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by Burgerbob
Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Bass bone cup mutes
Replies: 2
Views: 68

Re: Bass bone cup mutes

Large.
by Burgerbob
Wed Nov 13, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: How should one choose a new instrument?
Replies: 13
Views: 377

Re: How should one choose a new instrument?

Leadpipes match to a slide, which matches to a horn. I have some leadpipes I like that don't match any of my current horns. And I quite like those horns!

I don't think there's really a science to this. Too many variables to consider. Play everything, keep what you like.
by Burgerbob
Wed Nov 13, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Greg Black NY 5 vs Bach 4G
Replies: 6
Views: 236

Re: Greg Black NY 5 vs Bach 4G

They're pretty different in basically every way. I would just get one and try it out, there's not really any text comparisons that can help.
by Burgerbob
Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Yamaha Yeo Replica
Replies: 13
Views: 553

Re: Yamaha Yeo Replica

:good:
by Burgerbob
Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Yamaha Yeo Replica
Replies: 13
Views: 553

Re: Yamaha Yeo Replica

It's still a big piece. You'll need some chops to go with it in order to get the full range of sound.
by Burgerbob
Tue Nov 12, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTS: Thein Ben Van Dijk Bass Trombone
Replies: 23
Views: 776

Re: WTS: Thein Ben Van Dijk Bass Trombone

Kids these days, amirite?
by Burgerbob
Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Music Business
Topic: Shipping costs
Replies: 11
Views: 266

Re: Shipping costs

Every shipping company is a gamble, and I'm not sure any are just miles ahead. I prefer to go the cheaper route in that case.
by Burgerbob
Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Music Business
Topic: Shipping costs
Replies: 11
Views: 266

Re: Shipping costs

I have shipped dozens of case sized packages with USPS. I think maybe once I have gone over 100 dollars, and that was with a huge insurance amount. Stop using FedEx or UPS for shipping trombones and you won't have that problem.
by Burgerbob
Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Martin Schippers and CSU Trombones
Replies: 1
Views: 121

Re: Martin Schippers and CSU Trombones

And Jose Milton Viera on first trombone, for some extra greatness.
by Burgerbob
Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Martin Schippers and CSU Trombones
Replies: 1
Views: 121

Martin Schippers and CSU Trombones

by Burgerbob
Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Is there a good small tuba mouthpiece for doubling?
Replies: 8
Views: 224

Re: Is there a good small tuba mouthpiece for doubling?

Conn Helleberg 7B is about as small as I would go.
by Burgerbob
Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTS: Thein Ben Van Dijk Bass Trombone
Replies: 23
Views: 776

Re: WTS: Thein Ben Van Dijk Bass Trombone

Tbarh wrote:
Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:34 pm
Why the huge slide?
Why not?
by Burgerbob
Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Neotech grip vs Yamaha strap
Replies: 20
Views: 386

Re: Neotech grip vs Yamaha strap

mrdeacon wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:59 pm
greenbean wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:37 pm
I just picked one up. $30 included shipping.

http://clebschstrap.com
How exactly does the bone strap work? I have a few horn friends with the horn strap. Does it work the same as the leather specialities and yamaha strap?
Yup, it's the same.
by Burgerbob
Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Neotech grip vs Yamaha strap
Replies: 20
Views: 386

Re: Neotech grip vs Yamaha strap

Bach5G wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:47 pm
That looks pretty slick. I’d like to see a photo of it on a trombone though.
They're the same as the Yamaha and leather specialties. The picture on the site is the horn strap.
by Burgerbob
Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Neotech grip vs Yamaha strap
Replies: 20
Views: 386

Re: Neotech grip vs Yamaha strap

The bass large works on wide slides for me, my A47 is as wide as my Shires dual bore so it fits the same.
by Burgerbob
Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Neotech grip vs Yamaha strap
Replies: 20
Views: 386

Re: Neotech grip vs Yamaha strap

greenbean wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:20 pm
There is also the Clebsch Strap. Leather and well-made.
I thought those were long gone. That was my first strap, used it until it disintegrated. When I looked for a replacement the only option was Yamaha.
by Burgerbob
Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Neotech grip vs Yamaha strap
Replies: 20
Views: 386

Re: Neotech grip vs Yamaha strap

I think a smaller one for a narrow slide might be good for a small horn. As for all the different sizes, I'm confused as well, because the largest is still not quite as long as the Yamaha strap. I bought the large bass version. Here's how I use them: https://i.imgur.com/O6RixAF.jpg https://i.imgur.c...
by Burgerbob
Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Any Benge players out there?
Replies: 21
Views: 941

Re: Any Benge players out there?

I just played a 290 and have a friend with another. I'd give them a solid "meh" score.. not bad horns, but not really blowing me away. The sound is definitely not what I'm used to, and both playing it and playing next to it I'd usually prefer something else.
by Burgerbob
Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Neotech grip vs Yamaha strap
Replies: 20
Views: 386

Re: Neotech grip vs Yamaha strap

I don't find the Neotech to work especially well on bass trombone because of the 2nd valve. I use mine on a small bore straight tenor.

Right now I use straps on my basses, which work great.
by Burgerbob
Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Neotech grip vs Yamaha strap
Replies: 20
Views: 386

Re: Neotech grip vs Yamaha strap

What's the horn? I use a strap on one horn and a Neotech on another.

Also, the leather specialties strap is miles better than the Yamaha.
by Burgerbob
Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Technology
Topic: Loud metronomes?
Replies: 11
Views: 333

Re: Loud metronomes?

Bluetooth speaker plus the cell phone will make it loud enough.
by Burgerbob
Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Long Tones for more even practice?
Replies: 25
Views: 614

Re: Long Tones for more even practice?

Mixing things up. Last warmup had too many bad habits baked in. :good:
by Burgerbob
Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Long Tones for more even practice?
Replies: 25
Views: 614

Re: Long Tones for more even practice?

Personally, I don't know anyone that uses them in that way at a high level. I have a feeling many that do only do because it's what they were taught, not necessarily because they know it's effective. I'm sure some people out there start their warmup with them and feel great. Oddly enough, the Michae...
by Burgerbob
Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Long Tones for more even practice?
Replies: 25
Views: 614

Re: Long Tones for more even practice?

Well, it seems that OP is admitting that the Remingtons are a poor warmup himself.
by Burgerbob
Mon Nov 04, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Long Tones for more even practice?
Replies: 25
Views: 614

Re: Long Tones for more even practice?

I have tried to adapt the remingtons to the full range, but I have found that although it does help with the range warm ups, it is still very uneven. In a way, it’s almost like you are warming up three different parts - your high, low and mid range. I think it would be more beneficial to have an ex...
by Burgerbob
Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Yamaha Yeo Replica
Replies: 13
Views: 553

Re: Yamaha Yeo Replica

I can't think of many better tests for the bass trombone than Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet!
by Burgerbob
Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Long Tones for more even practice?
Replies: 25
Views: 614

Re: Long Tones for more even practice?

I find "long tones" to be a better fundamental exercise rather than a warmup.
by Burgerbob
Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Case for Bach 16M, suggestions?
Replies: 12
Views: 209

Re: Case for Bach 16M, suggestions?

Yup. I have several times. I'm using my original one from 2008, actually. It's beat up but still protects the horn.
by Burgerbob
Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Case for Bach 16M, suggestions?
Replies: 12
Views: 209

Re: Case for Bach 16M, suggestions?

SKB 360 is where it's at. Tiny, very sturdy, good on the horn.

Any gig bag is larger and doesn't protect at all.

Any really better hard case will be much larger and heavier.
by Burgerbob
Sat Nov 02, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Holton TR158: bass trombone?
Replies: 10
Views: 404

Re: Holton TR158: bass trombone?

IMO, that's just a large tenor with a 9 inch bell. But it might be a good match for that type of music.

If I had a choice, I would use a real bass like a 72H.
by Burgerbob
Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Cimbasso instead of bass trombone
Replies: 60
Views: 1492

Re: Cimbasso instead of bass trombone

Cimbasso, contra, I'm not worried about distinctions. 3rd trombone is tenor territory. You don't need 2 valves or an F instrument for that. I'm talking about pushing down into the single and double trigger range. Anyone who has played big band knows the requirements keep changing. I play bass in qu...
by Burgerbob
Fri Nov 01, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Cimbasso instead of bass trombone
Replies: 60
Views: 1492

Re: Cimbasso instead of bass trombone

Bass trombone hasn't gotten any bigger since the 90s (Edwards bell throats). Mouthpieces have grown. Shires medium bell weight is what used to be considered heavy. The sound people are trying to make keeps growing. Like Matt said, the regular Shires bell now is what used to be the light series. The...
by Burgerbob
Fri Nov 01, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Cimbasso instead of bass trombone
Replies: 60
Views: 1492

Re: Cimbasso instead of bass trombone

Bass trombone hasn't gotten any bigger since the 90s (Edwards bell throats).
by Burgerbob
Fri Nov 01, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Cimbasso instead of bass trombone
Replies: 60
Views: 1492

Re: Cimbasso instead of bass trombone

It would be like substituting flugabone for tenor trombone. Just not the same instrument. Might have the same range and even a similar sound, but not a suitable replacement.
by Burgerbob
Fri Nov 01, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Cimbasso instead of bass trombone
Replies: 60
Views: 1492

Re: Cimbasso instead of bass trombone

In a word? No.
by Burgerbob
Tue Oct 29, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: 3B leadpipes?
Replies: 12
Views: 678

Re: 3B leadpipes?

Yeah, the 32H leadpipe really opened up and evened out the horn. I have since played a couple stock 3Bs and they felt very tight and inconsistent compared to mine.
by Burgerbob
Sat Oct 26, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: [Schilke] 60-sized mpcs - alternatives?
Replies: 13
Views: 513

Re: [Schilke] 60-sized mpcs - alternatives?

Doug Elliott all the way. LB114/L/L8 has been my go-to bass piece for a little over a year now. I've been playing XB114/M/M8 and sometimes L/L8. For relatively inexpensive mouthpieces though, the Yeo replica is probably my first recommendation. What do you think of the L? I had an identical mouthpi...
by Burgerbob
Fri Oct 25, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: The Bach 50 thread
Replies: 33
Views: 3006

Re: The Bach 50 thread

That's the plan!
by Burgerbob
Thu Oct 24, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: [Schilke] 60-sized mpcs - alternatives?
Replies: 13
Views: 513

Re: [Schilke] 60-sized mpcs - alternatives?

And the 1G and 00AL are pretty awful, IMO.
by Burgerbob
Thu Oct 24, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: [Schilke] 60-sized mpcs - alternatives?
Replies: 13
Views: 513

Re: [Schilke] 60-sized mpcs - alternatives?

Well, the Yeo replica is pretty good...
by Burgerbob
Thu Oct 24, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Greg black
Replies: 24
Views: 886

Re: Greg black

by Burgerbob
Thu Oct 24, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Greg black
Replies: 24
Views: 886

Re: Greg black

Probably something like 10 percent.

I just recorded myself on 13 different bass trombone mouthpieces. I sound like me in all of the recordings, but the sound changes pretty drastically to the trained ear. That "drastic" change is probably not a lot in the grand scheme of things, of course.
by Burgerbob
Thu Oct 24, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Intermediate horn suggestions?
Replies: 13
Views: 573

Re: Intermediate horn suggestions?

Used King 3B.
by Burgerbob
Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Greg black
Replies: 24
Views: 886

Re: Greg black

:idk:
by Burgerbob
Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: The Bach 50 thread
Replies: 33
Views: 3006

Re: The Bach 50 thread

I currently have 3 Bach 50s, like an idiot. Thankfully, all three of them are the best 50s I have owned in one way or another. https://i.imgur.com/I60QQQF.jpg The gold bell instrument on the left has been modified with Shires rotors (was a stock 50B3OG). In stock form it wasn't a bad horn, but wasn'...
by Burgerbob
Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: The Bach 50 thread
Replies: 33
Views: 3006

Re: The Bach 50 thread

I am very tempted to buy that... 50B2 converted to inline on a tight budget, maybe?

I also need to post my current horns here.
by Burgerbob
Tue Oct 22, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Prokofiev Ромео и Джульетта
Replies: 4
Views: 219

Re: Prokofiev Ромео и Джульетта

I'm not sure. I'll ask! I have an inside source, my wife works there :)
by Burgerbob
Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Who IN THEIR RIGHT MIND plays a 1.5 sized Bass mouthpiece? (August 2019)
Replies: 97
Views: 5143

Re: Who IN THEIR RIGHT MIND plays a 1.5 sized Bass mouthpiece? (August 2019)

Well, finally played a Mt. Vernon 1.5G. The magic is real! What a great mouthpiece. It's by far the most sound from a 1.5 that I've used. I do have some good ones, including a George Roberts Replica CE mouthpiece, and none of them have the 1. Sound 2. Ease 3. Low register that this one does. I have ...
by Burgerbob
Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: Mouthpieces FS
Replies: 1
Views: 366

Mouthpieces FS

Small shank:
Corp. Bach 12C
Olds 12C*
Bach 5 (sold)
Corp. Bach 3 (sold)
Wick 6BS
Old Schilke 51

Hit me up for pictures/prices.

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