Search found 27 matches

by davebb
Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Modifying a 882GO
Replies: 20
Views: 892

Re: Modifying a 882GO

In this video from Richard Begel, he explains and demonstrates why he prefers to play a 882O bell section with a slide from an 882OR (and doesn't even touch a gas torch).

by davebb
Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Ugh... the search continues. Matching with a King 3B
Replies: 54
Views: 3267

Re: Ugh... the search continues. Matching with a King 3B

Disclaimer : - I'm at nowhere near the level of playing capability as Burgerbob, but thought this might be useful... Most of my playing is large bore tenor using a Bach 3G. I also have a King 3B+/F and I had much the same frustrations with a 6-1/2al in the lower register and with flexibility in gene...
by davebb
Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:39 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Getting a nice patina
Replies: 20
Views: 1046

Re: Getting a nice patina

cozzagiorgi wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:31 pm
hyperbolica wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:35 pm
One recipe was mashed boiled eggs in a plastic trash bag with the bell inside the bag.
Sounds ugly.... for how much time?
I haven’t done it with a trombone but it worked overnight on some shiny brass tacks that I wanted to make a duller shade.
by davebb
Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: What is a chocolate
Replies: 28
Views: 1585

Re: What is a chocolate

I'm pretty sure one of DJ's TTF posts referred to the chocolate 36 bells having been manufactured in the late 70s to early 80s.
by davebb
Wed Jan 02, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Ever heard of DHgate.com?
Replies: 7
Views: 742

Re: Ever heard of DHgate.com?

The white gloves are a strong clue. Not sure if they are meant to protect the instrument or the player's hands.
by davebb
Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Music stand: Where should I put it? - Newbie
Replies: 14
Views: 1001

Re: Music stand: Where should I put it? - Newbie

I recently got talked into progressive lenses (work similar to bifocals) by my optometrist They are an improvement on my previous prescription as long as i’m looking straight ahead. Anything further than about 5 degrees to the side is out of focus. Not a problem for most people but when you have a s...
by davebb
Mon Dec 17, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: A Graduated List of Solo Repertoire
Replies: 5
Views: 596

Re: A Graduated List of Solo Repertoire

https://www.brettbaker.co.uk/practice-s ... mended-rep

...graduated from "Easy" to "Extremely Difficult"
by davebb
Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Help with choosing large bore?
Replies: 21
Views: 2820

Re: Help with choosing large bore?

Richard Begel has a few Xeno comparison videos on youtube....


by davebb
Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Doug Elliott’s film “The Brass Player’s Embouchure”
Replies: 51
Views: 10068

Re: Doug Elliott’s film “The Brass Player’s Embouchure”

High speed footage of the embouchure in combination with MRI footage of the tongue and throatcould be REALLY interesting. (like this: )
by davebb
Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:15 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: UK BrassBand pitch is confusing me, help!!
Replies: 9
Views: 1873

Re: UK BrassBand pitch is confusing me, help!!

Try writing out the parts, transposing them to bass clef concert pitch. You'll soon find that you'll be able to read bb treble well enough to not bother transposing them.
by davebb
Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Euphonium Doubler - How, how long and how well do you adapt?
Replies: 37
Views: 3559

Re: Euphonium Doubler - How, how long and how well do you adapt?

Also, regarding mouthpieces, something with a larger throat will probably open up the sound a bit. I normally play large bore trombone on a 3G. I tried the Wick SM4 (Steven Mead) on a yamaha YEP-201 and it seemed to work well, wtith the rim being comfortable. Also tried it on my King 3B+ (0.525) bor...
by davebb
Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Euphonium Doubler - How, how long and how well do you adapt?
Replies: 37
Views: 3559

Re: Euphonium Doubler - How, how long and how well do you adapt?

2. With any mouthpiece, it seems that I cannot get it to "sing". .. ...I watched euphonium solo on YouTube from time to time If you're playing on a small shank euphonium (there is mention below of a YEP-321), don't expect too much in terms of a singing sound like you hear on youtube. I expect most ...
by davebb
Sat Aug 04, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Automotive Detailing Spray Wax/Cleaner for routine maintenance
Replies: 17
Views: 3598

Re: Automotive Detailing Spray Wax/Cleaner for routine maintenance

My kid plays a scruffy Yamaha euphonium with patches of scratched or missing lacquer. I rubbed the patches with a cloth with vinegar on to brighten them up. Washed it off thoroughly, then put some turtle wax on to keep the air away from the raw brass. The instrument looks much more respectable now -...
by davebb
Sun Jul 15, 2018 3:02 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Appropriate Mouthpiece for a Marching Baritone
Replies: 9
Views: 1281

Re: Appropriate Mouthpiece for a Marching Baritone

I tried a Denis Wick SM4 small shank which I really liked on my 0.525 bore trombone.
I normally play large bore tenor with a 3G and find a 6-1/2al too small.
The SM4 is a Steven Mead model meant for euphonium , but the volume and larger throat might suit you.
Dave
by davebb
Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:06 am
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: Livestream - New Zealand Brass Band Championships - Next 3 days
Replies: 4
Views: 1791

Re: Livestream - New Zealand Brass Band Championships - Next 3 days

If you click on the "backup link" you can rewind to the start of the event. Tim just said he will leave it up for a few hours so check when you wake up.
by davebb
Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: Livestream - New Zealand Brass Band Championships - Next 3 days
Replies: 4
Views: 1791

Re: Livestream - New Zealand Brass Band Championships - Next 3 days

Darebin is there. I'm not sure about others.
Brisbane Excelsior won in NZ last year but aren't there. Howard Taylor has been borrowed by Waitakere for the contest.
by davebb
Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: Livestream - New Zealand Brass Band Championships - Next 3 days
Replies: 4
Views: 1791

Livestream - New Zealand Brass Band Championships - Next 3 days

Brassbanned will be streaming theNew Zealand Brass Band Champs over the weekend between now and Sunday (New Zealand time) As well as brass bands, there are solo competitions going on at the moment, and the livestream is currently showing the euphonium event (which wasn't advertised). Unfortunately t...
by davebb
Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Music Business
Topic: Creating an Orchestra Manager / Ideas?
Replies: 12
Views: 2627

Re: Creating an Orchestra Manager / Ideas?

For checking player availability and giving them some help to get to the right place at the right time, there are a bunch of free apps which work well. I’ve been using Teamer.net for about 3 years for organising a band of 20+ players. Teamer is free, can be accessed on the web or via an app on the p...
by davebb
Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Holton 158 how much?
Replies: 11
Views: 1140

Re: Holton 158 how much?

The brass exchange has a 158 listed for $1,295
by davebb
Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Beginner Euphonium
Replies: 13
Views: 1516

Re: Beginner Euphonium

Here is my opinion of a possible scenario: If one found a nice used Yamaha YEP-321 euphonium for a reasonable price ($800-1200), it would be a worthwhile investment. It is a four-valve euphonium, but is built on the same frame as the YEP-201 (3-valve). Yamaha bills this as an intermediate model, bu...
by davebb
Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: A trombone-shaped object
Replies: 6
Views: 1349

Re: A trombone-shaped object

I wonder if the gloves are intended to protect the instrument or your hands.
by davebb
Mon May 28, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: For Absolute Beginners: Bass or Contrabass?
Replies: 29
Views: 2565

Re: For Absolute Beginners: Bass or Contrabass?

According to your profile, you play a "Coppergate" with f attachment/ Like this ? https://www.gear4music.com/Woodwind-Brass-Strings/Coppergate-Intermediate-Bb-F-Trombone-By-Gear4music/8M5 This is a large bore tenor - not a small bore. Also, you profile says that you use a Bach 1-1/2G, which is a bas...
by davebb
Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:14 am
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: Livestream - AUSTRALIAN NA​TIONAL BAND CHAMPIONSHIPS
Replies: 1
Views: 1468

Livestream - AUSTRALIAN NA​TIONAL BAND CHAMPIONSHIPS

Brassbanned will be streaming the Australian Band Champs over the weekend from Friday to Monday (Australia time)
The contest is for brass bands, concert bands, ensembles and solos.

Livestream link: http://brassbanned.com/

Contest website: http://www.nationalbandchampionships.com.au/
by davebb
Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: NABBA
Replies: 15
Views: 4012

Re: NABBA

Will there be a livestream ?
by davebb
Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: POLL: Gig Bags vs. Hard Case vs. Semi-Hard Cases
Replies: 19
Views: 2920

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

I recall something like this from the old site:

Q: What does the Slide Doctor call players who use gig-bags ?
A: Repeat customers
by davebb
Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: Why can't I see my posts? / Why can't I message?
Replies: 164
Views: 38402

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

:bassclef: :line2: :line2: :line3: :line4: :space2: :space4: :space5:

Ideally. There would be an emoji for any not
by davebb
Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: Why can't I see my posts? / Why can't I message?
Replies: 164
Views: 38402

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

Where’s a human-cyborg relations mod when you need one ?

Go to advanced search