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by whitbey
Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Harmonic Bridge
Replies: 15
Views: 1281

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: 1237

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: 48
Views: 3280

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: 101
Views: 4636

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: 807

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: 807

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: 48
Views: 3280

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: 575

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: 48
Views: 3280

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: 586

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: 445

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: 48
Views: 3280

Re: Jokes and one liners from the back row

He used statistics the way a drunkard uses lampposts: for support, not illumination.
by whitbey
Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Jokes and one liners from the back row
Replies: 48
Views: 3280

Re: Jokes and one liners from the back row

Why did the chicken cross the road? To prove to the squirrel it could be done!



A duck was about to cross the road and chicken looked at him and said, “Don’t do it man, you will never hear the end of it.”
by whitbey
Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: A horn that plays fast. An equipment fantasy
Replies: 8
Views: 584

Re: A horn that plays fast. An equipment fantasy

We had a few people here who made a strong argument that a G valve would serve most of us tenor players much better than the traditional F, for the same reasons you are using an Ab. Why did you choose yours? Ab is a first valve. If you are choosing just one valve of a valved horn, the first valve i...
by whitbey
Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: A horn that plays fast. An equipment fantasy
Replies: 8
Views: 584

Re: A horn that plays fast. An equipment fantasy

bimmerman wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:28 pm
That's a really neat solution! Do you have any photos of the horn and modification?
Pics are in my profile.
by whitbey
Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: A horn that plays fast. An equipment fantasy
Replies: 8
Views: 584

A horn that plays fast. An equipment fantasy

Many years ago, I was electrocuted. It has created a lot of health issues for me. I lost my doodle and double tonguing for more then a few notes. The list keeps going but this is an example of a horn that gives back the things I cannot relearn. I have bought back solutions with equipment. Kind of li...
by whitbey
Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Does it matter what horn you play?
Replies: 57
Views: 3080

Re: Does it matter what horn you play?

Yes it does. If you cannot afford much of a horn, it matters less. If you want to chat about your horn and how much you like it, it matters more. If you play on a horn that has been customized, we want to know. If you are going to criticize a person for talking about there horn, you do not matter. B...
by whitbey
Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Brams #2 Counting rests
Replies: 13
Views: 586

Re: Brams #2 Counting rests

I have talked to the Director on this. I think my problem is they put up plexiglass behind the trumpets sitting in front of the trombones. What I was hearing was off the back wall and a very delayed beat. The Director is going to make some moves and such. Hopefully this will help. I could not believ...
by whitbey
Sat Oct 05, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Brams #2 Counting rests
Replies: 13
Views: 586

Brams #2 Counting rests

Playing the Brahms #2 and counting rests is beating me up. There are only 200 notes in a 45 minute piece. I have written in cues. I am ready to take a mechanical click counter with me, but all the rests are smaller chucks. Then there is the random off time strings. Please help with your counting tri...
by whitbey
Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Jokes and one liners from the back row
Replies: 48
Views: 3280

Re: Jokes and one liners from the back row

Many years ago when TV’s were made in the USA they included a brightness adjustment. This knob secretly sent a message to Hollywood that their shows had gone into a reverse evolution from the intellect of Larry, Curly, and Moe. Indignant and discussed the Hollywood Elite funded the Japanese electron...
by whitbey
Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Jokes and one liners from the back row
Replies: 48
Views: 3280

Re: Jokes and one liners from the back row

The man smelled like a guy eating cheese while getting a permanent inside the septic tank of a slaughterhouse.
by whitbey
Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Jokes and one liners from the back row
Replies: 48
Views: 3280

Re: Jokes and one liners from the back row

In elementary school, in case of fire you have to line up quietly in a single file line from smallest to tallest. What is the logic? Do tall people burn slower?
by whitbey
Fri Oct 04, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: MK drawing leadpipes
Replies: 19
Views: 1016

Re: MK drawing leadpipes

I have an MK pipe. It is just fine.

I find very little difference from anyone that makes decent leadpipes.

Except......
Does someone have one in stock.

I bought a pipe several months ago. And several makers of pipes never called me back to sell me a pipe.
by whitbey
Thu Oct 03, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bach bass madness
Replies: 102
Views: 3861

Re: Bach bass madness

RConrad wrote:
Thu Oct 03, 2019 7:44 pm
That's a really interesting way to do that. I figured it has to move laterally when I looked at where it pivots. About how long is the travel?
A little too long. About an inch. But it moves very easy and lays with the natural finger bend with a normal hold on the horn.
by whitbey
Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bach bass madness
Replies: 102
Views: 3861

Re: Bach bass madness

The lever does work pretty good. It was the side by side thing. After I dislocated my thumb side by side was too hard. I have large hands so the regular location for a second valve is useless for me. I have the curved brace on most of my slides to make the grip comfy. Part of the trick of the second...
by whitbey
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bach bass madness
Replies: 102
Views: 3861

Re: Bach bass madness

So a little help to back to the Bach bass. My Bach bass https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1izx3nh_iQyZ21qM3BjYjFIOEE/view?usp=sharing https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1izx3nh_iQyRTRoUkswbHM2RDQ/view?usp=sharing https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1izx3nh_iQyNzVKdFFwSWVrZ0k/view?usp=sharing Bass Bach ...
by whitbey
Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Edwards T-396 w/ .525" slide?
Replies: 3
Views: 298

Re: Edwards T-396 w/ .525" slide?

I play a 525/547 slide on my sterling bell Edwards for solo, practice and quintet. Sometimes I use the 547/562 slide on this horn. I also use a 547/562 slide with my brass bell Edwards for orchestra and band. I expect a 525 single bore would be just fine also. I think the horns are more versatile an...
by whitbey
Sat Sep 28, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Besson BE-943 Bass Trombone
Replies: 10
Views: 698

Re: Besson BE-943 Bass Trombone

I had a friend that had one a few years ago. He bought it new. It played fairly dead but seemed like it should have been a better horn. I suggested he have the tension taken out and sent him to Kevin at Michigan Musical. He called me after the work was done and was ecstatic with the horn. Sadly he p...
by whitbey
Fri Sep 27, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Jokes and one liners from the back row
Replies: 48
Views: 3280

Re: Jokes and one liners from the back row

He is an agent of Satan, his duties are largely ceremonial.
by whitbey
Thu Sep 26, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Jokes and one liners from the back row
Replies: 48
Views: 3280

Re: Jokes and one liners from the back row

Everyone is entitled to be stupid, but some abuse the privilege.
by whitbey
Thu Sep 26, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Silver Sonic for orch?
Replies: 27
Views: 1134

Re: Silver Sonic for orch?

My sterling bell is an Edwards. They heat treated the throat of the bell a lot to open it up. That with a nickel slide and a copper lead pipe makes a very flexible and sound that has a more even distribution of overtones from low to high. The bell does not light up; kind of the opposite of a Conn 88...
by whitbey
Thu Sep 26, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Silver Sonic for orch?
Replies: 27
Views: 1134

Re: Silver Sonic for orch?

I have An Edwards sterling bell. I love the sound. However, the sterling bells do not have the light up edge that directors look for for the hits and punch. So I use my brass Edwards bell in symphony and concert band. For quieter pieces in the symphony that need richer sound the sterling bell works ...
by whitbey
Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: How to modify Hamilton stand
Replies: 23
Views: 1579

Re: How to modify Hamilton stand

Unless it is screwed to the floor, it can topple.

This one is screwed to the floor


https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1izx3 ... sp=sharing
by whitbey
Wed Sep 18, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Jokes and one liners from the back row
Replies: 48
Views: 3280

Re: Jokes and one liners New section suggestion

A drummer recently bought shoes from a drug dealer..
I don’t know what there laced them with, but he’s been tripping all day.
by whitbey
Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Unlacquering a Silversonic
Replies: 9
Views: 566

Re: Unlacquering a Silversonic

I stripped an Edwards. I spent more on chems then I paid the tech to finish the job.
Wished I just let him do it at the start.
by whitbey
Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Gewa Prestige Double Trombone Case pics?
Replies: 0
Views: 246

Gewa Prestige Double Trombone Case pics?

I am looking for photos of the inside of the Gewa Prestige Double Trombone Case.
Hickeys has it.
https://www.hickeys.com/search/products/sku121078.php
Any one seen any or have the case?
by whitbey
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: Edwards slide tubes FS
Replies: 4
Views: 488

Re: Edwards slide tubes FS

Still available.
by whitbey
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Jokes and one liners from the back row
Replies: 48
Views: 3280

Re: Jokes and one liners New section suggestion

I'm addicted to cold turkey and I don't know the best way to quit.
by whitbey
Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Slide width for small bore bones
Replies: 41
Views: 2020

Re: Slide width for small bore bones

When I bought my Edwards small bore I considered a wider slide. Edwards would have made it.
by whitbey
Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Jokes and one liners from the back row
Replies: 48
Views: 3280

Re: Jokes and one liners New section suggestion

Money will not buy happiness, but it will let you be unhappy in nice places.
by whitbey
Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Jokes and one liners from the back row
Replies: 48
Views: 3280

Re: Jokes and one liners New section suggestion

Thanks!

Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you're a mile away and you have their shoes.
by whitbey
Wed Sep 04, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Jokes and one liners from the back row
Replies: 48
Views: 3280

Re: Jokes and one liners New section suggestion

She used to be a pilot in a broom factory.
by whitbey
Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Duetto from Stravinsky's Pulcinella Suite
Replies: 2
Views: 147

Duetto from Stravinsky's Pulcinella Suite

I have heard this before. Just heard it and called the radio station to get the name.

I tried to download on IMSLP but it is only a score.

Anyone have the trombone part with the solo?
by whitbey
Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Nickel Allergy?
Replies: 6
Views: 325

Re: Nickel Allergy?

Yup. Nickel bad for me.
Discovered that years ago from a stainless steel screw that has nickel in it in my knee that had to be removed.
I used gold plate for years. Now I use silver plate.
Medical stuff has changed to titanium because of the stainless steel / nickel thing.
by whitbey
Fri Aug 23, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Jokes and one liners from the back row
Replies: 48
Views: 3280

Re: Jokes and one liners New section suggestion

No matter how much you push the envelope it is still stationary.
by whitbey
Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Mouthpiece Replating
Replies: 12
Views: 964

Re: Mouthpiece Replating

Sometimes you can find a jewelry store that does gold plating. Last one I used was did the best job and was faster then getting your dry cleaning done. Some stores can't plate more then the cup as there tray is too small. I am allergic to nickle so it was a must to plate. Doug Elliot's are silver p...
by whitbey
Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Mouthpiece Replating
Replies: 12
Views: 964

Re: Mouthpiece Replating

Sometimes you can find a jewelry store that does gold plating. Last one I used was did the best job and was faster then getting your dry cleaning done. Some stores can't plate more then the cup as there tray is too small. I am allergic to nickle so it was a must to plate. Doug Elliot's are silver pl...
by whitbey
Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Rath trombone hand support
Replies: 2
Views: 276

Re: Rath trombone hand support

I have a Rath hand brace. I like it. I also use a elbow rest I made to put my left elbow on. I had my tech alter the brace so it fits on my Edwards valve brace rather then the bell brace so if I change bells the brace stays put. I was able to install the brace so it fits in my Edwards tan case. The ...

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