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by bimmerman
Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: step up .525 bores
Replies: 27
Views: 718

Re: step up .525 bores

I used a 7C with mine for years. Ended up not being the right size for me, ultimately, but it was absolutely fine.
by bimmerman
Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bach LT16M tuning quirks
Replies: 9
Views: 281

Re: Bach LT16M tuning quirks

Bb in first is in tune on my 16Ms, but the 3rd position is super hard to hit cleanly and consistently.

Something's funky IMO if it's flat in 1st. I use a 102 size DE piece without issue.
by bimmerman
Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: step up .525 bores
Replies: 27
Views: 718

Re: step up .525 bores

I used my 356R for everything when I was in school. It's a great horn and definitely can do the job-- I wish I hadn't sold it.

However, if a good 36B crops up, I'd probably pick that instead.

Are you able to take your son and have him try the 356R and/or a 36B?
by bimmerman
Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Bach LT16M Counterweight
Replies: 14
Views: 427

Re: Bach LT16M Counterweight

I have the counterweight in the photos above-- I haven't used it much on the 16 and instead use it on my Edwards, but it doesn't really fit that horn either. What worked for me was to use Kleenex to shim the ID to size.

Quick, cheap, and works.
by bimmerman
Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Using an upper register setting all the time
Replies: 23
Views: 748

Re: Using an upper register setting all the time

I'm another vote for working with Doug on this. Self-diagnosing the existence of a problem is simple, knowing how to correct it requires expertise.
by bimmerman
Mon Sep 24, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: SOLD: Edwards tenor trombone bell
Replies: 11
Views: 641

Re: FS: Edwards tenor trombone bell price reduced

The difference as far as I'm aware is that the newer bells do not have the tab to connect to the valve section, but the cross brace connection points are the same. It's easy to add/remove that tab depending on the valve section age, and Edwards will sell you that tab if you need one.
by bimmerman
Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bach Sterling Plus bells
Replies: 5
Views: 436

Re: Bach Sterling Plus bells

I have both a 2B Silversonic (Sterling Sheet) and a 16M Sterling Plus (electroformed), because I have a problem with ooo shiny. I also have brass versions of the same horns. I really dig the 16M's bell. It's silly soft and crazy thin, and to me is really responsive and vibrant (at least, compared to...
by bimmerman
Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: ISO: Bach 16M Sterling Plus
Replies: 1
Views: 118

Re: ISO: Bach 16M Sterling Plus

I'm not selling mine, but I will say the wait absolutely will be worth it! I saw the one on Facebook too, definitely reach out again if you don't hear back soon. I think the post is a bit old. Other places to look would be brassark, thebrass-exchange, and Dillons. They don't have any listed but coul...
by bimmerman
Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Mouthpiece Comparison Charts
Replies: 27
Views: 1191

Re: Mouthpiece Comparison Charts

For most players, the typical variation between samples (and/or variation from published specs) of mouthpieces by some of the relatively major manufacturers is enough to make the difference between playable and unplayable. What use is somebody's opinion of their particular mouthpiece when is has al...
by bimmerman
Mon Sep 10, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: Greg Black, Griego, Bach, Josef Klier, Reynolds mouthpieces for sale!
Replies: 3
Views: 728

Re: Greg Black, Griego, Bach, Josef Klier, Reynolds mouthpieces for sale!

Bach 8.5BW and Mt Vernon 7 are sold, the rest is still available!
by bimmerman
Mon Sep 10, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Bone socks? (for stands, not feet)
Replies: 26
Views: 2390

Re: Bone socks? (for stands, not feet)

yep, I just use an actual sock.

My horn developed a ring inside the bell where it contacts the stand, from before I had a sock on it.
by bimmerman
Fri Sep 07, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Hearing Protection
Replies: 9
Views: 279

Re: Hearing Protection

I've got a set of the triple flanged "musician" earplugs that live in my case. Maybe Etymotic? They work really really well and make rehearsal a lot more bearable when the trumpets are trumpeting. High school me definitely didn't do current me any favors. I don't have nonstop ringing but I do have f...
by bimmerman
Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Music Business
Topic: Hobbyist to pro tech. Is it worth it?
Replies: 16
Views: 945

Re: Hobbyist to pro tech. Is it worth it?

If you're going to be doing repair professionally, even as a side business, you'll want insurance of some sort. A good friend of mine carries insurance for his side car repair and modification business, even though he doesn't really do it for the money.
by bimmerman
Sun Aug 26, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: Greg Black, Griego, Bach, Josef Klier, Reynolds mouthpieces for sale!
Replies: 3
Views: 728

Re: 13 Mouthpieces for sale!

Updated first post to remove what's sold as well as list new things for sale.
by bimmerman
Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Best Double Trombone cases
Replies: 8
Views: 504

Re: Best Double Trombone cases

I have the Marcus Bonna double tenor case. I like it, it'll fit two tenors with F, or small/large tenor, or alto/tenor (with some adjustment). While it's solid, I haven't flown with it.
by bimmerman
Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: John Packer Rath Trombones
Replies: 19
Views: 1276

Re: John Packer Rath Trombones

BGuttman wrote:
Wed Aug 15, 2018 4:24 pm
I don't think the Stearns Wessex is a Packer-Rath. Rath had no part in its development and John Packer does not sell it.
Right, I was asking more from competitive point of view, since I believe they're targeted similarly so people may have tried both.
by bimmerman
Wed Aug 15, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: John Packer Rath Trombones
Replies: 19
Views: 1276

Re: John Packer Rath Trombones

I guess if a 2B / 6 / 8 is small bore...

I just assume <.508ish is small, ~.525 is medium, .547 large.

On topic, anyone tried the double trigger JP/Rath bass? Especially vs the Stearns Wessex?
by bimmerman
Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Bach 1 1/2g cup diameter measurements
Replies: 11
Views: 467

Re: Bach 1 1/2g cup diameter measurements

Think about how different a 5g vs a 6.5al rim feels-- that's a 0.1mm difference if you believe the published specs. Then factor rim contour into account and who really knows.
by bimmerman
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Sterling Silver Bells
Replies: 8
Views: 618

Re: Sterling Silver Bells

Disclaimer: I'm a materials and metallurgy geek, both on and off the clock. The different material options for trombones has always fascinated me. I have always wondered about Edwards SS bells, I'd love to try one someday. I have two sterling horns, a ~60s King 2B Silversonic (still HN White labelle...
by bimmerman
Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Wich rare horn would you buy EVEN...
Replies: 51
Views: 2625

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

I kinda did on two horns-- Sterling Plus LT16M, Mt Vernon 6vii/9.

Super glad I did!
by bimmerman
Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: Greg Black, Griego, Bach, Josef Klier, Reynolds mouthpieces for sale!
Replies: 3
Views: 728

Greg Black, Griego, Bach, Josef Klier, Reynolds mouthpieces for sale!

It's time to purge some mouthpieces from the drawer! Shipping and the 3% Paypal fees are included in these prices for buyers in the 48 States. I'll ship outside the US but shipping will be extra. I'm mostly playing DE XT pieces these days, and depending what you've got, might be willing to trade. I'...
by bimmerman
Mon Aug 06, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Learning chords on piano -- recommended starting point?
Replies: 2
Views: 146

Learning chords on piano -- recommended starting point?

Hi all, one of the main takeaways from the adult jazz camp I just came back from was that every instructor there, regardless of instrument, could comp changes on a piano. They unanimously recommended learning how to recognize and comp changes, well enough to not have to think very hard about it. I s...
by bimmerman
Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Mt Vernon Bach trombones
Replies: 21
Views: 1112

Re: Mt Vernon Bach trombones

Ha, my horn is your old 9. It's a sweet one. I just looked at the mounting sheets from the old TTF (also attached here)-- the 9 was supposed to have the 8-12-16 bell (same as 6-ii bell). From the numbers listed it looks like the 6vii bell is actually a bit bigger (and also the same as a #4 bell). S...
by bimmerman
Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Mt Vernon Bach trombones
Replies: 21
Views: 1112

Re: Mt Vernon Bach trombones

I also had a Bach 9 at one point too. Very cool horn. I was told that evidently they often (or exclusively?) paired vi bells with 9 slides. That information may be lost to time unfortunately but it isn't as much of an oddball as you think at the very least and could be the same as all the other 9s!...
by bimmerman
Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Stanford Jazz Institute Workshop
Replies: 4
Views: 361

Re: Stanford Jazz Institute Workshop

Update! Last week was the Jazz Institute, and I had a blast. I'm a terrible improviser, having not intensively studied it except for the last couple months, so I got a lot out of the camp. The majority of people there were much better though, so it was motivating to see and hear them and talk with t...
by bimmerman
Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Mt Vernon Bach trombones
Replies: 21
Views: 1112

Re: Mt Vernon Bach trombones

I have a weirdo Mt Vernon 6vii bell paired with a MtV 9 slide. It's a pretty amazing and special horn. Fuller low range than you'd expect, great high range, and just a joy to play. I don't know if it's MtV special sauce or the 9 slide, but...man. Great little horn. That said....I have a number of ex...
by bimmerman
Fri Aug 03, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Adventures at Band Camp
Replies: 15
Views: 736

Re: Adventures at Band Camp

Also keep in mind that the kids may love some other kind of music and just aren't passionate about the genre the camp is in. Personally I hated marching band, for a number of reasons. I did it for two years and was miserable. However, I loved playing in jazz band/symphony, and to a lesser extent enj...
by bimmerman
Fri Jul 27, 2018 12:53 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Why No Silver Plate?
Replies: 46
Views: 1612

Re: Why No Silver Plate?

That's one reason I like how the Silversonics look-- I really dig the gold wash inside the bell with the silver bell. They have the gold lacquered crooks too...very visually interesting. The aesthetic touches don't do anything for the sound, but they do look cool. Fun to play too! Been halfheartedly...
by bimmerman
Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Why No Silver Plate?
Replies: 46
Views: 1612

Re: Why No Silver Plate?

You can still buy silver plated horns-- Bach, among others, offer this. The lead player in the big band I play with has one. Trombones also have a variety of sterling silver bell options (King, Conn, others) and elemental silver (Bach) that seem as common as silver plate itself. Why silver plate whe...
by bimmerman
Tue Jul 24, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: 7th Position
Replies: 16
Views: 786

Re: 7th Position

My Edwards tenor barely has a 7th, but it does, so I still prefer to use it so that I don't have issues with muscle memory going to the straight horns. I will use 7th when it makes sense-- if T2 makes sense, use it, but I try to treat T1/T2 as alternates not the default for C/B. Entirely depends on ...
by bimmerman
Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: FS/FT: DE parts and other mouthpieces
Replies: 5
Views: 534

Re: FS/FT: DE parts and other mouthpieces

PM sent re: D2 shank
by bimmerman
Mon Jul 23, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bach 16M w/ 16 Bell
Replies: 11
Views: 552

Re: Bach 16M w/ 16 Bell

I should try the 32H leadpipe. One of the guys I play with also has a 16M with the 3B crook (stock pipe), and he said he noticed zero change. I'm tempted to try the swap but...I think I'll ask to try his horn first. Just to confirm the OP: I have two 16Ms-- the open gooseneck bell section is the 16M...
by bimmerman
Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Stanford Jazz Institute Workshop
Replies: 4
Views: 361

Re: Stanford Jazz Institute Workshop

Yep, annual event going back a few decades apparently. This will be the first time I've attended, and am pretty excited!

The weather here's hard to beat in the summer...
by bimmerman
Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: 11C/7C question
Replies: 9
Views: 810

Re: 11C/7C question

Do you have a 12C lying around by chance, and/or a 6.5 AL? Sam Burtis, among others, had a theory on TTF that Bach really only came up with two design philosophies that lasted on the trombone mouthpieces. The 11C/6.5AL style cup/throat and the 12C/7C style. If you look at where the cup and the throa...
by bimmerman
Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Looking for info on the BAC Trombone.
Replies: 17
Views: 1250

Re: Looking for info on the BAC Trombone.

I would want to try before buying, much more so than I would with more benchmark brands. With the more mainstream horns, you have a better idea of what you're going to get from the horn with respect to intonation, response, sound, and where they might fit in with a band. Eg, Kings have relatively ou...
by bimmerman
Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Trombone Materials
Replies: 40
Views: 4632

Re: Trombone Materials

I came across this video and thought it'd be helpful to hear the differences between the bells. Christopher Bill posted a video not too long ago where he went to BAC and tested nickel silver, yellow, rose/gold, and red brass smallbore bells, and you can definitely hear some differences in the sound....
by bimmerman
Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: New Wessex Bones
Replies: 27
Views: 2319

Re: New Wessex Bones

Apparently you can use a trumpet or small shank trombone mouthpiece.

Meaning...interchangeable leadpipes?

Color me super intrigued.

I'm also super interested to hear from folks who have played their new bass.
by bimmerman
Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Stanford Jazz Institute Workshop
Replies: 4
Views: 361

Stanford Jazz Institute Workshop

Anyone from here going? I'm attending the 7/29-8/4 portion.
by bimmerman
Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Versions of the Bach 16
Replies: 16
Views: 894

Re: Versions of the Bach 16

with the 3B crook mod, does the slide need to be widened or narrowed?

It'd be pretty neat to just swap outer slides between a modded and unmodified one.
by bimmerman
Sun Jul 01, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: What`s your "GO TO" Brand ?
Replies: 26
Views: 1224

Re: What`s your "GO TO" Brand ?

smallbore, definitely Bach.
LT16M with narrow neck, LT16M sterling with open neck, LT8G, MtV 6vii bell with 9 slide. I have both a brass and silversonic HN White era 2B as well but prefer the Bachs for most stuff.

Large bore, I really dig my Edwards. I'm on the fence about the 525 though.
by bimmerman
Sat Jun 30, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Versions of the Bach 16
Replies: 16
Views: 894

Re: Versions of the Bach 16

here's my understanding: Bach 16: .495/508, standard neckpipes. Bach LT16: same but with optional LTW slide. Bach LT16M, up to ~mid-80s: .508 single bore, LTW slide, standard neckpipe. Bell is marked 16, slide 16M. Bach LT16M, 80s onwards: same as above but with larger neckpipe. Bell and slide marke...
by bimmerman
Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Favorite Mouthpieces?
Replies: 60
Views: 4344

Re: Favorite Mouthpieces?

NY 7C for small bore stuff, once upon a time.

Nowadays, DE XT102 with C+, D, or F+ cups and the appropriate shank size for the slide bore.
by bimmerman
Thu May 24, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Laurel vs Yanny as relates to hearing
Replies: 18
Views: 1235

Re: Laurel vs Yanny as relates to hearing

I came across this from Christopher Bill on YouTube:

Basically it is both, and he manipulates the frequencies to show you how it's both.
by bimmerman
Wed May 09, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: „This website uses cookies...“
Replies: 17
Views: 1854

Re: „This website uses cookies...“

Zandit75 wrote:
Tue May 08, 2018 9:36 pm
Only ever clicked it the once on Chrome, and never looked back.
Yep, hasn't returned in Chrome on my home computer either. Probably just a weird edge case with IE on my machine.
by bimmerman
Tue May 08, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: „This website uses cookies...“
Replies: 17
Views: 1854

Re: „This website uses cookies...“

IE (groan, I know, work requirement for in-house apps), on win10 desktop. I hit 'Got It' as soon as it pops up in. It also will display the message if I open a thread in a new tab even after hitting Got It in the spawning tab. It's....weird. I'll try on another browser once I'm home. To follow up o...
by bimmerman
Tue May 08, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: „This website uses cookies...“
Replies: 17
Views: 1854

Re: „This website uses cookies...“

IE (groan, I know, work requirement for in-house apps), on win10 desktop. I hit 'Got It' as soon as it pops up in. It also will display the message if I open a thread in a new tab even after hitting Got It in the spawning tab. It's....weird. I'll try on another browser once I'm home. To follow up o...
by bimmerman
Mon May 07, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: „This website uses cookies...“
Replies: 17
Views: 1854

Re: „This website uses cookies...“

Any idea why the "This website uses cookies..." banner keeps popping up after you click the Got It! button? Sometimes it goes away for a while, but lately I click Got It, pop into a subforum or thread, and BAM it's back. Hey all, so I actually had forgotten about those information I was going to pr...
by bimmerman
Mon May 07, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: „This website uses cookies...“
Replies: 17
Views: 1854

Re: „This website uses cookies...“

Any idea why the "This website uses cookies..." banner keeps popping up after you click the Got It! button? Sometimes it goes away for a while, but lately I click Got It, pop into a subforum or thread, and BAM it's back.
by bimmerman
Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: 16M Gooseneck Question
Replies: 4
Views: 382

Re: 16M Gooseneck Question

I have two 16Ms-- one that is the 1970s era 16M slide + 16 bell, one that is 16M for both, from the 90s. I can't tell much of a difference in gooseneck when playing them. The 70s 16 bell is yellow brass while the 16M bell is Sterling, so that material difference is much more noticeable to me than th...
by bimmerman
Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Opinions on best mid-size trombone
Replies: 28
Views: 2131

Re: Opinions on best mid-size trombone

I had a 356R that I foolishly sold once I was through high school. I forgot about that horn, it was great! It'd be perfect for what I'm using the Edwards for....time to go to ebay again.

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