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by Doug Elliott
Sat May 18, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: need a new trombone amp
Replies: 11
Views: 327

Re: need a new trombone amp

I've used a small GK bass amp.
by Doug Elliott
Sat May 18, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Switching between bass and small tenor
Replies: 47
Views: 974

Re: Switching between bass and small tenor

A different approach that can work is to start your day on the larger equipment, but in the range of the smaller so you're starting with a more compact aperture.
by Doug Elliott
Wed May 15, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Marcellus
Replies: 5
Views: 258

Re: Marcellus

Not that I know of.
by Doug Elliott
Mon May 13, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Dehumidifier and warranties
Replies: 6
Views: 150

Re: Dehumidifier and warranties

I have a Comfort Aire that I don't use anymore but it served well for a few years and as far as I know it still works. It's probably 15 years old.

Some credit cards offer a doubled warrantee on anything you charge with it.
by Doug Elliott
Mon May 13, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: 50 trombones given out to honor slain Parkland student
Replies: 7
Views: 205

Re: 50 trombones given out to honor slain Parkland student

So the full story is this: Alex Schachter was a 14 year old trombone player, and one of the 14 students and 3 staff members killed in the shooting on February 14, 2018 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas HS in Parkand Florida. All County Music is a local music store about 6 miles south of the school. Fred S...
by Doug Elliott
Sun May 12, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Switching between bass and small tenor
Replies: 47
Views: 974

Re: Switching between bass and small tenor

Or that his tenor piece was too small for him in the first place, and he was just making it work. That situation is extremely common. Ultimately, anyone will become a better player if they're not having to struggle to make equipment work, or spend extra hours of practice time just to keep it working.
by Doug Elliott
Sun May 12, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Switching between bass and small tenor
Replies: 47
Views: 974

Re: Switching between bass and small tenor

Most doublers don't use "the same" rim size but it can be a huge help to use something larger than someone who doesn't double might use.
by Doug Elliott
Sun May 12, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: 50 trombones given out to honor slain Parkland student
Replies: 7
Views: 205

Re: 50 trombones given out to honor slain Parkland student

"The Schachter family, All County Music President Fred Schiff, and Conn-Selmer music company President John Stoner presented the instruments to the students, their parents, and the band directors." I guess Conn-Selmer deserves a mention here but it's not clear whether they donated, or somehow in com...
by Doug Elliott
Sun May 12, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Switching between bass and small tenor
Replies: 47
Views: 974

Re: Switching between bass and small tenor

The right size rim can be a huge shortcut.
by Doug Elliott
Sun May 12, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Switching between bass and small tenor
Replies: 47
Views: 974

Re: Switching between bass and small tenor

This is one of the main reasons I designed my mouthpiece system - to allow you to play on a rim size that suits your needs.
by Doug Elliott
Sat May 11, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Cleaning the outer slide without a cleaning rod?
Replies: 15
Views: 373

Re: Cleaning the outer slide without a cleaning rod?

I have a set of industrial brushes that are 36 inches long, that I use with Dawn dishwashing liquid to clean both inner and outer tubes, and a snake to get in the crook.
by Doug Elliott
Sat May 11, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Cleaning the outer slide without a cleaning rod?
Replies: 15
Views: 373

Re: Cleaning the outer slide without a cleaning rod?

FWIW, in my entire career I have never cleaned my outer slide with a cleaning rod the way "everybody" recommends.
by Doug Elliott
Sat May 11, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Lawler trombones
Replies: 105
Views: 10074

Re: Lawler trombones

The "wear" would only be burnishing, causing it to fit better. No actual wear, no material lost.
by Doug Elliott
Sat May 11, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Advice needed: change mouthpieces?
Replies: 11
Views: 327

Re: Advice needed: change mouthpieces?

If a 6-1/2AL woks well for you on a 3B if will also work well for you on a 2B.
by Doug Elliott
Thu May 09, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: Quoting Issue
Replies: 11
Views: 410

Re: Quoting Issue

No preference, but I'd rather delete what I don't want to include than have to hunt for what I do.
by Doug Elliott
Thu May 09, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: Quoting Issue
Replies: 11
Views: 410

Re: Quoting Issue

Use a smaller finger?
by Doug Elliott
Wed May 08, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Endurance training
Replies: 17
Views: 589

Re: Endurance training

I do lessons by Skype, and just one will take you a long way. Several people here on the forum have done that.
by Doug Elliott
Tue May 07, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Delrin Rims Question
Replies: 8
Views: 331

Re: Delrin Rims Question

I was the first to use Lexan. At the time Giardinelli used Acrylic, which cracks easily, and Schilke used Delrin which leaches out formaldehyde. Those are among the reasons I chose Lexan, it doesn't break easily and is totally inert and non-allergenic, and it feels good on the chops.
by Doug Elliott
Tue May 07, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: pawn shop Thein (!!)
Replies: 14
Views: 857

Re: pawn shop Thein (!!)

It wouldn't be a stretch to email Max and ask him if he knows who bought it.
by Doug Elliott
Mon May 06, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: "Growl" Technique
Replies: 2
Views: 182

Re: "Growl" Technique

Either flutter tongue with the tip, similar to a rolled R, or with the back of the tongue like the gutteral "ch" in Hebrew or other languages.
by Doug Elliott
Sat May 04, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Wonderful, unique trombone sound of this young woman from Spain
Replies: 16
Views: 638

Re: Wonderful, unique trombone sound of this young woman from Spain

She's actually from Barcelona. I met her at the ITF in Valencia. A very natural player and wonderful musician. Anybody else notice something odd? Unless the pitch was changed on the video, her trombone is in B. Being in Spain it would not have surprised me too much if it was in C... But no, 1st posi...
by Doug Elliott
Wed May 01, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Lip Swelling at High Volumes
Replies: 9
Views: 407

Re: Lip Swelling at High Volumes

I don't know the rim shape of the Harwood, but maybe you need the support of a thicker rim - plus the relaxation Bob mentioned. I think most of the mouthpieces you mentioned have thin rims, which ordinarily wouldn't be a problem, but high volume equals pushing more air which requires more mouthpiece...
by Doug Elliott
Tue Apr 30, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Breaking in a new slide
Replies: 19
Views: 452

Re: Breaking in a new slide

I don't believe that leaning on a horn would bend one of the stockings.
by Doug Elliott
Mon Apr 29, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Embouchure Dysfunction I think?
Replies: 6
Views: 243

Re: Embouchure Dysfunction I think?

Injuries like that are caused by playing incorrectly for your face. You can rest and recover but that doesn't fix why it happened.
by Doug Elliott
Mon Apr 29, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Distilled water and red rot?
Replies: 17
Views: 519

Re: Distilled water and red rot?

Distilled or reverse osmosis water does tend to absorb metals easily if it's in constant contact. But it's not...
by Doug Elliott
Mon Apr 29, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Embouchure Dysfunction I think?
Replies: 6
Views: 243

Re: Embouchure Dysfunction I think?

Exactly
by Doug Elliott
Sat Apr 27, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Reamer size??
Replies: 4
Views: 221

Re: Reamer size??

There is no commercially available reamer that's the correct size. It has to be custom ordered and as I recall the cost for one is about $250. Multiples can be made for less each, and I've considered that but never done it. I think it's a Jarno #5. Same taper as Morse but in the size range useful fo...
by Doug Elliott
Thu Apr 25, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: High Ab unstable
Replies: 69
Views: 1716

Re: High Ab unstable

Depends on where you play 1st position - I know that Neo Bri plays extended positions as I do, and that leaves plenty of room to pull in to tune it. I never use Ab in 1st myself, but there are plenty of people who do. Then there's the fact that it's out of tune compared to equal temperment - but in ...
by Doug Elliott
Mon Apr 22, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Custom CNC Mouthpiece Makers?
Replies: 22
Views: 822

Re: Custom CNC Mouthpiece Makers?

I do modifications like that to my own mouthpiece designs all the time, but not copies of others.
by Doug Elliott
Mon Apr 22, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Need mouthpiece suggestions
Replies: 8
Views: 830

Re: Need mouthpiece suggestions

Depends on what's "bigger" and what's "not."
by Doug Elliott
Sat Apr 20, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: LI Brass Co Baritone Trombone
Replies: 10
Views: 441

Re: LI Brass Co Baritone Trombone

He said "named for the tone of the instrument."
I think my Olds F alto could be called a mezzo-soprano since that's more what it sounds like.

If the key defines the name, a standard modern bass trombone is a tenor.
by Doug Elliott
Sat Apr 20, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: DE rims -
Replies: 38
Views: 3286

Re: DE rims -

I'll mail it today.
As with most of these rims, it's new with a tiny dent so small you probably can't even see it.
by Doug Elliott
Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Finding the custom horn for me
Replies: 88
Views: 2850

Re: Finding the custom horn for me

If you have money to spend on a trip, go to the ITF July 10-13 in Muncie IN. It is well worth it just to attend the clinics and concerts, but you can also try just about every horn there is, all in one place.
by Doug Elliott
Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Jazz triplet articulation
Replies: 12
Views: 615

Re: Jazz triplet articulation

A very light D-D-G. I practice it so lightly that it almost sounds like no tongue at all.
by Doug Elliott
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Remington shank bass bone mouthpieces
Replies: 9
Views: 489

Re: Remington shank bass bone mouthpieces

Yes, Morse is the standard taper for most horns.
I can make lots of variations to fit older horns.
They're all the same price.
by Doug Elliott
Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Yay, I purchased a Yamaha YSL-352
Replies: 5
Views: 189

Re: Yay, I purchased a Yamaha YSL-352

I have seen 354's with that, but I've owned a bunch of them and it hasn't happened to any.
by Doug Elliott
Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Playing high notes
Replies: 10
Views: 640

Re: Playing high notes

A good 354 is hard to beat but they're not all like that.
by Doug Elliott
Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Playing high notes
Replies: 10
Views: 640

Re: Playing high notes

I've never played a TB200 but I have had several 354's and some of them can be a bit stuffy especially in the upper range, so I can imagine a more open horn feeling easier in the high range.
by Doug Elliott
Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Playing high notes
Replies: 10
Views: 640

Re: Playing high notes

Regardless of bore size, some horns have easier range than others. Maybe your mouthpiece is better suited to that bore size. Sometimes less resistance is easier to play. Lots of unknown variables - you didn't mention what horns they are, or your mouthpiece(s).
by Doug Elliott
Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Jazz triplet articulation
Replies: 12
Views: 615

Re: Jazz triplet articulation

On the JJ, I would do a standard legato triple tongue on pretty much all of that. I have developed a very legado double and triple tongue with a soft D&G so that it sounds almost like doodle tonguing because I can't actually doodle tongue.
by Doug Elliott
Wed Apr 10, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Schilke 53
Replies: 8
Views: 430

Re: Schilke 53

That's based on one sample I measured. It may or may not apply to others, however I suspect Schilkes are a lot more consistent than Bachs.

It's not that comparison charts aren't reliable - it's that the mouthpieces themselves aren't always reliable when you see tremendous variability between samples
by Doug Elliott
Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Music education and applied lessons
Replies: 8
Views: 363

Re: Music education and applied lessons

I think the main reason for studying at least one instrument at a high level is not, necessarily, to make you a better teacher of beginning students, but so you experience the dedication and all the musical nuances you can, which, then, has a carryover value to everything you teach. I'm not sure yo...
by Doug Elliott
Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Jazz triplet articulation
Replies: 12
Views: 615

Re: Jazz triplet articulation

For me there is no single common triplet articulation - it depends entirely on the context. I think it's useful and important to be familiar with every possible style of tonguing, but also realize that many times certain notes in a figure wouldn't be tongued, but "articulated" by a lip slur, usually...
by Doug Elliott
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Event Horizon Telescope
Replies: 7
Views: 240

Re: Event Horizon Telescope

Krispy Kreme
by Doug Elliott
Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Jazz triplet articulation
Replies: 12
Views: 615

Re: Jazz triplet articulation

Pretty much all articulation depends on what notes they are, and what position possibilities there are. Often you'd articulate some notes but not others - and if you do the same figure in a different key it might change everything. Nobody said playing jazz was easy, especially on trombone. You have ...
by Doug Elliott
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: best visual explanation and demonstration of overtones ever
Replies: 11
Views: 511

Re: best visual explanation and demonstration of overtones ever

The most important part is what brtnats said - "focuses your attention on fine-tuning your sound"

It opens your mind to other possibilities instead of what so many teach, that everything should be as open as possible all the time - which is not true and limits a lot of players' progress..
by Doug Elliott
Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: best visual explanation and demonstration of overtones ever
Replies: 11
Views: 511

Re: best visual explanation and demonstration of overtones ever

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hsXVZTiIH2A https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTF2obtACjs Sam Burtis talks about vowel shaping to bring out different overtones in your sound. I do similar stuff with some of my students. I don't agree with everything he says - I have a different approach to buzzing - b...
by Doug Elliott
Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: DE rims -
Replies: 38
Views: 3286

Re: DE rims -

Rim list updated April 7, see the first post in this topic.
by Doug Elliott
Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Velcro replacement
Replies: 4
Views: 249

Re: Velcro replacement

Velcro comes in different strengths. I don't know that bag, but if you want to really hold (and be difficult to separate) get the Industrial kind. I'm pretty sure I've seen it at Home Depot. https://www.velcro.com/products/industrial-strength/ Even with that, the sticky back glue doesn't last foreve...
by Doug Elliott
Sat Apr 06, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Yamaha YSL-352: What is it?
Replies: 2
Views: 327

Re: Yamaha YSL-352: What is it?

Student model before the 354. As far as I know they're identical, I don't know any differences.

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