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by Doubler
Wed Jul 28, 2021 8:30 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Rustoleum Clear Spray Lacquer on neckpipe
Replies: 12
Views: 637

Re: Rustoleum Clear Spray Lacquer on neckpipe

I've used Rustoleum with surprisingly good results. As mentioned above, prep is critical. 5-7 layers is about right, as after the solvent evaporates, the remaining lacquer is thin . Technique, timing, judgment, and patience when applying the coats will be rewarded with the finish you're looking for....
by Doubler
Tue Jul 27, 2021 8:14 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Olds Studio and Super
Replies: 3
Views: 332

Re: Olds Studio and Super

How are you dealing with the lack of a counterweight? I put an Ambassador counterweight on mine to offset it being front-heavy. It looks nice, too.
by Doubler
Fri Jul 23, 2021 6:41 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Shipping a trombone
Replies: 29
Views: 853

Re: Shipping a trombone

I wonder if insuring the package affects the care/abuse with which it will be treated. I often photograph and always insure shipments and no claim has been made so far. Luck?
by Doubler
Fri Jul 23, 2021 12:47 pm
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: Locking Threads that Haven't Devolved Into Chaos
Replies: 61
Views: 1828

Re: Locking Threads that Haven't Devolved Into Chaos

Returning for a moment to harrisonreed 's original post starting this thread... Suppose a member of TromboneChat posts a comment in Tangents illustrating the perceived absurdity of an aspect of our language which is a large part of the thread being discussed and later provides evidence that is widel...
by Doubler
Wed Jul 21, 2021 10:46 am
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: Locking Threads that Haven't Devolved Into Chaos
Replies: 61
Views: 1828

Re: Locking Threads that Haven't Devolved Into Chaos

Just for the record, I made no mention of "correcting" behavior. In a society where a small number of people find themselves in a situation that deviates (deviant behavior) from the experience of most people and which is in conflict with their biology and social norms, counseling by informed, caring...
by Doubler
Tue Jul 20, 2021 7:49 pm
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: Locking Threads that Haven't Devolved Into Chaos
Replies: 61
Views: 1828

Re: Locking Threads that Haven't Devolved Into Chaos

It was in "Tangents" after all....
by Doubler
Tue Jul 20, 2021 7:07 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Pronoun Usage
Replies: 129
Views: 4654

Re: Pronoun Usage

This is more than a strictly linguistic problem. If a "he" wants to be called a "she", and vice versa, isn't it dishonest to acknowledge their preference, since the only true change would involve returning to the moment before conception and exchanging the fertilizing sperm for one with the desired ...
by Doubler
Mon Jul 19, 2021 9:02 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Pronoun Usage
Replies: 129
Views: 4654

Re: Pronoun Usage

WilliamLang wrote:
Mon Jul 19, 2021 6:48 pm

men's clubs are not outlawed.
You are correct. My misunderstanding based upon a time when this was a controversial subject.
by Doubler
Mon Jul 19, 2021 6:36 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Pronoun Usage
Replies: 129
Views: 4654

Re: Pronoun Usage

Just a couple of questions:

What's wrong with "guys 'n' gals"?

If safe spaces serve the purpose of respite from unsolicited influences, why are men's clubs outlawed?
by Doubler
Sat Jul 17, 2021 12:21 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Pronoun Usage
Replies: 129
Views: 4654

Re: Pronoun Usage

Just for the record, I'm cool with being referred to as "Your Incomparable Superior Sublime Imperial Majesty" or "His Incomparable Superior Sublime Imperial Majesty", as appropriate to the situation.
by Doubler
Sun Jul 11, 2021 5:15 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Wet lips?
Replies: 7
Views: 438

Re: Wet lips?

So, by “moistening the lips” do you mean something similar to what I first described? How do you do it? Moisten is different from wet, right? Yes, just the red part. My lips seem to need the flexibility and mobility that dry lips don't provide when shaping the embouchure. It's just a natural, autom...
by Doubler
Sun Jul 11, 2021 11:45 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Wet lips?
Replies: 7
Views: 438

Re: Wet lips?

Moistening the lips seems such a natural thing to do, and I find it more comfortable than using dry lips, which, for me, anyway, feels as if my lips are stuck to the rim of the mouthpiece. Watching someone slurp their chin, cheeks, and nose would be entertaining, for sure, and more than a little bit...
by Doubler
Sat Jul 10, 2021 10:34 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Which trombonists do you think best represents your sound concept?
Replies: 42
Views: 2352

Re: Which trombonists do you think best represents your sound concept?

Bob Edmondson. Just the right balance of smooth, rich, and brassy.
by Doubler
Wed Jul 07, 2021 12:26 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bach 36 bell with 6.5AL???
Replies: 11
Views: 898

Re: Bach 36 bell with 6.5AL???

The first one sold for best offer. This is the other one. Is a bell worth money in the range the seller is asking?
by Doubler
Tue Jul 06, 2021 12:36 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bach 36 bell with 6.5AL???
Replies: 11
Views: 898

Re: Bach 36 bell with 6.5AL???

The joint looks like J-B Weld instead of solder to me (Now that's a trivial comment, if I do say so myself.). I'd think that pulling out the tuning slide of a trombone and putting a mouthpiece in the hole to make some noise would approximate the sound of this thing. I'm not sure if I want to waste t...
by Doubler
Sun Jul 04, 2021 3:29 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Conn 4??
Replies: 5
Views: 595

Re: Conn 4??

From https://cderksen.home.xs4all.nl/ConnMpcPrecision.html : Trombone/Baritone/Euphonium Mouthpieces "All models heavily silver plated with hand burnished shoulders. Model 1 - Fairly deep, fat bowl with wide rim. Gives good clear tone in all registers. Especially suitable for large bore trombones an...
by Doubler
Wed Jun 30, 2021 10:33 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: New meaning of "stay thirsty"
Replies: 7
Views: 1084

Re: New meaning of "stay thirsty"

harrisonreed wrote:
Wed Jun 30, 2021 5:48 am
Possibly the worst named drink

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I imagine that the flavor would be described as tasteless.
by Doubler
Fri Jun 25, 2021 1:58 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Is this bell-packing adequate for international shipping?
Replies: 11
Views: 652

Re: Is this bell-packing adequate for international shipping?

There has to be a sensitivity to packing. Too tight is just as risky as too loose. Too loose, and things could bang around. Too tight, and pressure can bend things. Secure is the term I would use.
by Doubler
Thu Jun 24, 2021 9:23 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Freezing up when reading rhythms
Replies: 31
Views: 1254

Re: Freezing up when reading rhythms

I'm a terrible sight reader. My dream of a world where group leaders who hand out parts the day of the rehearsal "just to see if it's any good" vanish from the face of the earth will never come true, so I have learned to focus mostly on the big beats. This way, if a crazy rhythm or figure comes up ...
by Doubler
Sat Jun 19, 2021 8:27 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Olds Trombone
Replies: 12
Views: 908

Re: Olds Trombone

Another reason I like it is because it's farther back on the instrument, providing more leverage, thus keeping overall weight down, albeit marginally.
by Doubler
Sat Jun 19, 2021 8:02 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Vibrato
Replies: 44
Views: 1720

Re: Vibrato

Just another tool in the toolbox. Once you get it to work right, you'll have another accomplishment under your belt. It's not that hard to learn; go for it!
by Doubler
Sat Jun 19, 2021 7:49 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Olds Trombone
Replies: 12
Views: 908

Re: Olds Trombone

If it's the type that is soldered onto the crook itself, it'll fit any tenor trombone. I put one on my Olds Studio. I'd prefer that it be a few ounces heavier, but it still beats having no counterweight and being slide-heavy. It looks great, too!
by Doubler
Mon Jun 14, 2021 3:46 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: RIP Raul de Souza
Replies: 5
Views: 535

Re: RIP Raul de Souza

Another legend passes on....
by Doubler
Fri Jun 11, 2021 12:24 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Can you comfortably reach 7th position?
Replies: 41
Views: 1490

Re: Can you comfortably reach 7th position?

Yes, using my fingertips. A little shoulder action is involved, but I'm usually not aware of it; no discomfort. I sometimes think I'd move the slide completely off, but actually it couldn't happen without contortion or losing grip with my fingertips. FWIW - Tailor's tape measurement is 34" from armp...
by Doubler
Wed Jun 09, 2021 10:24 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Stuck tuning slide?
Replies: 19
Views: 902

Re: Stuck tuning slide?

robcat2075 wrote:
Wed Jun 09, 2021 9:16 am

I'm reminded of some trumpets (made in another land) that only appeared to have tuning slides. :D
:shock:
by Doubler
Mon Jun 07, 2021 8:59 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Trombone Players at Their Best
Replies: 10
Views: 7145

Re: Trombone Players at Their Best

by Doubler
Mon Jun 07, 2021 1:46 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Doubling and tone
Replies: 11
Views: 747

Re: Doubling and tone

I think that matching a sound image in your head and spending enough time behind each horn so that the awkwardness of transitioning is minimized will go a long way toward improvement.
by Doubler
Mon Jun 07, 2021 1:38 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Stuck tuning slide?
Replies: 19
Views: 902

Re: Stuck tuning slide?

Why is it stuck? Is it dented? Corroded? Is something bent? A combination of causes? All these questions need to be answered before an attempt is made to free the slide. In the meantime, penetrating oil inside and out will do no harm.
by Doubler
Thu Jun 03, 2021 8:04 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Risk of Bell's Palsy after covid vaccine?
Replies: 115
Views: 4160

Re: Risk of Bell's Palsy after covid vaccine?

patrickosmith - Q. Risk of Bell’s palsy following COVID-19 vaccination? A. You answered your own question, and others answered it, too Q. Anybody know if this is happening to brass players? A. Every one of the ~7,900,000,000 people on Planet Earth who is capable of understanding your question and c...
by Doubler
Wed Jun 02, 2021 7:21 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Risk of Bell's Palsy after covid vaccine?
Replies: 115
Views: 4160

Re: Risk of Bell's Palsy after covid vaccine?

Part of one's decision should include https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/keythingstoknow.html?s_cid=10536:%2Bcovid%20%2Bvaccinations:sem.b:p:RG:GM:gen:PTN:FY21 . Anecdotal evidence demonstrates that predictions are nothing more than predictions. Among atypical situations, I knew a 35...
by Doubler
Tue Jun 01, 2021 4:12 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Risk of Bell's Palsy after covid vaccine?
Replies: 115
Views: 4160

Re: Risk of Bell's Palsy after covid vaccine?

If you don't die from the virus featured in this pandemic, there's a 100% chance of your dying from something else, and it probably won't be any prettier, either. Plus that something else could happen before you're even exposed to this virus. Life is not without risk. Live your life reasonably intel...
by Doubler
Tue Jun 01, 2021 4:01 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Options for restoration finish
Replies: 10
Views: 818

Re: Options for restoration finish

Something to consider with a tri-color Olds Special.... Good to note on the plating over brass for the Special. Fortunately, I don't seem to have that issue of the plating chipping free! Anyone know when Olds used this tri-color scheme? I've only seen one other Special with it, and didn't even know...
by Doubler
Tue Jun 01, 2021 11:15 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Risk of Bell's Palsy after covid vaccine?
Replies: 115
Views: 4160

Re: Risk of Bell's Palsy after covid vaccine?

What are the documented/expected benefits of the vaccine compared to the possibility of adverse effects?
by Doubler
Sun May 30, 2021 2:46 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: For Those Who Also Play Trumpet
Replies: 0
Views: 146

For Those Who Also Play Trumpet

Taps Across America 2021 is this year's event that started on Memorial Day last year. If you're inclined to do so, please play taps outside at 3:00 PM on Memorial Day tomorrow, Monday, May 31, 2021. Here's the link: https://www.tapsacrossamerica.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Taps-Across-America-FAQ...
by Doubler
Thu May 27, 2021 10:49 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Suggested by YouTube
Replies: 4
Views: 316

Re: Suggested by YouTube

If you're going through a high stress period in your life, believe me, videos like these are welcome.
by Doubler
Wed May 26, 2021 11:11 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Suggested by YouTube
Replies: 4
Views: 316

Suggested by YouTube

YouTube comes up with some interesting suggestions. I hope you like these:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mtm9tRUS-Y

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4r5vPxWbZEA
by Doubler
Mon May 24, 2021 7:21 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: good books for beginner or intermediate players
Replies: 12
Views: 665

Re: good books for beginner or intermediate players

Rubank series worked great for me. It combines technique and musicianship in a very easy to follow progression, always building upon and reinforcing what you've already learned as you go along. You'll spend less than $30 for all 3 (Elementary, Intermediate, and Advanced), including shipping.
by Doubler
Fri May 21, 2021 8:44 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Treble vs Tenor
Replies: 19
Views: 945

Re: Treble vs Tenor

Grand Staff perspective works for me, too. Since I added trombone to my many years of trumpet playing, preceded by a short time playing French horn, I was familiar with Treble clef. Learning to read Bass clef was challenging until I figured out that they're just notes on a staff. It got much easier ...
by Doubler
Fri May 21, 2021 12:23 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: Hello World from the Caribbean
Replies: 10
Views: 567

Re: Hello World from the Caribbean

jelise972 wrote:
Fri May 21, 2021 1:21 am
Hello from sunny Caribbean,

I'm new to trombone.
I began to learn trumpet last year and now, I want to begin trombone.

I play other instruments also : keyboards, bass guitar, electric upright, saxophone.

Best
Joel
Welcome! It looks like you can be a one-man band!
by Doubler
Mon May 17, 2021 9:04 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Choosing a MP by Buzzing
Replies: 14
Views: 878

Re: Choosing a MP by Buzzing

Try this experiment. Part 1 - Make sure your mouthpiece is not in so tight that you can't easily pull it out of the horn. Play a note, any note. Without changing a thing about how you're forming the note, carefully separate the horn from the mouthpiece. Is there a buzz, or just a small-to-medium mov...
by Doubler
Sun May 16, 2021 9:34 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Options for restoration finish
Replies: 10
Views: 818

Re: Options for restoration finish

Something to consider with a tri-color Olds Special is that, unlike the Studio, which has a brass bell taper and a nickel silver bell flare, the bell flare is bronze plated. I also recall seeing a Special that was in wretched shape which had corroded to the point that it appeared that the nickel sil...
by Doubler
Sun May 16, 2021 11:03 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: rubber ring in slide receiver
Replies: 19
Views: 1020

Re: rubber ring in slide receiver

A dental pick would work, too.
by Doubler
Sat May 15, 2021 5:44 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Ear worms
Replies: 10
Views: 634

Re: Ear worms

harrisonreed wrote:
Sat May 15, 2021 3:27 pm
So... Invite people over for game night, and put on Taylor Swift. The first time the loud, drunk spouse blabbers about how much she "LOVES Tay-Tay", you should feel the ear worms die pretty fast.
:D
by Doubler
Sat May 15, 2021 5:40 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Bullet
Replies: 5
Views: 567

Re: Bullet

The vibration kinda resonates with one's spine, doesn't it?
by Doubler
Sat May 15, 2021 11:31 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Ear worms
Replies: 10
Views: 634

Re: Ear worms

It's always ear pollution, isn't it? I try to shove it out with something worthwhile, but the ear worms are strong, and there are only so many good tunes strong enough to replace them, and after a while, they lose their effectiveness.
by Doubler
Fri May 14, 2021 8:27 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Slide/bell angles
Replies: 14
Views: 830

Re: Slide/bell angles

I use a gauge every time I put my trombone together, to ensure it is exactly 83.74⁰ every time. Serious answer, though - I have started reducing the angle because I noticed that the weight distribution changed a bit, and it let the mouthpiece angle onto my face better. That would be 83° 44' 24". I'...
by Doubler
Thu May 13, 2021 8:17 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Brass polish recommendation
Replies: 19
Views: 1110

Re: Brass polish recommendation

I use Flitz liquid... sparingly. A little goes a long way. Brasso may not be as bad as some say, but its smell is overwhelming.
by Doubler
Thu May 13, 2021 8:09 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: More
Replies: 1
Views: 324

Re: More

What a pleasure!
by Doubler
Thu May 13, 2021 11:31 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: rubber ring in slide receiver
Replies: 19
Views: 1020

Re: rubber ring in slide receiver

In my experience using bump stops on brass instrument slides, I find that rubber compromises lacquer and eventually crushes and crumbles, while neoprene lasts indefinitely, but hardens over time, losing its cushioning property. I think felt is best for trombone slides. No contamination, and it takes...

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