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by Bach5G
Wed May 12, 2021 11:00 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Schilke Reichenbach comparisons
Replies: 9
Views: 591

Re: Schilke Reichenbach comparisons

Oversize 1 and 1/2.
by Bach5G
Tue May 11, 2021 1:56 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Tenor and Bass Leadpipes
Replies: 2
Views: 189

Re: FS: Tenor and Bass Leadpipes

Threaded for? Or?
by Bach5G
Tue May 11, 2021 12:45 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: S l o w practice
Replies: 0
Views: 94

S l o w practice

I’m recording bass and tuba parts of (Elgar) Nimrod for an orchestra project. ~ 40 bpm. Trickier than I expected. But, also a great chops workout. I could see taking almost any piece and working through it really slowly, 40 bpm, the lowest setting, concentrating on support, pitch, starting and endin...
by Bach5G
Sun May 09, 2021 8:08 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Re: Curtis Fuller Dec 15, 1934 - May 8, 2021
Replies: 5
Views: 831

Re: Curtis Fuller Dec 15, 1934 - May 8, 2021

I have read online that Curtis Fuller passed away yesterday. He was 86 years old. A sad day in the trombone world. From US News: The great jazz trombonist known as a member of Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers and contributor to many classic jazz recordings, Curtis DuBois Fuller, passed away on May 8, 20...
by Bach5G
Thu May 06, 2021 9:53 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: WTB: Schilke 50 (small shank)
Replies: 1
Views: 83

WTB: Schilke 50 (small shank)

I’m looking for a small shank Schilke 50. Newer model with the slightly shorter shank. Must be in good condition with a round, undamaged shank, no plating loss, no nicks or gouges in the rim. I’m in Canada but am happy to pay the extra postage.
by Bach5G
Tue May 04, 2021 9:37 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Jazz gigs coming back, outdoors
Replies: 12
Views: 577

Re: Jazz gigs coming back, outdoors

I am always impressed by how far north Scotland is. And that’s coming from a Canadian.
by Bach5G
Fri Apr 30, 2021 5:57 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Doug Elliott Shout-out - again
Replies: 13
Views: 1017

Re: Doug Elliott Shout-out - again

I love DE’s Lexan rims.
by Bach5G
Wed Apr 28, 2021 6:49 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Surprise Horns
Replies: 26
Views: 1790

Re: Surprise Horns

I stopped playing trombone after music school, went to law school, and did not pick it up again for about 10 years. I met and married my wife after law school. She thought it might be nice if I picked up the trombone again when we moved to a community that had a community band. I found a nice 3B and...
by Bach5G
Wed Apr 28, 2021 12:15 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: mouthpiece buzzing...opinions
Replies: 105
Views: 2944

Re: mouthpiece buzzing...opinions

Shooting skeet eight hours a month was excellent training for them. It trained them to shoot skeet.

--Joseph Heller, Catch-22.
by Bach5G
Wed Apr 28, 2021 12:10 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Improvisation- D Baker HtPB Vols 1-3
Replies: 3
Views: 133

Re: Improvisation- D Baker HtPB Vols 1-3

What was the nature of the criticisms?
by Bach5G
Wed Apr 28, 2021 11:11 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Internet security just keeps getting tougher
Replies: 11
Views: 341

Re: Internet security just keeps getting tougher

Jeez. I’m still having trouble with pictures with boats in them.
by Bach5G
Wed Apr 28, 2021 10:51 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Improvisation- D Baker HtPB Vols 1-3
Replies: 3
Views: 133

Improvisation- D Baker HtPB Vols 1-3

As a follow-up to the thread about why trombone players don’t improvise well, I wonder whether anybody has spent time working on David Baker‘s How to Play Bebop books? It seems like a fairly structured, step-by-step, approach, that if you worked at it consistently for a period of time, you would sho...
by Bach5G
Wed Apr 28, 2021 9:17 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: mouthpiece buzzing...opinions
Replies: 105
Views: 2944

Re: mouthpiece buzzing...opinions

I think you are referring to the F.A.R.T. (Forced Air Resistance Tube) that Ralph Sauer claimed to have invented. I used a 9 inch (225 mm) length of heater hose to make mine. Sauer also suggested putting a hole somewhere around 6 inches (150 mm) down the tube to use like the finger hole on a Baroqu...
by Bach5G
Mon Apr 26, 2021 12:05 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Fundementals reset
Replies: 26
Views: 975

Re: Fundementals reset

2nd the simple melodies. I suppose to most of us that means Bordogni but yesterday, for me, it was When I Fall in Love, Tuba Mirum, one of the themes in Festive Overture (in 3 keys), and Sammy’s Reflective Mood (what I could recall of it). Smoke Gets In Your Eyes is great melody. Actually, I just li...
by Bach5G
Mon Apr 26, 2021 11:56 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Wrist Injury
Replies: 15
Views: 409

Re: Wrist Injury

I find that wrapping my wrist or using a splint provides just enough support to allow my wrist to heal. Wearing the splint at night prevents me from jamming my wrist in an awkward position while I’m asleep.
by Bach5G
Sun Apr 25, 2021 9:07 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Fundementals reset
Replies: 26
Views: 975

Re: Fundementals reset

Recently I have been feeling very insecure about my playing because I feel that it is very sloppy and inconsistent. I was thinking about just taking a few weeks and completely relearning the fundementals. Does anybody have any tips on how to go about this? You should be covering fundamentals every ...
by Bach5G
Sun Apr 25, 2021 12:24 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bass Trombone - Dream Horn
Replies: 61
Views: 2157

Re: Bass Trombone - Dream Horn

Re: Mr. Hinckley’s comment above, how would the Benge 290 bell taper compare?
by Bach5G
Sat Apr 24, 2021 11:23 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bass Trombone - Dream Horn
Replies: 61
Views: 2157

Re: Bass Trombone - Dream Horn

I think I’d be pretty happy if the Benge 290 I recently sent to Partch in Toronto came back in really nice shape for a 30 year old horn.
by Bach5G
Fri Apr 23, 2021 12:46 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: The joys of buying a new B flat and F large bore trombone at Phil Parkers London
Replies: 5
Views: 432

Re: The joys of buying a new B flat and F large bore trombone at Phil Parkers London

I have gone to Parkers the last few times I was in London. They were happy enough to let me try out horns from their generous stock. I once bought a used Yamaha alto from them, which they shipped to me here in Canada. A first class act.
by Bach5G
Wed Apr 21, 2021 3:57 pm
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 367
Views: 77909

Re: Coronavirus

“In any case, you're statistically a whole let better off with a vaccine than without - after 2 million vaccinations, it's now clear that you are personally extremely unlikely to get infected...” I wonder what the statistical probability is of coming down with another serious illness or suffering se...
by Bach5G
Wed Apr 21, 2021 3:51 pm
Forum: History of the Trombone
Topic: History of King bass trombones
Replies: 52
Views: 28344

Re: History of King bass trombones

I have sent a 290 I acquired from a friend who never touched it again once he bought his Shires dream horn to R Partch in Toronto. After 10 years in storage in my friend’s laundry room, the horn needs a bit of TLC. Also, if possible, to have the lead pipe pulled.
by Bach5G
Wed Apr 21, 2021 12:49 pm
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 367
Views: 77909

Re: Coronavirus

Some of this reminds me of the story of Daryl Davis - a black man who singlehandedly convinced more than 200 KKK members to renounce the klan and hang up their robes. [snip] https://www.npr.org/2017/08/20/544861933/how-one-man-convinced-200-ku-klux-klan-members-to-give-up-their-robes Good read. Thi...
by Bach5G
Wed Apr 21, 2021 12:47 pm
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 367
Views: 77909

Re: Coronavirus

Probably obvious, but I think the media has contributed to an unwarranted level of anxiety over the vaccinations. And turning a health issue into a political issue is just plain crazy. I had an unexplained adverse allergic reaction to a Hep C shot a few years ago. I’ve avoided getting the flu shot e...
by Bach5G
Tue Apr 20, 2021 5:50 pm
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 367
Views: 77909

Re: Coronavirus

In order to stretch our supplies of the vaccine, Canadians will wait 4 months between shots. Apparently supported by the science. Speaking of the border re-opening, we’re facing some of the toughest travel restrictions yet. Technically, I am not allowed to cross the river unless on essential busines...
by Bach5G
Tue Apr 20, 2021 3:35 pm
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 367
Views: 77909

Re: Coronavirus

I just got my Pfizer #1 and am waiting 15 minutes before being allowed to leave.

Despite the long line - just like Disneyland - everybody seems pretty cheerful.
by Bach5G
Sat Apr 17, 2021 4:01 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Vintage Conn user ages.
Replies: 48
Views: 1846

Re: Vintage Conn user ages.

The VSO 2nd up until a couple of years ago, G Cox, still played an E. 88H.
by Bach5G
Thu Apr 15, 2021 5:58 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Conn 88HNV
Replies: 82
Views: 3676

Re: Conn 88HNV

Man, I do not understand the tone of so many posts on the forum lately. I'm reminded of this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3dxMGzt5mU I agree with the Ranger’s comments regarding the tone of many comments posted here these days. Gervais kind of nails it. “I don’t want no fucking guitar lessons....
by Bach5G
Thu Apr 15, 2021 4:34 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Marshall gilkes with shires?
Replies: 19
Views: 3033

Re: Marshall gilkes with shires?

Eastman is assembling an impressive stable of endorsers.
by Bach5G
Thu Apr 15, 2021 1:01 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Copies, Clones and the mystery of 'bones
Replies: 78
Views: 2264

Re: Copies, Clones and the mystery of 'bones

The Borg stuff is crazy.
by Bach5G
Wed Apr 14, 2021 2:35 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Copies, Clones and the mystery of 'bones
Replies: 78
Views: 2264

Re: Copies, Clones and the mystery of 'bones

Riker’s 3B will be considered “vintage” in the 24th century.

Most people will be of the opinion that 3Bs built after 2250, when production was outsourced to Betelgeuse 3, suck.
by Bach5G
Tue Apr 13, 2021 7:16 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Copies, Clones and the mystery of 'bones
Replies: 78
Views: 2264

Re: Copies, Clones and the mystery of 'bones

And before Butler there were Jimmy Dell and da Carbo.
by Bach5G
Tue Apr 13, 2021 6:57 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Copies, Clones and the mystery of 'bones
Replies: 78
Views: 2264

Re: Copies, Clones and the mystery of 'bones

“Jin Bao or whatever cloning company in China steals those years to produce a cheaply made copy... and somehow that’s considered OK??? Whatever... “ But Shires and Rath were happy to take their designs to China, train a Chinese work force, assemble the horns in China and ship the finished horns back...
by Bach5G
Tue Apr 13, 2021 11:34 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Copies, Clones and the mystery of 'bones
Replies: 78
Views: 2264

Re: Copies, Clones and the mystery of 'bones

“ Those subsidies are just a fancy way of implementing socialism/communism. America does subsidies for agriculture and manufacturing as well.” So America is implementing socialism/communism? I wonder whether America mostly subsidizes/bails out corporations. I suppose the working Joe gets to keep wor...
by Bach5G
Tue Apr 13, 2021 11:29 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bach Steiner horn has arrived?
Replies: 43
Views: 2262

Re: Bach Steiner horn has arrived?

Priceless?
by Bach5G
Mon Apr 12, 2021 3:11 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: ybl612
Replies: 16
Views: 834

Re: ybl612

YBL 612: 10” bell, no slide tuning. Two pretty obvious dissimilarities.
by Bach5G
Sun Apr 11, 2021 5:25 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: ybl612
Replies: 16
Views: 834

Re: ybl612

tbonesullivan wrote:
Sun Apr 11, 2021 4:41 pm
Nice horns, and yes they are based on the 62H, but not clones of them. Phil Teele played on them up until his passing. I love mine.

He had about fourteen 611s and 612s when he passed, IIRC. Most of them silver plated. I wonder if any TTC-ers got one and what they think of it?
by Bach5G
Sat Apr 10, 2021 3:59 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: Found-Corporation Bach 42
Replies: 3
Views: 249

Re: ISO- Corporation Bach 42

Not a 42B, right?
by Bach5G
Fri Apr 09, 2021 6:04 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: First Bass Trombone suggestions
Replies: 43
Views: 1601

Re: First Bass Trombone suggestions

I think it’s been a long time - 50 years? - since one can accuse Yam of copying other manufacturer’s instruments. Doug Yeo wrote an article about working with Yamaha on his 622 bass. It might be worth reading. There’s a video too.
by Bach5G
Thu Apr 08, 2021 3:26 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Massimo La Rosa
Replies: 53
Views: 2975

Re: Massimo La Rosa

Well Max, ”it's very much not old news” or “this is old news” .

Although, you will note, again, I was discussing Ms. C’s takedown of the arbitrator in the NYP proceeding. I’m not conflating these matters.
by Bach5G
Thu Apr 08, 2021 1:51 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Massimo La Rosa
Replies: 53
Views: 2975

Re: Massimo La Rosa

I did scroll back to the top and this is what I found from Max: “ Nothing new here, but important that people know about that...” The professional music world is pretty small. Surely, it would be aware of Mr. LaRosa’s reputation? If he has a new gig in Italy, I’d expect the new employer would be awa...
by Bach5G
Thu Apr 08, 2021 12:45 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Massimo La Rosa
Replies: 53
Views: 2975

Re: Massimo La Rosa

“ Dismissing an entire argument because of one choice of adverb is not a particularly mature or well reasoned response either.” And who did that Gabe? As you say subsequently: “ And I happen to agree with you that Abbie's highlighting of Block's "extracurricular" interests in clowning and magic was ...
by Bach5G
Thu Apr 08, 2021 12:31 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Massimo La Rosa
Replies: 53
Views: 2975

Re: Massimo La Rosa

Spencer, Spencer, Spencer. I’m not being “stupid”. I take issue with the use of the word “forcibly” when what appears to have happened is that a labour arbitrator determined that the employer was not entitled to terminate the musicians’ employment. Now you can argue that “forcibly” can include by “f...
by Bach5G
Thu Apr 08, 2021 11:28 am
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Massimo La Rosa
Replies: 53
Views: 2975

Re: Massimo La Rosa

Thanks, but I will go with MW on this.
by Bach5G
Thu Apr 08, 2021 10:33 am
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Massimo La Rosa
Replies: 53
Views: 2975

Re: Massimo La Rosa

My MW says: Adverb. Using force or violence. Also, convincingly, as in arguing forcibly But, it’s MW. What do they know? In this case, it appears that the Orch was legally required to reinstate the musicians. I acted as counsel in a few arbitrations when I lawyered. It’s an interesting and, I think,...
by Bach5G
Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:57 am
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Massimo La Rosa
Replies: 53
Views: 2975

Re: Massimo La Rosa

“ After the two musicians were forcibly reinstated due to Block’s ruling, the orchestra made the following statement ...” Forcibly? I suspect not. “ Given her background, it is troubling that her determinations in the New York Phil case were overruled by a little known arbitrator specializing on the...
by Bach5G
Mon Apr 05, 2021 4:11 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Massimo La Rosa
Replies: 53
Views: 2975

Re: Massimo La Rosa

“We’ve decided to go in a different direction. We’ll have our people contact your people.”
by Bach5G
Mon Apr 05, 2021 3:06 pm
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 367
Views: 77909

Re: Coronavirus

I think it was Fauci who was saying there were medications that weren’t being used and were at risk of expiring. But I might be wrong.

I did find this article on therapies:

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/202 ... ments.html
by Bach5G
Mon Apr 05, 2021 1:02 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: bass vs tenor
Replies: 21
Views: 1557

Re: bass vs tenor

I’ve been working on my bass chops for the past year. Now my tenor needs a trip to the shop for a bit of TLC after sitting for so long.
by Bach5G
Mon Apr 05, 2021 12:59 pm
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 367
Views: 77909

Re: Coronavirus

There seems to be several treatments that mitigate the symptoms pretty effectively but no one is talking about those.

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