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by JLivi
Wed Sep 15, 2021 9:03 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: FS: Denis Wick Gold 10CS (Small Shank) - $50
Replies: 1
Views: 114

FS: Denis Wick Gold 10CS (Small Shank) - $50

I recently bought a gold 10CS from Vegasbound and it's just not for me. From Vegasbound himself: 25mm rim Based on an old 11c and it feels like an 11c I paid $50, so hoping to unload it for $50. Shipping included. Pics: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/kobojhqdcsobkct/AAA_E6cZxmDYFYeol9tksbyka?dl=0 FWIW, ...
by JLivi
Tue Sep 14, 2021 4:40 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTB Conn 32H
Replies: 7
Views: 333

Re: WTB Conn 32H

One of these just posted on fb marketplace for a decent price iirc… It's not pre-WWII, but I think this is the one you're talking about. I saw it get posted today and it made my ears perk up. https://www.facebook.com/groups/412211378952131/permalink/1955712937935293/?sale_post_id=1955712937935293
by JLivi
Sat Sep 11, 2021 1:21 pm
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: Q&As
Replies: 7
Views: 321

Re: Q&As

Doing a similar thing to a Reddit AMA would be cool, but also difficult given the format of the forum.
by JLivi
Fri Sep 10, 2021 4:43 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: King 3BF open up valve & edge style bracing
Replies: 10
Views: 500

Re: King 3BF open up valve & edge style bracing

Thanks for the video Aidan! I'm going to mess with this exercise. I've been rocking the Alan Raph Trigger Notes Exercise. For Reference: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikuXR_MU3KI Yours is either defective, or you just don't know how to use a valve in that register after preferring straight horns y...
by JLivi
Fri Sep 10, 2021 1:51 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: step up .525 bores
Replies: 57
Views: 13311

Re: step up .525 bores

This is awesome info. Thanks a lot. I'm perpetually in the market for a .525 (or in this case, .500/.525) horn. I don't have the money, time or space to be trying stuff out constantly, so getting good info like this is much appreciated. I always assumed the 356 was basically a 354 with an F-attachm...
by JLivi
Fri Sep 10, 2021 1:41 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: King 3BF open up valve & edge style bracing
Replies: 10
Views: 500

Re: King 3BF open up valve & edge style bracing

. The valve on my 3BF is no Thayer, but it has no problem belting out low Cs or any other trigger note. I've used it to cover bari sax parts on wedding gigs plenty and the valve was never an issue. +1 on finetales. Mine feels great. Actually more even and "open" (for the size of the horn) than my 4...
by JLivi
Fri Sep 10, 2021 12:25 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: King 3BF open up valve & edge style bracing
Replies: 10
Views: 500

Re: King 3BF open up valve & edge style bracing

It sounds to me like there could be something wrong with your valve if it feels that restrictive. The valve on my 3BF is no Thayer, but it has no problem belting out low Cs or any other trigger note. I've used it to cover bari sax parts on wedding gigs plenty and the valve was never an issue. Inter...
by JLivi
Fri Sep 10, 2021 10:33 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: King 3BF open up valve & edge style bracing
Replies: 10
Views: 500

King 3BF open up valve & edge style bracing

I have a King 3BF and the valve is just absolutely horrible. When I blow air into the horn (not making a sound) and then press the valve down you can feel and hear how much the air is getting compressed inside the horn. Not that I often need to play Low F's (and lower), but it'd be nice to if the va...
by JLivi
Wed Sep 08, 2021 6:57 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Doug Elliott Stuck Thread
Replies: 9
Views: 526

Re: Doug Elliott Stuck Thread

I have an AR resonance mouthpiece where the shank is threaded to the cup. I use jaw pliers (?) and a strap wrench. Really any kind of rubber to protect the mouthpiece will do it
by JLivi
Fri Sep 03, 2021 2:48 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: FS: Giddings Chubasco (small shank)
Replies: 0
Views: 155

FS: Giddings Chubasco (small shank)

Looking to sell my Giddings Chubasco small shank mouthpiece. It's a wonderful mouthpiece and I've used it as a backup for the last couple of years. I'm just not a huge fan of stainless. I think I paid $125 for it. So that's what I'd like to sell it for. I'll even include shipping! Pics: https://www....
by JLivi
Fri Sep 03, 2021 11:18 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Everything Else
Topic: FS: PageFlip Dragonfly - SOLD
Replies: 9
Views: 373

Re: FS: PageFlip Dragonfly - $75

Wow, that's way faster than I've been doing it. What is your setup like? stand for the music, support for the iPhone? I don't even support the iPhone, I just hold it in my hand and take pictures. With the Rochut book, you only have to take 60 pictures, and if the app crops it for your, it's not too...
by JLivi
Fri Sep 03, 2021 10:14 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Everything Else
Topic: FS: PageFlip Dragonfly - SOLD
Replies: 9
Views: 373

Re: FS: PageFlip Dragonfly - $75

Unrelated to the sale of your PageFlip. But if you're looking to digitize your music library, one thing that I found helpful, and quick, was buying a scanner app for your phone or tablet. Within the app you can take pictures and then it'll crop it automatically (sometimes not perfect), and then conv...
by JLivi
Fri Sep 03, 2021 10:08 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Gold vs silver
Replies: 19
Views: 790

Re: Gold vs silver

I'm curious to know what the difference of a "wet" and "dry" player are. I lick my lips before I play, but when there's too much moisture or wetness, I have to dry off my face and usually dry the mouthpiece cup to continue to play accurately. For the past 2-3 years I've exclusively played on a gold ...
by JLivi
Thu Sep 02, 2021 8:23 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: WTB: Gold 6.5AL (large)
Replies: 1
Views: 133

WTB: Gold 6.5AL (large)

I have a high school student looking to try a gold mouthpiece. I thought I saw one available on the classifieds but I can't seem to find it. Anyone have a gold large shank 6.5AL rolling around in a cabinet?
by JLivi
Thu Sep 02, 2021 7:53 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Cold Sores or pimples on lip
Replies: 5
Views: 239

Re: Cold Sores or pimples on lip

If it is a cold sore you could try Lysine. That seems to work well for me. There are other ointments (i.e. abreva) you can use, but I've found that this one works the best for me. Depending how bad it really is, you might be able to get a prescription for valtrex. https://www.target.com/p/lip-clear-...
by JLivi
Mon Aug 30, 2021 11:10 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: WTB: Hammond 13m (small shank)
Replies: 0
Views: 108

WTB: Hammond 13m (small shank)

Anyone have a Hammond 13M lying around? I used to have one, and would like to try it out again. I flipped it too quickly.
by JLivi
Wed Aug 25, 2021 8:35 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: King 608F - Buying Advice
Replies: 8
Views: 469

Re: King 608F - Buying Advice

How much can you expect to pay for a 607/608f? I've seen prices all over the place. As high as $1000 which seems a little high for what it is. Maybe it's not. That's why I asking!
by JLivi
Tue Aug 24, 2021 7:07 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Bolero F w/ Shires .508-.525
Replies: 11
Views: 839

Re: FS: Bolero F w/ Shires .508-.525

Beautiful! How does it play? Anything it’s similar to? I can’t say I’ve had any experience on a dual bore slide, let alone a shires slide.
by JLivi
Fri Aug 20, 2021 6:41 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Face masks
Replies: 34
Views: 1800

Re: Face masks

I’ve played two different versions and found that this style is a little easier to use. A little trick I like to do is loosen up the fit a bit so you can make room for your mouthpiece. It’s the least frustrating of the two I’ve played. https://www.wwbw.com/Conn-Selmer-Adjustable-Face-Mask-L79421-L79...
by JLivi
Mon Aug 16, 2021 11:40 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Everything Else
Topic: WTB 3B Counterweight (ENDED)
Replies: 3
Views: 517

Re: WTB 3B Counterweight

Good luck! Earlier King counterweights can be hard to find. Not that it's super relevant, but 2 years ago I converted 3bf to a straight 3b and had zero luck finding a counterweight for the era of the horn. I ended up buying one off of Hickeys (https://www.hickeys.com/search/products/sku032155.php). ...
by JLivi
Fri Jul 30, 2021 10:47 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Rustoleum Clear Spray Lacquer on neckpipe
Replies: 12
Views: 1088

Re: Rustoleum Clear Spray Lacquer on neckpipe

I've used this. DEET insect repellant will melt lacquer. Cleaned it thoroughly with denatured alcohol. Then "polished" with 600 grit sandpaper. Cleaned again with alcohol. Dried and blown with compressed air. Then taped with green painters tape and newspaper to keep spray off of everything else. I ...
by JLivi
Tue Jul 27, 2021 3:30 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Rustoleum Clear Spray Lacquer on neckpipe
Replies: 12
Views: 1088

Re: Rustoleum Clear Spray Lacquer on neckpipe

bigbandbone wrote:
Tue Jul 27, 2021 3:16 pm
I was a instrument repairman for 40+ years. On my own bare brass horn I used Min Wax poly urathane on the neck pipe. It's lasted for 5 years now.
Oil or water based? I have a bunch of water based poly lying around for wood projects I do on the side.
by JLivi
Tue Jul 27, 2021 10:45 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Rustoleum Clear Spray Lacquer on neckpipe
Replies: 12
Views: 1088

Rustoleum Clear Spray Lacquer on neckpipe

So I was at Home Depot the other day and ended up buying Rustoleum's clear spray lacquer. I was going to attempt to spray the neck pipes on all 3 of the horns I play regularly. Has anyone ever done this? Is it a decent product? And is it as simple as it seems? Spray on lacquer, play gig in white col...
by JLivi
Thu Jul 22, 2021 5:20 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Budget for Slide repair
Replies: 12
Views: 893

Re: Budget for Slide repair

If you did a complete overhaul of a slide it would probably run you between $150-200. Ah, no. A "complete overhaul" will set you back considerably more than a couple hundred bucks. After reading some other responses I realized I was off in my “complete overhaul” thoughts. Once I started people talk...
by JLivi
Thu Jul 22, 2021 8:26 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Budget for Slide repair
Replies: 12
Views: 893

Re: Budget for Slide repair

If you did a complete overhaul of a slide it would probably run you between $150-200. If I were you find a horn from Trombone Chat and get an honest review of the horn. And a fair price! It’s a crap shoot trying to buy off of eBay, Reverb and Craigslist. Usually it’s fine, but sometimes you get a wo...
by JLivi
Fri Jul 16, 2021 1:58 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: FS: Shires, Ar resonance, and stainless steel mouthpieces
Replies: 2
Views: 565

Re: FS: Shires, Ar resonance, and stainless steel mouthpieces

Any chance you would part of the AR shank? Is it small or large shank?
by JLivi
Thu Jul 15, 2021 10:25 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Chicagoan Trombone
Replies: 0
Views: 464

Chicagoan Trombone

Has anyone ever seen this horn before or know what it is? I found it on OfferUp and have never seen or heard of it before. It looks like it has the engraving "Chicagoan" with a skyline engraved too. Kind of cool, but if it's a beginner horn i don't really want to bother with it.
by JLivi
Tue Jul 06, 2021 9:28 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: FS 2 Wick Heritage
Replies: 7
Views: 444

Re: FS 2 Wick Heritage

I've always wanted to try the 9BS and was settling for the 10 for now. Had I known you had these too, I probably would've bought this one, or both :-)
by JLivi
Tue Jul 06, 2021 7:28 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: FS 2 Wick Heritage
Replies: 7
Views: 444

Re: FS 2 Wick Heritage

How do you feel the 9bs is different from the 10cs?

Also, I've only played one heritage piece and it was a bass one (00AL). Are they better than the classic mouthpiece?
by JLivi
Mon Jul 05, 2021 8:49 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bach 36 bell with 6.5AL???
Replies: 11
Views: 1118

Bach 36 bell with 6.5AL???

Can someone tell me what's going on here? It looks like a mouthpiece is soldered to the bell. :???: :idk:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/284358200176?h ... SwJS5g4Mf0
by JLivi
Fri Jul 02, 2021 10:16 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: “Bargain” Tenor Trombone Case
Replies: 11
Views: 1088

Re: “Bargain” Tenor Trombone Case

Yeah, the Protec Max cases are alright. I would feel better with a SKB case personally. I'm a cheapskate too and always looking for deals when I can find them.
by JLivi
Fri Jul 02, 2021 9:00 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: “Bargain” Tenor Trombone Case
Replies: 11
Views: 1088

Re: “Bargain” Tenor Trombone Case

What horn are you putting in it? How loose is it? I'm sure the horn will be fine as long as you're careful with it. You might even be able to put a t-shirt or a towel in there for a tighter fit. It's tough to find a decent case for under $100. Even if you buy used, shipping is going to be $50. it's ...
by JLivi
Wed Jun 23, 2021 7:05 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Bach case by era
Replies: 10
Views: 846

Re: Bach case by era

Would you be hesitant to purchase a horn from that era? The Bach 36 in question appears to be from the early 90's based on the serial number. But it's also super cheap and an estate sale find. It's tough to pass up a 36b for $750. If you decide not to spring for that 36, let me know where it is ple...
by JLivi
Tue Jun 22, 2021 6:41 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Bach case by era
Replies: 10
Views: 846

Re: Bach case by era

Sometime in the mid-80's, they went to a lighter brown case with dark brown vinyl at the ends. The quality was dropping. I think it was around the same time that Bach started offering the open-wrap option on the 36, 42, and 50. The cases were all the same, and could accommodate a straight horn, and...
by JLivi
Mon Jun 21, 2021 7:49 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Bach case by era
Replies: 10
Views: 846

Bach case by era

So I'm looking at various Bach 36's on the internet and don't know much about Bach. I know a lot about king, a little about Conn and nothing about Bach. One thing that I wish I could do was pin point the era the horn is from based on the case (assuming it's original). Is there a guide to know what b...
by JLivi
Sun Jun 20, 2021 10:42 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: King 607 & 608
Replies: 6
Views: 756

Re: King 607 & 608

The 607F and 608F both have a .525" bore (like the 3B+F). The difference is the 607F has a yellow brass bell while the 608F has a rose brass bell. Both have a yellow slide unlike the 3B's nickel. Other than not having the signature curved brace, I'm not sure how else they differ from a 3B+F. I've s...
by JLivi
Fri Jun 18, 2021 7:56 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTB: Flugabone
Replies: 11
Views: 917

Re: WTB: Flugabone

I saw a couple of flugabones listed on eBay today. https://www.ebay.com/itm/194203138793?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160908105057%26meid%3D25c14f84988047f5a5421a25a1dbc898%26pid%3D100675%26rk%3D3%26rkt%3D15%26sd%3D265196485198%26itm%3D194203138793%26pmt%3D0%26noa%3D1%...
by JLivi
Thu Jun 17, 2021 1:08 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Jazz study materials for beginners
Replies: 10
Views: 1091

Re: Jazz study materials for beginners

To address a different skill for young jazz performers, Alan Raph wrote an etude book called "Dance Band Reading" (or something similar). Good book to work through for working on reading charts. Jim Scott This book is phenomenal! Also, I use the skills learned in Alan Raph's book and apply them to ...
by JLivi
Tue Jun 15, 2021 10:54 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Wide slides
Replies: 19
Views: 1513

Re: Wide slides

Look for a Benge 175 - it's got a narrow slide and (for better or for worse) does not play like a Bach. Probably fits in well for when a 3BF isn't quite enough. I love mine. I had a Benge 175f at one point in time. I sold it to a forum member, who I believe still has it. I enjoyed the horn, but I d...
by JLivi
Sun Jun 13, 2021 9:31 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Cases
Topic: WTB SKB360 tenor trombone case.
Replies: 4
Views: 467

Re: WTB SKB360 tenor trombone case.

Jc13901 wrote:
Sun Jun 13, 2021 5:28 am
Yup thanks. It does not have D connectors to attach shoulder strap.
In the "features/specs" section of the page it specifically says "Perfect fit valances with D-Ring for strap." Unless you reached out to the seller and that's what they said.
by JLivi
Sat Jun 12, 2021 9:28 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Cases
Topic: WTB SKB360 tenor trombone case.
Replies: 4
Views: 467

Re: WTB SKB360 tenor trombone case.

Looks like there's one on eBay for $100 with free shipping. That's about what you'll pay for a used one with shipping. https://www.ebay.com/itm/402837346372?chn=ps&norover=1&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-117182-37290-0&mkcid=2&itemid=402837346372&targetid=882300791467&device=c&mktype=pla&googleloc=9021427&poi=&...
by JLivi
Sat Jun 12, 2021 11:46 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Wide slides
Replies: 19
Views: 1513

Re: Wide slides

I guess getting back to wide slides. How do they make a horn play differently? A good 36B is possibly the best horn Bach makes. I used to feel the same way about other Bachs, especially the small bores... but maybe I had only tried bad ones. Interesting! I feel the same way too, about Bachs. Maybe I...
by JLivi
Sat Jun 12, 2021 12:12 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Wide slides
Replies: 19
Views: 1513

Re: Wide slides

It is a big wide world out there, and while the perfect Bach might be sitting in Joe's collection, or is waiting to be built, you can rest assured that what you like or don't like about Bach's is a lot more 3 dimensional than one design spec. personally, the medium bore trombone is a weird animal. ...
by JLivi
Fri Jun 11, 2021 10:28 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Wide slides
Replies: 19
Views: 1513

Wide slides

So I've been searching for a medium bore horn for quite some time and one I haven't tried yet is a Bach 36b. Bach horns as I have never really gotten along. When I tried a Bach 16 I preferred my 3b. What I played a 42 I preferred a Conn 88h. Even a Bach 50, I went another direction. I've always thou...
by JLivi
Fri Jun 11, 2021 12:19 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: FS: SS mouthpiece
Replies: 0
Views: 323

FS: SS mouthpiece

I'd love to sell these so I can start buying more stuff :-)

Schilke 47C4 - $45
Yamaha 47 - $30

Includes shipping!
by JLivi
Sun Jun 06, 2021 12:17 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: King 3B+/F trombone - BEAUTY
Replies: 8
Views: 1058

Re: FS: King 3B+/F trombone - BEAUTY

Hey Tom! Did this ever sell?
by JLivi
Tue Jun 01, 2021 5:54 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Risk of Bell's Palsy after covid vaccine?
Replies: 115
Views: 5896

Re: Risk of Bell's Palsy after covid vaccine?

It seems to me that reports of adverse reactions should also include reports of the recovery from those adverse reactions. Maybe the Bell's palsy only lasts for 24-48 hours like the chills that are a typical reaction. I know people who got covid and still have no taste or smell after 3 or 4 months....
by JLivi
Wed May 26, 2021 7:57 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Hearing yourself on loud gigs
Replies: 28
Views: 1715

Re: Hearing yourself on loud gigs

I've just purchased the Rolls PM50s Personal Monitor Amp, along with the Shure 215s (and a 10ft earphone extender cable). I already use and love the beta 98h/c, so I'm very optimistic for this option! Combining the earbud protection with the personal monitoring makes a lot of sense to me. You're go...
by JLivi
Sun May 23, 2021 7:20 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Slide slows up fast on gigs
Replies: 16
Views: 1914

Re: Slide slows up fast on gigs

What horn do you play on those gigs? Do you ever spray water instead of re-lubing? I prefer the liquid lubes, but I know that some creams like Trombotine work better with different slides. I forget which type of slide it is. But I think liquids work better with the slides with more space between the...
by JLivi
Sat May 22, 2021 2:53 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Hearing yourself on loud gigs
Replies: 28
Views: 1715

Re: Hearing yourself on loud gigs

I'm following this thread closely. My main gig is very loud at times(suspended cymbal the worst offender) and I've gone through various plugs. Unlike FOSSIL the foam plugs don't work for me. I had some custom plugs made many years ago that I wore for 90% of my show unless I came to a major solo pas...

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