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by Matt K
Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Bach 11C for alto?
Replies: 17
Views: 723

Re: Bach 11C for alto?

I'm not the biggest 39 fan so take with a grain of salt. That said, I played one I'm college because the department had one. It's actually the horn I was playing when I bought an alto piece and the alto shank did work better with it. It isn't that the model needs such a shank to fit. It's the taper ...
by Matt K
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Good Pro Alto
Replies: 17
Views: 352

Re: Good Pro Alto

You just heard from one of the founders, although he obviously has a bias! :wink:

I've only played them a few times at conventions but never the altos. I'm glad to hear they're carrying them. I've yet to play an M&W horn that was anything other than superb.
by Matt K
Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Good Pro Alto
Replies: 17
Views: 352

Re: Good Pro Alto

I didn't know Shires was doing tuning in bell; they were TIS exclusively for a long time. I will say that the Bb attachment is really nice. Necessary? Probably not. However, in addition to giving you access to some notes outside of the range of the straight Eb horn, it also allows for a much easier ...
by Matt K
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Cryogenics study
Replies: 57
Views: 1074

Re: Cryogenics study

Yeah, I totally agree, or maybe to play of what you mentioned in a less dogmatic fashion than me indicating things that are "proven" would be to indicate that it's a lot cheaper to give your horn a bath consistently and shave than it is to get a second bell or having a cryo treatment to bring it bac...
by Matt K
Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Cryogenics study
Replies: 57
Views: 1074

Re: Cryogenics study

I think I’m in the minority here, but I tend to believe almost anything you do to an instrument will change how it plays. Annealing, lead tape, plumbers tape, spit valve screws.... All this stuff actually does matter (just set up an appointment with Wayne Tanabe!) I was in a lesson with a very prom...
by Matt K
Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Cryogenics study
Replies: 57
Views: 1074

Re: Cryogenics study

I work in medical research at the moment; the first thing anyone I know in the industry does is go to the methods portion. Then if that at least seems sound, read the remainder; but any ancillary materials presented outside of that are basically treated as being non-existent. Maybe that's different ...
by Matt K
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Bach 11C for alto?
Replies: 17
Views: 723

Re: Bach 11C for alto?

It depends on the alto. Most altos, in my experience, don't work as well with a stock tenor shank as with a shank designed specifically for alto like the Elliot 'Alto' series (or Alto S for the Conns). It's been awhile since I tried my Wessex but even something that large seems to work better with a...
by Matt K
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Nickel silver leadpipe
Replies: 2
Views: 241

Re: Nickel silver leadpipe

I had a 2.5N for a Shires 508 horn. I found that their description to be very accurate: brilliant and clear, crisp articulation and response (can limit timbral flexibility) With it being a 2.5 it was well balanced for me and that horn. But it gave more of an ease of articulation than going even to a...
by Matt K
Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: Profile information is dull!
Replies: 20
Views: 2729

Re: Profile information is dull!

Posaunus wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:34 am
Matt K wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:25 am
I don't recall when we made the change, but do let me know if you don't see some of these fields.
It's all there now. Just that few of us knew about the change. :good:
Probably would have helped if we (I) had announced it. :shuffle: :wink:
by Matt K
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: We Reached 1000!
Replies: 2
Views: 1501

Re: We Reached 1000!

(To clarify for those who weren't on the TTF, Barry is referencing a message there; we haven't yet accepted any donations.)
by Matt K
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: Profile information is dull!
Replies: 20
Views: 2729

Re: Profile information is dull!

I don't recall when we made the change, but do let me know if you don't see some of these fields. I checked it out as a 'normal' user and the following fields exist for me: Location Website Interests Stable Facebook Twitter Skype YouTube About Me Do let me know if you don't see them. I'm reluctant t...
by Matt K
Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: got locked out
Replies: 12
Views: 242

Re: got locked out

I'm not sure what the ratio is but there are definitely spam from contact forms and traditional email which the spam filter gets a lot of but we still get caught up with it. There are other solutions that the phPBB people have too that I'm going to try out soon that will hopefully be slightly less '...
by Matt K
Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Shires Q Too Bright to Blend?
Replies: 2
Views: 266

Re: Shires Q Too Bright to Blend?

It's basically the most popular configurations available for Shires so that is unlikely to be the case. Sure, some horns don't jive with certain players so it isn't a guarantee that you'll like the horn or be able to blend with your ensembles but you'd run that 'risk' with any horn. People also told...
by Matt K
Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: got locked out
Replies: 12
Views: 242

Re: got locked out

Wow !!! That level of crap will effectively cripple the forum. Sorry that you are looking at that amount of garbage. Did you restore 'blast' or do I continue to be the fossil that I surely am ? If I am to be blast again, can you (no rush) let me know what password is attached to that name ? Chris F...
by Matt K
Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: got locked out
Replies: 12
Views: 242

Re: got locked out

Okay, that's disabled. Please report, I'll be getting to the email backlog slowly. It is also inundated with spam so it's very possible something slipped through the cracks. Last time I cleaned it out maybe a month ago there were like 15k emails after the spamblocker got to them so filtering out the...
by Matt K
Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: got locked out
Replies: 12
Views: 242

Re: got locked out

Sorry Chris, I've been neglecting the emails lately... you'll see why when you get back in in the moderator section.

In this case, it's probably the spamblocking stuff I put in place... I didn't think it was that long ago but wow time flies. Looking into it now.
by Matt K
Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: Cordless Silent Brass
Replies: 4
Views: 188

Re: Cordless Silent Brass

Yeah, I use a bluetooth transmitter when I lived in my last apartment. There are a number of ones that are both receivers and transmitters. However, I didn't make the mic itself wireless, I'm not sure if that would work because of the electronics in the silent brass adapter that amplify the signal.
by Matt K
Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: The 525/547 slide project
Replies: 13
Views: 648

Re: The 525/547 slide project

Actually, funny that Jeff brings that up because he also did the work for my Conn X pipe to make it compatible with Shires threads instead of the Conn threads so while my slide will accept 'normal' large shank pipes without the additional length, the Conn X has around 3/4" on top of it and it actual...
by Matt K
Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: The 525/547 slide project
Replies: 13
Views: 648

Re: The 525/547 slide project

I'm a little surprised that the Edwards barrels aren't large enough for large shank pipes. Mine fortunately worked out and I ended up settling on a Conn X leadpipe. Very strange pipe, I'm a little surprised it worked out. 2 piece and the receiver has a rather large gap between the end of the mouthpi...
by Matt K
Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: Edwards T-350e Tenor
Replies: 4
Views: 311

Re: Edwards T-350e Tenor

bshown wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2019 3:58 pm
Does this quick reply count as an approved post?
It does as of a few hours ago :biggrin:
by Matt K
Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: Edwards T-350e Tenor
Replies: 4
Views: 311

Re: Edwards T-350e Tenor

Just a heads up, you need one more approved post before you can receive private communications from other users. Feel free to make it here and you'll be approved shortly if you do it this AM.
-Matt
by Matt K
Fri Jul 05, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: FS Denis Wick and S.E. Shires Mouthpieces
Replies: 2
Views: 115

Re: FS Denis Wick and S.E. Shires Mouthpieces

Just a heads up, you'll need one more approved post before people can contact you. Feel free to make it here.

-Matt
by Matt K
Fri Jul 05, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Best Sounding Trombone Albums
Replies: 7
Views: 408

Re: Best Sounding Trombone Albums

Anything Conrad Herwig. There's actually a really good album that I can't remember off the top of my head but it's Conrad & Steve Davis which I really like the way it worked out because they both have fairly distinct styles of playing so there was a lot of contrast even though its the same nominal i...
by Matt K
Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Real Books on PDF For Legit Sale?
Replies: 3
Views: 222

Re: Real Books on PDF For Legit Sale?

Does anyone have the kindle version? I'd be interested in seeing how they did that. Like, is it literally just an ebook (which is sort of an html file) with one picture per page as I imagine it likely is?
by Matt K
Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Partials after high D
Replies: 10
Views: 487

Re: Partials after high D

It gets pretty squirrely up there on any instrument and the small idiosyncracies on lower partials are magnified quite significantly. I often play just about everything in around a flat 1st after the F, which is normally the next note for me on all the horns I've played, except altos of course. Basi...
by Matt K
Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: Multiple logins curiosity
Replies: 18
Views: 465

Re: Multiple logins curiosity

It still happens for me, but I think the problem is at my end. My ISP seems to use "IP Hopping" -- maybe as a security measure. But if I go away from one computer for a while and come back in the IP seems to have changed which forces the new log in. That type of thing should be okay now. It's a lit...
by Matt K
Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: Multiple logins curiosity
Replies: 18
Views: 465

Re: Multiple logins curiosity

I used to be able to remain logged in on my phone and my PC at the same time. Now I seem to have to log in each time I switch from one to the other. Not a big deal as I get Safari and Edge to remember my username and password. I guess this is to do with detecting apparent session hijacks with User ...
by Matt K
Fri Jun 28, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: Multiple logins curiosity
Replies: 18
Views: 465

Re: Multiple logins curiosity

I think I may have found the issue. Unfortunately, I had to kick everyone out again so my apologies for everyone who has to log in now. If this happens again, make a record of your IP address (using something like this: http://whatismyip.host/) and then do the same thing when it kicks you out the ne...
by Matt K
Fri Jun 28, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: Multiple logins curiosity
Replies: 18
Views: 465

Re: Multiple logins curiosity

Hm, okay thought that last fix may have been the issue. I have some time tonight to look into it.

-Matt
by Matt K
Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Mouthpiece Manufacturers Represented by Use
Replies: 15
Views: 594

Re: Mouthpiece Manufacturers Represented by Use

Sorry, I added Griego & AR to the poll but apparently that resets the votes.

Re-vote simply3 means that you can change your answer after you vote, not that you can vote multiple times.
by Matt K
Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Composition, Arrangement, & Theory
Topic: Million Dollar Idea - Automatic Transposition
Replies: 18
Views: 663

Re: Million Dollar Idea - Automatic Transposition

Easiest way for me has always been to think of it as a fifth higher. So a written middle line (D in bass clef) is an A in tenor clef. You can use that to practice too by adjusting the sharps by removing one flat or adding one sharp depending on the key and playing bass clef parts. I love tenor clef ...
by Matt K
Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Composition, Arrangement, & Theory
Topic: Million Dollar Idea - Automatic Transposition
Replies: 18
Views: 663

Re: Million Dollar Idea - Automatic Transposition

If its a manuscript made in Finale or Sibelius, Photoscore is pretty good. I've heard that Musitek also works well. Looks like there's an open source application as well in the form of https://github.com/Audiveris/audiveris . From there, converting to bass clef as others have pointed out, is rather ...
by Matt K
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: Repository of Catalogs and Pamphlets
Replies: 8
Views: 293

Re: Repository of Catalogs and Pamphlets

Yeah I ended up incorporating recaptcha in the test environment, I'm thinking I'll turn it on here this coming weekend. I haven't noticed any issues but want to be relatively available incase it causes issues with people. We also have a huge domain blocker too now that filters out known spam which s...
by Matt K
Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:42 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Video Test thread (please participate)
Replies: 34
Views: 6008

Re: Video Test thread (please participate)

Found it; it's a little tedious to fix but I'll try to finish this AM.

-Matt

EDIT: JK, it was actually really easy so it should work now. Let me know if you still have issues.
by Matt K
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Video Test thread (please participate)
Replies: 34
Views: 6008

Re: Video Test thread (please participate)

Can you post a link to what you are trying to embed as well as the exact syntax? You can put it in a code block to avoid escaping: [media]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9YUi3UhEPQ[/media] Note that the original plugin that was included in the original, original version of this software is no longe...
by Matt K
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Video Test thread (please participate)
Replies: 34
Views: 6008

Re: Video Test thread (please participate)

by Matt K
Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: Repository of Catalogs and Pamphlets
Replies: 8
Views: 293

Re: Repository of Catalogs and Pamphlets

Not gonna lie; I actually totally forgot we had one when we switched servers. Evidently not many people noticed either! Let me see if I can put that back this weekend. ALso working on the spam. I made some backend changes this morning; going to try to do a little more and see if we can stop those. (...
by Matt K
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: Multiple logins curiosity
Replies: 18
Views: 465

Re: Multiple logins curiosity

It may have something to do with the update we just did so I did some backend cleaning. Also, my apologies to every as well, this cleaning does require that everybody logs back in on all their devices. If that didn't fix your issue, could you try again on Firefox or Chrome and let me know if you exp...
by Matt K
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: Multiple logins curiosity
Replies: 18
Views: 465

Re: Multiple logins curiosity

Possibly some residual cached data. Does it happen on any other machine like that (or browser)? Could you let me know the OS and browser you are having issues with?

-Matt
by Matt K
Sun Jun 09, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Fun With Trombone Leadpipes and Trim Rings! Video
Replies: 9
Views: 680

Re: Fun With Trombone Leadpipes and Trim Rings! Video

Because the leadpipes never come out that easily, especially on older instruments. How old of the instrument would it be difficult for that to be done on and why is it that difficult to remove said lead pipe? And why don't we see trumpet screw bells and removable lead pipes? The older Edwards model...
by Matt K
Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: Messages
Replies: 1
Views: 167

Re: Messages

This feature exists at the moment; if you navigate to your "User Control Panel" -> "Board Preferences" -> "Edit Notification Options", you can turn on "Someone Sends You a Private Message" to email. The emails will be at trombonechat@mailfence.com in the shrot term; we're working on making them from...
by Matt K
Mon Jun 03, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Who has had custom mouthpiece work done?
Replies: 16
Views: 705

Re: Who has had custom mouthpiece work done?

Try Matt Frost (frostcustombrass). He's done good work for me before and i think he can get it done relatively quickly. I was going to have him make me some trumpet stuff recently but I haven't pulled the trigger on it yet so he probably has the bandwidth to take on custom stuff
by Matt K
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: Subdivisions
Replies: 1
Views: 191

Re: Subdivisions

Initially there were a huge number of subforums which resulted in one of the biggest complaints being that the forum was confusing to navigate so we went with the other extreme of making it very easy to navigate by limiting the categories to a smaller number. It would be easy to make posts in the in...
by Matt K
Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Trombone (tenor) - Rath R3
Replies: 7
Views: 690

Re: FS: Trombone (tenor) - Rath R3

I can personally vouch for this one and there's a really small chance that you'd ever find something like this on the used market between the all-nickel bell and the bronze slide. Very interesting and lively combination! There's actually a bit of a story to this one that I'm a little hazy on the det...
by Matt K
Sun Jun 02, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: 2019-06-02 - Sunday AM Maintenance
Replies: 8
Views: 269

Re: 2019-06-02 - Sunday AM Maintenance

Thanks, Matt. Looks OK now. Also, which "America" is Eastern US time zone? It seems to have chosen Arguilla, but I have no idea where that is. What they do is break it down by timezone and then let you choose the location independently. So for EST, you'd do GMT-4 and then from there choose the clos...
by Matt K
Sun Jun 02, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: 2019-06-02 - Sunday AM Maintenance
Replies: 8
Views: 269

Re: 2019-06-02 - Sunday AM Maintenance

Fixed!
by Matt K
Sun Jun 02, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: 2019-06-02 - Sunday AM Maintenance
Replies: 8
Views: 269

Re: 2019-06-02 - Sunday AM Maintenance

BGuttman wrote:
Sun Jun 02, 2019 12:34 pm
Did you remove the option to change skins? I want to go back to Prosilver but I can't find it in my profile.
Evidently I did. Working on that now.
by Matt K
Sun Jun 02, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: 2019-06-02 - Sunday AM Maintenance
Replies: 8
Views: 269

Re: 2019-06-02 - Sunday AM Maintenance

The update is completed. phpBB is now updated to the most recent version as well as all themes and extensions. Unfortunately, the 'black' theme was not updated so we've dropped it. You might notice that your theme is 'latte' at the moment even though you had another theme enabled before. Due to the ...
by Matt K
Sun Jun 02, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: 2019-06-02 - Sunday AM Maintenance
Replies: 8
Views: 269

Re: 2019-06-02 - Sunday AM Maintenance

Slept in a little, doing my morning routine now and then I'll take offline. Thanks all!
-Matt
by Matt K
Sun Jun 02, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: 3b bell and Shires Slide compatibility
Replies: 1
Views: 210

Re: 3b bell and Shires Slide compatibility

You'd probably have better luck swapping the bell unto a Shires neck pipe. Shires tuning slides are fairly distinct with how they line up partials though my only specific experience with the small bored was on a Bach bell section which made the bell really, really, really flat.

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