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 on: Today at 04:59 PM 
Started by slide advantage - Last post by slide advantage
DD, it would be refreshing if you would stop referring to liberals with blanket aspersions. It gets old.

 on: Today at 04:49 PM 
Started by Euphanasia - Last post by Euphanasia
Custom machining would work, but it's expensive. The cluster, with valve, is probably worth about what it would cost to have a rotor machined for it. Meinlschmitt has one that's the same size, but they want 195 euros for it shipped. That's more than I'm willing to spend.

The best option I've found so far is to locate a wrecked Olds Ultratone Contrabass, which had a similarly-sized rotor. I'll have to be patient.

 on: Today at 04:40 PM 
Started by Paul Martin - Last post by CharlieB
This sounds exactly like the old King baritone that I own.
Just a thought here...........
My valves have been aligned by a tech. I just now measured the valve throw at 3/4". If yours measures 7/8", that's a lot of misalignment. The hole in the piston must align perfectly with the one in the cylinder when the valve is pressed. The thickness of the felt washer that the valve cap contacts when the valve is depressed sets the alignment. If that felt is old and compressed, or missing altogether, bad sounds happen. 

 on: Today at 04:38 PM 
Started by trb420 - Last post by BGuttman
Update: I've ended up with one banger of a horn

Was it what you expected to buy or something a little different?

Congratulations and I hope you really enjoy playing it.

 on: Today at 04:05 PM 
Started by lmalewic - Last post by The Sheriff

Great stuff, Antonio. Thanks for all of the information you have provided. A little light went on in my head head when you mentioned that what most players need is not a rim or a cup but rather the back pressure feeling that they expect from "the system". BINGO!! That's it, and it is what makes your mouthpiece so efficient and easy to play.

I find that playing your mouthpiece allows me to steer in a very musically satisfying direction, and I am sure the reason is because of the beautifully balanced system which allows for efficiency and ease of playing.


 on: Today at 03:54 PM 
Started by slide advantage - Last post by ddickerson
You have to pay the Sheriff who comes by with the enforcement documents, the court that issues them, etc.  Otherwise, anybody can open any kind of business and do anything they want.  I know you agree with this most times, but there seem to be a couple of businesses you don't want to support.

Well, I don't think we need to hire additional sheriffs. That's what's wrong with liberals - every time you suggest something, they say "We have to raise taxes". Just do with what you have. If you have to shut down some clinics, use the sheriffs you already have. Just call them at the local donut shop.

 on: Today at 03:51 PM 
Started by Euphanasia - Last post by bonearzt
Check with Mike Olsen at Instrument Innovations!

An amazing machinist & GREAT guy!!!


 on: Today at 03:49 PM 
Started by Jesse - Last post by bonearzt
I can't prove it, but I feel like I run out of air faster if I'm tapping my foot.  :/
I suppose there's something to it; the physical activity uses up the oxygen in your blood faster making you feel the need to breathe sooner even if you haven't exhausted the air in your lungs.
Oboe players have a problem like this. The oboe itself uses very little air but they play long phrases on it and can't inhale/exhale at a normal rate. The CO2 builds up in their system and they feel they have to breathe even though their lungs aren't nearly empty.
But I can't prove this in regards to trombone playing and foot tapping.  :)

Arnold Jacobs addressed this in his teachings explaining it's the abundance of CO2 that regulates the breathing response NOT the lack of O2.

Now if I can just figure out who borrowed my book!!!


 on: Today at 03:28 PM 
Started by trb420 - Last post by trb420
Update: I've ended up with one banger of a horn

 on: Today at 03:23 PM 
Started by Amconk6 - Last post by Amconk6
Update: alto is sold

Blessing still available

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