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by bimmerman
Tue May 07, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Delrin Rims Question
Replies: 8
Views: 331

Re: Delrin Rims Question

I use a Lexan rim from Doug. It's definitely stickier, and also far more temperature consistent.

Delrin I'd imagine would be more similar than not. Probably a bit slipperier.
by bimmerman
Sun Apr 28, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: 3B vs 3BSS
Replies: 34
Views: 1236

Re: 3B vs 3BSS

Just saw your video--if its an option, keep both! I bought a brass 2B with a great slide many years ago, then got a good deal on a same vintage 2B SS with an ehh slide. I've used both bells with the good slide depending on context and am quite happy. Gun to my head, I'd keep the silver one. But it i...
by bimmerman
Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Edwards Slide grease
Replies: 6
Views: 233

Re: Edwards Slide grease

I use the Yamaha stuff on my Edwards slides and non-Edwards slides.
by bimmerman
Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Custom CNC Mouthpiece Makers?
Replies: 22
Views: 822

Re: Custom CNC Mouthpiece Makers?

How much are you looking to spend to get a cross section? You could potentially CT scan it and then clean it up in CAD, then CNC that. Downside....hellishly expensive. We do that at work for industry clients and it's on the order of multiple thousands of dollars given just how much post processing l...
by bimmerman
Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: PLEASE DELETE WTB: Edwards T-STDN (T-STD) or Getzen 3047 hand-slide
Replies: 6
Views: 208

Re: WTB: Edwards T-STDN (T-STD) or Getzen 3047 hand-slide

For what its worth, the STD and BC slides are the same width. Only difference is in the crook ID.
by bimmerman
Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: My Yamaha trombone made me bleed!!
Replies: 20
Views: 751

Re: My Yamaha trombone made me bleed!!

I think every trombone player has been bitten by the slide at some point. You figure out pretty quickly how to adjust your grip to not get bit.
by bimmerman
Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Dual-bore Slides
Replies: 12
Views: 815

Re: Dual-bore Slides

Yea. I had an extra .547 pipe so I chopped it to fit the .525. Totally does fit and screw in, also totally unusable as a leadpipe (for me)-- it's shorter than a stock LT16M pipe by the time the OD of the pipe matches the ID of a .525 tube.

I wonder if Brassark would do large shank .525s....
by bimmerman
Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Dual-bore Slides
Replies: 12
Views: 815

Re: Dual-bore Slides

I know I mentioned this to another member here, but for others' reference, the slide does not accept large shank .547 leadpipes without modification. Probably unsurprising. I do not know whether a Shires/Conn large-shank .525 specific pipe will fit with suitable threads, only that the .547 Edwards p...
by bimmerman
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Trombones bore size 0,525 and F/attachment
Replies: 27
Views: 1387

Re: Trombones bore size 0,525 and F/attachment

I have an Edwards 525 horn, it is indeed called the T327. Only real difference to the T350 is the slide tube bores and the bells are 8" instead of 8.5. I normally leave the valve off but can mix and match with the T350's axial just fine. You could also get a rotor for it from Edwards if thayers aren...
by bimmerman
Wed Apr 03, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Copper leadpipe search
Replies: 9
Views: 533

Re: Copper leadpipe search

I've blown on a .525/547 standard Edwards slide with the (probably drawn) yellow MV36 pipe. It's very nice, nicer than any of the standard Edwards pipes, though most similar to a #3 IMO.

I'm definitely thinking about ordering one for my .525 single bore Edwards when I'm a little less broke!
by bimmerman
Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Edwards MBDN 525"/.547" slide converted to .547"
Replies: 3
Views: 201

Re: Edwards 525"/.547" slide converted to .547"

and I believe the cork barrel is too... I can take some calipers to the OD/IDs and confirm with science, but I am pretty sure the dual bore slide is just a .547 STDN with a .525 inner/outer tubes on the upper leg. This is my suspicion as well. But if it isn't too much trouble I would appreciate con...
by bimmerman
Mon Apr 01, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Bach 3G "shallow" variant?
Replies: 7
Views: 428

Re: Bach 3G "shallow" variant?

Hey all, I've had a few 3Gs lately. Small shank "B" model (posted about that one), one I borrowed from a friend (Corp, nothing special about it) and another I bought, also older, that is much shallower than even a modern 4G. It's like a Bach 3G/5G. it has one of the easiest and best sounding high r...
by bimmerman
Mon Apr 01, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Edwards MBDN 525"/.547" slide converted to .547"
Replies: 3
Views: 201

Re: Edwards 525"/.547" slide converted to .547"

I can help! I have this slide, a STD, a .525-N, and once upon a time had a BCN. Before altering one of these, I think I know where you're looking. Are the standard slides also available? The .525 and .525/547 slides both use the .547 STD crook (not the bass crook). The leadpipe receiver is the same,...
by bimmerman
Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: How to get Bach shop cards
Replies: 3
Views: 346

Re: How to get Bach shop cards

Am also quite interested...
by bimmerman
Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Ugh... the search continues. Matching with a King 3B
Replies: 51
Views: 2681

Re: Ugh... the search continues. Matching with a King 3B

If the 5 rim works, and a 6.5al works also, and a DE setup isn't in the cards, try a 5GS? Pretty much is a 6.5 AL depth/throat on a 5 rim.

Or, Schilke 51B ?
by bimmerman
Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: .525/.547 small or large shank?
Replies: 4
Views: 306

Re: .525/.547 small or large shank?

I play a .525/547 from time to time with a DE F+/G5 cup/shank combination. Works nicely on that and .525 regular. Both were small shank. I cut a .547 leadpipe short enough to fit in the .525 side, leaving it about 4inches long. It....was an experiment? I'll just use the .547 slide instead. (all Edwa...
by bimmerman
Mon Mar 04, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bach instruments and their consistency.
Replies: 31
Views: 1927

Re: Bach instruments and their consistency.

I think the key with finding a good Bach is to buy one that its owner raves about but can't keep for whatever reason. I've had great luck with that. Corp era LT16M: bought for a song from one of my Dad's bandmates who hadn't used it in years. Took it to a lesson, was told by my lesson teacher to buy...
by bimmerman
Tue Feb 26, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Composition, Arrangement, & Theory
Topic: Question about transposition
Replies: 8
Views: 573

Re: Question about transposition

Yep, unless notated as Bb Treble, it's concert pitches without transposing (including using regular treble for high stuff above tenor/alto clef zones)

If you do see a part in Bb treble, just read as if it's tenor clef and add two flats (be wary of some accidentals). No (further) transposing needed.
by bimmerman
Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Music Business
Topic: Do/did you have a day job outside of music?
Replies: 32
Views: 2068

Re: Do/did you have a day job outside of music?

I actually stopped playing post high school until my last year of grad school, due to burning out when younger. I was probably good enough at that time to study music in college, but I was so burnt out that I walked away from it to study engineering and dive headfirst into motorsports. I knew I was ...
by bimmerman
Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Is a medium bore right for me?
Replies: 31
Views: 2109

Re: Is a medium bore right for me?

Ah, thanks for the correction. Should've known the right number since I've been debating buying one!

Agreed on the 3B-F (or Selmer Bolero +F) as another good option.
by bimmerman
Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Is a medium bore right for me?
Replies: 31
Views: 2109

Re: Is a medium bore right for me?

I think you're on the right track-- it's what I've done myself. Bach 36B, King 3B+ (2113 I believe is the model number), Yamaha.....lots of models but only remember 356, Benge 175F (?), Conn 78H/79H are all commonly available. Of those, the Bach is probably the most ubiquitous, but if buying unseen,...
by bimmerman
Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: Greg Black, Griego, Bach, Josef Klier, Reynolds mouthpieces for sale!
Replies: 7
Views: 1667

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

Thanks all for the interest! Updated the first post with what is left available.
by bimmerman
Mon Feb 04, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: "Alternate" positions?
Replies: 38
Views: 2035

Re: "Alternate" positions?

Another suggestion for practicing alternates (and how I learned them) is to buy the Buddy Baker method book, which really is just a book covering a scale-based daily routine. The value here is that alternate positions are written in when it makes contextual sense for the scale (eg, 3rd pos C -> 4th ...
by bimmerman
Fri Feb 01, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Bach "B" marking on small shank mouthpieces
Replies: 9
Views: 554

Re: Bach "B" marking on small shank mouthpieces

Ha, so you bought that one! I'd be happy to take it off your hands....

I have a small shank 5GB B that seems to be the same thing. Non-standard large shank mpc on small shank gives the second B.
by bimmerman
Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: 525/547 slide?
Replies: 4
Views: 576

Re: 525/547 slide?

I have .525, .525/547, and .547 (non-bass-crook) slides for my Edwards. The .525/547 is the one I've spent the most time on, though it was also the only one I had for a number of years. It blows a bit tighter than the .547 for me. I prefer it with a #3 leadpipe most of the time as it feels a bit stu...
by bimmerman
Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Can a teeth/jaw structure be incompatible with trombone mouthpiece?
Replies: 69
Views: 4024

Re: Can a teeth/jaw structure be incompatible with trombone mouthpiece?

Seriously, set up a skype lesson with Doug-- he's helped me via Skype to work out a number of embouchure and playing mechanics-related issues. I can't recommend taking lessons with him enough, he is a great teacher and very knowledgeable about the subject.
by bimmerman
Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Dual radius tuning slide
Replies: 17
Views: 2987

Re: Dual radius tuning slide

I haven't noticed a difference between the Edwards options, to be honest, but I'm also not a pro.
by bimmerman
Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: step up .525 bores
Replies: 43
Views: 5221

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: 10
Views: 1906

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: 43
Views: 5221

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: 2144

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: 3218

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: 1256

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: 818

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: 265

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: 36
Views: 4432

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: 7
Views: 1667

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: 4488

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: 1481

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: 2955

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: 7
Views: 1667

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: 1841

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: 20
Views: 2408

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: 20
Views: 2408

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: 1103

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: 1060

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: 4528

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: 7
Views: 1667

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: 1145

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: 1973

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...

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