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by Bonearzt
Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: What is your protip for buying a trombone.
Replies: 11
Views: 547

Re: What is your protip for buying a trombone.

First thing is to figure out what your current horn is not doing for you.

THEN try a bunch of horns and play them in actual performing situations with friends in the audience that can hear!!


Eric
by Bonearzt
Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Best Brand for tools?
Replies: 5
Views: 247

Re: Best Brand for tools?

I use the F72 set up for just about everything.
by Bonearzt
Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Best Brand for tools?
Replies: 5
Views: 247

Re: Best Brand for tools?

The Harbor Freight "Icon" brand is actually really good!!
And I've found that Husky has a small set of Allen drivers that are really nice and not stupid expensive!!

And you can't beat Ferree's for long thin screwdrivers!!

Great speaking with you yesterday Doug!!

Eric
by Bonearzt
Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Ring for bass slide?
Replies: 19
Views: 784

Re: Ring for bass slide?

Nice job!
by Bonearzt
Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Restoring/caring for raw brass inner slide on early 20thc trombone
Replies: 6
Views: 419

Re: Restoring/caring for raw brass inner slide on early 20thc trombone

Easy first, the hole/crack in the inner probably won't affect anything until you move the outer beyond it. The "tarnish" is typical of raw unprotected brass, and the residue is from the brass polish and the tarnish coming off from the remaining polish. This is a reason most of us techs don't recomme...
by Bonearzt
Mon Jun 22, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Adapting a trigger trombone for handicapped players
Replies: 23
Views: 1268

Re: Adapting a trigger trombone for handicapped players

Amconk wrote:
Mon Jun 22, 2020 6:23 pm
What’s the weight of a typical F-attachment? I’m curious to try it now and see how it affects the slide function.
A 42B valve section is approximately 1lb 6.5oz without the trigger mechanism.

Eric
by Bonearzt
Mon Jun 22, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: Classifieds reminder
Replies: 2
Views: 360

Re: Classifieds reminder

Thanks Bruce!!
by Bonearzt
Mon Jun 22, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: Classifieds reminder
Replies: 2
Views: 360

Classifieds reminder

Hi All, just a reminder for the classified ads to prefix the title with "FS:"

Thanks!
Eric
by Bonearzt
Mon Jun 22, 2020 6:50 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: What did minick do?
Replies: 19
Views: 1461

Re: What did minick do?

euphobone wrote:
Sun Jun 21, 2020 9:25 am
Just an observation, tangential, but related to the article. It says Minnick died on January 1999, but the article is dated January 1997. :shock:
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Hey Raul, I too thought that time discrepancy was interesting....


Eric
by Bonearzt
Mon Jun 22, 2020 6:42 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Adapting a trigger trombone for handicapped players
Replies: 23
Views: 1268

Re: Adapting a trigger trombone for handicapped players

Try tying that much weight to the end of your slide and I think you'll find out it's not a good idea. The regular position F attachment probably helps with balance. I would try to figure out an alternate method of supporting the horn, maybe a vertical shaft between the inside elbow and the bell, an...
by Bonearzt
Sat Jun 20, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Building a slide trumpet
Replies: 8
Views: 653

Re: Building a slide trumpet

OR just spend $200 and get a Getzen slide trumpet.
by Bonearzt
Sat Jun 20, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Adapting a trigger trombone for handicapped players
Replies: 23
Views: 1268

Re: Adapting a trigger trombone for handicapped players

Hi, Just a thought, but IF possible, it would almost make more sense to try to hold normally in your left hand and adapt something to your right arm to move the slide. That aside, with some major rebuilding, the valve could be reversed and set up as a mirror image with the linkage on the outside awa...
by Bonearzt
Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Cork Alternatives for mutes
Replies: 8
Views: 620

Re: Cork Alternatives for mutes

I use the rubberized gasket "cork" all the time.
If too thin, glue a couple of layers together!

The Weldwood Contact Cement works great, but is VERY flammable!!!!!!
NO open flames anywhere NEAR you when working with it!!!!


Eric
by Bonearzt
Thu Jun 11, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Lefreque plates...
Replies: 22
Views: 1397

Re: Lefreque plates...

I swear they used to sell a piece of wood that you could screw things into that you put into your pocket. Supposedly it changed the tone of any instrument. Dumbest thing I've ever seen. The wood thing was called a "Pocket Rocket" I could never figure out what it would do to your sound. On the other...
by Bonearzt
Thu Jun 11, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Lefreque plates...
Replies: 22
Views: 1397

Re: Lefreque plates...

How about the wood in my pocket?
by Bonearzt
Tue Jun 09, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Chem/ultrasonic cleanings
Replies: 45
Views: 2220

Re: Chem/ultrasonic cleanings

Doug, you're probably right on the 60deg angle....Been a while...

The pumice is just abrasive enough to cut the crud on the interior of tuning slides and valve ports. I don't use it to lap parts or brush out critical areas like outer slide tubes or inside valve casings.
by Bonearzt
Tue Jun 09, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Chem/ultrasonic cleanings
Replies: 45
Views: 2220

Re: Chem/ultrasonic cleanings

Just my take on this. I have use a UC in the very distant past, but don't have access to one now. Biggest worry is blowing through any red rot that may be starting!! I use the Slime Away from Allied, but don't dip outer slides, I MAY occasionally suspend so that only the crook is submerged. Read som...
by Bonearzt
Sat Jun 06, 2020 5:22 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Is this America?
Replies: 45
Views: 2153

Re: Is this America?

Locking down this thread.
by Bonearzt
Sat Jun 06, 2020 5:20 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Is this America?
Replies: 45
Views: 2153

Re: Is this America?

I agree with 5G & DE.

Will lock this thread.
by Bonearzt
Fri Jun 05, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Good bassbone duets to buy
Replies: 13
Views: 981

Re: Good bassbone duets to buy

I recently got a cello duet book: Rokoko-Duette, Boismortier-Zwei Sonaten and Corrette-Sonate Edition Moeck Nr.1045 That are really fun to play, challenging, but not ridiculously hard! Kyle Gordon, former bass trombone in the Houston Grand Opera and now in the Pershing band, has recorded both parts ...
by Bonearzt
Fri Jun 05, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Pros and cons of stripping lacquer
Replies: 25
Views: 1433

Re: Pros and cons of stripping lacquer

Funny thing is that for some unknown reason, I cannot stand the sight of a silverplated large tenor or bass trombone!! A small bore like a 2 or 3B or a Conn 6H or Bach 16 or smaller, AND a King SS Duo Gravis are all beautiful!! But a silver 42 or 8H just grates on my eyeballs. Just one of those thin...
by Bonearzt
Thu Jun 04, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Pros and cons of stripping lacquer
Replies: 25
Views: 1433

Re: Pros and cons of stripping lacquer

I haven't noticed that about creases, actually just the opposite IF the crease compromises the lacquer.

And yes DO NOT SAND OR SCRAPE!!!! Unless of course you want a satin or brushed finish.

Eric
by Bonearzt
Thu Jun 04, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Pros and cons of stripping lacquer
Replies: 25
Views: 1433

Re: Pros and cons of stripping lacquer

My 4B, which I got new in the 7th grade, played really well as far as I knew. But trying to play 3rd in a big band in college, didn't cut it. Too dark & covered and really had to work to get close to the rest of the section. Started with stripping the main tuning slide, and it helped. Decided to str...
by Bonearzt
Thu Jun 04, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: identities
Replies: 28
Views: 1837

Re: identities

*** Moderator hat ON*** Can we please move discussion of racists and punishment to the Yikes or Is This America thread? This thread is about self identification. *** Moderator Hat OFF *** Agreed, and I think it has run it's course and I will now lock it from further discussion. Thanks All & be well...
by Bonearzt
Wed Jun 03, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Scratchy Slide
Replies: 15
Views: 703

Re: Scratchy Slide

More than likely it will address your issue, but always good to discuss whatever is bothering you directly!
by Bonearzt
Wed Jun 03, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Are silver sonics magical?
Replies: 25
Views: 1885

Re: Are silver sonics magical?

Yes they are "magical"!!

They mysteriously amplify the talent introduced into the mouthpiece!!!
by Bonearzt
Wed Jun 03, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Scratchy Slide
Replies: 15
Views: 703

Re: Scratchy Slide

My band director told me to take it to the music store he gets repairs for because they "weren't bad". Should I consider that too?>> Does this sound good to you?? Would you go to a dentist that wasn't "too painful"?? I wouldn't even consider them!! >>Also, do techs generally tell me if the repair i...
by Bonearzt
Wed Jun 03, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Thread for 88h rotor
Replies: 5
Views: 648

Re: Thread for 88h rotor

Yes 3-48, sometimes a quick GENTLE reaming with the tip of your screwdriver is all it needs to slightly swadge out the the end.
by Bonearzt
Wed Jun 03, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Scratchy Slide
Replies: 15
Views: 703

Re: Scratchy Slide

Dana, crap last name is avoiding me, Hoffer maybe?..Matthew Walker is not too far away.

Several good techs only a quick USPS or UPS ship away...
by Bonearzt
Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: identities
Replies: 28
Views: 1837

Re: identities

OK, so maybe not real names in posts & threads, but definitely in private messages!!
by Bonearzt
Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: identities
Replies: 28
Views: 1837

Re: identities

afugate wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 6:48 am
Vegastokc wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 6:43 am
Didn't you mean: "I'm Bach Man" :roll:
:lol: :lol: :lol: --Andy in OKC

Good one Andy!!!!
by Bonearzt
Tue Jun 02, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Scratchy Slide
Replies: 15
Views: 703

Re: Scratchy Slide

Does it have nickel outer tubes? the nickel tubes tend to be slightly noisier than brass.
But maybe a good cleaning & polishing will reduce the noise.

I would definitely let someone take a look. Dents on the inner tubes aren't always a problem unless they're on the stockings.

Eric
by Bonearzt
Sat May 30, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Cleaning under cork Barrels
Replies: 8
Views: 655

Re: Cleaning under cork Barrels

Not to derail this, but...............since you're all awake and online................ I'm using an alto pBone for most of my practice. If I put the outer slide on correctly, it is sticky. There is a drag that feels like suction or too much cold cream, that gets worse very quickly as I play. If I ...
by Bonearzt
Sat May 30, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: 78H modded by Eric Edwards
Replies: 10
Views: 903

Re: 78H modded by Eric Edwards

Again, IMHO, I don't believe an open wrap plays any differently than a standard closed wrap.

The only thing I can think of is the horn will resonate differently due to the change in bracing.

But IF assembled carefully & correctly, they will blow similarly!


Eric
by Bonearzt
Fri May 29, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: identities
Replies: 28
Views: 1837

identities

Hi All, one last thought for tonight. I, for one, would really like to know who I am conversing with by name rather than a forum name. I mentioned this early on in the chat's life, and the consensus was FOR anonymity. Funny that I have had discussions with a lot of you, but unfortunately, cannot rem...
by Bonearzt
Fri May 29, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Trombotine question
Replies: 8
Views: 900

Re: Trombotine question

I have been dismayed to find that the Yamaha slide lube I loved is no longer working since the change in packaging in the last year. Slide-O-Mix does not work for me (something about my body chemistry I think), so I have been using Trombotine recently on both my fairly new Shires slide and my vinta...
by Bonearzt
Fri May 29, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: 78H modded by Eric Edwards
Replies: 10
Views: 903

Re: 78H modded by Eric Edwards

Trying to remember the rebuild, but I believe I left the slide receiver & valve connection intact and that's where the odd angling comes from. When I rebuilt the valve tubing to clear the added rear brace, I ensured all the joints were tight before I soldered which negates any inherent stuffiness du...
by Bonearzt
Thu May 28, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Oberloh Woodwind and Brass Repiar
Replies: 7
Views: 785

Re: Oberloh Woodwind and Brass Repiar

That's awesome! That being said, really? A slide that bad from the Shires factory? Did they cover the re-work under warranty? It happens from EVERYONE!!! Might not have left the factory in less than playable shape, but no telling what transpired from the moment it was packaged to the moment it was ...
by Bonearzt
Thu May 28, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Why are earlier horns better?
Replies: 75
Views: 4850

Re: Why are earlier horns better?

There are old dogs and new dogs, old gems and new gems.

Age and birthplace are no guarantee that a horn will be great!! I'm sure Antonio Stradivarius put out some kindling wood in his time.


Eric
by Bonearzt
Tue May 26, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Olds fluted tubes
Replies: 16
Views: 1173

Re: Olds fluted tubes

Depending on the physical condition of your tubes, you "might" be able to get them replated.

IF they are warped or too badly corroded, this will not be an option.

Eric
by Bonearzt
Tue May 26, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Your warm up
Replies: 17
Views: 793

Re: Your warm up

I begin my "warm-up" with mouthpiece buzzing for a few minutes on the drive to the gig or rehearsal, it's usually enough to get the muscles moving and blood flowing. At the gig or rehearsal, some gentle, no tongue, long tones followed by some lip slurs. Usually enough. But as mentioned, I think you ...
by Bonearzt
Tue May 26, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Wearing earplugs while practicing
Replies: 7
Views: 465

Re: Wearing earplugs while practicing

My thought is to use them occasionally to get familiar with the feeling just in case you might need them on a gig sometime! Even switching ears so you can hear your sound open and plugged. I usually wear one in my right ear in big band rehearsals as I'm on the left side of the band. But I wouldn't g...
by Bonearzt
Sun May 24, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Internal cleaning stubborn valve section.
Replies: 26
Views: 1135

Re: Internal cleaning stubborn valve section.

If it's old grease caked up, use a heavy duty degreaser such as an engine cleaner or even acetone, and then concentrate on the mineral deposits! Acids usually don't have any effect on grease & oils. Not sure what's available in Denmark, but check with plumbers and auto mechanics especially ones tha...
by Bonearzt
Thu May 21, 2020 7:51 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Internal cleaning stubborn valve section.
Replies: 26
Views: 1135

Re: Internal cleaning stubborn valve section.

The ultra sonic cleaners will blast through red rot in a heartbeat! So be very careful especially on older horns!!! If it's old grease caked up, use a heavy duty degreaser such as an engine cleaner or even acetone, and then concentrate on the mineral deposits! Acids usually don't have any effect on ...
by Bonearzt
Mon May 18, 2020 6:46 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Not quite repair but...
Replies: 3
Views: 414

Re: Not quite repair but...

Love those old videos!!

Back when CRAFTSMEN and WOMEN built instruments with pride!!
by Bonearzt
Mon May 11, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Is slide cream truly better than slide oil?
Replies: 10
Views: 509

Re: Is slide cream truly better than slide oil?

... • Every few days ( at least weekly ) wipe off the lubricant from the outer slide with a soft cloth; • Clean and dry interior of both the inner slide and outer slides with a swab – ... * HWP Brass-Saver (soft pull-through brush with a long plastic lead ribbon); or ... * cotton strip or cheeseclo...
by Bonearzt
Mon May 11, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Shortening Over sleeves.
Replies: 13
Views: 820

Re: Shortening Over sleeves.

Would you need to find a different post for the handbrace? I would think that the arc of the oversleeve post would be a different compared to the arc of the post for a slide tube. Not necessarily, the difference in the O.D. of both is not that much, so only a slight tweak would be necessary to fit ...
by Bonearzt
Mon May 11, 2020 7:51 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Is slide cream truly better than slide oil?
Replies: 10
Views: 509

Re: Is slide cream truly better than slide oil?

As mentioned, there is NO one "best" slide lube!!! Having said that, in my experience, the liquid lubes tend to work better on newer slides with less mileage. The creams tend to work better on experienced slides that have chrome loss on the stockings and/or corrosion on the inside of the outer tubes...

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