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1  Creation and Performance / Trombonists / Re: Lady Antebellum trombonist on: Today at 10:54 AM
The horn looks like Corrigan's work with a pigtail wrap on a very modified King.
2:45  Copper lower bell grafted onto some other stem, right at the brace.
2  Teaching & Learning / Practice Room / Re: Jaw tension on: Today at 07:43 AM
I'd have to see what you're doing.  So many possibilities...
3  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Mouthpieces / Re: Does mouthpiece material affect tone/sound? on: Feb 24, 2017, 12:32PM
*exact* replicant dimensions?

Never going to happen.
4  Creation and Performance / The Healthy Trombonist / Re: Ear wax again on: Feb 20, 2017, 11:52PM
I really have to use Q-Tips all the way in, not necessarily for wax but to dry my ear canals after a shower.  Doctors always tell me not to do that but I've lived with my own ears a long time and by now I know what they need.
5  Teaching & Learning / Practice Room / Re: Playing an octave above what is written for an audition. on: Feb 20, 2017, 11:37PM
At an audition you should present yourself honestly as who "you" are.
If "you" are all about taking chances and taking liberties with what's on the page, they need to know that, so go for it.

It's not about winning, it's about playing the game honestly.  They either want you or they don't.
6  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Instruments / Re: Schmelzer Trombones on: Feb 19, 2017, 10:05PM
Max, in your case it's not so much that every player is different... But every horn is different.  I've played some Model 1's that are as you described but mine isn't that way at all.

I have seen and played some Model 4's (.547) but I don't think I know anyone who has one.
7  Teaching & Learning / Beginners and Returning Trombonists / Re: Triple tonguing - why? on: Feb 19, 2017, 08:39AM
The "characteristic sound" of any tonguing done WELL is to be indistinguishable as to what kind of tonguing is being used.

I believe the Geezer is referring to the characteristic sound of an amateur.

Evil Don't know

I have no idea what sort of "pro" will take credit for that.
8  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Accessories / Re: Tightening Up a Manhasset Stand on: Feb 18, 2017, 01:36PM
I'm not sure if I've used it in that situation.  The base is kind of like a big open U shape, not three points like most. 
9  Classified Advertisements / Classified Advertisements / Re: B&SMSK14 "Stolzing" used/demo on: Feb 18, 2017, 01:31PM
I'm pretty sure that's the same model I tried at the Paris ITF, and it was fantastic.  I'm not in the market but if I were I'd grab it.
10  Teaching & Learning / Beginners and Returning Trombonists / Re: Triple tonguing - why? on: Feb 18, 2017, 01:11PM
If you do like I said and learn triple first, both will be a lot easier.
11  Teaching & Learning / Beginners and Returning Trombonists / Re: Triple tonguing - why? on: Feb 18, 2017, 08:18AM
Generally it works better to learn triple first, then double.
I guess that everybody is different. I had hard time setting up the triple tonguing well in place and in order.

Did you try to learn triple first, or after learning double?
If it was after you learned double, that's my point exactly.
12  Practice Break / Found on the 'Net / Re: MAESTRO TUBA? on: Feb 17, 2017, 10:21PM
Even known brands of oval euphoniums are horrible in my experience.

If you have a boat, fill it with concrete and use it as an anchor.
13  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Instruments / Re: Horn Plays Sharp? on: Feb 17, 2017, 04:12PM
Well I never play Ab in 1st... Didn't learn that way and it just feels wrong.
14  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Instruments / Re: Horn Plays Sharp? on: Feb 17, 2017, 03:50PM
That is how I play my Schmelzer (and every other horn too), except even farther out, and with the tuning slide all the way in.  A sharp horn is your friend once you learn that.
15  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Accessories / Re: Tightening Up a Manhasset Stand on: Feb 17, 2017, 11:40AM
While it's true there is a limit to what the RAT stand will hold up, I haven't seen any deterioration in many years of occasional use.

It's all one piece and once you learn how, it sets up in about 2 seconds.

It also has the possible advantage of going extremely low, and plenty high enough.  But the ledge is kind of small.

The extremely well made bag is perfect for holding music or an entire oversize folder.

Overall I would much rather spend extra on something I really like and will last, instead of something that's cheap and less than satisfactory.
16  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Instruments / Re: Whats the difference between Shires Trubore valves and M&W Valves? on: Feb 16, 2017, 07:58PM
Also Hagmanns are unique in that they have an axle shaft only on one side so the valve itself is the "other" bearing inside the casing and is subject to wear.  The Shires has a shaft all the way through so it's a bearing on both sides like any other rotary.
17  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Instruments / Re: Ideal characteristics of a bell? on: Feb 16, 2017, 04:10PM
Realistically, the only way to make a truly seamless bell is electroforming (a type of plating process), or 3-D printing.
18  Teaching & Learning / Beginners and Returning Trombonists / Re: Triple tonguing - why? on: Feb 16, 2017, 03:55PM
Generally it works better to learn triple first, then double.  It's easier to go about it from a D-D-G perspective instead of T-T-K. (or D-G-D instead of T-K-T)

Multiple tonguing is useful not just for its own sake, but because it helps improve your single tongue and other aspects of playing.
19  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Instruments / Re: Richard Smith, still nutty on: Feb 16, 2017, 11:47AM
I will try some experiments when I have time after I get home from my TMEA trip.

I can fairly easily make something similar to his setup.

Stuart Dempster can play while inhaling.
20  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Accessories / Re: SOM Cleaning Rod Sheath on: Feb 13, 2017, 05:27PM
I don't use them at all and I sure don't play a dual bore bass trombone, so I don't know about that.

Use cheesecloth.  I don't think the SOM ones are made for that big a slide tube either.
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