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by mrdeacon
Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Portable Music Stand recommendations?
Replies: 36
Views: 1006

Re: Portable Music Stand recommendations?

Steal one from the local college :twisted:

It's basically a right of passage to have a music stand from your Alma mater. I'm pretty sure that's why tuition is getting so high! A manhesset music stand is built into your tuition :pant:
by mrdeacon
Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Best option for a 72h replacement slide
Replies: 4
Views: 240

Re: Best option for a 72h replacement slide

Just as a follow up, I contacted MK and they said for $390 I could get a set of inners and outers for the 72h. Along with a donor slide for the braces, barrels, tenon, leadpipe and crook, (plus shipping and labor), and you've resurrected a slide. Surely someone has a cheap, trashed 72h slide out th...
by mrdeacon
Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Raw Brass Chem Clean
Replies: 4
Views: 143

Re: Raw Brass Chem Clean

Just polish it off like Bruce said and let the patina develop again. I just had my raw brass bass get an acid bath and in certain spots it's pretty funky. The seam on the bell is pink like you described. Planning on polishing it up next week.
by mrdeacon
Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: WTB: Beater Bach 2G FOUND
Replies: 2
Views: 91

Re: WTB: Beater Bach 2G

PM being sent!
by mrdeacon
Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Cases
Topic: FS: A bunch of tenor cases!
Replies: 37
Views: 23593

Re: FS: A bunch of tenor cases!

PM sent on the SKB... If it's the small tenor case I'm very interested!
by mrdeacon
Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS Set of Conn Minick Bass Valves
Replies: 0
Views: 150

FS Set of Conn Minick Bass Valves

Hi guys! So I'm putting out feelers for selling my set of Conn Minick Bass Valves. https://imgur.com/a/UlyarpH I just had these guys taken off my full Minick bass trombone and had them replaced with Olsen rotors. I have no plans on ever selling my Minick (the Olsens improved the horn notably!) and I...
by mrdeacon
Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Cases
Topic: WTB small tenor Cronkhite or other small tenor hard case
Replies: 2
Views: 70

WTB small tenor Cronkhite or other small tenor hard case

Hi guys! I'm looking for a small tenor Cronkhite case or a hard case that will fit a Rath R1 tenor! I've got a nasty old 80's Bach brown case that I'm tired of using and I'm looking to get something slimmer and less heavy. I'm not super picky as long as whatever case you've got is in good shape and ...
by mrdeacon
Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: My Yamaha trombone made me bleed!!
Replies: 20
Views: 583

Re: My Yamaha trombone made me bleed!!

As others have pointed out... Yes you're right the ergos on your horn aren't for everyone but you can adjust your grip so that this isn't an issue. I like the link that FeelmyRath posted and I use a grip similar to that one. You shouldn't be using the same grip on every horn. I hold my bass differen...
by mrdeacon
Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Best option for a 72h replacement slide
Replies: 4
Views: 240

Re: Best option for a 72h replacement slide

Basically you've got to buy another 72h or 71h in half decent shape. You could get Rath, M&W or maybe MK drawing to draw you new tubes but it's going to be a custom job and basically cost you as much as another 7Xh series horn. You can always flip the bell section and you're only out about $300-$400...
by mrdeacon
Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:04 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Ugh... the search continues. Matching with a King 3B
Replies: 51
Views: 2292

Re: Ugh... the search continues. Matching with a King 3B

blast wrote:
Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:43 am
Burgerbob wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:33 pm
Copies are copies.
Yup.... I am playing a copy of one of my Mt Vernons... nothing like the original, but in this case, it's worked out better !!

Chris
Chris you still playing on the brass copy or did you swap full time over to the unpolished Zr copy?
by mrdeacon
Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Modifying a 882GO
Replies: 20
Views: 598

Re: Modifying a 882GO

Replace the leadpipe first and see what happens. Most techs don't charge much. $60-$80 usually (at least techs around here). Easy to do and depending on how stuck it is in there... can be pretty quick. While it isn't major surgery to replace the crook on a slide it does require the whole slide to be...
by mrdeacon
Mon Apr 08, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTB Shires Bass Single Valve Tru Bore
Replies: 14
Views: 540

Re: WTB Shires Bass Single Valve Tru Bore

elmsandr wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:43 pm
ZacharyThornton wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:34 am
Was that factory or did you make it?
Bought it second hand.

LOVE it BTW. Great and SUPER LIGHTWEIGHT. My preferred valve section to take to a gig. Only take the double when I need it.

Cheers,
Andy
Does yours have a full E pull?
by mrdeacon
Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTB Shires Bass Single Valve Tru Bore
Replies: 14
Views: 540

Re: WTB Shires Bass Single Valve Tru Bore

Thank you. The Valve section on the right is what I am looking for. It's possible elmsandr has the only one. They made 6? (I could be off on this by one or two... it's been years since I talked to the Shires rep...) dependent TruBore valve sections. I feel it's safe to assume Shires hasn't made mor...
by mrdeacon
Sat Apr 06, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FT/FS: Minick Beryllium Bronze Bass Bell
Replies: 6
Views: 695

Re: FT/FS: Minick Beryllium Bronze Bass Bell

I have a NY 50 Seamed Copper leadpipe w/SHires Threaded Collar an.A RCS ( REd BRass C SHires Bass T Slide) also a CS( Yellow C Bass T SLide) and a HOlton 1960's TR185 SIngle Radius T SLide with SHires TUning SLide parts. WHat Valves were you using when you played this bell? Can you describe it's pl...
by mrdeacon
Fri Apr 05, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Single Valve Bass Trombones
Replies: 22
Views: 868

Re: Single Valve Bass Trombones

Yamaha 300 series horns, Holton TR183 and Conn 70h, 71h, 72h... Are the best bang for your buck. Solid horns don't knock that they're a good deal! You can find these in the $700-1500 range. Conn 60h, Bach 50B and Holton Tr185, 169... Are the primo single valved basses. These hold their own against t...
by mrdeacon
Wed Apr 03, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Looking to screw bell my Bach 50A3
Replies: 23
Views: 633

Re: Looking to screw bell my Bach 50A3

Hit up John Sandhagen in California. He cuts bells frequently and does fantastic work. He's even putting new valves on my Minick as we speak! A job I wouldn't give to just any random tech! I'd be happy to provide samples of my work, well beyond fitting valves, as I'm not "just any random tech". Oh ...
by mrdeacon
Wed Apr 03, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Looking to screw bell my Bach 50A3
Replies: 23
Views: 633

Re: Looking to screw bell my Bach 50A3

Hit up John Sandhagen in California. He cuts bells frequently and does fantastic work. He's even putting new valves on my Minick as we speak! A job I wouldn't give to just any random tech!
by mrdeacon
Wed Apr 03, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Copper leadpipe search
Replies: 9
Views: 478

Re: Copper leadpipe search

If your heart is set on a true "copper" pipe Brad Close with Brass Ark is really the only guy who makes them. It's worth the wait and the price. I love Brad's pipes. Plenty of guys out there make gold brass pipes though which have similar characteristics to copper pipes. MK drawing and Shires both w...
by mrdeacon
Sun Mar 31, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Music Business
Topic: "Student" Rate
Replies: 15
Views: 565

Re: "Student" Rate

I didn’t mind donating my services to a local youth symphony fundraiser until I found out that some people were getting paid. Heh. That's the worst one. During my undergrad we had a pep band which had this happen. Half the band was getting paid and half wasn't, and the half that wasn't was under th...
by mrdeacon
Sun Mar 31, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Converting to open wrap
Replies: 17
Views: 632

Re: Converting to open wrap

Listen to Travis. Buy a 72h or a Yamah 321. Its not a question of can you improve a 50h but it's whether or not it's the right tool for the job. If you're trying to play bass a 50h you're never going to get that sizzle and broader sound you're looking for no matter what you do to the horn. You need ...
by mrdeacon
Sun Mar 31, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: The Bach 50 thread
Replies: 24
Views: 1243

Re: The Bach 50 thread

One of the weirdest things I've found that makes a difference is... on horns with removable lead pipes making sure the lead pipe is clocked in the correct spot. I swear that my BrassArk seamed pipe plays better when the seam is at 12 O'clock. I've found the same difference with pulled pipes too. Obv...
by mrdeacon
Sun Mar 31, 2019 1:21 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: The Bach 50 thread
Replies: 24
Views: 1243

Re: The Bach 50 thread

I dont think anyone is going to hear any kind of difference. Perhaps. But some players swear they can feel/hear the difference with a slide lock removed, or with the water key screw backed off a quarter turn. So I reckon this would have a bigger effect. It's just much harder to A/B test... Andrew A...
by mrdeacon
Fri Mar 29, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Minick Olds George Roberts Model
Replies: 5
Views: 399

Re: Minick Olds George Roberts Model

The horn has been in the Phoenix area for a long time. My friend bought it in college. I bought it from him . He bought it back from me and then I finally bought it back from him!!! It is a really cool and great playing bass trombone. Bob Right on! Awesome bone! Do you know if the second larger val...
by mrdeacon
Thu Mar 28, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: '70s King 3B/F Silver Sonic
Replies: 4
Views: 339

Re: FS: '70s King 3B/F Silver Sonic

Has anyone told you that you have the most ridiculous collection of horns in the world?

I'm jealous!!!
by mrdeacon
Wed Mar 27, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Kanstul trombones rip
Replies: 19
Views: 1733

Re: Kanstul trombones rip

I also heard (from folks in the industry) that Eastman was buying them. I don't think Kanstul will be going away. Eastman has the resources to properly run it. Could be interesting and perhaps good for Kanstul. If Eastman buys them it won't be like how they bought Shires. The company is gone. The n...
by mrdeacon
Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Minick Olds George Roberts Model
Replies: 5
Views: 399

Re: Minick Olds George Roberts Model

Wow! Where in the world did you find that?
by mrdeacon
Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Holton leadpipe/mouthpiece receiver configuration
Replies: 4
Views: 223

Re: Holton leadpipe/mouthpiece receiver configuration

Bass pipes are single piece
by mrdeacon
Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: WTB: Greg Black 1 and 1/2
Replies: 3
Views: 122

Re: WTB: Greg Black 1 and 1/2

MattK had one he was selling at one point. You should hit him up.
by mrdeacon
Tue Mar 26, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Music Business
Topic: "Student" Rate
Replies: 15
Views: 565

Re: "Student" Rate

I've had that happen a few times. If someone does that you can usually imply a few things about them as a contractor and the gig.

It's not a normal thing at least around here in LA.
by mrdeacon
Tue Mar 26, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Titanium for the win!!!!
Replies: 29
Views: 1309

Re: Titanium for the win!!!!

Harder metals respond differently than softer ones. I'm having a real trip comparing a Symington brass 1 1/2 to a Zirconium 1 1/2. Very similar but also very different. So is one metal harder than the other? Please explain!!!! Yeah, titanium has a lower density and weight than high grade steel. The...
by mrdeacon
Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Remington 1.5 G
Replies: 3
Views: 235

Re: Remington 1.5 G

And Bill Symington's new MV 1 1/2G copy has a Conn shank. Works in my 70H It's not a Conn shank. It's a old early Mount Vernon Bach shank. It's sorta like a long shank Schilke. I've owned a Remington shank MV 2G and while it has the same length shank as Bill's piece the outside taper isn't the same...
by mrdeacon
Sun Mar 24, 2019 1:00 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Titanium for the win!!!!
Replies: 29
Views: 1309

Re: Titanium for the win!!!!

Harder metals respond differently than softer ones. I'm having a real trip comparing a Symington brass 1 1/2 to a Zirconium 1 1/2. Very similar but also very different.
by mrdeacon
Sun Mar 24, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: New rotor valves
Replies: 37
Views: 2453

Re: New rotor valves

Update! I purchased a set of Olsen valves and they get here on Monday! John Sandhagen will be the one installing the valves on the horn. The plan is to use as much of the original parts as possible and keep any cutting to a minimum. I'd like to keep the wrap (ala Minick Holton style with the two S p...
by mrdeacon
Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Remington 1.5 G
Replies: 3
Views: 235

Re: Remington 1.5 G

They did! But they were custom order pieces. Not a ton floating around. If you're looking for a Remington 1 1/2 I recommend hitting up Doug Elliott and getting a MB108, MB J* cup and a J8C shank. It's a 1 1/2G on steroids. The next best option is sending your piece to Bob Reeves in California and ha...
by mrdeacon
Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: YSL-648 Stuffy low register w/trigger
Replies: 18
Views: 635

Re: YSL-648 Stuffy low register w/trigger

I have an older YSL-648 (doesn't seem to be a very common horn; I can't find a lot of information about it). I'm trying to build my low register, but the horn sounds very stuffy with the trigger, especially low F and and lower. Pedals with or without trigger don't speak very well for me. I've tried...
by mrdeacon
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Ugh... the search continues. Matching with a King 3B
Replies: 51
Views: 2292

Re: Ugh... the search continues. Matching with a King 3B

You're a bass player, right? Get a Doug Elliott XT106/C+ cup/D3 shank, and get on with living a great life. That setup is able to play from F1 to F5 (minus B1) on a 3BF. Depending on how big of a rim Burgerbob wants a 102 or 103 rim might be a better fit. 4g and 3g sized rim respectively. Burgerbob...
by mrdeacon
Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:57 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Getting a nice patina
Replies: 20
Views: 796

Re: Getting a nice patina

There's a chemical in small proportions in Palmolive dish soap that is used by artists who work with brass to create a patina on their pieces. My skin is not acid at all, to the point where I polish my instruments at the contact points rather than making them oxydise, so a natural patina just takes...
by mrdeacon
Sat Mar 16, 2019 2:55 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Doug Elliott G8 shank stamped "S"
Replies: 4
Views: 354

Re: Doug Elliott G8 shank stamped "S"

Doug is the length on these S and L shanks different or is it just the outside taper?
by mrdeacon
Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Shires small bore tenors
Replies: 5
Views: 796

Re: FS: Shires small bore tenors

PM sent about possibly picking up one of those SKB cases of yours...
by mrdeacon
Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Value Elkhart Conn 88H
Replies: 12
Views: 817

Re: Value Elkhart Conn 88H

Yeah, that's more than I'd pay for it, but you've got to play it before you can really say. Retail is a little different from the general used market. Good playing Elkies in decent shape go for about $1800 - 2000 plus or minus. Offer him $2000 if you like it. He should accept that. Agree. If it's m...
by mrdeacon
Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Small Shank 5 Sized Suggestions
Replies: 12
Views: 596

Re: Small Shank 5 Sized Suggestions

ExZacLee wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2019 4:11 pm
a good 5GS, if you want something stock...

Doug Elliot's options for small bore with larger rims are the best I've tried, and now I play on his stuff.
I can't agree more! He also has some of the most comfortable rims in the business!

I use Doug's stuff for all my tenor and euph playing.
by mrdeacon
Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:39 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Buying a horn after a long hiatus
Replies: 7
Views: 552

Re: Buying a horn after a long hiatus

Go with them and try out the horn too. Like others have said if they're buying essentially blind you can't go wrong with a Yamaha. Getzen or Courtious are two other brands that offer fantastic stock setups but I'm not sure how common those are where you're from. Have them stay away from custom fitte...
by mrdeacon
Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Custom Screw bell Elkhart Conn 62h with 1st gen Thayers
Replies: 5
Views: 796

Re: FS: Custom Elkhart Conn 62h with Thayers

Wow! I don't even know how to respond! Looks fantastic. Whoever did the work did a great job.
by mrdeacon
Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: New rotor valves
Replies: 37
Views: 2453

Re: New rotor valves

My 525/547 is like that. The upper is a 645 slide which has a small, built-in oversleeve (drawn part of the tube) but is really quite light; the lower tube is from an 8820 which has a rather heavy nickel oversleeve. Excellent sound and action! Yeah, what I find interesting... is it sort of has that...
by mrdeacon
Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: New rotor valves
Replies: 37
Views: 2453

Re: New rotor valves

Interesting mix of parts on the hand slide looks like the top stay is off a Bach light weight slide and the one on the slide is Conn. Has the top outer always been that way with no over sleeve? As far as I know the slide was originally made as lightweight top outer and conn sleeved bottom outer. Ot...
by mrdeacon
Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: New rotor valves
Replies: 37
Views: 2453

Re: New rotor valves

Wow... Thats really something special.. This is probably an attempt of building a version of a Williams 10, Per the J-bend and the massive bell throat... Must sound awsome! Btw!.. I am testing a brass Symington 1.5 G brass right now, and a friend of mine is gjetting a Zirc today... Simple awsome.. ...
by mrdeacon
Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: New rotor valves
Replies: 37
Views: 2453

Re: New rotor valves

Hi guys! So first off... I haven't decided what I'm doing yet. I'm still pretty torn between picking up Olsen rotors or finding some old Conn rotors and modifying those as needed. One thing I'm unsure of is if the Conn rotors on my horn have been opened up or not. I have not cracked open the rotors ...
by mrdeacon
Fri Mar 01, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Music Business
Topic: Kanstul
Replies: 70
Views: 4794

Re: Kanstul

Any updates? I saw mention on facebook that Kanstul is going to be demoing at Trombone Day at Mount Sac??? Are they up and running again? Or just burning through the rest of their inventory? Was that a post by Kanstul or someone else? Horn Guys posted it on facebook. They worded the post in a way t...
by mrdeacon
Thu Feb 28, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Music Business
Topic: Kanstul
Replies: 70
Views: 4794

Re: Kanstul

Any updates? I saw mention on facebook that Kanstul is going to be demoing at Trombone Day at Mount Sac??? Are they up and running again? Or just burning through the rest of their inventory?

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