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by bbocaner
Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Professional Engraving
Replies: 22
Views: 269

Re: Professional Engraving

Nowadays hand engraving has been supplanted by laser engraving. I believe the Shires engraving is done that way. It's mechanical, a rotating carbide burr or something like that. But it is computer controlled. They may have upgraded to a newer machine since then, but at one point they told me that a...
by bbocaner
Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Brad Close Sackbut
Replies: 14
Views: 619

Re: Brad Close Sackbut

A player in my group just got his latest one. It plays very well. Very similar feel and sound to the Ewald Meinl Drewelwecz model it is based on. Slide is pretty good. Decoration is pretty basic and the overall fit and finish looks a little bit “rustic” compared to Ewald Meinl or Egger, but this is ...
by bbocaner
Mon Jan 21, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Kerbal Space Program
Replies: 5
Views: 203

Re: Kerbal Space Program

I play. I don't have time to play often, the last time I had a crack at it was probably around a year ago... but I really enjoy the game.
by bbocaner
Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: A Yamaha 42B eqivalent?
Replies: 9
Views: 415

Re: A Yamaha 42B eqivalent?

Yeah, a 51D is too big for a ovalform tenorhorn. But I think a Schilke/Yamaha 42B is too small, too. I'd try something like a Bach 7C for starters, maybe a 6.5AL or 5GS.
by bbocaner
Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Everything Else
Topic: Trombone CDs
Replies: 1
Views: 225

Trombone CDs

I recently bought a collection of CDs from an estate and there are a lot of duplicates with CDs I already have in my collection. Of particular interest to trombone players, I have the following: -The London Trombone Sound - Cala CACD0108 (two copies, one Mint in plastic, one used VG+) -Doug Yeo w/ B...
by bbocaner
Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: SOLD-PENDING: Olds Recording R-20 $700
Replies: 7
Views: 1632

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: 2662

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: 1632

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: 1632

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: 1632

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: 1632

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: 1128

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: 1783

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: 6033

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: 6033

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: 6033

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: 19
Views: 2094

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: 2386

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: 1598

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: 2360

Re: Wireless Ambient Trombone

neat!
by bbocaner
Fri Apr 27, 2018 6:34 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Rotary bass trumpets...
Replies: 10
Views: 1015

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: 1015

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: 884

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: 3481

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: 3481

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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