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by imsevimse
Sat Jun 06, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bach 36, king 3B+ comparison?
Replies: 17
Views: 1445

Re: Bach 36, king 3B+ comparison?

I have a Bach 36BO and two King 3B and one King 3B/F. I have unfortunately no 3B+ or 3B+ with valve but I have a Benge 175 and a 175f. The Benge 175f is also a .525 horn and made of the King parts so what I've heard it is about the same as a King 3B+. First there is a big difference between Bach and...
by imsevimse
Sat Jun 06, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Tommy Pederson
Replies: 7
Views: 544

Re: Tommy Pederson

I have also played the 15 Advanced Etudes as well as the 15 Inermediate Etudes for both tenor and bass. I think he had a straight horn in mind for his tenor etudes. There are a few D's in them but they are not to difficult to do as factitious notes. If he had a trigger trombone in mind I think he ha...
by imsevimse
Sat Jun 06, 2020 2:06 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Buzzy spit sound coming from embouchure
Replies: 5
Views: 366

Re: Buzzy spit sound coming from embouchure

I have a beard since 2016 and had an awkward feeling when I played. Soon I decided I had to shave where the mouthpiece sits. If you play trombone mouthpieces and tuba mouthpieces then the tuba size dictates the beard (or you learn to play with the rim on the beard). The problem could be many things ...
by imsevimse
Fri Jun 05, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: When do you think you'll play with other people again?
Replies: 31
Views: 1290

Re: When do you think you'll play with other people again?

I had my last gig with a brass quartet the 21st of May in a church, or outside the church mostly. We also played two hymns inside the church from the organ gallery. Yesterday two friends who are professional players asked me to play trios this weekend. We have done this for ages. We usually meet thr...
by imsevimse
Fri Jun 05, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Mutes in a symphonic setting
Replies: 14
Views: 653

Re: Mutes in a symphonic setting

How often? In a windorchestra concert it is almost always at least one tune that uses a mute, often a couple of tunes. Often it just says mute and then I use a straight mute. Sometimes it says cup-mute and only occasional it says wawa-mute.

/Tom
by imsevimse
Fri Jun 05, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: 10 1/2 INCH BELL
Replies: 19
Views: 1212

Re: 10 1/2 INCH BELL

I don't think 10,5" bells are bad. I haven't played many but I tried a Bach with a 10,5" once that was very good. I have a couple of 10" TR-180 Holtons that are nice and a 10" 290 Benge and a big Yamaha 612R. I think the big bells spread more to the sides and the smaller bells project more. I know w...
by imsevimse
Fri Jun 05, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Everything Else
Topic: Brass Lessons by Brian Keegan!
Replies: 3
Views: 523

Re: Brass Lessons by Brian Keegan!

Pretty impressive👍😀

/Tom
by imsevimse
Thu Jun 04, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Holton Superbone
Replies: 46
Views: 5899

Re: Holton Superbone

Posaunus wrote:
Wed Jun 03, 2020 7:57 pm
Tom,

Would love to listen, but I'm blocked because I'm not a Facebook member.

Any way you could post this as an accessible mp4 or mp3?
I put the video here viewtopic.php?f=30&t=15303
by imsevimse
Thu Jun 04, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: My Holton TR-395 "Maynard Ferguson" Superbone
Replies: 2
Views: 330

My Holton TR-395 "Maynard Ferguson" Superbone

Yesterdays played on my TR-395 "Maynard Ferguson" Holton "Superbone"
by imsevimse
Wed Jun 03, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Holton Superbone
Replies: 46
Views: 5899

Re: Holton Superbone

Since this thread now has been brought back to life I decided to share my efforts on my Holton TR-395 Superbone. I am thinking about "correcting" the bell position by chopping off a bit of the back end and moving the bell forward via "S" posts. Maybe look at the mouthpiece side of the slide as well....
by imsevimse
Tue Jun 02, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Is this America?
Replies: 45
Views: 1842

Re: Is this America?

Bach5G wrote:
Tue Jun 02, 2020 2:04 pm
Bach5G wrote:
Tue Jun 02, 2020 1:59 pm
Trump likes Swedish people. The white ones at least.
As long as they’re not Socialists.
There are a lot of buts . . I think I wait and see what happens. Right now it's out of the question for many reasons.

/Tom
by imsevimse
Tue Jun 02, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: identities
Replies: 28
Views: 1488

Re: identities

It is not difficult to find who I am. You just follow the link to my Facebook profile and you will know a lot about me Only problem is you need to translate from Swedish. If you scroll my facebook page you will find concerts and videos filmed by audience. Some have become my Facebook-friends. and pu...
by imsevimse
Tue Jun 02, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Is this America?
Replies: 45
Views: 1842

Re: Is this America?

I hope to be able to visit U.S in the future again, if I'm welcome. I was a tourist in 1988. /Tom You would be most welcome! Might want to wait for the virus problem to be dealt with though, so much is closed that would be fun to see. Thank you! 😀 I will do when I believe your president wants me to...
by imsevimse
Tue Jun 02, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Is this America?
Replies: 45
Views: 1842

Re: Is this America?

I hope to be able to visit U.S in the future again, if I'm welcome. I was a tourist in 1988.

/Tom
by imsevimse
Fri May 29, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Which brand of horn or combination of materials produce the best slide vibrato?
Replies: 11
Views: 839

Re: Which brand of horn or combination of materials produce the best slide vibrato?

- A light weight slide makes the slide vibrato easier. - To tune sharp makes slide vibrato possible in first position. - Slide vibrato can be done with either a loose wrist (Bill Watrous, Tommy Dorsey) or with the whole arm (Zi Sentner) - slide vibrato can be all the time and fast as Tommy Dorsey di...
by imsevimse
Wed May 27, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Why are earlier horns better?
Replies: 55
Views: 3142

Re: Why are earlier horns better?

The are not better. When a manufacturer has got a good reputation and has to do changes because of businessreasons due to competition or other economical reasons then they might move their factory. They then loose all experienced workers. A group of new workers are hired but they are not as skilled ...
by imsevimse
Tue May 26, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: What are some horns you will NEVER buy?
Replies: 82
Views: 11733

Re: What are some horns you will NEVER buy?

Ahhh. I have a 9 and 1/2 inch one as well as a 10 inch version. I also know someone who has a pristine 9 and 1/2 inch one sitting in a closet. :( I really don’t like the Glantz bar, but his was worn to a comfortable rounded edge! The Glantz bar is the next best system in my opinion. If you compare ...
by imsevimse
Mon May 25, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Your warm up
Replies: 17
Views: 679

Re: Your warm up

I don't warm up, or the first notes coming from my horn is the warm up. I had a routine of 20 minutes before and that wasn't very good, because when I have a gig and arrive at a church I haven't got that much time, and musicians around don't want to hear my scales or my flexibility studies. If I can...
by imsevimse
Mon May 25, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Looking for first horn
Replies: 26
Views: 827

Re: Looking for first horn

If you want a cheap tenor I would recommend a Yamaha 354 or a Yamaha 356G. They can be found used. Both are high quality student horns that can be used professionally. It's a lot of trombone for the money. The 356G is a dual bore with f-attatchment. The 354 is a straight .500. You have a lot of olde...
by imsevimse
Sun May 24, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: My lips are like a duck's bill
Replies: 10
Views: 626

Re: My lips are like a duck's bill

I find analogies are usually unhelpful. Yes, they can be until they mean something to you. The best pictures is the pictures you do yourself. One teacher said "I should play at the top of the egg". That expression has always been a mystery to me. I've later heard he said that to all his students. T...
by imsevimse
Sun May 24, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: My lips are like a duck's bill
Replies: 10
Views: 626

Re: My lips are like a duck's bill

My picture of a duck's bill would be extreme rolled out lips and I don't think that's what you mean. Mental images are hard to communicate. Yes they are, but still they are used by many educators to triy to lead a student in the right direction. I think the forward direction I do is a very slight c...
by imsevimse
Sun May 24, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: My lips are like a duck's bill
Replies: 10
Views: 626

Re: My lips are like a duck's bill

That sort of thing depends entirely on what you're coming FROM. It would be a disaster for someone who is already too much in that direction. Yes, one shoe does not fit all. My sound is open and clear. My lips are not too tight and I do not use much pressure. I'm coming from a smile-emboushure back...
by imsevimse
Sun May 24, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: My lips are like a duck's bill
Replies: 10
Views: 626

My lips are like a duck's bill

Hello Sometimes we shape a picture that is just idiotic to others but to ourself it describes something very well. It describes something we want to achieve or it illustrates some feeling. I've been working at home since the 17th of March and that has meant I have had three hours a day of less trave...
by imsevimse
Sun May 24, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Olds Recording R20
Replies: 19
Views: 3281

Re: Olds Recording R20

Be sure to clean the leadpipe with a brush. The valve on my R20 looks the same as yours except the wrinkle. The register is even. Works great on the valve too, the only problem is the long turn when you press the trigger. It's a long throw. It gets better when I move my thump to the middle of the ar...
by imsevimse
Sat May 23, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Practicing Multiple Instruments in A Single Day
Replies: 13
Views: 541

Re: Practicing Multiple Instruments in A Single Day

For me as I learned to double I did the exact opposite. I started on the smallest mouthpiece and then switched to larger. In the beginning I could not play Alto after I had played bass trombone. I think in the beginning as you learn you need to find out what works for you. After a couple of years of...
by imsevimse
Sat May 23, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Caruso-Landsman: anyone spend time on this?
Replies: 18
Views: 969

Re: Caruso-Landsman: anyone spend time on this?

I have done the six tones study in the 80-ies without knowing it was Caruso. I found the JL-videos a couple of years ago and did them again. I've only done the six tones. I had so much troubles doing them in the 80-ies that I think they did not help much. I was doing a complete change of my emboushu...
by imsevimse
Sat May 23, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Olds Recording R20
Replies: 19
Views: 3281

Re: Olds Recording R20

Hello I posted in this thread two years ago. I do an update. In these strange times I have had time to try my "not-so-much-played" trombones and I picked this R 20 and have played it for a couple of weeks now.. It is a great instrument and after a good cleaning it improved a lot I bought the horn of...
by imsevimse
Fri May 15, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Cheek puffing in lower register
Replies: 16
Views: 744

Re: Cheek puffing in lower register

Loose corners are no good. Not in any registers if you want control. Loose corners only work as long as what you are doing is very, very easy. As soon as you have leaps or fast passages or other technical stuff with high demands of control it holds you back, so never allow that to happen. Cheeks can...
by imsevimse
Fri May 15, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Don Lusher's trombone
Replies: 27
Views: 1695

Re: Don Lusher's trombone

Don Lusher played "I'm Getting Sentimental over You" on the "Joe Loss Big Band" record I listened to when I was a teenager and started to play trombone. It was one of three records my parents had. "Beethoven fifth symphony" "The Swan lake by Tchaikovsky" and "Joe Loss Big band". I never forget that ...
by imsevimse
Thu May 14, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: USPS
Replies: 43
Views: 2826

Re: USPS

...it has taken from the 3rd - 28th April for it to get from LA to Chicago before it heads my way. ... Defnitely something wrong there. But right now I have one to Sweden that hasn't arrived yet, 33 days after I mailed it. When I bought many horns from US it took 5-6 weeks to get them here every ti...
by imsevimse
Thu May 14, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: How long do brass instruments last.
Replies: 25
Views: 911

Re: How long do brass instruments last.

My oldest trombone is 140 years old. The oldest American trombone is a Conn that is 118 years old. The trombone I've owned for longest period is a 41 year old Conn 88H. I bought that new in 1979. Unfortunately I have not found a Swedish made trombone I would like one but they do not turn up very oft...
by imsevimse
Tue May 12, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Music Business
Topic: Is it okay to go to college for a music education degree later in life? Is the virus going to change music education?
Replies: 21
Views: 1184

Re: Is it okay to go to college for a music education degree later in life? Is the virus going to change music education

I made my choice to do a carrer in music when I choose the only existing music program in high school. The only existing one in Sweden at that time. After that I continued to college to study trombone and brass teaching at The Royal Accademy of Music in Stockholm. When I graduated I worked 13 years ...
by imsevimse
Tue May 12, 2020 5:04 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: The sound in your head
Replies: 24
Views: 676

Re: The sound in your head

.. of course George Roberts... I am so glad that I got to meet him and thank him for that inspiration. All these people are still in my head...and in my heart. Chris George Robert's is the big influence of my teacher and he actually was known here under the mem "The Swedish George Roberts" . It mea...
by imsevimse
Mon May 11, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: The sound in your head
Replies: 24
Views: 676

Re: The sound in your head

The sound "in my head" except the sound from tinnitus? I have had a teacher with a very good sound I never forget. I think his sound is where my sound comes from when I play bass trombone because he is a bass trombone player. I try my very best to sound like that Since I'm most of the time on smalle...
by imsevimse
Fri May 08, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: What are some horns you will never sell?
Replies: 50
Views: 4441

Re: What are some horns you will never sell?

I sold a King 3B Bb/F in 1984 when I started at the accademy because I had no use, and then I sold another King 3B and a Conn 8h around 2003 after I got out of work. I've had a good steady job now the last 12 years. In 2013 I became a collector. Many have asked me if I have got any for sale, but no....
by imsevimse
Wed May 06, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Elkhart 79H
Replies: 8
Views: 716

Re: Elkhart 79H

Conn 79h is a great horn 🙂👍

/Tom
by imsevimse
Tue May 05, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Loose Lead Pipe
Replies: 16
Views: 624

Re: Loose Lead Pipe

Wrap the mouthpiece end with some electrical tape. When I did that I found that it dulled the sound down, there was less resonance. It took me a couple of weeks to figure out what was different so I removed it and took more care when removing the mouthpiece. Ross Me too. I do not think you should u...
by imsevimse
Tue May 05, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: What are some horns you will NEVER buy?
Replies: 82
Views: 11733

Re: What are some horns you will NEVER buy?

I like all trombones I get a chans to try which is very expensive and once they are mine I can not sell them. I need to limit myself, so I won't buy student horns unless they have a very good reputation and have a rumour of being used by enough professionals. I have no favourite brand and no brand I...
by imsevimse
Sun May 03, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Straight Mutes, your opinion
Replies: 15
Views: 1265

Re: Straight Mutes, your opinion

Humes and Berg straight mute for jazz with small bores & Tom Crown straight mute for medium and large bore classical playing.

/Tom
by imsevimse
Sun May 03, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: In a rut ???
Replies: 41
Views: 4058

Re: In a rut ???

An interesting thread and I love reading your first person experiences. I wonder though, given the Sweden accounts. Back in those days a big rim came with a big cup, and a small rim with a small cup. The modular mouthpieces can't have been very available. Is it possible that some of those players w...
by imsevimse
Sun May 03, 2020 5:24 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Show me your stable
Replies: 79
Views: 6180

Re: Show me your stable

JohnL wrote:
Sat May 02, 2020 7:31 pm
I'd have to clean the place up first. Most of 'em are on the website.
http://www.itsabear.com

And for those of you unfamiliar with my site, yes, I do own each and every one of those trombones. Plus some others. Scary, isn't it?
It's an inspiring read 👍🤠

/Tom
by imsevimse
Sun May 03, 2020 4:19 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Removable Leadpipes
Replies: 20
Views: 1603

Re: Removable Leadpipes

I have had one pipe removed and I hate to say it was a Bach New York 6 mod VII, a horn I bought unseen. The pipe had cracks and the blow was really terrible so I had no choice. I took it to a tech and the pipe came out in pieces. I replaced with a Shires T2 standard .485 pipe from the Horn Guys. It ...
by imsevimse
Sat May 02, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: In a rut ???
Replies: 41
Views: 4058

Re: In a rut ???

Okay, in another thread, surprise was voiced at the British trombone scene being quite static in it's use of the same sort of equipment as it used 50 or 60 years ago.... Thinking about this, and I am talking orchestras here, the symphony and opera music we play is largely unchanged from 50 years ag...
by imsevimse
Sat May 02, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Mouthpiece too large for the horn
Replies: 13
Views: 1891

Re: Mouthpiece too large for the horn

I use a Nils Landgren signature mouthpiece with my "superbone" and that is a good match, also my Bach 6 3/4 C works. I've tried a 6 1/2AL with my King 3B valve trombone and thought that was a bit "muddy" or unclear the 6 3/4 C on the other hand worked fine for me then. I have not tried the King 3B w...
by imsevimse
Sat May 02, 2020 6:33 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Modernize Vintage Horns
Replies: 141
Views: 9382

Re: Modernize Vintage Horns

Oddly enough, you might even say I ALSO fall into the former category. I sold my Conn on without touching it. The new owner is extremely happy with it. And yet, my next horn, and the one after that, opened doors to me that remained stubbornly closed during my time on that vintage horn. I get you an...
by imsevimse
Fri May 01, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Modernize Vintage Horns
Replies: 141
Views: 9382

Re: Modernize Vintage Horns

I was wrong about Norman Bolter's horn: http://frequencybone.blogspot.com/2007/09/?m=0 I still have to take umbrage with the "learn to play the horn" philosophy. I'm glad I didn't have a teacher pressuring me to stick with my 88H and tough it out. I worked hard on my low register for FOUR YEARS wit...
by imsevimse
Fri May 01, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Modernize Vintage Horns
Replies: 141
Views: 9382

Re: Modernize Vintage Horns

Learn it, don't hack it. Chris That's my belief too. I'm not just agreeing because Chris and Doug said so. I never revealed how many horns I own, but there are a lot of them here and most are old ones. Conns, Holtons, Bachs and Kings mostly but also Yamahas, Kanstuls, William's, Keefer, Alexander, ...
by imsevimse
Sun Apr 26, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Music Business
Topic: Do/did you have a day job outside of music?
Replies: 50
Views: 7851

Re: Do/did you have a day job outside of music?

HawaiiTromboneGuy wrote:
Sun Apr 26, 2020 10:35 am
I’m employed with Homeland Security so I’m fortunate to still have a job and getting paid.
Me too. I'm working as a programmer at our department for Infectious disease control. I dont think I will be out of work this year.

/Tom
by imsevimse
Sun Apr 26, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Modernize Vintage Horns
Replies: 141
Views: 9382

Re: Modernize Vintage Horns

I'm ready to get beat up for this: :biggrin: Horns are tools; we should treat them as such. We admire 'classic' horns because of our intense interest in our own little corner of the universe, but no one outside of our world values them in the way all-original collector cars, works of art, or any in...
by imsevimse
Sun Apr 26, 2020 6:48 am
Forum: Composition, Arrangement, & Theory
Topic: Highest note Trombone possible for concert Trombonist?!
Replies: 21
Views: 1425

Re: Highest note Trombone possible for concert Trombonist?!

C5 is not a problem, but what can be a problem is if you have them constantly playing in that range. Best answer to the question asked. I would stretch that to C#. I know a lot of tromboneplayers who think that C# is easy but think the D is problematic. A professional tromboneplayer need a strong F...

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