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by BGuttman
Tue Jan 21, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: SoCal Trombone Day Feb 1, 2020
Replies: 5
Views: 186

Re: SoCal Trombone Day Feb 1, 2020

baileyman wrote:
Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:20 pm
Ordinarily ensconced in Boston, but recovering from winter in LA, I hope to be there.
And I'm just jealous :wink:
by BGuttman
Tue Jan 21, 2020 4:49 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Playing sharp on smaller horn
Replies: 11
Views: 392

Re: Playing sharp on smaller horn

Thanks for the replies! ... @bguttman – I've been told before about using bass trombone air on tenor. It's a concept I'm trying to visualise so I can fix, but it's a tad bit foreign to me still… How long did it take for you to get that "lightbulb" moment?? ... I like the idea of long tones & drones...
by BGuttman
Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Playing sharp on smaller horn
Replies: 11
Views: 392

Re: Playing sharp on smaller horn

If you play a small horn like a bass you will sound like a small bass.

I used a Bach 4C on my small bore horns until I found the Wick 4BS fit my face better. But a Doug Elliott LT 102/E/E2 works great. I had to adjust my concept to play the small bore like a small bore: don't overblow.
by BGuttman
Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Playing sharp on smaller horn
Replies: 11
Views: 392

Re: Playing sharp on smaller horn

You are probably blowing it like your large bore. That can make it sharp. Smaller horns need more finesse and less air. Try blowing a gentler air stream. Long tones can help dial this in.

I had the exact same problem.
by BGuttman
Sun Jan 19, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Something I didn't know about rotary valves
Replies: 7
Views: 384

Re: Something I didn't know about rotary valves

I have an old and crudely made Russian rotary valve trumpet. It's more of a wall hanger than a player. For no particularly good reason I decided to lube linkages and slides last night. These valves have a lot of pivots in the linkages. Probably 6 each. If I tapped out the valves like on the trombon...
by BGuttman
Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Position chart
Replies: 3
Views: 158

Re: Position chart

There isn't much use for a 2nd valve in E except for two notes: C now in T5 and B in T6 (with both valves). What you know about F positions should translate just fine. With a D 2nd valve, low C is now where 4th position is on the Bb side, Db in a longish T2, B in a longish T4 and you may be able to ...
by BGuttman
Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: New mute corks
Replies: 11
Views: 281

Re: New mute corks

Most of the replacement corks I've seen require some kind of adhesive. I've never had any luck with film adhesives that are cmmonly available (think double faced tape). Generally you need a strong adhesive designed for cork or leather. Barge cement is one. I've also had some success with hot melt ad...
by BGuttman
Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:07 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: Yamaha 446g (found on eBay)
Replies: 4
Views: 223

Re: Yamaha 446g (found on eBay)

dxhall wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:41 am
Why the interest in this horn? Seems pretty ordinary to me.
Two things usually inspire interest:

1. Unusual instrument; generally a good one.
2. Ordinary horn at a good price.
by BGuttman
Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: ARGHH! Tenor Clef!
Replies: 33
Views: 863

Re: ARGHH! Tenor Clef!

Note: You can get the Blazhevich studies for free on IMSLP. It's called "School for Trombone". If you can find the Mantia "Trombone Virtuoso" there is a section with entire exercises in alto, tenor, and transposing treble clef (but no switching). Reginald Fink published books called "Introducing the...
by BGuttman
Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:59 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Outer slide tubes not parallel
Replies: 25
Views: 714

Re: Outer slide tubes not parallel

There are some braces that are not adjustable - they have no sockets. I think my Bach 36 LT slide is this way, but I've also seen others. That would require some inventive means to shorten the brace.
by BGuttman
Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: From tenor to alto
Replies: 5
Views: 266

Re: From tenor to alto

The main advantage with an alto in high register is that the partials are farther apart. If you are having trouble landing on a particular partial in the upper range (often going too high or too low) the alto can help. If you can't play the note at all, the alto isn't going to help. There are times ...
by BGuttman
Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Cases
Topic: WTB: Bass Trombone Bag/Case for Flight Travel
Replies: 8
Views: 189

Re: WTB: Bass Trombone Bag/Case for Flight Travel

The idea for the cone comes from Doug Yeo.

Sam Burtis had an SKB golf bag case that he'd put his gig bag into and pad the area between the gig bag and the outside of the golf case with clothing. For some reason the baggage gorillas tend to go easier on golf gear.
by BGuttman
Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Olds O-25 Mouthpiece Advice
Replies: 4
Views: 147

Re: Olds O-25 Mouthpiece Advice

One problem with Olds trombones is that the mouthpiece receiver is an odd size. Most normal mouthpiece stick out too far, making the hon play a bit flat. As to size, a 6.5 AL is a great starting point. If he's not running into problems with size I'd stay there for now. In order to recommend a change...
by BGuttman
Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Need Buying Advice - Looking for 2 Trombones
Replies: 4
Views: 333

Re: Need Buying Advice - Looking for 2 Trombones

Lots of choices here. You won't have an easy time finding an Olds anything -- they have been out of business for over 40 yeas. The good news is that there are a lot of different makers producing some really good instruments. To some extent you are only limited by your budget. I assume the Olds is st...
by BGuttman
Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Music Business
Topic: Old guy rant
Replies: 101
Views: 1990

Re: Old guy rant

I notice that Mr. Schlitz has removed all his posts. I'm leaving them in place to show his unwillingness to stand by his opinions.

The last two were also pretty snarky so don't feel you are missing anything.
by BGuttman
Sun Jan 12, 2020 1:20 am
Forum: Music Business
Topic: Old guy rant
Replies: 101
Views: 1990

Re: Old guy rant

*** Moderator hat ON ***

Can you guys stop the sniping? I don't think any of it is helping the situation. If this continues I'm going to have to lock the thread.

*** Moderator hat OFF ***
by BGuttman
Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Music Business
Topic: Old guy rant
Replies: 101
Views: 1990

Re: Old guy rant

Mikebmiller wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 7:42 pm
Bach5G wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 4:29 pm
The old guys are getting cranky.
You kids get off my lawn! My power just went out so I have time to be cranky.
Power outages are great times to practice. Very few distractions. And you don't have to fight with the Gee-Tars. :tongue:
by BGuttman
Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Everything Else
Topic: FS trombone book Arban and lot more ?
Replies: 9
Views: 376

Re: FS trombone book Arban and lot more ?

What do you have for bass trombone? Just got an independent trigger double valve horn and need to figure this puppy out! Find a copy of Alan Raph's method. I think it's called Bb/F/D Bass Trombone or something of the sort. Also, the Paul Faulisse method is very good. When I got my 7B there weren't ...
by BGuttman
Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Intermission Riff
Replies: 5
Views: 239

Re: Intermission Riff

Slur and land hard on the Db. Note that 2nd trombone doubles up an octave.
by BGuttman
Sat Jan 11, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Ordering from Greg Black
Replies: 45
Views: 1949

Re: Ordering from Greg Black

Good luck on the new job, Zac!
by BGuttman
Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: YBL-421 YBL-321 YBL-322 differences ?
Replies: 19
Views: 742

Re: YBL-421 YBL-321 YBL-322 differences ?

My one complaint with the Yamaha wrap (and this is more important on a bass trombone) is that you can't pull to E. On a single bass having capability for an E pull is important. Even pulling both slides on my Yamaha 682 as far as they go doesn't quite make E.
by BGuttman
Thu Jan 09, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Ordering from Greg Black
Replies: 45
Views: 1949

Re: Ordering from Greg Black

Just a curiosity question . . is it worth it? Do you really et that much value-added as opposed to using any one of many other outstanding makes/models out there? Yup. Actually I'd say it depends. For some they are worth it. For many of us they are not. I'm not limited by my current mouthpieces (El...
by BGuttman
Thu Jan 09, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Everything Else
Topic: WTB: Arban Book
Replies: 5
Views: 205

Re: WTB: Arban Book

If you are willing to work from the Trumpet version, it's available free on IMSLP.
by BGuttman
Thu Jan 09, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Music Business
Topic: PayPal fees
Replies: 12
Views: 332

Re: PayPal fees

By default PayPal charges its fees to the seller. If you want the buyer to cover the fees you need to add them to the purchase price.
by BGuttman
Thu Jan 09, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Opinions on Wessex King 7B copy
Replies: 22
Views: 1677

Re: Opinions on Wessex King 7B copy

The King 7B has a Gb 2nd trigger. It came with the triggers "split" like most basses, as opposed to the Glantz Bar used on the TR-180. Most useful thing is that low C is exactly where the Bb horn 4th position is using both triggers. It can also serve as a way to calibrate your double trigger. I've o...
by BGuttman
Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Edwards t396a Joseph Alessi
Replies: 13
Views: 599

Re: FS: Edwards t396a Joseph Alessi

$5400 USD and it’s used? The old Alessi horn retails for $5150 brand new. 5150$ is excluding tax. No? The highest sales tax rate I know of in the US is 8.25% in New York City. There, the brand new list price would be $5575 including tax. Note that I know of very few places that sell an instrument a...
by BGuttman
Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:37 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: FS: Bach 5GS Megatone Mouthpieces
Replies: 8
Views: 214

Re: FS: Bach 5GS Megatone Mouthpieces

Okay, thanks, was just wondering. It sounds like they require you to work harder to notice no major difference in your sound :-D This would be true if you are a relatively new player. Very experienced players do notice the sound difference. Some like it and some don't. If you sound like a wounded m...
by BGuttman
Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: want to trade: GB 1 1/4G for a 1 1/4GM
Replies: 3
Views: 114

Re: want to trade: GB 1 1/4G for a 1 1/4GM

...It’s a great mouthpiece but I’d prefer some more weight. If you want a "cheap and dirty" solution, get some fender washers with 1/2" holes at the auto parts store. Put a pack of 6 of them on the shank where it comes out of the receiver. We used to have an appliance like this called a "Sound Slee...
by BGuttman
Wed Jan 08, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: FS: Bach 5GS Megatone Mouthpieces
Replies: 8
Views: 214

Re: FS: Bach 5GS Megatone Mouthpieces

I never tried any of the Megatones. Do they really do whatever it is they're supposed to do? What do you think they are supposed to do? I found that you have to work much harder to play one. It reduces overtones, thus giving a purer or duller sound (depending on your perspective). Needless to say, ...
by BGuttman
Tue Jan 07, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Bass as best
Replies: 7
Views: 315

Re: Bass as best

There is a single trombone part in the Weber "Hunter's Chorus" (from Der Freischutz) that calls for bass trombone. It even goes to a low D. The part is labeled "trombone" but in the score it's "basstrombone". Many single trombone parts in concertos often double the 4th Horn part. When that's the cas...
by BGuttman
Tue Jan 07, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTB: Conn 70H
Replies: 4
Views: 305

Re: WTB: Conn 70H

Note that you can't receive messages until you have two posts. Make a second "dummy" post in the "I can't see my messages" topic and you will be all set.
by BGuttman
Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Everything Else
Topic: WTB: Mouthpiece pouch
Replies: 5
Views: 136

Re: WTB: Mouthpiece pouch

I have an old Reunion Blues bag where the pouch got lost, and several of those awful $20.00 Ebay Specials that have no place for mouthpieces. What I did was find an old makeup pouch. You can find them cheap at Goodwill. I play at a Senior Center with a 2nd hand shop and they often show up there as w...
by BGuttman
Mon Jan 06, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Music Business
Topic: Stephen Shires quits SE Shires
Replies: 22
Views: 1064

Re: Stephen Shires quits SE Shires

Burgerbob wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 7:23 pm
Shires also makes a euphonium now. https://www.dillonmusic.com/shires-q-se ... onium.html

I'm pretty sure Steve is going to make very nice, custom french horns on his own. And that's it.
He spent enough time at Osmun. He should know French Horns pretty well.
by BGuttman
Sun Jan 05, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: 3B+ in a classical setting
Replies: 36
Views: 986

Re: 3B+ in a classical setting

The 3B+ with F is no longer made. I tried a 1993 "Anniversary" model and was underwhelmed. I really wanted to like it -- I've been a King fan for years.
by BGuttman
Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: US Army Trombone Quintet -- Roman Carnival Overture
Replies: 0
Views: 80

US Army Trombone Quintet -- Roman Carnival Overture

This is a pretty old video, but I didn't see it referred to anywhere here. It's not a podcast, just some really impressive playing. And not an alto in sight ;)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8Yv4pnO7qc
by BGuttman
Sat Jan 04, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Megaphone and bottle mute
Replies: 7
Views: 284

Re: Megaphone and bottle mute

We played the "Mississippi Suite" in my orchestra and there is a VERY fast mute change. Too fast for my 2nd trombone player. He mounted his straight mute on a music stand base and simply played into it when necessary. You could easily do this with a wine bottle and that would make a literal bottle m...
by BGuttman
Sat Jan 04, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Trombone podcasts
Replies: 14
Views: 1001

Re: Trombone podcasts

I don't think Trent Hamilton is strictly for the younger crowd. I watch his videos as well and I'm certainly not young. He does serve a purpose, and it's not pedagogy. He evaluates instruments. He demonstrates some odd or unusual instruments. Where else are you going to see a trombone quartet of 3 p...
by BGuttman
Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Megaphone and bottle mute
Replies: 7
Views: 284

Re: Megaphone and bottle mute

"Bottle" probably refers to the metal Harmon straight mute (which looks a little like a bottle).

Megaphone generally refers to a mute like the H&B "Cleartone" which was intended to replace the discontinued Solotone.
by BGuttman
Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Double rotor explination
Replies: 15
Views: 800

Re: Double rotor explination

Actually, I consider the F valve to be 6 to 11 and the combination to be 9 to 14, just because the length of the trombone with the F attachment is the same length as 6th position, and the length of the combination of two valves is similar to F valve 9th position (Gb tuning for the second valve). But...
by BGuttman
Fri Jan 03, 2020 6:02 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Yamaha YSL-882OR
Replies: 6
Views: 363

Re: Yamaha YSL-882OR

norbie2018 wrote:
Fri Jan 03, 2020 5:49 am
tbonesullivan wrote:
Fri Jan 03, 2020 12:42 am
Previous Yamaha offerings would usually come with the standard 3 leadpipes like most horns that feature them.
Which trombones?
I think he's referring to the 68x and 64x medium and large bore horns.
by BGuttman
Thu Jan 02, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: King 3b (and others) history
Replies: 19
Views: 2954

Re: King 3b (and others) history

hyperbolica wrote:
Thu Jan 02, 2020 1:26 pm
I'm curious about when the 3B changed from Concert to Legend?
Concert disappeared in the early 1980s. At that time they were simply labeled 2103.

I think Legend came about somewhere around 2005.
by BGuttman
Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Double rotor explination
Replies: 15
Views: 800

Re: Double rotor explination

Double Rotors have been around for quite a long time. First we have Dependent versus Independent. A dependent rotor is in the tubing from the main F rotor. So it only is in play when you press the F rotor. Independent rotors are just that: you can use either one. There are advocates for both. Depend...
by BGuttman
Tue Dec 31, 2019 1:51 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: What makes the bass trombone challenging to learn?
Replies: 24
Views: 908

Re: What makes the bass trombone challenging to learn?

Different sound concept. A Bass should not sound like a tenor or a tenor like a bass. Not only that, but the Bass needs to have different sounds depending on where it's playing. Proper sound for a Symphony will be out of place in the Jazz Band. And if you are playing in a Brass Band they often want ...
by BGuttman
Mon Dec 30, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Ipad stand
Replies: 8
Views: 213

Re: Ipad stand

I use a Manhasset stand but my tablet is too heavy so I put a hose clamp on the shiny part just above where is goes into the outer part. I've also used a mute holder to do the same thing.
by BGuttman
Sun Dec 29, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Getting serious again, need some guidance
Replies: 15
Views: 543

Re: Getting serious again, need some guidance

I can sympathize with you. I'm in a similar situation. First, are you in any danger of losing a chair in any of the ensembles? If so you need to do more technical stuff. I like doing a short warmup, Remington (do a few exercises; don't go nuts -- and mix them up). Then some technical stuff that work...
by BGuttman
Sun Dec 29, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Synthetic Mouthpiece
Replies: 7
Views: 842

Re: Synthetic Mouthpiece

bigbandbone wrote:
Sun Dec 29, 2019 10:47 am
Is it possible to 3D print a mouthpiece? Might be interesting!
Absolutely is. Trent Hamilton did a video of some 3D printed mouthpieces. Don't have the exact URL, but you might be able to search for it.
by BGuttman
Sat Dec 28, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Need Advice on Mouthpieces
Replies: 11
Views: 495

Re: Need Advice on Mouthpieces

Lots of questions. First, you won't make much difference to your embouchure switching off between the two mouthpieces. They are really close in size. You probably like the 6.5 AL better because it is a bit deeper. This tends to give a more "classical" sound. If you prefer the 6.5 AL, stay with it. Y...
by BGuttman
Sat Dec 28, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Leadpipe receiver reamers
Replies: 23
Views: 1004

Re: Leadpipe receiver reamers

Pardon my ignorance, but what exactly is a Venturi? In Engineering parlance, a Venturi is a constriction in a pipe, usually tapered on both sides. They are in jet engines to try to increase the thrust of the expanding vapors. In a leadpipe, the leadpipe often constricts a bit more after the mouthpi...
by BGuttman
Fri Dec 27, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Dating my trombone
Replies: 5
Views: 460

Re: Dating my trombone

A relatively cheap way to improve a standard Bach rotor is to have the ports opened up. Osmun Brass in Massachusetts used to charge around $100 to do this (maybe more now). If it's already been done, you won't get much improvement for less than $1000.
by BGuttman
Thu Dec 26, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: So long, CIOMIT
Replies: 10
Views: 832

Re: So long, CIOMIT

LanceHandsome was a member of TTF.

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