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by Matt K
Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Shires large bore tenor: tuning and slotting
Replies: 3
Views: 141

Re: Shires large bore tenor: tuning and slotting

Everything sealing properly? Usually that would cause you to go flat and not sharp but there are so many interactions between your lips and the audience that its conceivable. I don't recall having any intonation problems with my narrow Shires slide (T47LW, incidentally I'd love to try a T47GLW). BUT...
by Matt K
Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:51 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Help with choosing large bore?
Replies: 7
Views: 214

Re: Help with choosing large bore?

Technically those are four horns (the differences between the 0 and OR are more than just the wrap) - and they are not really much alike on paper. What do you like and not like about any of those horns? They're all possibly really great horns. I 'd probably go for the 882OR on that list because its ...
by Matt K
Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: What bass would you mail-order if you couldn't try first?
Replies: 27
Views: 681

Re: What bass would you mail-order if you couldn't try first?

Shires Q. Not even a close call for me! (Assuming that its within budget)
by Matt K
Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Technology
Topic: PDF Security
Replies: 22
Views: 380

Re: PDF Security

Matt: I'd guess that you've never bought a house. Not even close! I understand the legal implications of offer/counteroffer, so the first paragraph makes sense. What doesn't make sense is still the workflow. So take an example where you have an offer for a car with an odometer reading of 50 miles. ...
by Matt K
Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: PDF Security
Replies: 22
Views: 380

Re: PDF Security

I don't understand why people are signing documents that aren't the final contract. Why not make a Google Doc or something collaborative and modify it until you have something you both want to sign and then create the signed pdf?
by Matt K
Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: WTB entry level bass trombone mouthpiece (for student)
Replies: 8
Views: 235

Re: WTB entry level bass trombone mouthpiece (for student)

Less than new :mrgreen:

Send me an e-mail and I'll get you pictures. (Not tonight, but can do tomorrow)
by Matt K
Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: step up .525 bores
Replies: 28
Views: 918

Re: step up .525 bores

I love my 356.
by Matt K
Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: PDF Security
Replies: 22
Views: 380

Re: PDF Security

I think the problem is hat addenda and agreements need to be added to the contract after a signature. Not seeing why that's an problem: combining PDFs is a pretty standard (and trivial) operation. (In Apple Preview it's a simple drag-and-drop.) If you don't want to go to the trouble of combining PD...
by Matt K
Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Courtois New York tenor and bass
Replies: 21
Views: 1057

Re: Courtois New York tenor and bass

As best I can tell, it basically means modular.
by Matt K
Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: “Taming” a nickel slide
Replies: 20
Views: 752

Re: “Taming” a nickel slide

Well, given that their Getzen are basically just popular Edwards configurations, they'd basically be selling a cheaper Edwards so I can understand. I think what Shires did with the Q series makes sense. Gets people feet wet and allows them to customize. That said, I'll have a Getzen tenon for sale p...
by Matt K
Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: “Taming” a nickel slide
Replies: 20
Views: 752

Re: “Taming” a nickel slide

Getzen tenon are in fact different. You might be able to order one with a getzen tenon but historically they haven't allowed mixing getzen with Edwards components.
by Matt K
Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: WTB entry level bass trombone mouthpiece (for student)
Replies: 8
Views: 235

Re: WTB entry level bass trombone mouthpiece (for student)

I have a Faxx 1.5G I'd sell at a good price. Only been played a few times.
by Matt K
Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Bach LT16M Counterweight
Replies: 14
Views: 436

Re: Bach LT16M Counterweight

Just incase you didn't get one, I discovered this morning that I have a small bore Bach bell section sitting in my closet. I have no idea when I got it. I think its a TB200. In either case, I have a counterweight on it so it should fit small bore bachs. PM if you're interested. Would give a good rate.
by Matt K
Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: In Praise of the Olsen Valve
Replies: 4
Views: 191

Re: In Praise of the Olsen Valve

In a nutshell: They have ball bearings and a unique method of venting that makes their action very quick, similar to their Thayers (branded "Infinity" Thayers by Bach).
by Matt K
Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Courtois New York tenor and bass
Replies: 21
Views: 1057

Re: Courtois New York tenor and bass

If that screw comes loose you can use teflon tape or locktite on it. For a little context for those who might be familiar with different terminologies: 1) As best as I can tell from the marketing material, "Vibrabell" means that the screws keep the bell in place rather than having the brace soldered...
by Matt K
Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: What’s this lead pipe?
Replies: 2
Views: 199

Re: What’s this lead pipe?

Who did you buy it from? It looks like it has Conn threads on it but in most circumstances, IDing a leadpipe is not possible without other context clues. The only way to know is if someone happens to know what G/LVG stands for. It isn't ringing any bells for me but there have been a lot of options o...
by Matt K
Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: bach 42 narrow slide
Replies: 4
Views: 287

Re: bach 42 narrow slide

There was a custom option for some time, I don't know if its offered anymore. I want to say I recall it being offered through the 90s though I believe I've only ever seen one such horn. If you really want a narrow slide Bach 42, you can go either way. M&K drawing and Horn Guys both offer narrow 42/5...
by Matt K
Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: 70s Bach 36B pitch
Replies: 8
Views: 346

Re: 70s Bach 36B pitch

Two CORPORATION 36B's that I have come across belonged to private students of mine, one current, one from 8-10 years ago. Both my students and myself have (had) to pull out the main slide 2"-3"s, to the very end, while I was standing beside them with my own CORP 36B, which I normally pull out 1/2"-...
by Matt K
Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: YSL646 - custom optons
Replies: 2
Views: 255

Re: FS: YSL646 - custom optons

Matt are you selling this as one horn put together or one in parts? Either or! I figure its better to see what people are interested in (had a few bites interested in an assortment of combinations) rather than having work done and trying to sell that. As it turns out, I'd have been quite incorrect ...
by Matt K
Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: 70s Bach 36B pitch
Replies: 8
Views: 346

Re: 70s Bach 36B pitch

Could be a leak somewhere. Slide, rotor, etc. When's the last chem clean it had?
by Matt K
Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Case For Edwards Tenor
Replies: 2
Views: 96

Re: Case For Edwards Tenor

I'm a big fan of the Eastman cases for horns like that. Small, light, watertight.
by Matt K
Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:48 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: YSL646 - custom optons
Replies: 2
Views: 255

FS: YSL646 - custom optons

So I've found myself in the fortunate position of basically being settled on my equipment so I'm trying to sell off the excess parts/horns I have lying around. I've put this YSL646 up before but there are obvious flaws that I'm probably going to have fixed but that = $$$. I'd hate to put money into ...
by Matt K
Mon Oct 08, 2018 5:55 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Using an upper register setting all the time
Replies: 23
Views: 765

Re: Using an upper register setting all the time

What does an upper range setting comprise of? I use the same setting from the middle outwards, apart from notes below pedal Ab. Like Doug mentioned, it really depends on your physiology. In my case, I tend to think of the setting in the way I described it because its where I feel natural playing in...
by Matt K
Mon Oct 08, 2018 4:19 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Instrument Innovation Rotary Valve vs Thayer Valve
Replies: 5
Views: 310

Re: Instrument Innovation Rotary Valve vs Thayer Valve

That’s mostly right. I love my Edwards Bass, I just don’t like the valves. It’s the first horn I’ve ever owned that isn’t rotary valves. I like the rotary on my Bach 42 because I like the small amount of extra resistance that the Rotary valve gave me. But on the flip side, I like the response in th...
by Matt K
Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Instrument Innovation Rotary Valve vs Thayer Valve
Replies: 5
Views: 310

Re: Instrument Innovation Rotary Valve vs Thayer Valve

Just curious, if I'm understanding you correctly, you like a Bach 42 and you don't like your Edwards Bass. How did you decide that the reason you like your tenor is the reason you don't like your bass? It seems like its rather common for people to assume that the rotor is the crux of what makes thei...
by Matt K
Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Cronkhite w/removable straps?
Replies: 4
Views: 142

Re: Cronkhite w/removable straps?

Their flight style cases at least used to be not built into the bag
by Matt K
Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: F.S. mouthpieces
Replies: 4
Views: 329

Re: F.S. mouthpieces

chettbone213 wrote:
Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:35 am
can I have pictures of the 1G at hettingerfamily5@gmail.com ?
You now have two approved posts, so you can see PMs and emails of other users. :good:
by Matt K
Sat Oct 06, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Using an upper register setting all the time
Replies: 23
Views: 765

Re: Using an upper register setting all the time

That may have been me. Its been a few years now sine my last lesson wth Doug so hopefully I'm not putting words in his mouth. Essentially, I'm a very high placement player. The rim almost touches my nose when I play. Evidently it isn't uncommon for people like me to have no problem with high range o...
by Matt K
Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: For sale Elliott parts mb and Xt
Replies: 11
Views: 617

Re: For sale Elliott parts mb and Xt

Any chance an MB rim can fit an SB cup? Yes, but there is a slight overhang from the edge of the rim to the inside of the cup. You might find it a little annoying. Going from smaller series rim to larger (MB -> LB for example) the cup is wider at that point but the other direction (MB -> SB) the cu...
by Matt K
Fri Oct 05, 2018 5:55 am
Forum: Composition, Arrangement, & Theory
Topic: Notation programs
Replies: 70
Views: 2083

Re: Notation programs

At the time, it was also less feature rich. Version 2 of MuseScore really brought a lot more to the table. I haven't used it enough to determine if you can get that last 5% of aesthetics out of the score than you can in Sibelius or Finale (the type of stuff that you have to work at no matter what an...
by Matt K
Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: great slide from slide dr
Replies: 35
Views: 998

Re: great slide from slide dr

I was very skeptical of his work but I traded a friend my Shires slide for his a few years ago while at ATW. His wasn't in as good shape but part of the deal was he'd pay for my slide dr treatment since Ray was at ATW, so we could just drop it off and he'd get it to me a week before the next gig I h...
by Matt K
Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Which is better for a fun purchase
Replies: 13
Views: 714

Re: Which is better for a fun purchase

Honestly, I really like their alto. Its both fun and potentially useful to you. The 525/547 bore makes the transition for me much easier than on some of the smaller bore altos. The bell section is basically identical spec wise (other than having a wider tuning slide) to the small Jin Baos though so ...
by Matt K
Tue Oct 02, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: High pressure work environment?
Replies: 5
Views: 249

Re: High pressure work environment?

Wonder if it was like a clock-in, clock-out wall mounted thing. A big green button or something right there being pressed a million times a day by everybody at the company would do that in short time!
by Matt K
Tue Oct 02, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: New hand rest/grip
Replies: 16
Views: 401

Re: New hand rest/grip

Ditto on the neotech. Its actually very similar to the ones you mentioned. It just attaches at a different spot. Does the same basic function - removes weight from your fingers to your hand, unlike the bullet brace/ax handle/shires which change there the pivot point (or fulcrum? I'm not sure what it...
by Matt K
Tue Oct 02, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTT: Shires Q series Bass Valve Section
Replies: 7
Views: 328

Re: WTT: Shires Q series Bass Valve Section

Unfortunately I love mine and am not interested in trading, but if you don't find a set you could always just have a decent tech cut yours down a little. Maybe, I think the tuning slide is a little too wide; it would need to be a little narrower to cut down and have any material lft for the tuning ...
by Matt K
Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Replace string rotary valve with different mechanism?
Replies: 9
Views: 289

Re: Replace string rotary valve with different mechanism?

Quite ironic! I was thinking about doing the opposite to one of my horns specifically because I like the way my 356G feels. Perhaps consider isolating the problem into its two component parts: 1) The action 2) The ergonomics As mentioned, it *could* be properly instrument, but it might not be the st...
by Matt K
Mon Oct 01, 2018 5:38 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Is my Equipment helping?
Replies: 11
Views: 451

Re: Is my Equipment helping?

I normally wouldn't make recommendations so specific but it sounds so close to the problems that I had when I was a freshman down to basically the same equipment (I played on a YSL882O with a 5G at the time as well). My sound was bright and didn't blend well with other orchestral players. To this da...
by Matt K
Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Doug Elliott MP question
Replies: 5
Views: 478

Re: Doug Elliott MP question

Doug actually made me an ST104N rim... I want to say a year or so ago too. So I have an ST104N, XT104N, and Euph104N. In addition to what Doug mentioned, it feels to me like the closer I get to the ST side of things, the less flexibility I have both timbrally and in terms of the dexterity between pa...
by Matt K
Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: Why isn't there a "history of trombone" section?
Replies: 10
Views: 211

Re: Why isn't there a "history of trombone" section?

Why is as few categories as possible a good objective? People browse by topics. When they don't see a topic that they are interested in, they may even not browse. Topics prompt interest, suggest thoughts, spark interests ... The TTF was a kaleidoscope of topics related to the trombone. You clicked ...
by Matt K
Sat Sep 29, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: F Contrabass Trombone
Replies: 9
Views: 621

Re: F Contrabass Trombone

Noahharry wrote:
Sat Sep 29, 2018 4:51 pm
Is Fakmann a portmanteau of fake and hagmann?
Yeah. Coined a few years ago when the Chinese co trash started becoming available.
by Matt K
Sat Sep 29, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: Why isn't there a "history of trombone" section?
Replies: 10
Views: 211

Re: Why isn't there a "history of trombone" section?

We wanted to have as few categories as possible but make them more broad since putting too many options (as we initially had) was rather confusing. In my view, Performance is the most appropriate area for it and may as well be named Performance & History since there sn't much to talk about historica...
by Matt K
Fri Sep 28, 2018 6:10 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: F Contrabass Trombone
Replies: 9
Views: 621

Re: F Contrabass Trombone

Just to let you know, if you make another post, you won't need to include the text of your e-mail publicly. (The site restricts who can PM or e-mail to those who have two posts. Once you have the second approved post, you can see e-mails and others can see your e-mail only if they can login to the s...
by Matt K
Thu Sep 27, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Reunion Blues Bell Tightness
Replies: 2
Views: 103

Re: Reunion Blues Bell Tightness

Being snug is actually good. It means the bell is being cushioned and not juggling around itself. (Assuming it isn't putting pressure on the bell).
by Matt K
Thu Sep 27, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Double trombone case for German tenor and alto
Replies: 8
Views: 229

Re: Double trombone case for German tenor and alto

I think Basili makes custom cases. Probably take a few months before you see it.. .(like 6+) but would probably be worth the wait.
by Matt K
Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: King Duo Gravis: Is conversion to independent valves possible?
Replies: 7
Views: 372

Re: King Duo Gravis: Is conversion to independent valves possible?

I can understand it. I too had a Duo Gravis and really liked it. I did the opposite switch though. I played dependents for over a decade and got my first independent a few months ago and I can't believe I spent all that time without a separate G/Gb attachment. I use it more than the F attachment by ...
by Matt K
Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTB: Conn78H parts
Replies: 5
Views: 226

Re: WTB: Conn78H parts

I'd be willing to chop up my YSL646 if you were interested in that.
by Matt K
Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Custom Bell Flare
Replies: 22
Views: 657

Re: Custom Bell Flare

Remember that some bells are just really thin. You just don't touch that area often most likely. I've had some really nice bells that were so thin you could roll dents out with your fingers! Nothing wrong with them, they were just super lightweight.
by Matt K
Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Custom Bell Flare
Replies: 22
Views: 657

Re: Custom Bell Flare

So you can say, bend the metal with your finger? Or are you having trouble putting it on? I'm just wondering if there's actively a problem or something your'e trying to avoid down the road? For that matter, a little sheet metal could be soldered to the spot in a ring below the existing ring (where t...
by Matt K
Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Custom Bell Flare
Replies: 22
Views: 657

Re: Custom Bell Flare

I think there might be a little bit of putting the cart before the horse so to speak - there are a few things that are still not totally known that might make this easier depending on some context. Yes the bell was damaged previously but the location may or may not be optimal yet. Coincidences do ha...
by Matt K
Tue Sep 25, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Custom Bell Flare
Replies: 22
Views: 657

Re: Custom Bell Flare

Burgerbob wrote:
Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:56 pm
BAC and Lawler both make individual flares. BAC makes them for bass trombones specifically.
Unfortunately, Lawler won't sell just the flare unless you're buying a stem too (I asked a few months ago).

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