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by CalgaryTbone
Wed Oct 30, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: is this an Edwards alto?
Replies: 10
Views: 503

Re: is this an Edwards alto?

I play an Edwards alto - this could be one, but if it is, a previous owner has modified the connections from the neckpiece to the bell, and the left-hand grip area of the slide looks to be a bit different. Like someone else said, there is a brace that is missing (from a stock Edwards). That also loo...
by CalgaryTbone
Sat Oct 26, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Stocking wear / Conn-itis
Replies: 6
Views: 458

Re: Stocking wear / Conn-itis

I've heard that Ron Partch, the great Toronto based repair guru sometimes unsolders the inner tubes and turns them about 180 degrees before reattaching them and realigning the slide. The slide wear on old Conns usually happens on the top of the inner tubes since the weight of the outer slide when yo...
by CalgaryTbone
Wed Oct 16, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: What's so great about Schilke 51D?
Replies: 22
Views: 2526

Re: What's so great about Schilke 51D?

Despite the number 51 common between both of them, the 51 is typically larger than the factory specs and the 51D is smaller than the factory specs. True enough. And the Schilke 51B bears no relation to either the 51 or the 51D! Hard to decipher Schilke's numbering system - especially the 51 "family...
by CalgaryTbone
Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Pagliacci Road Map
Replies: 3
Views: 265

Re: Pagliacci Road Map

Different productions may put cuts into an opera in various places, while others play the complete work. Pagliacci isn't a long opera - unless someone official can supply you with any cuts that this production is using, you're better off learning it all. Better for next time, where there may not be ...
by CalgaryTbone
Sat Oct 05, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Brams #2 Counting rests
Replies: 13
Views: 526

Re: Brams #2 Counting rests

Playing the Brahms #2 and counting rests is beating me up. There are only 200 notes in a 45 minute piece. I have written in cues. I am ready to take a mechanical click counter with me, but all the rests are smaller chucks. Then there is the random off time strings. Please help with your counting tr...
by CalgaryTbone
Sat Oct 05, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Difference between Shires TW47 and TB47?
Replies: 7
Views: 342

Re: Difference between Shires TW47 and TB47?

OK - just went to their website: T47 - slide with tenor crook TW47 - slide with wide crook TB47 - slide with bass crook Like Gabe said, the bores I referred to are actually inner slide bores, so the crooks are the bore of the appropriate outer slide, whatever that difference is. So the first slide c...
by CalgaryTbone
Sat Oct 05, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Difference between Shires TW47 and TB47?
Replies: 7
Views: 342

Re: Difference between Shires TW47 and TB47?

I believe that the TB47 has a .562 bore crook (like Bach 42's), and the TW47 has a .547 bore crook with the same width. Shires also offers another model slide with a .547 bore, but with the narrow width of a Conn. Some people prefer the width of a Bach style slide, but still prefer the .547 crook (e...
by CalgaryTbone
Thu Oct 03, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Jay Friedman TR 156 screw bell
Replies: 2
Views: 289

Re: Jay Friedman TR 156 screw bell

I remember trying a few of those horns when they came out, and being impressed by them. I found that the screw bell version played better (to my ears) than the regular bell. Also, if I remember correctly, the slide was dual bore, but the bottom slide wasn't .562 - it was slightly smaller than that (...
by CalgaryTbone
Thu Sep 26, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Silver Sonic for orch?
Replies: 27
Views: 1049

Re: Silver Sonic for orch?

I'm pretty sure that the San Diego Symphony section are all using sterling silver Conns. The Bass chair is open, so who knows if they'll continue after they hire the new player. Also, there are a few people out there with sterling altos (Mark Lawrence on a Glassel comes to mind). The King sterling b...
by CalgaryTbone
Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Mouthpiece Replating
Replies: 12
Views: 930

Re: Mouthpiece Replating

Plus one for Stork. They just gold=plated a mouthpiece for me. Looks and feels great. Turnaround ws quick and the price was reasonable. Highly recommended!

Jim Scott
by CalgaryTbone
Wed Sep 18, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Who IN THEIR RIGHT MIND plays a 1.5 sized Bass mouthpiece? (August 2019)
Replies: 97
Views: 5139

Re: Who IN THEIR RIGHT MIND plays a 1.5 sized Bass mouthpiece? (August 2019)

Hi - Not a bass trombonist here, but I'm pretty sure that in an interview that I read w/Jim Markey, he said that he switched to a Schilke 60 for his Bass work when he decided that he wanted to take the NYP Bass audition. In the same article, he said that his early work on the Bass was played on a cu...
by CalgaryTbone
Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Unlacquering a Silversonic
Replies: 9
Views: 523

Re: Unlacquering a Silversonic

I stripped the lacquer off of a sterling 3B that I wanted to sell. In that case, the lacquer that was missing from the bell had come off in large strips - I think a previous owner had cleaned the horn in hot water. The effect was that when you looked at the bell, it was kind of like looking at a map...
by CalgaryTbone
Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: Pickett 5
Replies: 1
Views: 168

Re: Pickett 5

Just a quick bump for this - again, just a shot in the dark to see if someone has one of these in decent shape that they'd like to part with. Shoot me a PM if you have one to sell.

Jim Scott
by CalgaryTbone
Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: Pickett 5
Replies: 1
Views: 168

Pickett 5

Hi All - I have a student who had his mouthpiece stolen this summer (somebody grabbed a bag out of his case). He was playing a Pickett 5 (large shank - regular(heavy) weight). I figured that I would put it out here to see if anyone has one of those that they want to sell. I know that many of us have...
by CalgaryTbone
Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Cases
Topic: FS: Reunion Blues tenor travel case
Replies: 3
Views: 394

Re: FS: Reunion Blues tenor travel case

Thanks - the seller has been in touch, and it is the bag with the slide holder that goes inside the bag that holds the bell section. Not what I'm looking for.

Jim Scott
by CalgaryTbone
Sat Sep 07, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Cases
Topic: FS: Reunion Blues tenor travel case
Replies: 3
Views: 394

Re: FS: Reunion Blues tenor travel case

Is this a 2-piece gig bag with the slide container that detaches from the case for the bell, or is it a one-piece gig bag? Also, if it's the latter, is it the kind that has a separate area that zips up for the slide, or does the slide holder go inside the bag with the bell section? If this is the "f...
by CalgaryTbone
Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Mouthpiece Express?
Replies: 19
Views: 1839

Re: Mouthpiece Express?

I just got a mouthpiece back from Stork's today, freshly gold plated. They did a great job at a very good price. Turnaround was about a month, including shipping to Canada, and that was just after they returned from a vacation, so they probably had some other orders waiting for them. I will definite...
by CalgaryTbone
Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Greg Black Mouthpiece Co.
Replies: 22
Views: 1395

Re: Greg Black Mouthpiece Co.

Being busy is no excuse for poor communication. There are other mouthpiece makers, making world class products, out there who are terribly busy that bother to answer an email or phone call. Those other manufacturers don't make Greg Black mouthpieces, and if what you're looking for is specifically o...
by CalgaryTbone
Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTB: Edwards B-leadpipes
Replies: 6
Views: 245

Re: WTB: Edwards B-leadpipes

Sorry - I didn't notice the "B" in the title. I guess that means Bass Trombone. Sorry for adding confusion - duh!

Jim Scott
by CalgaryTbone
Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTB: Edwards B-leadpipes
Replies: 6
Views: 245

Re: WTB: Edwards B-leadpipes

I have a Brassark Mt. Vernon 42 copy in seamed copper that I'm not using. PM me if you're interested.

Jim Scott
by CalgaryTbone
Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Wessex F Contra
Replies: 13
Views: 841

Re: Wessex F Contra

Our Bass Trombonist here has one and is quite happy with it for his uses. I've played a few notes on it, but am not qualified to offer an opinion. I was quite surprised at how easily it spoke for me as a tenor player who rarely even plays a bass. Send me an email or PM with your email address, and I...
by CalgaryTbone
Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Famous bass trombonists with 1 valve
Replies: 64
Views: 4280

Re: Famous bass trombonists with 1 valve

I'm not aware of Don Knaub teaching at Ithaca, but perhaps he did briefly? I have a couple of old Eastman Brass Quintet recordings, and I know that he's playing the tenor part on a 72H (or similar, based on the album pictures). 2bobones had the personnel correct.

Jim Scott
by CalgaryTbone
Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Increasing lung capacity
Replies: 19
Views: 1024

Re: Increasing lung capacity

This is just semantics - your actual lung capacity is pre-determined by your body size, particularly height. Your usable lung capacity (what you can call upon when you play) is affected by fitness or illness, and things like doing breathing exercises, or practicing on an instrument that needs more a...
by CalgaryTbone
Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: WTS: Rath L4 B.B. Trombone Mouthpiece
Replies: 6
Views: 832

Re: WTS: Rath L4 B.B. Bass Trombone Mouthpiece

The Rath 4BB is the Brett Baker model - a 4 rim with a slightly shallower cup. It would be similar to a 4G/5G from Black, or a Wick 4BL.

Jim Scott
by CalgaryTbone
Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Best intro book for alto bone?
Replies: 14
Views: 802

Re: Best intro book for alto bone?

Want another challenge? Try playing Eb horn parts on the alto. Is Eb alto horn music the same as reading alto sax parts? Pretend it's bass clef and add 3 flats? To play E flat auto horn, or sax parts on the alto trombone, you should play the music like tenor clef on the tenor trombone -then add 2 f...
by CalgaryTbone
Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Large bore straight tenor
Replies: 23
Views: 1484

Re: Large bore straight tenor

I played an early 50's 8H for much of my career. When I was in school, it was still very common that at least the Principal player in an orchestra played on a straight .547 tenor. In the late 70's/early 80's Ed Herman in NYP - 8H, Jay Friedman in CSO - Holton (his model), Glenn Dodson in PO - Bach 4...
by CalgaryTbone
Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Reunion Blues Accessory Pouch
Replies: 8
Views: 486

Re: Reunion Blues Accessory Pouch

I just went to the Hickeys site - they are still there in the "Trombone Accessaries Misc."" area. They are listed as Cronkite parts, not RB, so that might be the hangup. The small bag is $14 and the larger one is $18. Go straight to the Trombone products page, and I believe that this link was the th...
by CalgaryTbone
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Reunion Blues Accessory Pouch
Replies: 8
Views: 486

Re: Reunion Blues Accessory Pouch

Hickeys carries a couple of different sizes of accessory bags on their site. I picked up one of each, and they are good quality. I can't remember whether they were old Cronkite stock, or from another manufacturer. The bigger one has more padding, and the smaller one fits inside the accessory compart...
by CalgaryTbone
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Good Pro Alto
Replies: 25
Views: 1181

Re: Good Pro Alto

Plus one for the 34H - I owned one for a while, and liked it very much. When I bought it, I was at Dillons and my search came down to it and a 36H. Everyone there that I asked to listen chose the 34H. The 36H was also a very good horn, with a bit more depth in the low range, but the 34H "sang" in th...
by CalgaryTbone
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Best intro book for alto bone?
Replies: 14
Views: 802

Re: Best intro book for alto bone?

I like the method book(s) - I think there are 2 volumes - by Stephen Anderson. They start of with short etudes, in the mid-range of the instrument, with a mix of Arban-like material and short lyrical tunes. They progress into more advanced material. He also writes in a transposed (E flat) bass clef,...
by CalgaryTbone
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Dennis wick synthetic mute
Replies: 4
Views: 389

Re: Dennis wick synthetic mute

Not sure about the fit in a small horn. It won't match well with metal mutes - it is both softer in volume and in tone quality. Symphony players like mutes like this for very soft passages. They are also lightweight, so they can be a good choice if you've been experiencing some strain in your left h...
by CalgaryTbone
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Dennis wick synthetic mute
Replies: 4
Views: 389

Re: Dennis wick synthetic mute

I'm assuming that you mean the fibre mute (black cardboard-like material?). I picked one up from a Sam Ash store when I was visiting my Mom, and forgot my practice mute for playing in the seniors condo where she lives. It plays well - a softer sound and volume than a metal mute. Good for some passag...
by CalgaryTbone
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Bass Trumpet
Replies: 6
Views: 689

Re: Bass Trumpet

My experience with bass trumpet is fairly limited. I found that when I played it for a Korngold opera here a couple of years ago, that a "C" cup mouthpiece worked best. I started with a 6.5al cup, since some of the part was low, but the horn seemed to come alive with the shallower cup. Our 1st trump...
by CalgaryTbone
Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Famous bass trombonists with 1 valve
Replies: 64
Views: 4280

Re: Famous bass trombonists with 1 valve

Donald Knaube (sp?) - Rochester Phil., Eastman and later at University of Texas Austin. I believe he played a Conn 72H and later, a Yamaha of similar design.
by CalgaryTbone
Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: "Dead" ?
Replies: 4
Views: 541

Re: "Dead" ?

Tacet.
by CalgaryTbone
Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: bruckner etüde für das tiefe blech
Replies: 1
Views: 257

Re: bruckner etüde für das tiefe blech

Thanks for posting this Leif! I didn't know about this performance, but what a pleasant surprise to hear such a great rendition of the Crespo, made more special for me since I know many of these talented women, and have worked with several of them. I believe that Crespo wrote this for the German Bra...
by CalgaryTbone
Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTB: King 3BF
Replies: 6
Views: 578

Re: WTB: King 3BF

Bach5G wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:40 pm
There was one on Facebook trombone marketplace recently. $1300 CDN, about $850 USD.
I realize this is a moot point now, but I just put $1300 CDN into a currency exchange app - It came out to approximately $990 US. The dollar is running a little low here these days, but not THAT low!

Jim Scott
by CalgaryTbone
Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Best mid-size?
Replies: 46
Views: 3043

Re: Best mid-size?

Best mid sized chassis I had was a .525" edwards with a 8", 23ga red, unsoldered bell and dual radius tuning slide. Incredibly easy to play with high range to burn and when really needed you could go bigger on the mouthpiece/leadpipe and get as big as any Elkhart 8H out there. Still miss that parti...
by CalgaryTbone
Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Big band bass trombonists
Replies: 13
Views: 1318

Re: Big band bass trombonists

Bill Reichenbach went on the road as the Bass Trombonist with Buddy Rich - he recorded the famous "Wave" bass trombone feature during that time. A year or so later, the lead chair opened up and he discovered that it paid better, so he moved over and played that position for a while. He's a great dou...
by CalgaryTbone
Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Cheap Altos
Replies: 21
Views: 1381

Re: Cheap Altos

To my ears, the real difference in sound between a small tenor and an alto is linked to the key of the instrument rather than the bore size. I feel that where the notes sit within the range of the instrument, and the different overtones given off because of that creates a different sound palate. Whi...
by CalgaryTbone
Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Denis Wick Rims
Replies: 15
Views: 1289

Re: Denis Wick Rims

I remember reading that Wick designed the 7CS for use in a Bach Bass Trumpet - shallow enough to give a more trumpet-like sound, and open enough to balance the stuffiness of the Bass Trumpet. That would also be comfortable for someone doubling on that instrument who normally played a large bore teno...
by CalgaryTbone
Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Denis Wick Rims
Replies: 15
Views: 1289

Re: Denis Wick Rims

It's also worth noting that the Wick 7CS has the same rim as his 6BS/6BL mouthpieces (shallower cup though), so it's a bit bigger than the Bach or Conn/King 7C. The cups are a bit more V shaped on the Wicks, and the throat and backbore are a bit more open than the others. Some people love the Wick m...
by CalgaryTbone
Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTB Shires dual bore 547 Slide - 547-562
Replies: 2
Views: 244

Re: WTB Shires dual bore 547 Slide

Hi -

I don't have either, so I can't help you, but thought you might want to clarify which .547 dual bore:

.547/.562 or .525/.547 ?

I'm guessing the first, but you might find what you're looking for faster with that clarification.

Jim Scott
by CalgaryTbone
Wed May 29, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Cheap Altos
Replies: 21
Views: 1381

Re: Cheap Altos

I guess $3000 USD is cheap for a Contra. :horror: That is a lot to spend for something you will never use outside of Wagner and Trombone choir. [/quote] I'm pretty sure he paid less than that - there's a Jin Bao on eBay now for $2000 US. Anyway, a niche item, but it is being used more often as time ...
by CalgaryTbone
Wed May 29, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: 5g vs s51
Replies: 10
Views: 993

Re: 5g vs s51

The Schilke 51C4 is a good mouthpiece that might be what you're looking for. It is shallower than the 51, but not as shallow as the 51B. The rim is a bit flatter than the 51, but it is otherwise quite similar in the rim size.

Jim Scott
by CalgaryTbone
Wed May 29, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Cheap Altos
Replies: 21
Views: 1381

Re: Cheap Altos

The various Jin Bao (sp?) altos out there, play pretty well, especially with the improved leadpipes that are offered by various shops like Hornguys, or Brass Ark. I think the Moz is one of those - they seem to use different brand names for the same horn. The difference with Wessex is more supervisio...
by CalgaryTbone
Tue May 28, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Question about legato
Replies: 7
Views: 713

Re: Question about legato

I'll jump in just to give a thumbs up for the responses that advocate learning both legato methods. I was taught to use legato tongue exclusively in my early training, but the lip slur whenever possible method was becoming the more accepted way during my university years. I find occasions to use eac...
by CalgaryTbone
Mon May 27, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Mouthpiece Express?
Replies: 19
Views: 1839

Re: Mouthpiece Express?

I've heard good things about John Stork's plating work. I had him do some work for me some years ago, and it was done very well and at a good price. In that case, I had those mouthpieces silver plated, but I've heard that his gold plating is very good as well.

Jim Scott
by CalgaryTbone
Sun May 19, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Aida Stand - where to buy
Replies: 7
Views: 570

Re: Aida Stand - where to buy

I got mine from Hornguys in LA. They still have them on their website, but I don't know if they have them in stock. Give them a call, or send an email.

Jim Scott
by CalgaryTbone
Fri May 17, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Good Travel Case
Replies: 14
Views: 910

Re: Good Travel Case

Part of my reasons for suggesting the Golf Case route is that I am based in Western Canada. I've found that Air Canada is not particularly user-friendly for allowing an instrument that doesn't fit in the little rack that they have to measure carry-ons to come on board. West Jet is even worse. Also, ...

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