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by paulyg
Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: West Side Story (arr. Jack Mason)
Replies: 16
Views: 522

Re: West Side Story (arr. Jack Mason)

The couple of times that I've played it, I've just tried to mask my confusion. IIRC the horns are doing nothing in that point in the arrangement- why not give the part to them? Maybe their's says "Rest to Sound Like Trombones."
by paulyg
Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: BrassArk/Bob Reeves mouthpieces
Replies: 9
Views: 696

Re: BrassArk/Bob Reeves mouthpieces

I play the Jay Friedman signature model, and it's awesome. I've always tended towards bigger equipment because it is more comfortable for me, but larger mouthpieces often have ginormous throats that are super inefficient. The JF is a great fit for me, and the tighter throat makes a huge difference....
by paulyg
Sun Aug 05, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: BrassArk/Bob Reeves mouthpieces
Replies: 9
Views: 696

Re: BrassArk/Bob Reeves mouthpieces

I play the Jay Friedman signature model, and it's awesome. I've always tended towards bigger equipment because it is more comfortable for me, but larger mouthpieces often have ginormous throats that are super inefficient. The JF is a great fit for me, and the tighter throat makes a huge difference. ...
by paulyg
Sun Aug 05, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: In bell trombone stand
Replies: 10
Views: 581

Re: In bell trombone stand

The Hercules stand is a piece of crap. I bought one online from Horn Guys and have been meaning to return it. It has four legs for some reason, and wobbles frighteningly, as only three of the legs contact the ground at any given moment. I had high hopes for it- I carry my stand separately. I still d...
by paulyg
Mon Jul 30, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Remington with Conn 88H
Replies: 5
Views: 421

Re: Remington with Conn 88H

It's probably a great mouthpiece if you're a decent player switching to a large-bore horn for the first time after years of shredding on a smaller horn. After all, that is who it was designed for.
by paulyg
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Hissing behind soft palate
Replies: 10
Views: 609

Re: Hissing behind soft palate

Try buzzing the mouthpiece, that can tend to sort these kinds of problems out, or at least highlight what you're doing differently on the horn.
by paulyg
Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Instrument Innovations Rotary valve
Replies: 22
Views: 2475

Re: Instrument Innovations Rotary valve

Yup, here you go. https://drive.google.com/open?id=18eVsKrT788RZ30ZhUVzmfFjhQRZwdlnS Looks like some RC ball-and-socket linkages on the original thumb paddle. I know that Bachs originally had mechanical linkages, and was wondering how straightforward a string linkage conversion would be. Yes I use ...
by paulyg
Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Sound
Replies: 3
Views: 712

Re: Sound

I've had similar frustrations when trying to judge how anything will show up on a recording. I read an article recently that there is a massive difference between classical recording engineering and everything else. Classical recording is traditionally hands-off. Depending on the system, three to si...
by paulyg
Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Sound
Replies: 3
Views: 712

Sound

It's been said (rightly) that talking about music is like dancing about art... so let's write about it! I'd like people to do their best to describe their sound concept in this thread. I'll go first. I almost exclusively play classical/"""""""legit"""""""" music, so my sound concept is informed by m...
by paulyg
Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Best Case out there for a tenor?
Replies: 17
Views: 1864

Re: Best Case out there for a tenor?

I play large tenor almost exclusively, but the lightweight Marcus Bonna is a case that I'd recommend for anyone! It's extremely durable. Distributing the cost over the period of use, it's the cheapest case out there!
by paulyg
Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Instrument Innovations Rotary valve
Replies: 22
Views: 2475

Re: Instrument Innovations Rotary valve

Yup, here you go.



Looks like some RC ball-and-socket linkages on the original thumb paddle. I know that Bachs originally had mechanical linkages, and was wondering how straightforward a string linkage conversion would be.
by paulyg
Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Instrument Innovations Rotary valve
Replies: 22
Views: 2475

Re: Instrument Innovations Rotary valve

Eric, I'm wondering if anybody has requested a string linkage for one of these valves. After having used the valve for a couple months, the binding has all but disappeared. The linkage is still clanky and loose though! The action on these valves has the potential to be incredibly quick and smooth, a...
by paulyg
Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Instrument Innovations Rotary valve
Replies: 22
Views: 2475

Re: Instrument Innovations Rotary valve

Eric and Paul, Do you know if the same gooseneck was used or if a more open one was installed? Thanks!! The stock gooseneck was used. The original owner had the M gooseneck installed on the horn before the conversion and decided that it played better with the stock one. I haven't tried the M goosen...
by paulyg
Sun Jun 10, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Lower Lip in the High Register
Replies: 3
Views: 724

Lower Lip in the High Register

Hi all, I'm very curious to get thoughts on a particular subject that seems to elicit strong opinions from excellent players. Conventional wisdom holds that for most players, the direction of the airstream shifts down (for downstream players) when ascending into the high and altissimo registers. In ...
by paulyg
Sun Jun 03, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Media
Topic: My Bluebells: Unleash the Hounds!
Replies: 3
Views: 902

Re: My Bluebells: Unleash the Hounds!

I'll include a direct link to our quintet performance:

by paulyg
Sat Jun 02, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: My Bluebells: Unleash the Hounds!
Replies: 3
Views: 902

My Bluebells: Unleash the Hounds!

I performed Bluebells of Scotland with our school's brass ensemble last Friday. Have at it! :biggrin: Apologies for the poor audio quality, this was recorded with a camera's built-in mic in a boomy church, yay! I wish I had another shot at a couple of spots, but I'm proud to have gotten through it! ...
by paulyg
Wed May 30, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Instrument Innovations Rotary valve
Replies: 22
Views: 2475

Re: Instrument Innovations Rotary valve

Bonearzt wrote:
Mon May 28, 2018 9:09 pm

Bummer to hear as the Bach/II rotor valve is a GREAT combo!!!!!
The instrument does play amazing! Best Bach I've played. It won me over from Conns :)
by paulyg
Mon May 28, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: For Absolute Beginners: Bass or Contrabass?
Replies: 29
Views: 1487

Re: For Absolute Beginners: Bass or Contrabass?

If you've been "invited" to play in your school's jazz band then you are probably doing something right. Stick out a couple rehearsals on your current instrument. If there is an issue with your playing that arises because of your instrument, your section mates/section leader/band director will tell ...
by paulyg
Sun May 27, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Instrument Innovations Rotary valve
Replies: 22
Views: 2475

Re: Instrument Innovations Rotary valve

I have one on a recently-acquired Bach 42. The conversion was done by Eric Edwards and the original closed wrap endures. When I received it from the previous owner, I had major issues with the valve binding. I get the impression that the p/o did not take very good care of the instrument. I contacted...
by paulyg
Thu May 17, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: New Horn: Monke F contra
Replies: 16
Views: 1600

Re: New Horn: Monke F contra

Gives a whole new meaning to Monke-ing around...

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