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by vetsurginc
Tue Sep 22, 2020 7:03 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Press fit Lead Pipe Issue
Replies: 5
Views: 486

Re: Press fit Lead Pipe Issue

I use a bit of painters tape around the top (Bach42 lead pipe).
by vetsurginc
Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: Technology
Topic: Recommended score readers for iPad
Replies: 7
Views: 727

Re: Recommended score readers for iPad

Just got the iPad 12.9 and started with Forscore. It's working very well. I'm still learning the in's and out's. First "get used to it" was no home screen, always opens with what you were doing last. They are still adapting to the new OS as not all things seem to work. One I ran into was the merge f...
by vetsurginc
Thu Sep 10, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Safety Razor Question
Replies: 15
Views: 1018

Re: Safety Razor Question

If you want real retro try a Gillette double edge. With brush and bar soap for lube. As the blade dulls, sharpen by honing on the inside of a ceramic coffee cup (navy style is nice and sturdy). No nicks and one blade for 17 days. Horseback ride up the C&O canal to Cumberland gap 1965. Not the best s...
by vetsurginc
Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Mutes in a symphonic setting
Replies: 22
Views: 2171

Re: Mutes in a symphonic setting

Thoughts on buckets for bass bone? I am using the soft-tone like BurckhardtS as it is realatively quick, and quiet to place and remove. If it's a really only for a couple of measures I just play into the stand.

doug maccoy
by vetsurginc
Sun Aug 16, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Cases
Topic: Case for a Valve Trombone
Replies: 5
Views: 694

Re: Case for a Valve Trombone

I'm happy with an SKB for my Bach 42ob. Got a MAX for my holton bass also a good case, good foam.
by vetsurginc
Sun Aug 09, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Warning: Flaw in eBay returns process
Replies: 2
Views: 602

Re: Warning: Flaw in eBay returns process

Had a similar problem that was complicated by UPS contract person had wrong address, so my package could not be delivered. After a two month wait, with attempted instructions from myself and seller. UPS suddenly decicded they could return it to the seller and after another two months, managed to do ...
by vetsurginc
Mon Aug 03, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Trombone materials
Replies: 5
Views: 559

Re: Trombone materials

Worth taking your teacher! Did this with a tuba purchase. Well worth the cost of a lesson or two.
by vetsurginc
Mon Aug 03, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Advice needed on inner wear
Replies: 35
Views: 1985

Re: Advice needed on inner wear

While I hate to be without a horn for the time necessary for repairs, sometimes shipping to a good service is the best way to go. Get everything done in one swell foop and not have to do anything else for a good long while.
by vetsurginc
Tue Jul 28, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: Technology
Topic: Home-recording Microphones
Replies: 21
Views: 1955

Re: Home-recording Microphones

At the low end, what are the thoughts on the Blue Yeti, either the USB only or the Pro model? I've been using one at home doing tracks and recording practice sessions. It's a bedroom "studio" situation but the cardioid pattern seems to reject extraneous noise.
by vetsurginc
Sat Jul 18, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTB:pre-owned dependent bass
Replies: 4
Views: 626

Re: WTB:pre-owned dependent bass

Any interest in a 1972 era Holton 180?
by vetsurginc
Sat Jul 04, 2020 8:01 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Schilke 60
Replies: 8
Views: 1050

Re: Schilke 60

BGuttman wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:12 pm
Bach5G wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:00 pm
When I was in music school back in the 70s, the symph bass trb was said to play a Schilke 62.
62 is a small tuba mouthpiece
That explains why my son likes it. Primary tuba player. He even had his 60's throat opened a bit! This playing on a Holton 180.
by vetsurginc
Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: What is your protip for buying a trombone.
Replies: 30
Views: 2742

Re: What is your protip for buying a trombone.

Step 1: play a lot of trombone Step 2: play a lot of trombones Step 3: buy a horn you think is really good Step 4: get really good at playing that horn Step 5: keep trying new types of trombones Step 6: find a trombone that is significantly better than the dream horn you thought was good, because i...
by vetsurginc
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Best Brand for tools?
Replies: 5
Views: 798

Re: Best Brand for tools?

Man, Ferree's catalog that makes your head spin. So specifics, say for Rath screws? I know I need the 6" length, but tip and width I'd be guessing.

Thanks again!

doug maccoy
by vetsurginc
Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Best Brand for tools?
Replies: 5
Views: 798

Best Brand for tools?

My garden variety tool set (home depot, northern, craftsman ancient) are beginning to wear out so time to get some good stuff. Hex wrench in 2mm is needed, so a set running to little stuff. Precision as I don't want to mis-size and gronk a screw socket. Long reach small tip screwdriver for slipping ...
by vetsurginc
Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: Music Business
Topic: Instrument Insurance
Replies: 11
Views: 1598

Re: Instrument Insurance

Another :good: for Clarion. Cover everything except maybe leaving on a park bench overnight. Great to work with.
by vetsurginc
Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Water in a Hagmann valve case?
Replies: 2
Views: 572

Re: Water in a Hagmann valve case?

Good news. Disassembled and thorough cleaning of the valve has it running nice again.
by vetsurginc
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Water in a Hagmann valve case?
Replies: 2
Views: 572

Water in a Hagmann valve case?

I'm evaluating a Rath R9 bass for purchase(from Dillon). Horn is in good shape overall as far as cosmetics. Outside of lead pipe showed corrosion but not bad, suggesting the horn didn't get a lot of maintinance. Playing was good, But as the afternoon wore on I noticed the F valve was being inconsist...
by vetsurginc
Wed Jun 03, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Do you play bass or tenor? Double? And why?
Replies: 54
Views: 3475

Re: Do you play bass or tenor? Double? And why?

Started with Bach student tenor in elementary school and stuck with that through HS. Was off playing for a while (too much work in my primary job). Then started again when my son was in HS having fun with tuba and bass bone. Picked up again with a beater student horn, then an old (1943) Bach 16. Add...
by vetsurginc
Wed Jun 03, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Range of acceptable sizes for bass
Replies: 34
Views: 3922

Re: Range of acceptable sizes for bass

Error on my part. It is a Schilke 59 not 58. It is a sweet piece. The 1AL is less tiring running in the upper Bp C range. But 59 and 60 both go there too. Just don't last as long (and then again what is a bass bone doing up there other than short stints :-)
by vetsurginc
Tue Jun 02, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Range of acceptable sizes for bass
Replies: 34
Views: 3922

Re: Range of acceptable sizes for bass

I'm in at the end of this discussion. But I was wondering if the Schilke were considered? Sounds like Elow is in an ideal position to try different pieces. I'm running a Holton TR180. Use a throat opened Schilke 60 when I'm filling in on tuba charts, a straight Schilke 60 in orchestra, Schilke 58 in...
by vetsurginc
Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Spit valve
Replies: 7
Views: 896

Re: Spit valve

Have one on my Holton 180 bass, and Bach42 and Bach 16. As you can imagine the bass is a mega condenser of water. Every so often flow goes down and I need to flush and lube them (can of computer duster air, and rotor oil, sometimes a blast with WD40). They can be taken apart and cleaned. SEShires ha...
by vetsurginc
Thu Sep 12, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Makin' Whoopee Tanner arrangement
Replies: 7
Views: 1105

Re: Makin' Whoopee Tanner arrangement

The Wolpe is my favorite so far. It leaves a lot of room for add ons. Course I'm partial to nice low parts.
by vetsurginc
Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: How to modify Hamilton stand
Replies: 23
Views: 2566

Re: How to modify Hamilton stand

brassmedic wrote:
Fri Jul 26, 2019 2:47 am
1. Buy a K&M stand.

2. Throw away the Hamilton stand.
+1
by vetsurginc
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTB Shires Bass Screw/Travel Bell
Replies: 2
Views: 511

Re: WTB Shires Bass Screw/Travel Bell

Check the Facebook Marketplace. JoseLeonardo Leon (Symphony of the Americas) has an R9 with screw bell for sale. Not a Shires but a good horn.
by vetsurginc
Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Getting pbone slide smooth
Replies: 3
Views: 635

Re: Getting pbone slide smooth

Dryer the better is what my experience has been. I have polished the stockings and then coated with Renaissance wax (used by British Museum on exhibits). Very smooth at start of play. As condensation accumulates, more drag. Good for playing on the beach, or tossing in the sidecar for a quick run som...
by vetsurginc
Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Mt Vernon Bach trombones
Replies: 28
Views: 5476

Re: Mt Vernon Bach trombones

I'm running a 1942 Stradivarius 16, copper bell, ultralight slide. First owner Morty Trautman, second owner Michael Balogh. Super horn. Very beautiful, focused sound.

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