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1  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Accessories / Re: greenhoe leadpipe question on: Mar 19, 2015, 06:40PM
Oh yeah, duh.  M&W trombones will also probably be able to make you something too!
2  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Mouthpieces / Re: Stainless Steel DE rims on: Mar 19, 2015, 04:56PM
Ha, funny, I have an E-1 that had the opposite. It's threaded for Doug's XT rims.  Frankly, I don't find G&W rims to be comfortable really at all. A notable exception is the Seiji Nagasakwa (sp????) which is really unlike most of thei rother offerings, but is also a bit small for me.  You're definitely looking at custom for something like this, especially if you have  arim that doesn't totally work for you as is.  If you like the Wedge rims, you could potentially have Dave thread it and do his conversion to your E-1, making it fit on your EUPH.  But that isn't exactly what you're looking for.

I'd say if you like your Elliott rim and think something more slippery would be better, getting one gold plated straight from Doug is your best bet.  Unfortunately, Doug doesn't do steel. I had him thread a mouthpiece and he promised me he would NEVER touch steel again it was such a pain to work with  :/ :/
3  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Mouthpieces / Re: Stainless Steel DE rims on: Mar 19, 2015, 04:44PM
I don't like gold plated for their lack of durability, I basically want a copy of my Euph 103 rim in stainless steel

Some dealers skimp out on the plating, some manufacturers do. There's a thread on here about laskey mouthpieces where a dealer buys silver laskey pieces and plates them using less gold.  If you order a Gold plated Doug Elliott EUPH103 it will last a long time. He uses a high quality plater and does excellent prep work.  There are countless people on here who can attest to the longevity and durability of the gold plate of his products compared to others. 

Have you tried a steel piece?  What piece was it?  It might be harder to get a rim that's compatible with the EUPH series, but not impossible. The EUPH series uses bass blanks, but I have a Giddings and Webster that is probably similar enough the rim would be able to successfully be threaded for the EUPH series.
4  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Accessories / Re: greenhoe leadpipe question on: Mar 19, 2015, 04:18PM
I think the Greenhoe/Greenhoe used existing threads... Conn maybe?  If you order something from Brassark they can make you something that will fit.
5  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Mouthpieces / Re: Stainless Steel DE rims on: Mar 19, 2015, 01:10PM
Houser is the only company I'm aware of that does duplication as well as steel pieces, but they are backed up so their website indicates they aren't doing duplication work for the time being.  I'm presuming you already have the rim since you've decided you like the feel of it better? If so, send it off to Houser or Osmun to have it threaded to fit on your Elliott piece.  Incidentally, what rim do you find liking?
6  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Instruments / Re: Bass Trombone Suggestions on: Mar 19, 2015, 07:36AM
I loved my 6B (Duo-Gravis) when I had it.  I barely ever play bass, which is why I decided to trade it off for some more tenor components, including a Shires 2RVET7 bell which I quite like.  They can be found used for a good price if you're patient. 
7  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Technology / Re: Email to text on: Mar 19, 2015, 05:32AM
With iMessages, apple intercepts SMS messages. It may well be a change on Apples parts.  iOS 8.0.2 just came out, and while it doesn't explicitly state a change to the way the OS handles SMS messages, Apple has been known to "ninja fix" things without including it in their documentation, like exploits jailbreakers use to hook into the operating system.
8  Classified Advertisements / Classified Advertisements / Re: Brass Ark MV Seamed Copper Lead Pipe on: Mar 18, 2015, 05:16PM
Mv 42?
9  Teaching & Learning / Practice Room / Re: Pedagogical Myths on: Mar 18, 2015, 08:55AM
I took the topic to mean something that pedagogues say a lot that is, at least basically, wrong.  For example, in a lot of music education schools, music teachers are taught that 50/50 placement is the only placement that is appropriate for students in terms of both horizontal and vertical placement of a mouthpiece. I remember being shown a slide show (done with old school projecter too) a few years back as part of my "brass pedagogy" training. I failed the test because we were supposed to identify incorrect embouchures from these still images and I refused to diagnose someone as being incorrect for having what was essentially a "low" and "high" placement embouchure.I even demonstrated to my pedagogy professor (Clarinet player) that not only was it possible to play with a 'high' placement, but it was my optimal embouchure and they insisted that not only was that incorrect, but I would be a better player if I was 50/50.
10  Classified Advertisements / Classified Advertisements / Re: King coffin case 2b/3b on: Mar 18, 2015, 08:47AM
I must ask, what method do u use to ship this for only $35?  Sounds very low.
Thanks
Jim


Sounds right to me.  $35 is actually a little more than a case I sold a month ago with USPS.
11  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Instruments / Re: Slide Mystery ..... on: Mar 18, 2015, 08:07AM

Nope it will only take a tenor mouth piece ... No marking ... I have been over it with a magnifying glass and no markings to be found.

Garry-

So large shank or small shank?  Both are "tenor" mouthpieces.
12  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Mouthpieces / Re: Doubler Bass Trombone Mouthpiece Advice.... on: Mar 17, 2015, 05:47PM
I'd go smaller. Especially if you do a lot of dance band sruff. 3G  certainly would have been considered a bass piece when a lot of that stuff was written. I play tenor on a 3G size which makes the transition easy as I also play bass mostly on a 3G sized rim.
13  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Mouthpieces / Re: The Wedge Mouthpiece mixed with Doug Elliot? on: Mar 17, 2015, 08:14AM
Doug has made rims for people with similar conditions. One such person had a tooth sticking out and the rim had a little groove so the tooth wouldn't have as much pressure or something, evidently it worked really well for the individual. You may also consider contacting Doug with your problem too.
14  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Technology / Re: Email to text on: Mar 17, 2015, 06:16AM
Did the people you were texting switch to iphones?
15  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Mouthpieces / Re: The Wedge Mouthpiece mixed with Doug Elliot? on: Mar 16, 2015, 03:55PM
I'd just like to clarify that I don't think Wedge is snake oil, and I can see how my posts may have construed that message unintentionally.  The product is just so different from what has been offered as common practice for... hundreds of years now that a placebo is unavoidable so at least some people fall into that 2nd category.  But there are too many people with high profile careers that fall into the 3rd category that I can't rule it out as being effective for a good number of people. 

I can also say that I have had some business with Dave, who has been very patient with some odd requests on my part, and does have an excellent return policy as well as quick delivery - especially given that the product is coming from Canada. So if anybody is thinking about trying one, but worried they might not be able to return it in time, you can absolutely trust that if it doesn't work for you, Dave has no problem with no questions asked returns provided that you return the piece in the same condition that you received it in, which is not unreasonable in the least.  The delrin copies are better than the kelly pieces for sure, but they still don't quite delver the same resonance as a brass or steel piece. So if you are used to playing an all metal mouthpiece, definitely give a brass or steel one a try instead of the delrin.
16  Classified Advertisements / Classified Advertisements / Re: FS: SUNDAY SUNDAY SUNDAY! Bachwards Multi-Horn!!!!!! WHOA... on: Mar 16, 2015, 02:27PM
Hmm Interestimg, I was thinking about part of the horn too.  if anybody wants the bell bit jot the slide, Id be willing to do a three way trade or maybe purchase for the slide.
17  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Mouthpieces / Re: The Wedge Mouthpiece mixed with Doug Elliot? on: Mar 16, 2015, 07:13AM
And to a certain degree... snake oil is actually effective in some circumstances.  There was a Soviet weight lifter whose name currently escapes me that couldn't lift more than a certain amount.  As soon as his handlers added even the most incrementally small amount to it, he couldn't lift it.  So they evidently had a set of weights made that was simply mislabeled and slightly heavier than that set amount, which lore says he then lifted with ease. 

So if something that doesn't really work, makes something work, it doesn't really work, but it does work.  Or maybe it does work.  Who knows.  I can say that I find the rims to be a little more comfortable than regular rims, but wh oknows if I played them regularly if they'd continue to be comfortable.
18  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Mouthpieces / Re: The Wedge Mouthpiece mixed with Doug Elliot? on: Mar 15, 2015, 01:52PM
I thought I responded again, it the post didn't seem to go through. 

On my XT104 Wedge piece it looks like the part that touches the upper and lower lip is unaltered from a normal rim.  The part that makes contact with the corners is recessed. So there isn't a raised part of a rim other than in comparison to the narrower, recessed part of the piece.
19  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Instruments / Re: Edwards B454 valves on: Mar 15, 2015, 01:49PM
The rotors used on the Edwards basses haven't changed in any way since inception. The only change has been the inclusion of Rotax valves, and they aren't available on detachable sections....

M

I must have misunderstood what the Edwards rep was telling me.  He indicated to me they changed a few things about the rotor in the last two years with some of the R&D they did with Alessi on the T396.  They did play very well either way.
20  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Instruments / Re: Any advantage to dual bore slide? on: Mar 15, 2015, 01:46PM
Wow!!! I read everything, so helpful guys. Thank you. There is only one thing I still don't understand and that is whether it feels more open or restrictive. Two of you commented about it and one of you said it is more restrictive and the other said it is more open.

Thanks.

It all depends on what you're comparing it too.  ANd what kind of feedback you want.  If you're making the lower tube bigger, then it will likely make it feel more 'open'. If you're making the upper leg smaller, it might feel 'tighter'.  But then again, I've played a lot of slides that the feel on a smaller upper leg is easier to control and therefore more "open." 

Is there a horn you want to do this to?  Or were you thiking about getting a dual bore?
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