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by hyperbolica
Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Mating bells and slides of different brands
Replies: 15
Views: 727

Re: Mating bells and slides of different brands

I just found an odd combination that seems to work both ways (not that either really needs improvement - they are both great horns as they are) . Shires Michael Davis plus and Conn 79h. The MD+ slide fits perfectly onto the 79h bell and the threads even engage. My 79h has a 1950s 78h red brass bell ...
by hyperbolica
Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Bach MV 3G
Replies: 5
Views: 252

Re: Bach MV 3G

From a chart on doug's site, it looks like the 3g is slightly deeper than the H. That doesn't really take into account your specific mouthpiece, the chart just goes from published specs, which doug admits aren't really standardized and don't necessarily mean much. http://dezignstuff.com/bones/mpcs.p...
by hyperbolica
Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Learning to Read Treble Clef
Replies: 15
Views: 240

Re: Learning to Read Treble Clef

I practice reading from a hymnal. I like to play treble clef in "concert octave", but sometimes it's necessary to play it down an octave. The ability to transpose at sight by an octave is something you should practice. I think musicians of any instrument should be able to read both treble and bass c...
by hyperbolica
Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Learning to Read Treble Clef
Replies: 15
Views: 240

Re: Learning to Read Treble Clef

I think of it as an extension of the grand staff. Connected to the bass clef by middle C. So the bottom line of treble is 2 ledger lines above bass.
by hyperbolica
Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Soulo-SM5712-Trombone-Bucket-Mute
Replies: 5
Views: 183

Re: Soulo-SM5712-Trombone-Bucket-Mute

I have the EazyBucket, as do several other players around here. They sound great, easy on-off, and are cheaper. I do like the adjustment capabilities of the Soulo, though, which the EazyBucket doesn't have. Also, I've had to buy 2-3 EazyBuckets for various horns I might play in a big band with diffe...
by hyperbolica
Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: step up .525 bores
Replies: 28
Views: 923

Re: step up .525 bores

You might also look at the King 607 and 608. You can find a fair number of those used. And there's a Bach 200 something that's also a .525 bore. The Kanstul is relatively rare. You might even throw the Bach 36b in there, and the JP 231. Also don't forget the Wessex horn.
by hyperbolica
Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTB: Shires T8 #2 leadpipe
Replies: 0
Views: 43

WTB: Shires T8 #2 leadpipe

Looking for Shires T8 #2 leadpipe, or something similar
by hyperbolica
Sat Oct 06, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTB: Duo Gravis D slide
Replies: 0
Views: 67

WTB: Duo Gravis D slide

Looking for a D slide or even an Eb if that's all that's available. To fit 2nd valve on Duo Gravis. I'll have to get one custom made if I can't find one. A full slide or an extension the stock E slide plugs into will do. Maybe your DG is retired or you sold it and have leftover parts. I don't have a...
by hyperbolica
Sat Oct 06, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Four Conn Small Bore Tenors
Replies: 2
Views: 441

Re: FS: Four Conn Small Bore Tenors

Nice classic trombones. Selling because I got a Shires small bore.
by hyperbolica
Sat Oct 06, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Wessex Bombino Eb 3/4 Tuba
Replies: 2
Views: 237

Re: FS: Wessex Bombino Eb 3/4 Tuba

These have been pretty popular and have increased in price recently. Don't come up for sale too frequently.
by hyperbolica
Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTT: Shires Q series Bass Valve Section
Replies: 7
Views: 328

Re: WTT: Shires Q series Bass Valve Section

When I bought my Kanstul 1662i (which has a similar second valve setup), I asked if I could have the Gb cut to G, and the factory told me no, for the same reason stated above. It would need a narrower crook. I could have done it for additional cost, but the way the 1662i is designed, it would have m...
by hyperbolica
Wed Oct 03, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Wessex Bombino Eb 3/4 Tuba
Replies: 2
Views: 237

FS: Wessex Bombino Eb 3/4 Tuba

Small Eb 3+1 compensating tuba in lacquer with gold brass bell. Not quite a year old. I don't play it as much as I thought I would. I'm not really a tuba player, but this seems like a nice horn to play. Some small scratches, no dents, and a 3/4" patch of acid bleed at a bow connector. Otherwise look...
by hyperbolica
Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: What we're doing
Replies: 152
Views: 7171

Re: What we're doing

I've been playing with my tbone quartet and arranging tunes for that group. I play mostly bass bone there, which keeps me practicing and learning, although it doesn't really help my tenor chops much. Also playing with a local chamber orchestra. This can be very rewarding, but our brass section seems...
by hyperbolica
Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: New hand rest/grip
Replies: 16
Views: 401

Re: New hand rest/grip

Does anyone have any experience with the rath hand guard? I had one on a horn I bought. It was monstrous, made of steel, and looked like a 19th century torture device. Big and heavy, mounts with screws, unsophisticated. If you over tighten it you can crush a brace. If you undertighten it, it may sl...
by hyperbolica
Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:30 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Which is better for a fun purchase
Replies: 13
Views: 717

Re: Which is better for a fun purchase

A marching valve trombone is inexpensive and fun. The mouthpiece is similar, and it allows you to practice valves. Its also easier to travel with, to keep your chops up on the road (fits in suitcase).
by hyperbolica
Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Shires Michael Davis Plus
Replies: 5
Views: 498

Re: Shires Michael Davis Plus

timbone wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:51 am
If you are looking for .508's you should try the Courtois AC402T/TRR, especually if you like the 3B or 16.
Yeah, I've had my eye out. I'll probably get a chance at the next Army Band conference. Courtois is usually there.
by hyperbolica
Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Shires Michael Davis Plus
Replies: 5
Views: 498

Shires Michael Davis Plus

I've recently happened into a MD+. I played one a year ago at a Shires demo booth, and really liked it. I've been on a search for a 509, and I've played 3b, Bolero, 691, 891, and a 16M. None of them has really tickled my fancy. This MD+ is seeming like the best of all of them. A good 3b is a really ...
by hyperbolica
Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Conn 6h and 24h
Replies: 9
Views: 362

Re: Conn 6h and 24h

The classic 24h was a 485 bore, or thereabouts. I have one from 1936. They have a small bell, I think 7 inch instead of 8. They were called "Ballroom" model because the bell is further back for mute changes. Narrower slide. They feel like heavier construction - thicker metal possibly. I look at the ...
by hyperbolica
Sun Sep 30, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Four Conn Small Bore Tenors
Replies: 2
Views: 441

Re: FS: Four Conn Small Bore Tenors

Surely someone needs a nice small bore for a reasonable price! Make an offer if you want the horn.
by hyperbolica
Sun Sep 30, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Is my Equipment helping?
Replies: 11
Views: 452

Re: Is my Equipment helping?

A lot of players aim for "dark" and wind up with "dull." I'd say that's the most dangerous pitfall with large equipment. +1 Concentrate on making the sound you like, don't worry about words or equipment. Your equipment is good stuff, so it's probably not slowing you down. Play in ensembles and try ...
by hyperbolica
Sat Sep 29, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Best case that holds music and trombone stand
Replies: 3
Views: 233

Re: Best case that holds music and trombone stand

There are three in-bell stands that I know of. Very compact, but not very sturdy. You don't mention what kind of trombone, but you did say you bought a bass trombone case, so I'll assume you've got a bass bone. I trust the smaller K&M for my bass. https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/shopping?q=tbn:AN...
by hyperbolica
Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Four Conn Small Bore Tenors
Replies: 2
Views: 441

FS: Four Conn Small Bore Tenors

Clearing out some horns to pay for another one. Buyer pays fees and shipping. Paypal. Conn 48h $800 - 1972 very good condition. Great player. Original case and mouthpiece. No dents, 95%+ original lacquer. pix = https://www.dropbox.com/sh/85xo70uxh6lojxg/AAA_mULCrehI0tDVZoD1pkn4a?dl=0 Conn 10h $800 -...
by hyperbolica
Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: “Trombone” not suitable for informative speech.
Replies: 34
Views: 610

Re: “Trombone” not suitable for informative speech.

Part of public speaking is understanding your audience and selecting a topic that will engage them. Delivering a speech is not just about you, but about a connection between you and your audience. Yes, you need to speak on a topic that you know well, but you also need to find some common ground with...
by hyperbolica
Sun Sep 23, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bach 5QB2O?
Replies: 6
Views: 268

Re: Bach 5QB2O?

I'd send it to the slide doctor, and if you can't live with the trigger mechanism, get it switched to a middle finger set up. Maybe a chem clean, valve alignment, lube, and then cruise. Or just send it to me, I'll try to enjoy it for you :cool:
by hyperbolica
Sun Sep 23, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: “Trombone” not suitable for informative speech.
Replies: 34
Views: 610

Re: “Trombone” not suitable for informative speech.

maybe you could back up a little without caving in. Talk about free speech in contemporary music.
by hyperbolica
Sat Sep 22, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Lightweight bright indy bass trombone for big band ?
Replies: 37
Views: 992

Re: Lightweight bright indy bass trombone for big band ?

Yeah, there are a lot of great options as starting points. Interestingly, I own a 1662i, and it is what I'm running away from. I had a near drowning experience several years back, and my lungs just haven't been the same since. I'm scaling down in part due to air issues. I'm not adverse to a dependen...
by hyperbolica
Sat Sep 22, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Lightweight bright indy bass trombone for big band ?
Replies: 37
Views: 992

Re: Lightweight bright indy bass trombone for big band ?

If you ignore the bore and the bell, you're right back where you started. The tr-159 is a magnificent instrument. The Olds S-20 adds TIS to the mix. That Amati looks interesting. Options exist that play in the space between bass and tenor without paying for a full on custom rig.
by hyperbolica
Sat Sep 22, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Lightweight bright indy bass trombone for big band ?
Replies: 37
Views: 992

Re: Lightweight bright indy bass trombone for big band ?

@pre59, yeah, that was one of the options discussed. I'd put a plugin valve on it, but the OP wants indy valves.
by hyperbolica
Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Lightweight bright indy bass trombone for big band ?
Replies: 37
Views: 992

Re: Lightweight bright indy bass trombone for big band ?

@Bonearzt, doesn't the 181 have a huge 10" bell?
by hyperbolica
Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Lightweight bright indy bass trombone for big band ?
Replies: 37
Views: 992

Re: Lightweight bright indy bass trombone for big band ?

I can't speak for the OP, but I was looking not just for light, but also physically smaller for a more tromboney sound. Thus the 9" bell and 547/562 slide.
by hyperbolica
Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Lightweight bright indy bass trombone for big band ?
Replies: 37
Views: 992

Re: Lightweight bright indy bass trombone for big band ?

Amati. I hadn't considered looking under that particular rock. It looks interesting, and inexpensive.
by hyperbolica
Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Lightweight bright indy bass trombone for big band ?
Replies: 37
Views: 992

Re: Lightweight bright indy bass trombone for big band ?

Yeah, this is the same quest that I've been on recently. The Olds P24G is a great horn for this type of playing. Unfortunately, those don't just grow on trees, and it does lack the dual bore slide. You've already mentioned the Holton TR159, and some of the dual bore 70h models. There are also some O...
by hyperbolica
Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Bach Cello suites - do you prefer tenor or bass trombone?
Replies: 28
Views: 1645

Re: Bach Cello suites - do you prefer tenor or bass trombone?

I think that oversimplifies it somewhat. There are inherent differences between a cello and a trombone, the most important of which is that sound on the trombone has to be interrupted now and then to breathe. The Bach cello suites are just more difficult to phrase on a trombone the way they were ori...
by hyperbolica
Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: 3b vs New Proportion
Replies: 3
Views: 260

Re: 3b vs New Proportion

Thanks, guys, I guess that's why they're so cheap.
by hyperbolica
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Composition, Arrangement, & Theory
Topic: The progression of, erm, progression?
Replies: 0
Views: 123

The progression of, erm, progression?

I'm interested in reading about the evolution of the use of chords and tonality from Bach to Ellington or thereabouts. Anyone have a book or series of articles to recommend?
by hyperbolica
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: 3b vs New Proportion
Replies: 3
Views: 260

3b vs New Proportion

I've played 3bs before, but I've never played the New Proportion. These are supposed to be 508 w/ 7.5" bell, 1900s-30s, friction fit slide. Generally they sell pretty cheap. How do they compare to the 3b? Anyone own/play one?
by hyperbolica
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Bach Cello suites - do you prefer tenor or bass trombone?
Replies: 28
Views: 1645

Re: Bach Cello suites - do you prefer tenor or bass trombone?

Wow. You know initially I thought yeah, the alto would be better because you can do more with phrasing. But hearing Lindberg play, that was really jarring. LaRosa's interpretation was so much better, and it didn't seem out of Bach or cello character. Lindberg is a great performer, but this interpret...
by hyperbolica
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: King 606 value
Replies: 4
Views: 146

Re: King 606 value

606's in better condition are readily available, so one that's beat up shouldn't cost much. On eBay, they range from $75 to over a thousand for a new one. Used ones average around $300. I found 25 of them with a single eBay search. There's one for $150 that looks to be in good condition from a selle...
by hyperbolica
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Db bass trombone!
Replies: 185
Views: 7078

Re: Db bass trombone!

If you want to sell more than a handful of these instruments, you should consider Pete Edwards idea. His ideas were posted in the old TTF, and his horn is practical right out of the gate without relearning anything, or without stretching any instrument classifications. You're fighting the connection...
by hyperbolica
Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: Conn 78H for Sale
Replies: 4
Views: 336

Re: Conn 78H for Sale

PM sent
by hyperbolica
Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Dual Bore Tenor Bone = Slide Euphonium?
Replies: 20
Views: 811

Re: Dual Bore Tenor Bone = Slide Euphonium?

Back to the OP, that Wessex is a fine instrument. I haven't played it specifically but I've played so many so much like it that I feel I know what it's about. I would equate it a Holton tr-159. You have to be a really powerful player to get the most from this. It's really built on the Friedman model...
by hyperbolica
Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: WTB: Olds 21
Replies: 17
Views: 657

Re: WTB: Olds 21

JohnL,
the first 3 of the serial are 740xxx.
by hyperbolica
Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: WTB: Olds 21
Replies: 17
Views: 657

Re: WTB: Olds 21

I thought the horn was from 1979, but I could be wrong. Anyway, it's not a historical relic, it's not in fantastic condition, and these horns don't seem that widely sought after, so I'm going to have the leadpipe/receiver replaced so I can use normal mouthpieces properly. Looks like I might have an ...
by hyperbolica
Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Dual Bore Tenor Bone = Slide Euphonium?
Replies: 20
Views: 811

Re: Dual Bore Tenor Bone = Slide Euphonium?

I had my TR156 in the late 80s. It was a 547/562 no trigger 9" bell Friedman tenor. I never explored the low range with it, but for orchestral tenor stuff - 1st parts - it was very powerful. I played a lot back then, and could drive that kind of hardware, even in the high range. These days, having d...
by hyperbolica
Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Dual Bore Tenor Bone = Slide Euphonium?
Replies: 20
Views: 811

Re: Dual Bore Tenor Bone = Slide Euphonium?

I've also got a 547/562 Olds (S-20) and I've owned a 547/562 Conn 70h as well as a 547/562 Holton TR159 and a TR156. In each case, the dual bore slide gives the instrument more "heft" to the sound without requiring more air. In the case of the Olds, I'm using it to back off what I consider the "slid...
by hyperbolica
Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: WTB: Olds 21
Replies: 17
Views: 657

Re: WTB: Olds 21

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by hyperbolica
Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: WTB: Olds 21
Replies: 17
Views: 657

Re: WTB: Olds 21

I received the Olds G mouthpiece, and it fits into the receiver the same way that the other standard mouthpieces fit (which is about 3/8" too shallow). The horn is an Olds S-20 (9" bell, 547/562 dual bore, TIS). I have 5 mouthpieces that I might consider using on this horn, but so far none of them f...
by hyperbolica
Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: UK BrassBand pitch is confusing me, help!!
Replies: 9
Views: 347

Re: UK BrassBand pitch is confusing me, help!!

I 've also got a question about this type of transposition. If reading a brass band score and you see treble clef parts in 2 flats and 3 flats, do you read all the notes the same? I'm assuming these were Bb cornet and some Eb instrument. Would a top line F (concert) be the same for all instruments?
by hyperbolica
Sun Sep 09, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: WTB: Olds 21
Replies: 17
Views: 657

Re: WTB: Olds 21

Right now I'm using standard large shank 1.25 and 2 g. They sit about 3/8" less into the receiver, and play very flat. Anything will be an improvement. My S-20 is much later, I think 1979, so the G may be a bit small.
by hyperbolica
Sun Sep 09, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Holton TR180
Replies: 8
Views: 722

Re: FS: Holton TR180

Drool. Just out of curiosity, what did you keep over this? I mean aside from your cat, of course.

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