Aussie Trumpet Muster Sat 28th June 2014 1:00pm to 4:30pm

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Peter McNeill, Mar 31, 2014.

  1. stumac

    stumac Fortissimo User

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    One of the nicest horns I played was tj's Olds French model, I offered my Pinto for it but the idea did not go down well.

    Regards, Stuart.
     
  2. Peter McNeill

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    You too... I thought it was the best playing horn there from what I sampled. It just felt like the most comfortable player...and looked outrageously good.
    Gedeon was interested too...

    The colour is unique.
     
  3. bumblebee

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    Hi Peter,

    June is certainly too cold a time for most things down south... also, avoiding school term time would be a good help for me. And there's always the tyranny of distance in this land (6-8 hour drive for me...)

    I'm glad you had a good time,

    Kind regards,
    --bumblebee
     
  4. tjcombo

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    It's certainly thought provoking to play that many horns in a session. I kept going back to my regular players to refresh my benchmark.

    The one that I couldn't place on any scale was the Taylor... It was so different to anything I've played - partly because of the weight I guess. The only parallel I could think of on the way home was last time I went to a motorcycle track day. I had a ride on an old two stroke racing bike. The riding position was uncomfortable (almost precarious) for an old b*st*rd like me, and in the power band it was fearsomely quick, I hung onto it for a few laps, but it couldn't beat the lap times on my more civilised four-stroke beast. In the hands of a more able rider, it would probably have gone quicker - and that's what the Taylor felt like. Uncomfortable, great gobs-full of power, but maybe due to the open blow, never felt in control.

    I went home and got out my Recording :-)
     
  5. Peter McNeill

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    TJ,

    Alan bought my Schilke . So he has a new horn - it is a great player. He borrowed it about 2 years ago for a few months, I had to pry it off him. He sounds great on it. I will get it to him when he gets back from Thailand.

    FYI - Roy (Westgate Band Conductor) was flying out to Rome at 11-00pm last night, and Alan arrived late, but in time for Greg Spence, and flew to Thailand this morning. Lot's of effort from some to attend, so grateful - and 1 sale (un-expected).

    The Taylor is something special. ppp to fff no cracks.
     
  6. tjcombo

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    So you've gone N-1 Pete? Is this like a 1.5% reduction in the flock :-). I'll claim some credit for starting Alan thinking about a new horn with the Studio on Friday. Good news that he has a new horn. It was my brother's move to a Schilke (have to admit it's a great horn) that freed up the Carol that I now have.

    It was great that Al made it for Greg's session. We'd talked about the M2M pedagogy as you likely have and it's great to see a long-term established teacher continue to reflect on both playing and teaching. I got a lot out of Greg's session too and must write him a note to say thanks - what a monster player he is.

    I dropped one of the attendees - Peter - at the station - he'd come all the way up from Hamilton. What a nice bloke (with serious trumpet CV).

    The Taylor is a beast. I don't have the biceps or self-restraint to play something like that in public!
     
  7. Peter McNeill

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    Yes, Peter was having a good Legit jam with Alan playing Mahler No.5, then progressed through a series of works, to the Bb Blues. I just had to join in, but what a nice quick jam.

    Peter plays a nice Mt. Vernon, but not sure if he actually took it out of the gig bag. It would be great to keep in touch, he is a gentle-man in the true sense. He plays a nice horn.

    My N-1 was a swap for the Tromba in the line-up. I still have the Schilke until Alan comes back from leave, and my Tromba will be here by then, so a N+1-1 =N so withdrawal symptoms avoided.

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  8. Peter McNeill

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    And I did not count Peter's Bach Strad Mt Vernon in the numbers.... He had it to compare if he really found something, but I told him we already had one in the list - Stuart had his tabled.
     
  9. A.N.A. Mendez

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    Ah, you bring back memories of my Honda Elsinore which was a pipey beast, it seemed to want to get rid of me each time that 2 stroke power band kicked in, twist and hang on for dear life was the order of the day..... God I loved that bike.....
     
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