A good trumpet...

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Comeback, Sep 16, 2013.

  1. PakWaan

    PakWaan Piano User

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    I'm not a pro but have played for 38 years on and off - and when I was practicing 3-4 hours per day, I was pretty good. I've managed to accumulate about 20 very collectible, pristine horns in my search for the perfect fit for me. I've found quite a bit of discernible difference in a few of them, mild differences in others, and then there are others that I can't tell apart from each other blindfolded. The 2-3 that I've settled on as the best * for me * are easy to recognize by both sound and feel - I would know them even if I couldn't see them. Yes, i sound like "me" on all of them, but a differently shaded version of me on many of them. I imagine that a top flight player who can coax almost any sound out of a horn would recognize even bigger differences than I do.
     
  2. J. Jericho

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    Many years ago I told my wife that I wanted an additional one to keep me company while she went shopping. Then I realized that they'd just go shopping together....
     
  3. Ed Lee

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    I'll not disagree with the potential of finding a "great fit" among 85% of the trumpets in U.S. Public High Schools (which I used only figuratively), but we're not out there to acquire in this instance ... we'd be there to perform ... and all my statement implied was that 85% of the time an accomplished trumpeter could play anything ... as many do ... and sound good. When I recently visited, there were 6 trumpets in the high school concert band here and FYI, 2 of these were Strad 37s. With my own Blessing 5C mpc, I don't believe I played one of them better than my own Olds Ambassador, nor do I say the Strad was easier or worse to play ... but I was very pleased to say it was as well maintained as my own.

    I traded in 2 wives, but the one I have now Is a keeper!
     
  4. Sethoflagos

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    Dare say I could get the family from A to B safely and in acceptable comfort in more than 85% of recent model family saloons.

    But none of them would feel quite as satisfying as blatting around in an old XJ6.
     
  5. Churchman

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    XJ6??

    Don't you mean an XJS?
     
  6. Sethoflagos

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    It's a personal thing. Each to his own :-)
     
  7. gmonady

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    S-Type for me.
     
  8. demasla

    demasla New Friend

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    What jettone do you use? I use my 6LD monette for everything but am always open to new or different technology.

    Larry
     
  9. A.N.A. Mendez

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    Yeah Baby YEAH!

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  10. gmonady

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    Vintage Jettone Studio B
     

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