Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length

 
Advanced search

1092750 Posts in 72323 Topics- by 19429 Members - Latest Member: 17williarw
Jump to:  
The Trombone ForumHorns, Gear, and EquipmentMouthpieces(Moderators: BGuttman, Doug Elliott) How to tell if a mouthpiece is solid silver?
Pages: 1 2 3 [4]  All   Go Down
Print
Author Topic: How to tell if a mouthpiece is solid silver?  (Read 2582 times)
0 Members and 2 Guests are viewing this topic.
BGuttman
Mad Chemist

*
*
Offline Offline

Location: Londonderry, NH, USA
Joined: Dec 12, 2000
Posts: 51526
"Almost Professional"


View Profile
« Reply #60 on: Dec 15, 2017, 04:29PM »

Note that silver and gold are measured in troy ounces, about 31 grams each.  Brass and copper are measured in avoirdupois ounces at about 28 grams each.

I've always preferred to work in metric units for dealing in precious metals to avoid confusion between avoirdupois and troy weights.
Logged

Bruce Guttman
Solo Trombone, Hollis Town Band
Merrimack Valley Philharmonic Orch. President 2017-2018
BillO
A trombone is not measured by it's name.

*
Offline Offline

Location: Ontario Canada
Joined: Jun 24, 2015
Posts: 3423

View Profile
« Reply #61 on: Dec 15, 2017, 04:39PM »

Note that silver and gold are measured in troy ounces, about 31 grams each.  Brass and copper are measured in avoirdupois ounces at about 28 grams each.

I've always preferred to work in metric units for dealing in precious metals to avoid confusion between avoirdupois and troy weights.
Yeah.  It's best to use metric units.  Imperial units seem to change like diapers.
Logged

Never look at the conductor. You just encourage them.

Have you noticed, some folk never stick around to help tidy up after practice?
BGuttman
Mad Chemist

*
*
Offline Offline

Location: Londonderry, NH, USA
Joined: Dec 12, 2000
Posts: 51526
"Almost Professional"


View Profile
« Reply #62 on: Dec 15, 2017, 07:29PM »

Yeah.  It's best to use metric units.  Imperial units seem to change like diapers.

Yup.  Imperial Gallons are not like the ones here in the US.
Logged

Bruce Guttman
Solo Trombone, Hollis Town Band
Merrimack Valley Philharmonic Orch. President 2017-2018
BillO
A trombone is not measured by it's name.

*
Offline Offline

Location: Ontario Canada
Joined: Jun 24, 2015
Posts: 3423

View Profile
« Reply #63 on: Dec 16, 2017, 05:36AM »

Quick (without google) -

How many square furlongs in a hide?
How may shackles in a cable?
How many scruples in an apothecaries pound?
How many gills in a puncheon?
How many slugs in a blob?
Logged

Never look at the conductor. You just encourage them.

Have you noticed, some folk never stick around to help tidy up after practice?
BGuttman
Mad Chemist

*
*
Offline Offline

Location: Londonderry, NH, USA
Joined: Dec 12, 2000
Posts: 51526
"Almost Professional"


View Profile
« Reply #64 on: Dec 16, 2017, 09:29AM »

OK.  What's the gravitational constant in foot-slugs/fortnight2?
Logged

Bruce Guttman
Solo Trombone, Hollis Town Band
Merrimack Valley Philharmonic Orch. President 2017-2018
Bruce the budgie

*
Offline Offline

Location:
Joined: Oct 1, 2013
Posts: 287
"A burp is not a grace note."


View Profile
« Reply #65 on: Dec 16, 2017, 10:08AM »

Probably has to do with the ancient, honorable term of venery: a laceration of swarf.
Logged
BillO
A trombone is not measured by it's name.

*
Offline Offline

Location: Ontario Canada
Joined: Jun 24, 2015
Posts: 3423

View Profile
« Reply #66 on: Dec 16, 2017, 10:25AM »

OK.  What's the gravitational constant in foot-slugs/fortnight2?
Isn't that feet3slug-1fortnight-2?

In which case it would be just about 2.2114 x 10-20 feet3slug-1fortnight-2
Logged

Never look at the conductor. You just encourage them.

Have you noticed, some folk never stick around to help tidy up after practice?
EWadie99
The Curious One

*
Offline Offline

Location: Sterling Heights, Michigan
Joined: Jan 22, 2016
Posts: 533
"Bass Trombone! It's like a musical bazooka!"


View Profile
« Reply #67 on: Dec 16, 2017, 06:36PM »

Solid silver mouthpieces?  I honestly didn't know they were (or currently) a thing... Don't know
Logged

Ethan Wadie
Adlai E. Stevenson High School
Adlai E. Stevenson High School Jazz Ensemble
Adlai E. Stevenson High School Wind Ensemble
Bones:
Conn 88H (Generation II)
Getzen 1062FD
BGuttman
Mad Chemist

*
*
Offline Offline

Location: Londonderry, NH, USA
Joined: Dec 12, 2000
Posts: 51526
"Almost Professional"


View Profile
« Reply #68 on: Dec 16, 2017, 06:56PM »

Solid silver mouthpieces?  I honestly didn't know they were (or currently) a thing... Don't know

Not currently.  There were solid silver mouthpieces made in the past.  Generally custom.
Logged

Bruce Guttman
Solo Trombone, Hollis Town Band
Merrimack Valley Philharmonic Orch. President 2017-2018
harrison.t.reed
*
Offline Offline

Location: Colorado
Joined: Apr 5, 2007
Posts: 2833
"Spartan Brass Band!"


View Profile
« Reply #69 on: Dec 17, 2017, 09:53AM »

Yamaha will make them too.
Logged

"My technique is as good as Initial D"
T-396A - Griego 1C
88HTCL - Griego 1C
36H - DE XT105, C+, D Alto Shank
3B/F Silversonic - Griego 1A ss
pBone (with Yellow bell for bright tone)
Pages: 1 2 3 [4]  All   Go Up
Print
Jump to: