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by Bonearzt
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Re-assemble spit valve that came off
Replies: 15
Views: 357

Re: Re-assemble spit valve that came off

StefanHaller wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:34 am
I took it to the tech this morning, it was a three minute job (as expected, I guess). He put in a new spring.

He had never heard about Saturn keys though...
Saturn w.keys are great!!

http://www.deniswedgwood.com/saturn.htm


Eric
by Bonearzt
Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Re-assemble spit valve that came off
Replies: 15
Views: 357

Re: Re-assemble spit valve that came off

timothy42b wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:58 pm
On the earlier thread, someone described using a pin to hold the parts together before attempting to get the screw threaded.
The problem is getting the spring legs in position to be able to get the screw in.
by Bonearzt
Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Re-assemble spit valve that came off
Replies: 15
Views: 357

Re: Re-assemble spit valve that came off

I did it myself on my Bach 42B, I think I have a thread here on it somewhere when I replaced the cork. It was tricky but doable. That Getzen one looks much harder though. The only thing that makes the Getzen/Edwards more difficult is that they are cut too short from the factory to reinstall easily,...
by Bonearzt
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Spit Valve woes...
Replies: 34
Views: 807

Re: Spit Valve woes...

Drain when she's not looking!! Or behind the TV/refrigerator/desk , etc....
by Bonearzt
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Re-assemble spit valve that came off
Replies: 15
Views: 357

Re: Re-assemble spit valve that came off

Take a couple of coffee strirrers/straws and stick them on the ends of those springs. Use the extension to turn them tighter and move them into position so you can get the screw in. Not hard, but will take patience and a few tries. Don’t put your thumb where it will get poked when the spring pops o...
by Bonearzt
Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Re-assemble spit valve that came off
Replies: 15
Views: 357

Re: Re-assemble spit valve that came off

You need some thin hollow metal tubing to use as extensions for the free legs of the spring to comfortably wrap them around and be able to reinsert the screw. Best bet is to have a tech install a new spring & NOT cut those legs so short!!! Makes it easier to reassemble if it does come off again. Thi...
by Bonearzt
Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Big band bass trombonists
Replies: 10
Views: 441

Re: Big band bass trombonists

George Roberts with the Nelson Riddle Orchestra, and also with the Les & Larry Elgart orchestras
Kenny Shroyer to name a few.
Most played Olds, Reynolds, Conn or Holton basses I believe

Eric
by Bonearzt
Wed Jun 05, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Cases
Topic: WTB -- French-style Bach case
Replies: 3
Views: 1360

Re: WTB -- French-style Bach case

I have one. I'll send pics tomorrow if you PM your email address.

Eric
by Bonearzt
Tue Jun 04, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: cutting tuning slide length for weight reduction
Replies: 25
Views: 669

Re: cutting tuning slide length for weight reduction

More "open" because you effectively increased the bore of the F section. You could always insert the cut sections of tubing if you wanted to close off the F section at some point. Eric Huh... I never thought of that. Is that why many modern F sections don't have usable E pulls? Makes them feel more...
by Bonearzt
Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Trombone (tenor) - Rath R3
Replies: 5
Views: 398

Re: FS: Trombone (tenor) - Rath R3

Neo I'm going to send you a email about this guy when I get home! Also what's up with the lock nuts on the bracing? That isn't stock is it? Yes that actually IS stock for a Rath convertible bell section. The front main brace is the detachable as we all know & love, but the rear brace is actually an...
by Bonearzt
Sun Jun 02, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Tuba - King 2341 (newer version)
Replies: 3
Views: 248

Re: FS: Tuba - King 2341 (newer version)

Whaddaya want for it?
by Bonearzt
Sun Jun 02, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: cutting tuning slide length for weight reduction
Replies: 25
Views: 669

Re: cutting tuning slide length for weight reduction

I cut my F slide on my Bach bass long ago. As I did not need the E pull and I wanted to pull the slide easier to drain water, it made sense. No change in weight, but the horn was a touch more open. More "open" because you effectively increased the bore of the F section. You could always insert the ...
by Bonearzt
Fri May 31, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: cutting tuning slide length for weight reduction
Replies: 25
Views: 669

Re: cutting tuning slide length for weight reduction

You couldn't remove enough material to make a significant change in the weight of the horn without seriously degrading your sound.
by Bonearzt
Fri May 17, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Music Business
Topic: Kanstul
Replies: 111
Views: 7993

Re: Kanstul

Mike did not buy the name, but he bought all the tooling. All of it. A lot of stuff that hasnt neen in production for a long time, not original to Kanstul is included, so he is going to potentially resurrect some designs not seen in a while, with some BAC originality of course. I'm not sure what th...
by Bonearzt
Wed May 15, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: WTB: Something 1.5Gish (for King Duo Gravis)
Replies: 9
Views: 334

Re: WTB: Something 1.5Gish (for King Duo Gravis)

Try a Marcinkiewicz 1.5G
by Bonearzt
Sat May 11, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Lacquer technician recommendation sought
Replies: 6
Views: 508

Re: Lacquer technician recommendation sought

I can do the air dry lacquer.

Eric
by Bonearzt
Thu May 09, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Conn 88H - needs love - 500 or make an offer?
Replies: 8
Views: 761

Re: FS: Conn 88H - needs love - 700 or make an offer?

The serial number for Conns is either on the forward main bell brace, on the handslide cross brace or near the male taper.


Eric
by Bonearzt
Tue May 07, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Cleaning the outer slide without a cleaning rod?
Replies: 15
Views: 502

Re: Cleaning the outer slide without a cleaning rod?

Not really an alternative if you're thinking about really cleaning the outer slide.
But if you just want to swab it out, you could tie some pieces of cloth onto some strong cord and weight the end with fishing weights.


Eric
by Bonearzt
Mon May 06, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Cases
Topic: WTB Pan American Case
Replies: 5
Views: 1428

Re: WTB Pan American Case

Eastman would be a good rather inexpensive case, also SKB.




Eric
by Bonearzt
Sat May 04, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Lube and an oil change
Replies: 12
Views: 450

Re: Lube and an oil change

All sounds OK to me, but careful with the warm water.
I DON'T CARE WHAT ANYONE ELSE THINKS REGARDING WARM WATER!!!!

The use of soap may or may not have been totally necessary, but won't hurt if rinsed well.

Biggest concern for me is to oil regularly!!


Eric
by Bonearzt
Thu May 02, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Dropping Bombs
Replies: 43
Views: 1433

Re: Dropping Bombs

REMEMBER THE CREED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
by Bonearzt
Thu May 02, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Ecoll trombone
Replies: 10
Views: 330

Re: Ecoll trombone

Probably forgot the "i" on the end.....
by Bonearzt
Thu May 02, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: What is the best/worst trigger system for a two valved bass.
Replies: 12
Views: 743

Re: What is the best/worst trigger system for a two valved bass.

The Glantz bar, at first glance, ahem, seems like a great system. I've never used it, so as long as I don't use it I can keep that illusion. The thumb/finger arrangement seems pretty inefficient, especially for dependent systems, but it's the one I use. I imagine that an electronic valve actuator w...
by Bonearzt
Wed May 01, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: What is the best/worst trigger system for a two valved bass.
Replies: 12
Views: 743

Re: What is the best/worst trigger system for a two valved bass.

IMHO, worst is the Holton "Glantz" bar! Followed by the older stacked paddles where you have to release the F to reset onto the Gb to press both. Best is the one you feel comfortable with. USUALLY the typical thumb/middle finger arrangement we find on most horns now. I learned two valved bass on a D...
by Bonearzt
Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Composition, Arrangement, & Theory
Topic: Any tips for transposing alto to bass clef?
Replies: 13
Views: 2651

Re: Any tips for transposing alto to bass clef?

A friend of mine in Phoenix, Frank Darmiento, wrote a nice Alto piece.
https://darmiento.com/sackbut-music

Eric
by Bonearzt
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Conn 5G mouthpiece
Replies: 18
Views: 930

Re: Conn 5G mouthpiece

Probably VERY similar! Especially knowing the consistency of Bachs inconsistencies!!
by Bonearzt
Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Bach Mercedes II Trombone Rotor Repair
Replies: 9
Views: 349

Re: Bach Mercedes II Trombone Rotor Repair

It's a 3-56 thread, doubt ANY local store will carry anything that small. Amazon has these, probably more than you could ever use though: https://www.amazon.com/Stainless-Machine-Finish-Phillips-Threads/dp/B000FN3PR2/ref=sr_1_9?keywords=3-56+screw&qid=1555292944&s=gateway&sr=8-9 I can ship you one f...
by Bonearzt
Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Greenhoe Bell threads
Replies: 5
Views: 307

Re: Greenhoe Bell threads

Burgerbob wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:42 pm
AFAIK they are the same as OE Thayer/instrument innovations/Edwards... Someone could correct me though.
See above
by Bonearzt
Thu Apr 04, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Greenhoe Bell threads
Replies: 5
Views: 307

Re: Greenhoe Bell threads

I believe the threads for the main disconnect braces are 1/2-32 and are available from Instrument Innovations.

You would need to modify the front and rear bell side brace flanges on the Bach bell to accept the Greenhoe threaded nut and brace assembly.

Eric
by Bonearzt
Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Looking to screw bell my Bach 50A3
Replies: 49
Views: 2050

Re: Looking to screw bell my Bach 50A3

Personal attacks will not be tolerated!
by Bonearzt
Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Edwards Screw Bell Conversion & Who To Send It To
Replies: 5
Views: 374

Re: Edwards Screw Bell Conversion & Who To Send It To

Check with Justin Cooper at the University of North Texas, also BAC Horns, Gary Dafler and a few others that I can't remember names...


Eric
by Bonearzt
Fri Mar 29, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Bass Trombone Sound?
Replies: 24
Views: 1570

Re: Bass Trombone Sound?

The only real difference I go for to contrast between big band and classical is I'm more aggressive in a big band setting with my attacks but back off after, whereas in an orchestra I tend to be a bit more reserved with my attacks, but sustain the sound slightly longer. Hard to explain in writing......
by Bonearzt
Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Bass Trombone Sound?
Replies: 24
Views: 1570

Re: Bass Trombone Sound?

Just play!

Your sound is your sound!!!

Yes you should listen the EVERYONE to get a general "sound" idea, but you will never sound like Messers Roberts or Kleinhammer!!
by Bonearzt
Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Slide tube change..
Replies: 3
Views: 265

Re: Slide tube change..

M/K makes good tubing, I've used them in the past.


Eric
by Bonearzt
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Edwards/Getzen large tenor bells
Replies: 3
Views: 303

Re: Edwards/Getzen large tenor bells

Have you tried contacting Edwards? They are usually pretty responsive to such questions that aren't covered in the FAQs


Eric
by Bonearzt
Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Valve Replating vs Replacement
Replies: 12
Views: 567

Re: Valve Replating vs Replacement

... actually not really sure how they would wear in the main body as the only real metal to metal contact in on the bearing surfaces. Osmun, on the other hand is explicit about "honing of casings" and "build up of the existing rotors" which seems to strongly imply plating the rotor surface. I'm cur...
by Bonearzt
Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Valve Replating vs Replacement
Replies: 12
Views: 567

Re: Valve Replating vs Replacement

Okay. From that spec this looks like something that would be done in a rebuild -- not as original assembly. Correct, although there are one or two high-end horn makers that either plate their rotor cores or ports, or machine them from nickel-silver. "Replate" is a misnomer as you are thinking. And ...
by Bonearzt
Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Making a straight horn into a convertible
Replies: 5
Views: 431

Re: Making a straight horn into a convertible

Most of us have spare tubing lying around from previous projects or have suppliers that we can get tubing & crooks from.



Eric
by Bonearzt
Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Do you take your mouthpiece on holiday?
Replies: 29
Views: 1464

Re: Do you take your mouthpiece on holiday?

Maybe so regarding the two Forums, hopefully it won't go much farther here.


Eric
by Bonearzt
Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Do you take your mouthpiece on holiday?
Replies: 29
Views: 1464

Re: Do you take your mouthpiece on holiday?

We have had this argument regarding Mr. Lindberg's video and thought process SOO many freakin times already!! Why regurgitate it ad nauseum?? If it don't work for you, then don't do it! To the OP: I have a spare mouthpiece that I take with wherever I go. I find that buzzing helps warm up my lips bef...
by Bonearzt
Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Beware of The UPS Store when shipping
Replies: 29
Views: 1461

Re: Beware of The UPS Store when shipping

I just spent (a lot of money) to ship a tuba across the country via UPS Store. This topic couldn't have come up at a worse time. It was packed with factory packaging, including case, box, packing in the bell and packing around the case. Really hope it's OK. Next time you have a large item like that...
by Bonearzt
Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Beware of The UPS Store when shipping
Replies: 29
Views: 1461

Re: Beware of The UPS Store when shipping

What about Fed ex? Are they a good alternative to UPS? NO!! I've fired fedex will never ship with them again if at all possible! Whenever I ship fedup, I ALWAYS got upcharged due to dimensions even though I was generous with my measurements!! I did get the extra charges refunded, but not worth the ...
by Bonearzt
Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Smashed 88h Bell...
Replies: 31
Views: 1755

Re: Smashed 88h Bell...

Well, that's THEIR prerogative.
by Bonearzt
Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Smashed 88h Bell...
Replies: 31
Views: 1755

Re: Smashed 88h Bell...

True, but posting the wholesale price as you did could put other techs at a distinct disadvantage. You can quote whatever you want to your customers, but not on a public forum! Actual wholesale pricing from a manufacturer is NOT for you to disclose, otherwise they wouldn't have it walled off from th...
by Bonearzt
Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:11 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Smashed 88h Bell...
Replies: 31
Views: 1755

Re: Smashed 88h Bell...

Maybe what I should have said is it's not or shouldn't be public knowledge what the actual dealer price is. Most people can roughly figure out the wholesale cost if they've spent any time in retail. Yes you can charge whatever your customers will pay, entirely up to you. My rate is none of your busi...
by Bonearzt
Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Smashed 88h Bell...
Replies: 31
Views: 1755

Re: Smashed 88h Bell...

No, I'm NOT mistaken! You're doing everyone a disservice if you sell at the wholesale price! Add handling, freight, insurance, your time for researching.... I'm really thinking of pulling a power/admin move and deleting that particular post. If you want to sell at a loss, that's your concern. NOT an...
by Bonearzt
Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Smashed 88h Bell...
Replies: 31
Views: 1755

Re: Smashed 88h Bell...

If you want a pristine bell, a new one will run you about $500 and take at least 4-6 weeks to order from C-S

Unless the rim is cracked where we can't see it, it's probably not a big deal to repair, and might not need to be relacquered.

Eric
by Bonearzt
Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Greg Black 1 or 1 1/8G .312 #2
Replies: 2
Views: 345

Re: Greg Black 1 or 1 1/8G .312 #2

Check with Zach Thornton, zactheoneguy@yahoo.com
by Bonearzt
Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:45 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: New rotor valves
Replies: 37
Views: 2826

Re: New rotor valves

Really cool horn!! Can you tell where the oil is leaking from? If it's from the flange on the F rotor, that should be relatively easy to resolder. That "patch" is due to the original knuckle being cracked where it's brazed into the casing. Not my preferred method of repair, but I'm NOT going to argu...
by Bonearzt
Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bach instruments and their consistency.
Replies: 31
Views: 2094

Re: Bach instruments and their consistency.

I have found that the assembly of the parts makes the most difference..leadpipes are also inconsistent For the 50, other than different valve sections, the parts have been *essentially* the same for around 60 years. My Mt. Vernon slide fits new bell section receivers and the bell section fits new s...

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