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 on: Today at 02:30 AM 
Started by Torobone - Last post by Willy de Woofer
You can still isolate different elements and tweak them.

That's exactly what I did myself and now do to others.

I stil play your mouthpiece. We met in Paris (France) at the Trombone Festival.
You managed to give me a mouthpiece in five minutes that bettered my Hamilton. Great job!
In the mean time I also play good at a Greg Black 6.5 AL. But it's smaller and (of course) also the sound is lichter. But it costs less air.
I hoped to see you a week ago at the Slide Factory in the Netherlands, but you weren't there. Do you once visit Europe?

 on: Today at 02:22 AM 
Started by Torobone - Last post by Willy de Woofer
It function as a system, not a modular horn where you isolate different elements and tweak them. When you change one aspect of you playing this often has influence on other aspects/variables as well.

I know. It's a chain. I always try to find the weakest part of it with the student. Then we are going to practice that part.

Several years ago I started taking lessons again. I had learned to play with the smile-embouchure. Only one of the 30 top-musicians could tel me how to get rid of that. For me that was unbelieveble. The man told me what to do and in two minutes I succeded and played as nether before. After a few lessons I started teaching this kind of things in the whole land (the Netherlands).

 on: Today at 01:27 AM 
Started by bonedaddy66.2 - Last post by bonedaddy66.2
Thanks guys for the responses. Much appreciated.
Trombotine...is that something like Ovaltine? :D

 on: Today at 01:26 AM 
Started by JohnL - Last post by Doug Elliott
You could put a "slide bore" crook onto the stockings and have a bugle...  Then compare that with a normal slide in 1st position.

 on: Today at 01:25 AM 
Started by SilverBone - Last post by SilverBone
Which would be historically more accurate for Beethoven Leonore #3 Overture - alto or tenor?

I'm guessing from what I've previously read here that the answer is tenor, but the I think the part lies better on an alto.

 on: Today at 01:22 AM 
Started by Tbonedude - Last post by SilverBone
Write out a chord progression to follow.

 on: Today at 01:20 AM 
Started by Lou Natunze - Last post by Lou Natunze
Hallo !

 on: Today at 01:02 AM 
Started by NWHarry - Last post by UglyBass
I 'grew up' playing a 36B, and it's held up wonderfully through two boys who also picked it up. The sound is distinctive and rich, and it's easy to play. I've also played a Yamaha (double bass - don't recall the number) with a 10.5" bell that was an absolute beast. But it sounded beautiful. We recently bought a MACK Brass double-bass that I've been quite pleased with, and my youngest son is currently enjoying. Light, responsive, and it sounds wonderful.

All this to say yes, the Bach is a wonderful instrument with a sound that's tough to beat. But I wouldn't discount Yamaha or even Chinese horns (i.e. - MACK), regardless of the price.

 on: Today at 12:39 AM 
Started by JohnL - Last post by Blowero
I am 99.99 percent sure that no such study has ever been done. How would you even control the variables? A change in bore size from .554 to .562 would undoubtedly have more effect on how the horn plays than the differential between the i.d. of the inner tube and the i.d. of the outer tube. You'd have to get the same manufacturer to make trombones with the same bore size but different thickness of stockings, just to compare them. Otherwise you're comparing apples and oranges. I guarantee nobody has done that. Also, I'd be willing to bet that the thickness of the stockings is determined by what the manufacturer feels is going to optimize the slide action, not by any tiny difference in how the horn plays.

It's a good question, but I think the only answer you're likely to get is going to be based on anecdotal evidence, not methodical research.

My guess would be the effect of thicker stockings would be similar to having an oversized slide crook, since that's also a localized increase and then decrease in bore. The Bach 42 has an oversize crook. I've played Bach 42s with Conn crooks (which are not oversized), and to me that change makes for tighter slotting and a less open feeling blow.

 on: Today at 12:31 AM 
Started by Torobone - Last post by Doug Elliott
You can still isolate different elements and tweak them.

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