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Discussion in 'Horns' started by orchestra_trumpet_star, Dec 8, 2005.
for an orchestral bach c trumpet, which model do you like better? thanks so much!
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...
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.
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.
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.
Speaking of which, does anyone know where I can find a
new or used Bach 229/25A?
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.
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.
....even though I spoke of Phil and his 229 in th above post, I recently bought a standard 239 for myself. I'm hesitant to say much more since I am new to "C" trumpets. Try em, I guess, an buy what your ears like. I got a wicked, good deal on mine.
anyone know about these folks? Looks like a killer deal.....