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by JohnL
Sun Jan 17, 2021 8:02 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Anyone know of a trombone with longer tuningslide for the trigger?
Replies: 17
Views: 628

Re: Anyone know of a trombone with longer tuningslide for the trigger?

The benge 175 maybe? That wrap layout has the potential for a very long pull, but it's not realized in the Benge's actual execution. If you used the same layout and eliminated the the ferrules and brace on the legs of the crook (i.e., replaced the existing four tubes, two ferrules, and a brace with...
by JohnL
Fri Jan 15, 2021 3:22 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: WTB Olds Large Shank MP
Replies: 7
Views: 465

Re: WTB Olds Large Shank MP

The O-25 was the last of the Opera line; I haven't seen many, but the one I have seen are the larger of the two Olds large-bore receivers; the same one used on the P-series basses.

Doug, as always - if you need an exemplar, you have but to ask.
by JohnL
Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:18 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: WTB Olds Large Shank MP
Replies: 7
Views: 465

Re: WTB Olds Large Shank MP

The Olds "G" is quite rare. Several years ago, I had Kanstul do a digital scan of mine, but (according to a Kanstul insider) the files were lost some time before Kanstul shut down. There's also an Olds 21; it was the replacement for the "G" and is much more common. If you really want something that ...
by JohnL
Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:15 am
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: Please help identify the manufacturer!
Replies: 7
Views: 536

Re: Please help identify the manufacturer!

Given that it has a slide lock and a tenon nut, I tend to lean away from it being the typical pre-WWII mid-European peashooter stencil.

Is the tenon nut attached to the slide section or to the bell section?

When you get a chance, more pictures would help. Maybe a shot of the end crook and water key?
by JohnL
Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:24 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: 83H
Replies: 22
Views: 1460

Re: 83H

Terms like "copy" and "clone" get thrown are rather indiscriminately at times. Almost no one starts with a truly clean slate; some reference to prior is pretty much essential unless you want to go through the agony of reinventing the wheel. You look at what people are playing and take that as a star...
by JohnL
Sat Jan 09, 2021 8:54 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: sections that play one brand
Replies: 171
Views: 9100

Re: sections that play one brand

I have never heard of a conductor requesting specific equipment in the UK. All they can ask for is 'small bores' which is a stupid catch all that means use something unlacquered and charge 10-25% extra. I can imagine a conductor asking for smaller and everyone just losing a valve (1st and 2nd go to...
by JohnL
Thu Jan 07, 2021 1:01 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: What To Do With this Poor Bundy?
Replies: 19
Views: 2732

Re: What To Do With this Poor Bundy?

OOH, OOH!

Use it as a test bed for alternative slide lubricants!
by JohnL
Thu Jan 07, 2021 12:57 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: WD40 as slide lube?
Replies: 47
Views: 2213

Re: WD40 as slide lube?

A question to the OP:
Are you restricted to what you have on hand or can you at least get to a grocery store?
by JohnL
Thu Jan 07, 2021 8:38 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: WD40 as slide lube?
Replies: 47
Views: 2213

Re: WD40 as slide lube?

Los Angeles is in full lockdown and stores aren't open (as an example). Los Angeles isn't exactly "locked down". The current order allows most stores to be open (at reduced capacity), though there is a "retail curfew": Lower-Risk Retail Businesses, except for those defined as essential pursuant to ...
by JohnL
Wed Jan 06, 2021 8:09 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: WD40 as slide lube?
Replies: 47
Views: 2213

Re: WD40 as slide lube?

https://files.wd40.com/pdf/sds/mup/wd-40-multi-use-product-aerosol-low-voc-sds-us-ghs.pdf and I quote: Avoid breathing vapors or mist. and futhermore: User only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area. finally: IF INHALED: Remove person to fresh air and keep comfortable for breathing. Call a POISON CE...
by JohnL
Tue Jan 05, 2021 5:37 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Oh no
Replies: 16
Views: 6212

Re: Oh no

The trumpet players in my college band did a move that, executed at full speed, look like spin. It was actually just a wrist flip, but there was a lot of flash, especially if we were doing the show at night under the lights. Newbies often had to learn the hard way that their mouthpiece and/or third ...
by JohnL
Tue Jan 05, 2021 3:47 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Oh no
Replies: 16
Views: 6212

Re: Oh no

BGuttman wrote:
Mon Aug 24, 2020 7:38 am
How about the one for tuba? :tongue:
That's been done.
by JohnL
Sun Jan 03, 2021 3:39 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: New York Bach 3 (large shank)
Replies: 4
Views: 478

Re: New York Bach 3 (large shank)

Has the throat been drilled out or anything like that? I honestly can't tell. I wondered the same. It's larger than my Corp small shank 3 throat (I think... That's in storage) but it's not like that means anything with Bach! If it hasn't been modified, it should (theoretically) have the standard Ba...
by JohnL
Sat Jan 02, 2021 8:39 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Conn 100HB
Replies: 14
Views: 982

Re: Conn 100HB

This looks to be a similar instrument:
https://reverb.com/item/11610099-conn-r ... -old-stock
by JohnL
Fri Jan 01, 2021 7:57 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: sections that play one brand
Replies: 171
Views: 9100

Re: sections that play one brand

jacobgarchik wrote:
Fri Jan 01, 2021 6:07 pm
I’m gonna get a commission for the orchestra and write a bunch of chromatic licks in the vicinity of Db down to pedal A just to spite him.
Forget that. Just make him bounce back and forth between B and Bb. :twisted:
by JohnL
Fri Jan 01, 2021 8:35 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: What is this model?
Replies: 13
Views: 912

Re: What is this model?

Very little to work with here. The one cork barrel I can see looks like maybe a Yamaha.

Can you provide any context to the image?
by JohnL
Thu Dec 31, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Anyone heard of littin?
Replies: 1
Views: 391

Re: Anyone heard of littin?

https://www.littin-musik.de/?lang=en

Looks like a small-scale manufacturer. If their artist list is any indication, they're for real.
by JohnL
Thu Dec 31, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Technology
Topic: Timing in Soundtrap?
Replies: 12
Views: 1461

Re: Timing in Soundtrap?

Based on the results of the latency test on your own connection, and the fact that, to the best of your knowledge, everyone is seeing the same issues. I think we can eliminate bandwidth and connection quality as likely causes. The next thing to look at is the Chromebook itself. They're not computing...
by JohnL
Mon Dec 28, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: sections that play one brand
Replies: 171
Views: 9100

Re: sections that play one brand

Bach5G wrote:
Mon Dec 28, 2020 6:31 pm
Horns sections made up of Conns? Hiltons?
At one time it was pretty common to find entire sections playing the same make and model. You'd have Conn sections (all on 8D's), Alexander sections (all on 103's), and Geyer sections (AFIK, Carl Geyer didn't use model numbers).
by JohnL
Mon Dec 28, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Since We're Identifying Instruments...
Replies: 6
Views: 542

Re: Since We're Identifying Instruments...

The valve cluster looks like a Conn.
by JohnL
Sat Dec 26, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: We've just lost one of our own.
Replies: 6
Views: 1395

Re: We've just lost one of our own.

That is terrible news. Gary was a fixture in the SoCal trombone scene for many years. I played with him at Bones West and the SoCal Phil, and my wife also played with him at the Orchestra Collective of Orange County. A fine musician and an even better person.
by JohnL
Sat Dec 26, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: Timing in Soundtrap?
Replies: 12
Views: 1461

Re: Timing in Soundtrap?

Recording just the click had it in time. I also clapped on beat 1 of the metronome on 2 tracks and the claps were perfectly in sync. So clicks and claps sync up fine in Soundtrap, but the sync is messed up when you (and other students) try it playing? Are they all using school Chromebooks? I don't ...
by JohnL
Fri Dec 25, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: Timing in Soundtrap?
Replies: 12
Views: 1461

Re: Timing in Soundtrap?

Are you able to try Soundtrap on a different computer (i.e., a Mac or a Windows PC)? Has your teacher mentioned whether other students are having the same issue? I would look to the quality (as opposed to speed) of your connection first (thus my suggestion that you run a latency test) first. Just ou...
by JohnL
Thu Dec 24, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Non-trombone music that we like
Replies: 43
Views: 3982

Re: Non-trombone music that we like

In the spirit of the season, VoicePlay's version of You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fbJ03HhgIU

I think Geoff Castellucci has the soul of bass trombonist.
by JohnL
Thu Dec 24, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: Timing in Soundtrap?
Replies: 12
Views: 1461

Re: Timing in Soundtrap?

Just for the heck of it, try recording a couple tracks of just a time click and see if you can get them to line up. I suspect you'll find that you can't.

You might also try running a latency test on your connection.
https://test.webrtc.org/?test_filter=Network%20latency
by JohnL
Mon Dec 21, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Valves large shank
Replies: 7
Views: 1173

Re: Valves large shank

I don't think there was ever anything like that as a production item. The aforementioned Conn 90G is probably the closest. If you have access to a tech with serious mad scientist tendencies, they can probably piece together something out of baritone parts and a trombone bell section. DEG Music Produ...
by JohnL
Sun Dec 20, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Olds Special Questions
Replies: 9
Views: 2276

Re: Olds Special Questions

modelerdc wrote:
Sat Dec 19, 2020 11:32 pm
Where does the Olds "Standard" fit into the Olds line? Thanx.
Right below the Super. It was replaced by the Studio model.
by JohnL
Thu Dec 17, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Holton bass trombone
Replies: 25
Views: 2118

Re: Holton bass trombone

Mikebmiller wrote:
Thu Dec 17, 2020 7:39 am
How does one accidentally buy a bass trombone?
An intent to buy a symphonic tenor with an f-attachment, a vague description with blurry pictures, and a price that's too good to pass up.
by JohnL
Thu Dec 17, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Package theifs
Replies: 27
Views: 2211

Re: Package theifs

I could see someone getting sued for firing off blanks. "Boo hoo, my hearing was damaged as I was stealing this person's property, and now I'm triggered and emotionally scarred for life" More like the wadding hit 'em in the eye or some such. If you want something that goes BANG, there are better op...
by JohnL
Wed Dec 16, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Package theifs
Replies: 27
Views: 2211

Re: Package theifs

As a future engineer I really like this solution but I think the guy who rigged a package on his porch with shotgun blanks is probably more cost effective. The problem with blanks is that there's still the potential for the wadding to hit someone with a dangerous amount of kinetic energy - with the...
by JohnL
Mon Dec 14, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Big Small Bore Mouthpiece
Replies: 24
Views: 2342

Re: Big Small Bore Mouthpiece

alberttrombone wrote:
Mon Dec 14, 2020 1:26 pm
I'm looking for a "big" mouthpiece for a medium bore trombone, for a Bach 36.
I want a bigger cup diameter than the Bach 5GS that I have now and I was thinking about a Dennis Wick 5BS for example...
A little bigger or a lot bigger?
by JohnL
Sat Dec 12, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Venturi size
Replies: 9
Views: 1774

Re: Venturi size

Ah, the Wayback Machine.

Thank you, Mr. Peabody.
by JohnL
Sat Dec 12, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: New valve maintenance
Replies: 12
Views: 2426

Re: New valve maintenance

hornbuilder wrote:
Thu Dec 10, 2020 12:11 pm
Correct. Valves are not interchangeable. At least not high quality, correctly fitted valves.
Be nice if every valve had an assembly number on the casing and on the core, but a lot of them don't.
by JohnL
Sat Dec 12, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Quarantining a new horn
Replies: 21
Views: 1856

Re: Quarantining a new horn

Beyond the science of surface transmission, there's the psychology. Keeping stuff clean can help give some people a sense that can at least control SOMETHING. Another thought. Even if COVID-19 transmission via surface contact is a very low risk, many other diseases are more commonly transmitted in t...
by JohnL
Fri Dec 11, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Name this trombone!
Replies: 14
Views: 1696

Re: Name this trombone!

The snakes say German or possibly Czech. Beyond that? There were dozens if not hundreds of small shops operating in the Kraslice/Markneukirchen region at one time or another. Unless an instrument is marked, it's almost impossible to tell who made it. Some craftsmen had "signatures", but those would ...
by JohnL
Fri Dec 11, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Quarantining a new horn
Replies: 21
Views: 1856

Re: Quarantining a new horn

A combination of heat and time will break down the virus. You got a nice hot car you can leave the horn in for a couple days?
by JohnL
Fri Dec 11, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Williams 6 - Relacquer, Restore, or Leave Alone?
Replies: 21
Views: 2101

Re: Williams 6 - Relacquer, Restore, or Leave Alone?

If you're really happy with how it sounds and plays right now, don't mess with it.

Ya can't play shiny.
by JohnL
Tue Dec 08, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: The original Mona Lisa
Replies: 13
Views: 1876

Re: The original Mona Lisa

But let's get down to what's important...

THE HARDWARE!

Looks like Yeo Signature mouthpiece to me.
by JohnL
Tue Dec 08, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: King trombone Quality
Replies: 20
Views: 2587

Re: King trombone Quality

King's move was maybe 20 miles, so a lot of the workforce stayed with the company. That's in contrast to Conn (Elkhart, IN to Abilene, TX) and Bach (Mt. Vernon, NY to Elkhart, IN); those were major upheavals. Yes, there are some eras of King trombones that have more of an "aura" than others (particu...
by JohnL
Fri Dec 04, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Innovations you'd like to see
Replies: 181
Views: 14093

Re: Innovations you'd like to see

Harrison, how about rotor valves that are consistent enough from unit to unit that replacing a bumper consists of just pulling the old one and plugging the new one in - no need to trim. That might be easier to achieve. Rather than "forever" bumpers, you just need bumpers that are cheap and easily re...
by JohnL
Tue Dec 01, 2020 11:48 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: King 1480 Trombone on ebay
Replies: 6
Views: 1417

Re: King 1480 Trombone on ebay

The mouthpiece receiver measures 9/16" across. It takes a large shank mouthpiece all the way up to the hilt, so to speak. Has anyone seen this size shank? Are there extra large shank MPs? That's typical for 1480's; King's large bore receiver is an odd size and taper. I play mine with a standard lar...
by JohnL
Tue Dec 01, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Benge 290 question
Replies: 28
Views: 2961

Re: Benge 290 question

Underrated By far the most common adjective used in relation to Benge, but who exactly is underrating them? Just about everyone who comments on Benge trombones agrees that they're good instruments. I'd say more "unheralded" than "underrated". Any school band director has heard of Bach, King, Conn, ...
by JohnL
Tue Dec 01, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: O'Malley trombones ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1430

Re: O'Malley trombones ?

One of the first things I do when I see a new brand surface is to track down a physical address and plug it into Google Maps to see what sort of establishment they have. The results can be interesting.
by JohnL
Mon Nov 30, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Probably a dumb question but ...
Replies: 17
Views: 2864

Re: Probably a dumb question but ...

OOH! The multi-bore trombone! Draw the inners with an oval cross-section on the ID - .500" in one direction and .562" in the other direction. The best of both worlds! From smallish tenor to a bass in one horn! Make the rest of the horn the same way (including oval ports in the rotors and an oval be...
by JohnL
Mon Nov 30, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Probably a dumb question but ...
Replies: 17
Views: 2864

Re: Probably a dumb question but ...

If a slide were perfectly round I'd think that might be a problem. A slide ID might very well vary .05 depending on which chord you measured it. Maybe .005" (~.13 mm), but .05" (~1.3 mm)? You could have the slide measure anywhere from .500" - .547" and still have room to spare. OOH! The multi-bore ...
by JohnL
Sun Nov 29, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Probably a dumb question but ...
Replies: 17
Views: 2864

Re: Probably a dumb question but ...

.01"/.1 mm? Phooey on that.

You can buy a stainless steel digital caliper from Harbor Freight for less than $20 that'll do +/- 0.001 in. or 0.03mm.
by JohnL
Sun Nov 29, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Cutting bells down in size.
Replies: 9
Views: 1900

Re: Cutting bells down in size.

At that point he was planning on moving north somewhere on the 5. Since then he has moved and doesn't have a shop, I'm pretty sure. A couple years ago he was talking about transitioning to being "semi-retired" and moving up to (IIRC) the Santa Clarita Valley area. Here's what he says on his website...
by JohnL
Fri Nov 27, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: Larry Minick Reynolds on ebay
Replies: 12
Views: 802

Re: Larry Minick Reynolds on ebay

mrdeacon wrote:
Fri Nov 27, 2020 11:17 pm
That horn looks like a quick conversion nothing fancy. To my eyes, it's just the linkage and the D slide. Everything else looks pretty stock.
Not just stock, but rode hard and put away wet stock.
by JohnL
Fri Nov 27, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: Larry Minick Reynolds on ebay
Replies: 12
Views: 802

Re: Larry Minick Reynolds on ebay

Gotta ask the same question I always ask when a "Minick" instrument shows up:

"How much work did Larry Minick actually do on this particular horn?"

The linkage lever is his, and the rest of the linkage looks like his work. Maybe the D extension. But what else (if anything)?

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