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by bbocaner
Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: SOLD-PENDING: Olds Recording R-20 $700
Replies: 7
Views: 1469

Re: FS: Olds Recording R-20 $700

yes, it is. sorry -- I've been travelling and not logged into the site
by bbocaner
Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Automotive Detailing Spray Wax/Cleaner for routine maintenance
Replies: 13
Views: 2313

Re: Automotive Detailing Spray Wax/Cleaner for routine maintenance

Windex. Cleans all the gunk off, doesn't leave anything behind. Works great on both lacquered and plated/raw instruments.
by bbocaner
Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: SOLD-PENDING: Olds Recording R-20 $700
Replies: 7
Views: 1469

Re: FS: Olds Recording R-20 $700

found it! that's tricky. it's 7943xx which puts it, according to a chart I found online, late 1971 or early 1972?
by bbocaner
Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: SOLD-PENDING: Olds Recording R-20 $700
Replies: 7
Views: 1469

Re: FS: Olds Recording R-20 $700

The inner slide tubes are fluted. I'm afraid I don't see a serial number on the instrument, unless I'm missing something obvious? Where would I look on such an instrument?
by bbocaner
Sun Nov 11, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: SOLD-PENDING: Olds Recording R-20 $700
Replies: 7
Views: 1469

Re: FS: Olds Recording R-20 $700

Reduced from $900 to $700. Owners need to get everything sold to close out the estate. Great instrument!
by bbocaner
Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: SOLD-PENDING: Olds Recording R-20 $700
Replies: 7
Views: 1469

SOLD-PENDING: Olds Recording R-20 $700

I am helping a friend deal with their father's estate. From this lot I have a beautiful Olds Recording R-20 for sale. Trigger, red brass bell and tubing with nickel silver tuning slide and trim. Nickel silver hand slide. Very striking instrument! Significant lacquer loss on the hand slide, only mino...
by bbocaner
Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: TLS (SSL)
Replies: 1
Views: 1029

TLS (SSL)

It's pretty unheard of these days for a web site not to be encrypted, particularly one that accepts a username and password and uses a cookie for session persistence. I, for one, would feel a lot more comfortable if this forum were upgraded with TLS. I'm happy to help set it up if you all could use ...
by bbocaner
Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:02 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Rotary Valve Kaiser Baritone
Replies: 11
Views: 1560

Re: Rotary Valve Kaiser Baritone

I've played both, but not in close enough proximity to be able to offer you any direct comparisons. They are both really nice instruments. I don't think they are appropriate for Planets, for which Holst undoubtedly had envisioned a British-style euphonium, or for Mahler 7, which calls for the smalle...
by bbocaner
Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Tenor horn
Replies: 55
Views: 5086

Re: Tenor horn

JohnL you're absolutely right but my point is that the American-style baritone is still a euphonium, just a different style instrument. In the same way that a Besson euphonium and a Cerveny or Alexander ovalform rotary baryton are two different styles of the same instrument. I'm a period instrument ...
by bbocaner
Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Tenor horn
Replies: 55
Views: 5086

Re: Tenor horn

So it seems to me its not confusion its merely down to where you live (or at least what country you or the family transferred from) we all have a different interpretation. The British one is correct of course!!! The confusion is that we Americans are in transition between one nomenclature and anoth...
by bbocaner
Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Tenor horn
Replies: 55
Views: 5086

Re: Tenor horn

It's interesting to look at how these three instruments, the Eb, the less-conical smaller bell 9' Bb, and the more conical larger bell 9' Bb, are/were referred to in different times and places. There are a lot of different variations on these instruments that have become more and more standardized a...
by bbocaner
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Looking for info on the BAC Trombone.
Replies: 17
Views: 1438

Re: Looking for info on the BAC Trombone.

I'd avoid. I had a terrible experience with them both on what should have been very simple repairs and with a custom instrument. I have no doubt that he and his team are capable of making nice stuff, but I also know that their ethics and customer service skills leave much to be desired.
by bbocaner
Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Lengthening a Conn 36H Alto
Replies: 19
Views: 2114

Re: Lengthening a Conn 36H Alto

If that's really what's happened to your instrument, I'd work with a local repair person to order from the factory a new tuning slide and the two outer tuning slide tubes. It'd probably be somewhere in the $300-500 range.
by bbocaner
Fri May 18, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Laurel vs Yanny as relates to hearing
Replies: 18
Views: 1381

Re: Laurel vs Yanny as relates to hearing

I've heard both simultaneously from the first listen.
by bbocaner
Mon Apr 30, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Technology
Topic: Wireless Ambient Trombone
Replies: 9
Views: 2143

Re: Wireless Ambient Trombone

neat!
by bbocaner
Fri Apr 27, 2018 6:34 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Rotary bass trumpets...
Replies: 10
Views: 864

Re: Rotary bass trumpets...

I wonder...how useful would the "beer-hall" style horns be outside of their intended use? Could it fill a tenor/baritone voice in a small brass group? If the answer is yes, then I might be leaning more towards that. Mnozil Brass is one instance in which they make this type of instrument work very w...
by bbocaner
Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Rotary bass trumpets...
Replies: 10
Views: 864

Re: Rotary bass trumpets...

The Lidl's got the right sound. The ones with bigger bells and larger bores are really intended for beer-hall traditional German music. One of the Chinese companies is making a 4-valve instrument that's stenciled by Schiller and others that is apparently decent, but I haven't tried one yet. One of t...
by bbocaner
Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: New Case for a Plane Ride
Replies: 7
Views: 782

Re: New Case for a Plane Ride

Southwest is all 737s which is good news. Their newer planes have bigger overheads, but with that case I *think* you'd be good even in the older style. I'd aim for a direct flight rather than one with a stop as that means you'd need to fit it on board twice, and if you are running late at all with t...
by bbocaner
Tue Mar 27, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: NABBA
Replies: 15
Views: 3082

Re: NABBA

I ordinarily play with Brass of the Potomac but I'm playing with Rockville Brass Band at this year's contest.
by bbocaner
Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: NABBA
Replies: 15
Views: 3082

Re: NABBA

I'm going. Unfortunately, it didn't work out for my band to go again this year, but I'm helping out another local band on tuba (!!) and I will be taking some photos again. Which group do you play with?

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