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by whitbey
Wed May 22, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: How to modify Hamilton stand
Replies: 3
Views: 116

Re: How to modify Hamilton stand

I put my big foot on the leg.
by whitbey
Mon May 06, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Music Stand Placement
Replies: 15
Views: 905

Re: Music Stand Placement

I put my stand at about 5th or 6th position. With valve 5th, without 6th. I keep my slide at the edge of the stand, the stand top high as the low spot of the directors stick and the left side page in direct line to the director. For 6th or 7th I go left a little with the slide to clear the stand. Be...
by whitbey
Thu May 02, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: What is the best/worst trigger system for a two valved bass.
Replies: 12
Views: 652

Re: What is the best/worst trigger system for a two valved bass.

I cannot reach the current second valve lever. I used to use the older Bach style side by side with a bar soldered on beside. After my thumb was dislocated that failed. I ended up with a Rube Goldburg style lever that works real easy. The middle finger squeezes in along the slide brace. Photos in my...
by whitbey
Thu May 02, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Forums of other instruments?
Replies: 14
Views: 407

Re: Forums of other instruments?

Need one for french horns. Those forums would be a good place to find players for a brass quintet.
by whitbey
Sat Apr 27, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Reamer size??
Replies: 4
Views: 229

Reamer size??

I need to open up the mouthpiece receiver on my euph. Bassbone, large shank.

What size and taper do I need?
by whitbey
Fri Apr 26, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: JP Rath Alto Trombone
Replies: 8
Views: 446

Re: JP Rath Alto Trombone

Learning Alto is like teaching an aardvark to do calligraphy. A good horn will help.
by whitbey
Fri Apr 26, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Slide motor bike
Replies: 0
Views: 149

Slide motor bike

Well the trombone is in the back row and even make the bike sound good.


[media]https://drive.google.com/open?id=1WmT54 ... s90loxnwQL[/media]
by whitbey
Wed Apr 24, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Cases
Topic: Wish to buy Double case
Replies: 2
Views: 149

Re: Wish to buy Double case

Corvus wrote:
Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:56 am
whitbey wrote:
Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:18 am
I have Bags of Spain tenor/alto that I like.
You don't happen to have a spare shoulder strap for that Bags of Spain case? Thanks.
It is long gone. I have big shoulders and those straps never fit me. I made one for a case I have using a tool belt, rivets and hooks.
by whitbey
Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Cases
Topic: Wish to buy Double case
Replies: 2
Views: 149

Wish to buy Double case

I am looking for an affordable double trombone case. I have Bags of Spain tenor/alto that I like. One in that holds two tenors would be great.
by whitbey
Sun Apr 21, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: Cloning a phone sim card
Replies: 0
Views: 157

Cloning a phone sim card

I wish to clone a phone sim card. Because of a medical implant I cannot use a tablet phone. I have this nice Casio GZ1 Ravine that is a military spec. Drop it is a mud puddle or down a parking garage stair and it is fine. I am told Verizon will not put these phones in service anymore. I have an extr...
by whitbey
Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Edwards vs Shires
Replies: 56
Views: 3775

Re: Edwards vs Shires

:biggrin:

Edwards!!!


(just thought I would pile on)


:biggrin:
by whitbey
Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: Sold
Replies: 4
Views: 513

Re: Sold

It would be nice if when you sell something to leave the info up. Gives the rest of us an idea of values and what did sell.
Thanks
by whitbey
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Double Bone case
Replies: 0
Views: 136

Double Bone case

A few years ago I bought a double Bags of Spain case for tenor and alto. Now I would like to find one for two tenors. I found the last one on sale someplace that I cannot find now. Anyone seen these around on the discount? Or a reasonable substitute. I am good at rebuilding the case to keep the horn...
by whitbey
Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Copper leadpipe search
Replies: 9
Views: 552

Re: Copper leadpipe search

MK Drawing got back to me. There bronze is $125. They have already shipped it. I really appreciate the help guys. Made it easier. Wait for Brown Santa and then off to my Tech. ------- Conn style or Bach style? Let us know how it works out for you. ===== I am not sure. But the funny thing is that I ...
by whitbey
Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Copper leadpipe search
Replies: 9
Views: 552

Re: Copper leadpipe search

MK Drawing got back to me. There bronze is $125. They have already shipped it.

I really appreciate the help guys. Made it easier.

Wait for Brown Santa and then off to my Tech.
by whitbey
Wed Apr 03, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Copper leadpipe search
Replies: 9
Views: 552

Copper leadpipe search

I am in the process of getting a 525/547 nickle slide for my Edwards horn. I need a 525 copper leadpipe. Edwards does not have any. BrassArk is pricey and 3 or 4 months turn around. MK Drawing has bronze and I am waiting for a turn around time from them. Chuck Alexander is gone. I have ran out of su...
by whitbey
Mon Apr 01, 2019 7:00 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTB Dual Bore Handslide .547/.562 Bach or Edwards
Replies: 2
Views: 187

Re: WTB Dual Bore Handslide .547/.562 Bach or Edwards

Edwards has 547/562 slides for sale at $800 and 525/547 at $400.
by whitbey
Fri Mar 29, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Drilling holes in bass trombone mutes
Replies: 24
Views: 1165

Re: Drilling holes in bass trombone mutes

If you are going to try new corks. Just leave the original corks on and put new ones in between the originals. Gorilla glue was a good choice. and a rasp will do better then a file.
by whitbey
Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:06 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Slide lock turns too easily?
Replies: 10
Views: 434

Re: Slide lock turns too easily?

I had one a few years ago that was terribly loose. I put a piece of 35mm slide film under it and trimmed with a razor.It was still working several years later when I sold it.
by whitbey
Tue Mar 26, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: The Bach 50 thread
Replies: 24
Views: 1459

Re: The Bach 50 thread

My tenor horns are all Edwards. I got my bass when I was young. Bass Bach 50 Corporation horn. Bb/F/C. The bell is very soft and thin. The horn plays like a dream. Dependent valves old school wrap. C section is larger bore than the F section. Custom open lead pipe made years ago. Stork 1S MP. This h...
by whitbey
Tue Mar 19, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Advantages of axial flow valves
Replies: 81
Views: 3499

Re: Advantages of axial flow valves

norbie2018 wrote:
Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:14 am
whitbey wrote:
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:59 am
norbie2018 wrote:
Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:43 am


You don't like the valve?
Overall no. Yes it blows nice when it worked. I have become a fan of less mass on the horn and the leaner valve.
Sorry, I meant the CR valve.
I love the CR valve! The bracing and the sound pillar help too.
by whitbey
Tue Mar 19, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Drilling holes in bass trombone mutes
Replies: 24
Views: 1165

Re: Drilling holes in bass trombone mutes

I have drilled a few holes in my straight mute. Some days it really helps. Other days it does not. I have tape over the holes and can remove it or put it back. The weather and everything change what works best. Bigger horn helps more. Smaller horn not so much. Tape moves easy so figuring it out is e...
by whitbey
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Advantages of axial flow valves
Replies: 81
Views: 3499

Re: Advantages of axial flow valves

I had a Thayer many years ago. It was an oil and maintenance hog. I have Bach bass made in the 60's that needs care so seldom you do it because your bored. I use the new CR from Edwards now for my tenor. I think the bracing has more benefit then the valve. Something that works is a big advantage. Y...
by whitbey
Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Advantages of axial flow valves
Replies: 81
Views: 3499

Re: Advantages of axial flow valves

I had a Thayer many years ago. It was an oil and maintenance hog. I have Bach bass made in the 60's that needs care so seldom you do it because your bored. I use the new CR from Edwards now for my tenor. I think the bracing has more benefit then the valve.

Something that works is a big advantage.
by whitbey
Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTB Cheap Edwards or Bach slide
Replies: 13
Views: 790

Re: WTB Cheap Edwards or Bach slide

Just an fyi, edwards is clearing out .525-547 slides $400 new right now. Unless you are making it yourself and paying tech prices, you cannot be that anywhere! YES! Bought and on it's way home. $120 will get me two nickel outer tubes. My tech Kevin can do the assembly. :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin:...
by whitbey
Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTB Cheap Edwards or Bach slide
Replies: 13
Views: 790

Re: WTB Cheap Edwards or Bach slide

Just an fyi, edwards is clearing out .525-547 slides $400 new right now. Unless you are making it yourself and paying tech prices, you cannot be that anywhere! YES! Bought and on it's way home. $120 will get me two nickel outer tubes. My tech Kevin can do the assembly. :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin:
by whitbey
Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: What is a chocolate
Replies: 28
Views: 1398

Re: What is a chocolate

I am thinking Rocky Road.

But in this context, it is a phrase from the special DJ lexicon library.
by whitbey
Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTB Cheap Edwards or Bach slide
Replies: 13
Views: 790

Re: WTB Cheap Edwards or Bach slide

I have had a few opportunities presented to me. All seem to be pretty good slides.

I am looking for the slide that run over by the drummer.
by whitbey
Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Bach slide width vs Conn slide width
Replies: 2
Views: 273

Re: Bach slide width vs Conn slide width

547
42B vs an 88H
by whitbey
Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Dual Bore Tenor Bone = Slide Euphonium?
Replies: 48
Views: 2540

Re: Dual Bore Tenor Bone = Slide Euphonium?

Analogy.
Single to duobore is tighter then trumpet to cornet. No flugelhorn or euph in sight.
by whitbey
Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTB Cheap Edwards or Bach slide
Replies: 13
Views: 790

Re: WTB Cheap Edwards or Bach slide

The Edwards store currently has the slide you propose to build ready made @ $800 ... the results may be quite a bit more predictable and consistent than a franken-slide. https://store.edwards-instruments.com/product/bdbn-standard-bass-dual-bore-all-nickel-trombone-slide Yup. That is a brass slide. ...
by whitbey
Tue Mar 05, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTB Cheap Edwards or Bach slide
Replies: 13
Views: 790

Re: WTB Cheap Edwards or Bach slide

I added Edwards to the wish list. It is possible someone has a Edwards that was stepped on.
by whitbey
Tue Mar 05, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTB Cheap Edwards or Bach slide
Replies: 13
Views: 790

WTB Cheap Edwards or Bach slide

I need a cheap Edwards or Bach slide for a parts donor horn. I am going to buy new tubes to build a nickel 525/547 slide for my Edwards horn. Looking for the rest of the parts. The tubes can be trashed. Jeff jeff@whitbey.com I added Edwards to the wish list. It is possible someone has a Edwards that...
by whitbey
Tue Mar 05, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Bach slide width vs Conn slide width
Replies: 2
Views: 273

Bach slide width vs Conn slide width

Wondering if anyone can tell me the difference between the Bach slide width vs Conn slide width in inches. How much narrower is the Conn?
by whitbey
Sun Mar 03, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Dual Bore Tenor Bone = Slide Euphonium?
Replies: 48
Views: 2540

Re: Dual Bore Tenor Bone = Slide Euphonium?

I do want to get a 525/547 slide in nickel for my Edwards.
Edwards has a brass tube slide.
I have a guy that can assemble the slide but he does not have the tooling for drawing the tubes.
So, I am on the hunt for nickel tubes.
by whitbey
Sun Mar 03, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Dual Bore Tenor Bone = Slide Euphonium?
Replies: 48
Views: 2540

Re: Dual Bore Tenor Bone = Slide Euphonium?

I play duo bore slides. The way I blow they just work better. So my 547 horn is a 547/562 slide. My 500 bore is a 500/508 and my alto is a duo bore too.

I sound like a regular trombone.

I do want to get a 525/547 slide in nickel for my Edwards but it is going to take some effort to find one.
by whitbey
Tue Feb 26, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: Water freezing?
Replies: 0
Views: 167

Water freezing?

I keep bottles of water in my car. And gallons by my car to fill with. Anyone in the cold part of the county is probably having the frozen bottle in the morning I used to. Solution. I have a plastic cooler in the garage and in it I have a coffee cup warmer. The cup warmer is 7 watts. I connected a m...
by whitbey
Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Edwards history
Replies: 2
Views: 332

Edwards history

It was interesting reading Greenhoe history. I play mostly Edwards horns and have heard a lot of things. I remember seeing a New Sousa band concert around 1990 that a trombonist had an Edwards bell with a Thayer valve and a Bach slide. Seems it was before Edwards made slides or maybe they just made ...
by whitbey
Sat Feb 23, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: D J Kennedy
Replies: 21
Views: 3478

Re: D J Kennedy

I emailed and called a few times.

Seems he is of the new breed that does not return calls.
by whitbey
Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: ERGObone
Replies: 11
Views: 748

Re: ERGObone

Anyone with use one? Thoughts?
by whitbey
Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Adjustable brace/counterweight
Replies: 2
Views: 376

Re: Adjustable brace/counterweight

After I got the Edwards CR rotor with the sound pillars I was putting the counter weight on my straight neck pipe Edwards. I tried both the tuning slide and the straight neck pipe. It did not make much change, or one I could understand. I also tried putting the weight higher close the bell tube and ...
by whitbey
Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: King 5B
Replies: 30
Views: 1432

Re: King 5B

Many years ago (~25) I played in a band with a trombonist with a German horn and a trombonist with a King 5B. It seems the 5B was 536ish/547. The German horn was about the same. And both bells were the larger 9 inch size. And both horns played very similar.
by whitbey
Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Edwards/ Getzen 2nd Valve Comfort
Replies: 12
Views: 641

Re: Edwards/ Getzen 2nd Valve Comfort

This is wild. I have large hands and add a brace to the slide. Like a Rube Goldberg project. But is works well for me. I did it before many second valves were as they are now. Images are in my profile.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1izx3 ... VrZ0k/view
by whitbey
Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bach Bell Markings
Replies: 9
Views: 662

Re: Bach Bell Markings

Similar to bell markings. There was an older style valve lever soldered on the MP side of the bell section low more like a Conn. What year did they change that?
by whitbey
Wed Feb 06, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: I need a good repair tech to help fix an out of tune bass trombone 2nd valve
Replies: 11
Views: 1414

Re: I need a good repair tech to help fix an out of tune bass trombone 2nd valve

I live in Rochester MI
My guy for years has been Kevin Powers. He was the foreman for Shilke. Great at custom work and the better then Edwards for slide work.
Kevin Powers, 734/242-4914 c734/915-5606 3151 N.Custer Monroe MI
by whitbey
Wed Feb 06, 2019 6:27 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Open Leadpipes
Replies: 4
Views: 676

Re: Open Leadpipes

I was like you looking for a more open pipe several years ago. I ended up with a shorter more open pipe from Chuck M???? (recently closed shop, cannot remember name). I still have the pipe in my drawer. It played well and was very open. Later, my health and playing changed and I switched to a #1 siz...
by whitbey
Sat Feb 02, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Low B Attachment
Replies: 14
Views: 1069

Re: Low B Attachment

Tremozl wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:27 am
I imagine pedal C blows almost as well as an F contra?
Better.
by whitbey
Sat Feb 02, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bach alto ???
Replies: 6
Views: 555

Re: Bach alto ???

They even used the tenor case for the alto.
by whitbey
Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Low B Attachment
Replies: 14
Views: 1069

Re: Low B Attachment

Low B seems odd to me. My bass is Bb/F/C dependent. Low C in 1st with B and Bb close in 2 and 3 makes sense. I converted the 2nd valve E to the C in the early 80's. Had a larger bore pipe on the C pipe so it blows very open. Makes things simple that low C's and B's are the same as the in staff C's ...
by whitbey
Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: 525/547 slide?
Replies: 4
Views: 581

Re: 525/547 slide?

I just found out Edwards does not have a 525/547 nickle slide. I think I am going to call my favorite tech and ask him to make one. Unless someone has a better idea.

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