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by BGuttman
Mon May 20, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Music folders
Replies: 6
Views: 117

Re: Music folders

I should also mention that a couple of the Big Bands I play in use several folders for the music. You can fit 100 charts in a folder like the one hyperbolica shows and maybe you can set up different genres or programs in each. I think the best large capacity folder has a pair of elastic straps to ho...
by BGuttman
Mon May 20, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Aida Stand - where to buy
Replies: 7
Views: 174

Re: Aida Stand - where to buy

Hint: If Hornguys is showing the Aida stand as "sold out", you may not have better luck with Slidebone. Very likely the source is backordered and Slidebone will take your order and deliver on a geological time scale. Slidebone gives good service when what you order is in stock or easily available. W...
by BGuttman
Mon May 20, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Leadpipe King 3B
Replies: 23
Views: 304

Re: Leadpipe King 3B

Bob Osmun is the owner and Jim Becker does a lot of the repairs. I've dealt with both in the past and found them to be very accommodating. Bob and Jim are both masters on French Horns. And the shop has a well-deserved reputation among Boston area brass players as THE place to go when you need a good...
by BGuttman
Mon May 20, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Leadpipe King 3B
Replies: 23
Views: 304

Re: Leadpipe King 3B

Ask if they can add a pressfit collar to a bare pipe Ok. I may drive to Osmun this morning and ask them as well. They seem to dislike old horns, unfortunately. They do? That hasn't been my experience with them. Note that King leadpipes are 2 piece, and getting your old one out may be hazardous to i...
by BGuttman
Mon May 20, 2019 5:17 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Music folders
Replies: 6
Views: 117

Re: Music folders

We just went thrugh a replacement of all our folders in my orchestra. Duct tape is a temprorary fix. It doesn't last. We allocated $850 for a complete set of new folders. The old ones were over 20 years old. We also don't keep all our music in the folders at all times. They really don't work well wi...
by BGuttman
Fri May 17, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Centered and edgy sound wanted
Replies: 12
Views: 320

Re: Centered and edgy sound wanted

... Or a Bach 1 1/2 G (not M, not Megatone). If 1 1/2 G or Yamaha 58 is a little too big, look at Bach 2G.
by BGuttman
Fri May 17, 2019 5:55 am
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Have you guys heard this?
Replies: 3
Views: 177

Re: Have you guys heard this?

Iwas just trying to tell you that we already have a topic. Please place your comments there. This thread is locked.
by BGuttman
Thu May 16, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Have you guys heard this?
Replies: 3
Views: 177

Re: Have you guys heard this?

Already had a discussion here:

viewtopic.php?f=19&t=9849
by BGuttman
Wed May 15, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Steve Shires building French horns?
Replies: 7
Views: 267

Re: Steve Shires building French horns?

Schlitz wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 7:33 pm
... Kinda wished he took over Kanstul a little.
Steve is based in New England. Kanstul was in Fullerton (LA Metro). It's a bit of a stretch.
by BGuttman
Wed May 15, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Jupiter XO 1236-O trombone
Replies: 19
Views: 488

Re: Jupiter XO 1236-O trombone

Taiwan is the remnants of China before the Communist takeover. Jupiter was providing instruments to the US long before the Chinese Invasion (Jin Bao and friends). Jupiter, and particularly the XO line, are competent instruments. The XO is considered on a par with other imported premium instruments (...
by BGuttman
Wed May 15, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Good Travel Case
Replies: 14
Views: 317

Re: Good Travel Case

What kind of horn is it and what kind of case is it in now? What size aircraft are you flying on? Most of us will try to fit a smallish case in the overhead compartment. Sometimes that works, and sometimes you have to gate check it, which means surrendering your trombone at the boarding gate where i...
by BGuttman
Wed May 15, 2019 6:03 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: What trombone for bass trombone part on Beethoven 9th
Replies: 20
Views: 486

Re: What trombone for bass trombone part on Beethoven 9th

I should point out that ddsbstrb is a very experienced player and was a frequent contributor to TTF under his real name. I don't think he was trying to prank us, but was looking for suggestions.

I stand with what I said earlier.
by BGuttman
Wed May 15, 2019 5:57 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Preparing for a symphony concert
Replies: 10
Views: 180

Re: Preparing for a symphony concert

Ifyou have played for the conductor before you will know his quirks. If you haven't, be prepared to change what you are doing to meet any requests. I had one conductor tell me I was too loud even though I wasn't playing ;) If it sounds like a concerto for trombone and orchestra, you are playing too ...
by BGuttman
Tue May 14, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bass Trombone - Jazz vs Symphonic
Replies: 11
Views: 437

Re: Bass Trombone - Jazz vs Symphonic

So, for covering the 4th/bass book in a big band that does 85% swing era stuff and 15% newer material, what non-custom bass bones would you guys suggest. I ask because I'm looking! Anything you like. Really. Whatever fits the pocketbook, feels comfortable to hold, and sounds good. If used, it has t...
by BGuttman
Tue May 14, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Tuba behind trombone..
Replies: 7
Views: 203

Re: Tuba behind trombone..

It may be related to the size of the stage and how the orchestra is fit on. We had to fit a chorus on stage and it didn't allow us to be 4 in a row (3 trombones + tuba) so we put Trombones 1 and 2 in front of 3 and the tuba. Incidentally, I remember seeing pictures of the CSO with the four of them i...
by BGuttman
Mon May 13, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: T-minus two days and counting ...
Replies: 6
Views: 310

Re: T-minus two days and counting ...

Bach5G wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 8:01 am
I’m not holding my breath...
Oh, please do. You look so nice in blue! :twisted: :tongue:
by BGuttman
Mon May 13, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Finding opportunities to play
Replies: 3
Views: 103

Re: Finding opportunities to play

Check this out: http://www.community-music.info/commother.shtml For pit work, you need to contact local theater companies. Unfortunately, most shows do not need trombone any more so opportunities will be limited. If you are looking to get paid for your efforts, that's a real problem -- much more opp...
by BGuttman
Sun May 12, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Switching between bass and small tenor
Replies: 47
Views: 974

Re: Switching between bass and small tenor

I find it's important to realize that larger bore instruments take air, but smaller bore instruments take finesse. It's very easy to overblow a small bore when you are accustomed to a big horn, and conversely when you have acclimated to a small horn the large one feels like an air hog. If you need t...
by BGuttman
Sun May 12, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Is .547 a catch-all?
Replies: 33
Views: 1101

Re: Is .547 a catch-all?

I’m not sure I agree with the concept of “right tool for the job” as it implies there is only one right tool for the job. Same horn for Mahler 3 as for Magic Flute? Even worse. Magic Flute on all modern instruments (whole orchestra) or Magic Flute scaled back to simulate period instruments? Or Magi...
by BGuttman
Sun May 12, 2019 6:09 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Is .547 a catch-all?
Replies: 33
Views: 1101

Re: Is .547 a catch-all?

This is a realy schizophrenic topic. The idea of the 0.547" horn as a "do it all" dates back to Emory Remington in the 1940s. At that time you could use the "547" as a symphonic tenor or bass when neded. More useful when you are in a school situation where you probably can't afford more than one tro...
by BGuttman
Sat May 11, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: 88h questions
Replies: 14
Views: 397

Re: 88h questions

Must have been a school horn. Somebody tried to strengthen the F-attachment for marching with those two bars. The layout of the Conn 88H hasn't changed from the days of the "customized" 8H so looking at braces and tubing won't help date the thing. And you say there is NOTHING on the bell? No engravi...
by BGuttman
Sat May 11, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: 88h questions
Replies: 14
Views: 397

Re: 88h questions

It's not that old; the number appears to be the one where it encodes decade, year, month, etc. which is no more than 20 years old. The 3 digit and 4 digit numbers are not the serial numbers; they are just part numbers used in the assembly. The lack of any kind of engraving on the bell also indicates...
by BGuttman
Sat May 11, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Lawler trombones
Replies: 105
Views: 10074

Re: Lawler trombones

keybone wrote:
Sat May 11, 2019 10:42 am
...
Question - if I tighten the bell/slide in this manner on a daily basis, will there be some wear to the connection?
In a sense, yes. But it will take decades for it to be enough wear that you will need to do something about it.
by BGuttman
Fri May 10, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Music that influenced you as a trombonist
Replies: 14
Views: 338

Re: Music that influenced you as a trombonist

What hooked me? I got tickets to see the Brooklyn Philharmonia Orchestra at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. They did Borodin's 2nd Symphony. And the bass trombone solo made me realize that the trombone could be an important part of a symphony. Of course I listened to the local orchestra (NY Philharmo...
by BGuttman
Fri May 10, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Advice needed: change mouthpieces?
Replies: 11
Views: 325

Re: Advice needed: change mouthpieces?

Thanks Bruce. Coming into high season here on Cape Cod. Hope all is well in the Merrimack Valley. Summer concert band season starts in about a month and goes until about the end of August. I would assume it's pretty much the same across the US. Most gigs are free or for a very small honorarium. Not...
by BGuttman
Fri May 10, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Advice needed: change mouthpieces?
Replies: 11
Views: 325

Re: Advice needed: change mouthpieces?

I wouldn't change unless you notice a problem. I know people who use a 6.5 AL on a 2B. Or you could try something smaller if that's what you want. FWIW, I played a King 2B with a Bach 4C, which is a larger rim than your 6.5 AL but a somewhat shallower cup and smaller aperture. Then again, I used the...
by BGuttman
Fri May 10, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: FS: Bass Trombone and Tuba Mouthpieces
Replies: 5
Views: 419

Re: FS: Trombone, Bass Trombone, and Tuba Mouthpieces

chickey wrote:
Fri May 10, 2019 1:50 pm
I'm trying to send a PM about the 5G and the server keeps rejecting - happy to take it off your hands. Let me know best address for $$$?

Thanks,
Catie Hickey
You need to have two approved posts before you can send a PM. You should be OK now.
by BGuttman
Thu May 09, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: What trombone for bass trombone part on Beethoven 9th
Replies: 20
Views: 486

Re: What trombone for bass trombone part on Beethoven 9th

When we did it I used my King 7B. The rest of the orchestra did not scale down, so I just played what I was most comfortable with.

Enjoy your 3 solo D's in the 2nd movement.
by BGuttman
Thu May 09, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Trombone for Rossini Stabat Mater
Replies: 5
Views: 286

Re: Trombone for Rossini Stabat Mater

Will the rest of the orchestra be playing at A=430? No sense transposing if you are the only one doing so. As to size of the instrument, it probably was relatively small bore; maybe the size of a Conn 2H. Trombones with triggers were not terribly common at the time either. Again, will you be the onl...
by BGuttman
Thu May 09, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: Quoting Issue
Replies: 11
Views: 410

Re: Quoting Issue

The TTF software didn't nest anything and it had its own problems. This one nests. Sorry.
by BGuttman
Thu May 09, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: Quoting Issue
Replies: 11
Views: 410

Re: Quoting Issue

Doug Elliott wrote:
Thu May 09, 2019 1:22 pm
Use a smaller finger?
Or a bigger phone?
by BGuttman
Thu May 09, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: question about classified ads
Replies: 3
Views: 226

Re: question about classified ads

Is there a way to "highly encourage" people to just post their dang pictures in the classifieds rather than the ubiquitous "email me for pictures!" thing? I know I just did this faux pas on my WTT ad, but when I put it up for sale and just had pictures in my post, it sold in a day. Come on people! ...
by BGuttman
Thu May 09, 2019 5:02 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?

Just bear in mind. Paul wants to use this on a bass sackbut slide. It's about 8 inches (200 mm) longer than a normal slide and it's about the bore of a Conn 4H.
by BGuttman
Wed May 08, 2019 5:59 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?

I have a brass saver, which is fine for removing the gunk in the crook. However, to really get the outer slide tubes clean, I've used a small-bore shotgun cleaning rod for years. It's 32" long overall, composed of 3 sections that screw together. And the tip that secures the cloth is plastic. I got ...
by BGuttman
Tue May 07, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Delrin Rims Question
Replies: 8
Views: 331

Re: Delrin Rims Question

Delrin seems to be popular with Getzen in their pseudo 12C. Most other plastic mouthpieces I've seen are Lexan, including the Giardinelli plastic rims. Warburton has their own polymer (Warburnite) that is something else entirely. Lexan may help some, but if you really perspire a lot nothing will hel...
by BGuttman
Tue May 07, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Brassark Orchestral Bass Mouthpieces
Replies: 4
Views: 498

Re: Brassark Orchestral Bass Mouthpieces

Problem is, even if you bought another Conn 5G, it's possible it won't work as well as the one you have. At some level, differences in manufacture of a particular design can be different. No mouthpiece will substitute for practice and training. That is a given. But each of us has a different physiog...
by BGuttman
Mon May 06, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Carmina Burana Range
Replies: 9
Views: 215

Re: Carmina Burana Range

Orff was expecting a tenor. I do remember one high C, but I don't remember which movement it's in. Also a couple of high Bb's.

You never double the altos in the 1st part, so an alto isn't necessary.

2nd doesn't have the C or Bb.
by BGuttman
Mon May 06, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: FS: Denis Wick 7CS Heritage
Replies: 3
Views: 140

Re: Denis Wick 7CS Heritage

Moved to Classifieds. Good luck with your sale.
by BGuttman
Mon May 06, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Electroplating
Replies: 8
Views: 239

Re: Electroplating

You can't electroplate a pigment. You can electroplate a metal or several metals (alloy). Things like rose gold and green gold are gotten with alloys; generally in the 14 karat range. Different metals can also have a different color. You could tell the difference in "silver" color between silver, ni...
by BGuttman
Mon May 06, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Courtois Legend 440 Question
Replies: 3
Views: 296

Re: Courtois Legend 440 Question

Hello! The AC440 is an awesome instrument! However, you need to know that the AC440 is available silver plated, but with the AC420 series, the bell is a solid sheet of silver, which is much more expensive. That is the "Becquet" horn which I am told is making its presence known at the ITF this year....
by BGuttman
Mon May 06, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: WD40 as outer slide cleaner?
Replies: 9
Views: 334

Re: WD40 as outer slide cleaner?

WD-40 MSDS shows it to be a mixture of hydrocarbons with a surfactant. So it's not a fish oil; it's petroleum. I've used it on machinery a lot and it works nicely as a lubricant. The fact that the surfactant could be hydrophobic (water hating) may enhance the "water bead" model of slide lubrication....
by BGuttman
Sun May 05, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Electroplating
Replies: 8
Views: 239

Re: Electroplating

Are you talking about mouthpieces or whole instruments? I've never seen the mouthpiece plating to make a difference in sound. Variations in manufacture make a bigger difference. If you are looking to plate an entire instrument, that can become somewhat pricey. And stripping lacquer from a King or Ya...
by BGuttman
Sun May 05, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Cases
Topic: WTB Pan American Case
Replies: 5
Views: 1379

Re: WTB Pan American Case

Not too many Pan American cases you'd want. Most are pretty smelly. I'm not sure which other student cases will work. I have a couple that I'm not using, but I don't want to ship them. If you were near Southern New Hampshire we could possibly meet up. If you don't need super protection, the $20 gig ...
by BGuttman
Sun May 05, 2019 6:34 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Everything Else
Topic: Sale on Big Band charts!
Replies: 9
Views: 559

Re: Sale on Big Band charts!

The reply was in my spam folder (I had to tell my mail it wasn't spam). Took a few minutes to find the download link, but I found it. Thanks.

Now if you had a bass trombone feature, I'd be interested in buying it.
by BGuttman
Sun May 05, 2019 6:24 am
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Wonderful, unique trombone sound of this young woman from Spain
Replies: 15
Views: 632

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

In Latin countries it's not uncommon to have trombones in C (although usually valve trombones). It's possible she pulled the tuning slide out some to get to B in order to mate better with the guitar. But it's also possible that the clip is not true pitch. Very nice playing in any case and a lovely s...
by BGuttman
Sat May 04, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Trekking in the rain
Replies: 3
Views: 214

Re: Trekking in the rain

I'd suggest a poncho, which will cover you and your backpack.

Also, look for cases/bags that are waterproof. Vinyl for example.
by BGuttman
Sat May 04, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Lube and an oil change
Replies: 12
Views: 344

Re: Lube and an oil change

Aha! You have the BASS trombone. I thought you had the TENOR trombone. Yeah, five if you have two slides for the 2nd valve.
by BGuttman
Sat May 04, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Lube and an oil change
Replies: 12
Views: 344

Re: Lube and an oil change

Bach5G wrote:
Sat May 04, 2019 2:35 pm
I don’t know why this horn (Yamaha 620G) needed 5 tuning slides.
Five? I would only have expected 3. And one is actally for draining moisture from the F-attachment. Same as my 682.
by BGuttman
Sat May 04, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Everything Else
Topic: Sale on Big Band charts!
Replies: 9
Views: 559

Re: Sale on Big Band charts!

Also requested. Looking forward to reading it.
by BGuttman
Sat May 04, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Lube and an oil change
Replies: 12
Views: 344

Re: Lube and an oil change

Many spindle oils will dissolve in a lighter oil (provided they are all hydrocarbon or all silicone). Just applying a light valve oil on the rotor spindles should free them up quite a bit. Two or three applications should get rid of the gunk.

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