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by bigbandbone
Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: The 72H mouthpiece solution
Replies: 2
Views: 161

The 72H mouthpiece solution

When I bought my 72H it did not come with a mouthpiece. I knew it was designed to accept a Remington shank mouthpiece. Although Rem shank mouthpieces are available, the are costly, and you are usually buying blind. Kinda scary to plop down that much scratch not knowing if you will like it! Here's wh...
by bigbandbone
Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Bob Reeves
Replies: 2
Views: 156

Bob Reeves

Just got my Bach 1/2G back from Bob Reeves. They converted it to Remington shank for my 72H. Beautiful work and very quick service. I highly recommend them!
by bigbandbone
Sat Dec 07, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Bottom End Shuffle
Replies: 0
Views: 165

Bottom End Shuffle

Has anyone here tackled Bottom End Shuffle on a single rotor axe? Doable? Sounds like some B naturals toward the end of the bass bone punch solo. E-pull just for the solo?
https://www.ejazzlines.com/bottom-end-s ... yan-haines
by bigbandbone
Sat Dec 07, 2019 4:50 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Brasslab 72H w/open wrap mod
Replies: 5
Views: 483

Re: FS: Brasslab 72H w/open wrap mod

Would please post more pics of Bell condition & engraving? Is case included?
by bigbandbone
Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Gig bag
Replies: 11
Views: 418

Re: Gig bag

Back in the 70's I bought a Giardinelli gig bag. I thought I was a really cool and hip bone player. After one ride on a crowded NYC subway car I didn't think it was cool anymore! Slide got squeezed/bent. Big $'s to fix.
IMHO - Don't waste your money on a gig bag.
by bigbandbone
Wed Dec 04, 2019 6:25 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Recommendations for a single valve bass
Replies: 16
Views: 841

Re: Recommendations for a single valve bass

Be sure to buy a horn that you can e-pull the f slide. You don't encounter too many sustained low C's & B's, but when you do it's nice to be able to play them in the correct octave. I just had to make an e-pull last night with my 72H in a big band.
by bigbandbone
Mon Dec 02, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Question about using a strap type support
Replies: 3
Views: 118

Question about using a strap type support

After reading all the posts about the different grips I think a strap type like the Yamaha would work best for me.

If I have to pick my horn up off my horn stand quickly is it easy to get into?
by bigbandbone
Sun Dec 01, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Carry all?
Replies: 9
Views: 230

Carry all?

What do you use to carry all your stuff? I've got a Peak stand with collapsible desk which is 27" long. My K&M stand that's even longer. A thick big band book. And all those bass bone mutes.
I'd like to be able to carry it all in one "something" and the horn in the other hand!
What do you use?
by bigbandbone
Sat Nov 30, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Your favorite bass bone hand brace?
Replies: 19
Views: 1331

Re: Your favorite bass bone hand brace?

A few grip questions.
First, does the Get A Grip stay attached to the horn when you set it down, and can it be made to fit a Conn 72H?
Second, my 72H has two gussets. One in front and one behind the brace. Will a Neotech grip fit it?
Thanks!
by bigbandbone
Sat Nov 30, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Neotech grip vs Yamaha strap
Replies: 25
Views: 714

Re: Neotech grip vs Yamaha strap

I thought those were long gone. That was my first strap, used it until it disintegrated. When I looked for a replacement the only option was Yamaha. I just picked one up. $30 included shipping. http://clebschstrap.com Thanks for the link! They list two for trombone, but do not give descriptions. Wh...
by bigbandbone
Fri Nov 29, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Spontaneous Pneumothorax
Replies: 9
Views: 345

Re: Spontaneous Pneumothorax

When I was in paramedic training I learned that tall, thin, young men had a pre-disposition to spontaneous pneumothorax. Does this physical description fit you?
by bigbandbone
Fri Nov 29, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Spontaneous Pneumothorax
Replies: 9
Views: 345

Re: Spontaneous Pneumothorax

I started having chest pain after a performance also. For me it ended up being blood clots in both lungs. I'm still on blood thinners going on 6 months. But still playing.
by bigbandbone
Fri Nov 22, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Converting from standard shank to Remington shank
Replies: 4
Views: 279

Converting from standard shank to Remington shank

When I get back to my home shop in a couple of weeks I'm going to experiment with converting standard shanks to Brown and Sharpe taper shanks.
How many degrees of taper does a Brown and Sharpe taper have?
by bigbandbone
Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: 72H vs 71H
Replies: 4
Views: 478

72H vs 71H

Between the 71H and 72H is one more suited for big band jazz work and the other more suited to symphony orchestra symphony band work. I'm very lucky in that I live in Cleveland OH but spend the winters in FL. I have a 72H. Checking it through as luggage when we fly is a pain and nerve racking. I'm t...
by bigbandbone
Thu Nov 21, 2019 5:33 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Connstellation 3B Mouthpiece
Replies: 2
Views: 283

Re: Connstellation 3B Mouthpiece

I've been looking for one for months to use with my 72H. Hard to find!
by bigbandbone
Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: E-pull
Replies: 9
Views: 267

Re: E-pull

Traditionally we'd pull close to the low B and go back after; both during rests. There was actually an attachment that was ONLY in E in use in the early 20th Century, but surprisingly it seems to have been used only on tenor trombones. With the absolute dominance of double trigger bass trombones th...
by bigbandbone
Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: E-pull
Replies: 9
Views: 267

E-pull

I'm practicing the e-pull excercises in the GR book and was curious why this skill is never discussed here? I purposely bought a single rotor horn because the music I play generally doesn't have low B's and not having that second rotor saves some weight that this old man doesn't have to hold up! But...
by bigbandbone
Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Reinhart Pivot System Studies
Replies: 12
Views: 592

Re: Reinhart Pivot System Studies

I studied with Doc in the early 70's. Once a month for a least a year. My recollection of that period of my life is hazy (it was the 70's) but As I remember it my first lesson was 4 hours long. In those hours he did an in depth evaluation of my embouchure, teeth, mouthpiece placement, identified the...
by bigbandbone
Sat Nov 16, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Ferguson M series large shank mouthpiece
Replies: 3
Views: 197

Re: Ferguson M series large shank mouthpiece

hyperbolica wrote:
Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:17 am
I play the V and the L, which I like very much for small bass and bass respectively. They give more center to the sound than other equivalent size pieces.
Do you get that more centered sound throughout the entire range of the bass, or only the low stuff?
by bigbandbone
Sat Nov 16, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: Technology
Topic: Making play-a-long tracks
Replies: 10
Views: 332

Making play-a-long tracks

I'm not very tech savvy so I hope this isn't a dumb question!
Is there some kind of app, program, or device that can remove a lead line from a recording and effectively turn it into a play-a-long track?
There are so many recordings I'd love to do this to!
by bigbandbone
Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Bass bone cup mutes
Replies: 10
Views: 463

Bass bone cup mutes

Stonelined list 2 bass bone cup mutes. Which one do I buy for Conn 72H with 9 1/2" bell. Standard or extra large?
Thanks in advance for info.
by bigbandbone
Tue Nov 12, 2019 5:59 am
Forum: Technology
Topic: Loud metronomes?
Replies: 11
Views: 416

Re: Loud metronomes?

I downloaded a metronome app on iPad. Use a 1/8" to 1/4" patch cord into an old 15 watt guitar amp. It's as load as you want it! I also use the set up for practicing with play-a-long tracks!
by bigbandbone
Tue Nov 12, 2019 5:50 am
Forum: Music Business
Topic: Shipping costs
Replies: 11
Views: 476

Re: Shipping costs

The last time I shipped a small bore in it's case it cost $110. For me in Ohio the big delineator seems to be the Mississippi River. East of the river prices are reasonable. West of the Mississippi, they want the deed to your house and first born child! A good percentage of my repair business before...
by bigbandbone
Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Connecting pedal register
Replies: 12
Views: 755

Re: Connecting pedal register

I'm currently having to expand my pedal register, as I now have some more "modern" bass trombone parts, that actually call for isolated pedal F notes. Previously i'd only been playing orchestral bass trombone, which in many ways is barely bass trombone. I've gotta print out that George Roberts book...
by bigbandbone
Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Connecting pedal register
Replies: 12
Views: 755

Re: Connecting pedal register

"Let's Play Bass Tombone" by George Roberts will get you there. Somebody posted a PDF of the whole book a little while ago here. I'm sure a search will find it. Helped me immensely!
by bigbandbone
Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:50 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: What we're doing
Replies: 281
Views: 37771

Re: What we're doing

Last night I played the lead book for a big band rehearsal on the wrong equipment... I brought my Duo Gravis in the mistaken belief that I was playing the bass book. :weep: I made it work. It was a good lesson in keeping the burn and bark in the upper registers of the horn. But the chops are defini...
by bigbandbone
Sat Nov 09, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Any Benge players out there?
Replies: 28
Views: 1711

Re: Any Benge players out there?

I play a Conn 72H with a Benge 1 1/2G mouthpiece. It's working good for me.
by bigbandbone
Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Here we go again
Replies: 13
Views: 598

Here we go again

I'm still looking for a Remington shank mouthpiece for my 72H. I had ordered one from a well known maker but after many production delays and problems he refunded my payment. So, I'd like something 1 1/2 G in size, but with a V cup. What mouthpiece Makers should I be looking at? I cannot find the la...
by bigbandbone
Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Conn 3B bass bone mouthpiece
Replies: 0
Views: 145

Conn 3B bass bone mouthpiece

Does anyone have a Conn 3B bass bone they would sell?
PM or email me if you do.
Thanks
by bigbandbone
Wed Oct 30, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Your most mind blowing experience playing trombone
Replies: 1
Views: 242

Re: Your most mind blowing experience playing trombone

Trading 8's, 4's, 2's with Bill Watrous at Sally's Bananas in Vegas. He could of cut me up bad, but instead we just had fun!
by bigbandbone
Sun Oct 27, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Replace string rotary valve with different mechanism?
Replies: 20
Views: 3439

Re: Replace string rotary valve with different mechanism?

Both from a player's perspective and a repairman's perspective I much prefer a string linkage. YouTube has a number of good " how to" videos so you can do it on your own at zero cost. My only advice is only use the yellow Yamaha string on Yamaha horns. It's too thick for most other horns and especia...
by bigbandbone
Sat Oct 26, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Al Grey - The More I See You
Replies: 7
Views: 412

Re: Al Grey - The More I See You

WOW!
by bigbandbone
Sat Oct 26, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Let's Play Bass Trombone by GR
Replies: 4
Views: 871

Re: Let's Play Bass Trombone by GR

I've finally worked my way through this entire book! I took my time and practiced each excercise until I could play them confidently without any mistakes. The improvement in my playing is really impressive. Even in e-pull playing. It has made me a much better bass trombone player! Thank you again ti...
by bigbandbone
Wed Oct 23, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: WTB Conn 3B bass trombone mouthpiece with Remington Shank
Replies: 2
Views: 146

Re: WTB Conn 3 bass trombone mouthpiece with Remington Shank

BGuttman wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 3:37 pm
The bass trombone mouthpiece is 3B. I've never seen a Conn 3 with a Remington (B&S) shank. If the 3B is too big you could try a Remington (about the size of a Bach 5G).
My mistake. I'm looking to acquire a 3B. Thanks for the correction.
by bigbandbone
Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: WTB Conn 3B bass trombone mouthpiece with Remington Shank
Replies: 2
Views: 146

WTB Conn 3B bass trombone mouthpiece with Remington Shank

Does anybody have one they are willing to sell? Please PM me with picture and price. Thanks
by bigbandbone
Wed Oct 23, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Buescher Slide Lock
Replies: 2
Views: 177

Re: Buescher Slide Lock

Buescher was taken over by Bundy (Selmer). You might try a Bundy slide lock. This is just a shot in the dark.
by bigbandbone
Tue Oct 22, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Marcinkiewicz
Replies: 1
Views: 284

Marcinkiewicz

Does anybody know what's going on with Marcinkiewicz?
I've been emailing and leaving voice mails about a mouthpiece I have on order and I'm not getting any replies.
by bigbandbone
Tue Oct 22, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Favorite music to play
Replies: 6
Views: 346

Re: Favorite music to play

Definitely big band.
by bigbandbone
Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Spit valve
Replies: 7
Views: 446

Re: Spit valve

Drilling a larger hole in an Amado won't do any good unless you also machine a wider & deeper drainage channel in the piston. It's a tricky little bit of machining, but it does improve drainage. I did it on both of my small bores and it works much better.
by bigbandbone
Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:45 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Does it matter what horn you play?
Replies: 57
Views: 3125

Re: Does it matter what horn you play?

Yes it does. If you cannot afford much of a horn, it matters less. If you want to chat about your horn and how much you like it, it matters more. If you play on a horn that has been customized, we want to know. If you are going to criticize a person for talking about there horn, you do not matter. ...
by bigbandbone
Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Does it matter what horn you play?
Replies: 57
Views: 3125

Re: Does it matter what horn you play?

In my youth I was a hardcore King guy. When I started playing again I put together Conn 4H clone based on a Conn 20H. Even after all the intervening years, I definitely heard a difference.
by bigbandbone
Sun Oct 06, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: George Roberts equipment
Replies: 66
Views: 2977

Re: George Roberts equipment

Ok folks, I'm the OP and asked the original question because I was curious about the chronology of GR's equipment. That's all, just curious. As a follow up question I am also curious as to why he changed equipment? His decision making process would be interesting. Does anyone have any knowledge of t...
by bigbandbone
Sat Oct 05, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Too bright and too much bite?
Replies: 22
Views: 1185

Re: Too bright and too much bite?

Over a 40+ year career as a band instrument repairman I did a lot of modification work for some very accomplished professional musicians. The work I did for them taught me that anything that inhibits the bell from vibrating (causing less high partials to sound) creates a darker sound. Anything that ...
by bigbandbone
Fri Oct 04, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Bass Trombone Sound?
Replies: 129
Views: 8038

Re: Bass Trombone Sound?

My main emphasis is big band and I work very hard to get a compact and focused sound on my 72H. But I also play third trombone in a very serious Symphonic Community Band. It has a real legit director and very serious symphonic wind musicians. I don't try to "change" my sound for this group. And surp...
by bigbandbone
Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Starting Bass Trombone at 60 - Am I crazy?
Replies: 30
Views: 1017

Re: Starting Bass Trombone at 60 - Am I crazy?

Don't hesitate!
After a 40+ year lay off I started playing tenor trombone again at age 66. I soon switched to bass bone and loving every minute of it! I bought a vintage Conn single rotor horn. It does everything I need it to do!
by bigbandbone
Tue Oct 01, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Too bright and too much bite?
Replies: 22
Views: 1185

Re: Too bright and too much bite?

In the past I've had good luck with a half dollar sized piece of peel-and-stick foam near the bell rim. You could also try a strip of lead tape. Anything that will inhibit the bell from vibrating.
by bigbandbone
Sun Sep 29, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: George Roberts equipment
Replies: 66
Views: 2977

Re: George Roberts equipment

Thanks for the "what horn when" info! Does anybody know his progression on mouthpieces? Just remember. I can give you George Roberts' actual trombone and his actual mouthpiece and it's very unlikely you will sound like him. Nor will you sound like him with several years' practice on that stuff. You...
by bigbandbone
Sun Sep 29, 2019 6:05 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: George Roberts equipment
Replies: 66
Views: 2977

Re: George Roberts equipment

Thanks for the "what horn when" info! Does anybody know his progression on mouthpieces?
by bigbandbone
Sat Sep 28, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: George Roberts equipment
Replies: 66
Views: 2977

George Roberts equipment

I've been listening to a lot of GR lately and I'm curious about his equipment.
Does anybody have a chronology of his equipment, horns and mouthpieces.
What he played and when he played it.
It would be interesting to know how his equipment evolved over his career.

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