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by Doug Elliott
Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Doug Elliot Shank
Replies: 7
Views: 78

Re: Doug Elliot Shank

Conn bass trombones generally do well with much smaller cups.
by Doug Elliott
Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Doug Elliot Shank
Replies: 7
Views: 78

Re: Doug Elliot Shank

Correct
by Doug Elliott
Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Airmen of Note 1989 concert
Replies: 10
Views: 416

Re: Airmen of Note 1989 concert

It was Kenny Smukal, who was lead trumpet in the Note for a lot of years, before I was in. I did play in Mike Cotty's band and Bill Potts's band with him in the years before. He was THE BEST lead player; you're right, you couldn't miss anything with him leading. Steinmeyer was the same way, and the ...
by Doug Elliott
Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Airmen of Note 1989 concert
Replies: 10
Views: 416

Re: Airmen of Note 1989 concert

That's it. My playing was a bit rougher then...
by Doug Elliott
Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:58 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Airmen of Note 1989 concert
Replies: 10
Views: 416

Re: Airmen of Note 1989 concert

Just ran into another album I'm on, from before I was in the Note. Bill Potts big band - I'm pretty sure this was recorded in 1985, and I think the entire album was done in single takes, live in the studio. The trombone solos are me first, then John Jensen, and then trading. Dave Steinmeyer was play...
by Doug Elliott
Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bach LT16M tuning quirks
Replies: 9
Views: 300

Re: Bach LT16M tuning quirks

Some 16M's are strange and inconsistent. I think it's the oversized neckpipe that they switched to - the early ones didn't have that.
Some have an unusable Bb in 1st, others have an unusable Bb in 3rd. Hopefully there's one you can use somewhere...
by Doug Elliott
Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Bach MV 3G
Replies: 5
Views: 228

Re: Bach MV 3G

When I was in college I had a 3G that was pretty shallow, but I didn't play it much because I didn't like the rim shape. I've also seen really deep ones, and in between. I don't know what depth they're supposed to be.
by Doug Elliott
Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Chrome Plated Brass Slide Tubes?
Replies: 5
Views: 344

Re: Chrome Plated Brass Slide Tubes?

I know the (Tennessee) Williams 4 he's talking about, and it's had a lot of use since it was new in 1990. The stocking OD is .522 and the outer slide ID is .528 A 2B stocking is .519 and the outer slide ID is .529, so it has more clearance but would be usable if the length is close enough. Those are...
by Doug Elliott
Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Airmen of Note 1989 concert
Replies: 10
Views: 416

Re: Airmen of Note 1989 concert

Children of the Night, by Wayne Shorter, arranged by Mike Crotty.
I never got comfortable playing that tune.
by Doug Elliott
Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: John Coffey Mouthpiece
Replies: 6
Views: 355

Re: John Coffey Mouthpiece

Let's not get started on you wanting to try everything in my collection....
by Doug Elliott
Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Airmen of Note 1989 concert
Replies: 10
Views: 416

Re: Airmen of Note 1989 concert

Yes that's me.... and my Yamaha 354.
Not too long after I got in the band.
by Doug Elliott
Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Doug Elliott’s film “The Brass Player’s Embouchure”
Replies: 13
Views: 390

Re: Doug Elliott’s film “The Brass Player’s Embouchure”

It's not possible to do an MRI while actually playing the instrument in the normal way, so some of the important subtleties are missed. It's interesting but not entirely useful.
by Doug Elliott
Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Doug Elliott’s film “The Brass Player’s Embouchure”
Replies: 13
Views: 390

Re: Doug Elliott’s film “The Brass Player’s Embouchure”

Lloyd Leno presented his films twice at the early ITF's; I was there for both of them. He had funding for it and used extremely high speed cameras with a rotary lens that filmed at 15,000 frames per second, in black and white - I think the second was twice as fast at 30,000 frames per second and it ...
by Doug Elliott
Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Doug Elliott’s film “The Brass Player’s Embouchure”
Replies: 13
Views: 390

Re: Doug Elliott’s film “The Brass Player’s Embouchure”

That one cost me a LOT of money.
I thought seriously about doing another with some of the same people to show how their chops have evolved, at the 20 year mark. I didn't even think about this being another decade. It's a very good idea.
by Doug Elliott
Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Doug Elliott’s film “The Brass Player’s Embouchure”
Replies: 13
Views: 390

Re: Doug Elliott’s film “The Brass Player’s Embouchure”

I made that 33 minute film in 1988 with the help of a cameraman from National Geographic. It was done on film, not video, but I did get it transferred to digital. It features 21 different brass players playing on clear plastic mouthpieces that I made. I explained how all of them fit into Reinhardt's...
by Doug Elliott
Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: 70s Bach 36B pitch
Replies: 8
Views: 342

Re: 70s Bach 36B pitch

I agree, not usually a problem at all. I have one from the 70's. Maybe it was modified. Or a leak as Matt suggested. Or... some players just play on the sharp side and have to pull out more than others. Does it happen on any other horns? Could be something about the way you're playing. Something as ...
by Doug Elliott
Mon Oct 08, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: New mouthpiece for old Buescher? (Beginner alert!)
Replies: 5
Views: 99

Re: New mouthpiece for old Buescher? (Beginner alert!)

Oddball only in that not many players use it, but it's actually a great mouthpiece.
by Doug Elliott
Mon Oct 08, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: New mouthpiece for old Buescher? (Beginner alert!)
Replies: 5
Views: 99

Re: New mouthpiece for old Buescher? (Beginner alert!)

The Bach 9 would be an excellent choice, it's a good mouthpiece. I have not seen a new one lately. If you need the old one refinished and replated, I do that. But not everyone is sensitive to brass, you might be fine leaving it as is.
by Doug Elliott
Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Using an upper register setting all the time
Replies: 23
Views: 759

Re: Using an upper register setting all the time

Speaking for my self, I have almost no visible motion, apart from very low intervals, but that's not anything that I've aimed at. It's a by-product of having practised close and wide slurs/flex's for SO long.. You can save a LOT of time if you learn what, how and why to practice those slurs directl...
by Doug Elliott
Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Using an upper register setting all the time
Replies: 23
Views: 759

Re: Using an upper register setting all the time

No

And "least possible motion" should be "least necessary motion" which may be quite noticeable at times.
by Doug Elliott
Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: DE mouthpieces new vs old
Replies: 10
Views: 495

Re: DE mouthpieces new vs old

Yes
by Doug Elliott
Sat Oct 06, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: DE mouthpieces new vs old
Replies: 10
Views: 495

Re: DE mouthpieces new vs old

Maybe some other players will comment.
When I hear people trying them it's a bit bigger sound, maybe more core and projection.
by Doug Elliott
Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: DE mouthpieces new vs old
Replies: 10
Views: 495

Re: DE mouthpieces new vs old

I adjusted some things in the cups marked with a star. And maybe some that aren't marked.
by Doug Elliott
Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: DE mouthpieces new vs old
Replies: 10
Views: 495

Re: DE mouthpieces new vs old

New, as in from 2004 to the present, or new as in 2018? There was a major change in 2004, and I've been tweaking things periodically since then. And adding many new sizes that I don't list - some half size rims & cups, medium-narrow rims in some sizes, and even a few half size backbores. Almost ever...
by Doug Elliott
Sat Oct 06, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: John Coffey Mouthpiece
Replies: 6
Views: 355

Re: John Coffey Mouthpiece

Mine is a #2 and the rim actually measures about .985 which is more of a 7C size. I think Wayne Andre played the same model but I'm not sure and I don't know what the #3 is. I also don't know who made them or when. Earlier in the 1900's there was a Vega Band Instrument Co. in Boston that made trumpe...
by Doug Elliott
Sat Oct 06, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Using an upper register setting all the time
Replies: 23
Views: 759

Re: Using an upper register setting all the time

This is exactly the stuff I teach but it is all very individual, so there's very little point in making generalizations.
MattK and Redthunder and many other members here have studied with me. As Redthunder mentioned, the two of them are exactly opposite in what they need to do.
by Doug Elliott
Sat Oct 06, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: King 3B and 606 bells
Replies: 4
Views: 376

Re: King 3B and 606 bells

If it were me...
I'd do the screw bell and use the flare from the 606.
by Doug Elliott
Sat Oct 06, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: John Coffey Mouthpiece
Replies: 6
Views: 355

Re: John Coffey Mouthpiece

I have one in my collection. It's sort of 11C -ish. Wayne Andre played one.
by Doug Elliott
Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Cataract surgery
Replies: 8
Views: 217

Re: Cataract surgery

That's part of what I was talking about. More expensive lenses apparently don't have that problem.
If you're paying for surgery you only want it once.
by Doug Elliott
Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: For sale Elliott parts mb and Xt
Replies: 11
Views: 611

Re: For sale Elliott parts mb and Xt

I think Matt misunderstood and has it backwards. An MB rim screws onto an SB cup but there would be a ledge where the top of the SB cup shows. Plays fine, you can get an MB cup later if you want it to match better.
by Doug Elliott
Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: How should I clean black goop on F-attachment slide?
Replies: 5
Views: 656

Re: How should I clean black goop on F-attachment slide?

The non-abrasive Scotchbrite pad sold for washing dishes will do a pretty good job with some Dawn dishwashing liquid or a citrus based degreaser. I just did that on an old horn today.
by Doug Elliott
Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Which is better for a fun purchase
Replies: 13
Views: 709

Re: Which is better for a fun purchase

All good ideas!
by Doug Elliott
Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Cataract surgery
Replies: 8
Views: 217

Re: Cataract surgery

One thing they probably won't tell you is that there are different levels of lens quality. Your overall satisfaction will somewhat depend on how much you're willing to spend on the lenses. I haven't had it myself but my wife has. The cheaper lenses can produce halos and double vision - not necessari...
by Doug Elliott
Wed Oct 03, 2018 5:57 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Which is better for a fun purchase
Replies: 13
Views: 709

Re: Which is better for a fun purchase

Save your money for something more worthwhile.
by Doug Elliott
Wed Oct 03, 2018 5:54 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Embouchure question
Replies: 18
Views: 604

Re: Embouchure question

Eastern, 6 hours earlier from France.
by Doug Elliott
Tue Oct 02, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Hissy/fuzzy sound
Replies: 11
Views: 486

Re: Hissy/fuzzy sound

"I love everything about the piece.."

Well not really.
by Doug Elliott
Tue Oct 02, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Embouchure question
Replies: 18
Views: 604

Re: Embouchure question

If there's a time when I can see you by Skype for just a few minutes, it's free.
by Doug Elliott
Tue Oct 02, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Embouchure question
Replies: 18
Views: 604

Re: Embouchure question

I have made custom rims with a curvature, but that may not be necessary. I'd really have to see you play... Skype?
It's possible a smaller rim size would fit you better. Or learning how to use your corners differently. I can work with you on either way.
by Doug Elliott
Mon Oct 01, 2018 1:04 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Doug Elliott MP question
Replies: 5
Views: 476

Re: Doug Elliott MP question

Those differences are also closely related to the relative depths of the associated cups, however.

The best use of something like an ST or MT N104 rim (or any large rim on an ST or MT cup) would be on alto or soprano trombone, or alto horn. Where you don't need low range.
by Doug Elliott
Sun Sep 30, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Doug Elliott MP question
Replies: 5
Views: 476

Re: Doug Elliott MP question

Correct, the MT series is smaller at the point where the rim and cup meet. The same rim number may be available in several different series. For example I make a 101 rim in ST, MT, LT, and XT (and EUPH too). They're all identical at the top surface and inner edge where you would measure the size, bu...
by Doug Elliott
Sun Sep 30, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Embouchure question
Replies: 18
Views: 604

Re: Embouchure question

That's not at all how Wedge mouthpieces are shaped.
by Doug Elliott
Sun Sep 30, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Mouthpiece exhibit in NY tomorrow Oct 1
Replies: 0
Views: 149

Mouthpiece exhibit in NY tomorrow Oct 1

I will be exhibiting my low brass mouthpieces on Monday October 1st, noon to 2:30, at the NY Musicians Union, 322 W 48th St
New York, New York 10036. I'll be in Room B.
No sales allowed but you can try pretty much everything I make, for trombone, bass trombone, and tuba.
by Doug Elliott
Sat Sep 29, 2018 2:28 am
Forum: Composition, Arrangement, & Theory
Topic: Big band charts suggestions that will get the crowd dancing.
Replies: 15
Views: 349

Re: Big band charts suggestions that will get the crowd dancing.

It's much more than just steady tempos. At studios, dances are taught to certain specific recordings because the tempos work for the specific moves they're teaching. Then when the band plays the same song but not quite the same tempo, the dancers can't do the things they practiced. The same thing go...
by Doug Elliott
Thu Sep 27, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Composition, Arrangement, & Theory
Topic: Big band charts suggestions that will get the crowd dancing.
Replies: 15
Views: 349

Re: Big band charts suggestions that will get the crowd dancing.

My suggestion is that all big band musicians who play for dances should take at least a few swing and ballroom dance lessons so they have a small clue what their role is.

Then you might not have to ask the question.
by Doug Elliott
Wed Sep 26, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Custom Bell Flare
Replies: 22
Views: 653

Re: Custom Bell Flare

Is it really worth trying to save something that's a problem just because you already own it? It sounds like you should just get a new bell and have the ring transferred if that's what you want
by Doug Elliott
Tue Sep 25, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Custom Bell Flare
Replies: 22
Views: 653

Re: Custom Bell Flare

I would talk to Steve Shires... Steve himself.
I don't know if he'd be willing to do it but I know he can.
by Doug Elliott
Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Custom Bell Flare
Replies: 22
Views: 653

Re: Custom Bell Flare

I remember from the Forum days somebody had a bell that had crumpled because it was extremely thin in the area where a screw collar would go, and one suggestion was to make it into a screw bell to strengthen that area. Maybe this the the same bell?
by Doug Elliott
Sat Sep 22, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Traveling to Hartford, Boston, New York
Replies: 1
Views: 199

Re: Traveling to, Boston, New York

Update on my travel in case anybody's interested in a lesson or mouthpieces on my route: Hudson Valley area, Wednesday 9/26 Beverly MA, Thursday 9/27 Masterclass at Berklee, Friday 9/28, 1:00-3:00 Mouthpiece trials at Virtuosity Music in Boston, Saturday 9/29, 2:00-4:00 Artie Shaw Orchestra concert ...
by Doug Elliott
Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Help! 'Jersey Bounce' solo in a large hall/no mic
Replies: 3
Views: 228

Re: Help! 'Jersey Bounce' solo in a large hall/no mic

With no mic, if you use a plunger at all no one in the audience will hear it. You'll hear yourself and think it's perfect.
by Doug Elliott
Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Bass Trombone Mouthpieces for a Tuba Player
Replies: 12
Views: 560

Re: Bass Trombone Mouthpieces for a Tuba Player

Many tuba players don't like the thin rims that are typical on larger bass trombone mouthpieces. I offer wide rims as an option on all of my bass mouthpiece sizes.

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