229 or 239

Discussion in 'Horns' started by orchestra_trumpet_star, Dec 8, 2005.

  1. orchestra_trumpet_star

    orchestra_trumpet_star New Friend

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    hey all,
    for an orchestral bach c trumpet, which model do you like better? thanks so much!
    OTS
     
  2. Jimi Michiel

    Jimi Michiel Forte User

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    OTS,
    I had a 239 before I got my Monette and I hated it. I'm not sure if I just got a lemon, but it played totally unevenly. After I got the Monette, I had the Bach 239 cut down to a D trumpet and it plays beautifully! This probably doesn't help you at all, thoug...
    -Jimi
     
  3. Kenzo

    Kenzo Pianissimo User

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    I play a 229 with the 25A pipe. It gets a great sound, is easy to control and I do not have to fight intonation.

    This setup works for me.

    Good luck.
     
  4. gregc

    gregc Mezzo Piano User

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    just a note: Phil Smith does OK with an off-the-shelf 229 he bought at Dillons. I figure they must OK, but that's my guess.
    gregc
     
  5. matthoffner

    matthoffner Pianissimo User

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    I think that most people prefer the 229 for orchestra work, and the 239 for chamber work. Having said that, I didn't mind the 239 for orchestra stuff, but at times it felt like a toy.
     
  6. monel12

    monel12 New Friend

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    Speaking of which, does anyone know where I can find a
    new or used Bach 229/25A?
    Thanks ....Jim
     
  7. mlockman

    mlockman New Friend

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    Just to chime in. My 229 with the 25H is a good horn. I use it for orchestral and chamber work. Intonation is good, not perfect. But I have never played any trumpet with perfect intonation. BTW mine is a new one not vintage.
     
  8. cornetguy

    cornetguy Mezzo Forte User

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    I have 25H 239 bell. It works fine for me even in large orchestra. I have a rather dull lifeless sound on every 229 bell I have tried. So go with what sounds good with you playing it not just because Phil Smith uses it.
     
  9. gregc

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