re: Advantages/disadvantages of dual bore?

I've owned 6 dual bores that I really liked. One was the 32h, 495/522. The only thing I didn't like about the horn was the width of the slide. These are really nice horns with a great sound. I could listen to that horn all day long. Next was the 30h, which is similar, but smaller (maybe 485/508), bu...
by hyperbolica
Wed Jun 03, 2020 6:45 am
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: identities
Replies: 28
Views: 1856

Re: identities

Bonearzt wrote:
Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:20 pm
OK, so maybe not real names in posts & threads, but definitely in private messages!!
I agree to that. I always intend to put my real name and contact info in private messages. And if someone doesn't do that, I think its certainly reasonable to ask them for it before you proceed.
by hyperbolica
Tue Jun 02, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: identities
Replies: 28
Views: 1856

Re: identities

I point you to the "Yikes" thread for another reason to separate professional and personal activity. More than a dozen years ago when Facebook and Twitter were first getting started, I watched as a couple of euphoric colleagues exposed their backsides to the entire world. A drinking problem and dome...
by hyperbolica
Mon Jun 01, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: King to Conn slide conversion
Replies: 1
Views: 301

King to Conn slide conversion

As a practical matter, can a 3B slide be converted to work on a 78h bell? Where would you source the 78h (or equivalent) tenon? Does the tenon need to be modified to fit the slide? Any tech here willing to take on a job like this (plus a little slide work)?
by hyperbolica
Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:53 am
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Eccentricity & Instability in Talented Individuals
Replies: 16
Views: 973

Re: Eccentricity & Instability in Talented Individuals

In my world, freelancers are nice to each other. You have to be if you want to work. I don't care how well somebody plays if I don't want to sit next to them. It's that simple. I don't think we're talking about that level. At least I'm not. If you're going to be Michael Jackson or Prince or even Ke...
by hyperbolica
Mon Jun 01, 2020 6:45 am
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Eccentricity & Instability in Talented Individuals
Replies: 16
Views: 973

Re: Eccentricity & Instability in Talented Individuals

People who are severely talented in one way or another are required to break with social norms. Acting average will never get you anywhere. People who are going to advance any boundary are going to stand out and break away from the rut everyone else is in.
by hyperbolica
Sun May 31, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Yikes
Replies: 301
Views: 11466

Re: Yikes

So you are suggesting that, while people are being murdered by the police, the solution is to tolerate racism? I'm saying use due process to judge people by their actions. Not who they are (race), not what they think (racist) , or what they say (sticks and stones... ) . Cops killing people is wrong...
by hyperbolica
Sun May 31, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Yikes
Replies: 301
Views: 11466

Re: Yikes

... Hyperbolia, are you going to excuse Daniel Morandini and James Levine for sexual misconduct also? You've done it again. I didn't excuse anyone. Failure to jump on the wagon is not the same as excusing. I just think a civilized country has due process specifically to avoid mob judgment. And the ...
by hyperbolica
Sun May 31, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Yikes
Replies: 301
Views: 11466

Re: Yikes

Wow. Accused. Tried. Convicted. Executed. By a mob. In an afternoon. Congratulations. The mob mentality is exactly what we are reacting against, but we are doing it by perpetuating the mob mentality. There has to be a better way than public lynchings. Haven't we learned anything from the mistakes of...
by hyperbolica
Sat May 30, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: 78H modded by Eric Edwards
Replies: 10
Views: 925

Re: 78H modded by Eric Edwards

79h has an unexpectedly big low D. I'm not sure it would benefit from an open wrap.

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