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by dershem
Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: My new carbon fiber bass trombone by Butler Trombones
Replies: 56
Views: 2916

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: 585

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: 1386

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: 1653

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: 29
Views: 3387

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: 2566

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: 1211

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: 1211

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: 56
Views: 4795

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: 15
Views: 2426

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: 1211

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: 2409

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: 3141

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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