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by bimmerman
Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Small Bore Bach Tenor Bones
Replies: 11
Views: 657

Re: Small Bore Bach Tenor Bones

It's funny, a 6 and a 12 are the Bach small bores I don't have, other than weirdo models. I have had excellent luck buying Bachs from forum members or from sellers like BrassArk. Takes some of the crapshoot out. I have an awesome LT8G, a MV 9 (with a 6vii bell?), an 80's LT16M ('standard gooseneck')...
by bimmerman
Fri Oct 11, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Ballroom Bells: advantages/disadvantages?
Replies: 12
Views: 490

Re: Ballroom Bells: advantages/disadvantages?

https://www.trombonechat.com/viewtopic.php?t=2034 ^^ that's (one of, at least) a thread I was referring to, check last couple posts for measurement data. Conn Ballroom model 24H was measured as ~10.5" from receiver to bell flare, as are standard Bach and Williams. Conn and Kings standard models were...
by bimmerman
Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Ballroom Bells: advantages/disadvantages?
Replies: 12
Views: 490

Re: Ballroom Bells: advantages/disadvantages?

Might take some google-fu, but there was a thread on here where a number of posters provided mouthpiece receiver to bell flare distance measurements on a variety of horns. There are probably some ballroom ones in there? In general, Bachs and Williams models are on the shorter end, Kings the longer, ...
by bimmerman
Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: 1970's Bach 42B
Replies: 6
Views: 283

Re: 1970's Bach 42B

If you have space to keep it, it never hurts to have both a large bore and a small bore. You could also sell it and make a few bucks, but if it were me I'd keep it. You never know when you might get invited to play in a quintet or a more orchestral-sounding community band.
by bimmerman
Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: A horn that plays fast. An equipment fantasy
Replies: 8
Views: 430

Re: A horn that plays fast. An equipment fantasy

That's a really neat solution! Do you have any photos of the horn and modification?
by bimmerman
Wed Oct 02, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Kühnl & Hoyer Slokar Performance .547 Bore
Replies: 7
Views: 452

Re: Kühnl & Hoyer Slokar Performance .547 Bore

IIRC Doug has a K&H .547
by bimmerman
Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: Greg Black, Griego, Bach, Josef Klier, Reynolds mouthpieces for sale!
Replies: 10
Views: 2538

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

October bump! Everything listed is still available. Happy to send photos as well.
by bimmerman
Thu Sep 26, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Silver Sonic for orch?
Replies: 27
Views: 920

Re: Silver Sonic for orch?

They're made a different way... I'm probably off here, but I think King bells are spun like a normal brass bell, just thicker and silver. Bach sterling bells are electroformed and very thin. Someone else will have more information, I'm sure. You're correct, actually. That's the exact difference-- K...
by bimmerman
Wed Sep 25, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bach bass madness
Replies: 102
Views: 3158

Re: Bach bass madness

My super duper subjective two cents: I forget which member posted it on the old forum, but someone posted a youtube video playing a King 2B of some vintage back to back with his new shiny Rath, playing a couple choruses each. It was startling to hear the difference in sound between the horns-- it wa...
by bimmerman
Mon Sep 23, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Mouthpiece Replating
Replies: 12
Views: 814

Re: Mouthpiece Replating

Growing up, I had a nickel / silver allergy and silver plated mouthpieces wouldn't work for me (seems to have disappeared with age?). My dad would work with the local music shop to get gold plate done; I was a kid and don't remember the logistic particulars. I think any local music shop would know w...
by bimmerman
Mon Sep 23, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: F.S. Bach Stradivarius 6
Replies: 10
Views: 479

Re: F.S. Bach Stradivarius 6

Burgerbob wrote:
Sun Sep 22, 2019 6:29 pm
When's this from? I didn't think they made 6s that late.
They made 6s and 8s up until the 2000s iirc, and mostly LT variants at that iirc. I have an LT8G from that time period and it's excellent.

OP, good luck with sale!
by bimmerman
Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTB a HN White era 2BSS
Replies: 3
Views: 129

Re: WTB a HN White era 2BSS

I have two HN White 2Bs for sale, one silversonic and one regular (and unlacquered) brass-- see my for sale thread a little further down the classifieds page for pics/info/price.
by bimmerman
Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Looking for a new straight trombone to play with community band
Replies: 42
Views: 1390

Re: Looking for a new straight trombone to play with community band

For the most part, I prefer open horns. The F attachment sure is useful sometimes, but I like using the open horn as much as I can. Check the classifieds here, there are always some quality open horns for sale (shameless plug-- I have a .525 Edwards without F for sale in the classifieds). Check for ...
by bimmerman
Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: How far out is your tuning slide...
Replies: 29
Views: 1506

Re: How far out is your tuning slide...

I've started playing with the main tuning slide pushed in enough so that I can get a solid 7th position on my straight horns. Depending on the horn that's either all the way or nearly. The F attachment I tune relatively but if my tuning Bb is roughly a thumb width out, I tune T1 F to be on the bumpe...
by bimmerman
Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: Greg Black, Griego, Bach, Josef Klier, Reynolds mouthpieces for sale!
Replies: 10
Views: 2538

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

JK 7E sold! The rest are still available.

I'm sorting through my mouthpiece bin as well and will be updating with more in the next couple days.
by bimmerman
Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: HN White King 2Bs (1x SilverSonic + 1x Brass), Edwards .525, Pbone, Edwards parts!
Replies: 12
Views: 1668

Re: FS: HN White King 2Bs (SS + Brass), Edwards .525, Pbone, Edwards parts!

Post-labor day-and-then-some bump. Prices reduced! Motivated to sell these on to good home.

Locals in SF Bay, happy to meet to show the horn and save on shipping/fees.
by bimmerman
Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bore size questions
Replies: 22
Views: 1201

Re: Bore size questions

My Dad is also a trombone player, and bought/borrowed a few horns over the years for me to try. Some worked out, some didn't. The Yamaha suggestion is excellent though-- I had a 356R (trigger variant (ish) of the 354) and miss it frequently as a small-do-it-all horn. My two favorite horns are still ...
by bimmerman
Wed Aug 28, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: HN White King 2Bs (1x SilverSonic + 1x Brass), Edwards .525, Pbone, Edwards parts!
Replies: 12
Views: 1668

Re: FS: HN White King 2Bs (SS + Brass), Edwards .525, Pbone, Edwards parts!

JP Rath Alto is sold! The rest are still available. Prices aren't set in stone, please shoot me offers if you're interested!

Bay Area locals-- happy to meet up.
by bimmerman
Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: Greg Black, Griego, Bach, Josef Klier, Reynolds mouthpieces for sale!
Replies: 10
Views: 2538

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

Hey all, updated first post after a bit of a hiatus. Plenty of stuff is still available.
by bimmerman
Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Edwards leadpipe swapping?
Replies: 3
Views: 295

Re: Edwards leadpipe swapping?

No, Edwards .547 pipes will not fit in a .525 receiver without significant shortening.

However a .525 will fit in a .547, the threaded collar is the same.
by bimmerman
Mon Jul 29, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Slide width for small bore bones
Replies: 41
Views: 1629

Re: Slide width for small bore bones

Probably the easiest and most reproducible measurement is just the length of the inner slide brace from tube to tube. Add a tube diameter to that measurement if you really need center-on-center. Outside to Outside I don't see as that useful since that's just a function of inside spacing and slide tu...
by bimmerman
Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: JP 136/236 Alto
Replies: 20
Views: 925

Re: JP 136/236 Alto

I'll check on my JP/Rath 236 (which is also for sale, shamelessly) when I get a chance. It's been years since I last played it but I don't remember it not having a 7th. It might've been close to the end of the slide but like I said, it's been a while.
by bimmerman
Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: HN White King 2Bs (1x SilverSonic + 1x Brass), Edwards .525, Pbone, Edwards parts!
Replies: 12
Views: 1668

Re: FS: HN White 2B (SS + Brass), Edwards .525, JP/Rath Alto, Pbone, Yamaha 641, Edwards parts!

Added HN White 2B Silversonic, HN White 2B Brass, Edwards .525, misc Edwards Parts, JP Rath Alto, Pbone to the original post.

Motivated to sell, shoot me offers please!
by bimmerman
Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Large bore straight tenor
Replies: 23
Views: 1357

Re: Large bore straight tenor

I have been playing on a Yamaha 641 for the last couple weeks (selling for a friend, see classifieds post, shameless plug)-- it's an interesting horn. Large bore, straight horn, ~8.5" red brass bell with everything else being nickel silver. Narrow-ish slide (Conn width?), doesn't seem to have a bass...
by bimmerman
Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Bach New York
Replies: 8
Views: 695

Re: Bach New York

I have a NY 7C that was my go-to piece for years. It's outplayed everything I've tried in that size. If that size rim works for you, you may dig it a lot.
by bimmerman
Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: HN White King 2Bs (1x SilverSonic + 1x Brass), Edwards .525, Pbone, Edwards parts!
Replies: 12
Views: 1668

Re: FS: Yamaha YSL-641 (Straight red brass/nickel .547!) price drop

Price drop to $450, also posted into the void that is facebook groups.
by bimmerman
Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Duff notes on medium bore Bachs
Replies: 19
Views: 1126

Re: Duff notes on medium bore Bachs

Bach 36? or Bach 16s? and by "duff" .....can you give a description of what you mean? The only troublesome note on my 16m and smaller horns (8, 9) is the Bb in 3rd. It's there but takes a lot of work to center and slot. Changing leadpipe didn't fix it. Bach 36 has no real issues like this. Models 6...
by bimmerman
Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Duff notes on medium bore Bachs
Replies: 19
Views: 1126

Re: Duff notes on medium bore Bachs

Bach 36? or Bach 16s?

and by "duff" .....can you give a description of what you mean?

The only troublesome note on my 16m and smaller horns (8, 9) is the Bb in 3rd. It's there but takes a lot of work to center and slot. Changing leadpipe didn't fix it.
by bimmerman
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: The 525/547 slide project
Replies: 13
Views: 1019

Re: The 525/547 slide project

I think the issue is the taper from the mouthpiece receiver to the .525-ish tube inner diameter is...well there isn't a taper. I wonder whether the Shires and Conns that let you use large shanks on the .525 tube are tapered or have a flared upper inner near-sided tube. The reason I suspect this is t...
by bimmerman
Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: The 525/547 slide project
Replies: 13
Views: 1019

Re: The 525/547 slide project

I've had one of the Edwards 525/547 slides for a long time now and it's my favorite setup for the horn for my ability level. One suggestion though, for DE players-- use a 5 shank. Big difference. I wonder how hard it'd be to build an all nickel outer slide without sacrificing the existing outer slid...
by bimmerman
Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Olds S-20?...
Replies: 23
Views: 1271

Re: Olds S-20?...

For what it's worth, I am selling an Olds Super Star in the classifieds, should there be any interest. This thread has been super helpful in figuring out what it is!
by bimmerman
Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: HN White King 2Bs (1x SilverSonic + 1x Brass), Edwards .525, Pbone, Edwards parts!
Replies: 12
Views: 1668

FS: HN White King 2Bs (1x SilverSonic + 1x Brass), Edwards .525, Pbone, Edwards parts!

Updated horns list as of 10-1, shoot me some offers! H N White / King 2B Silversonic , circa 1960-65 range (serial 387xxx). This horn is awesome and in fantastic condition (see photos)-- I babied this one. I just got the slide back from a trip to the Slide Doctor as well. Gold wash is intact, no den...
by bimmerman
Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Dream Trombones?
Replies: 65
Views: 4069

Re: Dream Trombones?

For me, it was a Sterling Plus 16M and (after playing one) a 9. Then over time I found and bought them, and they're awesome, and now there isn't much need for me to keep looking for horns. I haven't played a money-no-object horn before though, and I'm not sure I really want to learn how mistaken I h...
by bimmerman
Tue May 07, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Delrin Rims Question
Replies: 8
Views: 684

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: 39
Views: 2601

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: 474

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: 1441

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: 427

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: 1318

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: 1221

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: 1221

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: 2105

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: 860

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: 357

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: 703

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...

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