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by whitbey
Sat Apr 04, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Thein Tenor Trombone
Replies: 8
Views: 460

Re: Thein Tenor Trombone

I tried a Thein once. This one was not well cared for but it played and looked 50 years older then my 1960's Bach.
Think os a PBone sound with a sackput (sp?) feel.
by whitbey
Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Submerging whole rotor section in water
Replies: 17
Views: 429

Re: Submerging whole rotor section in water

In between disassembled cleanings I put a rubber wine cork in the end, pull the tune slides and fill the horn up past the valve with a water white vinegar combo. The vinegar combo is great for slide too. After a soak a good rinse is needed. I have a few old mouthpieces soldered to garden hose fittin...
by whitbey
Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: hard gear vs soft gear.
Replies: 15
Views: 521

Re: hard gear vs soft gear.

You want to fix something, you need the right tool. Sometimes you can get away with close to the right tool like using a claw hammer to pound metal instead of a ball peen. Then a better hammer will hold up better and give you a better feel for what you are doing. Things are never perfect, but tools ...
by whitbey
Mon Mar 30, 2020 5:58 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Jokes and one liners from the back row
Replies: 61
Views: 6182

Re: Jokes and one liners from the back row

When our phones auto correct to "duck" it's still fowl language.
by whitbey
Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Strangest gigs
Replies: 68
Views: 5882

Re: Strangest gigs

This was strange AND gross... I got called for a variety band gig for a private club out in the sticks... all was normal until about 11:00... they locked the doors and someone got on a mic and said “It is time...”. Then... they all went at it... it was a swingers club, and we were on until 1:00... ...
by whitbey
Sun Mar 15, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Red Rot found on newer vs. old horns
Replies: 7
Views: 821

Re: Red Rot found on newer vs. old horns

So what can you do to slow or stop red rot?
by whitbey
Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Edwards Trombone pillars
Replies: 16
Views: 931

Re: Edwards Trombone pillars

Brass would be easy to make as you can buy brass rod at a hobby shop and thread it. After I played with the pillars from Edwards I tried several bolts and screws of differing hardness and length. The results were wild and crazy, but it showed how much so little can change a horn. On my straight neck...
by whitbey
Tue Mar 10, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Edwards Trombone pillars
Replies: 16
Views: 931

Re: Edwards Trombone pillars

I have just one spot for one pillar by the valve on my Edwards. Two of my horns are that way.

I was skeptical. But it made the horn play easier.

Then my wife who plays the radio told me how much better it sounded.
by whitbey
Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Brass Quintet
Replies: 4
Views: 337

Brass Quintet

I have a good church brass quintet. We mostly play legit tunes. But I am looking for good arrangements of When you wish upon a star and Over the rainbow Anyone that has a quintet, I would be happy to send my tune list to and cast opinions on other charts we have. If you have favorites to share, plea...
by whitbey
Mon Mar 02, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Corp. Bach 42 Slide
Replies: 1
Views: 333

Re: FS: Corp. Bach 42 Slide

I have a thread selling some outer tubes. 525/547 in brass. if someone bought one 525 inside stocking they could make a 525/547 slide out of this slide and my parts.


Link to the outer brass tubes....
http://www.trombonechat.com/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=10548
by whitbey
Sat Feb 29, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Jokes and one liners from the back row
Replies: 61
Views: 6182

Re: Jokes and one liners from the back row

Her only flair is in her nostrils.


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by whitbey
Fri Feb 28, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: Edwards slide tubes FS
Replies: 9
Views: 953

Re: Edwards slide tubes FS

A 525 inside tube from MK Drawing is $136
https://www.mkdrawing.com/product/tromb ... me-plated/
by whitbey
Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: Edwards slide tubes FS
Replies: 9
Views: 953

Re: Edwards slide tubes FS

See that Bach slide for sale?

Get these tubes and one inside 525 tube from MK drawing and you will have a 525-547 slide.
by whitbey
Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Jokes and one liners from the back row
Replies: 61
Views: 6182

Re: Jokes and one liners from the back row

That’s harder than slamming a revolving door.
by whitbey
Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: A 440 but not quite
Replies: 4
Views: 397

A 440 but not quite

I run into this ever so often. Band or orchestra tunes to the oboe or clarinet. They use there tuner. There tuner is not in tune and like Thursday night, we have out tuning slides over an inch out from normal.

Why are some tuners so far off?

I am taking my Petersen with me next week.
by whitbey
Fri Feb 21, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Jokes and one liners from the back row
Replies: 61
Views: 6182

Re: Jokes and one liners from the back row

The trouble with her is that she lacks the power of conversation but not the power of speech
by whitbey
Thu Feb 20, 2020 6:13 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Good Euphonium for doubling?
Replies: 33
Views: 1967

Re: Good Euphonium for doubling?

I play a Cerveny euphonium 0.590 inch 15mm bore 4 rotary valve with bass shank receiver (tech altered) and a movable main tuning slide. So as a trombonist I can easily play in tune. I like the rotaries as the horn blows smoother without the pop of pistons. Having a similar articulation because of th...
by whitbey
Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: .525 or .547 Bore?
Replies: 41
Views: 2815

Re: .525 or .547 Bore?

Fruitysloth wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:25 pm
I’ve got a Bach 42 that I would let go of for $1100 shipped, giving you $1400 to find a nice small bore AND maybe a medium bore.
That is smart.
525 horns are just plain in between. Best to do small and big right.
by whitbey
Wed Feb 12, 2020 6:48 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Jokes and one liners from the back row
Replies: 61
Views: 6182

Re: Jokes and one liners from the back row

When life gives you lemons...
kill them
crush them
drink their souls
by whitbey
Sun Feb 09, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: Technology
Topic: iPad versions
Replies: 26
Views: 1481

Re: iPad versions

For those using the 12.9”, do you utilize any case or protection for this? Just thinking of how many times stands have been knocked over, I want to try to protect this thing. Cheers, Andy I once seen someone messing with there tablet because the battery was dead knock over there stand into the next...
by whitbey
Sat Feb 08, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Has this ever happen to you?
Replies: 9
Views: 955

Re: Has this ever happen to you?

I had this several years ago. Play loud and get the horn warm and it bound up.
My tech found if he flashed the length of the MP side of the slide it did the same.
He realigned the hand slide handle and it was fine.
by whitbey
Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: WTB: Canadian Brass trombone by Getzen
Replies: 9
Views: 770

Re: WTB: Canadian Brass trombone by Getzen

TboneGuy wrote:
Mon Feb 03, 2020 2:46 am
I am looking for anyone selling the Canadian Brass horn by Getzen. Please message me if you have one and want to part with it.
I was looking for one of these back in the early 90's. One day I called Getzen and they connected me to Edwards. Been an Edwards guy since.
by whitbey
Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Doubling on Baritone Horn
Replies: 13
Views: 745

Re: Doubling on Baritone Horn

I play the euph too.

The biggest thing I need to play a euph well is a lever to move the tuning slide. The upper register can be so sharp. Lipping the pitch down is not normal for us trombones as we have our hand slides. A lever to kick out the tuning slide gives a major skill improvement.
by whitbey
Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: New Option for a Double Tenor (or Tenor & Alto) Case
Replies: 19
Views: 1360

Re: New Option for a Double Tenor (or Tenor & Alto) Case

I am thinking about this case for myself.

Where do the MP's go?

Is there padding under the bell throat?

Could you put the bell in upside down/valve up?

I really appreciate your pics and post.
by whitbey
Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Very sweaty hands
Replies: 10
Views: 567

Re: Very sweaty hands

Split Wire Loom Tubing makes a great cushion and lets air in around your fingers. That and a rag have worked for me for a long time. http://assets.suredone.com/2424/media-photos/split-wire-loom-black-split-loom-tubing-conduit-polyethylene-convoluted-wire-car-marine-home-2.jpg Can be seen on the horn...
by whitbey
Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: New mute corks
Replies: 11
Views: 630

Re: New mute corks

I used Gorilla Glue. Been good for a couple years now.
Instead of peeling off the old corks, just put the new corks between the old corks on fresh unglued space.
After you glue them on a rasp will do a nice job of shaping the cork.
by whitbey
Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: Edwards slide tubes FS
Replies: 9
Views: 953

Re: Edwards slide tubes FS

Not a big seller but if you need them......
by whitbey
Wed Jan 08, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Jokes and one liners from the back row
Replies: 61
Views: 6182

Re: Jokes and one liners from the back row

Did you hear about the dyslexic, agnostic, insomniac? He stayed up all night wondering if there was a Dog.
by whitbey
Sun Dec 29, 2019 6:10 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Bags of Spain/Tortajada case
Replies: 3
Views: 408

Re: Bags of Spain/Tortajada case

Just read the page.
This is a alto tenor case. Not a 2 tenor case like I want.
by whitbey
Fri Dec 27, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Cases
Topic: FOUND: Double Alto/Tenor Case
Replies: 11
Views: 602

Re: WTB: Double Alto/Tenor Case

Since this is a sale / buy thread I started a thread in accessories

viewtopic.php?f=17&t=12815&p=100919#p100919
by whitbey
Fri Dec 27, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Bags of Spain/Tortajada case
Replies: 3
Views: 408

Re: Bags of Spain/Tortajada case

Seen this link
https://lamusainstrumentos.es/tortajada ... bones.html

Anyone have pics of how the slides store?
by whitbey
Fri Dec 27, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Bags of Spain/Tortajada case
Replies: 3
Views: 408

Bags of Spain/Tortajada case

I seen a post in a thread on the cases buy sell thread about Bags of Spain/Tortajada double case. I searched for Bags of Spain and Tortajada case but cannot find a seller of such. I have a previous generation alto/tenor Bags of Spain case that after I altered is great. Links and pics posted would be...
by whitbey
Sun Dec 22, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Jokes and one liners from the back row
Replies: 61
Views: 6182

Re: Jokes and one liners from the back row

When tempted to fight fire with fire, remember that the Fire Department usually uses water.
by whitbey
Sun Dec 22, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Roth Contempora trombone
Replies: 8
Views: 580

Re: Roth Contempora trombone

It should be a Reynolds Contempera, not Roth. Roth was the student line and Contempera is a Reynolds pro horn. Roth did make an F attachment horn. Check out Contempera corner for more info- https://contemporacorner.com/trombones/roth-trombones/. If it is a Reynolds Contempera, its worth a look depe...
by whitbey
Sat Dec 21, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: The Bach 50 thread
Replies: 39
Views: 4580

Re: The Bach 50 thread

I have a Bach 50 from the 60's with original dependent valves. It does supper soft and big and loud as one would need.
by whitbey
Sun Dec 15, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Conn SL2547 for Elkhart 8H and GenII 88H
Replies: 4
Views: 508

Re: Conn SL2547 for Elkhart 8H and GenII 88H

I am playing Edwards horns.

I play a 525/547 for quintet, solo and much of my practice. I play 547/562 for symphony and concert band.
Happy with both. Each is good enough for the other.
by whitbey
Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Jokes and one liners from the back row
Replies: 61
Views: 6182

Re: Jokes and one liners from the back row

The difference between fiction and reality? Fiction has to make sense.
by whitbey
Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Harmonic Bridge
Replies: 15
Views: 1789

Re: Harmonic Bridge

I have the single sound pillar on my Edwards. At first I was skeptical. But I had to mess with it. I tried using a regular long bolt with a lock nut. It trashed the horn. My theory, if you can wreck it, it is making a difference. My wife with no musical abilities past playing the radio can tell the ...
by whitbey
Fri Nov 29, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: The Bach 42 Thread
Replies: 28
Views: 2049

Re: The Bach 42 Thread

The bell is one point of skillful manufacturing. The assembly is another.
Has anyone reassembled the bell section of there 42 and had it play better? It was done on my 50, big change.
by whitbey
Fri Nov 29, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Jokes and one liners from the back row
Replies: 61
Views: 6182

Re: Jokes and one liners from the back row

Claustrophobic people are more productive thinking outside the box
by whitbey
Tue Nov 26, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Joe Alessi
Replies: 141
Views: 10253

Re: Joe Alessi

Celebs are all about advertising. A necessary thing to sell things. Seems like every trombone guy in a major symphony has a different horn every time I seem them. So one must expect that some of these players change horns mouthpieces and brands often. But Edwards is one really nice American company....
by whitbey
Sun Nov 24, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: TIS Construction - Any Advices / Links?
Replies: 20
Views: 1269

Re: TIS Construction - Any Advices / Links?

Great photo and explanations!

Seems it is just like over-sleeves that move.
by whitbey
Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: TIS Construction - Any Advices / Links?
Replies: 20
Views: 1269

Re: TIS Construction - Any Advices / Links?

I have always wondered, so I will ask here.

There is a tube inside the slide handle tube that is not all the way to the edge of the slide. Does this lip catch when you go out to the end of the slide? How much shorter is the slide then the handle inside?
by whitbey
Tue Nov 12, 2019 6:04 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Jokes and one liners from the back row
Replies: 61
Views: 6182

Re: Jokes and one liners from the back row

Santa's helpers are subordinate clauses.



I'm so happy I could just fart glitter!!!
by whitbey
Fri Nov 01, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: is this an Edwards alto?
Replies: 10
Views: 843

Re: is this an Edwards alto?

I have noticed less Edwards parts and horns for sale then the Shires.
I couldn't part with my Edwards stuff either.
by whitbey
Thu Oct 31, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Jokes and one liners from the back row
Replies: 61
Views: 6182

Re: Jokes and one liners from the back row

As accurate as the University of Berkley skeet shooting club.
by whitbey
Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Brams #2 Counting rests
Replies: 13
Views: 1080

Re: Brams #2 Counting rests

After I posted this I realized my problem was the bran new plexiglass wall in front of the trombones. It changed the sound, could not hear the well and the vision of the director was distorted through the plexiglass. The next rehearsal I moved the wall over so the sound got through and I could see. ...
by whitbey
Tue Oct 22, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Ergonomics Edwards T396-A
Replies: 4
Views: 581

Re: Ergonomics Edwards T396-A

I have large hands. So my hand wants to hold the horn farther from the MP.
I removed the knob on the valve lever and had a plate with a roll installed.
Pictures are in my profile.
by whitbey
Mon Oct 21, 2019 5:41 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Jokes and one liners from the back row
Replies: 61
Views: 6182

Re: Jokes and one liners from the back row

He used statistics the way a drunkard uses lampposts: for support, not illumination.

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