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by Schlitz
Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Music Business
Topic: Kanstul
Replies: 113
Views: 8350

Re: Kanstul

Mike also got the parts bins. Some stuff that was in progress. Per his Facebook groups, he has been auctioning off the parts in lots. He had a bronze euphonium bell earlier in the week. I really wish somebody would jump in, in the know, and talk about parts. Getting those bell mounts, leadpipes, etc...
by Schlitz
Sat Jun 15, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Weed Killer
Replies: 9
Views: 270

Re: Weed Killer

Driveway salt, vinegar, and dawn soap. Takes about 2-3 days. Lasts a month. That roundup stuff, even the runoff, can give you skin rashes. Glove up, watch your pets.
by Schlitz
Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: What we're doing
Replies: 232
Views: 27137

Re: What we're doing

blast wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:25 pm
.....STILL playing Magic Flute.......

Chris
Mozart in the Jungle Style? Say it ain’t so.
by Schlitz
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: ITF 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 561

Re: ITF 2019

http://www.pedalnotemedia.com/the-brass-junkies/matt-niess Your name comes up a few times. They are probably just messing with you. Some pretty funny stories from Matt Niess in that show. Well, the details on some of those whoppers, makes one wonder how some security clearances were obtained. Matt ...
by Schlitz
Wed May 29, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Who is Sousa?
Replies: 31
Views: 838

Re: Who is Sousa?

In the grand scheme of things everyone on earth should know ... Sousa probably doesn't rank all that high on the list and it's a bit conceited to expect everyone to understand "wind band culture" and look down on people who don't. Far better to be kind, and be an ambassador for your interests and h...
by Schlitz
Fri May 24, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Looking to screw bell my Bach 50A3
Replies: 49
Views: 2097

Re: Looking to screw bell my Bach 50A3

You know Benn has a Q-Tip fetish on the workbench...... He must be low....
While Benn is local to me, if you want it done right, send it to him. Not saying there aren’t other good techs out there. Eric needs work too.
by Schlitz
Thu May 23, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Playing an Orchestra Concert when the power goes out
Replies: 9
Views: 342

Re: Playing an Orchestra Concert when the power goes out

It’s also Indiana. Lots of people, and organizations have invested in backup power sources. Obviously not this one.
by Schlitz
Wed May 22, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Shires Custom Bass Trombone with Trubores- SOLD
Replies: 3
Views: 344

Re: FS: Shires Custom Bass Trombone with Trubores- SOLD

Might wanna change the signature line.
by Schlitz
Sun May 19, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Symington London 1.5
Replies: 31
Views: 1352

Re: Symington London 1.5

There is a live AR thread on this forum.... can we keep AR talk on that thread. For what it's worth, someone here on the forum has a bass AR, He came to me for a lesson. He is very keen on it. Looks well made. I didn't try it. Chris I dunno, AR has places like Bald Knob, Slippery Rock, among others...
by Schlitz
Sat May 18, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Music Business
Topic: Kanstul
Replies: 113
Views: 8350

Re: Kanstul

Once again putting myself in Mike's shoes, the first trombone stuff I'd try to get into production would be the leadpipes. Lots of guys and gals playing Kanstul pipes in other makes of horn. If he's true to the spirit of Kanstul, he'll call them the Anaheim (or maybe "OC") leadpipes. He might even ...
by Schlitz
Sat May 18, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Music Business
Topic: Kanstul
Replies: 113
Views: 8350

Re: Kanstul

Its a little off topic, but I'm doing a "baby bass" for myself. And if anyones interested, a combination that works is a holton 9" bell, with a king 7b tuning tuning crook, two .562 valves (im using rotax) and a 547-562 slide. I am undecided on the leadpipe, but i may end up with either none, or a ...
by Schlitz
Fri May 17, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Good Travel Case
Replies: 14
Views: 453

Re: Good Travel Case

I’m interested to hear about experiences with Delta. I’m flying in a few weeks with a Shires screwbell bass case. The Marco Magi one. Any tips would be appreciated.
by Schlitz
Fri May 17, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: Music Business
Topic: Kanstul
Replies: 113
Views: 8350

Re: Kanstul

I am... slightly irked he hasn't just outright said BAC did or did not buy the Kanstul name and everything attached to it and/or that BAC ONLY bought "X" tooling and parts. He posted something else on Instagram, which like the video on facebook mildly implies BAC bought the company without him outr...
by Schlitz
Wed May 15, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Steve Shires building French horns?
Replies: 7
Views: 392

Re: Steve Shires building French horns?

... Kinda wished he took over Kanstul a little. Steve is based in New England. Kanstul was in Fullerton (LA Metro). It's a bit of a stretch. Well, he’s from Iowa. It can’t get any worse.... So that’s a Db for effort. Here’s the Horn Society ad. Very interesting. https://www.hornsociety.org/zh-tw/fr...
by Schlitz
Wed May 15, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Steve Shires building French horns?
Replies: 7
Views: 392

Re: Steve Shires building French horns?

Yeah, other instruments like a Euphonium, like Adams, just started buying parts manufacturers up. It would be interesting to understand his foundry model, how he sources the components. Kinda wished he took over Kanstul a little.
by Schlitz
Wed May 15, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Steve Shires building French horns?
Replies: 7
Views: 392

Re: Steve Shires building French horns?

Are these 100% him, or is he sourcing a percentage of the parts? I’d be interested in the rotaries used.
by Schlitz
Fri May 10, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Yamaha 421G
Replies: 11
Views: 581

Re: Yamaha 421G

I own several single valve basses. I have one set up to take a plug in valve. It’s all about playing, practicing, lessons, and studying. Way too much emphasis on equipment. Play what feels good, what you can handle, and have fun. Congratulations on your purchase.
by Schlitz
Sun May 05, 2019 1:17 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Shires Q Series Euphonium
Replies: 31
Views: 1195

Re: Shires Q Series Euphonium

It is not a rebadged eastman at all. They may share some components in the valve cluster, but my understanding is it's a completely different design. Finetales - ugh... my experiences were that the York instruments were not well designed or well made. Barry, is this the rumored Hiram Diaz design in...
by Schlitz
Fri May 03, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Shires Q Series Euphonium
Replies: 31
Views: 1195

Re: Shires Q Series Euphonium

The problem with Chinese-made horns is that the machining doesn't seem to be as accurate, and with something as finicky as compensating valves, it could be a problem. I've run into this a number of times: "Hey, I saved a bunch of money buying this Chinese instrument and it plays great!".... "Hmmmm....
by Schlitz
Fri May 03, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Shires Q Series Euphonium
Replies: 31
Views: 1195

Re: Shires Q Series Euphonium

If it’s the rumored Hiram Diaz one, possibly a medium shank, that would be interesting. If they market it as a military horn, that would be nice.
by Schlitz
Thu May 02, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Looking to screw bell my Bach 50A3
Replies: 49
Views: 2097

Re: Looking to screw bell my Bach 50A3

Burgerbob wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 8:07 pm
Benn would be able to do it there and has plenty of experience. Shouldn't take too long!
Benn did mine. Within the last six weeks. It’s a nobrainer. Hit Benn up on Facebook Messenger.
by Schlitz
Thu May 02, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Ecoll trombone
Replies: 10
Views: 340

Re: Ecoll trombone

harrisonreed wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 2:29 pm
Current bid is about 120 USD....
If only it were pitched in Dbb.... That would easily be a $3,500 horn.

Wait, if the Marines were playing them, they'd be in tune.
by Schlitz
Thu May 02, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Current manufacture single valve bass bones
Replies: 29
Views: 1027

Re: Current manufacture single valve bass bones

Hi all, Of all the current manufactured single valve .462 bass bones, give me a top 5 list please. I can't afford a "boutique/custome" type horn. Thanks! Maybe the OP should get a single valve for for his own reasons, and then get some spare brass tubes assembled to look like an E dependant that ca...
by Schlitz
Wed May 01, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Shires Q Series Euphonium
Replies: 31
Views: 1195

Re: Shires Q Series Euphonium

Looks like a rebadged Eastman.
by Schlitz
Wed May 01, 2019 3:07 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Current manufacture single valve bass bones
Replies: 29
Views: 1027

Re: Current manufacture single valve bass bones

I own both the Olds P-22 and a Conn 72H. I think the best bang for the buck, would be to refurbish a Bach 50B w/ an Olsen rotary, Thayer wrap, and the Olsen trigger.

If you end up with a P-22, make sure you talk to Doug Elliott about a mouthpiece. He makes a compatible shank taper.
by Schlitz
Wed May 01, 2019 2:58 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Looking to screw bell my Bach 50A3
Replies: 49
Views: 2097

Re: Looking to screw bell my Bach 50A3

Give Josh a call, you’ve already emailed him. Money talks. Osmun, Eric Edwards in TX, are other choices.

I have the Olsen ring, and screw bracing. I wish Olsen was running Bach.....
by Schlitz
Wed Apr 24, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Best option for a 72h replacement slide
Replies: 10
Views: 787

Re: Best option for a 72h replacement slide

The crook is the problem. At least for me spending anymore on mine. Getting a good crook has been the problem.
by Schlitz
Wed Apr 24, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Finding the custom horn for me
Replies: 88
Views: 3262

Re: Finding the custom horn for me

Wow This right here is why almost every professional player left TTF (Doug Yeo, Sam Burtis, Ralph Sauer, etc). The internet can give solid advice from Chris Stearn, one of the finest trombonists alive on the planet, and juxtapose it with some guy who calls a big Eb-alto trombone a bass, and make th...
by Schlitz
Mon Apr 22, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Custom CNC Mouthpiece Makers?
Replies: 22
Views: 1002

Re: Custom CNC Mouthpiece Makers?

Bob Reeves, Wedge, Houser, and more could do what you want. I’ve just seen their work and know people that use them. It’s a matter of asking as a customer. I’d vote for Wedge. But before you do that, call Doug.
by Schlitz
Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Edwards vs Shires
Replies: 56
Views: 4043

Re: Edwards vs Shires

by Schlitz
Sat Apr 06, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Best Case out there for a tenor?
Replies: 30
Views: 33258

Re: Best Case out there for a tenor?

I have an SKB for my Olds P-22. I’ve checked it twice, no problems. When I’ve traveled with my Xeno, I’ve opened it for security, and then locked it. No problems, in the case. I haven’t heard of any problems with a checked ipac tenor, or bass.
by Schlitz
Fri Apr 05, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Single Valve Bass Trombones
Replies: 24
Views: 1461

Re: Single Valve Bass Trombones

I have a Conn 72H and an Olds P-22. I currently play a Bach 50B with a plug in valve. My opinion, is to use a Bach, with either a Olsen rotary, or axial valve. But I’m quite fond of the Olds.
by Schlitz
Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Looking to screw bell my Bach 50A3
Replies: 49
Views: 2097

Re: Looking to screw bell my Bach 50AF3

I have that ring set, from Olsen (Ins Inv). Very straightforward. Call Mike and git r done.
by Schlitz
Sat Mar 30, 2019 2:03 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Case cover/backpack harness for Magi/Shires Bass case
Replies: 0
Views: 119

Case cover/backpack harness for Magi/Shires Bass case

Has anyone had a case cover/harness made for their Magi bass case. Any recommendations for someone to do that?

Thanks!
by Schlitz
Fri Mar 29, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Pull to E
Replies: 23
Views: 1124

Re: Pull to E

I am puzzled by your comment. I just Measured the F-Trigger tuning slide on my S-22 it has a total length of just over 17 cm. I notices a ring scribed on to the tuning slide at 14.3 cms. I do have a tuner so I'll be testing the impact of the slide pull. Never mind. I saw “very old” and thought “fla...
by Schlitz
Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Definitely Worth the Wait
Replies: 9
Views: 1100

Re: Definitely Worth the Wait

That was a beautiful horn to look at in the shop. Glad to see up and running.
by Schlitz
Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: The Bach 50 thread
Replies: 24
Views: 1605

Re: The Bach 50 thread

I have a Bach 50 constructed by Benn Hansson. Instrument Innovation rotaries, OE Thayer wraps, and it’s a plug in valve (dependent) design. I have a 9.5 and 10.5 bells, 9.5 is cut. Running on a rose brass MK GR leadpipe. Mike and Kim Olsen have wonderful stuff that is a great improvement over the st...
by Schlitz
Sat Mar 23, 2019 2:34 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: King 3b-f linkage
Replies: 5
Views: 407

Re: King 3b-f linkage

Nice. My first f-attachment was an Olds Opera, and other than the spring inside the rotor, it was pretty much the same setup as the King. I’m in Virginia Beach, VA. I’m guessing Baltimore/DC is the closest area is where I’m going to find a tech who does custom work. I was stationed out there in the...
by Schlitz
Sun Mar 17, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: King 3b-f linkage
Replies: 5
Views: 407

Re: King 3b-f linkage

Any good tech out there can fabricate this for you. I have an Olds P-22. I just visited Benn Hansson in Seattle, and he made a new trigger for me. Stainless steel set up. Where are you located?
by Schlitz
Sun Mar 17, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Beware of The UPS Store when shipping
Replies: 29
Views: 1508

Re: Beware of The UPS Store when shipping

If you live in a modern technology area, the time to download, fill out, print, and file a small claims action, is about the same as just going online and ranting about poor service standards. Sure, it can be a challenge to get a refund, or damages. Losers always whine about their best. Winners go h...
by Schlitz
Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Bifocals and Note Reading
Replies: 20
Views: 1314

Re: Bifocals and Note Reading

Another progressive lenses guy here. There’s two things I did. I had my single vision readers set for 26”. Kinda helped that the Doc and techs played instruments through college. Second, I either scan, or use Scanner Pro on my iPhone, to get all of my music into a large screen tablet. Particularly i...
by Schlitz
Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Bach 42 expo find
Replies: 15
Views: 1126

Re: Bach 42 expo find

Citristrip, scotchbrite, and lava soap. It’ll make it purdy....... You supply the banjo music.
by Schlitz
Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTB Shires Bass Screw Bell
Replies: 2
Views: 276

Re: WTB Shires Bass Screw Bell

Buy bell, send bell to Benn in Seattle, have bell cut, and have Benn send bell. The only question, is what screw rings do you prefer? I used the (Instrument Innovations) Olsen Ring of Power Kit. Keep tooting.....
by Schlitz
Mon Mar 11, 2019 1:24 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Buying a horn after a long hiatus
Replies: 7
Views: 661

Re: Buying a horn after a long hiatus

Ditto for Yamaha. I started out on a 321 euphonium, and 612 Rii bass. Bought my large F attachment Xeno used more than 4 years ago. Good consistent quality.
by Schlitz
Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Sticky pistons
Replies: 26
Views: 10668

Re: Sticky pistons

ghmerrill wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2019 5:04 pm
This appears to be a viola joke I haven't seen previously.
Quite seriously true. I met the husband walking the dog last year. He’s a music therapist married to a viola playing strings teacher. Can’t make this stuff up.
by Schlitz
Sat Mar 09, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Sticky pistons
Replies: 26
Views: 10668

Re: Sticky pistons

Storing on the bell is not good for two reasons. First, this will attract woodwind and high brass players to the area, and they will then step on the bell. This may happen even if the horn is in your own home. The attraction of tuba bells to the feet of these players is strong. Second, if you put i...
by Schlitz
Sat Mar 09, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Beware of The UPS Store when shipping
Replies: 29
Views: 1508

Re: Beware of The UPS Store when shipping

Small claims court is the appropriate way to solve this. Calling people, or trying to find people just runs out the clock. When I have shipped stuff, yup, I use my phone to observe the boxing and wrapping. Taking an appropriate picture, or video as necessary. If you do regularly ship horns, you need...
by Schlitz
Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: screw bell case roundup
Replies: 54
Views: 5376

Re: screw bell case roundup

I think I missed that thread on the old forum. THANKS a lot. I have a hard time getting around during the winter. This is a great solution.
by Schlitz
Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: screw bell case roundup
Replies: 54
Views: 5376

Re: screw bell case roundup

Having been picking up somebody at the airport and dropping them off... You get a lot more questions before and after security from "helpful" people that think they know what you have than you have problems with the security personnel. A big sticker that says "trombone" goes a long way to answer a ...

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