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by SaigonSlide
Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:51 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTB: Williams 6 Burbank
Replies: 6
Views: 431

Re: WTB: Williams 6 Burbank

Contact peltierb. He has a really nice one for sale.
by SaigonSlide
Thu Jan 02, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Slide Hampton live at The Wolf Trap
Replies: 2
Views: 184

Re: Slide Hampton live at The Wolf Trap

Yeah that’s great stuff!
by SaigonSlide
Sat Dec 28, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: 1965 Conn 6H with modifications
Replies: 7
Views: 485

Re: 1965 Conn 6H with modifications

Is the lead pipe soldered in?
by SaigonSlide
Tue Dec 17, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Conrad Herwig
Replies: 13
Views: 1104

Re: Conrad Herwig

Back when I met him he was using a Bach NY 12 mouthpiece which he said he has played for most of his career. Very inspired by him as I was, I also got myself a NY 12... Didn't help me sound like him though :D Conrad is a true innovator of the jazz trombone and has a real unique instantly recognisab...
by SaigonSlide
Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Music Business
Topic: Building a following for a big band
Replies: 20
Views: 1308

Re: Building a following for a big band

Combine the shows with various high school jazz ensembles as openers to bring in people following those folks, too. That's an idea, but the bands around here don't do anything but march in the fall. And the directors tend to not care about anything except their own bands. I emailed every band direc...
by SaigonSlide
Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Conrad Herwig
Replies: 13
Views: 1104

Re: Conrad Herwig

He’s a game changer on the trombone.

What equipment does he use now?
by SaigonSlide
Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Everything Else
Topic: FS: Hercules in-bell trombone stand
Replies: 2
Views: 296

Re: FS: Hercules in-bell trombone stand

hey did you sell this already? thx
by SaigonSlide
Tue Nov 19, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Vintage Collection - Advice
Replies: 12
Views: 762

Re: Vintage Collection - Advice

Is that Jiggs Whighams autograph on the 2b?
by SaigonSlide
Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:18 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Curtis Fuller gear
Replies: 9
Views: 993

Re: Curtis Fuller gear

I remember seeing him play in the early 90s...he was playing with a piece of cloth over his bell that had holes in it. I saw a video on YOuTube with Jimmy Cleveland playing with the same thing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YT17H7e8GZA
by SaigonSlide
Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: Electronic effects live through the PA
Replies: 11
Views: 1329

Re: Electronic effects live through the PA

Options are mixing link, voco loco, zorg effects Blow!, and maybe DIY fix. So many variables come into it when you begin the process.
by SaigonSlide
Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Long Tones for more even practice?
Replies: 25
Views: 935

Re: Long Tones for more even practice?

For me, I’ve never felt that Remingtons, especially static long tones, really warm me up other than descending down just to get a bit loose. I compare to warming up for sports. I wouldn’t think to flex my legs and hold for 10s as a good way to loosen up. I much prefer more movement and tonguing at f...
by SaigonSlide
Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Case for Bach 16M, suggestions?
Replies: 12
Views: 407

Re: Case for Bach 16M, suggestions?

I have had my reunion blues bag (for my 16M actually!) since the early 1990s. It is one of my favorite things I own. The zipper was broken for years and I never did anything about it until I moved overseas to Vietnam. I brought it to a guy that has sat on the same corner behind a sewing machine for ...
by SaigonSlide
Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: Electronic effects live through the PA
Replies: 11
Views: 1329

Re: Electronic effects live through the PA

I've continued to go down this rabbit hole...i now use an Eventide Mixing Link to brink to line level, which is a really nice pedal/preamp designed specifically for horn players using guitar pedals. You can also splice in other instruments into it, and use it has a small mixer. I use mainly loop ped...
by SaigonSlide
Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Going on a long vacation...
Replies: 11
Views: 700

Re: Going on a long vacation...

If it's going to be that long I would definitely try to bring some sort of horn...maybe a P-bone and practice mute. If you've been working hard for 6mo now, if you don't play the horn for that long you will lose a lot.
by SaigonSlide
Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: iReal Pro
Replies: 18
Views: 2292

Re: iReal Pro

I think it's a great tool. Just need to sit down and spend some time with it. You can edit changes, make your own, repeat phrases, change keys. Great for playing with singers, and great for pulling up changes that you don't remember.
by SaigonSlide
Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Upper range limit - how much patience do I need?
Replies: 23
Views: 1660

Re: Upper range limit - how much patience do I need?

Personally, it takes me a long time because I don't put in as much face time as needed. It's a slow process, and one that evolves rather than changes in leaps. I think free-buzzing, note bending, and Caruso type stuff has helped me a lot.
by SaigonSlide
Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Rebuilding Range after brief hiatus
Replies: 12
Views: 659

Re: Rebuilding Range after brief hiatus

Up to G4 feels secure (though a bit weak as one would expect), but I found that I am unable to sustain a Bb4 for more than a few seconds before I feel like my embouchure gives out and the pitch suddenly sags to around a Bb3 and anything above a C5 is non existent. I know that people use this nomenc...
by SaigonSlide
Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Cleaning rod and cloth wedged in inner slide!
Replies: 14
Views: 1206

Re: Cleaning rod and cloth wedged in inner slide!

Sometimes water will loosen things and u can push it through.
by SaigonSlide
Tue Jul 02, 2019 1:45 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Slide Maintenance
Replies: 6
Views: 760

Slide Maintenance

Hello folks. I feel like an idiot posing this question to everyone, as I think I have a pretty good idea how to maintain my slides. Just as background, I've been playing for 30+ years and studied in college. However, with that said, I bought an old King 3b from 1957. Beautiful horn. I'm the second o...
by SaigonSlide
Mon May 20, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: Custom Bach horn for sale/rare, Yamaha YSL 645
Replies: 4
Views: 886

Re: Custom Bach horn for sale/rare, Yamaha YSL 645

I"m really sorry to hear about your injury. That's just terrible. Good luck to you in the future. There are lots of other ways to express your music though...don't rule them out.
by SaigonSlide
Sat May 04, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Endurance training
Replies: 17
Views: 1600

Re: Endurance training

Yes to the above. Also, try practicing something new: Exercises that bring your chops to near fatigue, rest, then repeat. Like interval training in running.
by SaigonSlide
Sat May 04, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Wonderful, unique trombone sound of this young woman from Spain
Replies: 22
Views: 2841

Re: Wonderful, unique trombone sound of this young woman from Spain

She’s Brazilian, and played a lot with Joan Chamorro. YouTube has a lot of videos.
by SaigonSlide
Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:37 am
Forum: Technology
Topic: iReal Pro
Replies: 18
Views: 2292

Re: iReal Pro

Yeah thats the one thing with iReal Pro: no melodies. Hoping that they add that soon. May be a copyright thing?
by SaigonSlide
Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Portable Music Stand recommendations?
Replies: 37
Views: 2886

Re: Portable Music Stand recommendations?

The Desca is great for its portability, but I have found it a little wobbly at times. Overall though I really like it as I get around by scooter and take all my gear with me: horn, stand, bone stand, toys.
by SaigonSlide
Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: Conn 10h Coprion and Olds Super FS
Replies: 4
Views: 607

Re: Conn 10h Coprion and Olds Super FS

can you post pics of the 10H?
by SaigonSlide
Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:05 am
Forum: Technology
Topic: Electronic effects live through the PA
Replies: 11
Views: 1329

Re: Electronic effects live through the PA

I'm experimenting with this now. I use a Yamaha Silent Brass mute + effects module. If you're not familiar with it you can design different sounds and save them. There are about 50 presets that you can modify if you like. I mostly use a distorted sound, and a synth-y one. I also have a wah pedal, an...
by SaigonSlide
Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: SOLD-1947/48 HN White King 2B Liberty
Replies: 15
Views: 2124

Re: FS: 1947/48 HN White King 2B Liberty

let me know if you don't sell...that's a beauty!
by SaigonSlide
Tue Feb 26, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Power in the upper reaches
Replies: 4
Views: 938

Re: Power in the upper reaches

1. More face time...that has always helped me. Think of it like working out, running, etc. Need to strengthen the muscles. 2. Coordinate all the stuff happening there (air, chops, tongue, etc). It's complicated, so I always like Carmine Caruso's method. If you don't know it check it out. He really r...
by SaigonSlide
Fri Feb 22, 2019 1:19 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Does the starting point of your warm up matter?
Replies: 19
Views: 2220

Re: Does the starting point of your warm up matter?

Lately I've been trying purposefully to mix things up, rather than always start with the same exercise on the same note. I used to be the opposite: always start on middle Bb. Now I"ve bene starting somewhere on the next partial, like B natural, and extending up and down chromatically until i've gone...
by SaigonSlide
Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: Re: FS 1950 Conn 78H--SOLD--
Replies: 7
Views: 1163

Re: Re: FS 1950 Conn 78H

I don't see any pics...
by SaigonSlide
Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:37 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: FS: Denis wick 9Bs
Replies: 2
Views: 499

Re: FS: Denis wick 9Bs

Price?
by SaigonSlide
Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Music Business
Topic: Do/did you have a day job outside of music?
Replies: 32
Views: 4568

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

I am a family doctor. I realized very early on in college that playing the trombone the way I wanted was not going to pay for much. Certainly not nearly enough to have a family, to travel, or to live where I wanted. Because those things were important to me (and still are), I really sacrificed my pl...
by SaigonSlide
Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: WTS: Mouthpieces PRICE CUT
Replies: 2
Views: 621

Re: WTS: Mouthpieces

Sent PM
by SaigonSlide
Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: FS: Griego SW (Steve Weist)
Replies: 4
Views: 738

Re: FS: Griego SW (Steve Weist)

Can u send pics?
by SaigonSlide
Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: FS: Griego SW (Steve Weist)
Replies: 4
Views: 738

Re: FS: Griego SW (Steve Weist)

Hey is this piece still available?
by SaigonSlide
Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: F.S. Various MPs and 2 .508 leadpipes
Replies: 9
Views: 1365

Re: F.S. Various MPs and 2 .508 leadpipes

What horn were the lead pipes used with? I have a Bach 16M LT and am considering a different pipe.
by SaigonSlide
Tue Jan 01, 2019 6:21 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: Edwards T302 .508"
Replies: 7
Views: 1507

Re: Edwards T302 .508"

Are any extra lead pipes included? Can u give me more details about specs? Bell type, slide material, tuning slide, neck pipe? Thx.
by SaigonSlide
Sat Dec 29, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Shires Michael Davis tenor
Replies: 3
Views: 918

Re: FS: Shires Michael Davis tenor

Such a nice horn, but why do people keep selling it? Are there any eccentricities?
by SaigonSlide
Mon Dec 24, 2018 1:49 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Modified lead pipe for Bach 16M
Replies: 14
Views: 1811

Modified lead pipe for Bach 16M

Hi everyone! I have read here and there about the lead pipe on stock Bach 16Ms being weird. I have a 16M LT from the late 80s that has the original lead pipe. I have never felt like that horn plays as easily as it could and I'm considering changing the lead pipe but really don't know what to do and ...
by SaigonSlide
Mon Jun 25, 2018 3:17 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Hissing behind soft palate
Replies: 10
Views: 2459

Re: Hissing behind soft palate

Do you notice more in the upper register? I have a bad habit of lifting the back of my tongue ALOT when playing some notes in the upper register to speed up airflow. It does kind of make a hissing sound.
by SaigonSlide
Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: Clip on mic
Replies: 4
Views: 2402

Clip on mic

Hey everyone. I've read the posts about mics, but I don't want to drop so much money. I'm looking for a good quality, easy to use, clip on mic for performance. Specifically rock, salsa stuff. Price point is $300 or so. Specific questions are: Is wireless important? Condenser vs dynamic important? Do...
by SaigonSlide
Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Hal Crook
Replies: 6
Views: 2722

Re: Hal Crook

In my opinion, Hal Crook is first and foremost and artist and a musician. I think he just happened to pick up the trombone! He doesn't play like a trombonist, and his music is one of a kind. The way he has searched for his sound to make the trombone something that can create the sounds he hears in h...
by SaigonSlide
Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: College decision...
Replies: 28
Views: 4091

Re: College decision...

Not to be a negative Nellie, but I don't think any universities will be placing him into a paying job. That will likely be mostly up to him. Oberlin definitely has a great reputation as a renowned music school. Can't comment on the others though. I second CharlieB above. A backup plan is important. ...
by SaigonSlide
Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:03 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Practice Spaces
Replies: 19
Views: 3479

Re: Practice Spaces

Neo Bri wrote:
Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:09 pm
Off-topic - how's the gig scene there?
As you may imagine, the gig scene is not great! Currently I've been meeting with a guitarist and we're trying to get a bossa nova thing going. I'm a comeback player so I've taken advantage of the lack of gigs by practicing a lot.
by SaigonSlide
Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Practice Spaces
Replies: 19
Views: 3479

Re: Practice Spaces

Haha! Good observation actually. We live in Vietnam, and those two chairs are classic Vietnamese style: very low and small. So yes...the scale is wacky!
by SaigonSlide
Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Practice Spaces
Replies: 19
Views: 3479

Re: Practice Spaces

Here’s my practice space. Really not too complicated. Two trombones out most of the time. I have nice big window overlooking the street below and I’m up by myself on the third floor. I need some different lighting though. I have a cheap speaker set for transcribing or play alongs. My wife uses the r...
by SaigonSlide
Fri Apr 06, 2018 1:42 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Jazz "play along"
Replies: 32
Views: 5170

Re: Jazz "play along"

I recently downloaded a few Aerbersold albums. It only worked ok. A number of tracks will not transfer onto my phone for some reason- just computer, and others required multiple download attempts. Further, they don't send lead sheets digitally, only hard copy to physical address. Weird IMHO. So you ...
by SaigonSlide
Fri Apr 06, 2018 1:22 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Practice Spaces
Replies: 19
Views: 3479

Practice Spaces

I'd love to see where folks do most of their practicing. Practice rooms, practice spaces. What do you keep in there, what is not there, who is in there with you? What objects/pics/thoughts help motivate/stimulate your practice? What do yo u prefer as far as what the space feels like, looks like, sou...

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