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by Matt K
Fri Nov 15, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: How should one choose a new instrument?
Replies: 24
Views: 851

Re: How should one choose a new instrument?

It's no less respectful, but just as lighthearted, as this comment: I fondly recall one of my teachers saying, "Robert ---- the instrument can NOT change ---- YOU must change"! Today, the opposite seems to be the truth ! "But Matt, that was obviously a tongue-in-cheek statement!" Mine was as well, a...
by Matt K
Fri Nov 15, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS:Bach 42 Light weight Nickel Silver Slide
Replies: 2
Views: 342

Re: FS:Bach 42 Light weight Nickel Silver Slide

Just a heads up, you'll need one more post before people can message you. If you post during the US daytime you'll get an approval in a pretty quick timeframe.
by Matt K
Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: How should one choose a new instrument?
Replies: 24
Views: 851

Re: How should one choose a new instrument?

OMG ! How much easier it was when you simply purchased an instrument, took it home with great anticipation and practiced on it until YOU won the battle ! I fondly recall one of my teachers saying, "Robert ---- the instrument can NOT change ---- YOU must change"! Today, the opposite seems to be the ...
by Matt K
Thu Nov 14, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Adding valve to straight horn
Replies: 13
Views: 489

Re: Adding valve to straight horn

Now I'm thinking about picking up a Bach 36. Since I don't like the wide Bach slides, it might be in my best interest to just change out the crooks and make the slide narrower. Does anyone have any experience with that? I feel like I've heard that as a common modification with Bach trombones. The s...
by Matt K
Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTB: Conn 88 valve
Replies: 14
Views: 361

Re: WTB: Conn 88 valve

The valve itself is relatively cheap, it's like ~$200. The tubing is what's semi-difficult to acquire. You can have a tech order you the parts. You can order it from most of the major manufacturers but assembling it all is where the cost comes in. $1500 is not an unreasonable all-in price but it is ...
by Matt K
Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Adding valve to straight horn
Replies: 13
Views: 489

Re: Adding valve to straight horn

No problem! Something else to consider is that the 88 has a .562 valve section, because the valve is normally bigger than the slide. For a medium bore, you could also look smaller. a .530 from a King would also suffice and, shameless plug, I actually have two available at the moment if you want to e...
by Matt K
Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Adding valve to straight horn
Replies: 13
Views: 489

Re: Adding valve to straight horn

I've done this before; in general, the reason you'd do this is to a horn that you like the way it plays straight and want to add the flexibility of an F attachment, not because you want an F attachment horn because often it will be cheaper and better to just get an f attachment horn as already indic...
by Matt K
Wed Nov 13, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTB: Conn 88 valve
Replies: 14
Views: 361

Re: WTB: Conn 88 valve

Maybe but I've seen these go for a good price if someone has one sitting around in a closet. I'd have had one about a year ago to sell actually but I'm using it for a project horn at the moment! I've seen them go very rarely for $100 and not uncommon for $250 so you'd have to save a pretty good chun...
by Matt K
Wed Nov 13, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: How should one choose a new instrument?
Replies: 24
Views: 851

Re: How should one choose a new instrument?

I usually play it in the context that I'd use it in. E.g. for a commercial horn, I'll bring it to say a big band rehearsal and see if it works better for me than what I was using before. Or if the horns are different but I like one aspect of a horn and think that with a modification I can get someth...
by Matt K
Wed Nov 13, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Trombone case/gig bag info needed
Replies: 10
Views: 382

Re: Trombone case/gig bag info needed

Solution found: Protec Explorer gig bag. $99, free delivery. Perfect. Exactly what I was hoping for. For anyone else who sees this and is looking for the same thing, if something fits in the Explorer it will also fit in the Protect "Platinum". The big difference is that the "Platinum" has the slide...
by Matt K
Tue Nov 12, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTS: Thein Ben Van Dijk Bass Trombone
Replies: 23
Views: 986

Re: WTS: Thein Ben Van Dijk Bass Trombone

I agree, although my run-on-sentence probably didn't do the best job of conveying that though. I was defending Neobri's initial interpretation as being quite reasonable and lacking neither a sense of humor nor being too sensitive about the matter. Fwiw so that I'm actually contributing to the discus...
by Matt K
Tue Nov 12, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTS: Thein Ben Van Dijk Bass Trombone
Replies: 23
Views: 986

Re: WTS: Thein Ben Van Dijk Bass Trombone

Parody is a difficult thing to convey over text and usually crosses over the line when there is no difference between your text and a statement someone would unironically make and given historical contention over this issue combined with the fact that there have been nearly identical comments made h...
by Matt K
Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: SOLD*** B.A.C. CUSTOM TYPE 4 COPPER BELL & CROOK
Replies: 6
Views: 570

Re: FS*** B.A.C. CUSTOM TYPE 4 COPPER BELL & CROOK

Does it line up with anything other than BAC? Any good repairman should be able to set it up for you. Mike Corrigan would probably do it too I think the question was more along the lines of whether or not it was "modular" or if the tuning slide receiver was compatible with another brand instrument ...
by Matt K
Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Music Business
Topic: Shipping costs
Replies: 11
Views: 487

Re: Shipping costs

There was a rather lengthy discussion last year about USPS losing someone's stuff and having difficulty getting compensation. It would be worth checking that thread out too, there are a lot of nuances in the different services offered. E.g. nobody offers literal insurance. So the various levels of p...
by Matt K
Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Thumb hitting chin with Bach 36BO?
Replies: 6
Views: 275

Re: Thumb hitting chin with Bach 36BO?

If your profile picture is any indication about how you hold your horns, I will say it does look like a slight deviation from what I do and indeed what I see most players do. It looks a little on the 'high" side and hand rotated perhaps around your mouthpieces? That's possibly going bring an F attac...
by Matt K
Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: Doug Elliott ST 99/C/C2 FS
Replies: 8
Views: 371

Re: Doug Elliott ST 99/C/C2 FS

Looking at the information available to me as an admin, I will say that it is unlikely that they are the person. Probably just an honest mistake in replying to the wrong thread.
by Matt K
Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Conrad Herwig
Replies: 11
Views: 758

Re: Conrad Herwig

Yeah I'm a huge fan. I think I own every album he's produced... some stuff he's a sideman for. I actually used to own his old alto after he switched to Rath. He used it as far as I am aware, for one Eddie Palmieri album https://www.amazon.com/Gigue-Bach-Goes-Bata/dp/B000UBPRJ8 . Was a Conn 36H which...
by Matt K
Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Slide stuff
Replies: 18
Views: 664

Re: Slide stuff

I suspect I did. It was a few years ago. I also haven't used water for... awhile. But I seem to remember it being more recently that I gave up water... without which, the action is marginally worse but it's very consistent and lasts forever. I thought it would take a long time to get accustomed to t...
by Matt K
Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Am I asking too much?
Replies: 20
Views: 1327

Re: Am I asking too much?

Consignment is a good idea. I've had really good experiences with Noah Gladstone on Brassark in that regard. Dillons has also been great to work with in the past, although they are more hands-off than Noah is.
by Matt K
Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Slide stuff
Replies: 18
Views: 664

Re: Slide stuff

This *might* be an issue of tradeoffs. I've had some slides with great action.... but it was because they weren't sealing well. Once you actually align them they will sometimes have worse action just because they're making contact with the slide. More contact = more friction = worse slide movement. ...
by Matt K
Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Cimbasso instead of bass trombone
Replies: 63
Views: 1984

Re: Cimbasso instead of bass trombone

It's not as uncommon in a lot of places as you might think. Before I moved out here, in the northern WV/southern PA area the bands I played in seldom used mutes.
by Matt K
Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Stuck thayer valve(s)
Replies: 19
Views: 13995

Re: Stuck thayer valve(s)

I can't speak to the past, but the XO lineup uses the same thayers for both their tenors and their bases and have a bore of .571" so much undersized compared to OE Thayer (or oversized for tenors).
by Matt K
Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Shires Q Series Euphonium
Replies: 44
Views: 3012

Re: Shires Q Series Euphonium

Having experience with Eastman trombones I have no worries about quality control. They have been some of my favorite trombones I have tried. They are also making huge gains in the tuba world it seems everyone is becoming an Eastman artist. Yes this is true- They are making huge gains because you ca...
by Matt K
Tue Nov 05, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Cimbasso instead of bass trombone
Replies: 63
Views: 1984

Re: Cimbasso instead of bass trombone

Never the less, many bass trombonist do complain over shoulder pain. When playing with mute, (especially bucket mute) it is HEAVY! One reason for playing singel valve is the weight. I know some players with shoulder pain who did see physical therapists. When ypu play 2-8 hours a day (sometimes more...
by Matt K
Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: Kühnl & Hoyer Slokar Solo SOLD!
Replies: 5
Views: 330

Re: Kühnl & Hoyer Slokar Solo, straight version

Oh, sorry, I am in the wrong place! Can someone please remover this post? Thank you! No problem; I didn't even notice. You're officially a full member and I'll move the post to the classifieds. If you don't want it there just go ahead and just make a post indicating its no longer available. -Matt
by Matt K
Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: Kühnl & Hoyer Slokar Solo SOLD!
Replies: 5
Views: 330

Re: Kühnl & Hoyer Slokar Solo, straight version

Just a heads up, you won't be able to receive PMs or have your email exposed to other members of the site until you have one more approved post.
by Matt K
Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Yamaha Yeo Replica
Replies: 13
Views: 700

Re: Yamaha Yeo Replica

Burgerbob wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:28 am
I can't think of many better tests for the bass trombone than Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet!
Yeah that excerpt from the Montagues and the Capulets is so juicy.
by Matt K
Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Here we go again
Replies: 13
Views: 612

Re: Here we go again

I know Doug makes that particular type of shank ("Conn") and has also done V shaped pieces in the past. He'd be my go-to for this type of thing because I'd want to A/B test something like that against a different shape cup.
by Matt K
Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTB Greenhoe Lexan Valve Covers
Replies: 6
Views: 481

Re: WTB Greenhoe Lexan Valve Covers

I had a delrin valve cap made for me that I quite like. It's almost purely aesthetic. The first is that it is pretty slick looking. The less obvious is that it's way easier to clean than brass. I always have valve covers get very badly tarnished where it touches my neck in a weird parabloic shape......
by Matt K
Sat Nov 02, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Cimbasso instead of bass trombone
Replies: 63
Views: 1984

Re: Cimbasso instead of bass trombone

Wow some great posts and really valuable information! So you guys seem to have come to the same conclusion as myself: ok for community stuff, ko for high level stuff. One more question to muddy the waters though: how about a cimbasso in tenor Bb? I suspect we will come to the same conclusion, but w...
by Matt K
Fri Nov 01, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Cimbasso instead of bass trombone
Replies: 63
Views: 1984

Re: Cimbasso instead of bass trombone

I suppose that depends on the big band. A lot of the literature that I see in Utah is either from the 60s-80s or relatively inspired by that era. While it isn't necessary to have a second valve for the Nestico stuff from that era, for example, it certainly is nice. Although I'd reject the idea that ...
by Matt K
Fri Nov 01, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Cimbasso instead of bass trombone
Replies: 63
Views: 1984

Re: Cimbasso instead of bass trombone

Shires conventions were developed in that time period and are maintained so as to avoid discontinuity between their product line. In the big Q&A thread on TBF that Ben Griffin started before he left, he indicated something to the effect that most bells were not "regular" weight, but one of the light...
by Matt K
Fri Nov 01, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Trombone case/gig bag info needed
Replies: 10
Views: 382

Re: Trombone case/gig bag info needed

I bet the Protect Platinum would fit it. I never thought a gig bag would usurp the Eastman cases but mine is super convenient and indeed does hold the horn on the side. I can possibly take pictures this weekend to show you but looking at it, I can't see how it could possibly not work.
by Matt K
Fri Nov 01, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Cimbasso instead of bass trombone
Replies: 63
Views: 1984

Re: Cimbasso instead of bass trombone

That's really more of a question for the groups you play with. If you're already well established as a player and have a strong network? Maybe. Otherwise? I would expect if you show up with that different of an instrument for paying gigs you aren't likely to get called back. For community stuff? Sur...
by Matt K
Fri Nov 01, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: leadpipe
Replies: 20
Views: 631

Re: leadpipe

lauriet wrote:
Fri Nov 01, 2019 2:31 am
But if they make such a difference, why don't the manufacture of the horn put in the best one.
Does it really mean King/Bach/Conn don't know how to build the best product ???????????????????
"You can get whatever color you want as long as its black!"
by Matt K
Thu Oct 31, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: is this an Edwards alto?
Replies: 10
Views: 612

Re: is this an Edwards alto?

Seems like age plays a factor too. I know a number of older players who got their Edwards before Shires was even a company. Also depends if you're in a college town. There's been a certain degree of zeitgeist within each academic community that I've observed that may or may not be influenced by the ...
by Matt K
Thu Oct 31, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: leadpipe
Replies: 20
Views: 631

Re: leadpipe

While it is true that it won't make a bad horn play well (nor will it substitute for practicing obviously), but it can be the single element that is making a horn a bad horn. But you won't know it until you pull it unfortunately. There is some precedent as others have pointed out of some of the Chin...
by Matt K
Thu Oct 31, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: lead pipes for free, just pay shipping sold
Replies: 4
Views: 551

Re: WTS: Shires .525 bore lead pipes

Are you sure those are Shires? I don't think I've ever seen a 2-piece shires pipe. What's the lettering on them? Just 25 M1 and 25 M3?
by Matt K
Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: SOLD: Edwards Tenor Trombone
Replies: 2
Views: 573

Re: FS: Edwards Trombone

Just a heads up: since you're new, you'll need one more approved post to receive PMs and emails but once you make the post someone should approve it pretty quickly.
by Matt K
Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: leadpipe
Replies: 20
Views: 631

Re: leadpipe

Depends on the horn and the player. I've taken a number of pipes out of stock horns and replaced them with a Shires #2 in their respective size and in each case the difference was a pretty marked improvement. At least for me. But then I've also removed pipes and had the stock pipe or some other pipe...
by Matt K
Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Rotary valves: Open Port Vs. Closed Port
Replies: 16
Views: 831

Re: Rotary valves: Open Port Vs. Closed Port

I have a Bach 42T, an I would definitely agree that it is open, and in some days getting the trigger register to speak is more difficult than on my other trombones, which all have some type of rotary valve. It's one of the aluminum core examples, so eventually it will need to be replaced, and I'm t...
by Matt K
Wed Oct 30, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: leadpipe
Replies: 20
Views: 631

Re: leadpipe

No, they aren't all detachable. Well, technically with the right tools they're all basically detachable. "Normally" they are friction fit and then soldered in place. (That basically means the pipe is basically the same size as the pipe it is being inserted into at the top and then solder is flown th...
by Matt K
Wed Oct 30, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: is this an Edwards alto?
Replies: 10
Views: 612

Re: is this an Edwards alto?

Definitely looks custom to me. It does have that Edwards style oval bell brace. Someone removed the top one if it was originally Edwards (or it was a prototype or something). See how it slots into a "pocket" on the bell? The tenon is different as well and the slides also have threaded bell nuts, thi...
by Matt K
Sat Oct 26, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: [Schilke] 60-sized mpcs - alternatives?
Replies: 19
Views: 782

Re: [Schilke] 60-sized mpcs - alternatives?

Doug Elliott all the way. LB114/L/L8 has been my go-to bass piece for a little over a year now. I've been playing XB114/M/M8 and sometimes L/L8. For relatively inexpensive mouthpieces though, the Yeo replica is probably my first recommendation. Ah yeah missed the inexpensive part. Although I got mi...
by Matt K
Sat Oct 26, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Help me buy the right Shires bell
Replies: 14
Views: 674

Re: Help me buy the right Shires bell

Chatname wrote:
Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:07 am
Mv2541: What does the X in 7RXLWT8 stand for? Is it extra light weight?
Yeah,

Type 7 bell
Red brass
eXtra Light Weight
T8 Treatment
by Matt K
Sat Oct 26, 2019 5:05 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: [Schilke] 60-sized mpcs - alternatives?
Replies: 19
Views: 782

Re: [Schilke] 60-sized mpcs - alternatives?

Doug Elliott all the way. LB114/L/L8 has been my go-to bass piece for a little over a year now.
by Matt K
Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Greg black
Replies: 24
Views: 1029

Re: Greg black

Exactly! An extreme of any dimension in isolation causing a near 100% effect on sound means that it is an important part of the equation, not an inconsequential part. The corollary argument would be: practice has a negligible effect on sound quality because in the extreme case of someone never pract...
by Matt K
Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Greg black
Replies: 24
Views: 1029

Re: Greg black

Serious discussion here: To me, I thought I was being generous with my percentages. Is not what makes a mouthpiece sound the way it does nearly entirely up to the player? In another thread, people are saying that individuals will basically sound like themselves, regardless of equipment. We all know...
by Matt K
Thu Oct 24, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Greg black
Replies: 24
Views: 1029

Re: Greg black

The idea that the interior of a mouthpiece makes a negligible difference is... frankly kind of silly. If the difference between a 12C and a 0G is "3.28%" then there would be basically no point in really being selective about a mouthpiece at all and you may as well play a single mouthpiece for everyt...
by Matt K
Thu Oct 24, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Intermediate horn suggestions?
Replies: 13
Views: 692

Re: Intermediate horn suggestions?

What do you play now? Any other things you like dislike about setups? Your budget basically allows you to buy just about any horn used unless its super mint condition.

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