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by paulyg
Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:14 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Zoom discussion on physics of instruments
Replies: 13
Views: 2631

Re: Zoom discussion on physics of instruments

How did I miss this, that is my youth orchestra director!
by paulyg
Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:33 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Greenhoe Valve Disassembly
Replies: 3
Views: 518

Re: Greenhoe Valve Disassembly

Greenhoe valves have much tighter clearances between the rotor and the casing than most others. Another complication is that both bearing plates are separate from the casing, which reduces the rigidity. If your valve is scratching, my first guess would be that your tech did not fully seat one or bot...
by paulyg
Sat Jan 09, 2021 10:30 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: sections that play one brand
Replies: 171
Views: 9569

Re: sections that play one brand

Every time I've switched equipment for a situation, it's been a personal decision (for better or worse).

I have a feeling that if a conductor asked me to switch to a smaller horn or something, my knee-jerk reaction would be to ask them to try a smaller ego or something.
by paulyg
Mon Jan 04, 2021 5:42 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Slide widths
Replies: 33
Views: 2200

Re: Slide widths

Here are some more: Bach 50: 91 Edward's B-DBN: 91 Shires B62-78 BOL: 91 Rath r4f 721: 83 Shires tw47g: 93 Anyone can confirm that? Bach 42: 93 Shires tb47nlw: 94 Shires q Series large bore: 93 Lawler big boy old model: 74 Notice how the Bach 42 and Bach 50 yield different measurements under this s...
by paulyg
Mon Jan 04, 2021 7:28 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Slide widths
Replies: 33
Views: 2200

Re: Slide widths

Wouldn't it make more sense to compare center-to-center distances? Add one outer tube diameter to that inside measurement, or subtract one tube diameter from an outside measurement.
by paulyg
Sat Jan 02, 2021 5:37 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: New Bach Trombone
Replies: 35
Views: 2425

Re: New Bach Trombone

Yeah this video sounds like it was recorded with a potato. You can still kinda tell, though, that the horn's character only emerges when he's REALLY pushing. When he's playing below forte, all you get is this fuzzy, tinny, even pinched, sound. None of the core you can hear in the louder sections car...
by paulyg
Sat Jan 02, 2021 2:29 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: New Bach Trombone
Replies: 35
Views: 2425

Re: New Bach Trombone

That video does not paint a complementary picture of the new horn, in my opinion. Yes, aside from the speed, articulation, flexibility, effortless 2-3 octave jumps, intonation, and musicality, it was pretty pedestrian. I expect that no violinists have thrown away their fiddles in despair. :idk: I'm...
by paulyg
Sat Jan 02, 2021 1:55 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: New Bach Trombone
Replies: 35
Views: 2425

Re: New Bach Trombone

That video does not paint a complementary picture of the new horn, in my opinion.
by paulyg
Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:00 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Leadpipes
Replies: 7
Views: 633

Re: Leadpipes

While the MK GR pipe is a great pipe, it would not meet your described requirements- it is very open.

Any of the Bach 50 pipe copies should do.
by paulyg
Sat Jan 02, 2021 11:59 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Willson CAIDEX valve
Replies: 18
Views: 1646

Re: Willson CAIDEX valve

Looks like another greenhoe clone. I'm curious about their theory that going to an elliptical cross section through the valve eliminates woofiness. They don't talk about woofyness in the german article about the valve. Maybe a translation error. Yes, I read the translated version of the page.
by paulyg
Fri Jan 01, 2021 12:55 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Willson CAIDEX valve
Replies: 18
Views: 1646

Re: Willson CAIDEX valve

Looks like another greenhoe clone.

I'm curious about their theory that going to an elliptical cross section through the valve eliminates woofiness.
by paulyg
Tue Dec 29, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Trombones wear out in 10 years (says Paris Opera)
Replies: 69
Views: 4184

Re: Trombones wear out in 10 years (says Paris Opera)

You can definitely render a brass instrument un-playable in 10 years.
by paulyg
Sat Dec 26, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: SOLD Single valve bell section
Replies: 14
Views: 2111

Re: FS: Greenhoe bell/Instrument Innovations single valve bass trombone bell section

Elow wrote:
Sat Dec 26, 2020 2:09 pm
JoeStanko wrote:
Sat Dec 26, 2020 1:34 pm


This is misinformation as it is NOT sold at this time - I will reply to individual emails as I already have and NO ONE speaks for me.
My bad, im pretty set on buying it though
This is how people get blackballed.
by paulyg
Tue Dec 22, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Alto Trombone Designs
Replies: 13
Views: 1656

Re: Alto Trombone Designs

What happens if you just took a standard tenor and scaled the horn down with the exact proportions of the tenor into an alto? Aside from the weird ergonomics it should play with the same basic goods and bads any other tenor. you'd have to scale the mouthpiece receiver and stuff down. Are there any ...
by paulyg
Sun Dec 20, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bass Trumpet
Replies: 2
Views: 985

Re: Bass Trumpet

That's a fish-eye effect from my camera. It's a Greg Black Alessi A2 M.

The original bore of the Lidl is .461, and the Getzen cornet bore is something like .462. It's a real bass trumpet, as opposed to a "trumpet shaped valve trombone."
by paulyg
Sun Dec 20, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bass Trumpet
Replies: 2
Views: 985

Bass Trumpet

Got my horn back from my friend.

It's a Lidl piston bass trumpet that I picked up in bad shape for about $200. My friend went through it and replaced the valve block (and valve slide crooks) with one from a Getzen Cornet.

It's amazing.
by paulyg
Tue Dec 15, 2020 7:00 am
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Bass Trombone Sound?
Replies: 152
Views: 22159

Re: Bass Trombone Sound?

Most important thing about a bass trombone sound is intonation.
by paulyg
Sat Dec 12, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Star Wars Despecialized Edition
Replies: 23
Views: 3234

Re: Star Wars Despecialized Edition

I also grew up watching the originals on VHS. It was so refreshing to have that gritty look back.
by paulyg
Fri Dec 11, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Just getting back into playing.... keep my King 6b or?
Replies: 40
Views: 2972

Re: Just getting back into playing.... keep my King 6b or?

You're gonna be fine.

Take a watch at the slide technique of really first-class players- they basically ignore the fact that they have a valve until it becomes ABSOLUTELY necessary.
by paulyg
Wed Dec 09, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Anyone actually use reeve sleeves?
Replies: 12
Views: 2591

Re: Anyone actually use reeve sleeves?

People mess with the spacing between mouthpiece throat and venturi enough that Adams Instruments makes an "Adjustable Gap Receiver" for their Euphonium models. Two piece or one piece, there is still some interaction between the throat and the venturi. Euphonium leadpipes are constructed similarly t...
by paulyg
Wed Dec 09, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Cronkhite bags
Replies: 32
Views: 7597

Re: Cronkhite bags

Quick update. The dispute was upheld (I think). Today I got three (!) emails from Torpedo Bags stating that they had shipped my bag. This was long after I emailed them (having been unable to reach them by phone) to attempt to cancel my order. I called them and was able to leave a voicemail this time...
by paulyg
Tue Dec 08, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: Used trombone prices in Japan
Replies: 22
Views: 2585

Re: Used trombone prices in Japan

If you have a problem with how somebody does business, don't deal with them. Doesn't matter if they're American, Japanese, or Martian. I don't get the impression that any of these sellers are struggling, and they certainly are not motivated. There are better places to buy horns if you want to deal i...
by paulyg
Tue Dec 08, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Value of Bach Mouthpieces
Replies: 1
Views: 1357

Re: Value of Bach Mouthpieces

Really nice MV 12Cs could probably go for $80-$100 on ebay. I'd ask like $120 and go down from there, but who knows, you might get more.
by paulyg
Mon Dec 07, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: Many Doug Elliott parts
Replies: 3
Views: 1203

Re: Many Doug Elliott parts

Please respond to my PM, I have sent you payment for the D cup, D3, and D4.
by paulyg
Mon Dec 07, 2020 7:25 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Anyone actually use reeve sleeves?
Replies: 12
Views: 2591

Re: Anyone actually use reeve sleeves?

The gap is a bigger deal on instruments with two-piece leadpipes (receiver + venturi). Most trombones have one-piece pipes. Notable exceptions are post-70's King small bores.
by paulyg
Sun Dec 06, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Material: Leadpipe vs crook vs tuning slide vs bell (Alto, Tenor, Bass)
Replies: 13
Views: 1979

Re: Material: Leadpipe vs crook vs tuning slide vs bell (Alto, Tenor, Bass)

I like a mix of metals on a horn. It may skew in one direction, but I generally find those horns easier to color and adapt to a style. My experience is that a lot of the characteristics people attribute to different alloys are really more influenced by mass. Brass alloys (and other metals) do make a...
by paulyg
Sun Dec 06, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: Many Doug Elliott parts
Replies: 3
Views: 1203

Re: Many Doug Elliott parts

PM Sent
by paulyg
Sun Nov 22, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Innovations you'd like to see
Replies: 181
Views: 14476

Re: Innovations you'd like to see

I think the absolute biggest area for equipment improvement is with lubes. There is NO lubrication system that works across all the temperatures and environments a reasonably busy trombone player encounters. Heck, most lubes from the same manufacturer don't play nice with each other. I want slide lu...
by paulyg
Sat Nov 21, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Teele book question
Replies: 89
Views: 11784

Re: Teele book question

That’s the videos my notes came from. That poster is obviously a little less concerned with copyright infringement than I am... Finding those videos on youtube led me to buy the book, so maybe we let the lawyers fight over bigger chum. There's a lot of debate over a pretty simple routine. The way I...
by paulyg
Sat Nov 21, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Aperture shape
Replies: 4
Views: 2019

Re: Aperture shape

Yeah, that's not very instructive. It obviously works for him- but I have a feeling he's got some work to do on communicating what he's actually doing.
by paulyg
Thu Nov 19, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Latzsch Trombones
Replies: 9
Views: 2201

Re: Latzsch Trombones

I have an old Latzsch model Kuhn alto- which has been much loved AND maligned. It's the best sounding alto you can get, bar none. It also rejects American small shank mouthpieces like they're the wrong blood type. Plug in a 6-1/2AL, a 12C, a 15A, and the partials "line up" as crooked as can be. This...
by paulyg
Sun Nov 15, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Tenors vs Bass vs anything else - how and when?
Replies: 17
Views: 2749

Re: Tenors vs Bass vs anything else - how and when?

You'll have to do your homework. The low brass section, as it stands today, really wasn't standardized worldwide in many respects until after WWII. Before that point, regional differences meant different instrumentation and characteristic sounds. The expectation with modern performances is that two ...
by paulyg
Wed Nov 11, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Whats wrong with this?
Replies: 43
Views: 6795

Re: Whats wrong with this?

I know there are hundreds of years of interpretation behind these performances, but the bottom line is these things are dances . I'm pretty sick of hearing this. It may be true that these are dance forms, but this argument is mostly used to justify metronomic and unmusical renderings of these piece...
by paulyg
Wed Nov 11, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Cronkhite bags
Replies: 32
Views: 7597

Re: Cronkhite bags

Just disputed the charge on my credit card. Kinda sad that it came to this, but it's IMPOSSIBLE to contact them.
by paulyg
Wed Nov 04, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Cronkhite bags
Replies: 32
Views: 7597

Re: Cronkhite bags

I sent them an email, as requested (apparently they're only ATTEMPTING to pick up the phone during limited hours), trying to cancel my order. I haven't heard back. Might be time to figure out which credit card I used and have the charge reversed.
by paulyg
Tue Nov 03, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: FS: Griego Ωft λ 4.5 $100
Replies: 5
Views: 1431

Re: FS: Griego Ωft λ 4.5 $100

I wanted to complement you on inserting an actual lambda into the post title... it really classed this place up.

That is all.
by paulyg
Thu Oct 29, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Cronkhite bags
Replies: 32
Views: 7597

Re: Cronkhite bags

I'm in the same boat with a cordura bass trumpet bag that I only bought because it was listed as being in stock. I placed the order June 17 (of this year, sad that I have to specify that).

I'm on the cusp of ordering a case/bag from someone else and charging back the credit card.
by paulyg
Thu Oct 29, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: The all-time loudest trombone
Replies: 42
Views: 7215

Re: The all-time loudest trombone

Nickel bell King Tempos are up there.
by paulyg
Sun Oct 25, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: FS: Doug Elliott K8Cs (Conn) Shank
Replies: 2
Views: 1321

Re: FS: Doug Elliott Shanks - G4 and K8 Conn

I sent you a PM.
by paulyg
Sun Oct 25, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Axial/Thayer on a Bach 36?
Replies: 13
Views: 2579

Re: Axial/Thayer on a Bach 36?

Cheapest solution is to open up the valve ports. The stock valve ports on a 36/42 are machined straight through. This has the effect of a "squashed tube." Dana Hofer of Chicago will open the ports up if you mail him your valve cores.
by paulyg
Sat Oct 24, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: WTB DE XT 104.5N
Replies: 2
Views: 1209

Re: WTB DE XT 104.5N

Doug Elliott wrote:
Sat Oct 24, 2020 9:14 pm
Don't get your hopes up for that rim. It looks like maybe I made ONE 5 years ago and it was Lexan.
I'll make it if you want, I'm about to make some rims.
Please do! I sent an email a while back, but it must have slipped through.
by paulyg
Sat Oct 24, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: WTB DE XT 104.5N
Replies: 2
Views: 1209

WTB DE XT 104.5N

Want this tweener rim, if you have one floating around. Also interested in MN. Also interested in F+ cup, and a 4/5 shank to go with said cup.
by paulyg
Mon Oct 19, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: mouthpiece buzzing Yes or No
Replies: 70
Views: 11397

Re: mouthpiece buzzing Yes or No

It's an activity that can help you "strengthen your foundation" if you do it wisely.

Think of that analogy, though- what use is a foundation if you don't build anything on top of it? It is ONLY a supplement to regular playing.
by paulyg
Tue Oct 13, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Gold plated horn is tarnishing
Replies: 3
Views: 3935

Re: Gold plated horn is tarnishing

Do you know who did the gold plating? It is necessary to plate with nickel before gold, in order to prevent the base metal(s) (copper, zinc, silver, ect) from diffusing into the gold plating layer and tarnishing themselves. In addition, if the gold layer is not thick enough, it will be porous, and a...
by paulyg
Sun Oct 04, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Conn bass leadpipes
Replies: 7
Views: 4310

Re: Conn bass leadpipes

The C pipe is OK. The B and D are not great. IMO. Haha... I have the exact opposite opinion. I found the C pipe to be unusable- the D pipe was "meh" (it's basically the "no leadpipe" option), and the B pipe was AWESOME. I have heard that Yamaha's bass pipes are OK, but I checked out a Xeno (882OR) ...
by paulyg
Sat Oct 03, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Alto and contra- read the same??
Replies: 7
Views: 5578

Re: Alto and contra- read the same??

Yup... also, the F tuba transcription of the Bach Cello Suites that Ralph Sauer did means you can use the same handslide positions on your contra that you do on your Bb tenor/bass (just sounding a fourth lower)- great for gaining contra facility.
by paulyg
Thu Oct 01, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Conn Soprano(?)
Replies: 4
Views: 1244

Re: Conn Soprano(?)

$1200 is crazy talk. Owner looked down their nose at my offer... good luck to them.
by paulyg
Thu Oct 01, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Conn Soprano(?)
Replies: 4
Views: 1244

Conn Soprano(?)

by paulyg
Thu Oct 01, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: How Humans Cause Climate Change
Replies: 8
Views: 5389

Re: How Humans Cause Climate Change

Nuclear Power was the first target of the "green" religious cult. The damage done to the industry during the 1970s in the US by environmentalists is the original sin of that movement. A pragmatic approach to combating carbon emissions would see an electrification of western economies, with the elect...

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