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by Doubler
Sat Aug 08, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: What’s your favorite tuning slide grease?
Replies: 20
Views: 744

Re: What’s your favorite tuning slide grease?

Schilke Tuning Slide Grease. It's versatile. It'll keep lose slides from moving and enable tight slides to move.
by Doubler
Wed Aug 05, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Snake oil instead of good teaching?
Replies: 72
Views: 3494

Re: Snake oil instead of good teaching?

Usually if the equipment is reasonably standard/mainstream, problems playing are related to the player. If a problem won't resolve after careful, analytical practice, an equipment change may make the desired improvement. It's a lot quicker and easier to plug in a different mouthpiece in hopes of fix...
by Doubler
Thu Jul 30, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Info about Olds trombone Los Angeles
Replies: 25
Views: 4164

Re: Info about Olds trombone Los Angeles

Thank you, JohnL. I always love to learn more, and your response enabled me to do so. :good:
by Doubler
Thu Jul 30, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Info about Olds trombone Los Angeles
Replies: 25
Views: 4164

Re: Info about Olds trombone Los Angeles

Just a few random comments: It looks to me to have been fairly carefully refinished, as there is not much loss of crispness in the engraving. Your Olds can be considered a professional instrument, or at least what sometimes has been called an artist model . At the time it was made, Olds didn't produ...
by Doubler
Wed Jul 22, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: How young is too young?
Replies: 10
Views: 890

Re: How young is too young?

Maybe a bugle? It' lightweight, and she can discover partials and perhaps mimic bugle calls played by you. Just a thought.
by Doubler
Mon Jul 20, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Bell vibration
Replies: 21
Views: 1511

Re: Bell vibration

Andyc, does it make the noise wherever you play, or just in one room?
by Doubler
Wed Jul 15, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Bad playing days
Replies: 9
Views: 1256

Re: Bad playing days

All the above. I back off, try to analyze, go back to basics, KISS, and if it's too unproductive, I put the horn down and go back later, maybe the next day. Sometimes I'll spend a little time with my P.E.T.E., just to be doing something . I believe the unconscious mind works very hard at learning, a...
by Doubler
Fri Jul 10, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Articulation
Replies: 32
Views: 2349

Re: Articulation

What an amazing discussion! This is one of the best threads I have ever read. All contributors are helpful and informative, introducing and emphasizing comprehensive, useful information.
by Doubler
Mon Jul 06, 2020 12:50 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: curious about where lime comes from
Replies: 8
Views: 717

Re: curious about where lime comes from

elmsandr wrote:
Sun Jul 05, 2020 7:58 am
harrisonreed wrote:
Sun Jul 05, 2020 7:47 am
Trees, I thought?

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lime_(fruit)
I thought that you get one with a coconut?

Let me call my doctor friend,
Andy
Clever! I like it.
by Doubler
Thu Jun 25, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Online Retailers
Replies: 26
Views: 1928

Re: Online Retailers

Honor Roll (Based upon personal experience; YMMV; listed alphabetically): Dillon Music https://www.dillonmusic.com/ Kessler & Sons https://www.kesslerandsons.com/ Mouthpiece Express https://mouthpieceexpress.com/catalog/index.php?osCsid=lolarpl7hstfib7rdlefh9p6f5 Woodwind & Brasswind https://www.wwb...
by Doubler
Mon Jun 22, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Musical Instruments Online
Replies: 11
Views: 1226

Re: Musical Instruments Online

Looking forward to a response from ihomi.
by Doubler
Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Musical Instruments Online
Replies: 11
Views: 1226

Re: Musical Instruments Online

Dillon, WWBW, and Mouthpiece Express have always treated me extremely well. Kessler & Sons also has an excellent reputation. I see that IHOMI gets excellent ratings as well.
by Doubler
Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: What are these like?
Replies: 18
Views: 1693

Re: What are these like?

Selmer made a whole range of instruments from utilitarian to legendary. Selmer Paris was top of the line, if I remember correctly.
by Doubler
Fri Jun 19, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Time to buy a new computer mouse
Replies: 19
Views: 1416

Re: Time to buy a new computer mouse

Burgerbob wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 12:33 pm
Mikebmiller wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:33 am
A mouse costs 20 bucks max. Just get a new one if it breaks.
You get what you pay for!
You don't always get what you pay for. Sometimes you get more, sometimes less, but you always pay for what you get, fairly or not.
by Doubler
Wed Jun 17, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Time to buy a new computer mouse
Replies: 19
Views: 1416

Re: Time to buy a new computer mouse

FWIW - I have had good success with the Logitech M325 series. I currently have four of them, and one is so old that it was made before they put model numbers on the mice. I had to replace one maybe 2 - 3 years ago; it was one of the two I had at the time, the type with the larger plug-in receiver. M...
by Doubler
Wed Jun 10, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: What is this monstrosity?
Replies: 19
Views: 2123

Re: What is this monstrosity?

Elow, when you mentioned monstrosity, I thought of this:
https://www.reddit.com/r/trumpet/commen ... sed_image/
by Doubler
Sat Jun 06, 2020 4:51 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: How to balance work with practice
Replies: 5
Views: 679

Re: How to balance work with practice

Man, you're a hero in your own right, shouldering that much responsibility. Please lighten up on yourself. This too shall pass. We don't want you to get burned out. Life has its challenges. Do what you can, and try to be philosophical about the rest.
by Doubler
Fri Jun 05, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Is this America?
Replies: 45
Views: 2641

Re: Is this America?

Ahh yes, CNN. I'm sure there's no bias there. I think most will agree that it was a dumb stunt. Of course, Trump joined the club consisting of Bill Clinton, whose oft-displayed Bible could have been a disguised cigar box, and Nancy Pelosi, whose Bible could have been hollowed out to contain her Poli...
by Doubler
Fri Jun 05, 2020 12:47 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Is this America?
Replies: 45
Views: 2641

Re: Is this America?

by Doubler
Wed Jun 03, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Is this America?
Replies: 45
Views: 2641

Re: Is this America?

slipperyjoe wrote:
Wed Jun 03, 2020 7:51 pm
Why Ivanka Trump Brought Her Purse To A Tear-Gassing:
https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/2020/0 ... p-tear-gas
Interesting editorial perspective. I"ll play. My guess: a Micro Uzi.
by Doubler
Wed Jun 03, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Is this America?
Replies: 45
Views: 2641

Re: Is this America?

Yeah, slipperyjoe , I saw that. Not Trump's smartest move. BUT... St. John's Episcopal Church has particular significance to the presidency, and it had been vandalized by a peaceful protest that turned the way many have recently. Should he have walked through the protesting crowd, exposing himself t...
by Doubler
Wed Jun 03, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Is this America?
Replies: 45
Views: 2641

Re: Is this America?

fsgazda , I appreciate your update; thank you; I was unaware of this development when I posted. slipperyjoe , I fail to see the validity of your change to my statement about Antifa. Shall we overlook the tactics that some members of the movement condone and have resorted to, such as vandalism, arso...
by Doubler
Wed Jun 03, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Is this America?
Replies: 45
Views: 2641

Re: Is this America?

Examples, please.
by Doubler
Wed Jun 03, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Is this America?
Replies: 45
Views: 2641

Re: Is this America?

Antifa is a movement often characterized by a willingness to use violence against innocent victims. Participants are driven by political beliefs that often are not supported by facts.
by Doubler
Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Is this America?
Replies: 45
Views: 2641

Re: Is this America?

BGuttman wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 4:49 pm
This is Donald Trump's America. It's looking more and more like Hitler's Germany in 1938, substituting People of Color for Jews.
I'm not convinced that President Trump unleashed Antifa.
by Doubler
Sun May 31, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Conn 3 mouthpiece
Replies: 8
Views: 776

Re: Conn 3 mouthpiece

The Conn 3 is and has been my choice for trombone mouthpiece. It's responsive and flexible; I am able to articulate, slur, and play any octave and timbre I choose with it. It works great for me, and I love using it. YMMV. Compare your Conn 2 and 3 yourself. Hear for yourself how each works connectin...
by Doubler
Fri May 29, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: identities
Replies: 28
Views: 2118

Re: identities

If the ideas posted are valid, what does it matter what the name of the member is? Also, a forum name often says more about the member than their name ever could.
by Doubler
Tue May 26, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Video with sackbut and cornett
Replies: 28
Views: 1978

Re: Video with sackbut and cornett

Excellent performance! It's always a treat to hear Baroque music with the proper instruments. Here's an example of playing upper partials: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CEJ-xcblCMo
by Doubler
Wed May 20, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Do you play bass or tenor? Double? And why?
Replies: 54
Views: 2835

Re: Do you play bass or tenor? Double? And why?

I primarily play trumpet, flugelhorn, and cornet, and I double on tenor trombone. I started out on alto horn as an entry into French horn, which I played for a short while. I didn't much care for the sound, as I'm drawn to timbre, and trumpet resonates with me like no other instrument. Cornet and fl...
by Doubler
Sun May 17, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Not quite repair but...
Replies: 3
Views: 487

Re: Not quite repair but...

Yes, thank you, bigbandbone! :good:
by Doubler
Thu May 14, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Practicing Multiple Instruments in A Single Day
Replies: 13
Views: 788

Re: Practicing Multiple Instruments in A Single Day

Burgerbob wrote:
Thu May 14, 2020 12:49 pm
I keep it random. In real life (still a ways off for us working musicians, sadly) you don't get to choose.

Some days I'll pick one horn. Most days I'll play two, in no particular order. Some days I'll play all of them. I try not to make any of it perfectly routine.
Exactly.
by Doubler
Thu May 07, 2020 5:03 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Trombone Players at Their Best
Replies: 9
Views: 1974

Re: Trombone Players at Their Best

by Doubler
Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: How to clean Gold Plated MP
Replies: 13
Views: 1757

Re: How to clean Gold Plated MP

BGuttman wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:11 pm
Doubler wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:54 pm
... If you're concerned about microbes, rinse the mouthpiece once a week or so with 92% rubbing alcohol.
Rubbing alcohol comes at 70% or 91%. Never seen 92%. Note that mouthwash can provide a suitable (and better tasting) replacement.
91% :oops:
by Doubler
Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: How to clean Gold Plated MP
Replies: 13
Views: 1757

Re: How to clean Gold Plated MP

Hint: If you wipe the mouthpiece with a soft cotton cloth and use a twisted corner of a soft facial tissue to dry the backbore after every use, you'll never have to clean your mouthpiece. If you're concerned about microbes, rinse the mouthpiece once a week or so with 92% rubbing alcohol.
by Doubler
Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Motivation for practice
Replies: 16
Views: 1647

Re: Motivation for practice

I habitually work on whatever I'm the least good at, which makes for somewhat of a variety of of what I practice. The downside is that my wife always hears me at my worst, and the repetitiveness drives her crazy. I try not to focus on any particular thing for over a week, as I find that I can get on...
by Doubler
Mon Mar 02, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bundy & Other "Bad" Horns
Replies: 12
Views: 1600

Re: Bundy & Other "Bad" Horns

I think that years of experience and improvements in technology result in more consistent quality, with less chance for getting a dud and more chance of getting an instrument without playability quirks. FWIW - A new car is designed to absorb the impact of a collision, rather than stay intact and tra...
by Doubler
Thu Feb 27, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Dangers of doubling - changing mpc size daily
Replies: 61
Views: 7454

Re: Dangers of doubling - changing mpc size daily

I play trumpet, small tenor, large tenor, bass, and Eb tuba. I play different rims on each, although I do use compromise mouthpieces on trumpet and tuba. I don’t know that I “double.” I DO play whatever instrument I’m using as cleanly, efficiently, and musically as possible. And I accept the fact t...
by Doubler
Tue Feb 25, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: improve my speed in Reading
Replies: 13
Views: 1767

Re: improve my speed in Reading

The more patterns you know, the more you recognize. Your brain will automatically say "I've seen that before" and respond accordingly. Also, transcribing unusual patterns in music you hear helps you sort out unfamiliar passages.
by Doubler
Tue Feb 25, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Crafty Homebrew Solutions
Replies: 8
Views: 873

Re: Crafty Homebrew Solutions

FullPedalTrombonist wrote:
Tue Feb 25, 2020 7:34 am
Gary wrote:
Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:47 pm
"Crafty Homebrew Solutions"? I thought this thread was about beer.
It can be for beer also! :lol:

My friend and I brew together occasionally and the whole brew sculpture is scrap metal and the base to a turkey deep fryer.
You just have to remember which mutes you put the beer in.
by Doubler
Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bundy & Other "Bad" Horns
Replies: 12
Views: 1600

Re: Bundy & Other "Bad" Horns

My first trombone was a Bundy. Mine was well-built, well-balanced, durable, decent-looking, slide action was perfect, intonation was pretty good, the sound was also pretty good, response was acceptable, and it played fine in all registers. All in all, I found it a nice, good horn for the money.
by Doubler
Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: New mute corks
Replies: 11
Views: 945

Re: New mute corks

I don't use Gorilla Glue for the reason that, once opened, I have found it hardens in the container, rendering the remainder unusable. I'd say that if you want to use GG, get the smallest amount you can find, as it can become a one-use product similar to cyanoacrylate. I think it's designed so that...
by Doubler
Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: New mute corks
Replies: 11
Views: 945

Re: New mute corks

I don't use Gorilla Glue for the reason that, once opened, I have found it hardens in the container, rendering the remainder unusable. I'd say that if you want to use GG, get the smallest amount you can find, as it can become a one-use product similar to cyanoacrylate.
by Doubler
Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: New mute corks
Replies: 11
Views: 945

Re: New mute corks

I've found corks as a result of internet searches, and I used to use hot glue to attach them, but lately I've used Titebond wood glue; it's easy to use, easy to clean up, and it works!
by Doubler
Thu Jan 16, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Very sweaty hands
Replies: 10
Views: 975

Re: Very sweaty hands

With latex or nitrile (if you're allergic to latex) gloves, you'd have sweat running out at the wrists in short order. You might try thin leather/lambskin driving gloves, sometimes called chauffeur gloves, available on eBay. They usually have vented backs, and most sell for between $12 and $20, incl...
by Doubler
Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Outer slide tubes not parallel
Replies: 26
Views: 2319

Re: Outer slide tubes not parallel

I agree that a competent tech should be consulted. The thought of butchering a slide makes me cringe!
by Doubler
Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Music Business
Topic: Old guy rant
Replies: 111
Views: 10649

Re: Old guy rant

Ability without responsibility results in a career that entails memorizing the sentence: "Can you spare a dollar?"
by Doubler
Sun Jan 05, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Got to vent about a tbone seller
Replies: 17
Views: 1957

Re: Got to vent about a tbone seller

Can't believe it, got skunked again! Facebook seller had a student horn, Manhasset stand, and tuner/metronome at a good price. I responded less than an hour after it was posted, said I would take it, when and where. She said OK and suggested meeting at a drug store parking lot in her neighborhood. ...
by Doubler
Wed Jan 01, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Jack Sheldon passes
Replies: 4
Views: 1064

Re: Jack Sheldon passes

He will be missed.

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