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by BGuttman
Sun Jan 17, 2021 6:29 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Coffee and The Trombone
Replies: 9
Views: 228

Re: Coffee and The Trombone

Black coffee has very little stuff dissolved. Add cream or sugar and you have a nice mold growth medium.

Your weekly clean should be OK with black coffee (or black tea) but anything added toi it is asking for trouble.
by BGuttman
Sun Jan 17, 2021 3:54 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bariton trombone?
Replies: 9
Views: 270

Re: Bariton trombone?

As he explained in an earlier thread, he had intended to make a more compact instrument for travel. For this purpose he made a "bass" in Db with two valves. Tubing is bass sized (0.562", 14.3 mm). He claimed that several pro players tried it and liked it. I haven't had a chance to try one (and not l...
by BGuttman
Sun Jan 17, 2021 7:14 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Anyone know of a trombone with longer tuningslide for the trigger?
Replies: 17
Views: 628

Re: Anyone know of a trombone with longer tuningslide for the trigger?

The tuning slide on the older 88H was quite long. Same goes for the original Holton 158/159. The tuning slide on my King 7B F side is long enough to pull to flat E (though I don't really need to). Maybe this also applies to the Benge 175F/190F. I don't know of any of the open wrap designs with a lon...
by BGuttman
Sun Jan 17, 2021 12:08 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: POLL - Which Mouthpiece Brand do you primarily use?
Replies: 44
Views: 2794

Re: POLL - Which Mouthpiece Brand do you primarily use?

Davidx504 wrote:
Sun Jan 17, 2021 12:04 am
BrianJohnston wrote:
Sat Jan 16, 2021 3:35 pm


Expensive!
Yeah but GrIeco has some pretty expensive pieces too. Somehow they managed to get 4 on the board. But a whopping zero?? That's crazy.
What do you think we are? Trumpet players? :tongue: :tongue:
by BGuttman
Sat Jan 16, 2021 7:18 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Mouthpiece outer shape
Replies: 13
Views: 699

Re: Mouthpiece outer shape

The kick on Lindberg mouthpieces is the very thin rim. If you use a lot of pressure it can really dig in and affect your endurance.

I personally like the "tulip" shapes since I used a Conn Remington since High School (later changed to Denis Wick).

Still, I use any shape that works.
by BGuttman
Sat Jan 16, 2021 3:09 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: screw bell case roundup
Replies: 58
Views: 12014

Re: screw bell case roundup

Not sure why your images don't load -- I was able to see them by "quoting" your post and hand-pasting the image URLs into my browser.

Very interesting idea.
by BGuttman
Fri Jan 15, 2021 7:30 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: TR180 description from eBay
Replies: 6
Views: 588

Re: TR180 description from eBay

The Eb and later D slides for the 2nd valve were a result of pros asking if low C could be moved a little further in to make better fingerings. We eventually learned that a "fast E pull" was not the best use of the 2nd valve.
by BGuttman
Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:38 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: TR180 description from eBay
Replies: 6
Views: 588

Re: TR180 description from eBay

The original second valve on double valve bass trombones was supposed to be a "fast E pull" and thus put the instrument in flat E -- just long enough to reach low B at the end of the slide. The original King Duo Gravis, Holton 180, and Bach 50B2 were set up this way.
by BGuttman
Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:34 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: 2020: not the worst year ever
Replies: 4
Views: 399

Re: 2020: not the worst year ever

We are in a "K" shaped recovery. The well-to-do are doing very well indeed, while the lower income workers are doing worse and worse. Not helped by an administration that doesn't seem to care for the lower end workers (except to exploit them for political purposes). The fact that we are living throu...
by BGuttman
Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:01 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Info on Bach Mercedes trombone
Replies: 2
Views: 318

Re: Info on Bach Mercedes trombone

Mercedes was intended as a "step up" horn above the Bundy and below the Stradivarius. A modern equivalent would be the TB-200.

Most were made in the 1950s to 1970s.

Since you don't seem to be selling this instrument, I'm moving this post to the regular Instruments section.
by BGuttman
Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:17 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: WTB Olds Large Shank MP
Replies: 7
Views: 465

Re: WTB Olds Large Shank MP

I think Doug Elliott makes a shank for large bore Olds.
by BGuttman
Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:35 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Embochure fatigue
Replies: 13
Views: 1097

Re: Embochure fatigue

baileyman wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 6:53 am
Wonderful thread illustrating how what works for on may not work for another.
To quote Sam Burtis (Sabutin): Try everything. Use what works -- for you.
by BGuttman
Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:47 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: How long do you give a mouthpiece?
Replies: 24
Views: 1488

Re: How long do you give a mouthpiece?

Really depends on what isn't working. Some I discard immediately because they are uncomfortable (rim size or rim shape). Some take longer because they have the wrong depth or aperture. Some I keep because they suddenly work because of a change in my playing. An example if the last is my set of tuba ...
by BGuttman
Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:08 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Holton Stratodyne 67 - Request for Info
Replies: 8
Views: 766

Re: Holton Stratodyne 67 - Request for Info

I have one. 1964 vintage. It used to belong to a guy who played a lot of Dixieland (small combo). I've played lead on it. Nice horn. Not tinny at all.

Feels more 3B-ish than 2B-ish.

Bell is gold brass.
by BGuttman
Mon Jan 11, 2021 9:24 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: sections that play one brand
Replies: 171
Views: 9100

Re: sections that play one brand

Wonder if the strings get doubling fees if they have to play gut strings. :idk:
by BGuttman
Mon Jan 11, 2021 9:23 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: Android opening stuff on its own
Replies: 9
Views: 586

Re: Android opening stuff on its own

Is there a reason it has to meet government specs? If not, I'd try a hard reset. Then start ditching programs you don't know what they do.

Worst case you may need to delete EVERYTHING and build it anew.
by BGuttman
Mon Jan 11, 2021 1:38 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Scam screen names?
Replies: 18
Views: 841

Re: Scam screen names?

Note:

You cannot see e-mails unless you have two approved posts. Nor can you send or receive e-mail or personal messages.

Keeps me busy, but I appreciate the security.
by BGuttman
Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:31 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Scam screen names?
Replies: 18
Views: 841

Re: Scam screen names?

greenbean wrote:
Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:20 am
Come to think of it, I used to own a 1971 Olds Delta 88... Uh-oh...
My father had two of them: 1965 and 1973 (in succession). I drove that 65 in New York City traffic (with my heart in my mouth). Enough reminiscing.

I'll keep an eye out for racist Conn trombone players.
by BGuttman
Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:07 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Scam screen names?
Replies: 18
Views: 841

Re: Scam screen names?

I doubt Vintage88H is being political. He's used that name back in the Trombone Forum days. He's a collector in Austria and sometimes I marvel at the esoteric models he's looking for.
by BGuttman
Mon Jan 11, 2021 10:41 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: 83H
Replies: 22
Views: 1460

Re: 83H

Also conjecture is the often repeated claim that the Yamaha 643 was a "copy" or "clone" of the Conn 88H. It is a clone only in the sense that it has a closed wrap F-att and red brass bell. All the components of the horn actually not very similar looking. And anyone who has played a 643 knows that t...
by BGuttman
Mon Jan 11, 2021 10:37 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Scam screen names?
Replies: 18
Views: 841

Re: Scam screen names?

I don't remember seeing any "88" names. Mostly I get a name and the first post is in Russian with a picture of a cement factory or an agricultural product. Also one with lists of pharmaceuticals (all probably counterfeit). Thanks for the heads up. I was not aware of the significance of 88. Wonder if...
by BGuttman
Mon Jan 11, 2021 4:34 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Quick DE question
Replies: 8
Views: 755

Re: Quick DE question

As far as I know the shanks are not series specific. They are mated to cup depth, so an E cup plus D shank is too long (although not that much in this particular case).

I don't even own a 9 shank so I must duck your second question.
by BGuttman
Sun Jan 10, 2021 8:56 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: POLL - Which Mouthpiece Brand do you primarily use?
Replies: 44
Views: 2794

Re: POLL - Which Mouthpiece Brand do you primarily use?

I'm not sure what's going on, but I put in a vote for Ultimate Brass a few days ago, and there were a few other votes there. Today, there were no votes, and it looked like there were a few other brands that had been wiped out too. I just added my vote to Ultimate again. Jim Scott It's possible that...
by BGuttman
Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:33 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Mouthpiece material
Replies: 29
Views: 1706

Re: Mouthpiece material

I have a Benterfa wood. My experience is much like yours with the Kelly. I call it my "chamber mouthpiece". I don't use it much for that reason. Certainly a handsome looking mouthpiece. Not sure which wood it is, but it looks like walnut.
by BGuttman
Sun Jan 10, 2021 7:18 am
Forum: Technology
Topic: Android opening stuff on its own
Replies: 9
Views: 586

Re: Android opening stuff on its own

Tom, what you describe we in the US refer to as "butt dialing" since a lot of folks keep the cell phone in the rear pocket of the pants and when they sit on it some odd buttons get pressed. I remember getting a butt dial call from somebody at a company that had fired me. Listened to a lot of idle no...
by BGuttman
Sun Jan 10, 2021 7:06 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Use of factory delivered mouthpieces
Replies: 29
Views: 3985

Re: Use of factory delivered mouthpieces

Older 36s came with a 7C. The ads I saw in the 1960s said so. We used smaller mouthpieces back then.

I think the 6.5AL is probably a better fit.
by BGuttman
Sat Jan 09, 2021 4:25 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: Android opening stuff on its own
Replies: 9
Views: 586

Re: Android opening stuff on its own

Could be your telephone supplier making updates (some of which are "updates"). If your phone is Chinese, it could be contacting the Beijing Government with your location. If it's a US Gummint issue, have the IT folks look it over. If it's yours, maybe go to the phone supplier and see if it can be re...
by BGuttman
Sat Jan 09, 2021 1:22 pm
Forum: Composition, Arrangement, & Theory
Topic: Spanish Low Brass Solos
Replies: 6
Views: 671

Re: Spanish Low Brass Solos

The Lowell Philharmonic Orchestra did a Brachianas Brasilieros arranged for trombone and orchestra. Chat Member Macbone was the soloist. I don't remember which one it was -- maybe he does.
by BGuttman
Sat Jan 09, 2021 9:19 am
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: hello qwerty i am from Germany
Replies: 7
Views: 530

Re: hello qwerty i am from Germany

ich komme aus Deutschland :). I am from GERMANY, thanks/qwerty Sollte das nicht "quertz" sein? Shouldn't it be "quertz" (German keyboard)? :wink: Herzlich willkommen! Welcome! Where are you? I'm just outside of Berlin Maybe he's just addressing those of us with English keyboards. Or he is really Yo...
by BGuttman
Sat Jan 09, 2021 9:01 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Help with Music for Defossez Concerto
Replies: 1
Views: 4852

Re: Help with Music for Defossez Concerto

Moved this to Media, although there probably ought to be a "Music" subcategory. This comes up from time to time: "I have the Concerto by Walter Plinge and I'm missing the 3rd page of the solo Zaripophone part ..." .
by BGuttman
Sat Jan 09, 2021 8:50 am
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: hello qwerty i am from Germany
Replies: 7
Views: 530

Re: hello qwerty i am from Germany

ich komme aus Deutschland :). I am from GERMANY, thanks/qwerty Hey! I'm from Switzerland. So if you have enough of the English blabla, shoot me a pm :-) I think we are allowed to speak German in pm even if it isn't the "official" language. What do you think Bruce! :-) You can communicate in any lan...
by BGuttman
Sat Jan 09, 2021 7:49 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Is Bach mouthpieces still competitive?
Replies: 12
Views: 848

Re: Is Bach mouthpieces still competitive?

It's actually a nice combination to play tenor parts on a bass. When I was taking lessons as a returning adult I used a 4G on my King 7B to play my Rochuts. Of course, I went back to a bass mouthpiece when I needed to play the bass parts.
by BGuttman
Sat Jan 09, 2021 6:18 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Courtois ac402 - 508 Safari
Replies: 22
Views: 1211

Re: Courtois ac402 - 508 Safari

Does it have a 402 engine? 508? :tongue:
by BGuttman
Sat Jan 09, 2021 6:13 am
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: hello qwerty i am from Germany
Replies: 7
Views: 530

Re: hello qwerty i am from Germany

Welcome. Most of us speak English, and that is the official language of the Chat. Also, please keep your comments related to trombone (posaune) playing.
by BGuttman
Fri Jan 08, 2021 4:50 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: sections that play one brand
Replies: 171
Views: 9100

Re: sections that play one brand

Depending on the level the orchestra you might be able to pull that off. Maybe. Are you saying a MD/Conductor has no recourse if a player doesn't fit with his section nand orchestra? Really depends on the orchestra. If you have the Cleveland Orchestra, Boston Symphony, or any top tier orchestra the...
by BGuttman
Fri Jan 08, 2021 10:24 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: Lead Pipes For Sale
Replies: 9
Views: 782

Re: Lead Pipes For Sale

Zac, the cites you posted don't work.
by BGuttman
Thu Jan 07, 2021 10:39 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Bob Reeves-Brass Ark Gemini Series
Replies: 6
Views: 559

Re: Bob Reeves-Brass Ark Gemini Series

bigbandbone wrote:
Thu Jan 07, 2021 10:23 am
V cup in the 1 1/2G range.

You mean like a bass trombone Helleberg?
by BGuttman
Thu Jan 07, 2021 9:09 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: WD40 as slide lube?
Replies: 47
Views: 2213

Re: WD40 as slide lube?

Lard would have been a candidate in the Renaissance. Nobody sold SOM back then...

Little gummy, though.
by BGuttman
Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:19 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: WD40 as slide lube?
Replies: 47
Views: 2213

Re: WD40 as slide lube?

As for the original question... My recommendation: Anyone who runs out of slide lube should immediately buy more. In today's plague economy that isn't always possible. Los Angeles is in full lockdown and stores aren't open (as an example). If you are a kid, you may not have the credit cards needed ...
by BGuttman
Wed Jan 06, 2021 6:52 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: WD40 as slide lube?
Replies: 47
Views: 2213

Re: WD40 as slide lube?

I believe the original "WD" meant "water dispersant". To the extent the Pond's works by beading up your spray into water beads that your slide "rolls" on, seems likely not to work too well. I may experiment though on an unimportant slide... According to Cheesebrough-Pond's, the formula for Pond's h...
by BGuttman
Wed Jan 06, 2021 11:27 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Getzen student horns?
Replies: 23
Views: 1580

Re: Getzen student horns?

I had a "pre fire" student Getzen and it was HORRIBLE. If it has bent hex stock for the bracing, avoid.

I understand the last 20 years have been good horns. I just am still recovering from the bad experience of my horn in the 1960s.
by BGuttman
Wed Jan 06, 2021 11:25 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: WD40 as slide lube?
Replies: 47
Views: 2213

Re: WD40 as slide lube?

Hand slides? :eek: :eek: I used lanolin on my tuning slides. Works OK when it's warm out, but here in the "frozen north" it can be a problem in winter. I've stopped paying attention to anything this kid has to say. True, but others haven't and I want to make sure that bad info doesn't get transmitt...
by BGuttman
Wed Jan 06, 2021 10:06 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: WD40 as slide lube?
Replies: 47
Views: 2213

Re: WD40 as slide lube?

Elow wrote:
Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:34 am
Personally i prefer to use lanolin on my slides, makes them silky smooth
Hand slides? :eek: :eek:

I used lanolin on my tuning slides. Works OK when it's warm out, but here in the "frozen north" it can be a problem in winter.
by BGuttman
Wed Jan 06, 2021 10:04 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: WD40 as slide lube?
Replies: 47
Views: 2213

Re: WD40 as slide lube?

ArbanRubank wrote:
Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:30 am
Lemon Pledge anyone?
Only in the pump spray bottle.
by BGuttman
Wed Jan 06, 2021 7:57 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: WD40 as slide lube?
Replies: 47
Views: 2213

Re: WD40 as slide lube?

I was skeptical about that. The person who reccomended this also said that it's made of fish oil. Anyways, say I'm out of lube and I can't go to the store because of lockdown, what is the best alternative? Do you have access to some Pond's cold cream? Even the new stuff works OK (but use less). If ...
by BGuttman
Tue Jan 05, 2021 11:30 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bach 36B vs BO vs CO?
Replies: 11
Views: 730

Re: Bach 36B vs BO vs CO?

The CO has an advantage over my C. With the traditional wrap the brace for the straight gooseneck is too close to the tuning slide brace and thus you can't put on the counterweight. I've found that I tend to use my 36C with the attachment in all the time, but maybe you would want to play the straigh...
by BGuttman
Tue Jan 05, 2021 10:47 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Edwards T-350 axial .547
Replies: 8
Views: 634

Re: FS: Edwards T-350 axial .547

Do I detect a hint of acid bleed around the bell rim? This generally doesn't affect how it plays, but could be off-putting to the more anal of us.
by BGuttman
Tue Jan 05, 2021 8:34 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Cheap Altos
Replies: 43
Views: 3952

Re: Cheap Altos

Sorry, I really didn't mean to imply that Mike liked the pBone Mini. I really like listening to his clips as released to his fanbase. He doesn't play a pBone. When I said "it" I meant Alto Trombone, not the pBone.
by BGuttman
Tue Jan 05, 2021 3:18 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Oh no
Replies: 16
Views: 6212

Re: Oh no

jbeatenbough wrote:
Tue Jan 05, 2021 2:45 pm
I think I can spin my banjo without one...oh....never mind, I just dropped it.

BTW, anyone want to buy a used banjo?
Don't leave it outside in your car. Someone may break in and leave 2 more :tongue:
by BGuttman
Tue Jan 05, 2021 3:14 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Cheap Altos
Replies: 43
Views: 3952

Re: Cheap Altos

That worked, Tim. The pBone Mini is OK as a learning tool, but I'd really hesitate to take it anywhere that mattered. But if all you are looking for is something to learn alto trombone on it's definitely a cheap entry ticket. Mike Lake is a really good alto player. He seems to just like the sound of...

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