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by Jgittleson
Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Magnet for removing dents
Replies: 13
Views: 303

Re: Magnet for removing dents

Steel balls in the sizes for trombone tubing don't have enough mass to be effective at removing dents, even with the strongest magnets. The large kit for tubas works fairly well, but smaller balls don't do it. If i read that right, you're saying it takes big balls to work on a trombone :lol: :lol: ...
by Jgittleson
Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Db bass trombone!
Replies: 187
Views: 7296

Re: Db bass trombone!

The lucky winner was a Marcinkiewicz 107 contra MP. Shocked? I was! You shouldn't be. The idea of plugging in what amounts to a small tuba mouthpiece to get Richter-scale pedal notes isn't a new thing. The original Schilke 60 was supposedly based on an Eb tuba mouthpiece that Edward Kleinhammer use...
by Jgittleson
Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Db bass trombone!
Replies: 187
Views: 7296

Re: Db bass trombone!

Good progress today. Had a good friend thats an extremely competent player work out on it, he's played every model I've made thus far. After a whole bunch of playing, he's in agreement this is the best ive done on these horns. Out of curiousity, he threw a different mouthpiece in it and gave it a go...
by Jgittleson
Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Db bass trombone!
Replies: 187
Views: 7296

Re: Db bass trombone!

Great to see the horn in action. I'm sure a lot of us are eager to hear it in a section. Pretty wrap with the dog legs. Does it still fulfill your portability size needs? How's the TIS coming along? Thanks! I'll see what i can do for that, should be possible. As far as size, yes, even with the wrap...
by Jgittleson
Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:15 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Db bass trombone!
Replies: 187
Views: 7296

Re: Db bass trombone!

Been a productive couple of days. Still getting used to the independent setup, as I'm still getting familiar with all the alternate positions. Took my half a rehearsal to realize i can play Eb in the staff in first with my thumb valve 😂. Perhaps the most interesting thing Ive observed while playing ...
by Jgittleson
Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Db bass trombone!
Replies: 187
Views: 7296

Re: Db bass trombone!

by Jgittleson
Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Db bass trombone!
Replies: 187
Views: 7296

Re: Db bass trombone!

Finetales wrote:
Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:25 pm
Jgittleson wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:19 pm
I'll just leave this here
Beautiful!
Thanks! And she's done!
by Jgittleson
Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Db bass trombone!
Replies: 187
Views: 7296

Re: Db bass trombone!

So most of the finish is done, just the fine details to comb through. I threw the valves and hardware on, needed to solder the finger valve perch. While i had it together i blew a few notes, and its so sweet. I have to spend some time with it, but first back apart to get everything perfect tonight. ...
by Jgittleson
Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Db bass trombone!
Replies: 187
Views: 7296

Re: Db bass trombone!

I'll just leave this here
by Jgittleson
Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Db bass trombone!
Replies: 187
Views: 7296

Re: Db bass trombone!

Waiting on one or two components to finish the independent bell section, which I am really excited for. I've been using the Db/Bb one in group now, and it does the job quite well. The only thing I haven't played in with it is a big band, but once the independent one is finished I'll arrange for that...
by Jgittleson
Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:04 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Db bass trombone!
Replies: 187
Views: 7296

Re: Db bass trombone!

Here is one persons review I spent some time with the horn. It's really an interesting design. My first description of it was that it's a "lyrical bass trombone" You have a sound and response that's much more in line with a bass. It's really resonant in the range from about about Db below the staff ...
by Jgittleson
Sun Oct 07, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Db bass trombone!
Replies: 187
Views: 7296

Re: Db bass trombone!

Had a couple more people try the horn, with very positive reviews. The main obersvations seemed to be consistent with the rest, with the best response being it should be called the lyrical bass trombone. Im waiting for parts to finish the independent one, then ill be getting it out and about with th...
by Jgittleson
Sat Oct 06, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Db bass trombone!
Replies: 187
Views: 7296

Re: Db bass trombone!

The elves were busy last night.... pretty happy with the wrap design.
by Jgittleson
Sat Oct 06, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Db bass trombone!
Replies: 187
Views: 7296

Re: Db bass trombone!

What size mouthpiece where you using in the video? To me it sounds too much like a tenor for my likings but hey I also play a big old 10 inch bell Holton. The second horn is a 10 inch holton. I should borrow a Bb bass from my friend that has a 9" bell and single bore slide to show how much closer i...
by Jgittleson
Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Db bass trombone!
Replies: 187
Views: 7296

Re: Db bass trombone!

BGuttman wrote:
Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:12 pm
Is this thing supposed to be TIS or no tuning whatsoever?
TIS. Making slide now too, but there's nothing interesting about it so I haven't shown much.
by Jgittleson
Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Db bass trombone!
Replies: 187
Views: 7296

Re: Db bass trombone!

Well i thimk i lost everyone but the independent model is looking pretty awesome
by Jgittleson
Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Db bass trombone!
Replies: 187
Views: 7296

Re: Db bass trombone!

Well i dove into the independent horn today. It took a while to jump in, since i had to decide what i wanted to make in tune. After playing the Bb valve horn, which i love, i knew the path to take. It will be Db/Ab/Bb/Gb, and Gb in first with both valves will be flat.
by Jgittleson
Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTB: Holton 180 D Tuning Slide
Replies: 1
Views: 98

Re: WTB: Holton 180 D Tuning Slide

You may be better off having one made. Shoot me a message might be a ble to help you out
by Jgittleson
Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTT: Shires Q series Bass Valve Section
Replies: 7
Views: 339

Re: WTT: Shires Q series Bass Valve Section

If you want to do it i can help you out, i can probably get a crook too
by Jgittleson
Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Db bass trombone!
Replies: 187
Views: 7296

Re: Db bass trombone!

by Jgittleson
Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTT: Shires Q series Bass Valve Section
Replies: 7
Views: 339

Re: WTT: Shires Q series Bass Valve Section

Unfortunately I love mine and am not interested in trading, but if you don't find a set you could always just have a decent tech cut yours down a little. Maybe, I think the tuning slide is a little too wide; it would need to be a little narrower to cut down and have any material lft for the tuning ...
by Jgittleson
Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Db bass trombone!
Replies: 187
Views: 7296

Re: Db bass trombone!

I know its missing a few notes with only the Bb valve, but man this is fun to play!
by Jgittleson
Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Db bass trombone!
Replies: 187
Views: 7296

Re: Db bass trombone!

Plays fantastic! I much prefer this to the other bells. All the characteristics you'd expect from a red brass bell, and nice focused projection from the 9" size.
by Jgittleson
Sat Sep 29, 2018 1:44 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Lightest weight Bass Trbs
Replies: 12
Views: 1010

Re: Lightest weight Bass Trbs

As far as an all brass horn, nothing with come close to my single valve Db bass bones with a 9" bell :D . Besides being light, its also shorter, and for any physics guys in the room you'll know exactly how importent the length of a moments arm is relative to weight and hand fagitue.
by Jgittleson
Sat Sep 29, 2018 1:40 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Db bass trombone!
Replies: 187
Views: 7296

Re: Db bass trombone!

Great news! I have been successful in sourcing bells that will work in alternate sizes/materials. I will be mounting up a 9" red brass one next. Oh, AND i can match the tuning slide in red brass as well! To say I am excited is an understatement. I am hoping the smallest size bell that qualifies as a...
by Jgittleson
Wed Sep 26, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Db bass trombone!
Replies: 187
Views: 7296

Re: Db bass trombone!

Mini update. Turns out based on a poll i ran, players seem to prefer higher copper content bells almost 2:1. As a result, im very exceited for a few promising red brass bells to be delivered Friday. I already sourced a red brass crook, so if one of these fits the magic combo i need, it should be a p...
by Jgittleson
Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Custom Bell Flare
Replies: 22
Views: 686

Re: Custom Bell Flare

It would help to know the horn/bell you have.
by Jgittleson
Sun Sep 23, 2018 6:50 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: King Duo Gravis: Is conversion to independent valves possible?
Replies: 7
Views: 390

Re: King Duo Gravis: Is conversion to independent valves possible?

Two things.

First, a lot of duo gravis bends and readily available from allied.

Second, the post configuration wouldnt allow for them to be arranged independently. Now if you want to use different valves, yea sure easily doable.
by Jgittleson
Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Db bass trombone!
Replies: 187
Views: 7296

Re: Db bass trombone!

Sorry, but i don't think you know the actual ins and out of this horn. This is a very different beast than what you are referring to. The bell alone fits no conventional dimensions, and the point is this is something new and totally different. Not to poo poo on anyone's work, but Pete's horn just r...
by Jgittleson
Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Db bass trombone!
Replies: 187
Views: 7296

Re: Db bass trombone!

It's gonna have to be REALLY better than a conventional bass to get people to even try it. Either that or have a couple of nice albums to show it off; preferably by a big name player. Remember, you have to overcome some serious inertia that says "stay with the status quo". Ive found younger players...
by Jgittleson
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Db bass trombone!
Replies: 187
Views: 7296

Re: Db bass trombone!

If you want to sell more than a handful of these instruments, you should consider Pete Edwards idea. His ideas were posted in the old TTF, and his horn is practical right out of the gate without relearning anything, or without stretching any instrument classifications. You're fighting the connectio...
by Jgittleson
Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Db bass trombone!
Replies: 187
Views: 7296

Re: Db bass trombone!

So yea, thats the long version if my thoughts. Oh and btw, you bass is looking awesome, ill get you some pics today! :biggrin: You could transpose some common stuff into Db too. So they wouldn't be reading concert pitch but they'd be using the same nominal slide positions. That would work for some ...
by Jgittleson
Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:06 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Db bass trombone!
Replies: 187
Views: 7296

Re: Db bass trombone!

Matt my issue with that is the same reason i am hesitant to make an independent model. I think its important for people trying it out to be able to play the damn thing, but its important they understand its not some imitation of a Bb bass's sound. This is a unique instrument of its own, and the nece...
by Jgittleson
Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Db bass trombone!
Replies: 187
Views: 7296

Re: Db bass trombone!

So I came up with something of a brilliant idea. It occured to me the greatest obstacle thus far in several demo sessions is no one knows how to play the horn. For the highly advanced players, it takes about 45 mins to be able to play etudes/excerpts they are familiar with for comparison. Even still...
by Jgittleson
Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:23 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: Beautiful custom alto trombone
Replies: 1
Views: 307

Re: Beautiful custom alto trombone

Reduced to $1,350
by Jgittleson
Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: Beautiful custom alto trombone
Replies: 1
Views: 307

Beautiful custom alto trombone

Really really nice Alto, .480 bore, 7" detachable bell, all kinds of machined bits. Has a true 7th position, and not a stuffy sounding horn at all, fantastic tone! Comes with new Altieri case. Anyone local is welcome to try it out. Im almost hoping it doesn't sell i like it so much. Bell is not lacq...
by Jgittleson
Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:34 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTB: Bass trombone valve-side tuning slide
Replies: 5
Views: 195

Re: WTB: Bass trombone valve-side tuning slide

Im a little fuzzy on what you need, but if you need some adapter of some sort for different dimension tubing, i can make that for you
by Jgittleson
Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:18 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: Custom holton tr 181/shires slide
Replies: 1
Views: 130

Custom holton tr 181/shires slide

This is a pristine holton 181 fitted with a Shires .562-78 slide, shires miniball linkage, and custom open wrap on the f valve. 2bd valve its tuned to g. Horn has a beautiful satin finish mixed with polished on the bell section. It aesthetically is magnificent, and plays fantastic. Only imperfection...
by Jgittleson
Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:40 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Mating bells and slides of different brands
Replies: 15
Views: 763

Re: Mating bells and slides of different brands

I did this with my holton 181 a long time ago. I hated it with the original slide, and my shires slide was a perfect fit, just needed a different lock nut. Made all the differebce in the world, became my favorite setup.
by Jgittleson
Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Db bass trombone!
Replies: 187
Views: 7296

Re: Db bass trombone!

Does anyone remember when i was going to pitch this in Eb? Another slide is on the way, so i may give it a go. If it works, that means this bell can be used with various slide lengths, to achieve C,Db, D, and Eb. Theres no telling what its going to sound like but I'm going to give it a shot. I may s...
by Jgittleson
Wed Sep 05, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Db bass trombone!
Replies: 187
Views: 7296

Re: Db bass trombone!

So if the Bb bass trombone is called the tenorbass then I guess this is the altobass? In theory, sure, although I've never heard a bass called a tenorbass before. I think the name is far less important than the sound, and the experience people have trying it. The single valve has been getting a lot...
by Jgittleson
Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Flat G tuning Mod
Replies: 11
Views: 905

Re: Flat G tuning Mod

As far as cutting, i usually use either my lathe or band saw. Then i file it a little and good to go. Id be happy to do the work for you, im on long island.
by Jgittleson
Sat Sep 01, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: This is what happens when i get bored!
Replies: 7
Views: 698

Re: This is what happens when i get bored!

Just one or two more things to machine....
by Jgittleson
Sat Sep 01, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: What’s your favorite trombone case?
Replies: 37
Views: 2935

Re: What’s your favorite trombone case?

Ive always liked reunion blues/Cronkite bags. Nice thick hide, good padding, never had as issue. I actually just picked up a leftover g series bass bag in leather from edwards for $175. It was a nice surprise since the listing is for cordura, and for that price id consider it a deal.
by Jgittleson
Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Bach 50B2 second valve extension
Replies: 11
Views: 390

Re: Bach 50B2 second valve extension

Making an extension is a very easy job, id guess $250 max Provided you are willing to use available parts, yes. If they use readily available parts, this is not a big deal. Probably even less if you do not bother to lacquer the extension and surgery spots. If you insist on genuine Conn-Selmer parts...
by Jgittleson
Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: King 5b -doesn't seem to be brass?
Replies: 9
Views: 422

Re: King 5b -doesn't seem to be brass?

Yeah thats very much brass
by Jgittleson
Tue Aug 28, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Bach 50B2 second valve extension
Replies: 11
Views: 390

Re: Bach 50B2 second valve extension

Making an extension is a very easy job, id guess $250 max
by Jgittleson
Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:09 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Horn Porn for July 3rd.....
Replies: 20
Views: 1165

Re: Horn Porn for July 3rd.....

Matt K wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:22 pm
Jgittleson wrote:
Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:13 am
Nice! Im about to fit a set of those on a Getzen
Oh hey, that was the original plan wasn't it? :mrgreen:

Haha, well technically im still using the rotors :good:
by Jgittleson
Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Bach 50AF—adding a 2nd valve
Replies: 3
Views: 291

Re: Bach 50AF—adding a 2nd valve

Matt K wrote:
Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:35 am
Parts +labor probably around $1000. More if you want it lacquered but I haven't had anything lacquered in awhile so I have no point of reference for that.
This is in the ballpark for sure. Id guess the highest 1500 including lacquer.

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