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Postby bloke » Fri May 04, 2018 5:49 pm

...having some work done on their big C tuba...and having some fun with the cimbasso...' sounding great as ever, and sounding as if he's been playing the cimbasso for years...

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Re: cktuba @ blokeplace

Postby cktuba » Fri May 04, 2018 10:31 pm

Thanks Joe for the FANTASTIC work on the Wisemann! It sounds even better now than it did with the original leadpipe. And the Cimbasso plays GREAT! Fantastic tone and intonation... top notch! And it's always a fun visit to Bloke Place and getting to see you and Debbie.
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Re: cktuba @ blokeplace

Postby Casca Grossa » Sat May 05, 2018 8:32 am

How were the sammiches?
Mack-a-clone 186 "Chairman Mao"
Blokepiece Imperial #2 Fair Dinkum Profundo Rim
Lignatone Eb "Charlene"
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Why have 3 valves when you can have 6 and a main tuning slide kicker???
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Re: cktuba @ blokeplace

Postby bloke » Sat May 05, 2018 9:08 am

Casca Grossa wrote:How were the sammiches?


whole wheat toast/smoked turkey slices/cheese/mayo
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Re: cktuba @ blokeplace

Postby Casca Grossa » Sat May 05, 2018 11:10 am

bloke wrote:
Casca Grossa wrote:How were the sammiches?


whole wheat toast/smoked turkey slices/cheese/mayo


I need to visit one of these days!!!
Mack-a-clone 186 "Chairman Mao"
Blokepiece Imperial #2 Fair Dinkum Profundo Rim
Lignatone Eb "Charlene"
Blokepiece Solo
Why have 3 valves when you can have 6 and a main tuning slide kicker???
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Re: cktuba @ blokeplace

Postby bloke » Sat May 05, 2018 11:21 am

Please do. We gots mo' sammiches!

His (really nice-playing )W-900 mouthpipe had a couple of red-rot places, so (with CK always choosing to "not let things get out of hand") he had acquired a new (Markneukirchen) 'pipe. The eastern German 'pipe appears to be fabricated (as are the 3-series JP instruments) of 80:20 alloy brass, so I doubt that he'll have any trouble with the new one.

The curvature (just as always) wasn't exactly the same (as - even same-maker replacements even seem to vary in curvature...well...except for Miraphone), but it's my job to figure out how to make them look the same and fit anyway, yes?

' same thing when Gilbert Long brought his old Hb in with a new Hb mouthpipe...I had to figure out how to make it seem as though the factory-bent curvature of the replacement was the same, and to make it appear to "fit like a glove"...and without stressing/ovaling it, or mounting it "under stress".
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Re: cktuba @ blokeplace

Postby bttmbow » Sat May 12, 2018 8:23 am

Joe,
Is that the MW 182 valveset on there? If so, how is it?
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Re: cktuba @ blokeplace

Postby bloke » Sun May 13, 2018 12:29 am

bttmbow wrote:Joe,
Is that the MW 182 valveset on there? If so, how is it?


yes
I couldn't hope for a better instrument.
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Postby bttmbow » Sun May 13, 2018 6:11 am

That is SO cool! I will call you soon. I always thought that would be the perfect valveset for a cimbasso. Congratulations!
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Re: cktuba @ blokeplace

Postby bloke » Sun May 13, 2018 7:38 am

bttmbow wrote:That is SO cool! I will call you soon. I always thought that would be the perfect valveset for a cimbasso. Congratulations!


Tuning easily passed the electronic tuner test after I (mostly) finished it, and it did great for me on (used it on every tune) a rock-and-roll oldies pops concert, but (the real intonation test...) I spent about an hour-and-a-half playing O. Blume duets with a Keith Brown/Lewis Van Haney student a couple of days ago (Friday afternoon). The harmonies were all easy, and my friend swore to me that they were not "patronizing" me with "adjusted" slide positions. I fabricated/installed a female threaded flange on the underside of the 1st valve slide crook (3mm threads to receive a Minibal link) for an (expected it to need) #1 slide trigger, but it wasn't required (so I did not fabricate/install a #1 trigger)...and the focus is so much easier than with those "big" instruments. Unlike my previous "econo" Cimbasso, I actually pick this one up (at home) and play stuff on it, because (rather than "work") it's fun...and "having one with rotary valves that actually work"...hey, that's a plus. :|
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