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by Matt K
Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bore size questions
Replies: 22
Views: 1200

Re: Bore size questions

That looks like it has a nickel slide??? Would you mind indicating what model that is? (Or perhaps it's a silver plated slide and the bell was replated?) Can't get the nickel tubes anymore, or at least in the US according to the tech I've been using to get my parts from :weep:
by Matt K
Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: George Roberts equipment
Replies: 66
Views: 2401

Re: George Roberts equipment

In all the years I've been reasonably active in the community, I can't say I ever recall a time when someone has asked, "I wish to not practice but sound like [insert player name ; how might I achieve greatness without putting in any effort?" but it often seems as though that is the question asked b...
by Matt K
Fri Oct 04, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: MK drawing leadpipes
Replies: 15
Views: 519

Re: MK drawing leadpipes

Probably have an easier time using a dealership like Dillon, Brassark, Sheridan, Hickeys, etc.
by Matt K
Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Ultimate beginner's mouthpiece?
Replies: 21
Views: 618

Re: Ultimate beginner's mouthpiece?

I have a couple that students try from among the common sizes and I generally give them the best one if its one I picked up cheaply. Buying blind, yeah probably 6.5AL although I wish the stock version was just a touch narrower for the rim.
by Matt K
Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bach bass madness
Replies: 102
Views: 3158

Re: Bach bass madness

That's an awesome 2nd lever design. I'd thought for a long time about how to get one on the index finger... that seems to do it rather eloquently.
by Matt K
Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Too bright and too much bite?
Replies: 22
Views: 869

Re: Too bright and too much bite?

I'm bias because I had a very, very similar issue but on the Yamaha tenor from that generation, the YSL8820. But for a very long time, really until I started studying with Doug, I was a super bright player. I mean, I still am but I have more timbral flexibility than "chainsaw" and "off" now. Doug st...
by Matt K
Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Modified Ambassador?
Replies: 8
Views: 341

Re: Modified Ambassador?

Yeah that exit port is pretty exotic! If the work was done well, I bet it plays reasonably well. I've thought about picking up the slightly larger version with an F attachment but I like my 356 which is the 500/525 Yamaha with an F attachment. The Olds horn is something like 495/508, but the straigh...
by Matt K
Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bach bass madness
Replies: 102
Views: 3158

Re: Bach bass madness

To be fair, sharing also may involve providing a demonstration of a forgotten technique which is claimed to be substitutable for what is done presently.
by Matt K
Mon Sep 30, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Too bright and too much bite?
Replies: 22
Views: 869

Re: Too bright and too much bite?

FWIW, double check this with a tech but clearance shouldn't be an issue. A tech can change the angle of a receiver without too much trouble on most horns so that you won't hit your hands. That said, price is going to vary wildly depending on the wrap for your proposed procedure. Most techs charge pe...
by Matt K
Sun Sep 29, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bach bass madness
Replies: 102
Views: 3158

Re: Bach bass madness

Probably not the bracing. At least on the Yamaha, those appear to be wider but they're actually hollow on the inside and actually quite thin. But I could see the heaviness of the slide at least influencing the perception if not the sound.
by Matt K
Sun Sep 29, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bach bass madness
Replies: 102
Views: 3158

Re: Bach bass madness

Or you could do the opposite and play the stuff around it on the 180. That would be much less of a compromise than playing false tones for an exposed section unless it was heavily orchestrated if I were the one playing the false tones.
by Matt K
Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Silver Sonic for orch?
Replies: 27
Views: 920

Re: Silver Sonic for orch?

I've read through the entire thread and I'm not sure which posts are espousing anything that would be particularly suspect. It seems like the consensus from almost every post is that sterling bells are not particularly flexible relative to other horns of the same type and the divergence in opinion i...
by Matt K
Thu Sep 26, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Equipment for the job
Replies: 14
Views: 482

Re: Equipment for the job

I use a YSL356G for that type of work
by Matt K
Thu Sep 26, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Silver Sonic for orch?
Replies: 27
Views: 920

Re: Silver Sonic for orch?

I think part of the answer to this question would necessitate answering why those major players haven't picked silver, not the well known effect that celebrities have on the general public's psyche. Though one can't prove a negative, there are some things we can make assumptions about. E.g. It would...
by Matt K
Tue Sep 24, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Nickel leadpipe
Replies: 15
Views: 698

Re: Nickel leadpipe

I'd usually describe silver as 'denser' rather than 'darker'. It's a really strange feeling if you've only ever played brass or nickel pipes. I really like the feeling though, although I don't presently play one due to cost. I had one of the Brassark 32H pipes made in sterling but it was just a litt...
by Matt K
Mon Sep 23, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Nickel leadpipe
Replies: 15
Views: 698

Re: Nickel leadpipe

Yeah that's not surprising. I've found that nickel makes it easier for me to articulate which, in turn, also makes it easier for me to control timbre. It's default is brighter but because of that ease of playing, it can also make my sound darker. Depending on the overall horn, of course. Nickel pipe...
by Matt K
Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Hand support for a DuoGravis?
Replies: 15
Views: 446

Re: Hand support for a DuoGravis?

If you don't want to split the trigger, you can make the second one a little lower so that you don't have to raise your thumb to depress both levers. I had one that was also separated a little for more easier access but both of those involve the torch. I also use a Neotech on the horn that I have a ...
by Matt K
Sun Sep 22, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Something smaller than the schilke 52
Replies: 13
Views: 473

Re: Something smaller than the schilke 52

Yeah, Doug's rims are where it's at. I liked the Schilke rims a long, long time ago but I could never find one that had an underpart that I like very much. So I moved on to other pieces... lots of pieces similar to a 52 actually until I finally went to a convention. Finally! Something with that narr...
by Matt K
Sat Sep 21, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Edwards and Shires Leadpipes
Replies: 4
Views: 187

Re: Edwards and Shires Leadpipes

No; Edwards and Conn use the same (fine) threads. Shires uses coarse threads. Instrument innovations has an adapter that lets you use both if you're okay with the pipe sitting out a few extra mm. The pipes are also more-or-less functional w/o such an adapter too fwiw, they just stick out a hair and ...
by Matt K
Fri Sep 20, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Authentic mouthpiece for an old Conn 78H
Replies: 16
Views: 580

Re: Authentic mouthpiece for an old Conn 78H

Picture added since that link won't last very long!
by Matt K
Fri Sep 20, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FT: Shires 2RGLW Bell
Replies: 2
Views: 176

Re: FT: Shires 2RGLW Bell

I'm assuming tenor by lack of flare indicator?
by Matt K
Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Which trumpet mouthpiece to play
Replies: 12
Views: 292

Re: Which trumpet mouthpiece to play

The Kelly pieces are actually not bad on trumpet, or at least they aren't starting out through intermediate. I wouldn't necessarily say the same about the trombone ones... I've had students who had them and I've played them and they always seemed quite dull but the 3C I have is quite lively. I tend ...
by Matt K
Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Who IN THEIR RIGHT MIND plays a 1.5 sized Bass mouthpiece? (August 2019)
Replies: 95
Views: 4221

Re: Who IN THEIR RIGHT MIND plays a 1.5 sized Bass mouthpiece? (August 2019)

If playing something large made one immortal, I suspect they would be more popular than they presently are ;)
by Matt K
Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Everything Else
Topic: WTB or WTT for 7.5" Bucket Mute
Replies: 5
Views: 141

Re: WTB or WTT for 7.5" Bucket Mute

I'm a huge fan of the https://www.hickeys.com/music/brass/trombone/accessories/mutes/all_tenor_trombone_mutes/products/sku032929-softonetrombone-practice-mutesmall-bell.php softone mutes as a bucket. They're only $36 new on Hickeys so you can get one and possibly soemthing else if it doesn't work ou...
by Matt K
Tue Sep 17, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: WTB: Greg Black 2G Lightweight or Regular
Replies: 12
Views: 443

Re: WTB: Black 2G Lightweight or Regular

Ignorant American here, isn't Puerto Rico domestic USPS? If it's anything like shipping from Hawaii it will all be carried via USPS but you'll have to deal with higher shipping prices and longer shipping times due to it having to get flown in. I'm not sure if they have flat rate boxes? I totally fo...
by Matt K
Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: WTB: Greg Black 2G Lightweight or Regular
Replies: 12
Views: 443

Re: WTB: Black 2G Lightweight or Regular

Ignorant American here, isn't Puerto Rico domestic USPS?
by Matt K
Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTB: Good Alto with Flexible Trigger Design
Replies: 15
Views: 720

Re: WTB: Good Alto with Flexible Trigger Design

It may have been aftermarket; Dillon had a... 671? a few years ago with a similar Bb attachment that, memory serving, came with a trill crook. If it was aftermarket though, the tech who did the work did a very good job with making sure it looked like a stock horn. I know of one other individual who ...
by Matt K
Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Who IN THEIR RIGHT MIND plays a 1.5 sized Bass mouthpiece? (August 2019)
Replies: 95
Views: 4221

Re: Who IN THEIR RIGHT MIND plays a 1.5 sized Bass mouthpiece? (August 2019)

In my case it's because of limited space usually. Lot of the venues barely have room for one horn on a stand let alone two. Add to that switching between songs with clothespins for outdoor stuff... not much time between tunes! (Yeah, it isn't the most optimal placement of stuff in my opinion... did ...
by Matt K
Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Who IN THEIR RIGHT MIND plays a 1.5 sized Bass mouthpiece? (August 2019)
Replies: 95
Views: 4221

Re: Who IN THEIR RIGHT MIND plays a 1.5 sized Bass mouthpiece? (August 2019)

OTOH, I do a similar thing when I play bass depending on the band I'm in. I just did one with about half 30s-40s era swing charts and the other half 60s-80s stuff with a mix of like Maynard Ferguson charts. Yeah, sure I can play "In the Mood" on my 116/M/M9 but I prefer the blend on a 104N/E/E8. But...
by Matt K
Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTB: Good Alto with Flexible Trigger Design
Replies: 15
Views: 720

Re: WTB: Good Alto with Flexible Trigger Design

On the other hand, there isn't much to the neckpipe so you could accomplish the same thing by making it removable... I actually think I may have most of the parts for that if you want to come over and check. I have a similar if not identical rotor... why do I have so many parts lying around...?
by Matt K
Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: "trombonechat-dot-com" Facebook group
Replies: 7
Views: 620

Re: "trombonechat-dot-com" Facebook group

I haven't logged into Facebook in awhile at this point and I'm not entirely sure I want to administer another forum, particularly since I'm sure at this point there's been a separate set of rules developed and the divergence in approach might be difficult to rectify. And while it does make sense for...
by Matt K
Sun Sep 15, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: iReal Pro
Replies: 18
Views: 1852

Re: iReal Pro

I've been messing around with tbone quartet arrangements of some jazz standards and I record them on my little digital multitrack recorder. What would be totally cool is to be able to add the rhythm section from iReal Pro to my recordings on one of the tracks. But then you have the problem of synci...
by Matt K
Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Wycliffe Crossover MP
Replies: 18
Views: 834

Re: Wycliffe Crossover MP

I don't think anyone is suggesting that it isn't potentially useful... Wycliffe is certainly a case disproving that notion... rather that it isn't merely a magic-bullet that just lets you play trumpet without any additional practice. And so particularly for individuals who don't have $200 to drop on...
by Matt K
Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Wycliffe Crossover MP
Replies: 18
Views: 834

Re: Wycliffe Crossover MP

I also have one, and to my chops it felt way too strange to play effectively. It just sounded tubby and flat. I agree with Matt in that my experience was that it was no harder to put in a little time on a trumpet piece. But that said, I found it easier to work with a larger trumpet mouthpiece at fi...
by Matt K
Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Bach 50B "Corporation" horn,
Replies: 7
Views: 445

Re: FS: Bach 50B "Corporation" horn,

Looks like they forgot the word "brace". If you compare to other pictures of 50B you'll notice that there are fewer braces on this horn than that of a stock 50.
by Matt K
Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Cases for convertible horns
Replies: 2
Views: 115

Re: Cases for convertible horns

I have several modular horns but I always take just the horn as I'm expecting to use it which is almost invariably with the F attachment. The older Chronkite (possibly new too) accessory pouches fit a Shires neckpipe and in the boxier of the cases would comfortably fit the bell, slide, and the addit...
by Matt K
Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Yet another Conn leadpipe question
Replies: 3
Views: 223

Re: Yet another Conn leadpipe question

Should be more on the 'open' side, as Aidan indicated, depending on era to some degree. I was told by Ben Griffin when he worked there and I was switching to more of a Conn style instrument that a ~2.5 in their nomenclature was roughly similar to what you'd expect fro ma Conn. Their VE and RS pipes ...
by Matt K
Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Wycliffe Crossover MP
Replies: 18
Views: 834

Re: Wycliffe Crossover MP

I had Doug make me a piece awhile ago for alto sacbut that happens to work for trumpet as well. In my experience, getting trumpet to work on a trumpet piece is actually a comparable amount of work. 2 or so weeks of 15 minutes a day can get you really, really far. You won't be nearly as good as you a...
by Matt K
Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Looking for a new straight trombone to play with community band
Replies: 42
Views: 1390

Re: Looking for a new straight trombone to play with community band

In fairness, Ralph Sauer now plays an F attachment exclusively from what I've been told, though how much of that is because of the relationship between Shires and his signature instrument is not known to me. He likely said that at a time when the offerings of F attachment instruments were not nearly...
by Matt K
Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: Dillon used trombones on Ebay
Replies: 4
Views: 459

Re: Dillon used trombones on Ebay

eBay has started including shipping cost (as of maybe 2012 maybe?) in the total cost of the item so they get a cut no matter how it's arranged. Dillon seem to have a good deal on FedEx pricing and use basically the same level of service for everything which, last time I ordered from them, was 2-day ...
by Matt K
Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS Rath R9D
Replies: 6
Views: 373

Re: FS Rath R9D

Just a heads up, you'll need one more approved post before people can message you (it's an anti-spam measure). If you post it here I'll be up for a few more hours I'll approve it otherwise someone should see whatever you post tomorrow.
by Matt K
Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Rath R9 Lead pipe issues
Replies: 31
Views: 890

Re: Rath R9 Lead pipe issues

WGWTR180 wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:18 pm
Mast K. I appreciate your input but some of your questions and thoughts are completely off base. I wish I hadn’t asked this question. LOL!!
Not sure how they're off base or why you regret asking the question but hope you can find something that works for you.
by Matt K
Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Music Business
Topic: Asking brass group members for donations?
Replies: 12
Views: 985

Re: Asking brass group members for donations?

I don't think it's an unreasonable request - or you can possibly find sponsors for the event. I was in a band that did something similar. We ended up getting a grant from the town I was in to play a ribbon cutting ceremony + the other concert we were going to do. Ended up making a small amount for e...
by Matt K
Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Rath R9 Lead pipe issues
Replies: 31
Views: 890

Re: Rath R9 Lead pipe issues

Did you get the slide used? Are you sure they're bass pipes? Note that smaller pipes will fit in a 562 horn. So you may have accidentally been given 547 or smaller pipes. Someone had that issue not too long ago... I think it was they were shipped a Shires B62 (bass slide) and it had 547 pipes; the f...
by Matt K
Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Rath R9 Lead pipe issues
Replies: 31
Views: 890

Re: Rath R9 Lead pipe issues

Matt I’m sorry but I’m completely confused by your response. “every other pipe” is anything from a shires, Bach, Holton, and everything in between. All different pipes. It's just that there's a huge variety of pipes and if you're not at say, the Shires factory, there's a good chance there is a patt...
by Matt K
Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Rath R9 Lead pipe issues
Replies: 31
Views: 890

Re: Rath R9 Lead pipe issues

Probably an issue where "any other pipe" you happen to have possibly shares characteristics and similarly your Rath pipes have the same issue. I'm not as familiar with Rath pipes but I've received used Shires slides before that had three similar pipes instead of the standard "1", "2", "3"... instead...
by Matt K
Sun Sep 08, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Yamaha YSL-448G vs YSL-648R
Replies: 25
Views: 814

Re: Yamaha YSL-448G vs YSL-648R

Can you – or almost anyone else – tell the difference in sound between a trombone with a one-piece bell vs . one with a two-piece bell? In my mind, this design / manufacturing detail is down in the noise level compared to the condition and functionality of a used trombone. More important to me: • D...
by Matt K
Sat Sep 07, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Greenhoe maintenance
Replies: 16
Views: 818

Re: Greenhoe maintenance

When you say you oil the valves too much,d o you find yourself doing it even though the action is still good or is the action not so good and therefore you use oil on it? If it's the latter, definitely take it to a tech; that's too much to need even with the amount of playing you do every day. If yo...
by Matt K
Sat Sep 07, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Yamaha YSL-448G vs YSL-648R
Replies: 25
Views: 814

Re: Yamaha YSL-448G vs YSL-648R

Are the current intermediate Yamahas made in China like the 354's? If so when did they stop making them in Japan? I have an older 446G, made in Japan, and I think it is a really good little horn. Easier to play than my 36, but doesn't have the same dark, rich tone quality. Much better and closer to...
by Matt K
Sat Sep 07, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Yamaha YSL-448G vs YSL-648R
Replies: 25
Views: 814

Re: Yamaha YSL-448G vs YSL-648R

Only Yamaha’s 800 series horns (and a few 600 models) have one-piece bell. In any case, the 400 would have a 2-piece bell. Perhaps Yamaha's website is incorrect? It looks like all current production 400 series are one-piece according to it. https://usa.yamaha.com/products/musical_instruments/winds/...

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