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by Bach5G
Wed Dec 11, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Music Business
Topic: Getting an endorsement
Replies: 3
Views: 99

Re: Getting an endorsement

If it helps, I think you’re a heck of a guy.
by Bach5G
Wed Dec 11, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Anti-depressant properties of being a brass player
Replies: 8
Views: 210

Re: Anti-depressant properties of being a brass player

A comment once made about a local radio celebrity: I didn’t know Rafe suffered from depression; I thought he was just a carrier.
by Bach5G
Sun Dec 08, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Ferguson M-Series Bass MPCs JR vs L
Replies: 6
Views: 348

Re: Ferguson M-Series Bass MPCs JR vs L

tbonesullivan wrote:
Sun Dec 08, 2019 2:25 pm
Well, I've got an L on the way, we'll see how it works out compared to the 85MD. It also will help if I start practicing more often than 3 times a week.
Long tones.
by Bach5G
Sat Dec 07, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTB Bass Trombone
Replies: 6
Views: 356

Re: WTB Bass Trombone

“Defiantly”?
by Bach5G
Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Faulise: The F&D Double Valve Bass trombone
Replies: 4
Views: 256

Faulise: The F&D Double Valve Bass trombone

I had a look at this. Anyone spend time on it? Thoughts?
by Bach5G
Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Cases
Topic: Case for trombone, extra slide, bell?
Replies: 6
Views: 449

Re: Case for trombone, extra slide, bell?

I bought an Altieri but it was way too big and bulky.
by Bach5G
Tue Dec 03, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Ferguson M-Series Bass MPCs JR vs L
Replies: 6
Views: 348

Re: Ferguson M-Series Bass MPCs JR vs L

I’ve tried all three at one time or another. The Laskey didn’t seem to have the depth of sound and the rim was awfully thin. The L seemed unbalanced, with too much weight in the rim, and maybe a little inflexible. The JR seemed bigger than its specs would suggest. For all of that, I found it difficu...
by Bach5G
Tue Dec 03, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: When worlds collide
Replies: 15
Views: 507

Re: When worlds collide

I’ve played with that sax guy too. Improv means blow loud and wiggle your fingers quickly.
by Bach5G
Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Gig bag
Replies: 11
Views: 419

Re: Gig bag

I picked up a Protec Explorer for my bass from MF for $99 incl shipping, which was about 2/3rds the cost of shipping an Altieri gig bag that I sold. I have a hand brace on the horn and it wouldn’t fit in the hard case it came in or my older Protec semi-fitted case. It’s a gig bag. As long as you kee...
by Bach5G
Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: What we're doing
Replies: 281
Views: 37799

Re: What we're doing

One of my favorites. :good: I'm jealous! Yes, I would love to play it again. Last time I played it, it was scheduled because we had a strong trombone section. Then the other two players left the orchestra before the scheduled concert. And then there's this: https://youtu.be/e5qWt9rA4RI
by Bach5G
Mon Dec 02, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Joe Alessi
Replies: 134
Views: 6471

Re: Joe Alessi

Eastman is an interesting story. Qian Ni, the founder, was born in Beijing, but attended music school in Boston, studying the flute. He founded Eastman Strings in 1992. Eastman is a now a pretty heavy hitter in the global music business, owning Shires, Backun clarinets, Laskey mpcs, Haynes flutes, B...
by Bach5G
Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Starting Bass Trombone at 60 - Am I crazy?
Replies: 30
Views: 1020

Re: Starting Bass Trombone at 60 - Am I crazy?

Welcome to the dark side.
by Bach5G
Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Opinions on Wessex King 7B copy
Replies: 5
Views: 322

Re: Opinions on Wessex King 7B copy

Was this the horn that Fossil/Blast/Stearn had a hand in? If not, whatever happened to that horn?
by Bach5G
Sun Dec 01, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Joe Alessi
Replies: 134
Views: 6471

Re: Joe Alessi

Joe likely has a separate deal with Christan. But, when it’s up ...
by Bach5G
Sun Dec 01, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Joe Alessi
Replies: 134
Views: 6471

Re: Joe Alessi

From Edwards, re the T396-AR:

“Designed, tested, and proven with orchestral players from St. Louis, Washington DC, and, of course, New York.”

Of course.
by Bach5G
Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Joe Alessi
Replies: 134
Views: 6471

Re: Joe Alessi

Bassbonechandler wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 7:52 am
chromebone wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 7:48 am
Eastman recently acquired Laskey mouthpieces. Maybe there’ll be an Alessi model mouthpiece appearing at some point.
That would be inevitable for sure.
Fixed that.

30 years on Edwards, apparently.
by Bach5G
Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: What we're doing
Replies: 281
Views: 37799

Re: What we're doing

Shostakovich 5 tonight. Quite a workout. Wonderful piece.
by Bach5G
Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Shires 7YLWF Bell
Replies: 5
Views: 308

Re: FS: Shires 7YLWF Bell

French bead?
by Bach5G
Sat Nov 30, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Your favorite bass bone hand brace?
Replies: 19
Views: 1331

Re: Your favorite bass bone hand brace?

Fitting a GAG so it doesn’t interfere with triggers can be an issue.
by Bach5G
Fri Nov 29, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: The Bach 42 Thread
Replies: 28
Views: 1325

Re: The Bach 42 Thread

I bought a Corp 42B from a friend a few years back. The blow always seemed a little squirelly(technical term).

I eventually bought a Thayer valve from Benn H and had him install it.

He sent me a photo of the inside of the main tuning slide where he’d found a blob of solder.
by Bach5G
Fri Nov 29, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Spontaneous Pneumothorax
Replies: 9
Views: 348

Re: Spontaneous Pneumothorax

I thought this was a new Daniel Schnyder work.
by Bach5G
Mon Nov 25, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Joe Alessi
Replies: 134
Views: 6471

Re: Joe Alessi

How it works (sort of):

https://youtu.be/0cCTjerV-wk
by Bach5G
Mon Nov 25, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Any differences in the Eastman-era Shires?
Replies: 5
Views: 457

Any differences in the Eastman-era Shires?

Spun this off the Alessi thread.

I haven’t seen any discussion of this.
by Bach5G
Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Joe Alessi
Replies: 134
Views: 6471

Re: Joe Alessi

“The majority of money that Edwards/Shires/Rath makes is never going to be professionals.”

?

I used to wonder how many trombones Bill Watrous sold for Bach.
by Bach5G
Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Joe Alessi
Replies: 134
Views: 6471

Re: Joe Alessi

I saw the NYPhil section playing Pbones on a tv broadcast a couple of years ago. Does that mean they are all switching to plastic? inquiring minds want to know. Obsessing over what horn someone else plays doesn’t really do any good. Fair enough, but if it were true, it would be an interesting turn ...
by Bach5G
Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Joe Alessi
Replies: 134
Views: 6471

Re: Joe Alessi

Jeez, you guys are worse than the guitar forum people. Someone touches a horn that isn't their signature horn or something and instantly "HE'S LEFT EDWARDS FOR SHIRES". Seems pretty likely that a guy would leave a company he's had a relationship with for decades, that even designed a horn, JUST FOR...
by Bach5G
Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Joe Alessi
Replies: 134
Views: 6471

Re: Joe Alessi

I think JA would be careful about being seen with a non-Edwards horn.
by Bach5G
Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: Edwards bass valve section value?
Replies: 0
Views: 150

Edwards bass valve section value?

Has any one bought/sold a used Edwards bass valve section recently? Thayer or rotor.

I’ve seen a fair number of bells for sale and I got to thinking about assembling an Edwards bass.
by Bach5G
Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Transitioning to larger mouthpiece
Replies: 18
Views: 610

Re: Transitioning to larger mouthpiece

Doug Elliott wrote:
Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:20 pm
Make a switch only if it's a clear improvement in every way... and it's not.
I wonder how many of us followed this advice.
by Bach5G
Sat Nov 16, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: How should one choose a new instrument?
Replies: 24
Views: 846

Re: How should one choose a new instrument?

This thread having crashed into the ditch, I went back over recent posts.

I thought the “Boomer” response was a perfectly appropriate response to what seemed to be a “Back when I was young” post. I’m in the Cranky Old Man demographic myself.

Lighten up dudes. Please and thank you.
by Bach5G
Wed Nov 13, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: How should one choose a new instrument?
Replies: 24
Views: 846

Re: How should one choose a new instrument?

I think Harrison has pretty much nailed it.
by Bach5G
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Music Business
Topic: Shipping costs
Replies: 11
Views: 476

Re: Shipping costs

I bought a $100 case from MF with free shipping and paid $160 to ship a case.

Scratching my head.
by Bach5G
Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Trombone case/gig bag info needed
Replies: 10
Views: 381

Re: Trombone case/gig bag info needed

Solution found: Protec Explorer gig bag. $99, free delivery. Perfect. Exactly what I was hoping for.
by Bach5G
Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Yamaha Yeo Replica
Replies: 13
Views: 690

Re: Yamaha Yeo Replica

Are we talking about practice?

https://youtu.be/LiNdUXhGeX4
by Bach5G
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Yamaha Yeo Replica
Replies: 13
Views: 690

Re: Yamaha Yeo Replica

Update: played in a big band tonight. I wonder if it lacks the bark you need in a big band. Just a little too well behaved?
by Bach5G
Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Music Business
Topic: Shipping costs
Replies: 11
Views: 476

Re: Shipping costs

Actually, the conversation was along the lines of “What about USPS? It’s usually less expensive.” In this case, according to the screen, it was not.

I’m going back today to talk with them and to make sure I was charged properly.
by Bach5G
Tue Nov 12, 2019 2:20 am
Forum: Music Business
Topic: Shipping costs
Replies: 11
Views: 476

Shipping costs

I shipped a case recently. The box weighed 11 lbs and the dimensions were 34 x 19 x 18 inches. My shipper, which I’ve used for years, charged about $160 for Fed Ex. Tonight I ran the weight and size through the Fed Ex shipping estimator and it looks like there was an option that cost about $60, whic...
by Bach5G
Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Neotech grip vs Yamaha strap
Replies: 25
Views: 733

Re: Neotech grip vs Yamaha strap

I solved most of the issues I had with my Rath grip by wearing one of my bike gloves on my left hand.

I am surprised at the difference it made. Not surprisingly being able to concentrate without being distracted by left hand/wrist pain helps a lot.
by Bach5G
Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Reinhardt Routines (Willy et al) - bass trb?
Replies: 1
Views: 138

Reinhardt Routines (Willy et al) - bass trb?

I pulled these off the shelf and have started working through them (again). Any suggestions how to best adapt them for bass trombone?
by Bach5G
Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Neotech grip vs Yamaha strap
Replies: 25
Views: 733

Re: Neotech grip vs Yamaha strap

I bet Dillon’s will ship to Europe. Otherwise, Phil Parker’s in London (in Europe for a few more months)?
by Bach5G
Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Neotech grip vs Yamaha strap
Replies: 25
Views: 733

Re: Neotech grip vs Yamaha strap

That looks pretty slick. I’d like to see a photo of it on a trombone though.
by Bach5G
Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Neotech grip vs Yamaha strap
Replies: 25
Views: 733

Re: Neotech grip vs Yamaha strap

Very useful. Thanks.

Schmitt Music has a couple of YouTube videos demonstrating the Yamaha strap and the Neotech for those who are interested.
by Bach5G
Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Neotech grip vs Yamaha strap
Replies: 25
Views: 733

Re: Neotech grip vs Yamaha strap

The GAG worked well enough on my tenors but not so well on the bass. In any event, I’ve lost it.

I ordered the Yam strap. A bit cheaper and it’s supposed to fit everything.
by Bach5G
Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Neotech grip vs Yamaha strap
Replies: 25
Views: 733

Re: Neotech grip vs Yamaha strap

Yam bass trb primarily.
by Bach5G
Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Neotech grip vs Yamaha strap
Replies: 25
Views: 733

Neotech grip vs Yamaha strap

I left my Get a Grip somewhere so I am weighing replacing it with a Yam strap or a Neotech grip.

Pros and cons?
by Bach5G
Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Finished Rochut, what's next?
Replies: 23
Views: 780

Re: Finished Rochut, what's next?

Encore publishes all 3 Rochut/Bordogni in one volume, with some tenor and, I think, alto clef, together with commentary.

Or start on repertoire. Rimsky, Hindemith, Serocki etc.
by Bach5G
Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Technology-assisted practice?
Replies: 4
Views: 243

Re: Technology-assisted practice?

I set timers on my Alexa. 10 min here, 15 min there. Buzz 5, Long tones 10. Tongue quickly and evenly for 30 seconds. Etc.

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