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by LeoInFL
Sun Jul 05, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: What kind of black magic is this horn?
Replies: 20
Views: 1369

Re: What kind of black magic is this horn?

I think Zoltan demonstrates the B-natural switch on his Kissbone better than he explains it. It's not the short tuning slide by the valve by itself, but in combination with a pull of the F-attachment tuning slide. That's why there is a stop rod on both tuning slides: with the short tuning slide all ...
by LeoInFL
Thu Jun 04, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Olds Custom 0.485" bore Tenor ($850 OBO)
Replies: 8
Views: 879

Re: FS: Olds Custom 0.485" bore Tenor ($850 OBO)

Still available. Make an offer!
by LeoInFL
Mon Jun 01, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Dream Trombones?
Replies: 117
Views: 10234

Re: Dream Trombones?

Yeah, I'd probably get the Butler C12 bass with the screwbell option. I'd order an indy Latzsch carbon fiber valveset and have it sent to Butler to incorporate.

And probably a really, really nice 'small' bore cimbasso.
by LeoInFL
Wed May 27, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Tenor leadpipe in a bass?
Replies: 16
Views: 932

Re: Tenor leadpipe in a bass?

I came across this video of Gerry Pagano discussing his Edwards 'small bass' in which he uses a 0.547" leadpipe in his single bore 0.562" slide. It seems to work for him just fine. He mentions it about 30sec into the video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPDPLgM9sYE
by LeoInFL
Wed May 20, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Do you play bass or tenor? Double? And why?
Replies: 54
Views: 2398

Re: Do you play bass or tenor? Double? And why?

I started playing trombone the summer before my freshman yr of high school. Loved it and played constantly in all the HS groups (marching & jazz band, symphony). Fortunate to make 1st chair all-region/1st alternate to all-state (on a Conn 18H Director) my junior yr. I realized during my time at all-...
by LeoInFL
Sun Apr 26, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Besson slide compatibility?
Replies: 5
Views: 703

Re: Besson slide compatibility?

There was a Besson 945F on Reverb today (nice horn that somebody got cheap). It had a lightweight 0.547/0.562" slide.
by LeoInFL
Sun Apr 26, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Besson slide compatibility?
Replies: 5
Views: 703

Besson slide compatibility?

Are Besson handslides compatible with any other manufacturer (Bach, Conn, etc)?

Thanks
by LeoInFL
Thu Apr 23, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Olds Custom 0.485" bore Tenor ($850 OBO)
Replies: 8
Views: 879

Re: FS: Olds Custom 0.485" bore Tenor (best offer)

Edit: Bonus Olds Mouthpieces! I forgot that there is a bore size difference between the original leadpipe and the Shires leadpipe (both are included). The original leadpipe accepts the smaller diameter "Olds" taper mouthpieces and the Shires leadpipe accepts modern small shank mouthpieces. For this ...
by LeoInFL
Thu Apr 23, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Olds Custom 0.485" bore Tenor ($850 OBO)
Replies: 8
Views: 879

Re: FS: Olds Custom 0.485" bore Tenor (best offer)

Sorry, forgot to mention that it comes with a silver-plated Olds counterweight (a must).
by LeoInFL
Thu Apr 23, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Olds Custom 0.485" bore Tenor ($850 OBO)
Replies: 8
Views: 879

FS: Olds Custom 0.485" bore Tenor ($850 OBO)

$850 OBO. Shipping to CONUS included. Yes, I've actually decided to sell my prized Olds small bore tenor. From what I've been able to determine, it's a one-of-a-kind trombone. The horn is unlacquered, but shines like new. TWO mouthpieces included (see my later post). Reason for selling: I never play...
by LeoInFL
Tue Apr 21, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Olds bass bling
Replies: 2
Views: 636

Re: Olds bass bling

when i did the same swap with the Kanstul MS169 bass I had previously, the grease on the exposed tuning slide legs would get gummy after a while. another plus is that it's an easier sight reference to pull my tuning slides after taking the horn out of the case. I always push my tuning slides in when...
by LeoInFL
Tue Apr 21, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Olds bass bling
Replies: 2
Views: 636

Olds bass bling

I'm able to swap tuning slides between the 2 valves on my P-24G to get Bb/F/Gb/D tuning which is great. The only downside was that having the much longer tuning slide on the 2nd valve leaves alot of the tuning slide legs exposed. I thought about adding nickel sleeves (available from the OE Thayer we...
by LeoInFL
Sun Apr 19, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Big horn or Little horn?
Replies: 21
Views: 2700

Re: Big horn or Little horn?

since I just got the thing assembled, I play my Olds bass more often and I think playing it makes me a better brass musician overall. there are no cheats or shortcuts playing bass when it comes to proper breathing. I'm now finding that those big gulps of air I take when playing bass have carried ove...
by LeoInFL
Fri Apr 17, 2020 6:23 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Olds P-24G lever mod
Replies: 1
Views: 325

Olds P-24G lever mod

The poor ergonomics of the F-attachment lever on the Olds P-24G have been well-documented. The curve is too steep (for me) so here's the mod I'm planning: 1. use the old delrin (black plastic) lever cover from my Getzen 3047AFR when I switched to an Edwards cherry wood cover. the length of the delri...
by LeoInFL
Sun Apr 12, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: My new carbon fiber bass trombone by Butler Trombones
Replies: 64
Views: 9936

Re: My new carbon fiber bass trombone by Butler Trombones

Resurrecting this thread because I stumbled across Mr Yeo's Southern Gothic video on youtube today. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bo_9trFSabg Just wondering if Mr Yeo has taken the next step forward and installed the carbon fiber valves that Latzsch offers on their trombones. (I realize that he's ...
by LeoInFL
Mon Apr 06, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Olds P-24G finally complete!
Replies: 6
Views: 441

Re: Olds P-24G finally complete!

The horn plays great! Easier to play than the Kanstul I had, especially in the pedal range. Notes slot well. It seems to me that the gold brass bell is a smaller/thinner gauge than what I'm used to (easy to put dents in this one). High range is very accessible, probably due to a few things: the 0.54...
by LeoInFL
Mon Apr 06, 2020 2:20 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Olds P-24G finally complete!
Replies: 6
Views: 441

Re: Olds P-24G finally complete!

For me the trigger range sounds and feels great. I have to admit that it's been so long since I've had the opportunity to play with 2 valves that my timing/dexterity is off. In my practice the past few days, some double trigger notes don't speak because I'm not fully depressing one of the paddles. T...
by LeoInFL
Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Olds P-24G finally complete!
Replies: 6
Views: 441

Olds P-24G finally complete!

I bought this Olds P-24G bell section almost 2yrs ago. Fairly decent shape except for the missing slide receiver and bell nut. The plan was to buy a Bach slide receiver and pair the section with an Edwards TDBAN slide (all nickel, dual 0.547/0.562" bore slide that would somewhat mimic what the horn ...
by LeoInFL
Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: bell sections, GB 4C s/s mouthpiece, Stencil Bach 37 trumpet
Replies: 5
Views: 858

Re: FS: bell sections, GB 4C s/s mouthpiece, Stencil Bach 37 trumpet

Updates: 1. Photos of the Getzen CB20 Canadian Brass silver-plated bell section are below. 2. A few prospective buyers are seeking additional information on the Soloist Stradivarius bell section. 3. Bach 37 Stradivarius stencil trumpet is still available. 4. Greg Black mouthpiece is SOLD https://i.i...
by LeoInFL
Sun Mar 22, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: bell sections, GB 4C s/s mouthpiece, Stencil Bach 37 trumpet
Replies: 5
Views: 858

Re: FS: bell sections, GB 4C s/s mouthpiece, Stencil Bach 37 trumpet

Bach photos: https://i.imgur.com/Zh01APN.jpg https://i.imgur.com/GoqAcjq.jpg https://i.imgur.com/9fw23uJ.jpg https://i.imgur.com/ugHOn34.jpg https://i.imgur.com/OOPcVdI.jpg Greg Black 4C photos: https://i.imgur.com/hdZg5yD.jpg https://i.imgur.com/Uqex4fv.jpg https://i.imgur.com/rCMiVew.jpg Trumpet: ...
by LeoInFL
Sat Mar 21, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: bell sections, GB 4C s/s mouthpiece, Stencil Bach 37 trumpet
Replies: 5
Views: 858

FS: bell sections, GB 4C s/s mouthpiece, Stencil Bach 37 trumpet

Many things to sell that I no longer have use for (shipping to the US is included): 1. Getzen CB20 bell section only - Great condition overall: Canadian Brass 8 1/2" silver-plated straight tenor bell section that comes with the original wooden hardshell case w/combination lock. FYI, the bell will ac...
by LeoInFL
Fri Mar 06, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Your most mind blowing experience playing trombone
Replies: 15
Views: 3558

Re: Your most mind blowing experience playing trombone

Members of the community symphony were selected to play an original score for 'Beauty & the Beast'. Lead dancer of the Orlando Ballet Arcadian Broad directed, choreographed and composed the whole thing. We had 3 performances, all sold out at the fancy/shmancy Dr Phillips Center in downtown Orlando. ...
by LeoInFL
Tue Mar 03, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Innovations in Trombones... (and other brass)
Replies: 52
Views: 6267

Re: Innovations in Trombones... (and other brass)

Latzsch Contrabass trombones have carbon fiber valves! Here's the link from Daniel Clemmensen's youtube:
https://youtu.be/7CiKBiUkZv0?t=69
by LeoInFL
Thu Feb 27, 2020 4:32 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Innovations in Trombones... (and other brass)
Replies: 52
Views: 6267

Re: Innovations in Trombones... (and other brass)

2. Inner slide bore sleeves so you can decrease the bore of your horn easily. I've seen one alto manufacturer who offers a full length leadpipe to narrow the top inner tube. Tenors and Basses could get the same kind of sleeve insert, but probably in a much lighter material than brass. The problem i...
by LeoInFL
Thu Feb 27, 2020 4:21 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Innovations in Trombones... (and other brass)
Replies: 52
Views: 6267

Re: Innovations in Trombones... (and other brass)

I've had some ideas running through my head for a while now: 1. Modular slide tenons so you can switch/experiment with different manufacturer's slides with little hassle. Probably with some kind of set screw. 2. Inner slide bore sleeves so you can decrease the bore of your horn easily. I've seen one...
by LeoInFL
Thu Feb 20, 2020 3:30 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: D slide for single rotor
Replies: 14
Views: 1154

Re: D slide for single rotor

I've had the opportunity to use an Edwards Eb tuning slide on my 3047AFR for 2 different choir concerts when the music has called for low B's. It's been a while since I've played around with it, but I'm pretty sure I was able to tune the attachment to D with the tuning slide pulled almost all the wa...
by LeoInFL
Wed Feb 05, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Slide inner tubes
Replies: 9
Views: 858

Re: Slide inner tubes

I recall a European manufacturer that used gold/yellow tinted inner slide tubes. Can't remember the alloy that was used. I think it may have been modular too.
by LeoInFL
Tue Jan 07, 2020 4:26 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Bach slide receiver - SOLD
Replies: 2
Views: 367

Re: FS: Bach slide receiver - SOLD

Nathan,
Just sent you a follow-up email. Parts haven't arrived yet and it's been almost a month. Need an update or a refund.

Thanks,
Leo
by LeoInFL
Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTB: One (1) Bach 0.562" inner slide tube
Replies: 6
Views: 476

Re: WTB: One (1) Bach 0.562" inner slide tube

JL Smith has them for $157.50

Shopping for my best price and figured somebody's spare would be cheaper. No rush for me so I can wait til a bargain comes around.
by LeoInFL
Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTB: One (1) Bach 0.562" inner slide tube
Replies: 6
Views: 476

Re: WTB: One (1) Bach 0.562" inner slide tube

Thanks. I checked M&K and they're out of stock. :(
by LeoInFL
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTB: One (1) Bach 0.562" inner slide tube
Replies: 6
Views: 476

WTB: One (1) Bach 0.562" inner slide tube

Verified at this past weekend's orchestra practice that a Bach 50 slide will fit my P24G outer slide.

Does anyone have a spare new/like new 0.562" Bach inner slide tube they're willing to sell?
by LeoInFL
Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:34 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Need slide receiver for Olds P24G
Replies: 6
Views: 760

Re: Need slide receiver for Olds P24G

Pardon me for resurrecting this thread, but I'm also missing the slide receiver on my P24G. Could a tech reading this please check if a nickel-plated Bach receiver is available from Allied? A nickel-plated Bach receiver (and associated lock nut) would match what originally came with the P24G. Thanks...
by LeoInFL
Mon Apr 22, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Source for 0.554" inner slide tube?
Replies: 6
Views: 824

Re: Source for 0.554" inner slide tube?

You should double check the measurements (I'm not entirely sure the O-25 used the same inners as the O-15/O-23), but this would probably work: http://www.jlsmithco.com/tubing-and-pipes/trombone-inside-slide-tube-fits-bach50-50b-and-olds Since you're replacing your lower tube, that would give you a ...
by LeoInFL
Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Source for 0.554" inner slide tube?
Replies: 6
Views: 824

Re: Source for 0.554" inner slide tube?

Why use the oversized tenor tubes? Shouldn't be too hard to find an all nickel bass slide from another brand and retrofit it to your P24G bell section. Thanks for the comment. If I was a full-time trombonist with the practice time to build decent breath support I would get a bass slide. I'm just a ...
by LeoInFL
Sun Apr 21, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Source for 0.554" inner slide tube?
Replies: 6
Views: 824

Source for 0.554" inner slide tube?

Still debating on what slide to pair with my Olds P-24G bell section. I thought I had decided on an Edwards all-nickel 0.547/0.562 slide but then I remembered that I still had most of an Olds O-15 Opera slide stashed away. The slide is complete other than the bottom 0.554" inner slide tube is broken...
by LeoInFL
Sun Apr 21, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: Central Florida Big Bands
Replies: 5
Views: 1589

Re: Central Florida Big Bands

I've subbed in with the Orlando Big Band in the past. Great group of musicians & singers who play regularly around town. There was an opening not too long ago in the bone section that I respectfully declined due to my choir commitments. It has been filled as far as I know. Check out their website fo...
by LeoInFL
Mon Apr 08, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Getzen 3047AFR
Replies: 11
Views: 1542

Re: Getzen 3047AFR

I love my 3047AFR. I've tried several Edwards leadpipes over the years and have settled (for now) on a nickel one (no markings but I think it may be a Bach MV copy). Before that I used a sterling T2 for quite a long time. I briefly tried a sterling T1 and an Alessi but they weren't for me. I use a B...
by LeoInFL
Tue Mar 19, 2019 3:59 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: F-attachment in low range
Replies: 6
Views: 1090

Re: F-attachment in low range

It may be an issue with the attachment side of the horn, like a leak/hole in the tubing. Try this: First, make sure that your attachment tuning slide is properly greased, then pull that tuning slide completely out of your attachment without pressing the trigger (you should try to pull the tuning sli...
by LeoInFL
Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Cracked mini pBone tenon
Replies: 13
Views: 1888

Re: Cracked mini pBone tenon

Try Lazer Bond - the epoxy that cures with the included UV 'flashlight'. That stuff is amazing and really works!
by LeoInFL
Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Is a medium bore right for me?
Replies: 31
Views: 4081

Re: Is a medium bore right for me?

I've played 3BF for several years, tried out a 36B and owned a Getzen 1025F too. Since I've spent so much time on my large bore tenor, the sound I get from 8" bell 0.508 or 0.525 bore is underwhelming. I tend to like the medium bore Yamaha's more (I have a 646 currently and a while ago I owned a 684...
by LeoInFL
Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Yamaha Rotor Cap
Replies: 9
Views: 1978

Re: Yamaha Rotor Cap

You can order parts direct from Yamaha. Go to www.yamaha24x7.com and click on US Consumers. Doesn't cost anything to create an account. I've ordered parts from there before with no problems. That site does not list the YBL-321 model, but it does have the YBL-322. The rotor cap is Yamaha part #D34420...
by LeoInFL
Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Small Bass
Replies: 38
Views: 4939

Re: Small Bass

My small bass is still a work on progress. I have an Olds P-24G bell section that's mostly complete. It's missing the slide receiver and bell nut. My original plan was to pair this bell with a Conn SL4562 slide I have. Revised plan: I'm planning to install a Bach slide receiver so I can use an Edwar...

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