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by Burgerbob
Sat Sep 22, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: Dutch Bass Trombone Open
Replies: 4
Views: 251

Re: Dutch Bass Trombone Open

Yes! Daniel and I have been friends online for a few years now. It was nice to meet him in person.
by Burgerbob
Sat Sep 22, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Lightweight bright indy bass trombone for big band ?
Replies: 26
Views: 357

Re: Lightweight bright indy bass trombone for big band ?

112H is not a bad choice.
by Burgerbob
Sat Sep 22, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: Dutch Bass Trombone Open
Replies: 4
Views: 251

Re: Dutch Bass Trombone Open

I'm back! It was a great time. I encourage anyone to attend. I got to meet Carl, above, as well as many others from around the world. With 7 other bass trombonists (from 7 countries total), we put together an octet and played the Grieg Funeral March- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nc7lLsqcvc8 I had...
by Burgerbob
Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:58 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: What we're doing
Replies: 117
Views: 5706

Re: What we're doing

Wrapping up my trip to Europe in the next couple days by visiting Antwerp. Had a great time in Amsterdam and at the DBTO in Ede. Met some really great folks at the Open and closed down the bar both nights!
by Burgerbob
Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Question about a Bach 50 bell engraving
Replies: 5
Views: 181

Re: Question about a Bach 50 bell engraving

Ahh, the 5QB.
by Burgerbob
Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: Media
Topic: DBTO Small Ensemble- Funeral March
Replies: 0
Views: 57

DBTO Small Ensemble- Funeral March



Yes, all bass trombones and 1 contra octet!
by Burgerbob
Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Massimo LaRosa
Replies: 50
Views: 942

Re: Massimo LaRosa

About damn time.
by Burgerbob
Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:40 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Euphonium Doubler - How, how long and how well do you adapt?
Replies: 37
Views: 698

Re: Euphonium Doubler - How, how long and how well do you adapt?

Euphonium works just fine with a larger mouthpiece (I use a Schilke 53/59, basically a 53 rim with 59 cup and backbore), but it does require you to play it a bit differently. I'd say the most popular size for euph players is the deep 5 range (Schilke 51D), deep 4 range (Wick 4AL) or deep 3 range (Wi...
by Burgerbob
Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: Dutch Bass Trombone Open
Replies: 4
Views: 251

Dutch Bass Trombone Open

Anyone else going to be there? Excited to be back on the Continent for a bit!
by Burgerbob
Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Hearing Protection
Replies: 9
Views: 243

Re: Hearing Protection

I wear these at work, in practice, and even sometime in the car. Only 12db reduction, so not for the REALLY loud settings (rock concerts and the like) but perfect for most things. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0044DEETC/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Only downside is I've lost so m...
by Burgerbob
Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Arm soreness while playing
Replies: 14
Views: 305

Re: Arm soreness while playing

Left arm? Make sure you're not doing anything weird or extra, muscle wise to hold up the horn. The bicep doesn't do a whole lot except put a little bit of pressure on your face.
by Burgerbob
Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Elkhart Conn 60H
Replies: 7
Views: 813

Re: FS: Elkhart Conn 60H

Sold!
by Burgerbob
Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Elkhart Conn 6H
Replies: 2
Views: 533

Re: FS: Elkhart Conn 6H

This is sold!
by Burgerbob
Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: An Advised Persons Guide To The Science of Instrument Selection
Replies: 21
Views: 870

Re: An Advised Persons Guide To The Science of Instrument Selection

Interesting article, but I'm not sure what it has to do with me choosing a mouthpiece. I play the stuff I do because it sounds good, it's comfortable, and I can play all my notes on them.
by Burgerbob
Fri Aug 31, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: What’s your favorite trombone case?
Replies: 21
Views: 2334

Re: What’s your favorite trombone case?

Definitely the Bonna for everyday use.
by Burgerbob
Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Number of trombonists in the world?
Replies: 20
Views: 480

Re: Number of trombonists in the world?

BGuttman wrote:
Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:11 pm
Burgerbob wrote:
Thu Aug 30, 2018 2:30 pm
7.
Does that include you? :tongue:

Then again, if we were to limit ourselves to only trombone players who do nothing OTHER than play trombone, that number could be pretty accurate.
Oops! You're right.

6.
by Burgerbob
Thu Aug 30, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Number of trombonists in the world?
Replies: 20
Views: 480

Re: Number of trombonists in the world?

7.
by Burgerbob
Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Best Resources for Researching Orchestral Excerpts
Replies: 2
Views: 100

Re: Best Resources for Researching Orchestral Excerpts

Tromboneexcerpts.org

And The 100 book for your instrument, Tenor or bass.
by Burgerbob
Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Double trigger C and b natural
Replies: 22
Views: 519

Re: Double trigger C and b natural

Thanks for the input. A bit of a dumb question but why is that? This is probably an oversimplification, but every instrument needs a resistant point somewhere, whether it's the person, mouthpiece, leadpipe, crook, valve, gooseneck, etc. The 1052 isn't especially open or stuffy, so it's up to the mo...
by Burgerbob
Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Double trigger C and b natural
Replies: 22
Views: 519

Re: Double trigger C and b natural

The thing about the big mouthpieces is that it's up to you to provide the resistance in the instrument. If you don't, and the aperture is too large, the whole setup will actually feel stuffy, and notes like the ones you mention are difficult to play. There's no easy fix to this (that I know) other t...
by Burgerbob
Tue Aug 28, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Double trigger C and b natural
Replies: 22
Views: 519

Re: Double trigger C and b natural

Can you play a D in first at a good volume and gliss down to those notes? Can you play a good pedal Bb and slur out to C or B?
by Burgerbob
Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Remington Mouthpiece Help
Replies: 6
Views: 312

Re: Remington Mouthpiece Help

They should be pretty similar on the face.
by Burgerbob
Sun Aug 26, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Repairs/replacement of case (zipper)
Replies: 4
Views: 178

Re: Repairs/replacement of case (zipper)

I did the same thing with two BAM Classics. I took the first one to a very good repair shop. They said it was impossible due to the way it was constructed. Same thing with the second.
by Burgerbob
Sun Aug 26, 2018 1:41 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Yamaha V valve
Replies: 12
Views: 548

Re: Yamaha V valve

The C instruments (36C, 36CO, 42C, 42CO) have those bell mounts. The Thayer horns have OE Thayer bell mounts in a modern style.
by Burgerbob
Sat Aug 25, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Yamaha V valve
Replies: 12
Views: 548

Re: Yamaha V valve

The V was only sold in Japan. All the Japanese sellers have crazy high prices for their used horns, even beaters... nothing new there. As said above, all axial valved instruments have to be taken apart... axially! So the bell/attachment has to come apart in that direction, hence the removable bits. ...
by Burgerbob
Fri Aug 24, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Elkhart Conn 60H
Replies: 7
Views: 813

Re: FS: Elkhart Conn 60H

Still for sale. Same price, but now comes with Réunion Blues leather gig bag in brown.

Again, this would be a great candidate for a double valve conversion!
by Burgerbob
Thu Aug 23, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Switching from music ed to music performance
Replies: 13
Views: 332

Re: Switching from music ed to music performance

My sophomore year I dropped the Ed classes.
by Burgerbob
Thu Aug 23, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Switching from music ed to music performance
Replies: 13
Views: 332

Re: Switching from music ed to music performance

I did the same thing in undergrad. Today, I happily play! I also teach, just not in a full-time classroom setting... Which is fine with me.
by Burgerbob
Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Schilke 51- 4G.
Replies: 14
Views: 710

Re: Schilke 51- 4G.

imsevimse wrote:
Tue Aug 21, 2018 11:53 am
Burgerbob wrote:
Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:07 am
The 51D is deeper than a 4G. A Hammond 12L is probably closer.
The Hammond 11 is closer to a Bach 4G rim. If you want that rimsize and very deep you could try the Hammond 11L.

/Tom
Yes, but the poster is looking for a 5 rim.
by Burgerbob
Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Schilke 51- 4G.
Replies: 14
Views: 710

Re: Schilke 51- 4G.

The 51D is deeper than a 4G. A Hammond 12L is probably closer.
by Burgerbob
Sat Aug 18, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bach 42BO for a school band?
Replies: 9
Views: 330

Re: Bach 42BO for a school band?

All things considered, the 42B will be fine.

But the 42BO will be OK too. It's only a few inches farther out.

I worry more about the slide in front of the player than the back with younger kids.
by Burgerbob
Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: The Big Cat Thread
Replies: 9
Views: 348

Re: The Big Cat Thread



Here's Jean-Luc, our new 10 pound ish Sphynx. Named so because he is a bald explorer, of course.
by Burgerbob
Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: I miss the Holton Bass Mods threads!
Replies: 42
Views: 1416

Re: I miss the Holton Bass Mods threads!

chrisniblett wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:36 am
A few pics
Is that my old horn? Mine was identical.
by Burgerbob
Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: How to recognize a corporation Bach
Replies: 8
Views: 370

Re: How to recognize a corporation Bach

I've bought two separately for $500. At the high end, 2k for a very nice one.
by Burgerbob
Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: How to recognize a corporation Bach
Replies: 8
Views: 370

Re: How to recognize a corporation Bach

Yup!
by Burgerbob
Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Schagerl style superbone project
Replies: 7
Views: 260

Re: Schagerl style superbone project

Great idea! Every time I see one of those Schagerl superbones I ask myself how someone can hold that thing for any extended period of time. Seems really uncomfortable to turn the hand backwards to use the valves. Wouldn't it be more erconomical using the valves with the hand sideways? That's actual...
by Burgerbob
Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Cleaning Rods in MB cases
Replies: 1
Views: 244

Cleaning Rods in MB cases

I am a stickler for having a clean slide, so I make it a point to have a cleaning rod with me most of the time. Unfortunately, most fancy cases don't really make allowance for this. But, at least in these two cases, it's still possible! Standard bass case- https://i.imgur.com/7eXFbZb.jpg Screwbell b...
by Burgerbob
Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Is Gabe Langfur on this site? Trombone Chat
Replies: 9
Views: 451

Re: Is Gabe Langfur on this site? Trombone Chat

Both are on Facebook. I'm not sure if they have made the transition here.
by Burgerbob
Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bach 42 Centennial
Replies: 7
Views: 396

Re: Bach 42 Centennial

I've played one. I thought it was very, very good.
by Burgerbob
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Cut It
Replies: 23
Views: 796

Re: Cut It

Holton also sold a tenor trombone with G tuning.
by Burgerbob
Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Cut It
Replies: 23
Views: 796

Re: Cut It

imsevimse wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:12 pm
Why is g better?

/Tom
All 4th position notes now in first position... Still a C and B, but closer to the middle of the slide. Only notes lost are pretty rare anyway, low Db and C.
by Burgerbob
Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Thayer issues
Replies: 6
Views: 280

Re: Thayer issues

This is why I don't leave my Thayer horns on stands all the time.
by Burgerbob
Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Reduce sound level but not as much as a practice mute
Replies: 11
Views: 333

Re: Reduce sound level but not as much as a practice mute

Something you can do sometimes is just play very softly. Almost so quiet that you can't hear it yourself. I do this sometimes at home and in hotel rooms.
by Burgerbob
Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Adventures at Band Camp
Replies: 15
Views: 696

Re: Adventures at Band Camp

Look at it this way. What is the purpose of music education in high school (marching band included)? Is it to produce a huge crop of amazing players that all go to college to study music? Or is it to foster a love of music, camaraderie, and pursuing a goal? I take it as a given that only a small per...
by Burgerbob
Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Small bore eureka moment
Replies: 9
Views: 478

Re: Small bore eureka moment

I did just play a '40s Selmer with Williams slide that was the loudest trombone I have ever heard. I think that just isn't needed as much today with amplification, though I wouldn't say all horns are getting lighter.
by Burgerbob
Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Small bore eureka moment
Replies: 9
Views: 478

Small bore eureka moment

I, like many other mostly "classical" players, don't practice my small horn nearly enough. I have owned an Elkhart 6H my whole career. I had a pretty good '65 that I used through undergrad, which was traded away. I had a backup '67 which I have used since then. It has many gigs and many notes under ...
by Burgerbob
Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Adventures at Band Camp
Replies: 15
Views: 696

Re: Adventures at Band Camp

Is it a volunteer band? Or one required to participate in the rest of the year?
by Burgerbob
Sat Jul 28, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: WTB 1 1/2g or 1 3/8g sized pieces
Replies: 7
Views: 285

Re: WTB 1 1/2g or 1 3/8g sized pieces

Yo, I have some stuff you should try. Come over this next week.
by Burgerbob
Fri Jul 27, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Parts Advice
Replies: 5
Views: 398

Re: Parts Advice

Or a 3B or 2B. You can find many jazz horns for much less than 1K that will be more appropriate.

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