Delivering the Quarter Tone C Trumpet tomorrow....

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  1. trumpetsplus

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    Mechanically ingenious and looks good too, but I just don't get why. Couldn't you just put a trigger on the main tuning slide with a two point ajustable stop rod like the old CONN's? It would be a bit more streamline and weigh a bit less. Perhaps not quite as versatile for tuning on the fly though.
     
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    Good point, however the customer needed a "valved" quarter tone, rather than the slurp of a slide. Yes it is possible to play quarter tones from second space A upwards, by using a lengthened 3rd slide and playing the alternate fingering, but we needed to provide a dedicated system.
     
  4. rowuk

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    GREAT implementation. With the standard tuning 1st and 3rd slides, the player can compensate using the same techniques that they normally use while playing. Having the valve oriented like you have it should really help in keeping it low maintenance. The rotary valved trumpets that I have played with the casings 90° skewed to yours seem to collect aerosols and stick after a while!

    For perfection, wouldn't it have to be implemented like with the compensated tuning valves on a Euphonium (or alternatively like a double french horn......)?
     
  5. trumpetsplus

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    Ahh....

    I have some stuff on the drawing board - watch this space.
     
  6. Cornyandy

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    Off the point I know (congrats on the instrument by the way) what is your accent Ivan, sometimes it sounds very English at others a bit Aussie, and only rarely a soft American.
     
  7. tjcombo

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    I'll give you a clue Andy - if Ivan lived here, we'd claim him and he'd be a "Quassie"
     
  8. trumpetsplus

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    Andy, suffice it to say that I have an unbreakable affinity with the color Black.
     
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    My typical comment to students and clients:
    "Accent? I don't have an accent. You have an accent!"
     
  10. Cornyandy

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    Am I to get a little Haka-ed off with all these hints then.
     

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