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Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by TrumpetKid_93, Jun 6, 2011.

  1. TrumpetKid_93

    TrumpetKid_93 New Friend

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    Smh you play on a conn 22b. The little bore size is the problem. I can play a 3 hour gig on my strad then turn around and play another 3 hours in a marching band practice. I play lead as well as first trumpet therefore I have pretty decent range. What I'm saying is when I go to play my conn in marching band by the time I'm through with a 40min warm up, I can already feel fatigue setting in. I a horn where I dont have to work as hard to facilitate the upper reg. and play with volume. I'm going to a SWAC band. If you guys aren't familiar with that here's a clip.

    YouTube - ‪Southern University 2005 "And then what"‬‏
     
  2. supposeda3

    supposeda3 Piano User

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    So...what exactly are you wanting? A pro level trumpet or a student/intermediate horn? Old beater or new and shiny?

    You mentioned that you want a horn that plays similar to your Strad, which indicates that you like it. So why on earth are you selling it?
     
  3. TrumpetKid_93

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    I need something with a big sound, silver preferably, doesnt have to look good, but I don't want it to look bad. Umm...I can't keep the strad due to financial reasons right now if you must know. I will buying a new one when I can?
     
  4. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    If you already know the answer, what can we offer? Playing high longer and not killing chops is a function of YOUR playing, not your hardware. The diameter of a leadpipe has nothing to do with the amount of air being pushed through. As a matter of fact, no air has to flow at all with a trumpet. I glued a headphone speaker to a mouthpiece and got a fine sound. Air moving is LEAKAGE and can be fine tuned by matching the mouthpiece cup/throat and backbore to the horn. Bigger does not necessarily leak more.

    I think that the problem on the field is that you do not hear yourself very well. The solution is a lighter trumpet with a thinner bell that leaks more energy in the direction of the player. Yamaha has a 6xxx Shew model and Bach has their lightweight instruments (like a 72*). The Benges that I have played were pretty "leaky" and some light Schilkes too.

    Unfortunately, none of this is good for high notes - but you already have an answer for that!
     
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  5. coolerdave

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    +1 Robin's comment about hearing yourself !!!
     
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    Edit - never mind. It's not even worth trying to talk to someone who already seems to have it all figured out.
     
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