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by Schlitz
Thu Feb 21, 2019 2:55 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: F-Attachment Maintenance
Replies: 7
Views: 194

Re: F-Attachment Maintenance

I love my Olsen valves. I oil them regularly, clean them when needed. Damn good products. Olsen should buy Bach and takeover production......
by Schlitz
Thu Feb 21, 2019 2:47 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Problem with an Ergobone
Replies: 8
Views: 74

Re: Problem with an Ergobone

Bonearzt wrote:
Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:43 am
Mine has a felt covering and no problem with slipping, maybe try to remove the nylon & replace with cork or thin rubber of some kind.

Eric
Yep, just as the Home Depot guy suggested.
by Schlitz
Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Bass Trombone Upper Register
Replies: 29
Views: 454

Re: Bass Trombone Upper Register

blast wrote:
Wed Feb 20, 2019 1:42 am

Yup Gabe..... the older I get, the smarter my equipment becomes :D :D

Chris
I recall that the HS kid said:”Oh, is that a bass?”

That’s what she said?
by Schlitz
Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:27 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: ERGObone
Replies: 11
Views: 383

Re: ERGObone

I use mine for contra and for long bass sessions. It's perfect for that. FWIW, the chest mount is useless for me. I can't adjust it to work without undue pressure on my breathing. I found the harness to be necessary because I’m a bigger than average guy. Having both gives you options. And particula...
by Schlitz
Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: ERGObone
Replies: 11
Views: 383

Re: ERGObone

Yep, got mine in three business days. GREAT customer service.
by Schlitz
Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Music Business
Topic: Kanstul
Replies: 52
Views: 2304

Re: Kanstul

I'm thinking it might not be all bad. It doesn't look like they're selling off everything. In a doomsday scenario, I'd expect they'd either be selling off everything on eBay or holding onto it for a liquidation auction. Looks like machinery and stuff they’re writing off. It’s better than seeing a c...
by Schlitz
Sun Feb 10, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Mt Vernon mouthpieces - hate and love
Replies: 29
Views: 1074

Re: Mt Vernon mouthpieces - hate and love

Well I didn't mock you guys.... If I start you won't be happy. There some pretty big glass houses around here. Chris I can probably drink both of them under the table, several times over. So yes, I have my Bach’s, and a Conn 72H. I do use a 2G, Conn 1 1/4H, and some others. Looks like a few 8 ounce...
by Schlitz
Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: New rotor valves
Replies: 20
Views: 881

Re: New rotor valves

Get the Olsens. Benn made me a Bach 50BL. Mike and Kim are very helpful. Go to their FB page.
by Schlitz
Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: The Other Site
Replies: 69
Views: 6562

Re: The Other Site

bhcordova wrote:
Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:14 pm
Richard has discovered this site. I think he has decided not to restart the site.
Or he fell in the garage getting a beer. Point being?
by Schlitz
Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Everything Else
Topic: *****
Replies: 1
Views: 143

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by Schlitz
Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:28 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: .......
Replies: 0
Views: 182

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by Schlitz
Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Cases
Topic: SOLD
Replies: 0
Views: 126

SOLD

Sold🎶🎶🎶
by Schlitz
Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Where can I buy screw bell parts?
Replies: 3
Views: 357

Re: Where can I buy screw bell parts?

Instrument innovations sells some new ones. I think I may have a set somewhere in my toolbox, I’ll dig and take a look. Didn’t fit on my flare that I was going to convert (the flare isn’t round.. oops). For cases, I picked up a Shires case. I’d be willing to sell it for what I paid (about $300). It...
by Schlitz
Mon Dec 24, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Edwards vs Shires
Replies: 47
Views: 2221

Re: Edwards vs Shires

Not only waiting, but take your time in deciding on a school. Do you have any other passion you’d want to follow, if not music? Will that school fit you in that event? What would be your housing situation? The horn you have now is fine, no harm in waiting. Forcing it, may get you into a horn you won...
by Schlitz
Tue Dec 18, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Build quality Shires, Rath and Greenhoe
Replies: 45
Views: 3295

Re: Build quality Shires, Rath and Greenhoe

Jupiter makes fine horns. Cleaning Uranus horns is a bit of a challenge.....
by Schlitz
Tue Dec 18, 2018 2:10 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: True Professionalism!!
Replies: 8
Views: 785

Re: True Professionalism!!

Bonearzt wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:59 pm
There is absolutely NO way in hell I would eat a super hot pepper like that!!!
Oh, you’d do it for Randolph Scott...... :mrgreen:
by Schlitz
Mon Dec 17, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Is there an affordable alto trombone gig bag out there?
Replies: 22
Views: 919

Re: Is there an affordable alto trombone gig bag out there?

doctortrombone wrote:
Mon Dec 17, 2018 9:00 am
Schlitz wrote:
Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:21 pm
Messina covers? Anyone? Bueller?
He did a pretty good cover of "Wake up Little Suzy" when he was singing with Loggins.
You should get that as a ringtone. Have it go off 1 minute before speech class starts.....
by Schlitz
Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Brass Lab gone forever?
Replies: 45
Views: 2237

Re: Brass Lab gone forever?

Why would I do that when I walk past The Metropolitan, daily, when I take the ferry home?
by Schlitz
Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Is there an affordable alto trombone gig bag out there?
Replies: 22
Views: 919

Re: Is there an affordable alto trombone gig bag out there?

Messina covers? Anyone? Bueller?
by Schlitz
Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Brass Lab gone forever?
Replies: 45
Views: 2237

Re: Brass Lab gone forever?

Can we PLEASE get back to talking about the Brass Lab? I don't care if Gittleson is reporting all his income from repairs or not. Isn't the topic closed yet? Q: Is the Brass Lab gone? A: Yes or Q: Is the Brass Lab gone forever? A: Ask Prof. Trelawney, because no one else can answer that. "Next slid...
by Schlitz
Sun Dec 09, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Brass Lab gone forever?
Replies: 45
Views: 2237

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: 84
Views: 3908

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: 84
Views: 3908

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: 12
Views: 745

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: 1011

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: 4312

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: 4312

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: 4312

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: 11246

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: 290

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: 290

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: 1371

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: 2280

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: 1514

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: 4241

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: 4241

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: 4241

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: 4241

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: 4241

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: 2752

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: 1157

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: 2720

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: 1944

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: 1944

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: 1944

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: 2191

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: 1243

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: 1559

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: 18
Views: 1571

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: 2458

Re: M/K LEADPIPES

I own the nickel and rose brass/copper GR’s. Worth every penny.

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