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 on: Today at 02:31 PM 
Started by Ellrod - Last post by bhcordova
Facts?  Don't know

Facts?  We don't need no stinking facts!

 42 
 on: Today at 02:25 PM 
Started by patrickosmith - Last post by Pre59


I suspect it is solid silver. Is there a way to tell if it is solid silver?



Take it to a jewellers?

 43 
 on: Today at 02:04 PM 
Started by leec - Last post by edD
Thanks! So is this an extra accessory? How does it work exactly, and how much was it?

 44 
 on: Today at 02:03 PM 
Started by leec - Last post by harrison.t.reed


not tricky

 45 
 on: Today at 02:01 PM 
Started by robcat2075 - Last post by harrison.t.reed
Picc is loudest, by far!

 46 
 on: Today at 01:53 PM 
Started by aumannbone - Last post by aumannbone
I want to buy a large shank Hammond 10 mouthpiece. Any cup depth at all-- M,ML,L, etc.

joseph.aumann@gmail.com

 47 
 on: Today at 01:49 PM 
Started by Hmb - Last post by Dunkler Keiler
Since I am from Germany and, of course, thomann customer for many years, I consider myself qualified. I previously owned two thomann-branded tenor trombones, one in .547, the other in .525, gold brass bells.

These are instruments of really decent quality. Chinese made, for sure, but because of the huge selling numbers of thomann here in europe, they can sell very solid instruments at a stunning price. These are modeled after yamaha. Very good slides! Nothing to complain about!
Changed mine, because I fancied a Thayer valve. Bought a sierman, that thomann exclusively imports to Germany. The quality isn't as good as their own brand, though it is rather double the price.

I can definitely recommend these instruments for use in amateur-ensembles at any level. The second trombonist in a brass i play with from time to time (bass trombone, XO 1242), uses a thomann mid-size bore and she / it has a very good sound.

 48 
 on: Today at 01:49 PM 
Started by slide advantage - Last post by robcat2075
list of known Trump-Russia connections...

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From Russian payments to Trump advisors to failing to register as foreign agents working for Putin allies—from perjury to illegal solicitation of campaign donations from the Kremlin—here's a non-exhaustive summary of known Trump-Russia ties.


It's striking how many of these completely innocent connections have piled up when most innocent people don't accumulate even one in a lifetime.  :/


 49 
 on: Today at 01:43 PM 
Started by Wasatch Oz - Last post by leec
I leave my horns on stands between plays and always take the slide off and stand it on a towel so it can drain.  My cats have never knocked them over.

 50 
 on: Today at 01:38 PM 
Started by robcat2075 - Last post by Blowero
This is a better write up of the study:

https://www.limelightmagazine.com.au/news/ear-plugs-essential-orchestral-musicians-study-finds/

My problem with it is that they seemed to make some assumptions that weren't warranted.

The fact that these levels are produced by the players’ own instruments alone means the hazards are present regardless of screens or positioning, rendering earplugs the most effective option for hearing protection.


They seemed to ignore the fact that brass instruments are highly directional. We all know that it's much louder in front of the bell than behind the mouthpiece. The study doesn't seem to take that into account at all.

Another problem:

“A hypothetical scenario with surround screens shows that, even when shielding all direct sound from others, sound exposure is reduced moderately with the largest effect on players in loud sections."

O.K., but the smart way to do it is to have screens behind players to protect them, not putting screens around the loud instruments. For example, instead of putting a screen in front of the trumpet, you put a screen behind the oboe player, or whoever is affected by the sound coming from the trumpet. The study doesn't seem to have modeled this at all. I much prefer having a sound shield behind me over having to wear earplugs. With earplugs, I'm not really hearing my own sounds, I'm just hearing the vibration of the sound wave inside my head, and it's impossible to really play musically that way.

The video is very interesting. I was surprised to see that the flutes are just as loud as the trombones, although we somehow always seem to get the blame for being the loudest. Flute is omnidirectional, so it's interesting to note that they may be responsible for their own hearing loss. High frequencies are more damaging, so I would suspect that the cymbal is the most dangerous instrument, both for the player and for the people around him.

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