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by BillO
Thu Oct 04, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: XO 1240
Replies: 11
Views: 534

Re: XO 1240

Well, look at that, you're right! Now I've learned something new - thanks. :good: Mine came new with the Thayer. I guess they decided either it was too expensive to use brand name valves or theirs fixes some of the quirks of the Thayer - which it certainly has. I'm still of the opinion that their bu...
by BillO
Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: XO 1240
Replies: 11
Views: 534

Re: XO 1240

I'm almost certain they are NOT genuine Thayers. Not saying they are bad; the blow is actually quite respectable. Actually the sound is the best part of the XO horns, the overall build is where they are still lacking a little bit compared to other horns. Suit your self. My 1236RL-T has a genuine Th...
by BillO
Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: S.E. Shires tru-bore™ valve
Replies: 11
Views: 972

Re: S.E. Shires tru-bore™ valve

...I also feel that, for some reason (possibly the lateral pressure of the tight spring) the screw holding the lever onto the brace seems to like to back out... The ones I’ve tried out, on friend’s horns, have all had issues with the screw frequently backing out. Without fail the screw would back o...
by BillO
Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: XO 1240
Replies: 11
Views: 534

Re: XO 1240

I've been playing 1240RL now for about 2.5 years. I have absolutely no complaints with it. Plays real nice and has a nice big sound. No issues with range either. Blows pretty open through the vales so I imagine the 'T' version would be even better in that respect. Quality and build are strictly top ...
by BillO
Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Thayer issues
Replies: 6
Views: 298

Re: Thayer issues

Thanks for the advise folks. I'm (kinda) glad to see I'm not the only one that has these issues.

I'll keep it in it's case and glue the bumper on.
by BillO
Mon Aug 06, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Thayer issues
Replies: 6
Views: 298

Thayer issues

I’ve got a couple of issues with my Thayer valve. It’s a genuine Thayer of the newer style. Most important issue is that if I leave the trombone on a stand overnight the valve seems to seize up. It’s not a cleanliness problem as the first thing I tried was to clean it. Once freed up, it works just f...
by BillO
Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: What`s your "GO TO" Brand ?
Replies: 26
Views: 1232

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

Kingfan wrote:
Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:29 pm
Vegastokc wrote:
Mon Jul 02, 2018 1:49 pm
Geritol with an Ensure back
Don't forget the Metamucil chaser!
Arrr - you guys are hardcore! - sign me up!
by BillO
Mon Jul 02, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: What`s your "GO TO" Brand ?
Replies: 26
Views: 1232

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

Vegastokc wrote:
Mon Jul 02, 2018 1:43 pm

This is a topic I am sure we could all extinguish many adult beverages discussing.
Would that be Ensure or Geritol? :lol:
by BillO
Sun Jul 01, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: What`s your "GO TO" Brand ?
Replies: 26
Views: 1232

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

I have King, Blessing, Conn, Shires and Jupiter 'XO' horns. The XOs are my most played by a good margin.
by BillO
Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Olds 25 info?
Replies: 24
Views: 1074

Re: Olds 25 info?

I had some success in playing a King 4B in almost every imaginable circumstance. I never played it as 4th trombone in a Big Band, but I used it for every other chair in the band, as well as every chair in a concert band, as well as a Trad Jazz (Dixieland) band, and in rock bands and in several music...
by BillO
Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Well, Here's a New One...
Replies: 18
Views: 1438

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

Holy guacamole! How did I miss that!!!
by BillO
Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Well, Here's a New One...
Replies: 18
Views: 1438

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

Neo Bri wrote:
Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:45 pm
I saw 10 spinny things that looked like valve caps, so I figure 10 valves.
Ahhh, well it sure is eye candy and looks very well built in those photos. Wheter it has only 4 valves or 10, it would be very cool to have 'n' hold.

Here's hoping you go for it and let us know what it plays like.
by BillO
Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: How many years a slide lub bottle stay good?
Replies: 10
Views: 1161

Re: How many years a slide lub bottle stay good?

The Yamaha SLO2 (in the 'purple' label bottle) will clot over time if not shaken regularly. Then what comes out of the bottle when you try to apply is nothing, or very thin and pretty useless. It's great stuff when fresh, but I would not buy 5 bottles of it (again). Ultrapure seems more reasonable f...
by BillO
Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Well, Here's a New One...
Replies: 18
Views: 1438

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

10?

I count 3 double layer valves and one single layer valve that changes between the layer of the other valves. Even if you count the double layer valves as 2 valves, that give 7. How do you get 10? Just curious.
by BillO
Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Opinions of Jupiter/XO 1632
Replies: 17
Views: 1884

Re: Opinions of Jupiter/XO 1632

I think it would do well in a Dixieland Band - it can easily get loud enough to play over a clarinet, piano or banjo etc...

Where it might not work well is as lead trombone in a Stan Kenton type Big Band plying fffff until you fall off your chair from anoxia. Some folks like it like that. :idk:
by BillO
Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Opinions of Jupiter/XO 1632
Replies: 17
Views: 1884

Re: Opinions of Jupiter/XO 1632

1) It comes with a removable balance weight. with the weight it balances just fine. Without the weight it balances just fine. The thing is a feather. Sorry for the ambiguity, but I usually pay a BIG double rotor independent bass the slide of which is heavier than the entire 1632. Having said that, I...
by BillO
Thu May 31, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: Technology
Topic: Mics advice
Replies: 5
Views: 987

Re: Mics advice

If you really want to do the right thing, 'they' say use condenser mics for wind instruments. 'They' being the professional recording pundits. I have heard good things about and from the Neumann TLM 193 and have seen them used for about $1300. Or if your budget it tighter, the Neumann TLM 102 can be...
by BillO
Thu May 24, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Blessing BT88
Replies: 8
Views: 798

Re: Blessing BT88

It's a closed wrap design. Yes, I feel it is underrated. It has to be one of the best values for the money - especially used. I have Kings, Jupiter XO's and Shires custom horns, and considering the price of a good used B88, it holds it's own in that crowd. I've seen it new (open wrap) for as little ...
by BillO
Thu May 24, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Blessing BT88
Replies: 8
Views: 798

Re: Blessing BT88

I have a B88. It's a nice horn. It looks a lot like a Conn 88H but the sound is a little brighter. The slide and valve on these are well built and can be a smooth and slick as anything on the market. They are built at little bit heavily though and weigh a just noticeable amount more than the Conn. T...
by BillO
Mon May 14, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bore size
Replies: 3
Views: 543

Re: Bore size

I find the biggest things that contribute to the amount of air you need are dynamics and mouthpiece parameters. In other words, going from mf to f will require more air than it will to go from a .500 to a .547 both at mf. You will also find that the different moth pieces have different bores. These ...
by BillO
Fri May 04, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Science - is it allowed?
Replies: 17
Views: 1632

Re: Science - is it allowed?

I belong to the physics forum and several electronics forums. However, they don't usually object to discussing trombones in their off-topic areas. Perhaps they, being scientists, are a little more open-mined? :idk: Over at the physics forum, a discussion regarding a musical instrument would get very...
by BillO
Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Opinions of Jupiter/XO 1632
Replies: 17
Views: 1884

Re: Opinions of Jupiter/XO 1632

I subbed for lead in a big band with it. I got no complaints. I'd say it can hold it's own but there are horns that will blow harder. If that's what your after, I've heard the Lawler horns are 2nd to none for ffff stuff. In general, the XO brass stuff is top notch. I have 3 of them, the 1632, at 123...
by BillO
Sun Apr 29, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Opinions of Jupiter/XO 1632
Replies: 17
Views: 1884

Re: Opinions of Jupiter/XO 1632

I have a 1632 and love it. As already said, it is light, nimble, responsive and has wonderful full and warm tone. The slide is pure magic and if any horn can be said to be 'easy to play' it's this one.
by BillO
Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Trombone Materials
Replies: 40
Views: 4690

Re: Trombone Materials

:clever: The Chinese are master metallurgists and had been for centuries before the Europeans figured it out. They can make alloys of arbitrary quality ... as good or as poor as you are willing to pay for. That leads to another thing the Chinese have a long history of being masters at, and that is s...
by BillO
Wed Apr 04, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Is This The New Trombone Forum?
Replies: 41
Views: 7753

Re: Is This The New Trombone Forum?

Can specific info be found with a search? or way back machine or something? I have seen stuff from TTF cached elsewhere (not sure where now). Matt said he crawled TTF and took a copy of the data, but it would be a monumental task to insert it into TromboneChat in it's original form for a variety of...
by BillO
Tue Apr 03, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: 2862 menbers!!
Replies: 2
Views: 588

2862 menbers!!

Am I seeing that correctly?
by BillO
Tue Apr 03, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Is This The New Trombone Forum?
Replies: 41
Views: 7753

Re: Is This The New Trombone Forum?

The older site is a repository of priceless information, the input from knowledgable professionals over decades. (yeah, and some garbage with the gems) It would be a shame to lose that. I think most of the effort running it was volunteered, and costs came out of their pockets. Maybe we need a subsc...
by BillO
Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: POLL: Gig Bags vs. Hard Case vs. Semi-Hard Cases
Replies: 19
Views: 1956

Re: POLL: Gig Bags vs. Hard Case vs. Semi-Hard Cases

I only use had cases for storage on long trips, or trips by bus, etc... Some, like the Jupiter XO cases, are just to darn heavy to use everyday.
by BillO
Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Science - is it allowed?
Replies: 17
Views: 1632

Science - is it allowed?

I have noticed that politics and religion are verboten topics on TCC. However, where does that leave us with discussing scientific tangents? With many scientific discussions it is impossible to completely avoid the political or religious implications of the science. For examples there are the topics...
by BillO
Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: Why can't I see my posts? / Why can't I message?
Replies: 111
Views: 9668

Re: Why can't I see my posts? / Why can't I message?

You can write crap on this forum?

Cool!

Hey, why has the 'cool' emoji been renamed Matt!??!
by BillO
Sun Mar 25, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: Why can't I see my posts? / Why can't I message?
Replies: 111
Views: 9668

Re: Why can't I see my posts? / Why can't I message?

pompatus wrote:
Sun Mar 25, 2018 11:17 am
Really though, I’m not a bot! I promise! ...or a cylon
You may be Cylon toast though. Just as bad .. really.
by BillO
Sat Mar 24, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: Back again
Replies: 56
Views: 4694

Re: Back again

This is a nice version of phpBB and I’m glad you’ve found a way to provide for the future, although I’ve been around IT long enough to see the possible folly in promising that publicly. It reminds of the trap we’ve all found ourselves in when we say “This will only take a minute!”. Anyway, congratul...

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