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by Specialk3700
Sat Aug 17, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Ergobone redesign
Replies: 8
Views: 200

Re: Ergobone redesign

Very interesting. As someone who has never used ergobone what would be the advantage of this design?
by Specialk3700
Sat Aug 03, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: modern Conn 62H
Replies: 9
Views: 485

Re: modern Conn 62H

Bach5G wrote:
Sat Aug 03, 2019 8:52 am
I wonder if it suffers in comparison to the original. Expectations too high?

B Reichenbach had a hand in its development, IIRC.
It's a pretty different horn from the original. I'm not sure if that's a great comparison to make.
by Specialk3700
Fri Aug 02, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Differences between different valves/triggers
Replies: 10
Views: 340

Re: Differences between different valves/triggers

Personally I think a lot of the "thayers require tons of up keep" talk is overblow (pun intended). The newer designs of thayers have significantly reduced the required oil and cleaning. My personal experience with my independent Edwards thayers is that all they need is to be oiled every week which t...
by Specialk3700
Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:14 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Bass mouthpiece search
Replies: 7
Views: 451

Re: Bass mouthpiece search

Yamaha 59
by Specialk3700
Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Shires Q Too Bright to Blend?
Replies: 6
Views: 626

Re: Shires Q Too Bright to Blend?

I think the best thing you can do is play one yourself and find out if it works for you.
by Specialk3700
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Wessex is letting down
Replies: 22
Views: 1553

Re: Wessex is letting down

Mikebmiller wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:40 am
I would look at the JP line of horns for a good quality Chinese import. They seem to be getting a lot of good reviews and just about any local music store can sell them.
This. At the Midwest clinic the Wessex trombones I play were ok. The JP horns were up there with Bach, Conn, and Yamaha.
by Specialk3700
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Dream Trombones?
Replies: 54
Views: 2925

Re: Dream Trombones?

Give me a M&W and I'll never look in the classifieds again
by Specialk3700
Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Carbon Fiber Trombone STAND
Replies: 20
Views: 1190

Re: Carbon Fiber Trombone STAND

I'm not really sure as why to buy this over a stand that you can store in your bell. Just seem more expensive for no great gain.
by Specialk3700
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Home Trombone Studios (physical space) - give me recs!
Replies: 7
Views: 422

Re: Home Trombone Studios (physical space) - give me recs!

Depending on were you live you may want to consider how you will heat/cool the space. You can't play trombone in 0 degree weather or at least not very in tune
by Specialk3700
Sat Jun 15, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Fuzzy Attacks in Low Register
Replies: 4
Views: 199

Re: Fuzzy Attacks in Low Register

What articulation are you using in your low range. The lower you play the closer to a tha articulation you get to.
by Specialk3700
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Flat TR181
Replies: 29
Views: 2367

Re: Flat TR181

Well: THAT is really odd!! You have the world's largest tuning slide in your right hand. So, a fifth position can never be flat by itself. I'm playing the trombone for thirtyfive years now, and a sharp d in closed position never occurred to me - so far... But, who am I and what do I know? 5th posit...
by Specialk3700
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Flat TR181
Replies: 29
Views: 2367

Re: Flat TR181

I have a 181, and the D just above middle C is definitely flat. All other closed positions are fine, it's just that one that's an issue. Anyone any ideas why that might be? I'm using a Bach 1 1/2G mouthpiece. I can usually just about get it in tune tightening my lips, but I'm also using D in 4th mo...
by Specialk3700
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTB: dependent bass valve section suitable for retrofit to Olds S-20
Replies: 13
Views: 520

Re: WTB: dependent bass valve section suitable for retrofit to Olds S-20

I would be surprised if one of the great techs we have on the forum can't make you a great plug in valve. I think that would be the easiest way for you to gain a second valve.
by Specialk3700
Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Edwards Bass Trombone Triggers
Replies: 7
Views: 323

Re: Edwards Bass Trombone Triggers

Depending on the paddle you have you may be able to loosen it and you should be able to adjust the angle the paddle is at. Otherwise you need to bend the arm. Other members can probably give you advice in that case.
by Specialk3700
Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: How do you play the Ride (bass)?
Replies: 14
Views: 599

Re: How do you play the Ride (bass)?

Bach5G wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:32 pm
Specifically, the B natural 1/16th? It's a little quick for my trigger, and a little of a stretch in 7th.
Sounds like you need some valve oil. On my Edwards thayer with good long through I can do it pretty easily.
by Specialk3700
Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:53 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Any opinions of the Yamaha YSL200AD?
Replies: 6
Views: 371

Re: Any opinions of the Yamaha YSL200AD?

PaulT wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:52 pm
Specialk3700 wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:16 pm
It's the same as the 354 just renamed for music stores. It's a great horn, actually my first horn.
It comes with a nicer case than than the 354. Not better, just a little snazzier.
It just quite a bit bigger and if 6th grade me remembers correctly heavier as well!
by Specialk3700
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Any opinions of the Yamaha YSL200AD?
Replies: 6
Views: 371

Re: Any opinions of the Yamaha YSL200AD?

It's the same as the 354 just renamed for music stores. It's a great horn, actually my first horn.
by Specialk3700
Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:23 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Alto Trombone Hard Case
Replies: 8
Views: 345

Re: Alto Trombone Hard Case

You could probably Jerry rig a tenor case if you add extra padding to keep it from flying around in it.
by Specialk3700
Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Your favorite bass bone hand brace?
Replies: 14
Views: 797

Re: Your favorite bass bone hand brace?

I really like the neotech. I used it when I had a TR181 and now on my edwards
by Specialk3700
Fri May 31, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: How do you pick and buy a horn these days?
Replies: 13
Views: 788

Re: How do you pick and buy a horn these days?

Definitely trade shows. I would stop at itf if I were you
by Specialk3700
Thu May 30, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Mouthpiece Express?
Replies: 18
Views: 1272

Re: Mouthpiece Express?

Why do you gold plate a mouthpiece? Does the plating go on over the existing silver plating or does it go on instead of sliver plating? If the former, does the "thickening" of the mouthpiece (two platings instead of one) change the response of the mouthpiece? If the later, does it only change the f...
by Specialk3700
Thu May 30, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: Sold
Replies: 3
Views: 491

Re: FS: Wessex Bb/F Tenor Trombone - $395

How does it play?
by Specialk3700
Thu May 23, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Jupiter XO 1236-O trombone
Replies: 34
Views: 1494

Re: Jupiter XO 1236-O trombone

Will my apparently fine (or so I thought) Japanese-made Yamaha trombone be disintegrating soon? :idk: Sadly, yes. You can trust Timbone on this one. He has inside sources. If we have learned anything over the last forty years or so it is that Japan uses crappy materials. Toyotas? They use recycled ...
by Specialk3700
Thu May 23, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: 60-sized mouthpiece with wide rim...?
Replies: 14
Views: 955

Re: 60-sized mouthpiece with wide rim...?

Yamaha 60
by Specialk3700
Mon May 20, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Marcus Magi Sealer in the US?
Replies: 2
Views: 214

Re: Marcus Magi Sealer in the US?

You could order from slidebone just make sure you use a credit card that will allow you to do a charge back if they dont deliver.
by Specialk3700
Sun May 19, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Aida Stand - where to buy
Replies: 7
Views: 430

Re: Aida Stand - where to buy

I would just but a k&m and avoid slidebone and waiting
by Specialk3700
Sat May 18, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Like I'm gonna pay $50 for a rag on a stick!
Replies: 31
Views: 1899

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

Done business with him several times and always got a great service. Even with me being in switzerland. So please stop the bashing. We did that already on ttf and nothing more is needed. I'm happy that you have had good experiences with slidebone but, a quick Google search of "slidebone" reveals th...
by Specialk3700
Fri May 17, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Like I'm gonna pay $50 for a rag on a stick!
Replies: 31
Views: 1899

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

dxhall wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 5:55 am
Well, going on three weeks and no sheaths and no response to my email. If you’re thinking about doing business with the Slidebone place — don’t. I guess I’m meant to be a cheesecloth guy.
If you purchased with a credit card you could look into doing a charge back.
by Specialk3700
Fri May 17, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Jupiter XO 1236-O trombone
Replies: 34
Views: 1494

Re: Jupiter XO 1236-O trombone

I would take a Courtois every day over a Jupiter and there are major symphony players playing Courtois in Europe. I have played pretty much every brand and while Jupiter (even XO) gets a nod over many of the least expensive Chinese horns, I did not feel it played on an even field with the major ame...
by Specialk3700
Wed May 15, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bass Trombone with boring and bell size of a tenor?
Replies: 16
Views: 884

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

What is the sound you want?
by Specialk3700
Sat May 11, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Advice needed: change mouthpieces?
Replies: 11
Views: 633

Re: Advice needed: change mouthpieces?

You you're happy with how it sounds and plays then I don't see a reason unless you happen to have a stack of cash sitting around to spend on mouthpieces.
by Specialk3700
Thu May 09, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: New case for Holton TR-185
Replies: 4
Views: 206

Re: New case for Holton TR-185

Could you post a few pictures of it. I think that would help everyone get a idea if it will fit in a case.
by Specialk3700
Wed May 08, 2019 5:59 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: How to assess thayer valve compression
Replies: 7
Views: 556

Re: How to assess thayer valve compression

Big pop = good compression
by Specialk3700
Tue May 07, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Carmina Burana Range
Replies: 9
Views: 439

Re: Carmina Burana Range

Orff was expecting a tenor. I do remember one high C, but I don't remember which movement it's in. Also a couple of high Bb's. You never double the altos in the 1st part, so an alto isn't necessary. 2nd doesn't have the C or Bb. I played it 2 weeks ago on bass, all 3 parts have a high Bb. I believe...
by Specialk3700
Sun May 05, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: WD40 as outer slide cleaner?
Replies: 11
Views: 741

Re: WD40 as outer slide cleaner?

I always use rubbing alcohol or brass polish if there is oxidation.
by Specialk3700
Sat May 04, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Shires Q Series Euphonium
Replies: 31
Views: 1570

Re: Shires Q Series Euphonium

Having experience with Eastman trombones I have no worries about quality control. They have been some of my favorite trombones I have tried. They are also making huge gains in the tuba world it seems everyone is becoming an Eastman artist.
by Specialk3700
Fri May 03, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Shires Q Series Euphonium
Replies: 31
Views: 1570

Re: Shires Q Series Euphonium

The problem with Chinese-made horns is that the machining doesn't seem to be as accurate, and with something as finicky as compensating valves, it could be a problem. I've run into this a number of times: "Hey, I saved a bunch of money buying this Chinese instrument and it plays great!".... "Hmmmm....
by Specialk3700
Thu May 02, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Current manufacture single valve bass bones
Replies: 29
Views: 1273

Re: Current manufacture single valve bass bones

Maybe the OP should get a single valve for for his own reasons, and then get some spare brass tubes assembled to look like an E dependant that can be attached "as and when". Everyones happy!! No point in bring the 1 valve vs 2 valve discussion in to this thread op didn't ask for that and we already...
by Specialk3700
Thu May 02, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Current manufacture single valve bass bones
Replies: 29
Views: 1273

Re: Current manufacture single valve bass bones

No point in bring the 1 valve vs 2 valve discussion in to this thread op didn't ask for that and we already have a few threads about that.
by Specialk3700
Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Current manufacture single valve bass bones
Replies: 29
Views: 1273

Re: Current manufacture single valve bass bones

I believe holton still has one in production. The tr183?
by Specialk3700
Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Dropping Bombs
Replies: 43
Views: 1945

Re: Dropping Bombs

:pant: We never said it was wise....
by Specialk3700
Sun Apr 28, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Finding the custom horn for me
Replies: 88
Views: 3961

Re: Finding the custom horn for me

I would say the best thing for you to do is go try as many trombones as you can. It's a lot of fun and can be eye opening. Then I would buy a USED horn most similar to what you liked the best. Then as you go on you can try and trade different parts as you like.
by Specialk3700
Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Dropping Bombs
Replies: 43
Views: 1945

Re: Dropping Bombs

It's pretty simple you find something fun then play it way too loud
by Specialk3700
Wed Apr 24, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Edwards Slide grease
Replies: 6
Views: 384

Edwards Slide grease

Has anyone had better luck with edwards slides using anything other than trombotine?
by Specialk3700
Sun Apr 21, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Differences between Yam 611 & 612 bass trombones?
Replies: 25
Views: 1275

Re: Differences between Yam 611 & 612 bass trombones?

Corrected me if I'm wrong but isn't the 611 stacked and the 612 is inline?
by Specialk3700
Fri Apr 19, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Tbone s for sale from Japan?
Replies: 23
Views: 1251

Re: Tbone s for sale from Japan?

I believe a few people on the forum have bought them and I believe they all had pretty good experiences.
by Specialk3700
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Finding the custom horn for me
Replies: 88
Views: 3961

Re: Finding the custom horn for me

I would just pick up a shires q series or a used Edwards/Shires for a good price. In 3-5 years you're more than likely going to want another horn so I wouldn't take the loss of getting one fitted for you.
by Specialk3700
Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Edwards vs Shires
Replies: 56
Views: 4578

Re: Edwards vs Shires

OK!
by Specialk3700
Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Yamaha ysl-548G
Replies: 9
Views: 993

Re: FS: Yamaha ysl-548G

These are very good horns, I have one. Extremely responsive and in my opinion a very interesting sound. I've played a few Bach 42's and none I liked more than my 548. It's a really flexable horn. It'll play really bright and rich or as dark as you'd like. Overall they are fantastic horns.
by Specialk3700
Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: decent earplug workaround
Replies: 2
Views: 296

Re: decent earplug workaround

What did you use as the filter

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