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by BGuttman
Sun May 22, 2022 6:23 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Quality of "B-Stock" Instruments
Replies: 3
Views: 37

Re: Quality of "B-Stock" Instruments

If Quinn (Matt) says it looks like new it looks like new. B stock are instruments with small imperfections, some that you will have to look really hard to see. Rarely do they ever affect playability. You probably will have to depend on Quinn for warranty issues, bot I've never heard anything bad abo...
by BGuttman
Sat May 21, 2022 6:47 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Playing after back surgery.
Replies: 23
Views: 406

Re: Playing after back surgery.

Recovery from this type of surgery is in two phases: First there is a healing phase and then there is a therapy stage. You are probably too soon after surgery for the PT -- at this stage putting strain on the repairs can do more harm than good. Use this time to work on non-horn activities. Maybe jus...
by BGuttman
Fri May 20, 2022 7:15 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Finger rings
Replies: 9
Views: 244

Re: Finger rings

Most people didn't use them, and many had them removed. I use it and like it, but I guess I'm the exception.
by BGuttman
Fri May 20, 2022 1:52 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Trombone Stand
Replies: 55
Views: 11136

Re: Trombone Stand

I think the reason for 3 legs is that the three points define a plane and if there were four points (or five, for that matter) you overdefine the plane and unless all are perfectly set up the result is a wobble. My issue with the Old Guy stand (and I had one for a while also) is the flimsy construct...
by BGuttman
Fri May 20, 2022 1:48 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: closed wrap is back, baby
Replies: 20
Views: 1298

Re: closed wrap is back, baby

It's going to be pretty low. Think about it. How long can you play on one breath. That breath is around 3 liters. The velocity of the air can be measured in cm/minute (not even cm/second) and thus v is pretty small even though the density is pretty low as well. More important is the acoustic impedan...
by BGuttman
Thu May 19, 2022 7:25 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Interesting combo- 4H with Coprion bell
Replies: 2
Views: 204

Re: Interesting combo- 4H with Coprion bell

You made a 12H (of sorts).
by BGuttman
Thu May 19, 2022 2:16 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Metric drill bit sets
Replies: 12
Views: 253

Re: Metric drill bit sets

baileyman wrote: Thu May 19, 2022 1:29 pm
BGuttman wrote: Thu May 19, 2022 12:41 am McMaster was never a bargain brand. If you want cheap try Harbor Freight (and be prepared to get Jin Bao quality).
These should be labelled: "Suitable for aluminum!"
McMaster? :o :horror:
by BGuttman
Thu May 19, 2022 8:11 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Fraud - Scammer ALERT
Replies: 17
Views: 782

Re: Fraud - Scammer ALERT

Supposedly your e-mail is only visible to people with two approved posts. I removed the only one I could find, and that profile had zero approved posts although the e-mail did send messages to some members. If we can find the real e-mail and/or user name for the person I can remove them from the mem...
by BGuttman
Thu May 19, 2022 12:41 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Metric drill bit sets
Replies: 12
Views: 253

Re: Metric drill bit sets

McMaster was never a bargain brand. If you want cheap try Harbor Freight (and be prepared to get Jin Bao quality).
by BGuttman
Wed May 18, 2022 4:13 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Fraud - Scammer ALERT
Replies: 17
Views: 782

Re: Fraud - Scammer ALERT

No member with that e-mail. Keep an eye out and give me more information.
by BGuttman
Mon May 16, 2022 3:41 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Gifler Antique trombone
Replies: 2
Views: 143

Re: Gifler Antique trombone

FWIW, the model number should appear where the two parts join. It will be 2 digits followed by H. That is if the instrument was made after 1919 (when this model numbering started). There is one condition where I think a restore is not warranted: if the instrument is in High Pitch (will have "HP...
by BGuttman
Mon May 16, 2022 1:36 pm
Forum: Music Business
Topic: Getting paid by a college has turned into a real PITA
Replies: 24
Views: 963

Re: Getting paid by a college has turned into a real PITA

I had an experience where a church asked me to play for Easter and they asked if I would consider the fee a donation. Before you played or after? After :frown: Note that I used to tell churches that I will play one service for free per year, but not Christmas or Easter. One used to have my quintet ...
by BGuttman
Mon May 16, 2022 6:40 am
Forum: Music Business
Topic: Getting paid by a college has turned into a real PITA
Replies: 24
Views: 963

Re: Getting paid by a college has turned into a real PITA

WGWTR180 wrote: Mon May 16, 2022 5:56 am
timothy42b wrote: Sun May 15, 2022 10:26 am With churches, probably want to get the money before playing!
Why?
I had an experience where a church asked me to play for Easter and they asked if I would consider the fee a donation.
by BGuttman
Mon May 16, 2022 6:26 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Any opinions on Hammond 20BLs?
Replies: 30
Views: 2674

Re: Any opinions on Hammond 20BLs?

0.749 cm is 0.294 inches. Maybe that's Metric? And in that case the bore is in between the standard and large values described above.
by BGuttman
Sun May 15, 2022 3:15 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: V shape vs. Cup
Replies: 25
Views: 3951

Re: V shape vs. Cup

Seems to be a little more V-shaped than most, but a hybrid none-the-less. We long ago determined that a pure V or a pure bowl had problems. The great makers settled on a compromise.

I notice that you narrowed the rim width. That can enhance flexibility.
by BGuttman
Sun May 15, 2022 3:04 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Friction Fit Trombones
Replies: 2
Views: 170

Re: Friction Fit Trombones

Friction fit was generally used before around 1930, although I have a Conn trombone with a bell nut that is older and have seen newer instruments with friction fit.
by BGuttman
Sun May 15, 2022 12:15 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: MP Suggestions
Replies: 1
Views: 122

Re: MP Suggestions

I would suggest a Skype lesson with Doug Elliott, but here are my thoughts: 1. Are you playing a tenor trombone or a bass trombone? A 2AL is more of a bass mouthpiece than a tenor and will sound a bit "woofy" on a tenor. 2. Are you having problems playing the upper register in tune? If so,...
by BGuttman
Sun May 15, 2022 1:15 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Fraud - Scammer ALERT
Replies: 17
Views: 782

Re: Fraud - Scammer ALERT

Aha! Finally a match. User name "James". Joined April 6, 2022. No posts. Deleted.

Thank you for all the information. If he shows up under a different name, let me know.
by BGuttman
Sat May 14, 2022 12:35 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Low note articulation?
Replies: 4
Views: 250

Re: Low note articulation?

Alan Raph had a great exercise that helps the trigger register. Start on E (T2). Set a metronome at q-80 (or whatever tempo is comfortable). Play 4 whole notes (breathe in between). Play 8 half notes (breathe every other). Play 16 quarter notes (breathe every 4). Play 32 eighth notes (breathe every ...
by BGuttman
Fri May 13, 2022 7:58 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: I'm very excited - Saint Saens Organ Symphony
Replies: 11
Views: 433

Re: I'm very excited - Saint Saens Organ Symphony

Benvenuto Cellini is from the "can bellow" era of opera (aka "Bel Canto"). Part is not terribly difficult. Piece is nice to listen to. Enjoy it. Note: 3rd part plays nicely on a large tenor (if I'm remembering correctly).
by BGuttman
Thu May 12, 2022 8:35 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Mouthpiece suggestion needed
Replies: 8
Views: 534

Re: Mouthpiece suggestion needed

The Schilke 59 may be a good mouthpiece eventually, but you may need something a bit smaller as you work your way back. The Schilke 58, Bach 1 1/2 G, or even that Wick you mentioned might be a good "interim" mouthpiece. My guess is after about 2 weeks or so you can go back to the 59 with n...
by BGuttman
Wed May 11, 2022 11:49 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Fraud - Scammer ALERT
Replies: 17
Views: 782

Re: Fraud - Scammer ALERT

Bob Weller has already found this guy. Glad he ignored him as well. I don't think he's a member -- I remember trying to look him up without success.
by BGuttman
Wed May 11, 2022 4:07 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: New Yamaha 640 or Used Bach 36B?
Replies: 32
Views: 991

Re: New Yamaha 640 or Used Bach 36B?

Yamaha 456 is sold as a "step-up" instrument, although it punches well above its weight. String linkage has been around for at least 150 years (I played US Civil War era instruments with them). Strings are quiet and easy to maintain. Only time I've seen a big problem with one was when a ki...
by BGuttman
Tue May 10, 2022 6:36 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: I'm very excited - Saint Saens Organ Symphony
Replies: 11
Views: 433

Re: I'm very excited - Saint Saens Organ Symphony

Another interesting part is at the end where you go into 3/1. A little mind-blowing at first until you get used to it.

Also, I thought the part was in tenor clef.
by BGuttman
Tue May 10, 2022 4:06 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Coooooovid
Replies: 67
Views: 2562

Re: Coooooovid

So ... histrionically pious but not considerate enough to get vaccinated. Sounds about right.

Hope everybody does well.

Here in my nursing home we suddenly had an entire wing test positive. But they all seem to have the symptoms of a mild cold.
by BGuttman
Tue May 10, 2022 12:08 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: New Yamaha 640 or Used Bach 36B?
Replies: 32
Views: 991

Re: New Yamaha 640 or Used Bach 36B?

With respect to King 3B Plus: new ones are not available with F. The older 2125 model had a version with an F-attachment. But now you are back into the used market. Don't know the availability of used 2125F horns in OZ. Same goes for the "cousin" the Benge 175F. Estraven's comment about wh...
by BGuttman
Mon May 09, 2022 4:04 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Hat Mute Stand
Replies: 8
Views: 341

Re: Hat Mute Stand

For that matter, I used a large clamp to clamp the rim of the derby to a Manhasset music stand. Again, you have to play into it; can't move it around.
by BGuttman
Mon May 09, 2022 7:42 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Helping an experienced player to read
Replies: 9
Views: 451

Re: Helping an experienced player to read

Another thought might be to find a basic book for his flavor of sax. He's not using it to learn the instrument --he's using it to recognize notes. To the point of "see a G, play a G". Alan Raph's book "Dance Band Reading and Interpretation" is published in various types of treble...
by BGuttman
Mon May 09, 2022 7:31 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Hat Mute Stand
Replies: 8
Views: 341

Re: Hat Mute Stand

I can't show you a picture, but take a wire coat hanger and form the "hanger" part into a loop the size of the derby. Straighten the hook part. The straightened part can now fit inside a "wire" music stand with the rack removed. You can bend the support part so the derby stays in...
by BGuttman
Sun May 08, 2022 6:21 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: I'm very excited - Saint Saens Organ Symphony
Replies: 11
Views: 433

Re: I'm very excited - Saint Saens Organ Symphony

Saint-Saens 3 has a great solo for the 1st Trombone. It sounds like it should have been given to the bass. A nice large bore with F makes it easy.

As to the tux, consider dressing in all black. Or try black slacks with the tux open and a white dress shirt with the bow tie.
by BGuttman
Sun May 08, 2022 1:17 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: V shape vs. Cup
Replies: 25
Views: 3951

Re: V shape vs. Cup

Aren't we talking about V shape versus bowl shape here? Yes, but probably the most V-shaped mouthpiece I have is a Helleberg for my tuba. I have an old French mouthpiece that is also V shaped, but its shank is too small even for small shank trombones. Note that we are talking the interior of the cu...
by BGuttman
Sun May 08, 2022 8:55 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Database of instrument specs?
Replies: 3
Views: 216

Re: Database of instrument specs?

There is a lot of information on https://www.horn-u-copia.net but sometimes not everything you want. There are Web sites for: Conn https://cderksen.home.xs4all.nl/ConnTrombone.html (covers mostly until 1980) King: https://www.hnwhite.com (covers only until about 1965) Olds: http://www.itsabear.com (...
by BGuttman
Sat May 07, 2022 6:42 am
Forum: Music Business
Topic: How to improve my resume so it doesn't get tossed?
Replies: 62
Views: 1848

Re: How to improve my resume so it doesn't get tossed?

This is probably a good thing, Maximilien. Unfortunately there are so few jobs in the Music field that you have to weed out a lot of the "pretty good" candidates because they will be doomed to a life of failure as a professional musician. Many more can find work in teaching (which really e...
by BGuttman
Fri May 06, 2022 7:30 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: New To Me Case Care
Replies: 9
Views: 363

Re: New To Me Case Care

First, COVID only lives on porous surfaces for a maximum of 3 days. Less on hard surfaces. By the time you get the case, any COVID viruses should be dead. If you are still being paranoid, Trump was right in that bleach kills COVID. It's just not a good idea to try to fight off an infection by ingest...
by BGuttman
Fri May 06, 2022 9:05 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: what kind of euphonium should I get?
Replies: 41
Views: 1782

Re: what kind of euphonium should I get?

This may be all you need for casual use. I have an Olds Ambassador that served the same purpose until I bought my Conn 19I.
by BGuttman
Thu May 05, 2022 8:51 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Playing after back surgery.
Replies: 23
Views: 406

Re: Playing after back surgery.

Haven't had back surgery, but I had Baileyman toting my stuff to gigs. You'd be surprised how many folks will be willing to help.
by BGuttman
Thu May 05, 2022 8:05 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Playing after back surgery.
Replies: 23
Views: 406

Re: Playing after back surgery.

Invest in an Ergo-Bone. You won't be weight bearing for a while.
by BGuttman
Thu May 05, 2022 6:30 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Community Wind Band appropriate trombone
Replies: 25
Views: 1059

Re: Community Wind Band appropriate trombone

HawaiiTromboneGuy wrote: Thu May 05, 2022 6:22 pm Will be using a Williams 9 once community band starts up again.
That's something a little tough for the OP to afford. Well above his price point.
by BGuttman
Thu May 05, 2022 2:21 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: Trombone king h. N. White 1480 made in 1960
Replies: 4
Views: 288

Re: Trombone king h. N. White 1480 made in 1960

The King Symphony started as a dual bore 0.536"/0.547" (small shank). The bell taper is a little more gradual than the 4B (Sonorous) so it sounds a bit more bass like. During its production life it morphed into a single bore 0.547" and eventually the 4B wrap that we know as the 5B. I ...
by BGuttman
Thu May 05, 2022 8:06 am
Forum: Music Business
Topic: How to improve my resume so it doesn't get tossed?
Replies: 62
Views: 1848

Re: How to improve my resume so it doesn't get tossed?

The system for finding jobs is broken and nobody seems to know how to fix it. First, there are often too many applicants for a job and weeding out the pile of resumes is a huge pile of work. So we use "buzz word finders" to try to find applicants who are most in sync with the job requireme...
by BGuttman
Wed May 04, 2022 7:18 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Cases for TIS tenor/bass trombones
Replies: 7
Views: 374

Re: Cases for TIS tenor/bass trombones

I have a Conn 40H TIS Ballroom in a Holton Collegiate case. It's not ideal, but it fits. I have another 40H in a case from some Chinese horn (don't know which) and it fits as well.

If you have a German horn, all bets are off.
by BGuttman
Wed May 04, 2022 7:12 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: King Liberty vs 2B?
Replies: 1
Views: 241

Re: King Liberty vs 2B?

All King horns are on the same serial number list. The Liberty originally referred to a single bore (0.481", I think). There is the Liberty 2B which is dual bore, which eventually was called 2B, then 2102, and then 2B again. There is a single bore called the Jiggs (after Jiggs Whigham) that is ...
by BGuttman
Wed May 04, 2022 3:34 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Comic Embouchure
Replies: 8
Views: 392

Re: Comic Embouchure

Sure it does. You don't see the little vibrating reed in the top end.
by BGuttman
Wed May 04, 2022 12:14 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Coooooovid
Replies: 67
Views: 2562

Re: Coooooovid

John Campbell (look him up on YouTube) uses a statistic called "excess deaths" where he compares current deaths against a historic average. A significant increase can be attributed to COVID, but a statistically insignificant increase should be ignored. Incidentally, CDC data shows that the...
by BGuttman
Wed May 04, 2022 8:44 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Community Wind Band appropriate trombone
Replies: 25
Views: 1059

Re: Community Wind Band appropriate trombone

The Yamaha 643 was an emulation of the Conn 88H. Identical wrap for the F-attachment. Newer horns use the Schilke inspired wrap with much larger crooks, but not enough slide for an E Pull. The horn was a bit heavier than an 88H, though. I've seen some kids do very well with them. If you are currentl...
by BGuttman
Wed May 04, 2022 8:33 am
Forum: Music Business
Topic: How to improve my resume so it doesn't get tossed?
Replies: 62
Views: 1848

Re: How to improve my resume so it doesn't get tossed?

And contractors can be a problem as well. I had a gig playing in the orchestra with a chorus. The chorus liked me, the conductor liked me, but he took on a contractor who didn't like me. Maybe the contractor had a friend who he wanted to hire, maybe he didn't like the fact that I didn't graduate fr...
by BGuttman
Wed May 04, 2022 6:46 am
Forum: Music Business
Topic: How to improve my resume so it doesn't get tossed?
Replies: 62
Views: 1848

Re: How to improve my resume so it doesn't get tossed?

Curious as to what "industry" you work in. In the music field there are various degrees of efficiency and everyone is definitely NOT at an equal level of professionalism. One can sit down with a teacher and play at a good level through some duets but functioning with other musicians can b...
by BGuttman
Wed May 04, 2022 6:32 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Coooooovid
Replies: 67
Views: 2562

Re: Coooooovid

In my state they're saying 10 days after you first test positive is when you can stop isolating. There's effectively no enforcement, but that seems reasonable to me for people who don't have a compelling need to be around others for that time frame. I've long thought it should be the same way for m...
by BGuttman
Tue May 03, 2022 5:38 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Community Wind Band appropriate trombone
Replies: 25
Views: 1059

Re: Community Wind Band appropriate trombone

I would suggest a medium or large bore trombone with F-attachment just so you will match in with an audition level band. If you didn't need to audition I would have suggested not to buy anything. You should be able to find a nice Yamaha with F for a reasonable price. The premium level Xeno is probab...

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