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by Burgerbob
Fri May 24, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Getzen Custom Reserve
Replies: 6
Views: 244

Re: Getzen Custom Reserve

Good horns. Go play one if you want to try it.
by Burgerbob
Tue May 21, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Epic Low Brass - The Rains of Castamere
Replies: 8
Views: 544

Re: Epic Low Brass - The Rains of Castamere

There's a straight up wrong note in the main theme, a very obvious one.
by Burgerbob
Sun May 19, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Leadpipe King 3B
Replies: 23
Views: 396

Re: Leadpipe King 3B

"Long pipes tend to be more 'open' and shorter pipes more towards the 'centered' so you can have a short #3 and a long #1 and they balance the pipe out subtly in the other direction, etc."

This is backwards.
by Burgerbob
Fri May 17, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Tinnitus
Replies: 6
Views: 224

Re: Tinnitus

I have light tinnitus in both ears. My left ear will distort sometimes in high pressure situations (playing loudly, usually). Mine isn't loud enough to be distracted by, at least yet. If I focus, I can hear it in most situations, but I tune it out unconsciously. I can only hear up to 14k or so. I we...
by Burgerbob
Fri May 17, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Music Business
Topic: Kanstul
Replies: 103
Views: 6723

Re: Kanstul

He certainly has his fan club. I'm a little apprehensive at how this will turn out as well.
by Burgerbob
Fri May 17, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Centered and edgy sound wanted
Replies: 16
Views: 612

Re: Centered and edgy sound wanted

It comes with a Yamaha 58, I think. That should get the job done.
by Burgerbob
Wed May 15, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bass Trombone with boring and bell size of a tenor?
Replies: 16
Views: 532

Re: Bass Trombone with boring and bell size of a tenor?

There are plenty of basses out there that will play differently than a 50K3.
by Burgerbob
Wed May 15, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Is .547 a catch-all?
Replies: 33
Views: 1149

Re: Is .547 a catch-all?

I have used my .547 plenty, sometimes in commercial settings. Now that I have a good 3B and a 36B I think that will happen a lot less on that side.

I still think having a good large tenor is pretty essential for a professional.
by Burgerbob
Wed May 15, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Preparing for a symphony concert
Replies: 10
Views: 202

Re: Preparing for a symphony concert

Know the part (and the work) well enough that surprises won't throw you.
by Burgerbob
Tue May 14, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bass Trombone - Jazz vs Symphonic
Replies: 15
Views: 851

Re: Bass Trombone - Jazz vs Symphonic

Yup. I'm not saying a 62H is a bad choice, more that almost anything will work.
by Burgerbob
Tue May 14, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bass Trombone - Jazz vs Symphonic
Replies: 15
Views: 851

Re: Bass Trombone - Jazz vs Symphonic

“My question is what makes a bass trombone a Jazz Bass?” The player. Also (not indispensable) a smaller leadpipe, bore, tuning slide, bell weight/throat/ diameter? :shuffle: One of the best jazz bass trombonists I play with regularly uses an Edwards with heavy yellow bell and dual bore slide. He so...
by Burgerbob
Tue May 14, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Epic Low Brass - The Rains of Castamere
Replies: 8
Views: 544

Re: Epic Low Brass - The Rains of Castamere

bbocaner wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 6:56 am
Fantastic playing, but am I the only one who is extremely underwhelmed by the composition?
Same problem with the original (they did this 4 years ago I think). They played the main theme, which is transcribed incorrectly and is a horrible arrangement to boot.
by Burgerbob
Mon May 13, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Your favorite bass bone hand brace?
Replies: 5
Views: 182

Re: Your favorite bass bone hand brace?

Get a grip is my favorite, but doesn't always work on Conns due to the smaller size of the tubing where it attaches. I use a Yamaha strap on my Conn. Neotech is also an option that is very cheap. I use two on different tenors. It may not work as well on all basses, but I liked it on the greenhoe 62 ...
by Burgerbob
Sun May 12, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Switching between bass and small tenor
Replies: 48
Views: 1037

Re: Switching between bass and small tenor

Redthunder wrote:
Sun May 12, 2019 9:40 pm
Burgerbob wrote:
Sun May 12, 2019 9:36 pm
The rim size isn't the only thing that's different about a horn.
I never said that it was, so I'm not sure what your point is.
And I'm not sure what yours is. Yes, you need to practice the things you play on any other instrument, because it's slightly different in size and sound concept.
by Burgerbob
Sun May 12, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Switching between bass and small tenor
Replies: 48
Views: 1037

Re: Switching between bass and small tenor

The same thing you practice on anything else. Fundamentals, scales, slurs, etudes, melodies. So in other words... practice the same stuff from horn to horn... so if all of this stuff is shared across the different horns, why is keeping the same or closely related rim sizes considered a less importa...
by Burgerbob
Sun May 12, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Switching between bass and small tenor
Replies: 48
Views: 1037

Re: Switching between bass and small tenor

Redthunder wrote:
Sun May 12, 2019 7:58 pm
Yes, obviously practice matters, but "practice" alone is not enough of an answer. Practice what? Practice how? Too many discussions on doubling miss this.
The same thing you practice on anything else. Fundamentals, scales, slurs, etudes, melodies.
by Burgerbob
Sun May 12, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Shipping a trombone slide
Replies: 3
Views: 118

Re: Shipping a trombone slide

I get Styrofoam sheets (one inch thick), cut them to slide width/length, and sandwich the slide in that. Then I get a box that is slide sized, that just fits the Styrofoam, and fill in the rest with packing material. I've shipped a bunch of slides this way
by Burgerbob
Sun May 12, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Switching between bass and small tenor
Replies: 48
Views: 1037

Re: Switching between bass and small tenor

Hello all, I have been playing only bass for several months now, and 1. have completely lost my small tenor chops . 2. What can I do to get a good sound again on small tenor ? 3. How can I switch between the two effectively ? 1. You stopped practicing 2. Practice small tenor again. 3. Practice swit...
by Burgerbob
Sun May 12, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Is .547 a catch-all?
Replies: 33
Views: 1149

Re: Is .547 a catch-all?

Sometimes the .547 is the right tool for the job. Sometimes it's not. :idk:
by Burgerbob
Sat May 11, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Cleaning the outer slide without a cleaning rod?
Replies: 15
Views: 386

Re: Cleaning the outer slide without a cleaning rod?

My brass saver did nothing for my outer slide, not like a cleaning rod will.
by Burgerbob
Fri May 10, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Advice needed: change mouthpieces?
Replies: 11
Views: 346

Re: Advice needed: change mouthpieces?

Imo, the 6.5 is big on the 2B. As for what you should change it to... No clue!
by Burgerbob
Thu May 09, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: What trombone for bass trombone part on Beethoven 9th
Replies: 20
Views: 509

Re: What trombone for bass trombone part on Beethoven 9th

Bass trombone. Which one is up to you.
by Burgerbob
Thu May 09, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: How to assess thayer valve compression
Replies: 7
Views: 384

Re: How to assess thayer valve compression

They probably just seal better than your Thayers. It's easier for a rotor to do that, much less surface area to deal with.
by Burgerbob
Thu May 09, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: New case for Holton TR-185
Replies: 4
Views: 99

Re: New case for Holton TR-185

Image

Like so.

Maybe just a new MB soft case?
by Burgerbob
Wed May 08, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: BrassArk CV Piece
Replies: 2
Views: 216

Re: BrassArk CV Piece

Yes. I had one for a bit. very different than you average Greg Black 1G or Laskey 93 or 95. I found it really pretty bright on my horn at the time. My friend had a Shires Pro Select that was very dead with a 93; the CV brought it to life. It has a 95 rim, I think, which is huge. I could probably use...
by Burgerbob
Wed May 08, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: screw bell case roundup
Replies: 53
Views: 4785

Re: screw bell case roundup

The basili is pretty inferior, IMO. Less quality and fewer amenities. If you can afford the wait, go for the better case.
by Burgerbob
Wed May 08, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: screw bell case roundup
Replies: 53
Views: 4785

Re: screw bell case roundup

No clue! Glad I got mine when I did.

And great! Benn will do an amazing job.
by Burgerbob
Wed May 08, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: screw bell case roundup
Replies: 53
Views: 4785

Re: screw bell case roundup

Absolutely. The whole point is that it's small enough to avoid scrutiny getting on the plane, so you can always take it as a carry on.

The horn would also be pretty OK getting checked, if it came to that.
by Burgerbob
Wed May 08, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: How to assess thayer valve compression
Replies: 7
Views: 384

Re: How to assess thayer valve compression

Sounds pretty OK to me.
by Burgerbob
Wed May 08, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: How to assess thayer valve compression
Replies: 7
Views: 384

Re: How to assess thayer valve compression

Pull a valve slide, wait a few seconds, then press the valve. Still a good pop? The longer, the better.
by Burgerbob
Wed May 08, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: 3B vs 3BSS
Replies: 34
Views: 1271

Re: 3B vs 3BSS

F attachment adds weight, and IMO the F attachment horns play just a little bit worse than the straight ones. I'm also a glutton for slide movement punishment :)
by Burgerbob
Tue May 07, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: 3B vs 3BSS
Replies: 34
Views: 1271

Re: 3B vs 3BSS

So, having used it and practiced it a bit... The SS sounds "better" at all dynamics straight out of the gate. More even across the board, and more sound across the board for the energy level put in. I find that it stabilized the high (above F) and low (below low Bb) ranges for me, made them easier t...
by Burgerbob
Mon May 06, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Wonderful, unique trombone sound of this young woman from Spain
Replies: 22
Views: 865

Re: Wonderful, unique trombone sound of this young woman from Spain

harrisonreed wrote:
Mon May 06, 2019 10:18 pm
To beat an algorithm?
what algorithm? You might be right, but the videos are posted by what looks like her official account.

Really strange.
by Burgerbob
Mon May 06, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Carmina Burana Range
Replies: 9
Views: 225

Re: Carmina Burana Range

Might be in alto clef. Definitely for tenors.
by Burgerbob
Sun May 05, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Greg Black bass trb mpc question
Replies: 13
Views: 579

Re: Greg Black bass trb mpc question

Perhaps. Most of the players I know (including me at the moment) are using them on single bores.
by Burgerbob
Sun May 05, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Greg Black bass trb mpc question
Replies: 13
Views: 579

Re: Greg Black bass trb mpc question

Smaller than stock throat and backbore. Ask Greg about the specifics.

Those models are pretty popular (.312 #2 for the larger models) because his stock pieces are so open.
by Burgerbob
Sun May 05, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Schilke 51 old model
Replies: 1
Views: 138

Re: Schilke 51 old model

If it's large shank, the shank in the old one will be longer and will fit normal large shank and Remington receivers. Newer ones are shorter and only work in normal large shanks.
by Burgerbob
Sat May 04, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Bach 1g
Replies: 13
Views: 537

Re: Bach 1g

The Yamaha Doug Yeo mouthpiece is the best cheap option in that range, especially the silver plated "replica" version. Not too much to just buy and try out.
by Burgerbob
Sat May 04, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Bach 1g
Replies: 13
Views: 537

Re: Bach 1g

Usually overall. The 1G is also not a great design, IMO, and is very light, which won't help you center those ranges at loud dynamics as well. There are many pieces out there that are much better at just about everything- with practice!
by Burgerbob
Sat May 04, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Bach 1g
Replies: 13
Views: 537

Re: Bach 1g

You may be playing too open in that range, so the horn is not centering/not projecting. A smaller mouthpiece does a lot of that work for you (but not nearly all)... a larger one takes serious chop finesse.
by Burgerbob
Sat May 04, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Endurance training
Replies: 17
Views: 613

Re: Endurance training

Probably not so much strength as ease. Trombone is not like sports or weightlifting, where an easier way to move forward is to try harder. Basically, you need to be doing as little work as possible to get the most result on trombone.
by Burgerbob
Sat May 04, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Lube and an oil change
Replies: 12
Views: 354

Re: Lube and an oil change

I just wipe the horn down when changing oils. No need for soap or water.
by Burgerbob
Fri May 03, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: screw bell case roundup
Replies: 53
Views: 4785

Re: screw bell case roundup

...Marcus Bonna
by Burgerbob
Thu May 02, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: 3B vs 3BSS
Replies: 34
Views: 1271

Re: 3B vs 3BSS

That's the plan for the future! If I can get away with it, I won't buy anything else.*



*famous last words
by Burgerbob
Thu May 02, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: 3B vs 3BSS
Replies: 34
Views: 1271

Re: 3B vs 3BSS

Finally used the Silversonic at work. Jesus. Yes, that is a keeper for sure. Made my life easier in every way.

Just sold the brass bell, incidentally... friend was looking for a 3B.

Think I'll look for a Bach 12 or something similar in the future for a better big band horn.
by Burgerbob
Thu May 02, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Looking to screw bell my Bach 50A3
Replies: 48
Views: 1718

Re: Looking to screw bell my Bach 50A3

Benn would be able to do it there and has plenty of experience. Shouldn't take too long!
by Burgerbob
Thu May 02, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Looking to screw bell my Bach 50A3
Replies: 48
Views: 1718

Re: Looking to screw bell my Bach 50A3

If it's going to Seattle, Benn Hansson is local and could do it for you!
by Burgerbob
Thu May 02, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Looking to screw bell my Bach 50A3
Replies: 48
Views: 1718

Re: Looking to screw bell my Bach 50A3

I've had two screwbelled 50s now. On my second in that video!

If you need, I can hit up John.

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