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by doctortrombone
Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: F. S. Olds Los Angeles Recording. Great Player. $625. (Divorce Sale)
Replies: 8
Views: 539

Re: F. S. Olds Los Angeles Recording. Great Player. $625. (Divorce Sale)

Yes--it was relacquered with a baked on epoxy. It's more durable than the original, and thinner.
by doctortrombone
Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: F. S. Olds Los Angeles Recording. Great Player. $625. (Divorce Sale)
Replies: 8
Views: 539

Re: F. S. Olds Los Angeles Recording. Great Player. $625. (Divorce Sale)

You are correct. I had inadvertently added a digit to the number when I checked. This is indeed a 1948 model. And yes, the engraving is amazing. This one was in near mint condition, but was in a fire and the lacquer was burned. I stripped the original lacquer and did a very light buff on it, which w...
by doctortrombone
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Conn 8H Elkhart 1948
Replies: 16
Views: 927

Re: FS: Conn 8H Elkhart 1948

So I guess the question is, does it have the same specs as a modern 8h? Is it a 547 bore? What's the bell diameter? If those match up, all this speculation is a moot point.
by doctortrombone
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: F. S. Olds Los Angeles Recording. Great Player. $625. (Divorce Sale)
Replies: 8
Views: 539

Re: F. S. Olds Los Angeles Recording. Great Player. $625. (Divorce Sale)

SN is 286** making it a '59 horn. I don't believe I've played it at all since the relacquer.
by doctortrombone
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: F. S. Olds TIS 6.5" bell Gold Plated with Modern TIS slide. $325 (Divorce Sale)
Replies: 0
Views: 137

F. S. Olds TIS 6.5" bell Gold Plated with Modern TIS slide. $325 (Divorce Sale)

Awesome bell that was just too cool to not get back into playing shape, so I built a slide for it. Pictures here: https://imgur.com/a/pE6pdJX The bell is gold plated and in good condition. I replaced the friction-fit tenon with a locking tenon and modified a Buescher slide to work with it. The slide...
by doctortrombone
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: F.S. Bass Trombone. Berkeley Double Valve Independent. $525 (Divorce Sale)
Replies: 0
Views: 138

F.S. Bass Trombone. Berkeley Double Valve Independent. $525 (Divorce Sale)

Double Valve Bass. Pictures here: https://imgur.com/a/USrD1A2 I've been playing this for a few years, but it doesn't have much wear. I've re-aligned the slide and make sure it's leak-free. Nice open sound. These are going for upwards of $700 on Ebay. There are a few cosmetic dings and ripples, but o...
by doctortrombone
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: F. S. Martin Handcraft Western TIS Dixie/Ska Trombone. $300. (Divorce Sale)
Replies: 0
Views: 116

F. S. Martin Handcraft Western TIS Dixie/Ska Trombone. $300. (Divorce Sale)

A cool little TIS horn. Gorgeous counterweight. Pictures here: https://imgur.com/a/RKOgpr7 .440/.450 bore. Yes, you read that right. And it's a paint peeler. Takes a modern mouthpiece and sounds like what a trombone was supposed to sound like 100 year ago. Nickel inners. Pretty smooth for its age. S...
by doctortrombone
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: F. S. Olds Valve Trombone. Studio Bell. Good Player. $500. (Divorce Sale)
Replies: 0
Views: 89

F. S. Olds Valve Trombone. Studio Bell. Good Player. $500. (Divorce Sale)

Yes, you're prying it out of my cold, dead hands. About the last horn I ever wanted to sell, but it's got to go. Pictures here: https://imgur.com/a/naMbCa2 Good playing condition. Some lacquer damage. Has been reworked and rebraced. All joints are solid, with no leaks. Comes with Studio bell, which ...
by doctortrombone
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: F.S. Conn 90G Trombonium. Plays Great. $1100 (Divorce Sale)
Replies: 0
Views: 115

F.S. Conn 90G Trombonium. Plays Great. $1100 (Divorce Sale)

Yes, you're prying it out of my cold, dead hands. About the last horn I ever wanted to sell, but it's got to go. Pictures here: https://imgur.com/a/pWHO5E8 Good playing condition. Some lacquer damage. Minor rippling at bell throat brace. Aside from that, it's very nice. Comes with two Remington mout...
by doctortrombone
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: F. S. Olds Standard TIS with Bear Counterweight. 8" Bell Rare. $450. (Divorce Sale)
Replies: 3
Views: 320

F. S. Olds Standard TIS with Bear Counterweight. 8" Bell Rare. $450. (Divorce Sale)

Another one I swore I'd never sell.

Pictures here: https://imgur.com/a/phsrTMU

LM (.500/.515) Olds Standard TIS with 8" bell. Incredibly smooth sound. These are rare, and among the best players among the vintage Olds horns.

Buyer pays shipping.
by doctortrombone
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: F. S. Olds Los Angeles Recording. Great Player. $625. (Divorce Sale)
Replies: 8
Views: 539

F. S. Olds Los Angeles Recording. Great Player. $625. (Divorce Sale)

Another one I swore I'd never sell. Pictures here: https://imgur.com/a/dvE7HbT Early Recording with Rey-O-Loy outers. Has been re-lacquered with baked-on epoxy. Duo-octagonal inners. Slide is very smooth and in great alignment. Gorgeous, deep engraving. Brilliant player. Newer SKB case. Buyer pays s...
by doctortrombone
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: F.S. Getzen Sterling Artist Super Deluxe. $550 (Divorce Sale)
Replies: 2
Views: 254

F.S. Getzen Sterling Artist Super Deluxe. $550 (Divorce Sale)

These are horns I swore I'd never sell, but here they are. All playable with older overhauls, taken from my personal stash. More information upon request. Images here: https://imgur.com/a/eGOYU28 Plays great. Some pitting in chrome on stockings, but slide is very smooth and fast. Solid sterling silv...
by doctortrombone
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: F.S. King Recording Bass in Bb. $400 (Divorce Sale)
Replies: 0
Views: 173

F.S. King Recording Bass in Bb. $400 (Divorce Sale)

These are horns I swore I'd never sell, but here they are. All playable with older overhauls, taken from my personal stash. More information upon request. Images here: https://imgur.com/a/j8Qootz Plays great. Kinda scruffy, with some amateurish solder joints, but no leaks. Minor rippling to chrome o...
by doctortrombone
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Cases
Topic: WTB: Square-ish coffin-style case for small tenor
Replies: 2
Views: 106

WTB: Square-ish coffin-style case for small tenor

Looking for a square cross-section coffin style case for a King 2B. I have two slides for it, and would like to build a second slide compartment on the inside of the case, so I need something with the larger mute compartment, or something that originally held a valve trombone. Also trying to keep co...
by doctortrombone
Sat May 25, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Cases
Topic: Cases for Sale
Replies: 9
Views: 2961

Re: Cases for Sale

Interested in the 4b case. Assuming it's coffin style, right? I need something that I can modify to hold one full slide, and one slide outer for a Liberty 2B I've been working on. Could you send pictures to stevemclose@gmail.com?

Thanks
by doctortrombone
Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTB OLDS OPERA 0-25
Replies: 10
Views: 810

Re: WTB OLDS OPERA 0-25

Might want to change your heading to "WTB Olds Opera Symphony with Rose Brass Bell." Save folks some time with responding and sending pics.
by doctortrombone
Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTB OLDS OPERA 0-25
Replies: 10
Views: 810

Re: WTB OLDS OPERA 0-25

Wow. That's a lot nicer than mine! Gorgeous horn.
by doctortrombone
Sat Feb 02, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTB OLDS OPERA 0-25
Replies: 10
Views: 810

Re: WTB OLDS OPERA 0-25

I have one. Still working on it, but it will be a great player. Brand new inners and a full overhaul. $975 if I buff and lacquer. $800 with no lacquer..
by doctortrombone
Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Need horn with special caveats recommendations
Replies: 8
Views: 688

Re: Need horn with special caveats recommendations

Olds Featherweight. They were made to be light, with even the slide inners, braces, and bell section made in ways that shaved weight while still maintaing good, dense tone. They're rare, but they're found on eBay now and then.
by doctortrombone
Sun Dec 23, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Conn 18H
Replies: 3
Views: 502

Re: Conn 18H

Post-Elkhart 18Hs are .500 bore with yellow brass bells.
by doctortrombone
Mon Dec 17, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Is there an affordable alto trombone gig bag out there?
Replies: 22
Views: 1638

Re: Is there an affordable alto trombone gig bag out there?

Schlitz wrote:
Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:21 pm
Messina covers? Anyone? Bueller?
He did a pretty good cover of "Wake up Little Suzy" when he was singing with Loggins.
by doctortrombone
Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Brass Lab gone forever?
Replies: 45
Views: 3220

Re: Brass Lab gone forever?

Dude, have you turned in your grades, and made sure your adjuncts are done? :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Why yes, I have. Have you gotten all the pizzas delivered on time, and made sure to include the little sachets of red pepper flakes? :lol: :lol: :lol: (Edit: For the implication-challenged, the...
by doctortrombone
Sun Dec 16, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Brass Lab gone forever?
Replies: 45
Views: 3220

Re: Brass Lab gone forever?

Can we PLEASE get back to talking about the Brass Lab? I don't care if Gittleson is reporting all his income from repairs or not. Isn't the topic closed yet? Q: Is the Brass Lab gone? A: Yes or Q: Is the Brass Lab gone forever? A: Ask Prof. Trelawney, because no one else can answer that. "Next slid...
by doctortrombone
Sun Dec 16, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Is there an affordable alto trombone gig bag out there?
Replies: 22
Views: 1638

Re: Is there an affordable alto trombone gig bag out there?

There's an AMR on eBay right now that looks nice.
by doctortrombone
Sun Dec 16, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Is it possible to make a bass trumpet in C plays in Bb?
Replies: 6
Views: 721

Re: Is it possible to make a bass trumpet in C plays in Bb?

Schiller makes this horn in Bb. https://reverb.com/item/7314371-schiller-elite-frankfurt-rotary-bass-bb-trumpet-silver?gclid=EAIaIQobChMImbi0q-Gk3wIVF9NkCh1FmATZEAQYAiABEgKRV_D_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds&pla=1 I understand the desire for a Bb horn, at least for the kind of playing I do. I improvise and play b...
by doctortrombone
Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Getzen Experts
Replies: 4
Views: 600

Re: Getzen Experts

I need help from the Getzen experts out there Im looking into buying an older Getzen from an old band director friend and am trying to find the details of the horn. The horn has a lot of sentimental value and may not be my main axe so your opinion on the horns playing is welcomed but not necesarly ...
by doctortrombone
Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Cases
Topic: FS: A bunch of tenor cases!
Replies: 45
Views: 24652

Re: FS: A bunch of tenor cases!

PM Sent.
by doctortrombone
Sat Dec 01, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Ebay listing - Only 5 hrs left
Replies: 7
Views: 904

Re: Ebay listing - Only 5 hrs left

You do have to admit, that's a hell of a horn!

I ran across a seller with a similarly overpriced horn. I offered them 1/4 of the asking price, and they accepted my offer. With this one, maybe 1/8 of the asking price?
by doctortrombone
Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Identify this slide?
Replies: 4
Views: 604

Re: Identify this slide?

Blessing B88?
by doctortrombone
Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Sneaky Ebay Seller. Heigh Ho SILVER!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 714

Re: Sneaky Ebay Seller. Heigh Ho SILVER!!!

Doug Elliott wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 5:47 pm
I love the hose clamp on the mouthpiece receiver.
You mean the stainless steel harmonic bridge? ;)

One thing I like about it is with that flat plate of brass in the tuning-slide crook, it would act as a weathervane if you tried to march with it.
by doctortrombone
Thu Nov 29, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Sneaky Ebay Seller. Heigh Ho SILVER!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 714

Sneaky Ebay Seller. Heigh Ho SILVER!!!

This one's come up before, but the description cracks me up. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Sterling-Silver-Custom-Trombone-W-Hand-Hammered-Bell-Grips-And-Pencil-Holder/153274786089 Sterling silver trombone. Sterling, as in "Sterling Tonk Company" who made it. Silver, as in the color of the bell. Trombone...
by doctortrombone
Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Thickest, stickiest tuning slide lube?
Replies: 40
Views: 3064

Re: Thickest, stickiest tuning slide lube?

This is a bit risky, but it can work. I've cleaned tubes like this, heated them uniformly, added liquid flux, then a small amount of sliver-bearing solder. I then re-heat and wipe the solder off with a cotton cloth. I end up with a thin layer of solder "plating" the original metal. It goes on surpri...
by doctortrombone
Wed Nov 21, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Tuning in slide opinions?
Replies: 19
Views: 1807

Re: Tuning in slide opinions?

If you wanted the lightest possible TIS slide, you could eliminate the adjustment screw and extra brace(s) entirely and go with just a clamping device on one of the sleeves. I've got an Olds bass that is set up that way, and Earl Williams built a few tenors like that. Of course, you've still got th...
by doctortrombone
Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Slightly misaligned rotor
Replies: 4
Views: 702

Re: Slightly misaligned rotor

Some valves have more tolerance than others. I like seeing valves that provide a step-less transition between the casing and the rotor, but quite a few valves are built with a misalignment between the "U" in the rotor and the "O" in the casing. If there's a step down to the "U," you can have as much...
by doctortrombone
Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Getzen Eterna Second Valve
Replies: 9
Views: 3277

Re: Getzen Eterna Second Valve

Thanks for all the feedback so far, everyone. Jgittleson has the right idea here. This horn was a gift and carries a good deal of sentimental value for me, not to mention that it plays fantastic. On another note, I am curious about another option that I think still falls under this thread. How much...
by doctortrombone
Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Different leadpipe material
Replies: 21
Views: 10511

Re: Different leadpipe material

Now, a casual mental accounting of the stories I have heard about these things from the slide to the bell, most right here or on the predecessor TTF, indicates nearly all such discussion involves the things further out than the slide material variably exposed. It seems like you're arguing it's only...
by doctortrombone
Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Replace or replate inner slide tubes
Replies: 7
Views: 1877

Re: Replace or replate inner slide tubes

If you measure the OD of the stockings, you could perhaps find a chromed brass or nickel tube that would replace them. Most soldered-on stockings were on small-bore horns. It's conceivable that a part of a modern horn's slide other than the stocking could be substituted and soldered in place. I have...
by doctortrombone
Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Stuck thayer valve(s)
Replies: 14
Views: 13103

Re: Stuck thayer valve(s)

The Patent on the Thayer valve expired years ago, so none of the axial valves being made today are/should/need to be licensed. Regardless of where they are made. FYI I hadn't realized that. Still, I do think the problem may not be an issue with the particular valve on that horn, but with a run of v...
by doctortrombone
Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Stuck thayer valve(s)
Replies: 14
Views: 13103

Re: Stuck thayer valve(s)

Something else to consider--Not all axial valves are Thayers. I'm not sure what Jupiter was using, but it's possible that they're a Chinese-made knock-off. Sometimes the metals used in these knock-offs aren't right. I've had Chinese-made rotary valves that would seize every time they were out of use...
by doctortrombone
Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: copper director price range?
Replies: 9
Views: 4109

Re: copper director price range?

They're all over the map on Ebay. Do a search for "copper trombone" and "sold listings" and a lot will show up. Parts horns for $40, fair original for $50, good original for $125, refurbished for $750 :o good original in the $250 to $350 range. It's hard to say why there's so much variation. When I'...
by doctortrombone
Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Mouthpiece Repair
Replies: 13
Views: 6818

Re: Mouthpiece Repair

It's a shame the OP hasn't weighed in again. I'd like to know how badly the rim was damaged. Also, whether he really meant "rim" and didn't mean "shank" instead. I've repaired mouthpieces in mild to drastic ways. Often, repairing rim damage is a matter of removing a few thousandths of metal while ma...
by doctortrombone
Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: King 2280 Shank
Replies: 6
Views: 1865

Re: King 2280 Shank

That's definitely further than usual, but I'm not sure what folks mean by "bottoming out." To me, bottoming out would imply that the small end of the mouthpiece shank hits the small end of the leadpipe where it inserts into the receiver. Otherwise, don't ALL mouthpieces bottom out? Isn't that what h...
by doctortrombone
Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Conn 6h
Replies: 9
Views: 2143

Re: Conn 6h

Best thing is to post some detailed pictures. Conn went back to numbers only in the '80s, so just the number isn't enough. Here's what a '62 Elkie would look like: https://www.thebrass-exchange.com/index.php?q=catalog/conn-6h-elkhart-era-vintage-1962-amazing-sold A later Abilene horn would have roun...
by doctortrombone
Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Getzen Eterna Second Valve
Replies: 9
Views: 3277

Re: Getzen Eterna Second Valve

Allied lists all the parts separately. It's kind of hard to tell, since there are no pictures and the descriptions are vague. Just the valve assembly (I'm assuming casing, valve rotor, bearing, cap, and stops) retails for over $325 at standard markup. The tubing adds at least another $150 if you're ...
by doctortrombone
Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: is there a buy and sell page/board
Replies: 4
Views: 22223

Re: is there a buy and sell page/board

I found a fe olds trumbone in my attic it has number m951 on it can someone tell me its worth by that number M is probably referring to medium bore. 951, if that's the only number, would put it in the early 1900s, and almost all of the Olds horns from that era were the "Standard' model with tuning ...
by doctortrombone
Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Db bass trombone!
Replies: 243
Views: 24568

Re: Db bass trombone!

Finished up the reciever and bell brace. Man what I'd give to actually get braces that fit. Nothing is more annoying that having to cut shims to get a tight fit (for brand new name brand parts they are allegedly made to fit togrther from the manufacturer), then sit there with a rawhide mallet peeni...
by doctortrombone
Mon Oct 29, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Calling all horn makers!
Replies: 43
Views: 5299

Re: Calling all horn makers!

My 2 issues with them are, fitment, and thickness primarily. I think some context is appropriate. 100 years ago, this was probably the best that could be done with the available tooling. But this is not 100 years ago, and we have tooks available to make incredible advancements. I use ferrules as an...

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