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by Tarkus697
Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Tablets
Replies: 34
Views: 19576

Re: Tablets

I’ve been using an iPad Pro for several months with my horn band in conjunction with ForScore and an iRig Bluetooth pedal to turn pages. Works great for me and don’t have to lug around a huge book full of paper anymore.
by Tarkus697
Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: Clip On Mics For Dummies
Replies: 7
Views: 1318

Re: Clip On Mics For Dummies

My bad, thanks for the correction! Our soundman was telling us just at/above 900mhz.
by Tarkus697
Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: Wireless microphone AMT Q7-P808
Replies: 3
Views: 1203

Re: Wireless microphone AMT Q7-P808

My sax player uses one and loves it. No more beltpack for him. I tried his combo mic/receiver on my horn (Yamaha 356G) and while nice, it seems to make the horn bell-heavy due to the weight of the AA battery in the receiver. That would be my only complaint. I'm getting a Neotech handgrip to address ...
by Tarkus697
Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: Clip On Mics For Dummies
Replies: 7
Views: 1318

Re: Clip On Mics For Dummies

The AMT stuff is top-notch. My sax player uses one and I borrowed his unit. It adds a bit of weight with the transmitter to the front of the bell so a counterbalance may be necessary. I'm getting one when funds allow to lose the beltpack wireless I currently have strapped to the back of my horn. Als...
by Tarkus697
Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Replace string rotary valve with different mechanism?
Replies: 9
Views: 1258

Re: Replace string rotary valve with different mechanism?

Fair enough. My horn tech concurred and said it's a very involved process. I'll have him restring it again and go from there.

Thanks for the input!
by Tarkus697
Mon Oct 01, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Replace string rotary valve with different mechanism?
Replies: 9
Views: 1258

Replace string rotary valve with different mechanism?

Has anyone ever done this? I've had issues with the string catching on my Yamaha 356G during gigs despite adjustment and I really am not crazy about how it feels compared to say my Bach 36BO trigger. Is this an intensive job to replace the string-based trigger with something akin to the Bach or woul...
by Tarkus697
Thu Sep 27, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: Is this Your Wedding Band in Philly?
Replies: 5
Views: 2970

Re: Is this Your Wedding Band in Philly?

Our bandleader is asking what your brother thought of the band? 😆
by Tarkus697
Thu Sep 27, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: Is this Your Wedding Band in Philly?
Replies: 5
Views: 2970

Re: Is this Your Wedding Band in Philly?

Yep, that's me playing my Yamaha 356G with Strangers! Been a member of the band since March of 2017.
by Tarkus697
Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Jazz trombone
Replies: 9
Views: 577

Re: Jazz trombone

In addition to the models mentioned, I'll toss out the Selmer Bolero. Fantastic little horn that holds it's own in a jazz setting. Rob Stoneback used one for years. Can usually be found under $1000 in good shape.
by Tarkus697
Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Marching horn suggestion
Replies: 22
Views: 1130

Re: Marching horn suggestion

I can second the King 606. I have one that I use for parades and alumni band with my college. Paired it with a Faxx 12C mouthpiece and it screams.
by Tarkus697
Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Wich rare horn would you buy EVEN...
Replies: 51
Views: 3141

Re: Wich rare horn would you buy EVEN...

Dunno if it counts as rare, but I found a 1966 Selmer Bolero in excellent condition on eBay and the music store happened to be just outside of Philly, so I drove over to play-test it. Went home, made them an offer $200 under what they were asking and they accepted. I'd love to get an Elkhart Conn 79...
by Tarkus697
Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Selmer serial number lookup?
Replies: 0
Views: 199

Selmer serial number lookup?

Looking for info on my Selmer Bolero trombone. Serial number is 66xx, so I'm guessing it's a 1966 model? Can't find anything via Google to confirm/deny this.
by Tarkus697
Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Jazz trombone advice?
Replies: 18
Views: 1420

Re: Jazz trombone advice?

Selmer Bolero is an underrated jazz horn. Rob Stoneback used one playing lead. I use one with my wedding/events band and with the right mouthpiece, it's a screamer. Keep your eyes open and you're liable to find one for a good price. I got lucky and found mine in a local music shop about 45 minutes f...
by Tarkus697
Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Cleaning a horn after you've been sick
Replies: 5
Views: 1298

Re: Cleaning a horn after you've been sick

Definitely worth doing since there are a significant number of cases (sometimes even called "trombone lung", though not restricted to trombones) where the player GOT the pneumonia (or something worse) from the instrument in the first place. Luckily, cleaning a trombone is really easy (even a double...
by Tarkus697
Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Cleaning a horn after you've been sick
Replies: 5
Views: 1298

Re: Cleaning a horn after you've been sick

I have all my horns chemically cleaned once a year by a pro, so I'll probably give this one to him for a once-over even though I just had it done a few months ago.
by Tarkus697
Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Cleaning a horn after you've been sick
Replies: 5
Views: 1298

Cleaning a horn after you've been sick

So long story short, played a gig last weekend with what I thought was a bad cold. Turns out I have pneumonia. I'm going to sterilize the mouthpiece but as for the horn itself, anything I can do to make sure it's clear of any infectious diseases as I'd rather NOT get this ick again when I play the h...
by Tarkus697
Tue Jul 03, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Bill Watrous
Replies: 12
Views: 2013

Re: Bill Watrous

Heard this last night and was greatly saddened. I’ll be cranking up some Manhattan Wildlife Refuge this evening for sure.
by Tarkus697
Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Gator GL-Trombone case vs. older ProTec case
Replies: 1
Views: 1048

Gator GL-Trombone case vs. older ProTec case

So I have a ProTec case of the older style that looks almost identical to the Gator GL-Trombone case. For short hauls and storage, the ProTec case works great and has a lot of storage space, including a deep side pocket for my K&M trombone stand. Does the Gator compare well to the older ProTec? I ha...
by Tarkus697
Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Horn plays much better in gigs than in my room
Replies: 4
Views: 601

Re: Horn plays much better in gigs than in my room

Acoustics for sure. Also the materials surrounding you in the room. My downstairs practice area is chock full of books, a pull-out couch, our home office stations, etc. Both my 36BO and my Yamaha 356G sound dead and muffled there, but in my band's practice space (similar layout but with acoustic foa...
by Tarkus697
Thu Apr 05, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: Why can't I see my posts? / Why can't I message?
Replies: 113
Views: 30364

Re: Why can't I see my posts? / Why can't I message?

And this is post #2. Darn, now I miss my grandmother's cooking.
by Tarkus697
Thu Apr 05, 2018 6:46 am
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: Why can't I see my posts? / Why can't I message?
Replies: 113
Views: 30364

Re: Why can't I see my posts? / Why can't I message?

Well this here is post #1. Can verify I'm not Russian, only my grandmother spoke that and that's only because she was good with languages and needed to communicate with her neighbors who were from all over Eastern Europe.
by Tarkus697
Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: What axe are you playing for your Easter gig?
Replies: 20
Views: 2325

Re: What axe are you playing for your Easter gig?

I used my circa 1989 Bach 36BO with a Schilke 50. Two trombones (the other guy had a 36BO as well) and two trumpets, plus organ and choir. Entrance piece, 4 hymns, exit piece.

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