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Over on the trombone forum someone was lamenting that you can't have a slide trombone with a conical bore from one end to the other.

 

 

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That seems like that would be impossible to do without some very expensive engineering, or materials that we don't currently have.

 

Also....there are trombone forums?

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That seems like that would be impossible to do without some very expensive engineering, or materials that we don't currently have.

 

 

Very impossible.

 

A truly conical bore instrument that you can also change the length to change the pitch is pretty much a geometric impossibility. Like having a triangle that also has two parallel sides. :D

 

 

 

Also....there are trombone forums?

 

 

It's remarkable how much discussion there is over there when the trombone hasn't changed much in 400 years.

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Like having a triangle that also has two parallel sides

Happens all the time in computer graphics.

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Requires a whole new lesson on slide position .... I played a regular one in High School

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Robert, you are on to something there.

I shall now go and up my investment in rare earth metals.

 

Nice demo BTW.

That's what is so great about 3D software. It's great for showing off things both real and imagined. :)

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So, over on the trombone forum I also say that having a conical trombone is possible like having a triangle with parallel sides is possible, and someone helpfully points out that in some non-plane geometry it is possible.

Fine, I say, all you have to do is get to the universe where that works on a trombone.

It's probably the universe where Spock has a mullet, I say, thinking there is no such thing.

 

And then someone comes up with this...

e2b9d9d46870f8c644f6919bccc444a1--mullet



 

 

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Yep, that's something I will never un-see LOL.

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Looks like Walt Disney may have caught a glimpse of that other universe back in '29 as recorded in 'Mickey's Follies'.

The Elastobone universe... not the Spockmullet universe that is.

 

 

Wow. Sorry for the huge gif.

Let me see if I can shrink it.

Hmmm... got it from 12.5MB down to 6MB with a few tweaks... more testing required.

Edit: Looks like 5.7MB is the best for the moment without losing too much quality.

 

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Looks like Walt Disney may have caught a glimpse of that other universe back in '29 as recorded in 'Mickey's Follies'.

 

That's great! I guess some stagehand was ready to throw him that trombone when he needed it.

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