ITG 2017 is in the history books, and Terry Warburton takes advantage of being up in the mid-Atlantic/Northeast region to visit some of his dealers' shops, including Chris Cromer's shop, A Minor Tune Up Trumpet and Brasswind Services in Wilmington, DE. Chris then takes the opportunity to interview Terry about his shop's history and what the future holds for Warburton.
Originally live streamed on our Facebook page, find the interview on our YouTube channel.
Dave gets a little gem in the shop - a Scherzer rotary D trumpet from circa the 1950s. Disassembly does not go perfectly easily, as one might expect from a trumpet that has not seen the light of day in many years!
We know that some of the images are mirror image, and for that we apologize. We will work on that in the future.
Finally! I returned to live streaming and chatting with a casual lunch-time stream on The Brass Bench page on Facebook. The subject of the stream is a Shires trombone that required four separate repairs/mods: A new brace post to replace one that was suspected to be bent; installation of a hand rest; clean up a badly pitted branch; and solder the detachable leadpipe into the inner slide tube. I only got to the disassembly and discussion of how to proceed in the allotted 90 minutes, but it was productive and hopefully instructive.
With summer now in full swing, more people are at the beach, on vacation, mowing lawns, and so forth and so on. The Saturday morning regular episode makes no sense. We are just going to do causal lunch time streams until after Labor Day. Hopefully, we can get Chris up and running at his shop in Wilmington, DE so we can double your fun!
Watch for us on our Facebook page!
We started out streaming on Saturday mornings at 9am ET on our YouTube channel, but are now scheduling shows for 10:30am ET on our Facebook page. (See the Show Schedule page for more information.)
Why the changes?
Well, we listened to our viewers and our guests. It was clear that we get TONS more views on Facebook, and that a later start on Saturday mornings was appreciated, especially on the west coast of the US.
So, FOR NOW, we will live stream on Facebook, and archive on YouTube.
AND, we will continue to add Casual Streams, which will be easy-going and whenever we feel like doing it. Those will be archived on YouTube, as well.
Please let us know how you feel about the times, the hosting, or whatever. We want to give you programming you enjoy and find valuable.
The IHS 2016 Exhibits Roundup was a live stream on Facebook on Saturday, June 18, 2016, and is now archived on our YouTube channel. You can watch it on our Episodes page.
This episode is now archived on our YouTube channel, and you can watch it on our Episodes page. The stream doesn't really start until around 2:50, so just jump to there. We had a few tech difficulties, which we hope to erase in the future. Sorry about that.
Dave shows that disassembly can be as important as assembly as he takes apart several instruments. Watch it on our Videos page.
Episode 5 - ITG Roundup and WOTB
This week's Saturday stream will start at around 10:30am. Chris will give us his ITG roundup report, and Dave does a little What's On The Bench.
Had a great visit with Ken Pope, of Pope Instrument Repair. You can also view the episode on our episode page.
We talked about how he got started, what he's doing now, what horns he sells, his work on museum pieces, and other far-ranging topics such as squirrels, chickens, and glass blowing.
Look for the podcast of the show. I'm new at editing podcasts, so bear with me as I figure out how to bring you a quality, pared down interview!
Dave and Chris are brass technicians who enjoy helping players get the most out of their playing experience.