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by mrdeacon
Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Older Yamaha 321 and 322R basses
Replies: 1
Views: 62

Older Yamaha 321 and 322R basses

Has anyone spent time on an older 321 or 322R Yamaha bass? I might have a chance to pick one up for dirt cheap. This is one of the early ones. It's got a nickel slide and a red brass bell. Almost like a Holton? I've only ever seen the newer ones with the yellow slides and never tried one with the ni...
by mrdeacon
Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Single valve bass trombone choices.
Replies: 9
Views: 1001

Re: Single valve bass trombone choices.

You're severely limiting yourself by trying before you buy. If you buy a quality instrument like a Bach, Yamaha, Conn, Holton or Kanstul; you won't have to worry about getting a lemon because chances are the instrument is good. Look into getting a vintage Conn 72H, 71H or Bach 50B. You can get them ...
by mrdeacon
Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Getzen Eterna Second Valve
Replies: 5
Views: 527

Re: Getzen Eterna Second Valve

Hey man you're better off just purchasing a used Getzen 1052FD. Like Doc said, it's going to cost you $600-$800 to add another valve and at that point, you might as well sell your Contempora and use the funds to buy a Getzen 1052FD or 1052FDR. You can find them used for around $1500-$2000 depending ...
by mrdeacon
Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: King 2280 Shank
Replies: 6
Views: 316

Re: King 2280 Shank

Well you're right. The mouthpiece shouldn't go in that far. I would be looking at the mouthpiece rather than the horn, however. My guess is that you have a 'European' shank baritone mouthpiece that is bigger than a standard small shank but smaller than a standard large shank. You need a standard si...
by mrdeacon
Wed Oct 31, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Db bass trombone!
Replies: 243
Views: 10036

Re: Db bass trombone!

Any reason for choosing the TR158/TR160 tenor bell instead of a tweener 9" bell like a King 5B or Bach 45B, or a true 9" bass bell like an Olds or TR183? I feel like you'd almost get more traction on these if you advertised them as travel tweener horns instead of as a true bass. I mean I guess they ...
by mrdeacon
Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Db bass trombone!
Replies: 243
Views: 10036

Re: Db bass trombone!

That would also explain why the parts aren't consistent with each other.

Holton is legendary for being inconsistent over the years. The taper between the TR183 and TR181 bells might even be different between each other.
by mrdeacon
Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Db bass trombone!
Replies: 243
Views: 10036

Re: Db bass trombone!

If no one can guess right why don't you just tell us who made the parts? I've been doing some snooping and I think I figured it out!! :pant: The bell is a TR183 bell. He mentioned in another post the bell was 9". If you zoom into his last picture reeeeralllly close you can see Holton on the top lin...
by mrdeacon
Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Db bass trombone!
Replies: 243
Views: 10036

Re: Db bass trombone!

I thought i was pretty specific but i will reiterate. I am referring to 3 parts direct from a manufacturer that they design to go together. Has nothing to do with my horns. You're discussing the bell-side brace and its flange. right? Not all bells have the same taper, so of course there will be var...
by mrdeacon
Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Calling all horn makers!
Replies: 43
Views: 1625

Re: Calling all horn makers!

How did we get back on my horns? Anyone with questions on the Db horns, i have a lonely thread i encourage you to respond on, where i am more that happy to andwer any questions/engage in any dialogue about them. Can we try to keep this one a little more on topic? Thanks! Well, let's see... Neat. No...
by mrdeacon
Sat Oct 27, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Calling all horn makers!
Replies: 43
Views: 1625

Re: Calling all horn makers!

The came the Bach Ferrule. What crap! The excessive play alone makes it nearly impossible for perfect alignment by eye. Why bother to go into all that? Because that junky ferrule, from a 5-6k horn, is what spurred me to start this topic. I'm personally tired of crap parts, I'll be having parts of m...
by mrdeacon
Tue Oct 23, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Williams Lead-pipes. Help!
Replies: 19
Views: 1387

Re: Williams Lead-pipes. Help!

I know this thread is a bit older than a normal reply. But just for infos sake! Williams used the same pipe in the 4 and the 6 horns. .490 and .500 same pipe he just cut the length for the 4 that way it would fit either horn. The mouthpiece end is a Morse taper very standard thing, so if the other ...
by mrdeacon
Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Why No Silver Plate?
Replies: 51
Views: 2668

Re: Why No Silver Plate?

I was under the impression that silver does not cause a more brilliant sound, rather it was like having raw brass without the raw brass upkeep. And raw brass, according to Edwards, provided a wider sound. The irony is many players consider the upkeep for silver plate to be worse than that of raw br...
by mrdeacon
Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: WTT: Doug Elliott lexan rim
Replies: 2
Views: 255

Re: WTT: Doug Elliott lexan rim

Would you be willing to sell it by itself?
by mrdeacon
Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTB Large Shank Euph Receiver
Replies: 3
Views: 138

Re: WTB Large Shank Euph Receiver

The ones I’ve seen with that done to them tend to have shorter leadpipes too. I have a ‘75 NS. Save yourself some grief and talk to Dan Oberloh up here in Seattle. He can make any part you need, and he’s probably got what you need in a drawer. I noticed that the leadpipe was shorter! Mine is a 68' ...
by mrdeacon
Sun Oct 14, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTB Large Shank Euph Receiver
Replies: 3
Views: 138

WTB Large Shank Euph Receiver

Hi! I'm on the lookout for a Large Shank Euph Reciever! I just picked up a Besson New Standard Euph where someone modded the horn and took off the original Euro shank receiver. They instead soldered on a small shank adapter. It's funky. I'd like to return the horn to stock or put a Large shank recei...
by mrdeacon
Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS Rath R4F Hagmann
Replies: 6
Views: 657

Re: FS Rath R4F Hagmann

Neo Bri wrote:
Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:19 pm
Amazing trombones.
If it's anything like that R1 I got from you I'm sure it's fantastic!
by mrdeacon
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: DE mouthpieces new vs old
Replies: 10
Views: 668

Re: DE mouthpieces new vs old

I think sometimes it's best not to know the exact difference between 2 brands. This mouthpiece has been said to play this way. "ok i'll try playing that way on this mouthpiece" *it doesn't work* "alright then, your mouthpiece doesn't play that way" as opposed to just playing the mouthpiece and lett...
by mrdeacon
Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Courtois New York tenor and bass
Replies: 29
Views: 1901

Re: Courtois New York tenor and bass

What exactly is the vibre-bell system? http://www.trombone.ch/EN/customshop.html#convertible In my experience convertible but also helping the sound. Looks elegant! Any benefits to using this modular system versus traditional Edwards Edge bracing or Shires style bracing? I'm curious because this th...
by mrdeacon
Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Courtois New York tenor and bass
Replies: 29
Views: 1901

Re: Courtois New York tenor and bass

What exactly is the vibre-bell system?
by mrdeacon
Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: 70s Bach 36B pitch
Replies: 8
Views: 537

Re: 70s Bach 36B pitch

Could be a leak somewhere. Slide, rotor, etc. When's the last chem clean it had? I agree. Could also be the rotor is out of alignment or even that your valve is bone dry. I think the first place to check would be the valve. Make sure the valve is in proper order then you can move onto the handslide...
by mrdeacon
Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: YSL646 - custom optons
Replies: 2
Views: 307

Re: FS: YSL646 - custom optons

Matt are you selling this as one horn put together or one in parts?
by mrdeacon
Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Cronkhite w/removable straps?
Replies: 7
Views: 567

Re: Cronkhite w/removable straps?

Yeah Bruce the O style bags are sometimes removable but the newer slide inside the bag G style ones are not. OP you can ask Torpedo bags about custom work, they might be able to do it. But all the stock Cronkhite cases have the straps mounted permanently. All the RB bags have that neat pocket that t...
by mrdeacon
Mon Oct 08, 2018 1:06 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Using an upper register setting all the time
Replies: 23
Views: 1020

Re: Using an upper register setting all the time

Interesting! I might have to try this "upper register setting" approach with a student of mine. I firmly believe in no to minimal shifting but I've never seen it approached from this angle. I naturally have a nice solid middle register and have to remind myself not to get to open in the high registe...
by mrdeacon
Sun Oct 07, 2018 2:04 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: DE mouthpieces new vs old
Replies: 10
Views: 668

Re: DE mouthpieces new vs old

Maybe some other players will comment. When I hear people trying them it's a bit bigger sound, maybe more core and projection. I recently just had the chance to work with Doug and pick up a new bass piece. I've spent the past almost 3 years on his LB M series and was looking to downsize for somethi...
by mrdeacon
Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: New hand rest/grip
Replies: 19
Views: 1223

Re: New hand rest/grip

What horn do you have OP?
by mrdeacon
Tue Sep 25, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: I miss the Holton Bass Mods threads!
Replies: 47
Views: 2015

Re: I miss the Holton Bass Mods threads!

Ugh that design makes me frustrated. Why didn't they just use the same design they already had for the late Leblanc Holton TR185s? (There were multiple trigger configurations for the TR185 which is why I specified late) By putting the trigger they way they did on your guy's TR181s they solved a prob...
by mrdeacon
Tue Sep 25, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Custom Bell Flare
Replies: 22
Views: 854

Re: Custom Bell Flare

BAC and Lawler both make individual flares. BAC makes them for bass trombones specifically. Unfortunately, Lawler won't sell just the flare unless you're buying a stem too (I asked a few months ago). I figured BAC is also the same way. But I'm not sure if they will make just the flare. Might be wor...
by mrdeacon
Tue Sep 25, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Custom Bell Flare
Replies: 22
Views: 854

Re: Custom Bell Flare

Sorry man no one makes just the bell flare. The horn community has a few makers who make individual flares for stock horns like Conn 8Ds but there isn't anything like that for us.

Your only option is to another bell and have that one cut and toss your old bell.
by mrdeacon
Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bach Sterling Plus bells
Replies: 5
Views: 487

Re: Bach Sterling Plus bells

Are the Conn 88h Sterling bells also electroformed?

The one I've seen in the flesh had a super heavy bell. Cool horn and played great but wasn't something I would ever purchase and use daily.
by mrdeacon
Sat Sep 22, 2018 1:30 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Wider slide for YBL-613H
Replies: 2
Views: 209

Re: Wider slide for YBL-613H

Hello, all! I recently purchased a YBL-613H, and since I am the owner of a rather large head and broad neck, I was wondering if it would be possible to get something like a Shires-style wider slide for the horn. I'm mostly a tuba player (although I am consciously making the bass bone a bigger part ...
by mrdeacon
Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Music Business
Topic: Selling on Reverb?
Replies: 4
Views: 582

Re: Selling on Reverb?

If you're looking to sell trombone stuff online I've had a lot of luck in the forum and Facebook trombone marketplace. My thought when selling horns, is that it's always good to diversify. Post everywhere and adjust the price according to the fees taken out. I've also had a ton of luck with faceboo...
by mrdeacon
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Everything Else
Topic: FS MK Edwards Bass Threads
Replies: 2
Views: 457

Re: FS MK Edwards Bass Threads

bassboneman69 wrote:
Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:33 am
How many do you have.
Sam
I've only got one
by mrdeacon
Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Mating bells and slides of different brands
Replies: 15
Views: 948

Re: Mating bells and slides of different brands

Savio wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:26 pm
I wonder if my old bach 50bl bell can fit on my Holton 180 slide?

Leif
Leif, it'll friction fit but the Holton threads are different and the slide won't screw onto the Bach bell section.
by mrdeacon
Tue Sep 11, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTB: Bass trombone valve-side tuning slide
Replies: 5
Views: 200

Re: WTB: Bass trombone valve-side tuning slide

What kind of 62H?... Ohio 62h? Indy? Dependant? Elkhart 62h? Stock? Minick style? F slide or D slide? Or Gb or G slide?

MattK alsomakes a good point of just having a tech whip you something up.
by mrdeacon
Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Favorite Mouthpieces?
Replies: 65
Views: 5580

Re: Favorite Mouthpieces?

Savio, if you decide to sell the Mount Vernon 2g you have I've got first dibs! :pant:
by mrdeacon
Fri Sep 07, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Lawler trombones
Replies: 59
Views: 3804

Re: Lawler trombones

That's really smart! The Model 3 has me very intrigued!

Do you know if he plans to make his medium bore model also a J bend or is it a traditional tuning slide?
by mrdeacon
Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Hearing Protection
Replies: 9
Views: 400

Re: Hearing Protection

The foam ones honestly aren't that bad. There are a ton of different ways you can put them in your ears like Mattk and Kingfan mentioned. I own both foam and a set similar to what Burgerbob has.
by mrdeacon
Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Lawler trombones
Replies: 59
Views: 3804

Re: Lawler trombones

Sherrif, is the J bend fully continuous like a Williams J bend? It's hard to tell but with the extra brace it seems like it would still disrupt the taper. I have a Williams style J bend and my Minick bass and I absolutely love how it plays. I feel that I get the best of both worlds, continuous taper...
by mrdeacon
Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Conn 71H
Replies: 9
Views: 616

Re: Conn 71H

One of my friends does a have a modified 71H that happens to have a pretty think bell, almost Bach thickness. That horn really does play great!

I usually seem to like 72Hs more then 71Hs though...
by mrdeacon
Wed Sep 05, 2018 1:14 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: WTB Faxx 5g or Bach 5g
Replies: 1
Views: 134

Re: WTB Faxx 5g or Bach 5g

Found a 5G! Thanks guys!
by mrdeacon
Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: WTB Faxx 5g or Bach 5g
Replies: 1
Views: 134

WTB Faxx 5g or Bach 5g

Hi!

I'm looking for a used Faxx or Bach 5g in good shape. One of my students is using a mouthpiece that's too large and I'm looking to pick them up a 5g for cheap.

Let me know what you have!
by mrdeacon
Mon Sep 03, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: Screw Bell Parts
Replies: 3
Views: 239

Re: Screw Bell Parts

Matt K wrote:
Mon Sep 03, 2018 3:13 pm
... They're becoming more popular so I doubt you'll get many naysayers. ...
Agreed! Unless if your horn is something irreplaceable like a Minick, Williams, Holton 169 or Mount Vernon Bach you won't really get any rabble rousers.
by mrdeacon
Sun Sep 02, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: WTB: Laskey 93d
Replies: 4
Views: 399

Re: WTB: Laskey 93d

Scott made a ton of them but since he passed people seem to be holding onto them. I'm sure in another 6 months or a year they won't be as difficult to find again.
by mrdeacon
Sat Sep 01, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: WTB Doug Elliott 116 XB Rim
Replies: 3
Views: 425

Re: WTB Doug Elliott 116 XB Rim

I don't think there are too many of those floating around on the aftermarket. It'd probably be easier to buy direct from Doug.
by mrdeacon
Sat Aug 25, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Source for Levers
Replies: 10
Views: 490

Re: Source for Levers

You could always alter the location of the F attachment, remove that bit of neckpipe in front of the valve and move the valve section forward. Then either use the old bit or have a new bit of neckpipe fabricated and placed after the valve. I can't imagine it having too large of an effect on the blow...
by mrdeacon
Sat Aug 25, 2018 1:04 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: FS/T: Custom Minick L mouthpiece SOLD!
Replies: 5
Views: 420

Re: FS/T: Custom Minick L mouthpiece

I'll bite... PM sent for pictures.
by mrdeacon
Sat Aug 25, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: M/K LEADPIPES
Replies: 27
Views: 1182

Re: M/K LEADPIPES

I wouldn't say the GR pipes are like a #3 style pipe. They have a lot of initial resistance up front but they are very open after that initial resistance. The pipe gives you something to grip on to instead of just being super crazy open. Here's another way to word it... Brad's MV50B pipe I would des...
by mrdeacon
Fri Aug 24, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: M/K LEADPIPES
Replies: 27
Views: 1182

Re: M/K LEADPIPES

Yellow! Though I'm very interested to try the nickel considering the price.

I feel that the MK GR pipe really tames the Minick and other TIS horns I've put it in. Maybe tames it too much for some but it works for me! Well... for right now at least... until I get the leadpipe itch again :pant:

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