Search found 71 matches

by Schlitz
Sun Dec 09, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Brass Lab gone forever?
Replies: 34
Views: 801

Re: Brass Lab gone forever?

In any Seattle neighborhood, the techies suffocate local owners out with noise, parking, and code violation complaints. They’ll vote for higher school, fire, and police levies. There has been a recent slide of 11% in sales prices. In residential HOA’s, they buy up a controlling interest of property ...
by Schlitz
Sun Dec 09, 2018 2:13 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Single Valve Bass Trombone for Primary Instrument
Replies: 73
Views: 1919

Re: Single Valve Bass Trombone for Primary Instrument

On that other forum, if I remember it correctly, one member just took one horn to the rehearsals. He had a spare single valve section, and configured it as needed. It’s nice to have options.
by Schlitz
Sun Dec 09, 2018 2:09 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Single Valve Bass Trombone for Primary Instrument
Replies: 73
Views: 1919

Re: Single Valve Bass Trombone for Primary Instrument

Today I was helping out at school concert and found that I was having to cover 1st and 2nd trombone parts on the bass....at one point I turned to the kid next to me and said that I wished that I had brought a tenor with me.... she said 'oh, is that a bass ? '..... Actually, looking at the above,per...
by Schlitz
Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Favorite Heavy Piston/Rotor oil
Replies: 6
Views: 238

Re: Favorite Heavy Piston/Rotor oil

Original spec Besson New Standards have brass valve guides. A competent tech can retrofit the standards, like my euphonium, to nylon threads. Yamaha coated springs and synthetic oil works fine for me. Mine is a ‘75 w/ large shank.
by Schlitz
Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Shires Bass Slide Tenon. SOLD
Replies: 0
Views: 941

FS: Shires Bass Slide Tenon. SOLD

SOLDShires bass slide tenon for $20.00, plus shipping. US only, and I take PayPal. DM for other Q's and pics. Thanks!!
by Schlitz
Sun Oct 28, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Calling all horn makers!
Replies: 43
Views: 3479

Re: Calling all horn makers!

The profile pic on the faculty bio page is silly, Doc.
by Schlitz
Sun Oct 28, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Calling all horn makers!
Replies: 43
Views: 3479

Re: Calling all horn makers!

You know, you do a lot of complaining, and honestly dont have much of a clue what your complaining about. Do me a favor, stay off my topics, thanks buddy! I regularly complain about people from Oklahoma. OSU, there, isn’t a football school. Please ignore the silly people from the eastern part of Wa...
by Schlitz
Sun Oct 28, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Calling all horn makers!
Replies: 43
Views: 3479

Re: Calling all horn makers!

Crappy parts aren’t necessarily just about poor craftsmanship. I’d wager it’s a good indicator of employee theft, for private party transactions. Particularly, if the part is in high demand. It’s not isolated to just musical horns either. In the former heavy industry production area I worked, it was...
by Schlitz
Sat Oct 27, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Two Cleveland Orchestra musicians fired for sexual misconduct
Replies: 52
Views: 9954

Re: Two Cleveland Orchestra musicians fired for sexual misconduct

Most of these employment arrangements are "at will". So you can be terminated for "no reason". Even then the HR department will do EVERYTHING in its power to ensure you have been treated fairly (and certainly legally) because that's their job, they're very good at that part of it, and they have exc...
by Schlitz
Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTB Large Shank Euph Receiver
Replies: 3
Views: 191

Re: WTB Large Shank Euph Receiver

Dan is the expert on older Besson restorations. If it’s a medium shank era production horn, put that back on it. Good luck.
by Schlitz
Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTB Large Shank Euph Receiver
Replies: 3
Views: 191

Re: WTB Large Shank Euph Receiver

The ones I’ve seen with that done to them tend to have shorter leadpipes too. I have a ‘75 NS. Save yourself some grief and talk to Dan Oberloh up here in Seattle. He can make any part you need, and he’s probably got what you need in a drawer.
by Schlitz
Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: High pressure work environment?
Replies: 5
Views: 1194

Re: High pressure work environment?

Some very, very, very frustrated people. Do they go home go home and hit the good ol’ Punching bag too? Just turn the lights off, and aim center of mass.
by Schlitz
Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: NY Phil fires 2 players for "misconduct"
Replies: 9
Views: 1984

Re: NY Phil fires 2 players for "misconduct"

...meanwhile, in Baltimore: https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/music/bso-musician-files-eeoc-complaint-against-the-orchestra/2018/09/17/04b29bc4-bab2-11e8-a8aa-860695e7f3fc_story.html?noredirect=on https://buffalonews.com/2016/02/16/fired-oboist-loses-bid-to-reclaim-his-job-with-bpo/ http...
by Schlitz
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Music Business
Topic: Selling on Reverb?
Replies: 4
Views: 1315

Re: Selling on Reverb?

I’ve bought some gear like mouthpieces, stands, etc., with NO problems. Reverb tends to have a better search engine too.
by Schlitz
Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Massimo LaRosa
Replies: 50
Views: 3336

Re: Massimo LaRosa

Skirting the line is exactly what got him into trouble, allegedly, in the first place.

There’s also a lot of trombone players that have day jobs in HR.

And the horn an viola people, where one group complains about how they’re held, and the other is oblivious to just about everything....
by Schlitz
Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Massimo LaRosa
Replies: 50
Views: 3336

Re: Massimo LaRosa

Yes he is highly visable, that does not mean he should be denied due process or "innocent until PROVEN guilty". Just because there has been "rumor and inuendo" does not mean it is true. Anyone can say anything about anyone. The more celebrated the individual, the more likely it is to spread and bec...
by Schlitz
Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Massimo LaRosa
Replies: 50
Views: 3336

Re: Massimo LaRosa

Sheriff murdered, crops burned, stores looted, people stampeded, and cattle raped....... The Cleveland SO must have good reason to put La Rosa on “administrative leave”, right? Surely it is not just a PR move to wait till the dust settles. It's far cheaper. Put him on leave for the duration of the ...
by Schlitz
Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Massimo LaRosa
Replies: 50
Views: 3336

Re: Massimo LaRosa

Sheriff murdered, crops burned, stores looted, people stampeded, and cattle raped....... Is that what they are claiming he did? :horror: I'm especially concerned about the cattle raping :eek: I'm waiting for the details. Innocent until at least credibly charged. Nah, just a nice line from a Richard...
by Schlitz
Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:28 am
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Massimo LaRosa
Replies: 50
Views: 3336

Re: Massimo LaRosa

Sheriff murdered, crops burned, stores looted, people stampeded, and cattle raped.......
by Schlitz
Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Mouthpiece Material
Replies: 28
Views: 2382

Re: Mouthpiece Material

Just so we're all on the same page here, I offer some densities: 70/30 brass: .308 lb/in³ (8.52 gm/cm³) 80/20 brass: .313 lb/in³ (8.66 gm/cm³) 90/10 brass: .318 lb/in³ (8.80 gm/cm³) titanium (Ti-6Al-4V): .161 lb/in³ (4.47 gm/cm³) stainless steel (type 316): .289 lb/in³ (8 gm/cm³) sterling silver (9...
by Schlitz
Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Lacquering suggestions
Replies: 5
Views: 1058

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.
I think you nailed it......
by Schlitz
Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Euphonium Doubler - How, how long and how well do you adapt?
Replies: 37
Views: 2194

Re: Euphonium Doubler - How, how long and how well do you adapt?

If the horn in question is a Y321, depending on the condition, I’d go for a large leadpipe swap. This will give the player better options for mouthpieces. Particularly a used selection. This is all on the player and what’s best for them. One of my euphonium teachers used a Bach 1G on his Hirsbrunner...
by Schlitz
Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: West Side Story (arr. Jack Mason)
Replies: 16
Views: 1573

Re: West Side Story (arr. Jack Mason)

But enough about playing like horn players. I’m more concerned about viola players carpooling in a Prius.... How many viola players does it take to ... ? :idk: What, you mean like a Christmas party? 6-7 of them standing out in the dark, cold air of the porch. They truly never know when to come in f...
by Schlitz
Tue Sep 04, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: West Side Story (arr. Jack Mason)
Replies: 16
Views: 1573

Re: West Side Story (arr. Jack Mason)

Muffled to sound like horn: hand in bell. Pretend you are a horn player. BUT play the right notes.... with no sense of proportion :cool: Okay, I have to resist the urge to mock them. I start playing with them for the Fall concerts next Monday. But seriously, when we did this a few years ago, we jus...
by Schlitz
Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:07 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: West Side Story (arr. Jack Mason)
Replies: 16
Views: 1573

Re: West Side Story (arr. Jack Mason)

BGuttman wrote:
Mon Sep 03, 2018 7:00 pm
Muffled to sound like horn: hand in bell. Pretend you are a horn player.
BUT play the right notes....
by Schlitz
Wed Aug 29, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Music Business
Topic: Starting a Brass Ensemble Library
Replies: 18
Views: 1760

Re: Starting a Brass Ensemble Library

Anybody looking over the stuff at bandmusicpdf.org . There’s some stuff there and on IMSLP to get you started.
by Schlitz
Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Bach 50AF—adding a 2nd valve
Replies: 3
Views: 1155

Re: Bach 50AF—adding a 2nd valve

Use one of the techs that they recommend on the Instrument Innovations website.
by Schlitz
Sat Aug 25, 2018 3:16 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Best Double Trombone cases
Replies: 8
Views: 1338

Re: Best Double Trombone cases

I’ve had a Cronkhite double bass in leather for about 7 years. No complaints. I’ve hauled horns in it with bells up to 10.5” with no problems.
by Schlitz
Sat Aug 25, 2018 3:07 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Source for Levers
Replies: 10
Views: 1125

Re: Source for Levers

I had Benn Hansson do a trigger mod for my P-22, and a Bach 50BL (converted to Olsen rotaries). It was real simple. I showed up with the horn, held it, and he whipped out the sharpie to make some marks. Closer to completion he asked for a photo of my hand holding the horn and a printed scan. He nail...
by Schlitz
Fri Aug 24, 2018 2:13 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: M/K LEADPIPES
Replies: 27
Views: 2072

Re: M/K LEADPIPES

I own the nickel and rose brass/copper GR’s. Worth every penny.
by Schlitz
Sat Jul 28, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: WTB 1 1/2g or 1 3/8g sized pieces
Replies: 7
Views: 411

Re: WTB 1 1/2g or 1 3/8g sized pieces

I’ve got a Hammond 19BXL, and a Ferguson V. I’d trade one of them for a Hammond 20BXL.
by Schlitz
Tue Jul 24, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Remove laquer on '75 King trombone
Replies: 14
Views: 6004

Re: Remove laquer on '75 King trombone

Aircraft is a brand available at most big box hardware stores. Not sure what would be appropriate outside of the US. I stripped an Olds P22 a few years ago.. I used a piece of plywood, spatula, and heavy duty rubber gloves. I used the aircraft stripper to break it up, spatula to clear it, and then e...
by Schlitz
Sun Jul 15, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Cleaning a horn after you've been sick
Replies: 5
Views: 1290

Re: Cleaning a horn after you've been sick

A snake kit, lukewarm bathtub water, and Dawn soap. Been doing that for years....
by Schlitz
Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:18 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Shires B62NLWC slide
Replies: 4
Views: 313

Re: FS: Shires B62NLWC slide

.....And after a blessing with Holy Crap, this slide has been sold.....
by Schlitz
Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Horn Porn for July 3rd.....
Replies: 20
Views: 2163

Re: Horn Porn for July 3rd.....

He’s on the road to ITF in Iowa. Might be easier to FB messenger him.
by Schlitz
Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Db bass trombone!
Replies: 243
Views: 16526

Re: Db bass trombone!

Keep it going. Nothing ventured, nothing gained. Nice work!!!
by Schlitz
Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: The Bunker
Replies: 88
Views: 8956

Re: The Bunker

They used only their small groups, not the full concert band; they did a set of popular music, then the big band took the stage. The full band never played. They may have been double-booked and had to split the band. I've seen that happen with Navy Band Southwest. I haven’t kept up on all of the na...
by Schlitz
Wed Jul 04, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Beginner Euphonium
Replies: 13
Views: 1083

Re: Beginner Euphonium

Tell them to not rent or buy a Euphonium!! Rent or borrow one directly from the school. Unless if they are in a really impoverished district the school will have horns. Renting a Euphonium from a music store or buying one is a huge investment and is a waste of money in the long run. Euphs aren't li...
by Schlitz
Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Making a Bach 50BL W/ Olsen Valves
Replies: 6
Views: 524

Re: Making a Bach 50BL W/ Olsen Valves

Finished horn, for now.....
by Schlitz
Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Making a Bach 50BL W/ Olsen Valves
Replies: 6
Views: 524

Re: Making a Bach 50BL W/ Olsen Valves

Front view......
by Schlitz
Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Making a Bach 50BL W/ Olsen Valves
Replies: 6
Views: 524

Re: Making a Bach 50BL W/ Olsen Valves

Back view of valves........
by Schlitz
Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Making a Bach 50BL W/ Olsen Valves
Replies: 6
Views: 524

Re: Making a Bach 50BL W/ Olsen Valves

Here's another...
by Schlitz
Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Making a Bach 50BL W/ Olsen Valves
Replies: 6
Views: 524

Making a Bach 50BL W/ Olsen Valves

I'm a rather tall guy with big hands. When I started playing more bass trombone a few years ago, I found an Olds P-22. Now the stock trigger on this horn wasn't wonderful, so by referral, I hopped on the ferry to see Benn Hansson. That lead to the subject horn being created. Sure, the bell is a litt...
by Schlitz
Wed Jul 04, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Horn Porn for July 3rd.....
Replies: 20
Views: 2163

Re: Horn Porn for July 3rd.....

elmsandr wrote:
Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:53 am
Does that mean you have a pair of Shires rotors that are currently underutilized?

Work looks great, BTW.
Andy

I sent that to him on Messenger....
by Schlitz
Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Loud Mouthpieces
Replies: 13
Views: 1133

Loud Mouthpieces

Been observing the general goofiness on their website over the last few days. What’s the scoop? Is it a really good freak Show?
by Schlitz
Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Horn Porn for July 3rd.....
Replies: 20
Views: 2163

Re: Horn Porn for July 3rd.....

Olsen Rotaries.... Gb was problematic.....
by Schlitz
Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Horn Porn for July 3rd.....
Replies: 20
Views: 2163

Horn Porn for July 3rd.....

Photo courtesy of Benn Hansson ...... Drool mat not included.....
by Schlitz
Sun Jul 01, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: What`s your "GO TO" Brand ?
Replies: 26
Views: 1491

Re: What`s your "GO TO" Brand ?

Bach 50BL with Olsen rotaries, Olds P-22, Yamaha Xeno 882O. I prefer the lightweight horns. I play mostly bass, and I play the Olds as much as I can. However, the 50BL is always close by...... There’s a 72H and a Jinbao alto somewhere in the closet.... I hope they stay there.....
by Schlitz
Sat Jun 30, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Home Improvement: Gutter cleaning
Replies: 7
Views: 1400

Re: Home Improvement: Gutter cleaning

I guess being 6’11” has some advantages. I just use a single step stool, just to see the trough, and scoop it out. I live out here in the Seattle area. Lots of fur trees. Takes me about an hour to go round trip. I do it in March and October.
by Schlitz
Sat Jun 30, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Plz I really need help
Replies: 14
Views: 2876

Re: Plz I really need help

Did a cute girl tell you that your horn was dirty?

Go to advanced search