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by harrisonreed
Wed Jan 29, 2020 2:53 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: In praise of the humble Bach 2G
Replies: 21
Views: 363

Re: In praise of the humble Bach 2G

It's just a simple matter of having the right cup width, rim width/shape, cup depth, cup shape (SO IMPORTANT), throat entrance and diameter, backbore shape....

Easy....

Oh wait...
by harrisonreed
Mon Jan 27, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Mouthpiece change - splitting notes!
Replies: 15
Views: 364

Re: Mouthpiece change - splitting notes!

Wild guess: The larger rim has inadvertently allowed your embouchure to shift towards the 50/50 type, and possibly even allowed/forced you to compensate by shifting your jaw forward or backwards so that everything is lined up horizontally and vertically. The 50/50 embouchure is unstable because ther...
by harrisonreed
Sun Jan 26, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Easy 88h thumb paddle replacement?
Replies: 4
Views: 237

Re: Easy 88h thumb paddle replacement?

I don't know of a drop in wooden replacement, but the part can be easily ordered from Conn-Selmer. It's probably dirt cheap too.
by harrisonreed
Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Anyone bought the Jay Friedman Masyerclass DVD
Replies: 5
Views: 289

Re: Anyone bought the Jay Friedman Masyerclass DVD

Cool. I'll have to suggest it as a burffthdae pwesent for myself...
by harrisonreed
Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:26 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: New Option for a Double Tenor (or Tenor & Alto) Case
Replies: 19
Views: 951

Re: New Option for a Double Tenor (or Tenor & Alto) Case

You think it would fit well in an overhead? What does it measure? I don't have a tape measure here with me in the hotel, but I would personally not bring this case as a carry on. I think it would fit in the larger overhead bins, but I would not want to do that to the other poor people who are in my...
by harrisonreed
Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Anyone bought the Jay Friedman Masyerclass DVD
Replies: 5
Views: 289

Anyone bought the Jay Friedman Masyerclass DVD

Brassark produced a DVD called "Jay Friedman: elements of sound". Anybody buy this? Thoughts?
by harrisonreed
Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: New Option for a Double Tenor (or Tenor & Alto) Case
Replies: 19
Views: 951

Re: New Option for a Double Tenor (or Tenor & Alto) Case

I am thinking about this case for myself. Where do the MP's go? Is there padding under the bell throat? Could you put the bell in upside down/valve up? I really appreciate your pics and post. MPs go into your preferred MP case, and then into the outer pocket. I wouldn't put them into the case with ...
by harrisonreed
Thu Jan 23, 2020 3:42 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: New Option for a Double Tenor (or Tenor & Alto) Case
Replies: 19
Views: 951

Re: New Option for a Double Tenor (or Tenor & Alto) Case

As for weight being put on the "bottom" slide in this design -- the foam dividers are Velcroed in to the wall behind the two bell discs. I've made all of mine tight enough so that they hug around each bell and prevent any lateral movement inside the case. Since nothing is shifting, all the weight is...
by harrisonreed
Thu Jan 23, 2020 1:09 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: New Option for a Double Tenor (or Tenor & Alto) Case
Replies: 19
Views: 951

Re: New Option for a Double Tenor (or Tenor & Alto) Case

So here are my first impressions of this case that arrived this week. My first thought was, dear lord, my horns aren't going to fit into this case, and it's not going to close. That turns out to not be the "case".... :good: It's definitely a Chinese made case that feels to be exactly the same constr...
by harrisonreed
Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: New Option for a Double Tenor (or Tenor & Alto) Case
Replies: 19
Views: 951

Re: New Option for a Double Tenor (or Tenor & Alto) Case

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by harrisonreed
Tue Jan 21, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Horn questions and input
Replies: 28
Views: 1395

Re: Horn questions and input

My 1939 32H has the 7.5" bell and swapping to the 8" red brass bell from my early Texas 80H makes for an interesting combo. Mellow sound but lacked the focus the the smaller bell offers. The last time I tried the combo I did not have a mouthpiece that worked for me on the smaller horns. I have sinc...
by harrisonreed
Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Playing sharp on smaller horn
Replies: 11
Views: 433

Re: Playing sharp on smaller horn

When you play Ab on your small bore, is it much farther in front of the bell than you are used to? FWIW, you should grab both horns, your large tenor and the small bore. Test out where Ab is on both of them, side by side, and tune the small bore horn so that the Ab is in the same spot you're used to...
by harrisonreed
Mon Jan 20, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Anyone Use My Mutebags?
Replies: 14
Views: 545

Re: Anyone Use My Mutebags?

No, bucket boss gatemouth all the way. Mutebag from hell holds everything! That one you linked looks like it can only hold two. https://www.farmandfleet.com/products/818029-bucket-boss-gatemouth-24-longboy-tool-bag.html That holds all! Will this hold a stand, music stand, and those big black folder...
by harrisonreed
Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Anyone Use My Mutebags?
Replies: 14
Views: 545

Re: Anyone Use My Mutebags?

No, bucket boss gatemouth all the way. Mutebag from hell holds everything! That one you linked looks like it can only hold two.

https://www.farmandfleet.com/products/8 ... l-bag.html

That holds all!
by harrisonreed
Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:29 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: How to price a stolen horn
Replies: 6
Views: 427

Re: How to price a stolen horn

Usually stolen stuff is fenced cheap, no?
by harrisonreed
Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:16 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Something I didn't know about rotary valves
Replies: 7
Views: 408

Re: Something I didn't know about rotary valves

Usually it takes more to get the plate off than just a finger nail, but that's the way to do semi or annual maintenance on them, yup.
by harrisonreed
Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:20 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: NAMM Report 2020
Replies: 29
Views: 1472

Re: NAMM Report 2020

Nice. Thanks! Seems to fit with my experiences recently When I was at ATW, I tried the Courtois line and was underwhelmed by everything they gave to me.... They wouldn't understand that I thought the slide grip for the left hand was crazy small. But if you watch that same rep demo it on YouTube, he...
by harrisonreed
Sat Jan 18, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: NAMM Report 2020
Replies: 29
Views: 1472

Re: NAMM Report 2020

Nice. Thanks! Seems to fit with my experiences recently When I was at ATW, I tried the Courtois line and was underwhelmed by everything they gave to me.... They wouldn't understand that I thought the slide grip for the left hand was crazy small. But if you watch that same rep demo it on YouTube, he ...
by harrisonreed
Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Jay Friedman Bach 42 Centennial custom
Replies: 29
Views: 769

Re: Jay Friedman Bach 42 Centennial custom

What's it cost to have a tuning slide cut? I think I paid $30 to CIOMIT and they did a fantastic job. I don't think that's prohibitive in any way. Worth it if the trombone you want is otherwise great for the application you need.
by harrisonreed
Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Jay Friedman Bach 42 Centennial custom
Replies: 29
Views: 769

Re: Jay Friedman Bach 42 Centennial custom

How is that pertinent to the discussion? Just wondering. Mouthpieces with a deep cup can play significantly flat.... To the extent that an instrument need to be cut? Yes. Many people already learned to play long on the slide. If you have a horn that it's already flat and you use a large cup or rim ...
by harrisonreed
Sat Jan 18, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Jay Friedman Bach 42 Centennial custom
Replies: 29
Views: 769

Re: Jay Friedman Bach 42 Centennial custom

Tbarh wrote:
Sat Jan 18, 2020 3:09 pm
Burgerbob wrote:
Sat Jan 18, 2020 2:11 pm
His mouthpiece has a 3 rim but is not large cup wise, with a smaller throat than something in that size.
Still very big!!
If it's got a small cup and throat, it'll play and feel small.
by harrisonreed
Sat Jan 18, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Alessi 1 vs. Bousfield O3
Replies: 5
Views: 260

Re: Alessi 1 vs. Bousfield O3

Also, I'm thinking of having Bob Reeves cut the rim off my 1C and thread it to take my DE XT threaded Bousfield rim. I think that'd turn into my go to large ensemble mouthpiece. But I'm waiting until they release the new options for the Bousfield mouthpieces mentioned in a blog post on the Griego si...
by harrisonreed
Sat Jan 18, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Alessi 1 vs. Bousfield O3
Replies: 5
Views: 260

Re: Alessi 1 vs. Bousfield O3

I have both and play both. The cup diameter (ie rim size) is IDENTICAL on both. The O3 has a cup that is nearly identical to the Alessi 1B. The 1C is slightly more bowl shaped. Also, the O3 has a very sharp entrance to the throat, whereas all of the Alessi series (and the V3) have a wide entrance in...
by harrisonreed
Sat Jan 18, 2020 12:51 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Intermediate Bass Trombones
Replies: 27
Views: 990

Re: Intermediate Bass Trombones

I've still got my eyes on this one:

https://wessex-tubas.com/collections/tr ... one-pbf565
by harrisonreed
Sat Jan 18, 2020 12:24 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: ARGHH! Tenor Clef!
Replies: 39
Views: 1102

Re: ARGHH! Tenor Clef!

Sometimes they ought to. I got handed a chart the other day with Ds and Ebs everywhere. So hard to read. Although, at that point, just put it in treble
by harrisonreed
Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: New Option for a Double Tenor (or Tenor & Alto) Case
Replies: 19
Views: 951

Re: New Option for a Double Tenor (or Tenor & Alto) Case

I am still wondering about that and if the outer case will flex against the slides while being carried. And only because it looks like the Alessi case. It just left SF on a plane. All of my concerts recently seem to be a 50/50 big band and wind ensemble split, and I'm traveling a lot with other gear...
by harrisonreed
Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: ARGHH! Tenor Clef!
Replies: 39
Views: 1102

Re: ARGHH! Tenor Clef!

The range songs book from David Vining is all mostly tenor clef, as well. Its easier to learn if the music is melodic. Then your brain can make the connection to what the next more is faster than it can decipher what the ink says. If you're mostly right, the actual reading part will make connections...
by harrisonreed
Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Doug Elliott mouthpieces
Replies: 5
Views: 481

Re: Doug Elliott mouthpieces

All hail. Everybody should just get a variety of rims and cups to try from him, dial it in, and get on with life.
by harrisonreed
Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: History of the Trombone
Topic: Joseph Serafin Alschausky in the US
Replies: 10
Views: 458

Re: Joseph Serafin Alschausky in the US

You mean the first half of the 20th century, right? I doubt it, somehow. Arthur Pryor was a sort of household name in the early 20th century, but I don't think people were scrambling to go see him. Were artists popular globally or even throughout a country then like they are today? Singers and violi...
by harrisonreed
Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: ARGHH! Tenor Clef!
Replies: 39
Views: 1102

Re: ARGHH! Tenor Clef!

I was surprised opening day of my first day of Trombone Choir. I had two pieces in Tenor Clef. I had never seen Tenor Clef before. I had to ask the fellow next to me what the hell it was. He was nice, but within three words of explanation, I knew I was screwed. I've googled it. I found a conversion...
by harrisonreed
Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Plastic Harmon / Wah-Wah ?
Replies: 3
Views: 196

Re: Plastic Harmon / Wah-Wah ?

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Yes! That was it! Thank you!
by harrisonreed
Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:41 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Plastic Harmon / Wah-Wah ?
Replies: 3
Views: 196

Plastic Harmon / Wah-Wah ?

Am I crazy, or was there a company that has recently released a budget priced Harmon style mute? I think it was some crazy purple color. Anyone remember this?
by harrisonreed
Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:46 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Ordering from Greg Black
Replies: 45
Views: 1984

Re: Ordering from Greg Black

I think it comes down to expectations. I'm speaking about stores in general here. If the site takes your money and the product looks like it is in stock, you should expect it to be in the mail within two or three business days, with an accompanying tracking number. If you get an email after this poi...
by harrisonreed
Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: Music Business
Topic: Trombonechat award for the BEST case...
Replies: 9
Views: 601

Re: Trombonechat award for the BEST case...

cozzagiorgi wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:49 pm
The text says it is made of apple wood and the buyer will have to do the interior lining himself.

I could actually buy it and use it as a coffin... will be cheaper :-)
[Imagines a crushed skull and bone dust jammed inside that tiny case...]

:o
by harrisonreed
Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: From tenor to alto
Replies: 5
Views: 283

Re: From tenor to alto

The alto has two big advantages over tenor: 1. There is easier access to the upper register that you already possess , and if you use the correct mouthpiece, your endurance up there can be better than on tenor... if you can play it in tune . 2. The slide is significantly shorter than a tenor trombon...
by harrisonreed
Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: History of the Trombone
Topic: Joseph Serafin Alschausky in the US
Replies: 10
Views: 458

Re: Joseph Serafin Alschausky in the US

Sounds like you need to take a road trip, gumshoe! Grab your magnifying glass and your deerstalker, and get those answers!

I have never heard of this musician, and it would be interesting to hear more!
by harrisonreed
Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: New Rath valve?
Replies: 24
Views: 1075

Re: New Rath valve?

Looks like the tubing going into the ports is nice and straight
by harrisonreed
Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Cases
Topic: WTB: Bass Trombone Bag/Case for Flight Travel
Replies: 8
Views: 209

Re: WTB: Bass Trombone Bag/Case for Flight Travel

If checking an instrument, I wouldn't use anything besides my Tank case. It was expensive, but I've flown with it so many times that it has paid for itself. These usually aren't available used which might tell you how good they are.
by harrisonreed
Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: 3B+ in a classical setting
Replies: 36
Views: 1010

Re: 3B+ in a classical setting

The 3B/F valve section is .530 bore, probably with rotor ports that are oval and constricted. The ports on mine were opened. Hmmm that suggests a 0.525 slide would work, right? Usually the valve is every more large than the slide. For example, a .547 horn's valve section is usually .562. As has bee...
by harrisonreed
Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: 3B+ in a classical setting
Replies: 36
Views: 1010

Re: 3B+ in a classical setting

Ok, thanks all. Anybody know the bore size of the regular 3B/F valve section? And do you mean it won’t sound good if the handslide bore is larger than valve bore? (connector issues aside). The 3B/F valve section is .530 bore, probably with rotor ports that are oval and constricted. The ports on min...
by harrisonreed
Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: Sold: FS: Trombone (tenor) - Conn Greenhoe 88HT
Replies: 8
Views: 447

Re: FS: Trombone (tenor) - Conn Greenhoe 88HT

The HT was their attempt to make a bell closer to the original Elkies, during the Gen II / Eastlake period which had used thicker bells. I played an HT for many years. The Eastlake horns were very good, and I can only imagine how great a Greenhoe version would be.
by harrisonreed
Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Music Business
Topic: Old guy rant
Replies: 101
Views: 2099

Re: Old guy rant

BGuttman wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:07 pm
I notice that Mr. Schlitz has removed all his posts. I'm leaving them in place to show his unwillingness to stand by his opinions.

The last two were also pretty snarky so don't feel you are missing anything.
Thank you Bruce!
by harrisonreed
Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTB: Good Alto with Flexible Trigger Design
Replies: 23
Views: 1294

Re: WTB: Good Alto with Flexible Trigger Design

Ouch, that didn't last long...
by harrisonreed
Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:06 am
Forum: Music Business
Topic: Old guy rant
Replies: 101
Views: 2099

Re: Old guy rant

*** Moderator hat ON *** Can you guys stop the sniping? I don't think any of it is helping the situation. If this continues I'm going to have to lock the thread. *** Moderator hat OFF *** FWIW, I'll stick up for Brad. Schlitz is a troll. He posts things just to make people angry. He claims to be so...
by harrisonreed
Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: FS: Griego-Alessi 1A small shank, NY blank
Replies: 12
Views: 596

Re: FS: Griego-Alessi 1A small shank, NY blank

Now $100! These are crazy, bargain basement prices folks. Let's make my financial misfortune become your tromboning bliss!
by harrisonreed
Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: Music Business
Topic: Old guy rant
Replies: 101
Views: 2099

Re: Old guy rant

"Ok boomer" lol
by harrisonreed
Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: Music Business
Topic: Old guy rant
Replies: 101
Views: 2099

Re: Old guy rant

This is pretty dumb. "I don't check my email" is a horrible excuse. Any professional anywhere is expected to have email access, 24/7, by clicking a single icon on their smart phone screen. It's not like they have to go into the library to find a computer a and get linked in to the "world wide weberv...

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