Bore Size?

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by G-man-, Dec 3, 2011.

  1. codyb226

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    Yup, got a few of them around here.


    But really, I like Chuck said, just play the horn and you will know what you like and what you dont. Here is this, go back to the place you tried the horns, dont look at the model or anything, just play. If you pick the 43 as best, good, if you pick the 72, even better because now you know that you like the 72 when playing blind. Give it a shot, try the same with different bore sizes on the same model, like ML and L for a 43. See what you like when you dont know what you are playing.
     
  2. rowuk

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    I have a Bach (229H-CL modified by me) and a Monette Prana3 Bb. I use/need them both. I did not buy either "blind"
     
  3. G-man-

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    I would save up for a Monette, then go and actually try one out to see what 'monette' is all about. I like the 'concept' of Monette, however, like you said, I may not like the sound. This way, after trying it out, if I do like it, I got the money saved, if I dont, better for my bank :D
     
  4. rowuk

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    Just for the record, a Taylor is a better Bach. It is nothing like a Monette. Andy Taylor agrees with me. I talked to him at length about this at a music fair a couple of years ago.
     
  5. codyb226

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    Taylor is the BEST brand I have ever played, but I have never played a Monette. Taylor has the coolest horns and mouthpieces with a great sound.
     
  6. Vulgano Brother

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    My post about Bavarian women had them pulling the plow, not driving it. The trumpet is like the ultimate plow: response, intonation and sound are very important. We are both the driver and puller, and rowuk's comparison to mates is spot on. My idea of beautiful might personify your idea of ugly--whether it be regarding trumpets or mates. A good thing in the end, both for our species and our art.
     
  7. kingtrumpet

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    I am sure most of the "standing wave" gurus don't understand that either -- a standing wave, a longitudinal wave, etc. the basic ingredient for the trumpet (valves down ROFL ROFL ROFL) is that a certain amount of energy is needed (in air, or vibrations on the lip -- however one may like to explain it) --to overcome the nuances of the horn design and all the factors (material, shape, bell, valve block, etc) that contribute to energy loss in the course of playing the darn thing, -------------IN MY OPINION, THAT IS!!!!!!!! ROFL ROFL ROFL
    ps - I don't suggest ingesting ENERGY drinks to enhance the horns playability -- just play the horn!!!!!!!!! ROFL ROFL ROFL
     
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  8. hahkeystah

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    Only way to hit Fortississississimo.
     
  9. gmonady

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    I know VB, I got that as well. My point is, there may be virtue in having musclar thighs beyond just pulling the plow. As a physician, I try to find good in many aspects of the human form, and as for what we find as beautiful or ugly, I think we may be on the same page in that category... Jennifer Aniston... definately a beauty, but would not likely be able to drive a plow.
     
  10. Vulgano Brother

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    Yet I'd clean her toes off afterwards, same as a good horse.
     

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