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by harrisonreed
Wed Dec 11, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Leadpipe receiver reamers
Replies: 14
Views: 257

Re: Leadpipe receiver reamers

What's wrong with having the mouthpiece stick out further? Obviously Conn's engineers didn't think that was a problem. Why does the mouthpiece have to go in further? Perhabs, Doug Elliot can answer this question better, he makes special shanks for Conn and Courtois altos. If i remember right, BGutt...
by harrisonreed
Wed Dec 11, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Sauer screw bell
Replies: 11
Views: 670

Re: Sauer screw bell

Surely there is a way to try this trombone before you buy it, thus answering these questions the only way you can actually answer them. Sure. Travel to Boston. That is not in the cards right now. The Shires dealers in my area don't have one and don't seem interested in having one. I meant, educator...
by harrisonreed
Wed Dec 11, 2019 2:07 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Leadpipe receiver reamers
Replies: 14
Views: 257

Re: Leadpipe receiver reamers

the Conn alto has a smaller receiver than a normal tenor small shank receiver. = Wonked out leadpipe. Pardon my use of english slangisms. I consider the old 88H leadpipes that fit Remington mouthpieces to be "Sir Wonks-a-Lot" leadpipes too. I still want to know what drugs they were were baked on wh...
by harrisonreed
Wed Dec 11, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Leadpipe receiver reamers
Replies: 14
Views: 257

Re: Leadpipe receiver reamers

To make normal shank tapers work in wonky leadpipes, like the Conn alto has. But this seems not too safe.
by harrisonreed
Tue Dec 10, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Sauer screw bell
Replies: 11
Views: 670

Re: Sauer screw bell

I have a few questions about the Sauer. I currently play a 13xxx Corporation 36B in brass band. I'm thinking seriously about adding a Shires Sauer to the stable. Surely there is a way to try this trombone before you buy it, thus answering these questions the only way you can actually answer them.
by harrisonreed
Tue Dec 10, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Joe Alessi
Replies: 134
Views: 6474

Re: Joe Alessi

I don't see how a three inch long pipe with a choke point of .27 inches could have the same amount of resistance as an 8 foot long pipe with a choke point of .27 inches. The amount of air it would take to get a mouthpiece to push back on you and produce a harmonic series would be insane. That's why ...
by harrisonreed
Tue Dec 10, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Joe Alessi
Replies: 134
Views: 6474

Re: Joe Alessi

Yes ^ the answers above are what I think too. I think somehow that the room is related to it as well. In a huge echo chamber, pretty much any horn will just about play itself. In a dead, stuffy room that is full of people somehow that same horn becomes dead and hard to play. That's usually when I f...
by harrisonreed
Tue Dec 10, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Joe Alessi
Replies: 134
Views: 6474

Re: Joe Alessi

Yes ^ the answers above are what I think too. I think somehow that the room is related to it as well. In a huge echo chamber, pretty much any horn will just about play itself. In a dead, stuffy room that is full of people somehow that same horn becomes dead and hard to play. That's usually when I fi...
by harrisonreed
Tue Dec 10, 2019 5:57 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Leadpipe receiver reamers
Replies: 14
Views: 257

Re: Leadpipe receiver reamers

How do you use it?
by harrisonreed
Tue Dec 10, 2019 4:18 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Joe Alessi
Replies: 134
Views: 6474

Re: Joe Alessi

I just tweaked my harmonic bridge to help increase the resistance on my 396 for an upcoming gig that has a ton of playing and many big passages (when I'm not on my 3B for the big band charts). It's a new one for me to have someone asking for more trombone through the rehearsal, and the extra resista...
by harrisonreed
Mon Dec 09, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Radical Mouthpiece size change
Replies: 15
Views: 788

Re: Radical Mouthpiece size change

It's probably the mouthpiece. It's possible to play pedal C0's even on small bore tenor trombones (like a 3BF) There's a big difference between a bass and tenor ... But not even close to the difference between a trombone and, say, a tuba.
by harrisonreed
Mon Dec 09, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Bob Reeves
Replies: 2
Views: 171

Re: Bob Reeves

They did a rim threading job that was so good and so seamless for my DE mouthpiece. Really great team.
by harrisonreed
Mon Dec 09, 2019 2:09 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Joe Alessi
Replies: 134
Views: 6474

Re: Joe Alessi

Got it!
by harrisonreed
Mon Dec 09, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Joe Alessi
Replies: 134
Views: 6474

Re: Joe Alessi

Ahhh so it's the soldering and brazing, etc. Even attaching the flare onto the stem? Wow!
by harrisonreed
Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Joe Alessi
Replies: 134
Views: 6474

Re: Joe Alessi

I still don't understand how "parts manufactured in MA, but assembled in China" makes sense for modular horns ...

I can assemble a modular horn in about two minutes for free.
by harrisonreed
Sun Dec 08, 2019 2:09 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: FS: Griego-Alessi 1A small shank, NY blank
Replies: 3
Views: 158

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

Now $160. This is a $65 discount from retail for a mouthpiece that might as well be brand new. Found the original box too!
by harrisonreed
Sun Dec 08, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Watch Out!
Replies: 0
Views: 115

Watch Out!

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Be careful out there, kids!
by harrisonreed
Sat Dec 07, 2019 6:08 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Griego-Alessi Mouthpieces
Replies: 4
Views: 227

Re: Griego-Alessi Mouthpieces

The one I recently bought was the same blank. Haha, just caught that autocorrect on my post. Mouthpiece =X= mother.....
by harrisonreed
Sat Dec 07, 2019 4:42 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Griego-Alessi Mouthpieces
Replies: 4
Views: 227

Re: Griego-Alessi Mouthpieces

Just the small shank. It plays like you'd expect a light blank to play. You're not as locked in. Can be great. But having a super stable mouthpiece can be great too.
by harrisonreed
Sat Dec 07, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Christmas CDs
Replies: 15
Views: 353

Re: Christmas CDs

Not a CD... But certainly the only music that captures the spirit of the holiday... https://youtu.be/Zc8TYsYb5i0 "The only bells that ring there are the clanging chimes of doom" "Oh tonight thank God it's them, instead of you" "Where nothing ever grows, no rain or rivers flow" "Do they know it's Chr...
by harrisonreed
Fri Dec 06, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Everything Else
Topic: ISO: Scans of Wagenseil, Albrechtsberger, Haydn, Mozart concerti
Replies: 0
Views: 68

ISO: Scans of Wagenseil, Albrechtsberger, Haydn, Mozart concerti

I am in search of scans of the original parts, scores, etc of the four big works that are from the 18th century featuring the trombone as solo instrument. I have one of the two sets of parts for the Wagenseil already, but want both. For the Haydn and Mozart, I'd prefer the entire work, and not just ...
by harrisonreed
Fri Dec 06, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: FS: Griego-Alessi 1A small shank, NY blank
Replies: 3
Views: 158

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

Now $175. You "I only play large bore" folks are missing out! :)
by harrisonreed
Thu Dec 05, 2019 5:15 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Keeping a horn "original"
Replies: 18
Views: 534

Re: Keeping a horn "original"

Unless they already play on Doug Elliott mouthpieces or Remingtons, people who have old Elkie 88Hs with the original leadpipes in them are missing out. That's a no brainer mod. We wouldn't know who Larry Minick was if you couldn't fix something that wasn't broken. Brass Ark is continuing that tradit...
by harrisonreed
Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: FS: Doug Elliott XT105 rim, gold plate
Replies: 3
Views: 167

FS: Doug Elliott XT105 rim, gold plate

Up for sale is my DE XT105 rim in gold plate. There is one scratch that is visible in the top down view. This does not affect playability in any way and I can't feel it on my chops. I've switched to a rounded rim that is slightly larger in diameter. Otherwise I'd still be using this on my small bore...
by harrisonreed
Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: FS: Griego-Alessi 1A small shank, NY blank
Replies: 3
Views: 158

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

Up for sale is my Griego Alessi 1A, small shank mouthpiece in bright silver plate. There is no damage to any part of this mouthpiece -- I have played it for four years and it might as well be brand new. This is the New York blank version, which is different from the current version using the Taylor ...
by harrisonreed
Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:11 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Harmonic Bridge
Replies: 15
Views: 1344

Re: Harmonic Bridge

Why is the need to know immediate, though? Obviously the two models are different in other ways as well. They are two different horns. It's too bad that Edwards didn't release the original Alessi model with interchangeable leadpipes like Shires is doing... Maybe the new AR model will
by harrisonreed
Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Harmonic Bridge
Replies: 15
Views: 1344

Re: Harmonic Bridge

I think it is one of the most innovative, if ignorantly resisted, developments in trombone design. The only bad part is that once you find what works the best ... that's kind of the end of the fun you have with it. Well, Edwards got a patent on it. So unless they license it sufficiently cheap, othe...
by harrisonreed
Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Gig bag
Replies: 11
Views: 422

Re: Gig bag

Honestly, the allure of a gig bag vanishes the first time you find a dent in a place that makes no sense, and you can't remember ever doing anything to get a dent there. Especially if your slide suddenly is busted in the "premium" gig bag you shelled out $500 for. The hard cases with backpack straps...
by harrisonreed
Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Harmonic Bridge
Replies: 15
Views: 1344

Re: Harmonic Bridge

I think it is one of the most innovative, if ignorantly resisted, developments in trombone design. The only bad part is that once you find what works the best ... that's kind of the end of the fun you have with it.
by harrisonreed
Sun Dec 01, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Carry all?
Replies: 9
Views: 235

Re: Carry all?

sacfxdx wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 5:13 pm
I use this.

https://www.farmandfleet.com/products/8 ... zUQAvD_BwE
^ that's "The Mute Bag From Hell" ! I forgot what it was called!
by harrisonreed
Sun Dec 01, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Carry all?
Replies: 9
Views: 235

Re: Carry all?

I thought this would be about the upcoming Dune 2020 movie. Alas, this thread isn't about giant flying wings that carry harvester-factories off the spice sands...

I've got one of them Mute Bags From Hell. That thing rocks.
by harrisonreed
Sat Nov 30, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Joe Alessi
Replies: 134
Views: 6474

Re: Joe Alessi

Looks like it's pretty much a shires version of the T-396A, down to the rose brass slide outers and yellow brass crook. Though, no harmonic bridge. Yep. I have to wonder then why did he switch if the horn is so similar? I hope bridges weren't completely burned between him and Christian. You mean ha...
by harrisonreed
Sat Nov 30, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Joe Alessi
Replies: 134
Views: 6474

Re: Joe Alessi

Burgerbob wrote:
Sat Nov 30, 2019 10:20 pm
harrisonreed wrote:
Sun Nov 24, 2019 4:42 pm

He probably was just borrowing his section mates' backup horn. Probably not a big deal.
Welp.

Interesting he still has the Griego mouthpiece in the photo. I wonder if that will change soon as well.
Haha! Outstanding
by harrisonreed
Sat Nov 30, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: WTB: Tenor mouthpiece with remington shank
Replies: 10
Views: 646

Re: WTB: Tenor mouthpiece with remington shank

They don't even have it listed in their massive catalogue. Must not be in production. How does one order the custom stuff they say they can do, anyways?
by harrisonreed
Sat Nov 30, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: WTB: Tenor mouthpiece with remington shank
Replies: 10
Views: 646

Re: WTB: Tenor mouthpiece with remington shank

https://www.hickeys.com/music/brass/tro ... -shank.php

Nailed it! I don't think there is such a thing as a "Bach 5GR" designated mouthpiece.
by harrisonreed
Sat Nov 30, 2019 12:55 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Radical Mouthpiece size change
Replies: 15
Views: 788

Re: Radical Mouthpiece size change

For me a mouthpiece switch can be a help to tweak the instrument to a context. That's how I look at the function of the mouthpiece nowdays. You could look at the mouthpiece differently, as the extension of you, as an adapter, to make every instrument playable for you with the same feel in your lips...
by harrisonreed
Fri Nov 29, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Radical Mouthpiece size change
Replies: 15
Views: 788

Re: Radical Mouthpiece size change

I had played on rims for nearly 15 years that were smaller in diameter than a 5G because that's what I used. For no other reason than that. I used to get jaw pain after playing long gigs and my upper resister was never that good. On a whim I bought a much larger rim mouthpiece. I wish I had done tha...
by harrisonreed
Thu Nov 28, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Does Marcus Bonna make custom bags?
Replies: 11
Views: 378

Re: Does Marcus Bonna make custom bags?

Altieri has been redesigning their bags for brass for a long time. Nothing available for brass until that's done
by harrisonreed
Thu Nov 28, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: The Bach 42 Thread
Replies: 28
Views: 1325

Re: The Bach 42 Thread

So many people commenting that the old Bach 42Ts are the bomb.
by harrisonreed
Thu Nov 28, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: The Bach 42 Thread
Replies: 28
Views: 1325

Re: The Bach 42 Thread

Here's a 42 I'd love to try:

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Sawday 42 refit.

http://www.brassark.com/arkupdatedtrombones.html

Anybody tried one of these?
by harrisonreed
Thu Nov 28, 2019 5:47 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Does Marcus Bonna make custom bags?
Replies: 11
Views: 378

Re: Does Marcus Bonna make custom bags?

> Your company is called "Glenn Cronkhite Custom Cases". Why can't you make me a custom case? Glenn was very good at making patterns very quickly, and he was famous for taking on almost anything. We won’t be able to even think about adding this service... Presumably, this is to save people from suc...
by harrisonreed
Wed Nov 27, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: The Bach 42 Thread
Replies: 28
Views: 1325

Re: The Bach 42 Thread

I got to try a friend's 42T back in the early 2000s, and it was outstanding. I wanted that horn. Never found a 42 anything that played that well after that.
by harrisonreed
Wed Nov 27, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Identification trombone - "ARTIST"
Replies: 5
Views: 363

Re: Identification trombone - "ARTIST"

Based on the left handed slide, I would suspect that it is not an American or British design. Did it come with white gloves?
by harrisonreed
Tue Nov 26, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Monsieur Lindberg
Replies: 2
Views: 287

Re: Monsieur Lindberg

by harrisonreed
Mon Nov 25, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Volume vs. Sound
Replies: 8
Views: 629

Re: Volume vs. Sound

GBP wrote:
Mon Nov 25, 2019 12:23 pm

The difference in sound and volume are both very close.
This is the great mystery of music and life, though.

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