Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length

 
Advanced search

1066109 Posts in 70842 Topics- by 18679 Members - Latest Member: roland2k
Jump to:  
  Show Posts
Pages: [1] 2 3 4 5 6 ... 20
1  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Mouthpieces / Re: Denis Wick , measurement accuracy . on: Today at 06:17 AM
More decimal places does not equal more accuracy.

I didn't say that it did, more to point out that DW has changed a printed specification. Which has me wondering, have they changed the spec' of of the 'piece, of have they just changed the point on the rim at which they measure the diameter?

In general, if most of the manufactures are using CNC machines properly, the variations should be minimal across the board?
2  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Mouthpieces / Re: Denis Wick , measurement accuracy . on: Today at 04:00 AM
I note that the width spec for my DW 9BS has grown by 2mm on the new web site, as compared to https://www.deniswick.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Denis-Wick-Products-Mouthpiece-Mute-Comparison-Chart.pdf

3  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Instruments / Re: Small Bore Mouthpiece Recommendations? on: Today at 03:51 AM
What is the conical throat supposed to achieve, compared to a cylindrical one?

Thank you!


I may be wrong about the "conical throat", must have read some duff info somewhere.. I can't see anything about it on the DW site, (hmm) It also looks like they've dropped the 10CS and the 12CS. Warburton pieces give the option of a straight or conical throat, maybe check their site?

On this old DW page, the 9BS and 9BL is compared to a 6.5A.. https://www.deniswick.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Denis-Wick-Products-Mouthpiece-Mute-Comparison-Chart.pdf
4  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Instruments / Re: Small Bore Mouthpiece Recommendations? on: May 22, 2017, 11:42AM
I know that the OP isn't into Denis Wicks, but as a general point, the DW 9BS is a good 'piece to check out for anyone looking in the VB 6.5 size. It work well on a smaller horn, plays open without being an air hog. It has a more open back-bore than a 10CS and 6BS, and unusually has a conical throat.
5  Teaching & Learning / Pedagogy / Re: On youths and explaining the benefits of large-bore tenors on: May 19, 2017, 04:35AM
This caught my eye.

"Well, my mother, in Des Moines, Iowa asked if I wanted to go see my brother play baritone saxophone in the junior high school band. I said that would be fine. We went to Washington Irving Junior High School in Des Moines, Iowa where the band was playing and my mother asked me if I would like to play one of those instruments on stage. I told my mother that I would love to play one of those things that “goes up and down with your hands”. Mother said that we should go ask the teacher. The teacher informed my mother that I would never play trombone because my arms were not long enough. The teacher put me on clarinet. I quickly replied that I did not want to play clarinet – I wanted to play trombone! I could smell the slide oil already. Anyway, I ended up playing clarinet in the school band for two years. It was really kind of funny, the way I ended up on clarinet but I just hated it!
.

6  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Mouthpieces / Re: Anyone else despise Modern Bach 6.5's? on: May 13, 2017, 10:23AM
This coin and pencil trick was the norm back in the day when m/p's were still "handcrafted". We'd often compare the widths and dimensions of sometimes supposedly the same pieces being sold in stores. Because of the lack of choice in the UK we'd often modify them, a 250" throat on an 11C when played on a 2B was not uncommon, and a pencil was often kept as a reference tool to measure the backbore mod.

I have a curiosity about how or why a piece should work better for me, not just that it does, and if I should lose that "magic" m/p, what then?

The width of a UK 10p coin is about 15/16" by the way..
7  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Mouthpieces / Re: Anyone else despise Modern Bach 6.5's? on: May 13, 2017, 01:29AM
I'd prefer not to eliminate a mouthpiece based on the depth of a coin if for no other reason than you're only holding constant for one variable.

Not the depth, the width..
8  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Mouthpieces / Re: Anyone else despise Modern Bach 6.5's? on: May 12, 2017, 02:11PM
Maybe "a good way to approximate" but surely not "a good way to measure"

Approximate yes. But a good way to quickly weed out the "no hopers". And it can quickly expose the width differences between M/p's which are supposed to be the same.

9  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Mouthpieces / Re: Anyone else despise Modern Bach 6.5's? on: May 12, 2017, 01:27PM
Maybe this should be a new thread, but how do you measure a mouthpiece?

Cheers

Stewbones.

You're in the UK, don't you use a 10p coin? It's a useful way to quickly gauge the width of a mouthpiece. That and a couple of different width pencils is a good way to measure the depth of the cup and get an impression of the backbore profile.
10  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Mouthpieces / Re: Anyone else despise Modern Bach 6.5's? on: May 12, 2017, 08:52AM
I bought a Faxx 6.5AL, great at home but didn't work out live. I'd like to try a 6.5A but I'm done with buying mouthpieces untried..
11  Practice Break / Chit-Chat / Re: Dog Howls when i play trombone on: May 11, 2017, 11:55AM
Here's Holton we haven't triggered something...........Shire as shooting this will go downhill fast. 

Yes, like the Rath of Conn.
12  Practice Break / Chit-Chat / Re: Dog Howls when i play trombone on: May 11, 2017, 08:23AM
Ha! My dog seems to have a disliking to bigger trombones


I hope that we never feel it's Rath then..
13  Practice Break / Chit-Chat / Re: Dog Howls when i play trombone on: May 10, 2017, 03:13PM
Ha! My dog seems to have a disliking to bigger trombones


..because they have a deeper Bach?
14  Teaching & Learning / Practice Room / Re: What notes to not hit on an improvised solo` on: May 08, 2017, 03:21PM
This introductory video is interesting. https://www.youtube.com/user/JazzEveryone
15  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Instruments / Re: Small bore horns: light or heavy. Which do you prefer? on: May 07, 2017, 09:17AM
4 XO Horns. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHdBpWyipKc

It looks like John Aldred has moved from his 2B then..
16  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Instruments / Re: Small bore horns: light or heavy. Which do you prefer? on: May 04, 2017, 02:24PM
A lightweight horn is just as directional as any other trombone. Being lighter doesn't turn it into a saxophone.

I don't mean directional as in a mic', I mean carrying further into the room.
17  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Instruments / Re: Small bore horns: light or heavy. Which do you prefer? on: May 04, 2017, 08:41AM
I think that you can have horns which are too light, especially when a whole section uses them. IMO with light horns, the sound is all around the player which is why there are comments on this post about being able to hear yourself better in a loud setting.

On a Marc 11, In the last decade I've gone from an '80's  3B (best of 3 in the store) great all round with a good slide. A Rath R10, very light and great in the store but I never thought that I played as well on it, and sorry to say, but they ain't made perfect.. Too light for me.

A K+H 480/88" small bore with a very heavy slide, a lot of metal but with an exemplary build, which played with a larger sound than you'd think and with a round attack using the S/S lead pipe. It felt like the sound was "out there" in the room. Maybe the weight of the slide made for a little too much inertia which made a freer slide vibrato harder.

Now I'm back to the 3B which has been in it's case for 4 years, It's a good package, medium weight bell, light slide and still lively with a new DW 6BS (going larger all the time..)

18  Teaching & Learning / Practice Room / Re: www.bobmcchesney.com ? on: May 04, 2017, 03:22AM
It's ok from the UK.
19  Teaching & Learning / Practice Room / Re: Hesitation on initial attack on: May 04, 2017, 03:21AM
My take on this would be to use Air notes. Keep the the m/p on the lips and play 2 notes a second in the middle register, and keep doing this until the attack is really clean.

The tongue then becomes a smaller element in starting a clean attack, I practice clusters of notes with and without the tongue and try to make them sound the same.
20  Teaching & Learning / Practice Room / Re: Developing centred notes on: Apr 25, 2017, 02:01PM
If he was so natural in getting good tone why not try a short slide (like on some courtois horns) or a valved horn (valve trombone, bass trumpet or something similar...)

You can't make someone want to play an instrument; he tried the last sax and flute afterwards, I believe he still messes with the flute.
Pages: [1] 2 3 4 5 6 ... 20