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by Posaunus
Fri May 24, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Getzen Custom Reserve
Replies: 6
Views: 279

Re: Getzen Custom Reserve

Based on Christan's track record, I'd guess that this is a very fine trombone. "Best version of Bach" — perhaps not. [An impossible comparison, in any case. Which Bach do you compare it to?] Authentic Getzen 4047DS ? — for sure. Apparently they've been around for 7 or 8 years, so some TC members mus...
by Posaunus
Fri May 24, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: What we're doing
Replies: 207
Views: 24936

Re: What we're doing

StevenC wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 10:28 am
BflatBass wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 8:37 pm

The gigantic community band starts up in June. We see typically 10 to 15 trombones on any given week.
Sounds frightening.
I think I'd pass on this "opportunity!" :hi:
by Posaunus
Thu May 23, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Carrying case for Trombone Stand + Music Stand?
Replies: 1
Views: 70

Re: Carrying case for Trombone Stand + Music Stand?

I have one of each of these. I carry them separately in two tripod bags, since I don't always need a music stand as well as a trombone stand. Both easily carried by hand or over shoulder. • K&M 14990 — SLIK 23" Tripod bag (no padding but very sturdy and protective): https://www.amazon.com/Universal-...
by Posaunus
Thu May 23, 2019 3:12 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Rath mouthpieces?
Replies: 5
Views: 275

Re: Rath mouthpieces?

Forget brands. Get your hands on a few bass trombone mouthpieces between a 2G and a 1G. Do your best to achieve the goals you have described over the course of a week on each one. For some mouthpieces, you will know immediately that they aren't for you. Others won't be too bad. Those are probably y...
by Posaunus
Thu May 23, 2019 3:08 am
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Jerome Callet (1930—2019)
Replies: 3
Views: 186

Re: Jerome Callet (1930—2019)

I somehow came into possession of a Jerome Callet "Magnum 7B" mouthpiece. A bit strange - sort of a 6¾ on steroids. Slightly oversize shank. Not quite sure where to use it.
by Posaunus
Thu May 23, 2019 3:04 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Jupiter XO 1236-O trombone
Replies: 34
Views: 902

Re: Jupiter XO 1236-O trombone

To me one thing is for sure- brass in the pacific rim is not the same as American brass and not even close to European brass. We're talking raw materials here. So Yamaha brass is inherently inferior because they source it within the "Pacific Rim?" Is all brass used in "America" sourced only from th...
by Posaunus
Thu May 23, 2019 2:50 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Rath mouthpieces?
Replies: 5
Views: 275

Re: Rath mouthpieces?

Whatever you get in the range of true bass trombone mouthpieces will be an improvement over the Schilke 51D (a mouthpiece apparently more suitable for baritone / euphonium but played by some on large-bore tenor trombones). Any 1¼-sized mouthpiece is a huge leap from a 51D. High register will possibl...
by Posaunus
Wed May 22, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Yamaha 682B. Large bore! Large valve!
Replies: 5
Views: 397

Re: FS: Yamaha 682B. Large bore! Large valve!

Based on a (very brief) comparison, I think this may be a better trombone / more ergonomically comfortable than the vaunted Yamaha "Xeno." :idk:

It's professional level. Price seems very reasonable. When was it manufactured?
by Posaunus
Wed May 22, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: 5g vs s51
Replies: 5
Views: 199

Re: 5g vs s51

Check out Harrison Reed's Conn 5G mouthpiece – it might be what you're looking for.

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by Posaunus
Mon May 20, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: You might not miss it until you move away...
Replies: 16
Views: 383

Re: You might not miss it until you move away...

Good grief - the Kowloon in Saugus - it's still there? I remember it as a bit over the top from more than 40 years ago! Is the Hilltop Steak House (with the neon cactus and plastic cows) still across the street? Between the two, there was enough kitsch for the entire state of Massachusetts. Perhaps ...
by Posaunus
Mon May 20, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Music folders
Replies: 6
Views: 223

Re: Music folders

Our big band has too many charts, and our decades-old folders were also disintegrating. Most of us have switched to plastic file boxes with Pendaflex hanging file folders to hold ~30 charts in each Pendaflex . Yes, yet another piece of luggage to carry. But they seem to cause less damage to the char...
by Posaunus
Sun May 19, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Leadpipe King 3B
Replies: 23
Views: 419

Re: Leadpipe King 3B

I've been curious about lead pipes for my 3b as well. - Is it worth messing around with lead pipes? Is it a slippery slope? Based on Matt K's lengthy, convoluted response, it sure seems like a "slippery slope" to me! :idk: But on the other hand, I'm quite pleased with the way the King 3BSS plays wi...
by Posaunus
Sat May 18, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Symington London 1.5
Replies: 28
Views: 746

Re: Symington London 1.5

blast wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 2:07 am
There is a live AR thread on this forum.... can we keep AR talk on that thread.
:good:
by Posaunus
Fri May 17, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Distilled water and red rot?
Replies: 17
Views: 577

Re: Distilled water and red rot?

"Red rot": Possibly / probably

Distilled water as a causative factor: Unlikely :idk:
by Posaunus
Fri May 17, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Centered and edgy sound wanted
Replies: 16
Views: 632

Re: Centered and edgy sound wanted

The Yamaha 58L (supplied with the YBL-421G) or Schilke 58 would be a good starting point - but apparently the Yamaha 58 doesn't meet your vision. Nevertheless, you might want to give it a chance, since it came free!

For Big Band use, I prefer my Marcinkiewicz "Geo Roberts" model. :good:
by Posaunus
Thu May 16, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: King 3B
Replies: 4
Views: 343

Re: FS: King 3B

Not all King 3Bs were created equally.

Not all King 3Bs have aged gracefully.

Not all King 3Bs have been properly and lovingly maintained.

Not all King 3Bs look and play the same.

What's the story on this one? :idk:
by Posaunus
Thu May 16, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Good Travel Case
Replies: 14
Views: 355

Re: Good Travel Case

I had good luck with Alaska and JetBlue traveling with a small tenor trombone as carry-on luggage. (Both good airlines with generally friendly and helpful staff.) What worked for me: • Fly non-stop if at all possible. • Try to arrange to be among early groups to board. (Some airlines will do this fo...
by Posaunus
Thu May 16, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Symington London 1.5
Replies: 28
Views: 746

Re: Symington London 1.5

Wow! Nice work, Leif. Keep playing until you drop!
by Posaunus
Thu May 16, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Music Business
Topic: Working as a Repair Tech
Replies: 12
Views: 2277

Re: Working as a Repair Tech

brassmedic wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 2:11 am
Around here, there aren't very many of us, but there are a lot of players who need work done.
The most amazing brass tech around just retired, so the rest of us will have to pick up the slack.
Who retired? :(
by Posaunus
Wed May 15, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Tuba behind trombone..
Replies: 7
Views: 230

Re: Tuba behind trombone..

Is there really room on the Orchestra Hall stage to move the tuba behind the trombones (who usually sit in the very back row)? Do the trombones move forward a row?
Or is this seating plan used for other venues?
by Posaunus
Wed May 15, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bass Trombone with boring and bell size of a tenor?
Replies: 16
Views: 544

Re: Bass Trombone with boring and bell size of a tenor?

So you want a dual-valve tenor (0.547" bore, or perhaps 0.547"/0.562" dual bore) with an 8½" bell?
This will be hard to locate, I think.

Have you tried smaller mouthpieces (e.g., Bach 2G, Schilke 58, Wick 2AL, etc.) on your 50K?
by Posaunus
Wed May 15, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Is .547 a catch-all?
Replies: 33
Views: 1159

Re: Is .547 a catch-all?

Burgerbob wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 5:53 pm
I still think having a good large tenor is pretty essential for a professional.
Essential for sure. But apparently not a "catch-all" for the versatility required of most modern pro trombonists.

I am NOT a professional, but I play a lot - and no longer very much on my beloved 88H! :(
by Posaunus
Wed May 15, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Marcellus
Replies: 5
Views: 273

Re: Marcellus

The large-shank Marcellus does not have a "tight throat" - it's 6.40mm (0.252") diameter; cup I.D is 25.50mm per spec. Closest small-shank in the Bach family is probably Bach 5GS, also 25.50mm cup, 6.63mm (0.261") throat - or just a touch larger than a 6½AL. Certainly a reasonable option for a Bach ...
by Posaunus
Wed May 15, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Marcellus
Replies: 5
Views: 273

Re: Marcellus

I think such a mouthpiece (roughly 5G size in the Bach world, with a deep V-shaped cup) would be rather large for most small-shank applications - but I've seen folks use a similarly-sized small-shank Schilke 51D, so what do I know? :idk:
by Posaunus
Mon May 13, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Like I'm gonna pay $50 for a rag on a stick!
Replies: 29
Views: 1144

Re: Like I'm gonna pay $50 for a rag on a stick!

Make sure to do research before purchasing from retailers. There's a number of threads on trombonechat and the old forums about Slidebone. So should this be considered a TC caveat emptor about Slidebone? :idk: As for me, I've moved on from cheesecloth, and instead employ long strips of cotton bedsh...
by Posaunus
Sun May 12, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Cleaning the outer slide without a cleaning rod?
Replies: 15
Views: 396

Re: Cleaning the outer slide without a cleaning rod?

I got one of the HW brass saver things and all the fuzz kept coming off in my slide! I ended up throwing it away after using a couple of times. I've had my Brass-Saver brushes ("Trombone" size for my small- & medium-bore tenors, "Tuba" size for my large-bore and bass trombone) for nearly 3 years no...
by Posaunus
Fri May 10, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: need a new trombone amp
Replies: 11
Views: 359

Re: need a new trombone amp

I'm think about this one: https://www.guitarcenter.com/Behringer/Europort-MPA40BT-PRO-Portable-PA-System-1418053829466.gc?pfm=item_page.rrt1%7CClickCP It rolls, pretty light, probably loud enough for one horn. Thx. For these applications, you probably don't care much about sound fidelity - but I th...
by Posaunus
Fri May 10, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Advice needed: change mouthpieces?
Replies: 11
Views: 349

Re: Advice needed: change mouthpieces?

I can make the 6½AL work on a King 3B, but I find it a little large for high-range playing ( e.g. , lead trombone in a big band) and (if you want to stick with Bach) have had better luck with a 6½A (same cup, smaller throat) or 6¾C (smaller, shallower cup). Of course there are lots of other options ...
by Posaunus
Fri May 10, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Yamaha 421G
Replies: 11
Views: 467

Re: Yamaha 421G

The Yamaha YBL-421G is a very fine, well-made trombone. It is, in fact, a "full blown bass trombone" - but it has only one valve. Yes, it not only creates a full bass trombone sound, but it is indeed "fun and useful" for the applications you will probably use it for - and many more. [I'm currently p...
by Posaunus
Thu May 09, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Single Valve Bass Trombones
Replies: 24
Views: 1273

Re: Single Valve Bass Trombones

Side note: I hate it when I bring my straight 8H to rehearsal and people ask me why I bought my little horn. Just like I'm a bit irritated when I bring my Yamaha single-valve bass (0.563" bore, 9½" bell) and folks wonder why I brought a small trombone instead of a "real" bass!" :frown: Fortunately,...
by Posaunus
Wed May 08, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Shires Tenor Trombone
Replies: 7
Views: 432

Re: FS: Shires Tenor Trombone

I switched to a Bach Strad Centennial Model with the open flow after trying dozens of horns with one of the BSO section members and we both agreed it was a well rounded horn that would be good for almost any use. I'm using a DE 102/xtG/custom backbore MP. So far, this combination has produced what ...
by Posaunus
Wed May 08, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Shires Tenor Trombone
Replies: 7
Views: 432

Re: FS: Shires Tenor Trombone

it didn't quite fit with the section I have been subbing with recently (Baltimore Symphony). Thanks! Good grief - what made what must be a fine state-of-the-art trombone not "fit" with the section? Did the conductor or your section mates complain? Did you try different mouthpieces? What trombone / ...
by Posaunus
Wed May 08, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Conn 5G mouthpiece
Replies: 15
Views: 651

Re: Conn 5G mouthpiece

Remember that (as many of us have learned from experience) not all Bach 5G mouthpieces are made the same; in fact there may be significant variation within this small family over the years. That being said, I do not have a Conn 5G mouthpiece, but I have a CKB 5G and a King 5G, both identical and bot...
by Posaunus
Tue May 07, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Cleaning the outer slide without a cleaning rod?
Replies: 15
Views: 396

Re: Cleaning the outer slide without a cleaning rod?

Best trombone accessory I've ever purchased: HWP Brass-Saver (pull-through soft brush with an 80"-long plastic lead ribbon). $15 or less. https://www.wwbw.com/HW-Brass-Saver-Cleaning-Brushes-465124.wwbw https://www.amazon.com/HW-H-BSTB-Brass-Saver/dp/B0002OVCYW You can safely thread this soft brush ...
by Posaunus
Tue May 07, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Drilling a mouthpiece question
Replies: 8
Views: 353

Re: Drilling a mouthpiece question

The 2CL is even bigger if I remember correctly. Yes the 2CL is a "bigger" mouthpiece - even though the cup I.D. (near the rim) is similar, the cup is probably deeper, and the throat is HUGE. Would probably accommodate a Mont Blanc pen! Unfortunately, the dimensions of the CL throats seem to be a tr...
by Posaunus
Tue May 07, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Drilling a mouthpiece question
Replies: 8
Views: 353

Re: Drilling a mouthpiece question

harrisonreed wrote:
Tue May 07, 2019 9:31 am
Isn't the bore size on the CL pieces like .333 inches? Keep going!
Christian Lindberg 5CL: 0.266" throat; 4CL: 0.303" throat
#2 pencil: ~0.277" across flats / ~0.286" across peaks
by Posaunus
Tue May 07, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Conn 88H - needs love - 600 or make an offer?
Replies: 7
Views: 582

Re: FS: Conn 88H - needs love - 800 or make an offer?

Serial Number seems incomplete. Elkhart SNs until ~1962 were 6 digits; then from ~1963 were 5 numerical digits with a letter prefix (e.g., G54321)
by Posaunus
Mon May 06, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Wonderful, unique trombone sound of this young woman from Spain
Replies: 22
Views: 923

Re: Wonderful, unique trombone sound of this young woman from Spain

pfrancis wrote:
Mon May 06, 2019 5:20 pm
Pitch is certainly altered again here. Trumpet player starts the tune with a sounding G with 2&3 valves down...
Wonder why they'd alter the pitch?
by Posaunus
Mon May 06, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Cases
Topic: WTB Pan American Case
Replies: 5
Views: 1382

Re: WTB Pan American Case

The MTS Universal #34 Tenor Trombone Case seems to be pretty flexible. Small, rigid, sturdy, affordable (~$100). https://www.wwbw.com/MTS-Products-Replacement-Plastic-Case-for-Trombone-471807-471807000000000.wwbw?source=TWWR5J1BB&cntry=us¤cy=usd&gclid=Cj0KCQjwtr_mBRDeARIsALfBZA53pcN54wYeyFOJrY...
by Posaunus
Mon May 06, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Everything Else
Topic: Sale on Big Band charts!
Replies: 9
Views: 590

Re: Sale on Big Band charts!

I know of a couple of really good charts featuring the bass trombone that you maybe can buy from their respective writers. I bought those charts for myself long ago, and I'll see if I can provide you with either links to buy or contact info to the writers if you are interested. Would be great if yo...
by Posaunus
Mon May 06, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Benge 165F $700
Replies: 6
Views: 428

Re: FS: Benge 165F $700

Hard to find a professional-grade large-bore F-attachment trombone for a lower price. Good luck.
by Posaunus
Sun May 05, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Lube and an oil change
Replies: 12
Views: 361

Re: Lube and an oil change

Bach5G wrote:
Sun May 05, 2019 3:37 pm
I am so very grateful that the Yamaha brass rep back in Toronto still responds to my emails. Here is his most recent:

To properly oil a rotor, Yamaha recommends 3 different weights of oil.
Thanks for the very clear explanation - and for the Hetman equivalents (since I use that brand)! :good:
by Posaunus
Sat May 04, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Wonderful, unique trombone sound of this young woman from Spain
Replies: 22
Views: 923

Re: Wonderful, unique trombone sound of this young woman from Spain

Rita Payés: http://itfvalencia2015.com/rita-payes/ Now almost 20 years old. Sings in Catalan, Portuguese, and English. Another in Joan Chamorro's string of jazz prodigies. Her first recording with him - age 14! (See Andrea Motis - trumpet & vocals). I have never seen a trombone like Rita's - or her ...
by Posaunus
Thu May 02, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: 3B vs 3BSS
Replies: 34
Views: 1278

Re: 3B vs 3BSS

Burgerbob wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 10:29 pm
Think I'll look for a Bach 12 or something similar in the future for a better big band horn.
I love using a 3BSS for big band work - lead, 2nd or 3rd parts, all good! :good:
by Posaunus
Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Current manufacture single valve bass bones
Replies: 29
Views: 852

Re: Current manufacture single valve bass bones

If I could select anything and I wanted a single bass, I'd get an Olds P22, S20, Holton 183, or a Conn 60h, 71h or 72h. I'd never buy something like that new. All the best horns of that genre are in the past, especially if you exclude boutique makes. Favorites probably the Olds P22 or the Holton 18...
by Posaunus
Tue Apr 30, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Current manufacture single valve bass bones
Replies: 29
Views: 852

Re: Current manufacture single valve bass bones

The Yamaha YBL-421G (0.563" bore) is a fine single-valve bass trombone - possibly available used for much less than the $4,000 list price. Very robust, good slide, good rotary valve.
by Posaunus
Mon Apr 29, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Pit Recommendations?
Replies: 9
Views: 418

Re: Pit Recommendations?

Unlikely to need euphonium on most pit orchestras. Useful: Tenor trombone, trumpet, perhaps French horn. Trombonists should double on tenor and bass. I know some trombonists who double on (string) bass - upright or electric - to great advantage in terms of getting gigs.
by Posaunus
Mon Apr 29, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Dropping Bombs
Replies: 43
Views: 1190

Re: Dropping Bombs

trombinstharry wrote:
Mon Apr 29, 2019 3:46 pm
I am surprised by how little people actually know about bomb drops. From what I know, it is an official term ...
Never heard this "official term" used in my decades as a musician. I guess I'm too "old school" to attempt to recompose the music that's put in front of me. :idk:
by Posaunus
Mon Apr 29, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Like I'm gonna pay $50 for a rag on a stick!
Replies: 29
Views: 1144

Re: Like I'm gonna pay $50 for a rag on a stick!

I never swab inners. I snake them out with a brush. And it it looks clean, it is clean! I'm a contrarian. (And sort of anal-compulsive!) I always swab both outer and inner slides until they are completely dry, and the inners are mirror-shiny. My protocol: • Completely dry the outer surfaces of the ...
by Posaunus
Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Distilled water and red rot?
Replies: 17
Views: 577

Re: Distilled water and red rot?

VERY unlikely this has anything to do with the distilled water, which should be effectively neutral. (If so, all the rest of us who use distilled water would be facing this problem.) I've never seen anything like this on any of my trombones whose slides are always sprayed with distilled water. Disti...

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