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1  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Mouthpieces / Re: Alternative to Schilke 60 on: Yesterday at 07:07 PM
1G .312 #2 is pretty darn great.
2  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Instruments / Re: T-396 with a .525" slide? on: Nov 21, 2017, 12:31PM
I think they'd have to make one custom. Unless I'm mistaken the 396 has a slightly different slide design and length(?) than the T-350 or the Edwards .525.
3  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Instruments / Re: 9 inch Custom Edwards Bell On a 427 on: Nov 14, 2017, 09:48PM
That would mean a new tuning slide taper, too.

A "small" bass from Edwards would probably be a normal size from anyone else.
4  Classified Advertisements / Classified Advertisements / Re: Marcus Bonna superlight tenor trombone case on: Nov 13, 2017, 03:15PM
Yes. This will fit any large tenor, maybe except some stranger wraps like a Schagerl or 88HCL.
5  Practice Break / Chit-Chat / Re: Bitcoin will burn up the planet on: Nov 11, 2017, 11:44AM
The bitcoin market has completely destroyed the consumer market for high end video cards (usually reserved for computer gaming). Miners will buy cards, use them until they are basically destroyed, then dump them on the used market. Manufacturers are trying to clamp down on the practice.
6  Practice Break / Found on the 'Net / Re: Conn 62h non-Elkhart? on: Nov 06, 2017, 12:12PM
They made a few in Abilene, unless I'm mistaken. Just not for long.
7  Teaching & Learning / Pedagogy / Re: What is tone? on: Nov 05, 2017, 12:35AM
I never said that.

True. My bad for mis-remembering.

The rest of my comment still stands, though.
8  Teaching & Learning / Pedagogy / Re: What is tone? on: Nov 04, 2017, 05:21PM
Why does it have to be so didactic?

Good sound is good sound... But good sound can mean different things in many different situations.

Saying "tone doesn't matter" is a frankly silly way to say that the big band section style and sound are different than say the orchestral ideal. You still have to sound good in that setting. An orchestral sound would actually not sound good there.
9  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Repairs, Modifications and Maintenance / Re: Idea for a Bass modification on: Nov 03, 2017, 08:49PM
I've seen more than one horn with a Amado key right there.

I get buildup in my F side, but never to the point of gargling.
10  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Mouthpieces / Re: Looking for a type of mouthpiece on: Nov 03, 2017, 06:24PM
Schilke 51D isn't really narrow by any reasonable standard. It's larger than a 5G. I'm not saying it's huge, but...narrow?

Yamaha Alain Trudel would fit the OP's description. Diameter of a 48 (somewhere between a 6 and a 6), but extra deep V-shaped cup with tapered throat.

51D rim is actually smaller than 5G, more 6.5AL size. Smaller than stock Schilke 51 too.
11  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Instruments / Re: What Was Alessi's Pre-T396A Setup? on: Nov 03, 2017, 05:48PM
There are lots of players who could save some serious bread if they truly sounded the way they do on Bundy instruments. Think about the stable some players have made with some pretty serious cash.  Sell 'em and get a $150 used one and come out $10k+ ahead!

Exactly. People love to trumpet this "they're all just trombones!" thing- NYP playing on Bundys, etc.

But do any- any orchestral professionals use anything except a very good instrument that is appropriate for the setting? It's almost as if that's a good example to follow.  Don't know
12  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Mouthpieces / Re: Need a better compromise... (Read this Doug!) on: Oct 31, 2017, 11:41AM

Now, lets look a bit closer at TTF. Players with lots of video on youtube? They abound here on TTF. Their influence in the trombone-sphere far outweighs their musicality and skill. Sorry. It is sad but true. Post video of a recital and sit back and wait  for a job teaching at a collitch to magically appear. Sad. But true.

If only I would get gigs because of my youtube videos...

For the OP, a 7 size mouthpiece might be more suited for this (like the Yamaha 47 you have). I find the 48 just a little too big for that role.
13  Creation and Performance / Trombonists / Columbus State University Trombone Choir on: Oct 31, 2017, 12:37AM
At ITF this last summer in Redlands, I heard a great many trombonists. Some of them even played at the same time!

By far, the best choir I heard was this one:


Really great sounds and ensemble playing. Enjoy!
14  Creation and Performance / Musical Miscellany / Re: Movies at the symphony? on: Oct 29, 2017, 12:37AM
Just have to have the right sound setup.

I saw La La Land Live at the Hollywood Bowl this summer (amazing show, great movie) and none of it was inaudible.
15  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Instruments / Re: Conn 72H on: Oct 26, 2017, 11:54PM
Not my favorite Conn bass. Smaller bell throat and no TiS to keep things interesting.
16  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Instruments / Re: What Was Alessi's Pre-T396A Setup? on: Oct 24, 2017, 11:48AM
I recently played the T-396 with my Alessi-ish tenor mouthpiece. I instantly understood so much more about his approach. Not even kidding.
17  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Repairs, Modifications and Maintenance / Re: Bb/Eb on: Oct 21, 2017, 07:22PM
Neat. Though I feel like an E slide you could pull out to Eb would be more useful.

This is kind of the nuclear option for a full chromatic range, I feel.
18  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Instruments / Re: Benge 290 on: Oct 18, 2017, 12:49AM
Just get the paddles split on your current King. Much cheaper.
19  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Instruments / Re: Looking for recommendations on a Symphonic horn on: Oct 17, 2017, 10:03PM
Devil's advocate here;

Personally, the Benge 165 is a pretty sub-standard instrument compared to any of the horns available now, like cheap Bach 42s and Conn 88Hs. I haven't played one that really resonated.
20  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Accessories / Re: Concerns regarding various grip aids on: Oct 15, 2017, 10:57PM
My Get-A-Grip has held up pretty well, with only some leather worn away around the area by the lock nut for the slide. This includes a fair bit of outdoor use.
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