Bent Trumpet

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by BPinard, Mar 19, 2006.

  1. BPinard

    BPinard Pianissimo User

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    Friday night was the annual swing dance at my school, where I've been playing at for the past 3 years. I brought my old trumpet (not my Xeno) to the gig, as I usually do. Well, about halfway through the gig, it was time for a 15-minutes break. Some bozo knocked into me, and I dropped my horn. The side brace for the bell had snapped off, and the bell was bent upward about 30º. I was in shock.

    I immediately picked it up, and my face turned red, because a couple of people were watching as it fell.

    Well, it turns out that (amazingly) I can play higher on this bent monstrosity than I ever could, even on my Xeno.

    I guess the moral of the story is that good things can come from accidents. :oops:

    I'll post a picture if anyone wants to see it.
     
  2. BPinard

    BPinard Pianissimo User

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    Sorry about the double post!

    Here's a pic of my friend "playing it" (he doesn't even play trumpet, so no mouthpiece)

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  3. eisprl

    eisprl Mezzo Piano User

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    hmmmmmmmm very VERY interesting

    Maybe "you know who" is trying to reach you from beyond the grave :-? :-?
     
  4. Geekman

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    Well obviously, from what ive seen id say about a good 12 inches higher!
     

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