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by ithinknot
Sat Jun 19, 2021 4:45 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Vibrato
Replies: 24
Views: 429

Re: Vibrato

Should I modify my trombone slide vibrato for use on my sackbut? Probably not, but there's certainly scope within the trillo/tremolo/air vib. universes, depending on time and place. It's not really my area, but I think this is still the standard reference overview of this topic: https://www.e-perio...
by ithinknot
Sat Jun 19, 2021 3:52 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Vibrato
Replies: 24
Views: 429

Re: Vibrato

Caution: Do NOT use vibrato while playing Baroque music. Inauthentic; not stylish. String players (especially) - as well as many wind players - have to change their habits when performing Baroque (or earlier) works. It's not quite that simple :good: Instrumental and vocal vibratos have been with us...
by ithinknot
Sat Jun 19, 2021 3:40 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Technical Jargon Overload
Replies: 9
Views: 299

Re: Technical Jargon Overload

The turboencabulator has a long and noble history.

The Chrysler version is even better.

In a similar, if more worrying, vein.
by ithinknot
Fri Jun 18, 2021 2:22 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: EQ for which target listener?
Replies: 7
Views: 426

Re: EQ for which target listener?

I get the clear message that mastering is really an art and best left to the professionals. For my limited purposes, I've tried out a couple of my test recordings on more devices now and generally speaking prefer the results on all devices when I aim for the sound I want with the flattest setup I h...
by ithinknot
Wed Jun 16, 2021 5:28 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: EQ for which target listener?
Replies: 7
Views: 426

Re: EQ for which target listener?

Super low distortion, flat response monitors in an acoustically treated room, plus a lot of experience. (Followed up by checking the results in mono, on your phone, in the car, etc.) There's a reason why mastering engineering is A Thing of its own. And why radio broadcasts have significant dynamic r...
by ithinknot
Mon Jun 14, 2021 2:01 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: RIP Raul de Souza
Replies: 4
Views: 325

Re: RIP Raul de Souza

RIP. A great sound, and recording right to the end.

(The album he released earlier this year - Plenitude - includes a new Sweet Lucy... a nice touch.)
by ithinknot
Sun Jun 13, 2021 6:05 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Different mpc metals and their affect on spund/play
Replies: 7
Views: 515

Re: Different mpc metals and their affect on spund/play

Changing material/density is the only way you can change mass while maintaining the same relative mass distribution (i.e. blank shape)... so it's a bit like the usual standard vs heavyweight characteristics, but also not... It's hard to make a real comparison when you swap out the entire mouthpiece,...
by ithinknot
Fri Jun 11, 2021 12:16 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: How to choose a trombone
Replies: 19
Views: 785

Re: How to choose a trombone

Peacemate wrote:
Thu Jun 10, 2021 6:15 pm
Approximately 13 000 SEK
Pretty close, and you can submit offers: https://www.ebay.de/itm/224479791089
by ithinknot
Thu Jun 10, 2021 2:15 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Can you comfortably reach 7th position?
Replies: 41
Views: 1042

Re: Can you comfortably reach 7th position?

I can take the outer slide off of the horn from a playing position (though so can everyone else if they let go) Same here - I'm just under 6ft, but have relatively long arms from the summers I spent working on the roof of a used car dealership But rotation helps keep things more fluid regardless, s...
by ithinknot
Thu Jun 10, 2021 10:22 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: How to choose a trombone
Replies: 19
Views: 785

Re: How to choose a trombone

You're talking about spending quite a lot of money. Often it's worth spending slightly more money to avoid making expensive mistakes. There's no scenario I can imagine where these two are the only options you have. If you're unable to try anything in person, then you're still free to mail order from...
by ithinknot
Tue Jun 08, 2021 1:17 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Stuck tuning slide?
Replies: 19
Views: 678

Re: Stuck tuning slide?

Bach5G wrote:
Tue Jun 08, 2021 12:54 pm
Good thing I took it in. I watched him as he worked. It did not come out easily. Some sort of heat source, mallet, brutane.
Well I just learned a terrifying new word

https://medical-dictionary.thefreedicti ... om/brutane
by ithinknot
Tue Jun 08, 2021 1:09 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Best way to record trombone + piano
Replies: 9
Views: 486

Re: Best way to record trombone + piano

The other thing to bear in mind for unedited audition/competition videos, especially if you get pro assistance with the audio, is to keep the video simple. Just a single shot from a decent camera, with no more than 'normally good' lighting. Any more starts to look suspiciously slick. I've often help...
by ithinknot
Tue Jun 08, 2021 12:51 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Best way to record trombone + piano
Replies: 9
Views: 486

Re: Best way to record trombone + piano

A good space! The room is part of the instrument. Specifically, a good space that has a good - and recently tuned - piano. Churches (ideally of the uncarpeted denominations :wink: ) may be good local options - but make sure you can turn off the central air. A longer and tech-ier answer depends entir...
by ithinknot
Fri Jun 04, 2021 12:44 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bass Valve Weight
Replies: 9
Views: 573

Re: Bass Valve Weight

Yeah, weight distribution vs mass...

Hagmanns are relatively light - for the space they take, there's not much metal inside.
by ithinknot
Fri Jun 04, 2021 10:46 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Pronoun Usage
Replies: 100
Views: 1560

Re: Pronoun Usage

I would add: when in doubt, ask. But please do so discreetly or provide space for everyone to provide them in a non verbal way (for example I send all new students a form before the first class that asks everyone for their pronouns). As well meaning as asking can be, it can also unintentionally out...
by ithinknot
Fri Jun 04, 2021 10:32 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Pronoun Usage
Replies: 100
Views: 1560

Re: Pronoun Usage

When a more gender neutral form is standardized, I will be happy to accept it. Well, over here, New Hart's Rules (Oxford University Press) and the Cambridge Guide to English Usage both recommend singular they, so you may enjoy the imprimatur of both our bastions of snobbery (linguistic and otherwis...
by ithinknot
Fri Jun 04, 2021 10:25 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Pronoun Usage
Replies: 100
Views: 1560

Re: Pronoun Usage

Their Them They What’s so hard about this?? Yup. Costs me nothing; makes someone else's life easier. 'Singular they' has been standard in many contexts for centuries; expanding its use is not difficult. (Regardless of the merits of the quote that sparked this discussion, now's as good a time as any...
by ithinknot
Thu Jun 03, 2021 12:34 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: rotorless F attachment. You read that right
Replies: 43
Views: 2421

Re: rotorless F attachment. You read that right

Timothee wrote:
Thu Jun 03, 2021 11:51 am
Yes I confess, I enjoyed myself a lot designing and making this! And intend to continue, it is more interesting than repairing school Yamaha cornets all day long =P
:good: Welcome!
by ithinknot
Thu Jun 03, 2021 10:10 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Risk of Bell's Palsy after covid vaccine?
Replies: 109
Views: 2777

Re: Risk of Bell's Palsy after covid vaccine?

I'll add one point - purely at the logical level, don't assume you're comparing a known risk (covid) with an unknown one (vaccine). You're concerned about unlikely but theoretically possible long-term risks from a vaccine? Fine. You don't know what the long-term effects of covid might be either, eve...
by ithinknot
Mon May 31, 2021 7:02 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: rotorless F attachment. You read that right
Replies: 43
Views: 2421

Re: rotorless F attachment. You read that right

Fun. In addition to the seal questions... it all depends on very accurate alignment right at the end of the instrument that inevitably gets smacked into things. You wouldn't have to bump a rear bow (let alone the exposed bearing plates) too hard to put the whole thing out of service. Between that an...
by ithinknot
Sun May 30, 2021 3:21 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bass with attitude(s)
Replies: 14
Views: 1112

Re: Bass with attitude(s)

Thanks to all who've contributed so far! I think a lot depends on the player. Many people say a 70H won't work with a big mouthpiece, but I do fine with mine. When I first got it I was playing a Laskey 93D, and that combination did very well. Now I usually play it with an Elliott LB 114/L/L8 with Co...
by ithinknot
Tue May 25, 2021 12:20 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Hagmann valve caps hard to remove
Replies: 3
Views: 163

Re: Hagmann valve caps hard to remove

2009 horn. Valves work great. But removing the valve caps is brutal! Consistent with light and heavy caps. I have changed the O-rings and I use silicon grease on the O-rings. When they first go on they turn ok and can be removed pretty easy (never easy). In a week it is a struggle. 2006 Rath - same...
by ithinknot
Fri May 21, 2021 1:39 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Mating bells and slides of different brands
Replies: 42
Views: 19302

Re: Mating bells and slides of different brands

What slides could match a 2B bell without any modification ? From the archives: 2B/Jiggs/old single bore Liberty/605/older tempo with 7.5” nickle bell are compatible 3B/2B+/606/Benge 170/Tempo with 8” nickel bell are compatible 3B+/607/608/609/Benge 160,175 are compatible 4B/5B/Benge 165 and 190 ar...
by ithinknot
Fri May 21, 2021 10:51 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bach Steiner horn has arrived?
Replies: 75
Views: 4696

Re: Bach Steiner horn has arrived?

Burgerbob wrote:
Fri May 21, 2021 10:34 am
EOlson9 wrote:
Fri May 21, 2021 10:30 am
I took it as "to open up the blow on a Bach, put on a Conn valve", which I agree with.
I mean, it is a bit strange, but "ironic?"
I believe this is what Aristotle termed the Morissette Conundrum
by ithinknot
Fri May 21, 2021 10:28 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Help identifying a horn
Replies: 8
Views: 464

Re: Help identifying a horn

See 7:22. Williams 9 or 10 with the pigtail wrap, somewhat pulled.
Bass (5th) is playing a Conn 73H.
by ithinknot
Thu May 20, 2021 2:46 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bass with attitude(s)
Replies: 14
Views: 1112

Bass with attitude(s)

Which classic or modern-but-not-axial bass trombones have you found to have particularly strong opinions about mouthpiece type... whether surprisingly accommodating or hilariously uncooperative? If you want a more specific question, let's say you're stuck on the desert island with something like a H...
by ithinknot
Thu May 20, 2021 1:10 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Leadpipe with corrosion
Replies: 10
Views: 346

Re: Leadpipe with corrosion

One is the lead pipe - I have cleaned out the slide several times now with a cleaning snake and detergent, nothing harsh. But I can see what I think is corrosion on the lead pipe when I look down the inner. Even several rounds of detergent/snake alone may do very little to shift scale/calcium/myste...
by ithinknot
Sun May 16, 2021 6:25 am
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Bullet
Replies: 5
Views: 504

Re: Bullet

There is a really awesome bass trombone solo in the grade B movie Grindhouse: Deathproof, one of the bar scenes. I always wondered who that was. Joe Tex - The Love You Save (May Be Your Own) 1966, Dial Records, Nashville ssking2b might know some likely names on the Nashville studio scene back then....
by ithinknot
Sat May 15, 2021 1:50 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Bullet
Replies: 5
Views: 504

Re: Bullet

Bullitt? Kenny Shroyer on the film score proper, Lew McCreary on the re-recorded soundtrack album. See here.
by ithinknot
Fri May 14, 2021 9:34 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Brass polish recommendation
Replies: 19
Views: 870

Re: Brass polish recommendation

"Non-abrasive polish" is nonsense. You're not dissolving metal oxides using solvents alone - if it's a product you rub on the object, it's abrasive. Some products are more abrasive than others. Blue Magic? 25-35% aluminium oxide.

Renaissance Wax afterwards if you want to keep it bright.
by ithinknot
Thu May 13, 2021 4:32 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: R9 G tuning
Replies: 5
Views: 493

Re: R9 G tuning

Pretty sure the standard more-or-less-full-width wraps and bracing (Hagmann and Rotax) couldn't be cut all the way to G, but it could be flat G/Bollinger. (Or they can do a narrow G wrap that looks like this.)

Take the extension off and see what pitch you get!
by ithinknot
Thu May 13, 2021 4:17 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Are we getting Bach all wrong ?
Replies: 60
Views: 6171

Re: Are we getting Bach all wrong ?

... Were Bach’s early mouthpieces more like “big trumpet” mouthpieces, or did he approach trombone mouthpieces completely differently from the beginning, that is, did he design them for a different instrument? Bear in mind that most of the trombones of Bach’s early years were smaller than the ones ...
by ithinknot
Tue May 11, 2021 9:51 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Remington shank mods!
Replies: 9
Views: 664

Re: Remington shank mods!

Perhaps have Bob Reeves cut the mouthpiece for sleeves, so that you can use it as either Remington or Morse?
by ithinknot
Sun May 09, 2021 12:22 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Parts for a Yamaha 622 Bass
Replies: 1
Views: 166

Re: Parts for a Yamaha 622 Bass

The part code is D0330020 - it's the same on the 622 and 822. See here.
by ithinknot
Sat May 08, 2021 7:36 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: How to prep a kid's horn for storage?
Replies: 17
Views: 727

Re: How to prep a kid's horn for storage?

Hard to say in this case - realistically, the instrument's future care prospects are going to be in the hands of the adults at home and school... but it's a really nice thing you're doing! Dry is fine, and better than many alternatives (!) but longer term you want something on there to prevent oxida...
by ithinknot
Wed May 05, 2021 4:09 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Pulling a leadpipe: how?
Replies: 28
Views: 2731

Re: Pulling a leadpipe: how?

Hmm... I looked up the Ferrees tool, and I guess I've been always using it backwards. I assumed those photos were a mistake made by whoever assembled the catalog. I mean, if it goes in like a mouthpiece, it's just a mouthpiece that's marginally easier to fit in a vise/V-block... and pulls out like ...
by ithinknot
Wed May 05, 2021 1:54 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Pulling a leadpipe: how?
Replies: 28
Views: 2731

Re: Pulling a leadpipe: how?

Why would you not push (or pull) using a plug close to the bore size of the slide tube? I know the stocking end is typically crimped down a bit, but for example on a .547 horn you could use a plug around .542-.544 instead of trying to catch the inside of the leadpipe's taper. My reasoning was that ...
by ithinknot
Tue May 04, 2021 3:08 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Pulling a leadpipe: how?
Replies: 28
Views: 2731

Re: Pulling a leadpipe: how?

Very interesting concept. The thing I like about your design is that the "slug" that you have held by a nut at the end of the rod could potentially be changed to different-sized slugs. Thus, the tech could have various slugs that fit perfectly into an assortment of leadpipes. Yes, just need small a...
by ithinknot
Tue May 04, 2021 9:57 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Pulling a leadpipe: how?
Replies: 28
Views: 2731

Re: Pulling a leadpipe: how?

Just did my first. A bargain, and otherwise pristine, Corp LT16M that had suffered a cleaning rod accident at the hands of some previous owner - the leadpipe end was all chewed up, and condensation would build up in the resulting gaps, releasing itself in random spitty death rattles. Thought I'd com...
by ithinknot
Tue May 04, 2021 1:35 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Jazz gigs coming back, outdoors
Replies: 13
Views: 916

Re: Jazz gigs coming back, outdoors

Nice!
by ithinknot
Tue May 04, 2021 1:24 am
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Nitzan Haroz
Replies: 2
Views: 355

Re: Nitzan Haroz

Such a great sound.
by ithinknot
Mon May 03, 2021 1:38 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Independent Bass Trombone Tuning
Replies: 26
Views: 1370

Re: Independent Bass Trombone Tuning

Is a 72H slide long enough that with F in first, there's a totally real, in tune at ff C at the non-precarious end of the slide? Very much so! One of the reasons I love the 72H. I don't use it for low C very often, but I use it pretty much exclusively for pedal C. Nice. Gotta try one some time. I'm...
by ithinknot
Sun May 02, 2021 6:21 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Independent Bass Trombone Tuning
Replies: 26
Views: 1370

Re: Independent Bass Trombone Tuning

spreadsheets ;) I also think would be difficult to adjust to a tuning where both valves are outside of 12-TET. I'm sure it could work for some intrepid players, but probably not many. It's a tough sell. The idea of (some) non-real notes in 1st is probably only appealing to the conscientiously perve...
by ithinknot
Sun May 02, 2021 12:46 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: 1961 Conn 88H on eBay?
Replies: 7
Views: 431

Re: 1961 Conn 88H on eBay?

Meh, standard scam - seller account that just joined eBay, shill bids from other new accounts, images from one place, text from another (if you put it through Google it's lifted from a Sam Ash listing). How is that a scam? Buy it and find out :pant: Seriously, each of those factors is a major red f...
by ithinknot
Sat May 01, 2021 3:43 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: 1961 Conn 88H on eBay?
Replies: 7
Views: 431

Re: 1961 Conn 88H on eBay?

Meh, standard scam - seller account that just joined eBay, shill bids from other new accounts, images from one place, text from another (if you put it through Google it's lifted from a Sam Ash listing).
by ithinknot
Thu Apr 29, 2021 2:57 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Fanfare Trumpets....
Replies: 31
Views: 1205

Re: Fanfare Trumpets....

Smith-Watkins?
by ithinknot
Tue Apr 27, 2021 7:07 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bass Trombone - Dream Horn
Replies: 61
Views: 2605

Re: Bass Trombone - Dream Horn

[a sound] that fits with the people I work with. It needs to be easy to play with facility all over the range. Of course - for your core professional tools. But at the risk of drifting off-topic, I find this interesting within the context of having a larger stable - or, say, compared to the classic...
by ithinknot
Fri Apr 23, 2021 2:08 pm
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: Mus-icon shortage
Replies: 7
Views: 1042

Re: Mus-icon shortage

robcat2075 wrote:
Fri Apr 23, 2021 12:28 pm
pixels per space
Five :good: - nine would break things up too much if you slipped them into general text.

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