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by BGuttman
Thu Jul 09, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Which famous people play trombone on the side?
Replies: 10
Views: 486

Re: Which famous people play trombone on the side?

The actor Jimmy Stewart told a funny story. He played Glenn Miller in "The Glenn Miller Story". In order to make the trombone playing scenes look better he took 6 months of trombone lessons. In the end they actually welded a quarter into the mouthpiece because whenever he actually played it was awfu...
by BGuttman
Thu Jul 09, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: COVID protocol
Replies: 18
Views: 690

Re: COVID protocol

Seems like a 75% alcohol flush should alleviate most concerns based on the science. (wear mask & gloves when doing flush) Plenty of brass instruments have had drinks spilled on them (and blown through them!) does anyone know of any concerns exposing the various parts to higher concentrations of alc...
by BGuttman
Thu Jul 09, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Which famous people play trombone on the side?
Replies: 10
Views: 486

Re: Which famous people play trombone on the side?

... Ya not familiar with Hugh Downs I'll check him out. And ya I put Frakes in there I didn't know till I did this that when ever he sounds super good its BIll Watrous playing. Just out of curiosity what turned you off about the intro was it the music or our introduction? I'm not into notey solos. ...
by BGuttman
Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: COVID protocol
Replies: 18
Views: 690

Re: COVID protocol

Brian, understand that our understanding of the spread of COVID-19 changes by the day. If the guidance changes I am open to change my recommendation. It needs a warm-blooded mammal to develop and doesn't seem to enter a suspended state. Originally it was thought to last an hour or less on hard surfa...
by BGuttman
Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Okay customizers, what would you do with this?
Replies: 25
Views: 1254

Re: Okay customizers, what would you do with this?

Crazy4Tbone86 wrote:
Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:11 am
That's the beauty of using a piston valve section like that for an attachment......no levers! Of course, you might need to be very creative with your bracing, but the levers are not an issue.
I think he's referring to the old rotor (which I thought was bad and you needed to replace).
by BGuttman
Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Which famous people play trombone on the side?
Replies: 10
Views: 486

Re: Which famous people play trombone on the side?

We had a topic like this on the old TTF (sadly, it's not in our archive). I haven't had a chance to check out your podcast, but I'm sure you included Jonathan Frakes (played Lt. Riker on Star Trek) who occasionally blew a few notes in an episode or had his part covered by Bill Watrous. Someone you p...
by BGuttman
Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: TIme to ditch Lassus Trombone
Replies: 308
Views: 12807

Re: TIme to ditch Lassus Trombone

King2bPlus wrote:
Thu Jul 09, 2020 6:51 am
Does this include all arrangements of Lassus Trombone or just the original? I don't think I've ever played the original. I can't recall ever playing it. Just arrangements by Wolpe and Camarata.
I'm pretty sure Doug refers to any arrangement of the tune, regardless of who did it.
by BGuttman
Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:30 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: COVID protocol
Replies: 18
Views: 690

Re: COVID protocol

Interesting to read you have completely different protocols. Why is it 5/10 days, because of the moisure which could be inside the trombone? There are conflicting estimates on how long COVID lasts on a flat surface. Some say it lasts a couple of hours on a hard surface and a day on a porous one, wh...
by BGuttman
Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:18 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Gold leadpipe
Replies: 16
Views: 891

Re: Gold leadpipe

The Pocket Rocket was a device you put in you pocket that supposedly improved your playing. It was a fad a few years ago. Looked like a wood block with a couple of metal cylinders sticking out of it.
by BGuttman
Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Gold leadpipe
Replies: 16
Views: 891

Re: Gold leadpipe

harrisonreed wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:45 pm
Not if you have the golden lefreque plates of power!!
How about a gold Pocket Rocket? :tongue:
by BGuttman
Wed Jul 08, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Ergobone redesign
Replies: 18
Views: 1904

Re: Ergobone redesign

ABS is pretty firm by itself. Maybe if the piece was printed with a thicker clamp it might work better for you. If I were molding it I'd probably encase a steel plate to add strength, but that's not an option with 3D printing (at least now).
by BGuttman
Wed Jul 08, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTB: Edwards Alessi T2 leadpipe
Replies: 2
Views: 113

Re: WTB: Edwards Alessi T2 leadpipe

Note that the Alessi horn (T-396) has a soldered-in leadpipe (not replaceable). You probably mean the T-350 model.
by BGuttman
Tue Jul 07, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Gold leadpipe
Replies: 16
Views: 891

Re: Gold leadpipe

I don't think anybody's made one of solid gold. If you did get one, it would probably have to be installed and left in place. Gold is pretty easy to dent or bend. Plus, if you managed to get somebody to make one for you it would probably cost as much as the trombone. You've probably got 2 troy ounce...
by BGuttman
Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Cool Winds Plastic Trombone
Replies: 2
Views: 262

Re: Cool Winds Plastic Trombone

I had a blue one. The leadpipe was super tight on that one. But it took a standard large shank mouthpiece just fine. I never could get a decent sound out of mine. Very stuffy and nasally sounding. I ended up selling it because it just sat here. Mine is yellow. If I had my druthers I'd have a purple...
by BGuttman
Tue Jul 07, 2020 4:31 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Cool Winds Plastic Trombone
Replies: 2
Views: 262

Cool Winds Plastic Trombone

I got a Cool Winds plastic trombone (with the F-attachment). I'm not crazy about the mouthpiece supplied, and my regular large shank mouthpieces wobble. I will try a Remington today, although it doesn't go in that far (a little over 1/2 inch -- maybe 14 mm). The leadpipe seems kinda loose. Has anybo...
by BGuttman
Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Alternatives to Lassus Trombone
Replies: 32
Views: 1487

Re: Alternatives to Lassus Trombone

i like the ones Doug Yeo put in his 2nd article.

I agree that Pulchinella is a great way to demonstrate glissandi. also the trombone solo from "Buckaroo Holiday".

Without needing to gliss, just playing the Imperial March from Star Wars will show a gleam of recognition.
by BGuttman
Mon Jul 06, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: TIme to ditch Lassus Trombone
Replies: 308
Views: 12807

Re: TIme to ditch Lassus Trombone

Thanks for the suggestions, Doug. I think they are as good as the Fillmore pieces in terms of simplicity and entertainment value. My disagreement stems from the rejection of Minstrelsy. It's a part of our musical heritage and suffuses through late 19th and early 20th Century music. Too much very pop...
by BGuttman
Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Satin Finish
Replies: 2
Views: 270

Re: Satin Finish

First, what the satin finish does to your horn depends on how it is done. If the horn is sandblasted o scratch finished, there are micro indentations in the metal . If too much metal is removed it will change the way it plays. Or it may make no difference at all. If the satin finish is an additional...
by BGuttman
Mon Jul 06, 2020 4:03 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Best slide lube for close tolerances?
Replies: 17
Views: 881

Re: Best slide lube for close tolerances?

I doubt they would last for storage over decades, but I wouldn't worry over the course of a year or two.
by BGuttman
Mon Jul 06, 2020 3:55 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Okay customizers, what would you do with this?
Replies: 25
Views: 1254

Re: Okay customizers, what would you do with this?

Elow, you probably saw the recent YouTube by Trent Hamilton showing a 100 year old horn with a trill valve. Trill valves were used on "solo" instruments back then. I don't think you can reconfigure that section to be a trill valve, though. There was a Bach trombone available with a piston valve F-At...
by BGuttman
Sun Jul 05, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: funk trombone method
Replies: 8
Views: 611

Re: funk trombone method

Learn your fundamentals. Learn your theory. Listen to examples of the style.

if Blazhevich was good enough for Jimmy Pankow, it's good enough for you.
by BGuttman
Sun Jul 05, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: What kind of black magic is this horn?
Replies: 20
Views: 1454

Re: What kind of black magic is this horn?

You could easily use a large bore valve for the dependent which will make less of a problem with that plug-in.
by BGuttman
Sun Jul 05, 2020 6:55 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: What kind of black magic is this horn?
Replies: 20
Views: 1454

Re: What kind of black magic is this horn?

Thrawn22 wrote:
Sun Jul 05, 2020 2:14 am
Sorta silly having a thayer valve while the plug in has a standard valve.
kinda tough to make a plug-in Thayer.
by BGuttman
Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: TIme to ditch Lassus Trombone
Replies: 308
Views: 12807

Re: TIme to ditch Lassus Trombone

GBP wrote:
Sat Jul 04, 2020 4:50 pm
BGuttman wrote:
Sat Jul 04, 2020 4:19 pm


I am on friendly terms with a Black musician in my orchestra.
There it is, the “I know a black black guy”. Perfect.
I live in the whitest state in the Union. I'm amazed I know one!
by BGuttman
Sat Jul 04, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: TIme to ditch Lassus Trombone
Replies: 308
Views: 12807

Re: TIme to ditch Lassus Trombone

Funny how I never get a response to that challenge. I'm not a member of the police force. I can't stop police brutality. I'm not in a position to hire Blacks in my business (I don't have a business). I regularly vote in favor of candidates who espouse equality and fairness. I am on friendly terms w...
by BGuttman
Sat Jul 04, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: TIme to ditch Lassus Trombone
Replies: 308
Views: 12807

Re: TIme to ditch Lassus Trombone

I have a book I inherited from my father that was a Groucho Marx humor book. It had a cartoon on the cover of Groucho swinging a mallet onto a stack of 3 heads: Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini, and Emperor Hirohito. The contents were topical humor that quite frankly is dated today. And I don't think ...
by BGuttman
Sat Jul 04, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Best slide lube for close tolerances?
Replies: 17
Views: 881

Re: Best slide lube for close tolerances?

Look into the silicone oils: Slide-O-Mix, Rapid Comfort, UltraPure, and especially Yamaha.
by BGuttman
Sat Jul 04, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: TIme to ditch Lassus Trombone
Replies: 308
Views: 12807

Re: TIme to ditch Lassus Trombone

Don't want to perform these pieces? Have at it. But to trash them with 21st Century "Woke" attitude is unfair to the time they were written. Sorry, Bruce. That doesn't cut it. Lots of things that were commonplace in the past are considered abhorrent now. You can't just excuse them by saying it was ...
by BGuttman
Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Schilke 60
Replies: 8
Views: 685

Re: Schilke 60

Bach5G wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:00 pm
When I was in music school back in the 70s, the symph bass trb was said to play a Schilke 62.
62 is a small tuba mouthpiece
by BGuttman
Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: TIme to ditch Lassus Trombone
Replies: 308
Views: 12807

Re: TIme to ditch Lassus Trombone

There's more to Fillmore than the Trombone Family of smears. I should have the choice to play them, or not. I searched this whole thread for the part that says, "Hey guys, let's not allow Schlitz to play anything by Fillmore." Funny, I couldn't find it. :lol: No, but I did read the following: 1. Be...
by BGuttman
Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: TIme to ditch Lassus Trombone
Replies: 308
Views: 12807

Re: TIme to ditch Lassus Trombone

... And the only reason Fillmore's financial success has any relevance to this thread is the fact that a good deal of it was made literally by exploiting ugly caricatures of Black people. Profit from racist exploitation. Remind you of anything? Slavery maybe? ... A good deal? 15 out of over 300 wor...
by BGuttman
Fri Jul 03, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: TIme to ditch Lassus Trombone
Replies: 308
Views: 12807

Re: TIme to ditch Lassus Trombone

Easy on the personal attacks, guys. I'm glad Byron has checked in as traffic cop. If I shut this down there would be all kinds of complaints of prejudice. Fact remains, "The Trombone Family" represents a very small part of Fillmore's output. It was characteristic of a genre that has basically gone a...
by BGuttman
Fri Jul 03, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Build quality Shires, Rath and Greenhoe
Replies: 52
Views: 7606

Re: Build quality Shires, Rath and Greenhoe

I play a shires mostly. I love their style and I love the sound I can make with it. The acid bleed on their bells bothers me though. I’ve heard it’s because they use such a thin coat of lacquer, but I gotta think there’s some way to tighten that part of construction up a bit. My current bell is an ...
by BGuttman
Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: Password
Replies: 4
Views: 384

Re: Password

Mrzipper, if you are still having problems send me a PM
by BGuttman
Fri Jul 03, 2020 12:36 am
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: Not allowed to view post
Replies: 1
Views: 260

Re: Not allowed to view post

I had moved it into our Purgatory (in case somebody else decides it should be restored). No, you can't read it there.
by BGuttman
Fri Jul 03, 2020 12:28 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: TIme to ditch Lassus Trombone
Replies: 308
Views: 12807

Re: TIme to ditch Lassus Trombone

Rob, I think the issue might be that all of the pieces you show except the Joplin have (thankfully) passed out of favor. I know I'd have a real problem programming a piece called "De Coon Dat Had De Razor" for anything but a KKK rally.
by BGuttman
Thu Jul 02, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Satin finish using sandblasting
Replies: 12
Views: 553

Re: Satin finish using sandblasting

I would suggest softer. You may find that walnut hell provide plenty of abrasion. You don't need and or carbide bead.

I was able to blast epoxy solder mask off of copper using baking powder in a and blaster (with an airbrush tip).
by BGuttman
Thu Jul 02, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Best Brand for tools?
Replies: 5
Views: 459

Re: Best Brand for tools?

Another option is Votaw Tools. They have tool and parts.
by BGuttman
Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Ring for bass slide?
Replies: 19
Views: 990

Re: Ring for bass slide?

I should point out that because of the cork barrel design, that won't fit a King 2B, 3B, etc.
by BGuttman
Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Alternative to rotor string
Replies: 7
Views: 412

Re: Alternative to rotor string

40 pound test fishing line is just about the size of the Yamaha string. I also have some 50 pound test fly line leader that's about the right size as well. According to Russ Meyer (Band Instrument Repair), a good line should be polyfilament, 40 pound test, and polyester. Monofilament would be too st...
by BGuttman
Thu Jul 02, 2020 5:26 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Alternative to rotor string
Replies: 7
Views: 412

Re: Alternative to rotor string

I've used 40 pound test squidding line. I had some nylon and then some polyester. Nylon tends to stretch but my polyester spool went AWOL. I think I paid under $10 for 500 yards -- about 10 lifetimes' worth. In an emergency I used dental floss. Looked funny, but 3 years later I replaced it from sham...
by BGuttman
Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: TIme to ditch Lassus Trombone
Replies: 308
Views: 12807

Re: TIme to ditch Lassus Trombone

My students who regularly get pulled over for driving while black are far braver than I ever will be. If any Chat members don't think this happens, they have their heads buried deep. I've known about this for at least 50 years – even here in California. (We are NOT exceptional!) It's depressed me s...
by BGuttman
Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: How to make a valve? and a bell?
Replies: 12
Views: 760

Re: How to make a valve? and a bell?

... Just watched the video again and something stuck out to me. When i was at an all state convention i talked to a bassoon salesman and tried a bunch of super expensive bocals (the metal tube that connects reed to instrument) and he was talking about the differences of each one and somehow we got ...
by BGuttman
Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Yamaha F-Attachment Trombones: 448, 548, 620 ???
Replies: 28
Views: 3210

Re: Yamaha F-Attachment Trombones: 448, 548, 620 ???

If you use the Full Editor you can upload pictures as attachments. I believe you are limited to three per post. The IMG tag can be used for any image with a URL. Photobucket, Pinterest, etc. The need to label private or public varies with the hosting site. When I review the post and the image doesn'...
by BGuttman
Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Composition, Arrangement, & Theory
Topic: Music for Horn, Trombone, and Bass Trombone
Replies: 7
Views: 573

Re: Music for Horn, Trombone, and Bass Trombone

There is music for Low Brass Trio (originally alto, tenor, and bass trombone but now horn, trombone, and tuba). I have an Empire Brass piece for low brass trio called "La Alfonsina". I'll bet there are others. If your horn player can learn to read trombone music, you can easily adopt trombone trio m...
by BGuttman
Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: How to make a valve? and a bell?
Replies: 12
Views: 760

Re: How to make a valve? and a bell?

The video from Yamaha shows a person spinning the bell.

The video from Rath shows a person spinning the bell'

I haven't seen any videos from Chinese factories.
by BGuttman
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Cleaning outer slide tubes on nickel alloy tubes?
Replies: 3
Views: 304

Re: Cleaning outer slide tubes on nickel alloy tubes?

The slide tube alloy is a nickel-copper alloy. The stuff you are using should work fine. Though the general tenor I see is that nickel tubes tend to be more scratchy than brass, even when well lubed and polished.
by BGuttman
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: TIme to ditch Lassus Trombone
Replies: 308
Views: 12807

Re: TIme to ditch Lassus Trombone

Where I'm having trouble with this is how you define Lassus Trombone as racist. No doubt the ad from 1915 has some really problematic descriptions. But absent the title and the description, what is racist? Is it the trombone smears? Stravinsky uses some in "Pulcinella". If you had this piece with a ...
by BGuttman
Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: TIme to ditch Lassus Trombone
Replies: 308
Views: 12807

Re: TIme to ditch Lassus Trombone

Just look at the title. You want to censor 15 pieces of music for being "unwoke". Where do you go from here? Beckmesser in "Meistersinger" is a caricature of a Jew. Do we now ban Meistersinger> The dialog in Huck Finn shows illiterate Blacks. Do we ditch that as well? OK. I see the Whataboutism cha...
by BGuttman
Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: TIme to ditch Lassus Trombone
Replies: 308
Views: 12807

Re: TIme to ditch Lassus Trombone

Just look at the title. You want to censor 15 pieces of music for being "unwoke". Where do you go from here? Beckmesser in "Meistersinger" is a caricature of a Jew. Do we now ban Meistersinger? The dialog in Huck Finn shows illiterate Blacks. Do we ditch that as well? OK. I see the Whataboutism char...

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