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by Matt K
Fri Dec 14, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Is there an affordable alto trombone gig bag out there?
Replies: 7
Views: 65

Re: Is there an affordable alto trombone gig bag out there?

Glenn sold the rights to... Torpedo! (Corrected), who now operates the lines independently from what I can tell. I will say that I absolutely love the Cronkhite case for that reason. It's super convenient. Although in hindsight, I half wish I would have gotten the small tenor gig bag because it isn'...
by Matt K
Fri Dec 14, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Is there an affordable alto trombone gig bag out there?
Replies: 7
Views: 65

Re: Is there an affordable alto trombone gig bag out there?

:O Wow I'm glad I got my Cronkhite before he retired. I think I paid $220 for mine. I think the best option that will fit an alto (which is to say, does not satisfy the requirements specifically) is the protec "explorer series" gig bag . I picked up one of the larger platinum series recently and I r...
by Matt K
Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Shires, Yamaha, etc. Can deliver from Salt Lake to LA
Replies: 0
Views: 129

FS: Shires, Yamaha, etc. Can deliver from Salt Lake to LA

Hey everyone, making a trip in the next few days to Los Angeles. If anyone was interested in anything I'm selling, I can hand-deliver it! Horns: YSL646 Shires 508 (S1YM, T08LW) Cases: SKB Golf Case (Customized for a small bore w/ foam but easily reversible) Eastman bass in gunmetal grey (pebbled fin...
by Matt K
Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Relearning Positions on New Horn
Replies: 9
Views: 219

Re: Relearning Positions on New Horn

Taper in the tuning slide? Yes, the tuning slide start small and ends larger but the speed and shape at which it goes from the smaller to the larger size varies from model to model. That, in turn, affects things like how flat or sharp certain overtones are and the overall timbre of the instrument t...
by Matt K
Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: 500 vs 508 bore
Replies: 7
Views: 319

Re: 500 vs 508 bore

I think like most things, you'll find that its a spectrum. Could the audience tell if you were playing a bass trombone instead? Some, no. Others, yes. But maybe not for all of the things you play, but possibly for all the things you play. Okay then, what about a 547 horn? Probably more "no" and fewe...
by Matt K
Thu Dec 13, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: Forum forgets me...
Replies: 63
Views: 4300

Re: Forum forgets me...

Savio wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 2:49 pm
Never had problem with this before but the last few days I had trouble logging in. Had to look up my password in my email. But now Im in again.
Leif
:good: The changes very likely kicked everyone out but everything should be substantially more stable now.
by Matt K
Thu Dec 13, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Single Valve Bass Trombone for Primary Instrument
Replies: 80
Views: 2152

Re: Single Valve Bass Trombone for Primary Instrument

Sorry I bring this topic up again but……. Yes, its so good to learn all the possibilities a double valve in line have. Its in fact nearly endless. With a little risk to also confuse a beginner. But I have still have to say, its not a goal to move the slide as little as possible. It is an essential s...
by Matt K
Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Relearning Positions on New Horn
Replies: 9
Views: 219

Re: Relearning Positions on New Horn

Yeah, what makes horns sound the way they do is often their overtone series. This can be tweaked by the taper, particularly in the tuning slide. I am a big advocate of the Tuning CD . Put the drone on and play scales and whatnot over it. The problem is not merely the pitch, which can be ascertained ...
by Matt K
Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: S.E. Shires tru-bore™ valve
Replies: 13
Views: 1383

Re: S.E. Shires tru-bore™ valve

I thought I might resurrect this post. I ended up purchasing a pre-owned tru-bore several months ago. I haven't had much time to play it. Shires recommends Hetman products as does the original owner. Any opinions on piston oil vs. light rotor? Speaking of lubricants, it was recently chem cleaned an...
by Matt K
Wed Dec 12, 2018 7:02 am
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: Forum forgets me...
Replies: 63
Views: 4300

Re: Forum forgets me...

Yeah, all along bookmarks are one of the things that have exposed some of the problems. Always dangerous to assume that other users employ the same scenarios that you do. :) That's a major reason that commercial products have independent testing departments isolated from development -- or at least ...
by Matt K
Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Adjustment to New Horn
Replies: 9
Views: 221

Re: Adjustment to New Horn

What mouthpiece are you using? Has someone who plays bass trombone checked your horn out for leaks at all? First thing is to make sure the horn itself is working right.
by Matt K
Tue Dec 11, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Bass Trombone Mouthpiece help
Replies: 10
Views: 405

Re: Bass Trombone Mouthpiece help

The 1.5 tends to have a wider rim than many other rims. If you find it limiting but want something with a similar diameter, the Schilke series and anything derived from them might be more your speed. 58 would be similar, though the Schilke 59 are quite popular. Doug's stock bass rims are similar to ...
by Matt K
Tue Dec 11, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Single Valve Bass Trombone for Primary Instrument
Replies: 80
Views: 2152

Re: Single Valve Bass Trombone for Primary Instrument

Really? What tuning slide? Is it the same as the King 5B maybe? I think it's actually unique to the HKO. It has to mate with the King Symphony bell tail on one end and the 88H neckpipe on the other. Very interesting! I would have expected it to be similar to the 5B or basically be a tenor with a 'n...
by Matt K
Tue Dec 11, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: Forum forgets me...
Replies: 63
Views: 4300

Re: Forum forgets me...

I just logged in, saved the page in my Favorites again, and it works. I just erased the old one. Great observation; I forget bookmarks exist (I tend to just type t in the url bar and it knows where I want to go :roll: ). If you use a bookmark you possibly will have to change it. Ideally, switch it ...
by Matt K
Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: Forum forgets me...
Replies: 63
Views: 4300

Re: Forum forgets me...

I am also having troubles. Before today I had to log in but the password would auto fill. Now today it does not even auto fill. Also, If I hit a link that takes you off the site (forgot to right click) when I return I have to log in again. Even if I open a new tab while logged in, I have to log in ...
by Matt K
Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Single Valve Bass Trombone for Primary Instrument
Replies: 80
Views: 2152

Re: Single Valve Bass Trombone for Primary Instrument

JohnL wrote:
Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:01 pm
GBP wrote:
Mon Dec 10, 2018 12:31 pm
I have always wanted to try that Conn 88h tenor with the 9 inch bell and bass slide.
Funny thing is, there's not much 88H left on that configuration. Different slide, different bell (all the way back through the tuning slide).
Really? What tuning slide? Is it the same as the King 5B maybe?
by Matt K
Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: 2018-10-12 Update
Replies: 2
Views: 122

2018-10-12 Update

Hi everyone, Neo has been busy so I'll go ahead and do the write up for what I did over the weekend: 1) Fixed the e-mail issue finally. Currently the email address is trombonechat@mail fence .com (I had previously incorrectly indicated mailfetch, which is.. something totally different). If you recei...
by Matt K
Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: Forum forgets me...
Replies: 63
Views: 4300

Re: Forum forgets me...

One thing you might consider (though I know there's a real downside to this) is somehow providing a direct email link to one of the site admins on the web site. :snip: Anyhow ... hence my suggestion of providing some mechanism for a direct email link that doesn't depend on the site functioning. Per...
by Matt K
Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: Forum forgets me...
Replies: 63
Views: 4300

Re: Forum forgets me...

Yeah I made a number of changes on the backend so if you're experiencing issues, best to clear your cache/cookies. I was able to recreate the problem finally on my Firefox installation this morning and that was essentially the root of the problem. So some of the "forgets me" issues are very possibly...
by Matt K
Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Single Valve Bass Trombone for Primary Instrument
Replies: 80
Views: 2152

Re: Single Valve Bass Trombone for Primary Instrument

Too add fuel to the fire, I've been using an Edwards 562 slide on my dependent tenor section (Shires 2VET7 tenor bell, YS tuning slide, Bach 36/42 rotors, closed wrap) for the last few months while I have a custom bass being built. Bandleaders thought it sounded great, didn't notice a difference. I ...
by Matt K
Sun Dec 09, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: Forum forgets me...
Replies: 63
Views: 4300

Re: Forum forgets me...

Fixed a number of issues under the hood tonight, Neo will post the details shortly!
by Matt K
Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: Forum forgets me...
Replies: 63
Views: 4300

Re: Forum forgets me...

I seem to be getting similar behaviour on macOs (High Sierra (10.13.6)) and Firefox(63.0.3). Every time I shut Firefox down the site forgets me. Safari seems to work fine though, and at work I use Chrome on Windows 10 without a problem. In the macOs case this happens on two different macs and I've ...
by Matt K
Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Chop Remedies?
Replies: 15
Views: 472

Re: Chop Remedies?

Chopsaver is really not a recovery aid. It's lip balm that doesn't have certain muscle relaxants in it (such as camphor) or anything to make your lips feel tingly. The idea is the same as say, sodium lauryl sulfate in toothpaste... it doesn't actually make your teeth cleaner, but in its absence peop...
by Matt K
Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Single Valve Bass Trombone for Primary Instrument
Replies: 80
Views: 2152

Re: Single Valve Bass Trombone for Primary Instrument

I think Bruce's comment would be potentially applicable even if the 4xx series bass was a double. It has the same bore as a bass but when you say, compare it to other basses, the 400 series one plays a little on the brighter side of things at least for my tastes. Though it is a very easy instrument ...
by Matt K
Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: Forum forgets me...
Replies: 63
Views: 4300

Re: Forum forgets me...

This stopped working for me (not sure when -- maybe a week ago?). I can't seem to get the site to remember me despite having tried the tricks suggested here. It MAY have been coincident with my changing over to MS Edge from Chrome, but it's not working in either browser (or Firefox) at this point. ...
by Matt K
Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: Missing notes from smilies
Replies: 4
Views: 200

Re: Missing notes from smilies

MattK was supposed to make the remaining smilies, but I think he got diverted. I thought somebody was going to create the remaining notes from 1 ledger line down to 1 ledger line up, but I don't think they did so. I have no idea what is needed so I can't help, I totally forgot about that. Someone a...
by Matt K
Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Shires Bass problems
Replies: 13
Views: 749

Re: Shires Bass problems

I believe it; and I'd believe it coming out of any shop. There's a lot that goes into shipping a completed valve section... easy to get wires crossed so to speak. Especially with something that was a custom piece (5 years ago... was Bollinger an artist even? They might not have made it at the time.....
by Matt K
Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: Can't log in using Firefox
Replies: 6
Views: 673

Re: Can't log in using Firefox

Phew! One down!
by Matt K
Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Shires Bass problems
Replies: 13
Views: 749

Re: Shires Bass problems

Yeah, I gotta side with Shires on this one. Custom stuff needs to be verified when you get it --- I've ordered a number of custom things from various makers and nobody has a perfect track record when deviating from the standard production stuff. That includes techs and manufacturers of all varieties...
by Matt K
Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Shires T47 inner slide tube measurements
Replies: 4
Views: 435

Re: Shires T47 inner slide tube measurements

Ahh! My measurements might not be as useful to you in this case! My slide is one of the 90s ones. It was actually the backup slide for one of the NSO players that I'm failing to remember the name for at the moment.
by Matt K
Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Slightly misaligned rotor
Replies: 4
Views: 385

Re: Slightly misaligned rotor

I've heard tell that the marks on Bachs are more often incorrect than they are correct. Just about the only configuration where they are sure to be wrong is when they're lined up! Probably should take it to a tech anyway, if you're looking to visually align it... its something where a very subtle de...
by Matt K
Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: Can't log in using Firefox
Replies: 6
Views: 673

Re: Can't log in using Firefox

As Eric mentioned, try resetting your cache on your browser (and possibly your device... I haven't touched an iOS device in awhile so I dont' recall if they have a separate area for that since all of the browsers are technically Safari with a different theme under the hood - not literally, that's ex...
by Matt K
Sat Nov 17, 2018 7:06 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Getzen Eterna Second Valve
Replies: 9
Views: 2712

Re: Getzen Eterna Second Valve

Could you post a picture of your current configuration? Is it the "stock" closed wrap configuration? That's going to be costly to add something to either way. It might be cheaper to open wrap it or disassemble it and put it at an angle so that one valve comes forward at a 45 degree angle and the sec...
by Matt K
Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS/T: Bach 50B
Replies: 15
Views: 2244

Re: FS/T: Bach 50B

Horn has been traded! Thanks for all your interest! (I do have an Edwards slide that I'm selling in the near future if you want to get a leg up on it though, send me an email... hopefully will be able to get back soon. Busy season almost over!)

-Matt
by Matt K
Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:24 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Neck guard
Replies: 22
Views: 6640

Re: Neck guard

Interesting! I have one on a straight horn. It's very thick but I tend to like that. The only downside is that it doesn't have a pencil holder for me.
by Matt K
Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Screwbell Pricing
Replies: 30
Views: 4203

Re: Screwbell Pricing

Speaking of screwbell, Sierman, a Chinese knockoff, just patented screwbells on trombones. Clearly not their invention. Patented a leather strap similar to Get-a-grip and a bridge with female threads similar to Edwards. Best regards, Jon What? Any evidence of this? They really have a nerve, if this...
by Matt K
Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Why no love for the Lindberg Mouthpieces?
Replies: 27
Views: 2796

Re: Why no love for the Lindberg Mouthpieces?

The 2CL is definitely the best of the 3 for large shank. The small shank ones are relatively popular for alto. Many players want something that will play well in an ensemble setting; the CLs tend to not blend particularly well even if you can stand the rim shape. I think they might be more popular i...
by Matt K
Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:40 am
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: "Website Not Secure" on Safari Mac/iphone
Replies: 5
Views: 1508

Re: "Website Not Secure" on Safari Mac/iphone

At this point, the DNS should have updated so its probably your local configuration. Try clearing your browser's cache (the process to do this varies from device to device). Failing that, you might have to clear your devices' cache as well. If you can't figure out how to do those things, let me know...
by Matt K
Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Neck guard
Replies: 22
Views: 6640

Re: Neck guard

I also ordered the ProTec leather neck guard, because i was curious to see what it was like. Honestly, I think it's trash and it wasn't on my horn for more than 10 seconds before I took it off and submitted the return on Amazon. Thank goodness for my Prime membership. I ended up ordering a 2nd coll...
by Matt K
Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: TromboneChat Status Update (2018.11.09)
Replies: 10
Views: 3732

Re: TromboneChat Status Update (2018.11.09)

The IP address—206.189.209.207—now shows up in the status bar, rather than “trombonechat.com.” Also, I get the message that this site isn’t secure. Is that right, or do I need to reset something? That's a DNS problem. Basically, after a DNS change, your ISP, local nodes, computer, browser, etc. wil...
by Matt K
Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: TromboneChat Status Update (2018.11.09)
Replies: 10
Views: 3732

Re: TromboneChat Status Update (2018.11.09)

Sorry, those issues should all be taken care of now. That's what happens when you do the work at 1AM so that it doesn't affect most users :lol:

That's a good suggestion too, Andy! We'll be taking that into consideration for sure
by Matt K
Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Music Performance Majors
Replies: 5
Views: 2564

Re: Music Performance Majors

The academic discipline of music is split up into several different areas that basically anyone studying music has to have some degree of knowledge and skill in, but will choose to focus on one or a few of them. These include, generically: Performance Theory History/Musicology Pedagogy Not surprisin...
by Matt K
Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: PLEASE REMOVE Inquiry King 7B used prices?
Replies: 5
Views: 1209

Re: Inquiry King 7B used prices?

That's a good price. I've seen a few go for around it. Some more, but Idon't recall seeing one go for less.
by Matt K
Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Making a bell modular, and edge bracing
Replies: 2
Views: 1110

Re: Making a bell modular, and edge bracing

I would challenge the assertion that you prefer gold bells more than yellow bells, for starters. There are so many variables in the whole situation that just the premise that you want to switch - barring you trying something actually identical but with a gold bell (and assuming they are in the same ...
by Matt K
Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: WTT for shires 1 1/4MD
Replies: 2
Views: 931

Re: WTT for shires 1 1/4MD

I have one I'd trade for if you want me to send a PM.
by Matt K
Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Tablets
Replies: 34
Views: 19558

Re: Tablets

I'm using Calibre for a book I'm writing (to generate different formats from Epub). One of the best PD pieces of software I've come across, even if the original/primary developer is a little "brusque" about any criticisms/suggestions/requests from users. :roll: I haven't used it for transferring dr...
by Matt K
Mon Oct 29, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Neck guard
Replies: 22
Views: 6640

Re: Neck guard

I use nail polish, but that is like extreme lacquering so that might not be exactly what your'e going for. I figure that my neck is far more dampening than a mm of acrylic.
by Matt K
Sun Oct 28, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Everything Else
Topic: Jo Ral small tenor bucket
Replies: 2
Views: 1290

Re: Jo Ral small tenor bucket

bmessermusic wrote:
Sun Oct 28, 2018 7:08 pm
Dan- I'd love to buy this mute if you still have it. I'm brand-new on the forum so I can't PM you yet.
One more post and you'll be good to go!
by Matt K
Sun Oct 28, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Butler Custom Slide for .547?
Replies: 9
Views: 1485

Re: Butler Custom Slide for .547?

If I had the bread, I'd do it. Worst case scenario, it's compatible with several other models so you could probably sell it without too much of a hassle.
by Matt K
Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Conn 72H Bass Trombone 1961 *Sold*
Replies: 6
Views: 846

Re: FS: Conn 72H Bass Trombone 1961

First time posting on this forum so not sure if I'm doing things correctly. I am interested in buying your Conn 72H, how do I go about making this happen? One more approved post and you'll be able to contact people/people will be able to contact you. Feel free to do it in the announcements section ...

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