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by Matt K
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: King 606 value
Replies: 4
Views: 90

Re: King 606 value

606's in better condition are readily available, so one that's beat up shouldn't cost much. On eBay, they range from $75 to over a thousand for a new one. Used ones average around $300. I found 25 of them with a single eBay search. There's one for $150 that looks to be in good condition from a sell...
by Matt K
Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Db bass trombone!
Replies: 158
Views: 5411

Re: Db bass trombone!

So yea, thats the long version if my thoughts. Oh and btw, you bass is looking awesome, ill get you some pics today! :biggrin: You could transpose some common stuff into Db too. So they wouldn't be reading concert pitch but they'd be using the same nominal slide positions. That would work for some ...
by Matt K
Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Db bass trombone!
Replies: 158
Views: 5411

Re: Db bass trombone!

Make it ascending (Bb/Db) and there'd be no transition! People would also have a little bit of a reference as its only a half step higher than what most players use the F attachment for.. or in other words, T2 is C and T3 is B natural - just one position off.
by Matt K
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Musicians
Topic: NY Phil fires 2 players for "misconduct"
Replies: 8
Views: 415

Re: NY Phil fires 2 players for "misconduct"

Remember to keep this conversation civil everyone. Everybody here is against sexual abuse.
by Matt K
Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:45 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Wise Grip
Replies: 5
Views: 216

Re: Wise Grip

I wish they made one that was compatible with the neotech I already use. I'm thinking about ordering one anyway and then having it modified to work.
by Matt K
Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Why Eb? Why F?
Replies: 12
Views: 347

Re: Why Eb? Why F?

It was a progression. F is useful because it gives you C and B natural and most of the notes down to the pedal range. After that, a second rotor was added so that one could reach B natural. This started out as either Bb/F/E or Bb/F/Eb because it was intended to just add that note. Then people realiz...
by Matt K
Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Question about a Bach 50 bell engraving
Replies: 5
Views: 163

Re: Question about a Bach 50 bell engraving

Looks like there are some nicks on the rest of the bell. I'd guess it wasn't part of the original engraving but I could be mistaken.
by Matt K
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Technology
Topic: cheap desktop PC at local Goodwill
Replies: 13
Views: 254

Re: cheap desktop PC at local Goodwill

I put Linux Mint on an eight year old Dell laptop. It was the easiest OS installation I’ve ever done. Found my WiFi, found the external network drive I use sort of like a server. Microsoft now says Windows is a service, not a product, and there are stories that you will soon be renting the servive ...
by Matt K
Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Marching horn suggestion
Replies: 22
Views: 805

Re: Marching horn suggestion

Update... The school's 88H that my son decided to not march with (because of it's weight and value), was picked up by another student... for marching, ugh. My son said that while playing on the bleachers at the last game, this student somehow let go of the slide (outers) and it flew right through t...
by Matt K
Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: cheap desktop PC at local Goodwill
Replies: 13
Views: 254

Re: cheap desktop PC at local Goodwill

Fun fact too: I've been seeding about 50 Linux distributions for a few weeks. I can see how many people have downloaded it from the torrent in the meantime since my machine is involved in the distribution. Currently the list in order of popularity is 1 (tied for lead): Ubuntu 16 x32bit & Ubuntu 16 x...
by Matt K
Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Lyrcal Valve Trombone!
Replies: 0
Views: 44

Lyrcal Valve Trombone!

Check out this brass ensemble: https://youtu.be/bcCL1aNPRNg?t=154 You can start from the beginning of course, but I dropped it a few seconds before someone doing a really great job with a valve trombone. I was listening without looking on shuffle and heard that and thought I should look over to see ...
by Matt K
Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: cheap desktop PC at local Goodwill
Replies: 13
Views: 254

Re: cheap desktop PC at local Goodwill

Trav1s, thanks for the encouragement on linux. I've tiptoing in with Knoppix 8.1, live CD/DVD. I also have Lubuntu running on one laptop. Scariest thing so far, I adjusted size of a partition. Haven't created the new ones I need yet. Oh well I did dd/zero on a machine I plan to get rid of. Today I ...
by Matt K
Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Yamaha Marching Bari. Cool Player with some Interesting Mods. $525 plus shipping.
Replies: 1
Views: 85

Re: FS: Yamaha Marching Bari. Cool Player with some Interesting Mods. $525 plus shipping.

That's exactly what I would do with a marching baritone if I had the bread to have mine modified. The large pipes should really go a long way to opening up the feel of these as they otherwise usually have a bit of stuffiness to them.
by Matt K
Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Massimo LaRosa
Replies: 50
Views: 893

Re: Massimo LaRosa

I went ahead and, at least, temporarily locked this topic as it's escalated in ways that are not fruitful. Nobody here is in favor of sexual assault. Period. We'll talk about this and see about maybe opening it up later when everyone has cooled off. The last thing we want to do is sweep anything und...
by Matt K
Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Dual Bore Tenor Bone = Slide Euphonium?
Replies: 20
Views: 592

Re: Dual Bore Tenor Bone = Slide Euphonium?

My head is spinning. But ... <evil grin> I'm starting to get ideas. Well .. an idea. I just need to know one more thing. Slides. I guess it never occurred to me that slides could be bought, sold, and traded independently of the rest of the horn. Is the mating collar of the slide section a standard ...
by Matt K
Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Dual Bore Tenor Bone = Slide Euphonium?
Replies: 20
Views: 592

Re: Dual Bore Tenor Bone = Slide Euphonium?

What I would love is one ‘do it all’ model that would allow me to duet with Horn, and solo against pipe organ, and play Cello transcriptions. Is that crazy? ... snip ...Is there such a thing as a dual rotor .547 or .547/.562? I have such a horn. I do quite like it; it's a Shires that I had built a ...
by Matt K
Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Technology
Topic: cheap desktop PC at local Goodwill
Replies: 13
Views: 254

Re: cheap desktop PC at local Goodwill

Yeah if you check out Craigslist, and in Utah/parts of the US West - KSL, you can find really nice used machines. Jon beat me to the punch: The only problem you'll run into is with laptops as the batteries do depreciate over time and sometimes finding a replacement for a particular model can be hard...
by Matt K
Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTB Olds Super
Replies: 2
Views: 108

Re: WTB Olds Super

Friend of mine has o e for sale I think. I'm actually borrowing itatm Send me an email and I'll forward it in the am and try to get pictures if so
by Matt K
Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Dual Bore Tenor Bone = Slide Euphonium?
Replies: 20
Views: 592

Re: Dual Bore Tenor Bone = Slide Euphonium?

The "slide euphonium" phrase is one of my big pet peeves, though I generally understand the sentiment and so when you hear it, know that the author is probably using a dollop of hyperbole. After all, even the most normal, non-musical person is going to be able to tell the difference between any euph...
by Matt K
Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Lacquering suggestions
Replies: 5
Views: 160

Re: Lacquering suggestions

harrisonreed wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:47 am
If you fill your mouth with clearcoat nailpolish and then blow it at the instrument. .. the result is not so great.
That would be unique for sure! :biggrin:
by Matt K
Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Lacquering suggestions
Replies: 5
Views: 160

Lacquering suggestions

Anyone get anything lacquered recently? Suggesitons for places? Having a valve section I had made for me lacquered and exploring options.

Thanks!
-Matt
by Matt K
Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTB: Bass trombone valve-side tuning slide
Replies: 5
Views: 164

Re: WTB: Bass trombone valve-side tuning slide

Those are the ID right? What's your OD - that's the important measurement in this case, well normally it might be a problem too if the IDs didn't line up but if you're going to a terminus, a little bump up shouldn't be a big deal.
by Matt K
Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Mating bells and slides of different brands
Replies: 11
Views: 417

Re: Mating bells and slides of different brands

Bach5G wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 12:51 pm
Yam and Bach?
That will work for some of the basses. I don't think I've encountered a pairing that works on any of the tenors though I've not tried may of those combinations.
by Matt K
Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTB: Bass trombone valve-side tuning slide
Replies: 5
Views: 164

Re: WTB: Bass trombone valve-side tuning slide

What do you mean by "valve section tuning slide"? You mean the tuning slide from any valve on any bass trombone? You can get the parts for that from OE Thayer new for less than $50 if so. Like, depending on how much of it you need, less than $25 I believe actually.
by Matt K
Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Mating bells and slides of different brands
Replies: 11
Views: 417

Re: Mating bells and slides of different brands

Obviously you have to have an equal or shorter length handslide. Otherwise it's too flat and you can't do anything about it! It's a lot easier to swap the tenon out but sometimes you'll have to replace the whole cork barrel. It's easier to buy a cork barrel of a larger bore (eg a 508 cork barrel for...
by Matt K
Sun Sep 09, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Trombone model comparison website
Replies: 17
Views: 354

Re: Trombone model comparison website

Noooooooooooooooooo I finished writing up the page.... you know how Chrome sometimes reloads tabs when you click on them? Well, that happened to me, and all my progress was lost. :weep: Time... to... rewrite... everything... :weep: Aggh! I normally write stuff in notepad and then copy and paste it ...
by Matt K
Sun Sep 09, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Trombone model comparison website
Replies: 17
Views: 354

Re: Trombone model comparison website

Also, I literally learned how to spell "BOUTIQUE" literally 2 hours ago when I approved someone elses' edit and realized I had been spelling it wrong for nigh a decade now. So it's misspelled like, everywhere. I'm busy finishing up a consulting project at the moment but I'll try to fix that or at le...
by Matt K
Sun Sep 09, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Trombone model comparison website
Replies: 17
Views: 354

Re: Trombone model comparison website

I dunno if this is the right place to say this, but it would make it easier to find things on the wiki if there was a navigation system (maybe putting the pages into categories, and having a page with a list of categories?) Maybe you could provide an example? The front page (trombonechat.com/wiki) ...
by Matt K
Sun Sep 09, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Trombone model comparison website
Replies: 17
Views: 354

Re: Trombone model comparison website

Yeah, the way that everything is structured right now, there is a list of manufacturers. There are also dummy (re not yet created) lists of instruments that fit into broader categories (using the US system of "small bore", "medium bore", etc.)
https://trombonechat.com/wiki/index.php?title=Trombone
by Matt K
Sun Sep 09, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Trombone model comparison website
Replies: 17
Views: 354

Re: Trombone model comparison website

Thanks. I reckon I'll start a new article, if that's alright Of course! Changes won't be made immediately. One of the moderators will review it first, if for no reason than for consistency of formatting across the site. Bruce, for example, wrote something on lubricants in the BBCode formatting I be...
by Matt K
Sun Sep 09, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Trombone model comparison website
Replies: 17
Views: 354

Re: Trombone model comparison website

Thanks for the replies! Would it be a better idea if I transferred this site over to the wiki? That way other people would be able to contribute to it as well. (I've just requested an account, could you please approve it for me?) Approved! You're obviously welcome to do whichever you feel is the be...
by Matt K
Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Trombone model comparison website
Replies: 17
Views: 354

Re: Trombone model comparison website

We actually have a wiki on this site at trombonechat.com/wiki. We were planning on doing more with it but I got sidetracked this summer. You have to create another account and one of us has to approve it. We also approve changes too in order to prevent stuff form disappearing or being incorrect. I'l...
by Matt K
Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTB: Shires vintage NY bell in yellow brass
Replies: 2
Views: 133

Re: WTB: Shires vintage NY bell in yellow brass

Man, there's a TII 5GVNY for sale in the classifieds... I'd be real tempted unless you were sure the yellow was 100% what you were interested in!
by Matt K
Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Edwards 302-3 SOLD
Replies: 3
Views: 247

Re: FS: Edwards 302-3 Jazz Tenor Trombone

That is a crazy price. If I weren't so overextended on horns right now I'd snatch that up in a heartbeat. (Sterling leadpipe is like $300 new alone) You aren't looking for a trade are you?
by Matt K
Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Hearing Protection
Replies: 9
Views: 226

Re: Hearing Protection

I got a box of these in 2013: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B000RMFGGY/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Still going strong. I reuse them.. perhaps more than I should but I almost exclusively wear shirts with front pockets so its easy for me to slip them in. I have had a pair in my bl...
by Matt K
Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS - Edwards T1 .547 Leadpipes!
Replies: 10
Views: 765

Re: FS - Leadpipes!

SoVTTb wrote:
Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:30 pm
I think that I still need to post another couple times before I can PM, but I'm interested in a couple!
One more approved post and you'll be good to go :good:
by Matt K
Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Db bass trombone!
Replies: 158
Views: 5411

Re: Db bass trombone!

I believe the tenorbass name came from the fact that tenors used to be in Bb and basses used to be in F, thus it is a tenorbass. But I could be wrong about why they chose that particular name.
by Matt K
Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Instruments made in China
Replies: 18
Views: 811

Re: Instruments made in China

Also, if you're looking for a BBb, you might want to consider looking for a King. I don't remember the model number, but they are often reasonably priced and I've heard good things about them. Also worth checking out TubeNet if that's your ultimate goal.
by Matt K
Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Instruments made in China
Replies: 18
Views: 811

Re: Instruments made in China

I'm not really looking for recommendations I'm just wondering who's selling what made where? To some extent, these are not separable with the imported horns. A ton of these horns are made by JinBao and the distributors have different price points depending on the level of work that they put into it...
by Matt K
Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Lengthening a Conn 36H Alto
Replies: 19
Views: 1079

Re: Lengthening a Conn 36H Alto

harrisonreed wrote:
Wed Aug 29, 2018 4:58 pm
They probably wanted to play long on the slide.

That bottom pic looked way excessive, but I had mine cut by about 3/8" and wish it was more, actually.
Y'all should have just swapped tuning slides :pant:
by Matt K
Mon Sep 03, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: Screw Bell Parts
Replies: 3
Views: 188

Re: Screw Bell Parts

Instrument Innovations offered it for awhile though I dont' see it currently listed on their site. They're becoming more popular so I doubt you'll get many naysayers. There was a thread not too long ago I started that you might also find useful: http://trombonechat.com/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=5881&p=59...
by Matt K
Mon Sep 03, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: M/K LEADPIPES
Replies: 27
Views: 862

Re: M/K LEADPIPES

Yeesh yeah that's correct. The official documentation says is "dual gauge" but 23. One of those moments where the horn plays so differently than the I'd expect I didn't even notice the number. It does seem like a heavier horn to me but Andy is right, specwise, it's actually fairly close to Conn bell...
by Matt K
Sun Sep 02, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Music Business
Topic: Hobbyist to pro tech. Is it worth it?
Replies: 16
Views: 871

Re: Hobbyist to pro tech. Is it worth it?

1) Having to keep records of what I buy and sell. 2) Reporting federal income. 3) Perhaps finding out that I make (or don't make) much more than I thought. Well, you should be doing the first two either way. ;) Though your chances of getting audited and owing much are probably pretty negligible. Fo...
by Matt K
Sun Sep 02, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: .500 Leadpipes
Replies: 8
Views: 435

Re: .500 Leadpipes

Is your 2.5N unthreaded? If so I might buy it. Threaded, though they could be filed down. (I actually like that arrangement quite a bit because it's still much more secure than a pressfit but also harder to get stuck). But it currently would have to come with the Shires unless someone wanted the Sh...
by Matt K
Sun Sep 02, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Is it worth it to refurbish mouthpieces? + How do you buy mouthpieces if you are a school band director?
Replies: 14
Views: 748

Re: Is it worth it to refurbish mouthpieces? + How do you buy mouthpieces if you are a school band director?

Yeah you can't have them re-plated for less than the price of a Faxx. And if you can... you probably shouldn't because they're probably skimping on the material. I'd probably get a few of the sizes but mostly stick with the 6.5AL. 2nd on the kelly's actually as well. They aren't as sturdy as metal o...
by Matt K
Sun Sep 02, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: .500 Leadpipes
Replies: 8
Views: 435

Re: .500 Leadpipes

For the Shires/Edwads/Rath pipes the same descriptions generally apply to all the sizes. Namely that the "1" are the most clear articulations at the expense of a certain breadth of sound and the "3" pipes are the inverse with the "2" being somewhere in the middle. Shires also offers intermediate siz...
by Matt K
Sun Sep 02, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Compatibility of King 7B slide with DuoGravis?
Replies: 2
Views: 287

Re: Compatibility of King 7B slide with DuoGravis?

I've played DGs that have had all yellow brass, all nickel, and nickel outers/yellow brass crook. My favorite of the bunch was an all nickel slide (owned by Keith Jackson at WVU who affectionately refers to the horn as "Captain Crunch"). Worst case scenario, you could swap out the tenons/cork barrel...
by Matt K
Sat Sep 01, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Music stores
Replies: 6
Views: 329

Re: Music stores

You're sort of close to M&W, Edwards and BAC factories and the Wessex US distributor (in Michigan I believe). You wouldn't be able to try different brands but could probably try within each of those if you were interested in any of those.

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