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by Schlitz
Thu Dec 12, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Joe Alessi
Replies: 138
Views: 6898

Re: Joe Alessi

harrisonreed wrote:
Thu Dec 12, 2019 5:26 pm
It would have to be a miracle of a horn to make me consider spending more money on instruments. Count me out haha
He’s definitely buying one at some point.
by Schlitz
Wed Dec 11, 2019 1:38 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Anti-depressant properties of being a brass player
Replies: 10
Views: 351

Re: Anti-depressant properties of being a brass player

Yeah, but if you sit behind eight, or more, violas, that could be trade off. You're more likely to get yelled at for playing too loud. And not to be really mean, but, NEVER program anything that starts fast,
and the violas have the melody. It's all about codependency.
by Schlitz
Tue Dec 10, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Joe Alessi
Replies: 138
Views: 6898

Re: Joe Alessi

Joe doesn’t play this horn anymore.
by Schlitz
Tue Dec 10, 2019 1:21 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Joe Alessi
Replies: 138
Views: 6898

Re: Joe Alessi

I assume they have a bit of a higher-output, slightly-lower-quality-even-if-they-say-it's-not side of the workshop at Shires that is doing the Q parts. But that's just my assumption. I doubt it. Having two separate production setups is likely to end up being more expensive than producing everything...
by Schlitz
Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Joe Alessi
Replies: 138
Views: 6898

Re: Joe Alessi

harrisonreed wrote:
Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:40 pm
I still don't understand how "parts manufactured in MA, but assembled in China" makes sense for modular horns ...

I can assemble a modular horn in about two minutes for free.
1/8 the labor, along with hazmat containment processes, would be a guess.
by Schlitz
Thu Dec 05, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Keeping a horn "original"
Replies: 18
Views: 543

Re: Keeping a horn "original"

paulyg wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:58 pm

It's just a trombone.

If someone else's modifications vex or anger you, then that's your problem.
Those angry people need to switch to choral groups, and voice lessons. The really miserable ones already play the viola.
by Schlitz
Thu Dec 05, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Keeping a horn "original"
Replies: 18
Views: 543

Re: Keeping a horn "original"

Rotary/axial valves and bell ring from Instrument Innovations on Bach hardware. Too easy.
by Schlitz
Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: WTB:/ISO: Doug Elliott L9 Shank
Replies: 0
Views: 62

WTB:/ISO: Doug Elliott L9 Shank

Hey there, I'm trying to find a DE L9 shank. If you've got one laying around and need some Holiday cash, please let me know.
by Schlitz
Fri Nov 29, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: The Bach 42 Thread
Replies: 28
Views: 1343

Re: The Bach 42 Thread

Bach5G wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 4:04 pm
I bought a Corp 42B from a friend a few years back. The blow always seemed a little squirelly(technical term).
Should've just rolled it up in a coat and smacked it with a hammer.
by Schlitz
Tue Nov 26, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Any differences in the Eastman-era Shires?
Replies: 5
Views: 463

Re: Any differences in the Eastman-era Shires?

As long as Steve Shires and his team are still there, I don't think you are going to see any changes in the quality of design or instruments. Eastman is a good company, and is working with other similar boutique companies. Their current management knows that cutting open the golden goose is not a g...
by Schlitz
Tue Nov 26, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Joe Alessi
Replies: 138
Views: 6898

Re: Joe Alessi

Norbie- I'm in the industry, mark my word. Any more details would be personal and I will not opine based on my respect for the individual. Paul GT said it best - we should thank the Getzen family for their dedication to their craft- they were there long before JA came around. It is our charge to ma...
by Schlitz
Sun Nov 24, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Joe Alessi
Replies: 138
Views: 6898

Re: Joe Alessi

Jeez, you guys are worse than the guitar forum people. Someone touches a horn that isn't their signature horn or something and instantly "HE'S LEFT EDWARDS FOR SHIRES". Seems pretty likely that a guy would leave a company he's had a relationship with for decades, that even designed a horn, JUST FOR...
by Schlitz
Sun Nov 24, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Horn for pit orchestra work
Replies: 38
Views: 1396

Re: Horn for pit orchestra work

I’d vote for the King 3BF. Play a bunch of them, no matter the make/model.

From experience, if you leave the pit for a break, put the horn in the case.
by Schlitz
Tue Nov 12, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTS: Thein Ben Van Dijk Bass Trombone
Replies: 23
Views: 988

Re: WTS: Thein Ben Van Dijk Bass Trombone

Parody is a difficult thing to convey over text and usually crosses over the line when there is no difference between your text and a statement someone would unironically make and given historical contention over this issue combined with the fact that there have been nearly identical comments made ...
by Schlitz
Tue Nov 12, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTS: Thein Ben Van Dijk Bass Trombone
Replies: 23
Views: 988

Re: WTS: Thein Ben Van Dijk Bass Trombone

If someone was interested enough to make a great offer, I'll sell it. Lower and I probably won't. You can leave the snarky comments at the door, thanks. I don't want to seem irritated, but no need to post that comment in someone's ad. Jim, thanks! I'm not sure. I've got a great Rath, Bach, and Cour...
by Schlitz
Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: Doug Elliott ST 99/C/C2 FS
Replies: 8
Views: 372

Re: Doug Elliott ST 99/C/C2 FS

I've bought from James before. He's an honest, real guy. A pleasure to do business with!
by Schlitz
Tue Nov 12, 2019 2:53 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Happy Veterans Day!
Replies: 5
Views: 134

Re: Happy Veterans Day!

Neo Bri wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 6:47 pm
Yes, thank you veterans. Doug Eliott and I were both in military bands, and probably lots of other members, too. That being said, my job wasn't so dangerous. Thank you folks.
If you carpooled to the base, with trumpet players, that was dangerous. Don't kid yourself.
by Schlitz
Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: SOLD, PLEASE DELETE: Holton TR-158 screw bell circa 1981
Replies: 3
Views: 218

Re: FS: Holton TR-158 screw bell circa 1981

Yep, I have a 156 and these cases fly easily. The other perk is it fitting into storage/personal lockers at work. Riding a bus/ferry/light rail, very ideal.
by Schlitz
Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: WILLSON Euphonium
Replies: 2
Views: 234

Re: FS: WILLSON Euphonium

These are the ones with the better valves, in my opinion.
by Schlitz
Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Here we go again
Replies: 13
Views: 614

Re: Here we go again

What you might do is get the V cup Ferguson 1.5 and a DE Remington shank. Then, send them to Bob Reeves do they can cut the shank and thread the Ferguson throat to take the DE shank. Don't even need to make it that complicated. Reeves does the "sleeves" thing so they can actually convert any Morse ...
by Schlitz
Sat Nov 02, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTB: Holton Plug-in Valve
Replies: 2
Views: 221

Re: WTB: Holton Plug-in Valve

Benn is the man for making those. I have one for my Bach 50. Cost wise, probably better to use an Olsen rotary, and their trigger. Unfortunately, the place where I got the wrap segments is no longer making them.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/ZCJ2GwULvxAZPDtWA
by Schlitz
Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Greg black
Replies: 24
Views: 1032

Re: Greg black

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by Schlitz
Thu Oct 31, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: leadpipe
Replies: 20
Views: 635

Re: leadpipe

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by Schlitz
Thu Oct 31, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: leadpipe
Replies: 20
Views: 635

Re: leadpipe

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by Schlitz
Mon Oct 28, 2019 2:09 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: George Curran thumb rest
Replies: 7
Views: 436

Re: George Curran thumb rest

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by Schlitz
Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Greg black
Replies: 24
Views: 1032

Re: Greg black

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by Schlitz
Thu Oct 24, 2019 2:44 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Greg black
Replies: 24
Views: 1032

Re: Greg black

I’d say Greg wears a size 11, maybe 11.5. Standard D width.
by Schlitz
Mon Oct 21, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Christian Lindberg, again
Replies: 6
Views: 543

Re: Christian Lindberg, again

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by Schlitz
Mon Oct 21, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Christian Lindberg, again
Replies: 6
Views: 543

Re: Christian Lindberg, again

Obviously, he doesn’t wear size 10 shoes.....
by Schlitz
Thu Oct 17, 2019 1:19 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: Found: Thanks!!
Replies: 0
Views: 119

Found: Thanks!!

Found.
by Schlitz
Sun Oct 13, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Why not a Carbon Fiber Contra?
Replies: 40
Views: 1674

Re: Why not a Carbon Fiber Contra?

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by Schlitz
Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:17 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Jokes and one liners from the back row
Replies: 49
Views: 3517

Re: Jokes and one liners from the back row

whitbey wrote:
Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:30 am
In elementary school, in case of fire you have to line up quietly in a single file line from smallest to tallest. What is the logic? Do tall people burn slower?
If the sprinklers kick on, we’re the last ones to drown.....
by Schlitz
Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:16 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Jokes and one liners from the back row
Replies: 49
Views: 3517

Re: Jokes and one liners from the back row

Real Witches drive stick......
by Schlitz
Sun Oct 13, 2019 2:10 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Spit valve
Replies: 7
Views: 452

Re: Spit valve

My routine for Amado valves is a couple of drops of valve oil before I play and a couple of drops when I return the instrument to the case. Draining condensation will rinse the lubrication off, encouraging corrosion. To reduce or eliminate the formation of crud in the first place, floss and brush y...
by Schlitz
Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: do they still make the Ergobone?
Replies: 3
Views: 458

Re: do they still make the Ergobone?

8 are listed as “in stock” at Thompson’s. Got mine there, about 9 months ago.
by Schlitz
Sat Oct 12, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: FS mouthpieces (Giddings, Marcinkiewicz, Chansons), trombone and trumpet
Replies: 10
Views: 795

Re: FS Marcinkiewicz 105 and Phil Teele

$80 for the 105, standard bass shank is a steal. Hell, these are priced to move.
by Schlitz
Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Spit valve
Replies: 7
Views: 452

Re: Spit valve

I have Pollard water keys across most of my horns. Improved design over the standard Amado. There’s also the Saturn. Weekly maintenance on the pollard is two drops of valve oil.
by Schlitz
Tue Oct 08, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Who is Florida Man?
Replies: 16
Views: 781

Re: Who is Florida Man?

Out in the stix here in WA, we have the glorious Kitsap Peninsula, and the sparkling MSA of Bremerton/Port Orchard. Commonly known as the armpit/jock strap area, y’all look like amateurs to these people. http://www.nbcnews.com/id/21758302/ns/us_news-weird_news/t/they-taught-us-shop-class-use-right-t...
by Schlitz
Tue Oct 08, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: half-rant half-cry-for-help ("Cold" (warmup lost) after long rests)
Replies: 16
Views: 654

Re: half-rant half-cry-for-help ("Cold" (warmup lost) after long rests)

My suggestions would be to wrap the mouthpiece in a cloth, and put it in your pocket. Water, cut out caffeine a few hours before the rehearsal, and cut down the carbs. The group I play in, has members commuting from long distances out. IMHO, it’s a poor display in planning and rehearsal technique to...
by Schlitz
Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Rotary valves: Open Port Vs. Closed Port
Replies: 16
Views: 832

Re: Rotary valves: Open Port Vs. Closed Port

Generally if you're looking to replace valves, you're not going to replace ones on a high end custom horn like an Edwards, Greehnoe, Shires, Rath, etc. 100% agreement. These valves are ideally suited for Bach hardware. A used Bach reconfigured with these valves is a manageable animal. Go further wi...
by Schlitz
Sat Oct 05, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: New Butler, or Butler mod
Replies: 8
Views: 587

Re: New Butler, or Butler mod

If you had your current horn converted to detachable bracing, making it modular, I would think yes. Butler is very approachable, with lots of interest at this past ITF. You would have to decide if you'd prioritize having a lighter slide, or bell.
by Schlitz
Sat Oct 05, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: George Roberts equipment
Replies: 66
Views: 2994

Re: George Roberts equipment

Doug Yeo too. His horn isn’t stock, probably never was, and the Butler mods are fantastic. I don't know for sure, but I don't think that's true. Yamaha may very well have assembled his personal instruments with even more careful attention to detail than their normally excellent standards, but as fa...
by Schlitz
Thu Oct 03, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Starting Bass Trombone at 60 - Am I crazy?
Replies: 30
Views: 1031

Re: Starting Bass Trombone at 60 - Am I crazy?

Single, or double valve, whatever you decide, get it to a tech. Get the triggers set up properly For you.

I find the Ergobone to be a good thing too.
by Schlitz
Thu Oct 03, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: George Roberts equipment
Replies: 66
Views: 2994

Re: George Roberts equipment

Other than a prototype Yamaha never made a George Roberts model - they blew it with their maners! Yamaha seems to have that effect on people. Ko-Ichiro Yamamoto just dropped them for Shires. I have heard that it is very difficult for signature artists to get favorable treatment from Yamaha. Doug Ye...
by Schlitz
Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: George Roberts equipment
Replies: 66
Views: 2994

Re: George Roberts equipment

One rumor I've heard is that George kept the same leadpipe through most of his career. When he changed companies, his old leadpipe went with him. https://trombone.org/articles/view.php?id=257 " Every time I participated in developing a new horn, one thing that stayed with me was the leadpipe. My le...

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