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by mrdeacon
Sat Sep 22, 2018 1:30 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Wider slide for YBL-613H
Replies: 2
Views: 75

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: 262

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: 267

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: 11
Views: 431

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: 168

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: 60
Views: 4099

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: 55
Views: 2999

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: 241

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: 55
Views: 2999

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: 513

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: 104

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: 104

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: 191

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: 355

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: 368

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: 331

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: 365

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: 894

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: 894

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:
by mrdeacon
Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: M/K LEADPIPES
Replies: 27
Views: 894

Re: M/K LEADPIPES

Yeah! That's the pipe I ended up with in the Minick! Something seemed to really click when I threw it in there.

I also tried it in Burgerbob's old 60H and I dug it a lot in there too.
by mrdeacon
Thu Aug 23, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: M/K LEADPIPES
Replies: 27
Views: 894

Re: M/K LEADPIPES

I'm a big fan. I had one of their prototype Robert's pipes a long time ago and thought it was nothing special. I recently picked up one of their newer Roberts pipes and it's one of the best pipes I've ever played! I haven't tried their MV50B pipe but it's supposed to be a copy of a different leadpip...
by mrdeacon
Tue Aug 21, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: I miss the Holton Bass Mods threads!
Replies: 42
Views: 1411

Re: I miss the Holton Bass Mods threads!

You can't go wrong with Brad's pipes. My personal favorite in my Holtons was the TR185 Schatz/Minick pipe. Both the MV50B pipe and NY50B pipe also work well. The MV being a tighter more focused pipe, but not too tight, and the NY being a much more open pipe, but not too open. A friend has one of Bra...
by mrdeacon
Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Olds Recording R20
Replies: 12
Views: 1133

Re: Olds Recording R20

JohnL wrote:
Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:02 am
BflatBass wrote:
Fri Jun 08, 2018 5:58 pm
He said he's seen other R20's that were all yellow brass, Including the bell.
All yellow brass would be an A20 Ambasssador.
Are the A20s the same bore size, tuning slide and bell mandrel as the R20, just everything is yellow brass?
by mrdeacon
Sat Aug 18, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: WTB Elliott XT Small Shank parts
Replies: 1
Views: 136

Re: WTB Elliott XT Small Shank parts

I'm still looking! I edited the original post to include more things I'm interested in!
by mrdeacon
Sat Aug 18, 2018 1:20 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: FS: BrassArk/Reeves Mr.Bass
Replies: 7
Views: 395

Re: FS: BrassArk/Reeves Mr.Bass

Oops, I double posted above. I sold my gold plated Bach 1 1/2 G because the rim felt like it was cutting my lips. I play the Rath 1 1/2 W for over a year now. Curious to know how the Mr Bass may be different. The Mr.Bass rim is comfy, not a cookie cutter like the Bach. It does feel quite a bit larg...
by mrdeacon
Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: FS: BrassArk/Reeves Mr.Bass
Replies: 7
Views: 395

Re: FS: BrassArk/Reeves Mr.Bass

Eyedoc wrote:
Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:18 pm
Still available?
What piece are you playing now and why?
How would you describe the rim - narrow, wide, or in between?
I'll throw in my 2 cents cause I'm nosey :pant:

The rim is wider than a stock Bach rim but not full on Rath 1 1/2W or a Doug Elliott wide rim wide.
by mrdeacon
Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: I miss the Holton Bass Mods threads!
Replies: 42
Views: 1411

Re: I miss the Holton Bass Mods threads!

Ahh. That explains some things. I understand more where you're coming from! I'll still let my previous comments stand for anyone in the future who might stumble upon this thread. A TR159 or similar large tenor could work as the bottom voice in a quartet like that. I'm still not sure it'd be the best...
by mrdeacon
Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: I miss the Holton Bass Mods threads!
Replies: 42
Views: 1411

Re: I miss the Holton Bass Mods threads!

JohnL, yes, the S20 looks perfect. Now to find one.... actually, I just found a p24g on craigslist... 9.5" bell, but that's ok, I guess Greenbean, I've got a real bass, and it's just too much for me, and too "slide euphonium-ish". Yeah, a 183 would also be nice. I'm not really worried about resale ...
by mrdeacon
Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: I miss the Holton Bass Mods threads!
Replies: 42
Views: 1411

Re: I miss the Holton Bass Mods threads!

I'm not sure I'd consider a 159 to be in the small bass range... I had a 256 (aka the screw bell version of the 159) and even though it had the dual bore slide it was still definitely a tenor. It played low well but I never would have used it as a small bass. 5Bs always seems more bassish to me... s...
by mrdeacon
Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Lawler trombones
Replies: 55
Views: 2999

Re: Lawler trombones

MalecHeermans, the old style screwbell case is still listed on the bonna website. Hornguys also has the old style screw bell case listed on their website still. I think you just got thing mixed up... https://www.hornguys.com/collections/trombone-cases/products/marcus-bonna-tenor-trombone-case-screw-...
by mrdeacon
Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Wich rare horn would you buy EVEN...
Replies: 51
Views: 2492

Re: Wich rare horn would you buy EVEN...

sf105, I think the cool thing with Noah's project is that the horn will have a lot of unique specs to it. The bell flare will be unique to anything currently on the market, the horn is all rose and yellow brass, and it has that super cool TIS mechanism. I'm definitely curious! I'll never be able to ...
by mrdeacon
Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Is Harold Van Schaik on this site? Trombone Chat
Replies: 14
Views: 650

Re: Is Harold Van Schaik on this site? Trombone Chat

Many of them never made the move to here... but many people are now active on the trombone pedagogy on facebook. I highly recommend checking that page out!

The quality of content on that page went up significantly when the forums went down.
by mrdeacon
Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: WTB Elliott XT Small Shank parts
Replies: 1
Views: 136

WTB Elliott XT Small Shank parts

Title says it all!

I'm looking for either a Elliott D3 or D2 shank, or XT C+ or C cup setup with 2 or 3 shank.

If you happen to have a lexan XT 104 rim I'd be interested in that too!

Thanks!
by mrdeacon
Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Bach 1 1/2g cup diameter measurements
Replies: 11
Views: 431

Re: Bach 1 1/2g cup diameter measurements

Thanks for all the responses! That was enlightening and a good reminder about how important the rim is in a mouthpiece. I'm not sure if the Mr.Bass is my final stop on the 1 1/2 journey but I'll try it out for a little while before I make up my mind!
by mrdeacon
Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Bach 1 1/2g cup diameter measurements
Replies: 11
Views: 431

Re: Bach 1 1/2g cup diameter measurements

Don't let me disuade you from the 95D, it's an excellent mouthpiece! The cup and backbone are modest for the size and the mouthpiece is very nimble! But the rim on that thing is basically a small tuba rim. Low and mid register is great but if you can't handle a big rim anything above the staff is a ...
by mrdeacon
Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Bach 1 1/2g cup diameter measurements
Replies: 11
Views: 431

Re: Bach 1 1/2g cup diameter measurements

I guess I shouldn't be surprised that even though the specs are close the feel is way different. I used to play on a 93D and I felt like I had a pretty good handle on the rim size. Then I tried 95D, which is only .5mm larger, and basically anything above G above the staff was unplayable because the ...
by mrdeacon
Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Horn of the Day - 1923 Conn Eb Alto
Replies: 7
Views: 383

Re: Horn of the Day - 1923 Conn Eb Alto

Raw brass?
by mrdeacon
Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Bach 1 1/2g cup diameter measurements
Replies: 11
Views: 431

Bach 1 1/2g cup diameter measurements

Hi! I recently picked up a Mr.Bass Brass Ark/Bob Reeves piece and it's fantastic! I'm curious though about rim measurements... Brass Ark states the cup diameter of the Mr.Bass is 27.1mm, Bach states their 1 1/2G is 27mm. The Mr.Bass feels and looks noticeably bigger. I have a Bach Corp. 1 1/2G and I...
by mrdeacon
Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Schilke ST21
Replies: 4
Views: 584

Re: FS: Schilke ST21

Neo Bri wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:11 pm
That may be because of the weird pitch problem where Schilke made a bunch of them that were too flat to play. Or am I confusing that with another company/horn?
Nope you're right. That was Schilke.
by mrdeacon
Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: Horns for sale!
Replies: 3
Views: 1010

Re: Horns for sale!

Both the Texas 8h and Largo Jim has are killer! I wish I had the dough to pick up that 8h!
by mrdeacon
Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Wich rare horn would you buy EVEN...
Replies: 51
Views: 2492

Re: Wich rare horn would you buy EVEN...

Either a killer Holton TR185 or a 169! I wouldn't say no to a good Elky 60H or 62H :pant:
by mrdeacon
Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: How to hold a Conn 88H????
Replies: 21
Views: 496

Re: How to hold a Conn 88H????

I was 90 lbs soaking wet when I was in high school and I marched a baritone, talk about something heavy! I mean some of my high school students are 90lbs or less soaking wet and they play tuba or the crazy heavy marching Euphs! I think it's silly to say a 88h is too heavy for a kid to hold up. It's ...
by mrdeacon
Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTB: "C" shaped bend, several 90 degree bends (.593 inner bore)
Replies: 4
Views: 156

Re: WTB: "C" shaped bend, several 90 degree bends (.593 inner bore)

Just so you know... Holton bass tubing is .585. You probably want to hit up Kanstul or one of the Southern California techs who might have so spare Kanstul tubing lying around.
by mrdeacon
Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Mt Vernon Bach trombones
Replies: 21
Views: 1043

Re: Mt Vernon Bach trombones

Matt K wrote:
Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:59 pm
I'm not familiar with those leadpipes from BrassArk? Are they listed somewhere?
Brad has some custom pipes not listed on his site. You just have to bug him about it since they aren't production pipes made in larger batches.
by mrdeacon
Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Mt Vernon Bach trombones
Replies: 21
Views: 1043

Re: Mt Vernon Bach trombones

Well remember that 6s from the New York period are abundant but there weren't a huge number of 6s from the Mt Vernon period. At that point players moved on to the larger sizes.
by mrdeacon
Sun Aug 05, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: I miss the Holton Bass Mods threads!
Replies: 42
Views: 1411

Re: I miss the Holton Bass Mods threads!

Backbone, that's a question for a good tech like John Sandhagen or Eric Edwards who has debraced a TR181 before. Braces are weird... take the wrong one off and your horn is nothing more then a trashcan with a slide. Take the right ones off and your horn with play significantly better! Thats really ...
by mrdeacon
Sun Aug 05, 2018 1:54 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: I miss the Holton Bass Mods threads!
Replies: 42
Views: 1411

Re: I miss the Holton Bass Mods threads!

Backbone, that's a question for a good tech like John Sandhagen or Eric Edwards who has debraced a TR181 before. Braces are weird... take the wrong one off and your horn is nothing more then a trashcan with a slide. Take the right ones off and your horn with play significantly better!
by mrdeacon
Sat Aug 04, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Holton 185 appears on ebay!
Replies: 15
Views: 924

Re: Holton 185 appears on ebay!

elmsandr wrote:
Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:42 am
And to think, that destroyed 169 went for >$1200 and this for <$800.
Andy, I'm still bitter about that one! Didn't it go for even higher? For some reason I remember it being around $1600...
by mrdeacon
Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: What we're doing
Replies: 117
Views: 5696

Re: What we're doing

I've been spending some time on a 1 1/2G this past week! I never though I'd be playing a 1 1/2G again in my lifetime but I'm really liking it. It is a little harder to be flexible between extreme leaps, into and out of the low and extreme low register, but everything else is so much easier I'm willi...

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