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Doug Yeo mouthpiece

Anyone have any recent experience with this 'piece? I picked one up on a whim, and boy am I glad I did. It very well might be my all-time favorite... and that says a lot considering I've tried a vast many "mass produced" and "boutique" setups. Still need to give it some more time...
by tbathras
Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:20 am
 
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Doug Yeo mouthpiece
Replies: 0
Views: 53

Re: Largest Mouthpiece for Tenor?

I've put a GB 1-1/2G in my large tenor with fine results. There is definitely some synergy between the horn and mpc, but a lot is left to the player, too. I think it's more about cup depth and backbore and less about rim width, fwiw.
by tbathras
Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:53 pm
 
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Largest Mouthpiece for Tenor?
Replies: 5
Views: 115

Re: ScannerPro Mobile App

I just put my iPad on a music stand set flat, like a table top, and have the camera just over the edge. Of course, I ensured the bolts were tight on the stand so it wouldn't flop over and drop the iPad. Sometimes I have this setup over a desk, table, or chair. Makes real quick quick work of scanning...
by tbathras
Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:49 pm
 
Forum: Technology
Topic: ScannerPro Mobile App
Replies: 6
Views: 128

Re: ScannerPro Mobile App

Yeah, it's a life changer.
by tbathras
Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:47 pm
 
Forum: Technology
Topic: ScannerPro Mobile App
Replies: 6
Views: 128

Re: Medium bore STRAIGHT horns, go!

I tested a Shires 2RVE8 with a TW25 at the factory about a year ago. That thing was easily the best tenor of any size I've ever played. If I ever buy a tenor, it will be that.
by tbathras
Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:14 pm
 
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Medium bore STRAIGHT horns, go!
Replies: 3
Views: 154

Re: Arban, by Alessi & Bowman

Is it spiral/comb bound? Or does it have a glued spine?
by tbathras
Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:09 pm
 
Forum: Practice & Malpractice
Topic: Arban, by Alessi & Bowman
Replies: 2
Views: 82

Re: Elasticity Drill

I've heard about bending notes like this, but never seen an actual drill around it. This should be interesting to try...
by tbathras
Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:05 pm
 
Forum: Reinhardt
Topic: Elasticity Drill
Replies: 1
Views: 57

Re: Trombone Forum Dead?

It seems to have crapped out tonight - had been up for about 5 days.
by tbathras
Mon May 08, 2017 9:14 pm
 
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Trombone Forum Dead?
Replies: 73
Views: 10952

Re: ProTec MAX cases

I, too, have a MAX case for my Bass (Shires w/ 9.5" bell, axials) and I like it a lot for the reasons BillO mentions. It is VERY light, yet very sturdy, and my 'bone stand fits in the side pocket.
by tbathras
Wed Mar 29, 2017 1:17 pm
 
Forum: Accessories
Topic: ProTec MAX cases
Replies: 8
Views: 1420

FS: Shires BII 7GM 10" Bell

Gotta pay for some repairs and I can't justify keeping my extra bell  :cry: It's the BII taper, gold brass, 10".  I love it, but I'd rather keep my screw bell for the added portability. Otherwise, I wouldn't be letting go of it. There was a crease near the edge of the rim which has been removed...
by tbathras
Mon Nov 14, 2016 1:09 pm
 
Forum: Instruments
Topic: FS: Shires BII 7GM 10" Bell
Replies: 0
Views: 354

Re: Borescoping a Rotor Valve

Did you mention what scope you're using? Model number or link to where you bought it? There are so many out there and with things like this, it's usually a crap shoot on quality. Would be really nice to know what actually works.
by tbathras
Mon Jul 18, 2016 2:28 pm
 
Forum: Maintenance, Modification, & Repair
Topic: Borescoping a Rotor Valve
Replies: 26
Views: 5241

Re: FS: Holton TR181 like new w/ upgrades

Well, I tried to convince my wife that I should just keep this horn, but I got "that look". Yeah. It needs to go. :cry:

So, here are some more photos... (click to view full size)

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by tbathras
Thu Jun 02, 2016 11:06 am
 
Forum: Instruments
Topic: FS: Holton TR181 like new w/ upgrades
Replies: 2
Views: 654

Re: FS: Holton TR181 like new w/ upgrades

Now asking $1,995 or best offer. Remember, this horn has had a few issues fixed that all the newer 181's come with from the factory.

Shipping is still $50 and PayPal fee of 3% (if applicable)
by tbathras
Mon May 30, 2016 8:07 pm
 
Forum: Instruments
Topic: FS: Holton TR181 like new w/ upgrades
Replies: 2
Views: 654

I hope my daughter some day realizes...

just how much I love her. I have the parts for a Shires bass sitting in boxes next to me that were just delivered. However I was chatting with her on the way to school today and I mentioned that I'm getting a new horn today and I can't wait to clean it up and put it together and try it out. Well, sh...
by tbathras
Wed May 25, 2016 10:33 am
 
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: I hope my daughter some day realizes...
Replies: 2
Views: 695

Re: The Other site

BGuttman wrote:Other site must REALLY be having problems. ! don't even have my TromboneForum G-mail!


Has Bonemageddon come??
by tbathras
Tue May 24, 2016 3:55 pm
 
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: The Other site
Replies: 31
Views: 6133

FS: Holton TR181 like new w/ upgrades

Up for sale is what has been my trusty bass 'bone for the last 7 months. I bought it used but in near-new condition. The only reason I'm letting it go is because I came across a deal on a Shires that I couldn't pass up. Otherwise, I was in no hurry to get rid of it. I'm kind of sad to see her go. Ba...
by tbathras
Sun May 22, 2016 9:55 am
 
Forum: Instruments
Topic: FS: Holton TR181 like new w/ upgrades
Replies: 2
Views: 654

WTB: Shires Bass valve set

Looking for double independent valves. I'd prefer standard rotors (I think), but TruBore or axial is fine, too.

So long as the valves themselves are in good condition, cosmetic issues and minor fixups are ok.

PM or email tim@bathras.com
by tbathras
Fri May 20, 2016 12:52 pm
 
Forum: Instruments
Topic: WTB: Shires Bass valve set
Replies: 0
Views: 450

Re: All Round Schilke 59-60 Sized Bass Trombone Mouthpiece

Also what leadpipe are you using? You should give the B1 a try if you have it - it may help a little in making the notes pop out sooner.
by tbathras
Tue May 17, 2016 10:21 am
 
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: All Round Schilke 59-60 Sized Bass Trombone Mouthpiece
Replies: 10
Views: 1540

Re: Opening rotor ports

Thanks for the insight. I am quite mechanically minded and very seasoned with using using a dremel. So same points you say Eric might assume are ones I assume, too.

In looking at my rotor cores, they seem quite smooth inside the ports, so I don't even think I'm going to mess with anything anyway.
by tbathras
Wed May 11, 2016 3:38 pm
 
Forum: Maintenance, Modification, & Repair
Topic: Opening rotor ports
Replies: 10
Views: 1376

Re: Opening rotor ports

That seems highly reasonable and not very dangerous at all. Not nearly as dangerous as when I (successfully) pulled the leadpipe out of my Holton slide yesterday. :twisted:
by tbathras
Wed May 11, 2016 11:40 am
 
Forum: Maintenance, Modification, & Repair
Topic: Opening rotor ports
Replies: 10
Views: 1376

Opening rotor ports

Osmun offers this service, which I was scheduled to get but have had to push off now due to scheduling conflicts. Anyway, what they do is take out the rotor core and enlarge the openings in the core so it's less restrictive. My schedule is so tight, I have no idea when I'll get down to them because ...
by tbathras
Wed May 11, 2016 10:24 am
 
Forum: Maintenance, Modification, & Repair
Topic: Opening rotor ports
Replies: 10
Views: 1376

Re: Uses for a Pbone

BGuttman wrote:I don't know that I'd trust a pBone bag for my brass trombone...


I believe he's advocating using the bag as an accessory bag for music stand, and horn stand, etc.
by tbathras
Thu Apr 28, 2016 4:54 pm
 
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Uses for a Pbone
Replies: 5
Views: 776

Re: FS: DW 0AL, GB 1-1/4G, DE MB109K8

GB 1-1/4 is SOLD

0AL is still available.
by tbathras
Wed Apr 20, 2016 8:25 pm
 
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: FS: DW 0AL, GB 1-1/4G, DE MB109K8
Replies: 2
Views: 619

Re: FS: DW 0AL, GB 1-1/4G, DE MB109K8

DE MB109 is SOLD
by tbathras
Wed Apr 20, 2016 7:32 am
 
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: FS: DW 0AL, GB 1-1/4G, DE MB109K8
Replies: 2
Views: 619

FS: DW 0AL, GB 1-1/4G, DE MB109K8

Up for sale I have: - Denis Wick 0AL Classic, like new condition, $45 - Greg Black 1-1/4G Regular weight, like new condition, $145 - Doug Elliott MB109, MBK, K8 - excellent condition, $150 (It's like a Back 1-1/4G with a slightly smaller rim, maybe a touch deeper cup?) Add $6 for shipping in the US ...
by tbathras
Mon Apr 18, 2016 6:14 pm
 
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: FS: DW 0AL, GB 1-1/4G, DE MB109K8
Replies: 2
Views: 619

WTB: Press-fit bass leadpipes

Looking for a BrassArk MV50, Kanstul 169 or anything else, really. Rather have it press-fit and not have to deal with removing threads, but if it's cheap enough, I supposed I could deal.

PM or email tim@bathras.com
by tbathras
Fri Apr 15, 2016 4:27 pm
 
Forum: Accessories
Topic: WTB: Press-fit bass leadpipes
Replies: 0
Views: 440

Re: Alternative ideas for a counterweight?

This might be left-field, but maybe a marine zinc on the gooseneck? those things come in many shapes and size.
by tbathras
Wed Apr 13, 2016 11:51 pm
 
Forum: Maintenance, Modification, & Repair
Topic: Alternative ideas for a counterweight?
Replies: 12
Views: 1551

Re: Alternative ideas for a counterweight?

Disclaimer: Totally useless advice ahead...

Tie a great many helium or hydrogen balloons to the hand slide bow.

Done!
by tbathras
Wed Apr 13, 2016 11:48 pm
 
Forum: Maintenance, Modification, & Repair
Topic: Alternative ideas for a counterweight?
Replies: 12
Views: 1551

Don't crucify me, but... (slide cleaning)

My TR-181 slide has been mediocre from the get-go. Sluggish. When I first got it, I could tell the inners were not 110% parallel, so just using some hand force, I gently got them better inline. Good improvement. But that's not it... I then brought my horn to the local repair guy (still well over an ...
by tbathras
Fri Apr 08, 2016 7:17 pm
 
Forum: Maintenance, Modification, & Repair
Topic: Don't crucify me, but... (slide cleaning)
Replies: 7
Views: 1114

Re: FS: Mr. Bass Trombone Mouthpiece (Bob Reeves/BrassArk)

Price lowered to $150. You can make an offer, too
by tbathras
Mon Apr 04, 2016 10:15 am
 
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: FS: Mr. Bass Trombone Mouthpiece (Bob Reeves/BrassArk)
Replies: 2
Views: 787

Re: Denis Wick 00AL Heritage

BillO wrote:I'm using 109 which i think would put between the DW 0 and 00.


Yes - the 109 is a hair bigger than the 0AL.

However, the 0AL is deeper than the K cup - more like an L, and has a slightly larger throat.
by tbathras
Fri Apr 01, 2016 8:10 pm
 
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Denis Wick 00AL Heritage
Replies: 28
Views: 3022

Re: FS: Mouthpieces, Bass & Tenor (Black, Elliott, Wick, Bac

MB109I is no longer available.

The 2 Bach 'pieces still are, but I'm not holding my breath.
by tbathras
Thu Mar 31, 2016 10:24 pm
 
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: FS: Mouthpieces, Bass & Tenor (Black, Elliott, Wick, Bach)
Replies: 5
Views: 978

FS: Mr. Bass Trombone Mouthpiece (Bob Reeves/BrassArk)

While this one of the best 1-1/2G sized mouthpieces I've ever played, I jumped the gun buying this. Turns out I needed to be looking into bigger rims, not smaller. :oops: It's got a nice deep cup and good sized throat - not too small, not too large. It's a pretty hefty 'piece. My loss is your gain. ...
by tbathras
Thu Mar 31, 2016 10:11 pm
 
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: FS: Mr. Bass Trombone Mouthpiece (Bob Reeves/BrassArk)
Replies: 2
Views: 787

Re: FS: Mouthpieces, Bass & Tenor (Black, Elliott, Wick, Bac

GB 1-3/8GM is SOLD, GB 1-1/4G is not on the market any more.
by tbathras
Thu Mar 31, 2016 5:31 pm
 
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: FS: Mouthpieces, Bass & Tenor (Black, Elliott, Wick, Bach)
Replies: 5
Views: 978

Re: Removing Electrical Tape Residue

Something with orange oil, like 'goo gone'. Just make sure you clean up with plenty of water quickly after.

You could also try like olive oil or similar as sometimes that can work.
by tbathras
Thu Mar 31, 2016 4:55 pm
 
Forum: Maintenance, Modification, & Repair
Topic: Removing Electrical Tape Residue
Replies: 8
Views: 983

Re: Lindberg vs. Alessi - Opinions

I also think its difficult to compare. Any trombonist. All are different and thanks god for that. Especially at that high level these people are. They have developed their own personality a bit further in their playing. I listen all good players depending on my own mode. Sometimes I need to listen ...
by tbathras
Wed Mar 30, 2016 9:23 am
 
Forum: Trombonists
Topic: Lindberg vs. Alessi - Opinions
Replies: 7
Views: 1304

Re: Lindberg vs. Alessi - Opinions

This is almost like apples to oranges. I think, at this point in my life, I'd rather listen to Lindberg over Alessi. :o I've been listening to "Four of a Kind 2" and you know, I mean he's flawless, but Alessi doesn't excite me. In fact, that whole album seems a bit lack-luster to me. Only ...
by tbathras
Tue Mar 29, 2016 3:20 pm
 
Forum: Trombonists
Topic: Lindberg vs. Alessi - Opinions
Replies: 7
Views: 1304

Re: My TR181 eats rotor bumpers for a living

Thanks, I've posted the link back to here over there.
by tbathras
Tue Mar 29, 2016 2:57 pm
 
Forum: Maintenance, Modification, & Repair
Topic: My TR181 eats rotor bumpers for a living
Replies: 27
Views: 3298

Re: My TR181 eats rotor bumpers for a living

Also, I was going to put a link to this topic on TTF - but the thread over there is locked? I wonder why.
by tbathras
Tue Mar 29, 2016 12:02 pm
 
Forum: Maintenance, Modification, & Repair
Topic: My TR181 eats rotor bumpers for a living
Replies: 27
Views: 3298

Re: My TR181 eats rotor bumpers for a living

So here's a quick pic of what I tried to describe above in case anyone else with a TR181 feels the need to do this... The two red circles show where I cut the notches (you can't see the upper notch because I had already smoothed it out) and the blue line shows where I smoothed the inner radius out s...
by tbathras
Tue Mar 29, 2016 11:57 am
 
Forum: Maintenance, Modification, & Repair
Topic: My TR181 eats rotor bumpers for a living
Replies: 27
Views: 3298

Re: Stuff you find on eBay...

It's like a car wreck that you don't want to see, but you can't look away. :shock:
by tbathras
Tue Mar 29, 2016 11:01 am
 
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Stuff you find on eBay...
Replies: 10
Views: 1529

Re: My TR181 eats rotor bumpers for a living

Bingo! That did it. The holes on the "originals" were already large enough. What I did was cut a small slit with dremel cut-off tool on the inside and outside of the curve, then pressed the inside of the curve into the non-cutting part of a drill bit that was larger than the original inner...
by tbathras
Tue Mar 29, 2016 10:54 am
 
Forum: Maintenance, Modification, & Repair
Topic: My TR181 eats rotor bumpers for a living
Replies: 27
Views: 3298

Re: My TR181 eats rotor bumpers for a living

Oh, brilliant! That sounds easy enough. (famous last words, right??)
by tbathras
Tue Mar 29, 2016 10:16 am
 
Forum: Maintenance, Modification, & Repair
Topic: My TR181 eats rotor bumpers for a living
Replies: 27
Views: 3298

Re: My TR181 eats rotor bumpers for a living

yeah, so I ordered replacement plates - they came in and they fit exactly the same - no improvement. But now I have a set of "spares" that I can attempt to modify or use as a template to fashion some new ones. The horn sounds good enough and it's not holding me back. If I lived closer to D...
by tbathras
Tue Mar 29, 2016 9:29 am
 
Forum: Maintenance, Modification, & Repair
Topic: My TR181 eats rotor bumpers for a living
Replies: 27
Views: 3298

Re: My TR181 eats rotor bumpers for a living

I've been eyeing the used AC551BH for sale at Dillon's.... But even if I sell the holton, I'm a few too many k short and also have no idea if I like the courtois. I'm kind of done buying horns sight-unplayed. So, sorry Slip, this one's not for sale until the one that replaces it is my hands. I'm wil...
by tbathras
Thu Mar 24, 2016 11:14 pm
 
Forum: Maintenance, Modification, & Repair
Topic: My TR181 eats rotor bumpers for a living
Replies: 27
Views: 3298

Re: My TR181 eats rotor bumpers for a living

Vowtatool has holton replacements in stock for $16 each. I've ordered myself a pair.

I'll let you all know how they work out.
by tbathras
Thu Mar 24, 2016 9:21 pm
 
Forum: Maintenance, Modification, & Repair
Topic: My TR181 eats rotor bumpers for a living
Replies: 27
Views: 3298

Re: My TR181 eats rotor bumpers for a living

I wonder if I could fashion some stop plates from some hobby metal supplies from the hardware store... I can solder, so maybe some flat brass sheet stock with some cut open hollow brass rod - basically duplicate what's there but have it be the right radius... ?? Might be a lot of work where maybe ju...
by tbathras
Thu Mar 24, 2016 7:12 pm
 
Forum: Maintenance, Modification, & Repair
Topic: My TR181 eats rotor bumpers for a living
Replies: 27
Views: 3298

Re: My TR181 eats rotor bumpers for a living

I did indeed do the use-larger-stuff method and yes it was loud, but it eventually got worn through. I'd be willing to take the actual Holton saddles if you think they'd last more than a few months... This horn is only 2 to 3 years old... Odd it would have swapped out parts. Wonder if it came from t...
by tbathras
Thu Mar 24, 2016 7:06 pm
 
Forum: Maintenance, Modification, & Repair
Topic: My TR181 eats rotor bumpers for a living
Replies: 27
Views: 3298

Re: My TR181 eats rotor bumpers for a living

You know.... not a half bad idea!

But I'd need money for that and a trip to Dillon's.
by tbathras
Thu Mar 24, 2016 5:13 pm
 
Forum: Maintenance, Modification, & Repair
Topic: My TR181 eats rotor bumpers for a living
Replies: 27
Views: 3298
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