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by Matt K
Wed May 27, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Why are earlier horns better?
Replies: 51
Views: 2268

Re: Why are earlier horns better?

Why do people drive old cars? They like them.
by Matt K
Wed May 27, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Winning an audition when the audition didn't go well.
Replies: 11
Views: 646

Re: Winning an audition when the audition didn't go well.

A similar thing happened to me when I was in HS. Despite never having played bass trombone at that point in time, won the bass trombone spot in an orchestra sponsored by ASTA (American String Teachers Association). Week long thing, they flew every one out to New Mexico and we spent a week with condu...
by Matt K
Tue May 26, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: Potential “FrankenBone”
Replies: 17
Views: 951

Re: Potential “FrankenBone”

Unfortunately, adding value to something like this invariably involves spending more money than you get "value" out of in purely financial terms. E.g. even if you buy the horn for $0 and get it relacquered, you're maybe going to break even on a small bore unless its a boutique for the most part. Sim...
by Matt K
Tue May 19, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Tenor leadpipe in a bass?
Replies: 16
Views: 723

Re: Tenor leadpipe in a bass?

If you want a real trip, put a 508 or smaller pipe in a 562 slide!
by Matt K
Tue May 19, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Bach NY era mouthpieces
Replies: 52
Views: 2176

Re: Bach NY era mouthpieces

There are 30+ citations to scientific literature on the subject in the Wiki I posted. For that matter, I'm not sure why its ridiculous that you would make a decision "in your head" or why people would be to be unable to play whatever they want to play because of a decision they made "in their head"....
by Matt K
Tue May 19, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Bach NY era mouthpieces
Replies: 52
Views: 2176

Re: Bach NY era mouthpieces

Choice-supportive bias is a pretty well documented phenomena, as is the placebo effect. We're talking about something that is essentially a purely subjective experience with a near infinite set of choices. Nobody here, as far as I can tell, is suggesting that it is purely irrational to play a Mt. V...
by Matt K
Tue May 19, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bach Soloist Assumptions
Replies: 6
Views: 351

Re: Bach Soloist Assumptions

I for one was glad to learn that the Benge 165F is still alive under the assumed identity of Bach Soloist. I always thought it was superior to the Bach 4BF. (Does the Soloist still have the same string-actuated rotary valve?) Do they still sell the Bach soloist? I think it too is dead, presently. T...
by Matt K
Tue May 19, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Classifieds Question
Replies: 4
Views: 204

Re: Classifieds Question

There are some pretty devastating things going on in the real world at the moment. My default would be to assume something came up. That said, I've been contacted by a few people indicating they haven't been certain if another member received their email. Of course, this platform doesn't handle emai...
by Matt K
Thu May 14, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: DIY Accessory bag?
Replies: 17
Views: 685

Re: DIY Accessory bag?

I did DIY for a long time... until I discovered the Protec mute bags. I bought one for my bass mutes and liked it so much I bought a second for my tenor mutes. They're the same price, or at least they were really close when I bought mine, so I just bought a second bass bag for the tenor mutes. Basic...
by Matt K
Wed May 13, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Beater Large Bore Horn
Replies: 26
Views: 1132

Re: Beater Large Bore Horn

I'm guessing he's referring to the "Help Identify TR-180" thread on the Trombone Forum. Those were fun times. I checked the archives and there's nothing there Oh well Yeah that's my bad; that archive utility was one of the first things I built as a programmer because we couldn't get in touch with t...
by Matt K
Tue May 12, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: Classifieds search function
Replies: 2
Views: 444

Re: Classifieds search function

I'm unable to reproduce. Any particular issue you're having?
by Matt K
Sat May 02, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Mouthpiece too large for the horn
Replies: 12
Views: 1694

Re: Mouthpiece too large for the horn

Definitely my experience too. I have an A cup from Doug that I used on my flugabone which is basically a really compressed value trombone.
by Matt K
Sat May 02, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Removable Leadpipes
Replies: 20
Views: 1575

Re: Removable Leadpipes

1) if the lead pipe is damaged there's not much of a reason to keep the old one. It can become corroded over the years. But it could also be fine. 2) easy to clean if its removed. Not necessary but nice. 3) on modular horns there there are a plethora of options, a slide might go on say, two very dif...
by Matt K
Thu Apr 30, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: USPS
Replies: 30
Views: 2242

Re: USPS

harrisonreed wrote:
Thu Apr 30, 2020 1:18 am
I shipped something usps from Japan at the beginning of April, it only just left Japan on the 24th by plane and hasn't been updated since. That is one slow plane!
Have to stay in the air for 14 days to properly quarantine :wink:
by Matt K
Thu Apr 30, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Shires ‘Silversonic’
Replies: 4
Views: 1013

Re: Shires ‘Silversonic’

It's also about what a King 3BSS vs a King 3B charges. WWBW has a 3B at ~$2400 whereas a 3BSS is $3700.
by Matt K
Wed Apr 29, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Edwards vs Getzen custom
Replies: 14
Views: 1790

Re: Edwards vs Getzen custom

I believe the 3508 horns have chrome plated handgrips too. Perhaps they do that for others and it makes sense for those horns to just make a bunch of cork barrels in brass and put the "appropriate" level of finish on them for that "level" of horn.
by Matt K
Tue Apr 28, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Trouble holding Rath small bore
Replies: 13
Views: 1234

Re: Trouble holding Rath small bore

Somebody made some kind of device that clips to the fixed slide brace that does something like Fidbone's modification. I wish I could remember who it was. Oh yeah, the Wise Grip: https://www.hickeys.com/search/products/sku128045.php I think I have one but it only fit small bore horns and I wasn't p...
by Matt K
Tue Apr 28, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Mount Vernon 4
Replies: 21
Views: 1783

Re: Mount Vernon 4

Seems like 12C and smaller were either more common or not tremendously desired. You can often find smaller Mt. Vernon pieces on eBay for not very much. 7C, 6.5AL/Clarke, 1.5G? $400. I think I've seen higher. Just now you can see a 12C and a 15C on there for <$30 but they're still accepting bids. 8s ...
by Matt K
Tue Apr 28, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bach 42BOF or A47BO?
Replies: 11
Views: 1472

Re: Bach 42BOF or A47BO?

It would be more accurate to say that the A47 bell has several valve options, rather that the A47 has bell options. The convenience of being able to switch from valve to straight horn is definitely nice and their neckpipes are really cheap.. like $150 or something new. Like unusually cheap for a bac...
by Matt K
Tue Apr 28, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Modernize Vintage Horns
Replies: 141
Views: 9251

Re: Modernize Vintage Horns

If anything, wouldn't that demonstrate what Aidan is saying? Those are three rather distinct niches within the same country and they were all produced by that country as well and for sure the amount of people playing Mt. Vernons is much less prevalent than the volume of Elkhart 88Hs in the UK. At l...
by Matt K
Tue Apr 28, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Practice mute for JP Rath 236
Replies: 4
Views: 748

Re: Practice mute for JP Rath 236

I've played my flugelhorn silent brass in a number of alto trombones and they've all worked, including several variations on the Jin Bao bell which I believe the 236 would be very similar to if not from the same mandrel.
by Matt K
Tue Apr 28, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Modernize Vintage Horns
Replies: 141
Views: 9251

Re: Modernize Vintage Horns

Much has transpired since I hit quote but I think this still makes sense - have to get back from my lunch break. Don't forget even certain orchestras and groups in the United States rely on instruments of certain vintage... Chicago Symphony has most (all?) of the players playing on modified Mount Ve...
by Matt K
Tue Apr 28, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: USPS
Replies: 30
Views: 2242

Re: USPS

In the last month I've had packages come to me in the midwest from the east coast in 1 day. I've shipped to another location in the mideast in one day. I've also had something located around 200 miles away take three weeks to get to me.
by Matt K
Tue Apr 28, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Modernize Vintage Horns
Replies: 141
Views: 9251

Re: Modernize Vintage Horns

Just chiming in that I've gone the opposite direction. I've had mechanical linkages converted to string. The throw is just unparalleled. Eric Edwards did a wonderful job on one of my horns converting a Bach linkage into a very custom string linkage and I would do it again in a heartbeat. BUT there a...
by Matt K
Tue Apr 28, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: Vincent Bach Stradivarius 50B(2) Bass Trombone
Replies: 19
Views: 1762

Re: Vincent Bach Stradivarius 50B(2) Bass Trombone

The classifieds really aren't the place for speculation about the OPs choices. As far as I can tell there are only three posts from them and we no next to nothing about the context. The often repeated advice here is to follow the guidance of a teacher for equipment choices for students; unless we ha...
by Matt K
Mon Apr 27, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Larger bore tubing for bass bone 2nd valve.
Replies: 8
Views: 871

Re: Larger bore tubing for bass bone 2nd valve.

That's awesome, if I'm ever in the area I'll hit you up!
by Matt K
Mon Apr 27, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Larger bore tubing for bass bone 2nd valve.
Replies: 8
Views: 871

Re: Larger bore tubing for bass bone 2nd valve.

FWIW, Hagmann offers this as a stock option on their TSBF+TSBDc valves which they describe as : Newest “ TWO STEP” style bass tb valve set : F valve with 14.8mm Bb duct bore and D valve with 15.2mm Bb duct bore. F and D ports with 15.00 mm bore. I don't know if any models offer this as stock or even...
by Matt K
Sun Apr 26, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTB: Conn 2h or similar bore size
Replies: 10
Views: 636

Re: WTB: Conn 2h or similar bore size

Would a soprano trombone slide work? You can probably order new parts for those from Jupiter through a tech.
by Matt K
Wed Apr 15, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Teaching online?
Replies: 10
Views: 1288

Re: Teaching online?

I don't really see how my answer is much different than the article you posted.
by Matt K
Wed Apr 15, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: For those of you who DON'T hate valve trombone...
Replies: 17
Views: 1090

Re: For those of you who DON'T hate valve trombone...

Depends on what you're using it for. I had a Kanstul marching euph that I really, really liked but I had utterly no use for it. Very nice mellow sound, not too heavy, super open. That said, if I ever come across a Yamaha 354V for a price anywhere close to what you can get the slide version for I'd s...
by Matt K
Wed Apr 15, 2020 8:01 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Bach Repair/Mod Question
Replies: 16
Views: 690

Re: Bach Repair/Mod Question

This is how I did it on my 42.20200414_195229.jpg Exactly!! Need to use nickel rod for stability and keep as short as possible!!!! I don't use a flange on my braces, but only because I haven't taken the time to practice making them! Eric BTW, this is from a guy knows how to bend rods. I still marve...
by Matt K
Wed Apr 15, 2020 6:48 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Bach Repair/Mod Question
Replies: 16
Views: 690

Re: Bach Repair/Mod Question

Edwards sells a kit. It isn't cheap... I want to say $150 per part... I think I inquired last year about needing one of them and that's what they gave me. I ended up finding one from a Thayer conversion. But they will look a lot nicer than that.
by Matt K
Tue Apr 14, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Shires equivalent to Gen 2 Conn 88 HO
Replies: 63
Views: 2515

Re: Shires equivalent to Gen 2 Conn 88 HO

Hah, I didn't expect that comment to blow up. I read that this morning before all these extra comments and I didn't get that impression at all. Just that for Chad, the Greenhoe 88 works better than the Getzen but are both good horns. I can't speak for him, but I get the impression that money has lar...
by Matt K
Tue Apr 14, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Learn trombone for $13.99!
Replies: 11
Views: 552

Re: Learn trombone for $13.99!

You didn't realize that you could MASTER THE TROMBONE! For $11.99?

https://www.udemy.com/share/102r7W/
by Matt K
Tue Apr 14, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Teaching online?
Replies: 10
Views: 1288

Re: Teaching online?

So what video conferencing platform that doesn't have analogous security or privacy issues do you recommend instead of Zoom? That depends on your threat model. At the moment, possibly nothing. Or, possibly everything. Again, for private lessons, so long as you aren't violating FERPA or similar, I d...
by Matt K
Tue Apr 14, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bach 39
Replies: 14
Views: 1229

Re: Bach 39

i have bought now a Bach 39 on ebay. The slide position on it are different comparsing to my other altos. For example the 4th position is far away from the bell. What mouthpiece is the best for a good intonation on a Bach 39? When I played a 39 in college, I used an XT104N/XT C/CAlto. That was righ...
by Matt K
Tue Apr 14, 2020 7:35 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: King 607 slide replacement
Replies: 2
Views: 212

Re: King 607 slide replacement

King parts aren't very expensive. I'd contact a tech in your area and see about replacing the inners. Its bound to be cheaper than used unless the slide isn't in good condition in which case, you now have two not so hot slides!
by Matt K
Mon Apr 13, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: I wish I liked axials...
Replies: 22
Views: 1490

Re: I wish I liked axials...

You'd probably hate a tru-bore. There is a lot more resistance (meaning the mechanism to actuate it, not as far as airflow is concerned) than on a Thayer, or at least there was on the ones that I had/tried. I played on one for the better part of... I want to say about 3 years. It is a pretty short t...
by Matt K
Mon Apr 13, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: How do Doug Elliott pieces work?
Replies: 20
Views: 1167

Re: How do Doug Elliott pieces work?

Migrated from classifieds. As Bruce indicated, shanks are mated to the cup. So any series cup will match a shank of the same letter. E.g. An ST C, MT C, LT C, XT C, SB C, LB C, etc. will all be compatible a C4 shank. I've thought about buying an F cup but I typically find that an E or a G works grea...
by Matt K
Mon Apr 13, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: SOLD: DE G4 Small Shank
Replies: 2
Views: 198

Re: SOLD: DE G4 Small Shank

Moved extraneous discussion to a separate post.

-Matt
by Matt K
Mon Apr 13, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bought a dirty case help
Replies: 12
Views: 513

Re: Bought a dirty case help

Yeah I'd just get a new case. There are so many super nice cases you can get now, some of which are really not all that expensive.
by Matt K
Mon Apr 13, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: How do Doug Elliott pieces work?
Replies: 20
Views: 1167

Re: FS: DE G4 Small Shank

I didn't get it until I actually held one in my hands. Basically you have "Series" which affects which cup can fit which rim. So an "XT" cup is compatible with any other "XT" rim. In this case, let's say you have an XT104 rim and an XT G cup. That means you have a 1.04" rim and a G depth cup, in the...
by Matt K
Mon Apr 13, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Shires equivalent to Gen 2 Conn 88 HO
Replies: 63
Views: 2515

Re: Shires equivalent to Gen 2 Conn 88 HO

That might be a bit dramatic estimation of the consequences of being wrong about the color of your slide ;) The problem with the Conns and the Kings as far as visually is that there was a period of time where they used a tint of lacquer that was a little golder in appearance than we do now. I'm hone...
by Matt K
Sun Apr 12, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bought a king 6b now what
Replies: 41
Views: 1532

Re: Bought a king 6b now what

I likewise do all of my franken projects either raw brass or mostly raw brass. I plan on eventually lacquering some stuff but it isn't cheap. I'd keep the valve section lacquered and have him make the bell raw brass. They'd do that anyway if you lacquered or satin finished. THat way you can see if y...
by Matt K
Sat Apr 11, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Teaching online?
Replies: 10
Views: 1288

Re: Teaching online?

There are valid reasons to be concerned about Zoom if for no other reason than they've been caught lying about their security before in very non-trivial ways. Literally as of yesterday they were still claiming that they were using end-to-end encryption, which is to say that you and the client are th...
by Matt K
Sat Apr 11, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Shires equivalent to Gen 2 Conn 88 HO
Replies: 63
Views: 2515

Re: Shires equivalent to Gen 2 Conn 88 HO

Interestingly enough, the Horn Guys page also indicates that it's actually bronze tubes: The standard hand slide included with the Conn 88H is made of bronze tubes with nickel trim and end crook. The slide is .547" bore with a standard leadpipe. The mouthpiece receiver is designed to accept any larg...
by Matt K
Fri Apr 10, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: Anyone get this Email? Staff Please Look
Replies: 3
Views: 548

Re: Anyone get this Email? Staff Please Look

ThienHuynh43 wrote:
Fri Apr 10, 2020 7:01 pm
Thank you for clarifying
:good: BTW don't mean to be curt; we get loads of scams on the backend so we're rather used to dealing with this kind of stuff. Thanks for bringing it up though we definitely would prefer people to ask and have it clarified than to have members get taken advantage of.
by Matt K
Fri Apr 10, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Shires equivalent to Gen 2 Conn 88 HO
Replies: 63
Views: 2515

Re: Shires equivalent to Gen 2 Conn 88 HO

Thanks! I did get the chance to play a R-S model, albeit briefly, though it had the detachable bell which I don't want. I also swapped between single and dual bore slides and overall quite quite liked the model tbh..just not enough time in the shop, and the model on offer wasn't a combo that would ...
by Matt K
Fri Apr 10, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Shires valve differences
Replies: 4
Views: 515

Re: Shires valve differences

That depends on what the meaning of the word ‘is’ is. :wink:

But yes, that's the exact details from someone who is very much in the know.

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