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by whitbey
Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bach Sterling Plus bells
Replies: 5
Views: 350

Re: Bach Sterling Plus bells

I have an Edwards Sterling bell. It is well made from sheet. It has lots of character. I played a Bach electroformed A few years ago. It was almost numb and sterile. And too thin to be useful. When I clank my Edwards bell it has no particular pitch and you can hear the overtones waver. The Bach bell...
by whitbey
Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Dual Bore Tenor Bone = Slide Euphonium?
Replies: 20
Views: 674

Re: Dual Bore Tenor Bone = Slide Euphonium?

I have two horns with 547/562 slides. There are notes in my profile. I love duobore. Every horn I have except two is a duobore. My bass and my pbone are single bore. I have trouble with back pressure with the single bore horns. My face ends up getting uptight and I end up pushing the MP into my face...
by whitbey
Mon Sep 03, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: trimming Main tuning slide
Replies: 18
Views: 782

Re: trimming Main tuning slide

Ya gotta trim what it takes to be in tune. I am sure the horn would play better if you did not need to trim. But if you take the stress of of playing in tune, you can play better. And the best way is a tech that will help you. Maybe cut a little and check it. Best to pay more cutting the a lot more...
by whitbey
Mon Sep 03, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: trimming Main tuning slide
Replies: 18
Views: 782

Re: trimming Main tuning slide

Ya gotta trim what it takes to be in tune. I am sure the horn would play better if you did not need to trim. But if you take the stress of of playing in tune, you can play better. I have trimmed almost every horn of mine. My pbone and my Conn alto are the only two I did not. Use A in second to figur...
by whitbey
Mon Sep 03, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: sterling silver tuning slide
Replies: 2
Views: 356

Re: sterling silver tuning slide

I have a sterling silver Edwards bell. I would love to have a sterling silver tuning slide for my Edwards brass bell. The sterling bell sounds so nice but does not give the pop or edge to the beginning of the notes that directors want. A ss slide might let the bell give the edge and still beef up th...
by whitbey
Sun Sep 02, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Holton Superbone
Replies: 38
Views: 1246

Re: Holton Superbone

The first valve is the one that gives you the speed. The rest are there if you want a total valve bone. I used an older Edwards F valve on my Edwards small bore to make a first valve or Ab valve. Easy and fast for the thumb. Get good at your alternate fingerings and away you go. Pics are in my profi...
by whitbey
Wed Aug 29, 2018 6:49 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Matthias Holle Trombones
Replies: 8
Views: 471

Re: Matthias Holle Trombones

I always thought you could make a German style trombone by putting your duobore jazz slide on your bass bone with ducktape.
by whitbey
Sat Aug 25, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Source for Levers
Replies: 10
Views: 338

Re: Source for Levers

I had my lever replaced on my old Bach bass bone after it was damaged. I wanted the lever closer to the horn for a shorter throw and to line up with my large hand. The lever was just brass bar stock brazed. Because it was brazed it was soft so a second bar was soldered on for strength. Been good fo...
by whitbey
Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Source for Levers
Replies: 10
Views: 338

Re: Source for Levers

I had my lever replaced on my old Bach bass bone after it was damaged. I wanted the lever closer to the horn for a shorter throw and to line up with my large hand. The lever was just brass bar stock brazed. Because it was brazed it was soft so a second bar was soldered on for strength. Been good for...
by whitbey
Wed Aug 22, 2018 5:24 am
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: Profile information is dull!
Replies: 12
Views: 371

Re: Profile information is dull!

I put my horns in my profile. Not sure if anyone noticed.
by whitbey
Tue Aug 21, 2018 7:10 am
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: D J Kennedy
Replies: 11
Views: 674

Re: D J Kennedy

His phone is on the Acme page


(314) 401-0006
by whitbey
Mon Aug 20, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: D J Kennedy
Replies: 11
Views: 674

Re: D J Kennedy

I looked on facebook and searched the members. Cannot find him.
I would like to send his contact info to a friend that needs a horn for his son.
Any one got info?
by whitbey
Mon Aug 20, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Rotary Valve Kaiser Baritone
Replies: 10
Views: 498

Re: Rotary Valve Kaiser Baritone

I have a Cerveny euph. I had a bass shank receiver put on and a lever to move the main slide. I like the bigger bore. The rotary valves play more like a trombone blow. And the movable tuning slide give this trombone player the ability to play high in tune.
Very good horn to double on.
by whitbey
Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Composition, Arrangement, & Theory
Topic: Dixieland fake books
Replies: 11
Views: 489

Re: Dixieland fake books

King2bPlus wrote:
Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:20 am
I have the Firehouse in Bb. It exists.
Is it a PDF? Do you know where you got it?
by whitbey
Sun Aug 19, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Composition, Arrangement, & Theory
Topic: Dixieland fake books
Replies: 11
Views: 489

Re: Dixieland fake books

Firehouse Jazz Band http://www.dpsol.net/test/The%20Firehouse%20Jazz%20Band%20-%20Dixieland%20Fake%20Book%20-%20www.tallerdetrompeta.blogspot.com.pdf New Orleans Jam Book http://cjam.lassecollin.se/neworleansjambook.pdf Anderson http://www.yestertunes.com/ Any chance there is a Bb version of the Fi...
by whitbey
Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Composition, Arrangement, & Theory
Topic: Dixieland fake books
Replies: 11
Views: 489

Re: Dixieland fake books

Thank you!!!!
by whitbey
Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Composition, Arrangement, & Theory
Topic: Dixieland fake books
Replies: 11
Views: 489

Dixieland fake books

I am looking for another Dixieland fake book. I have a few already. I have the Creole Jazz Band Real Book and the three Real Books.

We need a book that has both Bb and C.

Hoping that I will find tunes like
Basin Street
Bourbon Steet
Sunny side of the street

Any ideas? Thanks for the help.
by whitbey
Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:06 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Sterling Silver Bells
Replies: 8
Views: 588

Re: Sterling Silver Bells

This must explain Edwards. When I bought my sterling bell, Christian really worked it over. First he had me play several bells. He recommended one that I sounded the best on. It was not real responsive as it was. Christian took the bell to the shop in the other building and annealed the throat three...
by whitbey
Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Sterling Silver Bells
Replies: 8
Views: 588

Sterling Silver Bells

I have a sterling silver bell that I love. It is a on a 547 Edwards tenor. Edwards bought the brazed bells from Germany and spun them at the Edwards factory. The sound is wonderful. There is a wonderful set of dark overtones and the brighter overtones too. The horn seems to teach me to play better b...
by whitbey
Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Wich rare horn would you buy EVEN...
Replies: 51
Views: 2531

Re: Wich rare horn would you buy EVEN...

bimmerman wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:16 pm
I kinda did on two horns-- Sterling Plus LT16M, Mt Vernon 6vii/9.

Super glad I did!
I am wondering about that sterling bell. I think I will start a sterling bell thread. Please join me.
by whitbey
Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Cut It
Replies: 23
Views: 800

Re: Cut It

imsevimse wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:12 pm
Why is g better?

/Tom
So you can play G whizz.
:biggrin:
by whitbey
Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Edwards T-350 with Bach Bell
Replies: 5
Views: 392

Re: Edwards T-350 with Bach Bell

I thought the bell throat was smaller on the Bach. How do they make it fit?
by whitbey
Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Shortening Bach 42 Oversleeves
Replies: 10
Views: 478

Re: Shortening Bach 42 Oversleeves

To offer a dissent of sorts, I kinda hate lightweight slides. I don’t really like nickel parts on horns, it seems that I can never really get them to vibrate well to my liking. I’ve played many an Edwards lightweight slide on a Bach 42 (essentially a brass slide with no oversleeves). Those always b...
by whitbey
Mon Jul 23, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Mini-Bass bone demo
Replies: 18
Views: 766

Re: Mini-Bass bone demo

Great horn!!!

I had my 2nd valve changed from E to C back in the late 70's. Since then I have thought about a horn like yours. Good work!
by whitbey
Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Le Freque sound inhancer
Replies: 31
Views: 1611

Re: Le Freque sound inhancer

I put the washers under the Rotary valves bearing caps. Not pistons. Many years ago I played around with some bronze washers under the rotary valve caps of my old 50B. At the time, my perception (subjective) was that it definitely affected the response of the instrument. IIRC, the instrument “slott...
by whitbey
Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Le Freque sound inhancer
Replies: 31
Views: 1611

Re: Le Freque sound inhancer

What I was suggesting was that it was the addition of the washers that brought the pistons into alignment, and that this was the cause of the improvement. But to know that, you'd need to measure/observe the actual state of the alignment and not depend on (even published) dimensions for washers and ...
by whitbey
Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: Technology
Topic: Excel trouble
Replies: 3
Views: 336

Re: Excel trouble

Macros could be the problem. I have some macros that are many years old and have been edited to work though a few versions of excel. Old would probably explain the sometimes issue.
by whitbey
Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: Excel trouble
Replies: 3
Views: 336

Excel trouble

Odd thing with my excel. Sometimes the settings just change for calculation options. I prefer and have set it to Automatic. The random change is to Manuel. No consistent pattern of when. Sometimes every few hours, other times it will be weeks. When I reboot the laptop it will fix repair the problem ...
by whitbey
Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Tools for the trade
Replies: 9
Views: 530

Re: Tools for the trade

If you are the type that fixes anything that needs fixing and you know your abilities well enough to not do some things, you will be fine fixing and doing whatever you know you can do. If not, get a lot more training. Try fixing other things too like small engines and washing machines. If you want t...
by whitbey
Wed Jul 04, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Curved hand grip for 3b
Replies: 6
Views: 590

Re: Curved hand grip for 3b

I have curved hand grips on my horns. There are photos in my profile. Kevin Powers from Michigan Musical made them. The heat of installing it requires realigning the slide. He is tops at that.
Also the stuff they use for auto wire loom covers makes a nice pad.
by whitbey
Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:30 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Db bass trombone!
Replies: 160
Views: 5667

Re: Db bass trombone!

I think it is cool to try new things. Much can be learned and applied to other horns. I have dependent valves on my bass to low C and have seen a horn in C/Bb/F on line from Europe. But never seen one in the wild. But ultimately the real estate in me guy jumps out and says there can't be more then o...
by whitbey
Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:13 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: What`s your "GO TO" Brand ?
Replies: 26
Views: 1192

Re: What`s your "GO TO" Brand ?

Edwards. Very nice horns and really good advice.
by whitbey
Thu Jun 28, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Having books spiral bound?
Replies: 20
Views: 931

Re: Having books spiral bound?

Cutting the spine off is easy with a guillotine paper cutter.....if they know what they are doing. I would punch the book for a 3 hole binder rather then spiral. That way when pages tear you can copy them, punch them and put the back in the book. I have also punched books with a second set of holes ...
by whitbey
Thu Jun 28, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Le Freque sound inhancer
Replies: 31
Views: 1611

Re: Le Freque sound inhancer

ghmerrill wrote:
Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:33 am
Did addition of the washers maybe end up aligning the valves correctly? :shock: Was valve alignment checked before and after the washer addition? Sometimes physics really matters.
All is good. But I was careful to measure the 4 I bought to make sure they were flat.
by whitbey
Thu Jun 28, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Transport mutes/stands etc.
Replies: 20
Views: 1375

Re: Transport mutes/stands etc.

I also have a elbow stand because of a left arm issue. I use a trombone gig bag. I have the old one that has a zipper pocket fro the slide on the side and both zippers go the length of the bag. The arm rest, folding music stand. mutes and several extra water bottles all fit. I take out the slide pad...
by whitbey
Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Single Bore or Dual Bore?
Replies: 9
Views: 622

Re: Single Bore or Dual Bore?

The choice is almost as personal as a mouthpiece. I play dual bore on almost every horn I have. I get the sensation of blowing the horn off my face. That causes me to do bad things with my face. I also have a poor feeling in my face that is not consistent from neurological feelings. The dual bore le...
by whitbey
Tue Jun 26, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Le Freque sound inhancer
Replies: 31
Views: 1611

Re: Le Freque sound inhancer

I don't mean to hijack the thread but I put 4 copper washers under the valve caps on my Cerveny euphonium. It made the horn blow a bit more solid for me. Years after I did it someone else had the same model horn as me and a third person was trying both. He noted mine played more solid. Threw the was...
by whitbey
Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: Phone spam crash
Replies: 1
Views: 394

Phone spam crash

I have been getting spam phone calls that seem to have the ability to crash the call I am on. Can't imagine it is so you would answer there call as no one ever is there. The oddity is the crash. I cannot think of anyway they could crash your phone but as this has happened several dozen times now it ...
by whitbey
Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Is this a good price for a case?
Replies: 2
Views: 221

Re: Is this a good price for a case?

It was a $57 trombone with a case from some far East place. Included a case.
I was wondering if the case was any good. Seems funny to think that way.
by whitbey
Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Is this a good price for a case?
Replies: 2
Views: 221

Is this a good price for a case?

With my tongue firmly planted in my cheek, I see this in the want ads here. http://www.trombonechat.com/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=6102 https://www.ebay.com/itm/Hot-Gold-Alto- ... 0290.m3507 And I wonder; if you throw away the trombone, is it a good price for a case? Probably a cheap case. Just thinkin'.
by whitbey
Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Well, Here's a New One...
Replies: 18
Views: 1424

Re: Well, Here's a New One...

Seem like you could add a small trombone slide to that.
Super horn!?!?!?
by whitbey
Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Valve Trombone Acceptance
Replies: 29
Views: 2063

Re: Valve Trombone Acceptance

I bought a valve bone 40 years ago. I leaned valve fingerings better. I learned there was no way to get it in tune. And therefor also learned what the woodshed was for. A trumpet player made an offer for it and I leaned that was a good thing. Later I developed neurological trouble and lost my fast t...
by whitbey
Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Edwards CR valves
Replies: 13
Views: 1274

Re: Edwards CR valves

I have one of these valves. Had it for a few years. It is simply great! I love how it does not feel heavy in the upper register as the horn just vibrates very nice. In the lower range it puts out. I can get a low C pretty good then if I pull the slide a bit I can nail it. The sound is very smooth wh...
by whitbey
Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Long slide short slide?
Replies: 12
Views: 1018

Re: Long slide short slide?

Thanks Horn builder.
So the slide length is more of what is left over for the bell section? Or vice versa depending on the goal of the horn design?
by whitbey
Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Long slide short slide?
Replies: 12
Views: 1018

Re: Long slide short slide?

Mostly the Edwards Bach slides.
by whitbey
Wed May 30, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Long slide short slide?
Replies: 12
Views: 1018

Long slide short slide?

So a I 547/562 brass long slide and a 547/562 nickle short slide. The nickle brass thing is the most notable difference. My horns are in my profile. I like the long slide in 6th and 7th as the slide works better. And I like the short slide because I always have to cut my horns shorter so the short s...
by whitbey
Mon May 21, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Case latch repair
Replies: 2
Views: 321

Case latch repair

I have an Edwards tan case that the center latch is letting go on. A little bounce when walking and it unsnaps. I might be able to tighten up the hasp but doubt it will be good enough.
Anyone replaced a latch? Did you find rivets?
by whitbey
Thu May 17, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Composition, Arrangement, & Theory
Topic: Hallelujah Leonard Cohen for Brass Quintet
Replies: 9
Views: 1013

Re: Hallelujah Leonard Cohen for Brass Quintet

Walleye wrote:
Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:35 am
I have an arrangement that our quintet plays frequently. Email me if you would like to have it.

walleyeco@aol.com
Really, really really nice arrangement!!!
by whitbey
Fri May 11, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bach 36 Open Wrap
Replies: 9
Views: 704

Re: Bach 36 Open Wrap

This probably not the answer you hear most. 30 years ago I bought a 36B with the closed wrap. The open wrap did not seem any better, in fact it seemed tighter. Maybe because of the 180 degree turn. Also the balance of the closed wrap was better. The open wrap needed a counter weight on the slide. I ...
by whitbey
Wed May 02, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bass Trombones- Single vs Dependent vs Independent
Replies: 107
Views: 10500

Re: Bass Trombones- Single vs Dependent vs Independent

My dependent Bach does better on the low range and has more twinkle in the tenor range then any indi Bach I have tried. Much of that is the neck pipe. It might also be that Kevin Powers of Michigan Musical reassembled my horn many years ago and it got better.

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