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1  Practice Break / Purely Politics / Re: Roy Moore is a m-o-r-o-n on: Yesterday at 08:20 PM
Problem is he's running against a Democrat, and many Alabamians would rather vote for Satan himself than a Democrat.  Even if the Republican is a child molester and was censured as a judge twice.
2  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Instruments / Re: Help With Antique Horn on: Yesterday at 06:31 PM
Aren't the FSU Marching Chiefs a college band (FSU is Florida State University in Tallahassee).  If so, it would likely be during his college days; closer to 1947?

You could probably get almost any friction fit slide to work with it.  Probably one from an older Holton Collegiate would be easy to find.
3  Practice Break / Purely Politics / Re: Our unbalanced POTUS on: Yesterday at 06:20 PM
... If he said it, he did it.

Does that also apply to grabbing girls by their private parts? Evil
4  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Instruments / Re: Did I go too far? on: Yesterday at 01:54 PM
20K??  It's a Sousaphone?  Or is it a 20H?  (H is a trombone)

King 2B's seem to go for anything from $300 to $800 depending on condition.

As to whether you spent too much, if it plays well you didn't.
5  Practice Break / Purely Politics / Re: Our unbalanced POTUS on: Yesterday at 01:11 PM
Did you ever think he was telling the truth?

I was actually surprised you found truth in his claim of graduation.
6  Creation and Performance / Musical Miscellany / Re: James Levine, students, festivals on: Dec 09, 2017, 05:55PM
That still doesn't make it right.  Nor does the argument that even Mozart and Liszt did it.

There are subtle little things: you try to pose the student in a position and fingers slide into apertures they don't belong.  I believe this was what Nasser was doing.  Behind piles of mats with the parents in the room.
7  Creation and Performance / Music, Concerts and Recordings / MOVED: Trombone Christmas on: Dec 08, 2017, 07:37PM
This topic has been moved to Notices from TTF Members.

http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=103413.0
8  Town Hall / Notices from TTF Members / Re: Trombone Christmas on: Dec 08, 2017, 07:37PM
Actually belongs in Notices.

We had a discussion of Trombone Christmas in another thread.

Moving.  Please keep hands inside the thread.
9  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Repairs, Modifications and Maintenance / Re: Dented slide on: Dec 08, 2017, 06:37PM
Anything you try yourself will probably make things worse.

Deal with the action until you can get it repaired properly.
10  Practice Break / Purely Politics / Re: Nothing burger becomes a something burger on: Dec 08, 2017, 03:10PM
They have a very simple philosophy:  Anything is moral as long as it makes money (for me).
11  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Instruments / Re: Looking for tuba advice from non-tubists on: Dec 08, 2017, 02:21PM
$5 :-0

...

Here you go:

12  Practice Break / Purely Politics / Re: Nothing burger becomes a something burger on: Dec 08, 2017, 11:49AM

It takes two hands to handle a whopper! Evil
13  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Instruments / Re: Cork Barrel attachment point on: Dec 08, 2017, 09:13AM
Look carefully at what you are trying to do.  The cork barrel is not designed to take a lot of force and you can easily force a misalignment of the lower inner slide tube or worse.

I think there are better places to put your peg and transfer the effective attach point to where you are considering.
14  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Instruments / Re: Looking for tuba advice from non-tubists on: Dec 08, 2017, 09:09AM
OK, not being facile in tenor clef, I'll bite: excepting British brass band and certain "world music" ensembles, tuba parts are non-transposing instruments (i.e., are notated at concert pitch, so how does facility reading tenor clef make an Eb preferable to a BBb, C, or F?
I think I mentioned this a little higher in the thread.  The fingerings for an Eb instrument reading bass clef look like the fingerings of a Bb instrument reading tenor clef.

As an example, Ab:

  .  On an Eb instrument this uses the 1st valve.  If you saw  Tenor Clef and were playing a Euphonium you would also use 1st valve.  As you can see, the note positions would use similar fingerings of an Eb tuba reading bass clef or a Bb Euphonium reading tenor clef.

This has a long history.  In the US Civil War era bands consisted of collections of Eb and Bb instruments each reading a transposed treble clef.  The purpose was that any musician could play any part on the appropriate instrument without having to learn new fingerings.  The exception was the tuba, which was generally an Eb instrument and read bass clef.  Thus a player of a different instrument could still play the tuba part using the same set of fingerings.
15  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Instruments / Re: Really heavy trombones and lighter alternatives on: Dec 08, 2017, 08:41AM
Aerospace engineers are not necessarily acoustical engineers.  It may be light, but it will sound lousy.
16  Practice Break / Purely Politics / Re: Our unbalanced POTUS on: Dec 08, 2017, 08:35AM
Whoa. Am I reading that graph right? At this point in time, over one in three US citizens currently think Donald Trump is doing a good job as POTUS?

That's mind-boggling. Truly people walk around with blinkers on.

Consider us like any dictatorship.  A minority party holds power and has gamed the system to keep it so.  Congressional districts are gerrymandered so that it's harder for Democrats to win control of Congress and the President won on a slight edge in our quirky Elector system (didn't win a majority of popular vote, though).

Just about all his term of office thus far he has averaged between 35 and 40% approval rating and around 55 to 60% disapproval rating.  So one in 3 Americans think he is doing a good job (one of them is a frequent poster on this Board) and nearly all the rest disapprove of what he is doing.

Most Presidents see a loss of Congressional seats in the "mid term" elections and few of them have ever had such a high disapproval rating.  I wonder what will happen this time (2018).
17  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Instruments / Re: Looking for tuba advice from non-tubists on: Dec 08, 2017, 08:21AM
When you say "up" to visit Baltimore Brass, you might be closer to The Tuba Exchange in Durham NC.  A friend of mine got a really nice pair of tubas (CC and F) there.  He traded in a tuba I had sold him.  Note that CC is a tuba that mostly appeals to classical tuba players.  I think it's the hardest of the 4 to learn.

https://www.tubaexchange.com/
18  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Instruments / Re: Looking for tuba advice from non-tubists on: Dec 07, 2017, 08:49PM
1.  3/4 size BBb tubas are usually smaller bore.  Some smaller bore tubas are not called 3/4, though.

2.  My Eb looks like an oversize Euph as well.  Its chromatic range is down to "pedal A" on a bass trombone.  Adding a 4th valve lets you get more notes.  A compensating 4th valve gets you chromatic to the pedal.

New tubas often come with obscene prices.  I know of one that is $10,000.  Way too rich for the likes of me.  Older with character is the way to go.
19  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Instruments / Re: Really heavy trombones and lighter alternatives on: Dec 07, 2017, 08:31PM
Sidebar:

There used to be an event in Indianapolis called Jingle Bones.  I understand it has disappeared.

I like the idea of a Trombone Christmas.  What do you use for music?  I might want to organize one here in New England next year.

/Sidebar
20  Creation and Performance / Musical Miscellany / Re: James Levine, students, festivals on: Dec 07, 2017, 08:25PM
It's possible that someone does bad things and then changes.  I'm thinking of Al Franken.  For all I know, Moore may no longer be looking at young girls, but that needs to be proven.
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