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by Bonearzt
Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Idle question, water key cork change
Replies: 8
Views: 322

Re: Idle question, water key cork change

I RARELY if ever need to remove the key to replace the cork or seal!

Eric
by Bonearzt
Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Replace string rotary valve with different mechanism?
Replies: 9
Views: 294

Re: Replace string rotary valve with different mechanism?

I actually prefer string linkages. Just can't do it easily on most horns.

String is usually quieter, a shorter throw and easily maintained.

But as usual, my opinion & $5 gets a coffee at starbutts.....
by Bonearzt
Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Lightweight bright indy bass trombone for big band ?
Replies: 37
Views: 993

Re: Lightweight bright indy bass trombone for big band ?

hyperbolica wrote:
Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:28 am
@Bonearzt, doesn't the 181 have a huge 10" bell?
Mine is 9 5/8", but I think newer bells were larger.
by Bonearzt
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Lightweight bright indy bass trombone for big band ?
Replies: 37
Views: 993

Re: Lightweight bright indy bass trombone for big band ?

The Holton TR-181 fits this description perfectly! Especially an older horn with a thinner bell!

Gives you the snark you need when you jump on it.

Eric
by Bonearzt
Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Question about a Bach 50 bell engraving
Replies: 5
Views: 219

Re: Question about a Bach 50 bell engraving

Could be a smart way to ID your horn without being too obvious if it ever got lost or stolen.
by Bonearzt
Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Main slide lock not locking properly
Replies: 11
Views: 626

Re: Main slide lock not locking properly

NO way I would lube the taper in ANY way!!!!
A bit of tarnish would help create some needed friction, IMHO.

Just get either the tenon or the receiver replaced!

Eric
by Bonearzt
Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Lacquering suggestions
Replies: 5
Views: 215

Re: Lacquering suggestions

harrisonreed wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:47 am
If you fill your mouth with clearcoat nailpolish and then blow it at the instrument. .. the result is not so great.
Yummmm yum!!!
by Bonearzt
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Lacquering suggestions
Replies: 5
Views: 215

Re: Lacquering suggestions

I can do it, eventually....
by Bonearzt
Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Cup mute
Replies: 11
Views: 401

Re: Cup mute

I prefer my sound when I hold my mute so that the cup is about 2-3 inches from my bell, reduces the tubbiness.
Of course that doesn't work when I need to use the triggers....
by Bonearzt
Fri Sep 07, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Source for Slide Tubes?
Replies: 9
Views: 372

Re: Source for Slide Tubes?

greenbean wrote:
Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:49 pm
Bonearzt wrote:
Fri Sep 07, 2018 11:28 am
And they're close for the weekend.
Happy Hour starts at noon over at BAC! :lol:
Crap! I'm late!!!!

GOTTA GO!!!!!

hehehe
by Bonearzt
Fri Sep 07, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Hearing Protection
Replies: 9
Views: 284

Re: Hearing Protection

I have a pair of Earasers for when I'm sitting in front of a strong trumpet section. Comfortable, but still get somewhat of a plugged feel. I've gotten used to it. When I was at the past PASIC in Indianapolis last November, I grabbed several handfuls of the foam plugs they had at each performance ro...
by Bonearzt
Fri Sep 07, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Source for Slide Tubes?
Replies: 9
Views: 372

Re: Source for Slide Tubes?

And they're close for the weekend.
by Bonearzt
Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:12 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Source for Slide Tubes?
Replies: 9
Views: 372

Re: Source for Slide Tubes?

Another vote for MK, might also check with Mike Corrigan at BAC


Eric
by Bonearzt
Mon Sep 03, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: trimming Main tuning slide
Replies: 18
Views: 817

Re: trimming Main tuning slide

Eric [/quote] I was referring to if you lost some taper it may not be what was intended but in tune is better. [/quote] Edwards, I believe, is about the only company that has any taper in the straight legs. So unless you incorrectly cut on the crook, there's no issue with disturbing any tapers insid...
by Bonearzt
Mon Sep 03, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: Screw Bell Parts
Replies: 3
Views: 217

Re: Screw Bell Parts

Yes Instrument Innovations does sell the bell screw ass'y, best to call tomorrow for availability & price.


Eric
by Bonearzt
Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: trimming Main tuning slide
Replies: 18
Views: 817

Re: trimming Main tuning slide

Ya gotta trim what it takes to be in tune. I am sure the horn would play better if you did not need to trim. But if you take the stress of of playing in tune, you can play better. And the best way is a tech that will help you. Maybe cut a little and check it. Best to pay more cutting the a lot more...
by Bonearzt
Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Source for .508/.509 leadpipes?
Replies: 10
Views: 662

Re: Source for .508/.509 leadpipes?

Not sure, best to call and ask.

Eric
by Bonearzt
Sat Sep 01, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: 1980 Bach 42B
Replies: 4
Views: 632

Re: FS: 1980 Bach 42B

Where are you shipping from? I may be interested.

Thanks!
Eric
by Bonearzt
Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Re-corking a Harmon mute
Replies: 6
Views: 266

Re: Re-corking a Harmon mute

I have one. the original cork appears to be that mixed rubber and cork gasket material. Mine is quite thin; probably only 1/8" (3 mm). Maybe that's why it keeps falling out of my bell. I'd clean it carefully with some kind of thinner then scuff it & glue another layer on top of that one. Get the ru...
by Bonearzt
Wed Aug 29, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: trimming Main tuning slide
Replies: 18
Views: 817

Re: trimming Main tuning slide

IF done correctly & carefully, trimming should only affect the intonation! But it COULD affect the response if there's any bit of tension being released and the tubing fitted correctly in the process. I wouldn't go more than an inch total, 1/2" per side as you would then be changing the length of th...
by Bonearzt
Tue Aug 28, 2018 6:09 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: One Year Update - Conn 88H
Replies: 4
Views: 389

Re: One Year Update - Conn 88H

Great news!!! Glad that he is enjoying playing!!

Congrats on finding a horn that fits him so well!

Eric
by Bonearzt
Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Repairs/replacement of case (zipper)
Replies: 4
Views: 196

Re: Repairs/replacement of case (zipper)

Don't know where you are, but there is a place in Brookline MA called "Zipper Hospital" that specializes in replacement zippers. Cost should be a lot less than a replacement case. If all you need is a replacement pull, kits with them are pretty easy to find. And cheap. The split rings as used on ke...
by Bonearzt
Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: ISO Benge 290 FS
Replies: 6
Views: 413

ISO Benge 290 FS

Hi All, anyone have a Benge 290 available for sale?

Thanks!
Eric
by Bonearzt
Fri Aug 24, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: “Taming” a nickel slide
Replies: 20
Views: 755

Re: “Taming” a nickel slide

pompatus wrote:
Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:55 am
I've always thought inner tubes were most often chrome plated brass?
Nope, chrome plated nickel-silver. Ironically there is little to no silver in nickel-silver...


Eric
by Bonearzt
Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Source for Levers
Replies: 10
Views: 366

Re: Source for Levers

The thumb paddle and pivot point are the most important areas to get right, the linkage can easily be fabricated to any length or shape needed.

Eric
by Bonearzt
Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: D J Kennedy
Replies: 11
Views: 826

Re: D J Kennedy

Look for Donald J Kennedy
by Bonearzt
Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: Profile information is dull!
Replies: 12
Views: 417

Re: Profile information is dull!

Gatt wrote:
Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:20 pm
.........was that YOU?

I was on that flight also! I was the one that...........................
GET THE HOOK!!!!
by Bonearzt
Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: Profile information is dull!
Replies: 12
Views: 417

Re: Profile information is dull!

timothy42b wrote:
Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:51 am
Mine is dull because I enjoy being boring.

However, nothing prevents me from being, ah...., creative with an alternative history.

Like that time flying back on the Concorde when the pilot fell asleep and I ...........
NEXT!!!!!
by Bonearzt
Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Rotax Valve Maintenance
Replies: 15
Views: 615

Re: Rotax Valve Maintenance

It secures the stop arm onto the spindle, if we're talking about the same piece. A picture would help if not.

Other than that, they are all similar.

Eric
by Bonearzt
Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: School repair season
Replies: 5
Views: 317

Re: School repair season

For me, there really is no "end of school repair" season, just slightly less busy....

Your tech should be able to slip you in unless you're needing major repair or mod work.


Eric
by Bonearzt
Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Rotax Valve Maintenance
Replies: 15
Views: 615

Re: Rotax Valve Maintenance

Cleaning, servicing and oiling is the same as any rotary valve, with the exception of the Olsen valves. Rotax "might" need a slightly thinner oil that other, and Olsen DEFINITELY thin!! Spindles still need heavier oil such as the Hetman 13 or other key oil. Still need to be very careful when disasse...
by Bonearzt
Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Cut It
Replies: 23
Views: 847

Re: Cut It

One of the regular contributors on TTF had pictures of reconfiguring his King just by resetting tuning slides. Don't know if that's still possible on the Kings. [/quote] Not with the couple of King's I've seen lately. Conn-Selmer has changes the configuration of the valve section so that it will tak...
by Bonearzt
Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Benge 165F -SOLD
Replies: 8
Views: 543

Re: FS: Benge 165F

PM sent
by Bonearzt
Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Very old King
Replies: 4
Views: 204

Re: Very old King

Your only real option is to replace the tubes.
If you or your tech can measure the pertinent dimensions:
bore, length and outer diameter of the stockings,
similar tubes could be found or made, depending on your budget.

Eric
by Bonearzt
Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Mouthpiece Material
Replies: 28
Views: 1124

Re: Mouthpiece Material

Not to hijack this thread TOO badly.. but the argument about air being integral to the sound can be demonstrated by trying to play a pedal note or any low note while vocalizing "eeeeee"
by Bonearzt
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Mouthpiece Material
Replies: 28
Views: 1124

Re: Mouthpiece Material

IMHO it matters greatly!!! The mass and density of the base metal affects articulations and resonance in your sound. The sterling silver & titanium, being dense & brittle, tend to exaggerate articulations, making the notes speak quicker and with more sizzle, and may tend the sound out front to be a ...
by Bonearzt
Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Butler Trombone Slide
Replies: 6
Views: 787

Re: Butler Trombone Slide

I've played both small bore & bass slides, and while they sound and feel REALLY great, it's not for me.

It all depends on what you're looking for and how it will sound in YOUR playing situation!


Eric
by Bonearzt
Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: 10h w/custom slide
Replies: 8
Views: 714

Re: FS: 10h w/custom slide

Johnwest, send a test post or two here , that may suffice to remove the temp status on your account.

Eric
by Bonearzt
Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Valve Oil
Replies: 12
Views: 956

Re: Valve Oil

A thin valve oil like UltraPure, Al Cass or Hetmans #1 or 2 inside the valve, and a heavier key oil or Hetmans #13 13.5 or 14 on the spindle.


Eric
by Bonearzt
Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Cases
Topic: FS: Reunion Blues O Series (Cordura)
Replies: 4
Views: 484

Re: FS: Reunion Blues O Series (Cordura)

Is this bass or tenor?
by Bonearzt
Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:20 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Source for .508/.509 leadpipes?
Replies: 10
Views: 662

Re: Source for .508/.509 leadpipes?

Brad Close/Noah Gladstone-Brass Ark, MK Drawing-Mike Bulow, Kanstul, Chuck McAlexander (limited supply!)
Maybe BAC in Kansas?


Eric
by Bonearzt
Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bach 42 King 4B Length and diameter of braces and tubing
Replies: 1
Views: 172

Re: Bach 42 King 4B Length and diameter of braces and tubing

Without getting out my calipers, I'll venture to say that the dimensions are similar enough that you could purchase the items for the 42B or 4B and they will work fine on your horn. On some horns, the handslide cross braces are slightly thinner in diameter, but not enough to be concerned about. What...
by Bonearzt
Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Thayer issues
Replies: 6
Views: 298

Re: Thayer issues

The bumper issue is a HUGE peeve with me!!!! They aren't machined correctly to hold the bumper! They need to be more C shaped than the half-circle that is being cut now. The ends need to curl in to grab the bumper to hold in place. If I work on these newer units, I will tap the top outer corner in s...
by Bonearzt
Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Automotive Detailing Spray Wax/Cleaner for routine maintenance
Replies: 7
Views: 563

Re: Automotive Detailing Spray Wax/Cleaner for routine maintenance

I just use Lemon Pledge furniture polish and a soft rag.


Eric
by Bonearzt
Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Alternative Slide Lubricants
Replies: 24
Views: 896

Re: Alternative Slide Lubricants

The hard work has already been done, by experts in trombone slide lubrication. Skip the Frog Lube, the Pond's cold cream, and the Super Slick - instead drop by your local music store and spend a few bucks (<$10.00) for a modern, effective long-lasting trombone slide lubricant. My candidates: • Slid...
by Bonearzt
Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Little Hash Marks
Replies: 13
Views: 383

Re: Little Hash Marks

On trombones, just as easy to sight into the slide receiver to check the rotor registration.

I don't rely on the factory marks.

Boroscopes are cheap, the one I found was under $20 shipped.

Eric
by Bonearzt
Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: King 3B replacement leadpipe
Replies: 2
Views: 298

Re: King 3B replacement leadpipe

Start with pulling the old pipe & see what's actually wrong with it! Might just need to be reformed. THEN, try as many lead pipes as you can find and play them in actual playing situations! This is the only real way to figure out which one will work for you. THEN decide if you want to keep it loose ...
by Bonearzt
Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Why No Silver Plate?
Replies: 50
Views: 1759

Re: Why No Silver Plate?

Personally, I just don't like the look of silver plated large trombones! But funny that I dig the look of peashooter Kings & Conns! Especially satin finish with the gold burnished engraving!! And I LOVE the sterling bells. Just not large tenors or basses. Don't know why & don't press for an explanat...
by Bonearzt
Thu Jul 26, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Shortening Bach 42 Oversleeves
Replies: 10
Views: 509

Re: Shortening Bach 42 Oversleeves

Hi, Bruce, I like the response of LT slides but find they add too much "hardness" to the sound. Eric, do you think I'd be better off just buying a lightweight Edwards or Shires slide? Thanks for the responses! Hi Billy, no as LT slides are different materials are used throughout. LT slides usually ...
by Bonearzt
Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Shortening Bach 42 Oversleeves
Replies: 10
Views: 509

Re: Shortening Bach 42 Oversleeves

Actually it IS a rather big deal to mod the oversleeves. Anytime you mess with the hand brace you will need to spend time re-aligning everything relative to the crook. And possibly the inner slide assembly. That said, removing or shortening the sleeves on a standard slide mayresult in a subtle chang...

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