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by BGuttman
Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: What horn is this?
Replies: 12
Views: 412

Re: What horn is this?

JohnL wrote:
Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:17 pm
blast wrote:
Mon Oct 22, 2018 1:18 pm
BGuttman wrote:
Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:44 am
Wonder how they played.
Not great.

Chris
But you have to admit, they looked pretty darn cool doing it.

Sorta like a DeLorean. Ornamental but not practical.
On the other hand we have the Conn 44H "razorbell" (Vocabell) that looked cool and actually played well.
by BGuttman
Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: What horn is this?
Replies: 12
Views: 412

Re: What horn is this?

It's similar to the TIS method, but on the bell. The tuning slide bow is rather large.

Haven't seen one in the flesh. Wonder how they played.
by BGuttman
Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Music Business
Topic: Big Band Performances and Fees
Replies: 3
Views: 106

Re: Big Band Performances and Fees

You will probably find that the main markets for ballroom dancing nowadays don't pay very much. I play for two bands that do dances at Senior Centers. The musicians get nothing and the leader sometimes gets a few dollars gas money. Senior Centers have some really good dancers but not a lot of money ...
by BGuttman
Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: step up .525 bores
Replies: 37
Views: 1258

Re: step up .525 bores

I learned F-attachment from a book called "F-attachment and Bass Trombone by Alan Ostrander. It's an oldie but a goodie. There are newer ones, but you need a basic book at first after which he can graduate to something more detailed. Newbies on the F-attachment sometimes develop a habit of using the...
by BGuttman
Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: What’s your favorite trombone case?
Replies: 40
Views: 3064

Re: What’s your favorite trombone case?

They no longer make trombone cases. :frown: Their is nothing I saw on their website that indicates they're done making them. They are also for sale at Dillon's etc. I just emailed them about a new case. Their trombone bag maker just left the company and they don't have a replacement. I have 2 Altie...
by BGuttman
Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Magnet for removing dents
Replies: 13
Views: 344

Re: Magnet for removing dents

The kit includes a magnet and a bunch of steel balls (for different tubing sizes). You can't just use a magnet to remove dents: it has to move something inside the instrument, which is what actually removes the dents. If you have access to some good quality steel balls the Home Depot magnet (do they...
by BGuttman
Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: First bass mouthpiece
Replies: 10
Views: 289

Re: First bass mouthpiece

It's going to take a couple of YEARS before you outgrow the 1 1/2 G (if you ever decide you did). I have a 1 1/2 G sized mouthpiece that I constantly go back to when I have to play bass after a long string of tenor playing. I'd continue to use the Faxx until you get your own instrument. Then you can...
by BGuttman
Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Doug Elliott’s film “The Brass Player’s Embouchure”
Replies: 43
Views: 1228

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

I'd bet if you wanted to see Doug's film, you could pay for a lesson...
by BGuttman
Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Good classical trombone?
Replies: 8
Views: 403

Re: Good classical trombone?

One more to add to my list: Weston Sprott
by BGuttman
Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Good classical trombone?
Replies: 8
Views: 403

Re: Good classical trombone?

Thanks for the correction.
by BGuttman
Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Doug Elliot Shank
Replies: 8
Views: 227

Re: Doug Elliot Shank

Not sure what Roscoe has for a trombone. It's not a Conn since the B&S shank doesn't fit.

I think your M cups are for the people who like 95's and other "oversize" mouthpieces.

Maybe the reason Roscoe has that mouthpiece is because its original owner found it didn't work well with a Conn bass.
by BGuttman
Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Doug Elliot Shank
Replies: 8
Views: 227

Re: Doug Elliot Shank

An M is a big mouthpiece. I play an L and it's pretty big; sometimes almost too big.
by BGuttman
Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Doug Elliot Shank
Replies: 8
Views: 227

Re: Doug Elliot Shank

C means the shank is the Conn B&S (sometimes called Remington) Taper. Unless you have an Elkhart era Conn it won't fit. Get a new shank from Doug.
by BGuttman
Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Teaching Jazz Trombone to kids
Replies: 4
Views: 120

Re: Teaching Jazz Trombone to kids

The first few years for trombone are the same whatever you plan to play eventually. You'd be amazed how many of the great jazz players started on the same stuff the rest of us use. The difference starts when jazz players start to improvise. At this stage you can begin learning classic tunes for impr...
by BGuttman
Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:58 am
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Good classical trombone?
Replies: 8
Views: 403

Re: Good classical trombone?

A few suggestions to get you going:

Tenor Trombone
Michel Becquet
Alain Trudel
Ralph Sauer
Massimo LaRossa

Bass trombone:
Jeff Reynolds
Doug Yeo
Ben van Dyke
by BGuttman
Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: Stroboconn
Replies: 18
Views: 456

Re: Stroboconn

I hope it came with a microphone. I don't know if it would work with modern microphones. Definitely open it up and verify that the electronics looks intact. Any white or black crusty stuff anywhere is a red flag. Also, pull all the tubes and see if you can find a place to test them. I played in one ...
by BGuttman
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Slide
Replies: 44
Views: 1640

Re: Slide

There are people here who swear by him -- and people here who swear at him. Many purchases go through smoothly, but every so often things go off the rails -- with disastrous consequences.
by BGuttman
Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Learning to Read Treble Clef
Replies: 15
Views: 276

Re: Learning to Read Treble Clef

Just to try to categorize things: 1. There is non-transposed treble clef sometimes interpolated into trombone and cello music. This is to be played as if it's in the great staff. I remember an edition of Brahms' Academic Festival Overture which was in bass clef for the 1st trombone. There is a high ...
by BGuttman
Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Composition, Arrangement, & Theory
Topic: Notation programs
Replies: 70
Views: 2168

Re: Notation programs

If you are a professional arranger like Zach, your customers will require output in Finale or Sibelius output. It just fits into their operation better. For the rest of us, programs like MuseScore will produce adequate output but may require some tweaks to do certain operations. If you plan to do it...
by BGuttman
Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Marcinkiewicz 105 - Anyone try one?
Replies: 5
Views: 256

Re: Marcinkiewicz 105 - Anyone try one?

I used a 105 for a while. It's shank is a little larger than a standard bass shank so it made my horn play flat It's a BIG mouthpiece, if that's what you are looking for. I went from it to a Warburton 3/3B setup and from that to my Doug Elliott. I still use the 105 from time to time on my 1892 Conn ...
by BGuttman
Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: The World's Most Irritating instrument
Replies: 5
Views: 314

Re: The World's Most Irritating instrument

That's as bad as two piccolos :lol:
by BGuttman
Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: I Missed The Trombone Forum
Replies: 1
Views: 158

Re: I Missed The Trombone Forum

Hi and welcome. This Forum was created as a "lifeboat" in case TTF disappeared. It seems we made the right move: TTF has been gone for quite a while. We all wish Richard will reopen his "shop" and we'll try to carry on the good parts of TTF as much as we can. Pleaswe feel free to add to the discussi...
by BGuttman
Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Mozart Operas
Replies: 8
Views: 222

Re: Mozart Operas

I think only Don Giovanni also calls for trombones. I'm sure Chris (Blast) can give a more accurate answer.
by BGuttman
Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Cases
Topic: WTB/WTT cases
Replies: 4
Views: 154

Re: WTB/WTT cases

You should keep your slide insert and your "ditty bag". If you give me your address I can send mine your way. I know yours will fit my purposes; will mine suit yours?
by BGuttman
Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Cases
Topic: WTB/WTT cases
Replies: 4
Views: 154

Re: WTB/WTT cases

I have an old Reunion G bag that needs the slide insert. Currently using it with a Holton Stratodyne and it's loose. I'd even bet it fits my bass trombone.

If you are in the Boston area we can meet up for an even trade.
by BGuttman
Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: step up .525 bores
Replies: 37
Views: 1258

Re: step up .525 bores

School budgets are pretty tight and there may not be money in the Band program for personal instruments. Don't let small fool you. I know a 100 pound lady who can outblow me on a bass trombone. She's a fantastic player. I suspect the Band Director won't know the difference as long as you buy somethi...
by BGuttman
Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: UMI 7c
Replies: 8
Views: 349

Re: UMI 7c

The Conn 7C is what came with my 36H.
by BGuttman
Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Olds 3 and Wedge 6.75C
Replies: 2
Views: 125

Re: Olds 3 and Wedge 6.75C

Did you measure the "penetration" of the Wedge on both the King and the Olds? If the Wedge mouthpiece doesn't go as deep into the Olds receiver then you have the older Olds shank and that may explain your problem. You can have Wedge modify your Olds 3 mouthpiece to have the same contour if you want....
by BGuttman
Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: step up .525 bores
Replies: 37
Views: 1258

Re: step up .525 bores

What's the fetish with the 36B? Or did he just say "like a 36B"? A 36B is a professional grade horn in medium bore. You originally talked about "step--up" and listed a number of trombones considered "step-up" (although a good one can last a lifetime -- provided you aren't going to audition for a top...
by BGuttman
Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: PDF Security
Replies: 22
Views: 437

Re: PDF Security

Note that Adobe Acrobat (paid version) will allow you to merge several PDF documents into a larger one. In this case the additional material will appear either in a document before the signed section or in a document after the signed section. So the OP can createa new PDF that contains the signed do...
by BGuttman
Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: How Can He Do This?
Replies: 9
Views: 300

Re: How Can He Do This?

...I noticed the performer using the rim of the bell as a reference for 3rd position a few times. A beginners instruction video I saw on YouTube when I was starting out said never, ever, ever do that. As habits go, where does this one fall in the grand scheme of things? I doubt that guy really need...
by BGuttman
Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: step up .525 bores
Replies: 37
Views: 1258

Re: step up .525 bores

Diana6 wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:32 pm
Should I look for any others besides the Yamaha 356R?
Benge 175
Bach TB-200 or Omega
Yamaha 646 is not considered "Intermediate" but its been supplanted by at least two newer models and usually goes for a good price.
Reynolds Onyx is a silver plated horn with a black coating.
by BGuttman
Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: WTB: Schilke 60CV
Replies: 5
Views: 186

Re: WTB: Schilke 60CV

ssking2b wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:12 pm
Marcinkiewicz 107 is a copy of the original made for Charlie Vernon.
I have a Marcinkiewicz 107 and the shank is a little larger than most bass trombone mouthpieces. It works great on my 1892 Conn Eb tuba, though.
by BGuttman
Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Technology
Topic: PDF Security
Replies: 22
Views: 437

Re: PDF Security

I think the problem is hat addenda and agreements need to be added to the contract after a signature. I have an app on my phone that converts PDF to Microsoft Office or Apache Office documents. I remember seeing programs in Windoze as well. Have you checked on the Acrobat site? I believe the paid pr...
by BGuttman
Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: College Marching Band
Replies: 7
Views: 199

Re: College Marching Band

F-trigger? I like horns where you hold them like a straight tenor (around the bell brace). Some suggestions: Olds Ambassador with F or Superstar (small shank) King 3B-F (meets criteria, not recommended because it's too good) Holton TR-150 (same comment as 3B) Holton TR-680 Olds Opera O-23 or O-25 (s...
by BGuttman
Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:26 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Idle question, water key cork change
Replies: 8
Views: 345

Re: Idle question, water key cork change

Really depends on how much clearance there is. I just did two with the key in place: a King 606 and a Chinese something-or-other.

Just a little more tricky.
by BGuttman
Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: New mouthpiece for old Buescher? (Beginner alert!)
Replies: 5
Views: 110

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

Trombones from the first quarter of the last Century (before around 1920) used smaller shank mouthpieces. Your trombone is probably new enough that you can use a modern one. If you are squeamish about the mouthpiece, a Faxx 7C (or even 11C) might work well and be easier to find than a Bach 9 -- and ...
by BGuttman
Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Cronkhite w/removable straps?
Replies: 5
Views: 227

Re: Cronkhite w/removable straps?

I have two of the older (slide outside) bags and both straps are removable.

Both Cordura and before the Chinese takeover.
by BGuttman
Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: I took over a big band and I am officially insane!
Replies: 56
Views: 2923

Re: I took over a big band and I am officially insane!

Good luck. I just finished a concert with an orchestra where I was a sub. I think they may ask me back.
by BGuttman
Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Trombone/Brass Recordings on Vinyl
Replies: 7
Views: 180

Re: Trombone/Brass Recordings on Vinyl

+1 Great album.
by BGuttman
Sun Oct 07, 2018 2:48 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: WTB Griego 4M decco or similar
Replies: 4
Views: 136

Re: WTB Griego 4M decco or similar

You are now able to send messages. You need two approved posts and now you have them.
by BGuttman
Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Db bass trombone!
Replies: 187
Views: 7413

Re: Db bass trombone!

Is this thing supposed to be TIS or no tuning whatsoever?
by BGuttman
Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Slide
Replies: 44
Views: 1640

Re: Slide

I don't use the bronze brushes. There are bristle brushes (bronze colored) that work fine and are gentler to the brass. But still quite stiff.
by BGuttman
Tue Oct 02, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Hissy/fuzzy sound
Replies: 11
Views: 532

Re: Hissy/fuzzy sound

Have you tried similarly sized mouthpieces (Bach 11C, Yamaha 46)? Do they have the hiss too?
by BGuttman
Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Composition, Arrangement, & Theory
Topic: Christmas arrangements for beginners
Replies: 1
Views: 104

Re: Christmas arrangements for beginners

I've mentioned this one before. Kjos publshes a set of books called "Christmas Time". Carols in 4 part harmony with 1st always playing the melody. You ccan buy 1, 3, and 4 in bass clef (but not two -- wonder why). 32 carols in easy arrangements that could be used for caroling outside or in Church. T...
by BGuttman
Tue Oct 02, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: great slide from slide dr
Replies: 35
Views: 1098

Re: great slide from slide dr

I'm very interested in this product! Sounds like a perfect addition to my cleaning routine. $35,- shipping.. That's a lot! Same problem here! (Dutch as well) The set is on that expensive. But the $35 is only for the shipping. Per set, so we won't save any money by ordering more sets in one shipment...
by BGuttman
Mon Oct 01, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Replace string rotary valve with different mechanism?
Replies: 9
Views: 340

Re: Replace string rotary valve with different mechanism?

The action of a string linkage and a direct linkage are exactly opposite. Some of the Techs around here can detail the changes that have to happen but I seem to remember reversing the valve as part of the process. It's certainly possible with enough money.
by BGuttman
Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: great slide from slide dr
Replies: 35
Views: 1098

Re: great slide from slide dr

Does anyone has experience on how it would work on raw brass or nickel silver slides without chrome galvanization. Does it prolong or hasten aging of slides? (Citric acid on brass/nickel silver sounds scary especially on 100 years old slides) if it does indeed have something to do with acid.) All a...
by BGuttman
Sun Sep 30, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Conn 6h and 24h
Replies: 9
Views: 400

Re: Conn 6h and 24h

I did a little snooping on Conn Loyalist and found that Si Zentner played a 24H for a while (although I thought he played a 2B).
by BGuttman
Sun Sep 30, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Conn 6h and 24h
Replies: 9
Views: 400

Re: Conn 6h and 24h

A 2B is dual bore with a slightly larger bore in the lower slide tube (the lower inner slide is thinner walled than the upper inner slide). There are a number of good 0.485 horns out there, including the Martin Imperial, the Holton TR-65, and the Bach 6. There were some famous players who used 4H or...

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