Benge 50 yr Anniversary Model

Discussion in 'Horns' started by MUSICandCHARACTER, Aug 4, 2004.

  1. MUSICandCHARACTER

    MUSICandCHARACTER Forte User

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    Anyone know anything about this horn? I was asked by a friend at band tonight. I don't know much about it. He said it was produced about 1979?

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Jim
     
  2. nowherenearadouble

    nowherenearadouble Pianissimo User

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    It would be 1989.
    I have one but dont know what model of Benge it is.
    Alan
     
  3. MUSICandCHARACTER

    MUSICandCHARACTER Forte User

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    Alan,

    How does it play?
     
  4. nowherenearadouble

    nowherenearadouble Pianissimo User

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    Pretty much like a UMI Benge! I have a couple of LAs and a Burbank and it is so different.
    A bit too tight for me but ok I suppose. Nothing spectacular.
    The early Benges have a colourful sound but not this one.
    Hope that helps!
    Alan
     
  5. fleebat

    fleebat New Friend

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    Jim,

    Sorry, after our long exchange in the other thread, I couldn't resist:

    <How does it play?>

    You kinda spit into the little end and push the button thingies down.

    Rusty
     
  6. MUSICandCHARACTER

    MUSICandCHARACTER Forte User

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    I knew I was doing something wrong. I kept blowing into it and moving the tuning slide, but it just didn't sound good. Maybe I was too laid back or maybe I have been playing bone for too long :D

    Jim
     
  7. Lazorphaze

    Lazorphaze Piano User

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    oh yeah, you can get screwed up playing the 'bone. My bro plays bass 'bone, and whow, is he messed up (jk!)
    by the way jim, he's on the OTJ. If you want his name email me about it.
     

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