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by Doug Elliott
Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: TMEA lost & found?
Replies: 2
Views: 236

Re: TMEA lost & found?

It wasn't.
I'll give a hint, maybe somebody can tell me what school it's from:
There was a small green cloth banner in it that says PANTHERS.
by Doug Elliott
Mon Feb 18, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Bass Trombone Upper Register
Replies: 16
Views: 221

Re: Bass Trombone Upper Register

The instrument itself does not resonate the high range the same way a small tenor does. It's certainly possible to have the chops to play those notes but it won't sound the same.
by Doug Elliott
Mon Feb 18, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Lessons available on my trip to TMEA
Replies: 7
Views: 497

Re: Lessons available on my trip to TMEA

I have cancelled my planned stop in Oklahoma City.
Snow and ice is expected, and I am on my way out of Oklahoma tonight.
by Doug Elliott
Mon Feb 18, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: DE rims -
Replies: 22
Views: 1144

Re: DE rims -

I think so but I'm out of town now. I can get back to you in a week.
by Doug Elliott
Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Unique, cheap, vintage
Replies: 14
Views: 352

Re: Unique, cheap, vintage

JohnL wrote:
Sun Feb 17, 2019 7:05 pm
Shuman angled trombone. Rare, but generally not expensive.
I have one and might be willing to sell it. You can't get any more unique.
by Doug Elliott
Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: TMEA lost & found?
Replies: 2
Views: 236

TMEA lost & found?

Somebody left a bag at my table on Friday, with a lot of various lubricants in it. Contact me, I have it. You'll have to give me an adequate description... It's a particular color and kind of bag.
by Doug Elliott
Sat Feb 16, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: aluminum storm window how to fix
Replies: 4
Views: 116

Re: aluminum storm window how to fix

I think they sell that window frame material at Home Depot. Maybe if you look at how it goes together you can figure out how to take it apart. Or buy the pieces that you're going to break.
by Doug Elliott
Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Mozart's Requiem
Replies: 10
Views: 362

Re: Mozart's Requiem

The last time I played it, 1st was on alto, I played 2nd also on alto, and 3rd was on a large tenor. I had brought both tenor and alto, only because I didn't know the other players and wanted to have the alto just in case, but it turned out he was an excellent alto player and after experimenting, th...
by Doug Elliott
Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Corners again and the leak
Replies: 7
Views: 280

Re: Corners again and the leak

Tim, you may be letting the mouthpiece pressure off as you make the slur, and that's what's causing the leak.
by Doug Elliott
Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Changed taste or advanced abilities? (Re)discovering a mouthpiece
Replies: 4
Views: 541

Re: Changed taste or advanced abilities? (Re)discovering a mouthpiece

Sometimes it's that you can tell the difference in ways you couldn't before.
by Doug Elliott
Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Embouchure mechanics certificates?
Replies: 161
Views: 4847

Re: Embouchure mechanics certificates?

I see what he's doing but I don't think it's possible to tell from that what he *should* be doing.
That is a case where I would take a different approach to start. It's a little too involved to discuss in writing.. requires some trial and error testing to come to any sort of valid conclusion
by Doug Elliott
Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Lessons available on my trip to TMEA
Replies: 7
Views: 497

Re: Lessons available on my trip to TMEA

I will now be making 2 new stops, available for lessons and mouthpiece trials.

Oklahoma City, or probably Norman. I'll be there Monday evening 2/18 and Tuesday morning 2/19.

Also Louisville KY on Wednesday 2/20 in the evening, at the University of Louisville.
by Doug Elliott
Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: DE rims -
Replies: 22
Views: 1144

Re: DE rims -

I'm now on my trip to TMEA and I left those rims at home. I can take care of those orders when I'm back on the 23rd.
by Doug Elliott
Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: American Trombone Workshop 2019
Replies: 12
Views: 304

Re: American Trombone Workshop 2019

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by Doug Elliott
Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: American Trombone Workshop 2019
Replies: 12
Views: 304

Re: American Trombone Workshop 2019

There is no storage for instruments. Either leave it in your car or carry it. There are hundreds of music stands there, you don't need that. There may not be any registration, it's free and open to anybody. The thing you do need to know is that it takes a while to get through security when you drive...
by Doug Elliott
Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Lessons available on my trip to TMEA
Replies: 7
Views: 497

Re: Lessons available on my trip to TMEA

Oh yah, Fargo...
I went through there two years ago but not this time.
by Doug Elliott
Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: 1964 Connstellation 48H
Replies: 0
Views: 221

1964 Connstellation 48H

For sale is a 1964 48H in really nice condition all around. I will have it at TMEA this week. $1000
Right now it's in an MB gig bag that's sort of falling apart. Just something to carry it in.
No pictures... come by and see it for yourself if you're in San Antonio.
by Doug Elliott
Sat Feb 09, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Lessons available on my trip to TMEA
Replies: 7
Views: 497

Re: Lessons available on my trip to TMEA

No, I'm open to suggestions. I expect to arrive in the area on Sunday evening and I can be there most of Monday. No specific plans yet.
by Doug Elliott
Sat Feb 09, 2019 2:39 am
Forum: Music Business
Topic: Kanstul
Replies: 51
Views: 2053

Re: Kanstul

I know nothing about it, but sometimes the family isn't as interested when the founder is gone. That also happened to Lawson French horns when Walter Lawson died.
by Doug Elliott
Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Lessons available on my trip to TMEA
Replies: 7
Views: 497

Lessons available on my trip to TMEA

I will be exhibiting my mouthpieces at TMEA next week, and as usual I will be making some stops along the way to meet with people who have asked for individual lessons or group masterclasses. In case you might be interested, my travel is as follows and I have stops planned in the following cities: H...
by Doug Elliott
Wed Feb 06, 2019 3:15 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Yamaha YSL-354 vs Yamaha YSL-200AD
Replies: 13
Views: 564

Re: Yamaha YSL-354 vs Yamaha YSL-200AD

In general, nickel silver outer slides stay straighter and tend to dent less than brass tubes. However if they do get dents they're harder to fix. I've owned several 354's and never had any trouble except the slides took a long time to break in when they were new. They tended to be slow and need fre...
by Doug Elliott
Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: DE rims -
Replies: 22
Views: 1144

Re: DE rims -

Yes.
I really am trying to keep the list current. I still have 3 of them.
by Doug Elliott
Tue Feb 05, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: FS Elliott MB109 lexan rim
Replies: 4
Views: 152

Re: FS Elliott MB109 lexan rim

Trade?
I just made 107 and 108 for you.
by Doug Elliott
Tue Feb 05, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: DE rims -
Replies: 22
Views: 1144

Re: DE rims -

MT 99 or 98.5 is the closest, but ST and LT in those sizes are also comparable.
by Doug Elliott
Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: DE rims -
Replies: 22
Views: 1144

Re: DE rims -

Same size but the shape of a 6-1/2AL, rounder that mine.
by Doug Elliott
Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Playing After Shaving
Replies: 15
Views: 471

Re: Playing After Shaving

Or try an electric.
by Doug Elliott
Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Back pressure and increased range?
Replies: 3
Views: 167

Re: Back pressure and increased range?

Depending on your embouchure type... it may be the backpressure, or it may be that the weight of the mute changes the angle you hold the horn.
by Doug Elliott
Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: DE rims -
Replies: 22
Views: 1144

Re: DE rims -

greenbean wrote:
Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:05 am
I PM-ed you yesterday about taking an LT S102...
Hmmm... I didn't get a PM from you.
But it's yours, send $42
by Doug Elliott
Tue Feb 05, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Playing After Shaving
Replies: 15
Views: 471

Re: Playing After Shaving

I used to have that exact same problem but it doesn't bother me as much now.
My solution is to shave at night so the skin has a chance to normalize before I play again.
by Doug Elliott
Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: DE rims -
Replies: 22
Views: 1144

Re: DE rims -

I've added a few bass rims, and i'm trying to keep the list up to date as things sell.
by Doug Elliott
Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Extra thick Bach large shanks
Replies: 13
Views: 594

Re: Extra thick Bach large shanks

There's no consistency.
by Doug Elliott
Mon Feb 04, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Small accidental discovery
Replies: 7
Views: 814

Re: Small accidental discovery

Kingfan wrote:
Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:37 pm
...made from billet unobtanium, complete with a unicorn hide storage pouch. :D
Shhhh... don't give away my secrets!
by Doug Elliott
Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Today in Alto-Trombone-Shaped-Objects from China
Replies: 32
Views: 1245

Re: Today in Alto-Trombone-Shaped-Objects from China

"more R&D in the last 10 years than all of Conn-Selmer combined"

You may be underestimating Conn in the mid-1900's; they did a tremendous amount of R&D.
by Doug Elliott
Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: DE rims -
Replies: 22
Views: 1144

DE rims -

Rims available for half price plus shipping, no returns. These are new parts that have microscopic scratches or dents that a picky person would not accept as new, but most people wouldn't even notice. The silver plating is good on all of them and buffed so there is no roughness. They're basically ju...
by Doug Elliott
Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Today in Alto-Trombone-Shaped-Objects from China
Replies: 32
Views: 1245

Re: Today in Alto-Trombone-Shaped-Objects from China

Replacement parts are part of the issue but maybe not even as much as quality of the manufacture in the first place. It's not unusual to have parts break or fall apart when you start working on it... I don't do repairs myself but I hear about that kind of thing. No one wants to be responsible for te...
by Doug Elliott
Sat Feb 02, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Today in Alto-Trombone-Shaped-Objects from China
Replies: 32
Views: 1245

Re: Today in Alto-Trombone-Shaped-Objects from China

I have one of the JB or Selman altos a friend was selling. If I had started on that I would have given up... It feels like a lot of work to play, very stuffy and doesn't center very well. A new leadpipe would probably be well worth getting but it hasn't been a priority since I have an actual good al...
by Doug Elliott
Fri Feb 01, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bach alto ???
Replies: 6
Views: 354

Re: Bach alto ???

It's a 6 that has been cut down.
by Doug Elliott
Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Embouchure mechanics certificates?
Replies: 161
Views: 4847

Re: Embouchure mechanics certificates?

On the first one, Red Nichols, I realize you can't quite see his mouthpiece placement, but everything about his "look" and playing tells me he's upstream. Pete Candoli is definitely IIIA, and Al Hirt appears to be IIIB. His angle is high but some IIIB's are like that, almost looking like upstream bu...
by Doug Elliott
Fri Feb 01, 2019 4:53 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Keep the corners tight or nah??
Replies: 40
Views: 1133

Re: Keep the corners tight or nah??

I was specifically referring to octaves that were far off.... that's not a tuning system.

I don't disagree about tension vs "involved" but he's advocating "relax the corrners" when when that's the one place you actually do want firmness.
by Doug Elliott
Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: FS: Greg Black, Doug Elliott, and Ferguson Bass pieces
Replies: 7
Views: 411

Re: FS: Greg Black, Doug Elliott, and Ferguson Bass pieces

Maybe - I'll let you know as we get closer. I haven't made many plans yet, or advertised.
by Doug Elliott
Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Today in Alto-Trombone-Shaped-Objects from China
Replies: 32
Views: 1245

Re: Today in Alto-Trombone-Shaped-Objects from China

Nice review.

However I've never understood the attitude of not investing in improvements because "it would more than double my investment." It would be more worth it if you had paid more for the horn?
by Doug Elliott
Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: FS: Greg Black, Doug Elliott, and Ferguson Bass pieces
Replies: 7
Views: 411

Re: FS: Greg Black, Doug Elliott, and Ferguson Bass pieces

I'm planning to be in Houston part of the day on Monday and Tuesday. I will continue to San Antonio on Tuesday evening.
by Doug Elliott
Thu Jan 31, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: FS: Greg Black, Doug Elliott, and Ferguson Bass pieces
Replies: 7
Views: 411

Re: FS: Greg Black, Doug Elliott, and Ferguson Bass pieces

How about if I pick up mine from you on Monday the 11th when I'm in Houston? Or at TMEA...
by Doug Elliott
Thu Jan 31, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Does the starting point of your warm up matter?
Replies: 10
Views: 508

Re: Does the starting point of your warm up matter?

Start on D and do lip slurs both directions from there. When F becomes more comfortable, start there.
by Doug Elliott
Thu Jan 31, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Does the starting point of your warm up matter?
Replies: 10
Views: 508

Re: Does the starting point of your warm up matter?

If that's already working well, try starting on D
by Doug Elliott
Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Keep the corners tight or nah??
Replies: 40
Views: 1133

Re: Keep the corners tight or nah??

You have to puff your cheeks to circular breathe, but that also involves pulling them back in to keep the sound going while you inhale through your nose. So it really is storage kind of like a hamster. I occasionally puff intentionally for a few seconds just to relax them, if I feel my cheeks gettin...
by Doug Elliott
Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Embouchure mechanics certificates?
Replies: 161
Views: 4847

Re: Embouchure mechanics certificates?

I came across this video while wanting to reply to a different thread.

Three great trumpet players, all three different embouchure types - I'm pretty sure.
by Doug Elliott
Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Keep the corners tight or nah??
Replies: 40
Views: 1133

Re: Keep the corners tight or nah??

"Corners" and "cheeks" are two different things.
Relax the cheeks.

Dizzy's corners are tight.

I just love that out of tune intro to that guy's video.
by Doug Elliott
Thu Jan 31, 2019 3:41 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Embouchure mechanics certificates?
Replies: 161
Views: 4847

Re: Embouchure mechanics certificates?

Those "breaths" were edits.

It all looks pretty normal IIIA to me, I'm not sure what special feature Dave is referring to.
by Doug Elliott
Mon Jan 28, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Balanced Mouthpiece
Replies: 8
Views: 555

Re: Balanced Mouthpiece

CharlieB wrote:
Mon Jan 28, 2019 4:44 pm
Yup.
Sorta like a woman.
Dimensions are no predictor of personality.
:good:

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