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by Matt K
Mon Aug 02, 2021 8:37 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Everything Else
Topic: FS:Yamaha Sterling Sliver leadpipe $330
Replies: 3
Views: 154

Re: FS:Yamaha Sterling Sliver leadpipe $130

Just a heads up, your title says $130
by Matt K
Sat Jul 31, 2021 1:36 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Cases
Topic: WTB: Hard, protective case for Bach 42 Open Wrap
Replies: 4
Views: 106

Re: WTB: Hard, protective case for Bach 42 Open Wrap

I think the 42BO is too tall to fit in an Eastman. SKB462 fits them no problem afaik though. It's a little on the bulkier size though. Do you know the dimensions of your band locker? I've never had a problem fitting mine into Wenger ones but I've seen some other ones that seem to have been designed ...
by Matt K
Sat Jul 31, 2021 6:27 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTB: PBone Bell
Replies: 5
Views: 266

Re: WTB: PBone Bell

Got one! If I have it by next weekend I'll see if it fits one of my horns "as-is" might have to be creative about it.
by Matt K
Fri Jul 30, 2021 12:24 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTB: PBone Bell
Replies: 5
Views: 266

Re: WTB: PBone Bell

Can you get some pics of the spray painted one to me? What would you want for it?
by Matt K
Fri Jul 30, 2021 9:22 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: The Pbone sound?
Replies: 28
Views: 1253

Re: The Pbone sound?

Can someone with calipers measure the OD of the male tuning slide, bell side leg? And the ID of the bell tuning slide receiver? On the lookout on fleabay for one seeing if my donor horn will need me to acquire a new tuning slide leg. Fortunately I picked up a spare a few weeks ago.
by Matt K
Thu Jul 29, 2021 1:29 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTB: PBone Bell
Replies: 5
Views: 266

Re: WTB: PBone Bell

Just tell them the bell's broken too! :lol:
by Matt K
Thu Jul 29, 2021 11:18 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTB: PBone Bell
Replies: 5
Views: 266

WTB: PBone Bell

Just posted this figured what the heck, maybe I'll see if anyone has one floating around. Anyone have a pbone bell (not even the section, just the bell) they want to part with? I'll glue it to a King 605F for science™. Send me an email!
by Matt K
Thu Jul 29, 2021 11:04 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: The Pbone sound?
Replies: 28
Views: 1253

Re: The Pbone sound?

One thing that I've been wanting to try for a few years but never had the spare cash to burn was to get a PBone and a YSL354 or something and glue the PBone bell to the neckpipe. I suspect a lot of the problems with the pbone are due to it being a $150 instrument, not the plastic per se. Especially ...
by Matt K
Thu Jul 29, 2021 10:54 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Fitting the 3B/F in an SKB 360
Replies: 14
Views: 2081

Re: Fitting the 3B/F in an SKB 360

That's a fantastic mod. I'm sporting a YSL356...frankenhorn at the moment. It's closer in size to the large bores so this is less of an issue for it... but I've been using the newish ProTec PLATINUM SERIES(!) gig bag and quite like it. It's bigger but it isn't bulkier if that makes sense. I like the...
by Matt K
Thu Jul 29, 2021 9:39 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Griego Bowman
Replies: 6
Views: 352

Re: Griego Bowman

I'm not much of a euph player, but I did play professionally with the Utah Wind Symphony and did a half-masters on a euphonium assistantship. Doug set me up when I first started with a EUPH104N/K/K8 which I still have yet to find a better piece for my euph, although I now use a K8* shank. I do occas...
by Matt K
Mon Jul 26, 2021 7:31 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Shires Slide Question
Replies: 3
Views: 415

Re: Shires Slide Question

It could have had a cork barrel replaced. Or perhaps the tenon. I can't remember which part it's attached to. It isn't common for that part to break but I have seen it before.
by Matt K
Mon Jul 26, 2021 8:53 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Mouthpiece Weights
Replies: 24
Views: 1182

Re: Mouthpiece Weights

BrianJohnston wrote:
Fri Jul 23, 2021 4:34 pm
Man if you sold the ones you don't use... $$$$$$$$$$$$$$
Does. Not. Compute. Explain? :wink:
by Matt K
Mon Jul 26, 2021 5:27 am
Forum: Technology
Topic: Windows 10 drops magic spell support
Replies: 11
Views: 704

Re: Windows 10 drops magic spell support

That's actually not what Agile is, fwiw. Agile is more-or-less in contrast to "waterfall". Both methodologies are describing the development lifecycle. Typically, with waterfall you do the whole lifecycle in a cascading timeline... requirements then development then testing, over the course of the e...
by Matt K
Sat Jul 24, 2021 4:16 am
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: I need help from a forum moderator
Replies: 7
Views: 335

Re: I need help from a forum moderator

Unfortunately not possible. There was talk awhile ago about making visibility of the tangent section opt-in but it would require moving all users into a new group and then having the section be marked as private. But that itself opens a can of worms too.
by Matt K
Fri Jul 23, 2021 1:02 pm
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: Locking Threads that Haven't Devolved Into Chaos
Replies: 61
Views: 1866

Re: Locking Threads that Haven't Devolved Into Chaos

Schlitz has received a temporary ban for 2 weeks while moderators figure out such a policy. It might be permanent. Many of us have day jobs at the moment and I don't recall the exact way we worded the policy. Generally speaking there's a saying in the law world that goes something to the effect of "...
by Matt K
Thu Jul 22, 2021 5:43 pm
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: Locking Threads that Haven't Devolved Into Chaos
Replies: 61
Views: 1866

Re: Locking Threads that Haven't Devolved Into Chaos

Hyperbolica, the comment that sparked this whole thing was absolutely worth discussing, and was actually trombone related, so what's your point exactly? It was a comment about the under-representation and under-acknowledgement of non-male trombonists, which very much is a big problem in the trombon...
by Matt K
Thu Jul 22, 2021 2:13 pm
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: Locking Threads that Haven't Devolved Into Chaos
Replies: 61
Views: 1866

Re: Locking Threads that Haven't Devolved Into Chaos

Of that list, really the thing that to me makes it seem like not trolling is that they didn't stick around. Trolls are usually well... persistent and annoying, at least in my opinion. And they tiptoe up to the line and poke without technically breaking rules etc. Just doesn't seem like trolling to m...
by Matt K
Thu Jul 22, 2021 1:01 pm
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: Locking Threads that Haven't Devolved Into Chaos
Replies: 61
Views: 1866

Re: Locking Threads that Haven't Devolved Into Chaos

I really don't think it was trolling. I know a lot of people who would be upset at similar comments; right or wrong, which is why I moved it to the tangent section in the first place and thought it was worthwhile to discuss. A lot of other people wanted to discuss the subject, evidenced by the fact ...
by Matt K
Thu Jul 22, 2021 5:50 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Advantage of Bollinger tuning over Bb/F/G/Eb tuning
Replies: 28
Views: 1216

Re: Advantage of Bollinger tuning over Bb/F/G/Eb tuning

Can confirm. I got dunkin donuts coffee this morning and mine was $3.95. But I splurged on almond milk instead of black. I also play a G attachment. Not sure where I'm going with this other than I love the option to have the various tuning methods available to me rather than just being stuck with on...
by Matt K
Wed Jul 21, 2021 8:16 am
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: Locking Threads that Haven't Devolved Into Chaos
Replies: 61
Views: 1866

Re: Locking Threads that Haven't Devolved Into Chaos

I would say that we, and perhaps certainly I, do have a tendency to lock things before other people would prefer. There were calls, public and private, to close it - and felt that the thread was no longer serving the interests of those it was nominally intending to serve. Particularly since the pers...
by Matt K
Tue Jul 20, 2021 3:45 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Pronoun Usage
Replies: 129
Views: 4775

Re: Pronoun Usage

Kbiggs, you don't need to apologize to me for sure. I was mostly stating that just as a way of pointing out that it wasn't particularly effective rhetoric, or at least in my opinion. I certainly didn't take offense at it.

At request of many, am closing.
by Matt K
Tue Jul 20, 2021 5:16 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Pronoun Usage
Replies: 129
Views: 4775

Re: Pronoun Usage

If the difficulty is due to some inherent bias, then get over it. LGBTQ+ people are out now, and they now have a voice in public discourse Yeah, but you understand that isn't an argument right? You could just as easily say: Get over it, people don't want to change the language and they have a voice...
by Matt K
Mon Jul 19, 2021 1:00 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Pronoun Usage
Replies: 129
Views: 4775

Re: Pronoun Usage

So "overreaction" in this case is in the eye of the offended because of the pervasiveness of the actions taken against the marginalized group. I can see that point. But do you think maybe there's an interaction with something else? We have a sizable segment of the population, partly along generatio...
by Matt K
Mon Jul 19, 2021 7:35 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Pronoun Usage
Replies: 129
Views: 4775

Re: Pronoun Usage

but at the same time think that over reacting is also something to avoid? that we need to avoid snowflakeyness too, where possible? The general idea is that there isn't an overreaction per se because in any individual case, there is only a very marginal offense but on the whole, the aggregate of th...
by Matt K
Sun Jul 18, 2021 5:34 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Press fit Lead Pipe Issue
Replies: 12
Views: 5155

Re: Press fit Lead Pipe Issue

Have a tech solder a ring to the top and then file it down until it fits snugly. Love thay setup. Just got a slide back from tech that had thay done to it. Prefer it over threads tbh.
by Matt K
Sun Jul 18, 2021 5:30 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Buying an Edwards lead pipe questions
Replies: 5
Views: 406

Re: Buying an Edwards lead pipe questions

Agreed, 2 best starting point. I'd go to a 3 on Edwards on more "Conn like" instruments. Or 2.5 on Shires since they have in between sizes. That would be horns with lighter red brass bells, unsoldered bell heads, narrower slides, e2 piece bells, etc. Or to 1 or 1.5 on horns that are more Bach like w...
by Matt K
Fri Jul 16, 2021 3:02 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Silver leadpipe Question. . Please help.
Replies: 14
Views: 1071

Re: Silver leadpipe Question. . Please help.

I think Edwards only has 1 2 and 3 sizes. Shires has in between sizes (and in between inbetween sizes - or at least they used to on special order such as 1.75). So probably closer to the 3, but there are also other differences such as length and the exact spots where the taper changes etc. So if you...
by Matt K
Fri Jul 16, 2021 1:31 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Silver leadpipe Question. . Please help.
Replies: 14
Views: 1071

Re: Silver leadpipe Question. . Please help.

Brassark has a few 8/88 pipe copies and offers Sterling Silver now. Shires has a "VE" pipe that they can probably also make in silver. The default for the latter is a remington reciever and the Brassark offerings can be made either way. The "VE" at Shires, I've been told, is similar to a 2.5ish.
by Matt K
Fri Jul 16, 2021 7:41 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Yamaha Bass Leadpipes
Replies: 21
Views: 1147

Re: Yamaha Bass Leadpipes

I always thought the Yamahas just started the leadpipe a little after the "receiver". That's been the case with most of the models that are in the 800 series that I've played worked. It's different than the 3xx, 4xx, 5xx, and 6xx series though, which has that one that basically stops exactly at the ...
by Matt K
Thu Jul 15, 2021 12:15 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Which trombonists do you think best represents your sound concept?
Replies: 42
Views: 2365

Re: Which trombonists do you think best represents your sound concept?

Cmillar wrote:
Sun Jul 11, 2021 8:08 am
Must add to the list:

Mark Hetzler (formerly of Empire Brass Quintet, and much more).
I got to study with Mark when I was in HS. I would have probably not discovered him for a long time otherwise. He has some really wonderful albums of contemporary classical as well.
by Matt K
Thu Jul 15, 2021 7:41 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Conn 30H - “Wide Slide”
Replies: 13
Views: 534

Re: Conn 30H - “Wide Slide”

Ah, shame about the receiver. I think the leadpipe makes sense, but my knowledge of much older Conns is limited.
by Matt K
Thu Jul 15, 2021 7:03 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Conn 30H - “Wide Slide”
Replies: 13
Views: 534

Re: Conn 30H - “Wide Slide”

Is the receiver the same as other Conns? You might be able to find another slide for it that has a wider profile. I'm not as opposed as many others to making mods on older horns, especially for something that is reversible. Cutting it up? Maybe not so much. Risky leadpipe removal... same. Crook swap...
by Matt K
Tue Jul 13, 2021 11:18 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTB: Nickel King Tempo bell 1306
Replies: 7
Views: 956

Re: WTB: Nickel King Tempo bell 1306

I'm really busy this week but send me an email. I might have one I'd sell.
by Matt K
Tue Jul 13, 2021 7:21 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Sometimes I’m just stupid!
Replies: 13
Views: 694

Re: Sometimes I’m just stupid!

On the plus side, it probably would have lasted a month!
by Matt K
Mon Jul 12, 2021 9:16 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: New Greg Black models
Replies: 12
Views: 1421

Re: New Greg Black models

Interesting. Wonder what the turnaround time is for some of these are. Ordered one of the new ones (bass) last week and it's shipping out today! Looks like Greg has things together- with some some good help. Wow, great news. Long been a sticking point for a lot of people. Especially if you're a mor...
by Matt K
Mon Jul 12, 2021 8:33 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: New Greg Black models
Replies: 12
Views: 1421

Re: New Greg Black models

Interesting. Wonder what the turnaround time is for some of these are. I've tried a few things for soprano and nothing has really been as satisfactory as an actual trumpet mouthpiece... but Jim sounds unbelievable on his soprano parts. Wonder if its better than the Chansons. I tried one of those and...
by Matt K
Thu Jul 08, 2021 12:53 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Small to large shank adaptor
Replies: 19
Views: 1027

Re: Small to large shank adaptor

I mean, I don't personally like them. But it is one of the, if not the, most popular mouthpieces ever. In contemporary times, it's certainly on the smaller side for large bore stuff though. And several of the copies (of which I personally own a Shires copy) of the 6.5AL and Clarke pieces have the sa...
by Matt K
Thu Jul 08, 2021 11:57 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Doug Elliott Mouthpiece Parts
Replies: 23
Views: 867

Re: Doug Elliott Mouthpiece Parts

For broad orchestral sound, I do fall back to my G, but if I'm sitting first, I'll probably still use the "E" cup. I typically don't play orchestral music though, and for everything else classical (quartets/quintets, etc.) the "E" works great for me.
by Matt K
Thu Jul 08, 2021 9:36 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Doug Elliott Mouthpiece Parts
Replies: 23
Views: 867

Re: Doug Elliott Mouthpiece Parts

Yeah, I 2nd Harrisons comments about the E. You absolutely have to give it a try if you're thinking about ordering something slightly deeper anyway. XT E / E8* is unbelievably good, at least for me. When I got my E8* and compared it to my E8 shank, I was expecting a marginal change in sound but it w...
by Matt K
Thu Jul 08, 2021 6:28 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Small to large shank adaptor
Replies: 19
Views: 1027

Re: Small to large shank adaptor

That was me. At the end of the day, the adapter is just a piece of brass. There's little difference between a large shank mouthpiece and an otherwise identical small shank mouthpiece an an adapter. But the important part there is the "otherwise identical small shank mouthpiece". For example, the 6.5...
by Matt K
Thu Jul 08, 2021 6:21 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Doug Elliott Mouthpiece Parts
Replies: 23
Views: 867

Re: Doug Elliott Mouthpiece Parts

I love Steve Davis's sound on large bore and occasionally I try (not particularly successfully, admittedly) to emulate it and my go-to piece for that historically was my XT C until I got an XT C+.
by Matt K
Wed Jul 07, 2021 2:46 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Doug Elliott Mouthpiece Parts
Replies: 23
Views: 867

Re: Doug Elliott Mouthpiece Parts

I'm not sure if I'd go as far as to say I recommended a small shank converter inasmuch as acknowledged their existence and indicated that the large shank would be superior and that something slightly deeper, the "E" cup in particular, might be a better fit. Although I will say I do have a C+ and a D...
by Matt K
Wed Jul 07, 2021 2:00 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Doug Elliott Mouthpiece Parts
Replies: 23
Views: 867

Re: Doug Elliott Mouthpiece Parts

You could always get a small -> large shank converter. That's... basically... what a large shank 6.5AL is due to the super thick shank. But the results would invariably be less satisfactory than a D8 shank. Doug's new shanks (*) are really great... they make pretty shallow pieces sound much broader,...
by Matt K
Mon Jul 05, 2021 9:14 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Which trombonists do you think best represents your sound concept?
Replies: 42
Views: 2365

Re: Which trombonists do you think best represents your sound concept?

Matt Niess 100%. He & the Capitol Bones came to where I lived when I was in middle school. I didn't see them live, but my parents got their hands on the two albums they had released at the time just a few years prior. It was the first jazz albums I had ever listened to too, which is kind of funny in...
by Matt K
Sat Jul 03, 2021 12:04 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Large-Bore Altos
Replies: 23
Views: 1145

Re: Large-Bore Altos

What depth are you playing on that? I have an Elliott LB C and LB D cup that I use with an LB111 and LB114 from time to time. Initially it was so that I could practice the rim size on a lighter horn in my apartment... since the bass practice mute makes it rather heavy etc and I was just playing flex...
by Matt K
Sat Jul 03, 2021 11:34 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Large-Bore Altos
Replies: 23
Views: 1145

Re: Large-Bore Altos

My experience matches Harrisons 100%. I believe my tech will actually be removing tuning from my Wessex entirely to add the valve. My 36H always had the main TS in all the way too. Man, I've been trying to find one of those forever. I loved how it played when I tried one, and by the time I was finan...
by Matt K
Sat Jul 03, 2021 11:29 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTB: Valve section Conn or King...
Replies: 9
Views: 565

Re: WTB: Valve section Conn or King...

You mean an F attachment + tubing or the piston valves for a valve trombone?
by Matt K
Sat Jul 03, 2021 11:28 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTB: Shires Bass to Tenor Tuning Slide
Replies: 0
Views: 172

WTB: Shires Bass to Tenor Tuning Slide

Anyone have one of these they aren't using? I know of only I think 2 or 3 in existence, so this is definitely needle-in-the-haystack level request, but hey, guess you never know unless you ask! One of them was a prototype they put on a single valve bass rotor which I'm not sure they ever even sold b...
by Matt K
Fri Jul 02, 2021 7:13 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Large-Bore Altos
Replies: 23
Views: 1145

Re: Large-Bore Altos

I have a Wessex 525/547 from when they were still offering it. I quite like it. It plays pretty well in tune, feels a lot more open than most smaller altos, but still sounds very distinctly alto. I'm having a Bb attachment put on it... pretty excited about that. Should be done sometime around August...
by Matt K
Sat Jun 12, 2021 1:50 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTB: 508 leadpipe (Edwards threads) - damaged is fine
Replies: 3
Views: 215

Re: WTB: 508 leadpipe (Edwards threads) - damaged is fine

I think Getzen threads are the same and Getzen sells just the collar if you can find a tech with the Allied catalogue. Might want to check around with some techs.

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