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by DougHulme
Sun Jul 05, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: TIme to ditch Lassus Trombone
Replies: 296
Views: 11756

Re: TIme to ditch Lassus Trombone

Brad - I smiled too!... When you consider my post bear in mind that whilst I may chronologically be 60 - probably better to consider me 14 intellectually :D
by DougHulme
Sun Jul 05, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: TIme to ditch Lassus Trombone
Replies: 296
Views: 11756

Re: TIme to ditch Lassus Trombone

I take Ed Solomns understanding retort that said something like 'I get it - no uk trombonists need apply'. I understand that to you Americans it is different and far more deep seated. For that reason I am not going to try and contribute on the fors and against in this argument (for it surely has bec...
by DougHulme
Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:53 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Fiberglass repair
Replies: 4
Views: 323

Re: Fiberglass repair

Yes epoxy resin/glue is the answer, its what fibreglass is made of - epoxy resin and glass fibre in the first place... Doug
by DougHulme
Sat Jun 27, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: Reynolds Contempora Bass Trombone -New Price
Replies: 12
Views: 1091

Re: Reynolds Contempora Bass Trombone

I've got a copper belled early one (no lock on the slide). I keep it for practising on when I want to build up a bit more capacity or stamina - it is such a hard blow. When you come back to playing a main horn it feels like a small bore horn and the phrasing twice as long (I wish it really was). Lik...
by DougHulme
Sat Jun 27, 2020 6:52 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: A fad we haven't seen yet...fortunately?
Replies: 23
Views: 1303

Re: A fad we haven't seen yet...fortunately?

JohnL wrote You know, I would not be surprised to hear that Mike Corrigan has already done this to a few horns. It just seems like something that would fit the aesthetic of some of his customers. Indeed you are right sir... he offers the service I believe (I confess to having considered it for a min...
by DougHulme
Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: eBay list Earl Williams antique horn BEWARE !
Replies: 29
Views: 2499

Re: eBay list Earl Williams antique horn BEWARE !

We may have upset saxophyte too much to find out but it would be interesting to know... Doug
by DougHulme
Mon Jun 22, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: eBay list Earl Williams antique horn BEWARE !
Replies: 29
Views: 2499

Re: eBay list Earl Williams antique horn BEWARE !

And anything is only ever worth what someone is willing to pay. Sometimes its more sometimes its less the buyer in the end sets the price, not the seller (unless he's making a bargain available). I see this guy sold his horn so he was right and the critics were wrong. I agree with Chris, I think he ...
by DougHulme
Sun Jun 21, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Zoom vs Skype
Replies: 10
Views: 755

Re: Zoom vs Skype

Someone told me Skype is finsihing next year and will be no more... is that true?

Doug
by DougHulme
Thu Jun 18, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Cutting a small tenor down to an alto
Replies: 5
Views: 496

Re: Cutting a small tenor down to an alto

You might find this topic and another lead within it interesting... all the same problems/mechanics for this operation.

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by DougHulme
Wed Jun 10, 2020 2:08 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Adding a second counterweight
Replies: 28
Views: 1511

Re: Adding a second counterweight

One of the guys that plays tenor in one of my bands has an extra weight on his 3B. He's a decent player and intelligent so I think you can say there is something in it (for him at least) he has identical weights on both the cross braces. The fact that he has the second weight on the lower brace sugg...
by DougHulme
Sat May 23, 2020 2:17 am
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Ed Thayer, Axial valves and an unfulfilled legacy.
Replies: 1
Views: 961

Re: Ed Thayer, Axial valves and an unfulfilled legacy.

Just thought I'd bump this up the list in case anyone intended to donate and has forgotten :)
by DougHulme
Wed May 20, 2020 2:01 am
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: Has anybody actually used the friends and foes feature?
Replies: 14
Views: 741

Re: Has anybody actually used the friends and foes feature?

Seems people have fixated on the 'Foe' catagory. I've never used that but I have ticked friends as friends :)
by DougHulme
Sun May 17, 2020 7:18 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Don Lusher's trombone
Replies: 27
Views: 1868

Re: Don Lusher's trombone

I know what you mean - horns with provenance always play better, especially if it relates back to you yourself. I have a Yamaha Bass 321 that the band bought me when I was 19 or 20 and I played on it for years. I moved, they sold it. Years later by chance, I was in conversation with a colleague and ...
by DougHulme
Sun May 17, 2020 3:41 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Don Lusher's trombone
Replies: 27
Views: 1868

Re: Don Lusher's trombone

Yes he does well with it though I see he plays an Edwards more these days.

My claim to fame is owning one of George Roberts trombones - given to me by the man himself with the brass still warm! It might be for sale - after I've died!!! There are some horns that money couldnt buy (from me).
by DougHulme
Sun May 17, 2020 2:02 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Don Lusher's trombone
Replies: 27
Views: 1868

Re: Don Lusher's trombone

No... I think he's in love with it - his grandfather died not long after aquiring it and when he started to learn to play his grandma presented it to him - lots of family ties as well as musical ones... imagine learning on Dons trombone!!!
by DougHulme
Fri May 15, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Don Lusher's trombone
Replies: 27
Views: 1868

Re: Don Lusher's trombone

PPS... So I just spoke with him about Dons old trombone. Its an immaculate King 3B with a family story (now too far back to authenticate) that it was especially made for Don by the King factory. We are talking about 32 years ago. Callum's (the owner) grandfather was a close friend of Dons and peruad...
by DougHulme
Fri May 15, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Don Lusher's trombone
Replies: 27
Views: 1868

Re: Don Lusher's trombone

PS One of the lads I used to coach/teach and is now all grown up, married and a policeman actually owns one of Dons old trombones. I shall ask him about it.
by DougHulme
Fri May 15, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Don Lusher's trombone
Replies: 27
Views: 1868

Re: Don Lusher's trombone

I knew Don a bit and listened to him lots of times. I can confirm the story about Denis is also true for Don. I remember sitting in Staines Salvation Army hall listening to Don playing a King Trombone with a Besson counterweight.... I wonder why when Courtois bought out Besson they stopped making tr...
by DougHulme
Mon May 04, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 258
Views: 22974

Re: Coronavirus

JohnL - If it's any comfort, a lot of the people who develop flu-like symptoms have just that - the flu (not that the flu is entirely trivial).
... Quite right its not trivial - 14,000 people died in the UK last year of 'ordinary' flu not that less than the coronovirus tally so far.
by DougHulme
Thu Apr 30, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTB: Olds Recording Counterweight
Replies: 10
Views: 1292

Re: WTB: Olds Recording Counterweight

There are weights around. My father found the one he had on a besson trombone fitted very well for instance - its just they are quite a big diameter but you could get a standard weight drilled out. Get one of the many King 'clone' weights that various people do. Slidebone have them, BAC make them. O...
by DougHulme
Wed Apr 29, 2020 2:00 am
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 258
Views: 22974

Re: Coronavirus

I belive that high death rate in the UK is only because we havent counted the number of infections we have no idea how many have actually contracted it and got better.
by DougHulme
Mon Apr 27, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: Vincent Bach Stradivarius 50B(2) Bass Trombone
Replies: 19
Views: 1900

Re: Vincent Bach Stradivarius 50B(2) Bass Trombone

No he relisted it, it didnt sell its still for sale. He didnt spend any money to get it to its present state - it was brand new not a year ago! WGWTR180 is right though he will have to spend thousands maybe 3,000 more to get anything better... Doug
by DougHulme
Thu Apr 23, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Options for new manufacture single rotor bass
Replies: 28
Views: 1660

Re: Options for new manufacture single rotor bass

If you are quick there are still a few Kanstul George Roberts horns floating around in stock and if you dont find a new one it will be almost new. Not only does it have a pull but most of them have a stop on it so its a real fast set. They play very nicely... Doug
by DougHulme
Wed Apr 22, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Carbon Fiber Trombone STAND
Replies: 44
Views: 5155

Re: Carbon Fiber Trombone STAND

The Ironic part is you guys can buy one at about two thirds the price in the States than I can in The Netherlands off of his own website! Thats on top of shipping as well. I'd get one before the price escalates!
by DougHulme
Wed Apr 22, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 258
Views: 22974

Re: Coronavirus

Brassmedic wrote... I think either Music Business or Musicians. The important thing is to have Ed's name in the thread title. I did it, for better or worse! I chose 'Musicians' as the section, The Mods can move it or chop it if they want. I think it is an important thing we can do for one individua...
by DougHulme
Wed Apr 22, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Ed Thayer, Axial valves and an unfulfilled legacy.
Replies: 1
Views: 961

Ed Thayer, Axial valves and an unfulfilled legacy.

Forgive me if you are reading a similar narrative for the umpteenth time! Also I did broach the subject under the ‘Coronavirus’ topic because it is highly relevant to our present predicament, as you will see. If the Mods want to move this or cut it please feel free. More has been said of this elsewh...
by DougHulme
Wed Apr 22, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 258
Views: 22974

Re: Coronavirus

Maybe this was done already and I missed it, but would you consider posting this in its own thread? I just saw this and I donated. I wouldn't have known about it at all though; I don't usually read this section of the forum. I just happened to notice how much activity this thread was getting, so I ...
by DougHulme
Sat Apr 18, 2020 4:27 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: FS eBay UK
Replies: 5
Views: 532

Re: FS eBay UK

In that case if anyone buys from him ship it to me in the UK and I'll post it out to the States cheap as possible. Note though UK shipping rates are more expensive. A trombone shipped to me from the Staes costs around $100 USPS (perhaps a little more these days) if I dont even open the parcel up and...
by DougHulme
Sun Apr 12, 2020 6:24 am
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 258
Views: 22974

Re: Coronavirus

Forgive me if you are reading a similar narrative for the umpteenth time! Also it might not seem at the beginning of this post that the coronavirus thread is the right place for this but bare with me to the end to form that opinion. More has been said of this elsewhere but as everyone on this forum ...
by DougHulme
Sun Apr 12, 2020 2:32 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bought a dirty case help
Replies: 12
Views: 604

Re: Bought a dirty case help

You can get a spray they sell at camping/outdoor pursuit shops (when they re-open!) that is designed for removing mildew from tent canvas. I gave my case a good soaking (but sprayed on so not that much) and it worked a treat, After it had dried out I also sprayed it with a proprity sparay we call 'F...
by DougHulme
Tue Apr 07, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 258
Views: 22974

Re: Coronavirus

What is it they call it 'herd Immunity'? Its actually nature taking its course but I would have thought what with natural immunity, a vaccine and some medicines that are useful, we surely will be back sooner rather than later, I know all these things take time to develop and we (especially you in th...
by DougHulme
Tue Apr 07, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Composition, Arrangement, & Theory
Topic: Sinatra real book
Replies: 23
Views: 1371

Re: Sinatra real book

Speaking in ignorance here, what about George Roberts books arent half of those Sinatra songs? Sinatra used to ask for George if he needed a trombone player, he would have been able to answer the key signature question - we are beginning to miss these legends knowledge of times gone by.
by DougHulme
Sun Apr 05, 2020 4:07 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Do you exercise?
Replies: 21
Views: 884

Re: Do you exercise?

Phil Teele was very adamant about the roll of excercise in his playing. His practice regime incorporated walking to the top of the big hill at the back of his house it would be half an hour of something or another on the horn then a trip up the hill then another half hour on the horn and so on. the ...
by DougHulme
Wed Apr 01, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: Multitrack Recording
Replies: 35
Views: 4615

Re: Multitrack Recording

I have no idea how to multitrack but I rather enjoyed this contribution from Carol Jarvis - unlike me she clearly does know how to multi track!! Kindest... Doug

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=bq9xBEpBrwM
by DougHulme
Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Aida trombone stand
Replies: 16
Views: 1556

Re: Aida trombone stand

Ah - never saw that, they would to the UK though... how strange. Its too expensive anyway and as Doug points out we dont know the pedigree!
by DougHulme
Mon Mar 30, 2020 1:50 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Is there such difference between mouthpiece companies?
Replies: 11
Views: 910

Re: Is there such difference between mouthpiece companies?

We should mention Doug Elliot who not only has the most encyclopedic knowledge and skill when it comes to anything embouchure or mouthpiece but actually his design and modus operendi are almost unique and give a versatility unsurpassed by everyone else. Some do screw rims but few do a 3 part approac...
by DougHulme
Sun Mar 29, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Aida trombone stand
Replies: 16
Views: 1556

Re: Aida trombone stand

Seems expensive (as does everything from Japan it seems to me) but it is postfree here on ebay

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ida-stand-tr ... SwugJegNp5

Doug
by DougHulme
Sun Mar 29, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: trigger spring snapped
Replies: 8
Views: 526

Re: trigger spring snapped

Years ago when the only horn I had was the Yamaha YBL321 (I still have it and a reasonable horn it still is 40 years later, I should use it more often) In the early days I found that the trigger spring would break every couple of years (did I find a chink in the legendry Yamaha quality for once?) I ...
by DougHulme
Sat Mar 28, 2020 7:16 am
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 258
Views: 22974

Re: Coronavirus

I suspect so too. We have both 'Use by' and 'sell by' dates in the UK I think both, in their own way, are more beneficial to the manufacturer than the protection of the user! I'm with you on their use. That said the photographs that I mentioned in my previous post were mainly of perishable, fresh pr...
by DougHulme
Sat Mar 28, 2020 4:18 am
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 258
Views: 22974

Re: Coronavirus

That was exactly the same in the UK 2 weeks ago, loads of media attention to crowded beaches and nature trails and then on the Monday we got the no choice stay at home legislation that we have been under now for about 10 days. You cant help but feel if people had been more respectful of the recommen...
by DougHulme
Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 258
Views: 22974

Re: Coronavirus

Thats pretty much it for the whole of The uK now
by DougHulme
Mon Mar 23, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 258
Views: 22974

Re: Coronavirus

No dont hold your breath on that one. The stupid thing is all those people that were featured out and about by the media could have done all those activities if they had spread their locations (geographically) out and kept their 6' distance and so on but they all crowded in together and now we all h...
by DougHulme
Mon Mar 23, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 258
Views: 22974

Re: Coronavirus

The PrimeMinster just announced they are going to pass laws this week closing all non essential shops, all public buildings, we will only be allowed out once a day to do essential shopping or take excercise. No travel to work unless you can prove you cant work from home and no non essential work any...
by DougHulme
Sat Mar 21, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Aida trombone stand
Replies: 16
Views: 1556

Re: Aida trombone stand

I got mine from him too - good service no problems
by DougHulme
Sat Mar 21, 2020 3:37 am
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 258
Views: 22974

Re: Coronavirus

So heres a thing... I teach children and work with their familes who have special needs,often from abused or impoverished backgrounds. they never get music lessons at school because even if it costs £10 they wont do it and if it needs 10 minutes extra curricular they wont stay and thats if they are ...
by DougHulme
Thu Mar 19, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 258
Views: 22974

Re: Coronavirus

Baileyman is right. just now in the UK numbers are low, lower in fact than seasonal numbers last year in the County I live in there are just 270 cases and only 3 deaths with a population of about 4 million. You could feel quite good about that if it were not for the fact that it is as baileyman desc...
by DougHulme
Wed Mar 18, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 258
Views: 22974

Re: Coronavirus

by norbie2018 » Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:39 pm With all respect to the surgeon's opinion mentioned (and I am not attacking the poster for sharing it), I'd rather rely on epidemiologists and others with experience with infectious diseases to formulate an opinion on this. I cant comment on the States but o...
by DougHulme
Wed Mar 18, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 258
Views: 22974

Re: Coronavirus

I had dinner on Friday with an emminent surgeon, someone who has been a government advisor on medical issues in the past, really knows his stuff... he said some interesting things. Nothing he said actually contradicts the news media but its amazing the different spin he put on the same scenario, her...
by DougHulme
Tue Mar 17, 2020 2:16 am
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 258
Views: 22974

Re: Coronavirus

Across the pond shutting down now too, even though we are comparitevly less effected at the moment. All the ensembles I play for are cancelled both gigs and rehearsals. One of them until September. I have a cottage in Finland - wont be going there either the whole country is in lock down and no grou...

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