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by FEWeathers
Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: 1941 & 1936 Conn 30h
Replies: 7
Views: 362

Re: FS: 1941 & 1936 Conn 30h

The 30H Burkle has a 7" bell, but don't let that deter you. The bell throat and taper is as large as an 88H bell. It's a HUGE "little" horn.
by FEWeathers
Sat Dec 21, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Outer Slide weight posting
Replies: 38
Views: 1830

Re: Outer Slide weight posting

Courtois AC130 Alto: 162
Conn 4H LW (1949): 187
Conn 4H (1955): 236
Conn 30H (1933): 252
Olds Super (1937): 238
Olds Standard (1946): 222
Olds Super (1947): 208
Olds Recording (1950, red brass): 249
Old Recording (1955, nickel silver): 255
Olds P-22 GR Model (1977): 266
by FEWeathers
Mon Dec 16, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Sauer screw bell
Replies: 20
Views: 1375

Re: Sauer screw bell

FEWeathers wrote:
Mon Dec 16, 2019 6:38 pm
"Ralph has a custom Schilke mouthpiece, essentially a 51 rim on a 50 cup in a special lightweight blank. It's small shank..."

^^Gabe Langfur on page 16 of the old Shires Q&A thread.
by FEWeathers
Mon Dec 16, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Sauer screw bell
Replies: 20
Views: 1375

Re: Sauer screw bell

oops.
by FEWeathers
Fri Dec 13, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Sauer screw bell
Replies: 20
Views: 1375

Re: Sauer screw bell

FWIW, Ralph uses a small shank mouthpiece on his signature Shires horn, as he did on the 88HTO with the SL2547 slide. A picture is worth a 1,000 words...

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by FEWeathers
Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Joe Alessi
Replies: 141
Views: 8578

Re: Joe Alessi

Ben Griffin, circa 2016... [Shires Q&A, what would you like to know? Post by ttf_griffinben » Fri Sep 16, 2016 7:49 am Quote from: tombone21 on Sep 15, 2016, 10:03AMWhat Shires components are most similar to the Edwards Alessi horn? In the interest of "what-ifs", because they are fun, the following ...
by FEWeathers
Wed Nov 27, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Joe Alessi
Replies: 141
Views: 8578

Re: Joe Alessi

Jim Nova has the best take on this...

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by FEWeathers
Fri Nov 22, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Olds Star Moutpiece
Replies: 5
Views: 329

Re: Olds Star Moutpiece

BTW, the Olds 1* seems to have the same measurements as mentioned in the 1939 Catalog for the Olds 1:

1" diameter cup, a "deep" cup (which turns out to be like an Elliot C+ cup), and a .250" bore (E drill). The backbore is like an Elliott #2 backbore.

But the taper on that shank, though...*shrug*
by FEWeathers
Fri Nov 22, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Olds Star Moutpiece
Replies: 5
Views: 329

Re: Olds Star Moutpiece

I have a theory about the Olds 1* mouthpiece: it is made for competitor's horns with regular small shank receivers. That's my hypothesis, anyway, as I have an Olds 1* and it fits my Olds tenors like a Bach, or other normal Morse taper mouthpieces. That is to say, it doesn't go in far enough. It fits...
by FEWeathers
Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: S.E Shires T47 w/ yellow brass end crook vs. T47 w/ nickel silver end crook
Replies: 2
Views: 428

Re: S.E Shires T47 w/ yellow brass end crook vs. T47 w/ nickel silver end crook

This might be helpful, as Ben Griffin explains the effect different materials has on handslides,

"A yellow handslide crook gives you a little more warmth. It rounds out the articulations more than the nickel silver does..."

https://youtu.be/iMUdz0OHe70
by FEWeathers
Tue Sep 17, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: Found one, thanks, chat!
Replies: 11
Views: 621

Re: WTB: Black 2G Lightweight or Regular

Yes, it's a U.S. Territory, currency is the Dollar, etc.
by FEWeathers
Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Conn 88H Hand Slides
Replies: 36
Views: 2120

Re: Conn 88H Hand Slides

Compare it to the cork barrels? Behold! https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/3WlnudTRrg3SAX50RnBZGPAsS5TzOSnCkyipQwmRO10JYvoWrWTPAa2eRC38k46jPbzCpBPvhK7q4FEfwJBnTdGSo7yh26XmYbItqkM9ROIEROs01YiwwkKpb2rZxzYHthR9g1uLycFw-R0nO2ZSuIDFxv80WEZCdWC6uU1oIt-PEqoy1dOSTN4DflJO4NLAyqREyuES2snbzXaqA8gjYgzpbnPJQM7uP8...
by FEWeathers
Wed Aug 28, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Conn 88H Hand Slides
Replies: 36
Views: 2120

Re: Conn 88H Hand Slides

What castrubone says. Pick up the one from Dillons, and have it in a few days. It could be months if you order through ProWinds, as they have none in stock.
by FEWeathers
Wed Aug 28, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Conn 88H Hand Slides
Replies: 36
Views: 2120

Re: Conn 88H Hand Slides

Well, the SL2547 isn't a "standard slide," but an optional one. As reported, the slide crook on my SL2547 is not nickel silver, https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/HSr7o_cRkWwxZ4oi26ccbko4XHUm3Ycut3_o45-5YbBRkYDu5TE4iRD2evaEkx6kZlKgSjzpqZn-6CZRA6MAb0k1L3AQRLb4V9QQmt6q5-yqTkGO-Jz6Bt0X7De-ap8naCWzr0kBQo...
by FEWeathers
Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Conn 88H Hand Slides
Replies: 36
Views: 2120

Re: Conn 88H Hand Slides

I can vouch for what hyperbolica reports above. The SL2547 handslide works very well with an Elkhart '68 bell section. The newer slide is probably only an 1/8th of an inch shorter than the original slide. The materials the new slide is made of are different than the original slide, for sure. Rose tu...
by FEWeathers
Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Sterling Silver Bells
Replies: 32
Views: 2683

Re: Sterling Silver Bells

This might be a helpful graphic...

https://images.app.goo.gl/68WBnDmTnax1JqRe9
by FEWeathers
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: 5g vs s51
Replies: 10
Views: 1162

Re: 5g vs s51

I'm with Jim Scott on this one. Folks who are "in the know" will tell you that Ralph Sauer uses a custom Schilke mouthpiece that has the rim of the Schilke 51, with the cup of a Schilke 50.

I'm not "in the know," but that seems close enough to a regularly available Schilke 51C4 to me.
by FEWeathers
Wed May 08, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTB vintage Conn counterweight
Replies: 8
Views: 904

Re: WTB vintage Conn counterweight

I reckon he's looking for one with "Choice Of The Artists" on it.
by FEWeathers
Wed May 08, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Shires Tenor Trombone
Replies: 7
Views: 780

Re: FS: Shires Tenor Trombone

Is the bell a TII-5GVNY (Vintage New York)? Or the TII-5GM?

Regardless, looks like a great horn at a good price.
by FEWeathers
Wed Apr 24, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Vintage Conn 30H Burkle Trombone SOLD
Replies: 0
Views: 297

FS: Vintage Conn 30H Burkle Trombone SOLD

A listing I stumbled across over on eBay (not mine!), if anyone is interested. Looks like a thrift store doesn't know what they have...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/254203243168?ul_noapp=true
by FEWeathers
Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Recent Conn Purchase
Replies: 21
Views: 2002

Re: Recent Conn Purchase

Not a pre-66H, or at least it doesn't look like this one in the BrassArk Museum.

http://www.brassark.com/museum/conn66hold.html
by FEWeathers
Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Recent Conn Purchase
Replies: 21
Views: 2002

Re: Recent Conn Purchase

I was chatting with you over on FB. Looks like you have what later became known as the 14H, with a rotary valve (instead of the other option, which was a piston valve). Or maybe this is what was later known as the 66H? Either way, a neat, in great shape, rare, and beautiful, horn. :cool:
by FEWeathers
Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: FS: Mt. Vernon era Bach 12C mouthpiece SOLD
Replies: 3
Views: 396

Re: FS: Mt. Vernon era Bach 12C mouthpiece

Aye. Done. Folks deserve their strikes.
by FEWeathers
Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: FS: Mt. Vernon era Bach 12C mouthpiece SOLD
Replies: 3
Views: 396

FS: Mt. Vernon era Bach 12C mouthpiece SOLD

This is back on the market, as the eBay bidder who won the auction never paid. Sixty-ish year old mouthpiece in practically new shape.

Yours for $50, with free shipping.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/E9FtbSUP2iNXvSuF8
by FEWeathers
Sat Mar 02, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Yamaha YSL-548GOAL (Allegro) SOLD
Replies: 1
Views: 362

FS: Yamaha YSL-548GOAL (Allegro) SOLD

:trebleclef: Sittin' on the dock o' the eBay, hoping some band parents stumble our way. :space4: Bidding starts at $775, or just Buy It Now for $1250. She's been a great horn for my son, and will be a great one for someone else too. Here's the link. There's a Drop Box link the listing with a ton of ...
by FEWeathers
Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: FS: Bach 5G mouthpieces
Replies: 3
Views: 593

Re: FS: Bach 5G mouthpieces

Both mouthpieces SOLD.
by FEWeathers
Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: FS: Bach 5G mouthpieces
Replies: 3
Views: 593

Re: FS: Bach 5G mouthpieces

Large shank: SOLD

Small shank: https://www.ebay.com/itm/132949968949
by FEWeathers
Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: FS: Bach 5G mouthpieces
Replies: 3
Views: 593

Re: FS: Bach 5G mouthpieces

Prices dropped, and free shipping.

Large shank: https://www.ebay.com/itm/132950095419

Small shank: https://www.ebay.com/itm/132949968949
by FEWeathers
Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Mouthpiece review website, amazing!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 1545

Re: Mouthpiece review website, amazing!!!

The 5G is #1?! Buy mine! It's waaay cheaper than Amazon. :lol:
by FEWeathers
Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: DE rims -
Replies: 43
Views: 5171

Re: DE rims -

Roger that!
by FEWeathers
Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: FS: Bach 5G mouthpieces
Replies: 3
Views: 593

FS: Bach 5G mouthpieces

I have two Bach 5G mouthpieces up for sale. One is a practically brand new small shank version (opted to go with a small shank Shilke 51 for the Conn 88H with SL2547 slide, instead), and one large shank 5G as well. Both are listed at the Bay. Reasonable offers accepted. Check 'em out... Small shank ...
by FEWeathers
Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: DE rims -
Replies: 43
Views: 5171

Re: DE rims -

PM sent!
by FEWeathers
Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Warburton vs warburton oviedo/usa
Replies: 7
Views: 1171

Re: Warburton vs warburton oviedo/usa

The short answer: location, location, location. The long answer:

http://www.warburton-usa.com/index.php/ ... ieces-mean
by FEWeathers
Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Schilke 51- 4G.
Replies: 36
Views: 5943

Re: Schilke 51- 4G.

Gotcha. Very interesting!
by FEWeathers
Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Schilke 51- 4G.
Replies: 36
Views: 5943

Re: Schilke 51- 4G.

Skeletonized? That's why it appears as a V-shaped mouthpiece? Grasshopper's next question: who does that kind of work to an existing mouthpiece, and why?
by FEWeathers
Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Small accidental discovery
Replies: 7
Views: 1469

Re: Small accidental discovery

Aye. Invest in a 1/2" box end wrench instead of living on the edge. ;)
by FEWeathers
Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Schilke 51- 4G.
Replies: 36
Views: 5943

Re: Schilke 51- 4G.

Kinda, sorta, related comment: Back in the day, Ralph Sauer used the Schilke 51 when he played his Conn 8H with the LA Philharmonic. When he went to a .525/.547 dual bore slide, it's been said that he moved to the Shilke 50 instead. I'm not sure what he uses these days, but one thing is for sure: it...
by FEWeathers
Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Olds Mouthpieces
Replies: 9
Views: 3091

Re: Olds Mouthpieces

Good info on your taper, and it figures that there is some variances in the manufacturing process. Especially given the smaller numbers of horns built when Olds was in LA vs. Fullerton. I have an Olds Super with a 7 3/8" bell, for example, when the catalogs only offered bells in .50" increments. So ...
by FEWeathers
Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS 1950 LA Olds Recording
Replies: 9
Views: 1373

Re: FS 1950 LA Olds Recording

Looks good, and priced to move. Good luck with the sale.
by FEWeathers
Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Olds Mouthpieces
Replies: 9
Views: 3091

Re: Olds Mouthpieces

At the risk of resurrecting a dead (?) thread, have any of the Olds aficionados ever found certain vintage Olds horns that actually seem like they fit Morse taper mouthpieces better than the standard Olds shank pieces? I ask because I recently acquired a '46 "The Olds" Standard, which came with an u...
by FEWeathers
Fri Jan 04, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Edwards vs Shires
Replies: 56
Views: 5969

Re: Edwards vs Shires

Those who have counseled waiting, or buying a quality used horn, are offering you wisdom, at a bargain price. Heed them, Grasshopper. :)
by FEWeathers
Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS 1950 LA Olds Recording
Replies: 9
Views: 1373

Re: FS 1950 LA Olds Recording

Is this horn still on the market? Are there photographs posted somewhere? Thx

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