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by whitbey
Fri Jul 23, 2021 6:53 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Shipping a trombone
Replies: 29
Views: 743

Re: Shipping a trombone

I recently shipped a horn. Towels in case. Case in box. Box in 2nd box.
The oddity was the UPS store wanted to repack the horn if I bought the insurance. My home owners covers it. They did not repack.
by whitbey
Wed Jul 14, 2021 11:12 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Slide slows up fast on gigs
Replies: 15
Views: 1229

Re: Slide slows up fast on gigs

I had a slide like that. It was almost aligned. My tech would just flash the slide with a torch and it would change.
He worked it over and it was fine.
by whitbey
Thu Jul 08, 2021 9:59 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: FrankenBach 36b?
Replies: 15
Views: 709

Re: FrankenBach 36b?

Meh? Some people just prefer under the thumb triggers. Sure, that might be a Holton lever and saddle… Bach also made them like that in NY, Mt Vernon, and Early Elkhart years. If your thumb is in the right place… don’t change a thing. If you want a slight mod to change the position, go ahead, make i...
by whitbey
Sun Jun 27, 2021 5:48 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Darkest Sounding Trombone
Replies: 19
Views: 1814

Re: Darkest Sounding Trombone

When I first got a pillar thing on my Edwards, I was skeptical. So I tried a 3 inch steel bolt.
Terrifyingly dark.
Also made the point, if you can wreck it with something, then it can be help with the same.

My 1970's 42B. Dark and frumpy.
by whitbey
Sun Jun 20, 2021 5:52 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Edwards vs Shires
Replies: 66
Views: 12422

Re: Edwards vs Shires

Bach5G wrote:
Thu Jun 10, 2021 4:53 pm
Small US family-owned company vs wholly owned subsidiary of Chinese corporation?
+1
by whitbey
Tue Jun 15, 2021 5:59 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Brand Loyalty ?
Replies: 41
Views: 2144

Re: Brand Loyalty ?

Edwards has earned my loyalty. The horns play great. They are great help in making changes to the horns. There warranty has proven great. They keep innovating. And they are an American company owned by real people.
by whitbey
Fri Apr 23, 2021 6:59 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: King 5B
Replies: 26
Views: 1366

Re: King 5B

I have seen a 5B many years ago that was 525/547. Seems like it had a bass shank. Also the bore size on the small leg might have been a little bigger, but not 547. I would not buy it until you can check it. That would be the predecessor 1480, .536/547. Not a 5B. Maybe he had that slide on a 5B. The...
by whitbey
Thu Apr 22, 2021 10:06 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: King 5B
Replies: 26
Views: 1366

Re: King 5B

I have seen a 5B many years ago that was 525/547. Seems like it had a bass shank. Also the bore size on the small leg might have been a little bigger, but not 547. I would not buy it until you can check it.
by whitbey
Fri Apr 16, 2021 1:29 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Which Bell Material is your favorite?
Replies: 32
Views: 1879

Re: Which Bell Material is your favorite?

Sterling silver is my favorite. I can get depth in my sound that is wonderful. But you cannot over blow or put an edge on sterling silver so I also have brass. Red brass is fail for me. This has been said by those listening to me too.
by whitbey
Wed Apr 14, 2021 8:55 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bach Steiner horn has arrived?
Replies: 75
Views: 5316

Re: Bach Steiner horn has arrived?

Looks like the Kiss bone wrap.
by whitbey
Sat Apr 03, 2021 3:41 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: Mozilla Firefox Backspace fix
Replies: 0
Views: 365

Mozilla Firefox Backspace fix

How to Restore Backspace Key to Go Back to Previous Page in Mozilla Firefox


https://www.askvg.com/tip-how-to-restor ... a-firefox/
by whitbey
Thu Mar 11, 2021 7:34 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Storing goosenecks
Replies: 7
Views: 1223

Re: Storing goosenecks

I have found towels folded to give the needed layers are the best padding. I have several towels in my cases for item separation. including in my old Bags of Spain case4 layers of towel between the two bell sections. Way better the foam. I used towel for the padding on an armrest I needed, Never bot...
by whitbey
Fri Mar 05, 2021 8:57 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: What are the differences between the Hagmann, the Shires Trubore, and the Conn CL valves
Replies: 30
Views: 2705

Re: What are the differences between the Hagmann, the Shires Trubore, and the Conn CL valves

I will though in a another note of variations. The mass and the size. The size becomes an issue taking space near your neck, sometimes offsetting the horn from your face. The additional mass will dampen the horn. I guess a lighter bell can offset that. But I have found that more valve is more effort...
by whitbey
Mon Feb 22, 2021 7:06 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: What a difference 0.017” makes!
Replies: 18
Views: 2107

Re: What a difference 0.017” makes!

Reminds me of many days ago tuning the jets and metering rods on carburetors. Slide rule days.
The difference is not the diameter, the difference is the area of the circle and how much larger it is. Throw in the outer slide is bigger yet and opens the horn up even more in the longer positions.
by whitbey
Sun Feb 14, 2021 6:32 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Effect of mass addition on tone - Experiment Design
Replies: 17
Views: 2047

Re: Effect of mass addition on tone - Experiment Design

Adding mass to a horn can make a difference. Edwards pillars are pretty impressive with a small amount of material. When I first got a single pillar valve I tried all the variations with a touch of wonder. Then I put a few bolts both quality and cheap in. Those bolts ruined the play of the horn. To ...
by whitbey
Wed Jan 20, 2021 5:34 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Different materials in components and how it affects sound and plability.
Replies: 15
Views: 1803

Re: Different materials in components and how it affects sound and plability.

We have a materials thread pinned at the top. Could these post be combined to it?
by whitbey
Tue Jan 12, 2021 5:56 am
Forum: Technology
Topic: Android opening stuff on its own
Replies: 9
Views: 2049

Re: Android opening stuff on its own

Yup. I did the hard reset back to factory 4 weeks ago. When the phone rings or an alarm goes off, somehow the phone wakes up and then in my pocket it starts up things. Forcing it to stay asleep is needed.
by whitbey
Mon Jan 11, 2021 9:01 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: Android opening stuff on its own
Replies: 9
Views: 2049

Re: Android opening stuff on its own

The phone is not a gov issue, just a military spec bought off EBay. The latest thing made the center button on the front not wiling to wake the phone.. Maybe a good thing. I found a setting on the extra programmable Key on the left side that said it would wake the device on a long press. Even though...
by whitbey
Sat Jan 09, 2021 2:55 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: Android opening stuff on its own
Replies: 9
Views: 2049

Re: Android opening stuff on its own

Is the phone off when you get a notification? It is asleep If you have a password then nothing should be able to open without you unlocking it. I had a password, now I do not. It still will do its thing either way. But not every time. Without the pw it was easier to stop the things. Butt dials are t...
by whitbey
Sat Jan 09, 2021 1:58 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: Android opening stuff on its own
Replies: 9
Views: 2049

Android opening stuff on its own

I have a Kyocera Model E6810 Android phone. It is a military spec that I need. My problem is something wakes the phone up like a call, spam or fathom alert. Then apps start opening in my pocket and changing things and doing things. Other then turning the phone off when I am not using it, how can I s...
by whitbey
Wed Dec 30, 2020 6:25 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: I'm skeptical about axial valves
Replies: 15
Views: 2163

Re: I'm skeptical about axial valves

I traded my old Edwards Thayer for a Edwards conventional rotor back in the 90's. The Thayer was too wide on my neck to play well. I got the new CR valve from Edwards recently. It is way better to me. Not just the valve but the way the whole thing is done. Thayer was a good advancement back in the 9...
by whitbey
Fri Dec 25, 2020 6:34 am
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: Win a Getzen 4147IB!
Replies: 8
Views: 3189

Re: Win a Getzen 4147IB!

Wish they would have a contest for over 25. Like way over.
by whitbey
Tue Dec 22, 2020 6:32 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Valves large shank
Replies: 7
Views: 1909

Re: Valves large shank

I found playing euph that rotaries play more like a slide then pistons. Trumpet players that play rotaries say similar things.
That being said, a Cerveny euphonium or something East Euro could be a donor valve section. And if you like pistons, there are lots of euphs out there.
by whitbey
Mon Dec 21, 2020 6:32 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Tenor Slides with Bass Bells
Replies: 14
Views: 2872

Re: Tenor Slides with Bass Bells

Because of some custom work I have a 500/510 slide with a large connector. and a 525/547. a 547/562 and of course a 562 slide. I tried all the variations a few years ago. Smaller slides on the bass horn were terrible. One size smaller or bigger on the 547 horn worked well. The 525/547 on the 500 hor...
by whitbey
Sat Dec 19, 2020 5:49 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: What are the characteristics of a silver plated horn?
Replies: 28
Views: 3325

Re: What are the characteristics of a silver plated horn?

I have a sterling silver bell 547 Edwards. I tend to only polish it once or twice a year after a season. Fewer people notice it with a light tarnish going on. I use the sterling bell in the orchestra for softer pieces that do not need an edge to the hits. At one of the rehearsals, a trumpet player s...
by whitbey
Fri Dec 18, 2020 6:26 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Holton bass trombone
Replies: 25
Views: 3165

Re: Holton bass trombone

Mikebmiller wrote:
Thu Dec 17, 2020 7:39 am
How does one accidentally buy a bass trombone?

They hit bottom.

:biggrin:
by whitbey
Mon Dec 07, 2020 7:24 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Material: Leadpipe vs crook vs tuning slide vs bell (Alto, Tenor, Bass)
Replies: 13
Views: 2710

Re: Material: Leadpipe vs crook vs tuning slide vs bell (Alto, Tenor, Bass)

I find more variation in the materials gives me a better color to my sound. A yellow brass horn sounds similar but flat compared to my horns. I play Edwards horns. Easy to make changes and smart with Christians advice. My favorite horn has a copper leadpipe, Nickel slide, copper pillar and tuning sl...
by whitbey
Fri Dec 04, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Innovations you'd like to see
Replies: 181
Views: 20503

Re: Innovations you'd like to see

Yes on the bumper pads!
Yes, I can make my bumpers work and last for several years, but it is a pain because the system is a bad design and has to be horsed to work.
by whitbey
Mon Nov 30, 2020 6:52 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: .525/.547 slide players : large or small shank leadpipe, and why?
Replies: 18
Views: 3736

Re: .525/.547 slide players : large or small shank leadpipe, and why?

I had an Edwards slide made up by my Tech with nickle slides after I bought the close out brass slide from Edwards. I wanted the leadpipe to work with a large shank. There was not enough room to fit a large shank leadpipe in that slide. My reasoning is the other tenor slides were large shank and too...
by whitbey
Fri Nov 27, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bb/F/G/Eb bass trombones
Replies: 45
Views: 4324

Re: Bb/F/G/Eb bass trombones

Players preferring G and D are the whole reason we had that wonderfully absurd triple dependent bass thread on the old forum. There is one additional advantage to Gb/D, which is that you can play pedal Bb in 7th with both triggers (not technically a pedal when played that way, but you know what I m...
by whitbey
Tue Nov 24, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bb/F/G/Eb bass trombones
Replies: 45
Views: 4324

Re: Bb/F/G/Eb bass trombones

Year before dependent valves were liked or preferred, I bought a Bb/F/E dependent. The extension tubes to make it Eb or D were only $20. So I bought 2 sets of tunes and got C. C made so much sense as C's were in first position, B's were in a long 2nd and Bb's were in a long 3rd. Worked so well I had...
by whitbey
Fri Nov 20, 2020 6:40 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Innovations you'd like to see
Replies: 181
Views: 20503

Re: Innovations you'd like to see

Remote control water key. Button somewhere near the mouthpiece/slide tenon area that can be pushed without taking your hand off the horn. Self-healing brass so the dents just pop right out. Hell, how about a music reading device that reminds you when the 108 bars of rest are about over! It exists! ...
by whitbey
Fri Nov 13, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Completing a trombone from a williams flare only
Replies: 8
Views: 4864

Re: Completing a trombone from a williams flare only

Buy an Edwards. Have the studs put on the Williams. Now you can change or hold.
by whitbey
Sat Nov 07, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: .525 or .547 Bore?
Replies: 52
Views: 11105

Re: .525 or .547 Bore?

I have a 525/547 and a 547/562 that both sound like a 547. For small I use a 500/525.
by whitbey
Fri Oct 23, 2020 7:11 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: O. E. Thayer double valves help.
Replies: 12
Views: 7762

Re: O E Thayer double valves help

I have an 547 Edwards CR-E valve. I love it I had a Thayer valve long ago that I traded someone for the regular valve. My neck is big and there is so much mass to the valve I felt the response was slow. I bought the CR-E valve about 7 years ago. It has been great for me. The horn is very responsive...
by whitbey
Wed Oct 21, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Plastic Trombone comparison
Replies: 16
Views: 4548

Re: Plastic Trombone comparison

I have 3 Pbones. All play different. White one played ok. Then the the neck pipe cracked and got ribbon epoxied. Plays better now. Bought two for $50 each on ebay. Pink one as it is my wife's color. Plays very nice. Orange for the grandson. Played as good as the white one. But more responsive and a ...
by whitbey
Fri Oct 16, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Musty Smell Remove.
Replies: 12
Views: 7155

Re: Musty Smell Remove.

Put a dish of vinegar inside the case. Put it and leave it for a few days. Sometimes a rag or washcloth in the dish helps.
This is also good to remove the smells in your car or truck.

And if you want to scrub automotive or a case, use Dawn dish soap with vinegar and water. Scrub with a brush.
by whitbey
Mon Sep 07, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Conn 88HSGXCL Experience? Good or bad.
Replies: 7
Views: 1527

Re: Conn 88HSGXCL Experience? Good or bad.

So the sterling silver Conn is hard to play soft?
My sterling silver Edwards is easy to play soft. Rich sound and softer then any other horn.
Is the Conn just heavy or is the throat locked up?
by whitbey
Fri Aug 28, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Re: Brand "New Start"
Replies: 23
Views: 3387

Re: Brand "New Start"

The tendency for a new to the horn player is to buy a smaller cheaper horn. then get a 547 nicer horn. My suggestion for an adult player with reasonable financial means and with the difficulty of trying horns these days is different. I have had two friends do this and were glad they did. First buy a...
by whitbey
Thu Aug 27, 2020 6:19 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: 5 Valve euphonium
Replies: 14
Views: 5847

Re: 5 Valve euphonium

I think the best valve tuning for a slide is different then valves. Tubas seem to find a flat first valve works better.
On my non compensating euph I have a lever on the main tuning slide that gets me in tune.
by whitbey
Thu Aug 27, 2020 6:11 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Nickel and yellow brass outers
Replies: 13
Views: 4130

Re: Nickel and yellow brass outers

I flipped an Edwards 525/547 brass outers to nickle outers with MK pipes. It worked out perfect. I already had the 547/562 nickle slide so my expectations matched.
I do have a 525 and a 547 brass tube from the Edwards horn for sale.
by whitbey
Thu Aug 20, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Cork Alternatives for mutes
Replies: 10
Views: 4096

Re: Cork Alternatives for mutes

Old tennis shoe soles work. Many years ago I tried using my daughters with the flashing lights. Just to get a brighter sound.
by whitbey
Wed Aug 05, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Playing With a Face Mask?
Replies: 30
Views: 13281

Re: Playing With a Face Mask?

If you want to play with a mask, I would suggest throwing it in the air and catching it. You can amuse yourself and it might entertain a few others.
by whitbey
Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:35 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Corp 36 trigger weird?
Replies: 31
Views: 4055

Re: Corp 36 trigger weird?

elmsandr wrote:
Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:33 pm
Under thumb trigger WITHOUT spacer flange:

https://www.trombonechat.com/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=15690

Cheers,
Andy
Thanks Andy!
Interesting that that horn does not have a serial number either.
by whitbey
Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Corp 36 trigger weird?
Replies: 31
Views: 4055

Re: Corp 36 trigger weird?

My 50B sat around Giardinelli for a while then was sent back for a second valve. There was a solder mark on the receiver like your picture where the original lever was and a lever like that in the case. I bought it in the 70's but the horn was in stock for years they said.
I just loved the sound.
by whitbey
Sun Jun 21, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Adapting a trigger trombone for handicapped players
Replies: 29
Views: 4628

Re: Adapting a trigger trombone for handicapped players

Maybe a cordless foot peddle connected to an servo or solenoid. Model airplane and piano parts might be useful.
by whitbey
Wed Jun 03, 2020 6:58 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Advantages/disadvantages of dual bore?
Replies: 32
Views: 4295

Re: Advantages/disadvantages of dual bore?

Except for bass I need dual bore. For me single bore makes me either blow the MP off my face or makes me use too much pressure. I have some neurological things going on that I do not feel my face that well. Dual bore lets me just blow. I use a 547/562 for big groups and 525/547 for small. 500/508 fo...
by whitbey
Wed Jun 03, 2020 6:49 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Are silver sonics magical?
Replies: 33
Views: 6283

Re: Are silver sonics magical?

I have a sterling silver Edwards bell. It is all that and more. The only issue is in a concert band or orchestra you do not get an edge on the strong attacks that is needed. I use it in orchestra when gentle and soft are the need with great results. Quintet... it is the ace. For solo and practice, i...
by whitbey
Wed Jun 03, 2020 6:41 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Is this America?
Replies: 45
Views: 16211

Re: Is this America?

I thought this was a board of and about trombones.

The politics and statements in these threads are not nice.

Please blow this thread out of here.
by whitbey
Sun May 31, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Dream Trombones?
Replies: 141
Views: 25293

Re: Dream Trombones?

It is good to see sterling silver bells made. My Edwards with the sterling silver bell is a dream horn.
I hope to get an alto bone someday with a sterling bell.

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