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by Pre59
Sat Nov 17, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Different leadpipe material
Replies: 20
Views: 5621

Re: Different leadpipe material

I've have a brass and a sterling silver lead pipe for my K+H 480/88". What I do know is that when playing background music in restaurants and dinner music gigs, the s/s has softer articulations and attacks which better suits the required style, whereas the brass one feels more "all-round" being more...
by Pre59
Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Did we always get "the hand"?
Replies: 9
Views: 499

Re: Did we always get "the hand"?

whitbey wrote:
Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:51 pm


Just not as good of horns. I imagine most of the other instruments were not as good back then too.

Oh really? That's a comment and a half!
by Pre59
Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Bolero on Veteran's Day program in France
Replies: 13
Views: 556

Re: Bolero on Veteran's Day program in France

The tbn of 1928 is a very different from the gold belled .547 of today. I don't understand why people don't use a horn more in keeping with the style of the time. After all, many players will use an alto tbn without a second thought, so what's wrong with a .500 bore with a 6ish m/p? Pride?
by Pre59
Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:18 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Teaching Jazz Trombone to kids
Replies: 9
Views: 3388

Re: Teaching Jazz Trombone to kids

As much as universities are trying to codify otherwise, learning jazz is traditionally very strongly aural and imitative. Virtually all the 'greats' of the first century learned jazz by wearing out records or being lucky enough to be able to see live jazz every day. Those days are gone as far as I ...
by Pre59
Sun Nov 04, 2018 3:29 am
Forum: Technology
Topic: Sennheiser E 906 Mic Great Thomann Deal!
Replies: 0
Views: 9810

Sennheiser E 906 Mic Great Thomann Deal!

I've used these many times and there're great for tbn because of the 3-Position switch: bass cut, flat, high boost feature.

Promo deal, 100 Euros off!

https://www.thomann.de/gb/sennheiser_e_ ... x_tsr_3813
by Pre59
Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:42 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Carbon Fiber slides? Yea or Nay?
Replies: 16
Views: 1892

Re: Carbon Fiber slides? Yea or Nay?

Seeing the YouTube video, I listened to it with my eyes closed and got the tone differences right away. Rather like carbon fibre guitars and basses, one of which I used for a long time, they fit in specific genres but aren't so universal.
by Pre59
Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:12 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: flu shot that doesn't hurt (cough, cough)
Replies: 10
Views: 1597

Re: flu shot that doesn't hurt (cough, cough)

I can't speak for anyone else's experience here in the the UK, but the usual method is for the nurse to pinch the arm a few times during conversation, and while you're looking away the needle has been in and gone with almost no sensation.
by Pre59
Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Doug Elliott’s film “The Brass Player’s Embouchure”
Replies: 51
Views: 4238

Re: Doug Elliott’s film “The Brass Player’s Embouchure”

Most of the players I used in my film are available, with some travel. Milt Stevens is gone, he had a very unusual embouchure type and he was my only example of it. Doug, I've seen some high speed embouchure film with a credit given to Jim Fulkerson, was he one of your examples? I played with him i...
by Pre59
Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:30 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Doug Elliott’s film “The Brass Player’s Embouchure”
Replies: 51
Views: 4238

Re: Doug Elliott’s film “The Brass Player’s Embouchure”

Most of the players I used in my film are available, with some travel. Milt Stevens is gone, he had a very unusual embouchure type and he was my only example of it. Doug, I've seen some high speed embouchure film with a credit given to Jim Fulkerson, was he one of your examples? I played with him i...
by Pre59
Sat Oct 13, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: clear upper register articulation
Replies: 7
Views: 950

Re: clear upper register articulation

All my flexibilities and range ex's are all practiced without any tonguing whatsoever. I not suggesting that there could be a tonguing influence that I'm unaware of. But I'm not aware of it..
by Pre59
Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:18 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: clear upper register articulation
Replies: 7
Views: 950

Re: clear upper register articulation

It's all about light and fast up there. Speed up the air! I almost feel a (good) burning sensation at the chops because they are so focused in when I'm doing it right. The higher notes aren't like playing high on a Trumpet, where there's a mass of air resistance to contend with, there is resistance...
by Pre59
Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:05 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Morning Chops
Replies: 9
Views: 731

Re: Morning Chops

Burgerbob wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:56 pm

Take a walk. Stretch. Do something physical after you get up. Get the blood to your extremities.
+1
by Pre59
Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:30 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Using an upper register setting all the time
Replies: 23
Views: 1448

Re: Using an upper register setting all the time

You can save a LOT of time if you learn what, how and why to practice those slurs directly as it relates to your own embouchure, EARLY in your playing life. I'm certainly glad I did exactly that. In my experience, almost everyone self-diagnoses incorrectly. Unfortunately I had a good high range fro...
by Pre59
Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Using an upper register setting all the time
Replies: 23
Views: 1448

Re: Using an upper register setting all the time

A related question: does having one setting mean there is no perceptible motion in the embouchure? Speaking for my self, I have almost no visible motion, apart from very low intervals, but that's not anything that I've aimed at. It's a by-product of having practised close and wide slurs/flex's for ...
by Pre59
Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Using an upper register setting all the time
Replies: 23
Views: 1448

Re: Using an upper register setting all the time

....but I think if there is something that can be said, its whatever reduces the motion to the smallest distance between notes accurately is whats best for anyone. How to get there on the other hand... My underscore to Matt' K's post, but I've found that lip flexibilities in myriad ways is key to a...
by Pre59
Mon Oct 08, 2018 4:47 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Using an upper register setting all the time
Replies: 23
Views: 1448

Re: Using an upper register setting all the time

What does an upper range setting comprise of? I use the same setting from the middle outwards, apart from notes below pedal Ab.
by Pre59
Tue Oct 02, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Slide
Replies: 44
Views: 2432

Re: Slide

by Pre59
Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Slide
Replies: 44
Views: 2432

Re: Slide

Brasso is really hard to wash out. Yes it is. That's why the Slide Dr. uses Wright's brass polish. Which, I believe, is water based versus Brasso, which is oil based. I'm not 100% sure on that, but maybe Bruce or one of the other chemists can confirm—or someone who has a bottle of both to compare. ...
by Pre59
Wed Sep 26, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: “Trombone” not suitable for informative speech.
Replies: 34
Views: 1287

Re: “Trombone” not suitable for informative speech.

What I was taught as a kid, is that the Tbn is a mercurial instrument. That it sits between other instruments to complete them in a musical setting. That it has many facets, from dark and sombre through brilliant to romantic. That it lends itself to situations where a horn section needs the maximum ...
by Pre59
Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:28 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: King 3B-F for sale cheap on Facebook Marketplace
Replies: 12
Views: 791

Re: King 3B-F for sale cheap on Facebook Marketplace

... Besides, I'm still suffering from the cold I picked up at the end of my last road trip 4 days ago. Found it hard to generate enough air to fill my bass trombone at the big band gig Saturday night! Another airplane flight is the last thing I need right now. Dave, I was thinking more of a Thelma ...
by Pre59
Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Mouthpiece Comparison Charts
Replies: 27
Views: 1875

Re: Mouthpiece Comparison Charts

What we need more is just a better use of available measurement tools. As silly as it is, Taking a 1" Gage disc (think a quarter) and seeing how far down it sits from the highest point of the rim will tell you more about a lot of pieces than the printed dimension. Doug brings in another point, the ...
by Pre59
Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:33 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Mouthpiece Comparison Charts
Replies: 27
Views: 1875

Re: Mouthpiece Comparison Charts

Maybe an answer is to have a set of measurement tools, with dimensions agreed by the manufactures that give a visual guide to the sizes, rather than a numeral one.
by Pre59
Sun Aug 19, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Watrous, Rosolino, Fontana
Replies: 24
Views: 2393

Re: Watrous, Rosolino, Fontana

imsevimse wrote:
Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:36 am

There is no shame in having an everyday job to pay the bills.
I'm not saying that there is, and I've jumped through all sorts of hoops to make a living in music. It's hard to serve two masters when they are both as demanding without one being compromised in some way.
by Pre59
Sun Aug 19, 2018 2:47 am
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Watrous, Rosolino, Fontana
Replies: 24
Views: 2393

Re: Watrous, Rosolino, Fontana

Time was when Jazz (specialist) players would play the occasional studio gig and studio players played an occasional jazz gig. The only game in town now as a jazz player, is to be immaculate. If you're not, you won't get any studio work, because stepping out into a more creative space will scare the...
by Pre59
Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:00 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Giardinelli Rim comparison.
Replies: 12
Views: 780

Re: Giardinelli Rim comparison.

Giardinelli rim sizes? IME, add a hefty dose of "ish" to their specs.
by Pre59
Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:43 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: 11C/7C question
Replies: 9
Views: 999

Re: 11C/7C question

Dukesboneman, Have you tried using a coin or such to get a better idea of the widths. I've always assumed that the the 11C IS wider than the 7C, it could be down to the rim profile, but the 11C has always played bigger and better for me.
by Pre59
Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: How to hold a Conn 88H????
Replies: 21
Views: 696

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

Surely a 88H is a far too valuable instrument to be used for marching?
by Pre59
Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: criteria for increasing flexibility speed
Replies: 13
Views: 1252

Re: criteria for increasing flexibility speed

Now I always start a trill by lipping the note up rather than down. Don't know if that is right or wrong but it works for me. "The usual way of executing a trill, known as a diatonic trill, is to rapidly alternate between the note indicated and the note directly above it in the given scale (unless ...
by Pre59
Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Alternative Slide Lubricants
Replies: 40
Views: 3938

Re: Alternative Slide Lubricants

I use Rapid Comfort, and read somewhere that it works better being stored at a lower temperature. I've had one in the fridge overnight and have another on order. If this is correct then I'll keep one in the fridge and one in the case for top-ups. The new bottle has a thicker consistency than the ol...
by Pre59
Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:17 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Learning chords on piano -- recommended starting point?
Replies: 2
Views: 585

Re: Learning chords on piano -- recommended starting point?

I'd put this in the "better sources elsewhere" category along with audio and recording. There's plenty of dedicated sites and content on YouTube, and the fact that you're a trombonist has little to do with it.

"Dedicated sites" being key IMO.
by Pre59
Sun Aug 05, 2018 2:24 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: criteria for increasing flexibility speed
Replies: 13
Views: 1252

Re: criteria for increasing flexibility speed

BurckhardtS wrote:
Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:13 pm
Flexibility, in my opinion, is one of the most important and most overlooked parts of brass playing. (and musicianship in general)
I couldn't agree more. There's more fashion in brass playing than we often care to admit, and in my youth doing your "flexes" was de rigueur.
by Pre59
Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:16 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Alternative Slide Lubricants
Replies: 40
Views: 3938

Re: Alternative Slide Lubricants

I use Rapid Comfort, and read somewhere that it works better being stored at a lower temperature. I've had one in the fridge overnight and have another on order. If this is correct then I'll keep one in the fridge and one in the case for top-ups.
by Pre59
Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Small bore eureka moment
Replies: 9
Views: 794

Re: Small bore eureka moment

Burgerbob wrote:
Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:28 pm
I think that just isn't needed as much today with amplification, though I wouldn't say all horns are getting lighter.
It's not just about volume, as in the sound pressure level, but loudness, as in having differing tone qualities at the extremes of volume and range. An interesting tonal palette?
by Pre59
Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Small bore eureka moment
Replies: 9
Views: 794

Re: Small bore eureka moment

...making certain models ever lighter to be more "mic" friendly" has helped make them versatile enough for many players. (K+H 480/88 x2 user.) Is that a general tendency in small bore land? I've owned a Conn 5H which is a lighter version of the 6H and and a light weight King 2B and didn't think (at...
by Pre59
Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: "Mark all Comments Read".
Replies: 4
Views: 567

Re: "Mark all Comments Read".

Neo Bri wrote:
Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:29 am
If you're using the Latte theme it's very easy. Just go to unread topics and the Mark All button is on the right.
Got it, thanks.
by Pre59
Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Small bore eureka moment
Replies: 9
Views: 794

Re: Small bore eureka moment

Anybody feel the variances on small bore horns are bigger than on large bore or on bass? I think that there's a greater range of useful "commercial" tones available on small bore horns. But I don't think that making certain models ever lighter to be more "mic" friendly" has helped make them versati...
by Pre59
Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:17 am
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: "Mark all Comments Read".
Replies: 4
Views: 567

"Mark all Comments Read".

It would be more efficient to have the "Mark all Comments Read" tool on the black bar of the Home page. Save about 3 or 4 clicks?

Many Thanks.
by Pre59
Sun Jul 29, 2018 4:32 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Mouthpiece buzzing
Replies: 24
Views: 1412

Re: Mouthpiece buzzing

There's some interesting remarks from James Markley re buzzing, yes or no, on the video thats on the current "slide technique" thread.

Don't ask me to find the place on it, there's other good info on there that's worth checking out.
by Pre59
Sat Jul 28, 2018 6:13 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Slide Technique Resources
Replies: 6
Views: 467

Re: Slide Technique Resources

baileyman wrote:
Sat Jul 28, 2018 5:45 am
Where within the hour does he talk about slide technique?
Around 5 mins in.
by Pre59
Sat Jul 28, 2018 5:02 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Slide Technique Resources
Replies: 6
Views: 467

Re: Slide Technique Resources

Interesting to hear JM's thoughts on the wrist angle changing when moving down the slide. I do this when I get to the 5th position and beyond anyway, and thought that it was considered to be not good technique. So, nice to have that little pat on the head. (I'm 6'2" if this has any bearing.)
by Pre59
Sat Jul 28, 2018 2:43 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Why No Silver Plate?
Replies: 51
Views: 3368

Re: Why No Silver Plate?

A 1980s King does not have thick lacquer. If you'd like to see thick lacquer, I have a turquoise trombone that looks pretty but plays lousy. That's thick lacquer. Mine does, where the lacquer has worn away around the neck pipe, it's possible to see the thickness. As opposed to my Rath where the lac...
by Pre59
Fri Jul 27, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Why No Silver Plate?
Replies: 51
Views: 3368

Re: Why No Silver Plate?

There may have been quite a tonal difference between silver and lacquer finished horns in the days when the the lacquer was applied with a paint roller, like on my '80's 3B, but with modern application methods? Lacquer hasn't been applied with a paint roller for at least 80 years. I think he was ta...
by Pre59
Fri Jul 27, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Why No Silver Plate?
Replies: 51
Views: 3368

Re: Why No Silver Plate?

There may have been quite a tonal difference between silver and lacquer finished horns in the days when the the lacquer was applied with a paint roller, like on my '80's 3B, but with modern application methods?
by Pre59
Fri Jul 27, 2018 2:17 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Why No Silver Plate?
Replies: 51
Views: 3368

Re: Why No Silver Plate?

Back in the day I worked in Europe with a couple of players who had Stomvi horns. I believe Silver plated tbn's are still used in parts of Spain.

https://stomvi.com/en/trombones

There's a couple of silver plates in here as well..

by Pre59
Tue Jul 24, 2018 2:06 am
Forum: Technology
Topic: new headphone - nuraphone
Replies: 2
Views: 727

Re: new headphone - nuraphone

Having headphones that can be tuned to overcome the listeners hearing loss sounds like a good idea to me. Not at this price, yet..
by Pre59
Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: 11C/7C question
Replies: 9
Views: 999

Re: 11C/7C question

You’ll likely find that a 6.5A will hit the spot...slightly tighter throat (and backbore?) makes this closer to a ‘bigger 11c’ for my money. The Bob Reeves/Brassark 11c (based on a Bach NY 11c) is also worth a look...it’s got quite a wide diameter rim, probably close to a 6 3/4c or 7c...for me, muc...
by Pre59
Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:30 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: 11C/7C question
Replies: 9
Views: 999

Re: 11C/7C question

I definitely agree with the the 11C/6.5AL correlation. I've always liked the 11C but have found it to be too narrow for my chops. The Faxx 6.5 is the closest I've got to my ideal m/p, and I say that after 50 plus years of playing. The throat/backbore could be just an ickle bit narrower though..
by Pre59
Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:24 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Mouthpiece buzzing
Replies: 24
Views: 1412

Re: Mouthpiece buzzing

I never start any tbn playing "naked". That is to say, I never start with the m/p on the horn, unmuted. I'm a fan of the Warburton "Buzzard" and having owned most of the buzz aids find it to be the most effective.

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