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by afugate
Sat Sep 19, 2020 7:16 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Has Shires diversified?
Replies: 28
Views: 1653

Re: Has Shires diversified?

Doug Elliott wrote:
Thu Sep 17, 2020 12:56 pm
I think I'll start putting a hinge on my rims instead of threads.
Makes perfect sense for the XB line... :lol:

-- Andy in OKC
by afugate
Sat Sep 19, 2020 7:12 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Apartment plus covid means practice stress. Where do you practice?
Replies: 15
Views: 813

Re: Apartment plus covid means practice stress. Where do you practice?

There are so many things to learn when first starting the trombone. Not all of them require the horn. Forming an embouchure correctly is a big one. Perhaps a starter lesson with someone like Doug would be a good investment at this point. I know in my case he suggested a few exercises that made a sig...
by afugate
Mon Sep 14, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Yamaha 356R - Bell Section Only, in very good condition
Replies: 6
Views: 673

Re: FS: Yamaha 356R - Bell Section Only, in very good condition

Klimchak wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:58 am
afugate wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 6:11 am
Any idea if the bell section would work with a Yamaha 645 slide?

--Andy in OKC
Yes it will.
What did you think of the combination?
--Andy in OKC
by afugate
Mon Sep 14, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Yamaha 356R - Bell Section Only, in very good condition
Replies: 6
Views: 673

Re: FS: Yamaha 356R - Bell Section Only, in very good condition

SoVTTb wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 6:35 am
I tried this a year or two ago, and it worked just fine. The 645 is a straight .525 correct?
Yep.

--Andy in OKC
by afugate
Mon Sep 14, 2020 6:11 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Yamaha 356R - Bell Section Only, in very good condition
Replies: 6
Views: 673

Re: FS: Yamaha 356R - Bell Section Only, in very good condition

Any idea if the bell section would work with a Yamaha 645 slide?

--Andy in OKC
by afugate
Fri Sep 04, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Recording yourself
Replies: 10
Views: 789

Re: Recording yourself

Usually I record myself when I'm doing play-along, both classical and jazz. I listen and imagine it is performed by someone else, not me. When I'm listening back to my improvisations I think of me listening as a collegue in the trombone section. I imagine the trombone player beside me stands up to ...
by afugate
Fri Sep 04, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: 3BF mod: What would you do with this?
Replies: 53
Views: 2921

Re: 3BF mod: What would you do with this?

I mean, the 3BF is a hugely popular horn for a reason. For me, I play a lot of commercial, in addition to big band and New Orleans. The 3BF is an invaluable horn for that, as it gives you that bottom octave when you need it (having a solid low E♭ below the stave is a huge benefit. There are also fr...
by afugate
Fri Sep 04, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Rath 00 series. Any good?
Replies: 9
Views: 819

Re: Rath 00 series. Any good?

Is a Rath R400 an R4? No. There are some limitations on customizability of the 00 series relative to the "non 00" series. Will this make a difference? For most of us probably not. But if you are a serious pro like Bill (above), it might. FYI, Bill is "WGWTR180". Thought you might not know since you...
by afugate
Tue Sep 01, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Cases
Topic: Superfine Handcrafted Cases - SALE!
Replies: 29
Views: 2263

Re: Superfine Handcrafted Cases

Further, the main proprietor of the company is a very reputable member of TromboneChat whom I've dealt with many times. Always excellent. With concern from some over the years about who's reputable, how not to get scammed online, etc... this is a company I would trust, no questions asked. I agree 1...
by afugate
Fri Aug 21, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: USPS
Replies: 113
Views: 9383

Re: USPS

Puts on "elected official" hat... (Most of you do not know I'm a state legislator in Oklahoma. I'm at the bottom of the totem pole, but at least I have a seat at the table.) The US Postal Service predates the United States by a year (1775) and is actually a Constitutionally-mandated function of the ...
by afugate
Wed Aug 12, 2020 6:58 am
Forum: Technology
Topic: Help with recording
Replies: 15
Views: 1282

Re: Help with recording

There was an older gentleman, an orchestral bass bone player that occasionally frequented both this forum and the previous. (I believe his name is Bob?) He suggested using two mikes - one in front and one over your shoulder. I've tried this a few times, with the front mike off-axis and the rear mike...
by afugate
Wed Aug 12, 2020 6:51 am
Forum: Music Business
Topic: Bad news from the symphonic scene
Replies: 39
Views: 4205

Re: Bad news from the symphonic scene

BGuttman wrote:
Wed Aug 05, 2020 4:35 pm
Farts are not droplets. They are chemicals dispersed in air.
This is an important distinction that is often lost.

Yes, the virus is very, very small. But the transmission vector is not.

-- Andy in OKC
by afugate
Mon Jul 20, 2020 6:13 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Carousel/NY Phil at Lincoln Center
Replies: 8
Views: 1111

Re: Carousel/NY Phil at Lincoln Center

AndrewMeronek wrote:
Sun Jul 19, 2020 7:38 am
For a bit of fun: name the trombonists! :biggrin:
I saw David Finlayson in the section. :cool:
--Andy in OKC
by afugate
Fri Jul 17, 2020 5:46 am
Forum: Technology
Topic: Speakers loud enough to play along with
Replies: 16
Views: 1569

Re: Speakers loud enough to play along with

I bought one of these. Then bought a second one to have stereo. 3 inputs so you can get right and left out of only one. Also a 3.5 mm jack for audio. https://www.guitarcenter.com/Kustom-PA/PA50-Personal-PA-System-1304980282163.gc?rNtt=Pa50&index=1 This, and an inexpensive speaker stand. Optional, b...
by afugate
Wed Jul 15, 2020 5:49 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Bad playing days
Replies: 9
Views: 1466

Re: Bad playing days

When this happens to me, it's generally because I'm allowing a bad habit to slip in. Generally, that's in my embouchure so I become very deliberate about what I'm doing.

Fortunately, it happens far less often these days.

--Andy in OKC
by afugate
Tue Jul 14, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Woah
Replies: 19
Views: 2028

Re: Woah

walldaja wrote:
Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:35 am
Listening to your own recordings is a humbling experience but helps you find and fix things that would otherwise be missed.
This 👆👆👆👆

--Andy in OKC
by afugate
Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:57 am
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: Illinois Summer Music Online: Free Trombone Class
Replies: 3
Views: 933

Re: Illinois Summer Music Online: Free Trombone Class

Neither link is working. Registration: https://appserv7.admin.uillinois.edu/FormBuilderSurvey/Survey/uiuc_faa/school_of_music/illinois_summer_music_online/ Direct link for Professor Chasanov's session: https://music.illinois.edu/event/elevating-your-trombone-and-musical-skills-elliot-chasanov --And...
by afugate
Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:34 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: If you slowly replace the parts of your Shires trombone...
Replies: 12
Views: 1298

Re: If you slowly replace the parts of your Shires trombone...

harrisonreed wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 6:17 am
If you slowly replace the parts of your Shires trombone with upgrades from Shires, until all of the pieces have been replaced, is it the same trombone?
Harrison is the Theseus of the trombone world... :lol:

--Andy in OKC
by afugate
Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:31 am
Forum: Technology
Topic: iPhone to iPhone (or other) camera
Replies: 17
Views: 1588

Re: iPhone to iPhone (or other) camera

Maybe spend a few bucks and get an endoscope/borescope for this? It seems like it would be much easier to maneuver it around on the end of a pole, and might be more useful in general. -- Andy in OKC That was my first thought. The only reason I haven't done it is that which ones work with which phon...
by afugate
Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:51 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: A fad we haven't seen yet...fortunately?
Replies: 23
Views: 1851

Re: A fad we haven't seen yet...fortunately?

One of the ways you can order a custom-made electric bass is "relic-ed," or artificially made to look like you've been dragging it around to bar gigs, sweating all over it, and having beer bottles thrown at it for a few decades. There is a market for this precisely because it doesn't take decades o...
by afugate
Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:05 am
Forum: Technology
Topic: iPhone to iPhone (or other) camera
Replies: 17
Views: 1588

Re: iPhone to iPhone (or other) camera

Maybe spend a few bucks and get an endoscope/borescope for this? It seems like it would be much easier to maneuver it around on the end of a pole, and might be more useful in general.

-- Andy in OKC
by afugate
Sat Jun 20, 2020 6:05 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Holton 181 info needed
Replies: 10
Views: 939

Re: Holton 181 info needed

Beyond the holton, I have about 10 king 606 trombones, with maybe 3 working slides between all of them. I can buy used horns with booster money, but only if the horns are used from a reputable dealer like Dillon Music or the like. I have a lot of instrument needs at this school, so I have been comp...
by afugate
Mon Jun 15, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Wasn’t this just sold?
Replies: 28
Views: 2084

Re: Wasn’t this just sold?

FWIW, people should be cautious about engaging in business contacts or agreements with minors, including buying and selling goods here. Another up-vote for less anonymity here on the forum. Would be good to know who you are dealing with and how old they are. Particularly in the classified section. ...
by afugate
Fri Jun 12, 2020 7:01 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Good bassbone duets to buy
Replies: 13
Views: 1350

Re: Good bassbone duets to buy

Thank you, @Bonearzt! :)

--Andy in OKC
by afugate
Thu Jun 11, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Adding a second counterweight
Replies: 28
Views: 2153

Re: Adding a second counterweight

Is that a second connection point on the bell flare? If so, why? --Andy in OKC its from the first try, but it was the wrong place to fix the counterweight. I forgot to remove it before i made the picture. Thx. By the way, I really like the idea of being able to control the balance in two directions...
by afugate
Thu Jun 11, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Small Bore Outer Slide Tubes
Replies: 6
Views: 772

Re: FS: Small Bore Outer Slide Tubes

Email sent.

--Andy in OKC
by afugate
Thu Jun 11, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Problem with initial attack
Replies: 24
Views: 3117

Re: Problem with initial attack

Can a mouth too open for breathing can be the problem? I haven't watched you play, so I don't know if it's related to your problem, but a hesitation in an attack can definitely be related to opening the mouth to take a breath and then having to reset everything on the initial attack. Depending on h...
by afugate
Thu Jun 11, 2020 6:15 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Good bassbone duets to buy
Replies: 13
Views: 1350

Re: Good bassbone duets to buy

I recently got a cello duet book: Rokoko-Duette, Boismortier-Zwei Sonaten and Corrette-Sonate Edition Moeck Nr.1045 That are really fun to play, challenging, but not ridiculously hard! Kyle Gordon, former bass trombone in the Houston Grand Opera and now in the Pershing band, has recorded both parts...
by afugate
Thu Jun 11, 2020 5:38 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Adding a second counterweight
Replies: 28
Views: 2153

Re: Adding a second counterweight

heinzgries wrote:
Thu Jun 11, 2020 3:02 am
BGuttman wrote:
Wed Jun 10, 2020 8:43 pm
For that matter, you may want to look at the contraption Heinz Gries put on his trombone. It's his avatar.
here is a better pic of these
Image
Is that a second connection point on the bell flare? If so, why?

--Andy in OKC
by afugate
Tue Jun 09, 2020 7:06 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Which brand of horn or combination of materials produce the best slide vibrato?
Replies: 23
Views: 1959

Re: Which brand of horn or combination of materials produce the best slide vibrato?

dukesboneman wrote:
Fri May 29, 2020 9:18 pm
Phil Wilson has the coolest slide vibrato
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Akh3aIiJuXU
Oh, that was good! :good:

--Andy in OKC
by afugate
Thu Jun 04, 2020 6:53 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Learning piano
Replies: 14
Views: 1298

Re: Learning piano

Thanks Andy. How is that mouthpiece you got from me working out? I like it, but I've mostly kept the trumpet in the case since January. In my new role as a state legislator, face time on the horn can be a challenge. Rarely do I get time to do more than put my chops back together for a performance. ...
by afugate
Wed Jun 03, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Learning piano
Replies: 14
Views: 1298

Re: Learning piano

You need weighted keys, not springloaded. It makes a huge difference in the learning process. There are some inexpensive 88 key digitals out there that would be fine to start, but be careful. If advertised as touch sensitive, it will be springloaded and not worth the effort. Technically 61 keys is ...
by afugate
Mon Jun 01, 2020 6:48 am
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: identities
Replies: 28
Views: 2416

Re: identities

Vegastokc wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 6:43 am
Didn't you mean: "I'm Bach Man" :roll:
:lol: :lol: :lol:

--Andy in OKC
by afugate
Sat May 30, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Cleaning under cork Barrels
Replies: 8
Views: 932

Re: Cleaning under cork Barrels

BGuttman wrote:
Sat May 30, 2020 7:12 am
You can get in there with a cotton swab. I've also used cotton pads (the 2 inch square ones) wrapped around the inner tube.

Note that a slide sticking close to 1st is often the result of a small ding near the crook which catches on the stocking.
Or a warpage/alignment issue.

--Andy in OKC
by afugate
Sat May 30, 2020 8:01 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Everything Else
Topic: WTB: Webcam
Replies: 7
Views: 849

Re: WTB: Webcam

I'm using an old android phone with a good camera and a driver to make it a virtual webcam. Works well over Skype but a bit complicated a setup for some. Good call. Similar options also exist for iPhone users so that covers 99% of the phones these days. I think the underlying protocol is called NDI...
by afugate
Fri May 29, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Everything Else
Topic: WTB: Webcam
Replies: 7
Views: 849

Re: WTB: Webcam

The only thing I have is a DSLR. I might look into trying to connect that. Canon has released drivers that allow a user to connect their Canon DSLR via USB to use as a webcam. That bypasses the need for HDMI conversion that's typically done with something like an Elgato HDMI converter. If you're pl...
by afugate
Tue May 26, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Range of acceptable sizes for bass
Replies: 34
Views: 3901

Re: Range of acceptable sizes for bass

The (older?) Yamaha 59 that I tried is indeed a nice piece. About the size of a Schilke 58; a bit larger than a Bach 1½G. More open than the (also nice small bass trombone piece) Yamaha 58. I'd be careful about comparing the Yamaha 59 to the pieces you mentioned, especially a Bach 1 and 1/2G. The Y...
by afugate
Tue May 26, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Everything Else
Topic: WTB: Webcam
Replies: 7
Views: 849

Re: WTB: Webcam

If you have a camcorder, it's possible to connect that to your laptop. You can either buy an HDMI converter or, if you're lucky, the camcorder will be directly supported via USB.

--Andy in OKC
by afugate
Tue May 26, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Mouthpiece too large for the horn
Replies: 13
Views: 2319

Re: Mouthpiece too large for the horn

I've got an Olds valve trombone. Wonderful sound, but it doesn't like a 6 1/2 AL. It really sings with an Olds 3 mouthpiece. I appreciate Doug sharing his thoughts about shallow mouthpieces. I prefer larger rims than the 12C sized mouthpieces like the Olds 3, so I may try the horn with an LTC3 that ...
by afugate
Tue May 26, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Wearing earplugs while practicing
Replies: 7
Views: 674

Re: Wearing earplugs while practicing

Do it. You'll hear things you never heard before because the horn is so loud. There are so many sounds going on. Tongue, lip spittle, inspiration, the clunk of the slide into the receivers. All these things are clues to playing and may correlate with things you want to improve. They are paths for i...
by afugate
Thu May 21, 2020 7:06 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: DIY Accessory bag?
Replies: 20
Views: 1557

Re: DIY Accessory bag?

Depends on the accessories, right? In addition to a couple of mute bags, I also have a leather tennis bag I bought for just a couple of bucks at a second hand store. It's perfect for rock band gigs where I just need to carry in my iPad pro/holder/stand and my bone stand. Plus it looks good when I ca...
by afugate
Thu May 21, 2020 6:19 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Internal cleaning stubborn valve section.
Replies: 26
Views: 1720

Re: Internal cleaning stubborn valve section.

OUCH. You mean it vibrated the calcium deposits enough to wear through the brass? Dang that's pretty insane. I guess if you've got massive calcium deposits, acid is probably the best way. I think phosphoric acid works on it , and that is much less likely to attack brass. In fact, I Think you end up...
by afugate
Sat May 02, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Removable Leadpipes
Replies: 22
Views: 2427

Re: Removable Leadpipes

FOSSIL wrote:
Sat May 02, 2020 6:28 am
It lets you spend lots of money finding a pipe to replace the one that was destroyed during removal.

Chris
:lol: :lol: :lol:

--Andy in OKC
by afugate
Sat May 02, 2020 7:19 am
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Quincy Jones "Big Band Bossa Nova"
Replies: 4
Views: 946

Re: Quincy Jones "Big Band Bossa Nova"

Looks like it was Alan Raph. Tasty, isn't it?

--Andy in OKC
by afugate
Thu Apr 30, 2020 6:54 am
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: New Sticky Topics
Replies: 4
Views: 860

Re: New Sticky Topics

Those of us that earn our living playing are looking at possible career ending layoffs. The earliest my company will work is the last week in September and more likely January 2021.... other orchestras are talking about ditching 20-21 altogether . Upbeat is very difficult at the moment. Chris Wow. ...
by afugate
Wed Apr 29, 2020 7:14 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Forming an embouchure
Replies: 24
Views: 3241

Re: Forming an embouchure

I don't judge what anybody might need to change until I see what they're already doing. There's no specific "correct" amount of mouthpiece pressure; what one person thinks is too much pressure might be too little for another. Lip tissue texture and muscle tone is very different on different people,...
by afugate
Wed Apr 29, 2020 6:56 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Range of acceptable sizes for bass
Replies: 34
Views: 3901

Re: Range of acceptable sizes for bass

I can’t ignore this line... why don’t you want to listen to him? If you don’t want to listen to him, then why are you studying with him? He’s my high school teacher, he’s a cool dude except he wants me to play on a mouthpiece that doesn’t suit me I get this. I studied with my junior high band direc...
by afugate
Tue Apr 28, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Carbon Fiber Trombone STAND
Replies: 44
Views: 6279

Re: Carbon Fiber Trombone STAND

Some how don't get the joke (CalgaryTbone and afugate) but that's ok! The stand is fantastic. If anyone wants the pix, just email me at jupiterbone@yahoo.com and I will send them to you. We were commenting on the Crown Royal bag. :) They should just make that a standard item. :lol: --Andy in OKC
by afugate
Tue Apr 28, 2020 7:23 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Handle grip for King 5b
Replies: 3
Views: 879

Re: Handle grip for King 5b

Is it set up so you hold it like you hold a straight tenor (thumb over bell brace)? If that's the problem it might be that you have to press too far to actuate the valve. Yes, I think this is actually what happens. I bought an early era 5B for our daughter. She sounds fabulous on it, but also has p...
by afugate
Sun Apr 26, 2020 7:32 am
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 258
Views: 27040

Re: Coronavirus

What I'm starting to find frightening is the amount of people who are jumping on the "this is all a hoax" bandwagon. Watching the protests in the States....a Governor being likened to the Hitler & the Nazis for imposing a lockdown. 5G mobile masts are getting vandalised etc and I've just been readi...

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