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by Burgerbob
Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: What’s your favorite trombone case?
Replies: 37
Views: 2882

Re: What’s your favorite trombone case?

I wanted a custom bag for my contra, since they were one of the few (or only, other than Cronkhite/Torpedo) options for that.

He did say that if they get someone, they'll start that back up.
by Burgerbob
Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: What’s your favorite trombone case?
Replies: 37
Views: 2882

Re: What’s your favorite trombone case?

Altieri. Solid slide protection, adequate bell protection, and tons of room for other stuff. They no longer make trombone cases. :frown: Their is nothing I saw on their website that indicates they're done making them. They are also for sale at Dillon's etc. I just emailed them about a new case. The...
by Burgerbob
Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: What’s your favorite trombone case?
Replies: 37
Views: 2882

Re: What’s your favorite trombone case?

norbie2018 wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:19 am
Altieri. Solid slide protection, adequate bell protection, and tons of room for other stuff.
They no longer make trombone cases. :frown:
by Burgerbob
Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: First bass mouthpiece
Replies: 10
Views: 219

Re: First bass mouthpiece

A 58 or 59 would be fine.
by Burgerbob
Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: What bass would you mail-order if you couldn't try first?
Replies: 28
Views: 771

Re: What bass would you mail-order if you couldn't try first?

The Eastman ETB-848 is also a phenomenal instrument. I haven't played a Shires Q but I played an ETB-848 once without realizing what it was and thought it was a Shires. Of course I played a real Shires shortly thereafter and it was a cut above, but for a first impression to be that good it's a seri...
by Burgerbob
Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: What bass would you mail-order if you couldn't try first?
Replies: 28
Views: 771

Re: What bass would you mail-order if you couldn't try first?

Shires Q.

I have played a good 10 or so Yamaha 830s, and they have all been totally different. I would not order one sight unseen. At least 2 of them were not good horns.
by Burgerbob
Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Diffuse sound in lower register when playing soft
Replies: 2
Views: 112

Re: Diffuse sound in lower register when playing soft

The low range takes more focus at the chops than you think, especially when playing soft. Bring the middle register soft feeling down.
by Burgerbob
Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Bach MV 3G
Replies: 5
Views: 257

Re: Bach MV 3G

If you like it, you like it! Don't worry about specs in that case. Especially with a MT Vernon, which could be completely different than a modern one.
by Burgerbob
Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Marcinkiewicz 105 - Anyone try one?
Replies: 5
Views: 229

Re: Marcinkiewicz 105 - Anyone try one?

I'm borrowing one to try on contra. On contra, it's a little small for me. I didn't think about trying it on bass. AFAIK, it fits a bass shank just fine (my contra has a bass leadpipe). It does stick out farther than a normal mouthpiece, but has just as much shank in the leadpipe, if that makes sens...
by Burgerbob
Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bach LT16M tuning quirks
Replies: 10
Views: 356

Re: Bach LT16M tuning quirks

I don't tune sharp on any of my other horns. I used to, but that was a few years back. Don't see a reason to start now.

I'm using the 3 because it was cheap and it sounds great, haven't found anything else remotely close!

Looks like I'll just get used to it in 3rd. No big deal.
by Burgerbob
Sat Oct 13, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bach LT16M tuning quirks
Replies: 10
Views: 356

Re: Bach LT16M tuning quirks

I'm glad it's a thing. I thought I remembered reading about that somewhere.

The 3 sounds big on paper, but it's smaller than a 6 1/2AL in all ways except rim diameter. Much smaller throat too.
by Burgerbob
Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bach LT16M tuning quirks
Replies: 10
Views: 356

Bach LT16M tuning quirks

Finally had the chance to use my 16 a couple times in real life. Loving the horn, so much easier to play and sounds so much better than my 6H. However (and it could definitely be me), the high Bb and high C are flat. Those are not notes to expect to be low! They slot great and respond well, they're ...
by Burgerbob
Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Morning Chops
Replies: 9
Views: 271

Re: Morning Chops

Most people's bodies, especially non-morning people, are still basically in sleep mode an hour after you wake up. Circulation is very slow.

Take a walk. Stretch. Do something physical after you get up. Get the blood to your extremities.
by Burgerbob
Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: clear upper register articulation
Replies: 6
Views: 321

Re: clear upper register articulation

bubba7753 wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:31 pm
thanks for your guidance. how do you speed up the air?
A smaller space will make the same amount of air move faster. Usually this is from a vowel or tongue position behind the chops.
by Burgerbob
Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Hello
Replies: 7
Views: 176

Re: Hello

Hey, Paul! Best of luck!
by Burgerbob
Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: WTB: Schilke 60CV
Replies: 5
Views: 173

Re: WTB: Schilke 60CV

Marcinkiewicz 107 is a copy of the original made for Charlie Vernon. I have a Marcinkiewicz 107 and the shank is a little larger than most bass trombone mouthpieces. It works great on my 1892 Conn Eb tuba, though. I think it's supposed to, since the 60CV is meant to be used without a leadpipe.
by Burgerbob
Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: bach 42 narrow slide
Replies: 4
Views: 291

Re: bach 42 narrow slide

I don't think Bach offers them. I had a slide for a while that had an 88H crook, so narrow by 42 standards. I liked it for some things, but it really gave up the low register playability and sound you expect from a 42. I would chalk this down to the 42 being smaller after the slide than an 88H, so p...
by Burgerbob
Fri Oct 05, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Schilke 51 vs. Hammond 12ML
Replies: 3
Views: 181

Re: Schilke 51 vs. Hammond 12ML

51 is deeper by a bit. The Hammond has a more open throat. Personally, I find the Hammond to be a little shallow and bright in that depth, and the 51 is a very good mouthpiece by itself.

The closest Hammond to the 51 (IMO) would be a custom 12MXL.
by Burgerbob
Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Coordination exercise from Martin Schippers
Replies: 1
Views: 174

Coordination exercise from Martin Schippers

Hey all, I am still distilling the info I got from Martin in his couple masterclasses at DBTO. Here's a video on one that I have been working on lately.

by Burgerbob
Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: XO 1240
Replies: 11
Views: 551

Re: XO 1240

Just wanted to point out that the 1240 is nothing like Yamaha 830 (as Hornguys say) except that it has two valves and an open wrap. Odd comparison to make.
by Burgerbob
Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: New hand rest/grip
Replies: 16
Views: 422

Re: New hand rest/grip

Kbiggs wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:12 pm
For me, the Sheridan Get-a-Grip works better.
Count me in twice for this one.
by Burgerbob
Mon Oct 01, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Bass bone - G-tuning
Replies: 11
Views: 389

Re: Bass bone - G-tuning

I can't get on board with how far out low C and low B are.
by Burgerbob
Sun Sep 30, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Maintaining Your Best Tone Through The Day and The Week
Replies: 8
Views: 323

Re: Maintaining Your Best Tone Through The Day and The Week

Once you establish a good habit in the warmup, don't let it slide later. Remember the physical sensation of the ease you had when you played with your best sound and just copy paste throughout the day. I have a relatively difficult job playing bass trombone all day outside and it took a good while t...
by Burgerbob
Sun Sep 30, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Is my Equipment helping?
Replies: 11
Views: 466

Re: Is my Equipment helping?

Don't change anything for a while. That should be fine.
by Burgerbob
Sat Sep 29, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Schilke-built Greenhoes
Replies: 7
Views: 444

Re: Schilke-built Greenhoes

Easy enough! Just desolder the crook from the slide and measure the ID with some good calipers.
by Burgerbob
Fri Sep 28, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: clear upper register articulation
Replies: 6
Views: 321

Re: clear upper register articulation

I've been working on this a lot lately. For me, it really came down to three things- I was much too open in the oral cavity and aperture My actual articulation was too heavy and I was trying to use too much/too slow of air at the start of the note. It's all about light and fast up there. Speed up th...
by Burgerbob
Thu Sep 27, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Lightest weight Bass Trbs
Replies: 12
Views: 1008

Re: Lightest weight Bass Trbs

Just posted this in the jazz bass thread, but Laetzsch makes a seriously light instrument for over $10k if you've got the cash.
by Burgerbob
Wed Sep 26, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Reunion Blues Bell Tightness
Replies: 2
Views: 104

Re: Reunion Blues Bell Tightness

I may have a similar bag to yours. Mine actually will fit up to a 9.5" (Yes, in the tenor bag). They are all tight, but I've never had any damage in that bag, even to my basses. Of course, I usually use a case if I'm worried about it.
by Burgerbob
Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Lightweight bright indy bass trombone for big band ?
Replies: 37
Views: 1032

Re: Lightweight bright indy bass trombone for big band ?

Laetzsch makes a great lightweight bass. Be ready to spend a cool $12k or more on it, though.
by Burgerbob
Tue Sep 25, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Double trombone case for German tenor and alto
Replies: 8
Views: 231

Re: Double trombone case for German tenor and alto

Altieri are not making any trombone bags, so the option isn't even there :(
by Burgerbob
Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Custom Bell Flare
Replies: 22
Views: 685

Re: Custom Bell Flare

BAC and Lawler both make individual flares. BAC makes them for bass trombones specifically.
by Burgerbob
Sat Sep 22, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: Dutch Bass Trombone Open
Replies: 5
Views: 456

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: 37
Views: 1032

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: 5
Views: 456

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: 154
Views: 7244

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: 219

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: 78

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: 1234

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: 843

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: 5
Views: 456

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: 286

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: 392

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: 869

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: 562

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: 969

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: 37
Views: 2882

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: 597

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: 597

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: 123

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: 607

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...

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