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by dershem
Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Thickest, stickiest tuning slide lube?
Replies: 40
Views: 1790

Re: Thickest, stickiest tuning slide lube?

Stickiest? Gorilla Glue.
Maybe too sticky.
by dershem
Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Keep the corners tight or nah??
Replies: 40
Views: 1062

Re: Keep the corners tight or nah??

...................... on page 10 he realizes that the corners are not the end of the lips, and he does use firmness in the area below the lower lip. I do that, it's like the air/enegy focuses down to a single point, but the rest of the body is relaxed. Here's Bill Watrous showing us about muscle f...
by dershem
Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: "Alternate" positions?
Replies: 38
Views: 1041

Re: "Alternate" positions?

If you can find a copy of Tom Malone's book, that will help a lot.
by dershem
Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Favorite Modern Big Bands?
Replies: 36
Views: 1474

Re: Favorite Modern Big Bands?

Dave Slonaker is doing some amazing stuff. Ryan Haines has done some incredible CD's - he's a great bone player and writes some interesting changes.
by dershem
Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Everything Else
Topic: Missing part???
Replies: 2
Views: 236

Missing part???

Going through the book for my band, and I have found the third bone part for Al Cobine's arrangement of "The nearness of you" missing. As far as I can tell, it is the solo/melody part (of course). Is there a chance that any of you have this arrangement, and might have the part, and could scan it to ...
by dershem
Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Favorite Modern Big Bands?
Replies: 36
Views: 1474

Re: Favorite Modern Big Bands?

Dave Slonaker is doing some great stuff.
Ryan Haines has put out put some amazing CD's.
by dershem
Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: My new carbon fiber bass trombone by Butler Trombones
Replies: 56
Views: 3918

Re: My new carbon fiber bass trombone by Butler Trombones

The escalation of dynamics in symphony orchestras (and big bands) has been driven not by changes in the instruments themselves. There have not been significant changes in string instruments since the change from gut to steel strings at the beginning of the 20th century (over 100 years ago). There h...
by dershem
Sun Nov 25, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Toilet Plunger as Mute
Replies: 10
Views: 826

Re: Toilet Plunger as Mute

... the most fun is to buy a plunger in the hardware store, take off the stick, give it back to the clerk and saying: I woun't need this - can I have a refound? The last time I did that, I got it up to the counter and the clerk, without batting an eye, just looked at it and said "Trombone player, e...
by dershem
Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: Jet-Tone bass bone piece?
Replies: 0
Views: 1449

Jet-Tone bass bone piece?

My brother used to have one of these, and I liked the sound and feel of it. Someone else inherited it. :( If any of you have one you'd be willing t part with, please let me know.
by dershem
Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Contrabass vs. Tuba
Replies: 3
Views: 1728

Re: Contrabass vs. Tuba

As said above, they are very different animals. My tuba (an old Conn EEb) started out with a bass bone receiver. With a standard bass bone mouthpiece, it sounded like a euphonium. I got a Marcinkiewicz 107 (contra piece) and it sounded better, but still like a very rich euph. I had it changed to a t...
by dershem
Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Your favorite/best improv trombone jazz musicians?
Replies: 43
Views: 4605

Re: Your favorite/best improv trombone jazz musicians?

Don't limit yourself by only listening to trombonists. Andy martin used to transcribe and play Clifford Brown solos.
Listen to EVERYONE. Put in the effort.
Charlie Parker
Red Rodney
Sam Noto
Gerry Mulligan
Oscar Peterson
Art Tatum
Miles Davis
John Coltrane
etc.
by dershem
Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Mouthpiece Comparison Charts
Replies: 27
Views: 2905

Re: Mouthpiece Comparison Charts

I found the Kanstul Mouthpiece Comparator very useful, but it was only for trumpet 'pieces.
That's the only really valid way to compare if you don' have them all at hand.
by dershem
Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Olda Marching trombone tuning?
Replies: 10
Views: 1369

Re: Olda Marching trombone tuning?

Yeah, but that's not a trigger, doctortrombone. An idea, but not what I'm after. Thanks for the pics, though.
by dershem
Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Olda Marching trombone tuning?
Replies: 10
Views: 1369

Re: Olda Marching trombone tuning?

I have a Blessing with similar wrap. Yeah, the first slide is too far from the valve for a simple saddle for the thumb. Could you flip a Bach trumpet 3rd slide mech, and put on the 1st slide? I think it could reach, with right thumb in the loop. https://mouthpieceexpress.com/catalog/product_info.ph...
by dershem
Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: I took over a big band and I am officially insane!
Replies: 58
Views: 5687

Re: I took over a big band and I am officially insane!

Bands like that can be fun. I was co-leader of an 18 piece rehearsal band for the last 10 years (Been a part of the band since '85), mostly doing library work. The senior co-leader handled all of the personnel problems, and there were a lot - people would flake and not get subs, people would get sub...
by dershem
Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: What else do you play??
Replies: 18
Views: 2915

Re: What else do you play??

Brass. Primarily a trumpet player, but ... everything from french horn to tuba, though my tuba is just an EEb. Latin percussion, of course, and BG vocals.
by dershem
Thu Aug 23, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Olda Marching trombone tuning?
Replies: 10
Views: 1369

Olda Marching trombone tuning?

I"ve been looking for a while to find a trigger I could install on the 1st valve of my Olds Marching trombone - it would aid intonation on 13 and 123 valve combinations. Even my local tech is stymied. Any suggestions?
by dershem
Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Mouthpiece Material
Replies: 28
Views: 2733

Re: Mouthpiece Material

I have a couple of old Aluminum Jet-Tones. They play just like the brass ones, but warm up MUCH quicker.
by dershem
Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Wich rare horn would you buy EVEN...
Replies: 51
Views: 3622

Re: Wich rare horn would you buy EVEN...

Vintage horns? The horn I started on was ancient - a sterling silver Henry Distin, which by the time I got it in ;76 was pretty worn out... but it played very sweetly. One of those in mint condition would tempt me.
Rare horns? A double-trombone like Schagerl made for Morrison. :)

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