Braced or Unbraced tuning slide

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  1. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    I have never played them, but when the website prints something like "No other trumpet available today plays easier or slots better between the high and double high C than this horn", I have to say that they lose a lot in believability. Sure it can be very good but "no other trumpet"..............................
     
  2. gzent

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    A couple things -

    First, yes, I can see where the heavy rings on the ferules could have the same effect as
    a post brace. Carol Brass does this one some of their models, including the 658 which I play.

    Second, the claim about the horn playing better than any other horn could very well be true - BUT, only for the person who designed it. I went through this myself. I tweaked things here and there on several of my own horns to change them to suit MY preferences. Making them play better than any other horn I picked up.

    That doesn't mean it would be the "best" for anyone else.

    So, it may not be untrue, but it doesn't mean it will work so great for any player.
     
  3. tobylou8

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    WOW!! For $5500 I can own "the devil". The question is, would it play well in church??!!ROFLROFL
     
  4. gzent

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    :-)

    If you sprinkle it with holy water will it steam or something?! :lol:
     
  5. bumblebee

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    That would be a trumpet that really sizzles!

    --bumblebee
     
  6. tobylou8

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    Funny guys! We will never know though. I can buy a whole lot of stuff with that kind of money!:lol::lol:
     
  7. SteveRicks

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    If I were naming a horn, I think I would have called it ouranos (heaven) rather than hades (hell or grave or abode of the dead). I'd much rather have a trumpet that plays like heaven than sounds like hell.
     
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  8. gzent

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    Yep, pretty stupid name...I guess "herpes" was already used elsewhere....
     
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  9. Franklin D

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    The childrens humor here is misplaced, Feniks trumpets are really full professional instruments, the Hades is built as the uncompromised lead trumpet. The idea behind this project is building trumpets NOT for the middle of the road but the focus is on specialised instruments of tremendous quality.
     
  10. coolerdave

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    Franklin D .... lots of pros here .. I assume they are part the target for this product ... a fun loving group, trumpet players ... I would think it wise to note how the marketing is being recieved ,, yes?
     

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