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by harrisonreed
Sat Aug 08, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Snake oil instead of good teaching?
Replies: 74
Views: 3534

Re: Snake oil instead of good teaching?

Yeah, this is cringe worthy....
by harrisonreed
Sat Aug 08, 2020 1:02 am
Forum: Technology
Topic: Help with recording
Replies: 8
Views: 474

Re: Help with recording

I second the Focusrite bundle.
by harrisonreed
Fri Aug 07, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: What’s your favorite tuning slide grease?
Replies: 20
Views: 766

Re: What’s your favorite tuning slide grease?

Hetmans. See Aidan's post, above.
by harrisonreed
Fri Aug 07, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: WTB Lindberg 13CL
Replies: 3
Views: 272

Re: WTB Lindberg 13CL

If no one makes an offer, these are pretty inexpensive pieces, available at Mouthpiece Express
by harrisonreed
Fri Aug 07, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Advice needed on inner wear
Replies: 34
Views: 1488

Re: Advice needed on inner wear

Posaunus wrote:
Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:18 am
harrisonreed wrote:
Fri Aug 07, 2020 7:08 am
After living in Japan for over a year, I can wholeheartedly recommend Uniqlo and MUJI for inner wear!!
:???:
The thread asked for suggestions for inner wear...so I thought...

Oh wait they weren't talking about clothes...
by harrisonreed
Fri Aug 07, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Snake oil instead of good teaching?
Replies: 74
Views: 3534

Re: Snake oil instead of good teaching?

Savio is a very inspirational person to me. A great player and very giving of his time. One of the greatest things about English is that it is widely understood even if used with minor mistakes -- in Savio's case I almost never see a mistake and his way of writing has a lot of character. Native Engl...
by harrisonreed
Fri Aug 07, 2020 7:08 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Advice needed on inner wear
Replies: 34
Views: 1488

Re: Advice needed on inner wear

After living in Japan for over a year, I can wholeheartedly recommend Uniqlo and MUJI for inner wear!!
by harrisonreed
Thu Aug 06, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: Playing with others live via computer
Replies: 6
Views: 708

Re: Playing with others live via computer

Wait until quantums come out from Intel.
by harrisonreed
Thu Aug 06, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Snake oil instead of good teaching?
Replies: 74
Views: 3534

Re: Snake oil instead of good teaching?

Having a mouthpiece that matches/works with a person's face is important as is having a mouthpiece that works well with the horn. Makes sense that a horrible mismatch of face to mouthpiece or mouthpiece to horn could cause problems. But it seems to me unless a person's has a bizarre face , so long ...
by harrisonreed
Thu Aug 06, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Alto trombone in 10-piece brass group
Replies: 11
Views: 624

Re: Alto trombone in 10-piece brass group

I have used alto in this kind of group, not for a whole concert but used in addition to tenor on first. It works well on any arrangement that has very fast or difficult parts, where a shorter slide would help. I used it to play the flute part (not just the solo) for stars and stripes.
by harrisonreed
Thu Aug 06, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Snake oil instead of good teaching?
Replies: 74
Views: 3534

Re: Snake oil instead of good teaching?

All right. Is there a consensus on what a good embouchure is, how it works, how to achieve it, and how to maintain it? No consensus. Only people who have figured it out to look to, and most of them can't explain it, at least beyond what they perceive is going on. I certainly haven't figured it out.
by harrisonreed
Thu Aug 06, 2020 2:49 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: What did minick do?
Replies: 26
Views: 2317

Re: What did minick do?

No it's not. The internal rotor is different. Straight tube through the middle. It's the same as the valve on the brass ark trombone. CL2000: https://www.bmarwell.de/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/cl-rotor.png Minnick: https://www.jm-gmbh.de/wp-content/uploads/meinlschmidt-radialventil.jpg You'll notice...
by harrisonreed
Wed Aug 05, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Music Business
Topic: Bad news from the symphonic scene
Replies: 34
Views: 2872

Re: Bad news from the symphonic scene

BGuttman wrote:
Wed Aug 05, 2020 4:35 pm
Farts are not droplets. They are chemicals dispersed in air.
Bruce, there must've been droplets deposited somewhere from this one. It sounded wet :lol:
by harrisonreed
Wed Aug 05, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Snake oil instead of good teaching?
Replies: 74
Views: 3534

Re: Snake oil instead of good teaching?

I will say that my mouthpiece size had been holding me back. I couldn't play well into the upper register, and began having jaw pain from trying different approaches. I was given an Alessi mouthpiece (DE 106 size) as a kind of sympathy/gag gift and I really liked the initial sound I got on it. It al...
by harrisonreed
Wed Aug 05, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Music Business
Topic: Bad news from the symphonic scene
Replies: 34
Views: 2872

Re: Bad news from the symphonic scene

No, those people running the venue and band did the science. They can see the virus so they know how far it can go.... ... Wait never mind. There was a joke somewhere there, but the 6 foot rule is so dumb and not based in any provable science that it makes anything associated with it un-funny. Actu...
by harrisonreed
Wed Aug 05, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Chrome Plating from Planet Nebtar
Replies: 11
Views: 643

Re: Chrome Plating from Planet Nebtar

Student: "I want to play with my tuning slide pushed in more. It's pulled out two inches, makes me look like a n00b, and I can't play low C without losing my F in 1st because for some reason the f attachment is too long and my F is flat. Can I please have the longest slide ever conceived custom made...
by harrisonreed
Wed Aug 05, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: Music Business
Topic: Bad news from the symphonic scene
Replies: 34
Views: 2872

Re: Bad news from the symphonic scene

No, those people running the venue and band did the science. They can see the virus so they know how far it can go....

... Wait never mind. There was a joke somewhere there, but the 6 foot rule is so dumb and not based in any provable science that it makes anything associated with it un-funny.
by harrisonreed
Tue Aug 04, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Are silver tones as good as silversonic?
Replies: 8
Views: 777

Re: Are silver tones as good as silversonic?

No they both had solid sterling bells
by harrisonreed
Tue Aug 04, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: King 3b 125th anniversary model
Replies: 3
Views: 526

Re: King 3b 125th anniversary model

Yeah I tried one. It was a 3B, played like a 3B, and I love 3Bs. It was not any different from a really good 3B, except that the whole package was a lot prettier
by harrisonreed
Tue Aug 04, 2020 5:01 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Small bore mouthpiece options
Replies: 13
Views: 1166

Re: Small bore mouthpiece options

DE XT105 C+ D3
by harrisonreed
Sun Aug 02, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Edwards Oft bell number and specs
Replies: 11
Views: 1127

Re: Edwards Oft bell number and specs

Bach5G wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 3:09 pm
How did people ever get by with an off the shelf 88H/42B?
After reading about Larry Minick, I can tell you that the best players didn't.

Maybe they had a different tech, but there was a lot of mods out there. Also, Conn was doing custom work on request back then.
by harrisonreed
Sun Aug 02, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: King 4B - 3rd tuning slide
Replies: 4
Views: 390

Re: King 4B - 3rd tuning slide

It's for tuning the F attachment. I don't bother using the one on my 3B.
by harrisonreed
Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Farkas style trombone mouthpiece
Replies: 24
Views: 1685

Re: Farkas style trombone mouthpiece

That's what I'm saying. What happens to the other new mouthpiece that comes with the horn? Maybe it's one of those deals where you get your choice of mouthpiece as a buyer through the shop, although it sounds like this Farkas pick was random? Not sure what that has to do with cleaning a horn. Also, ...
by harrisonreed
Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer, Chris Thile and Aoife O'Donovan on Colbert
Replies: 7
Views: 521

Re: Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer, Chris Thile and Aoife O'Donovan on Colbert

Eh, it's hard to read sarcasm on a forum. Chris hit the nail on the head. The OP must've meant "wider recognition for this group of musicians as a whole".
by harrisonreed
Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer, Chris Thile and Aoife O'Donovan on Colbert
Replies: 7
Views: 521

Re: Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer, Chris Thile and Aoife O'Donovan on Colbert

FOSSIL wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:04 am
harrisonreed wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:37 am
I too hope that Yo-Yo Ma becomes a more widely recognized musician!
What ????? He is one of the most well known classical musicians on the planet.....

Chris
My point exactly!
by harrisonreed
Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer, Chris Thile and Aoife O'Donovan on Colbert
Replies: 7
Views: 521

Re: Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer, Chris Thile and Aoife O'Donovan on Colbert

I too hope that Yo-Yo Ma becomes a more widely recognized musician!
by harrisonreed
Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:24 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Farkas style trombone mouthpiece
Replies: 24
Views: 1685

Re: Farkas style trombone mouthpiece

What does "on new horns we put new mouthpieces" mean in tech speak?
by harrisonreed
Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: Home-recording Microphones
Replies: 21
Views: 1478

Re: Home-recording Microphones

Correction, he called "distant miking" in that video at just one foot, with the ribbon mic.

For reference:
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The point is, your ideal placement may be something between those two extremes, as well!

Good luck!
by harrisonreed
Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Best slide lube for close tolerances?
Replies: 22
Views: 1630

Re: Best slide lube for close tolerances?

I know that Edwards has very close tolerances in their slides, and they recommend trombotine. Did this change at some point? I always thought that Edwards slides had very LOOSE tolerances, because the action stays quite a bit better that way. No idea. My Edwards side took FOREVER to break in. The s...
by harrisonreed
Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: A Bach 36K, 42K, and 50K3 walk into a bar...
Replies: 27
Views: 2138

Re: A Bach 36K, 42K, and 50K3 walk into a bar...

It's interesting that more mass is proposed here as a way of getting away with shorter tuning legs (always a plus in my book). Does it matter where the mass goes to get a horn to go flat? I think mass in this case is length. Some valves add more length than what they replace. Aww... Got me excited....
by harrisonreed
Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: A Bach 36K, 42K, and 50K3 walk into a bar...
Replies: 27
Views: 2138

Re: A Bach 36K, 42K, and 50K3 walk into a bar...

It's interesting that more mass is proposed here as a way of getting away with shorter tuning legs (always a plus in my book). Does it matter where the mass goes to get a horn to go flat?
by harrisonreed
Fri Jul 31, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: WTB/WTT: Large HORN Mouthpiece
Replies: 20
Views: 1346

Re: WTB/WTT: Large HORN Mouthpiece

The heck is a "frumpet"? I've heard of a flumpet. Frumpet just sounds like it's got a really long skirt and hair that's been fried at the salon one too many times.
by harrisonreed
Fri Jul 31, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: Home-recording Microphones
Replies: 21
Views: 1478

Re: Home-recording Microphones

I am also currently researching a home setup. I learned a lot from this video by a fellow trombonist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12J5qY32CWg Even though his A/B comparisons were using mics well above my price range, I found the characterizations of different types of microphones to be informat...
by harrisonreed
Thu Jul 30, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Edwards Oft bell number and specs
Replies: 11
Views: 1127

Re: Edwards Oft bell number and specs

FWIW, he has an image on his blog showing his evaluations of four Oft bells. They're supposed to all be the same, but his ratings of each one are completely different.
by harrisonreed
Wed Jul 29, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: Home-recording Microphones
Replies: 21
Views: 1478

Re: Home-recording Microphones

AndrewMeronek wrote:
Wed Jul 29, 2020 11:45 am
Hmmm - looks like I have an AKG C414 B-ULS which is a bit older but seems to be highly regarded. Kind of a long story.
That's an outstanding large condenser
by harrisonreed
Wed Jul 29, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Doubling dilemma
Replies: 9
Views: 759

Re: Doubling dilemma

Do whatever you want. It's just music.
by harrisonreed
Wed Jul 29, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Tuning Tips
Replies: 32
Views: 3706

Re: Tuning Tips

Something that I don't understand with the method of playing with tuning slide all the way in. What do you do when it's 85°F? And when sayin' tune to Ab with slide linin' edge of the bell, do you refer to linin' the handbrace of the slide with the edge of the bell? When it's hot, tune Ab to be line...
by harrisonreed
Tue Jul 28, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: Home-recording Microphones
Replies: 21
Views: 1478

Re: Home-recording Microphones

For distant miking, 3 meters, the CM4 from Audio Line is beyond insane for the value. There are so many examples of engineers placing two in a hall and walking away with a perfect recording. It adds nothing and takes away nothing from the recording, unlike mics you'd use close up. I think I'll want...
by harrisonreed
Mon Jul 27, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: Home-recording Microphones
Replies: 21
Views: 1478

Re: Home-recording Microphones

For distant miking, 3 meters, the CM4 from Audio Line is beyond insane for the value. There are so many examples of engineers placing two in a hall and walking away with a perfect recording.

It adds nothing and takes away nothing from the recording, unlike mics you'd use close up.
by harrisonreed
Mon Jul 27, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Music Business
Topic: Bad news from the symphonic scene
Replies: 34
Views: 2872

Re: Bad news from Indianapolis

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by harrisonreed
Sun Jul 26, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Music Business
Topic: Bad news from the symphonic scene
Replies: 34
Views: 2872

Re: Bad news from Indianapolis

So, in Japan it was under control. It got down to below 50 new cases a day country wide. I bet BC is similar. Then they relaxed the restrictions a bit (because, economy!) And the new cases crept back up to 500 per day. It's such a slippery slope. EDIT: now we're up to 830... I imagine BC is no where...
by harrisonreed
Sun Jul 26, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Music Business
Topic: Bad news from the symphonic scene
Replies: 34
Views: 2872

Re: Bad news from Indianapolis

“ Two American nurses contracted the disease while treating the Liberian patient, but both recovered. In other words, only two people have ever been infected with Ebola while on American soil and neither died.” Great, let's treat it as more deadly than Ebola, then. You could argue it is. It's kille...
by harrisonreed
Sun Jul 26, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Music Business
Topic: Bad news from the symphonic scene
Replies: 34
Views: 2872

Re: Bad news from Indianapolis

I did two concerts this week. We were outdoors, and the band members were all separated by at least 6ft. Masks were worn when not in seated in your chair. Sanitizer was available. Chairs were all sanitized by the band manager. Conductor wore a mask while conducting, but I was still able to see him ...
by harrisonreed
Sun Jul 26, 2020 7:43 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Bell vibration
Replies: 21
Views: 1514

Re: Bell vibration

Andyc wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 7:40 am
Thanks for your suggestion as well regarding the tape, as i forgot to mention that this also works. Sorry. However, I needed something more permanent that blends in better with the looks of the horn. Again, thanks.
You get the added benefit of the effects of a screw bell too. It looks good!
by harrisonreed
Sun Jul 26, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: Music Business
Topic: Bad news from the symphonic scene
Replies: 34
Views: 2872

Re: Bad news from Indianapolis

I was lucky to be able to play a few concerts in the past 2 months. Not sure when I'll be able to perform again. Where the heck did you do that? Not very smart of the people putting those concerts on. I saw a recent Monozl (spelling?) Brass recording on YouTube that was a straight up concert jammed...
by harrisonreed
Sun Jul 26, 2020 5:43 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: How to find your ideal mouthpiece placement?
Replies: 9
Views: 824

Re: How to find your ideal mouthpiece placement?

A common misstake is to think that the placement is what makes the embouchure work, or not. I can play the trombone with a very high place ment, or a very low placement and all positions in the middle of that. From the lowest pedal to to the at least F 5. Of course it is good to find the placement ...
by harrisonreed
Sat Jul 25, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Where is your tongue?
Replies: 15
Views: 1096

Re: Where is your tongue?

Burgerbob wrote:
Sat Jul 25, 2020 10:12 pm
harrisonreed wrote:
Sat Jul 25, 2020 8:59 pm
Inside of my mouth
Yuck. Enough of this sick behavior
Now I'm bleeding pretty bad. Gonna pass out
by harrisonreed
Sat Jul 25, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Bell vibration
Replies: 21
Views: 1514

Re: Bell vibration

Nearly the same solution as the tape or leather wrap I suggested. Surprised that this worked when the tape didn't.
by harrisonreed
Sat Jul 25, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Where is your tongue?
Replies: 15
Views: 1096

Re: Where is your tongue?

Inside of my mouth
by harrisonreed
Thu Jul 23, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Cleaning outer slide tubes on nickel alloy tubes?
Replies: 20
Views: 1446

Re: Cleaning outer slide tubes on nickel alloy tubes?

Yeah, if you follow the instructions, it says "repeat until no black residue remains". I have a whole stack of sheets that I go through until it's clean, but I'm not having to go back and do it again for days after I'm done. I think the trick is getting the sheet REALLY snug inside the side tubes (w...

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