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by pompatus
Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Bach LT16M Counterweight
Replies: 10
Views: 244

Re: Bach LT16M Counterweight

It may be worth the trouble of giving the Brasslab a shout to see if they have anything left or could turn one out. Here’s a link, but I’m not sure if there’s a better way to be in touch with them now.

https://www.thebrasslab.com/collections/all
by pompatus
Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:42 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Cup mute
Replies: 11
Views: 322

Re: Cup mute

That's what I thought. And by the way, is there any cup or straight mute that works well in the very low register? A bucket usually works ok down there, but the others usually have problems especially in pedal register. Leif One recommendation that is often offered, is to drill a 2mm-3mm hole in th...
by pompatus
Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Hearing Protection
Replies: 9
Views: 243

Re: Hearing Protection

I sit right next to the drum set in big band... I'm pretty sure it was years of big band playing that wrecked my hearing to begin with. When I was younger I was too stupid to do anything about it. Now that I'm older and my ears ring non-stop it's too late to prevent, but I'm wizened enough to keep ...
by pompatus
Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Hearing Protection
Replies: 9
Views: 243

Hearing Protection

Does anyone have a recommendation for hearing protection while performing or playing in an ensemble? I’m already condemned to a lifetime of tinnitus, but I’d like to avoid further damage. In a concert band I play in I’ve been given the seat of honor directly in front of the snare drum, and it gets a...
by pompatus
Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Arm soreness while playing
Replies: 14
Views: 308

Re: Arm soreness while playing

Do you already do any kind of weight lifting? Even light lifting can help to strengthen those muscles enough to offer significant improvement. A double valve bass (looking at your listed stable) isn’t an inconsequential horn, and they’re definitely not ergonomic. If it’s a big problem, or becomes on...
by pompatus
Wed Sep 05, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: WTT: DE G9 shank for G3
Replies: 1
Views: 89

Re: WTT: DE G9 shank for G3

Any spare G3 or G4 shanks our there? For sale?
by pompatus
Tue Sep 04, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: WTT: DE G9 shank for G3
Replies: 1
Views: 89

WTT: DE G9 shank for G3

I'm looking to trade a brand new condition Doug Elliott G9 shank for either a G3 or G4 shank. The G9 has been played less than 1 hour, and is in perfect condition. The shank is factory round, and there have been no drops or mishandling. I can provide pictures if anyone is interested.
by pompatus
Mon Sep 03, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: WTS: DE Parts
Replies: 4
Views: 401

Re: WTS: DE Parts

Email sent.
by pompatus
Sun Sep 02, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Removing gold lacquer from a 2b
Replies: 4
Views: 502

Re: Removing gold lacquer from a 2b

https://www.trombonechat.com/viewtopic.php?t=6488

Give this thread a look. There are a couple of different options discussed in regard to King lacquer, but more importantly is the warning that Easy-Off can be rough on the brass if left too long, and needs to be very thoroughly washed off at the end.
by pompatus
Sat Sep 01, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Removing gold lacquer from a 2b
Replies: 4
Views: 502

Re: Removing gold lacquer from a 2b

I spoke with my tech about my 3B, which is in a similar state, just this afternoon. His recommendation was to use Easy-Off oven cleaner, and said it may take a couple of applications to get all of the lacquer uniformly.
by pompatus
Tue Aug 28, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Bach 50B2 second valve extension
Replies: 11
Views: 346

Re: Bach 50B2 second valve extension

Any tech should be able to make an extension for far less than MSRP. We've got several members here that are renowned techs that could probably do the job pretty reasonably. Perhaps one of them has a moment free to chime in.
by pompatus
Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: “Taming” a nickel slide
Replies: 9
Views: 332

Re: “Taming” a nickel slide

I've always thought inner tubes were most often chrome plated brass?
by pompatus
Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: “Taming” a nickel slide
Replies: 9
Views: 332

Re: “Taming” a nickel slide

... your original slide was also all-nickel right? Nickel is a funny thing; on some horns, my impression was that sine 'm a bright player, I need to do things to the horn that make my horn darker. On the contrary, sometime adding more components that make articulating easier wind up giving me more ...
by pompatus
Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: “Taming” a nickel slide
Replies: 9
Views: 332

“Taming” a nickel slide

I’m playing an Edwards TBCAN slide on my Bach LT42TG bell. I’ve come to really love the response a LW nickel slide provides, but there’s a hardness to the sound that I’m trying to tame. The only lead pipe I have for that slide right now is an Edwards yellow brass T2L. How much a would a softer lead ...
by pompatus
Mon Aug 20, 2018 4:35 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Conn 70h restoration
Replies: 17
Views: 939

Re: Conn 70h restoration

The URL works, but not the embedded image. Those are some great looking horns, Savio!
by pompatus
Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: creating horn section parts
Replies: 7
Views: 238

Re: creating horn section parts

Wow, thanks, for the suggestions, guys! There’s a lot of good stuff here to get me started in the right direction.
by pompatus
Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: creating horn section parts
Replies: 7
Views: 238

Re: creating horn section parts

It’ll be original tunes with no existing horn parts. It sounds like it may be a 3-piece horn section. I’m hoping there will at least be a lead sheet.
by pompatus
Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: creating horn section parts
Replies: 7
Views: 238

creating horn section parts

I’m being contracted to play in a new horn section for a local blues band. As I understand it, we’ll be writing the horn parts from scratch. The band, as is at the moment, is vocal, guitar, keys, bass, and drums. Having not had to come up with parts like this, I’m a bit nervous. Does anyone have a s...
by pompatus
Sun Jul 29, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: old King trombone series
Replies: 15
Views: 823

Re: old King trombone series

LarryPrestonRoberson wrote:
Sun Jul 29, 2018 12:46 pm
So, was there ever a 5B?
The 5B (2105F) was a .547 bore with 9” bell and F-attachment.
by pompatus
Fri Jul 27, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: King 3B replacement leadpipe
Replies: 2
Views: 276

Re: King 3B replacement leadpipe

Does anyone have experience with leadpipes in a 3B?
by pompatus
Sun Jul 22, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: King 3B replacement leadpipe
Replies: 2
Views: 276

King 3B replacement leadpipe

I’ve got an early 70’s King 3B Concert that needs some professional attention. The bell is in great shape, and the slide is decent, but the previous owner(s) have wrecked the leadpipe and every mouthpiece that I’ve tried in it wobbles pretty badly. I don’t know how modern 3B leadpipes compare to the...
by pompatus
Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Bach 1864 case fit?
Replies: 7
Views: 310

Re: Bach 1864 case fit?

I just got home with the case. It’s not a looker, and I wouldn’t trust it to protect a horn on tour, but it’ll work great for storing an extra slide. I confirmed that my spare 50 slide would fit before I handed over any cash. I feel like I got a pretty good deal for $20, and with new hinges it’ll be...
by pompatus
Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Bach 1864 case fit?
Replies: 7
Views: 310

Re: Bach 1864 case fit?

Thanks, Larry. I’m going to meet the guy today, and will be taking my bass along to check slide fit. I’ll post regarding the success or failure of the endeavor when I return home, in case anyone else has a similar question in the future.
by pompatus
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Bach 1864 case fit?
Replies: 7
Views: 310

Re: Bach 1864 case fit?

I had been intending to buy a Slide Doctor box, but I can get this case for half the cost of having one shipped to me. I appreciate the info, guys, thanks!
by pompatus
Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Bach 1864 case fit?
Replies: 7
Views: 310

Bach 1864 case fit?

I’ve got a spare Bach 50B slide, with no case or box to store it in. I have a chance to pick up an old case from a Bach 36 straight horn, very cheaply, but it’s a 2 hour drive away. The case is the old brown “leather” covered 1864 style Bach from the early 90’s and prior. I can find next to no infor...
by pompatus
Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Your favorite/best improv trombone jazz musicians?
Replies: 29
Views: 1945

Re: Your favorite/best improv trombone jazz musicians?

Listen, lots! By all means, take some of the suggestions here as a jumping off point, but it’s up to you to put the work in. Listen to everything you can get your hands on, in this age of YouTube and digital music that should be very easy. It’s surprising how quickly you can lose track of an afterno...
by pompatus
Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: S.E. Shires tru-bore™ valve
Replies: 8
Views: 504

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 pompatus
Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Having books spiral bound?
Replies: 20
Views: 927

Re: Having books spiral bound?

Gary, The Aharoni is the book that initiated the discussion for me, what a funny coincidence. Norbie, Is your reluctance to rebind your copy of The Virtuoso Trombone due to the frailty of its current condition, or because you have doubts about the process/quality of a new binding? Thanks, all, I app...
by pompatus
Wed Jun 27, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Having books spiral bound?
Replies: 20
Views: 927

Having books spiral bound?

Howdy, folks! Does anyone have advice for having the glued spine cut from a book and having it spiral bound? I’ve got a couple of books I’d like to have this done to, to make it easier to play from them and have them lie flat on the music stand, etc... Many years ago I had an Arban’s spiral bound by...
by pompatus
Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:46 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: What is a Medium Shank?
Replies: 18
Views: 893

Re: What is a Medium Shank?

Medium shank, sometimes called European shank, is most often found on older euphoniums. The shank, as you might guess, is in between small (tenor) shank and large (bass) shank. I used to have a Denis Wick 4AM to fit a Willson euphonium I played through undergrad, but sold it after I sold that horn. ...
by pompatus
Sat May 19, 2018 5:46 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Case Handle Repair
Replies: 3
Views: 370

Re: Case Handle Repair

Black tennis racket grip tape or bicycle handlebar grip tape makes for a secure covering, and will look as nice as the time and care spent applying it. The trick is to clean the surface with degreaser and/or rubbing alcohol before trying to wrap and adhere the tape to it. Keep it pulled tightly whil...
by pompatus
Sun May 13, 2018 6:17 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: The Other Site
Replies: 37
Views: 3620

Re: The Other Site

I agree, cozzagiorgi. The support team here has been fantastic! TTF has also been down long enough that search results are now starting to pop up for the archive on TC rather than the original TTF post, sometimes, which was the largest frustration for me (Google results for unreachable TTF posts whi...
by pompatus
Sat May 12, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: The Other Site
Replies: 37
Views: 3620

Re: The Other Site

I’m seeing the following update on the old forum...
We've moved!

All hardware has been installed in the new colocation facility and final upgrades and tuning are being completed.

May 12: Almost there...watch this space.
by pompatus
Thu May 03, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: FS: Large Shank Tenor & Bass Trombone Mouthpieces
Replies: 10
Views: 1781

Re: FS: Large Shank Tenor & Bass Trombone Mouthpieces

The shanks are series independent. The letter should match whatever cup you're trying to use it with, but the series (XT, LT, ST, etc...) won't matter to the shank.
by pompatus
Sun Mar 25, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: Why can't I see my posts? / Why can't I message?
Replies: 99
Views: 9093

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

Really though, I’m not a bot! I promise! ...or a cylon
by pompatus
Sun Mar 25, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: Why can't I see my posts? / Why can't I message?
Replies: 99
Views: 9093

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

I blame the cylons for making us prove we’re not bots...

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