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by whitbey
Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Why No Silver Plate?
Replies: 51
Views: 1934

Re: Why No Silver Plate?

Many do listen with there eyes. I get a lot of odd comments from my sterling silver Edwards as if it was silver plate. I do not polish it very often so many times it does not appear to be silver. My trumpet friends say silver plate, gold plate and no lacquer are more responsive. Some say that lets t...
by whitbey
Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: PDF Security
Replies: 22
Views: 429

Re: PDF Security

Score, a direct hit.
Put the file in google docs. Open in Lumin. Print to a PDF. Nice!
by whitbey
Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: PDF Security
Replies: 22
Views: 429

Re: PDF Security

By clean image I mean something that removes the security. I plain image file in PDF format. The same way as print the PDF file. Scan it. The new PDF file is now clean of security. A soft ware scan would eliminate the quality drop.
by whitbey
Sat Oct 13, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: PDF Security
Replies: 22
Views: 429

Re: PDF Security

OP here.

Just wondering if anyone knew of software scan that would make a clean image PDF file.

As there are many states and many countries I feel trying to explain the legal setting and traditions of a contract was not the intent of the thread. Just wonder if I could find some tech help.
by whitbey
Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: PDF Security
Replies: 22
Views: 429

Re: PDF Security

Creating a PDF from the PDF jumps the security with it. I'm still really puzzled about what the intention is here in creating the new document (that's supposed to "contain" the old one, I guess). However you do that, I can't see (under the situation you describe) how the old "sub-document" retains ...
by whitbey
Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:10 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: College Marching Band
Replies: 7
Views: 195

Re: College Marching Band

owen006 wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:05 am
Well, the university that he visited Tuesday does not march trombones. The trombone players switch to baritones.
That eliminates 76 trombones from the play list.

Yes, I know 76 trombones. They just get together all at one time.
by whitbey
Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:06 am
Forum: Technology
Topic: PDF Security
Replies: 22
Views: 429

Re: PDF Security

I think the only solution is a software s an to PDF. Creating a PDF from the PDF jumps the security with it. I wanted to add a disclosure to a set of contracts in a PDF file recently and since it was authentisigned, I could not add the file. I printed it and scanned it to go on my merry way. A softw...
by whitbey
Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: Technology
Topic: PDF Security
Replies: 22
Views: 429

PDF Security

I use PDF files and create new PDF files for contracts as a realtor. The problem I run into is once a file was signed as a secure file the only way to edit the file is to print it out and rescan it. By edit, I mean to type new info or include the file in a larger doc. I am not changing the file. Any...
by whitbey
Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Slide
Replies: 44
Views: 1626

Re: Slide

Over many years I have found a few really good things to do to a slide. I took am old mouthpiece and soldered on a garden hose fitting. One could also use ribbon epoxy. With a short hose in my laundry tube I can flush out the slide and/ or the whole horn. Do not go too heavy on the water flow or too...
by whitbey
Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bach Sterling Plus bells
Replies: 5
Views: 460

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: 817

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: 818

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: 818

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: 371

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: 1313

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: 504

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: 383

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: 383

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: 418

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: 832

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: 832

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: 11
Views: 601

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: 578

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: 578

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: 578

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: 578

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: 627

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: 627

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: 2659

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: 859

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: 428

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: 510

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: 789

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: 1740

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: 1740

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: 361

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: 361

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: 556

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: 7
Views: 796

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: 187
Views: 7375

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: 1271

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: 1003

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: 1740

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: 1507

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: 696

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: 1740

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: 414

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: 243

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: 243

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: 1438

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

Seem like you could add a small trombone slide to that.
Super horn!?!?!?

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