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by Burgerbob
Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Relearning Positions on New Horn
Replies: 9
Views: 234

Re: Relearning Positions on New Horn

Every horn is different, including the same model horns!

High G on my bass is nearly in first position. On my large tenor it is basically second.
by Burgerbob
Sun Dec 09, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: If I put a 42 slide on a 36 bell...
Replies: 10
Views: 346

Re: If I put a 42 slide on a 36 bell...

Yes, without a new slide receiver.
by Burgerbob
Sun Dec 09, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: If I put a 42 slide on a 36 bell...
Replies: 10
Views: 346

Re: If I put a 42 slide on a 36 bell...

Slide receiver and bell diameter are the only differences (unless you care about the engraving!).
by Burgerbob
Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Don't forget your tongue position!
Replies: 36
Views: 761

Re: Don't forget your tongue position!

Yup, this is what I realize when I double heavily!
by Burgerbob
Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bach Artisan model A47MLR
Replies: 3
Views: 225

Re: Bach Artisan model A47MLR

The valve is made in house, I think. They used the wrap for the new Centennial models with the different valve. They both play very well. I really like the rotor on the unfortunately named MLR section. Mine plays very well. I wouldn't call it supremely open, but one of the best tenor rotors I have e...
by Burgerbob
Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Chop Remedies?
Replies: 15
Views: 473

Re: Chop Remedies?

Drink water, warm up well, play soft, use your air.
by Burgerbob
Fri Nov 30, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Horns used by major symphonies
Replies: 19
Views: 1429

Re: Horns used by major symphonies

The horn used is up to the section. If it works with the section then it is fine.

I'm not sure of many using a Yamaha in a top orchestra in the US. Ko-Ichiro uses one sometimes and David Finlayson uses one. I'm sure there are some around. Yeo and Crewe both used them in top orchestras.
by Burgerbob
Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Adams trombones?
Replies: 3
Views: 316

Re: Adams trombones?

Yup. They are good.
by Burgerbob
Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: Sold!
Replies: 4
Views: 389

Re: FS: Courtois 420BO for $1,700!

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by Burgerbob
Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Bach 7, 9, 11, 12
Replies: 11
Views: 580

Re: Bach 7, 9, 11, 12

I have a New York 7, a modern 5, and a Corp 3. I like them a lot. The older mouthpieces sound really great, but the 5 is the goldilocks for me in the middle for small horns. The 3 is perfect in a .525.
by Burgerbob
Tue Nov 27, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: New hand rest/grip
Replies: 30
Views: 9343

Re: New hand rest/grip

Yes, you can. You just slip your hand out. Not really any different than using a trombone without one.
by Burgerbob
Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Euph Mouthpiece for Bass Trombone?
Replies: 14
Views: 495

Re: Euph Mouthpiece for Bass Trombone?

Use the right tool for the job.
by Burgerbob
Sat Nov 24, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: My new carbon fiber bass trombone by Butler Trombones
Replies: 55
Views: 2896

Re: My new carbon fiber bass trombone by Butler Trombones

"weight" is a little misleading. It's hard to get across how much less a carbon slide or horn is than a brass one. It's orders of magnitude; if not in reality, then in feel.

I have played the DeCarbo instruments at hornguys... I thought they were pretty bad, myself. I need to play them again.
by Burgerbob
Fri Nov 23, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Memorizing Techniques
Replies: 9
Views: 467

Re: Memorizing Techniques

Break down the piece into phrases and chunks. It's no good to try and memorize an entire concerto... It's much easier to string together many shorter phrases that make sense as a whole.

Listen to it a lot. Play it a lot. Start to take away the music as a crutch.
by Burgerbob
Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Build quality Shires, Rath and Greenhoe
Replies: 28
Views: 1500

Re: Build quality Shires, Rath and Greenhoe

New Greenhoes are built very well. Top of the heap for sure.
by Burgerbob
Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Shires Bass problems
Replies: 13
Views: 751

Re: Shires Bass problems

I have another friend that had a similar issue with Trubores in Bollinger tuning. This is not an isolated case.
by Burgerbob
Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Slightly misaligned rotor
Replies: 4
Views: 385

Re: Slightly misaligned rotor

The marks can be completely wrong. Look down the valve passages to see where it actually is.
by Burgerbob
Sat Nov 17, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: Can't log in using Firefox
Replies: 6
Views: 674

Re: Can't log in using Firefox

Can't log in on chrome on my computer. Still signed in on my phone.
by Burgerbob
Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Advice from successful orchestra auditions or auditions committee members
Replies: 6
Views: 864

Re: Advice from successful orchestra auditions or auditions committee members

I have discussed this with my teacher in the last couple years. His orchestra auditioned for 2nd trombone and found no one the first time. The section talked about it at length at ITF 2016. No one won that audition because, in his words, no one showed up ready to win. A good portion of the people he...
by Burgerbob
Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Why no love for the Lindberg Mouthpieces?
Replies: 27
Views: 2800

Re: Why no love for the Lindberg Mouthpieces?

If you want to go down the small mouthpiece route like you posited in the Facebook group, get a 2G. Everything will be easier.
by Burgerbob
Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Why no love for the Lindberg Mouthpieces?
Replies: 27
Views: 2800

Re: Why no love for the Lindberg Mouthpieces?

:idk:

Sounds like a CL mouthpiece. You sounded better in your GB videos.
by Burgerbob
Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:04 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Why no love for the Lindberg Mouthpieces?
Replies: 27
Views: 2800

Re: Why no love for the Lindberg Mouthpieces?

I haven't heard anyone sound good on one except the guy himself.
by Burgerbob
Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Alto trombone bad note
Replies: 15
Views: 1553

Re: Alto trombone bad note

That's the same partial as high Ab, fwiw.
by Burgerbob
Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Bolero on Veteran's Day program in France
Replies: 13
Views: 1074

Re: Bolero on Veteran's Day program in France

Wait, you get to rest 10 minutes, and have plenty of time to set your chops for the tessitura? And there's no big leaps, and no technical difficulty? Shouldn't be such a big deal then. Play along with a recording and get back to us. Yeah, but.................. we all had a high Bb in high school. S...
by Burgerbob
Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Bolero on Veteran's Day program in France
Replies: 13
Views: 1074

Re: Bolero on Veteran's Day program in France

timothy42b wrote:
Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:02 am
Wait, you get to rest 10 minutes, and have plenty of time to set your chops for the tessitura? And there's no big leaps, and no technical difficulty? Shouldn't be such a big deal then.
Play along with a recording and get back to us.
by Burgerbob
Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Differences between Benge 190f & 165f
Replies: 4
Views: 1001

Re: Differences between Benge 190f & 165f

I'm pretty sure there are more differences. I've never liked the way the 165 played or sounded. The 190 seems to be much better.
by Burgerbob
Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Differences Holton 169 verses E185 and TR185
Replies: 18
Views: 2121

Re: Differences Holton 169 verses E185 and TR185

Originally knows as a "Fuchs" model, this single valve bass trombone was one of the first American made large bore and large bell bass trombones and featured tuning in the slide, which was very popular during the day. Designed with Robert Fuchs of the Chicago Grand Opera around 1915, it was markete...
by Burgerbob
Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Jazz Player Accustomed to Jazz Articulation
Replies: 13
Views: 6038

Re: Jazz Player Accustomed to Jazz Articulation

Listen to more orchestral articulations. On recordings and in person. Know what you want to sound like.
by Burgerbob
Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Music Performance Majors
Replies: 5
Views: 2566

Re: Music Performance Majors

Well, that's not a very helpful answer from Harrison. Basically, the farther up you go in secondary and post-secondary education, the more detailed and focused the classes will be. Instead of Romantic Period (not a very useful class by itself) you'll have a class that focuses on one aspect of that p...
by Burgerbob
Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Stuck thayer valve(s)
Replies: 12
Views: 12000

Re: Stuck thayer valve(s)

Not all techs can really get down to the nitty gritty on Thayers. You'd need an expert.
by Burgerbob
Fri Nov 02, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: FS/WTT: Bach NY and Mt Vernon mouthpieces
Replies: 7
Views: 4644

Re: FS/WTT: Bach NY and Mt Vernon mouthpieces

What bass pieces are you looking for?
by Burgerbob
Fri Nov 02, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Conn 6h
Replies: 9
Views: 1630

Re: Conn 6h

Yup!
by Burgerbob
Fri Nov 02, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Conn 6h
Replies: 9
Views: 1630

Re: Conn 6h

Should be on the slide near the tenon.
by Burgerbob
Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Conn 6h
Replies: 9
Views: 1630

Re: Conn 6h

All you need is the serial number.
by Burgerbob
Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Something similar to a Schilke 51
Replies: 11
Views: 2646

Re: Something similar to a Schilke 51

The specs are the most similar, I agree... but the 12ML plays much smaller than it is, IMO. And the L is deeper by a lot than the 51.
by Burgerbob
Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Something similar to a Schilke 51
Replies: 11
Views: 2646

Re: Something similar to a Schilke 51

The 12ML is shallower and doesn't play anything like a 51 IMO. The custom 12MXL is probably the goldilocks version of a Hammond closest to the 51.
by Burgerbob
Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Something similar to a Schilke 51
Replies: 11
Views: 2646

Re: Something similar to a Schilke 51

This may be urban legend, but I think the 51 is a copy of Ralph Sauer's favorite 5G.
by Burgerbob
Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Db bass trombone!
Replies: 243
Views: 16673

Re: Db bass trombone!

cozzagiorgi wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 2:41 pm
I dont understand why flame wars are started on jgittlesons threads.

One can express his opinion without attacking or insulting anybody. That way, real discussions could take place.
IMO, I don't see a lot of flaming, just honest questions.
by Burgerbob
Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Why didn't detachable trombone bells catch on?
Replies: 19
Views: 3142

Re: Why didn't detachable trombone bells catch on?

The length of a screwbell case is the same as any violin or viola case. They don't usually have trouble getting it on the plane.
by Burgerbob
Tue Oct 30, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Screwbell Pricing
Replies: 30
Views: 4208

Re: Screwbell Pricing

I'd say you're about $1k total with a case.
by Burgerbob
Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: screw bell case roundup
Replies: 4
Views: 1892

Re: screw bell case roundup

The biggest market right now is definitely bass trombonists, followed by large tenors. A small tenor case would be a good idea from a maker for sure.
by Burgerbob
Mon Oct 29, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: screw bell case roundup
Replies: 4
Views: 1892

Re: screw bell case roundup

A few one offs, of course. John Sandhagen made his case.

Bonna makes a contra screwbell case, and is now making a bass/contra double case, for both screwbell instruments.
by Burgerbob
Sun Oct 28, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Butler Custom Slide for .547?
Replies: 9
Views: 1485

Re: Butler Custom Slide for .547?

Give him a shout!

The balance will be pretty radically different. With a horn like that, it probably wouldn't be terrible.
by Burgerbob
Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Greg Black weights
Replies: 2
Views: 1225

Re: Greg Black weights

Just as an aside:

Laskey 95D

124g

Laskey 93D (2)

127g
126g

Giddings Bob Sanders

150g

Giddings NYS

183g
by Burgerbob
Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Greg Black weights
Replies: 2
Views: 1225

Greg Black weights

I have, currently, 5 Greg Black 1G .312 #2 mouthpieces in my possession. 2 regular weight 1 star weight 1 lightweight 1 New York blank Weight on my nice digital kitchen scale- Regular weight Mine: 141g Borrowed: 138g Star weight 138g Lightweight 136g New York 112g Stock GB 1 1/8G in regular weight: ...
by Burgerbob
Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Two Cleveland Orchestra musicians fired for sexual misconduct
Replies: 52
Views: 9995

Re: Two Cleveland Orchestra musicians fired for sexual misconduct

I think, if anything, it's good to see there was finally a conclusion to a saga like this, even if it took too long (IMO).
by Burgerbob
Fri Oct 26, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: What Kind of Trigger Bones
Replies: 2
Views: 1035

Re: What Kind of Trigger Bones

Schagerl.
by Burgerbob
Fri Oct 26, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Hercules In-Bell Trombone Stand
Replies: 7
Views: 1102

Re: Hercules In-Bell Trombone Stand

I have one. It rattles around in the trunk of my car and is my gig stand. I use it for all my horns, big to small. It's not amazingly sturdy, but it works. Note that I never keep it in a bell.

It also has a small and low footprint- not a trip-monster like my big K&M bass stand.

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