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by ttf_octavposaune
Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Repairs, Modifications, and Maintenance
Topic: OE Thayer still in business
Replies: 2
Views: 587

OE Thayer still in business

<t>Hi all, <br/> <br/> I play Olsen ball bearing thayers now but as an informational post only I thought I would mention OE Thayer is still in business and making new valve sets.  <br/> <br/> I buy bent tubing from them all the time, but I sound better on the Olsen thayers.<br/> <br/> Benn<br/> </t>
by ttf_octavposaune
Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bach 40B
Replies: 35
Views: 514

Bach 40B

Shop Card procured and sent to Josh Roseman!

Interesting specs, from 1938!

Benn
by ttf_octavposaune
Sun Oct 08, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bach 40B
Replies: 35
Views: 514

Bach 40B

<t>OK, <br/> <br/> I have an inside link to get you a card pretty quickly. They come as scanned files.  The 40Bs are close to a 45 by spec.  I examined a MV 45 tuning slide and found that they are likely rebent 36 crooks, the measurement of bore and length indicated that they fell inline with produc...
by ttf_octavposaune
Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bach 40B
Replies: 35
Views: 514

Bach 40B

Did you get a shop card? If not I can assist.

Benn
by ttf_octavposaune
Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Mouthpiece for Mirafone contrabass
Replies: 12
Views: 144

Mouthpiece for Mirafone contrabass

<t>32CB is 32mm ID rim, so its bigger.  Its also out of production.  Bach only has the CB30 now and mouthpiece express had it in stock.<br/> <br/> That design is from the 1950s, so predates Minicks work by a far bit.  Bobo apparently had these designed for the Conn Contra he owned.<br/> <br/> Benn<b...
by ttf_octavposaune
Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:31 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Mouthpiece for Mirafone contrabass
Replies: 12
Views: 144

Mouthpiece for Mirafone contrabass

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by ttf_octavposaune
Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:29 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Mouthpiece for Mirafone contrabass
Replies: 12
Views: 144

Mouthpiece for Mirafone contrabass

Believe it or not Bach has a great starter Contra piece.  Its 30MM inner rim and a cool outer shape.

Mouthpiece Express has one in stock.  The VB Contra piece was designed for the Conn Contrabasses.

Stock number is CB30

Benn
by ttf_octavposaune
Thu Jun 08, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: Home improvement advice - light fixture
Replies: 28
Views: 775

Home improvement advice - light fixture

<t>Timothy42B, <br/> <br/> I bought a house 4 years ago and refitting all 4' fixtures to T8 bulbs and solid state ballasts.<br/> <br/> I will never re ballast another 4' fixture because the cost of led replacements at costco is now so low that it makes no sense to retrofit old fixture.<br/> <br/> T8...
by ttf_octavposaune
Wed May 24, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: Classified Advertisements
Topic: WTB Donor Valve to replace Bach K Valve.
Replies: 13
Views: 117

WTB Donor Valve to replace Bach K Valve.

I might be interested in your K valve when you replace it.

Benn
by ttf_octavposaune
Wed May 17, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: DeBruycker Bass Trombone Bells
Replies: 22
Views: 261

DeBruycker Bass Trombone Bells

In the early 2000s Ed Thayer had a teflon coating baked onto his black anodized cores. My old horn has it.

Benn
by ttf_octavposaune
Wed May 17, 2017 8:39 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: DeBruycker Bass Trombone Bells
Replies: 22
Views: 261

DeBruycker Bass Trombone Bells

<t>This sounds like my old horn.<br/> <br/> Joe never used red brass, he couldn't source small enough amounts of the sheet metal in odd musical instrument alloys, so it was regular brass or copper.  He made 1.5 small bore bells in sterling, the half being a copper and sterling bell.<br/> <br/> I got...
by ttf_octavposaune
Thu Dec 29, 2016 12:55 am
Forum: Repairs, Modifications, and Maintenance
Topic: Wider slide or continue bending shanks?
Replies: 38
Views: 404

Wider slide or continue bending shanks?

<t>Couple things to clear up,<br/> <br/> MV 12s had .536" crooks, all modern Elkhart Bach small bores use the same bottom crook.  The .522" crook off of a model 6.<br/> <br/> The wide glides I designed to replace 16Ms, their nominal bore is .547" a perfect match to 16M slide tubes.  These crooks are...
by ttf_octavposaune
Fri Jun 17, 2016 9:18 pm
Forum: Chit-Chat
Topic: What Was Your First Car?
Replies: 123
Views: 1086

What Was Your First Car?

<t>1984 light blue Chevy Camaro Berlinetta.  3980# without my fat rearend, 105HP 2.8L V6.  Digital dash, t-tops, and horrible mid 80s GM problems.  Multiple trannys, just about everything went wrong.<br/> <br/> When I got passed by a Hyundai going up a mountain pass I knew I needed something better....
by ttf_octavposaune
Tue May 03, 2016 4:58 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Shires Q&A, what would you like to know?
Replies: 1195
Views: 10293

Shires Q&A, what would you like to know?

<t>Here is a repair techs thought.  Random buzzes can also be from an in place broken or partially broken solder joint.  Such as a brace flange or edge brace. I have run into a valve buzzing that had so much spindle bearing wear (and no oil on said bearing) that it was buzzing when playing, but even...
by ttf_octavposaune
Sat Apr 30, 2016 10:39 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Elkhart-made Holton TR181 bass trombone report
Replies: 52
Views: 712

Elkhart-made Holton TR181 bass trombone report

Bach and Holton slides are the same width.  The crooks are slightly different shapes, the Holtons are a bit squarer than bachs.

Benn
by ttf_octavposaune
Fri May 15, 2015 11:42 am
Forum: Polls
Topic: What horn(s) do you play on?
Replies: 50
Views: 1569

What horn(s) do you play on?

<t>I have been acquiring Bach stuff for some time.  The reason, cheap and it is so easy to customize Bachs.  I cant afford new boutique horns so I build my own Bachs.<br/> <br/> All makers vary horn to horn.  Some of the high end ones vary less, but no horn centric specifics remarks warrant a genera...
by ttf_octavposaune
Fri May 15, 2015 11:34 am
Forum: Polls
Topic: What horn(s) do you play on?
Replies: 50
Views: 1569

What horn(s) do you play on?

^^^ like the Bacon!
by ttf_octavposaune
Sat Apr 18, 2015 9:24 pm
Forum: Repairs, Modifications, and Maintenance
Topic: Repair tech as a career?
Replies: 25
Views: 438

Repair tech as a career?

DJ has had horns there for ten years in May.

Dan's regular repairs are much faster than that.

Benn


by ttf_octavposaune
Fri Dec 26, 2014 1:11 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: How many horns do you own?
Replies: 157
Views: 3863

How many horns do you own?

<t>Lunch break post:<br/> <br/> Bach, 50AF3 lots of bells, 45 (in slow) progress, 42 with lots of options (I built it convertible), 36, 16M, 12 in silver plate, NY6, 39G, Weril TIS alto, Besson New Standard Euphonium (in pieces after a valve rebuild), beat to an inch of life 186 BBb tuba.  Olds stan...
by ttf_octavposaune
Sat Dec 20, 2014 3:42 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Where to buy a historically-based sackbut mouthpiece?
Replies: 20
Views: 878

Where to buy a historically-based sackbut mouthpiece?

<t>Geert Van De Hiede (sp) and Egger make good period pieces.  You must specify what shank you have.  Many modern reproductions use Medium shank pieces for some reason. I personally don't know what originals are like since there was no such thing as standardization back in the Renaissance. If a smal...
by ttf_octavposaune
Sat Sep 06, 2014 9:13 pm
Forum: Repairs, Modifications, and Maintenance
Topic: Rotor part names explained with pictures
Replies: 38
Views: 677

Rotor part names explained with pictures

<t>I will have precisely zero time to update or add picture for a couple months.  If any of you havent noticed I havent been particularly active the last year and a half.  Life has been very busy but I see what you re saying Eric.<br/> <br/> The back bearing plate is what American manufacturers have...
by ttf_octavposaune
Sat Sep 06, 2014 9:13 pm
Forum: Repairs, Modifications, and Maintenance
Topic: Rotor part names explained with pictures
Replies: 38
Views: 677

Rotor part names explained with pictures

<t>I will have precisely zero time to update or add picture for a couple months.  If any of you havent noticed I havent been particularly active the last year and a half.  Life has been very busy but I see what you re saying Eric.<br/> <br/> The back bearing plate is what American manufacturers have...
by ttf_octavposaune
Fri Aug 15, 2014 5:28 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Shires Q&A, what would you like to know?
Replies: 1195
Views: 10293

Shires Q&A, what would you like to know?

You werent reading carefully enough.  valve bores, spans etc are all different.  No you cant use a bass valve set on a tenor or vice versa. 
by ttf_octavposaune
Sat Nov 23, 2013 7:47 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Shires Q&A, what would you like to know?
Replies: 1195
Views: 10293

Shires Q&A, what would you like to know?

<r><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=73670.msg983751#msg983751"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=73670.msg983751#msg983751]</s>Quote from: bbocaner on Nov 23, 2013, 03:12PM<e>[/url]</e></URL>Since y'all are now tooled up to make piston valves for the trumpets, is the...
by ttf_octavposaune
Tue Sep 17, 2013 10:55 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Ones that got away.
Replies: 121
Views: 1513

Ones that got away.

Last week a great 16 (no M nor LT).  Roof just got replaced otherwise I would own it instead of my forum friend in Miami.

Custom leadpipe, early 80s vintage Corp bell with a orangy coffin case with real leather trim.

Nice horn

Benn
by ttf_octavposaune
Sat May 04, 2013 10:03 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Earl Williams Trombone
Replies: 1761
Views: 15027

Earl Williams Trombone

And the final set of pics
by ttf_octavposaune
Sat May 04, 2013 10:00 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Earl Williams Trombone
Replies: 1761
Views: 15027

Earl Williams Trombone

More pics,

Benn
by ttf_octavposaune
Sat May 04, 2013 9:58 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Earl Williams Trombone
Replies: 1761
Views: 15027

Earl Williams Trombone

<t>Duda 6 in triple silver plate, <br/> <br/> just came back from Anderson.  Here are the reasons you want a tech to deal with your instrument.  Plating can lock up threads on the slide receiver nut and you can get flash plating inside the slide tubes etc...  The job overall looks great!  The engrav...
by ttf_octavposaune
Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:46 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Earl Williams Trombone
Replies: 1761
Views: 15027

Earl Williams Trombone

A couple more before my break is over....

Benn
by ttf_octavposaune
Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:44 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Earl Williams Trombone
Replies: 1761
Views: 15027

Earl Williams Trombone

Hi all,

Some pre red rouge pics.  I have green rouged it to remove tinning from soldering etc...  It is going to get a bath and chem cleaned before I red rough it dry it and ship it off for silver plating.
Benn

by ttf_octavposaune
Wed Mar 27, 2013 9:04 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Earl Williams Trombone
Replies: 1761
Views: 15027

Earl Williams Trombone

<t>Hi All, <br/> <br/> The 9 has a 8 7/8ths in bell.  The owner picked it up today.  It plays big with the 1 1/2GB small shank he bought for it.  It has a not so nice HI D on it, other than that it is a very fine horn.<br/> <br/> sorry no pics of the 6 today, stayed tuned for tomorrow.<br/> <br/> Be...
by ttf_octavposaune
Tue Mar 26, 2013 11:08 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Earl Williams Trombone
Replies: 1761
Views: 15027

Earl Williams Trombone

<t>And now for something different, <br/> <br/> I spent three hours tonight polishing a waterspotted raw brass, Huntley engraved Duda 6 bell, it going out for silver plating and you can't leave the pits and water marks on the brass.  You also can't machine buff intricate engraving, so hand rubbing t...
by ttf_octavposaune
Tue Mar 26, 2013 11:04 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Earl Williams Trombone
Replies: 1761
Views: 15027

Earl Williams Trombone

One More pic,

Benn
by ttf_octavposaune
Tue Mar 26, 2013 11:03 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Earl Williams Trombone
Replies: 1761
Views: 15027

Earl Williams Trombone

<t>I haven't posted in this thread in a long while.  Here are pictures of an Earl 9 that is a one owner horn.  He knew the rest of the lacquer would fall off in a chem clean, which of course it did.  Nice condition 1968 model 9.  I think the lever is very interesting.  More to follow as I post some ...
by ttf_octavposaune
Sat Dec 29, 2012 1:41 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Frankenbach and other Frankenbones
Replies: 25
Views: 466

Frankenbach and other Frankenbones

<r>Here is my favorite Frankenbone, <br/> <br/> Contempora bass trombone.  Critical parts were all Reynolds/Roth.  Conn inner upper slide tube, Edwards nickel plated handgrip setups with screw in leadpipes, King 6B bottom slide crook, Conn 71H valve, OE Thayer tubing and wide bow, Kanstul crooks and...
by ttf_octavposaune
Sun Dec 23, 2012 1:58 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Frankenbach and other Frankenbones
Replies: 25
Views: 466

Frankenbach and other Frankenbones

<t>A unique look is one thing, having to weird specs on your main axe will result in a horn that will not play well with others.  This will keep you from getting called back etc... <br/> <br/> Personalization?  Get your horn engraved!!!  This is something people used to routinely due, nowadays it is...
by ttf_octavposaune
Sun Dec 23, 2012 12:30 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Frankenbach and other Frankenbones
Replies: 25
Views: 466

Frankenbach and other Frankenbones

<t>I have to say I don't like building trombones that look like Frankenhorns.  I think the most Frankenhornish build I have done was a FrankenHa for a forum member.  The results were great overall, but it was mostly yamaha, with Shires threaded leadpipe fittings and cork barrels, a Shires bottom cro...
by ttf_octavposaune
Thu Nov 15, 2012 10:03 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bach 40B
Replies: 35
Views: 514

Bach 40B

<t>Hi All, <br/> <br/> I got a number of shop cards for freinds and there are some interesting stats.<br/> <br/> Yup 36s are all 414 along with the bell sections of the 42. <br/> <br/> The 40B has a 414 leadpipe from a 36<br/> <br/> The 45 has the same leadpipe as the later 42s 454<br/> <br/> The ki...
by ttf_octavposaune
Mon Oct 01, 2012 8:46 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Ones that got away.
Replies: 121
Views: 1513

Ones that got away.

<t>hi all,<br/> <br/> Good Karma has shown upon me again. I now own a utility grade Mirafone 4 valved BBb tuba. I have had a rough week dealing with some personal personnel issues. A friend recommended me for purchasing this horn and whalah!  300 later and I own a tuba finally. Probably a 186. Needs...
by ttf_octavposaune
Sun Sep 09, 2012 6:00 pm
Forum: Repairs, Modifications, and Maintenance
Topic: Rotor part names explained with pictures
Replies: 38
Views: 677

Rotor part names explained with pictures

<t>And lastly, <br/> <br/> 2 pics with comparisons of the rotors.  Both valve rotors are made in the same manner, however the P22 rotor was made extra wide to accomodate a better, rounder internal port.  There is still a cutout on the top, but this rotor does not have an ovaled port like that of a f...
by ttf_octavposaune
Sun Sep 09, 2012 5:51 pm
Forum: Repairs, Modifications, and Maintenance
Topic: Rotor part names explained with pictures
Replies: 38
Views: 677

Rotor part names explained with pictures

<t>OK everybody, <br/> <br/> I had some time afterwork on Friday to take some quick shots of rotor sets.  An Olds P22 and a loose Bach tenor valve<br/> <br/> I will start with the P22 and go from there.  At the end there will be a comparison of the P series rotor and a factory Bach rotor.  Even to t...
by ttf_octavposaune
Sun Sep 02, 2012 8:18 am
Forum: Repairs, Modifications, and Maintenance
Topic: Rotor part names explained with pictures
Replies: 38
Views: 677

Rotor part names explained with pictures

<t>Hi all,<br/> <br/> Bruce I would be happy to explain the differences between some of the various rotor designs, hence the genesis of this thread. I have on Olds rotor on display on my wall so I will take it apart and photograph it. The linkage system on Olds is unique as is the bumper system and ...
by ttf_octavposaune
Sat Sep 01, 2012 9:52 pm
Forum: Repairs, Modifications, and Maintenance
Topic: Rotor part names explained with pictures
Replies: 38
Views: 677

Rotor part names explained with pictures

<t>No CRs are not copies of Greenhoes, <br/> <br/> If they were kanstul would have been sued.  Greenhoes have some rather interesting reliefs in the rotor that self vent without channels or ports.<br/> <br/> For more information look at Greenhoes website and Kanstul also has a computer mock up showi...
by ttf_octavposaune
Sat Sep 01, 2012 6:08 pm
Forum: Repairs, Modifications, and Maintenance
Topic: Rotor part names explained with pictures
Replies: 38
Views: 677

Rotor part names explained with pictures

<t>Yes Baker go ahead and repost,  <br/> <br/> There is no problem posting on the italian forum, but the names are obviously only in English.<br/> <br/> The CR valves are available from Kanstul Musical instruments in Kits for retrofit.<br/> <br/> You may also use any pictures I will post in the futu...
by ttf_octavposaune
Sat Sep 01, 2012 12:26 pm
Forum: Repairs, Modifications, and Maintenance
Topic: Rotor part names explained with pictures
Replies: 38
Views: 677

Rotor part names explained with pictures

<t>As an educational posting I would like to share some pictures I took of a CR rotor valve.  I used paint to label the individual parts for those of you who do not know the names of the various components of your trombone's valve system.<br/> <br/> The names and decriptions given are in American En...
by ttf_octavposaune
Sun Jul 29, 2012 8:27 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bach 40B
Replies: 35
Views: 514

Bach 40B

<t>Hi All, <br/> <br/> I heard from the owner of the 40B.  The OD of the neckpipe at the valve is .590 +/- .005 and the OD at the tuning slide connecting ferrule is .635"  This is consistant with an ID of .562" starting point and about a .593 ending point  The lower inner tube of a 36-42 tuning slid...
by ttf_octavposaune
Sat Jul 28, 2012 11:04 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bach 40B
Replies: 35
Views: 514

Bach 40B

<t>HI All, <br/> <br/> I have more thoughts/theories to post.  While thinking about the use of numbers on the shop cards I became aware of how indeed you could have the same internal tapers on some parts but relabel them for different models.<br/> <br/> The 36-40-45 bows could be drawn/formed on the...
by ttf_octavposaune
Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:02 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bach 40B
Replies: 35
Views: 514

Bach 40B

<t>Hi All, <br/> <br/> So as to be expected there is a patern developing.  Primary bore of a 40B is the same as a 36.  414 leadpipe, Bach 42 are an enlargement of the 36.  Everything except the leadpipe is 414.<br/> <br/> I wish to see if a 36 shop card reads all 414s.  The .547 leadpipes 42-45 all ...
by ttf_octavposaune
Fri Jul 27, 2012 9:08 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bach 40B
Replies: 35
Views: 514

Bach 40B

<t>Hi All, <br/> <br/> OK I went through the shop cards that were available online quickly, Here are the results:<br/> <br/> Model   Bell   Tuning Bow  Neckpipe  Leadpipe<br/> 40        451      451           451         414<br/> 42        414      414           414         454<br/> 45 (2)   465    ...

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