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by Posaunus
Sun Jan 24, 2021 1:14 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Masks for Musicians?
Replies: 9
Views: 151

Re: Masks for Musicians?

After a little digging around, I was able to find this mask. I looks similar to what I have. https://www.jwpepper.com/Adjustable-Instrumentalist-Face-Mask/11311900.item#/ These (or similar) masks are also required (and provided) for wind players in our school district. (String players are allowed t...
by Posaunus
Sat Jan 23, 2021 9:04 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Rude Awakening
Replies: 15
Views: 868

Re: Rude Awakening

ArbanRubank wrote:
Sat Jan 23, 2021 8:33 pm
A while ago I told a neighbor I wanted to learn how to play the trombone in the worst possible way. Yesterday she knocked on my door in the middle of a practice session and said, "Mission accomplished".
:good:
by Posaunus
Sat Jan 23, 2021 5:25 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Where do you play B natural?
Replies: 28
Views: 1267

Re: Where do you play B natural?

This one: :bassclef: :line2: On the F trigger, flat 2nd. But, how flat? Same position as trigger E natural at flat 2nd a fourth lower? Just a reminder, folks - Bach5G was asking about the trigger B in the bass clef staff , (second line, just above your 1st position low B flat). :bassclef: :line2: I...
by Posaunus
Sat Jan 23, 2021 5:12 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Rude Awakening
Replies: 15
Views: 868

Re: Rude Awakening

Thanks for the hint. I'll remember to leave a tip jar at the front door! Make sure it's clear so you know what's in it before you open it. It might explode, be filled with the scoop-outs of your neighbor's litter box, an active wasp hive... :D But I was so sure that my neighbors LOVED my all-night ...
by Posaunus
Sat Jan 23, 2021 12:13 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Coffee and The Trombone
Replies: 43
Views: 1996

Re: Coffee and The Trombone

http://collections.bso.org/digital/collection/images/id/423/ After his retirement from the BSO, John Coffey ran a small music store around the corner from Symphony Hall / across the street from New England Conservatory of Music. In 1972, I needed an F-attachment trombone, and was referred to Mr. Co...
by Posaunus
Sat Jan 23, 2021 11:57 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Rude Awakening
Replies: 15
Views: 868

Re: Rude Awakening

Kingfan wrote:
Sat Jan 23, 2021 8:50 am
I hope you didn't let your neighbor go without paying for the performance!
Thanks for the hint. I'll remember to leave a tip jar at the front door!
by Posaunus
Fri Jan 22, 2021 8:23 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Is there an easy way to add counter weight to trigger section?
Replies: 21
Views: 766

Re: Is there an easy way to add counter weight to trigger section?

ArbanRubank wrote:
Fri Jan 22, 2021 6:44 pm
Peacemate wrote:
Fri Jan 22, 2021 6:38 pm
Yamaha hand strap is also common. I think leather specialties also makes them in a few sizes, and maybe some more.
I tried it and didn't like it nearly as well as the other hand grip I listed.
Did you try & dislike the Yamaha or the Leather Specialties grip? Or both?
by Posaunus
Fri Jan 22, 2021 5:39 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Is there an easy way to add counter weight to trigger section?
Replies: 21
Views: 766

Re: Is there an easy way to add counter weight to trigger section?

A common hand brace worked wonders for me. I now have one on every horn - even my small bore. It's amazing, the difference. What is a "common hand brace?" I think I need something to support my aging shoulder / wrist when I'm hefting a bass trombone (even a single-valve). I need something functiona...
by Posaunus
Fri Jan 22, 2021 5:35 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Embochure fatigue
Replies: 27
Views: 1702

Re: Embochure fatigue

harrisonreed wrote:
Fri Jan 22, 2021 5:02 pm
I calls it as I sees it. Sam said that often
Bet on it!
by Posaunus
Fri Jan 22, 2021 3:40 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Embochure fatigue
Replies: 27
Views: 1702

Re: Embochure fatigue

I mean no disrespect. But it would be hard to call [Sam's] long posts anything else [but monologues]! Much could be said the same about this forum at times. Both can be great havens of information. So are we more likely to get more / better information from a well-composed, factually-supported essa...
by Posaunus
Fri Jan 22, 2021 3:35 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Coffee and The Trombone
Replies: 43
Views: 1996

Re: Coffee and The Trombone

I think I'll just stick to water or black coffee at intermission breaks, and cleaning and thoroughly drying my trombone at day's end!
by Posaunus
Thu Jan 21, 2021 3:52 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: maintaining a smooth working carbon fibre slide
Replies: 21
Views: 974

Re: maintaining a smooth working carbon fibre slide

kenton wrote:
Thu Jan 21, 2021 2:31 pm
Andy, as a side question, what do you use as a swab? At the moment, all I have around here is a cleaning rod. And, it seems that something more like a bassoon swab would work better.
Slide-O-Mix towel sheath?
by Posaunus
Thu Jan 21, 2021 11:12 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Coffee and The Trombone
Replies: 43
Views: 1996

Re: Coffee and The Trombone

MagnumH wrote:
Thu Jan 21, 2021 5:54 am
I just drink straight slideomix. It works wonders for the horn!
Two-part version, or Rapid Comfort?
by Posaunus
Wed Jan 20, 2021 10:32 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Different materials in components and how it affects sound and plability.
Replies: 15
Views: 995

Re: Different materials in components and how it affects sound and plability.

Andre1966tr wrote:
Wed Jan 20, 2021 6:03 am
I really loved the sound and response of the plastic trombone ... I have a blue and a red one, the red one is more aggressive/more mellow...
Aha! So color also matters!
by Posaunus
Wed Jan 20, 2021 10:18 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Inauguration
Replies: 66
Views: 2427

Re: Inauguration

"And your point is? :idk:" "One man's meat is another man's poison." I used to enjoy informed debate, also. I still would, but I find it extremely difficult to find someone who disagrees with me to have such a discussion. Here's a tool that I use to help me understand the perspective of media sourc...
by Posaunus
Wed Jan 20, 2021 5:05 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Inauguration
Replies: 66
Views: 2427

Re: Inauguration

A 1.5% popular vote advantage does not constitute a landslide, but it did make a decisive Electoral College victory. We are a politically divided country, and the administration policies one half of the populace celebrate are the same policies that the other half loathes and voted to prevent. Our n...
by Posaunus
Wed Jan 20, 2021 3:29 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Inauguration
Replies: 66
Views: 2427

Re: Inauguration

JohnL wrote:
Wed Jan 20, 2021 2:24 pm
BGuttman wrote:
Wed Jan 20, 2021 10:47 am
Was kind of an odd arrangement, although she sang it well.
I'm at work, so did not watch. Was it at least in 3/4?
https://www.msn.com/en-us/music/news/la ... i-BB1cWb5K
by Posaunus
Wed Jan 20, 2021 3:23 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Getzen student horns?
Replies: 28
Views: 1994

Re: Getzen student horns?

Kingfan wrote:
Wed Jan 20, 2021 2:35 pm
KingGetzenfan? Sounds like a sneeze or a German word for a guy who can't make up his mind... :mrgreen:
Gesundheit!
by Posaunus
Wed Jan 20, 2021 2:12 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Getzen student horns?
Replies: 28
Views: 1994

Re: Getzen student horns?

Kingfan wrote:
Wed Jan 20, 2021 1:46 pm
I just did an A-B-C comparison with my 2B and 3B-F. I like the Getzen - a lot. Look for a new post about it.
Oh-oh. Will you be changing your Username? :idk:
by Posaunus
Wed Jan 20, 2021 2:00 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Why No Silver Plate?
Replies: 61
Views: 14948

Re: Why No Silver Plate?

jbeatenbough wrote:
Wed Jan 20, 2021 1:14 pm
BaritoneJack did you see the trombone section in the Marine band today? That should make you happy for a while - I know it did me, for I must admit, I do love a beautiful silver bell on a trombone...
Yes, those silver bells looked great! :good:
by Posaunus
Tue Jan 19, 2021 7:29 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Coffee and The Trombone
Replies: 43
Views: 1996

Re: Coffee and The Trombone

All I wonder recently is the green residue on my slide which I totally clean once a week. Just got the tip from a friend to only clean the inner slide and relubricate. Keep the outer slide as it is and clean that one only once a month. This is a rather bad approach, according to my tech. What do yo...
by Posaunus
Tue Jan 19, 2021 6:30 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: maintaining a smooth working carbon fibre slide
Replies: 21
Views: 974

Re: maintaining a smooth working carbon fibre slide

Wow. Lots of confusion here. As I understand it: Butler slides : CFRP [carbon fiber reinforced polymer composite] outer slides; Chrome-plated nickel-silver inner slides (just like your brass trombone); pBone and Tromba slides : ABS plastic outer slides; Fiberglass-reinforced (?) ABS resin inner slid...
by Posaunus
Tue Jan 19, 2021 10:49 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: maintaining a smooth working carbon fibre slide
Replies: 21
Views: 974

Re: maintaining a smooth working carbon fibre slide

Please don't confuse carbon fiber slides (from Butler) with pBone slides, which are plastic (definitely NOT carbon fiber), with brass stockings. They're both black and non-metallic, but the similarity stops there.

They may require different lubrication.
by Posaunus
Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:49 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: Elkhart Conn 30H Burkle $600
Replies: 1
Views: 281

Re: Elkhart Conn 30H Burkle $600

These are surprisingly nice trombones, that age well. Nice, distinctive sound. May not blend with your typical 0.500" bore tenors.
by Posaunus
Mon Jan 18, 2021 9:29 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: R.I.P Sammy Nestico
Replies: 15
Views: 885

Re: R.I.P Sammy Nestico

A brief tribute to Sammy Nestico:

https://www.kusi.com/dave-scotts-world- ... y-nestico/

There'll never be another like him!
by Posaunus
Mon Jan 18, 2021 6:33 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Lead pipe threads
Replies: 13
Views: 739

Re: Lead pipe threads

Aren't we all glad that trombone mouthpiece shanks eventually became standardized into two basic sizes / tapers? This change triggered an amazing amount of innovation on the part of small mouthpiece manufacturers, which they probably would not have undertaken if each instrument manufacturer had main...
by Posaunus
Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:27 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Chris Crenshaw Playing Bass
Replies: 3
Views: 392

Re: Chris Crenshaw Playing Bass

Not too surprising, Elow. You were born 40 years after the heyday of Reynolds trombones!

You probably haven't seen too many 1965 Ford Mustangs or listened to the latest Elvis recordings on LP (or 45rpm!), either.
by Posaunus
Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:15 am
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: R.I.P Sammy Nestico
Replies: 15
Views: 885

Re: R.I.P Sammy Nestico

Sammy wrote a great autobiography (I think in 2009), The Gift of Music . Great read. Everything you wanted to know about this great man - including his wonderful sense of humor. The book was self published - I loaned out my signed copy and haven't seen it since. But I'm sure that his wife Shirley ha...
by Posaunus
Mon Jan 18, 2021 9:56 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: What's Frustration To You?
Replies: 15
Views: 782

Re: What's Frustration To You?

Tromboned wrote:
Mon Jan 18, 2021 6:53 am
Cleaning up the living room 5 minutes before bath time, going upstairs to start the bath only to come back down to find everything that was just put away strewn all over the room.
How old are the children?

Someday you'll remember these times longingly!
by Posaunus
Sun Jan 17, 2021 9:21 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Loose F tuning slide
Replies: 12
Views: 2019

Re: Loose F tuning slide

harrisonreed wrote:
Sun Jan 17, 2021 8:37 pm
Good techs are rare! Find one and give them your business!
:good:
by Posaunus
Sun Jan 17, 2021 6:35 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Lead pipe threads
Replies: 13
Views: 739

Re: Lead pipe threads

The threaded leadpipe receivers on M&W slides will accept both Edwards and Shires collar threads. BTW. Edwards and Conn are the same thread pitch, but are different diameter, with the Conn being larger than Edwards. This means an Edwards collar will screw into a Conn receiver, but will be loose. Co...
by Posaunus
Sun Jan 17, 2021 3:44 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: R.I.P Sammy Nestico
Replies: 15
Views: 885

Re: R.I.P Sammy Nestico

We will all miss Sammy. Can't tell you how much I enjoyed meeting him nearly 6 years ago to celebrate his 91st birthday. What a wonderful man, and colorful character, with great stories to tell!

My hero. R.I.P., Sammy. :weep:
by Posaunus
Sun Jan 17, 2021 3:16 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Giardinelli bass trombone mouthpieces
Replies: 6
Views: 3764

Re: Giardinelli bass trombone mouthpieces

I just bought a Giardinelli 1G and 1GM last week. II agree that the 1GM is a Large Bore Tenor mouthpiece. The 1G I love. I would never use it if I was doing an Orchestral gig or Concert Band or Brass Quintet. But for Big Band or a show (If those ever happen again) YES !! I get that real commercial ...
by Posaunus
Sat Jan 16, 2021 10:40 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Who played Connie's trombone in the movie Soul?
Replies: 7
Views: 1442

Re: Who played Connie's trombone in the movie Soul?

Actually, he did not get credited. It has sparked a fair amount of debate online. Andy Martin personally made several comments on Kenny Rampton's Facebook post about the snub. Here is the list of credits: https://pixar.fandom.com/wiki/Soul_Credits. There is no mention of Martin or trombone in the c...
by Posaunus
Sat Jan 16, 2021 9:37 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Rude Awakening
Replies: 15
Views: 868

Re: Rude Awakening

harrisonreed wrote:
Sat Jan 16, 2021 9:32 pm
What did they want? To tell you to shut up on the trombone? LOL
I believe he wanted to borrow a cup of sugar. It was hard to understand his screaming with his mask on and all the gyrations. :idk:

He was so rude, I shut the door in his face!
by Posaunus
Sat Jan 16, 2021 9:31 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Rude Awakening
Replies: 15
Views: 868

Rude Awakening

My neighbor rang my doorbell at 3:00am this morning!

Luckily, I was still awake practicing my trombone!
by Posaunus
Sat Jan 16, 2021 9:18 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Mouthpiece outer shape
Replies: 13
Views: 790

Re: Mouthpiece outer shape

The kick on Lindberg mouthpieces is the very thin rim. If you use a lot of pressure it can really dig in and affect your endurance. I personally like the "tulip" shapes since I used a Conn Remington since High School (later changed to Denis Wick). Still, I use any shape that works. Lindberg rims do...
by Posaunus
Sat Jan 16, 2021 6:37 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Thoughts on J Klier bass trombone mpcs?
Replies: 6
Views: 581

Re: Thoughts on J Klier bass trombone mpcs?

I purchased a Josef Klier 2BK from a TromboneChat member. :wink: About the size of a Schilke 58, or a touch larger. As is the case with other Klier mouthpieces I have tried, it's quite nice in every respect. This a a very under-appreciated brand. I don't know what retailers carry these; I shop on TC...
by Posaunus
Sat Jan 16, 2021 6:26 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Mouthpiece outer shape
Replies: 13
Views: 790

Re: Mouthpiece outer shape

The Lindberg outer shape is the best. I agree with Harrison. Lindberg pieces are functional, effective, attractive. No wasted material. But perhaps not "massive" enough for working orchestral pros like BurgerBob. I can't tell, since the only place I play these days is the spare bedroom! I am attrac...
by Posaunus
Sat Jan 16, 2021 4:27 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Mouthpiece outer shape
Replies: 13
Views: 790

Re: Mouthpiece outer shape

Perhaps I'm ignorant, but I've never understood the necessity or advantage of the extra mass in the bowl-shaped exteriors of so many mouthpieces (Bach, Schilke, Yamaha, ...). Of course I happily play all of these, but I'm usually just as comfortable with more tapered or streamlined exterior / less m...
by Posaunus
Sat Jan 16, 2021 4:09 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: screw bell case roundup
Replies: 65
Views: 12610

Re: screw bell case roundup

Looks sturdy enough. Yes, you should carve a recess for mouthpieces / accessories. (Store them in some sort of protective pouch.)
by Posaunus
Sat Jan 16, 2021 4:02 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: POLL - Which Mouthpiece Brand do you primarily use?
Replies: 51
Views: 3409

Re: POLL - Which Mouthpiece Brand do you primarily use?

BrianJohnston wrote:
Sat Jan 16, 2021 3:35 pm
Davidx504 wrote:
Fri Jan 15, 2021 7:36 am
Wow nobody uses monette?? Unbelievable!!
Expensive!
Well, at least the prices are still (barely) less than 4 digits:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/difficult-to-o ... _cvip=true
by Posaunus
Sat Jan 16, 2021 12:56 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Conn 6h Expert
Replies: 22
Views: 1629

Re: Conn 6h Expert

There must have been some very specific years in which the P-27 alloy was “standard.” All of my professional Elkhart Conn outer slides (6H, 8H and 72H) are yellow brass. The color of these slides can be deceiving, depending on the light in the room. In my practice room, with artificial light, they ...
by Posaunus
Fri Jan 15, 2021 3:54 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: WTB Olds Large Shank MP
Replies: 7
Views: 480

Re: WTB Olds Large Shank MP

My Olds O-25 (S/N 8776xx - Fullerton, ~1974) has a red brass bell, a 0.554" bore, and the non-standard (smaller-than-normal) "Olds large" receiver. It came with an Olds 15 mouthpiece; I subsequently obtained a larger and more suitable Olds 20 mouthpiece. Both have the slightly undersize Olds shank a...
by Posaunus
Fri Jan 15, 2021 2:45 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Conn 6h Expert
Replies: 22
Views: 1629

Re: Conn 6h Expert

Yes, I have heard of the P-27 alloy, but I didn't realize it was used on trombone slides. Bellend.....thanks for the metallurgy insight on it! Conn had a lot of cool proprietary stuff in their "Glory Days." I think trombonists owe a lot of gratitude to Jake Burkle and his research team at Conn. Any...
by Posaunus
Fri Jan 15, 2021 12:02 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Conn 6h Expert
Replies: 22
Views: 1629

Re: Conn 6h Expert

From the archives: I know we analysed a Conn outer slide leg to see what their P-27 alloy actually was and from memory found it was 85/15 gilding metal with the addition of 2% tin which would have the effect of making it much stronger. As far as I can recall the main commercial application for this...
by Posaunus
Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:52 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Conn 6h Expert
Replies: 22
Views: 1629

Re: Conn 6h Expert

Per Conn's 6H description: "Outside slide is of special Conn bearing formula brass alloy. " https://cderksen.home.xs4all.nl/Conn6H1960image.html And for the 48H: "P-27 special formula outside slides" https://cderksen.home.xs4all.nl/Conn48H1968image.html So apparently these slides were, at least at s...
by Posaunus
Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:00 am
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: Please help identify the manufacturer!
Replies: 7
Views: 601

Re: Please help identify the manufacturer!

Looks like a nice unmarred trombone, with little wear, and no especially distinguishing characteristics, in playable condition. Would it "blend" with others? Who knows until you try it? Does it matter?

Who manufactured it? Still a mystery.
by Posaunus
Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:07 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: New: Dillon "Symphonic" Mouthpieces
Replies: 3
Views: 495

Re: New: Dillon "Symphonic" Mouthpieces

Confused by the number 2? It's just a model number, nothing more. No reason other manufacturers should try to follow the often confusing mouthpiece numbering systems of others (Bach, Schilke, ...) Ferguson 2 is sort of the size of a Bach 5G Dillon 2 is apparently sort of the size of a Bach 3G Olds 3...
by Posaunus
Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:04 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: WTB Olds Large Shank MP
Replies: 7
Views: 480

Re: WTB Olds Large Shank MP

Olds 15 is much too small for the large (0.554") bore O-25 trombone. It's sort of the size of a Bach 6¾C. The Olds 20 is much larger - and therefor a better match - about the size of a Bach 5GS. They are hard to find, though. After that, the only large Olds mouthpiece I know of is the Olds G (George...

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