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1  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Accessories / Re: Unboxing the wessex tenor trombone stand on: Jun 16, 2017, 05:31AM
These work great on all of my trombone stands.  Better than a sock shaped for a foot. 


Wow, there really is a niche market for everything! TIL there's something else I want to buy.  :D :D :D
2  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Repairs, Modifications and Maintenance / Re: For techs : 2B bell on 607 II on: Jun 07, 2017, 06:53AM
Hey guys, thanks for your reviews :)

In fact yes, the Tempo bell is not "sterling" nickel, just nickel-plated. But definitely thicker. I've had a 2B before and i can tell the difference. With the same slide and mouthpiece, the Tempo bell sounds way brighter and is opening up literally forever before the sound cracks if you push lot of air through the horn. NOT the case of the 2B bell which gives up pretty quickly. I play regulary in salsa bands and the Tempo is absolutely the hamer !  Evil

I know that's purely a matter of personal taste and style, but i'm in love with this Tempo bell sound. I like clear and bright sound rather than dark and mellow tone. That's why i'd like to keep it !

Oh yes, I was a bit brief on my previous post. Definitely a plated bell on the old Tempo. I tried playing it in a few concert band rehearsals, but it wasn't really ideal for that, at least in that section &  group. Also, Doug's note about the intonation is something to be aware of. My other horn at the time was an 88h, so it was a big change to trade off between the two.

lou2cv's story sounds familiar; I believe the tech that did the work on mine went thru the same process. The final product looks very cool. Congrats & enjoy!
3  Town Hall / Notices from TTF Members / Re: The Heavens Atheist Gospel Trombone Choir on: May 31, 2017, 06:12AM
You're doing Bob's work there, son.  :D
That's a righteous sounding ensemble.  Good! Some great video clips on Jacob's web site for those of us that can't make the commute to NYC.
4  Classified Advertisements / Classified Advertisements / Re: FS: Custom Mouthpiece Variety on: May 27, 2017, 03:34PM
I see a 6 and an A stamped on the rims of the Storks. Did the previous owner mention if they are custom rims, or are you aware of any difference from stock?
5  Creation and Performance / Music, Concerts and Recordings / Re: Off-Stage Trombone Parts? on: May 26, 2017, 05:24AM
Hi. Many years ago The Sydney Symphony Orchestra was playing an item which had an off stage horn part. When the poor horn player started to play his part an attendant rushed up and said to him, you can't practice our here, can't you hear that there's a concert in there and proceeded to evict him. The management had failed to inform the staff about the off stage horn. Max.
Great story! I have heard variations of this, also for years. I think the first time I heard it, it was the trumpet player attempting to play the fanfares in Beethoven's Leonore Overture. It's one of those "If it ain't true it should be" kind of things.  :D
6  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Repairs, Modifications and Maintenance / Re: For techs : 2B bell on 607 II on: May 23, 2017, 10:22AM
I had a situation very like this. It was an older Tempo that I bought from eBay (the slide was... disappointing) and a 3B with a trashed bell. I had in mind to simply fit the 3B slide to the Tempo bell section, But when I picked up the new Frankenhorn the tech said he had some issues getting the two to work together & eventually did about what you describe, removing the bell flare from the Tempo & soldering it in place on the 3B bell stays. I ended up with a horn with about the same basic specs as a Bach 16M, with the 3B's .509 slide section & more open neck pipe topped off by the nickel screamer of a bell from the Tempo. It's a quite interesting result, although a bit different from what I first had in mind.
7  Classified Advertisements / Classified Advertisements / Re: FS: Beautiful Conn 88H trombone -- modern Gen II horn on: May 19, 2017, 05:58AM
Hmm... Looks kind of familiar...  :D
If this is the horn I think it is, I can confirm that the slide was worked on by John Upchurch/Slide Dr. several years ago, but it still plays like the day I brought it home. Did some horse trading with greenbean a little while back, I'm still a happy customer!
8  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Technology / Re: Mac OS X Sierra Questions on: May 19, 2017, 05:47AM
The test installation on a partitioned disk is a good way to go. I didn't do that, and have found that some of my plug-ins aren't happy. Mostly VST plugins not working correctly. If I have the Mac native version of the plug-in, those have been working well so far.
9  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Mouthpieces / Re: Similar to Hammond? on: May 18, 2017, 01:00PM
I might look at Stork as well.  They tend to have a slightly flatter and thinner rim then Bach and similar pieces and have different throat options...
I've had good results from Stork as well, with their standard and S backbores. Planning on sending a Stork T1 to Doug Elliott so he can thread it for one of his rims. 
10  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Accessories / Re: Suggestions on trombone stands? on: Apr 21, 2017, 11:54AM

This is what we use in the pit. Heavy beasts but solid. At home I use 3 K&Ms and am quite happy (alto, spare tenor and bass).
Kolberg are a percussion company and make the best percussion stands around so you can trust their work. The 330 price point may turn you off though.

It's the spitoon added to the leg that runs the cost up... Also those don't appear to be very roadworthy, (as in foldable legs) but are doubtless just the thing for an orchestra pit or rehearsal room.

On a related note, a number of commenters have mentioned watching out for your slide crook being dented by the leg of a stand. On my old Hamilton, I used about 2 inches of Velcro with the sticky back, (just the soft part, not the "hooks") and applied them to the tops of the legs in the area where the slide might contact it. It's just enough cushioning to protect the crook from a metal-to-metal ding, and has probably saved my crook from damage on more than one occasion. Some thin Neoprene or a similar soft material with an adhesive backing would probably work fine, as well.  Clever Good!
11  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Instruments / Re: Bach 36G vs Yamaha YSL-630? on: Apr 20, 2017, 07:05AM
It's not a wart on the tail. 

In fact, their business charter holds that in the event of financial disaster, the remainder of the company is to close prior to the music department in order to keep it afloat.   Clever

They are well-diversified, but the size of any company in any case has less to do with its quality than a myriad of other factors.  Southwest is a great (large) company.  Lasership is god-awful, and on the smaller side. 
Yamaha as a company's first product was an electronic "Chord Organ," there are tales of the founder carrying one on his back up mountain roads to make deliveries. Source: used to work retail, it's in the company promo materials.

Coincidentally, I also play a 630, and absolutely love it.  :D :D :D
12  Creation and Performance / Music, Concerts and Recordings / Re: Stan Kenton Legacy Orchestra Tour Dates on: Mar 27, 2017, 06:49AM
Wow, you're playing in Melbourne, my old stomping grounds! Heard the Kenton Orchestra twice back in the 70's, had to drive to Orlando and Disney World at the time. Both shows would show up in my Lifelong Highlights reel. (along with seeing King Crimson live... That'd be a spectacular double-bill!  :-0)

Any upcoming dates in Georgia/Atlanta?
13  Practice Break / Found on the 'Net / Re: Black Lacquer Kings? on: Mar 22, 2017, 09:22AM
Sure makes the bell engraving look good!
14  Creation and Performance / Music, Concerts and Recordings / Re: Sweet Lucy on: Mar 15, 2017, 05:27AM
WOW a blast from the past! A friend of mine bought this in high school. I think he's playing a 42B? FATNESS & FUNK!  :D
15  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Accessories / Re: Doppler Labs Here One on: Mar 08, 2017, 07:00AM
Interesting. Active sound cancelling with a number of profiles & the ability to mix ambient audio with the program. Could be useful in a rehearsal situation if tweaked correctly. Too pricey for me, though. 
16  Teaching & Learning / Pedagogy / Re: Building a student's sound concept on: Mar 07, 2017, 12:35PM
 :D I thought Nanook might have an opinion on this one!  :D
My sister played that album for me when I was in Jr. High School. I never have really recovered.
17  Teaching & Learning / Pedagogy / Re: Building a student's sound concept on: Mar 07, 2017, 11:05AM
Play Bruce Fowler's Be-Bop Tango solo from Zappa's "Roxy and Elsewhere" album for her.
If she survives, you know you have a winner!  :D
18  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Mouthpieces / Re: Elliott rim on a Laskey piece on: Mar 02, 2017, 06:58AM
You might just like a full Elliott setup. 

Doug adapts mouthpieces for his rims so I guess he could fit your 59 to the 102 rim.  But it may not be cheap.
The website says $60.00 for the threading, with a possible $15 - $20ish extra charge for re-plating, if required. There may be restrictions on what he can mate up, depending on how well the actual inside diameters match up. Source: recently contacted Doug about putting one of his rims on a Stork. (The mouthpiece!  :D)
19  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Instruments / Re: Reynolds single valve bass. Tangerine! on: Mar 01, 2017, 06:13AM

Yup - thanks, Stan!

Circle of life...  :D
I bet it works great with that horn!
20  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Instruments / Re: Reynolds single valve bass. Tangerine! on: Feb 27, 2017, 01:18PM
Hey, is that my ex-Schilke 58 plugged into that slide?  Good! :D Good! Looks kinda familiar!  :/
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