Dents effect playing?

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  1. Coehlers95

    Coehlers95 New Friend

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    So I am making some changes in my playing and being patient about that but I am wondering if some dents in my horn are effecting my sound. I just feel like I have to blow a lot more then I used to and I feel like my sound is more dull then it was. I am trying to think back to when I dropped it and thats about about the time I noticed a difference in my playing. Im wondering if I just got frustrated at like a plateau of progress and I am using the dents as an excuse or if they can actually effect it. I have a small dent right in the middle of my lead pipe and then 2 fair sized ones at the bottom beginning of the bell (right where it connects to the valve) and directly above it after the curve of the bell.
     
  2. Vulgano Brother

    Vulgano Brother Moderator Staff Member

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    The closer to the mouthpiece the dent is, the bigger the change to the the trumpet. Even what looks from the outside like just like a small dent can change things. The other, "fair sized" dents should be addressed too. Go to a good tech.
     
  3. anthony

    anthony Mezzo Piano User

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    No change with Dizzy dents.
     
  4. BrassBandMajor

    BrassBandMajor Fortissimo User

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    My YTR232 Horn has a huge bell crease from a fall by a student.
    But the sound projection is still good :D
    As Vulgano said bigger ON THE HORN more effects but small dings are fine
     
  5. trumpetsplus

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    Not necessarily.
     
  6. Vulgano Brother

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    Uhh, no, that's not what I said.
     
  7. SteveRicks

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    Just an FYI - cleaning up the dent you described is probably much easier (and less expensive) than you imagine. A good tech may have it back to normal in 10 minutes. It is amazing to watch it done. For peace of mind, think about getting it done. No, it probably doesn't affect the sound- but it does affect your mind.
     
  8. tobylou8

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    Any dents in the lead pipe can affect the sound. Bell bow can be a different, but, since you'll blame mistakes on the dents, get them all fixed.
     
  9. anthony

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    Nah Dizzy Gillespie horn was bent and it sounds fine so dents don't matter
     
  10. tobylou8

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    NOT in the lead pipe.
     

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