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by bbocaner
Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: TLS (SSL)
Replies: 1
Views: 288

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: 573

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: 3307

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: 3307

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: 3307

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: 1288

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: 1181

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: 1260

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: 1285

Re: Wireless Ambient Trombone

neat!
by bbocaner
Fri Apr 27, 2018 6:34 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Rotary bass trumpets...
Replies: 10
Views: 807

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: 807

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: 726

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: 2107

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: 2107

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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