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by Bach5G
Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Does Hornguys still sell Shires trombones?
Replies: 15
Views: 1048

Re: Does Hornguys still sell Shires trombones?

“It may be that to sell the shires trombones, you also had to sell shires trumpets, and all the accompanying Eastman by Shires and Eastman instruments.”

Hmmmm ...
by Bach5G
Sun Jan 26, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Does Hornguys still sell Shires trombones?
Replies: 15
Views: 1048

Re: Does Hornguys still sell Shires trombones?

WGWTR180 wrote:
Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:24 am
Google. You'll get the full story.
All I see is that they do not appear to sell Shires trombones anymore. Is there a story behind this?

And I don’t see HG listed on Eastman/Shires list of dealers. The answer appears to be “no”..

Is it simply Eastman preferring to sell through larger dealers?
by Bach5G
Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Intermediate Bass Trombones
Replies: 27
Views: 989

Re: Intermediate Bass Trombones

A friend was thinking about selling his Benge 290 if anyone is interested.
by Bach5G
Sat Jan 18, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: NAMM Report 2020
Replies: 29
Views: 1472

Re: NAMM Report 2020

Thanks Aidan. Nice report.
by Bach5G
Sat Jan 18, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: YBL-421 YBL-321 YBL-322 differences ?
Replies: 19
Views: 775

Re: YBL-421 YBL-321 YBL-322 differences ?

620 bass not convertible. 622 maybe.
by Bach5G
Sat Jan 18, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: YBL-421 YBL-321 YBL-322 differences ?
Replies: 19
Views: 775

Re: YBL-421 YBL-321 YBL-322 differences ?

Tim: 620 tenor or 620 bass?
by Bach5G
Sat Jan 18, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: Bach model 8 or 12 LT handslide section
Replies: 3
Views: 302

Re: Bach model 8 or 12 LT handslide section

Are the tenons the same for 8, 12 and 16?
by Bach5G
Sat Jan 18, 2020 12:06 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Intermediate Bass Trombones
Replies: 27
Views: 989

Re: Intermediate Bass Trombones

Yam markets its YBL-620G as an “entry level” professional bass. Dependant though. I don’t think they make an independent bass until you get into the Xeno 830.
by Bach5G
Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: ARGHH! Tenor Clef!
Replies: 39
Views: 1102

Re: ARGHH! Tenor Clef!

There’s no shame in writing in a few note names to remind you where you are.

Pressure, for example, in a concert, can do funny things.
by Bach5G
Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: ARGHH! Tenor Clef!
Replies: 39
Views: 1102

Re: ARGHH! Tenor Clef!

Do some every day even if it’s only 10-15 minutes. No big deal.
by Bach5G
Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Ordering from Greg Black
Replies: 45
Views: 1984

Re: Ordering from Greg Black

We are spoiled and expect everything immediately or, at least, on the truck and headed our way, with tracking info, and for free, within an hour or two of placing an order.

Of course, I expect exactly this when ordering a new mpc. I can only wait so long before ordering another one!
by Bach5G
Sun Jan 12, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Music Business
Topic: Old guy rant
Replies: 101
Views: 2099

Re: Old guy rant

I’ve got decent quality of life Schlitz.
by Bach5G
Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Music Business
Topic: Old guy rant
Replies: 101
Views: 2099

Re: Old guy rant

Gary wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:29 am
I'm sorry, I'm lost. What does this have to do with showing up, for a gig, on time?
It’s an “old guy rant” Gary.
by Bach5G
Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Music Business
Topic: Old guy rant
Replies: 101
Views: 2099

Re: Old guy rant

“Second, we're also, along with Gen Z (those actually in college), two generations that have and will have it far worse than the previous generations in terms of revenue, level of life and advancement opportunity. ... How many orchestral trombone students graduate each year in North America? Hundred...
by Bach5G
Sat Jan 11, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Music Business
Topic: Old guy rant
Replies: 101
Views: 2099

Re: Old guy rant

The old guys are getting cranky.
by Bach5G
Sat Jan 11, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Music Business
Topic: Old guy rant
Replies: 101
Views: 2099

Re: Old guy rant

Jeez, tough crowd.
by Bach5G
Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Music Business
Topic: Old guy rant
Replies: 101
Views: 2099

Re: Old guy rant

I think I can honestly say no one ever had difficulty contacting me for a gig.
by Bach5G
Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Music Business
Topic: Old guy rant
Replies: 101
Views: 2099

Re: Old guy rant

Kids these days don’t read online forums.
by Bach5G
Thu Jan 09, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Music Business
Topic: PayPal fees
Replies: 12
Views: 346

Re: PayPal fees

For me, the difference is usually not worth worrying about. If it’s something I want, an extra 3% is not a deal breaker.
by Bach5G
Thu Jan 09, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Ordering from Greg Black
Replies: 45
Views: 1984

Re: Ordering from Greg Black

TuckerWoerner wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:18 pm
I have never had anything but great service from Greg, and I have never waited more than 3 weeks for a mouthpiece. He has answered any and all questions I have had. Not sure why everyone thinks he is some elusive creature.
So Tucker, would you mind giving Greg a call for me?


Kidding of course.
by Bach5G
Thu Jan 09, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Music Business
Topic: PayPal fees
Replies: 12
Views: 346

Re: PayPal fees

I’ll say that when I see a seller stating the buyer is responsible for what I consider the seller’s PP fees, my initial reaction is to move on, not interested.
by Bach5G
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Music Business
Topic: PayPal fees
Replies: 12
Views: 346

Re: PayPal fees

I always specify in the advertisement for sale who pays. Very clear, right from the get-go. Of course but in this situation that wasn’t the case. Generally, I would agree with the position that, unless stated otherwise, PayPal fees are the responsibility of the seller, as he can stipulate from the ...
by Bach5G
Wed Jan 08, 2020 11:48 pm
Forum: Music Business
Topic: PayPal fees
Replies: 12
Views: 346

PayPal fees

A minor situation arose that got resolved easily and quickly but it left me with the following question: If the parties come to an agreement on the price of an item and agree on payment by PayPal but there is no mention of who will be responsible for PayPal fees and there is no mention of friends/fa...
by Bach5G
Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: D attachment of 62H
Replies: 6
Views: 259

Re: D attachment of 62H

Benn Hansen in Seattle.
by Bach5G
Tue Jan 07, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Music Business
Topic: Old guy rant
Replies: 101
Views: 2099

Re: Old guy rant

A while back, a friend, livid when a young alto player failed to show up, slagged the young man in an email - “unprofessional” “sell your horn”, “ never work in this town again” - and copied everyone in the band. Of course. A few days later, the young man replied, apologized, and explained that his ...
by Bach5G
Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Music Business
Topic: Old guy rant
Replies: 101
Views: 2099

Re: Old guy rant

Kids these days seem to prefer text or Instagram.

E-mail is, like, so 2005.

But then, my wife doesn’t read my emails either.
by Bach5G
Tue Jan 07, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Music Business
Topic: Stephen Shires quits SE Shires
Replies: 22
Views: 1119

Re: Stephen Shires quits SE Shires

Since the bankruptcy, it isn’t his company anymore, regardless of what it says over the door. He’s moved on and found something else to do. Tired of working for the man (Mr. Eastman)? The good news is the 2005 Shires I bought at the factory has suddenly increased in value manyfold. Yes, I went to th...
by Bach5G
Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Music Business
Topic: Old guy rant
Replies: 101
Views: 2099

Re: Old guy rant

Maybe, but if choosing between a college kid and an experienced player, one might want to rely on the player who has already learned that lesson. Let the kid get his experience on someone else’s time.
by Bach5G
Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Music Business
Topic: Old guy rant
Replies: 101
Views: 2099

Re: Old guy rant

“Is it unreasonable to expect a college senior (music performance major) to check his email and show up for a rehearsal that for a gig that he committed to play?” We had this discussion recently. The consensus was to avoid college students as subs because they were too unreliable. I recently played ...
by Bach5G
Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Ordering from Greg Black
Replies: 45
Views: 1984

Ordering from Greg Black

I was thinking about ordering a 1 and 1/8 from Greg but given some of the threads here and the TTF over the years, I have a few reservations.

If you place an order through his website, are you charged immediately, even if he doesn’t have your mpc in stock and you have to wait months?
by Bach5G
Mon Jan 06, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Music Business
Topic: Stephen Shires quits SE Shires
Replies: 22
Views: 1119

Re: Stephen Shires quits SE Shires

Another trombone manufacturer in the States, another set of options - it is a good time to be a trombone player. Well, a trombone player with money. :shuffle: Stephen has a non-compete. He is making french horns, not trombones. Non-competes usually expire. It’s been around 5 years since Eastman bou...
by Bach5G
Mon Jan 06, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Music Business
Topic: Stephen Shires quits SE Shires
Replies: 22
Views: 1119

Re: Stephen Shires quits SE Shires

I’d heard he was building horns but was still involved with SE Shires’ trombone and trumpet business.
by Bach5G
Sun Jan 05, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: 3B+ in a classical setting
Replies: 36
Views: 1010

Re: 3B+ in a classical setting

Play it in a rehearsal and decide for yourself.
by Bach5G
Sun Jan 05, 2020 12:02 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTB: Shires tuning slide (.547 tenor)
Replies: 0
Views: 69

WTB: Shires tuning slide (.547 tenor)

Title says it all. I’m looking for a Shires tuning slide for a medium/large bore tenor. See my profile for PM and Email.
by Bach5G
Sat Jan 04, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Lawler model 4, first impressions
Replies: 19
Views: 966

Re: Lawler model 4, first impressions

3 grand? “Complete units *Bell section and slide in raw brass $2200.00 (Carbon Fiber Slide adds $400.00) *Bell section and playing slide in Brush Lacquer $2375.00 (Carbon Fiber Slide adds $400.00) *Bell section and playing slide and one extra flare all finished in brush lacquer with case $2800.00 (C...
by Bach5G
Fri Jan 03, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Arrows in Cherry excerpts
Replies: 8
Views: 377

Re: Arrows in Cherry excerpts

Email the publisher
by Bach5G
Thu Jan 02, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: Cleaning house
Replies: 5
Views: 732

Re: Cleaning house

If you’re thinking about parting out, I’m looking for a Shires tenor tuning slide.
by Bach5G
Wed Jan 01, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS - Conn 62HI - Final Price Drop ! {Then I make it into a Lamp !}
Replies: 3
Views: 974

Re: FS - Conn 62HI - Price Drop !

Did they make a 62H in 1986? It seems late for the tis models and I recall the new models being developed in the late 90s.
by Bach5G
Mon Dec 30, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Lawler model 4, first impressions
Replies: 19
Views: 966

Re: Lawler model 4, first impressions

Pix?
by Bach5G
Mon Dec 30, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Back to playing after a long break - bass tbh m/p advice
Replies: 8
Views: 573

Re: Back to playing after a long break - bass tbh m/p advice

Assuming you still own the MV 1.5...

And for exercises, I might look at Jimmy Clark’s Remington drills or George Curran’s daily maintence, both downloadable PFDs.
by Bach5G
Sun Dec 29, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Need Advice on Mouthpieces
Replies: 11
Views: 502

Re: Need Advice on Mouthpieces

I’d have thought the 6 & 1/2 might be too big for a 4H but ...

“have to say I like the sound of the 6.5AL better”.

But the high notes are easier on the 7C.

Welcome to the rabbit hole.
by Bach5G
Thu Dec 26, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Wedge players
Replies: 6
Views: 618

Wedge players

Do any of you alternate between your Wedge and other mpcs?
by Bach5G
Thu Dec 26, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Looking for a new trombone
Replies: 15
Views: 928

Re: Looking for a new trombone

Looks to me like a visit to Steve Ferguson and the Horn Guys might be in order.
by Bach5G
Thu Dec 26, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Schilke mouthpiece question
Replies: 23
Views: 1021

Re: Schilke mouthpiece question

BGuttman wrote:
Thu Dec 26, 2019 12:34 pm
D4 requires a small shank receiver. D8 would be the shank for a large receiver. Or D7 if Doug still makes them.
Right. I should know that. I’ve got an E4 and an E8. On my .525, I play a ss Schilke 51 and a ls DE 102 G8 or H9.
by Bach5G
Thu Dec 26, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Schilke mouthpiece question
Replies: 23
Views: 1021

Re: Schilke mouthpiece question

How would the D4 work with a large shank receiver? (I have both a small and a large shank receiver for my .525 Shires).
by Bach5G
Mon Dec 23, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: To buzz or not To buzz
Replies: 15
Views: 654

Re: To buzz or not To buzz

I can’t say I’ve ever felt it messed me up.

I usually like to start a session with a bit of free buzzing followed by some mpc buzzing📎.
by Bach5G
Fri Dec 20, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bach Strad. Small Bore Bell Section
Replies: 13
Views: 496

Re: Bach Strad. Small Bore Bell Section

Burgerbob wrote:
Fri Dec 20, 2019 3:22 pm
Bob McChesney plays a bunch of different Bachs... I think he's on a 12 right now.
Was on an 8 for a long time.
by Bach5G
Fri Dec 20, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Schilke mouthpiece question
Replies: 23
Views: 1021

Re: Schilke mouthpiece question

I have a 51B for sale Old style (long). $45 + $5 for shipping.
by Bach5G
Fri Dec 20, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Schilke mouthpiece question
Replies: 23
Views: 1021

Re: Schilke mouthpiece question

Yamaha has the same numbering system (Schilke did some consulting for Yam) but the Yam sizes are a bit smaller than their Schilke counterparts. A Y51 might be closer in size to a Y50.
by Bach5G
Thu Dec 19, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Cases
Topic: WTB cheap tenor gig bag that will fit 8 inch bell
Replies: 3
Views: 308

Re: WTB cheap tenor gig bag that will fit 8 inch bell

How cheap?

$99, incl shipping, buys a Protec Explorer. Some protection, likely to fit nearly anything in terms of valves.

I have the bass trb version. I’m pretty satisfied.

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